Community Calendar

March 2

SZA in concert – At the Wells Fargo Center, music trendsetter and icon SZA will embark on a highly anticipated arena tour this spring with support from Grammy-nominated best new artist Omar Apollo. Tickets on sale at

March 5

Toy Train Show – The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its “Spring Fever” Train Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Penns Landing Caterers (Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall), 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities and door prizes for adults and children. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food is available on premises, plenty of free parking. For more information, visit or call Bob at 610-872-3309.

March 9

First Among Captains Commodore John Barry lecture – At 7 p.m. at Historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S. Swanson St. in Queen Village, local author Tim McGrath will discuss Commodore John Barry’s daring exploits. McGrath has written two engaging books that include many of Barry’s heroic exploits on the Delaware River and around the world. Admission is $10, which includes a drink ticket for a beverage of your choice (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Advance registration is required at:

This event, part of “Great Talks at Gloria Dei,” will take place inside the church sanctuary, followed by a reception in nearby Riverside Hall. For a modest donation, you can taste delicious gourmet desserts and pair them with wine, coffee or tea.

March 11

Dancing Queen at ASHM – From 7-10 p.m. at the American Swedish Historical Museum at 1500 Pattison Ave., celebrate the iconic music of ABBA at the American Swedish Historical Museum. DJ Drake will spin the throwbacks as everyone lets out their inner Dancing Queen. Highlights of the evening will include a dancing and costume contest and live performances by Miss Troy, Scarlett Masters, Elieen O’Brennan and Amerie Jameson. ‘70s attire is encouraged. Tickets are $30 members, $35 non-members and include Swedish-inspired bites. A cash bar will also be open to serve the specialty cocktail, “Super Trooper” and mocktail “Take A Chance on Me.” For more info and to register visit:

April 30

SPHS Class of ‘63 Reunion – The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1963 (January-June) will hold its 60th reunion from 1-4 p.m. at Adelphia Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford, New Jersey. Tickets are $60 and include a buffet luncheon with a cash bar. For tickets and more information, contact Mike Melograna (856-424-6587) or Paul Berger ( or mail your check to SPHS Class of 1963, P.O. Box 37386, Phila., PA 19148. Please purchase tickets by April 7.

May 19

Waterparks in concert – At the TLA, pop/rock three-piece Waterparks is back out on the road in 2023 for its much-anticipated “PROPERTY TOUR.” Tickets on sale at