There is plenty to do this week in Northeast Philadelphia.
Holiday craft fair in Holmesburg
Holmesburg Baptist Church, 7927 Frankford Ave., will host a holiday craft fair on Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will include homemade baked goods, Avon products and lunch specials. Children can visit Santa Claus and have their pictures taken for free. Mrs. Claus will have candy for each child. ••
Free trolley tours of Tacony
The Tacony Community Development Corporation is sponsoring the Historical Society of Tacony’s trolley tours of the historic neighborhood at the Winterfest, on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Avenue.
The narrated tours will take place at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., departing from the library. Tours are free, and are geared for anyone 9 or older.
To register, visit the library or call the historical society at 215–338–8790. ••
New ShopRite now hiring
Ammons ShopRite is hiring for its new store at Harbison Avenue and Bridge Street.
Apply online at shoprite.com or visit the hiring center, 4790 James St., Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ••
Upcoming activities at Frankford Library
Frankford Library, 4634 Frankford Ave., welcomes teenagers and adults to use its computers to brush up on their computer skills on the following Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Nov. 27; and Dec. 4, 11 and 18.
The library also invites people to visit for help with their resumes on the following Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Nov. 30; and Dec. 7, 14 and 21.
Call 215–685–1473. ••
Free smoking cessation classes at Nazareth
Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., will offer smoking and tobacco cessation classes on upcoming Wednesdays through Dec. 13.
Classes will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the first-floor cancer team conference room. Registration is required. Call 215–335–7727. ••
Normandy Civic hosting holiday toy drive
The Normandy Civic Association is having a holiday toy drive to benefit patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at 2849 Narcissus Road. The delivery to CHOP will be made on Dec. 9. ••
Free help offered during the holidays
Life Coach Philly’s team of trained specialists are reaching out to those who are struggling during the holidays.
Free professional services are available for those who need help dealing with issues such as relationships, career or wellness. The services are available from Nov. 23 to Jan. 2. Coaching sessions are offered in person or over the phone.
To get more information or to register, go to lifecoachphilly.com ••
Charity is seeking volunteers, donations
Feast of Justice, located at 3101 Tyson Ave. in Mayfair, is looking for volunteers to provide food, clothing or education and to stock shelves, receive deliveries and assist in the office. New volunteer orientations will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at noon.
Additionally, people are welcome to take part in “Volunteerapalooza,” an open volunteer day to help prepare to give out 1,000 turkey baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas, on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. Donations of turkeys and gifts for children for the holidays would be appreciated at these events.
Contact Feast of Justice with any questions at 215–268–3510, Ext. 2. ••
with Santa Claus
The St. Hubert Alumnae Association’s annual Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children. Children ages 2 and younger are admitted free.
The day will include a full breakfast, activities and a visit by Santa Claus.
For tickets and more information, email SHAABreakfast WithSanta@gmail.com ••
Ryan presents ‘A Christmas Carol’
Archbishop Ryan Music Theater will present three productions of the musical A Christmas Carol in the school auditorium, 11201 Academy Road.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8–9, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10.
Tickets are $12, or $8 for seniors and kids 13 and under. They are available at the door or in advance by calling 215–637–1800, Ext. 211. ••
Craft show at Loudenslager
Loudenslager American Legion Post, 7976 Oxford Ave. in Fox Chase, will hold a craft show on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, contact Carrie Keeley at 856–278–5802 or firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Art event will benefit homeless women, children
Art at Valley Lake Gallery, 3 Village Road in Horsham, will host a free art event on Dec. 1–2.
The event will feature original artwork by local artists and crafters. Proceeds will benefit the Drueding Center, a transitional housing program for homeless women and children at 413 W. Master St.
There will be a wine and light fare reception on Dec. 1 from 4 to 9 p.m. The gallery will also be open on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 215–260–5631, email email@example.com or visit artatvalleylakegallery.org ••
KleinLife sponsoring trips
There will be a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The trip includes a ticket to a performance by the Jersey Tenors, $10 in slot dollars and roundtrip motorcoach transportation.
Next, there will be a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Exhibit at the Franklin Institute at 20th and the Parkway in Center City on Thursday, Dec. 14.
For additional details and reservations and to receive a free Travel With KleinLife brochure, contact Andrea Kimelheim at 215–698–7300, Ext. 176 or firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Christmas carols at Fox Chase church
Fox Chase United Methodist Church, at Fillmore and Loney streets, will host a Christmas carol singalong on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m.
Call 215–745–7416. ••
Teen chat room at NE Regional Library
Shawna’s House Teen Chat Room is a teen mentoring network for boys and girls ages 13 to 18.
There are group discussions and community service projects. Meetings will take place in the meeting room of Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2.
For information, call 267–685–6176. ••
Church holding auction on Saturday
Emanuel United Church of Christ, 2628 Fillmore St. (near Thompson Street), will hold a ticket-in-basket auction on Saturday, Nov. 25.
Doors open at 11 a.m. Drawings start at 12:30 p.m.
Admission is $4, which includes $1 in tickets.
Food and snacks will be available for purchase. ••
Santa coming to Holmesburg Library
Santa Claus will visit Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The evening will include cookies, candy canes and crafts. The event is sponsored by Friends of Holmesburg Library.
Call 215–685–8756. ••