River Ward events for the week of March 6

Keep up with what’s go­ing on in your neigh­bor­hood with our events guide.


PRO­PAC/PRTW to meet
PRO­PAC (Port Rich­mond on Patrol and Civic) and PRTW (Port Rich­mond Town Watch) will hold its monthly meet­ing on Thursday, March 7th.  All meet­ings be­gin at 7 p.m. at Samuel’s Re­cre­ation Cen­ter,  Gaul & Tioga Streets. Meet­ings are now held the first Thursday of every month. ••

Frank Glav­in tot pro­gram
On Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 7 p.m., sign your child up for the Frank Glav­in Play­ground’s tot pro­gram. All chil­dren must be able to handle their own bath­room needs; no pull-up di­apers. For the 3-year-old class, child must be 3 by Dec. 31, 2013. For the 4-year-old class, child must be 4 by Dec. 31, 2013. Bring a copy of your child’s birth cer­ti­fic­ate and a $20 non-re­turn­able fee that night, at the play­ground, Al­mond and West­mo­re­land streets. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-9898. ••

Get AVI help with NK­CDC
NK­CDC is part­ner­ing with Re­gion­al Hous­ing Leg­al Ser­vices to an­swer ques­tions about your AVI as­sess­ment or the Homestead Ex­emp­tion on Fri­day, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NK­CDC, 2515 Frank­ford Ave. Please con­tact Anne Cza­jka at 215-427-0350, ext. 109 to se­cure a 15- to 30-minute ap­point­ment with an at­tor­ney that day.  ••

Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety talk
The next meet­ing of the Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety will be held on Wed­nes­day, March  13, 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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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’ win­ners, 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. ••

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. ••


Join Brides­burg’s Post 821
Wo­man’s Aux­il­i­ary Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 821, 4404 Sal­mon St., would like to in­vite wo­men who have a blood re­l­at­ive who is now serving or did serve in the mil­it­ary to join its post.
The yearly dues are $15. Please call Dolores T. Volz at 215-288-4312. The Le­gion would also like to in­vite men who have served in the mil­it­ary and/or sons of mil­it­ary per­son­nel.  Please call Com­mand­er Stan­ley Fabiszewski at 215-289-3686. ••

Port Rich­mond Ti­gers sign-ups
Boys and girls ages 4 to 18 can sign up for tee ball, soft­ball or base­ball. Teams will fill up quickly, so sign-up now at the Ti­gers’ club­house, Chath­am and Ann streets, Monday through Fri­day from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more info, call the club­house at 215-423-7611. ••

Brides­burg Rec. events
The Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 4625 Rich­mond St., will of­fer spring­time, com­mu­nion or gradu­ation pho­tos for fam­il­ies or in­di­vidu­als on March 12 and 13. If in­ter­ested, call Jack­ie at 215-685-1247. The cen­ter will also host its 12th an­nu­al auc­tion on Sunday, March 10. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and draw­ings start at 2 p.m. En­trance dona­tion is $2, ad­di­tion­al draw­ing tick­ets are 25 for $5. Pro­ceeds of the auc­tion will be­ne­fit the youth of Brides­burg’s “Com­pany B.” For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-1247. ••

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 zom­bies­base­ball@ya­hoo.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. ••

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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