Top 5 stories to watch for in NW Philly

 A scene from MLK High's historic season. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks, file)

A scene from MLK High's historic season. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks, file)

Here’s a look at what’s to come:

1. Even before the school year started, members of the Martin Luther King High School football squad were hard at work. They did drills, scrimmaged and, perhaps most importantly, worked on chemistry. As a result of Germantown High School closing in June, students from MLK’s archrival and historic neighborhood foe were now on the team. A documentary film crew caught it all and more in “We Could Be King.” It debuts next week. Check back then to learn more.

2. On May 20, voters across the state will head to the polls for the Pennsylvania primary. The gubernatorial race will take top billing, but a number of state Representative candidates are also trying to hold onto or earn a first term in the General Assembly. With that in mind, the East Falls Community Council will host a candidates’ forum on Monday featuring hopefuls running for both posts and more. Check back next week for more details

3. Stenton, one of the city’s oldest historic houses, hosted its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday. The free afternoon event of course featured an egg hunt, but also natural egg dyeing, crafts and games. Check back next week for more details

4. Vegan chef, food-activist and author Bryan Terry will stop by Germantown on Monday as part of a cooking tour. Terry will discuss recipes and provide samples from his latest cookbook during the Soup Factory Studio event. Check back next week to learn more.

5. Hundreds of Ping-Pong enthusiasts will return to the Trolley Car Table Tennis Club next weekend for a chance to win this year’s Pennsylvania State Table Tennis Championship. The event had its Philadelphia debut there last year. Check back next week for more details.

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