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Around the Neighborhood: November 15, 2021

Elaine Wible stands with her fiance, John Broadbent, at the adoption of their puppy.

Kidney donor wanted

Elaine Wible, a Nazareth Academy High School graduate, is looking for a kidney donation as she continues on dialysis three times a week.

Wible is a Holy Family University graduate and registered nurse at Einstein.

For more information, visit elaineneedsakidney.com.

North Catholic gathering on Sunday

All are welcome to attend the North Catholic Turkey Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 1-5 p.m. at the Red Rooster, 7960 Dungan Road.

The cost is $40 and includes beer, wine, soda and all the food you can eat.

The Eagles/Saints game will be on TV.

Volunteer to plant trees

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is collaborating with more than 80 of its Tree Tenders groups, community organizations and neighborhood volunteers to plant more than 1,350 trees throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania from Nov. 17-21.

Interested volunteers can sign up to help plant trees by visiting PHSonline.org/programs/tree-programs/get-involved.

SJ Prep offering tuition awards

St. Joseph’s Prep has established an Affinity Awards Program to attract prospective students. The awards are worth $3,000 annually and will be presented to students whose parents come from the following three categories:

• Active first responders: Firefighters, police officers, active-duty military, emergency medical technicians.

• Alumni and/or employees of historically black colleges and universities.

• Full-time educators or administrators at K-8 schools.

Students must be accepted to the Prep through the applications process.

North alums awarding grants

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association awards tuition grants to the sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of its members.

The checks are awarded to students who meet criteria, and the monies are sent to the Catholic school that they are choosing to attend. Aid is sent to Catholic elementary and high schools and universities in the Philadelphia, Camden and Trenton dioceses.

Grants are given to 32 students annually for their four years in high school or college and three years in elementary school.

Students can apply for a grant if their father or grandfather attended Northeast Catholic and is a dues-paying member of the alumni association. Applications are accepted until Jan 31, 2022.

Call 215-543-1051 or email necathalum@aol.com.

Greensgrow seed library opening

The Seedkeeping Fellowship at Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St., will host Saving Seeds, Saving Stories, a Black seed and story saving event on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The event will celebrate the grand opening of the Greensgrow Seed Library with a community seed swap and Black-folk story swap in partnership with Fellows in Chronicling Resistance.

All are welcome.

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

Thanksgiving parade on Sunday

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, where performances will be.

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

Pat’s Music Center will be the grand marshal.

The parade will consist of string bands, favorite local bands, school marching bands, cheerleaders, dance groups, classic cars, military vehicles and Santa Claus and his elves, collecting Christmas letters.

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

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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