Normandy civic to meet Nov. 7
The Normandy Civic Association will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.
The association’s sessions are good places to meet neighbors. Also, local officeholders often attend meetings or send representatives. ••
Craft fair and flea market slated for Nov. 3
The first Keep the Beat charity craft fair/flea market will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 6600 block of Walker St. in Tacony. The rain date will be Nov. 10.
Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation.
For more information, call 267-432-6097. ••
Northwood election in November
Members of the Northwood Civic Association will elect board officers and directors at their next meeting, 7 p.m. on Nov. 19, at St. James Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. Running are: Joe Krause, president; Tom McAvoy, vice president; Mary Robus, secretary; and for the board of directors: Ed Martin, Allen Jackson, Lou Kubik, Sonya Martin and Renee Hudson. ••
Gingerbread house on display
The Fairmount Park Holiday Gingerbread House Display will be back at The Shops at Liberty Place for a third year from Nov. 4 through 22. Enjoy 13 magnificent gingerbread houses handcrafted by Philadelphia chefs and modeled after Fairmount Park historic sites.
The display is free to view and open to the public in the Rotunda from Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The display also serves as a preview of the annual Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours from Dec. 5 through 15. For the first time in years, Strawberry Mansion and Cedar Grove will be included in tours following their renovations and repairs.
For information, visit www.parkcharms.com http://www.parkcharms.com. ••
Jewish Film Festival Nov. 2-16
The 33rd annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival of The Gershman Y presents 18 films from 14 countries from Nov. 2 through 16 at nine venues throughout the city. With 11 Philadelphia premieres, the festival will feature five documentaries, six comedies and eight dramas. Tickets starting at $12, with senior and student discounts available, may be purchased by calling 215-545-4400 or visiting www.pjff.org.
Venues will include the Gershman Y, Ambler Theater, International House, National Constitution Center, Ritz East, Prince Music Theater, Hiway Theater, Drexel’s Mitchell Auditorium and Ritz Five.
It is Philadelphia’s first film festival and has presented over 500 international films that highlight the diversity of the human experience, bringing together audiences with different perspectives and ideologies to explore themes that deepen an understanding society. ••