River Wards events for the week of Oct. 10

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Richmond Library programs

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering several programs: Read, Baby, Read: Little Movers Dance Party on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m.; Read, Baby, Read: My First Storytime on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m.; Read, Baby, Read: Little Friends Play Group on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 11:30 a.m.; Essential Oils on Monday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m.; Sensory Storytime on Monday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m.; English as a Second Language Classes on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Yoga for beginners on Monday, Oct. 15; at 6:30 p.m.; Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, Oct. 16; at 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Playtime on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m.; SmART Readers Art Class on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m.; SmART Readers Art Class on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m.; and Read, Baby, Read: Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m.

Grief and loss support group

Have you experienced a significant loss in life? Are you living with a loss if a loved one, a cherished dream, an seek healing strength to go on? You are invited to share in a group called Journey, which meets on Sundays at 2 p.m. using St Michael’s Church, Trenton and Cumberland streets.

Board Certified Chaplain and Pastor Joe Varsanyi, formerly Director of Pastoral Care at Jefferson Hospital, -Methodist Division, will lead the group in a time of learning about the impact of loss, and the process of grief, mourning and healing.

There is no charge and Journey is open to all who seek to share strength and comfort in the face of significant and life-changing loss. For more details, call 215–423–0792 or email joevasl@aol.com. ••

Tartaglione to host senior expos
State Sen. Christine Tartaglione invites older Philadelphians and their primary caregivers to her final event in the annual series of Senior Expos in the 2nd Senate District.
The event will present information about senior programs and services offered by public agencies and private providers. The Senior Expo will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fox Chase Recreation Center, 7901 Ridgeway St.
For more details, call 215–533–0440 or 215–291–4653 (Spanish). ••

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. ••

Bridesburg Historical Society

Bridesburg Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of St. John Cantius Convent, located at 4400 Almond St. adjacent to the parking lot. The highlight of the meeting will be a presentation by Tammy Schane, who is a public speaker with a specialty in 19th and early 20th century history. Her topic will be, “Strange, Odd, and Wonderful.” The focus will be on examples​ of over-the-top 19th century monuments and the fascinating stories of the people under them. All welcome. Admission is free. ••

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). ••

Pulaski Parade on the Parkway

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, the 85th Pulaski Parade will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in center city Philadelphia, with the reviewing stand at Logan Circle, 19th & Parkway, beginning at noon. Everyone is invited. Seating is free. Parade will be televised live on WPVI-TV 6 ABC from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ••

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. ••

FNA zoning meeting on Oct. 16
Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Kensington, 418 E. Girard Ave.
There will be voting on a proposal for five new construction single family houses and 10 off-street parking spaces, accessed from an existing curb cut on Montgomery Avenue at 1323R E. Montgomery Ave.

All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership in the form of a driver’s license or a photo id and a lease, utility bill, or recent piece of mail addressed to your home. ••

Career expo on Oct. 17

City Councilman Bobby Henon will sponsor a career expo on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklin Towne Charter High School’s gym, 5301 Tacony St.

There will be more than 50 employers and free career counseling and resume consultation.

Call 215–686–3444. ••

BCAA meeting

Bridesburg Community Action Alliance will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St. The meeting will feature a “Get Out the Vote,” with Al Schmidt, representative from city commission elections and Patty-Pat Kozlowski, Republican candidate for State Representative, to discuss the ongoing traffic problem along the 4300 block of Bath Street. There will also be a discussion on two zoning issues: A zoning variance was approved by the ZBA for 2710 Lefevre St. after the community sent a letter of denial of the variance and a pending upcoming meeting for a project at 4202 E. Thompson St. ••

Haunted house

A haunted house presented by Girl Scout troops at Glavin will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at A&W Playground, 2600 Westmoreland St. A $3 admission donation per person is requested. Refreshments will be sold by the advisory council. Be there and be scared. ••

Parent Circle at Samuel Rec
The Richmond Library will sponsor a Read, Baby, Read: Parent Circle series at Samuel Rec, 3539 Gaul St., withe the next event taking place on Saturday, Oct. 20, 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 taitb@freelibrary.org or 215–685–9992. ••

Flea Market

A flea market will be held at Glavin A&W Playground, 2600 Westmoreland St., on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Must provide own table. Set-up space consists of two cement blocks width. A $10 donation will be collected day of event. Set-up on first come basis, no reservations needed. No food vendors please. ••

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. ••

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 dsmith@ftchs.org. ••

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. 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. ••

RWTC presents The Addams Family

The River Wards Theatre Company presents The Addams Family the Musical in Concert on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at Mother of Divine Grace, 2612 E. Monmouth St.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at riverwardstheatre.ticketleap.com/addamsfamilyconcert or at rehearsals by calling Rachel at 215–327–5725. ••

Vintage bridal fashion show and tea

The Bridesburg Historical Society will host a vintage bridal fashion show and Tea which will showcase the “Brides of Bridesburg” through the decades on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at Fran-Lee Caterers, Almond and Buckius streets.

Come experience the changing styles in bridal and bridesmaid ensembles and enjoy a high tea of tea sandwiches, sweets, and a variety of teas.

Women of all ages are welcome to attend.

Cost is $20 per person. For tickets and reservations call, 215–533–3984. ••