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Philadelphia-South Jersey boom nuisance town hall meeting

A Philadelphia-South Jersey boom nuisance parties town hall meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

Residents should email boom nuisance party concerns to dmartino@pahouse.net.

Meeting ID is 96834165139.

For more details, join the Facebook event, “Philadelphia-South Jersey Boom Nuisance Parties Virtual Town Hall Meeting.” ••


Lutheran Settlement House farm stand

Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., will host a free farm stand and choice pantry every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting April 15.

The farm stand will feature complimentary produce, meat, dairy, vegan options, and a variety of shelf-stable canned goods.

For more details, call 215-426-8610. ••


Sips for Students

Fishtown Social Bar and Natural Wine Shop, 1525 Frankford Ave., in partnership with Fishtown District, will host Sips for Students, a series promoting the Liguori Academy Sponsor a Student initiative while highlighting local businesses.

The first event will be held virtually on Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

The series will feature monthly tastings and pairings while presenting how to sponsor a student.

Next month’s Sips for Students will feature Evil Genius, on May 13.

Tickets cost $75 and include three 750ml bottles of wine, notes and a tasting sheet.

Wine can be picked up at Fishtown Social during normal business hours until April 15.

For more details, follow Fishtown Social on Facebook.  ••


Post 821 breakfast

American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will host a breakfast on Sunday, May 16, from 8 to 11 a.m.

Cost is $8 per adult and $5 per child.

Breakfast includes eggs, sausage, potatoes, orange juice, and coffee.

Veterans eat free. ••


Bridesburg Rec seeking softball teams

The Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., is seeking teams to help complete its men’s softball league. Games would be held weeknights after 8 p.m. The season will tentatively start by mid-May. Interested teams should contact the center via email at John.mcbride@phila.gov or call 215-685-1247. ••


Portside at Cherry Street Pier

Portside Arts Center upcoming kids and adult classes at Cherry Street Pier include:

Children’s Saturday classes on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes are for ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15 per class or $50 for four classes. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Ages 4-10 / $15/class or $50 

Teen Portfolio Building workshop will be on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes are for ages 11 to 17. Cost is $60 for a 4-week session.

Family Art Night will be on Friday, May 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $20 per family. 

Cherry Street Pier is located at  121 N. Columbus Blvd. 

For more details or to enroll, visit www.portsideartscenter.org or call 215-427-1514. ••


Spring workout sessions

The Leprechaun Sports Association will hold spring football workout sessions on Sundays, until April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at Cohox Field, Gaul and Ann streets.

For more details, visit the Leprechaun Sports Association Facebook page.  ••


St. Hubert taking summer trip

The sixth annual St. Hubert Summer Fun Trip will take place on Tuesday, June 22.

The day will start with a one-hour ride on an Atlantic City cruise ship.

Next is a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $10 back in slot cash.

The day will end with a sitdown dinner and wine tasting at Tomasello Winery, in Hammonton.

A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. and return at about 9 p.m. Masks must be worn on the trip. Eating and drinking on the bus are prohibited, and there is no bathroom use. Temperatures will be taken as you enter the bus.

The cost is $90, paid in full by May 15.

To reserve your seat, contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••


Port Richmondopoly spaces available

The Leprechaun Sports Association and Port Richmond Neighbors Association is selling advertising spaces for the 2021 Port Richmondopoly board game.

A local twist on the popular board game, Port Richmondopoly was first available in 2007 and sponsored by the former Our Lady Help of Christians School and parish.

The fundraiser will support sports programs offered by the Leprechauns and future programs organized by the Port Richmond Neighbors Associations.

For more details or to purchase a space, email leprechaunsyouthsports@gmail.com, fjr42076@gail.com or portrichmondna@gmail.com. ••


Restaurant sponsors needed for community meals

Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., is seeking restaurants to sponsor its takeout-style community meals initiative.

Sponsors should provide meals to serve 50 people in individually portioned takeout containers. 

Volunteers are welcome to help distribute the meals, but are not required.

Community meals are distributed every third Thursday of the month, from 3 to 5 p.m.

For more details, email Meg Finley at mfinley@lshphilly.org. ••


RTTF one-on-one support

Rock to the Future is offering free, virtual one-on-one support for children in grades 1 through 12. 

Academic and music support is available.

To register, visit rocktothefuture.org/getsupport.

For more details, email juliana@rocktothefuture.org or call 215-302-9633. ••


Portside Arts Center virtual art classes

Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., is offering virtual classes.

Available classes include Animals Around The World for ages 4 to 6 on Sundays, from 10 to 11 a.m.; and Art Around The World for ages 7 to 9 on Saturdays, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Classes cost $10 each.

In-person classes will be held at Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Classes include Saturday Youth Class for ages 4 to 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 per class or $50 for four classes; Teen Portfolio Building Workshop on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for ages 11-17. Cost is $15 per class or $50 for four classes; Beginners Upholstery and Open Studio Upholstery for ages 18-plus. Cost is $450 for new students or $375 for returning students. Schedule is Tuesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m.

Portside Summer Arts Camp will be in-person. 

Schedule is June 21 through Aug. 20, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Camp open to ages 4 to 13.

Cost is $325 per week.

Scholarship applications are available on the website. 

For more details, call 215-427-1514 or visit www.portsideartscenter.org. ••


24th Police District community alert

An increase in catalytic converter theft has been reported in the area. Below are tips from the 24th Police District to help protect your vehicle:

  • When possible, park in well-lit areas and close to building entrances.
  • If you have a garage, park inside and keep the garage door shut.
  • Have the catalytic converter welded to the car’s frame, which may make it more difficult to steal.
  • Consider engraving the Vehicle Identification Number on the catalytic converter. This may alert a scrap dealer it was stolen and make it easier to identify the owner. 
  • Calibrate your car for the alarm to set off when it detects motion.


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