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River Wards events for the week of Jan. 29

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

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. ••

SN­BL meet­ing

Somer­set Neigh­bors for Bet­ter Liv­ing’s monthly meet­ing will be on Monday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Com­munity Wo­men’s Edu­ca­tion Pro­ject, 2801 Frank­ford Ave. Learn about res­id­ent is­sues with guest speak­ers and voice your opin­ions about neigh­bor­hood is­sues re­lated to green­ing, safety, and more. The 24th Po­lice Dis­trict will an­swer ques­tions and take sug­ges­tions from neigh­bors as well as re­port out about safety. The Wo­men’s Com­munity Re­vital­iz­a­tion Pro­ject will give a present­a­tion about the pro­posed Grace Town­homes de­vel­op­ment. Call or email An­gela Taurino for more in­form­a­tion at 215-427-0350 ext. 125 or ataurino@nk­cdc.org. ••

Fishtown zon­ing meet­ings

The Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation zon­ing com­mit­tee will meet on Tues­day, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave.

Fishtown res­id­ents will vote on a pro­pos­al for a non-ac­cess­ory off-street park­ing space at 304 E. Gir­ard Ave. and a pro­pos­al for two single-fam­ily homes with off-street park­ing at 1401 E. Columbia Ave. and 407 Bel­grade St. Bring proof of res­id­ence or busi­ness own­er­ship in the form of a driver’s li­cense or a photo iden­ti­fic­a­tion and a lease, util­ity bill or re­cent piece of mail ad­dressed to your home or busi­ness. ••

Flap­jack fun­draiser

A flap­jack fun­draiser for the Ladies of Port Rich­mond Breast Can­cer Chapter will be held on Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The cost is $7 per per­son. It will be held at the Ap­ple­bee’s loc­ated at 2535 Castor Ave.  For more in­form­a­tion and tick­ets, con­tact Mary Lou Leu­ters at 215-427-3222. ••

Kick­sUSA Grand Open­ing

Shoe store Kick­sUSA in Port Rich­mond, 2499 Ara­mingo Ave., will host a free com­munity cel­eb­ra­tion com­mem­or­at­ing its grand open­ing on Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hip Hop/R&B ra­dio per­son­al­ity QDeezy of HOT 107.9 FM will be in at­tend­ance and Kick­sUSA will have sales throughout the day. The first 25 people in line will re­ceive a $25 store gift cer­ti­fic­ate. There will be T-shirts and oth­er giveaways. ••

Knife tech­nique work­shop

Learn how to sharpen your dull knives at a knife tech­nique and sharpen­ing work­shop at Greens­grow Farms on Sat­urday, Feb. 8, from 12 to 2 p.m. Bring a dull chef’s knife (5”-10”) and leave with a sharp tool and the know­ledge of how to care for it and keep it sharp. In this hands-on work­shop, Chef Den­ine Gor­niak will teach ba­sic chop­ping and prep tech­niques and what knifes and equip­ment are best for the job. Re­gis­tra­tion is re­quired and costs $20. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact kit­chen@greens­grow.org or re­gister at greens­grow.org. ••

Soup and salad din­ner

Cath­ol­ic Daugh­ters of the Amer­icas Court St. Fran­cis De Sales #2617 is host­ing a soup and salad sup­per on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Joachim Church, 1527 Church Street. En­joy a buf­fet with a vari­ety of hot, homemade soups, hearty bread and rolls, salad and desserts along with fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment. The cost for adults is $8; chil­dren are $4. People are asked to bring canned goods for the food cup­board in or­der to re­ceive a free raffle tick­et. ••

Port Rich­mond meet­ing

The next PRO­PAC / Port Rich­mond Town Watch Meet­ing will be held on Thursday, Feb­ru­ary 6, at 7 p.m., at Samuel Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 3539 Gaul St.

Guest speak­ers are Sen­at­or Mike Stack, Coun­cil­man Mark Squilla and Rep. John Taylor.

Zon­ing is­sues will be dis­cussed, in­clud­ing 2658 E. Clear­field St., 2701 Seltzer St., and 3178 Am­ber St.

Jeanette Burns Ar­thur from North Amer­ic­an Power will talk about switch­ing en­ergy pro­viders—bring a copy of your PECO bill to see the sav­ings avail­able. Of­ficer Tina Wil­lis will dis­cuss PSA-3 crime stats and up­dates. ••

First-time home­buy­ers work­shop  

Con­cilio hosts a free monthly homeown­er­ship work­shop to edu­cate the com­munity on how to be­come suc­cess­ful homeown­ers and pre­vent po­ten­tial fore­clos­ure on Tues­day, Feb. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Top­ics ad­dressed in­clude budget­ing, cred­it re­pair, mort­gage and the pur­chase pro­cess.

Phil­adelphia res­id­ents who at­tend the work­shop will po­ten­tially be eli­gible for a city grant that as­sists qual­i­fied pur­chasers with their home clos­ing costs. The work­shop will be held at Con­cilio, 705 N. Frank­lin St. To re­gister to at­tend or to learn more, vis­it www.el­con­cilio.net. RS­VP to Ir­ina at ir­ina.valentin@el­con­cilio.net or 215-627-3100. ••

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. ••

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. ••

Juice sampling and demon­stra­tion

“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. ••

Free Tax Pre­par­a­tion

Con­cilio will host Free Tax Pre­par­a­tion every 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. ••

Girl Scout cook­ies at Fishtown Rec. Cen­ter

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. ••

You can reach at aeaves@bsmphilly.com.

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