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River Wards events for the week of Sept. 19

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Fight for libraries meeting is Wednesday

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host a “fight for libraries” meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will focus on pushing Mayor Kenny and City Council to fully fund the neighborhood branches. Refreshments provided.

Please confirm attendance with the Community Initiatives Specialist Shahadah Abdul Rashid at or by calling 215–685–9992. ••

Financial wellness workshop to be held

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host a financial wellness workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. For details, contact Pete Harris at ••

Parent Circle at Samuel Rec

The Richmond Library will sponsor a Read, Baby, Read: Parent Circle series at Samuel Rec, 3539 Gaul St., starting on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m.

The gatherings will focus on providing support and enrichment to any caregiver with a young child ages 0–2. Refreshments provided.

RSVP appreciated to or 215–685–9992. ••

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 ••

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, or call Bob Lubonski at 856–608–9265 or Bob Huppman at 610–872–3309. ••

Lutheran Settlement House 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. 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. ••

State Sen. Tartaglione senior expos

State Sen. Christine Tartaglione invites older Philadelphians and their primary caregivers to her annual series of Senior Expos that will visit three community sites in the 2nd Senate District in the coming weeks.

All three events will present information about a multitude of senior programs and services offered by public agencies and private providers. They will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations: Thursday, Sept. 27: Mayfair Community Center, 2990 Saint Vincent St.; Thursday, Oct. 4: St. Anne’s Rectory-PAL Center, 2328 E. Lehigh Ave.; Thursday, Oct. 11: Fox Chase Recreation Center, 7901 Ridgeway St.

For more details, call 215–533–0440 or 215–291–4653 (Spanish). ••

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.

The event will feature crafts, flea market treasures, games for kids, food and homemade desserts.

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

Star and Stripes, Bars and Pipes tourney

A pool tournament will be held at VFW Post 2, 4638 Richmond St., on Sunday, Sept. 30, at noon. Registration will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

First place receives $150, second place receives $50. For details, message Theresa Bird on Facebook. ••

Flea market at Bridesburg Rec

A flea market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bridesburg Rec Center, 4600 Richmond St. Proceeds benefit the Bridesburg Food Pantry. For details, call 267–738–5414. ••

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 needed. To volunteer or become a vendor or sponsor, email ••

St. George Pony Poo Bingo

Friends of Saint George will host St. George Pony Poo Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 6, at noon in the St. George school yard, Edgemont and Venango streets.

Tickets are $20 per block. Grand prize is $5,000. The event will feature face painting, balloon artist, moon bounce, food, and beverages.

For tickets, please contact Mike at 215–806–3425, Sean at 856–297–6630, or Robin at 215–385–0279. Rules and regulations can be found on the FOSG Facebook page. ••

Post 821 Chili Cook-Off is Oct. 7

American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will host its first chili cook-off contest on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 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. ••

Local 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. ••

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