Stay up to date on what’s going on in your neighborhood
FNA zoning meeting
The Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesdaty, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at Fishtoen Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. Voting for two proposals will take place:
a proposal for a new construction single-family home with roof deck and roof deck access structure at 1810 Tulip St. and a proposal for the creation of one additional dwelling unit in an existing mixed-use structure at 1824 Frankford Ave. All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership in the form of a driver’s license or a photo id and a lease, utility bill, or recent piece of mail addressed to your home.
Pearl Dance Team quizzo
Pearl Dance Team will host a quizzo event on Saturday, Jan. 20, at MDG Church Hall, 2918 E. Thompson St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Trivia begins promptly at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $30 per player on the team. Teams must consist of 4 or more people. Winning team will receive $500. To register or for details, contact Chris Yancer at 267–688–9470.
MDG Home and School designer bag Bingo
MDG Home and School will host designer bag Bingo on Saturday, Jan. 27 at MDG Church, 2918 E. Thompson St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 each. For details or to purchase tickets, contact Frank Valentino at 267–408–4926, Chrissy Yancer at 267–688–9470 or Joe and Claire Briscella at 215–680–1870.
Adaire Chess Club
The Adaire Chess Club, founded and run by Friends of Adaire board member Stefan Zajic, meets Mondays after school. Each week, 15–30 students of all grades meet to play chess, solve puzzles, learn tactics and strategy and to have fun. For more details, please email Zajic at email@example.com. ••
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 Tuesdays of every month. For details, call (862) 371–4455 or (215) 685–9885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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. ••
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 $1,962 a month, or less than $2,656 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. ••
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 Mondays 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. ••