Fishtown Rec. has spots for tots
The Fishtown Recreation Center will be registering children for its preschool program tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Openings are available for the four-year-olds class. Children should be four by Sept. 1. Classes are held on Tues., Wed., and Thurs., from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
All children must be able to attend to their own bathroom needs. To register, please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record and a $20 non-refundable registration fee. Location: Fishtown Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. For more information, contact Donna Franklin at 215-685-9885. ••
Frank Glavin Playground notices
Frank Glavin Playground, 2600 Westmoreland St., is offering instruction to children ages 3 and up in tap, jazz and ballet.
A teacher is needed to instruct the students, order costumes and plan the year-end dance recital.
Please submit your resume to the playground office. Glavin is also accepting applications for grade school students to be enrolled in the “After School Cares” program. For information about the program, contact Mrs. Geri, 215-685-9898. ••
Heitzman Recreation Center fall rograms
The center, at 3661 Amber St., is holding registration for a Monday through Friday after school program, in-house soccer for boys and girls, a drama program for boys and girls, and a men’s basketball league. For specific times, dates and costs, call Karen Brown-Curry or Steve Schmidt at 215-685-1244. ••
Konrad Square flea market
The Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Aug. 24, at Konrad Square, Tulip and Dauphin streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will also be flea markets on Sept. 7 and 21, and Oct. 5 and 19. Anyone interested in renting a space should call Vicky at 215-426-9654. ••
Bridesburg Rec. flea market
Bridesburg Rec., 4601 Richmond St., will have a flea market on Sat., Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces are $15, bring your own table. Call Carol for questions at 267-738-5414. ••
Cione fall programs
Cione Playground, at Lehigh and Aramingo avenues, will host several programs: after school program, ages 5 to 12, Monday through Friday; tumbling and gymnastics, ages 4 and up, Monday through Wednesdays; dance, ages 3 to 13, Thursday through Saturday.
Also, arts and crafts, ages 5 to 14, Saturdays; Tot Rec., ages 3 ½ to 5, Tuesday through Thursday; Peewee Soccer, ages 4 to 8, Saturdays; bicycle polo, adults, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; football, 6th to 8th grade. Call Cione at 215-685-9880. ••
Community marketplace at Benson Park
The South Kensington Neighorhood Advisory Committee, along with the Friends of Benson park, will host a community marketplace on Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 4 p.m., at the park, 1445 N. Lawrence St. Rain date will be Sept. 15.
Buy and sell used goods, crafts, artwork and more. Vendors are needed for this chance to have your own mini-yard sale. Vendor registration taking place now here: southkensingtoncommunity.org/bpm. ••
Frank Glavin Girl Scouts car wash
The Girl Scout Troops at Frank Glaving Playground, 2600 Westmoreland St., will host a car wash on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by and help the girls raise money to attend a youth education program in Disney World next year.
Refreshments will be available. Portions of all the group’s fundraising activities will also benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Ronald McDonald House at St. Christopher Hospital, and the Glavin Playground equipment upgrade fund. ••
Produce vouchers for seniors
Low-income Philadelphia seniors who haven’t received free produce vouchers are encouraged to take advantage of the limited supplies of vouchers. They are being distributed at Phiadelphia Corporation for Aging, 642 N. Broad St., on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seniors should call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040 to verify their eligibility and availability of vouchers. Eligible Philadelphia seniors can receive $20 worth of vouchers that can be used to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at certified Farmers’ Markets in Philadelphia. ••
Housing and financial literacy workshop
Concilio will offer a free monthly workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. to help residents learn how to access the city’s cash grant for first-time homebuyers. The meeting will be at Concilio, 705 N. Franklin St. Dinner provided. Call to register: 215-627-3100. ••
Port Richmond Community Group to meet
PRCG will meet on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m., at Our Lady Help of Christians’ church hall basement, Allegheny Avenue at Gaul Street.
The group will discuss neighborhood updates and zoning issues, as well as the future of the vacant Nativity School building. Email email@example.com with questions. The next meeting will be Sept. 26. ••
FACT to meet
Fishtown Action’s monthly membership meeting will take place Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., at Holy Name of Jesus Church Hall. Get an update from PennDOT on the I-95 project and how the community will be affected. ••
Kensington Community Food Co-op
Kensington Community Food Co-op sponsors a marketplace event, every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of Circle of Hope, 2009 Frankford Ave.
While the co-op continues to move forward with plans to open a member-owned grocery store in Kensington, in the meantime, members and non-members alike can purchase seasonal produce and bulk dry goods such as beans, grains and granola at the bi-monthly marketplace.
Bring your own containers and bags, and for further information, check out kcfc.coop/marketplace_is_back. ••
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