River Ward events for the week of November 7
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Food drive for the needy
American Legion Post 821 is holding its annual food drive for the needy. All donations of canned goods, non-perishables for Thanksgiving baskets can be dropped off at 4404 Salmon St., Bridesburg, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after 7 p.m. ••
St. John Cantius bazaar
The 31st annual St. John Cantius annual Chrismas Bazaar will be held Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 9 p.m. at 4435 Almond St.
Enjoy homemade Polish food, cake wheel, toys, sports items, gift basket auction, Christmas shop, raffles, pictures with Santa and more. ••
Franklin Towne Charter beef-and-beer
You’re invited to Franklin Towne Charter High School’s 10th annual beef-and-beer on Friday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cannstatter Ballroom, 9130 Academy Road.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Attendees can enjoy delicious food, beer, wine and live entertainment.
There will also be a cash bar and 50/50 raffles, along with an auction, gift baskets and other prizes. ••
FNA CPR class
The Fishtown Neighbors Association will offer a subsidized First Aid and CPR class on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec. Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.
The certification will cover CPR, First Aid and AED, and will be valid for two years after the course is completed. Registration is limited to 12 people. The cost of the class is $90, but the FNA will subsidize half the cost, making your cost only $45. This will be payable by cash or check to the FNA. If interested, please contact email@example.com with your name, address and phone number. ••
St. Michael’s flea market
St. Timothy’s COGIC International and St. Michael’s Lutheran Church will be having a flea market on Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many gift items will be available to start your Christmas shopping early.
Space rental for vendors is available. Cost: $20 including a table, $15 if you bring your own.For info, contact Janet Cartwright at 267-622-5300. No food vendors please. Location: Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street. ••
‘Food for Thought’ beef-and-beer
Come out for the first annual Bob Hartman “Food For Thought” beef-and-beer benefit for frontotemporal dementia research. Also known as Pick’s disease, frontotemporal dementia is similar to Alzheimer’s. This event is named for Robert “Bob” Hartman, a loving husband and father, a proud grandfather, a devoted uncle and a friend who would do anything for anyone.
At the event, listen to some great music, dine and perhaps win some fabulous prizes, all while donating to a charitable cause. All proceeds will go directly to The Association for Frontotemporal Dementia. This is event will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Fran Lee Caterers, 4556 Almond St.
Continue to keep Bob’s memory alive by doing what Bob liked best, helping others. Purchase your tickets — $30 per person, $40 at the door — by contacting Loretta at 215-252-0063. ••
LSH trip to Atlantic City
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, it’s off to Atlantic City for the Lutheran Settlement House seniors for a chance to win a little holiday cash.
This trip offers free round trip motor transportation and $5 in slot play. All players must have their Harrah’s total rewards card. Call Peggy at 215-426-8610, Ext. 206, to reserve your seat. ••
Bridesburg Historical Society to meet
The next meeting of the Bridesburg Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m, at All Saints’ Marian Hall, on the northwest corner of Edgemont and Buckius streets.
Speaker Jack McCarthy, archivist and historical consultant, will speak on “The Historical Highlights of Northeast Philadelphia,” featuring landmark buildings, institutions and events. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 215-535-3828. ••
Texas Hold ‘Em night
The Port Richmond Tigers will sponsor a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Polish American Club, Allegheny Avenue at Richmond Street. Tournament will start at 7 p.m., registration will start at 6 p.m. The buy-in is $30, with big cash prizes to the winners.
Register by Wednesday, Nov. 14, for a chance at early bonus cash prizes. There will be other games of chance available as well as food and beverages. For more info, call Tom Mack at 215-275-8838. ••
Sons of Italy Ladies’ Night
The Sons of Italy, at Monmouth and Belgrade streets, will host a Ladies’ Night on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and snacks while doing holiday shopping. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Vendors are needed; cost is $20 per table, plus a donation. Contact Gina at 215-63402553. ••
Shrimp dinner at Post 821
American Legion Post 821 will host “Shrimp Night” at 4404 Salmon St., on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. Price is $30 per person, includes open bar and music. For tickets, call Post 821 at 215-744-6764, or Rich at 215-637-4243. ••
Konrad Square flea market
The Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Konrad Square, 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 Christmas bazaar
A Christmas bazaar, craft show and “Secret Santa Shoppe” will be held at Bridesburg Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space available for vendors. Call Crystal for info at 267-601-5503. ••
Bethesda United Methodist ‘Stop and Shop’
The Bethesda United Methodist Church is holding a “Christmas Stop and Shop” on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick up your pre-ordered pot pies, shop for other baked goods, take chances on an Eagle’s jacket and more.
For more information and to order pot pies, call 215-739-7399 before Nov. 11. Location will be 2820 E. Venango St. at Richmond Street. ••
Penn Treaty ceremony
Chief Tamanend and William Penn made a peace treaty 330 years ago, and the symbol of the Delaware Nation is a turtle. A wooden turtle carved by Rodger Win will be placed under the bulletin board in Penn Treaty Park on Saturday, Nov. 17.
The park asks children to collect medium-sized stones now to make a rock garden for the turtle under the bulletin board.
Come to the ceremony on Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at the park, at North Delaware Avenue and Beach Street. Any questions, please call Barbara Morehead at 215-425-0393. ••
Call for vendors for the Greensgrow holiday bazaar
The deadline to register as a vendor for Greensgrow Farms’ holiday bazaar is Nov. 17.
The bazaar, a neighborhood sale of crafts, gifts, food, and other holiday items, will take place at the farm, 2503 E. Firth St., on two weekends in December — Saturday, Dec. 8 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Greensgrow does not accept everyone who applies as a vendor; once you are accepted, the farm will send you an invoice for the fee. It does not accept vendors who are selling items that are not handmade or flea market resellers. Sign up at www.greensgrow.org. ••