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Coming Up in Frankford 3/10 to 4/6/2012

  • Saint Patrick’s Day Party
    When – Sat, March 10, 6pm – Sun, March 11, 12am
    Where – St. Joachim’s Fitzmaurice Hall, 1527 Church St. (map)
    Description – St. Joachim Alumni Association presents a St. Patrick’s Day Party. Fun, Games, raffles, live music, BYOB, beer provided, buffet dinner. $25 per person, $45 per couple. Tickets from Ed Miranda 267-882-5201. See flyer in the Gazette.
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, March 13, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – ANNUAL MEETING – Come out and learn what has been done this past year at your historical society — and what is being planned for the upcoming year. Enjoy a rare, behind the scenes tour of our 1930’s building and vast museum and library collections, followed by light refreshments. Don’t miss it!
  • Rain Barrel Workshop
    When – Wed, March 14, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    Where – Frankford – Free Library of Philadelphia, 4634 Frankford Avenue (map)
    Description – Aaron Slater of the Energy Coordinating Agency will present information on conserving water for gardening, cleaning and more while you lower your water bill. The free workshop, one of four in the Green Frankford Series sponsored by the Frankford Garden. Participants will have the chance to apply for a rain barrel, which will be manufactured, delivered and installed for free by ECA staff. Call 215-685-1473 for more information.
  • 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
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, March 20, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)
    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.
  • 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. A speaker from Representative Tony Payton’s office will be highlight and Senior Health and Resource Fair that will be held on May 17th.

  • 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 by Will Hutchinson
  • 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 – CORA Neuman Center at 1000 Orthodox Street (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)