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River Wards events for the week of June 6

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Bridesburg Pool bricks

Own a piece of the Bridesburg Pool. Authentic pool bricks are available for purchase for $10 each. Proceeds benefit the gymnastics program. Bricks available while supplies last.

Food Drive

In conjunction with Philabundance, a food drive will be held until the end of June with donation points at South Kensington Community Partners , 1301 N. 2nd St.,, PlayArts, 1241 N .Front St., and Spot’s Spot Pet Grooming, 123 W. Girard. Among Philabundance’s most-needed items are canned fruits & veggies, canned tuna, meat & soup; cereal; PB & J; rice; cooking oil, and whole grain pasta.

Read, Baby, Read: Parent Group at Porchlight

Porchlight Kensington Storefront, 2774 Kensington Ave., will hold Read, Baby, Read Parent Group on Wednesday, June 6 and 13, at 11 a.m. Connect with other parents of young children, share casual conversation and learn about easy, fun ways to help your baby learn and develop. Different topics each week. Bring your baby/toddler, or come solo. Come to all, or drop in when you can. Light refreshments will be served.

Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime on Wednesday, June 6 and 13, 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 and Thursday, June 7 and 14, 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.

MDG Italian Festival

Mother of Divine Grace‘s annual Italian Festival will be held on Thursday, June 7, Friday, 8; and Saturday, June 9, at Thompson and Cambria Streets starting at 6 p.m. Spaghetti suppers will be served every night in the air-conditioned school hall from 5 to 8 p.m. Take-out will be available beginning at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and enjoy fried dough, pizza, sausage and peppers, meatballs and roast pork sandwiches all cooked homemade and served in the food court; wheels of chance, moon bounce, and plenty of games for children of all ages; beer garden offering domestic and imported beers, along with specialty drinks; and Monte Carlo. The Sounds of Sinatra will be performed live by neighborhood favorite “Jackie Dee” on both Saturday nights, from 7 to 10 p.m. For more details, contact Patty Ellis at 215–219–4703.

Bake sale

A bake sale will be held on Thursday, June 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., to benefit the Senior Center.

St. George annual School Bazaar

Saint George Parish will host its annual Summer School Bazaar on Thursdays, June 7 and 14, Fridays, June 8 and 15, and Saturdays, June 9 and 16. June 8 is Alumni Night and June 15 is Principal Danny Markowski Appreciation Night. The bazaar will feature bingo, prizes, chances, beer, DJs every night, and homemade pierogis and blynais (potato pancakes).

Construction Club

Richmond Library will hold Construction Club on Friday, June 8, 15, and 22 at 3:30 p.m. Build with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, and more. All ages welcome. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

North Catholic 50th reunion

The 50th reunion for Northeast Catholic High School’s class of 1968 will be held on Friday, 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.

Flea market

The Friends of Konrad will host a flea market on Saturday, June 9, at Konrad Square, Tulip and Dauphin streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in renting a space should call Vicky at 215–426–9654.

Flag Disposal Event

The members of Bridesburg Lawton VFW Post №2 and the Boy Scouts of Troop 120 will hold a disposal ceremony for damaged, dirty or discarded American flags outside of the VFW Post 2, 4638 Richmond St., on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. Fellow veterans, friends and neighbors are invited to attend the ceremony. American flags can be dropped off at the VFW Post 2 Canteen. For details, call 215–537–0187.

Flea market

Ladies Auxillary Post 88 will hold a flea market, bake sale, and retirement of flags ceremony on Saturday, June 9. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elm Tree Post 88, 1414 E. Palmer St. Tables are $8. To reserve a table, contact Margie at 2152030270 or Regina at 215–425–3605.

Flea market

St. Valentine’s Parish, 2330 Margaret St., will host a flea market on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many specialty items available for purchase. Golabki, pierogi, hot dogs will be sold. Parking available. For details, call 267–640–7340 or 215–535–4978.

Pancake breakfast

The Bridesburg-Lawton VFW Post 2, 4638 Richmond St., will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets available at the Post or can be purchased at the door.

Tumbling and gymnastics registration

Registration for the Tumbling and Gymnastics Camp at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., will begin on Monday, June 11. The camp is for ages 3 to 12, will be held Monday, July 9, to Friday, July 27, from 9 to 10 a.m., and is limited to 45 children. Cost is $70 for three weeks or $30 per week. Camp must be paid in full at registration.

Board Game Mondays

Richmond Library will host Board Game Mondays on Monday, June 11, 18, and 25 starting at noon. Drop in and play board games throughout the day.

FNA zoning meeting

Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at Fishtown Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. Voting will take place on a proposal for unity of uses between 1104–06 and 1108–12 Frankford Ave, a three-story addition to an existing structure, two projecting signs, five flatwall signs, and sit-down restaurant and banquet hall uses at 1104–06 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.

Read, Baby, Read: Play Café

Richmond Library will host Play Café, on Mondays, June 11 and 18, at 2 p.m. Join us for play and great conversation for babies, toddlers, and grown-ups alike. Light refreshments will be served.


Richmond Library will host Yoga for Adults on Monday, June 11 and 18, at 6:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. $3 suggested donation.

Preschool Storytime & Playtime

Richmond Library will host Preschool Storytime and Playtime on Tuesday, June 12 and 19, 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 more details, please contact Miss Meghan at 215–685–9992.

Art classes

Art classes will be held every Wednesday at noon at Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., starting Wednesday, June 13. Classes will be led by Barbara Morehead. Cost is $2 per class. For details, call 215–426–8610.

Riverfront North Master Plan meeting

Riverfront North Partnership will host a public meeting to seek input from community members regarding an update to the organization’s master plan on Wednesday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St. The meeting will be an open-house format, with poster boards and large maps explaining upcoming and existing projects, programing and plans to community members. For more details, visit riverfrontnorth.org/masterplan.

Ferko in concert at PPH

The Joseph A. Ferko String Band will perform on Thursday, June 14, at 7:15 p.m. at the Philadelphia Protestant Home social hall, 600 Tabor Ave. The Belairs Doo Wop, featuring Dennis Gillen, will be in concert on July 12. The Josh Hoey Orchestra will play on Aug. 9. Both of those concerts will start at 7 p.m. All concerts will have a 50/50. Refreshments will be for sale. Call 215–697–8000.

Flea market

The Friends of Campbell Square Spring Flea Market will be on Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fee is $15, cash only, no checks, for a chosen spot. Pre-pay is welcomed, but not necessary. To pre-pay for a spot, please drop money off at 3228 Gaul St. two to three days before the flea market. Please bring your own table. For more details, please contact Susan Ongirski at 215–426–3766 or trina1259@yahoo.com.

BCAA meeting

Bridesburg Community Action Alliance invites all Bridesburg residents to attend it’s next monthly meeting, held on Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.mm at the Bridesburg Rec Center, 4601 Richmond St.

Port Richmond Real Estate 101

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host a workshop about real estate on Wednesday, June 20, at 6 p.m. Chris Somers, CEO of Somers Real Estate Team, will discuss trends in Port Richmond real estate, forecasts for future profits, tips for home sellers and buyers, what to do if you are considering buying an investment property what sorts of upgrades are best, and what financial pitfalls to avoid. Refreshments included!. For details, call 215–685–9992.

St. Adalbert Parish Summer Bazaar

St. Adalbert Parish Summer Festival will take place on Thursday, June 21, Friday, June 22, Saturday, June 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, from noon to 5 p.m. at the parish grounds, Allegheny Avenue & Thompson Street. The event will feature games for the children, a beer garden, flea market, specialty baskets, Cake booth, jardo, homemade Polish & American food and much more. On Thursday,Polish American String Band will play, Patty-Pat will be the DJ on Friday, Saturday will feature Continental Polish Music and Sunday will feature a DJ. Friday, June 22 will be Alumni Night, with a gathering in the beer garden from 7 to 9 p.m.

Property Tax / Rent Rebate Program

Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications are now available. There are new guidelines, which will permit individuals who qualify to receive a rebate between $250 and $650 from property taxes or rent paid last year. This application must be filed by June 30. To qualify, you must be a senior citizen 65 years of age or older, a widow or widower 50 years of age or older, or a disabled person 18 years or older. Homeowners who have annual incomes of $35,000 or less and renters with annual incomes of $15,000 or less could qualify. Only half of your annual Social Security or SSI income is counted toward the income guideline. For more details or an application, call United Social Services, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 215–923–1900. All inquiries are confidential and services are provided free of charge.

Holy Inn going to AC

Holy Innocents Catholic Church is organizing a casino trip for Wednesday, Aug. 15.

A bus will depart from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. A Mass will be celebrated at noon at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, followed by a procession to a blessing of the sea. A carnival-like reception at St. Michael Church will follow.

The trip includes a $25 slots package at Tropicana Casino. The bus will depart the casino at 5 p.m. The cost is $30, and money is due by Aug. 6.To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740.

Vermont-New Hampshire trip

Join the Happy Travelers on a five-day Vermont/New Hampshire trip from Monday, Sept. 17, to Friday, Sept. 21. The tour includes a luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge with a tour and actual movie version of the real Maria Von Trapp (Sound of Music), dinner on board a scenic railroad, Loon Gondola, cruise on Squam Lake, where “On Golden Pond” was filmed, live entertainment and more. Package includes motor coach transportation, four nights hotel (two in Vermont, two in New Hampshire), four breakfasts, three dinners, luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge, admission to all attractions, taxes, gratuities including the bus drive and baggage handling. $875 double occupancy. For more details and reservations, call Theresa Romanowski 215–922–1700 or 215–813–2780.

All Saints Nashville senior trip

Join All Saints for a taste of Country Christmas at The Grand Ole Opry from Saturday, Dec. 8, to Wednesday, Dec. 12. $725 double includes four breakfasts, four dinners, two nights in Virginia, two nights at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, a show at The Ryman Theater, admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and deluxe motor coach transportation. All taxes and gratuities included. For more details, call Ann at 215–533–3984.

Sunday worship

St. Valentine’s Parish, 2330 Margaret St., invites everyone to worship with the parish for Mass on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. For details, call 215–535–4978.

Juniata Park Older Adult Center

JPOAC, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., is now offering a free Tai Chi class for all members. For details on becoming a member, call 215–685–1490. JPOAC is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other activities offered include exercise programs, art classes, billiards, shuffleboard, ping pong, free hot and cold lunch program, bingo and more.

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.

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.

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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