Weekly "What's New" Email to Circulate on Thursdays
Thursday! Yes, it's Thursday, February 4. Not Friday, but Thursday. And you are receiving CCRA's Weekly Newsletter: What's New in the Neighborhood today, not tomorrow. Through the centuries, many great events have happened on February 4, including (without limitation): In 211, Roman Emperor Septimius Severus died in what is now York, England, preparing to make war on the Scots (the Scots won). In 1789, George Washington was unanimously elected the first President of the United States. In 1846, Mormon pioneers left their Illinois settlement to begin their trek to Utah. In 1945, the Yalta conference began. In 1974, Patti Hearst was kidnapped. And in 2004, Facebook was founded.
Today, CCRA adds to the list of important events occurring on February 4: we're moving our weekly email to Thursdays. Before, this email has been circulating on Fridays, often late in the afternoon. This is not as effective as it could be. As a general matter, Friday evening is for better things than reading emails. We are moving the email to Thursdays in hopes of increasing readership and providing more timely information to our readers.
"Coffee with the Candidates" FOR PA HOUSE SEAT, sat, 2/6, 9-11am, saxbys corp hq, 2300 chestnut st 3rd fl
Enjoy complimentary coffee and beverages in a beautiful space while listening to 3 candidates seeking the local Pennsylvania House of Representative seat - incumbent Brian Sims, and challengers, Marni Snyder and Ben Waxman. This event is not limited to CCRA members so tell your friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you there!
COME ONE, COME ALL! TOWN HALL MEETING, THUR, 2/11, 7-8 PM, 2025 CHESTNUT ST
Come to the second in our series of Town Hall events featuring Philadelphia civic and political leaders. CCRA will be hosting Brian Sims, State representative for the 182nd district, for an interactive discussion, an event that was postponed from an original date in October. This is not a campaign event and discussion will be limited to legislative and 182nd district issues being decided in Harrisburg and how they affect Philadelphia. We hope to see you there!
CCRA's Panel Discussion on what to Look for in an Elementary School, WED, 3/16, 7-8:30pm, trinity mem church, 22nd spruce st
CCRA will hold a program on chooses the right elementary school for your Center City child. This program will include brief presentations by three panelists, Martha Benoff, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist, Eileen Dwell, retired Philadelphia and suburban school principal, and Susan Souffie, rising kindergarten parent. Following their presentations there will be a question and answer period followed by refreshment time to mingle with other parents. The event is free, but advance registration is requested for head count purposes and for submission of questions to the panel. To register, click here.
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card (Di Bruno Bros. has its own CCRA card) and personal identification.
Philly debut of EZRALOW DANCE at NextMove Dance at the Prince THEATER; NOW THRU SUN, 2/7, 7:30 PM, 15TH & ChesTNUT
As artistic director and founder of Ezralow Dance, in his new show OPEN, Danny Ezralow mingles contemporary dance with playful humor, provocative ideas, striking visuals, and an unforgettable classical score. His unique combination of movement, ideas and music transport audience to a new dimension, where humor and intensity create an explosive blend of extraordinary creative fantasy and dramatic emotion.
To purchase tickets, click here. Use promo code allattheprince.
Art Exhibit at Twenty-Two Gallery: "Groundless" Jean Plough, fri, 2/12 thru sun, 3/6, 236 S. 22nd St
"Apparition," oil on canvas, 32"X 34"
Opening Reception Friday, 2/12, 6 PM
"Groundless" is new work without reference point, created through aimless wondering, based on the following rules:
1) do not have any goal
2) do not try to make it look like anything
3) do not try to salvage any area
4) do not be attached to the outcome
"My work is always a surprise, that's why I enjoy doing it. It's like playing around...the paintings turn out like mini-Rorschach tests." Jean Plough
Protecting Your Financial Security, thurs, 2/18, 11AM, christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.
Penn's Village sponsor East River Bank will conduct this workshop designed to alert the types of scams and frauds we need to be aware of and ways in which we can protect yourselves. The workshop will begin with a 30-minute informational video that will cover identity theft, Ponzi schemes and scams related to the Internet, sweepstakes, home health care, hiring contractors and those specifically aimed at veterans. There will be plenty of time for questions and all attendees will receive a fraud prevention checklist and contact information for agencies that will help take action if you should become a victim.
Meet in the Harding Room of the Christ Church Neighborhood House. Penn's Village members and volunteers attend free of charge. A $5 donation from other guests, payable at the door. This location is not handicapped accessible. Please RSVP by calling 215 925 7333 or emailing email@example.com .
ICE SKATING AT DILWORTH PARK, NOW THRU 2/28/16, CITY HALL
The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, offering the new Rothman Cabin, where skaters can enjoy warm drinks and food without having to take off their skates. The rink will also offer special sled skating accommodations for disabled skaters. Sled skating for children and adults will be supervised by trained staff to help push the sleds or train sled skaters in using the equipment. Sleds can be reserved during scheduled sessions that begin in January. For schedule and ticket prices, click here.
Prom Dress Donations Needed: Help Make A Night Special
Jewish Family and Children's Services is collecting gently used prom dresses, tuxedos, suits, shoes, and handbags for a prom dress sale on Saturday, March 12. The event will benefit our ELECT and Child Welfare Programs, and is also open to Philadelphia area high school students with a school ID. The sale has become an annual event, with hairdressers, makeup artists and stylists on hand to help shoppers put together the perfect look.
Adrienne Gavern-Tomlinson, JFCS Director of Education and Outreach Services, comments, "Our students and their families really appreciate the generosity and support created by this event. It really affords students from low income families to be able to participate in special events leading up to their graduation from high school."
All dress sizes, styles, colors and lengths are gratefully accepted, but there is a particular need for size 14 and up. Items will be collected through Tuesday, March 1.
To donate, please contact Melissa Blackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267.256.2053 for drop off locations or to arrange pick up.