Around Town

Bloomfield

Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., announces:

• A blood drive is being held March 4 from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

• The Sankofa Genealogy group meets March 15 at 2 p.m. and the third Saturday of every month.

• An Immigration seminar hosted by Bloomfield resident and immigration attorney Dennis Mulligan is slated for March 12 at 6 p.m.

• “Divorce Bootcamp” is set for March 11 at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

• Affordable Care Act enrollment assistance is offered Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Cognosante and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. from Health Republic of N.J.

The library screens Midday Movies on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. Here’s this month’s schedule: March 6 – “Captain Phillips” (PG-13) (Tom Hanks), March 10 – “42: The Jackie Robinson Story” (NR) (Harrison Ford), March 13 – “Enough Said” (PG-13) (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), March 17 – “Young Cassidy” (NR) (Rod Taylor), March 20 – “The Great Gatsby” (PG-13) (Toby Maguire), March 24 – “Man of Steel” (PG-13) (Henry Cavil), March 27 – “Admission” (PG- 13) (Tina Fey) and March 31 – “Iron Man 3” (PG-13) (Robert Downey Jr.)

Belleville

Belleville UNICO sponsors a bus ride fundraiser to the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Sunday, March 9. A pre-paid donation of $30 is requested ($35 at the door). A continental breakfast will be served before the trip at 8 a.m. at the Disabled American Veterans Post, 612 Mill St. The bus will leave at 8:50 a.m. Call 973-759- 9259 to reserve seats (no last minute cancellations). Send checks, payable to IAOVC, to Gene Antonio, 436 Joralemon St., Belleville, N.J. 07109.

Belleville Boy Scout John Greco conducts a blood drive for his Eagle Scout project on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fewsmith Presbyterian Church, 444 Union Ave., in the church auditorium. (Use side entrance on Little St.) Refreshments and door prizes will be available for donors. Donors must be age 17 or older; 16-year-olds require consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., offers these children’s programs:

• Storytime – on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., beginning March 12.

• St. Patrick’s Day celebration – crafts, games and a musical performance by the Faulkner Sisters on Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 973-450-3434 or visit www.bellepl.org.

Kearny

Literacy Volunteers-West Hudson, Inc. seeks volunteers to train as tutors for its Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language programs. An orientation session will be held Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Kearny Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave. Training sessions will be held on Saturdays, March 15, 22, and 29.

It is not necessary to know a foreign language. Tutors are asked to commit to two hours per week for one year.

For more information, email lvwesthudson@verizon. net or call 201-998-3336.

Arlington Woman’s Club meets on Tuesday, March 11, at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Player’s Club, 12 Washington Pl. Irene O’Sullivan will give an Irish reading. Participants are reminded to bring cookies to fill cans for the cookie/candy project. For more information on membership, contact Membership Secretary Teddie Jablonski at 973-248-6500.

Holy Name Society and Men of St. Joseph of St. Stephen’s Church co-sponsor an Ash Wednesday fish and chips supper on March 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Hedges Hall, 676 Kearny Ave. Tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for children under age 12. Catering is by the Argyle Fish and Chips Restaurant.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Kearny Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., with a free screening of the documentary “A Short History of Ireland” on March 13 at 7 p.m. Irishthemed refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the library at 201-998- 2666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org.

Good Shepherd Church, 780 Kearny Ave., launches an English-speaking service on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 201-997-4369.

Lyndhurst

The Lyndhurst Public Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a St. Patrick’s Day craft program for children in grades 1 to 4 on Monday, March 17, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Advance registration is required. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478.

Mary Lou Mullins’ monthly bus trip to Atlantic City is set for Sunday, March 30, to Resorts Casino. Cost is $25 (with $30 cash return). Reserve early. Call Mary Lou at 201- 933-2186 for information.

Meadowlands Environment Center educator Victoria Madden hosts a program on Albert Einstein on Tuesday, March 11, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the NJMC Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza. Admission is free. Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, go to www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec. For more information, call 201-460-8300.

Lyndhurst Emblem Club #72 offers a $1,000 scholarship to a township resident graduating in June and planning to enter the medical or educational field. Deadline to apply is April 1. For an application, contact Pat McPherson at 201- 355-8582 or email trdmome@aol.com.

Sacred Heart Home School hosts a spring auction Tricky Tray fundraiser to benefit the school’s Margaret Engel Endowment Trust on Friday, March 14, at the school, 620 Valley Brook Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and non-refundable. Ticket includes one sheet for first level prizes, coffee, tea and dessert. For tickets, call Patty at 201-803-9580 or the school at 201-939-4277. Ticket deadline is March 9.

Harrison

A blood drive will be held at the Harrison Recreation Center gymnasium, 401 Warren St., on Wednesday, March 12, from 3 to 7 p.m. Donors must know their social security number, have signed photo ID, weigh at least 120 pounds, eat a meal and drink plenty of water one hour before donating. Parental consent forms for 16-year-olds will be available at the blood drive. For more information, call 973-676-4700, ext. 144 or email bmcentyre@bloodnj.org.

North Arlington

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., hosts Lego Club for grades 1 and up on Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m.

For adults, the library is sponsoring these programs:

• Computer Basics begins Monday, March 10, and runs through April 14. Call the library at 201-955-5640 to register. Space is limited.

• Knitting Group meets Thursday, March 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. No registration is necessary.

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37 meets Tuesday, March 4, at 8 p.m. at the NAFD Engine Co. 2, 550 Schuyler Ave. All veterans are invited. For more information, call 201-214-8253.

North Arlington Elks, 129 Ridge Rd., hosts a fish fry on Wednesday, March 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Price is $12 per dinner and includes fried or broiled fish or fried shrimp, French fries, clam chowder, baked clam and cole slaw. Shrimp cocktails and clams on the half shell are also available for $5 for half and $8 for a dozen. T

he Senior Harmony Club sponsors a trip to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday, March 18, and a trip to the Sands on Thursday, April 14. For reservations or information, call Florence at 201-991-3173.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., hosts a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon on Monday, March 17. Bingo starts at 10:30 a.m., lunch is served at noon and dancing will be from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information and reservation, call 201-998-5636.

Nutley

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., announces:

• Story Time with therapy dog Rodney, open to ages 18 and under, a one-hour program that includes a discussion with Rodney’s guardian Carol Schinski, plus a craft, is set for Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. Registration is required for children only. Adults do not need a ticket.

Register online at the children’s room website at http://nutleypubliclibrary. org/youthservices/, or call the library at 973-667-0405, ext. 2623.

• Independent readers, ages 5 to 12, can improve their literacy skills by reading to a certified therapy dog. Registration is required. Due to space limitations, Nutley Library cardholders will receive priority registration. The program is held in the children’s room from 2 to 3:30 p.m., on the following Saturdays: March 5 and 19, April 17 and 31.

Register online at the children’s room website at http:// http://nutleypubliclibrary. org/youthservices/reading-to-dogs- nutley-public-library/, e-mail Michelle Albert at michelle.albert bccls.org, or call the library at 973-667- 0405, ext. 2623.

The Observer Staff