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Belleville

The Belleville ASA will conduct umpire classes to prepare for the National ASA Softball Test. Classes will meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. beginning March 12, at the Belleville Recreation Department, 407 Joralemon St. The test will be given on April 2. Cost for the class and taking the test is $50. For more information, contact Steve Glassman at 973-714- 3060 or Leeglass@aol.com.

Bloomfield

Lucy Tarangelo, president of Suburban Essex Business and Professional Women, Inc. (SEBPW) invites the public to the group’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at the Job Haines Home, 250 Bloomfield Ave., in Bloomfield.

Networking and light refreshments at 6 p.m. followed by the program. Cost is $5.00. Guest speaker will be Sheila Dunn, Nationally Certified Personal Trainer (AFAA) with over 16 years of experience, who will talk about the important of exercise and what a personal trainer can do for you.

R.S.V.P. by Monday, March 18.

For reservations and/or information about Suburban Essex Business and Professional Women (SEBPW) contact: Jean at 973-248-3302 or Lucy at 973-743-4589 or by Email at LucyLopesT@aol.com.

Harrison

Harrison Recreation is holding baseball registrations for Little League, Minor League and Tee Ball until March 29 at the Community Center. Registration is for children ages 5 to 13 (not turning 13 before May 1). For more information, call the Community Center at 973-268-2469.

Harrison’s third annual Volleyball tournament to benefit Project Graduation will be held on Friday, March 8, at 6 p.m. in the gym at Harrison High School. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 18. Alumni of all ages and teams of teachers, police and firefighters, from Harrison and East Newark will play. For more information, call Joan McNichol at 973- 482-5050, ext. 1519.

Kearny

The Arlington Woman’s Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Player’s Club, 12 Washington Pl., Kearny. The meeting on March 12 will include a poetry reading. Members, friends and the public are welcome to attend. Participants are asked to bring cookies in order to fill cans for the cookie-candy service project for seniors. For further information, please contact Moira Crowell at 201-997-2781.

Mayor Alberto Santos invites local residents and business owners to an informational meeting with representatives from FEMA who are knowledgeable about the National Flood Insurance Program and the flood hazard maps along with Kearny Town Council members, the Town Engineer and the Town Administrator. This meeting is intended to review the new flood maps, flood zone designations and the effect these designations may have on property owners in the flood zones.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Kearny Town Hall.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will hold a flea market and health screening on Saturday, March 9. The health screening by nurses from Clara Maass Hospital between 9 and 11 a.m. Included in the screening will be blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Please do not eat breakfast beforehand. Every person screened will receive a voucher for the flea market snack bar.

The flea market will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a snack bar offering bagels, muffins, croissants at breakfast and hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. Vendor tables are still available at a cost of one for $15 and two for $25. For more information call 201-991-5894 Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, Hudson County, meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Irish American Association, 95 Kearny Ave., Kearny. New members encouraged to attend.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., invites everyone to a free College Planning Program, sponsored by the Heartland Institute of Financial Education on Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m.

It is the goal of the Heartland Institute of Financial Education, a nonprofit organization, to help young Americans obtain a college education. HIFE provides detailed analysis and strategies that help mitigate the high cost of college. Each family is assigned a coach who works directly with the student and parents, assisting them with the college planning, funding and admissions process.

This program is free and open to anyone interested. For more information on this or other programs, call 201-998-2666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org.

Seton Hall Law’s Investor Advocacy project will present a program on being an educated investor at Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., on Tuesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. Come learn about common causes of action, questions to ask your financial advisor and the red flags of investing.

The project is the latest new course offered under the Seton Hall Law Skills Curriculum, which is dedicated to providing students with training in practical lawyering skills.

For more information on this or any other program, call 201-998-2666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org.

Pathways to Independence Inc., 60 Kingsland Ave., will host its first annual spring flea market on Saturday, May 11. If you are interested in purchasing a table for the event, the cost is $25. Contact Sue Sherry or Lori Williams at 201-997-6155 to reserve your spot.

A special thank you from the Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, to all who supported and helped to make the trip to Caesar’s Casino, Atlantic City on Feb. 17 a great success.

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, will be selling palm crosses before and after all Masses on March 9 and 10 and March 16 and 17. Cost is $9.

The Parish Life and Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, will sponsor a fish fry on Friday, March 15, at the LCC, 6 Davis Ave., Kearny, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Handicapped accessible. Cost is $20 per dinner. Eat-in or take-out. For tickets, call Kathy at 201- 998-8265, Jean 201-991-4732 or the rectory 201-998-4616.

The West Hudson Detachment of the Marine Corps League invites all former and active duty Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend an open house, which will be held every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at 286 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Guests are welcome.

West Hudson Arts and Theater Company presents “Bleacher Bums” on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 6, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and $10 for seniors and students. For information and tickets visit www.whatco.org or call 201-467-8624.

Lyndhurst

Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City on Sunday, March 24, going to Resorts. Cost is $25. Bus will leave from in front of St. Michael’s Church, Lyndhurst, rectory at 10:30 a.m. Please make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186.

On Saturday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. the Lyndhurst High School gym will be filled with special needs teens and adults from Special Angels Recreation, the Lyndhurst Police Department and the Cheer Dance Squad SPARKS for an inspirational and amazing game of basketball and half time performance.

The organization hosts this event every year in hopes to raise awareness that special needs children and adults have dreams and they can realize them. Special Angels Recreation has children and adults with many different needs from many towns and counties playing year-round sports and leisure activities and now offers programs seven days a week. Please visit their website www.puttingthepiecestogether.org to see what they offer. No child is turned away.

A special appearance by Jack the Jackal is expected and there will be some great vendors and food stands. Please call Debbie or Tara at 201-966-8738 for more information or to buy tickets in advance and tickets will be available at the door the night of the event and are $5.

The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, 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 his/her dog. Just stop by or call for more information 201-896-9300. Hours: Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Food Pantry at the Lyndhurst Health Department hours are: Monday through Thursday 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Food Pantry is available to Lyndhurst residents who can show proof of hardship and proof of residence.

Learn when and how to properly use prescribed anHealth Department on Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. This forum will be hosted by Clara Maass Medical Center and a light breakfast will be served. The Health Department also announces an additional breakfast forum hosted by Lyndhurst chiropractor, Dr. Robert Haley, regarding Bone and Joint Health on Tuesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. These forums will take place at the department’s new location at 601 Riverside Ave. Please call 201-804-2500 to reserve a seat. If you are a resident of the Carucci Apartments, transportation will be provided via the Parks Department.

Lyndhurst VFW Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., will host Karaoke on Friday, March 15, starting at 8 p.m. The VFW hall is also available for all occasions. For more information, call the Post at 201-939-3080.

“Astounding Adaptations” will be presented at the NJMC Center for Environmental and Scientific Education, Three DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, on Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. This program is for families of children and young adults with special learning needs. What helps animals and plants survive in the wild? Participants will be able to answer that question after investigating movement, protection and feeding simulations that include live animal interaction, tool manipulation and cooperative work. This event is an extension of our MarshAccess program for students with disabilities, and we strongly encourage families with special learning needs to come and enjoy this modified educational program. Admission is $5/person; $4/MEC members. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.

The Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, invites all ages to meet a live wolf during “Wolf Visions” on Sunday, March 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Vincent Reo of the Wolf Visions education program dispels myths and educates the public about the importance of wolves and their role in sustaining a balanced ecosystem. Following a slide show say hello to a big, kind wolf. Admission is $5/person; $4/MEC members. For more information, 201-460-8300 or www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.

A Good Friday Men’s Breakfast will be held on Friday, March 29, at the American Legion Hall, 271 Webster Ave., Lyndhurst from 6:45 to 8:15 a.m. Guest speakers George McGovern, chaplain for the N.Y. Yankees and N.Y. Giants, and Jerry Palmieri, N.Y. Giants strength and conditioning coach will speak on how matters of faith impact careers and change people. Tickets are $10. www.facebook.com/groups/gfmbl/or e-mail dumoeller@yahoo. com or call 201-724-7793, no later than Monday, March 25. No tickets sold at door. Proceeds to benefit the food pantries of Lyndhurst and Rutherford. All men are welcome.

North Arlington

North Arlington Elks Lodge, 129 Ridge Rd., will have a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Friday, March 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. Dinner is $12 and sandwiches are $8.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Sands Casino on Tuesday, April 9. The cost is $25. You receive $20 slot play and $5 for food. Call Florence at 201-991-3173 to make a reservation or for information. Membership in the club is not necessary to attend.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has also scheduled a five-day, four-night trip to Cape Cod from Sept. 9 to 13. The trip includes bus transportation, four nights lodging, four breakfasts and four dinners. The group will visit Hyannis, the JFK Museum, JFK memorial, the village of Sandwich, Martha’s Vineyard and Provincetown. Call Anna at 201-939-2960. All are welcome.

Nutley

A crayon recycling initiative will take place in local area pre-schools in Nutley during the month of March. The Crayon Recycling Drive is being done in recognition of National Crayon Day which is March 31. The drive will take place in participating preschools throughout March and will conclude on April 5.

Crayons collected during the drive will be shipped to Crazy Crayons, a crayon recycling organization in the mid-west. Crayons will be melted down, re-shaped and reused to make special shaped crayons that can generally be found in specialty gift shops. The Township will receive a recycling summary report that will be submitted to the state for recycling credit.

If your pre-school is not presently participating in the Crayon Recycling Drive and would like to, please contact the Department of Public Works at 973-284-4958. Also, if you have any ideas for a unique recycling drive, please share them with Commissioner Joseph Scarpelli by e-mailing him at commissionerscarpelli@ nutleynj.org. Visit www.nutleyn.org to learn more about current recycling efforts as well as conversation efforts by the Department of Public Works and our Greenutley Committee.

The Department of Parks and Recreation invites Nutley youngsters in grades 2 through 6 to the eighth annual “Great Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt” on Thursday, March 28, at Reinheimer Park, located on Bloomfield Avenue across from the Recreation Annex Building. Children are asked to meet by the playground equipment to begin the festivities.

The egg hunt will begin at dusk. A golden egg will be hidden and the lucky winner will receive a large chocolate filled basket. Parents are encouraged to stay with the children during this event.

A rain date has been set for Saturday, March 30. This event is open to Nutley residents only. For more information, contact the Nutley Recreation Department at 973- 284-4966, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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