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

Thu. June 3. “Educating Communities for Parenting, 16th Annual Imagine Awards,” The Past, Present, and the Future. 5:30 p.m. The Philadelphia Union League, 140 S. Broad St. Event will recognize individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves as powerful advocates of children, youth, and families. For information, call Olivia Campbell at 215-496-9780 or email Olivia@ecparenting.org.

Thu. June 3, 10, & 17. Parent University and Audenried’s Violence Prevention through Passionate Parenting Workshops. 6-8 p.m. Audenried High School, 3301 Tasker Ave. Come hear about violence prevention in our city’s schools. For information and reservations, call 215-400-5877.

Sat. June 5. Black Writers Museum Grand Opening & Inaugural Exhibit: “Selected Writers of the Harlem Renaissance.” 12-6 p.m. Maplewood Mall, 23 W. Maplewood Ave. (Germantown & Armat). For information, call 267-297-3078.

Sat. June 5. The Education Advancement Alliance’s 2010 Career Information Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market St. This free event is an opportunity for students to speak with professionals in a variety of career fields. Lunch will be provided. For information, call 215-243-4141.

Tue. June 8. Public Hearings on Intergroup Conflict and Violence in School. 4-6 p.m. Towey Recreation Center, 1832 N. Howard St. (at Berks). The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations is looking to hear from students who have experienced bullying or violence at their schools because of race, ethnicity, national orign, religion, disability, sex, gender identify, or sexual orientation, and to learn how the school responded. The commission also wants to hear about programs that exist at the school and what suggestions students have to make their schools safer. Language interpretation services are available upon request. To register to testify, call 215-686-4674 or email Naarah Crawley at naarah.crawley@phila.gov. For information, visit www.phila.gov/humanrelations/.

Wed. June 9. 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.

Thu. June 10. The School District of Philadelphia presents: The Northwest Regional Talent Center Showcase. 6:30 p.m. Martin Luther King High School, 6100 Stenton Ave. This event is free and open to the public. For information, call 215-400-5974.

Thu. June 10. Night Skies in the Observatory. 7-10 p.m. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. View the night sky through five different telescopes and take in a planetarium show and science presentation. Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts can help guide and answer questions. For information, visit www.fi.edu or call 215-448-1254.

Thu. June 10. Parents Are ‘R’ Our Equal Partners (PREP) Program. 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N. Broad St. Come hear about the District’s program that works to engage parents. For information and to register, call 215-400-6268.

Fri. June 11-Sun. 13. Odunde Festival. South Street, between 21st and 23rd Sts. This annual festival, which extends to Grays Ferry Avenue and Christian Street, brings a taste of Africa to South St. Previous entertainment has included a live performance by Doug E. Fresh. Event is free. For information, visit www.odundeinc.org.

Sat. June 12. 5th Annual Philadelphia Fatherhood Festival. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. Workshops, resources, and information fill this day centered on fatherhood presented by Daddy UniverCity. For information and to register, visit www.fatherfest.com.

Sat. June 12. Keeping up with the Keeper. 6-8 p.m. The Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. Learn about the zoo’s day-to-day operations and worldwide conservation efforts. For information, visit www.philadelphiazoo.org or call 215-243-5254.

Sat. June 12. Superintendent’s First Regional Education Summit. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. G.W Carver High School of Engineering and Science, 1600 W. Norris St. Learn about the District’s new programs, initiatives, and services. Find out how your child’s school may be affected. To RSVP, call 215-400-6268 or email ydesir@philasd.org.

Sat. June 12. Raising Good Kids in Bad Times. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Beloved St. John Evangelistic Church, 4541 N. Broad St. State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas will host this conference designed to educate and empower families, community leaders, and civic organizations about the myriad services available to strengthen families and children. For information, call 267-297-7739.

Sat. June 12. Family Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Malcolm X Park, 52nd and Pine Sts. This free event, sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women, Philadelphia Section, has something for everyone: food, clothing, a magic show, moon bounce, face-painting, health, nutritional, educational, family and government services, and financial and career information. For information, call 610-622-4240.

Tue. June 15. 7th Annual Turning the Page for Change Celebration. 4:30-7 p.m. Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad St. Join the Notebook and its supporters at a great party while supporting quality and equality within education. Program, emceed by Loraine Ballard-Morrill, includes annual student journalism awards. For more information, call 215-951-0330 ext. 2103 or visit thenotebook.eventbrite.com.

Tue. June 15. Campus Philly’s Opportunity Fair. 12-3 p.m. Drexel University, 32nd and Chestnut Sts. A one-stop shop for recent graduates, employers looking to hire for entry-level positions and internships, as well as graduate school representatives will be in attendance. For information, visit www.campusphilly.org.

Tue. June 15. Job Training and Readiness Preparation. 4-6 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, first floor, 440 N. Broad St. This workshop will prepare you for job training, job readiness, resume preparation, and educational advancement, and will help to develop you to your full potential. For information, call 215-400-7272.

Wed. June 16. 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.

Thu. June 24. Parenting with a Purpose. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, Parent and Community Resource Center, first floor, 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.

Sat. June 26. 4th Annual Youth Outreach Education and Empowerment Summit. 11 a.m. Temple University Student Center, 13th and Cecil B. Moore Ave. Food, raffles, prizes and more focusing on sexual health, peer education, and arts and media. Parents and youth educators are also welcome to come out. To register, visit www.fight.org/aem or call 215-985-4448 ext. 200.

Sun. June 27 thru Sat. July 3. Teachers’ Summer Institute 2010. Moore College of Art & Design, 20th St. and The Parkway. With the theme of Recharge, Refocus, Reconnect, this innovative professional development program is targeted to art educators from across the region offering exciting opportunities to learn new skills, hone artistic skills, and discover how to use new media as a tool in the classroom. For information, call 215-965-4030, visit www.moore.edu, or email ce@moore.edu.

Mon. June 28. Go 4th and Learn: About History. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Franklin Square, 6th and Race Sts. As part of the 2010 Welcome America! Celebration, children are invited to enjoy historical stories read aloud by Mayor Nutter, as well as face-painting, crafts and games. For information, visit www.americasbirthday.com.

Tue. June 29. Go 4th and Learn: About Science. 10:30 a.m. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. As part of the 2010 Welcome America! Celebration, children can take part in an interactive program on the science of fireworks as well as explore the museum’s exhibits. For information, visit www.americasbirthday.com.

Tue. June 29. Literacy Leadership Conference: Inspiring Student Engagement and Motivation. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Drexel University, 3128 Market St. Participants will hear from experts about the power of professional leadership. Breakout sessions will include topics such as creating writing communities and building vocabulary. For information, contact Alyssa Heeneke at 215-283-0122 or aheeneke@verizon.net.

Tue. June 29. Engaging Parents and Students through the Arts. 5-6:30 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N. Broad St, Auditorium. This panel discussion is a special event of the Parent University. The panel will include Quinton Aaron of the movie The Blind Side and Helena Cortez, an actress and entertainment consultant. For information, call 215-400-5877. To register, call 215-400-6728.

Wed. June 30. The Superintendent’s Parent Roundtable. time TBD. School District of Education Center, 440 N. Broad St. For information, call 215-400-4000.

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 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.

School Calendar

Fri. June 18. Last Day of Classes For Students. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Mon. June 21. Last Day for Staff. Organization Day.

Tue. June 29. First Day of SLAM 2010 classes and activities. For information on how to register, contact or visit your child’s school.

Full calendar for the 2009-10 school year is available here, and en español aquí.

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