River Ward events for the week of August 22

As the lazy days of sum­mer dwindle down, the neigh­bor­hoods are buzz­ing yet again with events and activ­it­ies. Star keep you up to date on them all.

Thanks from the Port Rich­mond Ti­gers

The Port Rich­mond Ti­gers wish to thank every­one who helped to make the 24th an­nu­al Sean Daily Tour­na­ment a big suc­cess. The “Sean Daily” has be­come more than just a sports tour­na­ment; it has be­come a ma­jor neigh­bor­hood event for people of all ages. The Ti­gers are look­ing for­ward to mak­ing next year’s tour­na­ment, the 25th, the best one yet. Thanks again to every­one in­volved, es­pe­cially the neigh­bors who tol­er­ate the ex­cess­ive­ness that comes with the week­end. ••

Penn Treaty Park events

On Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Stars Apart, a unique punk-in­spired band, will play an all-ages show at Penn Treaty Park, at Delaware Av­en­ue and Beach Street in Fishtown. Fire­works over the Delaware will fol­low.

Also at the park on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m., The Friends of Penn Treaty Park will host the sig­na­ture fun­draiser of the year, “Cham­pagne in the Park.”

En­joy the cool breeze, light jazz and con­ver­sa­tion with park en­thu­si­asts and neigh­bors. Tick­ets are $40 per per­son, and spon­sor­ships are avail­able start­ing at $100, which in­cludes two tick­ets. ••

Ladies of Port Rich­mond fun­draiser

Ap­ple­bee’s at 2535-37 Castor Ave. will host a flap­jack fun­draiser break­fast to sup­port the Ladies of Port Rich­mond. Cost is $7 per per­son. Sat­urday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more in­form­a­tion con­tact Mary Lou at 215-427-3222. ••

Penny party

Beth­esda Meth­od­ist Church will have a “penny party” on Sat., Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at noon; the cost is $5. Ho­agies will be on sale. The event will take place at 2820 E. Ven­ango St. Call 215-739-7399 for more in­form­a­tion. ••

Brides­burg flea mar­ket

Brides­burg United Meth­od­ist Church will hold a flea mar­ket and craft fair Sat­urday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To be held at the Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 4601 Rich­mond St. Spaces are $15, call Car­ol at 267-738-5414 for de­tails. ••

Brides­burg ho­agie sale

Brides­burg United Meth­od­ist Church, at 2717 Kirk­bride St., will host a ho­agie sale on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Ho­agie are eat-in or takeout. Eat-in will con­sist of a ho­agie, dessert and bever­age of your choice for $5, and a ho­agie alone will be $3 for an Amer­ic­an, and $3.50 for ham and cheese or tur­key and cheese. To place your or­der call Joan at 215-941-8873. ••

Flea mar­ket and craft show

To be held at the Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 821 at 4404 Sal­mon St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat­urday, Sept. 22. A space is $10, with a table is $15. Call Bill or Dolores at 215-288-4312. ••

Thrift shop sale

Free Church of St. John, loc­ated at 3089 Em­er­ald St., will be hav­ing a thrift shop sale Sat­urday, Aug. 25 from noon un­til 3 p.m. Come check out clothes, toys, knick-knacks and books. For more in­form­a­tion con­tact Flo Stepney at 215-397-0420. ••

PAL selling Phil­lies tick­ets

Forty per­cent of each tick­et pur­chase is donated back to PAL. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at PAL Headquar­ters, 2524 E. Clear­field St.

Buy tick­ets for the fol­low­ing games: Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 12, vs. Mar­lins, 4:05 p.m.; Tues­day, Septem­ber 25 vs. Na­tion­als, 7:05 p.m.

Tick­ets are $30 each. If you have any ques­tions, call Sandy Har­ris at 215-291-9000, ext. 105. ••

Frank­lin Towne Charter car show

Frank­lin Towne Charter High School’s first an­nu­al car show will be held Sat­urday, Au­gust 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the North­east Muscle Car Club and the Towne Par­ent As­so­ci­ation.

To be held at Frank­lin­towne Ele­ment­ary at 4529 Rich­mond St. in the school gym and park­ing area.

For crafters and vendor re­gis­tra­tion, set up is 8 a.m. Cost is $25 for a table and chair in the air-con­di­tioned gym. Car re­gis­tra­tion is $20.

All vendors are asked to donate an item for the raffle table. Please make checks pay­able to the Towne Par­ent As­so­ci­ation and mail to 5301 Ta­cony St. Box 310, Phil­adelphia PA 19137. ••

Frank­lin Towne Charter pan­cake break­fast

Help sup­port the athet­lics de­part­ment at the 2nd an­nu­al pan­cake break­fast on Sept. 15 from 8 a,m. un­til noon. The event will take place at Frank­lin Towne Charter High School in the  Frank­lin Towne Activ­ity Cen­ter, 5301 Ta­cony St. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for chil­dren un­der 3. Baked goods and raffle prizes will also be avail­able. ••

Ma­ter Dol­orosa bus trip

Cel­eb­rate the Feast of San Gen­naro with Ma­ter Dol­orosa Church with a bus trip to New York City. The trip will take place on Septem­ber 16.

Bus de­parts from the church, at 1676 Ru­an St., at 8:30 a.m. The bus leaves New York City at 4:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $40, for re­ser­va­tions call the rect­ory at 215-535-4036 or call Lou at 215-285-2067.

The par­ish will also cel­eb­rate the Feast Day Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the church. All are wel­come. ••

FACT mem­ber­ship meet­ing

Monday, Septem­ber 10 at 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Je­sus Church, 701 Gaul St. Guest Speak­er: State Sen­at­or Larry Farnese. Find out the up­dated plans for I-95; re­fresh­ments will be served. ••

Cione Play­ground activ­it­ies

Cione Play­ground is of­fer­ing vari­ous activ­it­ies start­ing in the fall, in­clud­ing: an after school pro­gram for chil­dren in kinder­garten through sixth grade; tum­bling and gym­nastics for ages 3 ½ and up; “Pee-Wee” soc­cer for ages 4 to 6; arts and crafts; “Tot Rec” for ages 3 1/2 to 5, and bi­cycle polo.

For spe­cif­ic in­form­a­tion, dates and times call 215-685-9880. Cione is loc­ated at Ara­mingo and Le­high av­en­ues. ••

Care­givers’ pro­gram at LSH

Are you a care­taker for an older adult? The care­taker’s ex­per­i­ence of stress is con­sidered to be one of the most im­port­ant and highly sig­ni­fic­ant pre­dict­ors of nurs­ing home entry for the per­son you are caring for. 

If you would prefer to re­main caring for your older adult at home, we can help. Luther­an Set­tle­ment House Seni­or Cen­ter is look­ing for care­takers to par­ti­cip­ate in even­ing ses­sions to get con­nec­ted to loc­al re­sources, hear lec­tures from health care pro­fes­sion­als and find needed sup­port. 

You will re­ceive home vis­its from a so­cial work­er who can as­sist you in mak­ing sure your needs and the needs of the per­son you are caring for are be­ing met.

Please call Michelle at 215-426-8610, ext. 204 to hear ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion about the Care­taker Group. LSH is loc­ated at 1340 Frank­ford Ave., where Septa buses 5 and 25 stop at the front door. ••

Stick­ball tour­na­ment

The Friends of Stokely Play­ground will host the 8th an­nu­al stick­ball and wash­er tour­na­ment at Stokely Play­ground on Sat­urday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9. For more info call Chris Coglan, 267-228-3224; Mike Fasone, 215-768-8085 or Tom Mack, 215-275-8838. ••

Nu­tri­tion classes

St. Mi­chael’s Luther­an Church, loc­ated at Trenton Av­en­ue and Cum­ber­land Street, will hold classes this fall on “Eat Right, Live Right.” Come dis­cov­er the tools you need to make a pos­it­ive change to your eat­ing and ex­er­cise habits. First class to be held Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. For more info., call Pas­tor Neal at 215-423-0792. ••

Hous­ing Coun­selor

NK­CDC is hir­ing a hous­ing coun­selor. Coun­selors edu­cate res­id­ents about cred­it and man­aging fin­ances, pre­par­ing loan ap­plic­a­tions, loan modi­fic­a­tions, workouts or oth­er ap­pro­pri­ate solu­tion to achieve homeown­er­ship. Pre­vi­ous ex­per­i­ence a must. For more info go to: www.nk­cdc.org. ••

You can reach at star@bsmphilly.com.

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