Updated March 31st

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Apr. 1-            Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell & S.W. Phila. Dist. Serv. host Candidates Night at Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th St. & Kingsessing Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. Free food, sample voting machines. For info Kevin Horne (267) 586-3599 or swpds@aol.com.

Apr. 2-            Family Fun Day at Capitolo Plg., 10 a.m., 9th & Federal Sts. Free.

Apr. 2-            State Rep. Mark Cohen hosts Community Appreciation Day at Tarken Rec Ctr., 6250 Frontenac St., 1-3 p.m. Clothing giveaway, vendors & exhibitors, lunch. Free. For info Deb Whittingham (215) 342-2167.

Apr. 2-            United Republican Cl. hosts Shrimp Night at 3156 Frankford Ave., 7-11 p.m. Tickets $30. For info David Lynn (215) 333-3753.

Apr. 3-            State Rep. John Taylor hosts Fundraiser at Smoky Pint, 2549 Orthodox St., 4-10 p.m. Free food & beer, 4-6 p.m. Tickets $40. To purchase http://smokeypint.bpt.me.

Apr 4-                         President Gary Masino of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 hosts rally for Democratic Attorney General candidate Stephen Zappala and 5th Dist. State Sen. John Sabatina, Jr. at Union HQ, S. Columbus Blvd. and Reed St., 6 p.m.

Apr. 4-            65th Ward Democrats host Meeting at Ashburner Inn. 8400 Torresdale Ave., 7 p.m. For info Colleen (215) 500-0617.

Apr. 5-7-         Penna. AFL-CIO holds Convention at Sheraton Downtown Hotel, 17th & Race Sts. Schedule is subject to change. Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-12 m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m.-12 m. AFL-CIO/COPE Honorees dinner Wednesday evening. Honorees: Harry Lombardo, Transport Workers Union of America; Michael Barnes, Int’l Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 8; Patrick Eiding, Phila. Council AFL-CIO; and Ryan Boyer, LDC.

Apr. 5-            State Rep candidate Jim Pio is hosted Fundraiser at Café Michelangelo, 11901 Bustleton Ave., 6 p.m. Patrons $125, Supporters $500, Hosts $1,000, Vice Chairs $10,000. Checks payable to “Pio for PA”. For tickets (215) 356-3092 or RCC 215-561-0650.

Apr. 5-            Evening with State Rep candidate Marni Snyder is hosted at Chevra, 2007 Ranstead St., 6:30-9 p.m. Young Professionals $30, Supporters $50, Sponsors $150, Hosts $250. For tickets info@marnisnyder.com.

Apr. 6-            State Rep. Rosita Youngblood sponsors CHIP Enrollment at 310 W. Chelten Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for info (215) 849-6426.

Apr. 6-            Attorney General candidate Stephen Zappala is hosted Happy Hour at Galdo’s Entertainment Complex, 1933 W. Moyamensing Ave., 6-8 p.m. Entertainment Sponsors $5,000, Bar Sponsors $2,500, Food Sponsors $1,000. Ward leaders and committee people free! Checks payable to “Zappala for PA”, P.O. Box 183, Bethel Pk., PA 15102 or online http://zappalaforpa.com/events/. For info Lindsey Perry (267) 275-2120.

Apr. 7-     State Sen. Vincent Hughes hosts Spring Reception at Clef Cl., 738 S. Broad St., 5-7 p.m. Sponsors $2,500, Supporters $1,000, Friends $500. RSVP by Apr. 2 to (215) 877-7772 or citizensforhughes@gmail.com.

Apr. 7-            State Rep. Mark Cohen hosts Fundraiser at Grey Lodge Pub, 6235 Frankford Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosts $2,500, VIPs $1,000, Sponsors $500, Friend. $250. Checks payable to “Pennsylvanians for Rep. Cohen”, 105 Cliffwood Rd., Phila., PA 19115. RSVP mmacohen1@verizon.net or (215) 375-4307.

Apr. 7-            City Commissioner Lisa Deeley hosts Fundraiser at Penna. 6, 114 S. 12th St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosts $2,900, Sponsors $1,500, VIPs $500, Friends $250. RSVP badeeley@gmail.com.

Apr. 8-            Laborers’ District Council hosts Fundraiser for congressional candidate Dwight Evans at 665 N. Board St., 5th floor.  8:30-10 a.m. Gold $5,000, Silver $2,500, Bronze $1,000. RSVP Dione dfrith@ldcphilly.org.

Apr. 8-            State Rep. Leslie Acosta hosts Senior Fair at Mann Older Adult Ctr., 3201 N. 5th St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pubic-benefit info, health screenings, safety tips. English and Spanish. For info (215) 457-5281.
Apr. 8-            Albert C. Littlepage, president of Pt. Breeze Community Network, plus 36th and 48th Ward Democrats, host Candidate Forum at Audenried Charter Sch., 3301 Tasker St., 6-8 p.m. Candidates RSVP (214) 334-4430 or (267) 457-5658 or (267) 240-1855. Not a debate forum.

Apr. 9-            Spring Cleanup in Chinatown, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Register and meet at 10th St. Plaza, 10th & Vine Sts. For info Betsy Lee (215) 922-2156.

Apr. 9-            Sheriff Jewell Williams hosts 16th Ward Candidates Meeting at Winchester Rec Ctr., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For info Alberta Williams (267) 687-7197.

Apr. 9-            Councilman Derek Green honors Opening of Jaden’s Voice autism-services office at 5548 Chestnut St., 12-3 p.m. For info info@jadensvoice.org.

Apr. 10-          State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Paper Shredding at 9-11 a.m.

Apr. 10-          John Dougherty & Phila. Organized Labor host All Star Labor Classic Basketball, benefiting cerebral palsy, at New Foundations CS, 8001 Torresdale Ave., 10:30 a.m.

Apr. 11-          Democratic City Committee hosts Jefferson-Jackson Celebration, Sheet Metal Workers Ha., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $150.

Apr. 13-         State Rep candidate Sean Stevens hosts Fundraiser at Pagano’s Market & Bar, 2001 Market St., 2-5 p.m. Friends $25, Hosts $75. Tickets at door or online www.electseanstevens.com.

Apr. 14-     State Senate candidate Kevin Boyle is hosted Reception at FOP Lodge, 11630 Caroline Rd., 6-8 p.m. $35 – Guests $35, Supporters $100, Friends $250, Hosts $1,000. For info vcram@voteboyle.com.

Apr. 15-     Mayor Jim Kenney addresses Greater N.E. Phila. Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Union League G.C., Frankford & Grant, 11:30 a.m. Tickets $40. For info (215) 332-3400.information, please email vcram@voteboyle.com To Contribute Online go to http://votekevinboyle.com/donate/ Contributions can be made payable to “Friends of Kevin Boyle” and may be presented at the door or mailed to 14200 Bustleton Avenue, Unit 1, Philadelphia, PA 19116. For more information, please email vcram@voteboyle.com $5000 – Committee To Contribute Online go to http://votekevinboyle.com/donate/ Contributions can be made payable to “Friends of Kevin Boyle” and may be presented at the door or mailed to 14200 Bustleton Avenue, Unit 1, Philadelphia, PA 19116 For more information, please email vcram@voteboyle.com

Apr. 15-          43rd Ward Democrats host Candidates Night at A Lounge, 4210 Macalester St., 5-9 p.m.

Apr. 15-          Senate candidate Katie McGinty is hosted Reception by Wade Albert, Sherrie Cohen & Malcolm Kenyatta at Stir Lounge, 1705 Chancellor St., 5-7 p.m. Hosts $1,000, Sponsors $500, Friends $250. RSVP Evan Seltzer (215) 901-8271 or eseltzer@katiemcginty.com.

Apr. 16-          Green Party holds Presidential Caucus at Ethical Humanist Soc., 1906 S. Rittenhouse Sq., 10:30 a.m. Registered Green Party members from S.E. Penna. cast secret ballots. For info (215) 843-4256 or gpop@gpop.org.

Apr. 16-          Cedarbrook Civic Ass’n hosts 2nd Congressional Dist. Candidates Forum at St. Raymond of Penaforte Ch., 1350 E. Vernon Rd., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Apr. 16-          10th Ward Democrats host Spring Fling at Platinum Grill, 7719 Crittenden St., 2-5 p.m. Tickets $30. For info Ward Leader Isabella Fitzgerald (215) 429-8051.

Apr. 17-      PCA hosts Community Resource Ctr. for Vietnamese Seniors at Saigon Maxim Restaurant, 612 Washington Ave., 2-6 p.m. Information in English and Vietnamese. Dinner, entertainment and raffles/giveaway items. For info Sung Young Yun (215) 282-6523 or syun@pcaphl.org.

Apr. 17-          Fishtown Neighbors Ass’n hosts Chili Cookoff at Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Apr. 19-          Republican City Committee hosts Spring Cocktail Party at Waterfall Rm. 2015 S. Water St., 6-8 p.m. Tickets $125. RSVP by Apr. 12. Checks payable to “Phila. Republican City Committee”. Mail to Mike Cibik, 1500 Walnut St., Su. 900, Phila., PA 19102.

Apr. 21-          Ward Leader Bill Pettigrew hosts “Give Petttigrew the Boot” fundraiser to replace his leadership of three wards and take on job as GOP Fund raising Chairman at United Republican Cl., 3156 Frankford Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Food, open bar, entertainment, special bartenders and guests. Tickets $40.

Apr. 21-          Mothers in Charge hosts Anniversary Gala at Penn’s Landing Caterers, Reed St. & Columbus Blvd. $100 ticket includes cocktail hour 5-6 p.m.; $75 ticket includes dinner, dancing from 6 p.m.

Apr. 22-          Sheriff Jewell Williams hosts 16th Ward Fundraiser at Lou & Choo’s, 21st St. & Hunting Pk. Ave., 5-9 p.m. Tickets $10. For info Alberta Williams (267) 687-7197.

Apr. 22-      Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosts Old School Dance Party at The View, 800 N. Broad St., 6-11 p.m. MC Doug Harrison, WDAS. Free hors d’oeuvres. Contributions payable to “Friends of Blondell Reynolds Brown”, memo “Old School Dance Party 2016”. For info Pandora (609) 472-1351.

Apr. 23-          State Rep. Mark Cohen hosts Autism Expo at St. William Parish, 6238 Rising Sun Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch provided. RSVP Deb Whittingham (215) 342-2167.

Apr. 24-          Irish Easter Uprising is remembered at Irish Memorial, Dock & Front Sts., 10 a.m. March to Independence Ha. For flag-raising.

Apr. 24-          Barbershop Talk Human Family Day Foundation hosts Human Family Day Celebration at Union Baptist Ch., 1910 Fitzwater St., 3-7 p.m. For info (215) 879-9935.

Apr. 26-          Primary Election Day. Don’t forget to vote.

Apr. 27-          African American Chamber of Commerce 2016 Annual Meeting and Awards Gala, 5 to 8 pm, First District Plaza, 3801 Market St. Ticket $100.

Apr. 28-          State Rep. John Taylor is hosted Historic Site Cigar & Wine Tasting at Colonial Dames, 1630 Latimer St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Team Taylor Co-Chair $10,000, Host $5,000, Benefactor $2,500, Patron $1,000, Individual $250. For info (215) 545-2244 or jct.uta@att.net.

Apr. 28-          Ports of Phila. Maritime Soc. honors Kevin Castagnola, Exec. Dir. and CEO of South Jersey Port Corp., as Maritime Person of Year at 81st annual dinner at Cescaphé, 923 N. 2nd St.

Apr. 30-          Mayor’s Office of Youth Commission hosts Youth Summer Job Fair at 1755 N. 13th St., 12-5 p.m. For info Rachel Abbott (215) 686-2159.

May 6-           Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee holds Contest & Open House at Training Facility, 10401 Decatur Rd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Competition in 5 categories. Also trade show exhibits, family fun day. For info (215) 824-2300.

May 6-            State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Senior Health Fair for 201st Legislative Dist. at York Ho., 5325 Old York Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

May 6-            50th Anniversary Celebration of Phila. Chinatown Development Corp. at Nat’l Constitution Ctr. For info (215) 922-6156.6 pm. Community Service Award to David L. Cohen of Comcast. Featured speaker Sister Mary Scullion.

May 13-15-     St. Maron’s Ch. sponsors Lebanese folk festival on Ellsworth St. between 10th and 11th Sts., Friday 5 p.m.-midnight, Saturday and Sunday noon to midnight. Great Middle Eastern and American food, refreshments soft and hard. Live entertainment. Free admission, family fun. For info (215) 389-2000,

May 19-          Lt. Gov. Mike Stack hosts Spring Fling at 1st Troop Phila. City Calvary Armory, 22 S. 23rd St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $250. Flower sponsor $5,000 and Blossom Sponsor $2500. Make checks out to Committee to Elect Mike Stack, PO Box 292, Newtown, PA 18940. RSVP with guest names to Brittany@lperrygroup.com.

May 21-          Preakness at the Piazza for Preakness Stakes at The Piazza, N. Front St., 5-9:30 p.m. Benefits Nat’l Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Jun. 13-          CATCH holds Golf Classic benefiting Community Scholarship Fund at Old York Rd. C.C., Spring House, Pa. Registration 8 a.m., shotgun 10 a.m., 19th Hole Barbecue, silent auction & awards 3 p.m. For info (215) 735-7435 or visit on line CATCHinc.com.

Jul. 26-           Weeklong Democratic National Convention.

Aug. 13-          State Rep. Mark Cohen hosts Senior & Youth Summer Health Fair at 6300-6400 Rising Sun Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors, giveaways, health screenings, legislative services, games, live bands, food. For info Sonya Thomas (215) 342-2167 or wbrown@pahouse.net.

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