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Coming Up in Frankford 5/19 to 6/15/2012

  • Northwood Town Watch
    When – Sat, May 19, 9am – 10am
    Where – Knights of Columbus, 5323 Oxford Avenue (map)
    Description – New members invited to sign up if you missed the first meeting last Tuesday.
  • 15th District PDAC Community Day
    When – Sat, May 19, 10am – 2pm

    Where – Frankford and Cottman Aves.

  • 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.
  • Frankford Youth Rally Sponsored by NE EPIC Stakeholders
    When – Fri, June 1, 10am – 3pm
    Where – Large and Wakeling St. (map)
    Description – Food, Games and performances – Healthy relationships, violence prevention, health and wellness, HIV/AIDS awareness, drug and alcohol awareness, summer youth employment, college resources
  • Health Fair
    When – Fri, June 1, 11am – 2pm

    Where – Aria Health Parking Lot

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, June 3, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: With the 71st PV at the Angle at Gettysburg by Dan Cashin
  • Friends of the library meeting
    When – Wed, June 6, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    Where – Frankford Branch Library Meeting Room (map)
    Description – Topics to be covered will include the book sale, and summer programs
  • Friends of Overington Park
    When – Wed, June 6, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Overington Park – Leiper and Orthodox Streets (map)
    Description – Come out and discuss our park and what we an do to make it a safe and pleasant place for everyone. If it is raining that day then the meeting will be held at the Frankford Historical Society.
    When – Thu, June 7, 3:45pm – 4:30pm
    Where – Frankford Branch of the Free Library, 4634 Frankford Ave. (map)
    Description – Listen to, create,critique and share your words. Presenter: Jaamil Kosko, founder, Philadiction. Ages 12 and up. 215-685-1473 or to register
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, June 7, 7pm – 8pm

    Where – 2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

  • Community Planning Meeting
    When – Tue, June 12, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Where – St. Martin of Tours School, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd. (map)
    Description – Review input from the first community meeting. Hear draft recommendations for the plan.Work with City Planning Commission staff to determine future development scenarios.
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, June 12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – SPRING TEA – FLAGS OF THE CONFEDERACY PHILADELPHIA FLAG DAY ASSOCIATION – Michael C Axelrod, Vice President – Frankford provided more recruits for the Civil War than any other town of its size in America. Learn more about this “War Between the States” through a display and presentation of Flags of the Confederacy. This is our traditional Spring Tea, so bring refreshments to share.