Around Town


St. Peter’s Rosary Confraternity is holding its communion breakfast on Oct. 7, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass at the Chandelier Restaurant, Franklin Avenue, Belleville. Tickets are $22 each and go on sale Sept. 5th. The speaker will be Rev. Edwin Leahy.

For tickets call the rectory at 973-751-2002.


The Bloomfield Public Library Book Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:45 p.m. in the conference room to discuss “Waiting for the Barbarians” by J.M. Coetzee. When a brutal general arrives at a small frontier town, his soldiers begin torturing captured barbarians. The conscience of the local magistrate forces him to question their authority. Coetzee’s moving allegory suggests conditions in his native South Africa under Apartheid.

J.M. Coetzee won the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature. For more 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.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.


Harrison Recreation Co-Ed Soccer registrations are currently being held until Sept. 14 for grades 1 to 8. Register at the Community Center, 401 Warren St., from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Zumba classes at the Centro Romeu Cascaes Portuguese American Community Center, 308 William St., Harrison, will be on vacation from Monday, Aug. 20 until after Labor Day. Class will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The one-hour class starts at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more info or to register, please call Maria Marieiro at or 201-401-0826 or email


Kearny Public Library would like to invite everyone to come see what Mrs. Mills and her art students have been working on all summer, as the library unveils a gallery of student art from its summer art program. The gallery will be on display at the Main library, 318 Kearny Ave., and open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.30, after the last summer art session. Please come and enjoy light refreshments as you take a look at all the student pieces. Students are encouraged to bring friends and family to come share their unique creations.

Visit or call (201) 998-2666 for more program information.

The August meeting of the St. Stephen’s Seniors will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the American Legion Hall, 314 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Table 8 is in charge of refreshments.

For club information, please call Tom at 201-998-8258.


The NJMC will host a canoe trip on Aug. 18, at 8:30 a.m., departing from River Barge Park, Outwater Lane, Carlstadt.

Take a three-hour guided tour exploring the Hackensack River and its marshes. Paddlers will learn the basics of salt marsh ecology and enjoy the magnificent natural and man-made scenery while rowing past wetlands down creeks. Cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register go to and click on “Environment” and “Meadowlands Tours,” or call 201-460-4640.

The Third-Tuesday-of-the- Month Nature Walk with the NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. This free two-hour guided nature walk will take us to the legendary Harrier Meadow in North Arlington. The 70-acre site, usually off limits to the public, features ponds and tidal impoundments and birds aplenty. The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Harrier Meadow on Disposal Road. You can also meet at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:30 a.m. to carpool.

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 or 201-230-4983.

NJMC will have a pontoon boat tour on Aug. 21 and 23, at 5:30 p.m. 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 will 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. Cost is $15. This tour is recommended for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. For a complete schedule, directions and to register, visit or call 201-460-4640.

A veteran’s ward party will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Chestnut Hill Extended Care facility, Passaic, starting at 2:30 p.m.

The event will be hosted by American Legion Post 139, Lyndhurst and sponsored by an anonymous person who wants everyone to remember all the wounded that have served our country. Anyone who would like to remember veterans that live in nursing homes and hospitals please call 201-438-2255.

North Arlington

Queen of Peace Ladies League will resume bowling on Sept. 5 at 12:45 p.m. at Arlington Lanes on Schuyler Avenue in North Arlington. Openings are available for new members. For more information, call Carrie at 201-878- 8321 or Judi at 201-998-3778.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled trips to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Oct. 9. Please call Florence at 201- 991-3173 for more information. Membership in the club is not necessary to attend.


Pen to Prose Writers’ Group will meet at the library on Monday, Aug. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nutley Public Library. The group was formed to read works-in-progress, share accomplishments, critique works, give writing instruction, and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public.

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