• South Philadelphia — Class of 1977. 45th reunion. Galdo’s Caterers, 1933 W. Moyamensing Ave. Saturday, Nov. 28. 7-11 p.m. $85. Buffet dinner, premium open bar, DJ Lorenzo. Carmen Smith: 267-761-7873 or https://sphs77reunion.eventbrite.com.
• Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed. ••
Register for biblical series
Joseph and His Family will be the central theme of a six-part biblical series being offered for active adults at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., beginning on Thursday, Dec. 1. The public is invited to join with members. In addition to Dec. 1, sessions will be conducted on Dec. 8, 15 and 22 and Jan. 5 and 12. All will begin at 10:30 a.m. Cost for all six sessions will be $36 per person. To register and for more information, call Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129. ••
VFW looking for members
Bustleton-Somerton/CTR1 Michael J. Strange VFW Post 6617 meets on the third Wednesday of every month at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newtown Road. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. If you are a military veteran who served in a designated combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW. Contact Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. ••
Bingo on Zoom
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting a virtual bingo on Mondays, Dec. 5 and 12, starting at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards, for eight games of bingo each night. Send your payment to the CSS office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, attention: Bingo. Payment must be received no later than Nov. 21, and you must include your email address. The link will be emailed to you before the first bingo night. Call 215-677-1600 and ask for Gerry or Nancy. ••
Half-price clothing sale
The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will have a half-price clothing sale on Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 215-624-9130. ••
Ceramics for seniors
The Claymobile of Philadelphia will bring its special “pop-up” ceramics studio to KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to join with members.
Shelley Geltzer, director of the KleinLife active adult program, said that the event is part of the Clay Studio’s community engagement program.
“Here’s a wonderful opportunity to engage and get creative with guidance from a professional artist teacher while using a tactile medium of clay to nurture your personal imagination and critical thinking,” Geltzer said.
Participants will be able to create their own bowl that they will make and paint during the program. The bowl will be fired and returned to them three to four weeks later. Cost for the event is $8, including supplies.
To register and for further information, contact Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a menorah that has meaning to their family. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call 215-677-1600. ••
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 email@example.com. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Auction on Saturday
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. ••
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. ••
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 Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m. The group is for ages 4 and under with a caregiver. Siblings 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. ••
Free help for the holidays
International School of Coaching’s Master Coach Paula Michele Boyle and her team of trained specialists are reaching out to support the community for those feeling frustrated or unsatisfied with their lives, careers and relationships. The session you will receive with a certified Life Coach is available from Thanksgiving to New Year 2023. To register or learn more, visit lifecoachphilly.com. ••
UFCW 1776 backs Brown
Citing his long track record of creating jobs and making investments in “challenged” communities across the city, UFCW Local 1776 President Wendell Young IV announced that the local has endorsed Jeff Brown in his bid to become the next mayor.
“Our local has worked closely with Jeff Brown for more than 30 years to protect union jobs and to provide access to grocery stores in communities across the city when many, many chains refused to open and serve low-income neighborhoods. His commitment to these communities and this city speaks volumes about the type of mayor he will be,” Young said.
“Jeff has stood with workers, with unions and with the residents of this city for decades. He is directly responsible for creating thousands of family-sustaining union jobs that provide strong benefits – including healthcare benefits, childcare benefits, education benefits and a pension. He will be a tremendous voice for all of Philadelphia.”
UFCW 1776 represents nearly 7,000 members in Philadelphia, including retail clerks in grocery stores, pharmacies, cannabis dispensaries and at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
“We look forward to working with Jeff and his team in the coming months to help him secure the Democratic Party nomination and election as mayor,” Young said. ••
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. 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. ••
“The Voice” in concert at Rivers
Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, an alum of America’s Got Talent, will bring his sound to The Event Center at Rivers Casino on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale and start at $29.
Valentinetti will come to Rivers to perform a collection of classic songs with a contemporary twist. Valentinetti’s rendition of Frank Sinatra’s My Way went viral, reaching more than 100 million views on YouTube.
His latest album, Little Valentine, was released in 2021, and features songs such as The Lady Is a Tramp and Walking My Baby Back Home.
Other upcoming performers at Rivers are DJ Jazzy Jeff (Nov. 23), Boney James (Nov. 23), Debbie Gibson (Dec. 3), Kenny G (Dec. 10), 12/10: Kenny G, Aunt Mary Pat (Dec. 14) and En Vogue (Jan. 14).
For tickets and more information, visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia. ••
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. ••