River Wards events for the week of Feb. 12

Stay up to date on what's go­ing on in your neigh­bor­hood in the com­ing weeks. 

Boutique party and sale 

Ad­orn Boutique at 1314 Frank­ford Ave. will host a Valentine’s Day themed boutique party and sale on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Re­fresh­ments and hors d’oeuves will be served. The sale will in­clude 25 per­cent off any one item and free gifts for single wo­men.  ••

Vo­lun­teer on the farm 

Greens­grow Farms is hold­ing a vo­lun­teer day on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Vo­lun­teers are in­vited to help with winter pro­jects such as clean­ing up the prop­erty, work­ing on the cut­ting garden and beds, clean­ing and sharpen­ing tools, start­ing winter prun­ing tasks and set­ting up for open­ing day. Greens­grow will provide lunch. Bring work gloves and dress for dirty work. Sign up at greens­grow.org. ••

80’s cov­er band

80’s cov­er band One Above will play at An­thony’s Cafe, 319 E. Gir­ard Ave. in Fishtown, on Sat­urday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. The kit­chen will be open and there will be a drink spe­cial. ••

24th Po­lice Dis­trict town hall meet­ing

The 24th Po­lice Dis­trict monthly Town Hall meet­ing will be held on Tues­day, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. 

Of­ficers will an­nounce the ar­rival of new Com­mand­ing Of­ficer Cap­tain Daniel O’Con­nor, who was pro­moted to the rank of Cap­tain on Jan. 31 and as­signed as the com­mand­ing of­ficer of the 24th Po­lice Dis­trict. The meet­ing will be held at the 24th Po­lice Dis­trict, Courtroom A, 3901 Whi­taker Ave. ••

FNA zon­ing meet­ing

The Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation is hold­ing a com­munity meet­ing Tues­day, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave. 

Res­id­ents of Fishtown will be eli­gible to vote on a pro­pos­al for four single-fam­ily homes with off-street park­ing at 1367-73 Crease St. Bring proof of res­id­ence or busi­ness own­er­ship in the form of a driver’s li­cense or a photo ID and a lease, util­ity bill or re­cent piece of mail ad­dressed to your home or busi­ness. ••

Busi­ness card ex­change

The Great­er Phil­adelphia As­so­ci­ation of Re­altors will host a monthly mix­er on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Frank­ford Hall, 1210 Frank­ford Ave. 

The event is open to all GPAR mem­bers and their guests. There will be happy hour drink spe­cials, com­pli­ment­ary ap­pet­izers and giveaways. Bring your busi­ness cards and any pro­mo­tion­al ma­ter­i­als. For more in­form­a­tion and to RS­VP, con­tact Donna LePera at Donna@gpar.org. ••

Rich­mond lib­rary events

Re­gistered di­eti­cian Stephanie Perez will give a free nu­tri­tion les­son and cook­ing demon­stra­tion for adults on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. 

Preschool storytime is every Wed­nes­day at 10:30 a.m. This pro­gram is in­ten­ded for chil­dren from 1 to 4 years old and their care­givers. Sib­lings are al­ways wel­come. Day­cares should call for sep­ar­ate ap­point­ments.

Perez is hold­ing a Kids Cook Monday pro­gram on Monday, Feb. 24, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Stop in the lib­rary at 2987 Al­mond St. and see Sheila to sign up. ••

Juice sampling and 


“Juice Girl” Christine Pat­ton will give a free lec­ture on juicing and cleans­ing at Greens­grow farm­stand on Sat­urday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Learn about de­tox­ing and en­er­giz­ing juices that you can make with your C.S.A. share or farm­stand good­ies. ••

The candle lady 

St. Anne’s will hold a weekly fun­drais­ing event on Sat­urdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2508 Sepviva St. 

The fun­draiser fea­tures the largest candle se­lec­tion in the Phil­adelphia area. 

For more in­form­a­tion, call St. Anne’s rect­ory at 215-739-4590. ••


St. Anne’s will host this event every Sunday at the church’s so­cial hall at Mem­ph­is and Tuck­et Streets. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games be­gin at 6 p.m. There are two jack­pot prizes total­ing over $3,000. This is a smoke-free event with a full kit­chen that pre­pares homemade food. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-739-4590. ••

Romeo & Ju­liet in space

B. Someday Pro­duc­tions of Kens­ing­ton/Fishtown an­nounced a co-pro­duc­tion with Light Thief Pro­duc­tions of “Romeo & Ju­liet in Space: A Space Op­era Bur­lesque in Space!” on Feb­ru­ary 12, 13, 14 and 15 at 9 p.m. 

Tick­ets are $18. The per­form­ance will take place at Walk­ing Fish Theatre loc­ated at 2509 Frank­ford Ave. For more in­form­a­tion con­tact Michelle Pauls of B. Someday Pro­duc­tions at 215-427-9255 or info@bsomeday.org.  ••

Free tax pre­par­a­tion

Con­cilio will host free tax pre­par­a­tion on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 12 and every oth­er   Wed­nes­day in Feb­ru­ary in col­lab­or­a­tion with the Ceiba Co­ali­tion. 

Fam­il­ies with in­comes of less than $52,000 per year can max­im­ize their tax re­turns with free ex­pert tax pre­par­a­tion, through the Earned In­come Tax Cred­it, child care ex­penses, and oth­er al­low­able ex­penses. 

The Hous­ing Pro­gram will also help eli­gible people with prop­erty tax and rent re­bates, prop­erty tax re­lief, en­ergy as­sist­ance and more. To re­gister for an ap­point­ment, call Con­cilio at 215-627-3100.

South Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Part­ners and Fin­anta will also spon­sor free tax pre­par­a­tion on Fri­day, Feb. 14, and all oth­er Fri­days in Feb­ru­ary, at 1301 N. 2nd St. Call 215-427-3463 to make an ap­point­ment. ••

Spring break rock camp

Re­gis­tra­tion is now open for Rock to the Fu­ture’s weeklong Rock Camp from April 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Each day, campers age 9 to 17 will re­ceive a group in­stru­ment­al les­son, a cre­at­ive work­shop and band prac­tice. 

Over the course of the week, campers will write an ori­gin­al song with their band and per­form live at the end of the week for fam­ily, friends and the com­munity. 

In­stru­ments are provided and no ex­per­i­ence is ne­ces­sary. 

Camp will take place at 2139 E. Cum­ber­land St. 

The cost of the pro­gram is $250 with an early bird dis­count. Pay­ment plans are avail­able with a down pay­ment of $100. 

All pro­ceeds be­ne­fit Rock to the Fu­ture. 

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact the pro­gram dir­ect­or at josh@Rock­ToThe­Fu­ture­Philly.org. ••

Girl Scout cook­ies

Daisy troop 9958 and Brownie troop 9890 will be selling girl scout cook­ies on Monday nights in Feb­ru­ary at Fishtown Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave., from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. ••

KCFC mem­ber­ship meet­ing

Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Food Co-op will host their first meet­ing of the year on Sat­urday, March 8, at noon at Circle of Hope, 2007 Frank­ford Ave. 

They will be shar­ing vi­tal in­form­a­tion about KCFC and the latest on the pro­gress to­ward open­ing a mem­ber-owned gro­cery store. 

The meet­ing is open to the pub­lic. ••

Craft classes in Kens­ing­ton

Arts and crafts classes for adults are be­ing offered in the Stu­dio at Beacon on Wed­nes­day even­ings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Open stu­dio format means you may come any­time between 6:30 and 8:30 to par­ti­cip­ate. 

Free and open to all adults. Ma­ter­i­als, snacks, and lively con­ver­sa­tion provided. 

Beacon is loc­ated at 2364 E. Cum­ber­land Street. 

For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it theword­at­beacon.org or call 215-423-6216. ••

Moth­er of Di­vine Grace Bible study and group ses­sions

On Wed. even­ings through March 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Moth­er of Di­vine Grace Par­ish will be con­duct­ing a Bible study. The theme will be “Wo­men of the New Test­a­ment.” The cost of this study is $12. 

For more in­form­a­tion, call the rect­ory at 215-739-0353 or email rect­ory@mother­of­di­vinegrace.com. ••


You can reach at aeaves@bsmphilly.com.

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