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Bloomfield Public Library announces its Monday Afternoon at the Movies schedule: Oct. 3 – “Strangers on a Train” (NR) (Robert Walker), Oct. 10 – Library closed for Columbus Day, Oct. 17 – “Country Strong” (PG-13) (Gwyneth Paltrow), Oct. 24 – “Sudden Fear” (NR) (Jack Palance) and Oct. 31 – “Ghost Story” (R) (Melvyn Douglas).
The following schedule is for the library’s Thursday Noon Films program: Oct. 6 – “Meet the Parents” (PG-13) (Ben Stiller), Oct. 13 – “Daddy Long Legs” (NR)  (Fred Astaire), Oct. 20 – “Fair Game” (PG-13)  (Naomi Watts), Oct. 27 – “Lady in White” (PG-13) (Lukas Haas).
All films start at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Harrison, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 9. A festival service will be held at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow. For more information, contact Kay Paznek at 201-991-4549.

A “Blessing of the Animals” to mark the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. on the lawn at Sacred Heart Church Chapel, 499 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.  For information, call:  201-998-0088, ext. 4154.
Trinity Church, 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will hold its annual St. Francis Day service and Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 2, at noon.  The service will be bilingual in Spanish and English.  All animals are welcome at the service.  Please have your animal companion leashed or otherwise restrained.  The service will be followed by “Puppy and Kitten Hour” with treats for the animals and refreshments for the people.  Call the church office at 201-991-5894 for more information.
Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will sponsor a church fair on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature Scottish and other baked goods, packaged foods, jams and jellies, book table, Christmas and country craft tables, gift and jewelry tables, plant and pumpkins, toys and white elephant tables. There will also be an inside tea room and outside grill station serving all day. For information, call church office at 201-991-1132.
The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the church hall. The guest speaker will be John Sarnas, health officer for the Kearny Health Department, who will speak on the services available to Kearny residents.
Kearny High School Class of 71 will have its 40th reunion on Oct. 8 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, Newark Airport. The event will include a DJ and hot and cold buffet. The cost is $75 per person. Rooms are available for overnight stay at $69 per night.  For mailing information, contact Stephanie Barnard at  201-489-2863 or Deborah Iverson at 732-985-1691. Make checks payable to: Kearny High School 1971 Reunion.
Kearny High School Class of 1976 is planning a 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Scots Club, 40 Patterson St., Kearny.  All graduates and guests of the Class of ’76  are invited to attend.  For more details, contact the Reunion Committee at or check the Facebook Wall.  If anyone knows of class member’s location/email address, they are asked to forward it to the above email address.
Kearny High School will have a clothing drive on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kings Street entrance. Clothes, belts, shoes, handbags, blankets, curtains will be accepted. Any questions, please call Denise at 201-997-3521.
Kearny High School PTA is sponsoring a bus trip to the Atlantic City Showboat Casino, Atlantic City, on Sunday, Oct. 16. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the front entrance of the high school.  The cost is $30 and the casino is giving $30 back.  If you are interested, please call Lisa at 201-955-9070.
Cecilian Seniors announce a trip to Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, on Oct. 12. Cost is $30. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. from in front of St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. If interested, call Johnnie B., after 6 to 9 p.m.

The Lyndhurst Library is in need of volunteer certified ESL tutors, especially for evening classes.  Please call Michele Kelly at 201-804-2478, ext. 2, or email for more information.
The Lyndhurst Library is once again collecting coats and clothing for the First Cerebral Palsy Center’s Coat Drive to help the homeless of St. John’s Soup Kitchen through the fall. New and gently used coats for all seasons, fall and winter clothing, and shoes in all sizes from adult to infant are being accepted. The drop-off boxes are located at the main entrance of the library.  For more information, please call the Lyndhurst Library at 201-804-2478, ext.7.
The Lyndhurst Elks Lodge No. 1505, 251 Park Ave., is sponsoring a bus trip to Monmouth Park Racetrack on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. This trip is always a great event so please come out and support our lodge. Cost of trip is $45, which includes food, beer, entrance fee and transportation. For ticket information, call Bobby at 201-390-6820.
The Lyndhurst Health Department will have a Women’s Health Clinic on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. This free screening includes education on breast self examination and a pelvic exam performed by Dr. Consetta Cheatam. The Lyndhurst Women’s Health Clinic is open to all female Lyndhurst residents age 18 and over.  Please call 201-804-2500 to make an appointment.
Join Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) medical experts on Friday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Lyndhurst Health Department to learn how to prevent and recognize stroke.There is no cost to attend this event. Light breakfast will be served. Registration is suggested. Please call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4, to register.
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.
A free two-hour nature walk with the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus, starting at 10 a.m. Meet in the park’s main parking lot at 10  – or at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst by 9:40 a.m. to carpool. Check for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release for 2011 if you haven’t already. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino at or 201-230-4983.
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park, astronomer John Sloan will present “An Early History of Astronomy,” shining a light on colonial America’s astronomy and astronomers. The fee is $5; MEC members, $4.  For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

North Arlington
Queen of Peace Parish, North Arlington, welcomes all household pets and their owners for the blessing of animals in honor of the feast of St. Francis on Sunday, Oct. 2. The ceremony will take place on the steps of Queen of Peace Catholic Elementary School, 21 Church Place, North Arlington at 1:30 p.m. The church requests that those attending bring a can of dog or cat food that will be donated to a local animal shelter. For more information, call Queen of Peace Church at (201) 997-0700.
Queen of Peace Parish, 10 Franklin Place, in North Arlington will be sponsoring a Bereavement Support Group for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.  The group will meet in the LaSalle Center of Queen of Peace Church on Ridge Road on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 13 through Nov.17. Pre-registration is required.  Please call the rectory at 201-997-0700 to register.  American Legion Alexander Stover Post # 37, 222 River Road, North Arlington, will meet on Monday, Oct 3, at 8 p.m. New members are welcome. For more information, call 201-214-8253.
Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #3428 will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. at the council hall, 194 River Road, North Arlington. The praying of the Rosary for special intentions will be held at 7:30 p.m.
North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Road, announces the following upcoming events: Oct. 6 – Discussion on tenants rights with the Bergen County Housing Coalition at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 18 – Medicare Part D Choices and Deadlines with Linda Cross of Bergen County Senior Services at 10:30 a.m. and Oct. 28 – Halloween evening dinner at 4:30 p.m. Call 201-998-5636.
North Arlington Knights of Columbus, Queen of Peace Council will have its third annual Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy a night of authentic German food, beer and deserts along with party favors and live music on Friday, Oct. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the council hall,194 River Rd. Admission for adults is $35, children age 8 to 12 is $10 and children under age 8 wil be admitted free. Tickets must be purchased and paid for by Oct. 7.  Please call Nicholas Cerchio at 201-230-3428.
North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., holds a blood pressure and health risk assessment on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 1 to 2:45 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For information, call 201-955-5695.
If you or a loved one is suffering from arthritis, come for lunch and listen to a seminar by Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) experts on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 12:30 p.m. at the health department. There is no cost to attend this event. Registration is suggested. Please visit or call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4, to register.
Child health conference, free immunization and Well Baby Care, for infants and pre-school children, are scheduled at the health department, by appointment, on Thursday, Oct. 20.  Required school-aged immunizations are available for those without health insurance coverage. For appointments, call 201-955-5695.
Breast Health Update – Ask the Experts, held in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center, is scheduled at the health department on Wednesday, Oct. 5, beginning with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. Open to surrounding communities; must register to attend. To register, call 201-955-5695.
The health department will have a lifeline screening on Friday, Oct. 14, by appointment. The screening includes ultrasound screenings for stroke, abdominal aneurysms, and peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis screenings.  For appointment or more information, call 1-800-324-1851 (Priority Code:  HSC6372).

The Women’s Auxiliary of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church is sponsoring a bus trip to The Crossings Premium Outlets in Tannersville, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 28. The bus will leave from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 120 Prospect St., Nutley, at 9:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Price is $15 and includes bus transportation and light refreshments on bus. For more information and reservations, call Linda at 973-661-0090.

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