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, through 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. ••
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. ••
Donate winter coats
Brooklyn Bowl, 1009 Canal St., is participating in Spread the Warmth.
The public is invited to drop off new or gently used coats that will be donated to Change Church or the Story Factory.
Collection bins are at the entrance to the venue, which opens at 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. ••
New mural design to be unveiled at Heitzman
A new design by artist Carolina Gomez will be unveiled at Mural Arts’ Art Education Program’s new Murals on the Move van on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. at Heitzman Recreation Center, 3631 Amber St.
Mural on the Move converts a city Department of Parks and Recreation truck with a colorful and graphic exterior outfitted with supplies for a range of art-making activities. Led by trained teaching artists, the truck operates Monday through Thursday during three two-month semesters (summer, fall and spring). Each recreation center will receive three visits, and over the course of three semesters, the Murals on the Move vehicle will visit 30 sites, each serving roughly 15-30 students. An intensive summer session reaches 22 sites and more than 600 students. ••
Christmas bazaar at St. John Cantius
The 43rd annual St. John Cantius Christmas Bazaar will take place on Friday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 5-9 p.m. at 4435 Almond St.
There will be food, games, shopping and Santa.
For more information, visit StJohnCantiusParish.org or Facebook.com/SJCPhila. ••
Activities at Richmond Library
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host a number of upcoming activities.
The Chess Club will meet on Mondays, Nov. 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. 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. ••
Entertainment at Rivers
Rivers Casino will present the upcoming entertainment lineup:
• Nov. 22: DeRay Davis
• Nov. 24: Brian McKnight
• Nov. 25: Pete Davidson
• Dec. 2: Cage Wars 63
• Dec. 22: Jim Breuer
• Dec. 23: The Whispers
For tickets and more information, visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia. ••
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. ••
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 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. ••
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. ••