River Ward events for the week of September 19
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PRWCAN to meet
The next meeting of the Port Richmond West Community Action network will be Thurs., Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Street Academy Charter School (formerly J.P. Jones Middle School) at 2950 Memphis St.
The group will discuss the state’s Voter ID law and hear from city representatives and the election watchdog group, The Committee of Seventy. Come and bring a friend or neighbor! ••
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. ••
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 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. ••
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. Vendor table rental available for $15. Contact Jesus Reyes at 215-425-2933 or Flo Stepney at 215-397-0420. ••
Rizzo PAL signups
The Rizzo PAL Center is offering instructional basketball for boys and girls ages 5 to 8, girls’ in-house basketball for ages 9 to 12, and a wiffleball league for boys ages 9 to 12.
Signups are Monday through Thursday, Sept. 24, 25, 26, and 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rizzo PAL, 2524 E. Clearfield St. The Rizzo PAL Girls Positive Images Program for ages 10 to 17 will have a registration night on Monday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information on any Rizzo PAL program, please contact Officer Ernie, Rizzo PAL Director at 215-426-6583. ••
On Sept. 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.
For more info., email Lauren at email@example.com or call the SKCP office at 215-427-3463. ••
PROPAC and PRTW to meet
PROPAC (Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic) and PRTW (Port Richmond Town Watch) will resume monthly meetings beginning Tuesday, September 25th. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. at Samuel’s Recreation Center at Gaul and Tioga streets.
During the September meeting there will be a representative from the 24th Police District to go over crime statistics for the area. The group will also accept nominations for PROPAC board members, create a Port Richmond Memorial Day parade committee and take applications for a free street tree. ••
St. Adalbert’s senior club
The club is 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. ••
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 is Thurs., Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30. Registration fee is $25. Any questions please contact 215-685-9884. ••
Frank Glavin flea market
The playground’s flea market will be Sat., 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 Westmoreland streets on a first- come, first-serve basis. ••
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. ••
Celebrating Father Daniel Moriarity
The Rev. Daniel Moriarity has been serving the Port Richmond parish of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary for 25 years.
Join with him at the celebratory Mass in his honor on September 30 at noon, at Nativity BVM Church, Allegheny Avenue and Belgrade Street.
There will be light refreshments following the Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church hall, at Allegheny Avenue and Gaul Street. ••
Bridesburg Recreation Center craft fair
This craft fair and flea market will be held Sat., Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the rec. center, 4601 Richmond St.
Spaces are $15; call 267-738-5414. ••
Lutheran Settlement House trip
Join with friends from Lutheran Settlement House and The 5 & 1 Club on a trip to the Pinegrove Dude Ranch situated in the picturesque foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Spend five days and four nights from October 8 to October 12 where all sorts of goodies await you.
Included in the trip are four breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners plus bus transportation. Entertainment nightly. Free snacks, a daily Bloody Mary hour before lunch along with a daily cocktail hour.
Enjoy horseback riding, wagon rides, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, mini golf and other sport activities. All this and more for $410. Call Dolly Majka at 215-847-8069 for more information and to reserve a spot. ••
John J. Taylor’s Senior Expo
State Rep. John Taylor’s Senior Expo will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cohocksink Recreation Center, Cedar and Cambria streets. The expo is a free, one-stop information fair for seniors and their families. Door prizes will be awarded all day.
Expect to see representatives from the Philadelphia Police Department, PECO, insurance companies, medical companies, veteran agencies and many others.
Blood pressure and cholesterol tests will also be available, plus free massages. Transportation will be available throughout the district; for more info please call 215-425-0901 or 215-744-2600. ••
Walking Fish classes
Coming up are two sessions of acting classes at Walking Fish Theatre. Fun with Acting, a beginner’s acting class for kids ages 7 to 10 and Acting for Teens, for ages 11 to 17.
Both start Saturday, October 13 and go until Saturday, November 17 at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.
Times for Fun with Acting: 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Times for Acting for Teens: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost is $60 for six weeks. For more details or to sign up for classes call 215-427-WALK or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••