TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30: LAST DAY TO MAKE ABSENTEE BALLOT (MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 P.M. - SO MAIL AT LEAST TWO DAYS BEFORE. FOR FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS VISIT:
NOVEMBER 6 ELECTION DAY: DON'T FAIL TO VOTE.
CityLights Monthly Meeting: November 10: “Share your needs, resources and activities” 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. The Common Place, 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking/Entrance off 58th St.) Light breakfast: Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
OCTOBER 20: Men's Monthly Prayer Breakfast & Bible Study (Open to All). 8:30 a.m. The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. (Entrance via parking lot on 58th St.) Info: 267.275.8238 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OCTOBER 20: First Time Home Buyer Seminar. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. (See Ad, page 7) All you need to know to consider buying your first home! Experienced & expert consultants. Info: 215-729-0800.
OCTOBER 20: Breast Health – What Every Woman Needs to Know! Supper & Informative Question/Answer session. 6:00 p.m. Mercy Fitzgerald Med. Sciences Bldg. 1500 Lansdowne Ave.. Darby, PA
OCTOBER 20: Open House The Common Place – 5th Anniversary. The Common Place, 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking/Entrance off 58th St.) Free, but reservations requested: call 267.275.8238 or Email: email@example.com
OCTOBER 20: Deborah Ansa Wilson-Bey Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Philadelphia Masjid, 4700 Wyalusing Ave. Info Tickets: Wesley Wilson-Bey 267-323-6148, Taji, 215-866-8599, firstname.lastname@example.org
OCTOBER 24: 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
OCTOBER 25: 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
OCTOBER 26: Mud Island Halloween - A Haunted Fort Mifflin Event 5:00 p.m. Explore the site during the Halloween season! Who knows what lurks inside the walls after dark! Ticket info: https://fortmifflin.ticketleap.com
OCTOBER 30: last day for receipt of absentee ballots; For instructions and forms visit
NOVEMBER 6: ELECTION DAY - DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
NOVEMBER 10: CityLights Monthly Meeting: “Share your needs, resources and activities” 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. All community service organizations cordially invited. The Common Place, 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking/Entrance off 58th St.) Light breakfast: Info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVEMBER 13: Foster Parent Info Session (also Nov. 20) 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)
NOVEMBER 16: 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
EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes Begin Sept. 24: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave. (See 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
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. 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