River Wards events for the week of Feb. 6

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Girls-only wrestling program has openings

Beat the Streets Philadelphia has started a girls-only wrestling program at the Rizzo PAL Center, Belgrade and Clearfield streets.

All girls ages 6 to 18 are welcome. No experience is necessary. Practices are held on Fridays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program is free of charge.

For more details, contact Officer Ernie Rehr, Rizzo PAL director, at 215–426–6583. ••

Hoagie fundraiser benefits senior center

A hoagie fundraiser benefiting the Lutheran Settlement House Senior Community Center, 1340 Frankford Ave., will be held at the center on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hoagies will cost $5 and choices include turkey, roast beef or buffalo chicken. Potato salad included.

For more details, contact Meg Finley at mfinley@lshphilly.org or 215–426–8610 Ext. 1204. ••

Diabetes education program at LSH

Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., will offer Common Threads: Diabetes Education Program on Tuesdays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The program is free to individuals 60-plus and will be held over six Tuesday sessions: Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5 and 12. Lunch will be provided after each session.

For details, contact Jeanie Meyer at 215–426–8610, Ext. 203. ••

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

Trip to Atlantic City on Feb. 24

Holy Innocents Parish is organizing a trip to Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday, Feb. 24.

A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m. The bus will depart the Tropicana at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $30, due by Feb. 18. Riders will receive $25 in slot cash.

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

Bridesburg Rec Center camp registration

Registration for summer camp at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., will begin on Wednesday, March 6.

There will be two encampments, which will run four weeks each. Encampments include early, day and extended camps.

The first encampment will run from Monday, June 17, to Friday, July 12. The second encampment will run from Monday, July 15, to Friday, Aug. 9.

All fees must be paid in full at registration. Cost is $110 for each early camp and $200 for each day and extended camps.

For more details, contact Miss Jackie at 215–685–1247 or 215–533–6448. ••

St. Paddy’s Day Sip and Shop is March 16

A vendor and craft event will be held at Point No Point, 2843 Orthodox St., on Saturday, March 16, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Entrance is free and the event will feature vendors, crafts, cash bar, raffles and more.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Bridesburg Cougars Cheerleading Squad.

Vendors wanted. For details, email StacysEventPlanning@gmail.com. ••

Adult zumba at Bridesburg Rec Center

The Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., offers adult zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Room is air conditioned.

Walk-ins are welcome. Cost is $4. ••

Call for nonperishable, clothing donations

The Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., is collecting nonperishable food and clothing for the needy in the neighborhood.

Donations can be dropped off at the rec center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For details, call Miss Jackie at 215–685–1247. ••

Kirtan at MotherHeart Yoga Sangha

MotherHeart Yoga Sangha welcomes you to take part in MotherHeart Kirtan at MotherHeart, 2359 E. Susquehanna Ave.

Kirtan is a vocal means to connect with spirit, and open the heart. Style is call and response singing of mantra and sound. Kirtan takes place the last Sunday of every month. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Event starts at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Event is donation-based

For details, email motherheartkirtan@gmail.com. ••

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. For details, call 215–423–0792 or email joevasl@aol.com. ••

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