• APRIL 23: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Candidates Forum - Kingsessing Library. The 51st Democratic Ward and the Kingsessing Fifth Division Community of Neighbors: Democratic candidates for At-Large Council seats in May 21st Primary Election
• APRIL 24: 12h District Police Service Area #4 Meeting, 6:30 p.m Kingsessing Library, 1201 South 51st Street. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Kelly PPD.12.PSA1@phila.gov
• APRIL 24: Mission: save our youth - volunteers wanted: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. B.B. Comegys Elementary School, 5100 Greenway Avenue, Free dinner will be served, bring your children. For more information call: 888-958-1165 or Marketing@pelakids.com
• APRIL 25: Healthy Hike – Nature 101, Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Intro to such outdoors activities as kayaking, archery, smartphone photography Fishing, wildlife watching. No Registration. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
• APRIL 26: Candidates Night for Primary Election May 21: 6:00 -8:00 with free supper following candidate introductions & presentations. Learn more about people running for office in Philadelphia & PA! Sponsors: Southwest Phila. District Services. Info: email@example.com
• APRIL 27: Philly City Nature Challenge – Heinz National Wildlife Refuge: 8:00 a.m. (also 9:00 and 10:30) Join the Philly team competing with other cities for the most nature observations: Supervised by top naturalist. Walking at an easy pace. No registration necessary – families and beginners welcome: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
• APRIL 27: Clark Park Youth Soccer Program begins: Register Now: Ages 5 – 7: 10:30 - 12:0 Noon; Ages 8 – 11: 12:00 – 1:30 a.m. Info, Fees, Guidelines & volunteer opportunities: www.friendsofclarkpark.org/activities/youth-soccer/
• APRIL 27: “Literacy Lab” Reading Help for grade 1-3 children (Also May 4/May 11) Help kids to progress more rapidly (FREE): 12:00 & 2:00 p.m. (2 sessions) Kingsessing Library, 1201 S 51st St. (between Kingsessing & Chester Aves.) Info. 215-685-2690
APRIL 27: Big Day at Clark Park; Youth Soccer, Farmers Market, Uhuru Health Fair, Science Program, Park Clean up. www.friendsofclarkpark.org/activities/youth-soccer/
• APRIL 27: Turning Points For Children - Free Prom Clothing & Accessory Shop:,. 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m. 3901 Market St. (Corner of 40th & Market) Open to All High School Girls. Call for Appointment 215 387-5150. Raffle for Gift Certificates and Professional Hair & Makeup Appointments.
• APRIL 29: Pop-Up Clothing Closet: 10:00 a.m. – 12;00 Noon: 5 items per person: The Common Place, 58th St & Chester Ave. (entrance off 58th St.) Sponsors: JFCS.
• APRIL 30: Volunteers Wanted for “Science After School” classes (part of Phila. Science Festival): 3:30 p.m. Eastwick Library 2851 Island Ave. Professionals wanted to introduce youth to science, technology, engineering & math (STEM). Contact 215-685-4170
• MAY 2: Rhythm and Percussion with Karen Smith, 4:30 p.m. Eastwick Library, 2851 Island Ave. interactive percussion program for children/teens. Info: 215-685-4170
• MAY 3: Job Fair - Find Your Next Job. Better Job, New Job! 11:00 a.m. Paschalville Library, 70th St & Woodland Ave. Meet employers! Bring your résumé! Wear your best! Recruiting for customer service, sales, administration, manufacturing, security, warehouse work, and more! Info: 215-685-2662
• MAY 4: Good Morning Yoga - Kingsessing Library (and every first Saturday) , 10:30 a.m. Free community yoga class, (Supported by Studio 34. Beginner-friendly. Yoga mats provided. 1201 S. 51st Street (215) 685-2690
• MAY 11: Bartram High School Alumni Meeting (2nd Saturday) 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Bethany Baptist Church 5747 Warrington Avenue (entrance on 58th St.)
• MAY 12: "Financial Peace University” 9-session workshop series - How to become debt free! Instructors: Mr/Mrs Dale McCoy (based on course by Dave Ramsey). Classes at Folcroft Union Church, 500 Primos Ave. Details/Fees 215-492-9663.
• MAY 14: Foster Parent Information Sessions (also May 21): 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave., Sign up: 215-730-2240 or email email@example.com
• MAY 21: PRIMARY ELECTION: Offices include: Mayor, City Council Districts & At Large, Sheriff, Municipal Common Pleas & Commonwealth Judges, Superior Courts Justices
EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Job Fair - Find Your Next Job. Better Job, New Job! May 3, 11:00 a.m. Paschalville Library, 70th St & Woodland Ave. Meet employers! Bring your résumé! Wear your best! Recruiting for customer service, sales, administration, manufacturing, security, warehouse work, and more! Info: 215-685-2662
Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200
Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults Can Learn to Read at https://never2late2read.org/
Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org 215-729-0800
English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729-0800 or ACLTR.email@example.com or 267-419-7084.
OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
In-Home Family Services: Family Empowerment (FES) and Home Protective (IHPS) services to strengthen and stabilize families and preventing children’s placement in foster care. For families where DHS has determined that there is an active safety threat. theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00 Noon, Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave.
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for individuals and families; behavioral therapy for children, adolescents & adults, medication management, psychiatric services; trauma focused treatment: theVillage, 6517 Chester Ave., (215) 730-2326, email email@example.com or visit website: https://village1877.org
The John Bartram HS Class of January, 1959 (Honey's Class), 60th reunion, April, 2019. Seeking lost classmates. Forward information to Joe Mongeluzi at 610-284-7634 firstname.lastname@example.org."
Joe Mongeluzi requests that interested classmates contact him at 610-284-7634 or email@example.com
Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing & Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit our website: www.eastwickfamily.com”
Foster Parent Information Sessions: Each month, the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month, 5:00 to 7:00 pm Location: theVillage Preheim Center located at 6517 Chester Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.
Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email email@example.com Visitors welcome at $5.00/breakfast.
Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affinity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and financing coaching. www.finanta.org or call 267-236.7000
Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD/ VOLUNTEERS visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Housing Counseling: Help is a Phone Call Away: Qualified housing counselors available at Southwest CDC to assist with housing needs Southwest CDC Housing: 215-729-0800.
- ____ CHILDREN
- The Philadelphia Head Start Partnership openings at three locations in Southwest Philly: - Woodland Academy, 5401 Grays Ave.; - SW Presbyterian Center, 2559 S 70th Street; - Barbara Allison FCCH 6010 Cedarhurst Ave.
- - Teach n' Tumble, Woodland Plaza, Woodland Ave.
- Pre-K classes for children ages 3 - 5 years Children and parents/legal guardians must be residents of Philadelphia, PA. Info: Call 215-105-0400 or visit ww.philaheadstartpartnership.org
- ________________________________FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION _______________________________
- Foster Care Parents Needed! Are you Concerned about children who are: Afraid ♦ Alone ♦ Vulnerable? Do you have patience, perserverence & a big heart? ♦ You may have what it takes to be a foster parent! ♦ Children come from all over Greater Philadelphia area ♦ Commitments may be short term or longer term. For information call Carletta/Denise at 610-525-5400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. theVillage: Serving Southwest since 187.
- Foster Care Parents Needed Turning Points for Children Find out about the privilege of being Resource parents & helping a child In his or her time of need: Garrett Lassiter, Resource Home Coordinator, 267-315-0480 Email:email@example.com
- Family Support Services: Turning Points For Children, The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Avenue. For general inquiries on Turning Points programs and activities, call 215-875-3400 or visit www.turningpointsforchildren.org•
PHILADELPHIA FREE LIBRARY - SW BRANCH ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Interest designations: “A” for Adults; “B” for Teens; “F” for Families; “C” for Children
♦ Kingsessing Branch, 1201 S 51st St.215.686.2690
M/W 10-6, T/Th 11-7, F closed, Sat 10-5
- LEAP After school Prog. M–Th. 3–5 pm
♦ Eastwick Branch: 2851 Island Ave - 215.685.4170
Hours: M/W12-8, T/Th10-6, F 10-5, Sat 10-5
- LEAP After school Prog..T-F, 3 – 5:30 p.m.
♦ Blackwell Branch: 125 S 52nd St. 215.685.7433
- Free SAT Prep Help .
♦ Nixon/Cobbs Creek Branch: 5800 Cobbs Creek Pkway 215.685.1973
Hours: M/W12-8,T/Th10-6, F10-5, Sat 10-5
- SMART Readers: Art & Literacy Prog, Students Grades 2 -5
♦ Paschalville Branch: 6942 Woodland Ave, 215.685.2662
Hours: M/W10-6,T/Th 11-7, F10-5, Sat closed
By David Reeder