• The Belleville Irish American Association is sponsoring a trip to Wildwood/ Smithville/Ocean City/Atlantic City/Cape May from Sept. 9 to 13. Cost is $448 per person double occupancy, includes hotel, transportation, four breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners. Open to everyone. For itinerary or information, call Pat at 973- 751-5308.
• The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, is running a bus trip to Harrah’s Casino, Atlantic City, on Thursday, July 26. Cost is $10. The bus will leave from the corner of Bergen Avenue and Ivy Street at 9 a.m. Parking is available in the lot on Ivy Street. For seats and information, call Lucille at 201-997-3781 or Jean at 201- 991-4732.
• Art by students ages 5 to 12 is on display at Applebee’s Restaurant, Kearny. The display began on July 2 and will continue through July 8. The colorful content includes abstract art in the style of Piet Mondrain and challenging one point perspective drawing of a giant taking over the city. The artwork is by students in art classes, taught by Mrs. Mills, who also teaches free art classes for children ages 5 and up at the Kearny Main and Branch libraries. For upcoming classes at Kearny Public Library, check the library’s website, www.kearnylibrary. org or call 201-998-2666.
• Kearny Recreation Department’s annual July 4th fireworks and band concert begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, with a rain date of July 5. Please bring your own chair or blanket to Veteran’s Field. Children’s activities commence at 6:30 p.m. with pony rides, inflatable bouncers, face painting, sand art, strolling clowns performing mime and balloon art, and an array of some famous cartoon characters. Let’s all celebrate our nation’s Independence Day in a grand old fashion this Fourth of July!
• The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will open during July and August on Tuesday and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Most members and guests are between the ages of 8 and 15. The summer program offers basketball, dodge ball, wiffle ball, kick ball, gymnastics, bowling bumper pool, air hockey, foozball, arts and crafts, ping pong and electronic games. Summer trips have been scheduled to the Mountain Creek Water Park (July 11), Red Bulls vs. Chicago soccer (July 18), Tornadoes vs. Jackals baseball (July 25), Bowcraft Amusement and Miniature Golf (Aug. 1), pro wrestling (Aug. 17). All trips are chaperoned by Kearny teachers. The club will be supervised this summer by a professional staff including Tom Fraser, former Lincoln School guidance counselor and members of the P.B.G.C. Board of Directors.
• The Masonic Club of Lyndhurst, 316 Riverside Ave., will present a course on boating safety on July 8. There will be a course on boating and N.J. Jet Ski Certification. Walk-ins are welcome. All classes start at 8 p.m. and will run to 4 p.m. The cost is $70 per person and everyone must complete eight hours of classroom time. For more information, call 862-686-3478.
• The Humane Society of Bergen County 221 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 201-896-9300, has a supply of all brands of dog food (FREE OF CHARGE) available to anyone who, due to unemployment, disability or any other financial difficulty cannot afford to feel their dog. Just stop by or call for more information. Hours Monday and Saturday, 10-4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday 10- 5:30 p.m., Sunday 11-2pm.
• Knights of Columbus Communion breakfast will be held on Sunday, July 29, at the Lyndhurst Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave., Lyndhurst. Breakfast will be served from 10-11 a.m. Tickets are $7 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Pick up tickets at Sacred Heart Rectory, 324 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, or call (201) 438 1147 or contact: Sal Russo at (201) 446 7244.
• Landscapes Transformed – Stories of Lost Landscapes of the Meadowlands, a program for seniors, will be held on Tuesday, July 10, at 2p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 De- Korte Park, Lyndhurst. From Glacial Lake Hackensack to The Meadow Primeval, the Meadowlands landscape has transformed through history. Using the interpretive signs created for the NJMC’s new River Barge Park as a starting point, Meadowlands Commission Parks Supervisor Katy Weidel will highlight lost stories of the Meadowlands. Pre-registration required: 201-777-2431. Note: Due to railroad repairs, visitors will not be able to access DeKorte Park via Valley Brook Avenue. Please visit www.njmeadowlands. gov or call 201-460-1700 for an alternate route.
• NJMC Pontoon Boat Tour will be held on July 10 and 11 at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands District’s spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced NJMC staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. Pontoon boat cruises depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. For ages 10 and up. Pre-registration required. For a complete schedule, directions and to register visit www.njmeadowlands.gov or call 201-460- 4640.
• The Lyndhurst Masonic Club, 316 Riverside Ave.,is having a spaghetti dinner on Friday, July 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Donation is $8 per person. For information, please call the Club: 201-933-1330.
• Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as Lyndhurst Public Library presents “Dream Big –READ!” during its summer reading program. Activities may include programs of magical happening, artistic events, a cultural exhibit, trips through space and more. • The 2012 Summer Reading program offers Lyndhurst preschoolers to 6th grade crafts, story times, a reading club, and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to- Me portion of the program. Registration for “Dream Big-READ” is currently running through July 11. For more information, visit the library. All programs are free of charge.
• Gail’s Angels Foundation will hold a night of fun, food, drink and bocce at Diamond Spring Beach Club, 35 Evergreen Ave., Nutley, on Thursday, July 12, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Gail’s Angels Foundation, which is a 501C non-profit charity dedicated to supporting women with breast cancer who have an autistic or special needs child. The “all you can eat menu includes ribs, sausage, chicken, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot dogs. There will also be bocce, 50/50’s, and a drawing for the “Ultimate Sports Fantasy Raffle” where one lucky winner will receive tickets to attend a game for all the major NY/NJ sports teams, including Yankees, Mets, Jets, Giants, Rangers, Devils and more. The event will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased for $40 from Jim McGuire by calling 973-626-4385 or email email@example.com or Jim Babai at 973-868-1282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus, if you preorder tickets you will be entered into an exclusive drawing for a gift basket worth over $200. For more information about Gail’s Angels, visit www. gailsangels.org • Nutley Public Library patrons are invited to play Bridge on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. No registration required.
• Matinee Fridays: Classic Films will be shown at the library every week at 2 p.m. Please check the monthly calendar, flyer or Facebook for the titles of the films.
• P.J. Story Time will be held at the library on Monday, July 9 and 23, at 7 p.m.- no registration required.
• Preschool Story Time will be held at the library on Tuesday, July 10 and 24, at 10 a.m.. Registration required.
• An Environmental Workshop for pre-k-2nd grade will be held at the library on Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Registration required.
• The library’s Second Grade Reading Club will meet on Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m. Registration required. ( Preschool Story Time will be held at the library on Thursday, July 12 and 26, at 10 a.m. Registration required.
• The library will have Two Year Old Story Time on Friday, July 13 and 27, at 10 a.m. Registration Required.
• The library’s Lego Reading Club will meet on Saturday, July 14 and 28, at 1 p.m. Registration required. For more information on Nutley Public Library programs, call 973-667-0405 or visit nutley.bccls.org.