River Ward events for the week of Feb. 6

Keep up with the events go­ing on in your neigh­bor­hood with our “Around the Neigh­bor­hoods” cal­en­dar.


PRO­PAC/PRTW to meet
PRO­PAC (Port Rich­mond on Patrol and Civic) and PRTW (Port Rich­mond Town Watch) will hold a meet­ing on Thursday, Feb. 7 at Samuel’s Re­cre­ation Cen­ter,  Gaul and Tioga streets. Meet­ings are now held the first Thursday of every month. Items of com­munity in­terest will be dis­cussed, and a rep­res­ent­at­ive from the 24th Po­lice Dis­trict will be in at­tend­ance to go over crime stats for the area and an­swer ques­tions. ••

Kens­ing­ton Food Co-op cel­eb­ra­tion
On Monday, Feb. 11, Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Food Co-op will host a re­cruit­ment event at Frank­ford Hall, 1210 Frank­ford Ave. The event is fo­cused on “shar­ing the co-op love.” Frank­ford Hall will do a Ger­man beer tast­ing class with food pair­ing for $25, which in­cludes sev­en beers and food.  Entry is free for any­one who joins the food co-op that night, and mem­bers who bring new mem­bers will get $15. For more in­form­a­tion vis­it kcfc.coop.••

No­tice of pub­lic meet­ing in 19125
2666 Am­ber St. and 2063-69 E. Let­terly St. in the 19125 zip code, a.k.a. “Let­terly Green,” which are city-owned prop­er­ties, are be­ing con­sidered for sale. 
The of­fice of Coun­cil­man Mark Squilla (D-1st dist.) has asked for com­munity in­put – a pub­lic meet­ing will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at Cor­al Street Arts House, 2446 Cor­al St., to dis­cuss if the com­munity sup­ports this sale. Email zon­ing@ekna.org with ques­tions. ••

Brides­burg spa­ghetti din­ner
Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 821 will host a spa­ghetti din­ner at 4404 Sal­mon St. on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for chil­dren. For in­form­a­tion call Dolores at 215-288-4312 or Stan­ley Fabiszewski at 215-289-3686. ••

Cook-off and brew con­test
On Feb. 10, from noon to 6 p.m., en­joy an end­less sup­ply of homemade chili and home brewed ale. Fif­teen dol­lars will get you in the door. Home brew­ers and chili cooks will be com­pet­ing for brag­ging rights. To sign up, vis­it phil­ly­h­bc.org/win­ters-warm­ers/. This event will take place at the Crane Arts Build­ing’s Gray Space, 1400 N. Amer­ic­an St. ••

FNA zon­ing meet­ing
On Tues­day, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., the Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation Zon­ing Com­mit­tee will dis­cuss 1117 Day St., a pro­pos­al for the con­ver­sion of a single fam­ily home to mul­ti­fam­ily. This meet­ing will take place at the Fishtown Rec. Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave. All res­id­ents of Fishtown are eli­gible to vote. Please bring proof of res­id­ence or busi­ness own­er­ship in the form of a driver’s li­cense or a photo id and a lease, util­ity bill, or re­cent piece of mail ad­dressed to your home or busi­ness. ••

Brides­burg ho­agie and soup sale
The Brides­burg United Meth­od­ist Church will host a ho­agie and homemade soup sale on Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ho­agies will con­sist of Amer­ic­an for $3; ham and cheese, tur­key and cheese or Itali­an for $4. Soupes will con­sist of chick­en noodle and ve­get­able beef bar­ley — $4.50 for a pint, $8 for a quart. You may also eat-in with a bowl of soup, ho­agie, drink and dessert for only $5.75. Please call Joan at 215-941-8873 to place an or­der. All or­ders must be placed by Feb. 9. ••

FABA to meet this month
The Fishtown Area Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation is back, and in­vites all area busi­ness rep­res­ent­at­ives to a for­um to dis­cuss what FABA needs to do for its busi­ness com­munity. Come out and meet your busi­ness neigh­bors on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Liberti Church, 2424 E. York St., Suite 122. Re­serve your spot at re­faba.event­brite.com or by call­ing 215-901-6036. Join FABA or sign up for the enews­let­ter at fishtown­busi­ness.org. ••

Mar­tial arts work­shop at Port Rich­mond Lib­rary
Cel­eb­rate the 2013 “One Book, One Phil­adelphia” event by at­tend­ing a mar­tial arts work­shop and demon­stra­tion. On Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m., learn the ba­sics of aikido, a Ja­pan­ese mar­tial art that em­phas­izes flex­ib­il­ity, bal­ance, and tim­ing. Those un­der the age of 18 will need to have a re­lease form signed by their par­ent or guard­i­an. Please con­tact Sheila O’Steen for more in­form­a­tion at 215-685-9992. ••


Re­gister for Kens­ing­ton Kin­et­ic Sculp­ture Derby and Trenton Ave. Arts Fest­iv­al
The 2013 Kens­ing­ton Kin­et­ic Sculp­ture Derby and the 8th an­nu­al Trenton Ave. Arts Fest­iv­al will take place Sat­urday, May 18 from noon to 5 p.m. Re­gis­tra­tion is now open; vendors and artists are wanted to sell their work, and teams are needed to make sculp­tures to com­pete in the derby. Re­gis­tra­tion in­form­a­tion is avail­able at www.kin­et­ick­ens­ing­ton.org and www.trentonavearts­fest.org. Early re­gis­tra­tion for both events is April 1, fi­nal dead­line is May 1. ••

Ti­ger’s tot bas­ket­ball
Port Rich­mond Ti­gers’ tot bas­ket­ball signups are open. Girls and boys ages 4 to 6 are wel­come. Sign up at the Ti­gers’ club­house, Chath­am and Ann streets, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. ••

Yoga at St. Mi­chael’s
Yoga classes are be­ing offered at St. Mi­chael’s Church, Trenton Av­en­ue and Cum­ber­land Street, on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. The cost is $5; pay as you go. For more in­form­a­tion, call Marge at 610-996-7331. ••

Monkiewicz chil­dren’s classes
Monkiewicz Play­ground’s “Tot Re­cre­ation” is hav­ing open re­gis­tra­tion for fall classes in 2013 and 2014. Con­tact Mrs. Debbie at 215-989-1330. Monkiewicz is loc­ated at 3201 Rich­mond St. ••

Wooden bat soft­ball at Brides­burg Rec.
Sign up now for the men’s wooden-bat soft­ball league. Max num­ber of play­ers per team is 25. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-1247 or 533-6448, or vis­it the Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter at 4625 Rich­mond St., at the corner of Rich­mond and Bucki­us streets. ••

Brides­burg Rec. winter classes
This winter, the Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter is of­fer­ing a wide range of adult activ­it­ies, in­clud­ing: Zumba classes on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sat­urday morn­ings; ceram­ics on Tues­days from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; scrap­book­ing on Wed­nes­days from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; a ladies’ bowl­ing league on Tues­days at 9 a.m. at Erie Lanes, 1300 E. Erie Ave. For more in­form­a­tion and the prices of these activ­it­ies, call 215-685-1247 or vis­it the Brides­burg Rec. Cen­ter at 4625 Rich­mond St., at the corner of Rich­mond and Bucki­us streets. ••

Free tax pre­par­a­tion at Fin­anta
Every Fri­day in Feb­ru­ary, by ap­point­ment at the Fin­anta Build­ing, 1301 N. 2nd St., Ceiba is of­fer­ing free tax pre­par­a­tion for fam­il­ies who earned less than $50,000 in 2012. To set up an ap­point­ment, con­tact Daniel at dan­har­vester­skcp@gmail.com or call 215-427-3463.

To place your com­munity event list­ing in Star, email de­tails at least two weeks pri­or to star@bsmphilly.com.

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