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Briefs: October 26th, 2021

Dallas Green will be among those inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.

Hall of Fame ceremony at Rivers

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will hold an induction ceremony and dinner reception on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Rivers Casino’s Event Center, 1001 N. Delaware Ave.

The class consists of Bill Bradley (football), Bonnie Rosen (lacrosse), Charles “Kid” Keinath (football/basketball), Dallas Green (baseball), Gary Smith (Legacy of Excellence), Jim Katcavage (football), Larry Foust (basketball), Lew Tendler (boxing), Mark Recchi (hockey), Mike Teti (rowing), Olga Dorfner (swimming), Richard Hamilton (basketball), Seth Joyner (football), Yolanda Laney (basketball), “Zack” Clayton (basketball and boxing) and the 1947 Basketball Association of America-champion Philadelphia Warriors.

The emcee will be Joe DeCamara, of WIP.

The evening will also include a fundraising auction and an exhibit featuring Philadelphia sports memorabilia.

For tickets or more information, call 215-254-5049, Ext. 3 or visit https://www.philadelphiasportshalloffame.org/registration/

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Philadelphia-area residents to participate in the Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Nov. 13 at Citizens Bank Park.

Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.

To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit act.alz.org/Philadelphia.

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900. 

Parade grand marshal named

Pat’s Music Center will be the grand marshal for the 44th Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 21, at noon on Frankford Avenue.

Groups are welcome to march in the parade on foot or by creating their own family-friendly floats.

Anyone interested in marching in the parade can call Lisa Greco at 215-624-6667 or Donny Smith at 267-538-4668, or email info@thanksgivingparade.org

Open house at Orleans

JEVS will hold open houses for its Project WOW and IT Pre-Apprenticeship programs, which help low-income Philadelphia youth develop skills in building trades and information technology, every Monday and Wednesday in November at Orleans Technical College, 2770 Red Lion Road.

The dates are Nov. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, go to https://www.jevshumanservices.org/event/project-wow-pmr-it-pre-apprenticeship-open-house/2021-11-01/

Sisterhood meeting Nov. 9

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a virtual general meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

The program will be a presentation by Jim Palmquist, a past president of AARP – Pennsylvania. He will speak about civic engagement, volunteerism and local advocacy.

There is no charge for this evening, but the group will need your email address to send the link for the meeting. Call 215-677-1600. 


The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting a virtual bingo on two consecutive Mondays, Dec. 6 and 13, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards for eight games of bingo each night. There is also a 50/50 for $5 that will be drawn on Dec. 13.

Send your payment to the CSS office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, attention: Bingo. Payment must be received no later than Nov. 24, and you must include your email address for the link to be sent to you.

Call Gerry or Nancy at 215-677-1600. 

Shapiro should go

Former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain, a Republican candidate for governor, is calling on the Philadelphia Inquirer to ask for the resignation of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat running for governor.

McSwain referenced a 2010 Inquirer editorial that called for Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett to resign while he ran for governor, citing a conflict of interest.

The Inquirer endorsed Democrat Dan Onorato in 2010, but he was defeated by Corbett. 

Movie fundraiser for SPCA

Punch Line Philly, the comedy club, restaurant and bar in Fishtown, is celebrating the Halloween season with a drive-in showing of the movie Hocus Pocus to benefit the PSPCA.

The motion picture tells the story of a Halloween-hating teenager who inadvertently resurrects three witches and must risk his life to protect his sister and defeat them with the help of a classmate crush, a friendly zombie and an immortal black cat.

The drive-in movie will take place at the IKEA, at 2206 S. Columbus Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Priority seating is available for those who wish to sit upfront, with first and second row spots available for a donation of $200 and $150, respectively. General admission tickets are available for a donation of $45 per car.

For more information, visit pspca.org/drivein2021

KYLD returns with fall series

The Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers will host its first local, evening-length, indoor performance since March 2020.

KYL/D’s CHI Movement Arts Center at 1316 S. 9th St. will welcome guests for an intimate fall series on Nov 5-6, which includes a newly commissioned work by senior dance artist, Evalina Carbonell.

Tickets are $25 and showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.

The weekend also includes a preview of Lin’s latest work, Lydia (excerpt), performed by Grace Stern, which will later have its world premiere with a live orchestra as part of the Women’s Sacred Music Project. The program includes a revision of The Wind, which premiered during the Penn Live Arts (formerly the Annenberg Center) Spring 2021 Digital Series, marking Lin’s first performance in over eight years. This version will take on new meaning, as it will be performed by senior dance artist Weiwei Ma. The evening also features signature repertoire, such as fan favorite SANTUARIO.
The event will include light refreshments and the ability to chat with the artists. For more information, visit: kyld.org/fall-studio-series.

Candy-centric dishes at Insomnia

Insomnia Cookies’ CookieLab, 833 Wharton St., will offer candy-centric dishes through Oct. 31.

The CookieLab will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The items are Loaded Candy Milkshake and Loaded Candy Cookie.

To learn more about Insomnia Cookies and place an order for local delivery or nationwide shipping, visit www.InsomniaCookies.com.

Conto fighting at Live!

South Philadelphia heavyweight fighter Sonny Conto (7-0, 6 KOs) will put his undefeated streak on the line when he enters the boxing ring at the new Live! Casino & Hotel, 900 Packer Ave., on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. It will be the first live boxing event at the newly opened 1,000-plus-seat Live! Event Center. Conto will face Ed Fountain (12-8, 5 K0s) of St. Louis in a six-round fight.

The main event and full card will be announced. The card will consist of a minimum of seven fights, with the first one beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. The card is promoted by Joe Hand Promotions.

Tickets at $50, $75 and $125 are on sale now and are available at https://philadelphia.livecasinohotel.com/, https://www.axs.com/ or by calling 215-364-9000. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Donate food at AHCU

American Heritage Credit Union invites the community to take part in its Spirit of Giving Food Drive. All nonperishable food donations will be given out to various food pantries and food banks throughout the community to help families in need this holiday season.

The donations will be collected through Nov. 27 at all American Heritage branch locations. Nonperishable goods such as soups, canned meat and vegetables, rice and pasta are at a higher demand this time of year. 

Christmas bazaar at Cannstatter

The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association will hold a Christmas bazaar on Nov. 28, from 3-7 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The cost is $30 and includes food, live music, wine, beer, Christmas shopping, wood crafts, candles, Irish shops, pictures with Santa and raffles.

Vendor space is $40 per spot. Reserve by emailing WilliamIvers54@gmail.com

Activities at Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is hosting several current and upcoming exhibits.

Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs goes through Jan. 17, 2022.

Paleo Playdate dates are Wednesdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, from 10:15 to 11 a.m. The event is geared to preschool children, who will listen to science story time and take part in activities and crafts. For more information and to register, go to https://bit.ly/38yjJAr.

Junior Scientist Workshop: How Do Trees Get Ready for Winter? will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3DB9IRz.

Invisible World of Water runs from Nov. 13 to April 17, 2022.

Visit ansp.org.

Water exhibit to open in November

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, will present Invisible World of Water, opening Saturday, Nov. 13.

Invisible World of Water will be on view through April 17, 2022 and is free with general admission.

The exhibit coincides with “Water Year,” a 2022 initiative of the Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel University aimed to increase public attention of the resource.

For more information, visit ansp.org

Kimmel reopens

The Kimmel Cultural Campus has returned to live Broadway programming.

Here is the schedule through next summer: Hamilton (through Nov. 28, Academy of Music); Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles (Oct. 29-31, Merriam Theater); Anastasia (Nov. 23-28, Merriam Theater); Stomp (Dec. 28 to Jan. 2, Merriam Theater); Pretty Woman: The Musical (Jan. 4-16, Academy of Music); Hadestown (Feb. 9-20, Academy of Music); Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Feb. 22-27, Academy of Music); Rent: 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour (March 4-6, Merriam Theater); Oklahoma! (March 8-20, Forrest Theatre); Waitress (March 29 to April 3, Academy of Music); Hairspray (May 16-22, Merriam Theater); To Kill A Mockingbird (July 12-24, Academy of Music); and Dear Evan Hansen (Aug. 16-28, Forrest Theatre).

For more information, call 215-893-1955 or visit kimmelcenter.org

Upcoming bus trip, cruise

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to the Mt. Hope Estate’s holiday dinner theater in Manheim, Lancaster County, on Nov. 29. Cost is $115.

The group is sponsoring a cruise to Charleston and Bermuda, June 2-12, 2022, on the Celebrity Summit, sailing from Cape Liberty, in North Jersey. Rates range from $1,577 to $2,387 per person, double occupancy.

Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations.

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