River Wards events for the week of September 4

As fall rounds the corner, keep up on all the events around your neigh­bor­hoods with our guide. 

PRO­PAC to meet

PRO­PAC (Port Rich­mond on Patrol and Civic) will hold its monthly meet­ing on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Samuel’s Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 3501 Gaul St. The meet­ing will be­gin at 7 p.m. On the agenda are two zon­ing is­sues, and up­dates on crime stat­ist­ics from the 24th Dis­trict Po­lice De­part­ment. Coun­cil­man Mark Squilla will be in at­tend­ance along with rep­res­ent­at­ives from Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on’s of­fice. •• 

Frank Glav­in Girl Scouts car wash

The Girl Scout Troops at Frank Glav­ing Play­ground, 2600 West­mo­re­land St., will host a car wash on Sat­urday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by and help the girls raise money to at­tend a youth edu­ca­tion pro­gram in Dis­ney World next year. 

Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. Por­tions of all the group’s fun­drais­ing activ­it­ies will also be­ne­fit the Mus­cu­lar Dys­trophy As­so­ci­ation, the Ron­ald Mc­Don­ald House at St. Chris­toph­er Hos­pit­al, and the Glav­in Play­ground equip­ment up­grade fund. ••

St. Anne’s Coach bag bingo

St. Anne’s very first Coach bingo will take place on Sept. 7, at the so­cial hall, 2616 E. Le­high Ave., from doors open at 4 p.m., and games at 6 p.m. Cost is $30, which in­cludes 12 bingo sheets. A six-tick­et pur­chase re­serves a table. En­joy a chance to win gor­geous bags. Con­tact Theresa Stahl to be a part of the event: 215-425-3219. ••

Brides­burg Rec. flea mar­ket

Brides­burg Rec., 4601 Rich­mond St., will have a flea mar­ket on Sat., Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces are $15, bring your own table. Call Car­ol for ques­tions at 267-738-5414. ••

Kon­rad Square flea mar­ket

The Friends of Kon­rad Square will host a flea mar­ket on Sept. 7 and 21, at Kon­rad Square, Tulip and Dauph­in streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be flea mar­kets on Oct. 5 and 19. Any­one in­ter­ested in rent­ing a space should call Vicky at 215-426-9654. ••

Bless­ing of the Back­packs fest­iv­al

On Sunday, Sept. 8, join in at Grace Church and the In­carn­a­tion, 2645 E. Ven­ango St., to have your back­pack blessed, re­ceive a bag of school sup­plies, and go out­side to en­joy free food, games and block party activ­it­ies. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. ••

FACT to meet 

Fishtown Ac­tion’s monthly mem­ber­ship meet­ing will take place Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., at Holy Name of Je­sus Church Hall. Get an up­date from PennDOT on the I-95 pro­ject and how the com­munity will be af­fected. ••

Fin­an­cial as­sist­ance work­shop

Con­cilio will of­fer a free monthly work­shop on Tues­day, Sept. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. to help res­id­ents learn how to ac­cess the city’s cash grant for first-time home­buy­ers. The meet­ing will be at Con­cilio, 705 N. Frank­lin St. Din­ner provided. Call to re­gister: 215-627-3100. •• 

Out­door film at Penn Treaty Park

A fam­ily film screen­ing will be held at Penn Treaty Park on Fri­day, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. “The Amaz­ing Spider Man” will be shown. Penn Treaty Park is loc­ated at Delaware Av­en­ue and Marl­bor­ough Street. ••

Beth­esda United penny party

Beth­esda United Meth­od­ist church is hav­ing a penny party on Sat­urday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at noon. Sixty tick­ets are $5, in­cludes cof­fee, tea and cake. Ho­agies and soda will be sold. Church ad­dress: 2820 E. Ven­ango St., 215-739-7399. ••

Frank­lin Towne Charter pan­cake break­fast

The 3rd An­nu­al Pan­cake Break­fast in sup­port of Frank­lin Towne Charter High School’s Ath­let­ics De­part­ment will be held on Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for chil­dren un­der 3 years old. Loc­a­tion: Frank­lin Towne Activ­ity Cen­ter, 5301 Ta­cony St. ••

24th Po­lice Dis­trict Golf Out­ing

The 24th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil is hold­ing its first an­nu­al golf out­ing at the Ju­ni­ata Golf Course on Fri­day, Sept. 20, with a shot­gun start at 10 a.m. Pro­ceeds will go to­ward pro­mot­ing pro­grams that make the neigh­bor­hood a bet­ter and safer place to live. Entry fee is $75, in­cludes golf cart, green fees, light break­fast and lunch. Pre-re­gis­tra­tion re­quired. Loc­a­tion: Ju­ni­ata Golf Course, 1391 E. Cay­uga St. To re­gister, con­tact Pat Healey at 215-426-8851 or John Ra­jca at 267-304-2993. ••

Frank Glav­in Play­ground up­dates

Glav­in is ac­cept­ing ap­plic­a­tions for grade school stu­dents to be en­rolled in the “After School Cares” pro­gram. It is also of­fer­ing Zumba classes on Tues­day even­ings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $4 per class, pay­able on the night of in­struc­tion. The next flea mar­ket is planned for Sat­urday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A dona­tion of $10 per set-up will be col­lec­ted day of event. Vendors must sup­ply their own table. For more in­form­a­tion about these pro­grams, con­tact Mrs. Geri, 215-685-9898. ••

Port Rich­mond Cross­Fit char­ity event

Cross­Fit Renais­sance, 3668 Sal­mon St., will be host­ing a char­ity event on Sat­urday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. A workout and a BBQ will be held, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Steve’s Club, an or­gan­iz­a­tion that helps young­er kids get off the streets through fit­ness. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact 215-760-5795. ••

Civil War me­mori­al un­veil­ing

On Sunday, Sept. 29, a monu­ment will be ded­ic­ated to the memory of the Will­ingmyre broth­ers, five Fishtown men who all fought in the Civil War. Two of the broth­ers died while fight­ing in the war for the Uni­on. The monu­ment will be un­veiled at Palmer Cemetery, at Mem­ph­is and Palmer Streets. For more in­form­a­tion, email jk­ings­mill@palmercemetery­fishtown.com. ••

Act­ing class and fun­draiser at Walk­ing Fish Theatre

Act­ing classes for kids aged 7 to17 will be offered at Walk­ing Fish Theatre, 2509 Frank­ford Ave., from Oc­to­ber through Novem­ber. Cost: $60 for 6 weeks. For more de­tails or to sign up, call 215-427-WALK or email info@bsomeday.org.

The theatre will also hold a bar­be­cue and fun­draiser on Sat­urday, Sept. 7, from noon to 4 p.m., at 2205 Frank­ford Ave. En­joy live mu­sic, beer from Phil­adelphia Brew­ing Com­pany, and raffles for great items to help sup­port Walk­ing Fish. Ad­mis­sion is $10, which provides for food and beer. ull;•

Cione fall pro­grams 

Cione Play­ground, at Le­high and Ara­mingo av­en­ues, will host sev­er­al pro­grams: after school pro­gram, ages 5 to 12, Monday through Fri­day; tum­bling and gym­nastics, ages 4 and up, Monday through  Wed­nes­days; dance, ages 3 to 13, Thursday through Sat­urday.

Also, arts and crafts, ages 5 to 14, Sat­urdays; Tot Rec., ages 3 ½ to 5, Tues­day through Thursday; Peewee Soc­cer, ages 4 to 8, Sat­urdays; bi­cycle polo, adults, Tues­days at 7:30 p.m.; foot­ball, 6th to 8th grade. Call Cione at 215-685-9880. ••

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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