River Wards events for the week of May 17

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

Tot rec program

The Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., tot program will begin in September. Child must be of 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.

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.

Looking for pictures from the Vet

Lou and Lynn Iatarola are planning a book on Veterans Stadium, and are asking the public to submit photos.The Iatarolas are looking for images related to sporting events, concerts and special events held at the Vet as well as demolition photos and images of the stadium area before and during construction. Images and stories associated with the images can be emailed to Vetstadiummemories@gmail.com

MDG Italian Festival

Mother of Divine Grace Parish’s annual Italian Festival will be held on Thursdays June 1 and 8, Fridays, June 2 and 9, and Saturdays, June 3 and 10, at 6 p.m. at Thompson and Cambria. Spaghetti suppers will be served every night in the air-conditioned school hall from 5 to 8 p.m. Take-out is available beginning at 4 p.m. Other food available will include fried dough, pizza, sausage and peppers, meatballs, and roast pork sandwiches, all cooked homemade and served in the food court. Entertainment will include wheels of chance, moon bounce, games for children of all ages, a beer garden offering craft, domestic and imported beers, along with specialty drinks, and the gaming hall. The Sounds of Sinatra will be performed live by a neighborhood favorite “Jackie Dee” on Saturday, June 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, June 10, The Stylings of John Primerano will perform live from 8 to 10 p.m. For details, call Patty Ellis at 215.219.4703.

Block party

Atonement Church and By My Side will host a block party on Saturday, June 3, from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 1500 E. Montgomery Ave. The event will feature pyrotechnics, jugglers, kids games, adult games, chances, prizes, face painting, food and music. There will also be a flea market. Vendors can rent a table and two chairs for $10. Residents are invited to enter the barbecue contest. Bring a four-quart or larger container filled with barbecue concoction. Write ingredients, recipe, name, address and phone number with submission. Contact AnneMarie at 215–866–7133 or ambravo2015@gmail.com or Zoa at 267–886–8780 or zoaschisler to enter.

Bridesburg Rec flea market

There will be a flea market at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4600 Richmond St., on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces are $15 for one or $25 for two. Vendors must bring a table. For details, contact Carol at 267–738–5414.

St. Michael’s flea market

St. Michael’s Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street,will hold a flea market on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor space available for $20. Must have a table. No food vendors. The church staff will sponsor a snack bar. For details, contact Pat Walder at 215–425–6190.

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.

Campbell Square flea market

The Friends of Campbell Square seasonal flea market, Belgrade Street and Allegheny Avenue, will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee is $15 for a spot. Cash only. No checks. Prepay at least three days in advance. Payment can be dropped off at 3228 Gaul St. Merchants must bring own table. For details, contact Susan Ongirski at 215–426–3766.

Rock to the Future camps

Rock to the Future’s GuitarStars summer camp will run from July 10 to July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 7 to 12. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. There will be a Friday showcase at 5 p.m. Scholarships available. For details or to sign up, visit rocktothefuture.org or call 215–302–9633.Rock to the Future’s RockADelphia summer camp will run from July 24 to July 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 17. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. There will be a Friday showcase at 5 p.m. Scholarships available. For details or to sign up, visit rocktothefuture.org or call 215–302–9633.

Bridesburg rec photos

Family, Holy Communion, individuals, groups and beach photos will be taken in June at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St. Call and leave name and phone number and Miss Jackie will call when photos are scheduled. For details, call 215–685–1247 or 215–533–6448.

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. For details, visit portsideartscenter.org.

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 1:30 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.

Scrapbooking

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 patriotic, police, firemen, breast cancer bows and Bridesburg pride banners available for purchase. . Bows and banners cost $3 each and can be purchased any weekday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Orders for bows for special events are available with three-day delivery. 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.