River Wards events for the week of May 16

Writer’s workshop and American Sign Language at St. Michael’s

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 2139 E. Cumberland St., will host a six-week generative writing workshop until June 17, from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. and a six-week beginner class in sign language from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Annex.

For more details or to register, call 215-850-6635. ••

 

Inaugural Youth Bri Tri registration

Registration is now open for the Inaugural Youth Bri Tri, which will be held Saturday, June 29, at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4600 Richmond St.

Cost is $10 per child, and each age group has a 100-participant capacity. Group 1 is 5-7, Group 2 is 8-10, and Group 3 is 11-13. Tentative start times are 8:30 a.m. for Group 1, 9:30 a.m. for Group 2 and 10:30 a.m. for Group 3. Event starts at the pool. ••

 

Last call for Tigers T-ball

Boys and girls ages 3 to 6 are invited to register for Tigers T-ball. For more details, call Tom Mack at 215-275-8838. ••

 

MDG Italian Festival

Mother of Divine Grace will hold its annual Italian Festival on Thursdays, May 30 and June 6, Fridays, May 31 and June 7, and Saturdays, June 1 and 8, starting at 6 p.m.

Homemade spaghetti suppers will be served every night, rain or shine, in the air-conditioned school hall from 5 to 8 p.m. Take-out available beginning at 4 p.m.

The food court will serve its neighborhood famous fried dough, pizza, french fries, sausage and peppers, meatballs and roast pork sandwiches.

The church yard will feature wheels of chance, moonbounce and plenty of games for children of all ages. Domestic and imported beers, along with specialty drinks, will be available in the beer gardens.

Irish singers Ray Coleman and Vincent Gallagher will perform on Thursday nights, Jersey Shakedown will perform on Friday nights, and The Sounds of Sinatra will be performed live by neighborhood favorite “Jackie Dee” on Saturday nights. ••

 

St. Hubert going to AC

St. Hubert High School will hold a trip on June 18.

A bus will depart the school, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues, at 8:45 a.m. A 50-50 and lottery basket drawing will take place.

There will be a one-hour ride on a cruise ship in Atlantic City.

Next will be a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $25 back in slot cash.

The day will end with a sit-down dinner and wine at Tomasello Winery in Hammonton.

The bus will arrive back at the school at about 9 p.m.

The cost is $80.

To reserve a seat, contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org ••

 

North Catholic Alumni Summer Fun Trip III

Northeast Catholic Alumni will host the Summer Fun Trip III on Monday, Aug. 5.

Bus departs from the Alumni House, Rhawn and Fairfield streets, at 9 a.m. and returns at about 7 p.m.

Cost is $70 per person and includes a one-hour boat ride on the A.C. Cruise, a five-hour stay at Caesar’s Casino with $25 slot cash and a lunch buffet.

Trip must be paid in full by Tuesday, July 2. Make checks payable to Northeast Catholic Alumni Assoc. Inc. Space is limited.

For more details, call 215-543-1051. ••

 

Help build POW/MIA monument

The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good benefactors to donate granite for the construction of a POW/MIA monument at Penn’s Landing.

The PVVM Fund is about three-quarters of the way toward the $126,000 needed to build the national monument. The design, by architect Doug Seiler, will feature individually cut pieces of granite arranged to look like a stockade of a POW camp.

Construction should be completed by national POW/MIA Day on Sept. 20, 2019.

To learn more about the monument and the memorial or to make individual contributions, visit pvvm.org or the fund’s Facebook page. For more information about the granite campaign, contact Jim Curry at 215-574-9200 or jim@ownersrepinc.net ••

 

Bridesburg Food Pantry

Nonperishable food and clothing donations for the needy in the neighborhood are being accepted at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4600 Richmond St.

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

 

Toddler Time at Bridesburg Rec

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., will offer Toddler Time programs in September.

Toddler Time (2) will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. Pre School (3) will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:50 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 2:40 p.m. Pre K (4) will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:50 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 2:40 p.m. Child must be age for class as of Sept. 1.

For more details, call 215-685-1247 or 215-533-6448. ••

 

Rock music summer program

The nonprofit Share the Spotlight welcomes musicians in grades six through 12 to its tuition-free summer rock music program.

The program will meet twice a week through June and July and perform an end-of-the-season show in a professional venue.

For more details, email sharethespotlightinfo@gmail.com or call 917-575-9638. ••

 

Bridesburg Rec Center summer camp registration

Registration for summer camp at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., is now open.

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, call Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247 or 215-533-6448. ••

 

Adult zumba at Bridesburg Rec Center

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 and clothing items donations

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. ••

 

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Holy Family Living Fully Workshop

Holy Family University’s Living Fully Workshop :Concerned About Alcohol/Drug Use of a Loved One: How Can I Help will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Holy Family University Education and Technology Center, 9801 Frankford Ave. The workshop is free. To register, visit  www.holyfamily.edu/familycenter, call 267-341-3407 or email familycenter@holyfamily.edu. ••

 

Friends of Richmond Library meeting

Friends of Richmond Library will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at the library, 2987 Almond St.

All are welcome to join the group.

Snacks will be served. ••

 

PROPAC mystery bingo

PROPAC will host mystery bingo on Sunday, May 19, at St. George School, 2700 E. Venango St. Doors open at 2 p.m. and bingo starts at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $30 per person. Event is BYOB and bring-your-own-snacks and will feature 50-50 raffle, Chinese auction, 10 rounds of bingo.

For tickets, call Ken or Ann Paul at 215-380-9782 after 6 p.m. Tickets are also available at Marie’s Hair Salon, 2569 E. Clearfield St. ••