River Wards events for the week of Feb. 19

Stay up to date on what's go­ing on in your neigh­bor­hood this week.

Rich­mond lib­rary events

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

Book club will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6:15 p.m., and the third Thursday of each month. Mem­bers will dis­cuss Gilead by

Mar­ilynne Robin­son. Call 215-685-9992 for more in­form­a­tion.

Mommy and Me Storytime will take place Wed­nes­day, Feb. 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Mak­ing Mo­sa­ics will take place on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This pro­gram is a part of “One Book, One Phil­adelphia.” Par­ti­cipants will be cre­at­ing their own mo­sa­ics from tile, pebbles and glass pieces while learn­ing the his­tory of this an­cient art form. ••

FABA meet­ing

Fishtown Area Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation is hav­ing a meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at 2301 Al­bert St. to talk about busi­ness crime pre­ven­tion. There will be a rep­res­ent­at­ive from the 26th po­lice dis­trict. For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.fishtown­busi­ness.org. ••

Free tax pre­par­a­tion

Con­cilio will host free tax pre­par­a­tion for fam­il­ies with in­comes of less than $52,000 on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 19, and Wed­nes­day, Feb. 26, in col­lab­or­a­tion with the Ceiba Co­ali­tion.

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 215-627-3100.

South Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Part­ners and Fin­anta will also spon­sor free tax pre­par­a­tion on Fri­day, Feb. 21, and Fri­day, Feb. 28, at 1301 N. 2nd St. Call 215-427-3463 to make an ap­point­ment. ••

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. For more in­form­a­tion and to RS­VP, con­tact Donna LePera at Donna@gpar.org. ••

One Book, One Phil­adelphia

Fishtown Com­munity Lib­rary at 1217 E. Mont­gomery Ave. will host a book dis­cus­sion on The Yel­low Birds by Kev­in Powers on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-9990. ••

Oyster/Ham Sup­per

First Pres­by­teri­an Church, 418 E. Gir­ard Ave., will hold a fam­ily-style oyster and ham sup­per on Sat­urday, Feb. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for chil­dren 10 and un­der. Take-out is also avail­able. Come early and shop the cake and mis­cel­laneous items tables. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-739-5695 or email of­fice@1st­pres­by­kens­ing­ton.org. ••


Fishtown based Usi­l­o­quy Dance Designs will present Feet!, a split bill with The Lady Hoof­ers, fea­tur­ing rhythm tap and In­di­an clas­sic­al dance Bharatan­atyam on Sat­urday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Painted Bride Arts Cen­ter, loc­ated at 230 Vine St. Tick­ets are $18 and are avail­able on­line at www.art­ful.ly/store/events/2147. ••

St. Anne’s bingo

St. Anne’s will hold a weekly bingo fun­draiser on Sunday, Feb. 23, and every Sunday, with doors open­ing at 4 p.m. and bingo start­ing at 6 p.m. at Mem­ph­is and Tuck­er Streets. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-739-4590. ••

Pierogi Week

Pierogi Week is from Sunday, Feb. 23, to Sunday, March 2, in the “Cap­it­ol of Pol­ish Piero­gies.” Not­able es­tab­lish­ments that serve piero­gies in­clude Green Rock Tav­ern on E. Le­high Av­en­ue, Donna’s Bar on Al­legheny Av­en­ue, Szren­ka’s on Rich­mond Street and New Wave Bar on Al­legheny Av­en­ue. Piero­gies for take out are avail­able at Port Deli on Thompson and Clear­field Streets and Pol­ish Deli on Al­legheny Av­en­ue. ••

Girl Scout cook­ies

Daisy troop 9958 and Brownie troop 9890 will be selling girl scout cook­ies on Monday, Feb. 24, at Fishtown Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave., from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. ••

Brides­burg Rec Cen­ter renov­a­tion meet­ing

The meet­ing to dis­cuss pos­sible renov­a­tions to Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 4601 Rich­mond St. Of­fi­cials from the De­part­ment of Re­cre­ation will present mod­els and pho­to­graphs. ••

Team­Fit Grand Open­ing

The Team­Fit grand open­ing will take place at 4240 Rich­mond St. on Fri­day, Feb. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be food and drinks, tours of the new gym and new cli­ent sign ups. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-479-2766. ••

Greens­grow events

“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 CSA share or farm­stand good­ies.

The sea­son kicks off with open­ing day on Sat­urday, March 1, at 2501 E. Cum­ber­land St. Seeds, soils and seed start­ing gear will be in. Seeds are 10% off.

Vo­lun­teer day on the farm has been post­poned due to the weath­er and will now take place on Sat­urday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact vo­lun­teer@greens­grow.org. ••

Child car seat in­spec­tion sta­tion

Find out if your child’s car seat is in­stalled cor­rectly at the St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al for Chil­dren/Safe Kids Co­ali­tion free monthly in­spec­tion. This will take place on Monday, March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 1st floor of the park­ing gar­age at St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al, 2601 A St. Ap­point­ments are re­quired and can be made by call­ing 267-426-5714. ••

Mu­sic from the Middle East

Fishtown Com­munity Lib­rary, 1217 E. Mont­gomery Ave., will host All Around This World: Mu­sic From the Middle East on Fri­day, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. Small chil­dren and their care­givers will ex­plore rhythms and melod­ies from the Middle East and oth­er cul­tures in a fun-filled and par­ti­cip­at­ory way. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-9990. ••

Spring break rock camp

Re­gis­tra­tion is now open for Rock to the Fu­ture’s 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. Campers will write an ori­gin­al song and per­form live at the end of the week.

In­stru­ments are provided and no ex­per­i­ence is ne­ces­sary. Camp will take place at 2139 E. Cum­ber­land St. The cost 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. ••

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. ••

Brides­burg Rec activ­it­ies

Zumba classes will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Zumba ton­ing classes will be held on Wed­nes­days at the same time. The fee for all classes is $4 per per­son.

Scrap­book­ing will be held on Wed­nes­day even­ings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. You only need your pho­tos and a book.

A ladies bowl­ing league will be held Tues­day morn­ings at 9 a.m. at Erie Lanes. The cost is $10 per week, which in­cludes bowl­ing and prize money. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-1247.

Teams in­ter­ested in par­ti­cip­at­ing in Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter’s spring/sum­mer men’s soft­ball league are asked to call Dan at 215-605-6004. ••

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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