• The next meeting of the Bloomfield Public Library Book Club will be on Monday, June 4, at 6:45 p.m. in the Conference Room. The group will discuss Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar.” Although known mainly as a poet, Sylvia Plath wrote one novel. The Bell Jar tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a bright college student who has a nervous breakdown and attempts suicide. Hospitalized, she undergoes electroshock therapy, medication, and psychoanalysis. For further information or to request help in locating a copy of the book club selection, please call the Reference Desk at 973-566-6200, ext 502.
• West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets on the last Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. The group will provide an atmosphere of warmth and comfort for patients and family. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa 201-246- 7750, Fatima 973-485-4236 or email emidura2@yahoo. com. Together we will fight this disease.
• East Newark Mayor Joseph Smith, Borough Council and American Legion Post and Auxiliary #36 will conduct a Memorial Day ceremony at the East Newark Borough Hall, 34 Sherman Ave., East Newark, on Wednesday, May 23. Participants will assemble at the East Newark Borough Hall at 6:15 p.m. Wreaths will be placed at the Veteran’s Monument by Mayor Smith, members of Borough Council and Post #36 Commander Frank Acuna and Past State President of Unit #36 Shirley F. Becker. Following the ceremony, participants will march to St. Anthony’s Church for 7 p.m. Mass, officiated by Father Joseph Girone.
• Mid-Town Pharmacy, 581 Kearny Ave., Kearny, invites all Kearny, North Arlington, Harrison and East Newark residents to visit the Horizon N.J. Health Care-A-Van, which will be offering free health screenings at the pharmacy on Thursday, May 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• American Legion Unit 99 Ladies Auxiliary of Kearny is hosting a Memorial Day benefit softball game and concert in memory of Army Staff Sergeant Edward Karolasz, of Kearny. All proceeds will be donated to the Edward Karolasz Scholarship Fund for Kearny High School students. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, with softball from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, barbecue from 1 to 2 p.m. and music from 2 to 4 p.m. at American Legion Unit 99, 314 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets, call 732-687- 9314. Active duty veterans and their spouses will be admitted free and all other veterans for halfprice. Ticket price includes softball game, barbecue lunch and a concert by local band Gimme the Jack! The event will be held r ain or shine and will be alc oholfree. A 50/50 raffle will also be held.
• The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Davis Avenue, Kearny, presents “Tea for Three,” starring Emmy Award-winning Elaine Bromka, who re-imagines Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. The play will be presented on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the LCC, 6 Davis Ave., Kearny (handicapped accessible). Tickets are $22, which includes light refreshments. For tickets and information, call Linda at 201-991-3870, Jean at 201- 991-4732 or the Rectory at 201-998-4616 (from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.). No tickets will be sold a t the door.
• Pathways to Independence, Inc. is having a Giant Raffle – and three lucky winners will share a percentage of the total proceeds (25%, 15% and 10%). Just call Pathways at 201-997-6155 or stop in at 60 Kingsland Ave. (Corner of Schuyler and Bergen Avenues) to pick up your tickets. Pathways to Independence, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides life skills, job training and work for developmentally disabled individuals. Pathways has been providing quality services to our consumers for over 30 years in Hudson, Bergen and parts of Essex County. For additional information, contact Alvin Cox, Executive Director of Pathways to Independence, at 201-997- 9371 ext. 18.
• The Lyndhurst Health Department will host its bi-annual blood screening on Wednesday, June 6. Appointments begin at 8 am. This blood screening will include a chemistry profile, cholesterol level, blood count, and thyroid level. This service is available to Lyndhurst residents over the age of 18 for a small fee of $20. Pre-registration is required and appointments can be made by calling 201- 804-2500. Payments can be submitted in cash or checks may be made payable to Medical Laboratory Diagnostics.
• North Arlington Travel Soccer will hold a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, May 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations are $5 per vehicle. The car wash will be held at Zadroga Soccer Field, 300 Schuyler Ave,, in North Arlington. The fundraiser benefits equipment and warm-ups.
• The Borough of North Arlington will have its Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, at 2 p.m. in honor of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca. Complimentary food, drinks and a live band will follow behind Borough Hall after the parade and ceremony.
• The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday, June 12. Please call Flor ence at 201-991-3173 for information. Membership in the club is not necessary to attend.
• Nutley Public Library’s Monday Night Book Club will meet on June 4 at 7 p.m. This month’s book is “In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving” by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy with Sally Jenkins. The group meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome.