River Wards event for the week of Oct. 15

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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. ••

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., with 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. ••

River Wards libraries meeting

A meeting for the Fishtown and Richmond branch libraries will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Fishtown Community Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave.

Patrons and neighbors from Fishtown and Richmond branches are invited to gather to discuss the fight for full funding for Philly libraries.

For more details or to RSVP, email freelibraryfullfunding@gmail.com. ••

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. ••

MDG fall festival

Mother of Divine Grace School, 2612 E. Monmouth St., will hold its fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

The event will include adult beverages, pick-your-own candy bar, full-service food trucks with soft pretzels, soda, water, juice, water ice, cotton candy, and popcorn.

A $15 donation for adults and an $8 donation for children is requested. ••

Philadelphia Vietnam Memorial name reading

VVA chapter 266 will hold its annual Philadelphia Vietnam Memorial name reading at the memorial, Front and Spruce streets, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at noon.

The community is invited to come to show its appreciation for the 648 men and women from Philadelphia who made the ultimate sacrifice. Chapter 266 is also looking for new members.

If interested, call Chuck at 215–722–3518. ••

RWTC to present 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. ••

St. George School open house

St. George School, 2700 E. Venango St., will hold open houses from Monday, Nov. 12 to Friday, Nov. 16. Tours will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. An open house for pre-k and kindergarten will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 10:30 to noon.

The open house will include classroom tours, staff meetings, and information on financial aid.

To schedule a visit, call 215–634–8803. ••

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. ••

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.
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. ••

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. ••