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MDG Italian Festival
Mother of Divine Grace Parish’s annual Italian Festival will be held on Thursday June 8, Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 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. 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.
St. George Bazaar
St. George Parish, Edgemont and Venango streets, will hold its bazaar on Thursday June 8, Friday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10. Kitchen opens at 6 p.m. Activities begin at 7 p.m. There will be chances for Phillies tickets, a beer garden, nightly air-conditioned Bingo, card games, homemade pierogies and blynais, barbecue, and children’s games and activities.
PROPAC will hold a meeting on, Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at The Columbia Social Club, 3529 Almond St. Zoning issues will include 2866 Aramingo Ave., for a use permit for use as two-family household living in an existing attached building; 3630 E. Thompson St., for a use permit for creation of one accessory off-street open-air parking space accessory to an existing single-family household living in an existing, semi-detached structure; 2609 E. Cambria St., for a use permit for proposed retail sale of machinery, equipment and decorative architectural elements and for storage of elements and artist studio for repair, assembly and cleaning of sculpture; and 2500 E. Tioga St. for a permit for the erection of six detached structures for a multi-family household living of 118 dwelling units with 59 accessory parking spaces.
Fishtown Library events
Fishtown Library. 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., is hosting free events for the public. A breast cancer information session will be held on Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. A representative from the Linda Creed Breast Cancer organization will give an informative presentation on breast health for all, including the LGBT community. Master Gardener, a vegetable gardening workshop, will be held on Monday, June 19, at 6 p.m. The event will feature a presentation from the Penn State Master Gardener Series on how to grow your own vegetables. Philadelphia Federal Credit Union will present a credit seminar on Wednesday, June 14, at 6 p.m. Register at PFCU.com. Glitter Tattoos for tweens and teens will be held on Thursday, June 29, at 2 p.m. For details, call 215–685–9990.
Tigers Night will be held at Gaul Street Malt House, Gaul and Clementine, on Thursday, June 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. Councilman Mark Squilla will celebrity bartend. A portion of drink proceeds will go to the Port Richmond Tigers. For details, call Tom Mack at 215–275–8838.
Alexander Adaire School update
Principal Anna Jenkins will report on initiatives, extracurricular and special program available at Adaire and present the next two years of the school’s five-year plan on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Adaire, 1300 E. Palmer St. Enter through the doors off Thompson Street and the schoolyard beneath the columns.
Youth programs at Fishtown Library
Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., will hold Merge Dance Studio Storytime on Friday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. Children will dance, sing, and play at this special storytime event. Recommended for ages 2 and up. The Summer Reading Kickoff Party will be held on Monday, June 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up for summer reading and get your face painted. Surprises await. Face painting is limited; first come, first served. PAWS Read to a Dog will be held on Wednesday, June 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. Meet and read to the new therapy dog, Keeva! For all ages. For details. call 215–685–9990.
Penn Treaty Park events
Friends of Penn Treaty Park, 1341 N. Delaware Ave., will host free events for the public in June. A free 80s concert featuring Class of 84 will be held on Friday, June 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Flag Day celebration will be held on Saturday, June 10, at noon. Come get a free flag. The grand opening of the playground will be held on Wednesday, June 14, at noon. Nature Heroes featuring animal habitats will return on Saturday, June 24, at 4:30 p.m.
Kids health and safety fair
State Rep. John Taylor will host a Kids Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cione Playground, 2600 Aramingo Ave. Organizations present will include the Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic Group; representatives from CHIP; Operation Safe Kids and Philadelphia Secret Service; the greater Philadelphia Bike Coalition; the Maternity Care Coalition; WIC, Pennsylvania Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; the 26th Police District; SEPTA; Children’s Hospital Poison Control; and the Butterfly Pavilion and Insectarium. For details, call 215–708–3139, 215–744–2600 or 215–425–0901.
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.
Bethesda Methodist Church, 2820 E. Venango St., will host a painting party on Sunday, June 11, at 1 p.m. Cost is $30. To RSVP, call 215–739–7399. Hot dogs and beverages will be available for purchase or bring your own snacks.
Financial exploitation forum
The Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force will present a free forum for anyone interested in learning how to avoid becoming a victim of financial exploitation on Wednesday, June 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ralston Center, 3615 Chestnut St. FOX 29 reporter, Chris O’Connell, will moderate the panel, which will include Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green and other panelists representing the banking, security and technology industries.
St. Adalbert Parish festival
St. Adalbert Parish Festival will be held on Thursday, June 22, Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, beginning at 6 p.m., on the parish grounds, Allegheny Avenue and Thompson Street. There will be games for children, a moon bounce, face painting, a beer garden, a flea market, games of chance for the specialty baskets, a cake booth, jardo etc., homemade Polish & American food, cash casino and much more. Entertainment will be provided by the Polish American String Band on Thursday, DJ Patty-Pat on Friday and Continental Polish music on Saturday. Alumni Night will be on Friday, June 23. Festival will take place rain or shine.
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.
DRCC free outdoor movie series
The Delaware River City Corporation will host its 3rd annual Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series. The series will kick-off with Toy Story on Thursday, July 13, at sundown in the field at Pennypack on the Delaware Park State Road and Pennypack Path. The remaining lineup includes Lilo and Stitch on July 27, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Aug. 20, Finding Dory on Aug. 17, and Jurassic Park on Aug. 24. All movies begin at sundown. Family friendly activities will be planned prior to the start of each movie. Rain dates TBD. For more details, call 215–425–8350, email email@example.com or visit drcc-phila.org.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 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 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 email@example.com, call Charlie Trainor at 267–281–2228 or visit alldivisionsmcl.org.