River Ward events for the week of May 1

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PRO­PAC and PRTW to meet
PRO­PAC (Port Rich­mond on Patrol and Civic) and PRTW (Port Rich­mond Town Watch) will hold the monthly meet­ing on Thursday, May 2.

All meet­ings be­gin at 7 p.m. at Samuels Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Gaul & Tioga streets. ••

Star­board Side Gal­lery grand open­ing
On Fri­day, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., the new Star­board Side Gal­lery in the Port­side Arts Cen­ter, 2531 E. Le­high Ave., will hold its first show­ing of art­works by stu­dents and loc­al artists. Fun­ded by the Penn Treaty Spe­cial Ser­vices Dis­trict. For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it star­board­side.org. •• 

Beef-and-beer for Alex’s Lem­on­ade Stand
A char­it­able din­ner is be­ing or­gan­ized by Bri­anna Roc­cia on Fri­day, May 3, from 9 to 11 p.m., with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Alex’s Lem­on­ade Stand found­a­tion, a group that funds re­search in­to cur­ing child­hood can­cer.

Cost: $25 for all you can eat and drink. Come and sup­port a great cause. All dona­tions will be ac­cep­ted. Loc­a­tion: Cappy’s Caf&ea­cute;, 1966 Bridge St. ••

Greens­grow Spring Crafts Fair
En­joy the at­mo­sphere of the farm­stand and the nurs­ery while get­ting your Moth­er’s Day gifts from Greens­grow’s tal­en­ted ar­ray of loc­al artists and craft vendors on Sat­urday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The bazaar will fea­ture hand­made, one-of-a-kind items, in­clud­ing a vari­ety of up­cycled crafts, hand­made soaps for home, bath and body, candles, crochet and knit­ted ac­cessor­ies, prints, ceram­ics, pho­to­graphs, jew­elry, wood crafts and fur­niture.

Loc­a­tion: Greens­grow Farms, 2501 E. Cum­ber­land St. (between Gaul and Al­mond streets). For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it greens­grow.org. •• 

Brides­burg Rec. Cen­ter flea mar­ket
Re­serve a spot for a May 4 flea mar­ket at the Brides­burg Rec. Cen­ter, 4601 Rich­mond St., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spaces are $15, bring your own table. Call Car­ol at 267-738-5414. ••

Fishtown Ac­tion to meet
FACT will meet Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at Holy Name Church Hall, 701 Gaul St. In­ter­ested in hear­ing about the Steve Wynn casino and re­sort pro­pos­al that may come to the River Wards, in Fishtown? Mem­bers of the Wynn Group will present the pro­ject spe­cif­ics and an­swer ques­tions from com­munity mem­bers. ••

FNA Zon­ing Com­mit­tee to meet
The Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation’s Zon­ing Com­mit­tee will hear three zon­ing pro­pos­als on Tues­day, May 7, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Fishtown Rec. Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave.

The pro­pos­als are: 1520 Frank­ford Ave - a pro­pos­al for a com­mer­cial re­tail space on the first floor. 529 E Gir­ard Ave - a pro­pos­al for out­door side­walk seat­ing. 412-24 Moy­er St. A pro­pos­al for 14 three-story single-fam­ily homes with off-street park­ing and roof decks on an in­dus­tri­al lot.

All res­id­ents of Fishtown are eli­gible to vote. Please bring proof of res­id­ence or busi­ness own­er­ship in the form of a driver’s li­cense or a photo ID and a lease, util­ity bill, or re­cent piece of mail ad­dressed to your home or busi­ness. For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it fishtown.org.

Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety to meet
The next meet­ing of the Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety will be held on Wed­nes­day, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Mari­an Hall, on the north­w­est corner of Ed­ge­mont and Bucki­us streets.

Adam Lev­ine, a his­tor­ic­al con­sult­ant to the Phil­adelphia Wa­ter De­part­ment, will speak on the city’s wa­ter­sheds and sew­ers. Ad­mis­sion is free and open to the pub­lic.  Re­fresh­ments will be served. For in­form­a­tion, call 215-535-3828. ••

Free mo­tor­cycle safety sem­in­ar
Think­ing of buy­ing a mo­tor­cycle or scoot­er? Learn the ins and outs of safety. G-Team Ra­cing Mo­tor­cycles will be host­ing “Rid­ing Safety & Rules of the Road for Adult Wo­men & Men,” a free sem­in­ar, on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Port­side Arts Cen­ter, 2531 E. Le­high Ave.

Call 215-739-5847 to re­serve your seat. Name, phone num­ber and email re­quired. All at­tendees will re­ceive a free gift. ••

Coach Bag Bingo at St. Lauren­ti­us
Do you love Coach hand­bags?  How would you like to win one? St. Lauren­ti­us School is host­ing a Coach Bag Bingo on Fri­day, May 10 in the Church Hall, Mem­ph­is and Berks streets. Doors open at 6 p.m., first game starts at 7 p.m.

Tick­ets are $30, and in­clude 10 games (ex­tra games will be avail­able). Bring your own bever­ages and snacks; cake and cof­fee will be in­cluded.  For tick­ets, call Lynne 267-275-1429. ••

Con­cilio homeown­er work­shop
Con­cilio is hold­ing a work­shop to edu­cate homeown­ers in mort­gages and pre­vent­ing fore­clos­ure on Tues­day, May 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 705 N. Frank­lin St., between Fair­mount and Brown streets.

Par­ti­cipants may be eli­gible for a city grant as­sist­ing qual­i­fied pur­chasers. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact 215-627-3100. ••

Penn Treaty Park flea mar­ket
Penn Treaty Park is hold­ing a flea mar­ket on Sat­urday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tables are $15 for this event.

Please make check pay­able to The Taman­end Fund, c/o Bar­bara More­head, 2171 Let­terly St., Phila, PA  19125, or call 215-425-0393. ••

Preak­ness at the Piazza fun­draiser
An all-you-can-eat-and-drink fun­draiser be­ne­fit­ing re­search for mul­tiple scler­osis will be held at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, 1050 Han­cock St. in North­ern Liber­ties, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sat­urday, May 18.

Tick­ets: $70. The Preak­ness Stakes horse race will be broad­cast on a 40-foot screen. For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it preak­nes­sat­thepiazza.com. ••

Ladies of Port Rich­mond breast can­cer walk
The Ladies of Port Rich­mond 9th an­nu­al breast can­cer walk is tak­ing place on Sunday, May 19, 2013. To re­gister, call Mary Lou at 215-427-3222 or vis­it 3160 Ce­dar St. Re­gis­tra­tion and shirt pick-up will be on Sat­urday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Monkiewicz Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, at Rich­mond Street and Al­legheny Av­en­ue. Price: $30 be­fore the walk, $35 day of walk.

Brides­burg Me­mori­al Day 5k
The United Vet­er­ans of Brides­burg are hold­ing a 5K Me­mori­al Run and one-mile Hon­or Walk on Sat­urday, May 18, to raise funds for vet­er­ans. Please re­gister by May 15. The run will start in front of the Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, at 4601 Rich­mond St. at Or­tho­dox, at 8:30 a.m. To re­gister, vis­it ph.ly/race. ••

Shissler Rec. sum­mer camp sign-ups
From Ju­ly 1 to Au­gust 8, for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. $40 dol­lars for one week, $70 dol­lars for two weeks. Swim­ming, games and field trips in­cluded. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-9888. ••

MDG An­nu­al Itali­an Fest­iv­al
The Moth­er of Di­vine Grace Par­ish An­nu­al Itali­an Fest­iv­al will be held May 30 and 31, and June 1, 6, 7 and 8. For in­form­a­tion on spon­sor­ships and vo­lun­teer­ing please vis­it mdgitali­an­fest­iv­al.org. ••

Wo­men in­vited to Amer­ic­an Le­gion
The Wo­man’s Aux­il­i­ary Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 821 at 4404 Sal­mon St. (at Or­tho­dox Street) in Brides­burg, is in­vit­ing wo­men who have a blood re­l­at­ive who is or was a mem­ber of the mil­it­ary to join the post.

Yearly dues are $15. Please call Dolores T. Volz, 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 Stan­ley Fabiszewski, at 215-289-3686. ••

Flea mar­ket at Camp­bell Square
Re­serve a spot for a flea mar­ket to be­ne­fit The Ladies of Port Rich­mond and PRO­PAC on Sat­urday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, at Camp­bell Square (Al­legheny Ave between Al­mond and Bel­grade streets).

Spaces are $15, $20 the day of (cash only). You must bring your own table. For in­form­a­tion, call Maur­een at 215-425-3834. ••

Kon­rad Square flea mar­ket
The Friends of Kon­rad Square will host a flea mar­ket on two Sat­urdays, May 11 and May 25, at Kon­rad Square Park, Tulip and Dauph­in Streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any­one in­ter­ested in rent­ing a space should call Vicky, at 215-426-9654. ••

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