• The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Cub, at 663 Kearny Avenue, will be open during July and August on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 PM. Most members and guest are between the ages of 8-15. The summer program offers basketball, dodge ball, wiffle ball, kick ball, gymnastics, bowling, bumper pool, air hockey, foozball, arts & crafts, ping pong and electronic games. Summer trips have been scheduled Tornadoes vs. NJ 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. Everyone is encouraged to visit the Presbyterian Boys – Girls Club at any time.
• The Kearny Public Library will be showcasing several young and talented local musicians on Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Main Library. The lineup will include three bands, which have each been associated with Kearny High School and the Battle of the Bands: Stonehenge, Madison 22 and Invisible Monsters. This special teen music event, which will be free of charge and open to anyone interested. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and admission will be on a first come-first serve basis. The Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., in Kearny. For more information on this or other programs, please call (201) 998-2666 or visit our website at www.kearnylibrary.org.
• 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.
• The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a bus trip to QVC studios on Saturday, September 29th, 2012. The cost is $79.00 per person. Included in the price is transportation to the QVC studios, a one hour tour of the studio, and a four course Chicken Marsala dinner at Buco Italian restaurant. You will also have the opportunity to shop for one hour at the QVC outlet and purchase items of your choice. We will meet at the Knights of Columbus Council Hall parking lot located at 194 River Road, North Arlington. The bus will be leaving at 10:00am. We will be returning home at approximately 7:30pm. Due to limited seating, reservations must be paid for by August 25th. Please contact Nicholas Cerchio at either 201-998-0626 or 201- 230-3428.
• The North Arlington Woman’s Club will host an Applebee’s Flapjack fundraiser breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.., at 175 Passaic Ave., Kearny. Tickets are available by calling 201-889-2553. The cost is $10. Proceeds will be used for charities, our troops and local school scholarships and other causes.
• Calling all Autism service providers – Putting the Pieces Together/Special Angels Recreation, a non-profit organization serving families of children with autism, are making a basket for an upcoming Tricky Tray, filled with services for one lucky child to win. The organization is looking for anyone providing home programming, art therapy, music therapy, speech, social skills groups – any therapy at your place or in the home – to donate a day or two of services. This is a great way to not only advertise your business or organization but to make one child lucky enough to sample all the great programs that are out there and see what best fits them. The Tricky Tray will be held in a few weeks. For more information, contact Deborah Wertalik, ASAP, at 201-966- 8738 or 201-679-0569. For more information on Putting the Pieces Together and Special Angels Recreation, visit www.puttingthepiecestogether.org.
• The Humane Society of Bergen County 2231 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ has a supply of Dog food, both canned and dry and also Iams and Canin special diets available to anyone who due to unemployment, disability or any financial problems cannot afford to feed their dog no charge. Just stop by or call for more information 201-896-9300 Hours Mon & Sat 10-4pm, Tues-Fri 10- 5:30pm, Sun 11-2pm.
• The Lyndhurst Elks #1505 and the Lyndhurst Emblem Club # 72 Presen Flood Disaster Recovery Fund Drive, Saturday Sept. 22 7pm “La- Cage” nightclub Review. Featuring female impersonators and “Bette Midler” as MC. Tickets are $40.00 which includes dinner, dessert, coffee, beer, wine and soda (included in ticket price from 7-11pm ). Performers to include “Bette Midler, Peggy Lee, Judy garland, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Liza Minelli, Michael Jackson and Wyonna Judd”. Tickets will NOT be available at the door advanced sales only. Please call the Lyndhurst Elks 201- 507-1505, or Liz at 201-955- 1177
• NJMC Pontoon Boat Tour 5 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 2. $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.
• Pirates of New Jersey, an international program for seniors and children, will take place on July 26 at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite young child to the MEC for a pirate adventure! The Valhalla Pirates are a Walking/Talking History Lesson! Learn about the Golden Age of Piracy through this interactive evening that teaches about life on the high seas, manner of dress, speech, weapons, tools and ships’ crew organization during the years 1670-1730. Limit of one child per adult. The event will take place at Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. Pre-registration required: 201-777-2431.
• See a time capsule of birds that lived here more than a century ago! Learn how several endangered and almost-extinct birds such as the Osprey, Bald Eagle and Peregrine now nest here as the region makes a remarkable recovery. Jim Wright of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, author of the upcoming book “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” shares this fascinating slide show and talk for the first time. The event will take place at Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. Pre-registration required: 201-777-2431.
• A flea market, collectible show and big-swap bonanza will be held on Sunday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., outdoors, at N.J. Transit lot, New York Avenue (off Ridge Road), Lyndhurst. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by Lyndhurst High School Athletic Boosters.
• A veteran’s ward party will be held on Tuesday, July 31, at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, starting at 2:30 p.m. The party is sponsored by the Harry Bretchtbill family and the Brugaletta family in memory of all veterans who have served their country especially during War time. To sponsor a party and more information, please call John Deveney at 201-438-2255.
• 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
• A Teen Video Game tournament will be held at Nutley Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. No registration is required. • The library will host an Angry Birds Life-Sized Game on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m.
• Adult Scrabble Night will be held at the library on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. Prizes awarded for first and second place scores – No registration is required.
• Friday, August 3 at 2 p.m. – Tween Video Game Tournament will be held at the library on Friday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. No registration is required. Registration is required for the following upcoming library programs: Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. – Preschool Story Time; Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 1 p.m. – Second Grade Reading Club and on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. – End of Summer Reading Ice Cream Party. For more information on library programs, call 973-667-0405 or visit http://nutley.bccls.org