River Ward events for the week of March 20

Keep up on what’s go­ing on around your neigh­bor­hoods with our weekly guide.


PRCG to meet to­mor­row
The Port Rich­mond Com­munity Group will meet to­mor­row at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Chris­ti­ans Church Hall on Al­legheny Av­en­ue and Gaul Street. The group will dis­cuss up­com­ing events and po­lice of­ficers from the 24th Dis­trict will re­port on drug activ­ity in Port Rich­mond. For more in­form­a­tion, email PRCGhelp@aol.com. ••

Fishtown A.V.I. meet­ing to­mor­row
Join the FNA to­mor­row at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec. Cen­ter; the main speak­er for the even­ing will be Mar­isa Wax­man from the Of­fice of Prop­erty As­sess­ment (OPA), who will field ques­tions about the Ac­tu­al Value Ini­ti­at­ive (AVI). The format of the meet­ing will be a mod­er­ated Q&A ses­sion, and neigh­bors are in­vited to sub­mit ques­tions ahead of time to AVIques­tions@fishtown.org. Bring your as­ses­ment to the meet­ing. ••

Port Rich­mond Theatre Com­pany presents “Guys and Dolls”
Check out the re­main­ing shows of the stage clas­sic at the Lithuani­an Mu­sic Hall, 2715 E. Al­legheny Ave.: Fri­day, March 22, at 8 p.m., spe­cial din­ner show Sat­urday, March 23, at 5 p.m., with din­ner served at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Tick­ets must be pur­chased in ad­vance at 215-495-3015 or at www.tcpr.org. Tick­ets are $10 for adults, $7 for stu­dents and chil­dren.

SKCP Busi­ness Cor­ridor clean up
Come help clean up Gir­ard Av­en­ue and oth­er com­mer­cial pock­ets in South Kens­ing­ton, on Sat­urday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. Meet out­side the SKCP of­fice at 1301 N. 2nd St. Gloves, bags, tools, and cof­fee will be provided. Con­tact Dan at dan­har­vester­skcp@gmail.com. ••

Port Rich­mond Ti­gers’ events
The Ti­gers will host a beef-and-beer be­ne­fit for “Big Joe” Ristine on Sat­urday, March 23 from 7 to 11 p.m. at An­thony’s Caf&ea­cute;, Ox­ford Street and Gir­ard Av­en­ue. En­joy lots of prizes and an auc­tion. For info., call “Little Joe” at 267-760-7004 or An­thony’s Caf&ea­cute;, 215-634-0981. The Ti­gers will also host a free car­ni­val from Tues­day, March 26 through East­er Sunday, March 31 at the old North­east Hos­pit­al park­ing lot, Tulip Street and Al­legheny Av­en­ue. Times are: Tues­day through Sat­urday, 6 to 10 p.m., East­er Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. For in­form­a­tion call Tom Mack at 215-275-8838. ••

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, in­cludes hair­cuts only. ••

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, and many loc­al res­taur­ants. Beer by Phil­adelphia Brew­ing Com­pany and Ne­sham­iny Creek Brew­ing Com­pany. Come and cast your vote along­side food blog­ger Drew Lazor and Ra­dio 104.5’s Wendy Rollins. 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. ••

Ladies of Port Rich­mond bus trip
Join LOPR on Sunday, March 24 for a bus trip to the Show­boat At­lantic City Casino. Cost is $30, but you’ll get $20 back. Bus leaves from Camp­bell Square at 11 a.m. Call Mary Lou at 215-427-3222 for tick­ets. ••

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. ••

Amer­ic­an Le­gion Good Fri­day fish fry
Feast at the Elm Tree Post No. 88 on Fri­day, March 29  at 33 to 7 p.m., at 1414 E. Palmer St. There will be flounder plat­ters, fish cake plat­ters, combo plat­ters and fish cake sand­wiches. Eat in or take out is avail­able. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Samuel Kahuila at 215-510-1753. ••

PRCG neigh­bor­hood clean up
The Port Rich­mond Com­munity Group is spon­sor­ing a clean up pro­ject on Sat­urday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Ara­mingo Av­en­ue to Jan­ney Street and Al­legheny Av­en­ue to Ann Street. The city will sup­ply trash bags, brooms, rakes, gloves and shovels. Trash from the clean up will be picked up at the corner of each of these streets. Sup­plies will be picked up at the corner of Tulip and Clear­field Streets at start time. ••

MDG ‘Night at the Races’
Join your neigh­bors at Moth­er of Di­vine Grace, Thompson and Cam­bria streets, for a fun-filled night of en­ter­tain­ment and in­dul­gence on April 13 at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) The night will in­clude games of chance, poker, raffles and oth­er card games. Tick­ets are $5 and in­clude food. For tick­ets or in­form­a­tion, call Frank Valentino at 267-408-4926. ••


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 will host 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. ••

Powers Park East­er egg hunt
Powers Park is hav­ing an East­er egg hunt for chil­dren un­der 10 on Sat­urday, March 23, at 11 a.m. Re­gis­tra­tion is re­quired at the Rich­mond Lib­rary, $2 per child. Bring you own bas­kets and cam­era for pic­tures with the East­er Bunny. There will be prizes, games, mu­sic, pizza and a bake sale. Dona­tions for bake sale would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated and you can bring that morn­ing. Rain date March 30. ••

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. ••

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