Around Town


If your ability to read is affected by a visual impairment, a physical impairment, or a reading disability, the Bloomfield Public Library can help. You may qualify for free library services sponsored by the N.J. State Library Talking Book and Braille Center. Call the Bloomfield Library at 973-566-6200, ext. 213 and find out about applying for services such as the new Digital Audiobook Reader, Braille books, and news programming from Audiovision.


CANstruction at Kearny High School. Kearny students help fight against hunger. All proceeds will be donated to the local food pantries and soup kitchens. Drop off donated cans to: Mid Realty, Lee’s Florist, The Observer, Bloomfield BMW, Bower Roofing, Moran Towing and First Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit

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. New members are encouraged to attend.

Kearny UNICO will be holding its next monthly membership meeting on Thursday, April 12, 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 always welcome.

The Kearny Public Library will be offering free computer classes for beginners. Classes are two-hour sessions every Friday for six weeks. Sessions start on April 13 and end on May 18. The classes cover use of the mouse, keyboard and an introduction to the Internet. There is no charge, but space is limited. To sign up for the course, please call the library at 201-998-2666 ext. 4203, or come into the library at 318 Kearny Ave. For more information, visit

The library will have a free screening of “War Horse” (PG-13/146 minutes) at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 16, downstairs at the Main Library, 318 Kearny Ave. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Those attending are asked to please note the rating of the film. For more information on our programs, please call the library at (201) 998- 2666 or visit

Library patrons can now arrange 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 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.

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 Dr., Kearny. Guests are welcome.

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 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.

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.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will hold a free hearing-loss seminar and free hearing screening on Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m., hosted by Audiology and Hearing Aid Solutions. Please call 201-804-2500 to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be served.

Lyndhurst Historical Society proudly presents “Conversation Upon the Death of a Daughter,” a short one-woman play by Roseann Pellegrino, based on historical and personal facts about Varina Davis. The event will be held at the American Legion Post 139, 217 Webster Ave., Lyndhurst (upstairs hall) on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. School teachers and students are also invited. Admission is free. For more information, please call 201- 939-7972.

Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, will host Fresh-Water Fishing in New Jersey’s Waters on Wednesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. The fresh-water fishing season opens in April, and Principal Fisheries Biologist Mark Boriek of the N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife will give you tips to get you hooked on the sport. Admission is $5/person; $4/ MEC members. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst will host “Spring Into Fashion” Sunday Brunch and Fashion Show fundraiser 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 with great prizes and a 50/50 raffle. A full brunch will be served. 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.


Adult Scrabble Night will be held at Nutley Public Library on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. Prizes awarded for first and second place scores. Saturday Story Time is held weekly at the library at 10 a.m. The program includes stories and crafts for children of all ages. Registration is not required.

Two Year Old Story Time, for children 24 to 36 months, and their caregivers will be held at the library on Fridays: April 13, 20 and 27 at 10 a.m. The program includes old and new picture books and arts and crafts. Registration is required.

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