Breast Cancer Walk
The 8th annual Ladies of Port Richmond Breast Cancer Walk will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 10 a.m., at the Monkiewicz Recreation Center playground on East Allegheny Avenue at Richmond Street. Rain or shine.
Warm-ups will begin at 9:30 a.m. Come see special guests the Philly Phantic and the Camden Riversharks! Pre-registration is $30 in advance, $35 day-of (day-of registration at 8:30 a.m.).
To pre-register or pledge funds visit http://ladiesofportrichmond.com.
Funds go toward breast cancer research, awareness and equipment at Jefferson University Hospital, Nazareth Hospital and Holy Redeemer Health System. For more information call Mary Lou at (215) 427-3222. ••
Kensington Sculpture Derby
Saturday, May 19, 12 to 6 p.m. at the intersection of Trenton Ave. and Norris St. The 6th Annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby (KKSD) is a design competition and parade of human-powered vehicle floats during this year’s Trenton Avenue Arts Festival on May 19 (TAAF).
Both the TAAF and the KKSD need artist participation to make them come alive! For more information contact Henry at 215.427.0350 x 124 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.kinetickensington.org. ••
Port Rich. West CAN to meet
The Port Richmond West Community Action Network’s next meeting will be tonight, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Presbyterian Church at Frankford Avenue and Cambria Street.
The meeting will feature community updates, crime and safety issues and leadership and policy decision-making. Leadership Team members will also be chosen.
Find out what’s taking place and what’s planned for the community. For more information call 267-650-6168 or email PortRichmondWestCAN@Gmail.com. ••
The Port Richmond Community group (PRCG) will meet Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians church on Allegheny Avenue at Gaul Street.
Guests include Hon. John Taylor, Mark Collazzo, Esq., Elaine Elbich of PennDot, Captain Charles Vogt of the 24th District, Chris Sawyer of the Bandit Sign Project, and Councilman Bobby Henon.
Topics are neighborhood updates, the impact of the I-95 construction project, parking concerns, use of sidewalks, bus routes by PennDot, neighborhood updates by Captain Vogt, and the progress of the Bandit Sign Project by Chris Sawyer.
Forms will be available to address quality of life issues.
Complaint forms will be provided and forwarded to proper agencies. Please bring exact address. For info, email PRCGhelp@aol.com. ••
PROPAC and Port Rich. town watch meeting
The next meeting of the Port Richmond On Patrol and Civic and Port Richmond Town Watch will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 at Samuel’s Recreation Center on Gaul & Tioga streets. ••
Registration for the upcoming school year will be on Tuesday May 22 and Wednesday May 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec. Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.
For the three year-old class, children should be three by September 1. For the four year-old class, children should be four by September 1.
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. All children must be able to attend to their own bathroom needs.
For registration you will need your child’s birth certificate, immunization record and a $20.00 non-refundable registration fee. For info contact Donna Franklin at 215-685-9885. ••
Kensington students at the Walking Fish Theatre
B. Someday Productions of Kensington/Fishtown, in partnership with Mariana Bracetti Academy High School, will present the culmination of a semester’s work with the students at a free public performance tonight, May 16.
There will be two performances: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The performance, Of Mythic Proportions, was created from 9th through 12th grade students’ personal stories about growing up in Kensington and how violence has become a part of their lives.
The students will perform their work at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, for the community and the general public.
In addition to the performance, there will be a short discussion raised by the topics in the stories, with a chance for the audience to interact with the performers.
Following the workshop will be a reception with refreshments. ••
Veterans Resource Fair
All veterans and veteran families are invited to attend this resource fair, which will include information on health and wellness, housing, employment, education and veterans’ benefits.
The fair will be held on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Inquirer Building, 400 N. Broad St. For more information or to RSVP call (215) 686-3256. ••
A night of memories
St. John Cantius School celebrates “A Night of Memories” on Saturday, June 2 at 6 p.m. with the Buddy Starling Big Band and a full dinner spread (BYOB). At the St. John Cantius auditorium, 4435 Almond St. Tickets are $40 per person; order by May 21. Call Terry at 215-535-6667. ••
Penn Treaty Park flea market
The Friends of Penn Treaty Park will host a flea market at the park, at Delaware and Columbia avenues, on Saturday, May 19 at from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Tables are available for $15. Fees due by May 12. Please make all checks out to “The Tamanend Fund”, and mail it to Barbara Morehead at 2171 E. Letterly St., Philadelphia, PA, 19125. For more information, call 215-425-0393. ••
Annual Italian Festival
Mother of Divine Grace in Port Richmond is holding its annual Italian Festival May 31 and June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 on the school grounds. The festival is open from 4:30 p.m. until close, with Italian dinners beginning in the school hall at 5 p.m. The festival brings together family, friends and neighbors in the community for food, casino games, a beer garden and lots of good times. The school is located at 2612 E. Monmouth St., at the corner of E. Cambria and E. Thompson streets. ••
Angler Movement Studio classes
Angler Movement Arts Center is excited to announce a revitalization of its dance and fitness oriented classes under our new program, Angler Movement Studio (AMS). Beginning June 2, AMS will offer classes in basic movement for both adults and children, as well as adult classes in African dance, Pilates, kickboxing, Tai Chi, and more. AMS will offer continuous six-week sessions that can be paid for in advance ($80), or any class can be taken on a per class basis for a drop-in rate of $15. ••
NLNA Board elections
The annual Northern Liberties Neighbors Association Board election will take place during the general meeting on Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m. at the Community Center on 3rd and Fairmount streets. There will be voting for President, Treasurer, and six at-large board seats. You must be registered with the NLNA to vote in NLNA elections. You can register the night of the election; bring proof of residency in Northern Liberties and arrive at 6:45 p.m. Ballots will be collected by 8 p.m. The election committee will also accept additional nominations for a newly vacated at-large seat. Visit nlna.org for more information. ••
Beef and beer for Flo Collazo-Jordan
Saturday, June 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Veterans Boxer Association Ring 1, 2733 E. Clearfield St. $25 per person includes food and beer, and there will be a cash bar as well.
Tickets can be purchased at Donna’s Bar on Allegheny and Richmond and The Corner Bar on Clearfield and Richmond. For info contact Heather Little at 267-456-3620. You may donate to Flo’s cancer fund on the Facebook.com page, “Florence Collazo-Jordan Cancer Fund.” ••