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River Wards events for the week of Aug. 8

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Revised Mass schedule for Port Richmond parishes

The new Mass schedule for St. George, Mother of Divine Grace, and Nativity parishes is now in effect.

Saturdays Masses will be held at MDG at 4 p.m. and Nativity 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses will be held at St. George at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Nativity at 10 a.m., and MDG at 11:30 a.m. ••

Richmond Library events

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host several events free and open to the public.

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m.; Bees are Awesome workshop for kids on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 1p.m.; Construction Club on Friday, Aug. 10, at 3:30 p.m.; Board Game Monday on Aug. 13, at noon; Read, Baby, Read: Play Café on Monday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m.; and a workshop for job seekers on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from noon to 2 p.m.

Please call ahead to make sure library is open. For more details, call 215–685–9992.

Night Out Restaurant Week

For the fifth consecutive year, Night Out Restaurant Week will include favorite eateries throughout Fishtown, Northern Liberties and Penn’s Landing.

From Friday, Aug. 10, to Sunday, Aug. 19, diners can enjoy three-course meals on a $30 to $35 prix fixe menu, with select restaurants offering a $15 to $20 fixed-price lunch option.

Guests who dine at an official Night Out Restaurant Week establishment between Friday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 19, are eligible to receive $10 in Free Slot Play at SugarHouse Casino. During this time, guests can visit the casino and show their dining receipt at Rush Rewards to receive the offer.

For promotion details, menus and entertainment schedules, visit NightOutRestaurantWeek.com. ••

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Introduction to Glass Etching

The Resource Exchange, 1701 N. Second St., will host Introduction to Glass Etching with reCreate featured artist Christine Tischio on Saturday, Aug. 11, from noon to 6 p.m.

All materials are included. Participants are welcome to choose a reused frame provided or purchase a frame from RE.

Cost is $20. Event is for 18 years and older. Space is limited.

To RSVP, call 267–997–0060 or email info@theresourceexchange.org. For more details, visit theresourceexchange.org. ••

Sidewalk sale to be held Aug. 12

A neighbors’ sidewalk sale will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tulip Street between Hagert and Letterly streets.

The sale will feature housewares, clothes, vintage items, gifts and more. ••

Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace

There will be a Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace sponsored by The Word Apostolate of Fatima at Saint John Cantius Chapel located at Thompson Street above Orthodox Street in Bridesburg on Monday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.

Devotions include rosary and procession of Fatima statue. All are welcome. ••

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. ••

Cake sale

A cake sale will be held at The Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

EKNA meeting

The next East Kensington Neighbors Association monthly meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, at Philadelphia Brewing Co., 2440 Frankford Ave. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., followed by committee break-out time from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Topics will include committee updates, zoning and development, and committee meeting time.

For those interested in joining via live-stream, email info@ekna.org. ••

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. ••

LF class of ’68 celebrating 50 years

Little Flower High School class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th reunion on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Maltese Room, 2049 Bristol Pike in Bensalem.

Tickets cost $55.

For information, call Carol at 215–431–3852 or email LFreunion1968@gmail.com. ••

Crafters and flea marketers wanted

Holy Name of Jesus Parish will be hold a fall festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spaces are $25 and include a hot dog and a drink. Bring your own table.

For more details, call 215–425–5623 or drop check at Rectory, 701 Gaul St.

Senior Expo

State Rep. John Taylor will host his final, annual Senior Expo on Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Cohox Recreation Center, Cambria and Cedar streets.

The expo will provide access to information to a wide range of services and topics from utilities to medical care.

Event is free for seniors and their families.

For more details, contact one of Taylor’s offices at 215–425–0901 (Port Richmond) or 215–744–2600 (Bridesburg). ••

St. Tim’s anniversary Mass

St. Timothy Parish will celebrate the closing of its 90th anniversary observance on Sunday, Oct. 14, with a Mass at noon in the upper church, 3001 Levick St.

A gala banquet will follow at the Regal Ballroom, 5411 Oxford Ave.

All present and former parishioners and graduates of the school are invited.

To buy tickets, call the rectory at 215–624–6188. For more details, visit st-tims.org. ••

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 a Christmas dinner with Trace Adkins, backstage tour of Grand Ole Opry, and Country Music Hall of Fame.

All taxes and gratuities included.

For more details, call Ann at 215–292–6402. ••

Free farmers’ market vouchers

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)’s annual distribution is underway for free Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) produce vouchers. Eligible Philadelphia seniors can receive $20 worth of vouchers that can be used to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at certified farmers’ markets throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Income-eligible Philadelphia residents who will be 60 or older by Dec. 31 of this year, may receive the vouchers at PCA, 642 North Broad St. on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at other designated sites.

Proof of age and Philadelphia residency must be presented to receive vouchers. Acceptable forms of identification include Pennsylvania driver’s license or non-driver’s ID and other forms of ID that include age and residency. Seniors must sign in person and may receive the vouchers only once per year.

Vouchers are available while supplies last. ••

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 $20.

For information, call Sunny Lewandowski, president, American Legion Post 821, at 215–533–9610.

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 Vice Commander William J. Volz at 215–288–4312. ••

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