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St. Anne’s Reunion Committee meeting
The next meeting will be held at the Cione Playground tonight, April 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending the meeting. Your help and participation in planning an all-class reunion is encouraged. ••
St. Laurentius seeks donations for USO project
In a USO-sponsored event, the students of St. Laurentius School will be assembling care packages and sending them to troops to let them know that even the youngest American citizens are remembering them and their sacrifices for our country.
The students have set a goal of sending 100 packages to our military. The students are seeking monetary donations to help with shipping costs. Donations will be accepted through April 24 at the Saint Laurentius Rectory, 1608 E. Berks St. at Memphis Street, or at the school. ••
T-Ball with the Tigers
Sign-ups now open for girls and boys ages 4 to 6 for T-ball with the Port Richmond Tigers. The season is about to start. Sign up at the Tigers Clubhouse, Chatham and Ann streets, Monday through Friday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., or call Tom Mack for more information at 215-275-8838. ••
FNA to meet
Join the Fishtown Neighbors Association on Thurs., April 18 at 7 p.m. for a “local food round-up” at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. Lena Helen, President of the Kensington Community Food Co-op, will address the group.
The NKCDC will also present on their “farm to families” program. General Membership Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at the Rec Center. ••
Hancock basketball clinic
Hancock Recreation Center, in coordination with Towey, Nelson and the 8th and Diamond Recreation Center will be hosting a intramural basketball league. You must attend the basketball clinic that started this Tuesday.
Hancock will be selecting players to play in the league from the kids who join the clinic. Ages 12 - 14 starts at 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 15 - 18 starts at 6:30 on the same days. For more information Please contact: Hancock Rec., 215-685-9886; Towey Rec., 215-685-9892. ••
Palmer Cemetery clean up
Palmer Cemetery in Fishtown, at Palmer and Memphis streets, will hold its first cleanup of the year on April 20 between 8:30 a.m. and noon. All are welcome to come out and lend a hand in caring for the historic cemetery. For questions, contact Jim at Jkingsmill@Palmercemeteryfishtown.com. Financial donations also needed to help maintain the cemetery throughout the year. Visit www.Palmercemeteryfishtown.com. ••
Basketball clinics by Jen McCook
Big 5 Basketball hall of famer and former Temple women’s basketball star, Jen McCook, is going to be running individual, group and team clinics. Individual clinics are being held weekdays after school at Samuel Rec. Center, 3539 Gaul St. If interested please contact to set up day and time.
Group clinics are available for grades 3-8 and high school beginning April 22, and will take place at Samuel as well as Cohox, 2901 Cedar St. For specifics and times, contact Jen McCook at email@example.com or 267-325-1416.
The cost for group clinics is $30 and pre-registration is recommended. Jen is only taking the first 40 players registered. Forms can be picked up at Cohox, Samuel, and A&W playground, or can be mailed to you. ••
Story Slam at Liberti East
The third annual free Story Slam will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Liberti Church East, 2424 York St. Come enjoy a night of storytelling and vote on your favorite or tell your own story to join the competition. This year’s theme: “In a Pickle.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or to volunteer with the event. ••
Konrad Square flea market
The Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Saturday, April 27, at Konrad Square Park, Tulip and Dauphin Streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any one interested in renting a space should call Vicky at 215-426-9654. ••
Penny Party at Atonement Church
On Sunday, April 28, Atonement Lutheran Church, 1542 E. Montgomery Ave., is holding a Penny Party. Doors open at 1 p.m. and calling starts at 2 p.m. Admission: $3. Snacks and refreshments will be sold. Tombola chances available. ••
Quizzo Night at St. John Cantius
A quizzo night with buffet dinner event will be held in the St. John Cantius Parish auditorium from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Dinner served: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Quizzo starts at 5:30 p.m. Cash prizes for winning teams. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under. Non-alcoholic beverages included. BYOB. For tickets, call 215-535-6667. Location: St. John Cantius Rectory, 4415 Almond St. at Orthodox Street. ••
Cione Playground events
Sign up at Cione Playground, Aramingo and Lehigh avenues, for the following events: spring soccer for boys and girls, Saturdays through May 18; ages 4 to 6 at 10 a.m., and ages 6 to 8 at 11 a.m.
Registration is $2. Summer camp: boys and girls ages 5 to 12; runs from June 24 to Aug. 16, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp includes swimming, arts and crafts, games, reading, trips and more. For more information, call 215-685-9880. ••
Bridesburg Rec. Center flea market
Reserve a spot for a May 4 flea market at the Bridesburg Rec. Center, 4601 Richmond St., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces are $15, bring your own table. Call Carol at 267-738-5414. ••
Fishtown Action to meet
FACT will meet Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at Holy Name Church Hall, 701 Gaul St. Interested in hearing about the Wynn Casino proposal? Members of the Wynn Group will present the project ideas and answer questions. ••
Coach Bag Bingo at St. Laurentius
Do you love Coach handbags? How would you like to win one? St. Laurentius School is hosting a Coach Bag Bingo on Friday, May 10 in the Church Hall, Memphis and Berks streets.
Doors open at 6 p.m., first game starts at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $30, and include 10 games (extra games will be available). Bring your own beverages and snacks; cake and coffee will be included. For tickets, call Lynne 267-275-1429. ••
Penn Treaty Park flea market
Penn Treaty Park is holding a flea market on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are $15 for this event.
Please make check payable to The Tamanend Fund, c/o Barbara Morehead, 2171 Letterly St., Phila, PA 19125, or call 215-425-0393. Please be advised: No vendors are permitted at this event. ••
Shissler Rec. summer camp sign-ups
From July 1 to August 8, for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. $40 dollars for one week, $70 dollars for two weeks. Swimming, games and field trips included. For more information, call 215-685-9888. ••
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