Upcoming Community Events

Community Events

  Event Description Time / Location
10/24 10th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball

The 10th Anniversary of the Gravediggers' Ball charity fundraiser for Laurel Hill Cemetery promises to be the best one yet - a 'can't miss' this Halloween season! Ticket price includes 1.5 hours open bar cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by cash bar; a dinner reception with wine; live entertainment; and free onsite parking. Special discounts are available for Young Friends (ages 21-35), and tables of ten. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A portion of all ticket sales is tax-deductible. All proceeds benefit the preservation, public accessibility and educational programs of Laurel Hill Cemetery. Attire is black-tie, masquerade OR costume, with prizes awarded for Best Dressed and Best Costumed. The Ball will also include live music by Big Ric Rising, one of the region’s best-known party bands, a 50/50 raffle, and silent and live auctions. Join us. This is a darkly fantastic time for a deeply fantastic cause!

For additional information about attending or supporting the 10th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball, or to view photos from past Balls, visit the event website at www.gravediggersball.org, or call (215) 228-8200.

7pm - Midnight, Crystal Tea Room (Wanamaker Building) - Philadelphia
10/25 The Night of the Jack O' Lanterns

When the sun goes down and the Night Begins, prepare for a portal to the mystical realm of the Jack O' Lanterns, unleashing the ghouls and goblins for one night!

Tickets are $12 and includes: Live Music All Day (15 Awesome Bands), Costume Contest, Spooktacular Jack-O-Lantern Hayride, Lots of Activities for Kids in the daytime, vendors, food, and more!

A large portion of the profits will be donated to The Archway House (Atco, NJ) - a school for autistic children.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

12Noon - 12Midnight, 672 Old White Horse Pike, Atco NJ
10/25 - 10/26 Extra Life Gaming Charity Marathon

Extra Life is a Gaming Charity Marathon. On an Autumn Saturday each year since 2008, tens of thousands of gamers have joined together to save the lives of local kids in a celebration of gaming culture that we call Extra Life.  From console games to tabletop RPG's to even lawn sports, Extra Life gives people that love to play a chance to do what they love to save lives and make a difference.

To participate you need only sign up (free) and gather the support of your friends and family through tax-deductible donations to your local CMN Hospital.  Then on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 (or any day that works for you!) play any game(s) you want on any platform(s) that you want with anyone you want for as long as you want.

The proceeds from Extra Life stay where they're raised to support children's hospitals.

GAME/PLATFORM:  Play any games on any platforms you want including mobile devices or board games!

HOW IT WORKS:  Simply ask your friends and family to sponsor your efforts.  They can make a monthly pledge or a one-time gift.  Then, have a seat and play games on October 25th.

WHO IT BENEFITS:  Gamers select the children's hospital they want to play for during registration.  In the US and Canada there are more than 170 CMN Hospitals to choose from.  Players outside of North America can choose hospitals and causes that work specifically in their area of the world.

For full details: www.Extra-life.org

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10/25 Flyers Charities Halloween 5K

The Flyers Charities Halloween 5K is a fun-filled day for competitive runners and families alike. The race will go off at 9AM on October 25, 2014 and will begin and end at the Wells Fargo Center. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes and/or Flyers gear while enjoying the company of their friends, family, and neighbors from the community.

The male and female race winners in four age categories will receive two tickets to a mutually agreed upon Flyers Regular Season Home Game during the 2014-15 Season.  Prizes will also be awarded for top costumes. 

The event will also feature a family fun area with inflatables, face painters, pumpkin painting and other fun activities.  

Net proceeds benefit Flyers Charities, a division of Comcast-Spectacor Charities, to help support local non-profit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Region. 

General registration is $40 and is currently taking place on our website at flyerscharities.org/5K. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 people or more. Call Flyers Charities at 215-389-9426 for any questions.

9am, Wells Fargo Center
10/25 St. Hubert Alumnae Association Annual Craft Show

For table reservations and more information, please contact Jackie McGrath at JMcG61850@cs.com or 215-673-9850

9am - 2pm, St. Hubert High School's Cafeteria
10/25 Cooper Kids 20th Annual Chrome Riders Toy Run

Come out to the Cooper Kids 20th Annual Chrome Riders Toy Run on October 25th! Ride starts and ends at Rocking Stone Pub & grill in Paulsboro, NJ. There will be a discount lunch at the Rocking Stone Pub & Grill after the ride for all participants.

Line up begins at 9am and the Ride starts 11am. 

For more information, please call Mark at 609-502-4956

9am, Rocking Stone Pub & Grill - 2001 South Delaware Ave., Paulsboro, NJ 08066
10/26 23rd Annual Lupus Loop, 2.5 mile walk and 5k run

23rd Annual Lupus Loop, 2.5 mile walk and 5k run

Sunday, October 26, 2014

9:00-Noon – registration opens early  Check website for details

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA


9am - Noon, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
10/27 Free Employment Workshop Helps Mature Job Seekers “Age-Proof” their Job Search

JEVS Career Solutions for 55+, a non-profit program dedicated to helping mature job seekers find employment, will host a free information session/orientation on Monday, October 27, 2014, at 1 p.m. at PA CareerLink, 990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Seats are limited; pre-registration is required by calling JEVS at 215-560-5465 x268. 

Career Solutions for 55+, operated by JEVS Human Services and funded by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), provides services at no cost to adults over age 55 who were laid off, need full-time or part-time work, or want to change or advance their careers. Services provided are one-on-one career consulting, job search assistance, access to online job leads, referrals to openings with JEVS’s employer partners, and detailed job readiness workshops on résumé writing and interviewing skills.  

1pm, PA CareerLink, 990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA
10/30 Hope for Colleen

Colleen is 23 years old.  She is the mother of 2 daughters, and 1 infant son. Colleen was diagnosed with cancer, and it was suggested she follow up with a local Cancer Center.  Upon arriving, tests were performed, and it was discovered she has Stage 4 Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma.  This is an extremely rare type of cancer that as of now is incurable.  Chemo and other radiation treatments have been ultimately ineffective in treating this disease.

If you would like to support Colleen, you can make a donation HERE: gofundme.com/hope-for-colleen

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10/30 Mischief Masquerade

Come out to MaGerk's in Fort Washington for a night of entertainment on Halloween-eve, 10/30 from 6pm to 10pm!  The Secret Service band & DJ Darren will both be on stage!!  If that's not enough, we'll also have prize drawings including but not limited to... ski lessons, fun centers for kids, massage &... a stay in Cancun, Mexico!  Also, you can take a shot at a 50/50 raffle if you are feeling lucky. 

As a special guest, Dr. Andy Baldwin, former bachelor from the ABC series, "The Bachelor" will also be attending the event! 

So bring your friends, your friends' friends and their friends too for what is sure to be a great night!  No entrance fee!  Costumes optional.

A public fundraising event benefiting the American Diabetes Association.

6pm - 10pm, MaGerk’s in Fort Washington, PA
11/1 Turkey Bowl Car Show and Swap Meet

2nd Annual Turkey Bowl Car Show & Swap Meet benefitting Toys For Tots.

All cars welcome!

Santa will be making a special apperance from 10am - 12Noon.

Admission cost is 2 unwrapped toys!

9am - 3pm, Volkswagen of Langhorne - 1862 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA 19047
11/1 Brad Fox Memorial 5k

The goal of the Brad Fox Memorial 5K Foundation is to raise funds through the annual Fox’s Trot 5K, and distribute any proceeds to police, and military members, families, and charities in need. All donations to the aforementioned will be made in Brad’s name so he can continue to make a difference now, just as he did everyday when he was alive.

For more information on the 5k and to register, visit foxstrot5k.com

10am, Plymouth Township Municipal Building, 700 Belvoir Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
11/1 HelpHopeLive Presents Sean McGonagle's First Annual 8 ball Pool Tournament

A benfit to help with Sean McGonagle's medical expenses. Sean has a C-6 injusry to his spoinal cord and is paralyzed from the chest down- injuries sustained frmo a senseless crime last December.

The tournament is8 ball Format, call packet, mark pocket for 8 ball race to 3.

11am start, Classic Billiards Phoenixville, PA
11/2 Race for Hope Philadelphia

The Race for Hope Philadelphia is an inspiring, family-friendly 5k walk/race that offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones, raise vital funds, connect with others interested in the cause, and educate the local community on the diverse needs of patients and survivors.

All proceeds raised benefit the National Brain Tumor Society (www.braintumor.org) and go toward funding the discovery of new treatments, and ultimately, a cure. Register today at www.raceforhopepa.org and make a difference in the lives of all those affected by brain tumors!

7am, Steps of Philadelphia Art Museum-Eakins Oval
11/5 North Penn Relay for Life Kick Off Event

Attention cancer survivors, caregivers, and supporters! All are invited to attend the Kickoff Event for the North Penn Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society. Please join us at 6:30pm on November 5th, 2014 at North Penn High School in the Senior Cafeteria. Come and hear what the Relay for Life is all about and join in the worldwide movement to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays! Visit www.relayforlife.org for more information or contact Kelsy Houser at kelsy.houser@cancer.org

6:30pm, North Penn High School Senior Cafeteria - 1340 S. Valley Forge Rd. Lansdale, Pa 19446
11/7 - 11/9 2nd Annual Give Kids The World

The Second Annual Give Kids The World Delaware Event will be held November 7-9 at the Newark Senior Center & Klondike Kate's, in Newark DE - Where Disney Fans Help Kids!

Three days of events, including a Social & Game night, Live, Silent, and Raffle auctions, a live recording of the DIS Unplugged podcast, and an indoor yard sale!

All proceeds go to the Give Kids the World Village in Florida, where children with life-threatening illnesses can spend a cost-free week with their family.

Since the events include meals, advance registration is required by Oct 27th.

For registration & more info, please visit powerof10de.org or facebook.com/powerof10de .

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11/7 EASEL Animal Rescue League presents a Comedy Night

EASEL Animal Rescue League presents a Comedy Night, November 7, 2014 at Mercer Oaks, West Windsor, NJ. Tickets are $50 which includes appetizers, pasta dinner, dessert, coffee/tea, and the comedy show.  Cash bar is available. Accepting Cat & Dog Food Donations. Go to www.easelnj.org for more info and tickets or email ajewell@easelnj.org

7pm - 11pm, Mercer Oaks - 725 Village Road West, West Windsor, NJ
11/7 2nd Annual Black Tie and Sneakers Gala

The Trauma Survivors Foundation cordially invites you to our signature fundraiser, The Black Tie and Sneakers Gala, which will be held on Friday, November 7th at 7:30 PM in the Christiana Hilton of Newark, Delaware. 

Our Black Tie and Sneakers Gala is an annual event that requests your best “tux and chucks” attire! The evening includes a silent auction and raffle prizes along with food, drink and entertainment. Show us your moves on the dance floor or network with other charity-minded individuals, all while supporting survivors of traumatic events. Guests attending this Gala will consist of individuals representing corporations, small businesses, clubs and organizations as well as members of emergency services, medical professionals and families.   

Traumatic events and the aftermath touch many people in our community and The Trauma Survivors Foundation is here to help pick up the pieces. Please seriously consider this invitation and let your friends, your customers, your business associates, and your community know you are joining them in helping trauma survivors find hope!  

Cost is $125 per person and you can purchase tickets on our website TheTraumaSurvivorsFoundation.com or HERE.

7:30pm - 11:30pm, The Christiana Hilton - 100 Continental Drive - Newark, DE 19713
11/8 - 11/9 PA Guild Annual Holiday Fine Craft Fair

A celebration of American creativity is coming to the Lancaster County Convention Center, November 8 & 9.  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen presents its annual holiday fine craft fair, open from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday.

The fair features the work of 140 craftspeople who were selected by a jury for their unique vision and impeccable craftsmanship.  Items for sale include pottery, jewelry, designer clothing, furniture, scherenschnitte, and fine art.

Admission is $8. Coupons are available for $1 off entry. Free for children 16 and under.

For questions call (717) 431-8706.

Sat: 10am - 6pm | Sun: 10am - 5pm, 20 S Queen Street, Lancaster, 17603 (Lancaster County Convention Center)
11/8 Philadelphia Heart Walk

Join thousands of Delaware Valley residents, including heart disease and stroke survivors, on Saturday, November 8 to walk in the American Heart Association’s 15th annual Philadelphia Heart Walk (5K) to raise awareness and funds to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 causes of death in Southeastern PA and the country. Activities for adults and children will begin at 8 a.m., opening ceremonies at 10, Walk at 10:30 at Citizen’s Bank Park. For more information or to register, call (215) 575-5218, email sarah.smart@heart.org or visit www.heart.org/phillywalk

Activities begin at 8am; Walk at 10:30am, Citizen’s Bank Park
11/8 Trenton Half Marathon & 10K

When you run and raise money for one of our Charity Teams, your entry into the 10K OR Half Marathon is FREE!! The Trenton Half Marathon & 10K raised over $60,000 for charities last year, and we want to double that amount this year! 

To join one of our 9 Charity Teams, please go to www.crowdrise.com/TrentonHalfMarathon2014

Questions can be directed to: kim@eventsbyboss.com.  

8am, Trenton Thunder Stadium ( Arm & Hammer Park )
11/8 Let's Breathe for Carol -- Beef and Beer Benefit

This beef and beer event is to raise money for medical bills and last wishes for Carol. Tickets are $20.00 and will include a DJ, food, raffle baskets, and fun for a good cause! For tickets please contact Tanya Zekovitch at 215-359-6552 

7pm - 11pm, Walter D. Miller Banquet Hall - 911 State Road Croydon, PA 19021
11/9 TriRock Clearwater Triathlon through the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

TriRock Clearwater is a sprint Triathlon to raise money toward finding a cure for both Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis one stroke, one pedal, and one step at a time. A minimum of $.82 per $1.00 donated to CCFA goes directly to research, education, and patient support services, and your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Donations can be made individually, as company matches, or even as corporate sponsorships. 

At a minimum, our goal is to raise $7,800 in order to participate in the triathlon and to give back to the CCFA,  by October 29th, 2014. To make a donation, Click HERE.

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11/9 Rockin' to Roll Over Diabetes: Music for Mare

No Eagle's game. No problem. Come on out for a rockin' good time to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Four hours of LIVE entertainment from house bands from various School of Rock locations and special guest Dirty Purple. People think SOR is just some kids putting on shows. It's more than that and you will be very impressed where these bands have played. Yes, they are that good! 

Check out the bands playing at this event and for more event information, go to www.musicformare.com

1pm - 6pm, Reeds in Blue Bell, PA
11/15 2nd annual Julia's-Palooza

A family event with fun-filled kids’ activities from noon to 4 pm with a $5 admission per person which includes a serving of Julia’s favorite, waffles and ice cream.

A beef and beer will also be held from 7pm to midnight for a $30 admission. All evening ticket holders will receive a complimentary ticket for the daytime event.

Ticket holders unable to attend the daytime event can donate their tickets to a CHOP family. Proceeds will benefit the Julia’s Grace Foundation.

For more information and to purchase tickets - Click HERE

12Noon, Friendship Firehouse, 269 Green Street, Royersford, PA
11/15 Mount Laurel FOP Police Unity Tour Vendor Mixer

Get your christmas shopping done early while supporting the police unity tour.

Vendors and crafters on hand will include: Origami owl, tupperware, pure romance, 31 bags, scentsy, tastefully simple, mary kay, herbalife, pampered chef, arbonne, partylite, and many more.

Vendors have promised a portion of their profits to be donated to the mount laurel police unity tour riders.

**This event is Open to the Public!

10am - 2pm, Mount Laurel Community Center - 100 Mount Laurel Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
11/15 Saving Justin Brown

Justin suffers from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome — a rare, incurable disorder of the nervous system which causes the brain to send pain signals to the body even when there seems to be no real reason for the pain.  His family is hosting this event in hopes of raising $85,000 to build a therapy pool in their home to give Justin a fighting chance .  He has been suffering for 9 years.  To sign up for this event simply make a donation on this page and leave a comment.  Your name will be added to the list. http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-my-hero-score-his-touchdown/237371 Thank you!

12pm - 4pm, Magerks (582 South Bethlehem Pike) in Fort Washington, PA
11/15 Tourney 4 Troops

Join us as we follow four teams battling for the title of 2014 Tourney 4 Troops Champions! This no-nonsense tournament guarantees two games for all partici-pants and teams can be no larger than 13 players so there will be plenty of ice time to be had for all.

This year, Tourney4Troops proceeds will go to fund assistance programs that pro-vide essential support directly to disabled US Army Rangers, their families and spouses and children of deceased and active duty Rangers. For more information about our 2014 donation recipient visit leadthewayfund.org.

Registration information: 

Team Captians: If you would like to register a team, contact Mario Moreno at 610-590-4527 or mario.moreno@corebts.com

Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Sgt. Major, Jim Brown, US Army. 910-257-7744

5:30pm - 9:30pm, Oaks Center Ice - 100 Pennco Rd. Oaks, PA 19456
11/15 Hope for Helm Open House Benefit

Matt Helm was recently severely injured in an ocean kayaking accident leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Downingtown Athletics is raising money to help the family through this difficult time of uncertainty, medical bills, and intense physical therapy. There will be many local restaurants donating food, a pig roast, plenty of beer and drinks, a photo booth, DJ spinning music, and great company. We also have very UNIQUE raffle prizes that you won't want to miss out on including sports memorabilia, a trip to Aruba, jewelry, and that's the boring stuff:-) Come on out or donate online via www.hopeforhelm.com.

6 - 10pm, United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, PA
11/15 The Jillian Loyden Foundation - Domestic Violence Awareness

Break the Silence, Stand up for Domestic Violence Gala The Gala is to raise money for the signature programs that will help prevent domestic violence and empower our youth to live beyond their circumstances.

The Jillian Loyden foundation empowers and inspires children and young adults as they face life's challenges. JL Foundation works with today's youth to help develop leadership qualities as well as help them persevere. We help build in them self-worth and character development.

We focus on teaching them the life skills necessary to overcome adversity. We are committed to actively supporting the next generation, equipping them with the tools and motivation to not only overcome hardship, but to excel to their personal potential. The JL Foundation's focus is on aiding the individuals who fall victim to unfortunate circumstances, while simultaneously developing solutions to the major social problems that are the cause. 

For more information: jillianloydenfoundation.com

6pm, Hyatt Regency Philadelphia Water Front
11/16 Perkasie Fire Company All You Can Eat Breakfast

PFC is doing it again! Let us serve you our wonderful All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet! Enjoy some of the old time favorites like Waffles, Pancakes, Eggs, Cream Dried Beef, Sausage, Bacon, Scrapple, Home Fries, assorted Juice and more. Come hungry and make sure to bring your entire family for this hearty meal. 

We’ll also have a chance to win a raffle! Most importantly, you’ll know that you are supporting your local 100% volunteer fire company! For more information, please visit our website at www.perkasiefd.org. Thanks for your support!

Adults $7.00, Children (ages 4-12) $3.50, age 3 and under are free.

7:30am - 12:30pm, Perkasie Fire Company, 100 N. 5th Street, Perkasie, PA 18944
11/30 Voices for a Child's Hope Benefit Concert

FREE benefit concert for needy children in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area.  Donations go to buying: coats, hats, gloves, books, toys and games to needy children.  Several acts will perform.

For more information: www.voicesforachildshope.org

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12/7 Girls on the Run Philadelphia Fall 2014 5K

Join Girls on the Run Philadelphia as we cheer on our girls as they complete their end of season 5K! This fall, GOTR Philadelphia will be hosting our first celebratory 5k Run/Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo! The 5K (3.1 mile) course will loop through the interior and around the exterior of the zoo. The entry fee includes all day entry to the zoo, so plan to stay and enjoy the amenities! Gates open at 7 AM, race begins at 8:15 sharp!  Award ceremony to follow.

Friends and family who won't be running but want to come cheer, please register as a spectator. The $10 gains you entrance to the zoo for the whole day, and access to the entire event!

Can't join us, but still want to help? Make a tax-deductible donation! 
A $10 donation helps subsidize the cost of entry for a parent or volunteer, and $30 helps cover the cost of the race for a girl.

Register at gotrphiladelphia.org/gotr-5k.html

Registration: 7am | Race Start: 8:15am, Philadelphia Zoo - 3400 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104
12/21 Perkasie Fire Company All You Can Eat Breakfast with Santa

PFC is doing it again! Let us serve you our wonderful All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet! Enjoy some of the old time favorites like Waffles, Pancakes, Eggs, Cream Dried Beef, Sausage, Bacon, Scrapple, Home Fries, assorted Juice and more. Come hungry and make sure to bring your entire family for this hearty meal. 

We’ll also have a chance to win a raffle! Most importantly, you’ll know that you are supporting your local 100% volunteer fire company! For more information, please visit our website at www.perkasiefd.org. Thanks for your support!

Adults $7.00, Children (ages 4-12) $3.50, age 3 and under are free.

7:30am - 12:30pm, Perkasie Fire Company, 100 N. 5th Street, Perkasie, PA 18944

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