River Ward events for the week of May 8

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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).

Re­serve your spot at at fabameet.event­brite.com, call 215-901-6036, or sign up for our e-news­let­ter at fishtown­busi­ness.org. ••

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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