Around Town


Belleville residents can have their confidential and sensitive documents safely shredded and recycled for free on Community Shred Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Senior Center parking lot, 125 Franklin Ave. Participants must provide proof of residency. Bring documents in paper bags or cardboard boxes weighing no more than 10 lbs. (limit: five bankers boxes per person). No binders or magazines. Plan to arrive early as this event will end prior to noon if the shredding truck reaches capacity.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., announces its schedule for its Afternoon at the Movies programs: Mondays – Sept. 2 – library closed; Sept. 9 – “Alice” (PG-13) (Mia Farrow); Sept. 16 – “A Good Day to Die Hard” (R) (Bruce Willis); Sept. 23 – “Cutter’s Way” (R) (Jeff Bridges); and Sept. 30 – “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” (PG-13) (Tony Randall).

Thursdays – Sept. 5 – “The Lady Killers” (NR) (Alec Guinness); Sept. 12 – “Lay the Favorite” (R) (Bruce Willis); Sept. 19 – “Killing Them Softly” (R) (Brad Pitt); and Sept. 26 – “The Horse’s Mouth” (NR) (Alec Guinness). Films for both programs start at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free.

Attorney Meghan K. Gulczynski conducts a free seminar on domestic violence and restraining orders on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at the library. For more information, call 973-566-6200, ext. 502

Register now for a twohour resume workshop at the library on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. Optional one-on-one sessions will be available after class. You must attend the workshop to sign up for the individual tutoring. To register, call 973-566-6200, ext. 502


Parents of children up to 36 months can read, sing and play with their child at Little Ones Learning at Harrison Public Library, 415 Harrison Ave. The program will be held Tuesdays, starting Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. No registration is necessary; but space is limited to the first 15 children.


A Flapjack Fundraiser for Pathways to Independence will be held at Applebee’s, 175 Passaic Ave., Kearny, on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will benefit adults with disabilities. For more information, call 201-997-9371, ext. 18.

Cub Scout Pack 305 of Kearny sponsors a town cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Riverbank Park, Passaic Ave., (across from Stewart’s). Gloves and trash bags will be supplied. All volunteers will be eligible for community service hours.

Register for Kearny Adult School from Sept. 9 to 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the main office at Kearny High School, 336 Devon St. Brochures are available at The Observer, Kearny Public Library or the Board of Education Office, 100 Davis Ave. For more information, call 201-955-1392.

The annual St. Jude Novena with Msgr. John J. Gilchrist will begin Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave.

Tables are still available for $15 or two for $25 for a flea market (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and health screening (9 to 11 a.m.) at Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 14. For more information, call the church office at 201- 991-5894.

West Hudson Detachment, Marine Corps League, 286 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, hosts an SOS Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. For more information, contact Al Frater 201-906-1197 or email at

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, Hudson County, meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Irish American Association, 95 Kearny Ave.


The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announces the following events:

A two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise will be held on Sept. 6, 10, 12 and 16 at 6 p.m. and Sept.7 at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $15 per person; the event is for ages 10 and up. The cruise departs from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt.

A three-hour guided canoe trip is offered on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. The trip, for ages 10 and older, leaves from Mill Creek Point Park, Secaucus. Cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register for these events, visit tours.html or call 201-460-4640.

Lyndhurst Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., will offer these programs: “Walk-in Storytime,” grades pre-k to 2, every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required; “Fall Storytime,” ages 3 to 4 1/2, Thursdays beginning Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is open until Sept. 13;

“Special Craft” to celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday, for grades pre-k to 3, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.; registration is required; and “Autumn Wreath Craft,” for grades 1 to 4, Monday, Sept. 30, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. To register, call 201-804-2478.

Glenn LeBoeuf of lectures on “Failure at Gettysburg: 15 Decisions that Doomed the Confederacy” at the library on Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is necessary. Contact the library at 201-804- 2478, ext. 7, or e-mail romeo@ to register.

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a two-part program, “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage,” at the library on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and 25, 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is necessary. To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 973-586-4300.

Clara Maass Medical Center hosts a breakfast forum on vaccination options for adults at the Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, on Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Call 201-804-2500 to reserve a seat. Free chair yoga, hosted by YMCA Meadowlands Area, will resume following the seminar at 11:30 a.m.

North Arlington

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Rd., will meet on Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. For more information, call 201- 214-8253.


“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will be shown during Nutley’s “Drivein Movie Night” in Municipal Park Lot 1, William Street (east side of Franklin Avenue) on Friday, Sept. 6 (Rain date: Thursday, Sept. 12). Reservations are required. Lot opens at 6:30 p.m. and movie begins after dark.

Admission: $15 per car (limited to the first 100 cars). Call the Department of Public Works at 973-284-4959 to reserve a spot.

Play Bridge at Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. No registration is required.

No registration is required for Conversational ESL classes, Wednesdays at 10 a.m., at the library.

Wednesday Afternoon Knitters meet weekly at the library at 1 p.m. Bring your own supplies.

The library hosts Dungeons and Dragons meet-ups on Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 26, at 7 p.m.

For more information on library programs, call 973-667- 0405.

The Observer Staff