Updated Sept. 22nd

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Sep.22-            State Sen. Anthony H. Williams and Mercy Phila. Hosp. hosts Senior Expo at W. Phila. YMCA, 5120 Chestnut St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free health screenings. Williams speaks at 12:15 p.m. Free lunch.

Sep. 24-           Olney & Feltonville Walk for Education starts at 4800 Whitaker Ave., registration 8:30 a.m., walk starts 10:30 a.m., ending at 5th & Olney Ave. Followed by Block Party. Raising funds for 4 area schools. For info: Elaine Tomlin (267) 496-5662.

Sep. 24-           National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, Sickle Cell Disease Ass’n & AFSCME DC 33 sponsor Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5k Walk/ Run at Belmont Ave. & N. Concourse Dr., across from Please Touch Mus. For info: (215) 471-8686.

Sep. 24-           State Rep. John Taylor hosts Shredding at Lowe’s parking lot, 3800 Aramingo Ave., 10a.m.-1 p.m. Free. For info: (215) 744-2600.

Sep. 25-           Vendemmia Fall Festival of wine and food is held at Girard Pk., 21st & Porter Sts., 2-6 p.m. Tickets $50 each for advance purchases, $55 at door. Local vintners compete for prizes. For info: (215) 551-3859.

Sep. 26-           State Reps. Vanessa Brown, Joanna McClinton and Lynwood Savage host SEPTA Key Card seminar for riders at Senior Ctr., 1016-N. 41st St., 9 a.m.-12 m.

Sep. 27-           Asian American Chamber of Commerce hosts Award Banquet at Sheraton-University City, 3549 Chestnut St., 5:30 p.m. Tickets $65. For info: (215) 642-2333.

Sep. 28-           Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosts 1st-Time Homebuyer Workshop, at Street Community Ctr., 11th & Poplar Sts., 6-8:30 p.m. For info: Hanniyah Sharpe-Brown (215) 686-3438.

Sep. 29-           Simon Friedman hosts BBQ for Lt. Gov. Mike Stack outside 2708 Commerce Way Office Complex, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsors: Gold $10,000, Silver $5,000, Bronze $1,000, Tickets $150. For info or RSVP: (215) 893-4281 or Brittany@lperrygroup.com.

Sep. 29-           Congressional candidate Mary Ellen Balchunis is hosted Fundraiser at Badey, Sloan & DiGenova, PC, 2200 Locust St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guest speaker mayor Jim Kenney. Sponsors, $1,000, Patrons $500, Supporters $250, Friends $100. RSVP: Jen Jankauskas (610) 764-5430 or jen@Balchunis2016.com.

Sep. 30-           State Rep. Angel Cruz hosts Police Dept. Recruitment Drive at 3503 N. B St., Unit 7, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For info: (215) 291-5643.

Oct. 2-             St. Nicholas of Tolentine stages Italian Festival & Parade of Saints at 9th & Morris Sts., starting 12 noon. Family fun. No admission charge.

Oct. 4-             50th Birthday Celebration Fundraiser supports City Commissioner Lisa Deeley at BOP Restaurant, 220 S. Broad St., 5-7 p.m. Sponsorships from $250. RSVP: Barbara Deeley rsvp@deeleyforphilly.com or (215) 332-8456.

Oct. 6-             21st Ward Republican Committee hosts Fundraiser at J.D. McGillicuddy’s, 473 Leverington Ave., 6:30-9 p.m. Food, friends, fun.

Oct. 6-             Historical Soc. of Tacony hosts reception to celebrate designation as National Historic District at Engine 38 Firehouse, 6601 Keystone St., 6:30 p.m. For info: Louis M. Iatarola (215) 432-6520.

Oct. 6-             1492 Soc. hosts Dinner at Galdo’s Catering & Entertainment, 1933 W. Moyamensing Ave. For info: Marie Beren (215) 686-3458.

Oct. 7-             Columbus Day Proclamation at City Hall, City Council Chambers, Rm. 400, 12 m. For info: Marie Beren (215) 686-3458.

Oct. 6-8-          Irish Gov’t hosts Internat’l Great Hunger Commemoration at various locations around Phila. Mayor Jim Kenney is C-Chair. For info: Bob Gessler, www.gesslergroup.com, (215) 426.8050.

Oct. 8-             USS John Murtha is commissioned at Penn’s Landing, 10 a.m.

Oct. 9-             Columbus Day Parade at Broad & Moore Sts., starts 12:30 p.m. For info: Marie Beren (215) 686-3458.

Oct. 13-           Republican 57th & 65th Wards host Fundraiser at Ashburner Inn, 2nd fl., 8400 Torresdale Ave., 6-9 p.m. Beer, wine, beverages, wings, pizza, pasta, roast beef & special guest appearances. Tickets $40, Sponsors $200. Cash or credit at door.

Oct. 15-           Ducky Birts Foundation hosts Scholarship Banquet at 1st Dist. Plaza, 3801 Market St., 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by Brown’s ShopRite. For info: (215) 242-l220.

Oct. 19-           State Senate candidate Ross Feinberg hosts Beer Tasting at Pub 36, 7681 Frankford Ave., 6 p.m. Tickets $75, Hosts 2 for $125, Sponsors buy 6. One flight of either beers or wines; also come hungry!

Oct. 22-           State Rep. Mike Driscoll hosts Comedy Night at Curran’s Irish Inn, 6900 State Rd., 7:30 p.m. Standup comedy stars, food, beer & fun. Tickets $50.

Oct. 27-           Shawn Dillon’s 66A Ward hosts Election Celebration at DC 21, 2980 Southampton Rd., 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets $35. Make checks payable to “Friends of 66A Ward.”

Oct. 27-           N.E. Times sponsors Debate between State Rep candidates Republican incumbent Martina White and Democrat Matt Darragh at Somerton Youth Org., 1400 Southampton Rd., 7-8 p.m. debate, 8-8:30 p.m. meet & greet.

Nov. 3-            Greater Roxborough Lodge 2217, Sons & Daughters of Italy, honors Vincent Melchiorre at Waterfall Rm., 2015 S. Water St., 6 p.m. $65. Table of 10, $550. Buffet, wine and beer included. For info: Amato Sanita, Esq., (267) 738-7766 or Robert S. Blasi (215) 482-1507.

Nov. 5-         Crisis Intervention Network Committee honors Bennie Swans, Jr., Dr. Tom Reid, Randall Sims and others at Oldie’s but Goodies Cabaret, Majestic Ha., 800 W. Olney Ave.,10p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets $20. For tickets: Mike Reed (215) 796-5499.

Nov. 8-            Election Day, when voters make the news.

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