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Programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., offers Summer Reading 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.

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A preschool and toddler storytime and play group is scheduled for Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Meghan for stories, songs and fun for ages 4 and under with caregivers. Stay after storytime to play. Siblings welcome.

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

Read, Baby, Read Storytime & Play Group will take place on Thursdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 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.

The Horror Book Club will meet on Monday, July 15, at 6 p.m. For ages 18-plus.

The Muungamano Magic Show is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, at 3 p.m. A seasonal show of storytelling, music and magic with lots of audience participation, presented by The Amazing Mr. Q!

Call 215-685-9992. ••

Port Richmond Neighborhood Action to meet

Port Richmond Neighborhood Action will meet on Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. at 2537 E. Monmouth St.

There will be representations from the 24th Police District, Community Ventures, PennDOT, Carbon Copy (new local business), Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, the offices of Sens. Tina Tartaglione and Nikil Saval, along with Bubbles from the old Dr. Shock Show on Channel 17 and new SEPTA Route 25 trolley schedules. ••

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. ••

New dates for Peg McCook tournament

The Margaret “Peg” McCook Sports Tournament, originally scheduled for this weekend at Cione Playground, Aramingo and Lehigh avenues, has been moved to Aug. 9-11. Proceeds benefit scholarships for students entering high school.

The sports are men’s and women’s softball ($150), men’s and women’s basketball ($150), men’s and women’s soccer ($150), women’s volleyball ($150), youth soccer ($100), youth basketball ($100) and Baggo ($25 per thrower).

Teams can contact Joe McCook at 267-767-9123 or Mark LaVelle at 215-919-9373. ••

Military author events

There will be three upcoming book discussions and signings by military historian John Siegfried and Gold Star father Charles Strange.

Siegfried wrote No Greater Love, a report on the heroic actions of Philadelphia Medal of Honor awardee Michael Crescenz during the Vietnam War, and The New Agent Orange, which compares dioxin exposure in Vietnam to Gulf War syndromes and sicknesses.

Strange wrote Relentless, a report on his pursuit of answers and the truth surrounding the death of his son, Michael, and 30 other SEAL Team 6 members in Afghanistan in 2011. 

The events are free and open to the public. The schedule is July 18, 6 p.m., at Crescenz VFW, 6850 Martins Mill Road; July 20, 1 p.m., at Cheltenham American Legion, 8035 Jenkintown Road, Cheltenham; and July 21, 1 p.m., at VFW Post 8051, 828 S. Front St.

All events are free and open to the public. ••

Trip to Sight & Sound

St. James, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street, is holding a trip to Sight & Sound, a theater in Lancaster County, on Oct. 23 for the 11 a.m. show of Daniel. For more information, call 215-743-1828. ••

Cool off at Bridesburg Pool

Bridesburg Pool, 4625 Richmond St., is open and accepting sign-ups for swim lessons and the swim team. Public swim is available weekdays from 1-4 p.m. and weekends from noon to 5 p.m. Family swim is weeknights from 6-7 p.m. ••

Police town hall

Capt. Marques Newsome, commander of the 15th Police District, will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St. ••

Come watch E.T.

Riverfront North Partnership will show E.T.: The Extraterrestrial on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m. at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St. ••

Peace & Play Day

The Block Gives Back will hold its annual Peace & Play Day, on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Ferko Playground, 1101 E. Cayuga St.

There will be games, competitions, food, a DJ, bouncy houses, face painting, activities, live performances, guest speakers and resources. ••

Golf outing in August

The Carr Stone Carr Legacy Golf Classic will take place on Friday, Aug. 23, at Juniata Golf Course.

Tee time is at 1 p.m. There will be a best ball format.

The cost is $100 per golfer and includes cart, shirt, box lunch and after-party at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 87, 3524 E. Thompson St.

The cost is $40 for non-golfers.

For information, call Jim Carr at 215-620-6547. ••

Farmers market open Saturdays

The Food Trust holds a weekly farmers market at 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties. The market, featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. year round. ••

Hero Thrill Show is Sept. 21

The 69th annual Hero Thrill Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 5 p.m., at the Wells Fargo Center.

Tickets are $15 for individuals and $35 for a family (up to five).

Proceeds pay for the college tuition of Philadelphia police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

For more information, go to herothrillshow.org. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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