River Wards events for the week of Nov. 21

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 seven remain. ••

BCA annual tree lighting

The Bridesburg Civic Association will hold its fifth annual tree lighting on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St.

The event will include photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a performance by Aqua String Band, appearances by Boys and Girls Scouts, a balloon twister, a caricature artist, sponsors in the gym, free hot cocoa and tea and an old-fashioned decorated bus looping around the neighborhood at the beginning and ending of the event.

Rain date is Saturday, Dec. 1. For more details, visit the Bridesburg Civic Association Facebook page. ••

Rockettes Christmas Spectacular trip

St. Peter the Apostle Parish will host a trip to the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Cost is $100 and includes bas, gas, tolls, snack, international Christmas market, and the show.

Bus leaves from the church, 1019 N. Fifth St., at 7a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. ••

Holiday craft and vendor fair

Franklin Towne High School Parent Association will host a holiday craft and vendor fair with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridesburg Rec Center, 4601 Richmond St.

For more details or a vendor application, call 215–289–5000 and ask for Dee. ••

Brunch and breakfast with Santa

St. Peter the Apostle Parish will host Brunch and Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Center, 1039 N. Lawrence St.

Cost is $10 for adults and teens and $6 for children 2 to 12. Tickets are available at the rectory office . ••

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. ••

OLPR Christmas Bazaar

Our Lady of Port Richmond School will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the school hall, 3222 E. Thompson St.

The event will feature vendors, kids’ crafts, games, food, a bake sale, raffles, and a visit from Santa. ••

FOCS tree lighting

Friends of Campbell Square will hold its Christmas tree lighting in Campbell Square, Belgrade Street and Allegheny Ave., on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

There will be visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Elf on the Shelf and the event will include music, candy canes for children and hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. ••

JPOAC activities

Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., is seeking new members. Free Lunch and CCT rides offered to those who qualify.

The center has exercise classes, art classes, bingo, pool, shuffle board, ping pong tables, trips and more.

For more detail, call 215–685–1490. JPOAC is also doing a Toys for Tots drive until Dec. 14. Donations welcome. ••

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. ••

Low impact yoga classes

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will host a low impact yoga class with Amanda on Mondays, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Class is pay-as-you-go and cost is $5. For more details, contact Amanda at 215–531–0922.••

Grief and loss support group

Have you experienced a significant loss in life? Are you living with a loss of a loved one or a cherished dream, and 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 Avenue and Cumberland Street.

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. ••

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. ••

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., 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. ••