Riverward upcoming events for this week, May 30

Lots of events com­ing up as sum­mer ap­proaches—stay in the know with Star's event cal­en­dar!

St. Anne mixed choir

Start­ing to­night, May 30 at 7 p.m., St. Anne’s com­bined choir will meet. Open to any­one who wants to join; the choir will be pre­par­ing a per­form­ance for St. Anne’s day in Ju­ly. There will be 3 or 4 more choir meet­ings to come, all un­der the dir­ec­tion of Nick Pig­nataro. Ques­tions? Call St. Anne’s rect­ory: 215-739-4590. ••

Little Ber­lin’s First Fri­day

Open­ing event Fri­day June 1, 6 to 10 p.m. Fea­tur­ing mu­sic from DJ Nole, DJ Love­handle, Al­ex­an­der Trust and JAJA. At Little Ber­lin, 2430 Cor­al St. lit­tle­ber­lin.org. ••

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. Open at 4:30 p.m. with Itali­an din­ners be­gin­ning in the school hall at 5 p.m. Food, games and a beer garden. Loc­ated at 2612 E. Mon­mouth St., at the corner of E. Cam­bria and E. Thompson streets. ••

OL­OR mass

Our Lady of Ransom Cath­ol­ic School in­vites you to mark its mem­or­able mo­ments with a Mass of Thanks­giv­ing in cel­eb­ra­tion of the “Beacon of the Boulevard” Sat­urday, June 3 at 11 a.m. at the church, 6740 Roosevelt Blvd. Re­fresh­ments will be served after Mass and tours of the school will be con­duc­ted. ••

Beef and beer for Flo Callazo-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. Cash bar avail­able. Tick­ets avail­able 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.”  ••

Angler Move­ment Stu­dio classes

Be­gin­ning June 2, Angler Move­ment Arts Cen­ter’s new pro­gram, Angler Move­ment Stu­dio, will of­fer classes in ba­sic move­ment for both adults and chil­dren. 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 at 7 p.m., at the Com­munity Cen­ter on Third and Fair­mount streets. Vot­ing for Pres­id­ent, Treas­urer, and six at-large board seats.

You must be re­gistered with the NLNA to vote. You can re­gister the night of; bring proof of res­id­ency in NoLibs and ar­rive at 6:45. Can­did­ates will speak briefly and an­swer ques­tions, and bal­lots will be col­lec­ted by 8 p.m. The com­mit­tee will also ac­cept nom­in­a­tions for a newly va­cated at-large Board seat. You can view can­did­ate state­ments on­line at nlna.org. Ques­tions? Please con­tact irenelambrou@ya­hoo.com.••

Budget sem­in­ar

Emanuel United Church of Christ, along with the Phil­adelphia Cred­it Uni­on, will of­fer a free sem­in­ar on budget­ing and cred­it on Sat­urday, June 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Emanuel UCC is loc­ated at 2628 Fill­more St. The sem­in­ar is free of charge and open to pub­lic. ••

Kon­rad Square flea mar­ket

Friends of Kon­rad Square will host a flea mar­ket Sat­urdays June 9 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kon­rad Square at Tulip and Dauph­in Streets. To rent a space call Vicky, 215-426-9654. ••

Homeown­er work­shop

On Tues­day, June 5, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Con­cilio (Coun­cil of Span­ish Speak­ing Or­gan­iz­a­tions) will host a free homeown­er­ship work­shop to edu­cate the com­munity on how to be­come suc­cess­ful homeown­ers and pre­vent fore­clos­ure. Phil­adelphia res­id­ents who at­tend the work­shop will be po­ten­tially eli­gible for a city grant that as­sists qual­i­fied pur­chasers with their clos­ing costs. The work­shop will take place at 705 N. Frank­lin St. To re­gister, con­tact Ir­ina at ir­ina.valentin@el­con­cilio.net or vis­it www.el­con­cilio.net. ••

The Dude Hates Can­cer 2012

The Dude Hates Can­cer bowl­ing tour­na­ment will be held Sat­urday, Sept. 15 at North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd St. in North­ern Liber­ties. Bowl­ers will com­pete in teams of 6 to 10 par­ti­cipants. All are wel­come to the kick-off party, re­gard­less of wheth­er they are plan­ning to re­gister. To learn more about bowl­ing re­gis­tra­tion or learn more about the event, vis­it www.thedude­hates­can­cer.com. ••

Justice for Wayne Walk

At 10 a.m. on Ju­ly 28th, there will be a march in memory of Wayne El­lis. He was shot and killed while on his was home on Ju­ly 28 in 2002 at Bel­grade Street and Frank­ford Ave. He left be­hind a daugh­ter, as well as tons of friends and fam­ily who are haunted by ques­tions. His fam­ily said that it was his moth­ers dy­ing wish to know who killed her son.

They seek 100 or more people to join in the walk. Every­one is wel­come. Af­ter­wards they are go­ing to have a block party at 2310 E. Fletch­er St.

The walk will be­gin at Front and Spring Garden streets and head to Frank­ford Ave. at Bel­grade St.

It costs $10 per per­son to par­ti­cip­ate in the walk, and $20 to at­tend the beef and beer if you don’t par­ti­cip­ate in the me­mori­al walk.

Any dona­tions or spon­sors would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

For more in­form­a­tion, email Amy El­liss at fell­frm­heav­en79@aol.com or call 267 339-1133. ••

24th po­lice dist. Hot­line

The Phil­adelphia po­lice’s 24th dis­trict has launched a new tip line that al­lows res­id­ents to re­port nar­cot­ics or il­leg­al activ­ity an­onym­ously. The tip line can be con­tac­ted at 215-685-3281. In an emer­gency, call 9-1-1. ••

Gun Buy Back Pro­gram

On Sat­urday, June 30, from 9 a.m. un­til 2 p.m., at the Kens­ing­ton Min­istry, 2140 N Han­cock St., the 26th Po­lice Dis­trict is con­duct­ing a “Gun Buy Back Pro­gram” in or­der to in­crease safety, re­duce crime, and save lives. 

The 26th Po­lice Dis­trict and its com­munity part­ners ask that loc­al busi­nesses join this ef­fort.  By con­trib­ut­ing you are stand­ing with the brave law-abid­ing cit­izens and strength­en­ing the eco­nom­ic fu­ture of our com­munity. 

Your con­tri­bu­tion to this ef­fort will be com­men­ded pub­licly in all pro­mo­tion­al ma­ter­i­als ad­vert­ising the event

The money gathered from busi­nesses and elec­ted of­fi­cials will be used to buy gift cards to area food mar­kets.  Un­loaded guns or rifles can be ex­changed for a $100 dol­lar gift card, no ques­tions asked. The money you donate will go dir­ectly to re­mov­ing guns from our streets. 

For in­form­a­tion on how to get in­volved con­tact Cap­tain Mi­chael Cram at 26th Dis­trict or Of­ficer Anna Mae Law-White­head at 215-686-3260 or  267-237-4484. 

Please make checks out to 26th Dis­trict PDAC 615 E Gir­ard Ave Phila Pa, 19125. ••

FNA zon­ing meet­ing

On Tues­day, June 5, at 7 p.m. the Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation’s zon­ing comit­tee will meet to dis­cuss a pro­ject pro­por­al for 1221 Frank­ford Av­en­ue. The pro­pos­al is for a use vari­ance for a gym. This meet­ing will be held at the Fishtown Rec Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave. 

All res­id­ents of Fishtown are eli­gible to vote. Please bring proof of res­id­ence or busi­ness own­er­ship in the form of a driver’s li­cense or a photo ID and a lease, util­ity bill, or re­cent piece of mail ad­dressed to your home or busi­ness. ••

Broad­way dance at Glav­in

The Frank Glav­in play­ground will host a spe­cial dance work­shop pat­terned to Broad­way per­form­ances. The eight week in­struc­tion­al pro­gram will be held Wed­nes­day even­ings from 7 to 8:30 p.m., June 20 through Au­gust 15. The course is de­signed for chil­dren 10 years old and older. 

Pro­gram cost is $50. Stu­dents should have tap / jazz shoes and wa­ter. Class size will be lim­ited, re­gis­tra­tion in ad­vance is re­quired.

Also, Glav­in’s sum­mer camp for 7 to 12 year olds still has as­pace vail­able for campers.

The after school pro­gram is now ac­cept­ing ap­plic­a­tions for the up­com­ing school year.  Su­per­vised after school and home­work help activ­it­ies provided for stu­dents K - 6th Grade.

For more in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing these and all the pro­grams at Frank Glav­in Play­ground, 2600 West­mor­land St., 19134, please con­tact the of­fice at 215-685-9898. ••

You can reach at star@bsmphilly.com.

comments powered by Disqus