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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. There will be $20 in slot cash. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

St. Hubert seeks vendors

St. Hubert, 7320 Torresdale Ave., will host a holiday vendor fair on Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables cost $20 and a donation to the tombola table. Visit Huberts.org/Vendor or email SHSanta@Huberts.org. ••

Mass and gala for St. Martin’s

St. Martin of Tours Church, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd., will hold a unity Mass and 100th anniversary gala on Sunday, Nov. 12. The Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., followed by the gala at 2 p.m. at Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike in Feasterville. Tickets cost $50. Call the rectory at 215-535-2987. ••

Social activities for seniors

Northern Liberties Recreation Center, 321 Fairmount Ave., hosts a Saturday’s Senior Social 55+ Program, from Nov. 4 to Dec. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There will be line dancing, bingo, card games, knitting and crocheting.

Tickets cost $5 and include light refreshments.

Call 215-686-1785/Tickets: $5 includes light refreshments. ••

Activities at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host a number of upcoming activities.

The Chess Club will meet on Mondays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 4-6 p.m.

A Dinosaur Party will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m.

A Preschool Storytime and Play Group will meet on Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29, 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 Thursdays, Nov. 9, 16 and 30, 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.

Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program takes place on 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. ••

Attend Grand Illumination

American Heritage Credit Union invites the community to visit its main campus at 2060 Red Lion Road to enjoy more than 400,000 lights and holiday displays. Each year, the American Heritage campus buildings and trees are illuminated, and multiple light displays are featured throughout the campus grounds. Community members are welcome to stroll the campus, take photos and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season. The Grand Illumination celebration kicks off with a special event on Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. There will be a concert featuring the Philadelphia Boys Choir, the Ukrainian Children’s Choir Soloveiky and the New Jersey Fifes and Drums. Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross will be on hand, and a firework symphony will fill the night sky. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item to help American Heritage reach its goal of 20,000 pounds for its annual holiday food drive. ••

Learn all about COPD

The Temple Lung Center is teaming up with the COPD Foundation to give local patients and caregivers an opportunity to learn from global experts in COPD about new treatments, medications, research, management and approaches for managing the disease. The patient session will take place on Monday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. The session is being held during the 2023 GOLD International COPD Conference, the world’s foremost conference for healthcare providers involved in managing and caring for people with COPD. Attendance is free to individuals with COPD and their caregivers. Valet parking is free. Advance registration is required. Register at goldconferenceondemand.com/patient. ••

Run, walk on Veterans Day

The national nonprofit PACT for Animals will hold a 10K, 5K or 1-Mile Patriotic Pup Walk on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, either virtually or at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, in Oaks.

Check-in starts at 9 a.m., followed by the run and walk at 10. There will be prizes, giveaways and appearances by John DeBella and Eagles No. 1 fan Shaun Young.

Register at https://pactforanimals.org/veterans-day-run-and-dog-walk/. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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 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. ••

Talent show

The Race for Peace Committee will sponsor Frankford Got Talent on Saturday, Dec. 16, from noon to 3 p.m., at Faith Assembly of God, 1926 Margaret St. Sign-ups are at 11 a.m.

The day will include free food.

For more information, call Andrew Howell at 267-339-4313. ••

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. ••

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