St. Anne mixed choir
Starting tonight, May 30 at 7 p.m., St. Anne’s combined choir will meet. Open to anyone who wants to join; the choir will be preparing a performance for St. Anne’s day in July. There will be 3 or 4 more choir meetings to come, all under the direction of Nick Pignataro. Questions? Call St. Anne’s rectory: 215-739-4590. ••
Little Berlin’s First Friday
Opening event Friday June 1, 6 to 10 p.m. Featuring music from DJ Nole, DJ Lovehandle, Alexander Trust and JAJA. At Little Berlin, 2430 Coral St. littleberlin.org. ••
Annual Italian festival
Mother of Divine Grace in Port Richmond is holding its annual Italian Festival May 31 and June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 on the school grounds. Open at 4:30 p.m. with Italian dinners beginning in the school hall at 5 p.m. Food, games and a beer garden. Located at 2612 E. Monmouth St., at the corner of E. Cambria and E. Thompson streets. ••
Our Lady of Ransom Catholic School invites you to mark its memorable moments with a Mass of Thanksgiving in celebration of the “Beacon of the Boulevard” Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m. at the church, 6740 Roosevelt Blvd. Refreshments will be served after Mass and tours of the school will be conducted. ••
Beef and beer for Flo Callazo-Jordan
Saturday, June 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Veterans Boxer Association Ring 1, 2733 E. Clearfield St. $25 per person includes food and beer. Cash bar available. Tickets available at Donna’s Bar on Allegheny and Richmond and The Corner Bar on Clearfield and Richmond. For info contact Heather Little at 267-456-3620. You may donate to Flo’s cancer fund on the Facebook.com page, “Florence Collazo-Jordan Cancer Fund.” ••
Angler Movement Studio classes
Beginning June 2, Angler Movement Arts Center’s new program, Angler Movement Studio, will offer classes in basic movement for both adults and children. AMS will offer continuous six-week sessions that can be paid for in advance ($80), or any class can be taken on a per class basis for a drop in rate of $15. ••
NLNA Board elections
The annual Northern Liberties Neighbors Association Board election will take place during the general meeting on Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m., at the Community Center on Third and Fairmount streets. Voting for President, Treasurer, and six at-large board seats.
You must be registered with the NLNA to vote. You can register the night of; bring proof of residency in NoLibs and arrive at 6:45. Candidates will speak briefly and answer questions, and ballots will be collected by 8 p.m. The committee will also accept nominations for a newly vacated at-large Board seat. You can view candidate statements online at nlna.org. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.••
Emanuel United Church of Christ, along with the Philadelphia Credit Union, will offer a free seminar on budgeting and credit on Saturday, June 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Emanuel UCC is located at 2628 Fillmore St. The seminar is free of charge and open to public. ••
Konrad Square flea market
Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market Saturdays June 9 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Konrad Square at Tulip and Dauphin Streets. To rent a space call Vicky, 215-426-9654. ••
On Tuesday, June 5, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Concilio (Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations) will host a free homeownership workshop to educate the community on how to become successful homeowners and prevent foreclosure. Philadelphia residents who attend the workshop will be potentially eligible for a city grant that assists qualified purchasers with their closing costs. The workshop will take place at 705 N. Franklin St. To register, contact Irina at email@example.com or visit www.elconcilio.net. ••
The Dude Hates Cancer 2012
The Dude Hates Cancer bowling tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd St. in Northern Liberties. Bowlers will compete in teams of 6 to 10 participants. All are welcome to the kick-off party, regardless of whether they are planning to register. To learn more about bowling registration or learn more about the event, visit www.thedudehatescancer.com. ••
Justice for Wayne Walk
At 10 a.m. on July 28th, there will be a march in memory of Wayne Ellis. He was shot and killed while on his was home on July 28 in 2002 at Belgrade Street and Frankford Ave. He left behind a daughter, as well as tons of friends and family who are haunted by questions. His family said that it was his mothers dying wish to know who killed her son.
They seek 100 or more people to join in the walk. Everyone is welcome. Afterwards they are going to have a block party at 2310 E. Fletcher St.
The walk will begin at Front and Spring Garden streets and head to Frankford Ave. at Belgrade St.
It costs $10 per person to participate in the walk, and $20 to attend the beef and beer if you don’t participate in the memorial walk.
Any donations or sponsors would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, email Amy Elliss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267 339-1133. ••
24th police dist. Hotline
The Philadelphia police’s 24th district has launched a new tip line that allows residents to report narcotics or illegal activity anonymously. The tip line can be contacted at 215-685-3281. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. ••
Gun Buy Back Program
On Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Kensington Ministry, 2140 N Hancock St., the 26th Police District is conducting a “Gun Buy Back Program” in order to increase safety, reduce crime, and save lives.
The 26th Police District and its community partners ask that local businesses join this effort. By contributing you are standing with the brave law-abiding citizens and strengthening the economic future of our community.
Your contribution to this effort will be commended publicly in all promotional materials advertising the event
The money gathered from businesses and elected officials will be used to buy gift cards to area food markets. Unloaded guns or rifles can be exchanged for a $100 dollar gift card, no questions asked. The money you donate will go directly to removing guns from our streets.
For information on how to get involved contact Captain Michael Cram at 26th District or Officer Anna Mae Law-Whitehead at 215-686-3260 or 267-237-4484.
Please make checks out to 26th District PDAC 615 E Girard Ave Phila Pa, 19125. ••
FNA zoning meeting
On Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. the Fishtown Neighbors Association’s zoning comittee will meet to discuss a project proporal for 1221 Frankford Avenue. The proposal is for a use variance for a gym. This meeting will be held at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.
All residents of Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership in the form of a driver’s license or a photo ID and a lease, utility bill, or recent piece of mail addressed to your home or business. ••
Broadway dance at Glavin
The Frank Glavin playground will host a special dance workshop patterned to Broadway performances. The eight week instructional program will be held Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m., June 20 through August 15. The course is designed for children 10 years old and older.
Program cost is $50. Students should have tap / jazz shoes and water. Class size will be limited, registration in advance is required.
Also, Glavin’s summer camp for 7 to 12 year olds still has aspace vailable for campers.
The after school program is now accepting applications for the upcoming school year. Supervised after school and homework help activities provided for students K - 6th Grade.
For more information regarding these and all the programs at Frank Glavin Playground, 2600 Westmorland St., 19134, please contact the office at 215-685-9898. ••