around town

Belleville 

Belleville Public Library, 221 Washington Ave., is holding registration, for a Teddy Bear Tea Party set for Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. The library will host 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.

East Newark 

West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets the last Friday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa at 201-246-7750, Fatima at 973-485-4236 or email emidura2@ yahoo.com.

Kearny 

See a screening of “The Theory of Everything” (PG- 13 / 123 minutes) at Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., 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.

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

Lyndhurst 

The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., has a supply of dog food, both canned and dry, available to anyone due to unemployment, disability or any other financial difficulty who cannot afford to feed their dog. Just stop by or call 201-896-9300 for more information. Hours: Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lyndhurst Garden Club will hear township resident Vincent Bello talk about growing citrus trees on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m., at the Senior Citizens building on Cleveland Ave. Afterwards, there will be raffles and a social period with refreshments.

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.

Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst sponsors a children’s Tricky Tray for pre-k to grade 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 bi-annual 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, including a check for glaucoma, is offered for all Lyndhurst residents age 18 and over Wednesday, April 15, at 1 p.m.

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

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.

Lyndhurst Boy Scout Troop 86 has launched its new co-ed Venture Crew for all boys and girls, ages 14-20. The Crew is youth-led, but relies on knowledgeable, experienced and trained adult men and women volunteers for sound guidance and advice. Meetings are held at 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the United Presbyterian Church of Lyndhurst, 511 Ridge Road (entrance off Page Ave.), across from St. Michael’s Church. Outside activities include horseback riding, camping, BBQs, and many more fun activities. Interested youth and parents are invited to call Crew President Joe Shinnick at 201 275-2884 or email him at jmusic171@aol.com. For more information, visit the website: beascout.scouting.org.

The N.J. Meadowlands Commission holds its First- Sunday-of-the-Month nature walk, with the Bergen County Audubon Society, Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. to noon. This free guided nature walk will take place in DeKorte Park, starting outside the Meadowlands Environment Center. Participants are asked to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To register, email Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@gmail.com or call him at 201- 230-4983.

North Arlington

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

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, has passes available for the Museum of the City of New York. Each pass allows two adults and four children access to this museum. Requirements to borrow: $50 cash deposit and an adult library card in good standing. http://www.mcny.org.

The library also offers a pass to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. This pass allows six people admission to the museum. Requirements to borrow: $50 cash deposit and an adult library card in good standing. http://www.intrepidmuseum.org.

To check availability, visit or call the library at 201-955- 5640.

The North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 4, at North Arlington Middle School at noon.

The event includes games, prizes, and great photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, so don’t forget your cameras!

If it rains, the event will be held in the gym.

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.

The exhibit spotlights the oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil and photography 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.

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces:

  • Preschool Story Time, open to ages 3 to 5, takes place Wednesdays, April 1, 8 and 29, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Participants must be Nutley residents. Registration is required.
  • Wednesday Afternoon Knitters meets weekly at 1 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies. • Manga/Anime Club meets Thursday, April 2, at 3:15 p.m.
  • Monday Night Book Club discusses “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Copies of the book and a discussion guide are available at the library.
  • Babygarten, open to ages 23 months and under, is set for Tuesdays, April 7 and 28, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Registration is required. The program is open only to Nutley residents.

For more information or to register for programs, call the library at 973-667-0405.

The Observer Staff