Coming Up in Frankford 4/20 to 5/17/2013

  • Spring Tea -Sun, April 21, 11:30am – 2:30pm, St. Joachim Church Hall, 1527 Church St.
  • Frankford Garden Club – Mon, April 22, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Citizens Engagement Academy – Wed, April 24, 6pm – 8pm, St. Marks Church – 4442 Frankford Ave. – 8 Week course designed to help those who serve in a leadership role in their neighborhoods, or have an interest in becoming active, learn more about local government and gain ideas to make their neighborhood stronger.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, April 25, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • Healthy Trails 5k walk and run – Sat, April 27, 8am – 12pm, Friends Hospital – The inaugural Healthy Trails 5K run/walk in the Tookany/Tacony Creek Park will be held on April 27th, 2013 with the start and finish line on the Friends Hospital Campus. This event will also mark the dedication of the new urban trail linking the Philadelphia park system together. http://healthytrails5k.com/
  • Clean Up Day Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery – Sat, April 27, 10am – 3pm, 930 Adams Avenue – The Friends of Greenwood Cemetery is sponsoring the Clean-up of historic Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The Friends of Greenwood is a 501(c)3 charitable organization entirely staffed by volunteers dedicated to the preservation of the cemetery’s grounds, records and the historical buildings. Whether you have family buried in the cemetery, love history, or are a resident of the community, we need your help. Even if you can only help for an hour that’s great, every little bit helps. Bring gloves, wheel barrows, and rakes and wear sturdy shoes. We will be picking up branches from the storms, raking leaves, picking up trash, trimming, etc. Call FOG at 215-533-2967 for more information. If you can’t make it then we are also looking for volunteers for May 4.
  • Spring into Spring with Iqraa Cafe – Sun, April 28, 3pm – 8pm, Iqraa Cafe, 4663 Frankford Ave. Healthy eating, smoothies and an assortment of great vendors. For further information call 215-288-8081.
  • Frankford Chargers 45th Annual Awards Banquet – Sun, April 28, 3pm – 6pmWhereRomanos Caterering, 1523 E. Wingohocking St. – Tickets $20 on sale at Gambrel Recreation Center Tues, Wed, Thursday from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Last date for tickets is April 19th.
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, April 30, 8am – 10am, Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor conference room – It’s time to take charge of your health and wellness! Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affection you and your health needs. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742.
  • Citizens Engagement Academy – Wed, May 1, 6pm – 7pm, St. Marks Church – 4442 Frankford Ave. – 8 Week course designed to help those who serve in a leadership role in their neighborhoods, or have an interest in becoming active, learn more about local government and gain ideas to make their neighborhood stronger.
  • Friends of Overington Park – Wed, May 1, 7pm – 8pm, Overington Park, by the tool shed, Orthodox and Leiper Streets – 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 – Thu, May 2, 7pm – 8pm, 2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue
  • Frankford Murals Paint Day – Sat, May 4, 11am – 2pm, St. Mark’s Church – This is the last opportunity for residents to make history and paint the murals.
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, May 5, 12pm – 5pm,  4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM: GAR Decorations Day Traditions and Customs by Dr Andy Waskie
  • Citizens Engagement Academy – Wed, May 8, 6pm – 7pm, St. Marks Church – 4442 Frankford Ave. – Week 3 – Nuisance Properties, District Attorney’s Office
  • Neighborhood Advisory Council Meeting – Thu, May 9, 7pm – 8pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St.
  • Love your park day – Saturday, May 11, 2013,  Wissinoming Park – Cleanup and planting day.
  • Annual Day-Before Mother’s Day Plant Sale – Sat, May 11, 10am – 3pm, Frankford Library – Frankford Garden Club Sells flowers
  • PSA 1 Meeting – Tue, May 14, 7pm – 7pm, Aria Hospital 4900 Frankford Ave
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Tue, May 14, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St. – Penn’s Landing: Philadelphia’s Lost Waterfront by Harry Kyriakodis, Author and Historian
  • Citizens Engagement Academy – Wed, May 15, 6pm – 7pm, St. Marks Church – 4442 Frankford Ave. – Week 4 – Sanitation Responsibilities, Streets Department S.W.E.E.P. Division