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River Ward events for the week of October 24

SKCP’s Candidate’s Night

Tonight, the South Kensington Community Partners will host its Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) Candidate’s Night, where members of the community can meet the NAC candidates and hear how they would like to serve the neighborhood.

Candidate’s Night will take place at SKCP offices, 1301 N. 2nd St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Also learn about CityLIFT, a program that offers $15,000 in down payment assistance to prospective homebuyers. ••

Job fair tomorrow

Check out State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas’ annual Private Sector Job Fair being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25 at the William H. Gray Youth Center, at 12th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

Participating employers include: Kensington Hospital, Temple University, SEPTA, North Philadelphia Health System, Amtrak, Philadelphia Police Department, Spring Garden Senior Center, Pennsylvania State Police, Wells Fargo, Comcast and many others.

Bring your resume and dress professionally. ••

Free cooking class at LSH

The Lutheran Settlement House Senior Center is pleased to offer a free six-week cooking course that includes: low-cost cooking ideas, nutrition tips, a grocery store tour, food tastings and giveaways.

The class will be offered every Thursday starting tomorrow, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. LSH is located at 1340 Frankford Ave. Call Peggy at 215–426–8610, ext. 206, for information. ••

NLNA meeting tomorrow

The Northern Liberties Neighbors Association will hold its general monthly meeting tomorrow, Oct. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 700 N. 3rd St. All are welcome. ••

Fishtown Spelling Bee

The 11th annual Fishtown Spelling Bee will be presented by Fishtown Action and the Penn Treaty Special Services District.

The bee will take place on Oct. 26 at Shissler Rec. Center, 1800–56 Blair St. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and the competition will begin at 4 p.m. It is open to all students, regardless of school. Competition will be co-ed and broken into the following age levels: grades 2 to 4, grades 5 to 6 and grades 7 to 8.

The winners will get a pizza party for their classrooms. To prepare, the organizers suggest studying pages such as www.spelling-words-well.com. ••

Polish cultural fundraiser

Applebee’s, 2535 Castor Ave., will host a fundraiser pancake breakfast to support the Polish American Cultural Center on Oct. 27, from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call Theresa Romanowski at 215–922–1700. ••

PAL wrestling team

The Philadelphia Police Athletic League Youth Wrestling team will hold a registration night on Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Rizzo PAL Center, Belgrade and Clearfield streets. This free PAL wrestling program is open to boys ages 5–18.

All instruction and equipment is provided. For more information, please contact Officer Ernie Rehr, Rizzo PAL Director, at 215–426–6583. ••

PTSSD seeks board member

The Penn Treaty Special Services District is requesting letters of interest and background information from individuals who would like to fill its current Northern Liberties vacancy on the Board of Directors.

In order to qualify, you must be a resident of Northern Liberties for no less than five consecutive years and available to meet on the third Wednesday of the month (Sept. through June) from roughly 6 to 9 p.m. This is a volunteer position.

Submit letter of interest no later than Monday, Oct. 29 to Kerry Auge, PTSSD administrator, via e-mail: kauge@penntreatyssd.com. ••

RWCW’s ‘Night Out’

Please join the RiverWards Crime Watch community group in a peaceful demonstration of unity and support for creating a safer neighborhood.

The neighbors will gather Tuesday, Oct. 30 (“Mischief Night”) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Konrad Square, Tulip and Dauphin streets. ••

Breast cancer awareness

Nazareth Hospital and the Ladies of Port Richmond will present a breast cancer education and awareness event on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. at at Richmond Hall, 2619 E. Indiana Ave.

The event will feature dinner and an oncology panel discussion with experts from Nazareth Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Admission is $5. Advance registration is required by calling 1–866-NAZ-ARET. ••


The next meeting of Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic and Port Richmond Town Watch will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Samuel Rec. Center, Gaul and Tioga streets. The group will vote for PROPAC board members, and there will also be a representative from the 24th Police District to go over area crime statistics. ••

St. Anne’s music society

Music director Nick Pignataro wants all musicians and singers to join an all-new music society at St. Anne’s Church on Wednesdays (not Tuesdays, as previously noted). This will be a special group of individuals wishing to sing or play instruments in at least two concerts each year.

The church is located at Lehigh and Memphis streets in Port Richmond. The group will meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. It will be an all-volunteer, all-denomination community music society. For more info, call 215–426–8422. ••

Fall sports at Shissler Rec

Applications are now being accepted for fall sports at Shissler Rec., including basketball for boys and girls ages 10 to 13 and men’s indoor soccer. Cost is $300 per team. Money is due Nov. 9.

A women’s 19-years-old and over indoor soccer league is also taking applictions. Cost is $300 per team, and must be paid by Oct. 26. For more info, contact Shissler Rec. at 215–685–9888. ••

Bridesburg Rec. programs

The Bridesburg Rec. Center is offering various adult activities this fall and winter, including: Zumba classes Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays; ceramics Mondays and Tuesdays; scrap booking Wednesdays and a ladies’ bowling league that meets Tuesdays.

For more information on all programs, call 215–685–1247, or visit the center at 4625 Richmond St. ••

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