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Updated April 23rd

May 12-          Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell & Bernadette Wyche host 24th & 46th Ward Mtg. at The Enterprise Ctr., 4548 Market St., 6 p.m.

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Apr. 23-       Dr. Rob Cavoto hosts fundraiser for mayoral candidate Jim Kenney at Bliss Restaurant, 220 S. Broad St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Platinum $1,000, Gold $500, Silver $250. Checks payable to “Kenney 2015”. RSVP Rob (302) 743-6285.

Apr. 23-        City Commission Chair Anthony Clark is hosted Spring Fling Fundraiser at Bleu Martini, 24 S. 2nd St., 6-9 p.m. Open bar and music. Refreshments 6-7 p.m. Donation $100...

...7520. No corporate checks. Checks payable to “Committee to Elect Anthony Clark”, John Ramondi, Treasurer, 1500 Walnut St., 21st fl., Phila., PA 19102...

Apr. 23-        Beech Cos. mark 25 years at 1st Dist. Plaza, 3801 Market St., 6 p.m. Individual ticket $125, Corporate ticket $250. For info www.beechinterplex.com or (215) 843-2027.

Apr. 23-        37th Ward Democrats host Candidates Night at Morris Chapel Ch., 12th & Lehigh Ave., 6 p.m. City Commission, Common Pleas and Municipal Court candidates invited to speak.

Apr. 23-        Gentrification: Social Engineering at Free Library, 1901 Vine St. Skyline Room with Judith Robinson, real-estate specialist.

Apr. 25-      Councilman Bobby Henon hosts N.E. 2020 Public Safety Issue Forum at Ethan Allen Sch., 6329 Battersby St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Apr. 25-      McCreesh Plg. Holds Grand Opening of new Skatepark, 6744 Regent St., 1-4 p.m.

Apr. 25-      Council candidate Dan Tinney hosts Beef & Beer Fundraiser for Family & Friends at 14420 Townsend Rd., 5-9 p.m. DJ, raffle, 50/50. Tickets $50. Checks payable to “Dan Tinney for City Council”.

...by Rahim Islam, Michael Rashid, Kenny Gamble and Sheriff Jewel Williams at Laborers District Council, 665 N. Broad St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Donation $100, $500, $1,000. Checks payable to Friend...

...30 p.m. Donation $100, $500, $1,000. Checks payable to Friend for Omar Sabir, 7300 City Line Ave., Su. 360, Phila., PA 19151. For info (267) 562-2179...

Apr. 27-      54th Ward Candidates Night at Randi’s, 1619 Grant Ave., 6-8 p.m. Tickets $500-$250-$100. For info Renee (267) 974-5194.

Apr. 27-      City Council candidate Marnie Aument-Loughrey hosts Fundraiser at Ocean City Restaurant, 234 N. 9th St., 6:30-8 p.m. For info (267) 443-8621.

Apr. 28-       Councilwoman Marian Tasco hosts cocktail reception for City Council candidate Derek Green at Estia, 1405 Locust St., 5:30 p.m. For info Kelly Bauer (610) 841-3733.

Apr. 28-        Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown gives Salute to Phila.’s Tourism & Hospitality Industry hosted by Sandy Sheller at 225 S. 18th St., Apt. 1802. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsor levels $1,000-$500-$250-$100; Tickets $50.

Apr. 29-          Common Pleas candidate Kai Scott holds Fundraiser at Fratelli’s Italian Bistro, 1339 Chestnut St., 5-7 p.m. Open bar and light fare. Suggested contribution levels: Bronze $100, Silver 250, Gold $500, Platinum $750, Titanium $1,000. For info ksugarman1@gmail.com or (215) 370-1423.

Apr. 29-          Al Taubenberger is hosted Spring Time Beef & Beer Fundraiser for GOP City Council at Large, FOP Ha., 11630 Caroline Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open Bar & Buffet. Tickets $50, $85 couples. Make checks payable to Taubenberger for Philadelphia, 2731 Northview Rd., Phila., PA 19152.

Apr. 29-          Al Taubenberger is hosted Spring Time Beef & Beer Fundraiser for GOP City Council at Large, FOP Ha., 11630 Caroline Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open Bar & Buffet. Tickets $50, $85 couples. Make checks payable to Taubenberger for Philadelphia, 2731 Northview Rd., Phila., PA 19152.

Apr. 29-          Vendemmia holds Winemakers Award Dinner at Galdo’s Catering, 20th & Moyamensing Aves., 7 p.m. $55 per person. Bring your own wine. Checks payable to “Vendemmia Foundation”, 1841 S. Broad St., Phila., PA 19148. For info Theresa (215) 465-8810.

Apr. 29-          Chew & Ballard Neighbors Cl. Hosts Candidates Night at Wissahickon Ch. Sch., Awbury Gym, 815 E. Washington La., 7:30 p.m. For info Rev. Chester Williams (215) 849-8021.

Apr. 30-          State Rep. John Taylor hosts Spring in Philadelphia Fundraiser at Colonial Dames, 1630 Latimer St., 5:30 p.m. Benefactors $1,000, Patrons $500, Sponsors $250. For info (215) 545-2244 or jct.uta@att.net.

Apr. 30-          State Rep. John Sabatina, Jr. hosts Cocktail Reception at Pyramid Cl., 1735 Market St., 5:30-7 p.m. Donations $250 up.  Donate on line www.johnsabatina.com. No corporate checks.

Apr. 30-          23rd Ward Democratic Committee hosts Fundraiser at Harmonia Cl., 2404 Orthodox St., 6-8 p.m. Tickets $35, candidates $100. Checks payable to “23rd Democratic Ward”.

Apr. 30-          Councilman Mark Squilla hosts NFL Draft Party at Prime Stache Restaurant, 110 Chestnut St., 7-10 p.m. Special guests Eagles players and cheerleaders. General admission $100.

Apr. 30-          Jim Kenney is hosted Reception at American Sardine Bar, 1800 Federal St., 5-7:30 p.m. Platinum $1,000, Gold $500, Silver $250. For info John (215) 769-5764 or JJL@lpmgcompanies.com.

May 1-              Fundraiser in support of Kai Scott, Common Pleas Court candidate, W Studio, 1080 N. Delaware Ave. Suite 505, 6-9 p.m., drinks and hors d’oeuvres, suggested contribution levels: bronze...

May 1-            Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee hosts Contest & Open House at its training facility, 10401 Decatur Rd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 20 senior apprentices compete in general carpentry, interior-systems...

May 1-            Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosts Breakfast with Women of Labor at Transport Workers Union Local 234, 500 N 2nd St., 8-9:30 a.m. Sponsor Levels $2,500-$1,000-$500-$250, Tickets $50.

May 1-            S.W. Phila. District Services presents Candidates Night Forum, Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th & Kingsessing Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. Free dinner provided. All candidates invited.

May 2-            Mayor Michael Nutter and 52nd Ward host Primary Candidates’ Forum at Pinn Mem. Baptist Ch., 54th & Wynnefield Ave., 9:30 a.m. For info Steve Jones (215) 879-6049.

May 2-            State Rep. Rosita Youngblood hosts Community Conversation at Opportunity Towers, 1717 W. Hunting Park Ave., 10 a.m.-12 m. For info (215) 849-6426.

May 3-            St. Anne’s Reunion Committee holds Golf Benefit for St. Anne’s Parish at Juniata G.C., 1391 E. Cayuga St., Registration 8:30 a.m., Shotgun start 9 a.m.

May 3-            Friends of Marian Tasco present Jazz Brunch, 1-4 p.m. at The View, 800 N. Broad St., 8th fl. Complimentary mimosas. Tickets $65. Checks payable to “Friends of Marian Tasco”, PO Box 27454, Phila., PA 19118.

May 3-            Nathaniel Sabir Memorial Scholarship Fund hosts Awards Banquet at IATSE Ballrm., Front & Ritner Sts. (2400 S. Water St.), 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets $65, Seniors and Youths under 16 $35.  For info Jeri (215) 554-7957.

May 3-            GOP 1st & 39th Wards host Sunday Brunch at J.P. Caterers, 2802 S. 9th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free parking Stella Maris schoolyard. Contribution $40. Mail for tickets Domenic Chiavaroli, 1020 Tasker St., Phila., PA 19148. For info Domenic (215) 850-5350.

May 3-            GOP 1st & 39th Wards host Sunday Brunch at J.P. Caterers, 2802 S. 9th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free parking Stella Maris schoolyard. Contribution $40. Mail for tickets Domenic Chiavaroli, 1020 Tasker St., Phila., PA 19148. For info Domenic (215) 850-5350.

May 3-            Salvation Army hosts Farm to Families event by top chefs at Morris Ho. Hotel, 225 S. 8th St., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Order tickets www.SAphilly.org.

May 4-            Democratic Campaign Committee hosts Jefferson Jackson Day Celebration at Sheet Metal Workers Ha., Penn’s Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $150 available at door.

May 6-            Lt. Gov. Mike Stack hosts Spring Reception at Cuba Libre, 10 S. 2nd St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gold $5,000, Silver $2,500, Bronze $1,000, Tickets $100. RSVP & pay online https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/5.6spring.

May 6-            Phila. NOW hosts Spring Fundraiser at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St., 6 p.m.  Honoring Councilwoman Marian Tasco.

May 6-            Ward Leader Bill Pettigrew hosts United GOP Wards Fundraiser at Quaker City Yacht Cl., 7101 N. Delaware Ave., 6 p.m. Tickets $40.

May 8-            Judicial candidate Kai Scott hosts Spring Shrimp Fry at Stinger Lounge, 4600 N. Broad St., 7-10 p.m.

May 11-          Independence Business Alliance’s Business Leaders hosts Luncheon at Hotel Sofitel, Paris Ballrm., 120 S. 17th St., 11 a.m. For info https://www.thinkiba.com/ or Twitter and Instagram @Think_IBA.

May 13-          United Republican Cl. hosts Register of Wills candidate Ross Eric Feinberg at 3156 Frankford Ave., 6:30 p.m.

May 14-          State Rep. Mark Cohen & Rising Sun Ave. Revitalization Group present Sr. Health & Fitness at Lawncrest Rec Ctr., 6000 Rising Sun Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Light lunch provided. RSVP Deb Whittingham (215) 342-2167.

May 15-          Day of the Rope Awards Dinner is hosted at Elevators Constructors’ Townsend Rm., 12273 Townsend Rd., 7 p.m. Honorees – Outstanding Irish American Labor Leader: John Kane, Business Mgr./Financial Secretary...

May 16-          Pre-Election Day Prayer & Praise Breakfast for Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown at Pinn Mem. Ch., 2257 N. 54th St., Register 8 a.m., Program 9-11 a.m., Exhibition & Fellowship 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets $40 in advance, $50 at door, students $25. For info (215) 273-1924.

...Stephen Kinsey and Councilwoman Cindy Bass host Salute to Veterans at 1st United Methodist Ch., 6001 Germantown Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bell-ringing, high-school ROTC, health and PTSD screenings...

May 16-          State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Image Awards from at Christian Stronghold Ch.  4701 Lancaster Ave., 3-6 p.m. Honoring local women with positive community impact. To nominate women (215) 879-6615.

Jun. 6-            State Rep. Rosita Youngblood hosts Community Conversation at Kenderton Young Scholars Sch., 1500 W. Ontario St., 10 a.m.-12 m. For info (215) 849-6426.

Jun. 12-          State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Senior Health Fair at York House, 5325 Old York Rd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. health screenings, chair massages, giveaways, prizes, refreshments, latest state programs.

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