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Water Ice with a Cop returns to Powers Park
The Powers Park Conservancy’s third annual “Water Ice with a Cop” returns to Powers Park, Ann & Almond streets, on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m.
The event includes free pretzels and water ice scooped by the officers of the 24th Police District. Jan and Donna-Marie Galas will provide entertainment for the kids with old-school games.
For more information, including weather related cancellation, visit the Powers Park Conservancy’s Facebook page. ••
Flea market at Bridebsurg Rec Center
Bridesburg Methodist Church will sponsor a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bridebsurg Recreation Center, 4600 Richmond St.
Tables cost $15 each or $25 for two.
For more information, call Carol at 267–738–5414. ••
Girl Scouts announce upcoming schedule
Girl Scout Troops at Frank Glavin “A&W” Playground, 2600 E. Westmoreland St. will resume for the 2018–19 Scout year the week of Sept. 17 as follows: Brownies, 1st -through 3rd grade, Monday, 6:45 to 8 p.m.; Daisy, K and 1st grade, Tuesday, 6:05 to 7 p.m.; Older Girl, 6th through 12th grade, Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m.; and Junior, 4th through 6th grade, Wednesday, 6:45 to 8 p.m.
Those interested can register online at gsep.org. Information on starting a troop is also available online. ••
Revised 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. ••
E. Kensington Neighbors Association to meet
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 email@example.com. ••
Vermont-New Hampshire trip announced
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. ••
Call for crafters and vendors
Holy Name of Jesus Parish will 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. ••
Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow
Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St., will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The festival will feature live music, local food and drink, crafts from local vendors, children’s activities, samples from or compete in the annual Chili Competition and Apple Pie Competition, cider pressing, the Beebeard, Adopt-a-Pet, and the Subaru Coat Drive.
The event is rain or shine. Entrance is free to the public. Volunteers are needed. To volunteer or become a vendor or sponsor, email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Taylor to host Senior Expo this fall
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. The event is free for seniors and their families.
For information, contact one of Taylor’s offices at 215–425–0901 (Port Richmond) or 215–744–2600 (Bridesburg). ••
Richmond Library announces events
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host several events free and open to the public.
Read, Baby, Read Walkers and Talkers Pajama Storytime will be held on Wednesdays, Aug. 22 and 29, at 6 p.m.; Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime on Thursday, Aug. 23 and 30, at 11a.m.; Construction Club on Friday, Aug. 24 and 31, at 3:30 p.m.; Read, Baby, Read: Play Café on Monday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m.; yoga on Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. with a $3 suggested donation; and preschool storytime and playtime on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 a.m.;
Please call ahead to make sure library is open. For more details, call 215–685–9992. ••
Cake sale at The Lutheran Settlement House
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 information, call 215–426–8610. ••
St. Timothy 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 information, visit st-tims.org. ••
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. ••
Free farmers’ market vouchers available
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)’s annual distribution is underway for free Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program 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.
Income-eligible Philadelphia residents who will be 60 or older by Dec. 31 of this year may receive the vouchers at PCA, 642 N. 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. Seniors must sign in person and may receive the vouchers only once per year.
Vouchers are available while supplies last. ••
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Lillian Marrero announces 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. ••
Programming at Lutheran Settlement House
Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., is offering several classes to the public. Art classes for ages 55 and older will be held on Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m. Instructor is Barbara Morehead and suggested donation is $2.
CLAYMOBILE will host pottery workshops at LSH on Mondays, Aug. 27, Sept. 10 and 24, and Oct. 1, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per session and is cash only. Register at least a week in advance for each session. To register, contact Caroline Klug at 215–426–8610 Ext. 1206.
Tai Chi will be offered at LSH for ages 55 and older on Wednesdays, at 12:30 p.m. For more details on any programs, 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. ••
Bridesburg banners, bows available
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. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Kensington alumni luncheon on Oct. 20
All Kensington High School graduates and their guests are invited to an alumni luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway in Trevose.
The cost is $30 per person.
For more information, call Tamara Taylor at 267–699–6331. ••
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. ••