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Center calls for artists

The William Way LGBT Community Center has issued a call for local LGBT artists to submit original works for consideration in an upcoming exhibition.

From noon-2 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, artists, who must be 18 or older, can drop off two-dimensional works, drawings, paintings, mixed media and photographs at the center, 1315 Spruce St. The works must be framed and prepared for hook- and wire-hanging, with overall measurements not exceeding 40-by-40 inches.

One winning artist will have his or her work displayed in a solo exhibition and three or more artists could have their works selected for a group exhibition.

All entries must be for sale and, if the works are selected, the center would receive a 35-percent commission on any sales.

Each entry is $10.

For more information, contact Candice Thompson at (215) 732-2220 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

City Year holds open house

City Year Greater Philadelphia, a service program for young adults, will host an informational meeting about the group’s upcoming program from noon-7 p.m. March 4 at 2221 Chestnut St., second floor.

There are 225 open positions available for City Year’s 2009 program, which will launch in September. City Year allows those age 17-24 to provide a year of full-time service as tutors, mentors and role models to area children. City Year participants receive $4,725 in scholarship money, a weekly stipend, health benefits, a cell phone and more.

For information, visit www.cityyear.org.

Philly to take part in Women’s Day

Next week, Philadelphia will kick off its celebration of International Women’s Day, a 100-year-old tradition that honors the accomplishments and progress of women.

On March 5, City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez and other councilmembers will proclaim March 8 as International Women’s Day in Philadelphia.

On March 8, the coalition will sponsor a women’s rally, which will begin at noon at City Hall. Participants will march from City Hall to the Family Planning Council, 260 S. Broad St., at 2 p.m., where they will take part in a conference featuring speakers, workshops and cultural performances.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/iwdphiladelphia or call (267) 997-8160.

— Jen Colletta


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