River Wards events for the week of Feb. 13

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Port Richmond Tigers signups

Signups for the Port Richmond Tigers baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 are open.

To register, stop at The Clubhouse, Chatham and Ann streets, 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

For details, contact Tom Mack at 215–275–8838. ••

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. ••

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 including Feb. 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. ••

Fishtown Neighbors Association meeting

Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.

There will be voting on three proposals including a proposal for an off-street parking space in the rear yard of an existing single family home. Proposal includes addition of deck above proposed parking space at 1845 Sepviva St.; a proposal for a single family household use in an existing building zoned CMX-2 at 2358 E. Susquehanna Ave.; and a proposal for relocation of lot lines and the creation of nine off-street parking spaces, accessory to existing multi-family household dwelling at 957–61 Shackamaxon St.

All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Bring proof of residence or business ownership.

For details, visit fishtown.org/zoning. ••

Weather-Ready Homes workshop

The “Weather-Ready Homes: Climate Change, Energy, and Your Health” Workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Bayard Taylor Elementary, 3698 N Randolph St., and Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church, 3101 Tyson Ave.

The workshop will include information about climate change and its impacts on the city, how to keep your home and family safe, energy efficiency in homes, public resources available to residents.

The “Weather-Ready Homes: Climate Change, Energy, and Your Health” Workshop is part of an education and research project led by the Clean Air Council, Drexel University, Energy Coordinating Agency, Liberty Lutheran, the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Participants will receive a $25 gift card as a thank you at the end of the workshop.

For more details and to register, please contact Eliza Nobles at eliza.climate@gmail.com or 484–461–5375. ••

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. ••

St. Adalbert Third Annual Dinner

St. Adalbert Parish will sponsor its Third Annual Dinner, which is a parish fundraiser, in their parish hall, Thompson Street and Allegheny Avenue, on Saturday, March 2, from 6 to 10 p.m.

There will be entertainment by the Polish American String Band and DJ Bart.

Dinner includes an appetizer table, dinner and a sweet table. Admission is $30 for adults and $10 for children age 6 to 12 years.

Tickets can be purchased at the rectory, 2645 E. Allegheny Ave., or by calling 215–739–3500. ••

Original Mystery Bingo event is March 3

The Port Richmond Tigers will host a spring Mystery Bingo on Sunday, March 3, at St. George Hall, Almond and Venango streets. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games will start at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $30. Home-cooked lunch is included with admission. Games will include two prizes every round. There will also be a Chinese auction, special games, and a 50/50 raffle.

Seats will be limited.

For tickets and details, contact Tom Mack at 215–275–8838. ••

Bridesburg Rec summer 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

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. ••

Stars and Stripes youth bingo on Feb. 24

Stars and Stripes, Bars and Pipes Junior Bravo Chapter will host bingo for youth ages 6 to 17 on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Point No Point, 2843 Orthodx St.

All proceeds will go toward sending care packages overseas to those serving in the military.

Cost is $10 per person and includes 10 games, a snack and a drink. Winners will pick gift cards.

Active military family members or friends are encouraged to reach out to have their loved one included in the care package distribution.

For details, contact Peggy at 267–591–6671 or Rose at 267–539–7473. ••

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 food, 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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