- Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
When-Sun, December 7, 12pm – 5pmWhere-4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)Description-Presentation at 1:30 PM: ‘Christmas at the Front in Music, Song, and Story’ Presented by Gleim’s 198th PA. Regimental Band – 6th Union League Regiment Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 1:30PM Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Civil War Museum & Library 4278 Griscom St Philadelphia, PA. 19124 tel: 215-289-6484 web: www.garmuslib.org e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FREE & Open to the public!
- Historical Society of Frankford Open house
When-Sun, December 7, 1pm – 4pmWhere-1507 Orthodox Street Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
- Budget Cut Town Hall Meeting
When-Mon, December 8, 7pm – 9pmWhere-John Perzel Community Center – 2990 St. Vincent Street (map)Description-Public should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 PM At each session Mayor Nutter will make opening remarks and run the audience through a short overview presentation and then open up for approximately an hour-long Q&A session. The Managing Director, Deputy Mayors, Finance Director Rob Dubow, Budget Director Steve Agostini, Police Commissioner Ramsey, Fire Commissioner Ayers, Recreation Commissioner Slawson, L&I Commissioner Burns, Streets Commissioner Tolson, and Fairmount Park Commission Executive Director Mark Focht, and other department and agency heads will all be available to answer questions.
- Historical Society of Frankford Program
When-Tue, December 9, 7:00pm – 10:30pmWhere-1507 Orthodox Street Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)Description-Tea Sandwiches and Dessert Social PLUS December’s Program: Dickens and “A Christmas Carol” Presented by Rochelle Christoper 6:30 pm Social, bring tea sandwiches or a dessert to share 7:30 pm Program begins 8:30 pm Carols and dessert The program starts with the true history of Christmas as a Saturnalian festival and goes on to discuss Charles Dickens, how he came to write the Carol, and how he single-handedly changed the face of Christmas both in England and in the United States. It will end with a reading of the Carol and Rochelle will use Dickens’s “reading copy” of the story. “Christmas Carol” was Dickens’s favorite story and he had a special adaptation that he used for Christmas. The family still uses it for Christmas dinner. This will be accompanied by color illustrations by Roberrto Innocenti.