River Ward events for the week of October 31

Check out the events hap­pen­ing in your com­munity this week.

Ma­ter Dol­orosa “Night at the Races”

On Sat­urday, Nov. 3, cel­eb­rate the church’s biggest fun­draiser of the year. Ma­ter Dol­orosa, at 1676 Ru­an St., will host “Night at the Races,” at 6 p.m. at the church hall.

Ad­mis­sion, plus food and drink, is $10. Mass will be at 5 p.m.  There is plenty of park­ing across from the church hall. Call the rect­ory at 215-535-4036 for tick­ets. ••

Pan­cake break­fast

The Brides­burg United Meth­od­ist Church is hold­ing a pan­cake break­fast Nov. 3 from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for chil­dren. Call Joan at 215-941-8873 for tick­ets. The break­fast will be held at Ap­ple­bee’s, 2535-37 Castor Ave. ••

Fish­er­man’s Flea Mar­ket

The Brides­burg Rec. Cen­ter, 4601 Rich­mond St., will be host­ing its first an­nu­al Fish­er­man’s Flea Mar­ket on Sat­urday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Space is avail­able for up to 30 vendors, and will be held in the gym­nas­i­um. A vendor’s space will be $25.

There will be no ad­mis­sion fee the day of the event, but there will be raffle tick­ets sold as well as food avail­able for pur­chase.

For any ques­tions, call the Brides­burg Rec. at 215-685-1247. Ask for John. All pro­ceeds will go to­ward the be­ne­fit of youth sum­mer pro­grams at the Rec. Cen­ter. ••

Lithuani­an Muge Fest­iv­al

Come join friends and neigh­bors for two days of food, fun and fest­iv­it­ies as they cel­eb­rate the 35th an­nu­al Lithuani­an Muge Fest­iv­al. 

Fea­tured en­ter­tain­ment in­cludes folk mu­sic by “Varpel­is” and folk dan­cing by “Zilv­i­nas.” Lithuani­an food, drink, crafts, tex­tiles and jew­elry will be avail­able for pur­chase. 

Activ­it­ies in­clude cook­ing demon­stra­tions, raffles, folk dan­cing, chil­dren’s crafts and games and more. The fest­iv­al takes place on Sat­urday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 6 p.m. Ad­mis­sion for adults is $5, chil­dren are free. The fest­iv­al will take place at the  Lithuani­an Mu­sic Hall, 2715 E. Al­legheny Ave. ••

MDG spa­ghetti sup­per

Join the Moth­er of Diving Grace Par­ish and school for its an­nu­al spa­ghetti sup­per on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the school hall, 2612 E. Mon­mouth St.

Cost for adults is $10, chil­dren are $5. Din­ners in clued salad, bread and but­ter, spa­ghetti, meat­balls, cof­fee and cake. Soda, wa­ter, beer and wine are ex­tra. ••

Pho­tos at Brides­burg Rec.

Lim­ited slots re­main to have “an­gel pho­tos” taken at the Brides­burg Rec. Cen­ter from Monday through Thursday, Nov. 5-8.

Cost: $25; $10 de­pos­it at re­gis­tra­tion, $15 due day-of. There is a max­im­um of four chil­dren per ap­point­ment. For in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-1247. The Rec. Cen­ter is at 4601 Rich­mond St. ••

Fishtown Ac­tion to meet

Join FACT for a spe­cial meet­ing Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Holy Name Church Hall, where Ed­ward Vas­sallo from the Of­fice of Emer­gency Man­age­ment will ad­dress the FACT mem­ber­ship re­gard­ing emer­gency pre­pared­ness. Holy Name is loc­ated at 701 Gaul St. ••

Quit smoking pro­gram

The Brides­burg Rec. Cen­ter is host­ing a smoking ces­sa­tion pro­gram on Mondays be­gin­ning Nov. 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Re­gis­tra­tion is man­dat­ory; call Jody at 888-736-6786. The pro­gram will of­fer free nicot­ine re­place­ment sup­plies. The cen­ter is at 4601 Rich­mond St. ••

Christ­mas in Novem­ber

The 31st an­nu­al St. John Can­ti­us an­nu­al Chris­mas Bazaar will be held Fri­day, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sat­urday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 9 p.m. at 4435 Al­mond St.

En­joy homemade Pol­ish food, cake wheel, toys, sports items, gift bas­ket auc­tion, Christ­mas shop, raffles, pic­tures with Santa and more. ••

Frank­lin Towne Charter beef-and-beer

You’re in­vited to Frank­lin Towne Charter High School’s 10th an­nu­al beef-and-beer on Fri­day, Nov. 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cannstat­ter Ball­room, 9130 Academy Rd.

Tick­ets are $30 in ad­vance and $35 at the door.

At­tendees can en­joy de­li­cious food, beer, wine and live en­ter­tain­ment. There will also be a cash bar and 50/50 raffles, along with an auc­tion, gift bas­kets and oth­er prizes. ••

Can­ning work­shop

Wheth­er you’ve been think­ing about learn­ing to can or you’re well-versed in the ways of homemade jam, this class is for you. Phil­adelphia-based can­ning teach­er, blog­ger and cook­book au­thor Mar­isa Mc­Cle­l­lan will walk you through the ba­sics of boil­ing wa­ter bath can­ning.

You’ll learn to make apple-cran­berry jam and will go home with a jar. This class is from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Green­grow Com­munity Kit­chen at St. Mi­chael’s Church, 2139 E. Cum­ber­land St. Re­gis­tra­tion re­quired; cost is $35. Con­tact: kit­chen@greens­grow.org; re­gis­tra­tion: greens­grow.org/events or call 215-427-2780. ••

St. Mi­chael’s flea mar­ket

St. Timothy’s CO­GIC In­ter­na­tion­al and St. Mi­chael’s Luther­an Church will be hav­ing a flea mar­ket on Sat­urday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many gift items will be avail­able to start your Christ­mas shop­ping early.

Space rent­al for vendors is avail­able. Cost: $20 in­clud­ing a table, $15 if you bring your own.For info, con­tact Janet Cartwright at 267-622-5300.

No food vendors please. Loc­a­tion: Trenton Ave and Cum­ber­land streets. ••

Eng­lish con­ver­sa­tion group

The Rich­mond Branch of the Free Lib­rary of Phil­adelphia is pleased to an­nounce that it will be hold­ing a “Ba­sic Eng­lish Con­ver­sa­tion Group” start­ing Tues­day, Nov. 13.

This is a great way to prac­tice speak­ing every­day Eng­lish.

All are wel­come to this free group. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact the lib­rar­i­an at 215-685-9992. Novem­ber classes are Nov. 13, 20 and 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the lib­rary, 2987 Al­mond St. ••

Con­cilio work­shops

Con­cilio presents free monthly work­shops and one-on-one ser­vices, such as:  “Build­ing and Pro­tect­ing Wealth,” which will in­struct at­tendees on pro­tect­ing and in­creas­ing as­sets as well as budget­ing.

This work­shop will take place on Tues­day, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Con­cilio, 705 N. Frank­lin St. It will also present a “Homeown­er­ship and Fin­an­cial Lit­er­acy” work­shop on Sat­urday, Nov. 10, and Sat­urday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also at Con­cilio. Call to re­gister at 215-627-3100. ••

LSH trip to At­lantic City

On Tues­day, Nov. 13 it’s off to At­lantic City for the Luther­an Set­tle­ment House seni­ors for a chance to win a little hol­i­day cash. This trip of­fers free round trip mo­tor trans­port­a­tion and $5 in slot play. All play­ers must have their Har­rah’s total re­wards card. Call Peggy at 215-426-8610, ext. 206, to re­serve your seat. ••

Sons of Italy Ladies’ Night

The Sons of Italy, on Mon­mouth and Bel­grade streets, will host a Ladies’ Night on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

En­joy a com­pli­ment­ary glass of wine and snacks while do­ing hol­i­day shop­ping. Tick­ets are $5 in ad­vance, $7 at the door. Vendors are needed; cost is $20 per table, plus a dona­tion. Con­tact Gina at 215-63402553. ••

Port Rich­mond Ti­gers bas­ket­ball signups

The Port Rich­mond Ti­gers bas­ket­ball team is now tak­ing signups for the up­com­ing travel sea­son.

Girls and boys ages 6-18, are wel­come to sign up at the Ti­gers’ club­house (Chath­am and Ann streets), Monday through Fri­day, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more info, call Tom Mack, 215-275-8838, or the Ti­gers’ club­house, 215-423-7611. ••

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