River Ward events for the week of November 7

Stay on top of all the events hap­pen­ing in your com­munity 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, non-per­ish­ables for Thanks­giv­ing bas­kets can be dropped off at 4404 Sal­mon St., Brides­burg, on Mondays, Tues­days and Fri­days after 7 p.m. ••

St. John Can­ti­us bazaar

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 Road.

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. ••

FNA CPR class

The Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation will of­fer a sub­sid­ized First Aid and CPR class on Sat­urday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec. Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave.

The cer­ti­fic­a­tion will cov­er CPR, First Aid and AED, and will be val­id for two years after the course is com­pleted. Re­gis­tra­tion is lim­ited to 12 people. The cost of the class is $90, but the FNA will sub­sid­ize half the cost, mak­ing your cost only $45. This will be pay­able by cash or check to the FNA. If in­ter­ested, please con­tact info@fishtown.org with your name, ad­dress and phone num­ber. ••

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 Av­en­ue and Cum­ber­land Street. ••

‘Food for Thought’ beef-and-beer

Come out for the first an­nu­al Bob Hart­man “Food For Thought” beef-and-beer be­ne­fit for fron­to­tem­por­al de­men­tia re­search. Also known as Pick’s dis­ease, fron­to­tem­por­al de­men­tia is sim­il­ar to Alzheimer’s. This event is named for Robert “Bob” Hart­man, a lov­ing hus­band and fath­er, a proud grand­fath­er, a de­voted uncle and a friend who would do any­thing for any­one.

At the event, listen to some great mu­sic, dine and per­haps win some fab­ulous prizes, all while donat­ing to a char­it­able cause. All pro­ceeds will go dir­ectly to The As­so­ci­ation for Fron­to­tem­por­al De­men­tia. This is event will be held Sat­urday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Fran Lee Cater­ers, 4556 Al­mond St.

Con­tin­ue to keep Bob’s memory alive by do­ing what Bob liked best, help­ing oth­ers. Pur­chase your tick­ets — $30 per per­son, $40 at the door — by con­tact­ing Lor­etta at 215-252-0063. ••

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. ••

Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety to meet

The next meet­ing of the Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety will be held on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m, 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. ••

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 Eagle’s 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. ••

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 me­di­um-sized 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. ••

Call for vendors for the Greens­grow hol­i­day bazaar 

The dead­line to re­gister as a vendor for Greens­grow Farms’ hol­i­day bazaar is Nov. 17.

The bazaar, a neigh­bor­hood sale of crafts, gifts, food, and oth­er hol­i­day items, will take place at the farm, 2503 E. Firth St., 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.

Greens­grow does not ac­cept every­one who ap­plies as a vendor; once you are ac­cep­ted, the farm will send you an in­voice for the fee. It does not ac­cept vendors who are selling items that are not hand­made or flea mar­ket re­sellers. Sign up at www.greens­grow.org. ••


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