Around town

The Friends of the Belleville Public Library annual Harvest Desserts and Fun Auction date has been changed to Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the library.  Bid on the best restaurants and services in the area, while having access to delicious desserts.
Did your house sustain damages during Hurricane Irene? You can link to help from the library’s website:
Go to the library’s website at to download a wide selection of eBooks for library cardholders.
Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC), One Clara Maass Drive, Belleville, invites you to come out to a hospital health fair on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon.  You are welcome to bring a brown bag of your medications, as pharmacists will be present to review your meds with you. There is no cost to attend this event. Registration is suggested. Please visit or call 1.888.724.7123, prompt 4, to register.
Belleville will hold its annual Veterans Day parade on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. The parade will start at Union Avenue and Mill Street and proceed north on Union Avenue. Many township local and state dignitaries will be attending in addition to many marching bands. Everyone is invited to attend.

Bloomfield Public Library will present a concert, featuring the Mike Luipersbeck Trio on Saturday, Oct. 29. They will be playing jazz, Broadway, American popular music as well as music of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s .For more information on this event or upcoming programs please call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502.
Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield, announce a new installment of the Music at the Mansion concert series on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m.  Performers to include jazz singer Audrey Silver, author Gregory G. Allen, and Broadway performer Sarah Rice. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door.  Seating begins at 2:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit or call Oakeside at 973-429-0960.

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.

Holy Cross Church, 16 Church Square, Harrison, will have a rummage sale in the lower church basement on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is also a bus ride to Atlantic City, going to the Taj Mahal, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. For more information, call Joan at 973-481-2434.
The Harrison Health Department will be giving free flu shots for all Harrison residents 18 and over at the Harrison Health Department on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt to make it easier to administer the vaccine! For more information, call the Health Department at 973-268-2441.

Kearny’s annual Halloween Parade will be held this Sunday, Oct. 30, starting at 2 p.m. Groups or civic organizations that wish to enter a float, band, marching unit or vehicle in the parade should contact the Recreation Department at (201) 955-7983.
Children pre-registered for the costume contest and marching in the parade will assemble at 1 p.m. at Washington School at Woodland Ave. and Belgrove Drive, with the costume judging to begin at 1:15 p.m.
Registration forms are available at the Recreation Department.
American Legion Unit 99’s Ladies Auxiliary, Kearny, is holding its annual winter drive to send care packages to Kearny servicemen and women who are currently on active duty.  Families must notify them by Nov. 12 if they wish to have their loved one receive one of these care packages. Call Maryallyn Fisher at 201-955-2157 or email  For Spanish speaking, contact Keira Hauck at 732-687-9314.
The Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will hold their annual Halloween dance on Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. Prizes will be given to the best dancers and best costumes. Guests are restricted to grades 6 to 9. Costumes are preferred. The dance will be supervised by Tom Fraser, director and former Lincoln School guidance counselor, Rich Wagner and members of the Board of Directors.
The Kearny Health Department will conduct a make-up flu clinic on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kearny Health Center, 645 Kearny Ave. The clinic is open to Kearny residents over the age of 21. Vaccine will be given on a first come, first served basis until supplies run out. For further information, please call the Kearny Health Department at 201-997-0600, ext. 3506.
Kearny Public Library is offering another six-week session of basic beginner computer classes Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m., starting on Oct. 27.  The classes will be held at the main library, 318 Kearny Ave. You must be a Kearny resident and space is limited.  To sign up, please call the library at 201-998-2666 ext. 4203, or come into the library.  For more information, visit
West Hudson Council for the Arts will host two free self-publishing classes at the main library, 318 Kearny Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Nov. 5 class will be an introduction to the process of self-publishing.  The lecture will cover writing and formatting your material, pre-publication agreements and creative marketing ideas for your book.  Michael Boyd, author of “Forever the Fat Kid” will be on hand to talk about his own experiences.
The Nov. 12 class will focus on graphic design for beginners. All are welcome to attend either or both of these free classes. For more information, please call (201) 998-2666 or visit our website at
Cecilian Seniors announce a trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., on Nov. 9, leaving 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. Cost is $30.

The Masonic Club of Lyndhurst, 316 Riverside Ave., will have its annual Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 6 p.m. The party is open to all ages. Admission is $15 per person and children under 12 will be admitted free.
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.
A blood screening will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3. Appointments start at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is required. A $20 fee covers the cost of the lab work. Please call 201-804-2500 to schedule your appointment. Lyndhurst residents only.
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.
Lyndhurst Library children’s room announces the following events: Walk-in story time for children in pre-k to second grade is held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays; Story Time for age 3 1/2 will be held at 10:30 a.m. and for ages 3 1/2 to 4 at 1:30 p.m. on the following dates. Nov. 3 – Autumn wreath, Nov. 10 – Rhythm band and Nov. 17 – I am thankful for…; Special programs: Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22 Anansi/Pot of Beans for grade 2; Nov. 2, 9 and 16 “Moongobbles and Me” for grade 3. Both programs start at 3:30 p.m. All programs require registration prior to the event. Space is limited. To register, call 201-804-2480, ext. 221. The library is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A flea market, craft and collectible show, hosted by Lyndhurst United Methodist Church, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30, outdoors, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the New Jersey Transit Lot, New York Avenue (off Ridge Road, next to Shop Rite), Lyndhurst. Admission is free.
Lyndhurst V.F.W. Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., will have a Karaoke night on Friday, Oct. 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. The VFW hall is also available to rent for all occasions. For more information, call the Post at 201-939-3080.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., the  N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Meadowlands Museum will present a free program on “The Life and Times of a Civil War Soldier”  at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Historian Tim Adriance will discuss the Third New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, which served in the Army of the Potomac. For more information: 201-460-8300 or

North Arlington
North Arlington Recreation Commission will host its annual Halloween Parade and town-wide Trunk or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 27.  Participants will assemble at Boston Market on Ridge Road at 6 p.m. and kick off at 6:30 p.m. The Trunk or Treat will follow at the end of the parade behind Borough Hall.  If you would like to donate candy or use your trunk for the Trunk or Treat, please call North Arlington Events Coordinator Tara Banuls at 201-679-0569. You must sign-up to be a part of the Trunk or Treat.
The North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad will sponsor its annual children’s Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., at North Arlington High School cafeteria, 222 Ridge Road. The party is for children ages 10 and under only. There will be a Halloween costume contest, prizes, games and light snacks. For more information, call 201-336-2749.
The North Arlington Board of Health is sponsoring an evening flu clinic by appointment on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Health Center, for residents 18 years of age and older.
Annual vaccination for the flu is especially recommended for adults age 50 and over and for those who have chronic conditions, such as:  heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes, severe anemia and conditions which require immunosuppressive therapy, as well as for those who can spread influenza to those at high risk.
The vaccine is offered free of charge to 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, please call the Health Department at 201-955-5695.
Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #3428 will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. at the Council Hall, 194 River Road, North Arlington. Prior to the meeting, the praying of the rosary for special intentions will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #3428 will hold its annual Grand Knight’s Awards Dinner on Friday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Hall, 194 River Road (corner of Belmount Ave).  All are invited as the Knights honor the following: Knight of the Year, the Columbian Club member, color corpsman, squire, and H.E.P. Volunteer of the Year. Tickets are $30. For tickets, call 201-997-2086.
The Ladies of the Calo-Sass VFW Auxiliary  Post 4697 will host Home Cookin’ with the Ladies on Friday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. at the post located at 222 River Road, North Arlington. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children under 10.  For tickets, call Ann Nowicki at 201-997-1149.

Nutley Little Theatre invites area residents interested in community theater to attend the group’s membership meeting Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m., at the NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley.
A brief business meeting will be followed by a workshop featuring readings of Halloween-themed monologues written by NLT member Joe Del Priore.
NLT is an all-volunteer organization that stages five productions annually. Open auditions encourage newcomers to try out for roles, and there are also backstage roles to be filled, as well as administrative and support positions.
Membership dues are $15 annually; $20 for two persons at one address. For information: 973-667-0374.

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