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Bridesburg Historical Society to meet
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.
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. ••
Girls’ anti-bullying workshop
Girls ages 10-18 from Philadelphia and surrounding areas are invited to attend D.I.V.A Academy: “My BFF,” a free anti-bullying event on Saturday, May 18 at Calvary Christian Church, 6000 Large St. The workshop, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will address the growing problem of bullying amongst girls. This has become just as prominent and sometimes more severe than bullying amongst boys. Girls can register here: www.divaacademy.eventbrite.com. ••
Free tax prep for late filers
The Norris Square Civic Association will offer free tax preparation services on Tuesday, May 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at 174 W. Diamond St. You must call 215-634-7245 to make an appointment. Please bring a social security card, a photo ID, income tax forms, a voided check for Direct Deposit, form 1098 tuition statement if applicable and childcare or daycare expense statements. It’s better to be late than never file. ••
Fishtown Tots Preschool Program
Preschool at Fishtown Recreation Center registration days for the 2013/14 school year are tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, May 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Class for 3-year-olds: child should be three by September 1; classes held Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Class for 4-year-olds: child should be four by September 1; classes held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 to 11 a.m.
For registration, bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record and a $20 non-refundable registration fee. All children must be able to attend to their own bathroom needs. For more information, contact Donna Franklin at 215-685-9885. ••
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 at 267-275-1429. ••
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. ••
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. ••
FNA Zoning announcements
The Fishtown Neighbors Association will meet Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss 1526 Frankford Ave., a proposal for a mixed-use building with a restaurant and residential units; and at 7:30 for 1027-33 Marlborough St. and 320-324 Wildey St., a proposal for 16 3-story single family homes with off-street parking and roof decks. The meeting will take place at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E Montgomery Ave. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership. ••
FABA to meet
The Fishtown Area Business Association (FABA) will hold its first general meeting on Wednesday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Liberti Church East, 2424 E. York St. (please use the church entrance on Gordon Street).
Trenton Ave Arts Fest and Sculpture Derby
The Trenton Avenue Arts festival, with over 200 crafts and food vendors, will take place from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Trenton Avenue and Norris Street.
The festival includes the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, with mobile sculpture paraded on a three-mile urban obstacle course including a mud pit, starting at noon. For more information, visit trentonaveartsfest.org and www.kinetickensington.org. ••
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. ••
Frank Glavin Playground flea market
A spring flea market will be held at Frank Glavin Playground, at 2600 Westmoreland St., on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost per rental space is $10. Bring your own table. Space includes the width of two cement blocks per vendor. No food vendors. For more information, call 215-685-9898. ••
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 Sunday, May 18. Tickets: $70. The Preakness Stakes horse race will be broadcast on a 40-foot screen. For more information, visit preaknessatthepiazza.com. ••
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. ••
Ladies of Port Richmond breast cancer walk
The Ladies of Port Richmond 9th annual breast cancer walk is taking place on Sunday, May 19. 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. ••
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. ••
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, visit mdgitalianfestival.org. ••
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