Adoption & grooming event
Poochies Place, 342 W. Girard Ave., will host an adoption and grooming event on Sunday, Jan 19.
Cats and kittens will be available on site and ready for adoption. Grooming for cats and dogs will be 50 percent off and all proceeds will be donated to ACCT Philly, an organization that provides shelter and care for homeless, abandoned and abused animals.
Professional groomers are needed to volunteer; contact Amelia Breslin at 267-616-1619 or Breslin400@gmail.com.
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Art Sphere Inc. is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fishtown Recreation Center, 1201 E. Montgomery Ave. Volunteers will paint over graffiti and restore ongoing murals, brighten benches and playground equipment, clean the surrounding park and playground and create cards for soldiers and senior citizens. Help beautify this important community institution. For more information, call Kristin Groenveld at 215-413-3955.
Rizzo PAL sports sign-ups
Rizzo PAL is holding sign-ups for the following activities: NERF soccer for boys and girls age 6 to 8, in-house soccer for girls age 9 to 12, and in-house basketball for boys age 9 to 13. Sign-ups are from 3 to 8 p.m. through Thursday, Jan. 23. There is never a fee to participate in any PAL program. For more information, please contact Officer Ernie, Rizzo PAL director, at 215-426-6583.
SKCP e-cycling day
On Monday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., recycle your old electronics responsibly as part of this event. Accepted items include cell phones, calculators, laptops, microwaves, cameras and more. Bring items to Finanta, 1301 N. 2nd St. This is a free service sponsored in part by South Kensington Community Partners. Note: there is a $20 charge for recycling CRV-monitors.
PRCG to meet
The Port Richmond Community Group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians’ Church Hall, Allegheny Avenue at Gaul Street. The group will discuss the progress of the city’s Land Bank creation, as well as changes to State Rep. John Taylor’s scrap metal legislation. A vote for Grace Townhomes will also take place, as well as zoning discussion and vote for a restaurant and bar at 2658 E. Clearfield St. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town hall meeting
The 26th Police District and RiverWards Crimewatch will host a town hall meeting covering crime trends and statistics for 2013 on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 418 E. Girard Ave. There will be a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Representatives will be on hand from the 26th Police District as well as the District Attorney’s office.
Cione Rec. Center programs
The Cione after school program now has openings. The program is for children age 5 to 12. It runs Monday to Friday 2:30 to 6 p.m. until Memorial Day. For more information, call Cione at 215-685-9880 or stop by Aramingo and Lehigh avenues.
LSH classes in Fishtown
Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., has announced its weekly class schedule: Active Plus (dancercise) with Rita, Mondays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., $3. Thai Chi with Milton McGriff, Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., $3. Line dancing with Arnie, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., $3. For more information, call LSH at 215-426-8610.
Port Richmond Leprechauns sign ups
Basketball sign-ups are taking place now. The clubhouse will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m. Ages are 6-18, both boys and girls. There is a $10 deposit due at the time of sign ups. Leprechauns Clubhouse is located at 2973 Gaul St. For more information, call 215-423-6309.
Activities at Bridesburg Rec.
Donate new or slightly used children’s books to the “Reach Out & Read” program for ill children. Drop the books off weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Men’s softball teams are wanted for Spring/Summer 2014 sign-ups in wooden bat league, possibly going to single wall bat. For more information, call Dan at 215-604-6004.
Zumba classes are being held Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Zumba Toning is on Wednesdays. Cost: $4 per class.
Scrap booking 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.
Toddler Time is Mondays and Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m. Child must be 2 as of Sept. 1.
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. The parish is also holding a six-week “Catholics Returning Home” program. The session will be held in the rectory, 2918 E. Thompson St., on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. through Feb. 10. For more information, call the rectory at 215-739-0353 or email email@example.com.
Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund
The fund will be accepting nominations for tuition assistance grants until Jan. 31, 2014. The nominees must be the children or grandchildren of dues-paying members of Northeast Catholic Alumni Association Inc. The fund awards $261,000 in grants each year. Find the nomination form online at necathalumni.org/news, or call 215-543-1051. ••
Richmond library events
Preschool Storytime is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. This program is intended for children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers. Siblings are always welcome. Daycares should call for separate appointments.
Registered dietician Stephanie Perez will give a free nutrition lesson and cooking demonstration for adults on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Jerry.
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.
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.