NEWS AND EVENTS: Activities

Voter Registration Help Desk! Hopkinson Lobby

  • Friday, April 5, 5–7pm
  • Saturday, April 6, 11am–1pm

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, April 23, 2024.  To vote you must…

  • Be a United States citizen for at least one month before the election
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district for at least 30 days before the next election
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before election day

Register or reregister if you… 

  • Have recently moved
  • Not voted in the last five years
  • Have changed your name for any reason
  • Want to change your political party affiliation
  • Encountered a mix up in your registration records in the last election
  • And/or had to use a provisional ballot to vote.

The Help Desk assistance is provided courtesy of the nonpartisan Washington Square Citizens League of Hopkinson House.

 

Exercise in the Lobby!
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.

Norman Yanovitz leads this long-standing group workout in the Main Lobby until the Solarium becomes available.

WASHINGTON SQUARE CITIZENS LEAGUE
at Hopkinson House

WSCL 2023-2024 Membership Form
Washington Square Citizens League is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to motivating Hopkinson House residents to become engaged in the political and social processes of the day.

Founded in 1996, WSCL offers an array of activities, including informative programs and regular meetings organized around interest groups.  The membership year is from July 1 – June 30.  Annual dues for 2023-2024 are $10 per person, $20 per couple. Questions?  Contact

WSCL Monday Evening Speaker Series

Evening programs in the Hopkinson House Solarium feature local movers and shakers, who have included Governor Ed Rendell, Philadelphia Inquirer columnists, government officials, and political candidates. All Hopkinson House residents and their guests are welcome. 

  • May 18, Committee of Seventy – Details to follow

discussionWSCL Evening Discussion Group

Topical discussion sessions take pace on selected Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. in the Hopkinson House Solarium. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions. Handouts generally are emailed to WSCL members about a week in advance and posted here for access. 

  • April 8, Supreme Court:  What’s on the docket? What’s the Legacy of the Roberts court? Moderated by David Kurkowski   Reading materials
  • April 29, Social Security: Could our checks really stop coming? How do we fix it before that happens?  Moderated by Gary Mucciaroni

WSCL Book Group & Crime Novels Group

Meetings take place in the Upper Solarium or Library.

 

    • Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 p.m., Crime Novels Group, THE RUIN by Dervla McTiernan 
    • Sunday, May 5, 4:30 p.m., Book Group, LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus < Note date change!
    • Wednesday, May 15, 1:30 p.m., Crime Novels Group, THE FIRM by John Grisham 
    • Sunday, June 2, 4:30 p.m., Book Group, TRUE BIZ by Sara Nović – One Book, One Philadelphia 2024 selection

CURTAIN UP!  WSCL Theatre Discussion Group

Theatre-lovers meet monthly on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss plays attended and more.  The group meets in the upper Solarium unless otherwise noted.

  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 21

WSCL Reel Discussion Group

Film-goers meet monthly to discuss a critically acclaimed film with social and/or political themes of interest to members. The Sunday sessions begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Hopkinson House upper Solarium. Group members receive a ballot on the Tuesday before the meeting, and the group’s selected film is announced by Thursday morning. Participants view the movie on their own before attending the guided discussion. Watch for meeting dates for Fall 2023.

WSCL Monday Evening Speaker Series

Evening programs in the Hopkinson House Solarium feature local movers and shakers, who have included Governor Ed Rendell, Philadelphia Inquirer columnists, government officials, and political candidates. Events offer the opportunity to meet-and-greet over refreshments before the program and Q&As. All Hopkinson House residents and their guests are welcome. 

Additional activities TBA!