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Do Something: Get Real About Food

This week, show your pride on a BYOB trolley tour, become financially independent and talk about all things food.

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!

Get your mind right

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Join Shesheena Bray at the Free Library of Philadelphia to learn crucial skills about managing mental and emotional wellness. The event geared towards students ages 15 to 24 is a part of a series of six free workshops that focus on important life skills. Week 6 will hit points that will help aid how to manage mental wellness to still achieve growth and success in your lifestyle. Monday, June 24, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Free, Free Library of Philadelphia – Philadelphia City Institute

Talk Fresh Food

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Come have an evening centered around Fresh Food in Philly. This evening all about local produce will be hosted by Net Impact Philadelphia. A panel of featured guests—South Philly Food Co-op, Philly Foodworks, The Food Trust, and The Common Market—will discuss the advantages and challenges of local produce production and distribution. Following the panel, there will be networking opportunities to learn how to get involved. This event will be outdoors and light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, $10/Free if you are a Premium Net Impact Member, WeWork 1430 Walnut Street

Celebrate Culinary Diversity

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Every meal has a story! Join the Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia to experience food projects that reflect lived experiences of women of color and immigrant communities. Chef Valerie Erwin will moderate a panel that will have a conversation in celebration of the new cookbook, We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream. Participants of La Cocina, who foster low-income entrepreneurs to grow food businesses and reflect how diverse the immigrant experience is, invites you to join the conversation to empower other Philadelphians to do the same. Wednesday, June 26, 6 pm-8:30 pm, Free, Free Library of Philadelphia, Culinary Literacy Center – 1901 Vine Street, 4th Floor, Skyline Room

Choose Financial Independence

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Join the FI movement with an informal conversation on how to achieve such independence with those who are interested, aspiring, and have already achieved FI. The goal of the FI movement is to save 25 times your annual expenses, when you would be considered “financially independent” and no longer need to work for money. Thursday, June 27, 6:30 pm-8 pm, 728 S Broad St 4th Floor

Show your Pride

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Beyond the Bell, an organization that offers tours of the controversies and paradoxes that shaped Philly over time, is offering a special tour for Pride month: One that highlight’s the city’s rich LGBTQ history. Did we mention that it takes place on a trolley? And that’s it’s BYOB? And that 10 percent of the profits will go to Quinfy, an LGBTQ events planning group? Don’t miss out on this event! Friday, June 28, 7 pm-9 pm, Find tickets here, 1315 Walnut St

Have a Family night

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This Saturday treat your family to a beloved play, Annie Jr! Join the celebration with the Leaders and Legends of the Performing Arts Academy as they celebrate their 5th Annual Spring Production. Annie, Jr will be performed by their Dance, Drama, and Vocal students based on the original Broadway musical “Little Orphan Annie.” Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, June 30, 6 pm on Saturday-4 pm on Sunday, $25, 601 S Broad St

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