PROPAC/PRTW to meet
The next meeting of the Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic and Port Richmond Town Watch will be Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., at Samuel’s Recreation Center, 3539 Gaul St. Agenda items for this meeting are: elections for PRTW vice president and treasurer, and PSA-3 crime statistics, as well as visits from the Energy Coordinating Agency. ••
Christmas tree lighting:
The third annual Fishtown Christmas tree lighting will take place on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.. The tree lighting will once again be held at Palmer Cemetery and will include the children’s choir from St. Laurentius Grade School. A special visit from Santa will cap off a great evening to start the Christmas holidays. Please keep the date open and bring family and friends to the tree lighting. ••
M.D.G. Christmas Bazaar
On Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mother of Divine Grace School will hold its Christmas Bazaar in the church hall. Come enjoy craft vendors to shop for holiday gifts. There will be crafts for kids, pictures with Santa, and food available. ••
Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar
On the weekends of December 7-8 and 14-15, shop local, support local artists and get local, handmade gifts from some of the neighborhood’s most talented crafters and artists at the Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar. Location: 2503 E. Firth St. For more information, visit www.greensgrow.org/holidaybazaar/. ••
Bridesburg Historical Society to meet
The next meeting of the Bridesburg Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Marian Hall, on the northwest corner of Edgemont and Buckius Streets. We will be celebrating the traditions of Christmas. Please bring any memorabilia or stories of “Old Christmas” to share. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. ••
Beef-and-beer for St. Joachim
A fundraiser is being held to support St. Joachim Parish’s appeal to the Vatican to be reopened. The beef and beer will be held on Friday, Dec. 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Philadelphia Ballroom, at 2014 Hornig Road. Tickets: $30. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, contact Patricia Smiley, at 215-520-5616. ••
Wreaths Across Palmer
Please support “Wreaths Across Palmer” on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. by helping honor veterans buried in Palmer Cemetery. Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit that honors deceased veterans by laying a wreath on graves. The Dec. 14 event is rain or shine. For more info., email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
St. Michael’s Christmas Bazaar
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland St., will have a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be pictures with Santa, baked goods for sale, a Tombola Table, raffles and much more. There will also be a table with anti-bullying information and pledge cards to sign. Please bring a canned good to this event, to support the church’s food pantry. ••
Christmas carols at Penn Treaty
On Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m., the singing of Christmas carols will take place at Penn Treaty Park. Children are encouraged to bring handmade ornaments to decorate the Christmas tree. ••
Company B auditions
Singers, dancers, actors or anyone from ages 8-18 interested in becoming a member of a musical theatre group is invited to audition for Company B’s Spring 2014 season at the Bridesburg Recreation Center on Dec. 14. Junior Group (ages 8-12) will audition at 11:30 a.m.; senior group (13-18) will audition at 1 p.m. Come prepared to sing a musical theatre or movie song. ••
Walking Fish ‘American Fairy Tales’
B. Someday Productions will present a family-friendly, holiday performance of ‘American Fairy Tales’ from Dec. 18 to 31 at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave. The cost is $7 for children (under 15) and $12 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased at walkingfishtheatre.com or at the door. Call 215-427-9255. ••
Bridesburg Rec. Christmas drive
Through the Aid for Friends Christmas 2013 drive, items for senior shut-ins are currently being collected at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St. Suggested items include toiletries, clothes, household items, and cash. Contact Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247.
Men’s softball team sign-ups are also happening at the Rec. Center. Teams only wanted for Spring/Summer 2014 sign-ups in wooden bat league, possibly going to single wall bat. For more information, call Dan at 215-604-6004. ••
Cione Rec. Center programs
The Cione after school program now has openings. The program is for boys and girls age 5 to 12. It runs from 2:30 to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday from now until Memorial Day in May.
For more information, call Cione at 215-685-9880 or stop by Aramingo and Lehigh Avenues. ••
LSH classes in Fishtown
Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., has announced its weekly class schedule: Active Plus (dancercise) with Rita, Mondays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., $3.
Thai Chi with Milton McGriff, Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., $3. Line dancing with Arnie, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., $3. For more information, call LSH at 215-426-8610. ••
Port Richmond Leprechauns sign ups
Basketball sign-ups are taking place now. The clubhouse will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m. Ages are 6-18, both boys and girls. There is a $10 deposit due at the time of sign ups. Leprechauns Clubhouse is located at 2973 Gaul St. For more information, call 215-423-6309. ••
St. Peter Christmas schedule
The National Shrine of Saint John Neumann at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 1019 N. 5th St., will have the following Christmas liturgy schedule: On Christmas Eve, the Archdiocesan Boy’s Choir will perform at 5:30 p.m. in the Upper Church.
At 10 p.m., the choir and orchestra will perform in the Upper Church. On Christmas Day, liturgies will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Upper Church, 11 a.m., in Spanish, in the Upper Church, and 12:30 p.m. in the Upper Church. ••
Activities at Bridesburg Rec.
Zumba classes are being held Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Zumba Toning is on Wednesdays. Cost: $4 per class. Scrap booking class is Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per class. Ladies Bowling League meets Tuesdays at Erie Lanes at 9 a.m. Cost: $10. For more information, call 215-685-1247.
Preschool is offered Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 2:40 p.m. There are two spots left in the afternoon class. Child must be 3 as of Sept. 1, and must be potty trained. Toddler time is Mondays and Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m. Three spots are available in the afternoon class. Child must be 2 as of Sept. 1. ••