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This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Sat. May 1. Education for Liberation Curriculum Fair. 1-5 p.m. Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, 1023 Callowhill St. Educators, students, and community members come together to explore and discuss a variety of issues within social justice education. For information, visit www.tagphilly.org.

Sat. May 1. Kids at Heart Gala. 6:30-10:30 p.m. The Down Town Club, 150 S. Independence Mall West. Join Turning Points for Children, a nonprofit that provides support for children and families, in honoring Superintendent Ackerman at this annual fundraising event. For information, visit www.turningpointsforchildren.org/kah.

Sat. May 1. Special Education Advocacy Training (SEAT). 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Arc of Philadelphia, 2350 W. Westmoreland St. Learn the skills you need to become an advocate for special needs children. Guest speakers will lead panel discussions. For information, visit www.arcpddc.org/SEAT.html or call Nofre Vaquer at 215-229-4550, ext. 183.

Sat. May 1. Dia Del Niño Celebration. Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic. An all-day celebration of Latino culture filled with fun, learning, dancing, music, entertainment, and much more. For information, visit www.pleasetouchmuseum.org.

Sat. May 1. Taking the Stage: A North Stars Showcase. 7 p.m. Church of the Advocate, 18th and Diamond Sts. The North Stars Afterschool Arts Program’s end of the year performance inspired by a 1940s “Cotton Club” theme that will incorporate music, modern and African dance, poetry, and theatre arts. The program will highlight students’ work during the school year. For information, visit www.artsanctuary.org.

Mon. May 3, 10, & 17. The Power of Parenting Workshop Series. 10 a.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. The parent, family, child, and school relationship is emphasized. Parent participants will be educated, elevated, empowered, encouraged, energized, enlightened, and equipped. For information, call 215-400-4180.

Mon. May 3. “It’s a Family Affair” Youth Panel Open Forum. 12 p.m. Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center, 2551 N. 22nd St. An open discussion focusing on the concerns of the city’s youth, using a “You talk and we listen” approach. For more information and to RSVP, call Miriam Kebede at 610-348-8693.

Tue. May 4-Thu. May 6. Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Career Education Partnerships Network Online Career Fair. Middle and high school students, parents, educators, and others who want to learn about careers in Pennsylvania can log on and participate in webinars with local employers and schools. For information, visit http://sepacareerfair2010.ning.com/.

Tue. May 4. Men II Boys: Project COURAGE. 7 p.m. Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2600 W. Cheltenham Ave. The movement, centered on pairing young men with positive male role models, will host a discussion and film screening focusing on issues facing males in the Black community. For information, call 215-276-7200.

Tue. May 4, 11, & 25. Character Development: Beyond the Three Rs. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. Parents are educated on how children learn from their actions. Participants will learn how to portray good character as an example to their children. For information, call 215-400-4180.

Tue. May 4, 11, & 18. Parents Present, Active and Engaged. 6 p.m. Fairhill Apartments, 2411 N. 11th St. Through this workshop promoted by the District’s Parent and Community Resource Center, this course will address the negative assumptions that prohibit marginalized parents from effectively participating in their children’s education. For information, call 215-400-4180.

Tue. May 4 & 18. Social Etiquette. 6 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. A course offered to parents in the community through the Parent University of Philadelphia centered on proper manners in social situations. For information, call 215-400-4180.

Wed. May 5 & 12. The Power of Working Together. 10 a.m. Beloved St. John, 4541 N. Broad St. A course offered to parents in the community through Parents “R” Equal Partners centered on how parents and the community can work together. For information, call 215-400-4180.

Wed. May 5. The Arc of Philadelphia Advocacy Brunch. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Arc of Philadelphia, 2350 W. Westmoreland St. Enjoy a brunch while hearing from speaker Maureen C. Cronin, bureau director of the Early Intervention Services Office. For information, call Stacey Charles at 215-229-4550 ext. 189 or email scharles@arcpddc.org.

Wed. May 5. Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence Community Symposium. 5 p.m. Drexel University, Behrakis Hall, 3210 Chestnut St. Discuss parent and community engagement strategies for success. All are welcome. For information, contact drchuck@drexel.edu or call 215-571-3928.

Thu. May 6. “Learning to Read: Reading to Learn.” 10 a.m.-12 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Conference Room 1075, 440 N. Broad St. Gain an understanding of the role parents, educators, and community professionals play in supporting reading development. To register, call 800-522-5827.

Thu. May 6. Public Citizens for Children and Youth 2010 Super Party. 6-8 p.m. The Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. This event will honor several people for their outstanding work and have a silent auction of more than 50 items. For information, call Steven Fynes at 215-563-5848 ext. 11, email info@pccy.org, or visit www.pccy.org.

Thu. May 6, 13, & 20. The Power of Parenting Workshop Series. 6 p.m. Fairhill Apartments, 2411 N. 11th St. Through this workshop promoted by the District’s Parent and Community Resource Center, parent, family, child, and school relationships will be emphasized. Parent participants will be educated, elevated, empowered, encouraged, energized, enlightened, and equipped. For information, call 215-400-4180.

Thu. May 6, 13, 20, & 27. Parent Publishers Program. 6 p.m. J. Hampton Moore, 6900 Summerdale Ave. Parents learn the importance of literacy as they write, edit, illustrate, and publish their own children’s book. For information, call 215-400-4180.

Thu. May 6. Understanding School Action Plans. 6 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. A course offered to parents in the community through Parents “R” Equal Partners. For information, call 215-400-4180.

Thu. May 6. Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations Public Forum on School Violence. 4-6 p.m. Pelbano Recreation Center, 2138 Solly Ave. Parents, educators, community members, and students are encouraged to attend and discuss the state of and solutions to violence in the District. For information, email Naraah Crawley at naraah.crawley@phila.gov or call 215-685-4674.

Sat. May 8. Autism Sharing and Parenting Inc. presents An Afternoon Delight. 1-5 p.m. Finley Recreation Center, 7701 Mansfield Ave. An afternoon of food, fun, and dancing for adults, supervised games, activities and eats for the kids. For information, call 215-413-7106 or email crocmei11@gmail.com

Sat. May 8 & Sun. May 9. Animal Moms Weekend. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Celebrate your mom as you learn about moms of all species and witness real-life animal mom behavior at the Academy’s Live Animal Center. For information, call 215-299-1000.

Sat. May 8. Flip the Script: Stop the Violence 2010 Youth Empowerment Summit. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Widener University, 1 University Place. All those ages 12-22 are welcome to participate in workshops addressing topics such as healthy relationships, bullying, peer pressure, and hip-hop culture. Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost. For information, call 610-497-7422.

Sat. May 8. Rock the Block. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center, 2551 N. 22nd St. An effort to renew local communities one block at a time, this free event will have celebrity guests, games, giveaways, and free refreshments. For information, email iamphilly2010@gmail.com.

Mon. May 10. Sylvia Earle: Our Fate and the Oceans are One. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Listen and learn as oceanographer and marine conservationist Sylvia Earle presents a short film and discussion on her newest book, which centers on the relationship between people and the oceans. To RSVP, visit www.annualsilvermanlecture.eventbrite.com.

Tue. May 11. Summer Opportunities Fair. 4-8 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N. Broad St. Come learn about the different opportunities there are for kids this summer such as summer camps, summer enrichment programs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. For information, call Jordan Harris at 215-686-2159 or email jordan.harris@phila.gov.

Wed. May 12. School Reform Commission Planning Meeting. 2 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4180 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Fri. May 14. Healthy Relationship, Education and Awareness Youth Rally and Summit. 3-8 p.m. Temple University, Howard Gittis Student Center, 13th and Montgomery Sts. Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America will host its 4th annual exhibition. The event will include booths, a motivational guest speaker, an awards dinner, and youth performances. For information, call 215-236-4500.

Sat. May 15. Computer and Parent Information Mini Workshops. 9 a.m. Parkway West High School, 4725 Fairmount Ave. Whether you have questions about computers, how to improve positive communication in your family, or some of the programs available at Parkway West, this free event provides parents an opportunity to get all of this information in one place. Also, the first 50 families will receive free mini digital cameras and there will be activities for the kids. For information and to register, call 215-400-4180.

Sat. May 15. Autism Sharing and Parenting Inc. Meeting. 1-3 p.m. Center for Autism, 3905 Ford Road, Suite 6. A hands-on presentation on Direct Instruction for Learners on the Autism Spectrum. To RSVP, call 215-413-7106 or email Nasya06@msn.com.

Sat. May 15. Black Male Development Symposium. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd. An opportunity for youth, adults, educators and community organizations to participate in a one-day symposium designed to address the life-threatening issues facing Black male youth and adults. For information, visit www.blackmaledevelopment.com.

Sat. May 15. Folklore and Family History. 6 p.m. Historical Society of Philadelphia, 1300 Locust St. Learn how to use resources and records to verify the folklore of your family’s heritage. For information, visit www.hsp.org and to register, visit www.folkloreworkshop.eventbrite.com.

Tue. May 18 & Wed. May 19. Parent Power. 5:30-7 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. This workshop will empower parents to help support their children’s academic achievement as well as eliminating the achievement gap. Event is free. For information, call 215-400-7272.

Thur. May 20. Parenting with Purpose. 10 a.m.-12 noon. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. This workshop is designed to break all the barriers that would prevent love, support, encouragement and effective parenting from flowing within the home. Parents will gain the tools necessary to build up their mental, spiritual,and physical wellness, and begin parenting with purpose. For information, call 215-400-7272.

Thur. May 20. Homework Help. 3-4:30 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. This workshop will provide tips and tools for parents to make homework time more meaningful and less stressful. For information, call 215-400-7272.

Sat. May 22. Fun in the Sun. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Parents and children can learn all about the sun’s effects on living things. For information, call Hallie Barattolo at 215-405-5061 or email barattolo@ansp.org.

Sat. May 22. Roar and Snore Under the Stars. 6 p.m.-10 a.m. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. Sleep right under the stars and right next door to all the zoo’s wonderful creatures. The event is BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent). For information and to reserve your spot, call 215-243-5254.

Mon. May 24. SouthEast Philadelphia Collaborative Education Roundtable. 4-6:30 p.m. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catherine St. The event will focus on educational issues that impact our students in 19147 and 19148 zip codes, as well as the educational agenda of the Collaborative. For information, call Cory Miller at 215-486-1645 ext. 204.

Tue. May 25. Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations Public Forum on School Violence. 4-6 p.m. Olney Recreation Center, 100 E. Godfrey Ave, Parents, educators, community members, and students are encouraged to attend and discuss the state of and solutions to violence in the District. For information, email Naraah Crawley at naraah.crawley@phila.gov or call 215-685-4674.

Wed. May 26. School Reform Commission Action Meeting. 2 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4180 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Wed. May 26. Germantown High School Career Day. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Germantown High School, 40 E. High St. This career fair will give students an opportunity to gain insight and information about different organizations, internships, and future career goals. For information, call Jillian Low at 267-502-3729 or email jlow@pyninc.org.

Thu. May 27. Need in Deed Shout Out Celebration. 4-5:30 p.m. Temple University Student Center, 1755 N. 13 St. Celebrate the accomplishments of students who participated in the organization’s service-learning project called My Voice. For information, call 215-242-6333.

Sat. May 29-Mon. May 31. Ladies Rock Camp. Freire Charter School, 2027 Chestnut St. Twenty-five women over the age of 19 can get the opportunity to let loose and play some rock and roll. Held over the Memorial Day weekend, participants can learn to play an instrument as they put together a band and write their own songs. For information, visit www.girlsrockphilly.org and to register, email Andrea at lrc@girlsrockphilly.org.

Ongoing

Every Mon. & Wed. Peaches & Cream Foundation, Inc. 4:30-6:30 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. Workshop will introduce teens and parents to the concept of becoming entrepreneurs. For information, call 215-400-7272.

Every Tue. Teen Tuesdays. Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, 1901 Vine St. Teens meet at the Central Library after school for activities, fun, and snacks. Previous programs have included hip-hop dance workshops, conflict resolution, teen talent shows, SAT prep, teen open mike, poetry slams, teen art exhibitions, and more. For information, call 215-686-5415.

Every Tue. & Thu. Basic Computer Class. 1-2 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, 440 N. Broad St. Topics will include what to look for when buying a computer, Internet access, basic web browsing, and printing and saving information. More advanced topics are available upon request. For information, call 215-400-7272.

Every Mon. & Wed. Free GED Class. 5:30 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Meehan Conference Room, 400 N. Broad St. For information, call 215-400-7272.

Thru May 28. Kindergarten Registration. If your child will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2010, you can now enroll him/her in kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year. Bring your child’s birth certificate and up-to-date immunizations records as well as a proof of address to your neighborhood elementary school to register for next year. For information, call 215-400-4000.

Thru Aug. 9. Girls Rock Philly Summer Camp. Girard College, Girard and Corinthian Aves. The area’s only rock camp for girls is now accepting applications for its annual weeklong summer camp. Beginning August 9, 80 girls ages 9-17 will get the chance to build on their musical skills. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, visit www.girlsrockphilly.org or call 215-789-4879.

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