River Ward events for the week of October 3

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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.

For more in­form­a­tion vis­it www.PVVM.org or www.VVA266.org. •• 

Beth­esda Home­com­ing

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. ••

Ladies Night

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. ••

You can reach at star@bsmphilly.com.

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