Around town: October 30, 2013

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 ht­tp:// ••

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

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. ••

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