Previewing the Scene: April 12

About 70 houses in the near-campus community will be on view in the sixth annual University City Saturday, April 12, described in this issue in the Speaking Out letter from Roberta L. Dougherty. The hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, and the information center is in the auditorium of St. Francis de Sales, 917 S. 47th St.

University City Saturday, which generally has an attendance of 300-500 people, is in lieu of a spring house tour this year (there was a holiday house tour in December.) It welcomes nonbuying visitors--architecture buffs, home renovators in search of ideas, and those who simply want to know the neighborhood west of 40th Street, said John Schnepp, chair of the volunteer group called University City Promotions, which organizes the annual Saturday. The tour is particularly useful to Penn hiring officers and departmental representatives who have formal or informal responsibility for helping to settle new faculty/staff as they join the University, according to Associate Treasurer D-L Wormley.

Drawing by Robert Lundgren, Facilities Management

Thai New Year: April 12 is also a "Community Night Out" for several area restaurants, with Songkran, the Thai New Year, celebrated April 12 and 13 at two of them--Pattaya Grill and Thai Singha House (382-8001 for information).

They are part of a new coalition planning joint events under the title of "Philadelphia on the West Side," whose organizers are Barry Grossbach and Mike Hardy, 382-0365, Upcoming West Side activities are expected to involve, among others, Zocalo, Campus Epicurean, Dahlak, the Restaurant School, the University City Arts League, the Annenberg Center, the Community Education Center and Philadanco.



Volume 43 Number 29
April 8, 1997

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