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. ••
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. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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. ••
“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 email@example.com. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••