• Kearny Public Library will be premiering two films new to DVD. Both films will be shown downstairs at the Main Library, located at 318 Kearny Ave., in Kearny. Start times for each are listed below. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, but please note the rating for each film. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m.: “The Hunger Games” (PG-13) Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Adaptation of the bestselling book by Suzanne Collins.
Friday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. “Battleship” (PG-13) Starring Brooklyn Decker and Alexander Skarsgard. Based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game.
• Kearny UNICO is hard at work planning an Italian Heritage Event for Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center on Columbia Avenue in Kearny. There is no charge to attend the event.
The committee planning the event is looking to include such activities as a mozzarella making demonstration, an Italian lesson, Italian songs and music, bocce’ play and rules, Italian food tastings and much, much more. There is even the possibility for an up-close viewing of Ferrari cars.
Although the event is provided free of charge, space is limited. Individuals interested in attending the event are asked to contact Kearny UNICO Vice President Joe Sgalia at either 201-998-6879 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Anyone interested in learning more about – or joining – Kearny UNICO should also contact Mr. Sgalia.
• Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City to Resorts Casino will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26. Cost is $25 with $25 return. The bus will leave from St. Michael’s Church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Refreshments will be served with Bingo and activities on the bus. Please make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information.
• NJMC will have pontoon boat tours on: Aug. 8 and Aug. 10, at 5:30 p.m.; Aug. 11 at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per person.
Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands District’s spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced NJMC staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way.
Pontoon boat cruises depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. For ages 10 and up. Pre-registration required. For a complete schedule, directions and to register, visit www.njmeadowlands.gov or call 201-460- 4640.
• Fourth Annual Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day, with the NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Spend the day with noted shorebird expert and nature photographer Kevin Karlson. Karlson is leading 90-minute bird walks with a talk on “Tips on Becoming a Better Birder” at 12:45 p.m. At 1:45 p.m., Karlson will discuss and show images from his latest books.
At 2:30 p.m., he and another noted photographer, Lloyd Spitalnik, will lead an hourlong wildlife photography workshop. All events are free, but you must sign a standard liability release for 2012 if you have not already. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or 201-230-4983.
• The Lyndhurst Health Department is collecting donations for students in need. Items of interest are backpacks, dividers, and threering binders. Donations can be dropped off at the Health Department at 253 Stuyvesant Avenue from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Please deliver donations prior to Aug. 31. If you have a child in need, please contact the Health Department at 201- 804-2500 to schedule a pickup of the needed supplies.
• Local artist Richard Greenman’s August display at the Nutley Free Public Library features vibrant paintings and carefully designed sketches this artist has fine-tuned. Greenman’s artwork is primarily based on incorporating his favorite photographs and paintings into works of his own. He mainly creates landscapes and nature scenes. This show at the Nutley Public Library is Greenman’s first exhibit.