Around town: August 13, 2014

Res­id­ents can help name two Frank­ford ‘pock­et parks’

Frank­ford res­id­ents can dis­cuss new names for two “pock­et parks” at the Aug. 28 meet­ing of the North­east EPIC Stake­hold­ers at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Second Baptist Church of Frank­ford at Mead­ow and Mul­berry streets.

For the last few years, mem­bers of the Frank­ford Parks Group and many oth­er neigh­bor­hood res­id­ents have cared for and main­tained Wilmot Park, which is across from the Hedge Street Re­cre­ation Cen­ter at Hedge and Plum streets. 

City Coun­cil­wo­man Maria Quinones Sanc­hez has worked with res­id­ents and ar­ranged for city funds for play­ground and oth­er equip­ment.

Wilmot is usu­ally known as “the Square.” Res­id­ents have sug­ges­ted nam­ing the Hedge Street park, which once had a pool, for long­time life­guard Wil­li­am Lamkin. Nam­ing one of the parks for jazz great Butch Bal­lard also has been sug­ges­ted.

What’s your idea? 

The Frank­ford Gaz­ette is col­lect­ing res­id­ents’ thoughts on new names for the park. Email yours to tips@frank­fordgaz­ ••

Cor­vette Club to spon­sor pat­ri­ot­ic event Aug. 17

The Cor­vette Club of Delaware Val­ley will spon­sor ‘Vettes for Vets and Air­borne Day’ on Sat­urday, Aug. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at Katie O’Don­nell’s, 4501 Wood­haven Road.

The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 17.

Vis­it­ors are en­cour­aged to bring per­son­al items such as razors, toi­letries, phone cards and writ­ing ma­ter­i­al for troops over­seas. Cor­vettes and mil­it­ary trucks will be on dis­play. There will be a Na­tion­al Guard climb­ing wall and Moon­bounce. An Amer­ic­an flag-rais­ing ce­re­mony is set for 2 p.m. 

Ad­mis­sion is free. To re­gister a Cor­vette in the show, con­tact or 267-253-7460. ••

Free con­cert at North­east Older Adult Cen­ter in Rhawn­hurst

The North­east Older Adult Cen­ter, at 8101 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawn­hurst, will host a free con­cert by the City Rhythm Or­ches­tra on Fri­day, Aug. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. The con­cert will be held out­doors, but would move in­doors in case of rain. ••

Me­mori­al to the Lost on dis­play at Rhawn­hurst church

Rhawn­hurst Pres­by­teri­an Church, 7701 Lor­etto Ave., is host­ing an ex­hib­it called Me­mori­al to the Lost through Sat­urday, Aug. 16. 

The ex­hib­it was es­tab­lished by Heed­ing God’s Call, an or­gan­iz­a­tion that seeks to elim­in­ate gun vi­ol­ence. The ex­hib­it con­sists of a shirt for each Phil­adelphi­an killed by gun vi­ol­ence in 2013. Each shirt has the name, age and death of one vic­tim. The pub­lic is in­vited to vis­it the ex­hib­it at any time. ••

Kids make old greet­ing cards in­to new ones to raise money

The aban­doned, ab­used and troubled youths at St. Jude’s Ranch for Chil­dren in Nevada earn ex­tra money by re­cyc­ling old greet­ing cards in­to new ones. 

Some of the money is used for the chil­dren to go on trips. It’s a year-round pro­ject, and the pub­lic is asked to send old cards. To save post­age, people can send only the card fronts.

Greet­ing cards can be sent to St. Jude’s Ranch for Chil­dren, 100 St. Jude St., Boulder City, NV 89005. ••

Find­ing your fund­ing work­shop sched­uled for Aug. 26

The Wo­men’s Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter will hold Find­ing Your Fund­ing on Tues­day, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1315 Wal­nut St., Suite 1124. The work­shop will provide in­form­a­tion on loans for start-up and ex­ist­ing busi­nesses. 

A pan­el of lenders from vari­ous fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions and loan funds will be on hand to present the in­form­a­tion on get­ting fund­ing for a busi­ness. 

The pre-re­gis­tra­tion cost is $10.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-790-WBDC (9232) or vis­it www.wo­mens­b­ ••

Ma­ter Dol­orosa an­nounces feast day cel­eb­ra­tion

The closed Frank­ford church will host a cel­eb­ra­tion with the Rev. John Large at 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the church at Paul and Ru­an streets. 

The Ma­ter Dol­orosa event will be­gin with Mass and then move to the church base­ment. RS­VP re­ques­ted by Sept. 1. Call 215-743-2600 or 215-535-1510. ••

St. Mar­tin of Tours re­union planned for Aug. 23

St. Mar­tin of Tours will hold a re­union for all alumni, cur­rent and former pa­rish­ion­ers and friends on Sat­urday, Aug. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Keen­an’s Ir­ish Pub in North Wild­wood, N.J. Tick­ets will be avail­able at the door. For in­form­a­tion, call 215-535-2962. ••

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