Around Town


• A Tricky Tray fundraiser will be held for Margie Maltese at the Harrison East Newark Elks on June 10 at 2 p.m. The event will include door prizes and raffles. Contact Margie Kerzic Alday (Margie_Alday@hotmail. com) or the Elks for tickets or 50 50’s. If anyone wishes to give a donation, make a basket, or donate a tray of food, you may also contact Margie. Tickets will be sold in advance.


Cecilian Seniors announce a trip to Wildwood, for five days and four nights, from Sept. 9 to 13. Includes: Transportation, lodging, all meals, activities, Atlantic City trip, pool, barbecue and pizza parties. If interested, call Johnnie B. for full details, 201-997- 9552, after 6 to 9 p.m.

• A basketball clinic for ages 7 to 14 will be conducted at the PBGC, 663 Kearny Ave., on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Coaches Charles Dolan, Tania and Mark Latka will conduct the clinic. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded. Everyone is welcome.

• The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will have its annual beach party dance on Friday, June 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress for the beach. Prizes will be given to the best dancers and best beachwear. Guests are restricted to teenagers only. The dance will be supervised by Kearny teachers and members of the Board of Directors.

• 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 Drive, Kearny. Guests 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.

• Kearny library patrons can now set-up a one-on-one half-hour 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 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 encouraged to attend !!!

• 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 library is collecting nonperishable food items for the Lyndhurst Health Department’s Food Pantry. The dropoff 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.

• The Humane Society of Bergen County of Bergen County, 221 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supply of dog foods, all brands FREE OF CHARGE, for anyone due to unemployment, disability or any other financial problem are unable to feed their dog. Please stop by or call 201-896- 9300. Monday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 201-896-9300.

• A Special DeKorte Park two-hour Plant Walk, hosted by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubdon Society will be held on Sunday, June 10, at 10 a.m. with botanist Edith Wallace. The group will be looking for the plants that attract birds and butterflies, and which ones would work in your home gardens. Participants will meet in the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. Check for last-minute updates and weather advisories. 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 greatauk4@ or 201-230-4983.

NJMC Pontoon Boat Tours will be held on June 7, 13 and 15 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands District’s spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced NJMC staff discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. Pontoon boat cruises depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. For ages 10 and up. For a complete schedule and to register visit, click on “Environment” and “Meadowlands Tours” or call 201-460-4640.

• The Lyndhurst Health Department will resume a free meditation class lead by Lyndhurst resident, Parbatie Singh. Singh was trained at the Oneness University in India and has become a teacher in meditation. This class includes techniques to help with stress, depression, and helps promote a sense of calm and relaxation. The class returns in June and occurs every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Health Department. No registration is required.

• The Lyndhurst Garden Club’s second annual Indoor Attic and Garden Sale will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Lyndhurst Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further information, call Mary Ann at 201-939-0033

“Ma! Ma! Where’s My Pa? Presidential Scandals to 1900” will be presented by Tom Ainsworth of at Lyndhurst Public Library on Thursday, June 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Corruption, bribery, vote stealing, and the “back room deal” are just a few of the scandals rarely mentioned in our history books. Be prepared to laugh or cry at this presentation concerning former occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Space is limited, and registration is necessary. Please call Library Director Donna Romeo at 201-804-2478, ext. 7 or email

Lyndhurst Library Children’s Room announces the following events: Walk-in Story Time for pre-k to Grade 2 on June 6, 7, 11, 13 and 14. This program will resume in September. Registration is currently being held until July 11 for the library’s summer reading program. The program, “Dream Big – Read” starts on June 25. An origami class will be held at the library on June 21 and 28 at 3:30 p.m. A special program, “Blast Off” with a special guest will be held on June 27 at 1 p.m. at the library. Registration is required for all programs. Space is limited. For more information, call 201-804-2480, ext. 3.

• The Masonic Club of Lyndhurst, 316 Riverside Ave., Lyndhurst, will have its annual barbecue and pig roast on Saturday, June 9, at 2 p.m., rain or shine. The event is open to the public. Admission is $25 at the door. For more information and reservations, call 201-933-1330 or email

• Mary Lou Mullins’ monthly bus trip to Atlantic City, going to Resorts Casino will be held on Sunday, June 24. Cost is $25 with $25 cash return. The bus will leave from in front of St. Michael’s Rectory at 10:30 a.m. Seats are limited. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information.

North Arlington

• Roosevelt Elementary School, 50 Webster St., North Arlington, will host its first annual lemonade stand fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer on June 8 to 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make a monetary donation, visit To learn more about this organization, visit, and to learn about “Lemonade Days” you can follow this link directly: national-lemonade-days

• Join Clara Maass Medical Center at North Arlington Health Department, located at 10 Beaver Ave., North Arlington, on Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m., for a Men’s Health Clinic and free PSA/Prostate exams. Prostate cancer affects one in six men in the U.S. Prostate cancer has a cure rate of 90 percent when treated early. However, many men do not go for regular screenings and instead ignore symptoms until it is too late. Do not put it off—get screened. This event isfor residents of North Arlington only. To register, please call 1-888-724- 7123, prompt 4 or visit Walk-ins are welcome.

• The Varsity Football Team Parents of Queen of Peace High School is sponsoring a “Beefsteak & Tricky Tray” on Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m. in the Sonny Connors Gymnasium, 191 Rutherford Place, North Arlington. Donation is $35 per person and includes: Pasta, sliced filet mignon, served on freshly baked bread, salad, fries, beer, soda, coffee/tea and dessert. Doors open at 6 p.m. and raffles will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. For tickets, please call Coach Danny (973) 809-2160. No tickets will be sold at the door and no one under 18 will be admitted.

• 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. •

Join Roosevelt Elementary School’s 1st grade class in supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand to fight childhood cancer. “Alex’s Lemonade Days” are June 8-10; please help us raise research dollars by visiting our virtual lemonade stand and donating at 83921. For more information on the organization, visit

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