River Ward events for the week of Nov. 28

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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. ••

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. ••

Al­legheny Chiro­pract­ic dona­tions

Dr. Kent, at Al­legheny Fam­ily Chiro­pract­ic Cen­ter, 2514 E. Al­legheny Ave., is host­ing a “dona­tion drop off day” at the cen­ter Sat­urday, Dec. 1 in ex­change for free ad­just­ments and ser­vices. 

All gifts, toys and non­per­ish­able foods will be donated to needy Port Rich­mond fam­il­ies in the neigh­bor­hood, in con­junc­tion with State Rep. John Taylor’s (D-177th dist.) of­fice. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact 215-425-1110. ••

St, George Church bingo

Saint George Church will hold its reg­u­lar monthly bingo Sat­urday, Dec. 2, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the church hall, Sal­mon and Ven­ango streets. ••


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. The meet­ing will be­gin at 7 p.m. at Elm Tree Post, 1414 Palmer St.  ••

Kon­rad Square flea mar­ket

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

Food drive at 2424 Stu­di­os

Sup­port a loc­al soup kit­chen Sat­urday, Dec. 8  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Philly Photo Stu­dio is hold­ing the “Smiles. Can. Help. Philly Photo Stu­dio’s First An­nu­al Canned-Food Drive and Photo with Santa Day,” which aims to col­lect 1000 lbs. of food. 

Philly Photo Stu­dio is hold­ing the event in co­oper­a­tion with Liberti Church and Stay True Phil­adelphia, a Port Rich­mond or­gan­iz­a­tion that helps middle school kids. The event will take place at Liberti Church East, 2424 E. York St #122. All the cans donated will go dir­ectly to Blessed Sar­nelli Soup Kit­chen, 2739 Kens­ing­ton Ave. Hol­i­day crafts and games will be avail­able for kids of all ages. Santa Claus will also be vis­it­ing throughout the day. Pro­ceeds be­ne­fit Blessed Sar­nelli.

The canned-good col­lec­tion will run from Dec. 8 through Dec. 21. Canned goods will be ac­cep­ted at Philly Photo Stu­dio, 2424 E. York St. #326, Blessed Sar­nelli, 2739 Kens­ing­ton Ave., and Stay True, 3227 Am­ber St. 3-4-A, un­til end of day Dec. 21. ••

NK­CDC wants you!

The New Kens­ing­ton Neigh­bor­hood Ad­vis­ory Sub­com­mit­tee (NAS) is seek­ing mem­bers. Work on safety, zon­ing, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, or oth­er is­sues that mat­ter to you and your neigh­bors. As a NAS mem­ber you will serve a two-year term be­gin­ning in Janu­ary 2013, and at­tend 10 monthly meet­ings per year, at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at NK­CDC’s of­fice, 2515 Frank­ford Ave. The NAS nom­in­a­tions meet­ing will take place on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the NK­CDC of­fice. Bring proof of ad­dress. ••

Christ­mas and hol­i­day bazaars and cel­eb­ra­tions

All Saints 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 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 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 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. ••

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. ••

Rock to the Fu­ture Hol­i­day Show­case

Philly’s youth mu­sic edu­ca­tion pro­gram will host its third an­nu­al hol­i­day show­case Decem­ber 15 at 5 p.m. En­joy the ori­gin­al mu­sic­al styl­ings of the pro­gram’s stu­dents as well as hol­i­day fa­vor­ites. A $5 dona­tion to the event in­cludes a hol­i­day feast, which also fea­tures ve­get­ari­an and ve­gan op­tions. This event is fam­ily-friendly, and will take place at 2139 E. Cum­ber­land Ave. ••

NK­CDC hol­i­day pro­gram

New Kens­ing­ton CDC (NK­CDC) is seek­ing re­fer­rals from com­munity or­gan­iz­a­tions and lead­ers for in­di­vidu­als and fam­il­ies in the 19125 and 19134 zip codes who would be­ne­fit from its hol­i­day pro­gram — the pro­gram provides a gift cer­ti­fic­ate to Tar­get or Wal-Mart for the hol­i­days.

If you know of an in­di­vidu­al or fam­ily in need who would be eli­gible for this pro­gram, please con­tact Drew Serres at dserres@nk­cdc.org by Dec. 7. ••

St. Anne hol­i­day 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. ••

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. ••

A Christ­mas penny party

First Pres­by­teri­an Church, 418 E. Gir­ard Ave., will host a Christ­mas “penny party” Sat­urday, Dec. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $5 for adults.Price in­cludes one sheet of tick­ets for all sorts of items. Door prizes and light lunch will also be avail­able. ••

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. ••

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