Around town


Clara Maass Medical Center will host its annual Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday, June 4, from 12 to 3 p.m. in the rear parking area (Kidde Hall Lot) of the medical center, located at 1 Clara Maass Drive. Clara Maass cancer survivors are invited to attend and bring up to three guests. The day will feature a boardwalk/summer kick-off theme with plenty of food, games, music and fun. Please call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4, to register for this free event.


Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., announces its summer art camp is scheduled to begin on June 27. For more information or to receive a brochure, call Kim Reilly at (973) 429-0960 or visit Those interested in attending are urged to register early.

Oakeside  will host a new installment of the Music at the Mansion, a concert series highlighting performers from New York City and New Jersey, on Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m.  Performers will include John J. Cali School of Music graduate Dylan Smith, New York City jazz singer Rosa Hyde Rosa Hyde Quartet and Bistro Award winner and 2011 MAC nominee Deb Berman.  Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door.  Seating begins at 2:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.   For more information, please contact Corinna at or call Oakeside at 973-429-0960.

A trip to see  “Priscilla: Queen of the Desert” on Broadway is set for Sept. 15, beginning with a buffet dinner at Oakeside at 5 p.m. before boarding the bus to New York City. Cost is $170 per person (includes buffet dinner, show tickets, tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 973-429-0960. There will be no exchanges or refunds.


Harrison Recreation Cheerleading registration for the 2011 football season is currently being held until June 3 at the Community Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tryouts will be held on June 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center. The following divisions are available: Pee wees (grades 2 and 3), juniors (grades 4 to 6) and seniors (grades 7 and 8).

The  #2326 Women’s Social Club of the Harrison/East Newark Elks Lodge will meet on Wednesday, May 18, at the Elks Lodge, 406 Harrison Ave., at 8 p.m. Women, age 25 and over, are invited to attend.

A bus ride to Showboat Casino, Atlantic City, sponsored by the #2326 Women’s Social Club will be held on Sunday, June 26. The bus will leave from the lodge at 10 a.m.


Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny  Ave., will be serving a pork dinner on Friday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission for adults is $10 and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, call the church office at (201) 991-1132.

The Lincoln School Drama Club will hold a <strong>cabaret style variety show</strong> fundraiser at 7 p.m., May 20,  at the LCCC in Kearny. Students will be performing songs and skits from shows such as “Grease,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” Wizard of Oz,” “Fame” and “Cinderella.” Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children and includes a three-course dinner, coffee and dessert. All profits will go to the Drama Club to support future productions. For tickets, contact Connie Avila at Lincoln School (201) 955-5095 or email your ticket order

Calvary United Methodist Church, 342 Elm St., will have a rummage sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cecilian Seniors announce a trip to Mt. Airy Casino, scheduled for June 8. For more information, call Johnnie B. at 201-997-9552, after 6 to 9 p.m. Those attending must have photo ID.


The Humane Society of Bergen County/Lost Pet Inc., at 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, will hold its annual general meeting on May 26 at 7:30 p.m. It will be open to the public. Election of officers and directors will take place, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 201-896-9300.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will hold its next celiac support group meeting on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. This group is for people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease (CD), as well as for those who want to learn more about the disease. The guest speaker will be Margaret Weiss Masiello, a registered dietician who specializes in the nutritional needs of people with celiac disease. She is the clinical coordinator for at the Kogan Celiac Center of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System. If you are interested in attending, please call 201-804-2500. Residents from surrounding towns are welcome.

On Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m., Thomas F. Yezerski, author/illustrator of the new children’s book “Meadowlands”, will present a slide show and talk at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Copies of the book, about the history of the Meadowlands and its environmental comeback, will be for sale, and Yezerski will be available to sign them. The talk is sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-636-4022.  Yezerski will return for an additional talk and signing on Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m.

The Lyndhurst Library will be hosting “The Flag Raisers of Iwo Jima” on Wednesday, May 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  This is a slide, lecture, and music presentation about the six Marines (one was actually a Navy corpsman) who entered immortality on a windswept island in World War II in the most famous photograph ever taken. Space is limited and registration is required. Call library Director Donna Romeo at 201-804-2478, ext. 7 or email to register.

A veteran’s ward party will be held on Tuesday, May 31, at 2:30 p.m. at Chestnut Hill extended care facility. The party is being held in memory of recently deceased Margaret Sloan, a dedicated member of the Lyndhurst Woman’s Club who served faithfully for many years as liaison to the American Legion rehabilitation programs. For more information on how you can assist this program, please call John Deveney at (201) 438-2255.

North Arlington

The Queen of Peace High School Dance Team will host a one-hour recital May 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. All are welcome to attend and at-will offerings are being accepted.


Ricardo Rosa and Friends will perform on Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive. Enjoy a concert of beloved arias and duets from famous operas featuring baritone soloist Rosa.

Nutley Public Library will host Wii bowling for seniors Friday, May 27 at 2 p.m. Bowling shoes are not required. Please call, come in or email to register.

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