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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. ••

St. Hubert craft fair

The St. Hubert Alumnae Association will host its annual craft fair on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be handcrafted items, baked goods, confections and food. The school is at 7320 Torresdale Ave. Access the cafeteria at either the Bleigh Avenue or Ditman Street entrances. Email shalumnaecraftshow@gmail.com. ••

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 portrichmondna@gmail.com. ••

Adult, teen programs

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host adult and teen programs in October.

A Crochet Circle will meet on Wednesdays, Oct. 11, 18 and 25, at 4 p.m. Bring a project with you and join in for crafting and conversation. For adults of all experience levels.

A Chess Club will meet on Mondays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30, from 4-6 p.m. Learn and improve your chess-playing skills. Free and open to the public. All ages and skill levels welcome. No registration required.

Call 215-685-9992. ••

Children’s programs at library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host children’s programs in October.

A Pumpkin Painting Party will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. Hear a spooky story and paint a pumpkin to take home with you. For children and families.

A Preschool Storytime and Play Group will meet on Wednesdays, Oct. 11, 18 and 25, 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.

A Read, Baby, Read Storytime and Play Group will meet on Thursdays, Oct. 12, 19 and 26, 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.

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

Call 215-685-9992. ••

Investigation continues on explosion

The Safety Division of the state Public Utility Commission is continuing its investigation into an incident in Port Richmond that occurred on New Year’s Day.

The Safety Division has not found any evidence that public utility equipment caused the event, but that investigation remains active.

Additionally, the Safety Division continues to work closely with the Philadelphia Fire Marshal.

In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, pipeline safety engineers responded to the scene of a reported explosion on the 3500 block of Miller St. that destroyed three homes, damaged numerous surrounding homes and buildings and injured several residents.

The investigation by pipeline safety engineers included interviews with Philadelphia Gas Works employees, first responders and residents; the examination of physical jurisdictional evidence after the incident scene and surrounding structures were made safe and debris removed; the review of utility operational records; and the monitoring of service restorations and repairs around the incident site.

According to the city, there were 43 homes that sustained major damage in the disaster. Houses were damaged on the 3500 blocks of Belgrade, Miller and Gaul streets. ••

Pop rock band at Fillmore

Multi-platinum pop rock band LANY announced the North America leg of its “a beautiful blur” world tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 30-plus dates include a stop at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on April 9.

For tickets, go to www.livenationentertainment.com. ••

Trip to Bethlehem

The Polish American Cultural Center Museum is sponsoring a trip to Bethlehem, “The Christmas City,” from Dec. 14-16. The tour includes two night accommodations at

The Windcreek Hotel and Casino; two $20 vouchers; $70 slot play; a visit to Pines Dinner Theater to see Holly Jolly Christmas, with lunch (BYOB); a tour of “The Lights on the Parkway;” a free day to gamble and shop at the outlets; a visit to the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas shopping and artisans craft markets); and round-trip motorcoach. The cost is $525 per person double occupancy or $700 single. For information and reservations, call Theresa Romanowski at 215-922-1700. ••

Honor Vietnam War casualties

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 266 will be holding its annual candlelight name reading at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce streets, on Oct. 21 at noon. The public is invited to honor and remember the 648 military service members from Philadelphia who died in the Vietnam War. New members are welcome. Email linedog716@yahoo.com or call 215-722-3518. ••

Fun and Treats Festival

McIlvain Playground, 5200 Penn St., will host a Fun and Treats Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will feature a flea market, games and candy. Call 215-685-1228. ••

Apply to become a cop

The Philadelphia Police Department is accepting applications through Nov. 12. Applicants must be at least 20 years old and have a high school diploma. The starting salary is $61,888. Call 215-683-COPS or apply at joinphillypd.com. ••

Entertainment at Rivers

Rivers Casino will present the upcoming entertainment lineup:
• Nov. 22: DeRay Davis
• Nov. 24: Brian McKnight

• Dec. 22: Jim Breuer

• Dec. 23: The Whispers
For tickets and more information, visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia. ••

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. ••

Veterans event

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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 info@thanksgivingparade.org or visit thanksgivingparade.org. ••

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.

For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lifting-your-voice-fall-2023-tickets-522147375857?aff=erelexpmlt. ••

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/. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Apply for artist residency

Glen Foerd is accepting applications for its 2023-2024 Artist-in-Residence program. The closing date for applications is Oct. 23. Glen Foerd will be accepting one regional visual artist (or artist collective) to complete a site-specific work during their residency. The selected artist will receive a stipend of $3,000 to create their works. Once selected, the Artist-in-Residence will have from Feb. 1, 2024 until Sept. 30, 2024 to complete their residency. The selected artist will create works that engage Glen Foerd’s audience and collections, which includes architecture, material culture, art and natural landscapes. The opportunity offers area artists access to Glen Foerd’s historic collections, grounds and the Delaware River. Outcomes must include a public engagement component. For application information, visit www.glenfoerd.org/artists-in-residence or email Alice Thompson at athompson@glenfoerd.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, 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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