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Around the Neighborhood: November 8, 2021

Boleslaw Grochowski American Legion Post 396 is celebrating the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Attend Marine birthday party 

Boleslaw Grochowski American Legion Post 396, 2171 Wakeling St., will celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Doors open at 9 a.m. Parking is in the rear.

All are welcome. 

Veterans Day memorial service

The Bridesburg Lawton VFW Post 2, 4638 Richmond St., will celebrate Veterans Day with a memorial service on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

Fellow veterans, friends, and neighbors are invited to join in the remembrance and salute to all veterans.

Light refreshments will be available following the service.

For more details, call 215-537-0187.

SOPO monthly meeting

Monthly South Port Richmond Civic Association meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. on Zoom. 

This month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10. 

The agenda will include Officer Tina Willis with crime stats, community concerns, zoning for 2838 E. Thompson St., and Edward Kirby, outreach specialist from the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disability services. 

For more details, visit www.sopocivic.org.

Take a trip to Caesars

Holy Innocents is running a casino trip to Caesars Atlantic City on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m., and leave Caesars at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $35, due by Nov. 22. Guests will receive $15 in slot cash.

To reserve a seat or for more information, call Cindy at 215-535-2740.

Christmas bazaar at Holy Name

Holy Name of Jesus, 701 Gaul St., will be having its annual Christmas bazaar on Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be games, prizes, takeout food and gift baskets.

All COVID safety measures will be followed.

Holiday fair at St. Hubert

The St. Hubert holiday vendor fair will take place on Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the school cafeteria, 7320 Torresdale Ave.

All proceeds benefit the St. Hubert Parent Association.

Email parentsassociation@huberts.org

Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus will be at St. Hubert High School for a breakfast buffet on Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The menu will consist of eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast, home fries, bagels, juice, coffee, tea and water.

The morning will feature an indoor snowball fight, craft corner, coloring station, letters to Santa, selfie station, reindeer food making, Christmas bean bag toss, dancing, facepainting and a gift from Santa’s sack.

Tickets are $23 for ages 13 and up, $18 for ages 3-12 and free for ages 2 and under. A framed picture will be $5.

Email SHSanta@huberts.org

Bingo on Saturday

St. Michael’s Church, at Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having a bingo on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1-4 p.m.

Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Masks are required.

Call 215-423-0792. 

Thanksgiving parade on Nov. 21

Groups are invited to march in the 44th Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 21, at noon on Frankford Avenue. The route will go from Rhawn Street to Knorr Street.

Businesses, performers, bands and more are invited to participate. Family-friendly floats are accepted.

Pat’s Music Center will be the grand marshal.

Scouts will be collecting nonperishable foods, and the Marines will be collecting for Toys for Tots.

Anyone interested in marching in the parade can call Lisa Greco at 215-624-6667 or Donny Smith at 267-538-4668, or email info@thanksgivingparade.org

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Philadelphia-area residents to participate in the Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Nov. 13 at Citizens Bank Park.

Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.

To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit act.alz.org/Philadelphia.

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900. 

Christmas bazaar at Cannstatter

The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association will hold a Christmas bazaar on Nov. 28, from 3-7 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The cost is $30 and includes food, live music, wine, beer, Christmas shopping, wood crafts, candles, Irish shops, pictures with Santa and raffles.

Vendor space is $40 per spot. Reserve by emailing WilliamIvers54@gmail.com

Donate food at AHCU

American Heritage Credit Union invites the community to take part in its Spirit of Giving Food Drive. All nonperishable food donations will be given out to various food pantries and food banks throughout the community to help families in need this holiday season.

The donations will be collected through Nov. 27 at all American Heritage branch locations. Nonperishable goods such as soups, canned meat and vegetables, rice and pasta are at a higher demand this time of year. 

Christmas at Post 396

Boleslaw Grochowski American Legion Post 396, 2171 Wakeling St., will host its annual Christmas party for members on Saturday, Dec. 18.

Doors open at noon, followed by activities from 1 to 3 p.m. Parking is in the rear.

Guests are asked to bring a wrapped gift for Santa Claus to distribute. 

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