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River Wards events for the week of April 3

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FNA zoning meeting

The Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.

Voting will take place on two projects, including a proposal for a take-out restaurant (Starbucks) in ground floor commercial space at 1405 Frankford Ave. No change in previously approved uses (30 units multi-family, business/professional office at second commercial space) in other areas of building. No signage in the application. There is also a proposal for a new construction single family home with roof deck at 2332 E. Thompson St. Refusal is for open area.

All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Bring proof of residence or business ownership in the form of a driver’s license or a photo ID and a lease, utility bill or recent piece of mail addressed to your home.

For more details, visit www.fishtown.org/zoning. ••

Holy Family Living Fully Workshop

Holy Family University’s Living Fully Workshop :Concerned About Alcohol/Drug Use of a Loved One: How Can I Help will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Holy Family University Education and Technology Center, 9801 Frankford Ave. The workshop is free. To register, visit www.holyfamily.edu/familycenter, call 267–341–3407 or email familycenter@holyfamily.edu. ••

RWTC presents Crazy for You

River Wards Theatre Company will present Crazy for You on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in St. John Cantius Auditorium, 4435 Almond St.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://riverwardstheatre.ticketleap.com/crazyforyou/.

To arrange ticket pickup, contact Terri at 267–253–2839. ••

St. Anne’s Parish programming

A basket auction will be held at St. Anne’s Social Hall, Memphis and Tucker streets, on Saturday, April 6. A preview will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and auction starts at 7 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Donations are greatly appreciated.

An Eggscellent Easter will be held at St. Anne’s Social Hall on Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost is $5 per person. The event will feature music, crafts, light snacks and drinks.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the St. Anne Rectory at 215–739–4590, Nellie at 215–634–4665 or Theresa at 215–425–3219.

All are welcome. ••

Spring cleanup volunteer day

Riverfront North Partnership is seeking volunteers for the citywide streets cleanup on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should meet at the entrance of the future riverfront park in Bridesburg, North Delaware Avenue at Orthodox Street.

Participants will help with trail and street trash cleanup as well as trail maintenance. Riverfront North will also celebrate the “Opening Day of Trails.” Volunteers are encouraged to use the Port Richmond trail to walk or bike to the event.

For more details, visit riverfrontnorth.org/spring-cleanup. ••

Candy Scramble and Easter Hat and Tie Contest

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., will hold its annual Candy Scramble and Easter Hat and Tie Contest on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m.

The event is open to boys and girls 10 and under. The Easter Bunny will visit at 1:30 p.m. Bring a camera for photos. A 50–50 raffle and tombola will be held. There will be trophies and candy.

For details, call 215–685–1247. ••

Norphans Castors Golf Outing

The Norphans and the 94WIP morning show present The Castors Golf Outing, featuring live segments on the 94WIP morning show from “Chip Snapper” aka Joe Conklin at Juniata National Golf Club and Day Spa on Thursday, April 11. Registration will be held at 6 a.m, with a shotgun start at 7 a.m.

To register, visit www.Norphans.org and select “Norphans Golf Outing” at the top of the page or complete the form and return to Norphans Golf Outing, P.O. Box 11856, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Make Checks Payable to “Norphans.”

For more details, call Jerry Brindisi at 215–906–8496, Tom Crosset at 215–512–2685, Jason Marques at 609–502–5010. Mike McBride at 215–588–9411, Mike Primavera at 215–239–7539 or Mike Ritchie at 215–901–7487 or email Norphans@outlook.com.

All proceeds benefit the Norphans Charities. ••

Easter candy sale

Bethesda Methodist Church, 2820 E. Venango St., will host its homemade Easter candy sale on Saturdays, April 13 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter eggs include buttercream, coconut, chocolate, peanut butter, and fruit and nut. Lollipops, crosses, bunnies and other candy will be available for purchase. ••

Elm Tree Post 88 Fish Fry

The Elm Tree Post 88, 1414 E. Palmer St., will hold its annual “Good Friday Fish Fry”

on Friday, April 19, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Flounder, fish cake platters, and sandwiches along with mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, and desserts of all sorts will be available for purchase.

Orders are eat-in or take-out. Call in orders to 215–739–7512. ••

Holy Inn going on casino trip

Holy Innocents Church will be holding a trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem on Tuesday, April 23.

A bus will depart at 9 a.m. from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue. The bus will depart the Sands at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $35, due by April 15. Guests will receive $25 in slot cash.

To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740. ••

Job fair at Vogt

The public is invited to a job fair sponsored by state Rep. Joe Hohenstein on Friday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vogt Recreation Center, 4131 Unruh Ave.

There will be representatives from local businesses, PA CareerLink, city and state government, unions and recruiters.

Call 215–744–2600. ••

Stars and Stripes, Bars and Pipes pool tournament

The Bravo Chapter Stars and Stripes, Bars and Pipes will hold a pool tournament on

Sunday, April 28, at noon at the Polonia Club, 3321 Belgrade St.

The 8-ball bracket tournament cost is $25 pre-registration and $30 at the door.

Registration opens at 11 a.m., and the tournament starts at noon.

First-place prize is $200, and second-place prize is $100.

Proceeds will go toward helping veterans and first responders in the community.

For details, message Peggy Alvarez or Theresa Bird on Facebook. ••

St. George Golf Outing

The 8th annual St George Golf Outing will be held on Sunday, April 28, at 9 a.m.

Cost is $100 per person and includes round of golf, beverages, food and a banquet after outing at St George Hall.

Outing is a four-man scramble format, with prizes for top team, longest drive and closest to the pin.

There is a $50 discount for a foursome if paid before April 7.

Banquet is open to non-golfers for $25 per person. Sponsors and donations are welcome.

For tickets or advertising, call Sean at 856–297–6630 or Mike at 215–806–3425. ••

Photos at Bridesburg Rec Center

Spring, family, graduation, groups and individual photos by Mrs. Gooden will take place at Bridesburg Rec Center, 4601 Richmond St., on Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30.

To make an appointment, contact Miss Jackie at 215–685–1247 or 215–533–6448. ••

26th PDAC annual Awards Banquet

The 26th Police District Advisory Council’s annual Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, May 3, from 7 p.m. to midnight at SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave.

Tickets cost $50 and are available at the 26th District, 615 E. Girard Ave., or by calling 215–686–3233. Tables of 10 are available for $500.

The yearly fundraiser supports the 26th District officers and the community they serve.

For more details, contact Officer Doñes at 215–686–3233 or 215–828–2727. ••

Travel with North alums on May 11

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association is sponsoring a trip to Baltimore on Saturday, May 11.

A bus will depart the alumni house at Rhawn and Fairfield streets at 8:30 a.m. and arrive back at 8:30 p.m.

The day includes a ticket to the National Aquarium at 11 a.m. and a sit-down late lunch/early dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe at 2 p.m.

There will be about three hours free time before the bus departs the Inner Harbor at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $110, which must be paid in full by April 8.

For more information, call the alumni office at 215–543–1051. ••

Spring Show program ad space available

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., has space available in its Spring Show program for ads.

Cost is $20 for a quarter-page, $25 for a half-page and $45 for a full page. All donations are tax deductible.

Show is Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21. Deadline for ads is Tuesday, May 14.

For more details, call 215–685–1247 or 215–533–6448. ••

Toddler Time at Bridesburg Rec

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., will offer Toddler Time programs in September.

Toddler Time (2) will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. Pre School (3) will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:50 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 2:40 p.m. Pre K (4) will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:50 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 2:40 p.m. Child must be age for class as of Sept. 1.

For more details, call 215–685–1247 or 215–533–6448. ••

Auditions for music program

The nonprofit Share the Spotlight is holding auditions for musicians in grades six through 12 for a tuition-free summer rock music program.

Auditions take place at Keystone Soundworks, 4900 Longshore Ave., beginning on April 5.

To audition, students can learn any song by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin or Aretha Franklin on guitar, bass, drum set, keyboard or vocals. They should have some experience on their instrument and be highly motivated to practice and learn new parts.

The program will meet twice a week through June and July and perform an end-of-the-season show in a professional venue.

To schedule an audition, visit sharethespotlight.org/audition

For more details, email sharethespotlightinfo@gmail.com or call 917–575–9638. ••

Bridesburg’s Men’s Softball League seeking teams

The Bridesburg Men’s Softball League, an arc pitch weeknight league, is seeking teams for the 2019 season.

With a goal of eight teams total, the league is looking to add two to three teams to complete the roster. Teams will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details, call the Bridesburg Recreation Center at 215–685–1247, or email supervisor John McBride at john.mcbride@phila.gov ••

Last call for Tigers sign-ups

Sign-ups for the Port Richmond Tigers baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 are open. Most teams are full.

To register, stop at the clubhouse, Chatham and Ann streets, weeknights from 6:30 to 8.

For more details, call Tom Mack at 215–275–8838. ••

Girls-only wrestling program has openings

Beat the Streets Philadelphia has started a girls-only wrestling program at the Rizzo PAL Center, Belgrade and Clearfield streets.

All girls ages 6 to 18 are welcome. No experience is necessary. Practices are held on Fridays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program is free of charge.

For more details, contact Officer Ernie Rehr, Rizzo PAL director, at 215–426–6583. ••

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