River Wards events for the week of March 7

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Tigers signups

The Port Richmond Tigers are now holding signups for baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 7 to 18. There are limited players per team. Sign up at the Clubhouse, Chatham and Ann streets, Monday through Friday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more details, call Tom Mack at 215–275–8838.

LINC High School accepting applications

The LINC High School (Learning In New Contexts), at 122 W. Erie Ave., is now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 school year. There are a limited number of seats available. The LINC is focused on project and problem-based learning through a non-traditional instructional approach. Students work in teams with their peers, faculty members and community partners. For more details, visit www.the-linc.org and fill out a student interest form, or call 215–400–3940.

100th Birthday Banquet

American Legion Post 88, 1414 E. Palmer St., will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, March 10, at 3 p.m. All are invited to help celebrate this milestone in the post’s history. A $15 per person fee will help defray the cost of the banquet. For details, call Tom Callen at 215–425–5356.


Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will offer yoga for adults on Monday, March 12, 19 and 26, at 6:30 p.m. Beginners welcome.

Preschool Storytime & Playtime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Preschool Storytime and Playtime with Miss Meghan on Tuesdays, March 13, 20 and 27, at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers are welcome to join her for stories, songs and activities. Siblings are always welcome. Daycares should call for separate appointments. For more details, please contact Miss Meghan at 215–685–9992.

Cione Tot Rec Info

Registration for Tot Rec will be held on Tuesday, March 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the tot room. We are The program is held Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakfast is included each morning. Children must be 3 years old and potty trained to join. A $20.00 non-refundable registration fee is required. Check or money order only made out to Cione Advisory Council. For more details, call Cione at 215–685–9950.

Job seekers workshop

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host a free, drop-in workshop featuring PA CareerLink for job seekers on Tuesday, March 13, anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. For details, call 215–685–9992.

Snake party

Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., will hold a snake part on Wednesday, March 14, at 4 p.m. Learn all about snake behavior and habitats. Scott Prior will bring some of his favorite live snakes so participants can get up-close-and-personal.

Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime on Wednesday, March 14, 21 and 28 at 6 p.m. Dance, wiggle and sing along in the fun storytime for young independent movers. For children ages 12 months to 24 months with caregiver. Childcares and groups, please call the library to make an appointment. Pajamas optional.

Bridesburg Historical Society trip

The Bridesburg Historical Society will partner with the Frankford Historical Society, 1507 Orthodox St., on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. A special exhibit on the Frankford Yellow Jackets will be on display at the FHS headquarters. Anyone interested in attending should meet in St. John Cantius parking lot. Parking will be available in the Friends School parking lot across the street from the FHS.

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime on Thursdays, March 15, 22, and 29 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. for children ages birth to 12 months with caregiver. Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Childcares and groups, please call the library to make an appointment.

Construction Club

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will hold Construction Club on Friday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. Build with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, and more. All ages welcome. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner

Holy Name Parish, 701 Gaul St., will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event is BYOB. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under and includes a ham and cabbage dinner catered by Jeff, deserts, music and raffles. Tickets can be purchased at the rectory, Gaul and Berks streets, after Mass. All are welcome.

Casino trip

Ladies of Port Richmond Breast Cancer will sponsor a trip to Resorts Casino on Sunday, March 18, at 11:15 a.m. Bus will depart from Campbell Square, Belgrade Street and Allegheny Avenue. Cost is $35, with $25 return for slot play. For details, call Mary Lou at 215–427–3222.

Redemptorist Mission

A Redemptorist Mission will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Berks & Gaul streets, starting at 7 p.m. each evening from March 19 to March 21. Father Pat Woods from St Martin of Tours will be conduct the parish mission. He will also preach at weekend masses on March 17 and 18. All are welcome to join.

Sensory storytime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will hold Sensory Storytime on Monday, March 19, at 6 p.m. Sensory Storytime is geared toward children on the autism spectrum and their families. The event will include reading picture books, singing songs, and doing fun movement activities. Stay after to play with manipulatives and socialize. For more details, call Miss Meghan at 215–685–9992.

Job search assistance

Fishtown Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave., will have job search assistance drop-in sessions with PA CareerLink and Lutheran Settlement House on March 20 and April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Spadaro appearance

Philadelphia Eagles insider Dave Spadaro will appear at a Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, March 23, at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, 3801 Grant Ave. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the program at 12:30 p.m. Tickets cost $65 for Chamber members and invited guests and $75 for non-members. Spadaro has been with the Eagles since 1997, and served as emcee of the Super Bowl LII championship parade ceremony. He’s overseen publications and content development and hosted television, internet and radio shows for the team. He makes regular appearances on Fox 29, NBC Sports Philadelphia and WIP Sportsradio and writes a weekly column for the Star. Call 215–332–3400.

Homemade Easter candy sale

Bethesda Methodist Church, 2820 E. Venango., will hold its homemade Easter candy sale on Saturdays, March 24 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter eggs are 2 for $1 in flavors butter cream, coconut, chocolate, peanut butter, and fruit and nut. Lollipops and other candy will be sold for .50 to .75 cents. To place an order, call 215–739–7399.

Easter egg hunt and flea market

Friends of Penn Treaty Park, 1341 N. Delaware Ave, will host its Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. Bring a basket. A flea market will be held on the same day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are $15. Make checks payable to Tamanend Fund c/o Barbara Morehead, 2171 E. Letterly St. For more details, call Barbara at 215–425–0393.

Easter Hat and Tie Contest and Candy Scramble

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., will hold its annual Easter Hat and Tie Contest and Candy Scramble on Saturday, March 24, at 2:10 p.m. Easter Bunny will arrive at 1:30 p.m. Bring a camera to take pictures. The event will include trophies, candy and raffles. For details, call 215–685–1247.

Mystery Bingo

The Port Richmond Tigers will host Mystery Bingo on Sunday, March 25, at the Polish American String Band Hall, Salmon and Westmoreland streets. Doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $30 and include home-cooked food, 10 rounds of bingo featuring two prizes each round. Beer, wine, drinks, raffles and Chinese auction will be available. For details or tickets, call Tom Mack at 215–275–8838.

Old Brick Holy Week

Kensington “Old Brick” United Methodist Church, 929 Marlborough St., will hold services for Holy Week. The schedule is as follows: Palm Sunday, March 25, 11:30 a.m.; Holy Thursday, March 29, 4 p.m., a service of Communion and Tenebrae;

Good Friday, March 30, noon to 3 p.m., A traditional Good Friday service and vigil; and

Easter Sunday, April 1, 11:30 a.m.

Easter egg hunt

The Block Church, 2619 E. Indiana Ave., will host a free Easter egg hunt at Penn Treaty Park on March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will include 31,000 eggs for children to find, two bounce houses, face painting, water ice and a photo booth to take a picture with the Easter bunny. Food trucks will also be present as a food option. The egg hunt is open to all children from 1 to 11 years old and will be broken up into age categories: one to three, four to five, six to eight and nine to 11. All egg hunts will run for 20 minutes each. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register on Eventbrite for tickets and a chance to win a prize. Walk-ons to the egg hunts will be limited. The Block Church hosts Sunday services at their Port Richmond location in Richmond Hall at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and noon.

Irish spring fling

Mother of Divine Grace Parish, 2612 Monmouth St., will host its Irish spring fling on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include a light buffet and an evening of Irish music with the Paul Moore Band. The event is BYOB. For tickets, contact Denise Valentino Clegg at 267–825–2303 or Pat D’Angelo at 215–208–5635.

Beef and beer

A beef and beer benefitting U-8 Cione Lady Strikers Soccer will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Point No Point, 2843 Orthodox St. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $45 at the door and include open bar, bottled beer and food. The event will feature a DJ, 50/50 raffles, a Chinese auction and beer tower. Donations accepted and are tax deductible. Ask for EIN. For tickets, call Erin at 267–441–4065 or Matt at 215–900–2964.

Music and Movement

Cione Playground, 2600 Aramingo Ave., will host free Music and Movement classes for ages 3 and older on Fridays, at 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, at 10 a.m. Classes run until May. For details, call 215–685–9880.

Post 821 membership

American Legion Auxiliary Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., would like to invite women who are qualified to join the post. Individuals must have a blood relative who is now serving or did serve in the military to join. Yearly dues are $15. For details, please call Dolores T. Volz, president, American Legion Post 821, at 215–288–4312. The legion would also like to invite men and women who have served in the military and or sons of military personnel. For details, call Commander William J. Volz at 215–288–4312.

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.

South Philly High School reunion

The South Philadelphia High School class of 1968 is in the early stages of planning its 50th Reunion, which will be held sometime in October. If interested in attending, please contact Stephen Michielli at sdmichielli@yahoo.com or Arleen Genniro-Liberi at ar561@aol.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.