Casino trip, Christmas show
Holy Innocents Parish is organizing a trip to Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Thursday, Dec. 1. A bus will leave L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $85, non-refundable.
The trip includes a ticket to The Modern Gentlemen, a Christmas show, at 3 p.m.; bus transportation; $25 in slot play; and a $15 food voucher. The bus will leave the casino at 5 p.m.
To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••
Vendor/craft fair at St. Hubert
The St. Hubert Parent Association will hold a vendor/craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. Use the Ditman Street entrance. There will be raffles, a tombola table, desserts and more. ••
Bingo 3 times a week
The Ukrainian Cathedral, at Brown and Franklin streets, hosts bingo every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Games start at 6:30. Call 215-829-8103. ••
Richmond Library programs
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering two adult programs. Yoga takes place Mondays in November at 5:30 p.m. Donations accepted. A Crochet Circle meets Wednesdays in November at 4 p.m. Bring a crochet project with you.
The library is also offering children’s programs. Preschool story and a play group will meet on Wednesdays, Nov. 16 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. The group is for ages 4 and under with a caregiver. Siblings welcome. Read, Baby, Read Storytime and Play Group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. The group is for babies with caregivers. Siblings are welcome. The free Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP) meets Mondays through Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. There will be homework help and activities for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Call 215-685-9992. ••
Breakfast with Santa
St. Hubert, 7320 Torresdale Ave., will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $35, or $25 for kids 12 and under. Admission is free for kids 2 and under. The event will feature an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, an indoor snowball fight, coloring station, craft corner, letters to Santa, selfie station, make-your-own reindeer food, Christmas bean bag toss, dancing and face painting. A picture with Santa is $5. Proceeds benefit the Faculty Scholarship Fund and SHSanta@huberts.org. ••
Take part in Thanksgiving parade
The 45th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. The route is Frankford Avenue, from Rhawn Street to Knorr Street. The Boy Scouts will be collecting nonperishable food, and Toys for Tots donations will be accepted at Knorr. The community is invited to enter homemade floats, banners or vehicles, and organizations are encouraged to march. Volunteer banner carriers will receive six hours of community service. Apply at thanksgivingparade.org. Donations can be made on PayPal via thanksgivingparade or on Venmo at Mhthanksgivingparade. For more information, email email@example.com. ••
Philly House, formerly known as Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, the oldest homeless shelter in Philadelphia, has organized a city-wide observation to increase awareness of homelessness as well as opportunities to reduce it in the city. On Nov. 17, organizations across Philadelphia will participate in the “Purple Out,” purple being the color of homelessness awareness, by turning their exterior lights purple.
Mayor Jim Kenney has proclaimed Nov. 17 as “Philly House Day,” which celebrates the shelter’s work.
To observe the “Purple Out,” Two Liberty Place and the PECO Crown Lights will illuminate purple through Nov. 19 and display a message to increase awareness. Brandywine Realty and the Pennsylvania Convention Center will also illuminate their buildings on Nov. 17, while One Liberty Place will be lit in purple on Nov. 18.
For more information, visit www.phillyhouse.org. ••
Auction on Nov. 26
Emanuel United Church of Christ, 2628 Fillmore St., will host its annual fall auction on Saturday, Nov. 26. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the drawing begins promptly at noon. Admission is $5 and includes a hot dog. The cost of raffle tickets is $5 a sheet or three sheets for $10. ••
Support Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is organizing an event at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4268 Richmond St., on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon.
The group will place fresh, decorated balsam wreaths on every grave and memorial.
Wreaths may be sponsored for $15 apiece at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/pages/164416. The location ID is PAMHRC. The group ID is PA0529P. The deadline is Nov. 21. Checks can be mailed to Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623.
For more information, call Gary Roman at 215-749-0756. ••
Flea market at Roosevelt Mall
The Roosevelt Mall Flea Market will run outdoors in the parking lot at 2445 Cottman Ave., every Sunday through November. The market runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 150 vendors will be on hand featuring new and used items, household goods, electronics and all types of general merchandise. One parking space is $30. Bring your own tables. There is plenty of free parking. For reservations, call 215-625-FLEA (3532). ••
A flea market will be held at Almond and Cumberland streets, behind First Class Daycare, in the parking lot every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vendors are needed.
For a space, call Vicky at 215-426-9654 or Colleen at 267-393-5997. ••
Portside Arts Center classes at Cherry Street Pier
Portside Arts Center at Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd., will host kids and adult classes.
Children’s Saturday class will be held on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is for ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15 per class or four classes for $55.
Teen Portfolio Building Workshop will be held on Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for ages 11 to 17. Cost is $20 per class or four for $70.
Family Art Night will be held every first Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for all ages. Cost is $25 per family.
For more details or to enroll, visit www.portsideartscenter.org.
Cruise the Mediterranean
Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19, 2023. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion
The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. ••
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise that will sail Oct. 6-17, 2023, featuring 10 ports-of-call. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,198 to $7,998 per person, double occupancy. Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations. ••