Northeast Times

Star’s Summer Calendar Series

Star is now of­fer­ing a week-by-week list of city­wide sum­mer events in ad­di­tion to our reg­u­lar cal­en­dar!

Wed­nes­day, June 20

Can you build a sol­id struc­ture out of marsh­mal­lows? A “marsh­mal­low chal­lenge” is open to school-aged stu­dents and teen­agers. It  be­gins at 2 p.m. at the Fishtown branch of the Phil­adelphia Free Lib­rary, loc­ated at 1217 E. Mont­gomery Ave. Please call 215-685-9990 for more in­form­a­tion. ••

Thursday, June 21

Cel­eb­rate the sum­mer sol­stice with an ice cream so­cial at the Philly Mauso­leum of Con­tem­por­ary Art, at 531 N. 12 St. There will be mu­sic from At­tia Taylor, Shorty Boy Boy, Arc­tic Splash, The Really Cooks and a com­edy per­form­ance by Ju­liet Hope Wayne. Tick­ets are avail­able for an $8 dona­tion to Phil­lyMOCA. For info., call 267-519-9651. ••

Fri­day, June 22

Join the Red Paw Emer­gency Re­sponse Team, a non-profit that helps dis­placed pets and their own­ers, for Red Paw Fest, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Finnigan’s Wake at 3rd and Spring Garden streets. The group hopes to raise funds for the Red Paw Dog House. Cost is $45 (at door) or $40 on­line - in­cludes all you can drink and eat, raffles and door prizes. For more info., call 215-820-1824 or vis­it www.red­pawe­mer­gencyrespon­ceteam.org. ••

Sat­urday, June 23

Greens­grow Farms presents a les­son in hand-rolled pasta and light sum­mer sauces with Garces Trad­ing Com­pany Chef De Cuisine, Gregg Cipri­oni. From noon to 2 p.m. at the Greens­grow Com­munity Kit­chen at St. Mi­chael’s, 2139 East Cum­ber­land St. (enter at the blue door of the Trenton Av­en­ue en­trance), Cipri­oni will show you how to make light sum­mer sauces, pasta dough, hand-rolled pasta, and plin—a del­ic­ate stuffed ra­vi­oli. Tick­ets cost $35,  re­gis­tra­tion re­quired. To re­gister, email kit­chen@greens­grow.org.  ••

Sunday, June 24

The Phil­adelphia Spin­ners, the city’s pro­fes­sion­al Ul­ti­mate Disc team, will take on the Con­necti­c­ut Con­sti­tu­tion in the in­aug­ur­al Amer­ic­an Ul­ti­mate Disc League sea­son. Tick­ets cost $14, and the match will be held at 3 p.m. at Frank­lin Field, loc­ated at the in­ter­sec­tion of S. 33rd and South streets. Come sup­port a unique sport!  ••

Monday, June 25

This sum­mer, Phil­adelphia’s Frank­lin In­sti­tute will fea­ture the most com­pre­hens­ive col­lec­tion of an­cient ar­ti­facts from Is­rael ever or­gan­ized in the new ex­hib­it Dead Sea Scrolls - Life and Faith in An­cient Times. The ex­hib­it in­cludes one of the largest col­lec­tions of the price­less 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls ever dis­played in North Amer­ica and an ac­tu­al three-ton stone from the West­ern Wall in Jer­u­s­alem, and marks the world de­but of four scrolls. The ex­hib­it opens at The Frank­lin In­sti­tute on May 12 and runs through Oc­to­ber 14. Tick­ets cost $31.50. Call 215-448-1200 or vis­it ht­tp://www.fi.edu/scrolls/ for more in­form­a­tion. ••

Tues­day, June 26

It’s the sum­mer con­cert series at the Phil­adelphia Zoo! Join Yosi & the Su­per­dads when they per­form on Im­pala Lawn. The show will be held at 11 a.m. and is free to at­tend with zoo ad­mis­sion. For more in­form­a­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets call 215-243-1100 or vis­it www.phil­adelphia­zoo.org. ••

Wed­nes­day, June 27

Stay safe this sum­mer—take a free self-de­fense class in memory of Sa­bina Rose O’Don­nell, who was murdered June 2, 2010. The Urb­an De­fense Cen­ter will of­fer the class every Wed­nes­day in June. The class is held at 6:30 p.m. at the Urb­an De­fense Cen­ter, 725 N. 6th St.

Par­ti­cipants learn ba­sic and ad­vanced self-de­fense tech­niques to avoid dan­ger­ous situ­ations and to es­cape from an as­sail­ant.

Lead­ing the class is Mas­ter Lawrence Whi­taker, who has been cer­ti­fied in Re­strain­ing Arts by the In­sti­tute of Cer­ti­fied Mar­tial Arts.

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Lawrence Whi­taker at 267-974-0287. ••

You can reach at star@bsmphilly.com.

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