Coming Up in Frankford 10/4 to 10/31/2014

  •  FREE Breast Screenings – Sat, October 4, 8am – 12pm,  Aria Health- Frankford Campus, 4900 Frankford Ave – As a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aria Health is hosting free breast screenings for uninsured and underinsured women in our community. Medical staff from various Aria Health locations will be available to offer free breast exams, teach self-exams, and provide mammography services. **Pre-registration is required. Register today at 215-612-4808. **All screenings will take place in the Short Procedure Unit
  • Sing-along – Mon, October 6, 10am – 11am, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Please join us for our “Down Memory Lane sing along” on Monday, Oct. 6th, from 10-11:00am. No cost.
  • 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.
  • Fire Prevention Seminar – Sat, October 11, 10:45am – 1:45pm,  1652 Foulkrod St. – State Rep. James Clay Jr., D-Phila., will partner with the men and women of Ladder 15 of the Philadelphia Fire Department next week to host a Fire Prevention Seminar which is free and open to the public. The seminar will start at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 11 at 1652 Foulkrod St., Philadelphia. Members of Ladder 15 will instruct attendees in fire prevention and fire safety. In addition, there will be light refreshments, fun for all ages, and a free drawing provided by local businesses and the members of Ladder 15. Winners of Clay’s Fire Prevention Art Contest will be announced at the seminar. The two school-aged contest winners will have their art displayed on billboards at the local firehouse for one year. In addition, the artists of the winning posters will receive the opportunity to be a “Fireperson for a Day.”
  • 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
  • Dance Movement Therapy Class – Wed, October 15, 10am – 11am, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Please join us for our Dance Movement Therapy Classes. Come join this hot new program!
  • Ice Cream Sundaes – Thu, October 16, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Please join us for ice cream sundaes. Both events will begin at 12:30pm. $2.00 donation requested
  • Cookology Class – Fri, October 17, 10am – 11am, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Please join us for our cookology class on Friday, A certified Dietitian will be whipping up some delicious, nutritious treats for all to sample! A very popular, free of charge event.
  • 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.
  • Peter Bressi 30th Anniversary Banquet – Fri, October 24, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Come join us to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with our very special Anniversary Banquet. Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your seat with Karen at 215-831-2926. $4.00 per plate donation requested.
  • 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.
  • Monthly Birthday Party – Tue, October 28, 11:45am – 12:45pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Come celebrate your birthday! We have a monthly birthday party. Join us for cake, ice cream, lunch, and live entertainment!
  • 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.
  • Dance Movement Therapy Class – Wed, October 29, 10am – 11am, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Please join us for our Dance Movement Therapy Classes. Come join this hot new program!
  • Greensgrow Fruit and Vegetable Truck – Thu, October 30, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Greensgrow Fruit and Vegetable Truck will be here. Fruit and vegetable can be purchased with food vouchers, access card, or cash.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, October 30, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • PSA1 Meeting – Thu, October 30, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Health Frankford Campus, 4900 Frankford Ave,