Tree House Books to host annual literacy event

Tree House Books will hold its annual Champions for Literacy event from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Saxby’s HQ, 2300 Chestnut St. The fundraiser will recognize Capt. Eileen Bradley and the rest of Temple University’s Public Safety unit as Partners of the Year. The champion of literacy will be state Rep. Donna Bullock.

Tickets are necessary for the event. For more information, call (215) 236-1760.

Collaboration to host expungement summit, health fair

Philadelphia FIGHT’s Institute for Community Justice will team up with Deliverance Evangelistic Church, the Association of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity to hold an expungement summit and health fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at 2001 W. Lehigh Ave.

Participants affected by mass incarceration can access free, legal assistance and obtain resources essential for a successful reintegration into the community. The event will also offer a variety of workshops and health screenings, including HIV and hepatitis C testing.

Philly leaf recycling set to cranks up through Dec. 21

The Philadelphia Streets Department’s Leaf Recycling program will run from Nov. 12 through Dec. 21.

A bagged leaf drop-off will be offered citywide on Saturdays, with the exception of Nov. 16 and Nov. 30. The 13 designated locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the duration of the program.

Bagged leaves will only be accepted in biodegradable paper bags. Participants are asked not to mix trash and other recyclable materials with bagged leaves. An unlimited number of bags can brought to the sites, but they must not exceed 40 pounds each.

For more information, call 311 or visit

— Compiled by Chanel Hill

Contact staff writer Chanel Hill at (215) 893-5716 or at

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