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. ••
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. ••
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: email@example.com; 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 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. ••