Neighborhood Gatherings 12-20-12

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17th Police District, 20th and Federal streets, holds its Police Service Area 3 meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 1327 S. 19th St., and Police Service Area 1 meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 27 at SOSNA, 1901 Christian St. 215-686-3170.

Burke Playground, Second and Jackson streets, hosts a Christmas Celebration with face painting, snacks, entertainment and Santa, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20.

Columbus Square Park Advisory Council hosts its holiday party potluck 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Columbus Square Rec Center, 1200 Wharton St. 215-685-1890.

Don’t Shoot... I Want a Future, 2700 block of Sears Street, holds a hats, scarves and gloves giveaway 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20 at Universal Audenried Charter High School, 3301 Tasker St. 

Friends of Dickinson Square Park hosts its Winter Solstice candlelight procession 7 p.m. Dec. 18. 1600 E. Moyamensing Ave.

Friends of Hawthorne Park hosts a Christmas concert with the Tindley Temple Choir 7 p.m. Dec. 21. 12th and Catharine streets. 215-735-1225.

Friends of Mario Lanza Park, 214 Catharine St., holds its QVK9 meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at Weccacoe Playground, 400-25 Queen St.

Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition, 1318 Catharine St., holds its zoning meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27. Hawthorne Cultural Center, 1200 Carpenter St. 215-735-1225. 

Italian Market businesses hold the second annual, free Italian Market Holiday Party for Kids (with Santa) 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at Rim Cafe, 1172 S. Ninth St. 215-465-3515.

Newbold Neighbors Association holds its zoning meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments, 1401 S. 16th St. P.O. Box 54891. 

Palumbo Park, 723 Catharine St., meets 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St.

Queen Village Neighbors Association holds its holiday party 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church, 916 S. Swanson St. 215-339-0975.

South Philadelphia Rainbow Community Center is collecting new and used winter coats 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at 1260 Newkirk St. Robert Wilbowe, 267-593-3176. 

South of South Neighborhood Association is collecting items for its food drive through Dec. 22 at its office, 1901 Christian St. 215-732-8446. 

South Street Headhouse District, holds Santa’s South Street Stroll 6 p.m. Dec. 22, with food and drink specials, as well as free Santa hats, at 13 participating district restaurants and Fourth Friday Dec. 28, with events and specials in select Fourth Street businesses. P.O. Box 63675. 215-413-3713.

United Communities holds its neighborhood advisory council meeting 6:15 p.m. Dec. 20. Houston Center, 2029 S. Eighth St. 215-468-1645. 

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