Carmella Tot Recreation
Carmella Tot Recreation Preschool, at 2150 Wakeling St., (at Worth Street) has available a preschool program for children ages 3 through 5. Class times are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100 per month, plus a one-time $15 registration fee.
Fall classes have begun, and space is available. Aftercare is available across the street. For info., call Lisa at 267-265-4840 or the preschool at 215-685-1235. ••
Troop 120 toy drive
Alexander Korn, a Life Scout of Boy Scout Troop 120, is organizing a toy drive for his Eagle Scout project. The toys will be collected, wrapped and delivered at Christmas to homeless children in the transitional housing complex Visitation Homes, at 2638 Kensington Ave.
Children’s ages are from 1 to 10. Anyone wishing to contribute toys can drop them off at 4536 Almond St., or call 215-289-2456 to arrange for pickup. Collection will run through Dec. 10. ••
Little Flower High show
The Home and School Association of Little Flower High School for Girls is sponsoring the 9th annual fashion show and dinner on Oct. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Romano’s Caterers, 1523 E. Wingohocking St. Tickets are $35; call Lola at 215-722-2975. ••
Bridesburg Rec. photos
The center will be taking “angel photos” for $25 on November 5-8, but you must register in person at the center starting Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 a.m. A $10 non-refundable deposit is required. The center is at 4601 Richmond St. ••
Searching for class of 1976
Did you live in Oxford Circle, Summerdale or Frankford in the early 70s? There is a reunion scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Finnigan’s Wake, 537 N. 3rd St. Go to Facebook and search, “St Martin of Tours Class of 1972.”
Specifically, the group is looking for people who graduated high school in 1976. If you’d like to attend, details are available on the group site, or call Fran Redican at 215-712-3227. ••
Bridesburg Rec. craft fair
A craft fair and flea market will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the rec. center, 4601 Richmond St. Spaces are $15; call 267-738-5414. ••
Multifamily yard sale
On Oct. 6, beginning at 10 a.m., neighbors on the 1300 block of Eyre Street will host a community yard sale. Come check out toys, clothes, baby stuff, knick-knacks and more. ••
John J. Taylor’s Senior Expo
State Rep. John Taylor’s Senior Expo will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cohox Recreation Center, Cedar and Cambria streets. The expo is a free, one-stop information fair for seniors and their families.
Taylor has been hosting this event for 27 years; this year over 700 area seniors are expected to attend.
Expect to see representatives from the Philadelphia Police Department, PECO, insurance companies, medical companies, veteran agencies and many others. Blood pressure and cholesterol tests will also be available, plus free massages.
Transportation pickups will be available throughout the district; pickups will be at St. Anne’s Senior Center, Juniata Older Adults Center, Bridesburg Rec. Center and Our Ladies of Port Richmond beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more transportation info., please call 215-425-0901 or 215-744-2600. ••
Hetzel’s golf classic
Hetzel’s 3rd Annual Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, N.J.
Begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $360 for a foursome, $100 deposit due by Sept 27. Contact Greg Fox at 215-301-9858. Hole sponsors fee is $50. Your business will be advertised for one full year on Hetzel’s website. All proceeds go to the revitalization of Hetzel’s playground. ••
Mater Dolorosa casino trip
The church, at 1676 Ruan St., will host a trip to Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Oct. 21. Depart the church at noon, receive $30 in slot cash, depart the casino at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $30, due by Oct. 14. Call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••
St. Joan of Arc reunion
The church invites the class of 1962 to its 50th reunion on Sunday, Oct. 21. Mass will begin at noon at the church, located at 2025 E. Atlantic St. A dinner will follow until 5 p.m. at Casbah Caterers, located at Thompson and Tioga streets.
Tickets are $40, and include an open bar, buffet and music. A silent auction will be held. For info. and tickets, call Liz at 215-535-4641. ••
Polish cultural fundraiser
Applebee’s, at 2535 Castor Ave., will host a fundraiser pancake breakfast to support the Polish American Cultural Center on Oct. 27, from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person.
For more information, call Theresa Romanowski at 215-922-1700. ••
Fall sports at Shissler Rec
Applications now being accepted for fall sports at Shissler Recreation Center, including basketball for boys and girls ages 10 to 13 and men’s indoor soccer. Cost is $300 per team. Money is due by Nov. 9. Games will be played on Saturdays.
A women’s 19 & over indoor soccer league is also taking applictions. Cost is $300 per team, and must be paid by Oct. 26. Games will be played during the week.
For more information, contact Shissler Rec. at 215-685-9888, or stop by and pick up an application. ••
Vietnam memorial tours
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Front and Spruce streets, free educational guided tours are being offered by the PVVM Fund.
The 25th anniversary will be celebrated on Oct. 26 and 27. Contact VEAPDD214@gmail.com to schedule trips for September/ October or spring of next year.
Bethesda United Methodist Church, at 2820 E. Venango St., will host its homecoming celebration on Oct. 28. Worship service begins at 10:45 a.m.; a lunch will follow. For info., call 215-739-7399. ••
Breast cancer awareness
On Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m., at Richmond Hall, located at 2619 E. Indiana Ave., there will be a breast cancer education and awareness event featuring dinner, an oncology panel discussion with experts from Nazareth Hospital and the American Cancer Society, blood pressure screenings, and giveaways.
Admission is $5. Advance registration is required by calling 1-866-NAZARETH. This event is presented by Nazareth Hospital and funded by a grant from the Ladies of Port Richmond. ••
Need help quitting smoking?
The Bridesburg Rec. Center is hosting a quit smoking program Mondays beginning Nov. 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is mandatory; call Jody at 888-736-6786.
Free nicotine replacement supplies are offered. The center is located at 4601 Richmond St. ••
Showboat in Atlantic City
On Tuesday, Nov. 13 a trip will be held to Atlantic City. Free Round Trip Motor Transportation and $5 in slot play areincluded. One lucky winner on the bus will get $100 in slot play.
All players must have their Harrah’s total rewards card. Call Peggy at 215-426-8610 ext. 206 to reserve your seat. ••
The Sons of Italy on Monmouth & Belgrade is hosting a Ladies Night on Thurs., Nov. 15 from 6 to 8:30pm.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and snacks while doing holiday shopping. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
Vendors are needed. Cost is $20 per table, plus a donation. For more information, contact Gina at 215-634-2553. ••