April 8-12: Wynn casino meeting | Judy Wicks | University/Southwest District Plan | Romantic Philadelphia | Pennypack history | Controller candidate debate

Community Meeting: Wynn Philadelphia

Monday, April 8, 6:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 418 East Girard Avenue. The Fishtown Neighbors Association is holding a meeting Monday evening to discuss and vote on the Wynn casino proposal for a 70-acre site along the Delaware River at Richmond and Beach streets. Fishtowners must bring proof of address to vote.

Book Talk: Judy Wicks: Good Morning, Beautiful Business

Monday, April 8, 7:30pm. Free Library, Parkway Central, 1901 Vine Street. Founder of West Philly’s White Dog Cafe and sustainable food business pioneer, Judy Wicks is celebrating the release of her new book Good Morning, Beautiful Business. Wicks  will be on hand at the Free Library to discuss her unexpected journey and what it takes to do business differently. Free.

Open House: University/Southwest District Plan

Monday, April 8, 6:30-8:30. Quorum, Science Center, 3711 Market Street. Come see what the University/Southwest District Plan’s recommendations and talk shop with Planning Commission staff during the open house. Also, learn who won The Game. Free.


Tuesday, April 9, 6-8pm, Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St. As part of the 10-part lecture series about the architecture, history and politics of Philadelphia, Richard Webster, West Chester University Professor Emeritus, will discuss Philadelphia’s romantic, eclecticism of style. Individual lectures cost $20, $15 for AIA and Preservation Alliance members, $10 for students/AIA Associates. Register online.

Lecture: Pennypack Park: Restoring History and Restoring Ecology

Tuesday, April 9, 7:30pm. Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St. Designer John Sloan will discuss the historical and ecological significance of the Pennypack Creek area, from its industrial past to current efforts to preserve its history and improve its ecological health. Free for members, $5 donation at the door for the general public.

Debate: City Controller Democratic Candidate Debate

Thursday, April 11, 6-7:30pm. WHYY, 150 North 6th Street. Young Involved Phialdelphia, WHYY and the Committee of Seventy will host a debate between the four democratic primary candidates for City Controller: Incumbent Controller Alan Butkovitz is being challenged by Brett Mandel, Michael Williams and Mark Zecca. The primary is coming up on May 21, so hear what the candidates have to say. Free, advance registration required.

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