PhillyNow Calendar: Civic Events, March 18-22

Neighborhood Associations are holding Actual Value Initiative meetings (and general meetings) all week, there are some informative readings and panel discussions at the free library, and City Council is taking up resolutions on real estate taxes, among other things. As usual, if you want something listed, email civics@philadelphiaweekly.com.

Monday, March 18

Northern Liberties Fundraising Committee. The Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting so the fundraising committee can explore new avenues for NLNA events and program funding.
7pm. 3rd and Fairmount. nlna.org

East Kensington General Meeting. The East Kensington Neighborhood Association will hold a general meeting at Philadelphia Brewing Company.
6:30pm. Philadelphia Brewing Company, Martha and Hagert Streets. Ekna.org.

Mt. Airy’s Architectural Heritage. Joseph Minardi, author of Historic Architecture in Northwest Philadelphia, 1690-1930s, will give a lecture on the historic architecture in the Mt. Airy section of the city.
7pm. Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave.

Tuesday, March 19

Clean and Green Meeting. The South of South Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting discussing “green” projects in that section of the city. They include potential open space at 17th and Carpenter, E-cycling events, street cleaning and rec center partnerships.
7pm. SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian Street. southofsouth.org

Urban Design Committee Meeting. The Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting on urban design in the area.
7pm. NLNA Community Center, 3rd and Fairmount. nlna.org

Zoning Committee Meeting. The Queen Village Neighborhood Association will hold a zoning committee meeting.
7:30pm. Waccacoe Playground Building, 400 Catherine Street.

Zoning Meeting. The South Broad Street Neighborhood Association will holding a zoning meeting.
7pm. 1439 West Passyunk Ave.

HR Considerations for Small Businesses. There will be a panel discussion at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Branch to help small business owners figure out payroll and other HR considerations.
9am. Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch. 1901 Vine St.

City Council. The Committee of the Whole of Philadelphia City Council will hold public hearings on collecting delinquent real estate taxes owed to the city—this will come up in the form of several resolutions.
1pm. Philadelphia City Hall, Room 400. 1 Penn Square. Phila.gov.

Wednesday, March 20

Zoning Committee meeting. The South of South zoning committee will meet to discuss several projects, mostly erection of homes.
7pm. SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian St. southofsouth.org.

Sustainability Committee Meeting. The Queen Village Neighborhood Association will open a meeting to all issues of sustainability.
7:30pm. Weccacoe Playground Building, 400 Catherine St.

Foods the Shaped History. Dr. Mitchell will discuss the demand for certain beverages have shaped the modern world.
11am. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org

The Zoot Suit in American Culture. The University of Pennsylvania History Department will present the history of the zoot suit, “embraced by African American, Latino, working-class youth, and “swing kids” in the 1940s”—and eventually led to controversies after the zoot suit riot in Los Angeles.
7pm. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org.

City Council. The Committee of the Whole will again discuss resolutions regarding collecting delinquent real estate taxes.
1pm. City Hall, Room 400. 1 Penn Square. phila.gov.

Thursday, March 21

PSA 1 Community Meeting.
Police Service Area 1 will hold their community meeting at the SOSNA office in South Philly, where residents will hear about recent crime activity and be given the opportunity to speak with police officers.
6:30pm. SOSNA Office. 1901 Christian Street. southofsouth.org.

General Meeting. The Fishtown Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting to talk the 2013 chili cookoff, district updates and the Actual Value Initiative. A moderated question and answer session will take place regarding AVI afterwards.
7pm. Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.

General Meeting. The Queen Village Neighborhood Association will hold a general meeting, where a representative will explain how to use 311 in the most efficient way.
7:30pm. St. Philip Neri Church, 218 Queen St.

Neighborhood Plan Meeting. The East Kensington Neighborhood Association will hold a plan meeting.
7pm. Visitation Community Center, 2646 Kensington Ave.

Community Meeting. The Lower Moyamesing Civic Association will hold a general update meeting with a to-be-announced “special guest.”
6:30pm. Fumo Family Library, 2437 S. Broad St.

City Council. The Joint Committees on Public Safety and Education will consider a resolution regarding the dismissal or release of students to parents, guardians and other individuals at Philly public schools.
2pm. City Hall, Room 400. 1 Penn Square. phila.gov.

Friday, March 22

City Council. The Committee on Public Health and Human Services will hold hearings “regarding the impact of the Commonwealth’s failure to expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”
10am. City Hall, Room 400. 1 Penn Square. phila.gov.

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