River Wards events for the week of Nov. 6

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Stars and Stripes, Bars and Pipes raffle fundraiser

    Stars and Stripes, Bars and Pipes Bravo chapter is selling $10 chances for a chance to win $100 a day for 12 days from Dec. 1-12.

Tickets can be purchased through Venmo @SSBP-Bravo.

Proceeds support veterans and first responders. ••

Collection for Kevin’s Koats

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond Street, is a proud sponsor of Kevin’s Koats.

A collection bin is located outside the office, and jackets, coats and hoodies can be dropped off until Nov. 15.

For more details about Kevin’s Koats, visit www.kevinfromheaven.org.  ••

Aid for Friends Christmas 2019

Items are being collected for Aid for Friends Christmas 2019.

New items for senior shut-ins can be dropped off at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St.

Suggestions include deodorant, combs, cookies, lines, robes, stockings, blankets, dish cloths, candy, shaving cream, flannel shirts, gloves, pajamas, body lotion, socks, stamps, pens, note pads, slippers and anything useful or enjoyed by senior citizens.

For more details, contact Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247 or 215-533-6448. ••

Flea and farmer’s markets on Columbus Boulevard

Philadelphia Flea Market will present an outdoor flea market on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Race Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd. Admission is free.

Meanwhile, the Food Trust hosts an indoor and outdoor farmer’s market every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cherry Street Pier, through Nov. 16.

Call 215-625-3532. ••

Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar

The St. Anne Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Anne Social Hall, at Memphis and Tucker streets.

There will be a variety of vendors and crafters. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. There will be complimentary refreshments from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets will be distributed during those hours.

Vendors are needed for the event. Cost for a table is $25. Contact Claire Gardner at 215-425-3232 or the rectory 215-739-4590 for more information.

Pool, darts and shuffleboard tournament

Stars and Stripes, Bars and Pipes Bravo Chapter will host a “round robin” pool, darts and shuffleboard tournament on Sunday, Nov. 10, at noon at the Polonia Club, 4431 Belgrade St.

The event is a two-person, co-ed team tournament and cost is $40 prior or $50 at the door per team. Registration opens at 11 a.m.

All-around winning team takes 50 percent of pay in.

Proceeds will go toward helping veterans in the community and first responders in the area. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase. ••

Veterans Day memorial service at VFW Post 2

The Bridesburg Lawton VFW Post #2 will celebrate Veterans Day with a memorial service at the Post, 4638 Richmond St., on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m.

Fellow veterans, friends and neighbors are invited to join the VFW in this remembrance and salute to all veterans.

Refreshments will be available following the service.

For more details, call 215-537-0187.  ••

FNA zoning meeting

Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.

There will be voting on an application for a sit-down restaurant on the first floor of an existing structure at 227 E. Girard Ave.

All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Bring proof of residence or business ownership.

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

Bingo at St. Michael’s Church

St. Michael’s Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will host bingo on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. ••

Spaghetti dinner at Bethesda Methodist Church

Bethesda Methodist Church, 2820 E. Venango St., will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 4 to 12, and children under 3 are free.

Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, dessert and a drink. ••

Autism Beef and Beer Fundraiser

The Autism Beef and Beer Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7 to midnight at The EOM Club, 138 Moore St.

Tickets are $35. There will be 50/50 raffle tickets available for purchase.

Table sponsors are needed. A business or individual can be a table sponsor for $100. Monetary donations and baskets are greatly appreciated.

For tickets or to donate, contact Mina Dever at 215-427-1133 or cjdever@aol.com. Donations can be mailed to Mina Dever at 3314 Almond St.

The fundraiser will benefit Autism Speaks and local autism programs and schools. ••

Coach Bingo at St. Hubert

The St. Hubert Alumnae Association will sponsor Coach Bingo on Sunday, Nov. 17, in the school cafeteria, 7320 Torresdale Ave.

The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is open to people 18 and older. Doors open at noon.

Tickets cost $35, and must be purchased in advance.

For tickets or more information, email SHAACoachBingo@gmail.com. ••

Christmas photos by Mrs. Gooden

Christmas photos will be taken by Mrs. Gooden on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 20 and 21, at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St.

To make appointments, contact Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247 or 215-533-6448. ••

Family paint night

    A family paint night will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Anne Social Hall, Memphis and Tucker streets, on the second floor.

Cost is $25 per person. Adults are welcome to attend to assist their children for no charge.

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to bring their own snacks.

For more details and tickets, contact Nellie Hohenstein at 215-634-4665 or Theresa Stahl at 215-425-3219. ••

2019 Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar

The 2019 Christmas Bazaar and Flea Market at Immaculate Conception Cathedral Hall, Franklin and Brown streets, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Homemade food and pastries, pierogies, stuffed cabbage, gifts, vendors, crafts and much more will be featured.

Games of chance for children and adults with prizes, gift baskets and hourly turkey door prizes will be included, too.

There will be a flea market area. Guided hourly tours of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will be available. ••

Dancing with Santa at St. Anne’s

Dancing with Santa will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Anne Social Hall, Memphis and Tucker streets.

Come twist the night away with good, old St. Nick. Cost is $5 per person and includes light snacks and a gift for each child. For more details or to purchase a ticket, contact Nellie Hohenstein at 215-634-4665 or Theresa Stahl at 215-425-3219. ••

Adult Zumba classes at Bridesburg Rec

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., will offer adult Zumba classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Cost is $4. ••

Call for food, clothing donations

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., is collecting nonperishable food and clothing for the needy in the neighborhood. Donations can be dropped off at the rec center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247. ••

Flag football at Bridesburg Rec Center

Bridesburg Rec Center will offer a flag football program designed to introduce boys and girls ages 7 to 9 and 10 to 13 to the game of football. It’s also an opportunity for kids already playing to get more practice. The program will feature arena-style football in the gym and be held on Tuesday nights.

Registration is $15.

For more details or to register, call 215-685-1247 or stop by the office at 4601 Richmond St. and ask for John, Mike, Siobhan or Tina. ••

Port Richmond Neighborhood Association meeting 

Port Richmond Neighborhood Association meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month at Cohocksink Rec Center, Cedar and Cambria streets, at 7 p.m.

All Port Richmond business owners and residents welcome.

The goal of the group is to unite the neighborhood in every positive way possible. ••

EnhanceFitness Class at LSH

Lutheran Settlement House, at 1340 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown, is offering an EnhanceFitness Class on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. and Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The program focuses on stretching, flexibility, balance strengthening and low-impact aerobics exercises for active older adults at any fitness level. EnhanceFitness provides a challenging yet safe environment for the unfit or near frail. EnhanceFitness is a state Department of Aging evidence-based exercise program.

For information, contact Caroline Klug at 215-460-8610, Ext. 1206 or cklug@lshphilly.org. •• 

New art class at Lutheran Settlement House

Lutheran Settlement House, at 1340 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown, will host an art class for individuals 55+ on Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants can try a variety of fine arts such as painting, sketching and watercolor with guided instruction and expertise.

For information, contact Caroline Klug at 215-460-8610, Ext. 1206 or cklug@lshphilly.org. •• 

Apply for cheap internet

Comcast is expanding eligibility for Internet Essentials to include all qualified low-income households in its service area.

The company estimates that more than 3 million additional low-income households, including households with people with disabilities, are now eligible to apply.

Since August 2011, Internet Essentials has connected more than 8 million low-income individuals, from 2 million households, to the internet at home.

To be eligible to apply to the program, low-income applicants need to show they are participating in one of more than a dozen different government assistance programs.

A list of these programs can be found at internetessentials.com.

The program includes the option to purchase an internet-ready computer for less than $150, and low-cost, high-speed internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax.

For more information, or to apply for the program in seven different languages, call 855-846-8376. ••

American Legion seeks members

In a legislative win for the American Legion, President Trump signed the LEGION (Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National) Service Act.

The bill declares that the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941, recognizing about 1,600 American service members who were killed or wounded in previously undeclared periods of war.

The Act opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to join the American Legion and avail themselves to the programs and benefits the Legion offers that they had not been previously eligible.

“We are very excited that Congress passed this bill and the president signed it,” said American Legion 5th District Commander Jim Cantz, commander of the Cpl. John Loudenslager Post in Fox Chase. “It is important to recognize all those who answered their nation’s call and in many cases have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Bruce Conklin, commander of the William D. Oxley Post in Holmesburg, noted that the number of eligible veterans to join the Legion has been dwindling, as most of our Vietnam veterans are now in their 70s and the Global War on Terrorism has been fought by a much smaller number of service members.

“This is a great opportunity to reach out to more of our veterans and get them involved in the Legion. This new law also expands the eligibility pool for the Sons of the American Legion, which is open to men whose father or grandfather served in the armed forces, and the Legion Auxiliary, that is open to spouses of veterans.”

For more information on joining the American Legion, call Jim Cantz at 215-609-2416 or go to www.pa-legion.org. ••