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River Wards events for the week of July 21

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Riverfront North BIG funding

The final cycle of Riverfront North BIG grants will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis through Sept. 15.

Applicants in the 19137 ZIP code can request $500 for their project.

Grants are designed to spread the word about what is offered to residents in the neighborhood.

Three categories of funding for projects are nature or outdoor-based activities; community building; and intergenerational activities.

The grant program is supported by the William Penn Foundation.

For more details, visit riverfrontnorth.org. ••

FNA children’s art contest

FNA is sponsoring the “Draw Yourself as a Fish!” children’s art contest.

Contest is open to children ages 5 to 13.

Participants are asked to draw what they would look like as a fish doing their favorite Fishtown activity.

Contest runs until July 21.

Participants should include name, age, school attended and phone number on the back of the picture.

Entries can be dropped off at Shissler Rec Center, 1800 Blair St., or Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. ••

Water Ice with a Cop

Powers Park Conservancy, 2965 Almond St., will host Water Ice with a Cop at the park on Thursday, July 22, at 6 p.m.

Event is sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, the UPS Store in Cinnaminson and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. ••

Food pantry at St. Michael’s

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, hosts a food pantry on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon.

All are welcome. ••

Nashville-Memphis trip with Polish American Cultural Center 

Polish American Cultural Center Happy Travelers are organizing a seven-day trip to Nashville and Memphis from Oct. 10 through Oct. 16.

The trip will consist of two nights in Gaylords Opryland, tickets to the Grand Old Opry, Elvis experience in Graceland with a tour of his mansion, a guided tour of Nashville, guided tour of Memphis and much more.

All are invited.

Seats still available.

For more details, call Theresa Romanowski at 215-813-2780 or 215-922-1700.  ••

Bridesburg Food Pantry

Clothing and nonperishable food donations for the Bridesburg Food Pantry can be dropped off at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., on weekdays, from 1 to 8 p.m. ••

Drink can tabs donations needed

Soda and beer can tabs donations to benefit the Ronald McDonald House can dropped off at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., on weekdays, from 1 to 8 p.m. ••

Richmond Library children programs

Outdoor Preschool Storytime will be held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Meghan in front of the library for stories, songs and fun at these in-person, outdoor storytimes.

Participants ages 2 and up must wear a mask and distance themselves from other groups. Space may be limited. 

Recommended for ages 4 and under with caregivers. Siblings welcome. 

Outdoor Read, Baby, Read Storytime will be held every Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Meghan in front of the library for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces at these in-person, outdoor storytimes.

For babies with caregivers. Siblings welcome. 

Read, Baby, Read is made possible by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Follow Richmond Library – Free Library of Philadelphia on Facebook page for weather cancellations. Text @ricprescho to 81010 for text reminders.

The library building, 2987 Almond St., will remain closed, but curbside pickup and virtual programs will continue. ••

 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.

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. ••

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.

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. ••

Port Richmondopoly spaces available

The Leprechaun Sports Association and Port Richmond Neighbors Association are 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. ••

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