River Ward events for the week of September 12
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EKNA/FNA to meet
East Kensington Neighbors Association and Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a public meeting tonight, September 12 at 7:15 p.m. at Circle of Hope Church, 2007 Frankford Ave.
EKNA will review the zoning variance for 2042 E. Sergeant St., a new construction non-conforming single-family house. Then, EKNA and FNA will review a proposed liquor license for Soup Kitchen, located at 2146 E. Susquehanna Ave. ••
Cohox dance registration
Cohox Recreation Center, at 2901 Cedar St., will offer beginner’s tap and ballet, youth tap, youth Irish dance, youth hip-hop, and adult tap dance classes beginning October 1.
Registration dates are Tues., Sept. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30, and Thurs., Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30. Registration fee is $25. Any questions please contact 215-685-9884. ••
Port Richmond Tigers news
Tickets are 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. ••
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. ••
Church yard sale
Free Church of St. John, at 3089 Emerald St., will have a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 22 from noon until 3 p.m.
Check out clothes, toys, knick-knacks and books. Vendor table rental available for $15. Contact Jesus Reyes at 215-425-2933 or Flo Stepney at 215-397-0420. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Frank Glavin flea market
The Frank Glavin Playground 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. ••
Konrad Square flea market
The Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Sept. 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 Rec. 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, gymnastics, tap, jazz and ballet classes.
For start dates, costs and other info. about any classes, call the rec. center at 215-685-1247. ••
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 215-426-8610, ext. 206 for more information. ••
Bridesburg hoagie sale
Bridesburg United Methodist Church, at 2717 Kirkbride St., will host a hoagie sale on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Hoagies are eat-in or takeout. Eat-in will consist of a hoagie, dessert and beverage of your choice for $5, and a hoagie alone will be $3 for an American, and $3.50 for ham and cheese or turkey and cheese. To place your order call Joan at 215-941-8873. ••
Free kids’ crafts
A free “kids’ crafts” event will be held Friday, Sept. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 418 E. Girard Ave. For kids ages 6 to 12. Enjoy a fun, activity-filled evening and bring a friend. Everyone is welcome. ••
St. Adalbert’s senior club
The club’s new seasons begins Sept. 12 with Mass at noon. Regular meetings start at 12:30 p.m. New members are welcome. Meetings are in the lower half of the school on Thompson Street. For more information, call Rich at 215-425-2697.
The club is also sponsoring a Sept. 25 trip to the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. Cost is $25 with $20 in slot play as a bonus. Call Jo K. at 215-739-6669. Bus departs at 10 a.m. in front of the church, 3270 E. Thompson St. ••
Bridesburg Historical Society
The next meeting of the Bridesburg Historical Society will be held tonight, Sept. 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. ••
Franklin Towne Charter pancake breakfast
Help support the athetlics department at the second 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. ••
On September 24 at 6:30 p.m., at the SKCP office at 1301 N. 2nd St., the South Kensington Community Partners (SKCP) will hold its Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) Elections.
The group is currently looking for neighbors to serve on the election committee, which oversees this election process, as well as those who are interested in running for the Neighborhood Advisory Committee.
For a description of the Election Committee and the NAC visit southkensingtoncommunity.org.
If you would like to participate on the election committee or run for NAC elections, or know someone who might, please email Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SKCP office at 215-427-3463. ••