Around Town


Zumba classes are held at the Centro Romeu Cascaes Portuguese American Community Center, 308 William St., Harrison, on Mondays and Thursdays and Zumba Toning class on Wednesdays. Each one-hour class starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, please call Maria Marieiro at or 201-401-0826 or email harrisonzumba@yahoo. com.


The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will open during July and August on Tuesday and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Most members and guests are between the ages of 8 and 15. The summer program offers basketball, dodge ball, wiffle ball, kick ball, gymnastics, bowling bumper pool, air hockey, foozball, arts and crafts, ping pong and electronic games. Summer trips have been scheduled to the Mountain Creek Water Park (July 11), Red Bulls vs. Chicago (July 18), Tornadoes vs. Jackals baseball (July 25), Bowcraft Amusement and Miniature Golf (Aug. 1), pro wrestling (Aug. 17). All trips are chaperoned by Kearny teachers. The club will be supervised this summer by a professional staff including Tom Fraser, former Lincoln School guidance counselor and members of the P.B.G.C. Board of Directors.

Kearny Public Library will host a two-part class on jewelry making on Monday, July 16 and Monday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to make a small beaded pendant. Beads, needles, thread, leather necklace, bead mat, patter and instructions will be provided. Please bring: scissors, ruler and a magnifier (if you have one). Class size is limited to 12. Please contact Pat at the library, at 201-998-2666 for a reservation.

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, is running a bus trip to Harrah’s Casino, Atlantic City, on Thursday, July 26. Cost is $10. The bus will leave from the corner of Bergen Avenue and Ivy Street at 9 a.m. Parking is available in the lot on Ivy Street. For seats and information, call, Lucille at 201-997-3781 or Jean at 201- 991-4732.


Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City will be held on Sunday, July 29, to Resorts Casino. The cost is $25. The bus will leave St. Michael’s parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served with Bingo and activities on the bus. Please make reservations early. Only 12 seats remain. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information.

St. Michaels Leisure Club will have a bus ride to Mt. Airy Casino in Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 19, leaving the church parking lot on Page Avenue, Lyndhurst, at 10 a.m. with cost of $22. For more info and registration please call Georgiana at 201-438-7847.

The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supply of dog food and treats all brands, free, available to anyone due to unemployment, disability or any other financial hardship. Just stop by or call 201-896-9300 for more information. Hours are Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

Third-Tuesday-of-the- Month Special Event: Pontoon Boat Birding Cruise with the NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society, a two-hour birding trip along the Hackensack River and its marshes, will be held on Tuesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. The two-hour guided trip has a suggested donation of $15 per person. Nature photographers are welcome, but you must be unobtrusive (no tripods). Check for last-minute updates and weather advisories. Tour departs from River Barge Park in Carlstadt. Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Gaby Bennett-Meany at 201-460- 4640.

The Meadowlands Environment Center, DeKorte Park, Lynhurst, will host a free senior program, “Peek at the Past and Peek at Your Past,” on Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. Have you ever wondered what the Meadowlands area looked like long before humans lived here? Clues can be found in the artifacts left behind. Dr. Angela Cristini will quiz you on the identity and uses of various found objects. Bring a treasured object from your own past to “show and tell.” Pre-registration is required. Call 201-777-2431. Note: Due to railroad repairs, visitors will not be able to access DeKorte Park via Valley Brook Avenue. Please visit or call 201- 460-1700 for an alternate route.

Knights of Columbus Communion breakfast will be held on Sunday, July 29, at the Lyndhurst Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave., Lyndhurst. Breakfast will be served from 10-11 a.m. Tickets are $7 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Pick up tickets at Sacred Heart Rectory, 324 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, or call (201) 438 1147 or Contact: Sal Russo at (201) 446 7244.

North Arlington

First Presbyterian Church, 153 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the backyard. Benefits will go to the Order of the Amaranth Diabetes Research Fund. No early birds.

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