Around Town

Bloomfield Public Library will present a seminar called “Teach Your Kids About Money” on Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

The program will be presented by Melissa Jaipal,  the local branch manager at Sovereign Bank in Bloomfield.  She has been with bank for five months, and has over six years experience in banking.

The library will present “Retirement Planning: What You Should Know” on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The seminar will be presented by Geraldine Callahan, of Conscious Wealth Building, a financial professional with 10 years experience in financial services. For more information on library programs, please call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502.


Harrison High School Class of 1972 will have its 40-year reunion on Saturday, March 10, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Ramada Hotel, Newark Airport, 160 Frontage Road, Newark, for $45 per person. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 22. Lodging at the Ramada is available for an additional $50 per night. To reserve contact Iggy Rangel, reunion chair, or 201-320-1414.

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 Junior Woman’s Club of Arlington is currently planning Candlelight Couples Bowling scheduled for March 24, at 10 p.m. Women age 18 and over who are interested in learning more about the club and its activities may visit, or contact Membership Co-Secretary Bernadette Oberndorf, at, for further information.

The Kearny Public Library Children’s Room announces free events for children in February:

At the Main Library, Play/Story Times for preschool age children will continue on Tuesday mornings from 11 a.m. – noon, and also on Thursday mornings from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Branch library Play/Story Times for preschool age children will continue on Thursday mornings from 10:15 – 11 a.m. The Branch Library is located at 759 Kearny Ave.

The Kearny Public Library Children’s Room is collecting valentines for the senior residents at Spruce Terrace until Feb. 10.  They can be homemade or store-bought, just as long as they are signed.  You can bring as many as you want to the Children’s Room at the Main Library, 318 Kearny Ave.  When you drop off your valentines, you can also pick up a prize to take home to help you celebrate this loving holiday.

Valentines for Your Valentine classes will be held on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9 and 10, at 4:30 p.m.  No registration is needed. You can call with any questions about the card collection.

The Children’s Room invites ages 3 and a half and older to an art class with Mrs. Mills from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Get ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with funny stories and fun art projects. The library will provide the art supplies.

Registration is not needed for any program. The Main Library is located at 318 Kearny Ave. For more information, visit the library on the web at or call 201-998-2666.

Kearny 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.
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.
Kearny UNICO has changed its meeting date to the second Thursday of the month.  The February membership meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in attending the meeting and/or learning more about Kearny UNICO should contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.  New members are welcome.
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.


The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst has placed a decorated Valentine box on each floor of the Lyndhurst Public Library. Please support this project by placing a Valentine card in one of the boxes for a veteran.

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 Thursday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  For more information, please call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7.

Lyndhurst Public Library announces the following activities for children: Walk-in story for pre-k to grade 2 is held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays evenings. The program will resume in March.
Registration is open to Feb. 15 for the spring session of Storytime for age three and a half to 4. Two sessions are held on Thursdays for three and a half year olds only at 10:30 a.m. and for three and a half to 4-years-old at 1:30 p.m. Space is limited.

The library’s book club, for grades 3 to 5, will meet on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. “Write Like a Pro,” a program for grades 3 to 5, will be held on Feb. 13 and 27. On Feb. 21 at 3:20 p.m., the library will host “Mardi Gras Mask Making” for grades 3 to 5.

All programs require registration prior to the event. Call 201-804-2480, ext. 221 for more information.

The talented cast and crew of Lyndhurst High School will present “Guys and Dolls,” on Thursday, Feb. 16, Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Lyndhurst High School auditorium.

Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased in advance through the Lyndhurst High School Main Office, or at the door, each night of the show. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be sold at intermission.

Is New Jersey Water Safe? A film, the Highlands Rediscovered,” will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. This visually captivating film on the New Jersey Highlands explores the history and beauty of a wilderness surrounded by – and supplying water to – one of the most densely-populated areas in the nation.  Is our water supply at risk?  Find out from the professionals who work and study there. Admission is free. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or

Andoniram Court No. 22, Order of the Amaranth at the Masonic Temple, 321 Second Ave., Lyndhurst, will have its annual winter auction on Sunday, Feb. 12, at noon.  For more information or tickets, contact 201-998-8248.

Mary Lou Mullins bus trip to Resorts in Atlantic City is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 28. This trip will include a special St. Patrick’s Day party bus. Cost is $25. The bus will leave St. Michael’s Church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Refreshments will be served and Bingo will be played on the bus. Please make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186.

St. Michael’s Church, Lyndhurst,  will have a bus ride to Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. The bus will leave, leaving the church parking lot on Page Avenue at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Price is $20 with a $30 slot return. Please call Georgiana at 201-438 7847 for more information.

Sacred Heart School is sponsoring its annual spring auction, a Tricky Tray, on Friday, March 23, at Sacred Heart School, 620 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst. Doors open at 6 p.m. If anyone in your party has difficulty walking, an elevator will be available. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. For tickets, call the school at 201-939-4277 or Patty at 201-803-9580. Tickets are $10 per person and non-refundable. Ticket deadline is March 15.

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.
Join Dr. Annette Cozzarelli, medical director of the Health and Wellness Center at Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC), and her panel of medical experts, for a heart health seminar, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at the North Arlington Health Department, located at 10 Beaver Ave. Dinner will be served. There is no cost to attend this event. Wear red to show your support! To register, please call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4 or visit Walk-ins are welcome.

North Arlington Seniors, Inc. have trips listed for March 1 and April 12 to Casinos at Atlantic City (casinos not determined as of yet). A trip is planned for Thursday, March 15, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Royal Manor, Garfi eld. Cost is $63. For information or reservations, call Marie at 201-998- 6510 or Rose at 201-991-2423. All are welcome.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled the following trips: April 17 – Platzl Brau Haus, call Anna 201-939- 2960; June 4 – Bus trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto (fi ve days, four nights). The group will return to North Arlington on June 8. For information or to make a reservation, call Anna at 201- 939-2960.


A Teen Video Game Tourney will be held at Nutley Public Library on Friday, Feb. 10 and 24, at 3 p.m. Play Wii, Xbox or bring your DS to play each other.

A screening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” will be held at the library to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. Valentine’s goodies and refreshments will be served.

Teen Open/Anime Mic Night will be held at the library on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Check the teen website for further details at

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