Events around the river wards this week

POLISH HARVEST FEST

The Polish Harvest Fest, Dozynki, will be held Sunday Oct. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Adalbert Auditorium, Thompson Street and Allegheny Avenue. Polish food and refreshments will be available, as well as live music and performances by Polish folk dance groups. Admission is free. For more information, call 215 922 1700.••

OLDE RICHMOND MEETING

The Olde Richmond Civic Association will meet Tues., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Cione Playground, Aramingo and Lehigh avenues. The Vacant Lots initiative will make a presentation about their group and ORCA members will take vote on lending support.

For more information, write to peggy.orca@msn.com.••

KONRAD SQUARE FLEA MARKET

The friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Sat. Oct. 22. at Konrad Square park, Tulip and Dauphin, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in renting a space can call Vicky 215–4264.••

LOP FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER

The Ladies Of Port Richmond will host a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast at Applebees, 2535 Castor Ave., on Sat., Oct. 22 starting at 8 a.m. The cost is $5 per person, and funds go toward breast cancer research.••

PORT RICHMOND TOWN WATCH

Please join Port Richmond Town Watch and PROPAC at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., at Samuel’s Recreation center, Gaul and Tioga.

Community interest items and zoning issues will be discussed. Representatives from the 24th Police District will be on hand to review the latest statistics.

Bring your concerns to our meeting so they can be addressed.••

JOAN OF ARC PARISH REUNION

The Annual St. Joan of Arc Parish Reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23. All are invited to St. Joan of Arc Church, 3546 Frankford Ave., to begin the reunion with Mass at noon. A dinner will follow from 1–5 at the Casbah Caterers, located at Thompson and Tioga. Tickets are $40. Includes 4-hour open bar, hot buffet, sweet table and DJ. A silent auction will be held during the dinner. Chance books are available through the mail. For more information about tickets, please call Liz at the rectory, 215 535 4641.••

BRIDESBURG SOCCER AND BASKETBALL REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2012 indoor soccer program and basketball program is taking place every Monday and Wednesday (except Halloween) in October at the Bridesburg Rec Center, 4625 Richmond St. between 6–8 p.m.

No registration will be accepted after Oct. 26. The Travel team fee is $60, and the House League (ages 3–6) is $30.

Please bring a birth certificate and wallet size photo.

If your child was not registered for baseball, softball, rookie league, t-ball or outdoor soccer, you will also have to pay the $35 Family Membership fee.

For more information, contact Ken Pickford at mrflyer2379@verizon.net or Lori Marko at mvpMommy@gmail.com. For basketball, contact Marybeth Gill at mbgo5o9@aol.com••

BODINE HIGH SCHOOL MURAL AND GREENING PROJECT DEDICATION

Bodine High School for International Affiars, 4th and George streets, will host a mural unveiling on Oct. 20 from 3–5 p.m. The latest projects — Reading the Flow and chainlinkGREEN — center on a timely issue that kids want to talk about while transforming a civic space.

What resulted from this partnership is an innovative and environmentally conscious way to channel rain water, led by the Philadelphia Water Department; a trellis and seating structure that utilizes under-valued materials and repurposed asphalt from the garden construction and other sites, designed by Scott Shall of International Design Clinic; mosaic glass and painted murals that capture the theme of water both locally and globally, both poetically and factually, led by artists Beverly Fisher and Euhri Jones; and a new landscape featuring native foliage, designed by Anna Forrester of CityPlay.••

Kearny School Fall Fest

Kearny School, located at 6th and Fairmount streets, will hold a fall festival and flea market on Sat. Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes a fleamarket, face painting, food, and kids activities. Proceedes benefit Kearny School.••

Hancock Mural Dedication

Hancock Rec Center, Master and Hancock streets, will host a mural dedication on Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Join artists from the Mural Arts Program and Hancock Recreation Center staff for the dedication of a new mural and benches at the center. Contact Stephanie Gradel, Director of Hancock, at (215) 685–9886 for more details.

Preserving Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods Conference

Friday, Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Temple University Student Faculty Center, 3340 N. Broad Street, 4th Floor

Join your neighbors at the 3rd annual conference for community leaders about preserving and celebrating Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Neighborhood leaders & Volunteers — REGISTER TODAY at www.PreservationAlliance.com under the Events tab.••

Urban Roots Fundraiser

The Flats at Girard Pointe (1221–1233 N. 3rd St.) will host a community celebration and fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 22.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Meet and greet the urban topiary designers. Paint a leaf for a mural. Learn about upcoming mentoring workshops for high school students. Free! Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 19 to Cashman & Associates at (215) 627–1082 x106••

19125 Fall Cleanup

Join 100-plus volunteers Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. from around the neighborhood as we sweep the sidewalks and remove trash from problem areas. If you haven’t participated in a fall or spring cleanup yet, now is your chance to get involved! All volunteers will enjoy a BBQ afterward to celebrate their hard work.

Come to the check-in spot nearest you:

Fishtown Rec Center

(1202 E. Montgomery)

NKCDC Garden Center

(1825 Frankford Ave)

East Kensington

(York & Coral)

Olde Richmond

(Huntingdon & Aramingo)••

Harvest Festival at BVM

A day of fun at Visitation BVM will be held at the Community Center at Visitation, Kensington and Lehigh,

on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carve or paint a pumpkin, enjoy music and food, or play some bingo. There will also be useful information and healthy living screenings. Bring the whole family!••