River Ward events for the week of November 14
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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 and other non-perishables for Thanksgiving baskets can be dropped off at 4404 Salmon St., Bridesburg, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after 7 p.m. ••
Bridesburg Historical Society to meet
The next meeting of the Bridesburg Historical Society will be held tonight at 7:30, 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. ••
FNA to meet tomorrow
Please join the Fishtown Neighbors Association for its November general membership meeting. David Fecteau, from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, will join the group to discuss the recent changes to the zoning code. Parking and height requirements, as well as whatever questions you have, will be addressed.
FNA will also be electing its board for 2013. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Fishtown Rec. Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and chatting; the meeting starts at 7 p.m. ••
Explore the Delaware Waterfront
Enjoy a free program Thurs., Nov. 15 at the Independence Seaport Museum that will highlight some of the archaeological discoveries from the Fishtown neighborhood that have been produced in association with PennDOT’s ongoing I-95/Girard Ave. project.
The Nov. 15 program is being offered in conjunction with the I-95 artifact exhibit now open at the Seaport Museum (“Digging the City: Archaeological Discoveries from the Delaware Waterfront”), and will focus specifically on the Native American sites that have been found so far. The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Seaport Museum’s auditorium, and no advanced registration is required. The museum is located at 211 S. Columbus Blvd. ••
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 Eagles 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. ••
Beef-and-beer for Nyasia Gillespie
Nyasia is a 17-year-old senior at Little Flower High School. Her grandfather was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer last year, and passed away Sept. 7. This being her last year in school, Nyasia would love to stay in the apartment she lives in with her grandmother in Port Richmond. This beef-and-beer will raise funds for Nyasia.
Donations will be very much appreciated. Entertainment will be provided by The Great Scott Band and DJ Joe Polito. Raffles, auctions and chances will be available. The event will take place Nov. 17 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Greater Kensington Stringband, 7235 Edgemont St. Tickets are $30 per person;v contact Kristine at 215-498-1365, Jane at 215-260-0106 or Anne at 267-909-8625. ••
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 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. ••
Bullying prevention class
Arm yourself and your kids with the knowledge and skills you need to stay safe. Join councilmen Bobby Henon and Mark Squilla, Stevenson Protective Services and Balance Studios for a free class that will instruct on self-defense as well as the prevention of child abduction and bullying.
Attend class at one of the following neighborhood locations on Saturday, Nov. 17: the Bridesburg class will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bridesburg Rec. Center, 4601 Richmond St. The Fishtown class will be from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Laurentius Rectory, 1608 E. Berks St. Questions? Please contact Lisa Deeley at email@example.com. ••
Greensgrow Farms will have a Thanksgiving farmstand Nov. 20 and 21, packed with all of the local fruits and veggies you’ll need for Thanksgiving dinner. Greensgrow also will take orders for Thanksgiving menu items; the farm offers turkeys, produce pies and ice cream. Check out the menu at www.greensgrow.org. Thanksgiving market days will operate from 2 to 6 p.m. ••
PROPAC/PRTW to meet
Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic and Port Richmond Town Watch will hold a monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at Samuel’s Recreation Center, Gaul and Tioga streets. Due to the cancellation of October’s meeting, voting for PROPAC board members has been postponed until this meeting. ••
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