Around Town


Registrations are being accepted by St. Peter’s School, in Belleville, for the upcoming school year, from pre-k 3 to 8th grade. Pre-care and after-care are available, as well as fullday kindergarten. Please contact the school office (973-759-3143), between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information and to arrange for a tour of the school, located at 149 William St., in Belleville. You can also visit


Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will hold its annual St. Patrick’s dance on Friday, March 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear green and get into the Irish spirit! Guests are restricted to teenagers only. The dance will be supervised by Thomas Fraser, Lincoln School guidance counselor and members of the Board of Directors.

The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club will hold a Tricky Tray on Saturday, April 14. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and admission is $10. Please purchase tickets in advance, by calling Vanessa Vieira at 201-334-8336 or email

A Newark Museum representative will be the guest speaker at the Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington’s regular meeting on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Center.

The Kearny Public Library Children’s Room announces free events for children in March: At the Main library, 318 Kearny Ave., Preschool Play/Story Times will continue on Tuesday mornings from 11 a.m. – noon and on Thursday mornings from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

At the Branch library, 759 Kearny Ave., Preschool Play/Story Times will continue on Thursday mornings from 10:15 – 11 a.m.

The Children’s Room invites children ages 4 and older to an art class from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Children will paint watercolor pictures while listening to different types of music. The library will provide the art supplies.

Can you imagine a flying house? Enjoy a showing of the movie “Up” on Wed., Mar. 21 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Registration is not needed for any program. For more information, visit the library on the web at or call 201-998-2666.

Calvary United Methodist church, 342 Elm St., Kearny, will host its 120th anniversary celebration on Sunday, March 25, beginning with a church service at 11 a.m., followed by a buffet luncheon.


The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst has a supply of both canned and dry dog food, free of charge, available to anyone due to unemployment, disability or any other financial situation that can not afford to feed their dog, Many brands are available, plus treats. Just stop by or call 201-896-9300. Open seven days a week.

American Legion Barringer. Walker, Lopinto Post 139, Lyndhurst, will host its annual St. Patty’s corned beef dinner on Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $15 to eat in or $10 to take out. All tickets should be purchased at door. Dinner includes corrned beef, cabbage, potato and rye bread. Beer, wine, soda, dessert, coffee and tea will be included with in-meals only. For further info, please call the post at 201-933-4120,

Coping with a gastrointestinal disorder can present a number of daily challenges. Join Annette Cozzarelli, M.D., Medical Director of the Women’s Health Center, located within the Health and Wellness Center at Clara Maass Medical Center, along with a GI specialist on Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at Lyndhurst Health Department, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst. They will discuss and answer your questions about debilitating chronic illnesses, as they relate to stress and diet.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will hold a Food for Thought Forum hosted by Clara Maass Medical Center. Annette Cozzarelli, M.D., Medical Director of Women’s Health at CMMC, along with 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 places 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.

To register, please call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4 or visit Walk-ins are welcome.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will hold its bi-annual Women’s Health Clinic on Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. This free event, made possible through a partnership with Clara Maass Medical Center, includes education on breast self-examination and a pelvic exam. The clinic is open to all female Lyndhurst residents aged 18 years and over. Please call 201-804-2500 to make an appointment.

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

The Meadowlands Environment Center will host “Water on Other Planets” on March 22 at 2 p.m. Join astronomer John Sloan as he explores the existence of water around our solar system, and the possibilities of it supporting life forms in space during Water on Other Planets. Admission is $5/person; $4/members of the Meadowlands Environment Center. For more information, call 201-460- 8300 or

The Lyndhurst Girls’ Association will host its annual Palm Sunday pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lyndhurst Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue in Lyndhurst. Monies raised are used to maintain and operate the Libbie Lindsay Little House as a meeting place for the Girl Scouts of Lyndhurst and their leaders. Donation is $5.00 and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Mary Lou Mullins’ monthly bus trip to Atlantic City is scheduled for Sunday, March 25, going to Resorts. This month’s trip will feature a special Easter party bus. The cost is $25 with $25 cash return. The bus will leave St. Michael’s Church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served and Bingo will be played on the bus. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information.

The Lyndhurst High School Class of 2013 and the LHS World Language Honor Society are sponsoring a children’s Tricky Tray for grades pre-k through 4. This event will be held at the Senior Citizen Building on Cleveland Ave. in Lyndhurst on Saturday, March 31, beginning at noon. Numbers will be called starting promptly at 1 p.m.

The cost of admission is $5 per person. Children as well as their parents will require an admission ticket. This price will include a full sheet of tickets for the small prize category. Food and drinks will also be served. Therefore, outside food will not be allowed.

Please call Janet Ricigliano at (201) 935-1208 for further information.

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.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will hold a free eye screening on Wednesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. This exam will screen for vision acuity, visual field, and glaucoma. Please call 201-804-2500 to make an appointment.

VFW Post #3549 of Lyndhurst, 527 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst, will host a “Vegas for Veterans Casino Night” on Saturday, April 14, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 201-939- 3080 or email vfw3549@ Tickets will not be sold at the door.

North Arlington

North Arlington Elks Lodge #199, 129 Ridge Rd., will have a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Friday, March 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. Cost of a dinner is $10 and a sandwich is $7.

The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus is running a bus trip on Tuesday, April 10, to the Mt. Airy Casino. The initial cost is $32. Upon arrival at the casino, you will receive $25 in Slot Play and $10food voucher. The bus will leave the Knights of Columbus Council Hall parking lot, 194 River Rd., North Arlington, at 10:30am and arrive at the casino by noon. Departure from Mt. Airy will be at 6 p.m. and arrival back to North Arlington by 7:30 p.m.

Please bring Photo ID, which is needed to get the Slot Play money. For tickets, please contact Nicholas Cerchio at (201) 230-3428.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday, April 10 and a trip to Mt. Airy on Tuesday, May 15. Call Florence at 201-991- 3173 for information. Membership in the club is not necessary to attend.


Good Shepherd Academy, Nutley, is hosting lunch with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. Bring cameras to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Admission is $10. Adults will be admitted free. The luncheon will begin after the 10 a.m. children’s liturgy Mass.

The Pen to Prose Writers’ Group will meet on Monday, March 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Nutley Public Library. The group was formed to read works-in- progress, share accomplishments, critique works, give writing instruction, and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public.

BabyGarten for infants and toddlers, from birth to 22 months and their caregivers is held at Nutley Public Library every Monday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The program includes books, nursery rhymes, playtime. Registration is required.

The library’s Monday Night Book Club will meet on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. to discuss “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson. The group meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome.

Author Brian Haggerty will lead a discussion on his new book, “Professional and Life Skills” on Marcy 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Lyndhurst Public Library. Haggerty will offer a one-hour PowerPoint lecture to explain the basis of valuable skills to help make the best impression on others as well as a demonstration of modern dining etiquette. The lecture is open for people of all ages. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase as well as a Q & A and book signing at the end. To register, please call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7 or email romeo@bccls. org.

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