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Preserving Old Swedes’ Church

Located in Queen Village, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church provides a green space for outdoor community activities, from events to dog walking. The interior spaces provide halls and room for cultural performances, exercise programs that serve the community at low cost, and fundraising events for a variety of organizations. Gloria Dei Church provides an important service to the community to gather and forge relationships that sustain and enhance the neighborhood. While there are other gathering spaces in Queen Village, Gloria Dei Church is unique in its offerings by virtue of being incorporated into a National Park. The overall space is approximately 5.5 acres. No other space in the community has this acreage available for community use and enjoyment.  Gloria Dei Church receives no funding from the National Park Service.
The Historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Preservation Corporation (HGDPC) was established to fund, support, and supervise the restorationrenovation, and ongoing maintenance of the Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church buildingsgrounds, and graveyard so that future generations may share in this historic and architectural treasure.
To learn more about ongoing preservation efforts, fundraising programs, and social and educational events that will help fund repairs and upgrades to this historic neighborhood treasure, sign up for our email list: http://eepurl.com/cBO091.
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Kindergarten Registration Reminder

Kindergarten Registration in the Philadelphia School District begins on Tuesday February 28, 2017

The links below include guidelines and FAQ regarding the new Kindergarten Registration at Meredith.

 

 

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A BIG THANK YOU TO QVNA

For the third time in a row QVNA has awarded Friends of Nebinger monies benefitting G.W. Nebinger Elementary School! This term was $2,534 for Chromebooks and cart. In the previous year it was $2,000 for the EgoPo drama program, $1,000 for science kits and $500 to the Home and School Association for art supplies. FON is truly grateful for their generosity and support!
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Free Basic Spanish Class for Adults

The Charles Santore Library will be offering a free, 6 week, basic Spanish class for adults.  The class will meet on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00pm beginning on February 5th and ending on April 1st 

If you are planning to vacation in a Spanish-speaking country or just want to talk to people in your neighborhood, this is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of the language.  The teacher is a native speaker who teaches high school Spanish.  This will be a small class and registration is required. 

For more information, or to register, please call the librarian.  215-686-1766.

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Headhouse Plaza Project Presentation

South Street Headhouse District will hold a public informational meeting for updates about the pending Headhouse Plaza Improvement Project, located on the 500 block of South 2nd Street between Lombard & South Streets.
The presentation will be on Thursday, February 2 at 6pm at Old Pine Community Center located at 4th & Lombard Streets.
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Donate Your Recyclebank Points to Meredith

We need your Recyclebank points!
Recyclebank is a way to turn your recycling into rewards. It’s easy to sign up if you don’t have an account already. Click on ‘donate points’ and select Meredith from the list to contribute to our Meredith Green School Yard Initiative! By donating points we can earn up to $2,500. We are already 17% of the way there. Donate your points today and spread the word.
The Green School Yard Initiative will engage our students, educating them and inspiring them to be heroes for our school and the environment. The goals are:
1. Add new trees to the school yard with fencing to protect them
2. Obtain planters and materials to start an edible garden and a pollinator garden
3. Use rain barrels for water collection
Log into your Recyclebank account now and donate (https://www.recyclebank.com/contest/index/school/id/211/) Continue earning and donating through March 15, 2017.
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Philadelphia City Scholarship

The Philadelphia City Scholarship Program awards approximately 50 college scholarships to high school seniors each year. Scholarship awards are $1,000 for each academic year for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment in accredited, four-year bachelor degree programs. The City of Philadelphia funds this scholarship program and has assisted more than 2,600 students in earning a college degree.

This document includes eligibility information, instructions, and an application form.

The deadline for the 2017-2018 scholarship is Feb. 24, 2017.

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Quality of Life Signs Installed around Queen Village

QVNA’s Quality of Life Committee has partnered with Philly Street artist Kid Hazo to create positive and humorous street art with a purpose. Our goal is to offer creative ways to get residents to care about being a good neighbor and improving our streets.  Keep your eyes peeled for the different signs!

This project was made possible with support from HAHA x Paradigm and the Queen Village Neighborhood Association’s Community Grant Program.

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Queen Village 2017 Wall Calendar and Notecards for Sale

QVNA has collaborated with local photographer Amanda Hall of Amanda Hall Studios to create a 2017 Wall Calendar and Notecards. Both items feature stunning black and white photos in and around Fabric Row. All proceeds will go to QVNA initiatives.

Support QVNA this holiday season with your purchase. Items are available at the QVNA Office located in the Weccacoe Community Building and at the QVNA Holiday Party Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 7-9 PM. Shipping options are also available.