River Ward events for the week of November 14

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Food drive for the needy

Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 821 is hold­ing its an­nu­al food drive for the needy. All dona­tions of canned goods and oth­er non-per­ish­ables for Thanks­giv­ing bas­kets can be dropped off at 4404 Sal­mon St., Brides­burg, on Mondays, Tues­days and Fri­days after 7 p.m. ••

Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety to meet

The next meet­ing of the Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety will be held to­night at  7:30, at All Saints’ Mari­an Hall, on the north­w­est corner of Ed­ge­mont and Bucki­us streets.

Speak­er Jack Mc­Carthy, arch­iv­ist and his­tor­ic­al con­sult­ant, will speak on “The His­tor­ic­al High­lights of North­east Phil­adelphia,” fea­tur­ing land­mark build­ings, in­sti­tu­tions and events. Ad­mis­sion is free and open to the pub­lic. Re­fresh­ments will be served. For in­form­a­tion, call 215-535-3828. ••

FNA to meet to­mor­row

Please join the Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation for its Novem­ber gen­er­al mem­ber­ship meet­ing. Dav­id Fecteau, from the Phil­adelphia City Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, will join the group to dis­cuss the re­cent changes to the zon­ing code. Park­ing and height re­quire­ments, as well as whatever ques­tions you have, will be ad­dressed.

FNA will also be elect­ing its board for 2013. The meet­ing will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Fishtown Rec. Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave. Ar­rive at 6:30 p.m. for cof­fee and chat­ting; the meet­ing starts at 7 p.m. ••

Ex­plore the Delaware Wa­ter­front

En­joy a free pro­gram Thurs., Nov. 15 at the In­de­pend­ence Sea­port Mu­seum that will high­light some of the ar­chae­olo­gic­al dis­cov­er­ies from the Fishtown neigh­bor­hood that have been pro­duced in as­so­ci­ation with PennDOT’s on­go­ing I-95/Gir­ard Ave. pro­ject. 

The Nov. 15 pro­gram is be­ing offered in con­junc­tion with the I-95 ar­ti­fact ex­hib­it now open at the Sea­port Mu­seum (“Dig­ging the City: Ar­chae­olo­gic­al Dis­cov­er­ies from the Delaware Wa­ter­front”), and will fo­cus spe­cific­ally on the Nat­ive Amer­ic­an sites that have been found so far.  The pro­gram runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Sea­port Mu­seum’s aud­it­or­i­um, and no ad­vanced re­gis­tra­tion is re­quired. The mu­seum is loc­ated at 211 S. Colum­bus Blvd. ••

Texas Hold ‘Em night

The Port Rich­mond Ti­gers will spon­sor a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tour­na­ment on Sat­urday, Nov. 17, at the Pol­ish Amer­ic­an Club, Al­legheny Av­en­ue at Rich­mond Street. Tour­na­ment will start at 7 p.m., re­gis­tra­tion will start at 6 p.m. The buy-in is $30, with big cash prizes to the win­ners.

Re­gister by Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14, for a chance at early bo­nus cash prizes. There will be oth­er games of chance avail­able as well as food and bever­ages. For more info, call Tom Mack at 215-275-8838. ••

Sons of Italy Ladies’ Night

The Sons of Italy, at 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. ••

Shrimp din­ner at Post 821

Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 821 will host “Shrimp Night” at 4404 Sal­mon St., on Sat­urday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. Price is $30 per per­son, in­cludes open bar and mu­sic. For tick­ets, call Post 821 at 215-744-6764, or Rich at 215-637-4243. ••

Kon­rad Square flea mar­ket

The Friends of Kon­rad Square will host a flea mar­ket on Sat­urday, Nov. 17, at Kon­rad Square, Tulip and Dauph­in streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any­one in­ter­ested in rent­ing a space should call Vicky at 215-426-9654. ••

Brides­burg Christ­mas bazaar

A Christ­mas bazaar, craft show and “Secret Santa Shoppe” will be held at Brides­burg Pres­by­teri­an Church on Sat­urday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space avail­able for vendors. Call Crys­tal for info at 267-601-5503. ••

Beth­esda United Meth­od­ist ‘Stop and Shop’

The Beth­esda United Meth­od­ist Church is hold­ing a “Christ­mas Stop and Shop” on Sat­urday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick up your pre-ordered pot pies, shop for oth­er baked goods, take chances on an Eagles jack­et and more.

For more in­form­a­tion and to or­der pot pies, call 215-739-7399 be­fore Nov. 11. Loc­a­tion will be 2820 E. Ven­ango St. at Rich­mond Street. ••

Beef-and-beer for Nyasia Gillespie

Nyasia is a 17-year-old seni­or at Little Flower High School. Her grand­fath­er was dia­gnosed with Stage IV lung can­cer last year, and passed away Sept. 7. This be­ing her last year in school, Nyasia would love to stay in the apart­ment she lives in with her grand­moth­er in Port Rich­mond. This beef-and-beer will raise funds for Nyasia.

Dona­tions will be very much ap­pre­ci­ated. En­ter­tain­ment will be provided by The Great Scott Band and DJ Joe Polito. Raffles, auc­tions and chances will be avail­able. The event will take place Nov. 17 from 8 p.m. to mid­night at Great­er Kens­ing­ton String­band, 7235 Ed­ge­mont St. Tick­ets are $30 per per­son;v con­tact Kristine at 215-498-1365, Jane at 215-260-0106 or Anne at 267-909-8625. ••

Penn Treaty ce­re­mony

Chief Taman­end and Wil­li­am Penn made a peace treaty 330 years ago, and the sym­bol of the Delaware Na­tion is a turtle. A wooden turtle carved by Rodger Win will be placed un­der the bul­let­in board in Penn Treaty Park on Sat­urday, Nov. 17. 

The park asks chil­dren to col­lect stones now to make a rock garden for the turtle un­der the bul­let­in board.

Come to the ce­re­mony on Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at the park, at North Delaware Av­en­ue and Beach Street. Any ques­tions, please call Bar­bara More­head at 215-425-0393. ••

Bul­ly­ing pre­ven­tion class

Arm your­self and your kids with the know­ledge and skills you need to stay safe. Join coun­cil­men Bobby Hen­on and Mark Squilla, Steven­son Pro­tect­ive Ser­vices and Bal­ance Stu­di­os for a free class that will in­struct on self-de­fense as well as the pre­ven­tion of child ab­duc­tion and bul­ly­ing.

At­tend class at one of the fol­low­ing neigh­bor­hood loc­a­tions on Sat­urday, Nov. 17: the Brides­burg class will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Brides­burg Rec. Cen­ter, 4601 Rich­mond St. The Fishtown class will be from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Lauren­ti­us Rect­ory, 1608 E. Berks St. Ques­tions? Please con­tact Lisa Dee­ley at lisa@bobby­hen­on.com. ••

Greens­grow Thanks­giv­ing

Greens­grow Farms will have a Thanks­giv­ing farm­stand Nov. 20 and 21, packed with all of the loc­al fruits and ve­g­gies you’ll need for Thanks­giv­ing din­ner. Greens­grow also will take or­ders for Thanks­giv­ing menu items; the farm of­fers tur­keys, pro­duce pies and ice cream. Check out the menu at www.greens­grow.org. Thanks­giv­ing mar­ket days will op­er­ate from 2 to 6 p.m. ••

PRO­PAC/PRTW to meet

Port Rich­mond on Patrol and Civic  and Port Rich­mond Town Watch will hold a monthly meet­ing on Tues­day, Nov. 27. All meet­ings be­gin at 7 p.m. at Samuel’s Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Gaul and Tioga streets. Due to the can­cel­la­tion of Oc­to­ber’s meet­ing, vot­ing for PRO­PAC board mem­bers has been post­poned un­til this meet­ing. ••

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