River Ward events for the week of September 5
With fall just around the corner, the River Wards are alive again with meetings, trips, and community events. We've got the comprehensive list.
Port Richmond Tigers news
Last call for “tot soccer,” for girls and boys ages 4 to 6. Sign up by Sept. 7 at the clubhouse, 2423 E. Ann St.
Tickets are also on sale for the Tigers’ 2012 annual sports banquet. It will be held Thursday, Sept 20 at 6 p.m. at the “Casbah,” at Thompson and Tioga streets.
Eligibile players are free but must get a ticket. $15 for adults, $12 for non-playing children. Everyone attending must have a ticket by Friday, Sept. 14. Tickets can be purchased at the clubhouse Monday through Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call Tom Mack at 215-275-8838. ••
Fishtown Neighbors Association zoning meeting
Tuesday, September 11, at 7 p.m., regarding Canal Street North at Penn Treaty Village: a proposal for a local distillery, bowling alley, concert venue, country and western bar, restaurant, retail outlet, and over 300 surface parking spaces. This meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Kensington 418 E. Girard Ave. All residents of Fishtown are eligible to vote; bring ID. ••
Ladies of Port Richmond fundraiser
Applebee’s at 2535-37 Castor Ave. will host a flapjack fundraiser breakfast to support the Ladies of Port Richmond. Cost is $7 per person. Saturday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information contact Mary Lou at 215-427-3222. ••
Bridesburg flea market
Bridesburg United Methodist Church will hold a flea market and craft fair Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St. Spaces are $15, call Carol at 267-738-5414 for details. ••
Flea market and craft show
To be held at the American Legion Post 821 at 4404 Salmon St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. A space is $10, with table is $15. Call Bill or Dolores at 215-288-4312. ••
Franklin Towne Charter pancake breakfast
Help support the athetlics department at the 2nd annual pancake breakfast on Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. until noon. The event will take place at Franklin Towne Charter High School in the Franklin Towne Activity Center, 5301 Tacony St. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 3. Baked goods and raffle prizes will also be available. ••
Mater Dolorosa bus trip
Celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro with Mater Dolorosa Church with a bus trip to New York City. The trip will take place on September 16.
Bus departs from the church, 1676 Ruan St., at 8:30 a.m. The bus leaves New York City at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $40, for reservations call the rectory at 215-535-4036 or call Lou at 215-285-2067.
The parish will also celebrate the Feast Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the church. ••
FACT membership meeting
Monday, September 10 at 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 701 Gaul St. Guest Speaker: State Senator Larry Farnese. Find out the updated plans for I-95; refreshments will be served. ••
Cione Playground activities
Cione Playground is offering various activities starting in the fall, including: an after school program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade; tumbling and gymnastics for ages 3 ½ and up; “Pee-Wee” soccer for ages 4 to 6; arts and crafts; “Tot Rec” for ages 3 1/2 to 5, and bicycle polo.
For specific information, dates and times call 215-685-9880. Cione is located at Aramingo and Lehigh avenues. ••
The Friends of Stokley Playground will host the 8th annual stickball and washer tournament at Stokley Playground on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9. For more info call Chris Coglan, 267-228-3224; Mike Fasone, 215-768-8085 or Tom Mack, 215-275-8838. ••
Frank Glavin programs
Frank Glavin Playground, at 2600 Westmoreland St., will be holding registration for its dance, tumbling, Zumba, and yoga programs on Thurs., Sept. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. $20 due at registration. Other activities: Girl Scouts, Tae-Kwon-Do, competitive dance instruction and tot soccer. Info. available night-of.
The Frank Glavin fall flea market will be Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Set-up space is $10 to be paid that morning. Set-up is along Almond and Westmorland streets on a first- come, first-serve basis. No food vendors. ••
Penn Treaty Park fundraiser
On Friday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m., The Friends of Penn Treaty Park will host the “Champagne in the Park” fundraiser at the park. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 day-of. Make checks payable to “Friends of Penn Treaty Park” and mail to: Win Akeley, 1210 Marlborough St., Philadelphia, PA 19125. ••
LSH happy hour
Lutheran Settlement House at 1400 Frankford Ave. is hosting “Happy Hour in The Garden” Friday, Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Stop by for some live jazz from Standard Time.
Philadelphia Mobile Food Association will have a number of food trucks available. Art by the LSH’s seniors will be on sale. Beer will be available for a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds to support LSH senior services. ••
Konrad Square flea market
The Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Sept. 8 and 22 at Konrad Square, at Tulip and Dauphin streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in renting a space should call Vicky at 215-426-9654. ••
Bridesburg Recreation center activities
Beginning in the fall, the rec. center, at 4625 Richmond St., is offering: an after-school program, ages K-6th grade; “tots” and preschool afternoon classes; Zumba on Mondays and Thursdays starting Sept. 24; ceramics and scrapbooking classes; a ladies’ bowling league; tumbling and gymnastics and tap, jazz and ballet classes.
For start dates, information, costs and other info. about any classes, call the rec. center at 215-685-1247. ••
Bridesburg Historical Society to meet
The next meeting of the Bridesburg Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints’ Marian Hall, on the northwest corner of Edgemont and Buckius streets.
Bring some piece of memorabilia or a vintage photograph from your family history, along with any story you may have about it. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 215-535-3828. ••
Of Mythic Proportions fundraiser
B. Someday Productions presents the first annual fundraiser for its Barrymore Award-winning theatre outreach program, Of Mythic Proportions, on Saturday, September 29, 6 to 10 p.m. at Michael’s Decorators, 2210 Frankford Ave.
Cost is $25, which includes food, beer and wine. Keynote speaker will be Deputy Mayor Richard Negrin. ••
Fall season at Lutheran Settlement House
Join the Lutheran Settlement House seniors on Tuesday, September 18 at 1 p.m. for the start of their fall season. Entertainer John Hadfield will provide entertainment. Come early at 11:30 for lunch. You must reserve a lunch by Monday, September 10. Call Peggy at 215-426-8610x206 for more information. ••