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Do Something: Be A Super Mega Volunteer

This week, raise a glass for Philly's animals, dive into Chinatown's history, and be a super mega volunteer for the Wissahickon

Every Monday we round up a handful of ways to get involved throughout the week to make your city better and have fun doing it. Have ideas for upcoming events? Email us tips. Now get out and do something!

Raise a glass for animals

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Head over to the Goose Island Brewhouse for a fundraising event to benefit abused and neglected animals. Grab a few beers and some food knowing that a portion of all proceeds Tuesday night will be donated to the Pennsylvania SPCA. Tuesday, May 28th, 5 pm-9 pm, Prices Vary, Goose Island Brewhouse, 1002 Canal St.

Help Redistrict the State

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Redistricting Reform Commission is on a statewide listening tour for ideas about how to reshape our state’s cockamamie districts. That tour comes to Philly on Tuesday for the 6th of its 10 stops—which gives you a chance to be a part of the change before the commission submits its report in September. The format for the hearing is distinctive: Rather than formal testimony, folks wanting to speak are invited in groups of 4 or 5 to sit down with the commission and hold a half-hour conversation about ideas for reform. There will be four or five sessions during the 3-hour hearing. Tuesday, May 28th, 4 pm-7 pm, Free, Tindley Temple United Methodist, 750 South Broad Street

Deep dive into Chinatown’s story

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Chinatowns from San Francisco and Los Angeles to New York and Philadelphia are taking this week to tell their stories of struggle and resistance. In Philadelphia, people like Eddie Wong, whose Kung Fu Studio was recently priced out of Chinatown, will share their personal stories of displacement, while the Parks for Chinatown: Game Nights program will host activities for all ages. There will also be housing resources available for residence of Chinatown, and a walking tour of the community starting at 5 pm. Thursday, May 30, 5 pm-7 pm, Free, The Rail Park, 1300 Noble St.

Grab the fam for bingo night

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In the mood for some Bingo? Better, yet…Bingo for a cause? Then stop by Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary School for a night of family bingo. You’re welcome to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages snacks, and there will be food available for purchase there. All proceeds from the event will go toward new chairs for Mastery Charter Thomas classrooms. Doors open at 6 pm; the game will start at 6:30 pm. Friday, May 31, 6 pm-7 pm, $5, Master Charter Thomas Elementary School, 814 Bigler St.

Keep loving your park

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Join Mt. Airy CDC and Friends of the Wissahickon on Saturday for the first ever SUPER MEGA Volunteer Service Day to clean up the Wissahickon. Volunteers will meet at the Mt. Airy Avenue trailhead, stop by High Point Cafe for a quick breakfast and coffee, and then head out to clear trash from stormwater swales and other tasks. Bring your friends and family, and show some love for the Wissahickon. Saturday, June 1st, 9 am-1 pm, Free, 900 W Mt. Airy Ave.

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