River Wards events for the week of Feb. 7

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Mystery bag bingo

LAOH Div. 87 will host a mystery bag bingo on Friday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Polish American String Band Hall, 2727 E. Westmoreland St. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for 10 games of bingo. Prizes will be worth $100 or more. Event is BYOB and snacks. Light refreshments will be available. For tickets, contact Nancy Jones at 267–241–4677 or nancysimplefood@gmail.com.

Italian dinner night

St. John Cantius will host Italian Dinner Night on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. in St. John’s auditorium. The menu will include chicken parmesan, pasta, soup, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. BYOB. 50/50 chances and basket drawings will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children 10 years and under. Tickets are available after all Masses and at the Rectory, 4415 Almond St., Bridesburg or call Terry at 215–535–6667.

Winterfest

NLNA will host Winterfest on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. at North Bowl, 909 N. Second St. Tickets cost $15 in advance for adults and $20 at the door, $15 for seniors, $10 for kids 13 to 17, and free for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available at the community center, 700 N. Third St., Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m. or at nlna.org.

Valentine dinner

American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will host a Valentine dinner featuring Sinatra and Friends, Jacky Dee, on Saturday, Feb. 17. Tickets cost $30 and include dancing, dinner, dessert and open bar. For tickets, stop at the Post on any Monday, Wednesday or Friday after 7 p.m. or call 215–744–6764.

Saint George Paint Night

Saint George Paint Night will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24. Painting will be held in the school hall, Salmon and Venango streets. Doors open at 6 p.m. and painting starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. The kitchen will be open, but bring your own beverages and snacks. For tickets, contact Carol W. at 215–932–2473, Robin S. at 215–385–0279, or St. George rectory at 215–739–3102.

A&W Tot Rec

Frank Glavin, “A&W,” Playground, 2600 E. Westmoreland St, will hold Tot Rec registration night on Thursday, March 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A $20 non-refundable registration fee is required. Child must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2018, and fully potty-trained. Please bring copy of child’s birth certificate to registration. For more details, call 215–685–9898.

Bridesburg summer camp

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., will hold registration for summer camp starting on Wednesday, March 7, at 8:30 a.m. Early, day and extended encampments are available for children kindergarten through sixth grade. All fees must be paid in full at registration. For more details, call 215–685–1247 or 215–533–6448.

North Catholic 50th reunion

The 50th reunion for Northeast Catholic High School’s class of 1968 will be held on June 8, from 7 to 11 p.m., at Allied Trade Glaciers Hall, 2980 Southampton Road. Tickets cost $40 per person and include a buffet, four-hour open bar and DJ VinnyRo. All couples welcome. For tickets, contact Joe Murphy at 215–840–8018 or jmurf8018@gmail.com; Bill Bunting at 609–405–0538 or wbunting66@yahoo.com; or Paul Rotondi at 215–379–1134 or protondi61@gmail.com.

Kirtan class

MotherHeart Yoga Sangha, 2359 E. Susquehanna St., welcomes you to take part in MotherHeart Kirtan. Kirtan is a vocal means to connect with spirit and open the heart. Style is call and response singing of mantra and sound. Kirtan takes place every second Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Event starts at 7:30 p.m., ends at 8:30 p.m. Donation-based event. For details, email motherheartkirtan@gmail.com.

Bridesburg Tot Rec

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., is accepting information for its 2018–2019 Tot Rec program. Children must be 3 or 4 as of Sept. 1. The 4-year-old program will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from noon to 2:40 p.m. The 3-year-old program will be held on Thursdays and Fridays, from noon to 2:40 p.m. If interested, call the rec at 215–685–1247 and leave your name and address to receive information in March.

Bridesburg Rec Center zumba

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., will hold adult zumba every Monday and Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. Room is air-conditioned. Cost is $4.

Bridesburg bows and banners

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., has Bridesburg banners and police, fireman, breast cancer and color bows available for purchase any weekday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Cost is $3.50 each. Proceeds benefit the children’s activities.

Bridesburg Food Pantry donations

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., is collecting items for the Bridesburg Food Pantry. Nonperishable food and clothing can be dropped off at the rec center on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Supplies needed

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., is in need of supplies for its programs. Paper of any size, type and color; office supplies; first aid supplies; and used toys and games are being accepted. Items can be dropped off at the rec center on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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 szajic@gmail.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 gmtrrobinson45@gmail.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.

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.