River Ward events for the week of Jan. 9

Stay on top of all the events hap­pen­ing in your com­munity with our “Around the Neigh­bor­hoods” guide.

Com­munity Group Meet­ings

The New Kens­ing­ton Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion (NK­CDC) Neigh­bor­hood Ad­vis­ory Sub­com­mit­tee (NAS) elec­tions will be held on Wed­nes­day, Jan. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the NK­CDC of­fice, 2515 Frank­ford Ave.

Come vote for which in­di­vidu­als will rep­res­ent your com­munity while work­ing on safety, zon­ing, re­cyc­ling, and oth­er is­sues.

All per­sons 18 years of age or older resid­ing in the NK­CDC NAS ser­vice area (Laurel Street to Al­legheny, Front Street/Kens­ing­ton Av­en­ue to the Delaware River) are eli­gible to vote.

Voters must bring a driver’s li­cense or re­cent util­ity bill show­ing their name and cur­rent ad­dress. For more info., vis­it nk­cdc.org. ••

The Port Rich­mond West Com­munity Ac­tion Net­work and the West of Ara­mingo Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation’s next meet­ing will be Wed­nes­day, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at Mem­ph­is Street Academy Charter School, 2950 Mem­ph­is St.

The PRW­CAN has in­vited Con­Rail to the meet­ing to in­form neigh­bors what it in­tends to do with much of the va­cant and un­used rail­road land in the com­munity.

The group also plans to dis­cuss a real es­tate de­vel­op­ment in a former school build­ing and in­dus­tri­al site as well as oth­er is­sues. ••

The Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation will meet Thursday, Jan, 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Fishtown Re­cre­ation Cen­ter. ••

The East Kens­ing­ton Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation will meet Monday, Jan. 21, with so­cial time at 6:30 p.m. and the meet­ing from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Phil­adelphia Brew­ing Com­pany, at Martha and Hagert streets. ••

The Olde Rich­mond Civic As­so­ci­ation will meet­ing on Tues­day, Jan. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cione Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, at Ara­mingo and Le­high av­en­ues. ••

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. ••

On Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m., join the Port Rich­mond Com­munity Group 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. ••

Oth­er events

Boy Scouts Troop 11 break­fast fun­draiser
Come out and and join us for a pan­cake break­fast to sup­port our Scouts. Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for chil­dren 12 and un­der. Time: 8 to 10 a.m. Loc­a­tion: Ap­ple­bee’s, 2501 Ara­mingo Ave.

Room avail­able for more Scouts, aged 11 to 17. We hold weekly meet­ings at Grace and the In­carn­a­tion Church, Mondays 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Ed­ge­mont and Ven­ango streets.

Fi­nal ar­chae­ology lec­ture at Sea­port Mu­seum
The fi­nal lec­ture on the find­ings by ar­chae­olo­gists ex­cav­at­ing the River Wards un­der I-95 will take place on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at In­de­pend­ence Sea­port Mu­seum, 211 S. Colum­bus Blvd.

This free lec­ture will fo­cus on rem­nants found of the Dyot­tville Glass­works, a ma­jor Kens­ing­ton fact­ory in the 18th and 19th cen­tur­ies. ••

Bas­ket­ball at Han­cock
The Han­cock Re­cre­ation 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, loc­ated at Ox­ford and Mascher streets.

En­roll on Tues­day 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, please con­tact coach Larry Vaughn at 215-685-9877. ••

‘E-cyc­ling’ day
On Jan. 21, at the Fin­anta Build­ing, 1301 N. 2nd St, bring your old elec­tron­ics to have them prop­erly re­cycled for free. Cont­ant Daniel, dhar­vester@southkens­ing­ton­com­munity.org, ahead of time to let SKCP know what items you plan to re­cycle. ••

Would you like to see your River Wards com­munity event lis­ted in Star? Send event list­ings to star@bsmphilly.com.

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