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Around the Neighborhood: May 2, 2022

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Big flea market on Saturday

A large outdoor flea market, with more than 150 vendors, will take place on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue. The rain date is May 14. Parking is available in the lot at 2201 Fairmount Ave. For more information, visit www.PhilaFleaMarkets.org

Affordable internet for seniors

The Philadelphia Senate on Aging wants low-income elderly people to know that they can receive internet access for $9.95 a month, or free, through Comcast Essentials. Call Comcast at 855-846-8376, and say you were referred by Mary Daniels, director of the Philadelphia Senate on Aging. For more information on the Philadelphia Senate on Aging, call Mary Daniels at 215-248-9438. 

St. Hubert day trip

St. Hubert will hold its seventh annual summer fun day trip on Tuesday, June 21. There will be a one-hour ride on a cruise ship, followed by a four-hour stay at Resorts casino, with $10 back in slot cash. The day will end at the Tomasello winery for a sitdown dinner and complimentary wine tasting.

A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. and arrive back at about 9 p.m. The cost is $90, due by May 15. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org

Bingo on Saturday

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will hold bingo on May 7, from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Call 215-423-0792. 

St. Hubert class of 1972 reunion

St. Hubert Class of 1972 will celebrate its 50th high school reunion on Thursday, June 9, with a Golden Girls’ walk alongside the graduating Class of 2022. 

The reunion will immediately follow at Knowlton Mansion. 

For details, email Linda at SHBambies1972@gmail.com

Adult programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering complimentary programming for adults.

All About Bankruptcy, featuring Philadelphia Legal Assistance, will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A City of Philadelphia job recruiter will be on site to share details about current job openings on Thursday, May 26, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Crochet Circle will be held on Wednesdays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31, at 3:30 p.m.

For reminders about adult programs, text @ricadult to 81010.  

Bridesburg Rec Summer Camp

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., is holding summer camp registration.

There will be two encampments each running three weeks. Each session will offer early, day and extended options.

Camp is for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade as of September 2022.

Cost is $90 for early camp, $300 for day camp and $150 for extended camp.

First encampment will run from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 22.

Second encampment will run Monday, July 22 to Friday, Aug. 12.

All fees must be paid in full at registration.

For more details, call Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247 or 215-533-6448. 

Children’s programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering complimentary programming for children.

Preschool Storytime will be held on Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25, at 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Meghan outside in front of the library for stories, songs and fun for ages 4 and under with caregivers. Siblings welcome. If it rains, storytime will be inside the library.

For reminders, text @ricprescho to 81010.

Read, Baby, Read Storytime will be held on Thursdays, May 12, 19 and 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Meghan outside in front of the library for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces for babies with caregivers. Siblings welcome. If it rains, storytime will be inside the library.

For reminders, text @ricbaby to 81010.

Take-and-Make Kits will be available for pickup on Tuesdays, May 10 and 24, starting at 11 a.m.

Kits contain instructions and supplies plus bonus activity ideas. 

Recommended for ages 5 and older. Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-serve.

For reminders, text @ricschool to 81010.

Science in the Summer registration begins on Monday, May 9.

GSK Science in the Summer, in partnership with the Franklin Institute, is a fun, free STEM program that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists. 

Lottery for registration is open from May 9-27 at scienceinthesummer.fi.edu.

Portside Arts Center classes at Cherry Street Pier

Portside Arts Center at Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd., will host kids and adult classes.

Children’s Saturday class will be held on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The class is for ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15 per class or four classes for $55.

Teen Portfolio Building Workshop will be held on Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for ages 11 to 17.

Cost is $20 per class or four for $70.

Family Art Night will be held every first Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for all ages. Cost is $25 per family.

Portside on the Pier Summer Arts Camp will be held from June 27 to Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, for ages 6 to 10. Cost is $200 per week.

For more details or to enroll, visit www.portsideartscenter.org.

Samuel Rec Summer Camp

Samuel Recreation Center, 3549 Gaul St., is holding summer camp registration.

Registration will be available online; a link will be posted on the Samuel Rec Center Facebook page.

Camp is for children ages 6 to 12 and will run from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, Aug. 12.

Cost is $600 and is due in two installments.

Camp includes daily breakfast and lunch, daily swimming, arts and crafts, sports, guest speakers and one trip per week.

For more details, email Jamie Miller at Jamie.Miller@phila.gov.

Flea market

A flea market will be held at Almond and Cumberland streets, behind First Class Daycare, in the parking lot every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vendors are needed.

For a space, call Vicky at 215-426-9654 or Colleen at 267-393-5997. 

Flea market at Roosevelt Mall

The Roosevelt Mall Flea Market will run outdoors in the parking lot at 2445 Cottman Ave., every Sunday through November. The market runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 150 vendors will be on hand featuring new and used items, household goods, electronics and all types of general merchandise. One parking space is $30. Bring your own tables. There is plenty of free parking. For reservations, call 215-625-FLEA (3532). 

Portside Arts Center upcoming classes

Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., is offering classes for kids and adults.

After school arts program is held Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., for youth in pre-k through fifth grade. Cost is $350 per month.

Beginner Upholstery adult classes will be held on Saturdays, from May 7 to June 11, from noon to 5 p.m.; and Thursdays, from May 5 to July 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $450.

Summer Arts Camp will be held June 20 to Aug. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for ages 4 to 13. Cost is $350 per week.

For more details or to enroll, visit www.portsideartscenter.org or call 215-427-1514.

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