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Programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., offers a Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program that meets Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2-5 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.

A preschool storytime and play group will meet on Wednesdays, May 22 and 29, 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.

The Read, Baby, Read Storytime & Play Group will meet on Thursdays, May 23 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.

Call 215-685-9992. ••

Memorial Day observance

The Charles J. Glenn Vietnam Memorial invites all to its annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27, at noon. The location is Marlborough and Wildey streets in Fishtown. The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums band will be present, along with the Vietnam Memorial Society Honor Guard. ••

Holy Inn headed to A.C.

Holy Innocents is sponsoring a casino trip on Thursday, Aug. 15.

A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m., with an option to attend the Wedding of the Sea festival at Hard Rock Casino Arena.

There will be a Mass at noon, followed by a procession to the sea at 1:15 p.m. and a $10 slot package at Resorts Casino. The bus will depart Resorts at 5 p.m.

The cost is $40, due by Aug. 1.

To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Memorial Day remembrances

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association will host a Memorial Day Mass and Service on Monday, May 27. Mass will be at 9 a.m. at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, Castor and Shelmire avenues. At 10 a.m., an honor guard will recognize the nearly 300 Northeast Catholic brothers who gave their lives in service to their country in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan, during a ceremony at the Our Lady of Fatima Grotto located at 2700 Rhawn St. All are welcome. ••

Shows at Fillmore

Rapper French Montana announced his Gotta See It To Believe It tour, which will end on Saturday, Aug. 25, at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. Tickets are at LiveNation.com

Danny Ocean will bring his Reflexa Tour to The Fillmore on Friday, Oct. 25. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com.

Multi-platinum performer Yung Gravy returns to the road for the Grits & Gravy tour. Catch his show at The Fillmore on Friday, Sept. 13. Visit https://creamium.net/tour/ for tickets.

Lorna Shore will be playing its latest album, Pain Remains, in its entirety, during a stop at The Fillmore on Oct. 29. Tickets are at LiveNation.com. ••

Night market in Northern Liberties

On Wednesday, May 22, from 5-10 p.m., the Northern Liberties Spring Night Market will take place on 2nd Street, between Fairmount Avenue and Laurel Street. This family-friendly, dog-friendly festival will feature 23 food trucks, beer gardens, shopping vendors, live music and entertainment.

Additional events scheduled for this year include a Summer Night Market on Wednesday, July 24, from 5-10 p.m.; 2nd Street Festival, on Sunday, Aug. 4, from noon to 10 p.m.; and Fall Night Market, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5-10 p.m.

For more information, visit www.northernlibertiesnightmarket.com. ••

St. Hubert headed to A.C.

St. Hubert will hold its ninth annual summer fun day trip on Monday, June 17. A bus will depart the school, 7320 Torresdale Ave., at 8:45 a.m. and arrive back about 9 p.m. There will be a one-hour ride on an Atlantic City-based cruise ship and a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $15 back in slot cash and a $15 food voucher. There will be a sit-down dinner and complimentary wine tasting at Tomasello Winery. The cost is $115. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••

See performance of Anything Goes

The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will present Cole Porter’s Anything Goes on May 31 and June 1-2 at 7 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, at 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Group rates are available. Tickets are available on Venmo @TheStarplayers or at the Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St. For more information, call director Bill Arthur at 215-685-8714, like the group’s Facebook page, follow the group on Twitter @starplayersPPR or email Starplayers2013@gmail.com. ••

Car show at Bonk’s

Bonk’s Bar, 3467 Richmond St., will host a Father’s Day weekend car show on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be classic original and restored muscle cars. ••

Bus trip to Lancaster County

St. William Travel is planning a trip to Lancaster County on June 20. There will be a Magic & Wonder Theater show, buffet lunch at Shady Maple, round trip by motorcoach, with all taxes and gratuities included. The cost is $120. Bus departs from Gloria Dei Estates, 1304 Rhawn St., at 9:15 a.m. and returns 6:15 p.m. Check or money order payable to St. William Travel can be sent c/o 206 Benner St., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Call 215-745-7199. ••

Senior trip

St. Katherine of Siena Primrose senior club is running a trip on Friday, June 21, to Shawnee Playhouse for a sit-down luncheon and the musical My Fair Lady. The cost is $110. Call Catherine Murphy at 215-919-4399 for reservations. ••

Sunday flea market returns

A flea market will take place every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November at Liberty Plaza, 90 Franklin Mills Blvd. (near Knights Road). The cost for vendors is $30 per parking space. For more information, call 215-625-FLEA (3532) or visit PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••

Bingo at Loudenslager

Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave., is offering community bingo every second and fourth Friday evenings. Doors open at 6:30, games start at 7:20. Refreshments available. ••

VFW looking for members

Bustleton-Somerton/CTR1 Michael J. Strange VFW Post 6617 meets on the third Wednesday of every month at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newtown Road. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. If you are a military veteran who served in a designated combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW. Contact Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. ••

Ukrainian Folk Festival in August

The Ukrainian Folk Festival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon to 8 p.m., at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham.

There will be Ukrainian folk art, music, dance, crafts and historical reenactments, a variety of food and refreshments and a vendors grove. Admission is $15, and a portion will be donated to relief of war victims in Ukraine. Kids under 15 will be admitted free. Parking is free. Call 267-664-3857, email info@tryzub.org or visit www.tryzub.org. ••

Searching for America’s funniest women

Comedy producers are searching for America’s funniest women in stand-up comedy to award more than $10,000 in national comedy bookings and the 2024 Ladies of Laughter titles this coming July and August in the New York metropolitan area.

Ladies of Laughter has separate categories for “Professionals” and “Newcomers.” Those chosen to compete will be judged on audience response, originality, material and delivery by a panel of producers, press and industry judges at four preliminary events taking place in New York City, New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester.

The winners from each event advance to the Grand Finale on Aug. 14 at Rodney’s Comedy Club in New York in front of a blue-ribbon panel of judges.

Those interested in entering the Ladies of Laughter “Her Time” competition should go to https://www.ladiesoflaughter.org. Contestants must be 18 years or older and must enter before June 15.

Tickets for all events can be purchased at https://www.ladiesoflaughter.org/2024-contest ••

Trip to Northern Europe

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is presenting a Northern Europe: Iceland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and London cruise, July 25 to Aug. 4, aboard the new “Norwegian Prima.” Rates per person are $6,261 and $6,495, which include roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia. Deposit of $350 per person double occupancy is required when booking. Call 215-788-9408. ••

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