River Wards events week of Oct. 31

Stay up to date on what’s going on in your neighborhood.

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. Only 7 remain. ••

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. ••

Build Your Own Sketchbook Workshop

The Resource Exchange, 1701 N. 2nd St., will host Build Your Own Sketchbook workshop with recreate featured artist Carlin Ash on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Students will be able to pick one of three different ways to make a book, accordion, coptic, and Japanese style binding, and leave with their own hand bound sketchbook. Cost is $15 per person.

Space is limited. To RSVP, call 267–997–0060 or email info@theresourceexchange.org. ••

reCreate featured artist opening reception

The Resource Exchange, 1701 N. 2nd St., will host an opening reception for recreate featured artist Carlin Ash on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Meet the artist and see her weavings and fiber works made with reclaimed and recycled materials at this free reception. ••

Firebird Pierogi Festival

St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, 817 N. 7th St., will host Firebird Pierogi Festival on Satuday, Nov. 3, from noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 4 p.m.

The event will feature ethnic food, baked goods, vendors, live music, and a beer garden. Food is eat-in or take-out. Admission and parking are free.

For more details, call 215–922–9671. ••

Konrad Square flea market

Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market at Konrad Square, Tulip and Dauphin streets, on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To rent a space, contact Vicky at 215–426–9654. ••

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, Nov. 3, 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. ••

St. Anne Christmas bazaar

The St. Anne Christmas bazaar will be held in the Social Hall at Memphis and Tucker streets on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Santa Claus will be there from noon to 4 p.m. to pose for pictures with guests. ••

Mystery bingo

The Port Richmond Tigers will host its fall mystery bingo on Sunday, Nov. 4, at St. George Parish hall, Salmon and Venango streets. Doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $30 and include home-cooked lunch, 10 rounds of bingo featuring two winners per round. Beer, wine, drinks, raffles, and Chinese auction will be available. Mystery prizes include flat screen TVs, designer bags, home appliances, furnishings, electronics, and more.

Seating is limited. For tickets, call Tom Mack at 215–275–8838.

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. ••

Fleet Reserve Association meeting

George L. Carlin Fleet Reserve Association Branch 001 will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month unless a holiday occurs and, meetings will be moved to second Monday.

Meeting will be held at USCG Sector Delaware Bay, 1 Washington Ave.

Enlisted Active Duty, Retired, Veteran USN, USMC, and USCG are welcome. ••

Flea market at Penn Treaty

Friends of Penn Treaty Park will host a flea market at Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St., on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost is $15 per table. Make checks payable to the Tamanend Fund. Checks can be mailed or dropped off to Barbara Morehead, 2171 E. Letterly St., Philadelphia, PA, 19125.

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

Veterans breakfast at Post 821

American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will hold a veterans breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, coffee, tea and juice. ••

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. ••

Bridesburg Comic Fest

The Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., will host the 3rd annual Bridesburg Comic Fest on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature vendors, workshops, music, cartoonists, collectables, costume contests, and more.

Cartoon workshops will be sponsored by Philadelphia Parks and Rec Visual Arts Office. Cost for vendors is $25 per table space. For more details, call the rec at 215–685–1247. ••

Bingo at Post 821

American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will host bingo on Sunday, Dec. 2. Doors open at noon.

Cost is $5 for one card and .50 cents each for extra cards. Refreshments will be sold. ••

Holy Inn going to AC

Holy Innocents Parish is planning a trip to the Tropicana Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

A bus will depart from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m.

The cost is $50 and due by Nov. 15.The trip includes $15 in slot cash, a Tropicana buffet and the holiday show Jingle. The bus will depart the Tropicana at 5:30 p.m.

To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740. ••

Breakfast with Santa at Post 821

American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will hold Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, coffee, tea and juice. ••

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. ••