JANUARY 28: Clothing Closet – Adults/children: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon. The Common Place, 58th & Chester Ave. (Enter off 58th Street parking lot) 5 items free, includes shoes. Sponsor: JFCS www.ourclosetpa.org Info: 267-275-8238
FEBRUARY 4: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All (Resumes every Monday): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place (Every Monday) 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking entrance off 58th St.) Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259
February 1: Story Time for Toddlers: 10:15 a.m. Eastwick Library, 2851 Island Ave. See website for other programs – www.freelibrary.org/locations /eastwick-library
FEBRUARY 1: Inspirational Concert – Patty Jackson, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at The Common Place, 58th and Chester Ave (Entrance off 58th Street Parking Lot. Sponsors: Turning Points for Children. Info Facebook.com/turningpointsforchildren
FEBRUARY 2: Ground Hog Day Festival Activities – John Heinz National Wildlife Center, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. : 8:00 – 12:Noon, plus bird & nature walks. Info: 215-365-3118 www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz/visit/upcomingevents.html
FEBRUARY 13: Home School Program: Sculpture – Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. (two sessions) Reservations & fees required for this and other interesting programs for home-schooled children (See calendar on website www.bartramsgarden.org or Contact Leslie Gale, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-729-5281 ext. 110.:
FEBRUARY 16: Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. All welcome! The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. (Enter through 58th St. parking lot.) Fellowship, home-cooked traditional breakfast, discussion of the Word. Info: 267-275-8238 or email@example.com
FEBRUARY 18: Community Appreciation Day 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Turning Points for Children, 3901 Market St. Refreshments, Raffles, Health Screenings, Kids Activities, Music, Prizes. Learn more about your Community Umbrella Agency CUA 9 Info:
FEBRUARY 20: Free Legal Advice – Phila, Bar Association. 5;00 – 8:00 p.m. Family, landlord-tenant, workers’ compensation, employment law & more. Call LegalLine (215) 238-6333. Also, reduced fee consultation referrals ($35 for 1/2 hour), Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Same phone #)
EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes , 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200
NOW HIRING: Direct Support Professionals: Assists an individual with a disability to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community, assists with activities of daily living if needed, and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion. Minimum Qualifications: Pass a Criminal Background Check; High School Diploma or Transcripts: Valid PA Driver's License; Social Security card; Child Abuse Clearance; Current Physical Apply in person, 2501 Carroll St (at Elmwood Ave,) Philadelphia PA 19142
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.
Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland); Info: Niema at 215-685-2662. Also: facebook.com/SWJRL
Affordable Internet Access & Computers for families, veterans, seniors: Comcast Internet Essentials: $9.95/ month No Credit Check, no application fees, free hookup. www.internetessentials.com/apply
OTHER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00 Noon, Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave.
The John Bartram High School 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."
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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:firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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