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River Wards events for the week of June 25

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Tumbling instructor needed

Frank Glavin, A&W Playground, is looking for an energetic and knowledgeable instructor for its Tumbling Program, which serves children aged 3 through teen. Program will start in September and runs through end of April. Performance show concludes program in the spring. Please send resume to Glavin Advisory Council, 2600 E Westmoreland St., 19134. For more details, contact office at 215–685–9898.

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., 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

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.

Ferko concert

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.

Preschool Storytime & Playtime

Richmond Library will host Preschool Storytime and Playtime on Tuesday, June 26, 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.

Read, Baby, Read: Parent Group at Porchlight

Porchlight Kensington Storefront, 2774 Kensington Ave., will hold Read, Baby, Read Parent Group on Wednesday, June 27, 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. 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 27, 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 28, at 2:30 p.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.

Port Richmond Community Festival

The Port Richmond Community Festival will take place on Saturday, June 30, from noon to 5 p.m. at Campbell Square, 2535 E. Allegheny Ave. The event will feature 85 vendors, five food trucks, a moon bounce, an obstacle course, a dunk tank, face painting, a magic show, a Michael Jackson impersonator, and appearances by Mickey and Minnie.

On The Delaware Music Festival

“On the Delaware” is a new music festival featuring a variety of Philadelphia’s most popular rising artists, spotlighting the diverse and vibrant artistic vibe of Northeast Philadelphia, which will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pennypack on the Delaware. “On the Delaware” is presented by Riverfront North Partnership, Southeast Northeast — The SENE, Sandbox Music Publishing and Wawa Welcome America! In addition to 15 musical acts on two stages, the event will have a wide-range of entertainment to engage the community and the whole family including: a community corridor, kids corner, yoga, food trucks, a beer tent, local craft vendors and more! For VIP tickets and more details, visit: Musiconthedelaware.com.

World Cup watch party

The Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive in East Fairmount Park, will host a World Cup watch party on Saturday, June 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. The game will be in the round of 16. Admission is free. There will be giveaways, and food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit thedellmusiccenter.com/event/world-cup-watch-party/

Flea market

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. 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 pacratpat441@verizon.net or (215) 535–2779. Meetings held the first Monday of every month. Meetings held second Monday if holiday is on first Monday.

Flea market

The Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Saturday, July 14, 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.

Flea market

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.

Bikes, Beans & Beers

A group bicycle ride starting in Fishtown at Palmer Park, Frankford and Columbia avenues, and heading north along portions of the Riverfront North parks and trails will take place on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop sinclude : River Wards Café and Evil Genius Beer Company, where a dollar of every beer sold in the beer garden from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. will go to support maintenance of the parks and trails of Riverfront North. Tickets cost $10 and are on sale now. Register at bikesbeansbeers-summer.eventbrite.com.

Free Outdoor Movie Night: Despicable Me 3

Come out with the whole family to enjoy a movie under the stars. Kids activities start at 7:30pm, featured movie “Despicable Me 3” starts at sundown on Tuesday, July 17, at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St. This event is sponsored by the Bridesburg Business Association. For the full Riverfront North Free Outdoor Movie Series listing, visit, riverfrontnorth.org/events.

Norphans reunion

The Norphans, grads of North Catholic HS , are running their 7th annual reunion at Keenan’s in North Wildwood, NJ on Saturday, July 28. For more details, visit norphans.org or call Mike McBride at 215–588–9411 for tickets.

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.

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.

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