Fall fest in Port Richmond
Port Richmond Neighborhood Action will hold a free fall fest on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Block Church, 2537 E. Monmouth St.
There will be vendors, crafters, raffles and food.
For vendor spaces or more information, contact Doris at 215-900-9313 or email@example.com. ••
Fetterman endorses O’Rourke, Brooks
Sen. John Fetterman endorsed Nicolas O’Rourke and Councilwoman Kendra Brooks for the two minority party-designated seats in Council.
“This was an easy decision — Philadelphia has the opportunity to elect two champions for working families, instead of a Republican Party that’s fighting progress everywhere you look,” Fetterman said.
Others endorsing O’Rourke and Brooks include Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier, the Black Clergy, Reclaim Philadelphia, the Philly Democratic Socialists of America and left-wing unions such as the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, SEIU and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals. ••
Sign up for golf outing
The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will hold its 101st annual Directors Cup Golf Challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at North Hills Country Club, 99 Station Ave. in Glenside. Registration will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon, a shotgun start at 1 p.m., cocktail hour at 5 and dinner at 6. The cost is $400 for individual golfers, or $200 for dinner only. Sponsorships are available. Checks can be made payable to Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and mailed to 2068 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. ••
Polish festival on Saturday
A Polish American Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1-6 p.m. at St. John Cantius, 4415 Almond St. Admission is free. The festival will feature Polish and American food and refreshments, music, activities for the kids and vendors. Visit PolishAmericanCenter.com. ••
Party at Polish Home
The Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, will host a post-Pulaski Day Parade party on Sunday, Oct. 1, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Polish-American food and refreshments will be available, along with music and attractions for kids. Admission is free. ••
Fundraiser for cosmetology students
Tomika Lynn Miles, owner of Journey Hair Salon, 7041 Castor Ave., will hold a “Pieces of Me” gala fundraiser on Oct. 8, from 6-10 p.m. at the IATSE Ballroom and Anthony Caterers, 2401 S. Swanson St. Proceeds will benefit continuing education for graduating cosmetology students.
Tickets cost $125 and include dinner, open bar, live entertainment and a red carpet.
Call 215-722-8010. ••
The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will present Fiddler on the Roof on Oct. 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. Bill Arthur is the director and plays the lead role. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Payment can be made on Venmo @TheStarplayers or at Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St. For more information, call 215-685-8714, follow @starplayersPPR on Twitter, like the Facebook page or email Starplayers2013@gmail.com. ••
Casino trip to AC
Holy Innocents is sponsoring a trip to Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Thursday, Nov. 2. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. and will leave Tropicana at 4:45 p.m. The cost is $35, due by Oct. 23. There will be $20 in slot cash. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••
Blessing of the animals
The St. John Paul II Parish Caring for Caregivers Group is sponsoring a Furry Friends Festival along with a blessing of the animals on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Mother of Divine Grace Church, at Thompson and Cambria streets.
Guests are asked to bring a can or cat or dog food to donate to an animal rescue group. All dogs must be on a leash and other animals in a crate or a closed container. Owners can take pictures of their pets with St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. There will also be a raffle to benefit St. John Paul II Parish. ••
Meet David Oh
The public is invited to a meet and greet with Republican mayoral candidate David Oh on Monday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Krick Wuder Saloon and Restaurant, 2676 Bridge St. Light refreshments will be served. ••
Entertainment at Rivers
Rivers Casino will present the upcoming entertainment lineup:
• Oct. 7: The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA
• Nov. 22: DeRay Davis
• Nov. 24: Brian McKnight
For tickets and more information, visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia. ••
Local author releases novel
Mayfair author Becky Flade announced that Tirgearr Publishing has released her latest novel, Beautiful Dangerous, which is the fourth book in Flade’s award-winning series of romantic thrillers set in Philadelphia. It is available at all major digital retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks/iTunes. Flade, a Frankford High School graduate, has been writing since kindergarten, when her Brown Elementary School teacher, Miss Daniels, helped with her first book detailing her and her best friend’s first solo trip to the market for milk. For more information, follow Flade on Facebook. ••
Join the parade
The 46th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will be on Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Homemade floats are being accepted. Anyone in seventh grade or above who volunteers to carry a banner will receive six community service hours. To participate in the parade, call 215-624-6660, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit thanksgivingparade.org. ••
Parkinson’s support group
Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus is offering a Parkinson’s disease support group for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their families. The group will meet on the second Wednesday of every other month from 6-7 p.m. at the Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7604 Central Ave. The schedule is Oct. 11, Dec. 13 (holiday party) and Feb. 14. The group is led by nurse practitioner June Ro, and will include guest speakers. To register, contact Ro at 215-707-2619 or Jungyoon.Ro@tuhs.temple.edu. ••
Register for bike ride
The closed-road, non-competitive Philly Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Participants can choose from a 20-mile course or a shorter 7.6-mile version, with a finish line by the iconic setting of the art museum and the shadow of the famed Rocky steps. The event concludes with a post-ride festival, free and open to the public, that features live music, wellness activities and food trucks.
The cost starts at $35, with various add-ons available. There are two special ticket deals available.
The event supports the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. A portion of proceeds from the event will support the Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling program.
Registration is open and more information is available at Phillybikeride.com. ••
Day dedicated to women
NBC 10 news anchor Tracy Davidson will present Lifting Your Voice, a day dedicated to women, on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Philadelphia Country Club 1601 Spring Mill Road, in Gladwyne. The guest speaker will be Jen Croneberger, an author and former recipient of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry’s Female Business Leader of the Year. She holds a master’s degree in Sports and Performance Psychology and a Sustainable Business Strategy Certification from the Harvard Business School.
Farm stand at Jeanes
Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, 7600 Central Ave., has a farm stand that is open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October. The stand is located next to parking lot C of Jeanes Campus and the Fox Chase Cancer Center Campus. Call 215-728-4861 or email Rosemarie.Schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••
Support for small nonprofits
A Little Better Company, an agency focused on making the world a little better, announces the launch of its inaugural Unless Project, a grant-meets-accelerator program providing $150,000 in marketing and capacity-building services to small organizations with big ideas but limited resources.
Up to four U.S.-based nonprofits will be selected to participate in the Unless Project to turn their transformational ideas into impact.
Simon Rogers, founder of ALBC, said: “In our experience, organizations with truly new and novel ideas struggle to get the resources and buy-in they need to bring their ideas to life. Today, the ability to communicate in the right way can make or break their success, and that gap between idea and impact is where the Unless Project comes in.”
The Unless Project seeks applications from nonprofits that are working on new, novel, provable, scalable and sustainable solutions to challenges in one of ALBC’s four focus areas:
• Environmental Sustainability
• Human Health and Wellness
• Social Progress and Advocacy
• Artistic Activism
The short application process includes a five-question eligibility quiz (yes/no answers only), a short application (written or video submissions) and, for finalists, a 30- to 45-minute Zoom discussion with the selection committee.
The eligibility quiz is available now, and applications are open through Oct. 15. Awardees will be notified on Dec. 15, and then be guided through a six-month process to transform their brand, tapping into all of ALBC’s capabilities and expertise.
ALBC will cover all marketing-related expenditures along the way. Additionally, the grant will include a $2,500 stipend to cover unplanned out-of-pocket expenses.
Interested nonprofits can take the eligibility quiz at https://bit.ly/unless-quiz.
Or sign up for an information session: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A14a76RyQImqfP1CS62XhA#/registration.
To learn more, become part of the ALBC collective or to partner with the Unless Project, visit https://www.alittlebetter.co/. ••
State Rep. Jared Solomon will sponsor a veterans town hall and resource fair on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 4-7 p.m. at the Southampton Readiness Center, 2700 Southampton Road. There will be representatives from state, local and federal government agencies along with hospitals, insurance companies, businesses and public and private vendors. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at 215-342-6340. ••
Craft bazaar at Rivers
The Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar will take place on Nov. 18-19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Event Center at Rivers Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. The entrance fee is $3 until 4 p.m., when it is free. Kids 12 and under get in free all day.
There will be up to 80 craft vendors selling handmade goods for holiday gift giving. There will be drawings for free tote bags and other items. ••
Akon at the Fillmore
Grammy award-winning artist Akon announced The Superfan Tour, where he’ll be playing all of his favorites from the last 20 years. Produced by Live Nation, the 15-city tour includes a stop at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Sunday, Nov. 5. Tickets are on sale at akpn.com. ••
Eric Andre at Fillmore
Comedian Eric Andre will perform at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Thursday, Dec. 7. For more information and tickets, visit ericandretour.com or follow Eric Andre on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook). ••
Trip to Ohio, Kentucky
St. Jerome’s Senior Citizens Club invites the public to join them for a five-day trip (Oct. 15-19) to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, with a guided tour of Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. For reservations, questions or a brochure, call Diane McDowell at 267-496-2431. ••
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 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, 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]. ••