ACT LOCALLY: GRID'S Round-up of local events and newsy bits

Image via delawareriverwaterfrontcorp.comTuesday, May 10, 6:30pm – 8pm

The Greater Philadelphia Round Table will host a panel discussion, Green Country Town, moderated by Drew Becher of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The panel, featuring the Inquirer’s Inga Saffron and Pete Hoskins of the Laurel Hill Cemetery, will discuss the evolution of William Penn’s vision for the foundation of Philadelphia to what it has become today. This is a FREE event! To register, visit http://greencountrytown.eventbrite.com/.

Wednesday, May 11, 6pm – 7:30pm

If Reading Terminal Market is your post-work spot for grabbing groceries, stick around for a panel discussion on Dr.Elijah Anderson’s book, The Cosmopolitan Canopy, a snapshot of the African American experience in Philadelphia. The discussion will be moderated by PBS’s Ray Suarez and will take place in the Piano Court of the Reading Terminal Market. This is a FREE event! For more information, visit http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/events/2011/5/11/.

Wednesday, May 11, 6pm – 8pm

Head out to the 1700 block of Sansom Street for SA VA’s 2nd annual spring fashion show and community street fair. SA VA’s Nature Worship Fashion Show will feature local vendors, including GRID! Come out to watch the models strut their stuff and grab a GRID while you’re at it. This is a FREE event! The rain date is Thursday, May 12. For more information, visit www.shop.savafasion.com.

Wednesday, May 11, 6pm – 9pm

The Race Street Pier, located on Columbus Boulevard at Race Street on the Delaware River, opens to the public with an official ribbon cutting ceremony led by Mayor Nutter. Join the Delaware River Waterfront Commission for a special preview of this new outdoor park. The Race Street Pier is an integral part of a series of open space improvements currently underway throughout the city. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit www.racestreetpier.com.

Thursday, May 12, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Don’t miss on the opportunity to join Sustainable 19125 and Philly Compost for their Compost Coop’s Launch Party. The event will take place at their new facility, built by GREENSAW Design and Build, LLC. The new facility is located at the Garden Center on Frankford and Berks Streets. For more information about the party or the coop, visit http://www.sustainable19125.org/wordpress/?page_id=8.