Around Town


Chorus of Communities will host its third annual Cabaret Night on Friday, March 23, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Joralemon and New Streets, Belleville. Admission is $8 Refreshments will be served.

The Chorus of Communities has been presenting two charity concerts per year for 22 years. Singers are always welcome to join the chorus, which meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Belleville, and is supported by the Belleville Clergy Alliance. For further information, call 201-472-9362.


The Bloomfield Public Library Book Club will meet on Monday, April 2, at 6:45 p.m. in the conference room to discuss “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce, a novel about a sensitive student living in Dublin in the early part of the 20th century. For further information or to request help in locating a copy of the book club selection, please call the Reference Desk at 973-566-6200, ext 502.

The library’s Financial Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. to discuss “The Richest Man in Town” by W. Randall Jones. This book lets you peek inside the living rooms of dozens of America’s most successful people. For further information or to request help in locating a copy of the book club selection, please call the Reference Desk at 973-566-6200, ext 502.

The library, 90 Broad St., will host a SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) seminar on Women in Their Own Business on April 4, at 6 p.m. Laura Tilden, SCORE volunteer, will discuss overcoming the unique challenges women face when starting a business. Tilden has owned several small businesses, has been involved with Women in Franchising and has over 20 years experience consulting women in business. For more information on this event or upcoming programs please call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502.


Harrison High School Drama Club will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” on Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Harrison High School auditorium. Admission for adults is $10 and children/ seniors $5.


On Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., West Hudson Christian Center, in conjunction with our FROGS Children’s Ministry, is hosting a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt as an outreach to kids ages 2 to 11 at the Norman A. Doyle Pavilion at Riverbank Park, Passaic Avenue, Kearny.

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood drive is scheduled at Calvary Chapel of Kearny, 156 Oakwood Ave., on March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Kearny Public Library will host a special afterschool story time, featuring local author Patricia Brady-Danzig at the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., on Tuesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. Brady-Danzig’s latest book “Fabrizio’s Fable,” written in English and Italian, also includes a CD sung in both English and Italian. Copies of the book will be available for sale. This program is free of charge. For more information, call the Main Library at (201) 998-2666 or visit www. .

The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., 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


The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst is collecting non-perishables for the Lyndhurst Food Pantry: canned fruits and vegetables, coffee, rice and soup. Gift cards for Shop Rite and Stop and Shop and monetary donations are also welcome. Checks may be made out to The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst, earmarked Food Pantry. Items may be dropped off at the Lyndhurst Health Department, 253 Stuyvesant Ave.

The Food Pantry., 253 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, is staffed by Woman’s Club volunteers from Monday to Thursday, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Anyone using the pantry must be a Lyndhurst resident in need and must show proof of hardship. All returning residents must show new proof because the pantry is updating its files. All information is kept confidential.

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 who cannot afford to feed their dog, Many brands are available, plus treats. Just stop by or call 201- 896-9300. Open seven days a week.

Special Angels Recreation, the Lyndhurst Police Department and Special Angels’ SPARKS dance team will be participating in a basketball game and special half-time show on Saturday, March 24, at the Lyndhurst High School gym. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, call Debbie or Tara at 201-966- 8738. Tickets are $5 and will also be available at the door. Special Angels Recreation offers year-round sports and leisure activities for special needs children and adults. For more information, visit

American Legion Post 139 will host a pancake breakfast, on Sunday, March 25, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.. Tickets should be purchased at the door. Cost is $5 for adult and $3 for children, 10 years and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Dennis Tarras Scholarship program. For more information, call the Post at 201-933-4120.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will host a 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 and over. Please call 201-804-2500 to make an appointment.

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.

Volunteers are needed for Lyndhurst’s annual Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 28 (rain date Sunday, April 29) at Town Hall Park, Delafield and Valleybrook Avenues, from 9 a.m. to noon. Busing will be provided to and from each location, and all equipment will be provided – including rakes, bags, shovels, gloves, and T-shirts. Volunteers will be treated to hot chocolate in the morning and lunch. For information on volunteering, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 804-2482.

The Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., Lyndhurst, announces a seven day –six night guided tour to Pigeon Forge and the Smokey Mountains, starting Sunday, July 15 to Saturday, July 21. The price of the tour is $579 with a deposit of $75 due by April 9; final payment is due May 9. For more information, contact Alice at 201-935-3830.

Luncheon Cruise on the Hudson, presented by the Polish American Citizens Club, will be held on Sunday, June 3. The group will meet at the PACC, 730 Jersey Ave., Lyndhurst, at 10:30 a.m. The trip will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. Call Alice for tickets at 201-935-3830.

North Arlington

The North Arlington U-11 girls travel soccer team is having tryouts for the spring season. If interested call (201)997-6348.

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. For information, please call Florence at 201-991-3173. Membership in the club is not necessary to attend.


The Women’s Initiative of Nutley will host “Ms. Independent – The Path to Independence,” a night of hands on seminars to empower women’s lives on Thursday, March 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Nutley High School. Speakers and hands-on instruction will be provided on a variety of topics, including: home maintenance and repair, negotiating the purchase of a vehicle and service repairs; how to get all your devices connected to the Internet; self-defense, managing finances and stress management. The FBI will teach you the steps to take to avoid fraud and identity theft. Registration and course selection begins at 6:30 p.m. The first seminars start at 7 p.m. sharp!

Nutley Public Library’s Manga and Anime Club will meet on Mondays, April 2, 16 and 30 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The group watches and reads anime and advises the library on its Manga collection.

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3 to 5, and their caregivers meets on Tuesdays at the library at 10 a.m. The program includes old and new picture books, arts and crafts, and meet other children. Registration is required.

Paint A Pot, Plant A Flower will be held at the library on Tuesday, April 3, at 1 p.m. Registration is required. Registration is required. Fell free to bring in plush Angry Birds. Check the teen website for further details at

Children ages 12 and up can compete in a live action Angry Birds challenge at the library on Wednesday, April 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration is required. Fell free to bring in plush Angry Birds. Check the teen website for further details at

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