River Wards events for the week of March 19

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

Bible chat

A bible chat, with soup, will be held on Wed­nes­day, March 19, and every Wed­nes­day dur­ing Lent, at 6:30 p.m. The chat will be held at Atone­ment Church, 1544 E. Mont­gomery Ave. ••

Rich­mond book club

The Rich­mond Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 20, and the third Thursday of each month, at 6:15 p.m. This month the dis­cus­sion will be on the 2014 One Book, One Phil­adelphia title, The Yel­low Birds, by Kev­in Powers.  Next month on April 17, Home by Mar­ilynn Robin­son is the se­lec­tion. The Rich­mond lib­rary is loc­ated at 2987 Al­mond St.  Call 215 685-9992 for more in­form­a­tion. ••

FNA meet­ing

Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation will have a gen­er­al mem­ber­ship meet­ing on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Fishtown Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave. The meet­ing will up­date res­id­ents on the city’s Ac­tu­al Value Ini­ti­at­ive and its im­pact on neigh­bor­hood res­id­ents. ••

Free tax prep

South Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Part­ners and Fin­anta are host­ing free tax prep on Fri­day, March 21, and all Fri­days in March, at 1301 N. 2nd St. Call 215-427-3463 to make an ap­point­ment. ••

Char­cu­ter­ie work­shop

Greens­grow will host a char­cu­ter­ie work­shop with The Pickled Her­on Res­taur­ant on Sat­urday, March 22, from noon to 2 p.m. Chefs Todd and Daniela will dis­cuss mak­ing char­cu­ter­ie, spe­cific­ally demo­ing fresh saus­age, ter­rines, mousse and ril­lettes. They’ll also cov­er pork cuts and give out but­cher­ing charts and re­cipes to take home. Every­one will get the chance to sample char­cu­ter­ie and ask ques­tions. Re­gis­tra­tion is re­quired. Tick­ets cost $25. For more in­form­a­tion, email kit­chen@greens­grow.org. ••

Port­side Arts Cen­ter Events

Port­side Arts Cen­ter, 2531 East Le­high Ave., will hold an up­hol­stery work­shop on Sat­urday, March 22, from noon to 2 p.m., for $60; and a glass fus­ing and slump­ing work­shop on Sat­urday, March 22, from noon to 2 p.m., for $45, where each stu­dent will make his or her own glass bottle cheese plate and coast­ers. For more in­form­a­tion about any of these events, call 215-427-1514. ••

Spa­ghetti din­ner

Boy Scouts of Amer­ica Troop 11 will be host­ing a spa­ghetti din­ner at the Fire Uni­on Hall, 2500 Le­fevre St., on Sunday, March 23. Tick­ets can be bought in ad­vance at Grace Church, 2645 Ven­ango St., on Mondays between 5 and 8 p.m.  There will be a Chinese auc­tion and a 50/50 chance.  The event is a fun­draiser for sum­mer camp. Din­ner will in­clude spa­ghetti and meat­balls, gar­lic bread and more. Tick­ets cost $10 in ad­vance and $12 at the door for adults and $5 in ad­vance and $6 at the door for chil­dren un­der 12. ••

Yoga at St. Mi­chael’s

St. Mi­chael’s Church, at the corner of Trenton Av­en­ue and Cum­ber­land Street, is of­fer­ing yoga classes with in­struct­or Aman­da Boss­ard on Monday, March 24, and every Monday, at 6:15 p.m. The cost is $5. For more in­form­a­tion, call Marge at 610-996-7331. ••

Com­munity mar­ket­place

Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Food Co-op spon­sors a mar­ket­place event on Tues­day, March 25, and every 2nd and 4th Tues­day of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Circle of Hope, 2009 Frank­ford Ave. Shop­pers can pur­chase sea­son­al pro­duce and bulk dry goods such as beans, grains and gran­ola at the bi-monthly mar­ket­place.  Bring your own con­tain­ers and bags. For fur­ther in­form­a­tion vis­it kcfc.coop/mar­ket­place_is_­back. ••

Com­munity health fair

St. Anne’s Seni­or Com­munity Cen­ter, 2607 E. Cum­ber­land Street, is host­ing Aria Health Com­munity Health Fair on Tues­day, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  This event is free and open to the pub­lic for any­one 50 years of age and older.  The event will in­clude health screen­ings, healthy life­style edu­ca­tion, in­form­a­tion con­cern­ing Aria Health Ser­vices and com­munity re­sources.  Re­fresh­ments, door prizes and giveaways will be avail­able.  Please con­tact Kelly at 215-426-9799 for ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion. ••

Care­giver sup­port

The first lec­ture in the CARES (CAre­givers RE­du­cing Stress) care­giver sup­port pro­gram lec­ture series will be on Wed­nes­day, March 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Luther­an Set­tle­ment House, 1340 Frank­ford Av­en­ue. The top­ic is ad­vanced health care plan­ning: at­tendees will learn about the new Pennsylvania ad­vance health care de­cisions law, ad­vance dir­ect­ives, health care power of at­tor­ney and guard­i­an­ship. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. Re­gister by con­tact­ing Sar­ina Is­sen­berg at (215) 426-8610 ext. 1207 or sis­sen­berg@luther­anset­tle­ment.org. ••

PRCG meet­ing

Port Rich­mond Com­munity Group will have its monthly meet­ing on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Help Chris­ti­ans Church base­ment on Al­legheny Av­en­ue at Gaul Street. The group will meet with new 24th Po­lice Dis­trict com­mand­ing of­ficer Capt. Daniel O’Con­nor, Lieu­ten­ant John Mc­Crory of the 24th Nar­cot­ics Unit and a cer­ti­fied ad­dic­tions coun­selor to dis­cuss drug use and sales in the area. State Rep. John Taylor and Dis­trict Of­fice Man­ager Marc Collazzo will give neigh­bor­hood up­dates. For more in­form­a­tion, email PRCGhelp@Aol.com. ••

Clay cre­ations class

Clay cre­ations class will meet for 12 weeks on Fri­day af­ter­noons from 12:30 to 2 p.m. March 28 through June 20 at St. Anne’s Seni­or Cen­ter, 2607 E. Cum­ber­land St.

A free hands-on demon­stra­tion class will take place on Fri­day, March 21, at 12:30 p.m. Learn about the art of hand build­ing with clay to cre­ate pots and oth­er clay cre­ations. Be­gin­ners and ad­vanced stu­dents are wel­come. For more in­form­a­tion about re­gis­tra­tion and class fees, call 215-426-9799. ••

Penny Party

The Amer­ic­an Le­gion Aux­il­i­ary Unit 88 will hold their an­nu­al Penny Party fun­draiser on Sat­urday, March 29, at Elm Tree Post 88, 1414 Palmer St.  Ad­mis­sion is $3, which in­cludes a bever­age, slice of cake and en­vel­ope of tick­ets.  Ad­di­tion­al tick­ets will be on sale for $1 per en­vel­ope, as well as 50/50 chances, large prize raffle tick­ets and re­fresh­ments.  Doors will open at 1 p.m. and the party be­gins at 2 p.m. ••

Mi­chael Strange Found­a­tion fun­draiser

Slack’s Ho­agie Shack, 2499 Ara­mingo Ave., has joined with the Mi­chael Strange Found­a­tion. On Sat­urday, March 29, from noon to 6 p.m., every soda pur­chased at Slack’s will go to the Mi­chael Strange Found­a­tion. Hood­ies and T-shirts will also be avail­able for pur­chase. ••

Spring fling beef and beer

St. Lauren­ti­us School De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee will be host­ing a Spring Fling Beef and Beer on Sat­urday, March 29, from 7 to 11 p.m., at Holy Name of Je­sus Church Hall, 701 Gaul St. Tick­ets are $20 each and can be pur­chased at the door, at the rect­ory or from the school (call 215 423 8834). Pro­ceeds will be­ne­fit St. Lauren­ti­us School and Holy Name of Je­sus Par­ish. ••

Chili cookoff

Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation is look­ing for con­test­ants for its 4th An­nu­al Chili Cookoff. The event will be held on Sunday, March 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2424 E. York St. All con­test­ants must bring 16 quarts of chili. There is no fee to enter but there are prizes for win­ning. For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Jed at chili­cookoff@fishtown.org.

Soft­ball league

The Port Rich­mond Soft­ball League, a men’s slow-pitch league us­ing wooden bats, has a few open­ings left. Games will be played at vari­ous fields in Port Rich­mond. The league will run weeknights from mid-April un­til Ju­ly. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-9894 or 215-685-9880.

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. ••

You can reach at aeaves@bsmphilly.com.

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