River Ward events for the week of November 21

Stay up-to-date on neigh­bor­hood events with our "Around the Neigh­bor­hoods" guide.


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 can be dropped off at 4404 Sal­mon St., Brides­burg, on Mondays, Tues­days and Fri­days after 7 p.m. ••

An­thony’s Caf&ea­cute; toy drive

An­thony’s,  319 E. Gir­ard Ave., is host­ing its first hol­i­day toy drive for the pa­tients at the Chil­dren’s Hos­pit­al of Phil­adelphia. Please donate a new, un­wrapped toy at the bar. Con­tact the staff at 215-634-0981. ••

Classes at Ma­ter Dol­orosa

Ma­ter Dol­orosa Cath­ol­ic Church, 1676 Ru­an St., in­vites all fam­il­ies to its par­ish. Re­gister for CCD classes, for youth need­ing sac­ra­ments, for RCIA classes for adults need­ing sac­ra­ments. Call the rect­ory at 215-535-4036. ••

St. Anne’s mu­sic so­ci­ety

Mu­sic dir­ect­or Mr. Nick Pig­nataro wants all mu­si­cians and sing­ers to join an all-new mu­sic so­ci­ety at St. Anne’s Church on Wed­nes­days.

This will be a spe­cial group of in­di­vidu­als wish­ing to sing or play in­stru­ments in at least two con­certs each year. The church is loc­ated at Le­high and Mem­ph­is streets. The group will meet on Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m. All de­nom­in­a­tions wel­come. For more info., call 215-426-8422. ••


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. ••

Mys­tery din­ner theatre

The Brides­burg Pres­by­teri­an Play­ers present the 2nd an­nu­al Mys­tery Din­ner Theat­er, “Murder at the Pie Auc­tion,” to be held Sat­urday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. Cost: $20 for adults, $12 for chil­dren. Re­ser­va­tions re­quired.

Con­tact Bar­bara for more in­form­a­tion at 215-870-3819. Loc­a­tion: Brides­burg Pres­by­teri­an Church, 2770 Pratt St. ••

Brides­burg raffle and auc­tion

The Brides­burg Emanuel United Church of Christ will hold a com­bin­a­tion raffle and auc­tion on Sat­urday, Nov. 24. Doors open at 11 a.m., auc­tion starts at 12:30 p.m. Tick­ets: $3 per per­son. Re­fresh­ments will be sold. Loc­a­tion: 2628 Fill­more St. ••

Ladies of Port Rich­mond casino trip fun­draiser

The Ladies of Port Rich­mond are or­gan­iz­ing a Mt. Airy Casino bus trip on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 28. The bus leaves Camp­bell Square, Bel­grade and Al­legheny av­en­ues, at 9 a.m.

Vis­it out­let stores at 4:30 p.m, re­turn home by 8:30 p.m. Cost: $45 ($25 slot play and $10 food vouch­er). For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Mary Lou Leu­ters at 215-427-3222. ••


Fishtown flea mar­ket

To be held on Sat­urday, Dec. 1, at Het­zel’s Play­ground, Columbia Av­en­ue and Thompson Street., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In­ter­ested vendors should con­tact Greg Fox at 215-301-9858. Cost: $10 to re­serve a spot. ••

All Saints Christ­mas bazaar

All Saints Church,  4600 E. Thompson St., is hav­ing a good old-fash­ioned Christ­mas bazaar on Sat­urday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be wheels, crafts, food bake sale, Santa’s work­shop and more. There will be a pan­cake break­fast on Sunday, and Santa will vis­it from 9 to 11 a.m.

There is a lim­ited amount of craft tables avail­able. Please call 215-535-4411 to re­serve a table. ••

St. Anne’s Christ­mas bazaar

St Anne’s, at Mem­ph­is and Tuck­er streets, will be hold­ing its Christ­mas bazaar on Sat­urday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come start your hol­i­day shop­ping early! ••

St. Mi­chael’s Christ­mas bazaar

St. Mi­chael’s Luther­an Church, at Trenton Av­en­ue and Cum­ber­land Street, will be hav­ing its Christ­mas bazaar on Sat­urday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. un­til 2 p.m. En­joy pic­tures with Santa, shop­ping at the “good­ie” tables, raffles and more.

Snacks and lunch will also be avail­able. Space rent­al for vendors is $20; please con­tact St. Mi­chael’s at 215-423-0792 to re­serve a spot, but no food vendors please. ••

Trin­ity Pres­by­teri­an Christ­mas bazaar

A tra­di­tion­al Christ­mas bazaar with lunch avail­able at Trin­ity Pres­by­teri­an Church, Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Cam­bria Street, on Sat­urday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more in­form­a­tion or to RS­VP con­tact at Ken­neth C. Blood at 215-634-8124 or kcblood@ve­r­i­zon.net. ••

Break­fast with Santa

On Sunday, Dec. 2, there will be break­fast with Santa at Ma­ter Dol­orosa Church Hall, 1676 Ru­an St., im­me­di­ately after 9 a.m. Mass. Tick­ets: $5 for adults, $3 for chil­dren 12 and un­der. Pan­cakes, saus­age, juice and cof­fee will be served. Pic­tures with Santa will be taken for $5, in­clud­ing pic­ture and frame. ••

PPA to at­tend FACT meet­ing

The Phil­adelphia Park­ing Au­thor­ity will at­tend the Dec. 3 meet­ing of FACT, Fishtown Ac­tion, to ex­plain per­mit park­ing and an­swer ques­tions and con­cerns from the com­munity about this is­sue. All are in­vited to at­tend. The meet­ing will be­gin at 7 p.m. at Elm Tree Post, 1414 Palmer St.  ••

‘Op­er­a­tion Santa Claus’ so­cial

Sat­urday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., at St. Anne’s so­cial hall, 2328 E. Le­high Ave. In­cludes draft beer, food and DJ, with door prizes, 50/50, $1 chances and an auc­tion. Cost: $25 in ad­vance, $30 at the door.

For tick­ets, con­tact Mary Ladd at 267-975-6972 or Ju­lie Post at 215-423-7932. Funds will raise money for needy fam­il­ies in St. Anne’s par­ish. ••


Greens­grow hol­i­day bazaar

The bazaar, a neigh­bor­hood sale of crafts, gifts, food, and oth­er hol­i­day items, will take place on two week­ends in Decem­ber: Sat­urday, Dec. 8 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 9, and 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greens­grow farm, 2503 E. Firth St. ••

MDG pic­tures with Santa

The Moth­er of Di­vine Grace Home and School As­so­ci­ation is host­ing pro­fes­sion­al pic­tures with Santa taken by the Trin­it­ari­an Sis­ters on Sat­urday, Dec. 8, from noon un­til 2 p.m. in the church hall, Thompson and Cam­bria streets.

Arts and crafts for kids will be avail­able and the kit­chen will be open for the sale of light re­fresh­ments. ••

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