Around Town


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., offers the following programs:

• Thursday Afternoon at the Movies: Nov. 7 – “Behind the Candalabra,” (Michael Douglas) (NR); Nov. 14 – “The Way, Way Back” (Toni Collette) (PG-13); and Nov. 21 –“Blame it on Rio” (Michael Caine) (R). Films start at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free.

• Monday Afternoon at the Movies: Nov. 11 – Library closed for Veteran’s Day; Nov. 18 – “Arabesque” (Gregory Peck) (NR); and Nov. 25 – “Ship of Fools” (Simone Signoret) (NR). Films start at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free.

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., hosts an afternoon of chamber music with Patrick Burns on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. The concert will feature musicians from New Jersey City University, Montclair State University and Bloomfield High School. Proceeds will benefit ongoing operations at Oakeside.

Tickets are $10 per person, and may be purchased at the door. A reception with the artists will follow the musical program. For more information, call Oakeside at 973-429-0960.


Harrison American Legion hosts its 75th anniversary celebration and awards dinner on Nov. 9 at the Harrison-East Newark Elks, 406 Harrison Ave. Mayor Raymond McDonough, Elks Exalted Ruler Larry Bennett and Councilman Victor Villalta will be feted for the work they do for veterans. For information or reservations, call Ed Marshman at 201-998-0662.

Holy Cross Church sponsors an Atlantic City bus trip on Sunday, Nov. 10, to Taj Mahal and outlet shopping for Christmas. Coffee and refreshments will be served starting at 9:15 a.m. The bus leaves at 10 a.m. from Holy Cross School,15 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. Cost is $30 ($25 in slot play). For reservations, call Joan at 973-481-2434 or Marie (Spanish) 973-481-1799. Leave name, phone number and number attending.


Kearny’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Memorial Park on Kearny Ave., just north of Quincy Ave. After the program, the public is invited to American Legion Post 99, 314 Belgrove Drive, for refreshments.

A fundraising bus trip for Kearny High School’s Project Graduation is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., to Sands Casino and Outlet Mall. The bus leaves from Kearny Federal Savings Bank, 614 Kearny Ave. Cost is $30 (receive $20 in slot dollars and $5 food voucher). For tickets or more information contact Judy at 201-991-5812 or e-mail her at or call Sandy at 551-265-8969.

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. Kearny High School Baseball Booster Club hosts a comedy night fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at Copestone Ophir Masonic Lodge, 225 Kearny Ave. Tickets are $30 (BYOB and snack). For tickets or to make a donation, contact Carolyn Girdwood at 551-208-6227, Sandy Hyde at 551-265-8969, Clarence Hicks at 201-283-0515 or Wayne Walley at 201-376-4882.

The Kearny High School Class of 1983 will hold a 30- year reunion on Nov. 30. For more information, contact Reunion Central at 888-333- 6569 or e-mail kearny83@

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., meets Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the church basement. Margaret Abrahams, coordinator of the Domestic Violence Response Team of Hudson County, will speak.

The Salvation Army of Greater Kearny, 443 Chestnut St., offers these programs:

* Annual Kettle Kick-Off – Thursday, Nov. 14, at noon, at Kearny Town Hall.

* Computer classes – Basic computer skills, e-mail and Microsoft Office Suite, Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. Fee is $30 per 12 hours of instruction. For information, call the Salvation Army at 201-991-1115.

The Arlington Woman’s Club meets Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Players Club, 12 Washington Pl., Kearny. This meeting includes the annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Participants are asked to bring donations for the food pantry. For more information, call Moira Crowell at 201-997-2781.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. New members, ages 18 and older, are welcome. For information on membership, call club secretary Teddie Jablonski at 973-248-6500.

The Scots American Club, 40 Patterson St., will participate in the Blood Center of N.J.’s Super Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment or walk in. To schedule an appointment online, visit https://www.membersforlife. org/bcnj/schedule.php Donors will be entered in a sweepstakes to win two tickets to the Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium in February and receive a Super Community Blood Drive wristband. The Super Bowl Host Committee kicks off the Super Community Blood Drive to raise awareness about the critical need for blood donations.


Lyndhurst Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., will sponsor these events:

• Thanksgiving Turkey Craft, for grades 1 to 4, Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

• Native American Headband Craft, for grades Pre-K to 3, on Monday, Nov. 18, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

The Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., hosts its 90th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $65. For more information, call 201-438-9723.

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts a stroke, aneurysm, osteoporosis and vascular disease screening provided by Life Line Screening on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Price varies with each screening. Pre-registration is required. For appointments, call Life Line at 1-888-653-6450 or visit Mention this press release and receive a $10 discount off your package.

Judith Russo presents “New Jersey Swine – Bringing Home the Bacon” on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza. Admission is $5/person; $4 for MEC members. Find out why New Jersey pigs, or swine, were much sought-after in colonial and early America for their lard and meat. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands. gov/ec.

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst is accepting donations for the local food pantry, 253 Stuyvesant Ave. Desired items include non-perishable food items, plus turkeys, hams and lasagne as well as gift cards for Shop Rite or Stop and Shop. Monetary donations can be sent to: Diane Cichino, 481 Roosevelt Ave., Lyndhurst, N.J. 07071. For more information on membership in the Woman’s Club, contact Marilyn Falcone at 201-933-6459.

The club will hold a Pizza Contest on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave. Many local pizzerias are donating pizzas to be judged. Cost is $5 per person. The winning pizzeria will receive a banner to display in their front window. Money raised for this event will benefit the club’s charitable projects. For tickets, call Janet Ricigliano at 201-935- 1208.

North Arlington

North Arlington Woman’s Club sponsors a bus trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 16. The bus departs from Borough Hall at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 ($20 slot credit and $5 food credit). Contact Eileen at 201-998-2501 for tickets.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington announces the following trips:

• Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Call Florence for more information at 201-991-3173.

• Overnight trip to Pennsylvania to see the Christmas show “Sight and Sound,” National Christmas Museum, Koziars Christmas Village and Country Kettle Village, Dec. 5-6. For information, call Anna at 201-939-2960.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., hosts a holiday party on Friday, Dec. 6, starting at 10 a.m. with bingo, lunch at noon, gift raffle at 1 p.m. and dancing from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For information and reservation, call 201-998- 5636.

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., will offer these programs:

• Storytime for ages 2 to 5 is held on Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 at 11:45 a.m. There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

• Harvest Craft, sponsored by the N.A. Women’s Club, is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. for grades K to 5.

• Bedtime Storytime, for ages 4 to 6, is held on Thursdays, Nov. 7 and 21, at 6 p.m.

• Origami Club, for grades 4 and up, is held on Friday, Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m.

Registration is recommended for the above programs. Call the library at 201-955- 5640.

• Children’s author Katherine Rizzuto will discuss and sign her new book “Poodles Don’t Play Tennis” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Meet one of the dogs from her story. Books will be on sale for $10 each. (Exact change is greatly appreciated.) Kids in Pre-K to grade 3 are welcome and registration is strongly recommended. Call 201-955-5640, ext.126, and leave a message with the name or names of those registering and how many copies of the book are desired.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., hosts the following events:

• Saturday Drop-in Craft – Nov. 9, 16, 23. Drop by the children’s room between 10 a.m. and noon to make a craft and take it home (while supplies last). No registration is required.

• Babygarten – Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and 19, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Registration is required. Participants must be Nutley residents. For more information on programs or to register, call the library at 973-667-0405.

• Play Bridge on Tuesdays, Nov. 12, 19, 26 at 1 p.m. No registration required.

• Biennial Nutley Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. The intent is “to recognize Nutley people who have achieved outstanding accomplishments beyond the boundaries of Nutley.” Tickets are $40. Call 973-284-4929 for information.

• 1990’s Trivia Night for Adults – Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Winners will each receive a $10 Starbucks gift card. Register at

• Dr. Who Celebration – Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. – Dr. Who costume contest and trivia and British foods. Register online at

The Observer Staff