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

Laurel Hill Cemetery announces the date for their 10th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball as October 24, 2014 from 7:00pm-12:00am at the Crystal Tea Room in the historic Wanamaker Building in Center City Philadelphia.

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, or call (215) 228-8200.

7:00pm - 12:00am, Center City Philadelphia
10/26 23rd Annual Lupus Loop 5k Run and 2.5 mile Walk to End Lupus Now

When:      October 26, 2014

Time:        9:00 am – noon

Location:  Memorial Hall Loop

                    Avenue of the Republic

                    Philadelphia. PA

Contact:    Melinda: or 215-517-5070

Website: to register and for more info


9a-noon, Philadelphia. PA
10/27 Free Employment Workshop Helps Mature Job Seekers “Age-Proof” their Job Search

PHILADELPHIA -- 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.  

1p, Philadelphia, PA
11/2 Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk & Run

Pancreatuc Cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in women and men in the country. There are no early detection methods, no adequate treatments and unless detected in its earliest stages, there is no cure. Walk will benefit The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation's largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research. 

Join us Sunday, November 2, 2014. Located at Cooper River Park Stadium, North Park Drive, (bet. Route 130 & Cuthbert Blvd), Pennsauken, NJ 08109. Registration opens at 8a. Walk begins at 9a. Click here for more information!

8a, Pennsauken, NJ
11/7 EASEL is Hosting a Comedy Night

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. Click here for more information and tickets or email

7p-11p, West Windsor, NJ
11/15 2nd Annual Julia's-Palooza

Join Julia's Grace Foundation for Julia's-Palooza

Julia's Grace Foundation is holding a special event as part of their mission to help children with cancer and their families. From 12 noon to 4pm there will be a family event with fun-filled kids' activities. This is followed by a Beef and Beer from 7pm to midnight. Evening ticket holders will receive a complimentary ticket for the daytime event.

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Friendship Firehouse
269 Green Street
Royersford, PA 19468

12pm-4pm Family and kids' activities, $5 (includes waffles and ice cream)
7pm-Midnight Beef and Beer $30

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: or email


12p, Royersford, PA
11/27 Fun and Fitness Before the Feast!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

1073 Old York Road

Abington, PA, 19001

On-site registration opens at 7:30am.
Race starts at 9:00am.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful Thanksgiving Day Family tradition. All ages are invited for fun and fitness before consuming thousands of calories at the big feast. The Gobble Wobble 5K run course winds through a beautiful, quiet, residential area of Abington Township with rolling hills, while the 2 mile walk is a predominantly flat course. All proceeds of this event benefit the Abington YMCA Financial Assistance program, insuring that no one is turned away from valuable YMCA services due to inability to pay.

Race Amenities include:

• Beautiful course
• Chip timing with staggered start by time
• Long sleeve cotton t-shirt while supplies last, adult dri-fit upgrade available
• Winners in 5-year age increments
• Beautiful neighborhood course
• Post event refreshments
• Indoor facility available
• DJ and fun for the entire family

Groups of 3 to 7 adults can register on-line at a discounted rate. Extra special pricing is available for groups of 8 or more, please contact the race director more information.

Online registration is open through Sunday, November 23. You may register in person at the Abington Y beginning on Monday, November 24 through Wednesday, November 27, 9AM to 8PM. On Race Day you may register from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM at the Y.


Registration Fees: $30 – Adult Runner, $28 Adult through September 29, $28 – Adult Walker, $15 – Age 12 and under, Group Registraions fees for 3 to 7 Adults: $27 Adult (Runner or Walker) Special rates are available for groups of 8 or more, please contact the Race Director.

For more information email Beth Kenas or call 215-884-9622, ext 1840

9a, Abington, PA
12/6 2014 Komen Philadelphia Sisters for the Cure, "With Knowledge We Survive. In Sisterhood We Thrive!"

Event: 2014 Komen Philadelphia Sisters for the Cure, "With Knowledge We Survive. In Sisterhood We Thrive!"


Presented by: Susan G. Komen Philadelphia


When: Saturday, December 6, 2014


Where: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107)


Cost: Free event


Registration required: Click here to register or call 215-238-8900


Who: Approximately 1,500 African-American women of multiple generations; breast cancer survivor, care givers and women never diagnosed with the disease




Event summary:

With African Americans having the highest breast cancer death rate among all other groups, the event empowers women to take the steps that can save their lives today, and establish healthy practices to increase the power future generations have over the disease. Expert panels will offer breast health education to survivors and women never diagnosed. Topics include: Nutrition, Stress Management & Exercise Working Together for Breast Health; Moving Breast Cancer Research & Clinical Trials Forward; Understanding Triple Negative & Metastatic Breast Cancers; the Latest in Plastic Surgery Options; The Importance of Knowing Family History for Cancer Risk. Also included are: Keynote address by Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, inspirational entertainment, complimentary breakfast, peer interaction and free mammogram signups for eligible women.


8a-1p, Philadelphia, PA
BEN-efits Club

Take advantage of all of the BEN-efits our club has to offer including ticket pre-sales, access to great prizes, and much more.Below is ust a few things you can win!