The Township of Belleville hosts a Community Shredding Day for residents only (no businesses) Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Senior Recreation Center, 125 Franklin Ave. Proof of residence must be shown.
Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., hosts a screening of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Saturday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. and a Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. No registration is required.
Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., holds its monthly breakfast Sunday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under age 10 and children under age 3 are admitted free.
Belleville UNICO sponsors a bus ride fundraiser to the Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, Sunday, Oct. 19. Cost is $30 prepaid or $35 the day of the trip. (Receive $35 slot play) The bus will leave at 8:50 a.m. from the Senior Citizens Center, 125 Franklin Ave. A continental breakfast will be served at the center at 8 a.m. Call 973-759-9259 to reserve seats. (No last minute cancellations. Mail checks, payable to Belleville UNICO, to: Gene Antonio, 436 Joralemon St., Belleville, N.J. 07109.
All civic associations, classic cars and motorcycle clubs are invited to participate in the Belleville Veterans Day Parade Sunday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. Those interested may contact Bill Steimel at 973-759-4692 (home) or 973-955-7211 (cell) no later than Oct. 17.
Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., announces these upcoming events:
- Learn about the reasons for hauntings and related topics from Shirl Knobloch, author of “The Returning Ones, A Medium’s Memoirs,” Saturday, October 25, at 2 p.m.
- Book Club meets Monday, Nov. 3, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., to discuss “I Am Not Esther” by Fleur Beale. For more information, call the reference desk at 973-566-6200, ext. 219 or 220.
Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., offers these events:
- A Garden of Pink Dedication celebrating the center’s “Sponsor a Tulip” program for its Breast Cancer Awareness garden is slated for Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. A one-time $25 fee buys a bulb and assures its care.
- Children ages 3 to 9 are invited to “Party with the Great Pumpkin” and enjoy snacks, crafts and a chance to take a picture with the pumpkin on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. Reservations are required.
For tickets, reservations or information, call 973-429-0960.
Borough Council urges residents to avail themselves of free breast and prostate cancer screenings. Fill out an eligibility form at the Municipal Building, 34 Sherman Ave., on Mondays and Wednesdays, between 5 and 7 p.m. Screenings are open to women ages 35 and 64 for mammography, women ages 21 and 64 for pap smear and men ages 50 and 64 for prostate/colon screenings. Eligible participants must have no insurance or indicate that their current insurance will not pay for these screenings. Income limits vary with the degree of insurance, so those with limited or no insurance are advised to fill out an initial eligibility form.
The Women’s Social Club of the Harrison/East Newark Elks Lodge sponsors a bus ride to Caesar’s Casino, Atlantic City, Sunday, Oct. 26. Cost is $30 with a $25 slot bet in return. A bus leaves from the lodge, 406 Harrison Ave., at 10 a.m. For reservations, call Shirley at 973- 483-6451. Participants must pay in advance.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Coccia Realty sponsors a coat drive, Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, at its Kearny, Lyndhurst and Rutherford offices. Coats will be distributed to the less fortunate in the area. Drop off gently used or new coats between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays or from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends at any of these participating offices: 636 Kearny Ave., Kearny; 273 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst; or 11 Park Ave., Rutherford. For more information, call Randy Wine at 201-939-0001.
Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts the East Coast Professional wrestlers Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 and are available at Sunset Deli, 680 Kearny Ave., and at Big Nick’s Pizza, 72 Davis Ave., or call Tom Fraser at 201-991- 6734.
Kearny Recreation Department is holding registration for the 2014 Street Hockey League season through Friday, Oct. 17, at its office at Town Hall, 402 Kearny Ave. Registration hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. All boys and girls ages 6 to 14 (must turn 15 after Jan. 1) are eligible to participate. A registration fee, proof of residence and birth certificate are required. Players must furnish: hockey shin guards, gloves, elbow pads, helmet with cage, mouth guard, athletic cup (for boys) and hockey stick. Coaches, assistant coaches and referees are needed. For more information, call 201-955-7983.
Kearny Lions Club sponsors a flea market and collectible show Sunday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Frank Vincent Marina, 205 Passaic Ave. (next to Applebee’s and Burger King). Admission is free. For information, call 201-998-1144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salvation Army of Greater Kearny, 443 Chestnut St., offers classes in basic computer skills plus Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. The fee is $30 for 12 hours of instruction. For more information, call 201-991-1115 or Pete at 201-889-1352.
Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., sponsors a turkey dinner Friday, Oct. 17, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Admission to the dinner is $10 but there is no charge for a live auction beginning at 7 p.m. Dinner tickets may be purchased at the door. Take-out orders will be available. For more information, call 201-991- 1132.
Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., offers the following free programs:
- No-Bake Cooking classes, for ages 4 to 8, are held Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 22. The class will meet for four weeks. Recipes will take food allergies into consideration.
- Tempest Storybook Theatre, an interactive story and craft program, open to all ages, celebrating the books of Bernard Waber, is offered Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m.
Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 201-998-2666.
The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., sponsors an Oktoberfest, with live music and food, Friday, Oct. 24, in the church basement. (BYOB). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $25. For tickets, call 201- 991-2808 or 201-998-4616.
A Doggie Halloween Parade and Festival, sponsored by the Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone program, is set for Saturday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Arlington Depot Park, off Midland Ave., between Forest and Elm Sts. Dogs can be registered for a costume contest by providing a current dog license and proof of rabies vaccine. Registration forms are available at www.kearnynj.org, the KUEZ office at 410 Kearny Ave., or K-9 corner, 169 Midland Ave. For more information, call 201-955-7985 or email Halloweenpawrade@kearnynj. org. All dogs either attending or participating in the festival must be leashed.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1302 and American Legion Post 99, in conjunction with the Kearny Police and Fire Departments, host Octoberfest Saturday, Oct. 18, noon to 6 p.m., at Veteran’s Field, Bergen Ave. and Afton St. Proceeds will be used to send items to N.J. National Guard soldiers deployed overseas. Bring nonperishable items to send. The event features live music, food and displays from both the Kearny Fire Department and the N.J. National Guard. Vendors and sponsors are needed. For more information, call the post at 201-991-9645.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts karaoke on Friday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The post hall is available for all occasions. For more information, call 201-939-3080.
ShopRite of Lyndhurst, an Inserra Supermarkets store, 540 New York Ave., hosts the following free programs, each led by in-store registered dietician Julie Harrington. Advance registration is not required, unless otherwise noted. For more information or to pre-register for a program, contact Harrington at 201-419-9154 or email Julie. email@example.com. ShopRite’s retail dietitians can serve as guest speakers/ instructors at wellness events hosted by local organizations. Here are the upcoming events:
- Fall Harvest Cooking Class teaches how to use fall’s fresh bounty to prepare a delicious and nutritious meal Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
- Scary Facts about Sugar are shared at the Dietitian’s Corner Thursday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- High Fiber Friday at the Dietitian’s Corner explains how to meet your fiber requirements Fridays, Oct. 24 and 31, noon to 2 p.m.
- Soups and Stocks Cooking Class offers tips on how to make a tasty stock and a new soup recipe Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
The Third-Tuesday-of-the- Month Walk with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 21. This free two-hour nature walk starts at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. Participants are asked to sign a standard liability release for this event that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS or call 201-230-4983.
Lyndhurst Public Library, 353 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events:
- Children ages 3 to 10 can meet “Belinda Bumble Bee” author Jennifer Katafigotis Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4 to 4:30 p.m. • Halloween craft, for K to grade 4, is held Monday, Oct. 27, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
- Halloween Parade, for Pre- K to grade 3, steps off Friday, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m.
- Book Club discusses “The Body in the Library” by Agatha Christie Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7, for more information and to obtain a copy of the book. Space is limited.
Registration is required for all of these events. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478.
The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst sponsors a children’s Tricky Tray Oct. 18, at noon, at the Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave. Admission is $5. For tickets, call Janet at 201-935-1208.
Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts a dinner and osteoporosis seminar Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Senior Center, 250 Cleveland Ave. Call 201-804- 2500 to register.
Queen of Peace Rosary Society sponsors a Tricky Tray Friday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m., at San Carlo Fine Caterers, Lyndhurst. The $40 admission includes a four-course dinner and one sheet of small prize tickets. Among the prizes are gift baskets, gift certificates, an iPad and more. Grand prize values start at $500. For more information and tickets, call Betsy at 201-997-3914 or Pegeen at 201-246-1030.
North Arlington Elks Lodge 1992, 129 Ridge Road, hosts its 11th annual Memorial Tailgate Party on Sunday Oct. 19. The parking lot opens at noon. Admission is $ 20 (kids free). Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington will celebrate Priest Appreciation Sunday, Oct. 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Call 201-997- 0700 for more information.
North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, offers the following programs:
- Computer Basics class is slated for Mondays in November from 6 to 7 p.m.
- Decorative Arts program features a representative of the Newark Museum presenting an overview of the museum’s vast decorative arts collection Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m.
- Woman’s Club Craft, open to K to grade 5, is held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required.
For more information, call the library at 201-955-5640. Registration is required, unless otherwise noted.
The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, Tuesday, Oct. 21. Cost of the trip is $25. Attendees will receive $30 in slot play and $5 for food. Non-members are welcome. For reservations or more information, call Florence at 201-991-3173.
North Arlington Woman’s Club sponsors a beefsteak fundraiser Friday, Oct. 24, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus hall, 194 River Road. Tickets are $40. Proceeds benefit various local charities. For tickets and more information, call Christine at 201-577-1088 or Fran Sardoni at 973-818-6421.
Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, offers the following programs:
- Teen Graphic Novel Club, open to grades 9 to 12, meets Monday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m.
- Teach a Librarian Minecraft, open to grades 7 to 12, is offered on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. The library will have food and some devices available but kids are encouraged to bring their own if they can.
- Cook-with-a-Book Reading Club. for grades 4 to 6, meets Friday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. The group will discuss a book and cook up something fun to eat. Registration is required.
- Halloween Costume Party is slated for Monday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.
- Teen Zombie Night, open to grades 7 to 12, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. This event includes zombie costume contest, pizza, games and a movie.
- Pumpkin Painting, with pumpkins and supplies provided, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. Wear an old T-shirt and bring a box to take your pumpkin home. This is open only to Nutley residents with library card. Registration is required.
For more information, call 973-667-0405.