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River Wards events for the week of March 26

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Tigers signups

The Port Richmond Tigers are now holding sign ups 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.

Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime on Wednesday, March 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.

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime on Thursday, March 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.

A&W programs

Glavin, “A & W,” Playground, Almond and Westmoreland streets, will hold Improv Comedy Basics workshops on Thursdays, from 7 to 8 p.m. Classes are drop-in and fee is $5. Cash is accepted. For details, call 215–685–9898 or email glavinaw@gmail.com.

Vietnam Veterans Day

The City of Philadelphia will observe National Vietnam Veterans Day with a presentation of a resolution from City Council to the Memorial Fund Board of Directors. The presentation will be made during a ceremony by Councilman David Oh on Thursday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce streets.

Old Brick Holy Week

Kensington “Old Brick” United Methodist Church, 929 Marlborough St., will hold services for Holy Week. The schedule is as follows: 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.

Good Friday fish fry

American Legion Elm Tree Post 88, 1414 E. Palmer St. will hold its annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 30, from 3 to 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available. Platters and/or individual sandwiches and sides are being served.

Homemade Easter candy sale

Bethesda Methodist Church, 2820 E. Venango, will hold its homemade Easter candy sale on Saturday, March 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

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: 1 to 3, 4 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 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.

War memorial fundraiser

A beef-and-beer benefit will be held for the planned Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial on Saturday, March 31, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Road.Tickets cost $35. The evening will include raffles, baskets and music. Proceeds will go toward the construction of a memorial to honor the 288 men and women from Pennsylvania killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Global War on Terrorism since 2001. The site will be in the waterfront area of Penn’s Landing, just yards away from the Korean and Vietnam war memorials. For tickets, call Tim Wynn at 267–591–3314 or visit tickettailor.com/events/pagwotmemorial To make a tax-deductible donation, send checks to PA GWOT Memorial, P.O. Box 14554, Philadelphia, PA 19115. For more information, go to www.gwotmemorial.org or visit the PA Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Beef and Beer Benefit page on Facebook.

Dyngus Day festivities

The Port Richmond Business Alliance will sponsor “Dyngus Day” on Monday, April 2, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Polish Eagles Sports Club, 3157 E. Thompson St. Admission is $10. The event will feature the Polish American String Band, Special Polka Band, PKM dancers, and DJ Wes. Homemade Polish food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Yoga

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host yoga for adults on Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at 6:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. For details, call 215–685–9992.

Preschool Storytime and Playtime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Preschool Storytime and Playtime on Tuesdays, April 3, 10 and 17 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Meghan invites children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers to join her for stories, songs, and activities. Siblings are always welcome. Daycares should call for separate appointments. For details, please contact Miss Meghan at 215–685–9992.

FNA zoning meeting

Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at Fishtown Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. Voting will take place on a proposal for the demolition of existing structure and the erection of a new three-dwelling unit structure with three enclosed off-street parking spaces at 2200 E. Gordon St. and a proposal for lot subdivision and erection of two single family homes with unenclosed front-loaded off-street parking and roof deck at 2356–58 E. Fletcher St. 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.

Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime on Wednesdays, April 4, 11 and 25 at 6 p.m. Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun, free 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.

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime on Thursdays, April 5, 12, and 26 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and 19 at 2:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m. Bring your little one for free lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. For children ages birth to 12 months with caregiver. Childcares and groups, please call the library to make an appointment.

Suicide prevention training

Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention will be held on Thursday, April 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., in the ETC building. Session is free. Register online at holyfamily.edu/familycenter, by email at familycenter@holyfamily.edu,or call 267–341–3407.

OLPR Family Auction

Our Lady of Port Richmond will hold its annual Family Auction on Friday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase starting at 5 p.m. and drawings for baskets will start at 7:30 pm sharp. Winners do not have to be present for the drawings. Tickets are 25 for $5 and can be purchased at the auction or in advance through an OLPR student.The auction is located in the lower hall and everyone is invited to enter through the Edgemont Street school yard.

Summer Camp registration

The Welcome Center Summer Camp will be holding registrations on Friday, April 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gym at Grace Church, 2645 E. Venango St. Camp will be held Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., from June 18 through Aug. 10. Children ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to enroll. Cost is $1200 for all eight weeks, or $150 per week if signing up for individual weeks. First week’s payment is due at signup.

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.

Read, Baby, Read Stay and Play Stations

Read, Baby, Read Stay and Play Stations will be available at the Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., on Saturday, April 7, at noon. Parents with babies and toddlers can come explore fun activities that can help babies learn language through playing, singing, talking, reading and basic baby signs. Drop in or stay and play throughout this hour-long session. Event is free.

Jason’s Autism Avengers breakfast

Assemble with Jason’s Autism Avengers and have Breakfast with Spider-Man to raise money and awareness for autism. Jason’s Autism Avengers will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 8, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 2501 Aramingo Ave. Cost is $8 per person and includes unlimited pancakes, link sausage and a beverage choice including coffee, orange juice, soda, or tea. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase. For details or tickets, contact Billie at 215–796–5524, Freddie Suarez at 267–457–0418 or email AutismMom207@hotmail.com. Tickets are also available on eventbrite.com.

Paint & Plant

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Paint and Plant on Monday, April 9, at 4 p.m. Decorate a flower pot then plant seeds to take home with you. All ages welcome.

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.

Home run derby on April 28

The city Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a Junior Home Run Derby on Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Ryan Howard Field, at 9th Street and Hunting Park Avenue. Boys and girls will be divided into 12-and-under and 14-and-under age divisions.There is no fee to compete. Winners will advance to regional competitions, with regional winners advancing to the national finals, held during Major League Baseball’s all-star week. To register or for more information, contact Bri’Ana Hawkins at 215–685–1240 or briana.hawkins@phila.gov.

Golf outing

Friends of St. George will host its 7th annual Golf Outing and Banquet on Sunday, April 29, at 9 a.m. Event is shotgun start and cost is $100 per person, with a $50 discount for a foursome if paid before April 15. Prizes, food, beverages and banquet included with all homemade food and desserts after golf at St George Hall. For details, contact Mike at 215–806–3425 or Sean at 856–297–6630. Business sponsorships available. Donations welcome.

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.

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