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Clara Maass Medical Center is offering Chi Kung for women who have or have had breast cancer.  Two eight-week sessions will be offered Tuesdays, Sept. 13 – Nov. 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Education Room at 50 Newark Ave. Belleville, and Thursdays, Sept. 15 – Nov. 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Center for Healthy Living, 292 Bloomfield Ave.,  Montclair.
Chi Kung uses breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to promote healing of the body and mind.
The classes are free. To register, or for more information, call Anabela Cunha-Almeida at 973-844-4173.

East Newark
East Newark Mayor Joseph Smith and the Borough Council will sponsor a day of remembrance ceremony for the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on Friday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. The event will be held at East Newark Borough Hall, 34 Sherman Ave. Borough Clerk Robert Knapp will be the master of ceremony. Guest speakers will include Smith, East Newark School Principal Robert Corbett and Karl Petry of Albert Ettlin American Legion Post #36.

Harrison Recreation Co-Ed soccer announces its last day for registration will be Friday, Sept. 9, for boys and girls in grades 1 through 8 at the Harrison Community Center, 401 Warren St. For more information, contact the Community Center at 973-268-2469 or 973-268-5859.
The #2326 Women’s Social Club of the Harrison/East Newark Elks will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Elks Lodge, 406 Harrison Ave., at 8 p.m. Women age 25 and over who are interested in becoming members are invited to attend.

Heaven Cent Thrift Shop at First Presbyterian Church, 663 Kearny Ave., has fall and winter clothing now in stock. The shop also has jeans available at 50% off.
Hours are Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of new or gently used clothing and small household items are welcome. Entrance is located on Laurel Ave.
Cecilian Seniors announce a welcome back business meeting is scheduled for Sept. 9. A trip to Atlantic City is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, to Resorts Casino. The 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, after 6 to 9 p.m.
First Lutheran Church, 65 Oakwood Ave., Kearny, will have a rummage sale on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Bake sale and lunch will be available, along with lots of items including a retro-dinette set, toddler beds and a complete, full bed bedroom set.
Kearny UNICO will be holding its September membership meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in attending and/or learning more about Kearny UNICO should contact chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.
Kearny Seniors are planning a trip to Resorts, Atlantic City on Friday, Sept. 23. Cost is $30. The bus will leave from the Henrietta Benstead Center, 60 Columbia Ave. Contact Therese at 201-997-7269.

The Barringer-Walker-Lopinto American Legion Post 139, Lyndhurst, will have its 10th anniversary 24-hour POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, and ending at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. It will held on the grounds of the Post, 216 Webster Ave., Lyndhurst (between Park Ave. and Webster Ave.).  For 24 hours, veterans will provide a post member to guard the Remembrance Table. Personnel will be dressed in POW uniforms to act as prisoners and answer any questions regarding conditions that they would live under.
If you would like to call a guard that night or day and chat, please call 201-933-4120 starting at 4 p.m. Friday and ending at noon Saturday. For general information, please call 201-438-2255 or 201-507-0547.
A veterans ward party will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic,  starting at 2:30 p.m. The party will be sponsored by an anonymous person who would like us to remember all those who lost their lives at the 9/11 attack and their families. Due to this person’s generosity, American Legion Post 139, Lyndhurst rehabilitation committee will distribute money prizes  and treats to the veterans including those bed-ridden If you would like sponsor a ward party, please call 201 438-2255.
Well-known N.J. photographer Walter Choroszewski will conduct a digital photo class at the Lyndhurst Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Choroszewski will help you develop a photo management plan for all of your digital images. He will compare and demonstrate some popular photo editing software with tips and tricks for e-mail and prints. Space is limited, and registration is necessary.  To register, please call Donna Romeo at 201-804-2478, ext. 7 or email
The Lyndhurst Library will be hosting  a program on eating and drinking customs during the Civil War on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Civil War made many harsh demands on both food and everyday essentials.  Find out how the war ushered in a new era of food processing, transportation, and new social attitudes. Space is limited, and registration is necessary.  To register, please call Donna Romeo at 201-804-2478, ext. 7 or email

North Arlington
North Arlington Woman’s Club is conducting an ongoing collection of eyeglasses and costume jewelry for Eyes for the Needy. A drop-off box is located on Ridge Road, between the Kearny Federal Bank and the office of Dr. Favetta.
Queen of Peace Ladies Bowling League has positions open for new members. The season resumes on Sept. 7 at 12:45 p.m. at Arlington Bowl, Schuyler Ave., North Arlington. For information, call Carrie Parcher at 201-878-8321.
American Legion Alexander Stover Post # 37, 222 River Road, will meet on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m.  New members are welcome. For more information, call 201-214-8253.
North Arlington High School Varsity Cheerleaders are having a car wash on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the firehouse, located behind Borough Hall. Pre-sale tickets are $5 or $7 on the day of the car wash. Call 201-320-1141 for tickets.
North Arlington Woman’s Club will hold its second annual pasta dinner on Friday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. at the North Arlington Senior Center, 11 York Road, (behind the library). Pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and soda will be served. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For tickets, call Maryann at 201-997-8915 or Micki at 201-997-5041.

The Manga and Anime Club for teens will meet at Nutley Public Library on Mondays, Sept. 12 and 26, at 3 p.m. The group will watch anime, read Manga, and advise the library on its Manga collection.
Pajama Story Time and Story Time for children of all ages are scheduled for Mondays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26, at 7 p.m. at the library. Registration is not required.
The library will have a Teen Video Game Tourney on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and 27, at 3 p.m.  Teens are invited to play Wii, Xbox or bring their DS to play each other.
NCAA wrestling champion and Nutley resident Michael Bonora will appear at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. He will read from and discuss his first book, “Wrestling With Your Destiny,” just published this spring. In this book, he recounts inspiring moments from his wrestling career, and the many challenges of being a wrestler. He also hosts an instructional wrestling blog at Books will be available for purchase and signing. Call the library at 973-667-0405 for more information.

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