River Ward events for the week of November 27

Keep up on all the events—es­pe­cially hol­i­day events—in your neigh­bor­hood with our guide!

WE CAN NOT GUAR­AN­TEE THAT EVERY SUB­MIT­TED EVENT WILL RUN. Send your event in­form­a­tion to star@bsmphilly.com, or 2512 Met­ro­pol­it­an Drive., Tre­vose, PA, 19053.

Free Thanks­giv­ing feast

First Pres­by­teri­an Church, 418 E. Gir­ard Ave., is of­fer­ing a free Thanks­giv­ing Feast on Nov. 28, served from 2 p.m. un­til 5 p.m. Call the church at 215-739-5695 to say how many people will at­tend. ••

Kon­rad Square flea mar­ket

The Friends of Kon­rad Square will host a flea mar­ket on Sat­urday Nov. 30 , at Kon­rad Square, Tulip and Dauphins streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To rent a space, call Vicky, 215-426-9654. ••

Em­manuel Church auc­tion

Emanuel United Church of Christ “tick­et in bas­ket” auc­tion will be held on Sat­urday, Nov. 30, at 2628 Fill­more St. Doors open at 11 a.m.,  draw­ing at 12:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $4. ••

Op­er­a­tion Santa Claus beef-and-beer

On Sat­urday, Nov. 30, from 8 p.m. un­til mid­night, vis­it St. Anne’s Hall at Mem­ph­is and Tuck­er streets for food, beer, DJ, an auc­tion and more, all for $25. This is a BY­OB event. For tick­ets, call George Post at 215-817-1324. ••

Christ­mas toy sale

The Free Church of St. John, 3091 Em­er­ald St., will have a Christ­mas toy sale on Sat­urday, Nov. 30, from noon un­til 3 p.m. Fo info., call Lauren Gib­son, 312-213-4463. ••

St. George bingo

St. George par­ish, 3580 Sal­mon St., will hold its reg­u­lar monthly bingo on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the church hall.  ••

Penn Treaty Park meet­ing

The Friends of Penn Treaty Park Board and mem­ber­ship meet­ing will be held Dec. 2, at 7:15 p.m. The board is seek­ing mem­bers. If in­ter­ested, con­tact info@pen­ntreaty­park.org with your name and phone num­ber. ••

Chance drive for a Santa vis­it

Tick­ets are on sale now for a chance drive to win a vis­it from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. To get your tick­ets, vis­it St. Anne’s Par­ish Church, 2328 E Le­high Ave. Tick­ets are $5 each or $10 for three. 

The Clauses will vis­it on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tick­ets are on sale at the church or by call­ing 215-739-4590. ••

M.D.G. Christ­mas Bazaar

On Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Moth­er of Di­vine Grace School will hold its Christ­mas Bazaar in the church hall. Come en­joy craft vendors to shop for hol­i­day gifts. There will be crafts for kids, pic­tures with Santa, and food avail­able. ••

Greens­grow Hol­i­day Bazaar

On the week­ends of Decem­ber 7-8 and 14-15, shop loc­al, sup­port loc­al artists and get loc­al, hand­made gifts from some of the neigh­bor­hood’s most tal­en­ted crafters and artists at the Greens­grow Hol­i­day Bazaar. Loc­a­tion: 2503 E. Firth St. For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.greens­grow.org/hol­i­day­bazaar/. ••

Beef-and-beer for St. Joachim

A fun­draiser is be­ing held to sup­port St. Joachim Par­ish’s ap­peal to the Vat­ic­an to be re­opened. The beef and beer will be held on Fri­day, Dec. 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Phil­adelphia Ball­room, at 2014 Horn­ig Road. Tick­ets: $30. No tick­ets will be sold at the door. For tick­ets, con­tact Pa­tri­cia Smi­ley, at 215-520-5616. ••

Wreaths Across Palmer

Please sup­port “Wreaths Across Palmer” on Dec. 14 by help­ing hon­or vet­er­ans bur­ied in Palmer Cemetery. Vis­it waa.con­vio.net/goto/wreath­sacrosspalmer be­fore Nov. 30 to donate. 

Wreaths Across Amer­ica is a na­tion­al non­profit that hon­ors de­ceased vet­er­ans by lay­ing a wreath on graves. The Dec. 14 event is rain or shine. For more info., email veap­dd214@gmail.com. ••

St. Mi­chael’s Christ­mas Bazaar

St. Mi­chael’s Luther­an Church, Trenton Av­en­ue and Cum­ber­land St., will have a Christ­mas Bazaar on Sat­urday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. un­til 2 p.m. There will be pic­tures with Santa, baked goods for sale, a Tombola Table, raffles and much more. There will also be a table with anti-bul­ly­ing in­form­a­tion and pledge cards to sign. Please bring a canned good to this event, to sup­port the church’s food pantry. ••

Christ­mas car­ols at Penn Treaty

On Sat­urday, Decem­ber 14, at 2 p.m., the singing of Christ­mas car­ols will take place at Penn Treaty Park. Chil­dren are en­cour­aged to bring hand­made or­na­ments to dec­or­ate the Christ­mas tree. ••

Com­pany B au­di­tions

Sing­ers, dan­cers, act­ors or any­one from ages 8-18 in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a mem­ber of a mu­sic­al theatre group is in­vited to au­di­tion for Com­pany B’s Spring 2014 sea­son at the Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter on Dec. 14. Ju­ni­or Group (ages 8-12) will au­di­tion at 11:30 a.m.; seni­or group (13-18) will au­di­tion at 1 p.m. Come pre­pared to sing a mu­sic­al theatre or movie song. ••

Walk­ing Fish ‘Amer­ic­an Fairy Tales’

B. Someday Pro­duc­tions will present a fam­ily-friendly, hol­i­day per­form­ance of ‘Amer­ic­an Fairy Tales’ from Dec. 18 to 31 at Walk­ing Fish Theatre, 2509 Frank­ford Ave. The cost is $7 for chil­dren (un­der 15) and $12 for adults. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at walk­ing­fishtheatre.com or at the door. Call 215-427-9255. ••

Brides­burg Rec. Christ­mas drive

Through the Aid for Friends Christ­mas 2013 drive, items for seni­or shut-ins are cur­rently be­ing col­lec­ted at the Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 4601 Rich­mond St. Sug­ges­ted items in­clude toi­letries, clothes, house­hold items, and cash. Con­tact Miss Jack­ie at 215-685-1247. 

Men’s soft­ball team sign-ups are also hap­pen­ing at the Rec. Cen­ter. Teams only wanted for Spring/Sum­mer 2014 sign-ups in wooden bat league, pos­sibly go­ing to single wall bat. For more in­form­a­tion, call Dan at 215-604-6004. ••

Cione Rec. Cen­ter pro­grams

The Cione after school pro­gram now has open­ings. The pro­gram is for boys and girls age 5 to 12.  It runs from 2:30 to 6 p.m., Monday to Fri­day from now un­til Me­mori­al Day in May. For more in­form­a­tion, call Cione at 215-685-9880 or stop by Ara­mingo and Le­high Av­en­ues. ••

LSH classes in Fishtown

Luther­an Set­tle­ment House, 1340 Frank­ford Ave., has an­nounced its weekly class sched­ule: Act­ive Plus (dan­cer­cise) with Rita, Mondays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., $3. Thai Chi with Milton Mc­Griff, Wed­nes­days, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., $3. Line dan­cing with Arnie, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., $3. For more in­form­a­tion, call LSH at  215-426-8610. ••

Port Rich­mond Lep­re­chauns sign ups

Bas­ket­ball sign-ups are tak­ing place now. The club­house will be open Tues­days, Wed­nes­days and Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m. Ages are 6-18, both boys and girls. There is a $10 de­pos­it due at the time of sign ups. Lep­re­chauns Club­house is loc­ated at 2973 Gaul St. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-423-6309. ••

St. Peter Christ­mas sched­ule

The Na­tion­al Shrine of Saint John Neu­mann at St. Peter the Apostle Ro­man Cath­ol­ic Church, 1019 N. 5th St., will have the fol­low­ing Christ­mas liturgy sched­ule: On Christ­mas Eve, the Arch­dioces­an Boy’s Choir will per­form at 5:30 p.m. in the Up­per Church. 

At 10 p.m., the choir and or­ches­tra will per­form in the Up­per Church. On Christ­mas Day, litur­gies will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Up­per Church, 11 a.m., in Span­ish, in the Up­per Church, and 12:30 p.m. in the Up­per Church. ••

Activ­it­ies at Brides­burg Rec.

Zumba classes are be­ing held Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Zumba Ton­ing is on Wed­nes­days. Cost: $4 per class. Scrap book­ing class is Wed­nes­days from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per class. Ladies Bowl­ing League meets Tues­days at Erie Lanes at 9 a.m. Cost: $10. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-1247. ••

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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