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Bridesburg Historical Society talk
The next meeting of the Bridesburg Historical Society will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m, at All Saints’ Marian Hall, on the northwest corner of Edgemont and Buckius streets.
David Szewczyk will talk on the founding of the Frankford Arsenal in 1816 and its early decades up to the end of the Civil War. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 215-535-3828. ••
MoveOn council to meet
MoveOn.org is starting a local council group in the 19125 ZIP code to educate about and work on national, state and local issues in order to build a progressive base of civic-minded citizens concerned about good government and social justice.
So whatever issues you are concerned about, come and meet other people who share your views. Thursday, March 14, 6 p.m., at Fishtown Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. ••
Ladies of Port Richmond fundraiser
Join the Ladies of Port Richmond Friday, March 15 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. for a night of female empowerment, wellness, wine and cheese. A suggested donation to the event is $10; all proceeds go to LOPR.
The event takes place at 3166-3168 Richmond St., and will also feature: chiropractic scans by Allegheny Chiropractic Wellness Center; yoga for breast cancer instruction by Breathing Room Yoga; blood pressure screenings by Nazareth Hospital; stress relief techniques by Denise Baron; nutrition information, massages and more. For questions, contact Roe at 215-370-5362. ••
St. Patty’s dinner at St. Laurentius
Join the St. Laurentius Ladies Guild for a ham and cabbage dinner on March 16 from 3-7 at the church, Memphis and Berks streets. Adults $10, kids $5. Tickets available at the door, or call Kate at 215-425-2910. ••
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. Call 215-739-7399. Candy will be available for sale also on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. ••
Easter Egg Hunt at Penn Treaty Park
The Friends of Penn Treaty Park is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m., at Penn Treaty Park. Don’t forget to bring a basket or bag for your eggs. ••
FACT’s Easter party
Fishtown Action will host its annual party with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at Holy Name Church Hall, 701 Gaul St. Make your own ice cream sundae, and bring a camera for your photos. Admission is $2. ••
Lure Salon Cut-a-Thon for Matty Holmes
On Sunday, March 24, join neighbors and friends at Lure Salon, 3247 E. Thompson St., for a Cut-a-Thon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit the Matty Holmes Scholarship Fund. Kids cuts are $5, teens are $15, adults are $20; this includes haircuts only, not blow-dry or style. ••
Fishtown chili cook-off
The Fishtown Neighbors Association is hosting its third annual chili cook-off on Sunday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2424 Studios, 2424 E. York St. Ten amateur Fishtown contestants will be joined by entries from last year’ winner, Loco Pez, as well as Sketch Burger, Barcade, East Girard Gastropub, Interstate Drafthouse, Fishtown Tavern, Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen, Lloyd, and more. Beer generously provided by Philadelphia Brewing Company and Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company.
Come and cast your vote for the best professional and people’s choice winner alongside Drew Lazor (preeminent food blogger), Wendy Rollins (Radio 104.5) and other surprise judges.
Admission is $15, tickets can be purchased in advance (via Paypal at www.fishtown.org) or at the door. FNA pint glasses are available with advance purchase for only $3. A $10 ‘chili-only’ admission will be available at the door. ••
Easter egg hunt at Frank Glavin
Frank Glavin Playground, 2600 Westmoreland St., invites children aged 2 to 8 years to attend its yearly Easter egg hunt, on Thursday, March 28 from noon to 1 p.m. Pre-registration at the playground office, no later than Monday, March 25, is required. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available during the event for a $4 fee. Refreshments will also be available for sale. ••
PAL Red Cross blood drive
Donate blood on Friday, March 29 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Rizzo PAL Center, Belgrade and Clearfield Streets.
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted. For an appointment contact Officer Ernie Rehr at 215-426-6583, or sign up online at redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code: 0229937. ••
Zombies’ Baseball Club seeks players
The Zombies, a men’s baseball team that plays in the New Jersey Independent Baseball league, is looking for players 18 and over for the 2013 season.
Games are played Sunday mornings in April and are nine innings using wood bats.Most of the current team comprises players from Fishtown, Port Richmond and the Northeast. Please call 215-626-1474 or email email@example.com. ••
Bridesburg Cougars cheerleading signups
Every Wednesday from March 20 through May 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bridesburg Rec. Center at 4625 Richmond St., sign up your child age 5 to 14 for cheerleading. Cost is $100 per child, includes one competition. For more information call Trish Fries at 267-307-3290. ••
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. ••
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