River Wards events for the week of May 22

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. ••


Memorial Day at Elm Tree Post 88

American Legion Elm Tree Post 88, 1414 E. Palmer St., will host its annual Memorial Day services at Palmer Cemetery and the post on Monday, May 27.

The day will begin with a Mass at Holy Name Church at 8 a.m., followed by a rifle salute and laying of memorial wreaths at Palmer Cemetery at 11 a.m.

The post will host its annual open house with hot dogs and birch beer for the 100th consecutive year after the memorial program.

Commander Ray asks all to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day, which is to

remember and pay tribute to all of the men and women who have given their lives to give us and protect the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today here in America, which many around the world do not. ••


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. ••


Flea market at Konrad Square

The Friends of Konrad Square, Tulip and Dauphin streets, will host a flea market on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To rent a table, call Vicky at 215-426-9654. ••


Flag retirement and bake sale

Elm Street Post 88, 1414 E. Palmer St., will host a flea market, a bake sale and flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To reserve a table, call Marge Wible at 215-203-0270. ••


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. ••


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. ••