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Programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., offers a Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program that meets Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2-5 p.m., through June. LEAP is a free, drop-in afterschool program that provides homework help and activities for students in grades K-12 every day after school.

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Summer Reading will continue through Aug. 9. Children up to age 12 can earn free books and prizes for tracking their reading and learning activities. Stop in any time during the summer to sign up and get a game board.

A preschool storytime and play group will meet on Wednesdays, June 12 and 26, at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Meghan for stories and songs for ages 4 and under with caregivers. Stay after storytime to play. Siblings welcome.

The Chess Club will meet on Mondays, June 17 and 24, from 4-6 p.m. Free and open to the public. All ages and skill levels welcome.

The Read, Baby, Read Storytime & Play Group will meet on Thursdays, June 13, 20 and 27, at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Meghan for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces for babies with caregivers. Stay after storytime to play. Siblings welcome.

An advanced-care directive workshop is set for Saturday, June 15, at noon. Presented by Lori McCole-Mazur, end-of-life doula.

Monday Fun Day will take place at 3 p.m., from June 17 to Aug. 12. Stop in every Monday for a new activity. Do crafts and science experiments, play games and build with Lego bricks.

The Horror Book Club will meet on Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. For ages 18-plus.

Call 215-685-9992. ••

Post office renaming for Fitzgerald

A bill introduced by Rep. Brendan Boyle to rename the United States Postal Service post office at 9925 Bustleton Ave. in Philadelphia as the “Sergeant Christopher David Fitzgerald Post Office Building” passed out of the U.S. House on a voice vote.

“I am pleased that my bill to honor Sgt. Fitzgerald has passed out of the House with such broad bipartisan support,” Boyle said. “Renaming this post office in the city he called home is the least we can do to recognize his bravery, courage and sacrifice. It is a symbol of our enduring gratitude for his commitment to the mission of protecting the Temple community and our city. His actions exemplified unwavering dedication to his community. I encourage the Senate to quickly pass this bill and send it to President Biden for his signature.”

Fitzgerald, a Temple University police officer, was killed in the line of duty in February 2023. ••

Meeting in Port Richmond

Port Richmond Neighborhood Action will meet on June 20, at 6:30 p.m., at The Block Church, 2537 E. Monmouth St.

There will be representatives from the 24th Police District and the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee. ••

Holy Inn traveling to A.C.

Holy Innocents is sponsoring a casino trip on Thursday, Aug. 15.

A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m., with an option to attend the Wedding of the Sea festival at Hard Rock Casino Arena.

There will be a Mass at noon, followed by a procession to the sea at 1:15 p.m. and a $10 slot package at Resorts Casino. The bus will depart Resorts at 5 p.m.

The cost is $40, due by Aug. 1.

To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

McCormick wants to secure border

Dave McCormick, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, released the following statement after Joe Biden released an executive order on the border:

“If Joe Biden were serious about securing our border, he wouldn’t have eliminated the Trump policies — which were working — on his first day in office.

“Biden’s open borders are completely out of control, enabling the scourge of fentanyl killing Pennsylvanians, known terrorists coming into communities, spiraling expenses for taxpayers and immeasurable human exploitation and suffering — and Bob Casey has unequivocally rubber-stamped his approach every step of the way.

“Career politician Bob Casey has voted: against the border wall, for mass amnesty, for sanctuary cities, against money to detect the fentanyl that’s killing Pennsylvanians, and against deporting criminal illegals.

“Pennsylvanians deserve a senator who will secure our border and keep them safe.” ••

St. Hubert headed to A.C.

St. Hubert will hold its ninth annual summer fun day trip on Monday, June 17. A bus will depart the school, 7320 Torresdale Ave., at 8:45 a.m. and arrive back about 9 p.m. There will be a one-hour ride on an Atlantic City-based cruise ship and a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $15 back in slot cash and a $15 food voucher. There will be a sit-down dinner and complimentary wine tasting at Tomasello Winery. The cost is $115. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••

Car show at Bonk’s

Bonk’s Bar, 3467 Richmond St., will host a Father’s Day weekend car show on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be classic original and restored muscle cars. ••

Sign up for basketball camp

The 18th annual Jaguar Summer Basketball Camp will take place in the air-conditioned Marian Center at St. Ephrem, in Bensalem, from July 22-26.

The camp is for boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade, and will include fundamentals and competition.

The cost is $150 and includes a free basketball and T-shirt. Campers must bring their own lunch.

The camp is under the direction of former college coach Dan Williams.

For a brochure or questions, email WilliamsD@LSCHS.org. ••

Rapper at Fillmore

Rapper and record producer Lucki will embark on The Gemini Tour, which includes a stop at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The tour will support Lucki’s next studio album, GEMIN!, which releases June 14.Tickets are at LiveNation.com. ••

Kany Garcia coming to Fillmore

Puerto Rican songwriter Kany García will bring her Garcia Tour 2024 to The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Tickets are available at LiveNation.com. ••

GOP wants income tax cut

Pennsylvania House Republicans held a news conference calling on House Democrats to call up for a vote — without amendment or partisan gimmicks — the bipartisan Senate-passed tax cut plan that would reduce the Personal Income Tax and eliminate the Gross Receipts Tax on electricity. Rep. Martina White said the tax cuts passed by the Senate and introduced in the House would benefit working-class Pennsylvanians.

“These tax cuts, which passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support, are a solution designed to provide much-needed financial relief to the backbone of our commonwealth, working-class people,” she said. ••

Car show at Ryan

The Archbishop Ryan Annual Alumni Car Show will take place on June 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 11201 Academy Road (rain date June 30). Admission is free. In addition to vintage and custom cars on display, there will be food, adult beverages, merchandise vendors, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, a DJ and the classic rock band Mojo Channel.

Prizes for cars include Top 40 Awards, Principal’s Award, Hottest Ride on Campus for current Ryan students who enter a car, Father Renè Alumni Award for Ryan alums who enter a car and the Father Noel Legacy Award. To register a car, the cost is $20 online, $25 the day of the event. The cost for merchandise vendor registration is $25, to be paid online prior to the event. Registration for merchandise vendors will not be accepted the day of the event. Sponsorships are available. To register or learn more, visit: WWW.ARHS.ME/CARSHOW ••

Sunday flea market returns

A flea market will take place every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November at Liberty Plaza, 90 Franklin Mills Blvd. (near Knights Road). The cost for vendors is $30 per parking space. For more information, call 215-625-FLEA (3532) or visit PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••

Bus trip to Lancaster County

St. William Travel is planning a trip to Lancaster County on June 20. There will be a Magic & Wonder Theater show, buffet lunch at Shady Maple, round trip by motorcoach, with all taxes and gratuities included. The cost is $120. Bus departs from Gloria Dei Estates, 1304 Rhawn St., at 9:15 a.m. and returns 6:15 p.m. Check or money order payable to St. William Travel can be sent c/o 206 Benner St., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Call 215-745-7199. ••

Senior trip

St. Katherine of Siena Primrose senior club is running a trip on Friday, June 21, to Shawnee Playhouse for a sit-down luncheon and the musical My Fair Lady. The cost is $110. Call Catherine Murphy at 215-919-4399 for reservations. ••

Bingo at Loudenslager

Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave., is offering community bingo every second and fourth Friday evenings. Doors open at 6:30, games start at 7:20. Refreshments available. ••

VFW looking for members

Bustleton-Somerton/CTR1 Michael J. Strange VFW Post 6617 meets on the third Wednesday of every month at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newtown Road. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. If you are a military veteran who served in a designated combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW. Contact Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. ••

Ukrainian Folk Festival in August

The Ukrainian Folk Festival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon to 8 p.m., at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham.

There will be Ukrainian folk art, music, dance, crafts and historical reenactments, a variety of food and refreshments and a vendors grove. Admission is $15, and a portion will be donated to relief of war victims in Ukraine. Kids under 15 will be admitted free. Parking is free. Call 267-664-3857, email info@tryzub.org or visit www.tryzub.org. ••

Party for West Catholic girls class of ‘69

West Catholic Girls Class of 1969 will have its 55th anniversary party on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Anthony’s Ristorante, 865 W. Springfield Road, Springfield. The cost for the luncheon is $65. Call Hannah at 610-764-3249. ••

Trip to Northern Europe

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is presenting a Northern Europe: Iceland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and London cruise, July 25 to Aug. 4, aboard the new “Norwegian Prima.” Rates per person are $6,261 and $6,495, which include roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia. Deposit of $350 per person double occupancy is required when booking. Call 215-788-9408. ••

REUNIONS

HIGH SCHOOL

Archbishop Ryan Summer Social. Seaport Pier, North Wildwood. Saturday, July 27. 2-7 p.m. DJ Bobby Sacco, buffet, drink specials. $30 in advance. $40 at the door. ARHS.me/SummerSocial

Archbishop Ryan Class of 1984. 40th reunion. Friday, Nov. 22. Southampton Room, 2980 Southampton Road. 7-11 p.m. https://www.arhs.me/class84reunion.

Archbishop Ryan Class of 1999. 25th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 30. FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. 7-11 p.m. $75. Open bar, buffet, DJ. www.arhs.me/class99reunion.

Father Judge/St. Hubert Party at the Pier. Saturday, Aug. 3. Seaport Pier, North Wildwood.

Germantown Class of 1974. 50th reunion. Oct. 26. The Alloy/Doubletree Hotel, King of Prussia. germantownhigh74@gmail.com

North Catholic Classes of 1963, ’64, ’65. Sunday, Sept. 22. Painters Union Hall, 2980 Southampton Road. 4-8 p.m. $85. Buffet dinner, open bar, DJ, gifts. NorthCatholicAlumni.org/reunion. Tom Morgan (’64): 609-352-7945 or morgantom7@comcast.net. Jim Cirillo (’64): 215-669-1663 or James.cirillo@temple.edu.

Northeast Class of 1974. 50th reunion. Sunday, June 23. Noon to 4 p.m. Maggio’s Restaurant, Southampton. $133. www.Northeast1974Reunion.com or www.NortheastHighSchool1974.com. Avi (Allan) S. Adelman: event@northeast1974reunion.com.

St. Joseph’s Prep Classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019. Saturday, Sept. 28. 4:30 p.m. 215-978-1013.

St. Joseph’s Prep All classes. Aug. 1. Icona, 7849 Dune Drive, Avalon. Patti Killeen: pkilleen@sjprep.org.

West Catholic Girls Class of 1969. 55th anniversary luncheon party. Sunday, Sept. 29. Anthony’s Ristorante, 865 W. Springfield Road, Springfield. $65. Hannah: 610-764-3249.

Navy Reunions

• Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed. ••

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