River Ward events for the week of Jan. 23

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NLNA to meet
The North­ern Liber­ties Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation will meet Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the North­ern Liber­ties Com­munity Cen­ter, 700 N. Third St. ••

Port Rich­mond Com­munity Group to meet
On Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m., join the PRCG at Our Lady Help of Chris­ti­ans Church Hall, on Al­legheny Av­en­ue at Gaul St., re­gard­ing neigh­bor­hood safety. The group will dis­cuss the crime in Port Rich­mond and how it is be­ing ad­dressed. State Rep. John Taylor, Marc Collazzo, Esq., Lt. Vann of the 24th Dis­trict and Sgt. Arm­strong of the Nar­cot­ics Di­vi­sion will join the group. Email PRCGhelp@aol.com with ques­tions. •• 


Rizzo PAL sign-ups
The PAL, 2524 E. Clear­field St. is of­fer­ing free bas­ket­ball for boys 9 to 13; Nerf soc­cer for boys and girls 6 to 8; and soc­cer for girls 9 to 12. Re­gister through Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. For in­form­a­tion, con­tact Of­ficer Ernie Rizzo at 215-426-6583. •• 

Ti­gers’ poker tour­na­ment
The Port Rich­mond Ti­gers will spon­sor a Texas hold ’em tour­na­ment Sat­urday, Jan. 26, at the Pol­ish Amer­ic­an Club, Al­legheny Av­en­ue at Rich­mond Street. Tour­na­ment at 7 p.m., re­gis­tra­tion at 6.
The buy-in is $30. There will be oth­er games of chance avail­able, as well as food and bever­ages. For in­form­a­tion, call Tom Mack at 215-275-8838. •• 

MDG fun­draiser
Moth­er of Di­vine Grace Home and School As­so­ci­ation will host a flap­jack fun­draiser at Ap­ple­bee’s, Castor Av­en­ue at Bel­grade Street, on Sat­urday, Jan. 26, from 8 un­til 10 a.m. For tick­ets, call Patty Peter­man at 215-219-4703. •• 

‘Band Night’ at MDG
Moth­er of Di­vine Grace Church, Cam­bria and Thompson streets, presents “The Ex­cep­tions,” as part of its “band night” Jan. 26, 8 p.m. to mid­night. To pur­chase $30 tick­ets, con­tact Frank at 267-408-4926. ••

Ti­ger’s tot bas­ket­ball
Port Rich­mond Ti­gers’ tot bas­ket­ball signups will be­gin Monday, Jan. 28. 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. ••

Cel­eb­rate with St. Anne’s
St. Anne’s church, 2328 E. Le­high Ave., signed an agree­ment with Vil­lan­ova Uni­versity to di­git­ize  its cemetery re­cords dat­ing from 1845.  This re­la­tion­ship will now al­low these del­ic­ate re­cords to be ex­amined in great­er de­tail. Join St. Anne’s on Feb. 10 for a Mass and cel­eb­ra­tion be­gin­ning at 10:30 a.m., with a so­cial to fol­low. All are in­vited. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact 215-207-1892, or SAH­C2328@gmail.com. ••

Cook-off and brew con­test
On Feb. 10, from noon to 6 p.m., en­joy an end­less sup­ply of homemade chili and home brewed hol­i­day ale. Fif­teen dol­lars will get you in the door. Home brew­ers and chili cooks will be com­pet­ing for brag­ging rights. There will be en­ter­tain­ment and a 50/50 raffle as well.  For more in­form­a­tion, or 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. ••

Monkiewicz chil­drens’ classes
Monkiewicz Play­ground’s “Tot Re­cre­ation” is hav­ing open re­gis­tra­tion for the fall classes in 2013 and 2014. Space is lim­ited. For more in­form­a­tion, call Mrs. Debbie at 215-989-1330. Monkiewicz is loc­ated at 3201 Rich­mond St. ••

Au­di­tions for Brides­burg’s ‘Com­pany B’
Sing­ers, dan­cers or any­one ages 8 to 18 in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a mem­ber of the mu­sic­al theatre group can at­tend open au­di­tions for the spring mu­sic­al on Sat­urday, Jan. 26. The ju­ni­or group, ages 8 to 12, will au­di­tion at 11:30 a.m.; the seni­or group, ages 13 to 18, will au­di­tion at 1 p.m. For more info., con­tact Miss Chris at 215-685-1247.••

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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. ••

Luther­an Set­tle­ment House an­nu­al Wild­wood trip
Sign up way ahead of time for the LSH seinor’s trip to Wild­wood, N.J. on Sunday, June 2 un­til Fri­day, June 7 for a week pacekd with din­ners, shows and lots of fun. This year, the seni­ors will head to the Re­ho­both Beach out­lets via the beau­ti­ful re­fur­bished Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The cost of the trip is $460 per per­son, double oc­cu­pancy, or $560, single oc­cu­pancy. Call Peggy at 215-426-8610, ext. 206. Pay­ment plan is avail­able. ••

Kids’ bas­ket­ball at Han­cock Rec.
The Han­cock Rec. Cen­ter bas­ket­ball pro­gram will be re­gis­ter­ing chil­dren ages 7 to 12 for its bas­ket­ball clin­ic and league for 2013. The clin­ic will be held at Mof­fet Ele­ment­ary School, Ox­ford and Mascher streets. Chil­dren can en­roll Tues­days and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All chil­dren must par­ti­cip­ate in the clin­ic to be eli­gible to play in the league. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact coach Larry Vaughn at 215-685-9877.••


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