SEPTEMBER 11: Clergy ReEntry Resource Seminar – Healing Communities USA, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Ezekiel Baptist Church, 58th St. & Grays Ave. Speakers include Bishop Dr. Chris Kimmernez, Dr, Dean Trulear & Bishop Dr. Karen Dixson. Information: Rep. Joanna McClinton 215-748-6712
SEPTEMBER 8: CityLights Monthly Meeting: “SW Community Changes” 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. The Common Place, 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking/Entrance off 58th St.) Light breakfast: Share your Needs, Resources, Activities. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER 8: (F) Free Boating on the Schuylkill River (Every Saturday)– Bartram’s Garden 11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Free Parking in Upper Lot, short walk to Bartram Dock. Kayaks & rowboats, safety equipment provided. Info 215-729-5281 or website: www.bartramsgarden.org
SEPTEMBER 8: Bartram High Alumni Association Meeting. 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Bethany Baptist Church, 58th & Warrington Avenue. Info: email@example.com
SEPTEMBER 8: Woodland Avenue Reunion & Cookout. Clark Park, 4300 Kingsessing Ave. Free Water Ice, Face Painting, D.J., Live Performances, Activities for Children & Adults. Bring your grill, tables, chairs, food, trash bags, & Family and Friends (Please buy only official T-shirts, Med to 4X at $12) Note: Park in designated areas only. Police will ticket offenders.
SEPTEMBER 8 : Nature/Bird Walks: 10:00 a.m. Children (Age 3-6 with Adult); Juniors (Age 7-12)– Heinz Wildlife Refuge –8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Info: 215-365-3118 or www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz
SEPTEMBER 8: N2N Neighborhood 2 Neighborhood Street Festival – Free - “Queen of Soul – Tribute to Aretha Franklin” Kelly Price, Monica, Kindred - The Family Soul, Jean Carne, Kathy Sledge, Keke Wyatt. (SEE AD, PAGE 5) 49th – 51st Street and Baltimore Ave. 12:00 8:00 p.m.: Rides, food vendors, games, & more. Sponsor: Sen. Anthony Williams & Black Women in Sports Foundation. Info: www.N2Nfestival.com (See Ad, Page 4)
SEPTEMBER 8: Volunteer Day, Bartram’s Garden, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 5401 Lindbergh Blvd.: weeding, pruning, clean up, planting: No experience necessary; dress for outdoors; bring gloves if you have them. Info: 215-729-5281 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER 7-8: Northeast “Love + Action” Summit for civic and political leaders – focusing on 2018 & 2010 Elections: Outstanding National Speakers; workshops on running for office, campaigning, activism, volunteering & entrepreneurship; prizes for best community action stories. Info or to register: http://thearena.run/philadelphia
SEPTEMBER 9: Philadelphia Honey Family Fun Festival – Bartram’s Garden, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Tastings, hive demonstrations, honey extraction bee parade, honey marketplace, crafts, free river boating, plants for sale, children’s festival. Info: 215-729-5281 or www.bartramsgarden.org or https://phillyhoneyfest.com/
SEPTEMBER 9: Nature Walks – Heinz Wildlife Refuge – Birds, Trees, Turtles, Butterflies: Professionally Guided 9:00 a.m. (Most Sundays) 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Info: 215-365-3118 or www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz
SEPTEMBER 10: Southwest Consortium of Registered Community Organizations (RCOs) 6:30 p.m.. 12th District Police Station, 65th St. & Woodland Ave.
SEPTEMBER 10: Senior Health Fair (55-Plus): 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registration begins 9:30) West Phila. High School, 49th & Chestnut: Health Screenings, Flu Shots, Free Pharmacist consultation, Lunch, Giveaways, Exercises classes, & more.. RSVP for lunch 215-492-2980
SEPTEMBER 10: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All (every Monday): Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place (Every Monday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking entrance off 58th St.) Refreshments . Info: Terri 215-898-2259
SEPTEMBER 11: Welcome Fair for New Americans: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Paschalville Library 7th St & Woodland Ave. Immigrants & Refugees: Jobs? Citizenship? Education? Your questions answered. Info: 215-685-2662
SEPTEMBER 11: Foster Parent Info Session (also Sept. 18) 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave. Info: 215-730-2240 or email@example.com (Serving Southwest for 142 years)
SEPTEMBER 11: Bartram’s Garden Walking Tour – “River Rooms Tidal Art@Bartram’s” event. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn about the unique history of the Lower Schuylkill River. Free. Info: www.bartramsgarden.org or www.muralarts.org/artatbartrams or . Info 215-729-5281
SEPTEMBER 12: Community Meeting - Stormwater Projects in Southwest – Phila. Water Dept. 6:00 p.m. Francis Myers Rec Center, 58th St. & Kingsessing Ave. Up-coming construction at Kingsessing Rec. Center, Buist Ave., & other locations. Info: www.facebook.com/events/245333789459032/.
SEPTEMBER 12: Free Adult Education/GED Classes (Evening) – Testing Night 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave. (See Article, Page 10). To register before Sept 19, Phone 215-474-1235 ext. 200
SEPTEMBER 13: Overweight Patients bariatric nutrition classes (Also Sept 27) , Mercy Philadelphia Hospital 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Henderson Conference Room, 501 S, 54th St. Info: 610.237.3641 or visitwww.mercyhealth.org.
SEPTEMBER 15: SOUTHWEST PRIDE DAY AND PARADE. To march, participate, volunteer or donate: Contact Officer Mitchell, 215-686-3122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER 15: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Open to All. (Every 3rd Sat.) 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. The Common Place, 58th & Chester Ave. Youth accompanied by adult welcome! “I desire all men to pray” (1 Tim 1:8) Info: 267-275-8238 or www.thecommonplacephilly.org
SEPTEMBER 15: Women’s Circle – Gateway to Re-Entry, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. 3751 Island Ave., Suite 106 (off Bartram Ave.) Donation $20 Info: email@example.com
September 15: Commonwealth Charter Academy, Annual Back to School Community Fun Fest: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Sherwood Park, 57th& Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143. Free food, games, vendors, and school supplies. Come celebrate the school year with us!
SEPTEMBER 15: Traditional Crafts Day, Ft. Mifflin 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Historic product making skills on display: weaving, blacksmithing, basket making, wood carving & more. Ticket info: 215-685-4167, FortMifflinInfo@gmail.com
SEPTEMBER 16: NFL Tailgate Block Party - Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 12:00 noon (Kickoff 1:00 p.m.) Bring your own chair: Free Food Cookout! 5900 Block of Cobbs Creek Parkway. Sponsor Sen. Williams & 18th Police Dist.
SEPTEMBER 18: Maroon & Gray Bartram High Alumni Meeting/Meet & Greet: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Bartram High School Auditorium 2401 S 67th St.(Please us 67th St. Entrance) Info: (267) 234-2064
SEPTEMBER 18: Bartram High School – Annual Back to School Night (Contact Mrs. Hudecki at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Please make an effort to attend our annual Bartram Back to School Night
SEPTEMBER 19: Free Adult Education/GED Classes (Evening) – Registration/Testing Night 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave. (See Article, Page 10) Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200
SEPTEMBER 21: Free Family Outdoor Movie Night, Bartram's Garden "The Good Dinosaur” Garden tour (guided/family friendly) 5:45 p.m. / Movie starts 6:45 p.m. 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Bring blankets or chairs. Free popcorn lemonade & water. Sponsor: KenCrest West . Info 215-729-5281 or website: www.bartramsgarden.org
SEPTEMBER 21: 12th District Police Service Area #1 Meeting, 6:30 p. m. ShopRite Supermarket Community Room, Penrose Plaza, Island Ave. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Allen (#58) PPD.12.PSA1@phila.gov
SEPTEMBER 22: Annual Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5K Walk/ Run Fundraiser. 7:00 a.m. -12.00 noon, Belmont Ave. & Avenue of the Republic Hall Drive (opposite Please Touch Museum). Pre-register, create/join a team Info: Sickle Cell Disease Assoc, of America 215-471-8686 or Zemoria at email@example.com.
SEPTEMBER 23-27: FREE Employment Boot Camp, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily, Breakfast/lunch provided: Employment documentation, financial empowerment, Online job account signup, guidance on professional presentation, & much more. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-729-4546.
SEPTEMBER 24: Free Full Moon Boating Series. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Food tasting at Vetri Mobile Kitchen, Apple Juice pressing & cider drinks. Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Free Parking in Upper Lot, short walk to Bartram Dock Details:
SEPTEMBER 24: Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes Begin 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave. (See Article, Page 10) Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200
SEPTEMBER 26: Open House on Addiction: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Francis Myers Rec. Center, 58th St. & Kingsessing Ave. Sponsor Sen. Anthony Williams: Info on substance abuse for family, friends and neighbors; Narcan administration demo, counseling, safe Rx disposal & more. Info: (215) 492-2980.
SEPTEMBER 26: 12th District Police Service Area #2 Meeting, 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 70th St. & Woodland Ave. . Learn what’s happening in your area: Lt. Kinslow (#101) PPD.12.PSA2@phila.gov
SEPTEMBER 27: 12th District Police Service Area #4 Meeting, 5:30 p. m. Kingsessing Library, 50th & Chester Ave. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. McHugh (#180) PPD.12.PSA4@phila.gov
SEPTEMBER 28: Police Service Area #3 Meeting 6:30 p.m. Myers Rec. Center 58th St. & Kingsessing Ave. Learn what’s happening in your area. Boundaries & Info: Lt. Galie (#264 ) PPD.12.PSA3@phila.gov
SEPTEMBER 29: Urban Wildlife Refuge Day: Heinz National Reserve: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Activities, workshops, tours, sponsored by Friends of Heinz NWR. , 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Info: 215-365-3118 or www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz
EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
FREE Employment Boot Camp, SEPTEMBER 23-27: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily, Breakfast/lunch provided: Employment documentation, financial empowerment, Online job account signup, guidance on professional presentation, & much more. Info: email@example.com or 215-729-4546.
Welcome Fair for New Americans: SEPTEMBER 11: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Paschalville Library 7th St & Woodland Ave. Immigrants & Refugees: Jobs? Citizenship? Education? Your questions answered. Info: 215-685-2662
Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes Begin 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave. (See Article, Page 10) Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200
Free Evening English Language Courses, Mondays/Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Tilden Middle School, 66th & Elmwood Ave. To register or for more info: Visit: www.centerforliteracy.org/free-cfl-classes-at-community-schools or phone Center for Literacy 215-474-1235 extension 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
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
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”
Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Meets Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email firstname.lastname@example.org Guests/visiting Rotarians 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:
How to help: Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, 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. 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