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River Wards events for the week of Sept. 5

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Tigers Tot Soccer registration

Port Richmond Tigers’ Tot Soccer season will start next week. Last call for sign-ups. The program is for boys and girls ages 3 to 6. Come to the Tigers’ Clubhouse, Chatham and Ann streets, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more details, call Tom Mack at 215–275–8838. ••

Richmond Library events

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

Preschool Playtime, Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; a Back to School Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m.; a back-to-school bake sale celebration, on Friday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the library; Construction Club on Friday, Sept. 7, at 3:30 p.m.; an essential oils workshop for adults on Monday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m.; a free English as a Second Language class for adults on Monday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; a yoga for beginners class for adults on Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m., with donations accepted; a lead safety in the home workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m.; Read, Baby, Read: Littler Movers Dance Party on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. for ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver; and a financial health and wellness workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m.

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

Post 821 canteen reopening

The American Legion Post 821 will reopen its canteen starting on Friday, Sept. 7. The canteen will be open Fridays. 6 to 11 p.m., Saturdays. noon to 7 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 7 p.m. Canteen is a non-smoking bar.

For hall rentals, call Gary Roman at 215–749–0756. ••

Flea market

The Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Konrad Square, Tulip and Dauphin streets.

Anyone interested should call Vicky at 215–426–9654. ••

Flea market

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 details, call Carol at 267–738–5414. ••

Bethesda Church penny party

Bethesda Methodist Church, 2820 E. Venango St., will hold a penny party on Saturday, Sept. 8. Doors open at 11 a.m. Event starts at 1 p.m.

Cost is $5 for a strip of tickets, coffee, tea, and a dessert. Spend $20, get four strips of tickets and one free.

Hot dogs, hoagies, soda, and water will be available for purchase. ••

St. George monthly Bingo

St. George monthly Bingo resumes Sunday, Sept. 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the Church Hall, Salmon and Venango streets.

$8 and $10 packages available. Kitchen will be open.

Bingo will be held every second Sunday of the month. ••

Fleet Reserve Association meeting

Fleet Reserve Association George L. Carlin; Branch 001 will hold a meeting on Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at USCG Sector Delaware Bay,1 Washington Avenue.

Meetings are held the first Monday of every Month; held on the second Monday if a holiday.

All enlisted active duty, retired, veteran USN, USMC and USCG are welcome. For details, contact Pat LaRose at pacratpat441@verizon.net. ••

Philly Premiere Screening of Muhammad Ali: “Me Whee”

The Philly premiere screening of Muhammad Ali: “Me Whee” will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Veteran Boxers Association Clubhouse, 2733 E. Clearfield St.

Admission is $10 and includes film screening followed by a Q&A with a panel of boxing experts including ESPN’s Nigel Collins, light food, and drink specials. VBA is cash only with no ATM on-site.

For more details, contact VBA vice president Fred Druding, Jr. at 215–221–2374. ••

LSH programming

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, 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. ••

OLHC PHC meeting

The Philadelphia Historic Commission Committee on Historic Designation will hold a meeting at on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 18–029, on the 18th Floor of the municipal office building at 1515 Arch Street, One Parkway Building). The meeting is open to the public.

On the agenda is Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 2424 E. Allegheny Ave. The nominator is Celeste Morello, with historical designation as the proposed action. The PHC staff contact Meredith Keller for the nomination is Meredith Keller, who can be reached at meredith.keller@phila.gov or 215–686–7660.

Nominations and other designation documents are available for public review in the Commission’s offices on the 13th floor of 1515 Arch Street, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on the Historical Commission’s website. ••

A&W playground programming

Frank Glavin “A&W” Playground, 2600 E. Westmoreland St., will have registration for their 4-year-old and older, dance and tumbling programs, on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A $20 non-refundable registration fee per program will be collected. Other programs offered are Tae-Kwon-Do and Girl Scouting programs.

Fall Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No reservations needed, set-up on a first-come basis. Must supply your own table. A $10 donation will be collected day of event. No food vendors permitted. For more details, call 215–685–9898. ••

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. ••

Annual Ryan Kelly Beef and Beer

The third annual Ryan Kelly Beef and Beer will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Southampton Room, 2980 Southampton Road. Tickets cost $30 and are available for purchase until Friday, Sept. 7.

To purchase tickets or sponsor or donate to the event, contact Amy Kelly-Campbell at 267–207–4665 or William Kelly at 215–900–5228.

Proceeds benefit the students of St. George School. ••

St Valentine flea market and picnic

St. Valentine Parish will host a flea market at Pulaski Park, 875 Mill Road, Bensalem on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature homemade Polish food. Vendors welcome. The parish will host the PNCC annual parish picnic on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. the event will feature homemade Polish food, music, prizes, and raffles.

For details, call 215–535–4978 or 215–206–6888. ••

Post 821 painting party

American Legion Post 821 Auxiliary will hold a painting party on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the post, 4404 Salmon St. Doors open at noon and painting begins at 1 p.m.

Bring brown-bag lunch and snacks. No BYOB. Beverages will be available for purchase at the bar.

Tickets cost $35. ••

Girl Scouts

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.

Registration and more information can be found at the www.gsep.org. Information on starting a troop will be available. ••

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. ••

Fall Toy Train Show and Sale

The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its Fall Toy Train Show and Sale on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard.

Admission is $5.00 per attendee, or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under years. There will be a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, operating toy train layouts, and toy train activities for the kids. Food is available on premises.

For more details, visit ADTCA.com, or call Bob Lubonski at 856–608–9265 or Bob Huppman at 610–872–3309. ••

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. ••

Post 821 Chili Cook-Off

American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will host its first chili cook-off contest on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. Members, sons, and auxiliary in good standing are eligible to compete. Cost to compete is $20.

A judges’ winner and “Peoples Choice Winner” will be selected. The winning chili moves on to the District final.

Public is welcome to attend. Cost is $10 and includes tasting, one drink of choice of wine, beer, or soda. For tickets and rules, call 215–288–4312. ••

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. ••

Penn Treaty Park flea market

Friends of Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St., will host a flea market on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $15 per table.

Make checks out to Tamanend Fund. Mail or drop off checks to Barbara Morehead at 2171 E. Letterly St.

For more details, call 215–425–0393. ••

Frankford class of ’58 reunion

The Frankford High School Class of 1958 will hold a reunion brunch on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Brookside Manor of Somerton Springs, in Feasterville.

The cost is $40. Grads are encouraged to bring pictures.

For information, email Frank at foxyfrank7@gmail.com or write to Frankford High School, P.O. Box 34, Abington, PA 19001. ••

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 11:3. 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. ••

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. ••

Older Adult Center offering driving course

The Juniata Park Older Adult Center, at 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., will host an AARP four-hour driving course, which could lead to reduced car insurance, on Friday, Nov. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is Friday Nov 16th from noon till 4 pm. To register, call Melessa at 215–424–4880.

JPOAC is looking for new members. Programming includes exercise classes, drawing and ceramics, computers, line dancing, bingo, and a lunch program. CCT rides available. JPOAC is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more details, call 215–685–1490. ••

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. Four-night accommodation includes two nights in Virginia and two nights at The Gaylord Hotel in Nashville.

Cost is $725 and includes a Christmas dinner with Trace Adkins, backstage tour of Grand Ole Opry, and Country Music Hall of Fame. Four-night accommodation includes two nights in Virginia and two nights at The Gaylord Hotel in Nashville.

All taxes and gratuities included.

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

Free farmers’ market vouchers

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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