River Ward events for the week of October 23

Keep up on all the hap­pen­ings around your com­mu­nity with our guide.           

Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Food Co-op mem­ber drive

KCFC is start­ing a “60 in 60” cam­paign to get 60 new mem­bers in 60 days, to reach 400 mem­bers by Dec. 1 and help the co-op open a new gro­cery store. 

Big events in­clude: a Happy Hour to­night from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bottle Bar East, 1308 Frank­ford Ave. The bar will donate $1 from each drink sale; a meet and greet at Pizza Brain/Little Baby’s, 2311/2313 Frank­ford Ave., on Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; an “Eat and Greet” on Nov. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ad­orn Boutique, 1314 Frank­ford Ave. For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it kcfc.coop. ••

NK­CDC e-re­cyc­ling event

The New Kens­ing­ton Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion at Frank­ford and Berks will be ac­cept­ing used elec­tron­ics for re­cyc­ling on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. Com­puters, cell phones, bat­ter­ies and oth­er ap­pli­ances will be ac­cep­ted. Con­tact Heath­er Mc­Cool for more in­form­a­tion, ath­mc­cool@nk­cdc.org; 215-427-0350, ext.103. ••

Great Fishtown Spelling Bee

The 12th an­nu­al Great Fishtown Spelling Bee is set for Fri­day, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m., at Shissler Rec. Cen­ter. The com­pet­i­tion is open to stu­dents from grades 2-8.  As al­ways, the com­pet­i­tion is free and open to any stu­dent from any school in Phil­adelphia. ••

Girl Scouts haunted house

The Girl Scouts and Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil in­vite you to walk through their “Haunted House” at Frank Glav­in Play­ground, 2600 West­mo­re­land St. 

The Haunted House will be open Fri­day, Oct. 25 and Sat­urday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $3. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-9898. ••

Vi­et­nam Vets Candle Ce­re­mony

Vi­et­nam Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica Liberty Bell Chapter 266 will host a candle­light name-read­ing ce­re­mony at the Phil­adelphia Vi­et­nam Vet­er­ans Me­mori­al at Penns Land­ing to hon­or and re­mem­ber the 646 men from Phil­adelphia who died in Vi­et­nam. The ce­re­mony will take place on Fri­day, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., rain or shine. ••

Hal­loween at Brides­burg Rec.

There will be trophies, door prizes, treats and a trom­bola (raffle), for boys and girls aged 10 and un­der. The con­test will take place Sat­urday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 4625 Rich­mond St. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-1247. ••

Penny Auc­tion in Fishtown

Beth­el Baptist Church in Fishtown will hold a penny auc­tion on Sat­urday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The auc­tion will in­clude items such as gift cards, homemade cakes, tools, books, jew­elry, Christ­mas dec­or­a­tions and more. Loc­a­tion: Beth­el Baptist Church, 2210 E. Susque­hanna Av­en­ue. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-426-1909. ••

Penn Treaty Park flea mar­ket

En­joy a flea mar­ket in the park on Sat­urday, Oct. 26, at Delaware and Columbia av­en­ues, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your own table, and send a check for $15 made out to “The Taman­end Fund” to Bar­bara More­head, 2171 E. Let­terly St., Phila., PA, 19125, or call for more in­form­a­tion, 215-425-0393. ••

Hal­loween beef-and-beer

Help out the Fishtown Bells un­der-10 girls’ soc­cer team. Join the team for a beef-and-beer on Sat­urday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Ukrain­i­an Club, 847 N. Frank­lin St. 

A $25 ad­mis­sion price in­cludes a full buf­fet, draft beer, a DJ, 50/50 raffle and auc­tions. See any Fishtown Bells par­ent for tick­ets, for call Colleen Cain at 215-806-0840, or TJ Far­rell at 267-496-9068. ••

Penn Treaty Hal­loween Hoedown

Join the Friends of Penn Treaty Park on Oct. 26, at noon, for the an­nu­al Hal­loween Hoedown in the park, fea­tur­ing Philly’s largest free pump­kin patch, games, mu­sic and oth­er sur­prises. ••

Liberty Lands Fall Fest

Come out to Liberty Lands, 926 N. Amer­ic­an St., on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. for the 15th an­nu­al Fall Fest­iv­al. This fest­iv­al fea­tures a hayride, a chil­dren’s cos­tume parade, pump­kin paint­ing, food, bever­ages, and more. ••

St. Joachim raffle

Court St. Fran­cis De Sales #2617, Cath­ol­ic Daugh­ters of the Amer­icas, presents the “Tricky Trays” bas­ket raffle on Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Joachim Church, 1527 Church St. Cost for adults is $4, $2 for chil­dren. ••

Rizzo PAL wrest­ling signups 

The Rizzo PAL Cen­ter will hold sign-ups for its wrest­ling pro­gram on Monday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Kids aged 6 to 18 from any sec­tion of Phil­adelphia and the sub­urbs can sign up. Cost: free. For more in­form­a­tion, please con­tact Of­ficer Ernie Rehr at 215-426-6583. ••

Kon­rad Square flea mar­ket

The Friends of Kon­rad Square will host a flea mar­ket on Sat­urday, Nov. 2, at Kon­rad Square, Tulip and Dauph­in streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To rent a space call Vicky, at 215-426-9654. ••

Beef-and-beer for Barb Zi­math

A beef and beer will be held on Fri­day, Nov. 8 for Bar­bara Zi­math, a Port Rich­mond wo­man as­saul­ted dur­ing a rob­bery. The fun­draiser will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Pol­ish Amer­ic­an String Band Hall, 2729 West­mo­re­land St. ••

Frank­lin Towne beef-and-beer

On Fri­day, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., Frank­lin Towne Charter High School is hold­ing its an­nu­al beef and beer. There will be bas­kets for si­lent auc­tion and mul­tiple 50/50 chances. Tick­ets are $20 in ad­vance or $25 at the door. To get tick­ets, vis­it Frank­lin Town Charter High School, 9130 Academy Road. ••

St. Anne’s all-class re­union

Join St. Anne’s Re­union Com­mit­tee for an af­ter­noon of mu­sic, dan­cing, a buf­fet and an open bar on Sat­urday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. 

The re­union will be held at The Cot­tage Green, 9001 Ashton Rd. Tick­ets are $50, and must be pur­chased by Sat., Oct. 19.  To pur­chase tick­ets, please con­tact Nelli Ho­hen­stein at 215-634-4665, or nel­lieh307@com­cast.net. ••  

Early Christ­mas bazaar 

Christ­mas comes early at St. John Can­ti­us on Nov. 8 and 9. En­joy games, homemade Pol­ish food, hol­i­day shop­ping and more at the par­ish hall, 4415 Al­mond St. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri­day, and 4 to 9 p.m. on Sat­urday. ••

Vet­er­ans Day at Camp­bell Square

A wreath-lay­ing ce­re­mony will be held by the Korean War Vet­er­ans, Chapter 38, on Monday, Nov. 11, at Camp­bell Square in Port Rich­mond, at Al­legheny Av­en­ue and Bel­grade Street, at 11 a.m. ••

Events at Rich­mond Lib­rary

Kids Cook, a les­son on healthy eat­ing, on Monday, Nov. 18, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mommy and Me, a story­book read­ing, on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Preschool story time will be held the first Wed­nes­day of the month at 10:30 a.m. ••

LOPR trip to Lan­caster

The Ladies of Port Rich­mond will take a trip to the Amer­ic­an Mu­sic Theatre in Lan­caster to see The First Noel Christ­mas on Sat­urday, Nov. 30. Cost of tick­ets is $100 for adults, $70 for chil­dren 11 to 17, and $60 for chil­dren un­der 10. The group will de­part at 9:30 a.m. from Cam­bell Square. For re­ser­va­tions call Mary Lou Leu­ters, 215-427-3222. ••

Wreaths Across Palmer

Please con­sider sup­port­ing “Wreaths Across Palmer” on Dec. 14 by help­ing hon­or vet­er­ans bur­ied in Palmer Cemetery in Fishtown. Vis­it waa.con­vio.net/goto/wreath­sacrosspalmer be­fore Nov. 30 to make a con­tri­bu­tion. 

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 in­form­a­tion email veap­dd214@gmail.com. ••

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, at 2328 E Le­high Ave. in Kens­ing­ton. Tick­ets are $5 each or $10 for three. 

The Clauses will vis­it the lucky win­ner on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tick­ets are on sale at the rect­ory, at the church after ser­vices on Sundays, or by call­ing 215-739-4590. Be­ne­fits St. Anne’s De­vel­op­ment Fund. ••

St. Anne’s bingo 

En­joy a smoke-free bingo game in the St. Anne’s so­cial hall with a full kit­chen. There are two pro­gress­ive jack­pots each week. The total prizes awar­ded each week are over $3,000. 

Bingo runs every Sunday, with doors open­ing at 4 p.m. and games be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. Loc­ated at Mem­ph­is and Tuck­er streets. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-739-4590. ••

Kids’ bas­ket­ball clin­ics

Once again, Jen Ricco-Mc­Cook is run­ning bas­ket­ball clin­ics for boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Group clin­ics will run Monday nights be­gin­ning Oct. 7 for 4 Mondays in a row at Co­hox Rec. from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Cost is $5 per ses­sion or $15 for all 4.  

In­di­vidu­al clin­ics will be held Monday, Thursday, and Fri­day from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Samuel Rec. Please call to sched­ule an in­di­vidu­al clin­ic.  Team clin­ics can also be ar­ranged.  For fur­ther in­form­a­tion please call or email, 267-325-1416, ric­coj23@aol.com. ••

Kens­ing­ton Co-op mar­ket­place

Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Food Co-op runs a food mar­ket­place every second and fourth Tues­day of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Circle of Hope (2nd floor), at 2009 Frank­ford Ave.  

A se­lec­tion of or­gan­ic, loc­ally grown pro­duce, and dry grains, beans and spices are offered. For more in­form­a­tion, go to kcfc.coop. ••

Com­puter classes at LSH

Luther­an Set­tle­ment House is now of­fer­ing free com­puter classes. Be­gin­ner classes are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursdays, in­ter­me­di­ate classes are from 12 to 3 p.m., and the “Job Read­i­ness” class is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wed­nes­days. 

Each class is free. Please call 215-426-8610 for more in­form­a­tion. Loc­a­tion: 1340 Frank­ford Ave. ••

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. Sug­ges­ted items in­clude toi­letries, clothes, house­hold items, and cash dona­tions. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Miss Jack­ie at 215-685-1247. ••

Classes 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. Scrap­book­ing 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.

By My Side group events

Play­groups and play­school are offered at Atone­ment Luther­an Church, 1542 E. Mont­gomery Ave. There are groups and school avail­able most days of the week for chil­dren ages birth to 4 years. 

For more info, vis­it www.neigh­bor­hood­par­ent­ing.org, email teri­ram­say@com­cast.net or call Teri Ram­say at 267-693-7016. ••

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

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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