around town

Belleville

The Woman’s Club of Belleville meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at its clubhouse, 51 Rossmore Place. Prospective members are welcome. For more information, contact Terry Landon at 973-751-6529.

Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., holds a blood drive Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors must be age 17 or older, be in good health and weigh at least 120 pounds. All donors must eat a light meal before donating blood, bring a signed form of identification and know their social security number.

Bloomfield 

Adult crafters of all ages are welcome to join a craft program at Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., April 8, 6 to 7:30 pm., to make denim pouches. Bring an old pair of jeans (2 legs would yield six to eight pouches), thread, needles, scissors, buttons, etc. Registration is required. To register, call the Reference Desk at 973-566-6200, ext. 602.

Harrison 

Holy Cross Church sponsors the following trips:

  • The group takes a nonstop United Airlines flight from Newark Airport Wednesday, April 29, at 7:15 a.m., to Las Vegas, 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.
  • The group takes a bus trip to the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City Sunday, April 12. The bus leaves from Holy Cross School at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the school basement starting 9:15 a.m. Cost is $30 with a $30 rebate (ID required). For reservations, call Joan at 973-481-2434 or Maria at 973-481-1799 (Leave name, phone number and number attending).

Kearny 

Grace Lutheran Church, 223 Ridge Road, invites the community to attend Holy Week services and meet the new pastor, the Rev. Glenn L. Boisclair. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services begin at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday service is at 9 a.m.

Kearny Lions Club hosts a brotherhood luncheon Wednesday, April 22, at noon, at the Salvation Army, 443 Chestnut St. For more information, call Joann at 201-998- 3018.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., screens: “The Sound of Music” (G / 174 minutes) Tuesday, April 7, at 1 p.m.; “Into the Woods” (PG / 125 minutes) Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m.; and “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (PG / 81 minutes), Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. All films will be shown on the library’s lower level. Donuts and light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information on any library programs, call 201-998-2666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org.

Lyndhurst 

The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., has a supply of dog food, both canned and dry, available to anyone who, due to unemployment, disability or any other financial difficulty, 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 Health Department conducts a free eye screening, including a check for glaucoma, for Lyndhurst residents ages 18 and over, Wednesday, April 15, at 1 p.m.

For an appointment, call 201- 804-2500.

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 Boy Scout Troop 86 has launched its co-ed Venture Crew for all boys and girls, aged 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. Among the outdoor activities are: horseback riding, camping and BBQs. 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 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, 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.

Lyndhurst Public Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events:

  • Grades pre-k to 2 are invited for a walk-in storytime Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required.
  • Children ages 3 to 10 can learn about caring for our planet with Muscle Man Mike’s “Going Green” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Show Wednesday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. To register, call 201-804-2478.

Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus host “A Taste of Poland” Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m., at the Senior Center, 250 Cleveland Ave. Tickets are $15. For tickets, call Steve Cortes at 201-657-0800 or Nick Garafalo at 201-893-2849. Lyndhurst Girl Scouts, Lyndhurst Girls Association and the Township will honor Libbie Lindsay for her 88 years of service and leadership in the Lyndhurst Girl Scouts Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. (rain or shine), at the Girl Scout meeting house, 238 Livingston Ave. For more information, email teresa.casadonte@gmail.com.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Masonic Club hosts its annual Tricky Tray on Sunday, April 12, at the Masonic Club, 316 Riverside Ave. Doors open at noon. Calling starts at 1 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call Kathy at 201- 997-1997.

North Arlington 

North Arlington Seniors, Inc. (Tuesday Club) sponsor 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 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 passes to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. One pass allows up to 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 Saturday, April 4, at noon, at North Arlington Middle School on Beech St.

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

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

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road. announces the following programs:

  • Story Time, open to ages 2 to 5, takes place every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. April 15 Story Time will be held at Barnes and Noble in Clifton.
  • The sixth annual George Miller Art Show is set for Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m.
  • The Lego Club for grades 1 and up meets Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Spring Story Time and Craft for ages 4 to 6 takes place Thursday, April 9, at 2 p.m.
  • YA Movie Day, open to grades 6 and up, is set for Friday, April 10, at noon.
  • Music and Movement, open to ages 2 to 4, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, at 11:45 a.m.
  • Flat Stanley program with the West Hudson Art and Theater Company for grades K to 5 is set for Tuesday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m.

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.

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces:

  • Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to put on their pajamas and meet in the children’s room for P.J. Story Time on Mondays, April 6, 20 and 27 at 7 p.m. Registration is not required.
  • Patrons are invited to play bridge at the library every Tuesday at 1 p.m. No registration is required.
  • Lego Club for Kids, open to ages 7 and up, meets on Thursday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required.
  • Two-Year-Old Story Time, open only to Nutley children ages 24 to 35 months, is set for Friday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Registration is required.
  • The next installment of the First Friday Films series continues with a screening of “And So It Goes” (PG-13), starring Michael Douglas, Friday, April 10, at 2 p.m.
  • Author Anthony Buccino will sign and discuss his new book, “Nutley Notables: The Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey,” Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Be on the lookout for some Nutley notables in attendance!
  • Tuesday Night Graphic  Novel Club meets April 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss “Batman: The Killing Joke.” Copies of  each book are available at the library. Register online at nutleypubliclibrary.org/graph icnovelclub or by phone at 973-667-0405, ext. 2604.
  • A Butterfly Tea, open to ages 3 to 12, is set for Wednesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. Regis tration is required online at http://nutleypubliclibrary.org/ youthservices/.
  • Children ages 12 and younger are invited to paint  a butterfly flower Thursday, April 16, at 11 a.m. Registration  is required.
  • The Butterfly Guy will  visit on Tuesday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. This program is open to all ages. No registration is  required.

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

The Observer Staff