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Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., is offering patrons tutoring on surfing the Internet and setting up an email account. Call librarian Karyn Gost at 973-450-3434.

The Bloomfield Public Library Children’s Department will show “Star Wars: The New Hope” on Friday, July 29, at 1 p.m. in the library’s theater.
Jazz vocal stylist Carrie Jackson, a native of Newark who became a featured vocalist with Duke Anderson’s Big Band and is now president of her own music companies, will be featured in concert Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in Watsessing Park,  Bloomfield Ave.,  Bloomfield.
On Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m., tenor Michael Amante, the “Prince of High C’s,” will present a concert ranging from rock to pop to opera at Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave. He will be accompanied by soprano Marissa Famiglietti and the Michael Amante Orchestra.
Both concerts are free and part of the Essex County SummerMusic series. For more information, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at 973‑239-2485. TDD # 711.

East Newark
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 Together we will fight this disease.

Cecilian Seniors announce a trip to Atlantic City on Aug. 10 to Resorts Casino. Cost is $30. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. from in front of St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. For more information, call Johnnie B. 201-997-9552, from 6 to 9 p.m. The group’s Wildwood trip has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
Kearny Library patrons can now set-up a one-on-one half-hour session with professional librarians for help with putting together and typing a resume and applying for a job online. The sessions will be held at the main library. To sign up, call (201) 998-2666.
The Kearny Rotary Club will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 12:15 at La Fiamma Restaurant, 440 Harrison Ave., in Harrison. Business leaders from Harrison are invited to attend to learn about the work that Rotary International accomplishes around the world and in local communities. For more information about the Kearny Rotary Club or to join them for a meeting, call Joe D’Arco at 201-955- 7400 or Jose Fernandez at 201-991-1040.
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.

The library is collecting nonperishable food items for the Lyndhurst Health Department’s Food Pantry. The drop-off box is located inside of the library’s back entrance and it will remain there year-round. For questions regarding the Food Pantry, call the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2500.
A Flea Market and Collectible Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, outdoors, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Jersey Transit Lot on New York Ave., Lyndhurst (off Ridge Road by Shop Rite). Admission is free. The event is sponsored by Lyndhurst Boy Scout Troop 97 and Lyndhurst High School Giving Tee project.
The Full Count Big Band will play on Friday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Elks Lodge, 251 Park Ave. The Full Count Big Band is an 18-piece jazz/swing band that has been playing together for over 10 years.  All of the musicians are professionals who have toured with famous big bands like Tommy Dorsey and Maynard Ferguson. Find a music sample on the web at Admission is $12 and the kitchen and bar will be open. For tickets, call 201-507-1505 or 201-926-2398.
To encourage more children and families to go birding and enjoy nature, the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society will hold their first-ever summer bird count at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst this Sunday, July 31, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
 The event is free. Participants will walk the square-mile park, view the species of birds and butterflies and do an informal bird census. Check for last-minute updates and weather advisories.  Rain cancels. To RSVP, contact Don Torino at or 201-230-4983.

North Arlington
American Legion Alexander Stover Post # 37, 222 River Road, North Arlington, will meet on Monday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. New members are welcome. For more information, call 201-214-8253.
The North Arlington Woman’s Club holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the North Arlington Senior Center, behind Borough Hall.  Guests are welcome.
Queen of Peace Class of 1981 will have a reunion on Saturday, Nov. 19, at LaReggia in Secaucus. For more information, email
The North Arlington Recreation Department is planning a trip to Atlantic City’s Show Boat Casino on Sunday, Aug. 7. The cost is $30 per person and includes vouchers upon arrival. Refreshments will be served on the bus, which will depart from Borough Hall at approximately 8:30 a.m.
A trip to Yankee Stadium is scheduled for Aug. 11 to see the Yankees play the California Angels in a 1:05 p.m. start. The cost is $30 for bus transportation and soft drinks.  The bus will leave from behind the high school.
For more information, call Mike Kraft at 201-906-4802.

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