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Riverward upcoming events for this week, June 6

Annual Italian festival

Mother of Divine Grace in Port Richmond continues its annual Italian Festival on June 7, 8 and 9 on the school grounds. Open at 4:30 p.m. with Italian dinners beginning in the school hall at 5 p.m. Food, games and a beer garden. Located at 2612 E. Monmouth St., at the corner of E. Cambria and E. Thompson streets. ••

Beef and beer for Flo Callazo-Jordan

Saturday, June 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Veterans Boxer Association Ring 1, 2733 E. Clearfield St. $25 per person includes food and beer. Cash bar available.

Tickets available at Donna’s Bar on Allegheny and Richmond and The Corner Bar on Clearfield and Richmond. For info contact Heather Little at 267–456–3620. You may donate to Flo’s cancer fund on the Facebook.com page, “Florence Collazo-Jordan Cancer Fund.” ••

Bingo at LSH

The Lutheran Settlement House, at Frankford Avenue and Master Street, will host bingo on Friday, June 22. A special lunch will be for sale at 11:30 a.m. $7 admission includes five lap cards and a free chance on the door prize.

For more information and to reserve a spot in the game, call Mary at 215–426–8610 x202. Septa Routes 5 & 25 stop at the front door of LSH. ••

Flag Day celebration

Come celebrate Flag Day on June 9 at 11 a.m. at Penn Treaty Park at Delaware and Columbia avenues.

Bring your kite to fly, and receive a free flag. ••

Budget seminar

Emanuel United Church of Christ, along with the Philadelphia Credit Union, will offer a free seminar on budgeting and credit on Saturday, June 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Emanuel UCC is located at 2628 Fillmore St. The seminar is free of charge and open to public. ••

Konrad Square flea market

Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market Saturdays June 9 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Konrad Square at Tulip and Dauphin Streets. To rent a space call Vicky, 215–426–9654. ••

Justice for Wayne Walk

At 10 a.m. on July 28, there will be a march in memory of Wayne Ellis. He was shot and killed while on his way home on July 28, 2002, at Belgrade Street and Frankford Avenue.

In the 10 years since his death the family claims they have no answers. The march hopes to break the silence. They seek 100 or more people to join in the walk. Everyone is welcome.

The walk will begin at Front and Spring Garden streets and head to Frankford Avenue at Belgrade St.

It costs $20 per person to participate in the walk and you will receive a bracelet and t-shirt. It will cost $30 to attend the beef and beer if you don’t participate in the memorial walk.

The family will be selling shirts, bracelets, raffle tickets and baskets.

All money raised this year will be donated to the AOH Fishtown Division 51. For more information, email Amy Elliss at fellfrmheaven79@aol.com or call 267–339–1133. ••

The Festival de Bambulae

The Festival de Bambulae is a Puerto Rican garden celebration that will honor renowned Artist Pepon Osorio and community member Rosa Lopez for their impact on the Norris Square community.

The event will be held June 16 at NSNP’s Las Parcelas Garden located along N. Palethorp St. (just below N. 2nd St.), between W. Susquehanna Ave. and W. Dauphin St. Contact Megan Barnes at megan@myneighborhoodproject.org or 215–634–2227. ••

Port Richmond West CAN to meet

The next meeting of Port Richmond West CAN will take place on Wednesday evening, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Firm Hope Baptist Church at 2313 East Auburn St. Come out and hear about community developments planned for our area, including a storm water park, and an energetic affordable housing proposal.

We will be joined by City Planner David Fecteau and our new L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams is invited as well. For details: PortRichmondWestCAN@Gmail.com or 267–650–6168. ••

Shopping trip to Lancaster

Join the LSH Seniors for a trip to the Lancaster Outlets and lunch at Good “N” Plenty on Friday, June 29. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. Cost, including lunch, is $45. Call Peggy at 215–426–8010 x206 for more information. ••

Summer Youth Arts Workshop

Asian Arts Initiative, a community-based arts center, is seeking applications for its annual free Summer Youth Arts Workshop and Summer Youth Lounge.

The weekday workshop sessions are hosted at the Initiative’s headquarters in Chinatown (1219 Vine St.) from July 9 to August 17. Led by professional teaching artists who serve as mentors for youth interested in the arts, the sessions are free and open to Philadelphia public, private and charter school students in grades six through 12.

The registration deadline is June 15. To register, parents can call John Park at 215–557–0455, ext. 228, or email john@asianartsinitiative.org. ••

Gun Buy Back Program

On Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Kensington Ministry, 2140 N Hancock St., the 26th Police District is conducting a “Gun Buy Back Program” in order to increase safety.

The money gathered from businesses and elected officials will be used to buy gift cards to area food markets. Unloaded guns or rifles can be exchanged for a $100 dollar gift card, no questions asked. The money you donate will go directly to removing guns from our streets.

For information on how to get involved contact Captain Michael Cram at 26th District or Officer Anna Mae Law-Whitehead at 215–686–3260 or 267–237–4484

Please make checks out to 26th District PDAC 615 E Girard Ave., Phila Pa, 19125. ••

Customer appreciation day

At Sweets and Treats shop, 3138 Richmond St. June 16, noon until close. Because of community support, the shop was able to expand to now carry Hershey’s ice cream and an Asher’s chocolate counter. The shop will give every customer a free scoop of ice cream and samples of Asher’s chocolates and Jelly Belly jellybeans. ••

Join St. Anne’s choir

The music program at St. Anne’s Church, located at 2328 E. Lehigh Ave., is looking for choral singers to join the church’s festival choir. The choir will sing at the Solemn Closing of the Novena to St. Anne on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m.

The choir rehearses on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Anne’s. For more information, contact Nick at pignataro.nick@gmail.com or call 732–865–0585. ••

NKCDC parklet meeting

The New Kensington Community Development Corperation will host a public meeting to discuss a proposal to install a parklet at 2311 Frankford Ave.

This meeting will be held Monday, June 11 at 6 p.m., at Circle of Hope Church, 2009 Frankford Ave.

The NKCDC said that the parklet would provide a space for passive recreation and be open to the public. It would be located in the parking lane at the above address and occupy one in street parking space.

For more information and to share your opinion please attend the meeting and bring proof of address. Voting will be limited to residents, property owners, and representatives of businesses within the 19125 zip code, but all are welcome to be a part of the discussion.

Those with questions can contact Henry Pyatt at 215–427–0350 x124 or email hpyatt@nkcdc.org. ••

Palmer Street garage sale

On the 1100 block of Palmer Street on Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are invited to attend. ••

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