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Memorial Day ceremony

The public is invited to honor the fallen on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, at noon at the Charles J. Glenn III Memorial, at Marlborough and Wildey streets in Fishtown. The event will feature the Vietnam Veterans Society and the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums. ••

Hughes endorses Landau

State Sen. Vincent Hughes endorsed Rue Landau, Democratic candidate for City Council at large.

“Rue is the type of leader City Council needs,” Hughes said. “From her work in affordable housing, to her activism fighting for marginalized communities, Philadelphians will rest easier knowing they have Rue fighting for them.”

Landau has also been endorsed by, among others, the 27th Ward, the Sierra Club, AFSCME DC 47 and the National Organization for Women.

“I am humbled and grateful for the coalition of support we’re building,” Landau said. “I don’t take any of these endorsements for granted. To the Philadelphians and community leaders placing their trust in me: I am ready to get to work and deliver for our city.” ••

Designer bag bingo

St. Hubert Alumnae Designer Bag Bingo is on Sunday, April 30, from 1-4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickets cost $35 and include 15 rounds of bingo. A designer bag will be awarded to the winner of each round. Must be 18 to attend. For tickets, email SHAABingo1941@gmail.com. ••

Investing in communities

Democratic mayoral candidate Helen Gym outlined an approach to public safety that invests in communities facing the highest rates of violence, stabilizes young people and overhauls services for victims of crime.

The plan includes funeral funds for families coping with loss, wrap-around supports for youth and employment programs.

“I will lead an agenda that not only prioritizes responding to and reducing gun violence, but gives our residents the opportunity to live better, healthier lives every day so that they do not end up on the path of violence,” Gym said. “Violence is rooted in the disinvestment and economic despair: in streets that are neglected, in schools that fall apart, in closed public buildings and a lack of economic opportunities that make people feel like this city doesn’t care, cannot respond or is turning a blind eye. No more. As mayor, I won’t just manage a crime crisis, but end it. Yes we will have law enforcement and accountability. But safe cities do more than that. Safe cities invest in their people.” ••

Sierra Club backs Gym

The Sierra Club’s Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter endorsed Helen Gym for mayor.

“The Sierra Club is very pleased to endorse Helen Gym as the next mayor of Philadelphia,” said Karen Melton, co-chairwoman of the Southeastern PA Sierra Club. “There are many issues at a crisis point in Philadelphia but they all interconnect. While Sierra Club is focused on environmental issues such as air quality, PGW, tree canopy and open space, dumping and plastic pollution, these tie directly to childhood asthma, crime and disinvestment.”

The Sierra Club’s endorsement is a two-step, volunteer-driven process, originating at the local level and affirmed by elected leaders at the state chapter level. Along with the endorsement, the Sierra Club will lend its volunteer strength to bolster Gym’s grassroots campaign. ••

Liberty City endorsements

Liberty City LGBTQ Democratic Club released its endorsements.

City Council at large: Kathy Gilmore Richardson, Jim Harrity, Rue Landau, Amanda McIllmurray, Erika Almirón.

Supreme Court: Dan McCaffery

Superior Court: Jill Beck, Timika Lane

Commonwealth Court: Matt Wolf

Court of Common Pleas: Wade Albert, Chesley Lightsey, Will Braveman, Damaris Garcia, Brian McLaughlin, John Padova, Natasha Taylor-Smith, Tamika Washington, Samantha Williams, Kay Yu.

Municipal Court: Colleen Osborne, Barbara Thomson

City Controller: Christy Brady

Register of Wills: Rae Hall ••

Nods to Gym, McIllmurray

People’s Action endorsed Helen Gym for mayor and Amanda McIllmurray for City Council at large.

“My major victories in office have come through people’s campaigns that strengthen organizing in our city – The Fair Workweek campaign, the fight for clean water and anti-eviction work,” Gym said. “I use the power of my voice to drive public action and I will do the same as mayor of Philadelphia.”

“I’ve used what I’ve learned from People’s Action to build power for the multiracial working class in my city. As co-founder and political director of Reclaim Philadelphia, I’ve spent the last six years leading and building our organization, electing our leaders to office and deeply investing in the leadership of community members citywide. I’m ready to bring my winning record to Council and make this a seat for the people.” ••

Comedy show at Fillmore

Comedians Tony Baker and KevOnStage, also known as The Bald Brothers, will perform at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Aug. 4. Tickets are available at livenation.com. ••

Crochet Circle

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is hosting Crochet Circle, for adults, on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. Call 215-685-9992. ••

Sinatra tribute at Rivers

Guests will enjoy dinner and a tribute to the 1960s music era when Strictly Sinatra Presents: The Rat Pack transports them back to the time of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. at Rivers Casino on July 28. Tickets for The Event Center show start at $59. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by the show at 8. The show features Michael Dutra’s smooth vocals as he sings Sinatra classics such as My Way, Fly Me to the Moon and I’ve Got You Under My Skin.

Other upcoming shows at Rivers are:

• April 21: Bon Jersey

• April 29: Marlon Wayans

• May 12: Peabo Bryson

• May 19: Sal Valentinetti

• May 26: Tower of Power

• June 16 and 17: Jeffrey Osborne

• July 14: Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright

For tickets and more information, visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia. ••

Children’s programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is hosting children’s programs.

Preschool Storytime and Play Group is set for Wednesday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Meghan for stories, songs and fun 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, April 27, 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. The program is made possible by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program meets Mondays through Thursdays, from 3-6 p.m., and Fridays, from 3-5 p.m. LEAP is a free, drop-in afterschool program that offers homework help and activities for students in grades K-12 every day after school.

Call 215-685-9992. ••

Celebrating 100 years of SMT

St. Martin of Tours Parish invites all school alumni, current and past parishioners and friends to a 100th anniversary Mass in the upper church, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd., on Sunday, April 30, at noon. The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Edward Adams. Tours of the school will begin at 10 a.m. ••

North Catholic reunion

Northeast Catholic Class of 1969 will meet on May 13 at 2 p.m. at Port Richmond Pub, 2601 E. Venango St. (at Almond Street). There will be a cash bar and food. To RSVP, contact Jack Devine (Jdnorth69@gmail.com or 215-379-3303); Tom Jordon (fishmantom@comcast.net); or Leo Filewicz (215-292-7193). ••

50th reunion

Northeast Catholic High School Class of ‘73 will hold its 50th reunion on June 1, from 6-10 p.m., at Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville. Tickets cost $73, payable to NC-73 Reunion. Mail to Mike Kaiser, 14014 Napier St., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Deadline is May 22. Cost includes appetizers, full buffet, dessert and open bar. ••

Wildwood days in June

The Lutheran Settlement House Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Wildwood from June 5-9.

The cost is $650 and includes round-trip transportation; four nights at Oceanfront Hotel; four full breakfasts and dinners; a visit to historic Smithville and Cape May; and a dolphin watch cruise.

The trip is for people 55 and older. Contact Geneva Scafe at gscafe@lshphilly.org or 215-426-8610, Ext. 1206. ••

Trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan

The Polish American Cultural Center Museum volunteers are sponsoring a 7-day, 6-night trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan from July 9-15. The trip consists of a ferry ride to Mackinac Island, two nights at the Grand Hotel, a horse-drawn carriage ride and visits to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the Henry Ford Museum and the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods. The price includes bus transportation, hotels, six breakfasts, six dinners, a buffet luncheon at the Grand Hotel, admission to all attractions, baggage handling, taxes and gratuities. Call Theresa Romanowski at 215-813-2780 or 215-922-1700. ••

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. ••

Lane closure on Frankford Avenue

PennDOT announced that the Philadelphia Water Department has begun utility construction on Frankford Avenue.

Through Wednesday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a weekday lane closure is scheduled on Frankford Avenue between Lehigh Avenue and Somerset Street.

All scheduled activities are weather dependent. ••

Go see Mamma Mia!

The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will present Mamma Mia! from June 2-4 at 7 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Group rates are available. Tickets are available at Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St., or on Venmo @TheStarplayers. For more information, contact director Bill Arthur at 215-685-8714 or Starplayers2013@gmail.com. ••

Upcoming cruise

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise that will sail Oct. 6-17, 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. ••

Cruise the Mediterranean

Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19. 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 fkevin910@comcast.net. ••

South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 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]. ••

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