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Belleville 

Belleville Public Library, 221 Washington Ave., is holding registration, beginning March 23, for a Teddy Bear Tea Party set for Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. The library also hosts a puppet show on Saturday, March 28, at 3 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 973-450-3434.

Harrison 

Holy Cross Church sponsors a trip to Las Vegas, April 29 to May 5. The group departs from Newark Airport Wednesday, April 29, at 7:15 a.m., for a non-stop flight via United Airlines and returns Thursday, May 5, at 6:15 a.m. The group will stay at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. The $771 per-person cost covers air, hotel and taxes. A $250 per-person deposit is required to guarantee reservations. Call Gina at European Travel, 973-484- 4023, or Joan at 973-481-2434.

Harrison Recreation Department is registering for Little League, Minor League and Tee-Ball at the Community Center, 401 Warren St., through March 20. All children who are age 5 and will not turn 13 before May 1 are eligible. Children must be age 9 or older to be placed on a Little League team. All returning Little League players must also register. A registration fee is required when the child picks up his or her uniform. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 973-268-2469.

Harrison’s fifth annual Volleyball Tournament to benefit Project Graduation is set for Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m., in the gym at Harrison High School. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children, ages 5 through 18. Alumni of all ages and teams of teachers, police and firefighters, from Harrison and East Newark will play for the grand trophy and for the ultimate goal of raising money for Project Graduation. Now in its 24th year, Project Graduation will provide an all-night, safe and substance-free extravaganza for the Class of 2015. Call Joan McNichol at 973- 482-5050, ext. 1519, for more information.

Kearny 

St. Stephen’s Church, 141 Washington Ave., is selling tickets for a raffle set for Friday, March 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $15. For tickets, email cyndie1522@verizon.net or call St. Stephen’s rectory at 201-998-3314.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., announces:

  • Celebrate “Cinderella” with screenings of Disney’s classic animated version of the film (G / 74 minutes) Friday, March 20, at 4 p.m., and “Ever After,” (PG-13 / 121 minutes) starring Drew Barrymore and Angelica Huston, Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m.
  • See a screening of “The Theory of Everything” (PG- 13 / 123 minutes) at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Eddie Redmayne took home the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of famous physicist Stephen Hawking.

For more information on any of the library’s programs, call the library at 201-998-2666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 2214, 166 Midland Ave., announces a fish fry fundraiser to benefit The Wounded Warriors on Saturday, March 21, 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner includes fish and chips, clam chowder and soda. Cost is $15 in advance and $17 at the door. For more information, call 201-991- 9865. No refunds.

West Hudson Christian Center, 557 Kearny Ave., hosts a Rock n’ Roll Easter Egg Hunt, open to ages 2 to 10, on March 28 at 1 p.m. For more information, call 201- 997-7762.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1302, 300 Belgrove Drive, sponsors a Veterans Benefits Day on Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with speakers covering V.A. home loans, county benefits, state benefits, estate planning and eldercare.

Lyndhurst 

A benefit dinner for Jennie Gossweiler-Renna, now in her fifth year with ovarian cancer, will be held March 28, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Amvets post hall, 323 New York Ave. The $45 admission includes dinner, dancing and support for a wonderful person. For tickets, more information, or to make a donation, call Melissa Alfano at 201-736- 1584 or visit www.jenniebenefit.myevent.com.

Lyndhurst Girls’ Association hosts a pancake breakfast Sunday, March 22, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Senior Center, 250 Cleveland Ave. Proceeds go towards maintaining and operating Libbie Lindsay House, a meeting place for Girl Scouts and scout leaders in Lyndhurst. Admission is $5 and tickets may be purchased at the door.

Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst sponsors a children’s Tricky Tray for grades pre-k to 5 Saturday, March 28, at the Senior Citizens building on Cleveland Ave. Admission is $5. Doors open at noon and the raffle begins at 1 p.m. Lunch items will be sold. No outside food is permitted. For tickets or more information, call Janet at 201-935-1208.

Lyndhurst Health Department announces:

  • The department’s biannual Women’s Health Clinic is set for Wednesday, April 1, at 9 a.m. This free event, made possible through a partnership with Clara Maass Medical Center, includes education on breast self-examination, a PAP test and a pelvic exam. The clinic is open to all female Lyndhurst residents age 18 and over.
  • A free eye screening is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, at 1 p.m. This exam will include a check for glaucoma. This screening is open to all Lyndhurst residents age 18 and older.

For an appointment for these programs, call 201-804- 2500.

VFW Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a karaoke party Friday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. The hall is available for rental for all occasions. Call the post for more information at 201-939-3080.

Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City to Resorts Casino is set for Sunday, March 29. Cost is $30. Cash return is $30. For reservations and more information, call Mary Lou at 201-939-2186.

Kingsland Lyndhurst AARP Chapter 4866 sponsors its annual entertainment night, Tricky Tray and raffles Thursday, April 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show features music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. No alcohol is permitted. Admission is $20. For tickets and more information, call Jo Oleske at 201-438-2118 or Kay Roberts at 201-438-3611.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., announces:

  • An exhibit by local artist Carol Joy Vérité is on display through April 6.
  • “We’re Talking Baseball,” a slide and lecture program on the golden age of New York baseball, presented by Dr. James P. Kane, is set for Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about the N.Y. Giants, the ‘61 Yankees and more. Space is limited and registration is necessary. Call the library at 201-804- 2478, ext. 7, or email romeo@lyndhurst.bccls.org.

North Arlington 

North Arlington Seniors, Inc. (Tuesday Club) sponsors a trip to Sands Casino in Pennsylvania on April 9. The group leaves from Borough Hall at 9 a.m. Nonmembers are welcome. Call Rose Florio at 201-991-2423.

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, announces:

  • Basics of Computing Class meets Mondays, March 23, 30 and April 6, at 6 p.m. each day.
  • A screening of the documentary “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” is set for Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m.
  • On Saturday, March 21, the library hosts two sessions with BlocksCOOL, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)- oriented education company that provides LEGO based enrichment programs for school-aged children. The first session, open to grades K to 2, will run from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., and registration is now closed. The second session, for which registration is still open, is offered for grades 3 to 6, and will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Links for registration can be found at: http://northarlington. bccls.org /children.html. Registration is required.

For more information, call the library at 201-955-5640.

Nutley 

The Women’s Initiative of Nutley presents the Art Exhibit of Women’s History Month at the Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, throughout March and April. Works in oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil, and photography are featured in both the gallery and showcase. The exhibit spotlights the artwork of local artists Susan Farr, Jackie Hanlon, Margot Parker, Teresa Ruffo, Edith Sirmons and Dianne Louise Wilson. All have won awards in local, regional and national competitions.

Commissioner Steven Rogers and the Department of Public Affairs are sponsoring a Food Allergy Support Group for Nutley parents with food-allergic children Tuesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m., at the department offices, 149 Chestnut St. A township public health nurse, a school nurse and a parent advocate are the group’s co- facilitators. Call 973-284-4976 for more information.

The Observer Staff