Around Town


The Belleville High School Marching Band tricky tray dinner will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at BHS cafeteria, 100 Passaic Avenue, Belleville. Tickets for the dinner and prizes are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Contact Doreen for advance tickets by May 11 at 973-444- 6468 or dorren_agosto@yahoo. com, or Nilda: 973-454-1349.


Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) and Job Haines Home will host a diabetes, nutrition and weight-loss options seminar on Wednesday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at the Job Haines Home, located at 250 Bloomfield Ave., in Bloomfield. The seminar will feature CMMC medical experts, Anu Adlakha, MD, and Naveen Ballem, MD, who will discuss diabetes, nutrition and the various weightloss options available to you, including weight-loss surgery. Light, healthy refreshments will be served. To register, please call Katie Szymona at 973- 450-2393 or email kszymona@


New York Red Bulls will host a New Jersey Elks Night on Sunday, June 24, during N.Y. Red Bull Vs. D.C. United. Kick off is at 7 p.m. New York Red Bulls and the New Jersey State Elks Association have teamed up to raise money for Elks Camp Moore, which averages 700 handicapped campers per season. Elks lodges in the state bear the responsibility of paying for each camper that attends camp. Elks Camp Moore’s primary function is to enable children to use and further develop recreational, social and leisure skills through activities presented in a positive, enjoyable and appropriate manner and in a real life situation. Tickets are $24. To purchase tickets, call Larry Bennett at 973-865-9990, Larry Kelly at 201-407-9513 or Colin Adams, account executive at 973-268-7126 or email Colin.


Kearny High School Project Graduation Committee is selling tickets for a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will go towards funding this year’s Project Graduation drug and alcohol free celebration for this year’s graduates to be held on June 22.

Each book contains 10 tickets for a total amount of $100. A raffle will be held on graduation night immediately following the ceremony. Last year’s winner won over $8,000!

Tickets may be purchased by sending a check to: Project Graduation, P.O. Box 184 Kearny, N.J. 07032 or if you wish to buy in person or have any questions, please contact, Sandy Hyde at (551) 265-8969, Michelle Baeza at (201) 577-2015 or Steve Dyl at (201) 991-7467.

Kearny Public Library will host free art classes with teacher, Mrs. Mills at the Main Library, 318 Kearny Ave., on Thursdays: May 17 and June 14 and at the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., on Thursdays: May 24 and June 21. All classes will be held at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit <> or call (201) 998-2666 for more program information.

Kearny UNICO is sponsoring its fund-raising spring bus trip to the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Sunday, May 20. Cost is $30 per person with $25 in slot credit back from the casino. Bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the parking lot of Kearny Federal Savings on Kearny Avenue in Kearny. Refreshments will be served to participants prior to departure. For tickets, please contact Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will have a flea market on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are still available at a cost of $15 each or two for $25. For more information, please call the church office at 201-991-5894.

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.

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.


Join Clara Maass Medical Center at Lyndhurst Health Department, located at 253 Stuyvesant Ave. in Lyndhurst, on Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m., to learn how to best manage living with arthritis and what you can do to help relieve its symptoms. To register, please call 1-888- 724-7123, prompt 4 or visit Walk-ins are welcome.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will hold a breakfast forum hosted by Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Eric Thomas, M.D. will be available to discuss and answer questions related to arthritis management. The forum takes place Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at the Lyndhurst Health Department. Please call 201-804- 2500 to reserve a seat.

A benefit is being held for the family of Taylor Dunson, a 13-year-old Washington School student who died suddenly last month, on Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. at DoubleBarrel’s Tavern, 442 Lewandowski St., Lyndhurst. Admission is $12 payable at door. For information, please call 201-390-6820 or 201-926- 2398. Monetary donations/Gift baskets gladly accepted.

Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus #2396 are hosting a chicken dinner in memory of Kearny Firefighter Mike Tortorello on Saturday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave. Tickets are $25 per person. Donations are expected. Please contact Lisa Docherty at or Michele Rogan at 201-923-8933.

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society are sponsoring a special free, two-hour Mother’s Day Walk on Sunday, May 13, at 10 a.m., at the Ridgefield Nature Center. The group will meet at the Ridgefield Nature Center at 10 a.m. (directions are on meadowblog. net in the left-hand column). Check for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.

The NJMC and the Bergen County Audubon Society will host its free, two-hour Third- Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk on Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m., at Mill Creek Marsh, Secaucus. The group will meet at Mill Creek Marsh at 10 a.m. (directions are on in the left-hand column) or at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst by 9:30 a.m. to carpool. There will be an optional lunchtime walk at historic Laurel Hill County Park. Secaucus (bring your own lunch.) Check for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.

The Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 Dekorte Park, Lyndhurst, will host The Art of the Hudson River School on Tuesday, May 15, at 2 p.m. The program is about paintings of Hudson River landscapes from the 18th and 19th centuries, presented by art professor and historian Meredith Davis. Admission: $5/person; $4/MEC members.

For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

Celestial Navigation: How the Skies Steered the Ships will be presented at the Meadowlands Environment Center on Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. Learn how ancient sea-goers used the heavens to navigate to new lands. Admission:$5/person; $4/MEC members

For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit The

Lyndhurst Historical Society will present a free program on the role of women during World War II at American Legion Post 139 (upstairs), 217 Webster Ave., on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. The program, presented by Dorothy Dempsey a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II, will cover the historical and personal facts about women serving in the armed forces of our country.

For more information, call 201- 939-7972.

Mary Lou Mullins’ monthly Atlantic City bus trip is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, going to Resorts, leaving St. Michael’s Church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $25 with a cash return of $25. Please make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information.

North Arlington

The meeting of the North Arlington Public Library Board of Trustees, which was scheduled for May 8, has been rescheduled for May 15, at 6 p.m.


American Red Cross Montclair Chapter, 169 Chestnut St., Nutley, is having a blood drive from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15.

Nutley Public Library has art by students from the Nutley High School Fine Arts Department on display through May 31.

Library Patrons are invited to play bridge on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Experienced and nonexperienced players welcomed. No registration required.

Pre-School Storytime is held on Thursdays at the library at 10 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. The program includes picture books and arts and crafts. Registration is required.

Two-Year-Old Story Time, for children 24 to 36 months and their caregivers, is held at the library on Fridays at 10 a.m. The program includes picture books and arts and crafts. Registration is required.

Saturday Story Time is held weekly at the library at 10 a.m. The program includes stories and arts and crafts for children of all ages. Registration is not required.

BabyGarten for infants and toddlers, from birth to 22 months, and their caregivers will be held at the library on Monday, May 14 and 21, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The program includes books, nursery rhymes and playtime. Registration is required.

Pajama Story Time will be held at the library on Monday, May 14 and 21, at 7 p.m. for children of all ages. No registration is required.

The library’s Manga and Anime Club will meet on Monday, May 14 and 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The group will watch anime, read Manga and advise the library on its Manga collection.

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