Community Calendar: October 19th, 2021

Dr. Gordon S. Wood will launch his new book on Oct. 26 at 101 S. 3rd St.

October 21

Audi Festival – From 7-10 p.m. at The Budd, 3431 Fox St. More than 40 restaurants and bars will join forces with FringeArts for elaborate, one-of-a-kind performances and culinary fare. Restaurants and bars will boast an extensive selection of signature fare, brews, craft cocktails and more for attendees to snack and sip on during the event. Some of the noted Philadelphia locales participating include Mission Taqueria, Oyster House, a. kitchen, Cheu  Fishtown/Nunu, Hardena, Mike’s BBQ, La Chinesca, Urban Farmer Steakhouse, The Twisted Tail, Square 1682, Bing Bing Dim Sum and Irwin’s.

October 23

PAWS Mutt Strut – At 11 a.m. the 15th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut will walk the scenic route at the Navy Yard to raise lifesaving funds for Philadelphia’s homeless pets. Enjoy live music, food trucks, costume and talent contests, agility course, paw print painting, a raffle with prizes, family-friendly activities and more. Learn more and register at

Used Book Sale at Whitman Library – from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Whitman Library at 200 Snyder Ave. will be holding a fundraiser book sale in front of the library. Prices are $1 for hardcover, 50 cents for paperback, and $5 to fill a whole bag. Please note book donations will not be accepted.

October 25

Centennial Anniversary of the Return of the Unknown Soldier – The Independence Seaport Museum will honor and commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of the Return of the Unknown Soldier on Cruiser Olympia with a special ceremony, commemorating her voyage across the Atlantic 100 years ago. The Society of the Honor Guard has partnered with the museum to participate in this landmark ceremony. Visit for more details.

October 26

Book release at Museum of the American Revolution – At 6:30 p.m., Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times bestselling author and historian Dr. Gordon S. Wood will launch his newest book, Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution, with a discussion at the museum at 101 S. 3rd St. The ticketed event in the museum’s Liberty Hall and via livestream online, as part of the signature Read the Revolution Speaker Series.

Fall Career Fair – At the South Philadelphia Library at 1700 S. Broad St. from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Connect with training programs that lead to career opportunities in Philadelphia industries with family-sustaining wages. Participating organizations include: Philadelphia Joint Apprentice Committee, The Academy of Industrial Arts; District 1199C Upgrade & Training Fund, TempleCares Bridge to Healthcare Employment Programs; STRIVE Future Leaders Program.