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Belleville

Join Clara Maass Medical Center nutritionist Liz Nossier, for an informational and lively Lunch-N-Learn, “Healthy Diets for Diabetics” April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clara Maass Medical Center’s Greifinger Lecture Hall, located at 1 Clara Maass Drive, Belleville. Please park in the parking deck and enter through the Continuing Care Center Building.

To register, please call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4. There is no cost to attend this event and parking is available in the parking deck and will be validated.

 Kearny

Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will hold a Flea Market Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are still available at a cost of $15 each or two for $25. For more information, please call the church office at 201-991-5894.

The next meeting of the St. Stephen’s Seniors will be held Tuesday, April 17, at 1 p.m. in Hedges Hall.

Trips to Atlantic City are planned for April 25, May 23 and June 27.  Please call Peggy for reservations at 201-998-9443.

The anniversary party will be held April 27 at the San Carlo at noon.

The trip to Monmouth Racetrack will be June 29.  Please call Tom at 998-8258 for further information.

A trip to Jefferson House in Lake Hopatcong is scheduled for July 11.  Please call Joan at 998-3578 for further information.

Lyndhurst

Hop on board to see the new $2 billion Revel Casino located in Atlantic City – next door to the Showboat Casino where your bus stops, compliments of St. Michael Leisure Club, Lyndhurst. The bus leaves St. Michael’s Church parking lot on Page Ave. at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19. Price: $20. For more information, call Georgiana at 201-438-7847. Seats are going fast.

A spring auction, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Masonic Club of Lyndhurst, 316 Riverside Ave., will be held Sunday, April 15. Doors open at noon. Donation is $5. Call 201-998-8248.

Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus Council 2396 hosts a Communion Breakfast Sunday, April 29, at the Senior Citizens Building, 250 Cleveland Ave., Lyndhurst. Tickets are $7. No tickets will be sold at the door.  Breakfast is served from 10 to 11 am. For tickets, contact Sal Russo 201-446-7244 or Nick Garafolo 201-893-2849.

A veteran’s ward party will be held Tuesday April 24, at the Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, starting at 2:30 p.m. The American Legion Post 139, Lyndhurst rehabilitation committee will use the donation for this party to give out cash prizes and for treats for the players and also include those bed-ridden veterans that cannot participate.

The party is sponsored by Rebecca Brugaletta in honor of all the veterans that have served and especially those that gave their lives or were wounded.

For more information or to support these programs, please call 201-438-2255 John Deveney, American Legion post commander.

Birding for Beginners (Bird Identification)
A free two-hour Birding for Beginners class starts with a short session on birding basics at the Meadowlands Environment Center on Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m., in Lyndhurst, followed by a 90-minute walk in surrounding DeKorte Park. The event is run by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. You will have 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 at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-230-4983.

The City Winds Trio will be performing Strauss’ “The Blue Danube Waltz,” Handel’s “Water Music” and more at the Meadowlands Environment Center on Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m. Hear classical favorites with a “water view” as this trio of flute, oboe and bassoon perform songs of the sea from around the world. Admission is $7/person; $5/members. For more information, call 201-460-2431, 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec

The Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk with the NJMC and BCAS, will be held on Tuesday, April 17, at 10 a.m.
This free two-hour guided nature walk will include the Harrier Meadow  in North Arlington. The 70-acre site, usually off limits to the public, features ponds and tidal impoundments and birds aplenty – including a bird-banding demonstration.  The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Harrier Meadow on Disposal Road or at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:40 a.m. and to carpool. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates. You will have 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 at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-230-4983.

A program on Northern New Jersey’s Textile Workers & their Unions in the early 20th Century will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2 p.m. Northern New Jersey’s labor history is rich with the stories of the lives and struggles of immigrant textile workers.  Through historic photographs, artifacts and oral histories, Evelyn Hershey, of the American Labor Museum, explores the working conditions of the silk mills of Paterson and the woolen mills of Passaic, in the early 20th century.  Free admission Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst 201-460-8300 or njmeadowlands.gov/ec

North Arlington

Queen of Peace High School Girl Scout Seniors Troop 125 will be collecting items for Bergen County Children Services’ community group homes for youth in foster care.

These children, ages 5 to 12, have suffered sexual abuse and other trauma and receive intensive treatment services at these centers.

Gently used donations can be dropped off at the Queen of Peace Rectory garage, North Arlington, Saturday, April 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Items desired are: games and toys, such as bikes, helmets (for ages 5-12), roller skates, board games, jump ropes, arts and crafts projects, coloring books/crayons/markers/glue, backpacks, duffle bags and small luggage for transporting personal items; household items, such as white sheets (twin), bedroom curtains (pink, purple, green, red), removable character stickers, bedroom wall decorations (wall letters to spell names) and colorful pictures.

North Arlington High School is having a spring book fair event to be held at the Barnes and Noble store, located in Clifton Commons. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 18. All are invited to visit the store or shop online to support the school’s literacy goal. Student work will be displayed and a surprise guest will be there.

 Nutley

American Red Cross’ Montclair Chapter, 169 Chestnut St., Chatham Room, first floor,

Nutley, hosts a blood drive Tuesday, April 17, from 3 to 8 p.m. Individuals who are age 17 and above, weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors age 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Please make an appointment to donate blood today. Eligible donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information and to make a blood donation appointment.

Matinee Fridays: Classic Films will be shown at Nutley Public Library April 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Please check the monthly calendar, flyer or Facebook for the titles of the films.

Pen to Prose Writers’ Group will meet at the library on Monday, April 16, from 6 to 8:30 pm. The group was formed to read works in progress, share accomplishments, critique works, give writing instruction, and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public.

The library will host a Teen Video Game Tourney Friday, April 20, at 3 p.m. Play Wii, Xbox or bring your DS to play each other.

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