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Belleville Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the 2012 baseball/softball season for T-Ball – kindergarten boys and girls ages 5 and 6; Baseball: Peanut League – ages 6 to 8; Jr. Rec/Little League: Ages 9 to 12 and Intermediate League: ages 13 to 15; Softball: Pee Wee League: ages 6 to 8; Pigtail League: ages 9 to 12 and Ponytail League (ages 13 to 15). Applications are available at the Recreation House, 407 Joralemon St., Belleville. Proof of residency and birth certificate required for registration. For more information, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-450-3422.


The Bloomfield Public Library is pleased to present a free workshop for people who are interested in Starting and Managing a Successful Business on March 7 at 6 p.m., presented by SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

The library will present Oui,Oui, Je speak, a unique opportunity to learn and practice French on March 10 at 2 p.m. in the conference room.

The library will a Tax Preparation and Planning Talk by HR Block and Ameriprise Financial Advisor, Frank Gonnella on March 13 at 3 p.m.

The Bloomfield Public Library is pleased to present a seminar called “Long Term Care Planning” on March 14 at 6:30 p.m., presented by Geraldine Callahan, present of Conscious Wealth Building, who has nearly 10 years in financial services.

For more information on these events or upcoming programs please call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502.

East Newark

East Newark Mayor Joseph R. Smith announced a service to assist those individuals and families eligible for the New Jersey Medicaid Programs and experiencing difficulty in getting psychiatric medications through Medicaid. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey with the assistance of the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services has set up the following hotlines, website and email address for information and assistance: 1-866-202-HELP (1-866-202-4357); TYY: 1-877- 294-4345; Website:; Email: njmentalhealthcares@

Additional information can be obtained from the East Newark Department of Welfare/Social Services, 34 Sherman Ave., East Newark at 973-481-2902, ext. 221.


The Riverpark at Harrison Condominium Association will have its annual meeting and trustee election meeting on March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 406 Harrison Ave., Harrison.


Cecilian Seniors announce a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on March 14. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. from in front of St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. If interested, call Johnnie B. at 201-997-9552 after 6 to 9 p.m. A trip to Wildwood is also scheduled from Sept. 9 to 13.

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 Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, Hudson County, meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Irish American Association, 95 Kearny Ave., Kearny.

Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will serve a corned beef and cabbage dinner in the church’s Fellowship Hall on Friday, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Take-out orders will be available. The price for adults is $10; and $5 for children age 12 and under. Easter and spring gift items will be available for sale. For more information, call the church office at 201-991-1132.

Kearny Public Library will host a special screening of “The Adventures of Tintin” (Rated PG / 107 minutes) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, the day it is being released on DVD downstairs at the Main Library, located at 318 Kearny Ave. in Kearny. This program is free of charge.

The Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will host a free screening of John Ford’s classic 1952 film “The Quiet Man” with Irish-themed refreshments. No registration required. Please note that The Quiet Man is rated G and is approximately 129 minutes long. For more information, contact the library at (201) 998-2666 or visit

Library patrons can now set-up a one-on-one halfhour 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 Lions Club is having its 11th annual pancake breakfast on March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Salvation Army, 443 Chestnut St., Kearny. Ticket cost is $5. For more information, contact Joann at 201-998- 3018. All are welcome.

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.

Roosevelt School PTA in Kearny is holding a Tricky Tray on Thursday, March 22, at The Graycliff, 122 Moonachie Ave., Moonachie. Admission tickets are $35, which includes a sit-down dinner and door prize tickets. For more information, please contact Liz Kubowicz at 201-997-9704. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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 6 to 11 p.m. at 286 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Guests are welcome.


The Humane Society of Bergen County has a supply of free dog food both canned and dry available to any one due to unemployment, disability or any other financial difficulty who cannot feed their dog. Just stop by at 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, or call 201-896- 9300 for more information.

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. It will remain there year-round. For questions regarding the Food Pantry, call the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2500.

H2Olympics!, a family festival of games, activities and projects all about water for ages 6-12, will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Admission is $5/person; $4/ MEC members. For more information, call 201-460- 8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands. gov/ec.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will hold a Food for Thought Forum hosted by Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Annette Cozzarelli, Medical Director of Women’s Health at CMMC, and a gastro intestinal specialist, will be available to discuss and answer questions related to gastro intestinal illness, upset stomach, and the importance of regular cancer screenings. The forum takes place Wednesday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Health Department. Dinner will be served. Please call 201-804- 2500 to reserve a seat.

St. Michael’s Leisure Club will have a bus ride to the Sands Casino on Tuesday, March 22, leaving at 10 a.m. from the church parking lot on Page Avenue, Lyndhurst. Cost is $20. For more information, please call Georgiana at 201-438-7847.

The Friends of Erin will celebrate its 50th anniversary of the annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the San Carlo Restaurant in Lyndhurst. Tickets are $50. Funds raised will be used for scholarships for students in the West Hudson-South Bergen area. Contact Susan McCurrie, at 201-997-2100 for ticket information.

The Masonic Club of Lyndhurst, 316 Riverside Ave., Lyndhurst, will have a St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 10. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Donation: $20 per person in advance, $25 per person. For information, please call the club: 201-933-1330.

Lyndhurst VFW Post 3549 is now hosting Zumba fitness classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 pm. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Zumba toning with light weights is held on Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Caroline at 917-517-1138 or Paulette 201-759-3440 or email

The Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., Lyndhurst, is having a polka dinner dance on Saturday, April 14, from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Call Alice for tickets at 201-935-3830.

A St. Patrick’s Day Irish Wake will be held at the Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., Lyndhurst, on Saturday, March 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets, call Alice 201-935-3830.

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst announces its annual fundraiser, “Spring Into Fashion” Sunday brunch and fashion show, on Sunday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Graycliff, 122 Moonachie Ave., Moonachie. There will also be a tricky tray and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $35. For tickets, please call Rosemary at 201-935-4836 or Marge at 201-694-5976. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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.

Are you suffering from overactive bladder or recurring urinary tract infections? Join Dr. Annette Cozzarelli, Medical Director of the Women’s Health Center located within the Health and Wellness Center at Clara Maass Medical Center, and her panel of experts, on Wednesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., North Arlington. They will educate you about cystitis, UTI’s and incontinence procedures and the treatments available. Dinner will be served. To register, please call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4 or visit Walk-ins are welcome.


A Teen Open/Anime Mic Night will be held a t Nutley Public Library on Thursday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Check the teen website for further details at

Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno will lead a discussion on the art of 3D filmmaking after screening their two contemporary 3D short films capturing the City of Newark and the Brooklyn Waterfront at the library on Friday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m.

A pasta/bingo fundraiser to benefit Nutley’s 6th annual Relay for Life will be held on Friday, April 13, a t the Recreation Department, 44 Park Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Pre -sale tickets are available for $15 per person at the Nutley Parks and Recreation Department. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $20 the day of the event. Relay for Life has been scheduled to take place at DeMuro Park from May 18 to 19. Visit to get started.

For further information or to join the committee, please contact Chrissy Andrascik at Christina. or call 973-232-2573, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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