Calendar Events – October 30 Issue

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Thursday, October 31

Dickinson Square West Civic Association Trick or Treating at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The civic association presents safe corridor for trick or treating in Dickinson Square West. The following blocks will be closed to street traffic: the following blocks to street traffic 400 Sigel St. (between 4th and 5th and Moore and Mifflin) and 1600 S. Lawrence St. (between 4 and 5th  and Morris and Tasker.) Toss on your Halloween costume and stop by both blocks to enjoy plenty of delicious candy and spooky decorations! Feel free to bring a chair and handout your own candy. Anyone is welcome. You don’t have to live in Dickinson Square West. 

2019 Jason Douglas DanceAdelphia Haunted House Horror Show at 7 p.m. at 1100 Snyder Ave. Tickets cost $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 467-9551

Saturday, November 2

Local SEPA Convention of States Group from 2 to 3 p.m. at South Philly Library, 1700 S. Broad St. The public is invited to learn about Article V of the U.S. Constitution, which provides that 34 states can get together to propose amendments to the Constitution. This is nonpartisan. So far, 15 states have applied. Pennsylvania might also apply.

Capitolo Flea Market and Music/Art Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at 9th and Federal streets. The event will feature several vendors around the park, including art opportunities and live music. Stuff to sell? Spaces cost $25 each or $45 for two spaces. To reserve a spot, visit Rain date is Nov. 9.

Mario Lanza Movie Night at 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Mario Lanza Institute, 1214 Reed Street. A screening of Mario Lanza’s debut film, “That Midnight Kiss,” co-starring Kathryn Grayson, Jose Iturbi, Ethel Barrymore, Marjorie Reynolds, J. Carrol Naish and Keenan Wynn. The movie takes place in Philadelphia and will be show complete with introductory remarks by Bill Ronayne. Reception to follow. Seating is limited. $20 per person. Reservations can be made by filling out the response card located at and mailing it in with your check. Online donations may also be made there. 

The Great Harvest Cider and Beer Fest at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hawthornes Beer Cafe, 738 S. 11th Street. This annual beer and cider festival will feature more than 75 hard ciders, toasty lagers, pumpkin ales and more. Look for a dozen food trucks serving up street food, signature bites and fall comfort food. Festivities will also include a family fun zone, apple-bobbing competition, pie eating contest, bands, DJs and much more. This all-day, all-ages free block party takes place on 11th street in front of Hawthornes, from Fitzwater to Catharine.  Rain or shine. Cash only. 

Learn2Code with CoderDojo at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at South Philly Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad Street. Philly CoderDojo will be offering free coding clubs for children 7 to 17 years old in the South Philadelphia Library PC lab! They will offer you the coding tools to help you develop websites, mobile apps, games and more! The workshop is free but space is limited.To register, send an email to

Sunday, November 3

The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division’s Thanksgiving Toy Train Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at  Penns Landing Caterers, Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities and door prizes for adults and children. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and younger. Food is available on premises, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, driving directions and a map, visit or call Bob at 610-872-3309. 

An Evening with Fleetwood Mac at 8 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street. 

Monday, November 4

Overdose Awareness and Reversal Training at 6 to 7 p.m. at at South Philly Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad Street. Free training on how to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose using naloxone. Presented by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. To register, please email Walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, November 6

South Philadelphia High School Alumni Award of Excellence Luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Awards include Mark Rago, Fran Guiles, Yvette Palmer and Harry Gilbert. The full luncheon buffet includes dessert and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available. Tickets cost $32 per adult and $20 per child. For more information, call Giovanna at 215-626-7053.

Thursday, November 7 

Captain Hartzell of the Third Police District, the District Attorney’s Office, and State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler’s Neighborhood Meeting at 6 to 7 p.m., at Fiedler’s District Office, 2400 S. 9th Street.

Snake Party at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m at at South Philly Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad Street. Snake expert Scott Prior will talk about snakes’ intriguing lives. If you are brave enough, you can pet one of his snake friends! All ages welcome. 

Saturday, November 9

Southeast Youth Athletic Association “SEYAA” Bingo Fundraiser at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School Cafeteria, 1736 S. 10th St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. $40 donation includes food, $2,000 jackpot coverall, $400 flash coverall, $150 lap games, Bonanza 50/50 Coverall, door prizes, basket raffles and 50/50.  For tickets, stop down to the SEYAA concession stand at the field at 7th and Bigler streets weeknights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also email or call or text 215-806-8818. If you have a party of eight or more, a table can be reserved.

Fall Street Cleanup at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at East Passyunk Crossing Civic, 1025 Mifflin Street. Join your neighbors in cleaning up the East Passyunk Crossing area! Meet at the community garden for coffee and pastries. Then, the group will hit the streets. Supplies will be provided. 

Liberty Flea at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bok, 1901 S. 9th Street. Liberty Flea is a collection of the top Vintage and Artisan vendors in the Philadelphia area. This is the place to shop for antiques, home decor, furniture, vintage clothing, handmade artisan goods and awesome food. Admission is $5. Children 12 years and younger are free. Dogs are welcome!

Monday, November 11

Veterans Open House and Meet State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler from 9 to 11 a.m.  Get assistance for state and federal veteran issues and concerns. Rep. Fiedler District Office, 2400 S. 9th Street (at Ritner).


Friday, November 15

Rep. Elizabeth Elizabeth Fiedler’s Mobile Constituent Services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whitman Council, 2455 S. 3rd St. Get Assistance with state issues and concerns and applications for Senior Septa ID card.

Saturday, November 16 

Saturday Constituent Services Hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler’s Tasker Satellite Office, 1537 S. 6th St. Enjoy coffee and doughnuts with the state representative from 10 to 11 a.m.

Saturday Storytime: Elephant & Piggie Thank-O-Rama Party at 11 a.m. to noon at Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Avenue. What are you thankful for? Join the library for an all-ages storytime featuring “The Thank You Book” by Mo Willems and more books about gratitude. After storytime we’ll have fun with Elephant & Piggie activities and giveaways.

 Thursday, November 21

Rep. Fiedler’s EPCC Senior Breakfast at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., East Passyunk Community Center, 1025 Mifflin. Also assistance with State issues and concerns, Senior Septa ID card processing. For more information call (215) 271-9190. This is a free event.