Crochet at library
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will be holding an adult Crochet Circle program meeting on Wednesdays, Dec. 28. Learn how to crochet. Bring a project with you. For adults of all experience levels. ••
Help Ferko String Band
Ferko String Band, 2630 Bridge St., is asking for volunteers for the Jan. 1 Mummers Parade.
People of any age are welcome to help with props, costuming and other chores.
Anyone interested can email email@example.com or call 610-459-9303. ••
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 through New Year 2023. To register or learn more, visit lifecoachphilly.com. ••
Library programs for kids
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will be hosting a few upcoming children’s programs.
Preschool Storytime and Play Group will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Meghan for stories and songs for ages 4 and under with caregivers. Stay after storytime to play. Siblings welcome.
Read, Baby, Read Storytime and Play Group will meet on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Meghan for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces for babies with caregivers. Stay after storytime to play. Siblings welcome.
LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) meets Mondays to Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. LEAP is a free afterschool program that offers homework help and activities for students in grades K-12. ••
Buy from small biz
American Workers Radio is promoting December as National Small Business Month. For more information, visit NationalSmallBusinessMonth.com or AmericanWorkersRadio.com. ••
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation welcomes people to attend the Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, with shows at 6 p.m. and midnight.
Details are at DelawareRiverWaterfront.com. ••
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. ••
Bingo on Jan. 14
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, at Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will hold bingo on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 1-4 p.m. Doors open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Call 215-423-0792. ••
Domb issues public safety plan
Democratic mayoral candidate Allan Domb rolled out his campaign’s first policy platform: a public safety plan that includes 10 actions he’d take in his first 100 days as mayor.
Domb’s Agenda for Long-Term Safety and Opportunity is designed to reduce gun violence and homicides by 50 percent by the end of his first term.
Domb would, among other things, declare a crime emergency on his first day in office, declare a public health emergency in Kensington, get illegal vehicles off the street, crack down on retail theft, triple funding for recruitment of police officers, install cameras at every high school and clean every vacant lot and seal every abandoned building.
“Philadelphia is in crisis,” Domb said. “Our communities are getting torn apart by violence and we are getting no leadership from the current mayor. My 10-point action plan for my first 100 days as mayor will immediately turn around this city’s public safety crisis, on the way to lowering homicides by 50 percent over my first term. I’ve spent my career solving problems, and I take immediate action to rebuild our public safety system and end the out-of-control crime crisis.” ••
TWU backs Jeff Brown
The Executive Board of Transport Workers Union Local 234 has unanimously voted to endorse Democrat Jeff Brown in the mayoral race.
TWU Local 234, with 5,300 members, is the largest union representing transit workers at SEPTA.
“Philadelphia needs strong, competent leadership now more than ever and that’s why we’re endorsing Jeff Brown,” said TWU 234 president Brian Pollitt.
TWU is backing Brown for his more than 35 years as owner of Shop Rite and Fresh Grocer stores, which the union said has improved neighborhoods across Philadelphia. He has established grocery stores in previously “underserved” communities, employed thousands of city residents and helped “formerly incarcerated individuals” get a second chance.
TWU was attracted to Brown’s vision for safety and prosperity, his support for unions and small businesses, and his plan to provide services. ••
Reclaim backs Gym, McIlmurray
Reclaim Philadelphia officially announced its first round of endorsements ahead of the city’s 2023 municipal primary election.
By a near-unanimous vote, members have chosen to endorse progressives Helen Gym for mayor and Amanda McIllmurray for City Council at-large.
Reclaim has helped elect liberals such as state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler and state Sen. Nikil Saval.
Reclaim will be doing another round of endorsements for Council elections early next year. ••
Rivers earns honors
Rivers Casino earned 21 Best of Slots awards by Strictly Slots magazine, including six first-place wins. All six are repeat wins from 2021 and are in the following categories: Best Reel Slots, Best 50-Cent Slots, Best Dollar Slots, Best Comps, Best Players Club Lounge and Best Customer Service.
Magazine readers voted on each category, honoring Pennsylvania’s best slot options.
“We take great pride in delivering excellent customer service and are honored to receive these honors from Strictly Slots readers,” said Justin Moore, general manager of Rivers Casino. “Our team members, both on the casino floor and behind the scenes, make this possible and give our guests plenty of reasons to vote Rivers Casino some of the best slots in Pennsylvania.”
For more information about Rivers Casino’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia. ••
Poll workers needed
The city is in need of election polling place workers. An election board consists of a judge of elections, who gets paid $205, and a majority-party inspector, minority-party inspector, a clerk and a machine inspector, all of whom receive $200. There is an additional $50 for attending training. Poll workers must live in the division where they work. City, state, federal and school district employees are not eligible.
For more information, call 215-685-4811 or visit seventy.org/become-a-poll-worker. ••
Key Glock to perform at Fillmore
Hip-hop artist Key Glock will perform at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m.
Key Glock will be joined by fellow Memphis native Big Scarr.
Key Glock will be performing songs from his catalog, including PRE5L, the five-song EP he released in November.
Tickets are on sale at keyglock.com. ••
Interrupters coming to Fillmore
The Interrupters have announced a tour, produced by Live Nation, that will bring them to the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on May 14.
The Interrupters released their fourth studio album, In The Wild, this past summer. The band has also dropped a stripped-back, acoustic rendition of its song, Raised By Wolves.
Tickets are available at https://wearetheinterrupters.com/. ••
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. ••
Latin singer at Fillmore
Latin Grammy-nominated recording artist Eladio Carrión will appear at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on June 2.
Venezuelan rapper Big Soto will be the opening act.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.eladiocarrion.com/. ••