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Tartaglione to host senior expos
State Sen. Christine Tartaglione invites older Philadelphians and their primary caregivers to her annual series of Senior Expos in the 2nd Senate District in the coming weeks.
All three events will present information about 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 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 visit the rectory at 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. ••
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. Suggested donation is $2.
CLAYMOBILE will host pottery workshops at LSH on Monday, 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. ••
FNA zoning meeting on Oct. 2
Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.
There will be voting on a proposal for a new construction single-family home with off-street accessory parking at 537 Cabot St.
All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership. ••
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. ••
River Wards libraries funding meeting
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., will host a library funding meeting for River Wards libraries on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 to 1:30 a.m.
Please confirm attendance with the Community Initiatives Specialist Shahadah Abdul Rashid at Abdul-RashidS@FreeLibrary.org or by calling 215–685–9992. ••
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, Oct. 6, 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 email@example.com or 215–685–9992. ••
Konrad Square flea market on Oct. 6
Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Konrad Square, Tulip and Dauphin streets.
For details, call Vicky at 215–426–9654. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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, contact Mike at 215–806–3425, Sean at 856–297–6630, or Robin at 215–385–0279.
Rules and regulations can be found on 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. The 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. ••
Holy Inn going to AC on Oct. 7
Holy Innocents Catholic Church is sponsoring a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Sunday, Oct. 7.
A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m. and leave Resorts at 4:30 p.m.
The cost is $30 and is due by Sept. 30. There will be $20 in slot cash.
To reserve a seat, call 215–535–2740. ••
Penn Treaty Park flea market on Oct. 20
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. ••
Taste of Port Richmond 2018
The Port Richmond Business Alliance will host Taste of Port Richmond 2018 on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Richmond Hall, Indiana Avenue and Thompson Street.
Sample your neighborhood favorites from Port Richmond’s finest food establishments including Bait and Switch, Catering by Mario’s. Czerw’s Polish Kielbasa, Dinner House, Donna’s Bar, Gaul and Co. Malt House, Hinge Cafe, New Wave Cafe, River Wards Cafe, and Stock’s Bakery.
Tickets are $30. Cost includes all food. Cash bar available. Tickets are limited. Purchase in advance at River Wards Cafe, Donna’s Bar, Czerw’s Kielbasa, Hinge Cafe or call 215–779–8781. ••
State Rep. John Taylor final 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.
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. ••
Halloween designer bag bingo
The Franklin Towne Parents Association will host Halloween designer bag bingo on Friday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. at Canstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road.
Cost is $40 per person or $350 per table of 10 and includes buffet, beer, and soda. Must be 21 to attend. Prizes include best decorated table, best costume, Jack Chocolate Apple Game, raffle baskets, and more.
For tickets, contact Dee at 215–289–5000 or email email@example.com. ••
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 20, 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. ••
Exercise at St. Anne’s Senior Center
St. Anne’s Senior Center, 2607 E. Cumberland St., is offering exercise programs.
Programs include Enhanced Fitness on Mondays, at 10:30 a.m., and Wednesdays, at 11 a.m.; and Tai Chi on Wednesdays, at 10 a.m.
For more details, call 215–426–9799. ••
Revised Masses 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 on Friday, Nov. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. 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 Pennsylvania-grown produce.
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.
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. ••
Lillian Marrero Branch activities
The Lillian Marrero Branch, 601 W. Lehigh Ave., will offer physical fitness activities for kids 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. ••
Bridesburg Pool bricks for sale
Authentic pool bricks are available for purchase for $10 each. Proceeds benefit the gymnastics program. Bricks are available while supplies last. ••