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The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Committee will host a Veterans Day breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. at the Newark-Bloomfield Elks Lodge, 296 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield. Tickets for the all you can eat breakfast are $10 each and can be purchased in advance by calling Joseph Ellmer at 973-338-4256.
There will also be a Veterans Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 11 in Bloomfield at the Town Hall at 10 a.m. The group assembled will march to the Veterans Monument at Broad and Liberty Sts. for the ceremony.

The Harrison Health Department will be giving flu shots for all Harrison residents 18 and over at the Harrison Senior Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Please wear a short sleeved shirt to make it easier to administer the vaccine! Call the Health Department at 973-268-2441 if you need further information.
A bus ride, sponsored by Harrison/ East Newark Elks, 406 Harrison Ave., Harrison, to Showboat Casino in Atlantic City is scheduled for Oct. 16. The bus will leave the lodge at 10 a.m. Cost is $30. Make your reservations early. For more information, call Shirley at 973-483-6451, Charlotte at 973-831-1862 or Elks Lodge at 973-485-9478.

The Salvation Army, 28 Beech St., Kearny, is offering computer classes on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. A $30 fee is charged per 12 hours of instruction. The classes cover basic computer skills (mouse, keyboard, Internet), email, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
The Kearny Health Department has received its supply of flu vaccine. Vaccine is available to Kearny and East Newark residents, please bring proof of residency and Medicare information. The clinics will be held at the Kearny Health Center, 645 Kearny Ave., on the following dates: Thursday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., age 60 or older, last name beginning with letters A through M and Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., last name beginning with letters N through Z. Paperwork can be picked up at the Health Department in advance or completed on the day of the clinic. To maintain order, please adhere to the name schedule. For more information, call the Kearny Health Department (201) 997-0600, ext. 3506.
The Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will hold its annual Fall Fling Dance on Friday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are restricted to grades 6 to 9. The dance will be supervised by Tom Fraser, executive director and former Lincoln School guidance counselor Rich Wagner and members of the Board of Directors.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will hold a Flea Market on Saturday, Oct. 8,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tables are still available at a cost of $15 each or two for $25. For more information, please call the church office at 201-991-5894.
Kearny UNICO will hold its annual Columbus Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Christopher Columbus statue in Riverbank Park (at the foot of South Midland Avenue).  All are welcome.
Kearny Public 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.
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. at 201-997-9552.
A rummage sale will be held at First United Methodist Church, 601 Kearny Ave., Kearny, on Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of treasures to be found. A bake table with homemade treats will be available.
Kearny High School Higher Education Night  sponsored by the Kearny High School Guidance Department, Harrison High School Guidance Department, and the Kearny Education Association will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13,  from 7 to 9 p.m. Representatives from colleges, universities/vocation/technical/business schools, and the military will be in the gymnasium to answer questions and hand out informative materials. Juniors and seniors from Kearny High, and neighboring high schools are invited to attend. Come and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meet with the many college representatives.
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.
A representative from the Red Cross Emergency Preparedness group will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Center, 60 Columbia Ave., Kearny. A representative from the Gold Store will be present before and during the meeting to purchase any gold or silver from those in attendance.
The United Irish Association of West Hudson, Inc., the sponsor of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, announces the 2012 parade honorees are: Grand Marshal – Harrison Councilman Larry Bennett and Deputy Grand Marshal – East Newark Police Officer Michael O’Donnell.

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 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 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 Public Library invites the community to join in a continuous program titled “Connecting With Your Inner Self.”  This program is geared for those 50+ years old.  The purpose is to get people to talk about topics such as fears, aging, changing obstacles into opportunities, dealing with problems optimistically and appreciating where you are in life.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  For more information, please call the library at 201-804-2478.
Lyndhurst Masonic Club, 315 Riverside Ave., will host a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., for a donation of $8 per person. For information, please call the club at 201-933-1330.
Personal health consultations are held monthly at the Lyndhurst Health Department to provide township residents with a confidential health assessment, including a review of your health history and medications, along with measurements of blood pressure, height, and weight. Individualized health counseling and education is provided. No appointments are required for the following dates: Thursdays: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, and Dec. 15 (9 to 11 a.m.). For more information on this program, call 201-804-2500. Information about all health department programs can be found at
The annual Heart Healthy Diner Forum will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Health Department. Made possible through a partnership with Clara Maass Medical Center, the forum will include a cooking demonstration of heart healthy meals with a discussion about healthy diets.  After the meal, Dr. John Fontanetta, chairman of emergency services and Dr. Fadi Chabban, medical director of cardiac services, will join Dr. John Cozzarelli in a question and answer session with the audience. Pre-registration is required. Please call 201-804-2500 to register. Residents from surrounding towns are welcome.
St. Michael’s Leisure Club will have a bus ride to Mt. Airy Casino in Pennsylvania on Oct. 20. The bus will leave St. Michael’s Church parking lot on Page Avenue at 10 a.m. Price is $20 with slot cash back $30. For more information, please call Georgiana at 201-438-7847
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.
Sacred Heart School, Lyndhurst, has entertainment books for 2012 available, both the North Jersey North Bergen edition as well as the Essex edition. The book offers two-for-one discounts on fine and casual dining, airfare, hotels, car rentals, movies, sporting events, local attractions, dry cleaning, car washes and much more. The book can be purchased at Sacred Heart School, 620 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst. The cost is $30. Other editions can be ordered.

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.
North Arlington Elks, 129 Ridge Road, will have a Fish Fry on Friday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.  Price is $10 per dinner. All dinners include fish (fried or broiled) and chips, a bowl of clam chowder, a baked clam and cole slaw. Shrimp cocktail and clams on the half shell will also be available for an additional price of $3 for half dozen and $5 a dozen.
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 Health Department will be administering flu vaccine by appointment only on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and Wednesday, Oct. 19.  Appointments will be starting at 9 a.m. for both days. The vaccine is offered free of charge for those covered by traditional Medicare Part B.  Medicare card must be presented at the time of immunization.  There will be a $20 fee for those not covered by Medicare. For appointment or information on an evening clinic, please call the Health Department at 201-955-5695.

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with Nutley UNICO and Nutley Public Library with a screening of Pane e Tulipani, (Bread and Tulips) on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. This sweet and hopeful Italian language film with English subtitles stars Licia Maglietta as a bored housewife who is forgotten at a highway café by her family on a bus trip and creates a new life for herself in Venice. Refreshments will be provided by Nutley UNICO. Call the library at 973-667-0405 for more information on this and other library programs. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site at

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