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Coming Up in Frankford 5/05 to 6/01/2012

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, May 6, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Exhibits a collection of Civil War Swords by Jim Mccoy of the Union League
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, May 8, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – The NATURAL HISTORY of FRANKFORD – Dr David Hewitt, ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES – An important aspect of an area’s history is its natural history. Take a look at Frankford’s urban ecology through the eyes of this Academy of Natural Sciences Botanist.
  • Friends of the Library Meeting
    When – Wed, May 9, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    Where – Frankford Branch Library Meeting Room (map)
    Description – Topics to be covered will include the book sale, and summer programs
  • Garden Club’s Annual Day-Before-Mother’s Day Plant Sale
    When – Sat, May 12, 9am – 10am
    Where – In front of the Frankford Branch of the Free Library, 4634 Frankford Ave, (map)
    Description – Once again, it is time for the Frankford Garden Club’s Annual Day-Before-Mother’s Day Plant Sale! Come early if you want the best pickings! We will have Hanging Baskets for $12 4packs and flats of marigolds, impatiens, coleus, and more potted Geraniums, Patio Tomatoes and more These are great plants, grown by a local family-owned nursery, for great, low prices! Frankford Garden Club members will be on hand to answer questions and offer gardening advice. All proceeds benefit the Frankford Garden Club
  • Circle of Honor Re-dedication
    When – Sat, May 12, 12pm – 2pm
    Where – Cedar Hill Cemetery (map)
    Description – There will be a re-dedication ceremony for 33 newly installed Federal military gravestones for the Union veterans buried in the “Circle of Honor” surrounding the monument. This is the culmination of phase 1 with the repair, cleaning, sealing, and preservation of the monument itself designated as phase 2.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, May 15, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)
  • Tony Payton Presents a Senior Fair
    When – Thu, May 17, 10am – 3pm
    Where – Bressi Northeast Senior Center, 4744 Frankford Ave. (map)
    Description – The event is free and includes prizes, music, food and Zumba classes. There will be lots of useful information on local and state programs that are geared towards seniors, and more importantly, it’s a chance for me to hear directly from you about what’s on your mind. In addition, local and state agencies will be present to talk to seniors about their services and hand out information. Workshops will provide information on safety, health, finances and seniors’ legal rights. For more information, contact my constituent service office at 215-744-7901. Please spread the word to your friends!
  • Homebuyer and Seller Seminar
    When – Thu, May 17, 6pm – 8pm
    Where – Frankford CDC, 4900 Griscom Street (map)
    Description – What to pay for a new home. Financing options, credit repair and more. Call 215-743-6580 to sign up. Sponsored by Century21 Advantage Gold
  • PSA 2
    When – Thu, May 17, 7pm – 7pm
    Description – PSA 2
  • Perennial Plant Sale
    When – Sat, May 19, 10am – 1pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper and Orthodox Sts. (map)
    Description – We will be planting our flower beds, seeding the beds and giving away seed packs to our volunteers. We are also having a perennial plant sale at the same time in the park. We will be selling plants gathered by our members, the Frankford Garden Club, and anyone else who would like to donate their overflow of plants. As we get closer I might have more information on what plants are available.
  • Summer Camp Expo
    When – Sat, May 19, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
    Where – Gambrel Recreation Center – 4800 block of Ditman Street (map)
    Description – PhillyRising will be hosting a Summer Camp Expo at Gambrell Rec Center.The expo is an opportunity for parents to find out about summer camp providers in their neighborhood. It is provided as a service to the public; there is no cost to providers for hosting a table and no cost to residents to attend.
    When – Mon, May 21, 4pm – 5pm
    Where – Frankford Branch of the Free Library, 4634 Frankford Ave (map)
    Description – JAMES GALWAY will bring his reptilian friends to the Frankford Branch of the Free Library, 4634 Frankford Ave on Monday May 21, 2012 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Come and see Mr. Galway’s snakes, lizards and other reptiles, ask him questions, and even hold a snake if you want! Free, fascinating and fun for the whole family. Call 215-685-1473 or email for more information.
  • PSA 1
    When – Tue, May 22, 7pm – 7pm
  • Discover the history and process of paper making
    When – Wed, May 23, 4pm – 5pm
    Where – Frankford Branch of the Free Library, 4634 Frankford Ave (map)
    Description – Discover the history and process of paper making and try it yourself at the Frankford Branch of the Free Library. Presenter Richard Aldorasi is an artist, educator, and founder of the Philadelphia Handmade Paper Company. Free; recommended for ages 12 and up. Call 215-685-1473 or email for more information.
  • Filling in the Blanks and Connecting the Dots
    When – Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Where – Campbell AME and 2nd Baptist Churches (map)
    Description – First Annual Frankford Freedom Fighters Event
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Thu, May 31, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Where – Aria Hospital’s Frankford Campus (4900 Frankford Avenue) in the 2nd floor meeting room. Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – The ultimate goal is to create a process that enhances the community’s ability to solve issues surrounding truancy, domestic violence, child safety and substance abuse.