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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.
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., the UPS Store, 3rd Street and Girard Avenue, 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.
Tumbling and gymnastics registration
Registration for the Tumbling and Gymnastics Camp at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., is now open. 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.
Art classes will be held every Wednesday at noon at Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave. Classes will be led by Barbara Morehead. Cost is $2 per class. For details, call 215–426–8610.
Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime on and Thursday, June 21, 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.
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.
Richmond Library will hold Construction Club on Friday, June 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.
The Joseph A. Ferko String Band will perform a free community concert at the Bridesburg Recreation Center on Tuesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in front of the rec. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music.
A flea market will be held at The Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are $15. For details, call 215–426–8610.
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.
Fleet Reserve Association meeting
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) George L. Carlin; Branch 001 will meet on Monday, July 2, at 1 p.m. at USCG Sector Delaware Bay, 1 Washington Ave. All enlisted, active duty, retired, veteran USN, USMC, and USCG are welcome. For details, contact Pat LaRose at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 535–2779. Meetings held the first Monday of every month. Meetings held second Monday if holiday is on first Monday.
Friends of Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St., will hold a flea market on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are $15 each. Make check out to Tamanend Fund or mail or drop off checks to Barbara Morehead, 2171 E. Letterly St., Philadelphia, PA, 19125.
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.
16th annual Shore Thing
St. Anne Parish will hold its 16th annual Shore Thing on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Keenan’s, Wildwood, NJ. Tickets cost $35 and include domestic bottled beer, wine, soda, buffet, music, and photo booth. All proceeds go toward the installation of an elevator life in St. Anne Church. For tickers, call 215–425–3219.
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.
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.