Coming Up in Frankford 3/17 to 4/13/2012

  • Trees for Frankford
    When – Mon, March 19, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    Where – Frankford Library, 4634 Frankford Avenue (map)
    Description – Sign up for a free yard tree and learn basic tree care. Speaker: Mindy Maslin, Tree Tenders, Philadelphia Horticultural Society.
  • Kindergarten Registration Panel
    When – Tue, March 20, 6pm – 8pm
    Where – Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Avenue (map)
    Description – Do you have questions about getting your child ready for Kindergarten? For parents/guardians of children who will be five years old by 9/1/2012. email RSVP to learn@ccisnephila.com
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, March 20, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)
  • Get Your Taxes Done for Free
    When – Fri, March 23, 10am – 3pm
    Where – 4509 Frankford Ave (map)
    Description – Free tax prep for households with Gross income of $50,000 or less
  • JOB FAIR
    When – Sat, March 24, 9am – 12pm
    Where – 4256 Paul Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19124 (map)
    Description – Can you “C” yourself at Sankofa? Caring, Called, Competent, Convinced, Conscious, Creative, Character Rich, Culturally Responsive, Community Minded—- Certified teachers needed in the following areas: Elementary and Special Education Teachers Secondary Content teachers including Math, Science, English, and Social Studies
  • How to Divide and Transplant Garden Perennials
    When – Sat, March 24, 10am – 12pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper and Orthodox Street (map)
    Description – How to Divide and Transplant Garden Perennials –. Tools and gloves will be provided.
  • What is a Watershed?
    When – Mon, March 26, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    Where – Frankford Library, 4634 Frankford Avenue (map)
    Description – Find out about city projects and plans for Frankford Creek. Speaker: Stephanie Clymer, Community Liason for the Tookany/Tacony/Frankford Watershed Partnership.
  • Frankford Parks Group Meeting
    When – Mon, March 26, 6pm – 7pm
    Where – 2nd Baptist Church, 1800 Meadow Street, Phila, Pa. 19124 (map)
    Description – We have a lot to discuss on our agenda so please make it out to our first meeting for the year.
  • Renters and Home Owners Insurance Seminar
    When – Wed, March 28, 6pm – 7pm
    Where – First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School 4300 Tacony St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT’S COVERED BY YOUR HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE POLICY? See flyer in the Gazette.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Thu, March 29, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Where – Aria Hospital’s Frankford Campus (4900 Frankford Avenue) in the 2nd floor meeting room. Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Chris Rhametulla is coming back this month to talk about budgeting and money management. In addition to getting our finances straight, Dennis Lee from City Commissioner Stephanie Singer’s office will be joining us to talk about the importance of voting and how we can organize and get folks from our community engaged in the process. Jessica Paist from CORA Services, will also be giving a short presentation about youth gambling prevention programs.
  • PSA Area 1 Meeting
    When – Fri, March 30, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA (map)
    Description – Location: Frankford Hospital – 2nd Floor Conference Room Agenda: PSA 1 Progress, Concerns and Action Plan
  • Northeast EPIC mini summit
    When – Sat, March 31, 10am – 1pm
    Where – Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School, 4256 Paul Street (map)

    Description – The 2012 Northeast Health and Economic Development Summit was formed out of a partnership between three of our Faith Based Organizations (Campbell AME Church, Second Baptist Church, and Faith Assembly of God), and our representatives from our elected official offices, (Councilwoman Maria D. Quinones Sanchez and State Representative Tony Payton Jr.) to address the issues of hunger, health and economic opportunities in our neighborhood. CORA’s Northeast EPIC Stakeholder group was awarded a grant to feed the hungry. The grant will be distributed amongst the three faith based groups to provide groceries to families in our area. Pastor Richard Smith, will be our keynote speaker and will be addressing the issues of hunger in our community and the supply demand for our local pantries. A representative from Councilwoman Sanchez’ office will be speaking about local economic opportunities on Frankford Avenue and throughout the neighborhood.

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, April 1, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)

    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: The Gettysburg Conspiracy

  • Community Planning Meeting
    When – Tue, April 3, 6pm – 8pm
    Where – Friends Hospital (map)
    Description – Philadelphia2035
  • Friends of Overington Park
    When – Wed, April 4, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St. (map)
    Description – Come out and discuss our park and what we an do to make it a safe and pleasant place for everyone.
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, April 5, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – 2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, April 10, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – K & A’s SECOND STORY MEN Allen M Hornblum Author “Confessions of a Second Story Man – Junior Kripplebauer and the K & A Gang” The legendary Kensington & Allegheny “second story” men of the 1950-70’s were nationally known for their “art of burglary” – from Boca Raton to Bar Harbor. NE Philly’s own Allen M Hornblum reveals the challenges that come with writing a book about these notorious Kensingtonians.
  • Town Hall Meeting
    When – Thu, April 12, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue (map)
    Description – 15th District Police Captain Frank Bachmayer