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River Wards events for the week of July 31

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Fishtown Library events

Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., will host Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. Children can drop of their favorite stuffed animal after pajama storytime and pick it up the next day and see the mischief it got into overnight. Event is for ages 3 and older. An end-of-summer-reading hunt will take place on Friday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. to celebrate the last official day of summer reading. The treasure hunt is recommended for ages 5 and up. Children can participate in PAWS Read to a Dog on Wednesdays, Aug. 9 and 23, at 1 p.m. with therapy dog, Keeva. Open to all ages. For more details, call 215–685–9990.

Nature Heroes

Friends of Penn Treaty Park board member Sandi Vincenti will present the next edition of Nature Heroes, “Insects, Arachnids and Diplopods, Oh My,” at Penn Treaty Park, 1199 N. Delaware Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

FNA zoning meeting

The Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Recreaction Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. There will be voting on two proposals including a proposal for a new wall to replace existing chain link fence on Front Street, and for an easement for access to a new walk-in cooler to support outdoor restaurant/garden at 1531–33, 1537–39 Front St. and a proposal for a new roof deck for use by the existing gym above Lululemon at 1424–32 Frankford Ave. All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership.

Water Ice with a Cop

The Powers Park Conservancy will sponsor Water Ice with a Cop on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. at Powers Park, Ann and Almond streets. Police officers from the 24th Police District will serve free water ice to the community.

DRCC free outdoor movie series

The Delaware River City Corporation will host its 3rd annual Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series at on Thursdays at sundown in the field at Pennypack on the Delaware Park State Road and Pennypack Path. The remaining lineup includes “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on Aug. 20, “Finding Dory” on Aug. 27, and “Jurassic Park” on Aug. 24. All movies begin at sundown. Family friendly activities will be planned prior to the start of each movie. Free event open to all ages, blankets and chairs welcome. Rain dates TBD. For more details, call 215–425–8350, email info@drcc-phila.org or visit drcc-phila.org.

Aqua String Band concert

Aqua String Band will host its annual Bridesburg Community Concert on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., on the front lawn. Bring your family, friends and lawn chair. The free event will include snacks, refreshments and prizes. For more details, follow Aqua String Band on Facebook.

Horseshoe tournament

The Bridesburg Lawton VFW Post #2 will host its annual Horseshoe Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Post, 4638 Richmond St. The event will be begin at 9 a.m. Register for the contest at the Post any day after 3 p.m. Spots fill quickly, so register early. For more details, stop at the post or call 215–537–0187.

Ryan Kelly memorial fundraiser

The 2nd annual Ryan Kelly Beef and Beer will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Southhampton Room, 2980 Southhampton Road. Tickets are $30. Proceeds will go to Friends of Saint George. Individual and business donations are appreciated. For tickets or to donate, contact Amy Campbell at 267–207–4665.

Football and cheer registration

Football and cheer registration is now open for The Leprechaun Sports Association. Registration for football is open to all new and returning football players ages 5 to 13. Registration fee is $100 and helmets are $80. Registration for cheer is open to all new and returning cheerleaders ages 5 to 12. Registration fee is $95. For more details, call 267–319–1845, email LeprechaunSports@yahoo.com or stop by The Clubhouse, 2973 Gaul St., on Sundays, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Flea market

There will be a flea market on every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Free Church of St. John, Emerald and Elkhart streets. Spaces cost $20. For details, call Millie at 215–303–5595 or 215–954–2335.

Portside summer arts camp

Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., will hold summer arts camp until Aug. 18, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for ages 4 to 12. After-care and 1-week session available. Space is limited. For details, call 215–427–1514 or visit portsiderartscenter.org.

North Catholic Atlantic City trip

The North Catholic Alumni Association is sponsoring a trip to Atlantic City on Monday, Aug. 7. A bus will depart the alumni association office at Rhawn and Fairfield street at 9 a.m.The day will start with a one-hour boat ride on the Atlantic City Cruise. Next will be a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $25 slot cash. The day will end with an all-you-can-eat dinner and unlimited wine at Renault Winery. The bus will return at the alumni office at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $70. For details, call Jeff Rzepczynski (class of 1988) at 267–879–4894.

CareerLink workshops

CareerLink will provide enhanced career services and work-based trainings at the Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave on Tuesdays, Aug. 8., Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. The sessions will build skill development and offer employment resources as well as connect individuals seeking services with the resources and capabilities of the PA CareerLink system. For details, call 215–685–9990.

Doo Wop festival

The Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival will be held on Sunday, September 10, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. There will be 12 of the areas top vocal groups, Philly’s best oldies disc jockeys and a 5-hour indoor dance party. Admission is $25.00 and includes food, draft beer & soda. All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia FOP Survivors Fund.

Senior produce vouchers

Philadelphia seniors ages 60 and older can now receive $20 in vouchers for fresh produce from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. The vouchers can be used to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at 55 certified farmers’ markets in Philadelphia. Income-eligible Philadelphia residents, who will be age 60 or older by Dec. 31, may receive the vouchers at PCA, 642 North Broad St. on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; except Thursday, June 22, and at other designated sites. For other designated sites and details, call 215–765–9040.

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

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.

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.


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.

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