There is plenty of fun throughout the Northeast this week with Halloween events, a dance festival, flea market and more.
Costume street party on Friday
There will be a costume street party on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues.
The evening will include beer, food, candy, zombies, dancers, music from Real 106.1, face painting and a casket and hearse onsite from McCafferty Funeral Homes.
At 8:45 p.m., Frankford Avenue will be shut down for a Thriller dance.
The event is sponsored by the Mayfair Business Improvement District, Republic Bank, goPuff, City Councilman Bobby Henon and Dunphy Ford. ••
Wednesday night meeting at Picariello
City Councilman Brian O’Neill invites neighbors to a community meeting to review and provide input to plans for improvements at Picariello Playground, 10811 Calera Road. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m.
For those unable to attend the meeting, the plans will remain on display for the following month.
Call 215–437–9167. ••
Reunions planned for Raiders and Ragdolls
The Archbishop Ryan High School class of 2008 will celebrate its 10-year reunion on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Townsend Room, 12273 Townsend Road.
Meanwhile, the Ryan class of 1978 will hold its 40th reunion on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Fountain Room, 2980 Southampton Road. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit archbishopryan.com/apps/pages/ClassReunions ••
Halloween party on Saturday night
A Halloween party and costume contest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Club Atlantis, inside Fisher’s Tudor House, 1858 Street Road in Bensalem.
The winner of the costume contest will receive $500.
The cover charge is $6. The party is for people 21 and older, and there will be drinks and dancing.
Call 215–244–9777 or RSVP at facebook.com/events/487114498472923 ••
Trunk or Treat Sunday in Tacony
Star of Hope Baptist Church, 7212–28 Keystone St., will host a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The afternoon will include free candy, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, pretzels, beverages, games, face painting, balloons and a bounce house/slide. ••
Dance festival at Northeast High
State Rep. Jared Solomon and Northeast High School will present Pennsylvania Ballet II on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. The title is Youth Dance Festival: Shining a Spotlight on Dance Education. Admission is free.
Northeast is located at 1601 Cottman Ave. ••
Deal or No Deal at St. Joachim
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Francis de Sales 2617 will hold a Deal or No Deal event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at St. Joachim Hall, 1527 Church St. Tickets cost $20.
A buffet lunch will be served. There will be a 50–50.
Anyone who brings a canned good for the Matthew 25 Food Cupboard will receive a chance for a special basket. Tickets will be available at the door. To RSVP, call 215–288–3941 or 215–744–6219. ••
Cash bingo at St. Bart’s Church
St. Bartholomew Catholic Church will host cash bingo on Sunday, Oct. 28, at its hall, 5560 Harbison Ave. Doors open at noon. The first game starts at 1 p.m.
The cost is $10, and includes 10 games.
Food and beverages will be sold. ••
Flea market and bazaar on Saturday
Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St., will host a flea market and bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The day will include homemade baked goods, homemade vegetable beef soup and lunch items for sale. ••
Learn about stock market investing
The nonprofit Philadelphia chapter of Better Investing will present information on stock market investing basics on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.
The event is free, and no registration is required.
No products will be sold. Call 215–685–0501. ••
Discounts available for show
Glen Foerd on the Delaware has teamed with Elkins Park-based improv theater troupe Bright Invention to bring the classic mystery game Clue to life.
Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will host four interactive performances of Room with a Clue. The show is for all ages.
Guests will search the mansion and question characters for the information they need to make an accusation and solve the murder.
There will be music and a cash bar.
Performances will be held at 6 and 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.
The performance lasts about 90 minutes. Tickets are $30 each at bit.do/rwaclue
Northeast Times readers can take $5 off with the code NETIMES. ••
Open house at BVM
Maternity BVM Elementary School, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave., will hold an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.
There will be registration information for the 2019/20 school year, student-led tours, financial aid information, hands-on school activities and a look at the school’s media and student video center.
Visitors will have a chance to meet the teachers, Home and School Association representatives and CYO coaches.
Refreshments will be served.
Call 215–908–3329 or go to maternitybvm.net ••
Concert at U of Arts
Lakshay Mohan and Aayush Mohan, known as The Mohan Brothers, will perform on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Bank at the University of the Arts, 601 S. Broad St. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Call 215–545–1664. ••
Workshops at Mt. Zion Baptist
The nurse’s ministry of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Holmesburg, 8101 Erdrick St., invites the community to participate in a free workshop on “Life’s Decisions,” being offered on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Call 215–624–8869. ••
Tribute dinner at Cannstatter’s
The General Meade Society of Philadelphia will celebrate Ed Bearss, the Voice of Civil War Battlefields, on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.
The cost is $55, which includes a sit-down dinner, glass of wine and dessert. There will be a cash bar.
Contact Jerry McCormick at email@example.com or 215–848–7753. ••
Day trips scheduled
The Travel with KleinLife series consists of five one-day excursions.
The series will get underway on Sunday, Oct. 28, with a trip to the Zellerbach Theatre at the University Pennsylvania to enjoy Soul Songs: Inspiring Women of Klezmer.
Then it’s off to New York on Sunday, Nov. 4, to see the musical Mean Girls, playing at the August Wilson Theatre.
The excursions continue on Wednesday, Nov. 28, with a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. The trip features a live show with vocalist Michael McGeehan.
Staying closer to home, Travel With KleinLife will visit the Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theatre, in Huntingdon Valley, on Thursday, Dec. 11, to enjoy a private magic and comedy performance.
The final trip in the series is an excursion to Broadway on Sunday, March 10, to enjoy The Cher Show,
For additional details and reservations and to receive a free Travel With KleinLife brochure, contact Andrea Kimelhein at 215–698–7300, Ext. 176 or firstname.lastname@example.org ••
St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, 817 N. 7th St. (at Brown Street) in Northern Liberties, will host the Firebird Pierogi Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. Parking and admission are free.
For more information, call 215–922–9671. ••
Senior Fair on Nov. 17
State Rep. Jared Solomon will hold a Senior Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, 1009 Unruh Ave.
There will be state and local government resources, representatives from hospitals and insurance companies, local businesses, senior homes, light refreshments, free flu shots, blood pressure screenings, giveaways and a drop-off area for expired medication.
Call 215–342–6340. ••
Frankford class of ’58 reunion
The Frankford High School Class of 1958 will hold a reunion brunch on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Brookside Manor of Somerton Springs, in Feasterville.
The cost is $40. Grads are encouraged to bring pictures.
For information, email Frank at email@example.com or write to Frankford High School, P.O. Box 34, Abington, PA 19001. ••
Bridesburg seniors planning trip
Bridesburg All Saints Seniors will enjoy A Taste of Country Christmas in Nashville, Tennessee.
The seniors will spend five days and four nights in Tennessee, from Dec. 8–12.
The trip includes Christmas Dinner with Trace Adkins, a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry and a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The cost is $725 double occupancy.
Call 215–292–6402. ••
Dougherty class of ’68 reunion
The 50th reunion of the 1968 Class of Cardinal Dougherty High School will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Wyndham Philadelphia — Bucks County, 4700 E. Street Road, Feasterville.
The evening will include a buffet, two-hour open bar, DJ and dancing.
For more information, email Bobbie Martin Ciaramella at firstname.lastname@example.org ••
Flea market at St. Dominic’s
St. Dominic’s Catholic Daughters will hold a flea market on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave.
In addition to great bargains, the event will feature home-baked cakes and food for sale, along with chances to win a wine basket and lottery tickets. ••
Support Hurricane Florence victims
The American Legion is collecting non-perishable food and new toys to help support active duty soldiers, veterans and their families recover from the flood damage caused by Hurricane Florence.
Bruce Conklin, commander of the William D. Oxley Post in Holmesburg, said, “We’re just trying to help people whose lives have been turned upside down. If we can relieve the burden on families as Christmas approaches and help to create some sense of normalcy, then we will have accomplished our mission.”
Five dropoff points have been set up to accept donations. They are William D. Oxley American Legion Post 133, 4637 Decatur St. (at Torresdale Avenue), weekdays at 3 p.m. and weekends at noon; Cpl. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave., weeknights at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.; Bridesburg American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., weekends after noon; DogGoneClean Grooming Salon, 3828 Morrell Ave., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Bridesburg Boys & Girls Club, 2901 Bridge St., weeknights at 5 p.m. ••
Holy Inn going to Atlantic City
Holy Innocents Parish is planning a trip to the Tropicana Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
A bus will depart from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m.
The cost is $50 and due by Nov. 15.
The trip includes $15 in slot cash, a Tropicana buffet and the holiday show Jingle.
The bus will depart the Tropicana at 5:30 p.m.
To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740. ••
Craft show at St. Hubert
The St. Hubert Alumnae Association will sponsor a craft show on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 7320 Torresdale Ave. ••
Halloween bingo at Cannstatter’s
The Franklin Towne Parents Association will present Halloween Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.
The event is open to people 21 and older. Tickets cost $40, or a table of 10 for $350. There will be a buffet, beer and soda. The evening will include raffles, a 50/50 and prizes. For tickets, contact Dee at 215–289–5000 or email@example.com ••
Elementary school fair on Saturday
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and Great Schools Philly will hold a fair for families with an elementary school student on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave.
Public, private, charter and parochial schools will be represented. ••
Trunk or Treat at Houseman
Houseman Recreation Center, 5091 Summerdale Ave., will host Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will include games, contests and prizes. ••