River Wards events for the week of Dec. 4

Stay up to date on what's going on in your neighborhood.

A gift for every list: Greensgrow will host the second weekend of its annual Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 7 and 8. Plenty of local artisans will have unique items available for purchase such as this wooden bulldozer made by Bob Engle. MELISSA KOMAR / STAR PHOTO

Post 821 Auxiliary seeking members

There are many wonderful things about being a member of the American Legion Post 821 Auxiliary.

It is an honor to be a part of an organization that cares for veterans and their families.

You are eligible to join if you are a mother, grandmother, wife, granddaughter,

daughter or sister of a veteran.

For more details, contact Dolores T. Volz, vice president of Unit 821 Bridesburg, at 215-744-6764. ••

 

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. ••

 

Tree lighting at Campbell Square

Friends of Campbell Square, Belgrade Street and Allegheny Avenue, will host its tree lighting on Friday, Dec 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Come out for a visit with Santa and enjoy complimentary cocoa and cookies. ••

 

Holiday Bazaar at Greensgrow Farms

The annual Holiday Bazaar at Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St., on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

The bazaar will feature local wares including fine art, crafts, jewelry, ceramics, wood working, accessories, green gifts, bath and body and more. Get 10 percent off a Christmas tree when you spend $20 or more with one of the vendors.

Live entertainment lineup includes and Hackett Elementary School Chorus, on Dec. 7, at 10 a.m.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Evil Genius Brewing Company and Eclectik Domestic.

For more details, visit greensgrow.org. ••

 

FNA zoning meeting

Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.

There will be voting on a proposal for the demolition of an existing structure and erection of an attached one-story structure with flat wall sign, for use as a sit-down restaurant at 1322 Frankford 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. ••

 

Art on the Rocks at Portside

Grab some wine and some friends and join Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., for a fun night out at this two-hour workshop.

Learn step-by-step painting from instructor Ellen Rivedal and create your very own work of art. Workshop will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.

All materials are provided by Portside. Event is BYOB and for ages 21 and older.

Tickets cost $35. Enroll at www.portsideartscenter.org or call 215-427-1514. ••

 

Annual tree-lighting ceremony at Powers Park

Powers Park Conservancy, Almond and Ann streets, will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be given out at 4:30 p.m., a raffle with Santa will be held at 4:45 p.m., and the tree lighting and pictures with Santa will take place at 5 p.m.

For up-to-date details, visit www.fb.com/PowersParkConservancy. ••

 

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. ••

 

Santa coming to town

St. Hubert High School’s faculty scholarship fund committee will sponsor Brunch with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The school is at Torresdale and Cottman avenues.

The cost is $15 for brunch and $5 for pictures with Santa.

The menu consists of eggs, pancakes, bacon, chicken nuggets, french fries, juice, coffee, tea and water.

Activities will include coloring, letters to Santa, ornament making, a selfie station, dancing, reindeer food making, face painting and a performance by Anna Marie’s Academy of Dance.

For more information, email SHSantaBrunch@gmail.com. ••

 

Breakfast with Santa at Post 821

Bridesburg American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will host Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Santa arrives at 10 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and potatoes.

Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for kids. ••

 

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. ••