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River Wards events for the week of April 26

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Tot rec program

The Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., tot program will begin in September. Child must be age as of Sept. 1. Pre K for age 4 will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from noon to 2:40 p.m. Pre School for age 3 will be held on Thursdays and Fridays, from noon to 2:40 p.m. Toddler Time for age 2 will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details, contact Miss Jackie at 215–685–1247.

Annual men’s soccer league

The 35th Annual Ukrainian Club Men’s Soccer League, 847 N. Franklin St., will begin in May. Games are weeknights on an outdoor field. Teams are five players plus one goalie. Spikes are required. Open roster all season. Suggested age is 18. New teams welcome. For details, contact Paul Melon at 215–740–4507 or pmellon2213@gmail.com.

A&W Little Athletes

Frank Glavin Playground, Almond and Westmoreland streets, is offering basketball and soccer for children ages 3 to 5. Basketball will be held on Mondays, from 4 to 5 p.m. and soccer will be held on Wednesdays, from 4 to 5 p.m. Programs begin Monday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 12. Cost is $30 for both sports or $20 for one sport. Checks or money orders payable to “Frank Glavin AC” only. For details, call 215–685–9898 or email glavinaw@gmail.com.

Board members needed

New Kensington Community Development Corporation is looking for several new volunteer board members. Candidates of particular interest are those who live or work in a leadership capacity in the 19134 and 19125 zip codes. Visit nkcdc.org for application information. Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, May 23.

Schoolyard design presentation

Friends of Hackett will present the final schoolyard design for Hackett Elementary on Thursday, April 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church, 2141 E. Cumberland St. Representatives from PWD and PSD will be present.

Drug Take Back Day

State Rep. John Taylor will co-host a Drug Take Back Day event with First Class Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the intersection of Frankford and Cottman avenues. All pharmaceutical drugs to be disposed must be in a sealed container, like the original bottle or a zip-top bag. Liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container. Personal information should be removed or blotted out with a permanent marker. Items accepted include prescription and over-the-counter solid medications; tablets and capsules; liquid medications; prescription patches; medical creams and ointments; vitamins; nasal sprays; and pet medicines.For details, call at 215–708–3139.

St. Laurentius 5k

The 6th Annual Saint Laurentius 5k will be held on Saturday, April 29. Cost is $25 in advance for adults 18 and older or $35 on race day; $20 in advance for students ages 17 and under or $30 on race day; and $10 in advance for walkers or $18 on race day. Fees support Saint Laurentius School. Block party to follow the race. For details, visit fishtown5k.org or email fishtown5k@gmail.com.

Golf outing and banquet

Friends of Saint George will hold the 6th Annual Golf Outing and Banquet on Sunday, April 30, at Juniata Golf Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m., rain or shine. Cost is $100 per person. Individual players are welcome. Homemade food, beverages at Saint George School Hall after the golf outing are included. 4 man scramble format, shotgun start at 9 a.m., prizes for long drive, closet to pin, and top team. Prizes given out at the banquet following the outing. Sponsors and donations are welcome. For details, call Mike Lorino at 215–806–3425 or Sean Hanratty at 856–297–6630.

FNA zoning meeting

Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. Voting will take place on a proposal for adding a two-story addition onto an existing one-story building for the creation of a three dwelling unit, multi-family residence with roof deck at 29 W. Wildey St. and a proposal to create a mixed-used building with commercial on the ground floor and residential, 28 dwelling units, on floors two through five at 1502–08 Frankford Ave. All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership.

Special needs cheer signups

The Bridesburg Cougars will hold signups for the new special needs cheer team on Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fee is $90 to register. For details, call Trish Fries at 267–307–3290 or visit Bridesburg Cougars Cheer on Facebook.

Rain Check workshop

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will be hosting a Rain Check Workshop at Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., on Wednesday, May 3, at 6 p.m. Participants will learn how to get a free rain barrel. Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will be offered. For details and to register, visit phillywatersheds.org/raincheck or call PHS at 215–988–1698.

Stars Wars Day

Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., will celebrate Star Wars Day on Thursday, May 4, at 4 p.m. Star Wars Adventures event will feature games, crafts and a chance to win a surprise. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Supplies limited. First come, first serve. May the 4th Be with You!

Flag disposal event

The members of Bridesburg Lawton VFW Post #2 and Boy Scouts of Troop 120 will be holding a disposal ceremony for damaged, dirty, or discarded American Flags outside of the VFW Post 2, 4638 Richmond St., on Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m. Our fellow veterans, friends and neighbors are invited to attend the ceremony. If you have American Flags that you would like to dispose of, they can be dropped off at the VFW Post 2 Canteen. For details, call 215–537–0187.

Flapjack fundraiser

Adaire Home and School will host a flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s, 2501 Aramingo Ave., on Sunday, May 7, from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $7 per person. For details or tickets, contact Julie at 267–312–8461 or Jenn at 267–407–4301.

Fishtown Tot Rec registration

Fishtown Tot Rec Preschool Program, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave., registration will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For 3-year-old class, child must be 3 by Sept. 1. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the 4-year-old class, child should be 4 by Sept. 1. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. All children must be potty-trained.The child’s birth certificate, immunization record and a $20 non-refundable registration fee is required at registration. For details, call 215–685–9885.

Comedy Night

Friends of MDG and Columbia Social Club, 3529 Almond St., will host a comedy night on Friday, May 12, from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 and include comedy show, food, beer, wine and DJ. A 50/50 raffle and Chinese Auction will be available. For tickets, contact Frank Valentino at 267–408–4926.

Penn Treaty Park events

There will be free Mother’s Day flowers at Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St., on Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. A flea market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in participating in the flea market should contact Barbara Morehead at 215–850–3709.

Lehigh Avenue Arts Festival

The Portside Arts Center Spring Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 13, from noon to 5 p.m. at Belgrade Street and Lehigh Avenue. All proceeds support Portside’s student scholarship fund. To get involved, jwilchinsky@portsideartscenter.org.

CYO basketball camp

All CYO members are invited to a free, five-day skills training from Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Glavin Playground, Almond and Westmoreland streets. Children must attend a neighborhood grade school and program is free. To sign up, visit Glavin Playground or contact Joe Lamb at 215–390–8442.

Vendors and sponsors needed

Friends of Penn Treaty School is seeking vendors, community and business sponsors, volunteers, and donors for its family friendly flea market & craft sale on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To rent a space or make a donation, visit eventbrite.com and search “FoPT Flea” or email info@friendsofpenntreaty.org.

Game night

Friends of Penn Treaty School and Circle of Hope host a monthly family and teen friendly game night on the fourth Friday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2007 Frankford Ave. Games & snacks are provided, but guests are welcome to bring more.

Toddler storytime

Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., will hold toddler storytime on Tuesdays, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 0 to 3 1/2.

Portside art classes

Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., is offering after-school art classes including stop motion animation, drawing and mosaics. Entries are being accepted to win two free weeks of summer arts camp. Camp is for children ages 4 to 12, from June 26 to Aug. 18. Visit portsideartscenter.org for details.

Donate aluminum can tabs

The Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., is collecting aluminum tabs. The collection benefits the Ronald McDonald House.

Looking for classmates

The Class of 1967 from Kensington High School for Girls will hold its 50th reunion in October. Date and location is forthcoming. If you were a member of the Class of 1967 and are interested in the reunion, contact Lynn Dixon at alynndixon@gmail.com.

Cione Playground programs

Cione Playground, 2600 Aramingo Ave., is offering programs to the public. Zumba classes will be held on Fridays, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and cost is $5 per class. Free arts and crafts for kids ages 5 to 12 will take place on Saturdays, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Flag Football for kids 10 to 12. Cost is $5. Chess will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, from noon to:130 p.m. No cost. All ages and skill levels. For details or to signup for programs, call 215–685–9880 or follow Cione Recreation Center on Facebook.

Glavin Playground programs

Frank Glavin “A&W” Playground is offering the following programs. Improv for Kids is held on Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30, for children ages 8 to 12. The drama program aims to improve self-confidence, social skills and teach kids how to make up silly scenes on the spot. Fee is $40 for eight weeks. Advance registration is required. Book Club for youth ages 6 and over will be held on Mondays, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with Miss Bridget. Program is free. Chess Club for youth ages 6 and older will be held on Tuesdays, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of chess and strategies to improve. Cost is $20 for eight weeks. For details on programs, call 215–685–9898 or email glavinaw@gmail.com.

Food pantry hours change

St. Michael’s Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, has revised hours for the weekly food pantry distributions. Distribution hours are from 11 a.m. to noon. There will no longer be evening hours. Members from the 19125 and 19134 may come twice a month or three times a month if a month has five Thursdays. For details, call 215–423–0792.

Nutrition assistance for seniors

Residents 60 and older who are disabled and have low to modest income may be eligible for SNAP benefits. If you are single and your income is less than $1962 a month, or less than $2656 a month for a couple, you may qualify. There is no limit on how much a senior has in savings and checking accounts. For assistance in completing an application, schedule an appointment with the Social Service Coordinator at St. Anne’s Senior Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St., 215–426–9799.

Women self-defense classes

Women self-defense classes will be held at Fishtown Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave., on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Course certification available. Classes are held on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month. For details, call 862–371–4455 or 215–685–9885 or email gmtrrobinson45@gmail.com.

Yoga at Towey Rec

Roots2Rise will hold yoga classes at Towey Rec, 1832 N. Howard St., on Wednesdays, at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per class. Participants must bring a mat. For details, visit roots2rise.com.

Support group

Lost parents and family members group meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Cione Recreation Center, Lehigh and Aramingo avenues. Anyone who is suffering from the loss of a loved one, friend or whoever is welcome.

Bridesburg food pantry

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., is accepting nonperishable food and clothing donations for the needy in the neighborhood. Donations can be dropped off on weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Kirtan class

MotherHeart Studio, 2359 E. Susquehanna Ave., welcomes everyone in the neighborhood to take part in MotherHeart Kirtan. Kirtan is the recitation of spiritual ideas through songs of devotion. Style is call and response singing of mantra and sounds.Event begins at 7:15 p.m on every second Friday of the month. Donation only.

Bingo at Ukrainian Cathedral

Bingo will be held at the Ukrainian Cathedral, 801 N. 8th St. on every Monday and Friday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Private parking lot on premises. For details, call 215–839–8103.

Bingo at St. Anne’s Center

St. Anne’s Senior Community Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St., offers bingo on Monday and Thursdays. Bingo supplies are on sale at 11 a.m. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. Bingo will begin at 12:30 p.m. Registration required for lunch. Free parking is available. CCT transportation is offered for members 65 and up. For details, call 215–426–9799.

Senior exercise classes

Exercise classes for people 50 and older will be offered at St. Anne’s Senior Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St. Class schedule will be Enhance-Fitness on Mondays at 12:30 p.m., Thursdays at 11 a.m., and Fridays, at 10:30 a.m., Chair Yoga on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. (except the second Tuesday of each month), and Tai Chi on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Creative art classes

St. Anne’s Senior Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St., is offering creative workshops for individuals ages 50 and older. Clay Creations will be held on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Creating with the Color Wheel, an interactive painting class with Michael Secor, will be held on Tuesdays, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Registration required. For details, call 215–426–9799.

Zumba classes

Zumba classes for adults are held year-round at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., on Mondays and Thursdays, from 7 to 8 p.m. Room is air-conditioned. Cost is $4 per class. All are welcome.


Adult scrapbooking takes place at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., on Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per class. Bring photos and a book. All other supplies provided. Room is air-conditioned. For details, contact Miss Jackie at 215–685–1247.

Ladies bowling league

Bridesburg Recreation Center sponsors a ladies bowling league on Tuesdays, at 9 a.m. at Erie Lanes. Interested women can come any Tuesday morning. For details, contact Miss Jackie at 215–685–1247.

Bridesburg bows and banners

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., has St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, spring bows and Bridesburg pride banners are available for purchase. Police, firemen, breast cancer and yellow bows are always available. Bows and banners cost $3 each and can be purchased any weekday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Special colors are available in one week. All proceeds benefit the children’s activities at the center. For details, call 215–685–1247.

Marine veterans group

The All Divisions Detachment of the Pennsylvania Marine Corps League, a Marine veterans group, is seeking Marines and Navy Corpsmen to join its detachment. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7p.m. at the FOP building, 11630 Caroline Road. For more information, email quartermaster Don Campanile at doncampanile@yahoo.com, call Charlie Trainor at 267–281–2228 or visit alldivisionsmcl.org.

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