A conversation with Charles Blockson

The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University Libraries presents a conversation with Charles L. Blockson and W. Cody Anderson at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at Temple University Sullivan Hall, 1330 Polett Walk.

Blockson will talk about his life, career and the people he encountered on his journey to collect and preserve Black history and culture.

Registration is required. For more information, visit library.temple.edu/events/660.

Law organization to offer free legal advice

The Philadelphia Bar Association LegalLine will offer free legal advice to residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16.

Area residents seeking confidential legal advice on family law, landlord-tenant issues, workers’ compensation, employment law and other issues will be able to speak for free with a volunteer attorney from the Philadelphia Bar Association or Women Against Abuse. Residents who plan to seek advice on domestic violence issues are encouraged to make sure they are in a safe place when they call.

Member of the public can access LegalLine by calling (215) 238-6333.

Lawmaker to host senior SEPTA ID event

State Rep. Kevin J. Boyle will host a senior SEPTA ID information session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. To be eligible to receive a senior SEPTA ID, applicants must be 65 or older and have a valid ID or birth certificate.

The event is free and no registration is required.

Painting with a twist for kids

I Can Read, So I Can Lead presents a Painting With a Twist literacy event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Lotus Academy, 340 E. Haines St. The event will feature painting, live entertainment, children’s authors and an appearance from Prada Enchilada.

Registration is required for the event. For more information, call (267) 693-8344 or (215) 578-0684.

West Philly 1967 alumni class cabaret

West Philadelphia High School Class of 1967 will hold an old-school cabaret from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Oct. 19 at Yeadon Borough Hall, 600 Church Lane.

Tickets are necessary for the event. For more information, call (215) 280-8520 or (267) 226-2813.

Benefit to be held at Masonic Temple

Pennsylvania for Modern Courts presents the fourth annual judicial independence benefit from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Masonic Temple, 1 N. Broad St.

Carle Hulse, chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times, will be the keynote speaker. The event will also honor Tony Gay, vice president and general counsel at PECO, and Romy Diaz, vice president for special projects at PECO, with the Judge Edmund B. Spaeth Jr. award.

Registration and tickets are necessary for the event. For more information, visit www.pmconline.org/events.html.

Food and nutrition conference and expo

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will hold its annual food and nutrition conference and expo from Oct. 26 to 29 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. The expo will feature more than 130 cutting-edge nutrition science research and education presentations, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations.

Registration is required. For more information, visit eatrightfnce.org.

Festive children’s event in North Philly

Beech Community Services will present the 13th annual Beech “Avenue of Treats” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 on Cecil B. Moore Ave. between Broad and 17th streets.

Children under 12 who do not have costumes can get their faces painted for free from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1504 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

An adult or older sibling must accompany children under age 10. Children are encouraged to wear non-threatening costumes.

Compiled by Chanel Hill

Contact staff writer Chanel Hill at (215) 893-5716 or at chill@phillytrib.com.

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