May 9- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Guest DJ Councilwoman Cindy Bass spins for the Flow at TGI Fridays, 1776 Ben Franklin Pkwy., rooftop patio, 5:30-9 p.m. Donation $10.
May 9- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â State Sen. Anthony Williams and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell sponsor Candidates Forum at 1st Dist. Plaza at 3801 Market St., 6-9 p.m. For info Jeffrey Felder (267) 809-2626. In attendance 3rd, 6th, 24th, 27th, 44th, 46th, 51st and 60th Wards.
May 9- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 21st Ward GOP hosts Fundraiser at Finniganâ€™s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 6-9 p.m. Wine, beer, food and friends. Tickets $40. For info Walt Vogler (215) 482-2834.
May 9- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fish Fry Fundraiser for Donna Laws for judge at Champagne, 21 E. Chelten Ave., 6-10 p.m. Tickets $10. For info Toni Laws.
May 9- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidates Night at Miracle Temple, 2600 Tasker St., 6-9 p.m. Fish Fry and Chicken Sandwiches $5. For info (215) 334-4430.
May 9- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 13th Ward hosts candidates at Triumph Baptist Ch., Germantown & Hunting Park Aves., 6 p.m.
May 9- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Reception for judicial candidate Vince Giusini hosted by Arthur Novello, Esq. at DePasquale Law Offices, 2332 S. Broad St., 6-8 p.m. Patrons $250, Friends $150, Supporters $100. Checks payable to Vince Giusini For Judge.
May 9- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â S. Phila. Business Assâ€™n Scholarship Dinner gala at Galdoâ€™s Catering, 20th & Moyamensing Ave. Reception 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Tickets $50 available at door. For info (215)868-5502 or 336-1108.
May 10- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â City Controller Forum sponsored by Greater N.E. Phila. Chamber of Commerce at Wesley Enhanced Living, 8401 E. Roosevelt Blvd., 8:30 a.m. All candidates invited. $10 at door. (215) 332-3400.
May 10- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Cedars Village Grand Opening at Ellsworth St. between 9th and 10th Sts. Mayor Michael Nutter, State Sen. Lawrence Farnese and Councilman Mark Squilla in attendance. 11 a.m.
May 10- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fish or Chicken Fry sponsored by Beth & Mike Pender, 13th Ward committeeman, at Lou & Chooâ€™s Lounge,21st & Hunting Park. Also marking Bethâ€™s â€œpre retirement” celebration, 5-10 p.m. Donation $10. Benefiting 3800 Block N. 16th St.
May 11- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Prince Hall Grand Lodge Masonic Temple hosts Candidates Forum at 4301 N. Broad St., 11 a.m. For info Michael Roepel (215) 292-5503 or James Williams (215) 416-8832. Arrive by 10:30 a.m.
May 11- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sheriff Jewell Williamsâ€™ 16th Ward Democrats invite candidates to Ward Meeting at 2332 N.15th St., 11 a.m.
May 11- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â State Rep. Michelle Brownlee hosts Pre-Motherâ€™s Day Celebration at her office, 2839 W. Girard Ave., 12-3 p.m. For info (215) 684-3738.
May 11- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Councilman Kenyatta Johnson hosts Motherâ€™s Day Senior Ball at St. Charles Sr. Community Ctr., 1941 Christian St., 2-6 p.m. Mothers honored with free food, music and live entertainment. To reserve a seat call Tiphanie (215) 686-3412 by May 6.
May 11- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ward 40A Democratic Club hosts Beef & Beer at Italo-American Bocci Social Club, 2001 Point Breeze Ave., 7-11 p.m. Donation $50.
May 13- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Democratic City Committee Jefferson Jackson Cocktail Party at Sheet Metal Ha., 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30 p.m. Tickets $150. For info (215) 241-7804.
May 14- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fundraiser for Common Pleas Court Judge Kenneth J. Powell, Jr. hosted by attorneys George Bochetto and Gavin Lenz at 1524 Locust St., 6-8 p.m. For info Judy Camiel (610) 668-1730.
May14- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Councilwoman Janie Blackwell hosts Democratic 46th Ward Meeting at Enterprise Ctr., 46th & Market Sts., 7 p.m.
May 14- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fundraiser for DA candidate Danny Alvarez at Paddy Whacks, 2nd & South Sts., 8:30-11:30 p.m. For the young and young at heart. Beer, wine, roast beef and meatballs. Tickets $40, Students $25.
May 15- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Firefighter Hero Plaque Dedication honoring Laddermen Gilloway and Paxon from Truck 2 and Hosemen Fischer and Murray from Engine 21 at Ladder 02â€™s Station, 4th & Arch St., 11 a.m. Followed by luncheon at station.
May 15- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Friends of judicial candidate Sierra Street invite you to Campaign Fish/Chicken Fry Fundraiser at Lou & Chooâ€™s Lounge, 2101 W. Hunting Park Ave., 5-8 p.m.
May 15- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Friends host Fundraiser for 63rd Ward Committeeman John Duffy at Cottage Green, 9001 Ashton Rd, 6-10 p.m. Will defray new housing costs following stroke. Tickets $50. For info Linda Gaynor (267) 257-7414. Checks payable to Friends of John Duffy, 8932 Alicia St., Phila., PA 19115.
May 16- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â District Attorney R. Seth Williams and 2nd Chance Foundation host 2nd All Faiths Prayer for Peace Breakfast at 1st District Plaza, Grand Ballrm., 3801 Market St., 8 a.m. Ticket $25. Keynote speaker is Bishop Keith W. Reed, Sr., Pastor Sharon Baptist Ch. For info call (215) 792-4158.
May 16- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fish or Chicken Fry hosted by Friends of Councilwoman Cindy Bass, at Lou & Chooâ€™s, 2101 W. Hunting Park Ave., 5-9 p.m. Tickets $15. Make checks payable to Friends of Cindy Bass.
May 16- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Hardy Williams Education Fund hosts Scholarship Award Reception at Tendenza, 969 N. 2nd St., 5:30 p.m. reception, program at 6:30. Comcast VP David L. Cohen keynote speaker.
May 16- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â John Connellyâ€™s 12th Ward Democrats host Candidates Night at Multi-Purpose Rm., Penna. School For Deaf, 143 W. Coulter, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
May 17- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 60th Ward Democrats hold Fish Fry and Candidates Night at 5542 Chestnut St. Fish fry starts 11 a.m. and candidates 6-9 p.m. Candidates $50.
May 17- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sheriff Jewell Williams hosts Democratic 16th Ward Chicken or Fish Fry at Lou & Chooâ€™s, 2101 W. Hunting Park Ave., 5-9 p.m., $10.
May 17- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 33rd Ward Progressive Democrats hold Fundraiser, Juniata G.C., 1391 Cayuga St., 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Tickets $30.00, 2 for $50. For info Donna Aument (215) 370-3689.
May 17- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â State Sen. Shirley Kitchen and Sid Booker host Get Out Vote Rally at Club LaPointe, 4600 N. Broad St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Radio Personality Patty Jackson, Mayor Michael Nutter, Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Congressman Chaka Fattah.
May 17- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1492 Society presents â€œA Night In Italyâ€ featuring Jerry Blavat and honoring Councilman Mark Squilla at Galdoâ€™s Catering, 20th & Moyamensing Ave. Buffet, top-shelf open bar, dancing. $75 per person. Benefits 2013 Columbus Day Parade. For info Vince DeFino (215) 551-9099. Checks payable to 1492 Society, c/o Jody Della Barba, 2508 S. 18th St., Phila., PA 19145.
May 18- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Streets Dept. will host its Household Hazardous Drop-off at Dept.â€™s 1st Highway Yard, 4800 Parkside Ave. Residents may drop off materials 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 18- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Dawn Chavous host Doggie Ball fundraiser at Friends of Schuylkill River Trail Dog Park, 25th & Spruce Sts., 10 a.m.-12 m. Dog owners and pet lovers invited. Silent auction, games, activities, agility courses, treats, gifts and prizes. Resource information for dog owners. Minimum donation $20 to PAWS. To confirm your dogâ€™s attendance, call Michele DiPietro (215) 686-3412 by May 15.
May 18- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Asian American Heritage Festival at Franklin Square Park, 6th & Race Sts., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
May 18- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â State Rep. Cherelle Parker hosts Senior Luncheon at W. Oak Lane Sr. Ctr., 7210 Ogontz Ave., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For info (215) 242-7300.
May 18- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Tailgate Party for State Rep. John Sabatina at Taggart House, 9961 Frankford Ave., 4-8 p.m. Watch Phillies win. $40 ticket or sponsors $500, $1,000, $4,000. www.johnssabatina.com or call (215) 742-8600.
May 18- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Rhythm & Blues Dinner Dance Fundraiser for Traffic Ct. candidate Lewis Harris, Jr. at Wharton Centre Gym, 1712 N. 22nd St., 7-11 p.m. Dinner and music. $25 payable at door. For info (215) 651-4757 or (267) 340-5908.
May 18- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Maritime Academy Charter School marks 10th anniversary with Dinner Dance at Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont, 7-10 p.m. Tickets $100. For info Donna Chybinski (215) 535-4555, ext. 313.
May 19- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Annual Democrats of Oak Lane Team annual Mother’s Day Breakfast at Oak Lane Diner, 6528 N. Broad St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. First 100 mothers over age of 50 receive free breakfast and gift. Meet and greet primary candidates endorsed by Democrats of Oak Lane Team.
May 19- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Penna. Boxing Hall of Fame Inductions at Romanoâ€™s Caterers, Castor Ave. & Wingohocking St., 4 p.m. $60 includes Open bar, dinner, music & ceremony. For tickets or to place ad in official program Fred Druding, Jr. (215) 221-2374.
May 21- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Primary Election Day.
May 22- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Campaign Kickoff for Brendan Boyle for Congress at FOP Heroes Ballrm., 11630 Caroline Rd., special reception 5 p.m., celebration 6-8 p.m. Mail contributions to Citizens for Boyle, 1101 Morefield Pl., Phila., PA 19115. RSVP (267) 334-3677.
May 30- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â State Rep. Curtis Thomas hosts Small Business Opportunity & Resource Ctr. At Temple Univ. Alter Ha., 1801 Liacouras Walk, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration deadline is May 24. To register, www.pahouse.com/Thomas and complete form. For more info Marilyn Kai Jewett (215) 560-3261.
May 30- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Action United hosts Community Meeting at Marian Anderson Recreation Ctr., 17th & Fitzwater, 6:30 p.m., to discuss AVI property assessments and rally support. Call Jordan (570) 856-8283.
Jun. 1- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Friends of State Rep. Cherelle Parker host Beef & Beer at 7502 Forrest Ave., 4-6 p.m.
Jun. 14-16- Â Â Annual St. Maronâ€™s Lebanese Cultural Festival on Ellsworth St. between 10th and 11th. Free. For info (215) 389-2000.
Aug. 17- Â Â Â Â Â Â 47th Ward Leader George Brooks hosts deluxe coach trip to Baltimore Crab Fest in Inner Harbor. All you can eat of crabs, shrimp & buffet and open bar. Tickets $150. Leave from Broad & Oxford Progress Plaza, 1 p.m.