Coming Up in Frankford 9/27 to 10/24/2014

  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, September 28, 11am – 4pm,  St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue – Philly Faith in Action was brings the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Drexel University with their mobile medical center to St Marks for rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and follow up care. They will be here the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  • Frankford Parks Group – Mon, September 29, 6:30pm – 7:30pm,  CDC Building, 4900 Griscom St. – I hope you all enjoyed your summer and that your fall is off to a good start. We had several great volunteer events over the summer for both Wilmot and Hedge Street Park and were able to host the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Hedge Street Park. We are now preparing for the Fall Love Your Park Service Say on Saturday, November 15th. In addition, a representative from the Wooden Boat Factory would like to host an event in Hedge Street Park in October so that will also be discussed at this months parks group meeting. Several folks have also mentioned that they would like to come up with formal names for Wilmot and Hedge street park, so a representative from Councilwoman Sanchez’ office will be present to discuss that process as well.
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, September 30, 8am – 10am,  Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria – Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.
  • CRAFTS WITH PAM – Basic Sewing – Tue, September 30, 2:30pm – 4:00pm,  Frankford Neighborhood Library, 4634 Frankford Avenue – Come learn essential stitches and how to use them for creative projects as well as keeping your clothes looking great. All materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own needle and thread. Instructor Pamela Thomas has conducted many workshops, on a variety of topics, for the library and other organizations. Preregister to save a spot! Call 215-685-1473, or e-mail baxterb@freelibrary.org
  • Nature’s Hidden Surprises – Wed, October 1, 9:30am – 11:00am,  Tacony Creek Park, I and Ramona – Themed nature walk with TTF environmental educator Judith Gratz
  • Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent? – Wed, October 1, 6:00pm – 7:30pm,  Turning Points or Children, 4329 Griscom St. – Attend an orientation session – refreshments will be provided. RSVP at 215-287-4353 or 215-287-4745
  • Frankford Friends Benefit Concert – Wed, October 1, 6:30pm – 8:00pm,  Frankford Friends School, 1500 Orthodox St. – FFS Jazz band with special guests: Mike (Slo Mo) Brenner, Jonathan Clifton, John Colgan-Davis, Andrew Nelson, Tom Spiker and Tracey Stanton! Donate what you wish. Proceeds to benefit the FFS music program. Children old enough to enjoy the concert are welcome to attend. (To reserve a space for child care for younger kids, email development at frankfordfriendsschool dot org).
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, October 2, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 2nd floor
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, October 5, 12pm – 5pm,  4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Robert Hicks – Civil War Medicine
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, October 9, 7pm – 8pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St.
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Tue, October 14, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St. – “LIFE is a LARK at WILLOW GROVE PARK” David B Rowland, President, Old York Road Historical Society The Willow Grove Park of 1896,with its music pavilion, boating, picnic grove and amusements—including some legendary roller coasters—was very different from the Park of the 1950s-70s with rocket ships, aliens, a bowling alley, and “Six Gun Territory.” The Park was demolished in 1981 to make way for a Mall. Come out; learn more!
  • Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent? – Wed, October 15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm,  Turning Points or Children, 4329 Griscom St. – Attend an orientation session – refreshments will be provided. RSVP at 215-287-4353 or 215-287-4745
  • Flea Market – Sat, October 18, 7am – 1pm,  McIlvain Playground, 5200 Penn Street – We are across from the Frankford Transportation Center. $12 per spot, 2 for $20. Call 215-685-1228 for more information. Sponsored by McIlvain Playground Advisory Council
  • Friends of Overington Park – Tue, October 21, 7pm – 8pm – We will meet in the park in fair weather and at 1500 Orthodox St. , the Friends Meeting House, in bad weather or cold months.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting – Tue, October 21, 7pm – 8pm,  St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street.
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, October 26, 11am – 4pm,  St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue – Philly Faith in Action was brings the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Drexel University with their mobile medical center to St Marks for rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and follow up care. They will be here the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tour at the Globe – Sun, October 26, 2pm – 4pm,  Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street- http://philaopenstudios.org/post/neighborhood/east
  • Frankford Garden Club – Mon, October 27, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, October 28, 8am – 10am,  Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria- Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.
  • Frankford Business and Professional Association – Tue, October 28, 12pm – 2pm, NET, 4625 Frankford Ave. – Hear from our President, Diane Richardson about our accomplishments from 2013 -2014 and learn about what we have in store for the upcoming year. Representatives from Ready Philadelphia will be joining us to discuss business emergency preparedness and Project HOME will be discussing what we can do to help address the issue of homelessness in Frankford. SEPTA will also be in attendance to give an update on the 2015 Arrott Terminal (Margaret Orthodox Station) construction project.
  • Frankford Parks Group – Tue, October 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm,  CDC Building, 4900 Griscom St.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, October 30, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street