River Wards events for the week of Jan. 23

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Saint Laurentius to hold open house

Saint Laurentius School, 1612 E. Berks St., will hold an open house on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Come explore one of the oldest Catholic schools in Philadelphia. School features include small class sizes and innovative extracurricular programs, including music, arts and science.

For more details, call 215–423–8834 or visit stlaurentius.org ••

Thaddeus Kosciuszko tribute ceremony

The Polish American Congress, in conjunction with the Polish American Cultural Museum, extends an invitation to everyone to attend the Annual General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Tribute Ceremony, honoring the American Revolutionary War hero, on Saturday, Feb. 2, at noon in the Polish American Cultural Center Museum, 308 Walnut St.

Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a luncheon in The Polish American Cultural Center Museum. For details or luncheon reservations, call Theresa Romanowski at 215–922–1700 or 215–813–2780. ••

Grief and loss support group to meet

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. ••

Friends of Richmond Library meeting

The Friends of Richmond Library will hold a welcome/meet and greet on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m.

Join the group for a snack, and learn how to become active in the friends group. This is a chance to advocate for the library.

Meetings will be held at the Richmond Branch, 2987 Almond St., on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

For more details, visit the Friends of Richmond Library Facebook page. ••

Low-impact yoga classes available

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. ••

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.

Saturday 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. ••

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. ••

Preschool Storytime will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 10:30 a.m.

Join Miss Meghan for stories, songs and activities. Recommended for children ages 4 and under and their caregivers. Groups must schedule a visit. ••

Preschool Playtime will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m.

Come play, learn and get to know each other in our preschool area. Recommended for children 4 and under and their caregivers. ••

Read, Baby, Read: Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m.

Dance, wiggle and sing along in the fun storytime for young independent movers. Pajamas optional.

Suggested ages 9 months to 2 years with caregiver. ••

Read, Baby, Read: My First Storytime will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m.

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces.

Suggested ages 0–1, with caregiver. ••

Read, Baby, Read: Little Friends Play Group will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 11:30 a.m.

Stay after storytime, play, and make some new friends.

Ages 0–2 and all family members welcome. ••

Construction Club will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, at 3:30 p.m.

Build with Lego, MagnaTiles, KEVA Planks, straws, connectors and more. ••

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