Around town

St. Anthony’s Rosary Altar Society presents Western Square Dance on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 8 p.m., in the school auditorium, 25 N. 7th St., Belleville. The event will feature an old-fashioned barbecue plus salads and grilled vegetables and music by Foot & Fiddle Dance Co. Tickets are $35 per person. For tickets, call the rectory at 973-481-1991 or Joanne Petrucci at 973-743-9109.
A monthly Flea Market, Craft and Collectible Show will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., outdoors (indoors if rain), Belleville High School, 100 Passaic Ave. (off Joralemon St.), Belleville. Admission is free. The event will feature an array of quality merchandise such as handbags, crafts, sports collectibles, clothing, jewelry, gift items, gloves and scarves, perfumes, antiques and collectibles, garage/tag sale items and much more.

Rick Larrimore’s Rod Stewart Tribute and The Infernos will perform in concert Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Brookdale Park as part of Essex County’s free Summer Music series. Larrimore, a Stewart lookalike/soundalike, and his band perform songs from the disco era to Stewart’s recent American Standards album. The Infernos, known as “America’s #1 Show Band,” have a vast repertoire that includes big band, oldies, Motown and today’s top chart busters.
The Bloomfield Public Library Children’s Department will welcome singers/storytellers Beth and Scott and Friends on Friday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. Beth and Scott will present their program, Singable Stories from Around the World. The songs are based on children’s books, and some are original compositions. The program will be held in the theater below the Children’s Department. Children ages 5 and up are welcome and there is no registration.
The Bloomfield Public Library Children’s Department will welcome Ronald McDonald on Friday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. Ronald’s show is good for all ages and there is no registration required. No food is provided.
The New Jersey Audubon Society will present a free birding hike in Essex County
Brookdale Park, Bellevue Ave., Bloomfield, on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Tour
the Rose Garden and search for late summer birds and perhaps hummingbirds. Meet at the Grandstand parking lot, near the playground. Space is limited. Contact Kelly Wenzel at 973-226-6082 for more information and to register.

The Harrison Cancer League will have a dinner and show, featuring Bobby
Byrne, on Sunday, Nov. 20, at San Carlo, Lyndhurst, from 3 to 7 p.m. For information and reservations, call Lisa at 973-485-3154.

Heaven Cent Thrift Shop at First Presbyterian Church, 663 Kearny Ave., continues
its end of summer clothing 50% off sale. The shop is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features good quality clothing for every member of your family. Donations of new or gently used clothing and small household items are welcome and very much appreciated. Use entrance on Laurel Ave.
Kearny UNICO will have a meeting, featuring bocce and pizza on Monday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kearny bocce court, located in Riverbank Park by Skinners Brothers gas station. Anyone interested in learning more about Kearny UNICO should attend the meeting. Seating is limited, so bring a folding chair.
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. at 201- 997-9552, after 6 to 9 p.m.

Final fall baseball registration is open for children ages 9 to 12 until Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Kearny Recreation Department, 402 Kearny Ave., Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tryouts will be held on Aug. 22 and 23 for all new players at the West Little League Field at Gunnell Oval. All boys and girls, who are 9-years-old prior to May
1, 2011 or turn 13 after May 1, 2011, are eligible to register. A parent or guardian
must register their child and bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate and proof
of residency. A registration fee is required at the time of registration. For more information, please contact the Kearny Recreation Department at 201-955-7983.
The Roosevelt Elementary
School PTA is planning a casino bus ride to Showboat Casino on Oct. 15 at 8 a.m., leaving from Roosevelt Elementary School in Kearny. The cost is $35 per ticket with $30 in casino cash back. Anyone interested in attending please reserve your seats early by emailing mpasquarelli@ or call 201-772-8107.

A spaghetti dinner will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lyndhurst
Masonic Club, 316 Riverside Ave., Lyndhurst. Donation is $8 per person. For information, please call the club at 201-933-1330.
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/sing 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.
The Lyndhurst Library is once again offering basic to intermediate computer classes to the public. Each student is assigned his or her own tutor, so please bring
any questions that you have. Registration is necessary to make sure that a tutor will
be available for you. To register, please call the Reference Department at 201-804-
2478, ext. 4.
The Young Adult Department of the Lyndhurst Library will be holding a summertime raffle for students 18 and under. Stop by the Reference Desk on the
third floor and ask for a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $10 Visa Gift Card. Fill out a brief survey and get an extra ticket. Solve a password mystery puzzle for a chance to win a $20 Visa Gift Card. The contest will run until Aug.30. Call the YA Department
at 201-804-2478, ext. 4 with any questions.
The First-Sunday-of-the- Month Nature Walk with the NJMC and BCAS will be
held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. This free two-hour guided nature walk starts outside the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The group will walk around the square-mile park, looking for migrating shorebirds, butterflies and various egrets and herons. The walk is sponsored by the New Jersey
Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check for last minute updates and weather advisories. You will have to sign a standard liability release for this event. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.
The Lyndhurst Library will host a program about the Statue of Liberty on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated 125 years ago, in October 1886, after more than 20 years of planning, fundraising, and construction. Local Historian Kevin Woyce will explain how she was built and what she symbolizes, and introduce some of the people involved in her creation. The program concludes with brief histories of Ellis Island and Liberty State Park. Space is limited and registration is necessary. Please call Director Donna Romeo at 201-804-2478, ext. 7 or email to register.

North Arlington
North Arlington Recreation will host a “movie under the stars” Wednesday, Aug.
10 (rain date Aug. 11) behind Borough Hall. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with refreshments and fun, and the film starts at dark. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy
“Rio,” a children’s movie featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Will I Am, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx and more. For more information, call Tara Banuls at 201-679-0569.

Nutley Public Library will show the following films Fridays: Aug. 5 – “Charlie St. Cloud,” Aug.12 – “Unstoppable” and Aug. 19 – “Hereafter.” All films start at 2 p.m. Saturday Story Time, featuring stories and crafts for children of all ages, will be held at the library on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. Registration is not required.
The library will host an artist’s reception for Nutley photographer Dr. Mitch Batoff will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Stockton Room of the library. Nutley High School’s Class of ’81 will have a reunion on Friday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 11 p.m., at Diamond Spring Beach Club, 35 Evergreen Ave., Nutley. Cost is $81, which must be pre-paid by Aug. 15. Send check payable to NHS Class of 1981, PO Box
572, Nutley, N.J. 07110. The fee includes buffet dinner, beer, wine, soda, dessert, DJ
and photographer. Cost at the door is $100 (cash only). Contact 862-208-2647, on
Facebook at “Nutley High School Class of 1981” or email

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