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River Wards events for the week of Aug. 1

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St. George revised Mass schedule

The new Mass schedule at St. George Parish, 2700 E. Venango St., is Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. All are welcome.

Call the Rectory at 215–739–3102 for additional information. ••

Lillian Marrero activities

The Lillian Marrero Branch, 601 W. Lehigh Ave., will offer physical fitness activities for kids throughout the summer on Fridays at 11 a.m. Activities include yoga, dancing and jump rope.

On Mondays, the library will host adult yoga from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Roots to Rise instructors will lead the classes. All classes are part of a healthy community initiative at the branch in partnership with the Philadelphia Health Department. ••

Crochet Club to meet

The Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., will hold Crochet Club every Thursday at 9 a.m.

For more information, call 215–426–8610. ••

Fleet Reserve Association meeting

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) George L. Carlin; Branch 001 will hold a meeting on Monday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m. at USCG Sector Delaware Bay, 1 Washington Ave.

Meetings are held the first Monday of every month and will be held on the second Monday if the first is a holiday. Enlisted active duty, retired and veteran USN, USMC, and USCG are welcome.

For information, email Pat LaRose at pacratpat441@verizon.net. ••

Holy Innocents Church 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 Ave. 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 a seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740. ••

16th annual Shore Thing to be held Aug. 18

St. Anne Parish will hold its 16th annual Shore Thing on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Keenan’s in Wildwood, New Jersey. 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 tickets, 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.

The 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. Cost is $875 for double occupancy.

For information 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. Cost is $725 and 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. ••

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.

The 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 information, call the office at 215–685–9898. ••

Bridesburg Pool bricks for sale

Now local residents can own a piece of the Bridesburg Pool. Authentic pool bricks are available for purchase for $10 each. Proceeds benefit the gymnastics program. Bricks are available while supplies last. ••

Art classes at Lutheran Settlement House

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 information, call 215–426–8610. ••

Sunday worship at St. Valentine’s Parish

St. Valentine’s Parish, 2330 Margaret St., invites everyone to worship with the parish for Mass on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

For information, call 215–535–4978. ••

Older Adult Center offering free Tai Chi class

The Juniata Park Older Adult Center, at 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 from 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 seeks new members

American Legion Auxiliary Post 821, at 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 information, 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 information, call Commander William J. Volz at 215–288–4312. ••

Bridesburg Rec Center offers 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 banners and bows available for purchase

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 seeks 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 at local rec center

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 available

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 is available. Classes are held on the third and fourth Tuesdays of every month.

For information, call 862–371–4455 or 215–685–9885 or email gmtrrobinson45@gmail.com. ••

Support group meets monthly

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 available 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 information, 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 information, call 215–426–9799. ••

Exercise classes at St. Anne’s Senior Center

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 information, call 215–426–9799. ••

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