River Ward events for the week of April 24

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FNA Beau­ti­fic­a­tion meets to­night
The Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation’s Beau­ti­fic­a­tion Com­mit­tee will meet to­night at 6:30 at 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave. The meet­ing is open to all res­id­ents in­ter­ested in keep­ing Fishtown clean. The com­mit­tee will dis­cuss the up­com­ing win­dow plant­er con­test, the “Feed the Fish” garbage can plans, the city cleanup last Sat­urday and the “Second Sat­urday Sweep” ini­ti­at­ive. ••

St Ben­jamin Brew­ery seeks dona­tions
St. Ben­jamin’s Brew­ing Com­pany is in the pro­cess of build­ing a brew­ery and pub on N. 5th St., in the former car­riage house of the Theo Finkenauer Brew­ery, a fully op­er­a­tion­al brew­ery un­til the late 1800’s. The com­pany’s goal is to re­build the facade with his­tor­ic fea­tures to hon­or the rich his­tory of brew­ing in Phil­adelphia. The brew­ery is try­ing to raise $20,000 and has set up a crowd-fund­ing web­site of­fer­ing prizes for sup­port. Vis­it www.luck­y­ant.com/saint­ben­jamins. ••

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. ••

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 Han­cock bas­ket­ball clin­ic to be eli­gible. Han­cock will be se­lect­ing play­ers to play in the league from the kids who join the clin­ic.  The 12 - 14 group starts at 5 p.m. on Tues­days and Wed­nes­days, and the 15 - 18 group starts at 6:30 on the same days. For more in­form­a­tion, please con­tact: Han­cock Rec., 215-685-9886; Towey Rec., 215-685-9892. ••

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 noel­str8@gmail.com 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. ••

PRO­PAC and PRTW to meet
PRO­PAC (Port Rich­mond on Patrol and Civic) and PRTW (Port Rich­mond Town Watch) will hold the monthly meet­ing on Thursday, May 2. All meet­ings be­gin at 7 p.m. at Samuels Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Gaul & Tioga streets. ••

Greens­grow Spring Crafts Fair
En­joy the at­mo­sphere of the farm­stand and the nurs­ery while get­ting your Moth­er’s Day gifts from Greens­grow’s tal­en­ted ar­ray of loc­al artists and craft vendors on Sat­urday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bazaar will fea­ture hand­made, one-of-a-kind items, in­clud­ing a vari­ety of up­cycled crafts, hand­made soaps for home, bath and body, candles, crochet and knit­ted ac­cessor­ies, prints, ceram­ics, pho­to­graphs, jew­elry, wood crafts and fur­niture. Loc­a­tion: Greens­grow Farms, 2501 E. Cum­ber­land St. (between Gaul and Al­mond streets). For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it greens­grow.org.

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. ••

Free mo­tor­cycle safety sem­in­ar
Think­ing of buy­ing a mo­tor­cycle or scoot­er? Learn the ins and outs of safety. G-Team Ra­cing Mo­tor­cycles will be host­ing “Rid­ing Safety & Rules of the Road for Adult Wo­men & Men,” a free sem­in­ar, on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Port­side Arts Cen­ter, 2531 E. Le­high Ave. Call 215-739-5847 to re­serve your seat. Name, phone num­ber and email re­quired. A free gift will be giv­en to all those who at­tend. ••

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. ••

MDG An­nu­al Itali­an Fest­iv­al
The Moth­er of Di­vine Grace Par­ish An­nu­al Itali­an Fest­iv­al will be held May 30 and 31, and June 1, 6, 7 and 8. For in­form­a­tion on spon­sor­ships and vo­lun­teer­ing please vis­it ht­tp://www.mdgitali­an­fest­iv­al.org. ••

River­Wards Crime­watch tips
The River­Wards Crime­watch wel­comes spring and sum­mer with a few crime­bust­ing tips.  Please keep your bi­cycles locked up, es­pe­cially if you keep them in your back yard or al­ley­way. If you have win­dow unit air con­di­tion­ers in your first floor win­dows, please take steps to se­cure them and the win­dows.  They can very eas­ily be pushed in. To get in­volved or sub­mit tips, email info@rw­cw.org. ••

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