Around town

Do you knit, crochet, needlepoint, quilt? Then come to the Bloomfield Public Library Fridays at 10 a.m., beginning Sept. 2, and share your interests, patterns and techniques with other crafters!  If you have supplies (needles, thread, yarn, patterns), bring them. For information, call 973-566-6200, ext. 502.
The library’s Poetry Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. in the conference room, 90 Broad St.  No registration required; all are welcome to attend.  Come and share your work! For more information, call 973-566-6200, ext. 502 or email
The library’s Children’s Department hosts a book club for students in grades 4-6 on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Students do not have to have read a book before they come and weekly attendance is not mandatory. For more information, call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502.

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.

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a car wash in its parking lot at 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.  The fee will be $5 per car.
VFW Wilson-Gugelman Post 1302 of Kearny is hosting a “Summer’s End” barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 7 p.m. for all members, their families and friends. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children 11 and older and free for children 10 and under.  Ticket includes food, beer and soda. There will be games and prizes for children.  Please sign up and purchase your ticket by Sept. 1 at the VFW post, 300 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.
Cecilian Seniors announce a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Sept. 16. Cost is $30. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. from in front of St. Cecilia’s Church. If interested, call Johnnie B., at 201-997-9552, from 6 to 9 p.m.
A bus trip to Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, sponsored by Kearny Rotary Club, is set for Saturday, Sept. 18, at 8 a.m. The price is $40 and each person will receive $30 back from Showboat. The bus will leave from Kearny Federal Savings Bank, 614 Kearny Ave., Kearny. For more information, contact Jose Fernandez at 201-736-5821.
The Kearny Rotary Club meets 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.
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.

Two-hour guided Hackensack River pontoon boat cruises will be offered by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24-25, both departing at 5:30 p.m. For ages 10 and up. Suggested donation: $15 per person. Registration required: 201-460-4640 or
The library is collecting nonperishable food items for the Lyndhurst Health Department’s Food Pantry. The drop-off box is located inside  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.
The Lyndhurst High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40th class reunion Saturday, Oct. 15, at Michael’s Riverside, 525 Riverside Ave., Lyndhurst. All graduates and guests of the Class of  ’71 are invited to attend. For more details, contact the reunion committee at or check the class Facebook wall. If anyone knows of a class member’s location/email address, they are asked to forward it to the above email address.
The Polish American Citizens Club of Lyndhurst announces a trip to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, Nov. 19, with lunch at Carmine’s, 44th St. and Broadway. The bus will leave the club, 730 New Jersey Ave., Lyndhurst, at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $125. All tickets must be paid for ASAP. For tickets, call Alice at 201-935-3830.

North Arlington
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

Nutley Public Library will host a children’s breakfast with author Gail Kahn on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in celebration of Library Card Month. Mini-bagels and juice will be provided. Tickets are required for this event through the library’s Children’s Page at
The first annual Golf For a Cure outing by the Nutley Football Alumni will be held on Monday, Oct. 3, at Hendricks Field Golf Course in Belleville.  October is National Prostate Cancer month, so the proceeds of this golf outing will be donated to benefit prostate cancer research.  In addition, the occasion will honor the memory of Nutley High School Head Football Coach Sandy Phillips (1955 to 1964) who led the school football team to a State Championship in 1960.
The event will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start and will be followed by a luncheon, with details to be announced. Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome.  Any business or individual wishing to be “hole sponsor” or make a contribution to this cause, is encouraged to do so.  For details and reservations, call Mario Cocchiola at 973-634-1240.

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