River Ward events for the week of Feb. 27

Here’s what’s hap­pen­ing in the next week in the River Wards.


PRCG to meet for Wynn pro­pos­al
The Port Rich­mond Com­munity Group will meet Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., at Our Lady Help of Chris­ti­ans Church hall, on Al­legheny Av­en­ue at Gaul Street. Rep­res­ent­at­ives from Steve Wynn’s Fishtown casino pro­pos­al will share plans and de­tails of the pro­ject with meet­ing at­tendees and an­swer ques­tions. Email prcghelp@aol.com. ••

FACT to meet
Fishtown Ac­tion will meet Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m., and will fea­ture City Coun­cil­man Mark Squilla. The Coun­cil­man will ad­dress con­cerns as well as is­sues which in­clude: ad­di­tion­al po­lice for the 26th Dis­trict; per­mit park­ing, and the Wynn casino pro­pos­al. All meet­ings are held at Holy Name Church Hall, 701 Gaul St. ••

Tax prep. at the Rich­mond Lib­rary
Path­ways PA will once again be provid­ing free tax pre­par­a­tion as­sist­ance at the Rich­mond Lib­rary, 2987 Al­mond St. The pro­gram will be held on Tues­days in March from 4 to 7 p.m. (March 5, 12, 19 and 26).  Re­gis­tra­tion is re­quired; space is very lim­ited. For more in­form­a­tion call Jerry at 215-685-9992. ••

Frank Glav­in tot pro­gram
On Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 7 p.m., sign your child up for the Frank Glav­in Play­ground’s tot pro­gram. All chil­dren must be able to handle their own bath­room needs; no pull-up di­apers. For the three-year-old class, child must be 3 by Dec. 31, 2013. For the four-year-old class, child must be 4 by Dec. 31, 2013. Bring a copy of your child’s birth cer­ti­fic­ate and a $20 non-re­turn­able fee that night, at the play­ground, Al­mond and West­mo­re­land streets.  For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-9898. ••

PRO­PAC/PRTW to meet
PRO­PAC (Port Rich­mond on Patrol and Civic) and PRTW (Port Rich­mond Town Watch) will hold its monthly meet­ing on Thursday, March 7th.  All meet­ings be­gin at 7pm at Samuel’s Re­cre­ation Cen­ter,  Gaul & Tioga Streets. Meet­ings are now held the first Thursday of every month. ••

Get AVI help with NK­CDC
NK­CDC is part­ner­ing with Re­gion­al Hous­ing Leg­al Ser­vices to an­swer ques­tions about your AVI as­sess­ment or the Homestead Ex­emp­tion on Fri­day, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NK­CDC, 2515 Frank­ford Ave. Please con­tact Anne Cza­jka at 215-427-0350, ext. 109 to se­cure a 15- to 30-minute ap­point­ment with an at­tor­ney that day.  ••

East­er candy at Beth­esda United
Beth­esda United Meth­od­ist Church, 2820 E. Ven­ango St., will sell homemade East­er candy on Sat­urday, March 23 and Sat­urday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.
Candy for sale in­cludes but­ter cream, coconut, pea­nut but­ter and chocol­ate East­er eggs, plus lol­li­pops and chocol­ate ducks and lambs. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-739-7399. Candy will be avail­able for sale also on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. ••


Sign up for Fishtown chili cook-off
The Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation is look­ing for con­test­ants for its third an­nu­al Chili Cook-off. The Chili Cook-off will be held on Sunday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2424 Stu­di­os, 2424 E. York St. All con­test­ants must bring 12 quarts of chili, min­im­um. There is no fee to enter, but there are prizes for win­ning. If you are in­ter­ested, please con­tact Jed at chili­cookoff@fishtown.org or call 412-613-4782. ••

Port Rich­mond Ti­gers sign-ups
Boys and girls ages 4 to 18 can sign up for t-ball, soft­ball or base­ball. Teams will fill up quickly, so sign-up now at the Ti­gers’ club­house, Chath­am and Ann streets, Monday through Fri­day from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more info, call the club­house at 215-423-7611. ••

Join Brides­burg’s Post 821
Wo­man’s Aux­il­i­ary Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 821, 4404 Sal­mon St., would like to in­vite wo­men who have a blood re­l­at­ive who is now serving or did serve in the mil­it­ary to join its post.
The yearly dues are $15. Please call Dolores T. Volz at 215-288-4312. The Le­gion would also like to in­vite men who have served in the mil­it­ary and/or sons of mil­it­ary per­son­nel.  Please call Com­mand­er Stan­ley Fabiszewski at 215-289-3686. ••

Port Rich­mond Ti­gers sign-ups
Boys and girls ages 4 to 18 can sign up for t-ball, soft­ball or base­ball. Teams will fill up quickly, so sign-up now at the Ti­gers’ club­house, Chath­am and Ann streets, Monday through Fri­day from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more info, call the club­house at 215-423-7611. ••

Cione Play­ground events
Sign up at Cione Play­ground, Ara­mingo and Le­high av­en­ues, for the fol­low­ing events: spring soc­cer for boys and girls, Sat­urdays from March 16 to 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. events
The Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 4625 Rich­mond St., will of­fer spring­time, com­mu­nion or gradu­ation pho­tos for fam­il­ies or in­di­vidu­als on March 12 and 13. If in­ter­ested, call Jack­ie at 215-685-1247. The cen­ter will also host its 12th an­nu­al auc­tion on Sunday, March 10; doors open at 11:30 a.m. and draw­ings start at 2 p.m. En­trance dona­tion is $2, ad­di­tion­al draw­ing tick­ets are 25 for $5. Pro­ceeds of the auc­tion will be­ne­fit the youth of Brides­burg’s “Com­pany B.” For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-1247. ••

Have you made — and stuck with — a New Year’s res­ol­u­tion con­cern­ing your health? Have you be­gun a weight loss or nu­tri­tion pro­gram, stopped smoking, or ded­ic­ated your­self to ex­er­cise? Star wants to fea­ture River Wards neigh­bors who are liv­ing healthy! Share with us your story of your healthy res­ol­u­tion, be­fore-and-after pho­tos of weight loss, or any oth­er in­form­a­tion about your healthy life­style to star@bsmphilly.com. In­clude name, phone num­ber and neigh­bor­hood.

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