Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., hosts a Saturday craft program on Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. For more information, call the library at 973-450-3434 or visit www. bellepl.org or belleplcr. blogspot.com. T
he 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.
Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., will host a Halloween blood drive Oct. 31, from noon to 4 p.m. All donors must present signed ID, know their social security number and weigh at least 120. For more information, call 973-676-4700, ext. 144.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Borough Council urges residents to sign up for free breast and prostate cancer screenings by filling 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.
Harrison American Legion Post 282, 8 Patterson St., hosts a Harrison Police Department vs. Harrison Fire Department chili cook-off on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Representatives from both departments will bring their best chili to be judged by a few locals. All are welcome.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Coccia Realty continues a coat drive for the area’s less fortunate, through Nov. 15, at its Kearny, Lyndhurst and Rutherford offices. 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.
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 663 Kearny Ave., will hold its annual fair on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a bake table, tricky tray, Christmas crafts and more. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Raffle drawings are at 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Arlington, 650 Kearny Ave., holds a free clothing giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The church holds worship services Sundays at 11 a.m. with Spanish worship at 5 p.m. and Bible study on Fridays at 8 p.m.
Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., hosts the following free programs:
- The movie premiere series continues with a special screening of Disney’s “Maleficent” (PG) featuring Angelina Jolie on Friday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m.
- Saturday Family Film Matinees continue on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., with a screening of “Planes: Fire and Rescue” (PG).
- An Adult Painting Party, open to ages 14 and up, is set for Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $5 registration fee helps cover the cost of paints and canvases. Class size is limited. To reserve a spot, call the library at 201-998-2666.
For more information on any library programs, call 201-998-2666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org.
Trinity Church, 575 Kearny Ave., will hold its monthly flea market on Nov. 8. Refreshments are available. Vendors are invited. Tables are one for $15 or two for $25. Call the church at 201-991-5894 to schedule your table or call Annamarie at 201-998-2360 after 5:30 p.m. Walk-in vendors are welcome.
Lyndhurst Public Library, 353 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events:
- Kids in pr e-k to grade 3 will step off in a Halloween Parade 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 to obtain a copy of the book. Space is limited.
- LetHistoryLive.net presents “The Real History of Thanksgiving” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6:15 p.m. Space is limited. To register, call the library or email romeo@ lyndhurst.bccls.org.
Registration is required for all of these events. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478.
New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announces the following programs:
- The Beauty of Gray: Charcoal Still Life with Shells and Skulls, a sketching and drawing class for ages 12 and up (including adults), is offered Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Science Center, 2 Dekorte Park Plaza. Takehome supplies are provided. Cost is $20; $15 for MEC members. Registration is recommended. To register, go to http://mec.rst2.edu/ environment. For more information, call 201-460- 8300.
- Free First-Sunday-ofthe- Month Bird Walk, held in conjunction with the Bergen County Audubon Society, runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Harrier Meadow, on Disposal Road near Schuyler Ave., North Arlington. Check meadowblog.net for lastminute updates. Walkers are asked to sign a standard liability release 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.
- Art of the Heavens, a program open to all ages on how humans created art as inspiration from the cosmos, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 1 DeKorte Park Plaza. Cost is $5; $4 for MEC members. Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, go to http://mec.rst2.edu/environment. For more 201-460- 8300.
American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37 meets on Monday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. at the VFW hall, 222 River Road. For more information, call 201-214-8253.
North Arlington Recreation Department’s Halloween costume parade and Trunk or Treat celebration is set for Oct. 30. Participants will assemble in the Boston Market parking lot at Ridge Road and Bergen Ave. at 6 p.m. The parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and will end behind North Arlington High School, where the Trunk or Treat celebration will be held.
Donations of candy or snacks are welcome. Parents are asked to bring canned food that the Recreation Department is collecting for the local food pantry.
For more information, call Recreation Director Michele Stirone at 201-852- 0119.
Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces the following programs.
Registration is not required unless otherwise noted. To register, call 973- 667-0405:
- The Monday Night Book Club welcomes author Lisa Gornick to discuss her book “Tinderbox” on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Copies of the book and discussion guide are available at the library. This event is free and open to the public.
- Conversational ESL takes place every Wednesday at 10 a.m. No registration is required.
- Wednesday Afternoon Knitters share their love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters every week at 1 p.m. Bring your own supplies.
- P.J. Story Time, open to all ages, offers songs, stories and a craft, on Mondays, Nov. 3, 10 and 7, at 7 p.m. • Preschool Story Time, open to ages 3 to 5, includes picture books and arts and crafts on Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, at 9:30 a.m. aand 10:45 a.m. Registration is required.
- Two-Year-old Story Time, open to ages 24 to 35 months, offers picture books and arts and crafts on Fridays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Registration is required.
- First Friday Films continue with a screening of “Godzilla” Friday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m.
- A Drop-in Craft Saturday, open to all ages, takes place Nov. 8 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration is required. Offered while supplies last.
- Author Janet Mueller reads and signs copies of her book “Gradie Girl” on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. Create a cat craft and enjoy refreshments.