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, 340 Franklin Ave., Belleville. Tickets are $22 each and go on sale Sept. 5. The speaker will be the Rev. Edwin Leahy. For tickets call the rectory at 973-751-2002.


• Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is hosting a beefsteak dinner on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. to honor Bloomfield Youth Band founding director Patrick Burns as its 2012 Person of the Year. The evening will feature testimonials to Burns and a souvenir journal. All proceeds benefit the ongoing restorations and operations of Oakeside. Reservations are required.

Please call the Oakeside office at 973-429-0960 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• Brookdale Christian Church, 1350 Broad St., Bloomfield, will host Harvest America Outreach on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this free event, with live Christian music by “Unspoken.” Brookdale Christian Church has services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 973-338- 8536, email: or visit

• Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield, will hold a Victorian-themed tea party on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. to celebrate its 200th birthday.

The afternoon will feature a light lunch, docent-led house tours and a cabaret performance by Corinna Sowers- Adler. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call the Oakeside office at 973-429- 0960 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

•The Bloomfield Public Library is hosting a resume class in the conference room on Sept. 19 at 4 p.m.

In this two-hour class, participants will learn how to make an effective resume using common resume templates and wording. Registration is required. To register, please call, 973-566-6200, ext. 502.

After the class, there will be optional one-on-one sessions with the instructor hands-on at a library computer terminal, in which participants will learn how to use the computer to create a hard copy resume and then post that resume to a major Internet job board.

Registration is again required, and will be held at the first session. You must attend the workshop to sign up for the individual tutoring.


• To relieve a severe blood shortage, a blood drive will be held at the Scots American Club, 40 Paterson St., Kearny, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a $15 Shop Rite gift card during the drive.

Please bring ID and eat before donating.

For more information, call 1-800-652-5663, ext. 100, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., from Monday to Friday. For those who have recently traveled outside of the U.S. and for other eligibility questions, call 973-676-4700, ext. 132.

• Kearny High School Class of 1982 will hold a reunion on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Harmon Dr., Secaucus. The $90 ticket price includes cocktails from 7 to 8 p.m., buffet dinner and dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. • To purchase tickets, send a check to KHS 1982 reunion, c/o Michele Tilley, 10 Sherwood Lane, Nutley, N.J. 07110. Make checks payable to KHS Reunion 1982. The event is open to all KHS ’82 alumni and friends.

• West Hudson Christian Center, 557 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will host a free concert by Iglesia Nueva Vida on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 973-955-9838.

A Wildwood vacation is scheduled, from Sept. 9 to 13, Sunday to Thursday, with visits to Cape May and Atlantic City. For information, call Mary at 201-998-1030.


Lyndhurst Library’s Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Island” by Elin Hilderbrand. For more information or to obtain a copy of the book, call Diane Montefusco at 201-804-2478, ext. 3. Space is limited and registration is necessary.

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission will sponsor a pontoon boat tour on Aug. 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. Admission is $15. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration required. For a complete schedule, directions and to register visit or call 201-460-4640.

• The Lyndhurst Health Department will begin the fall sessions of Yoga, Zumba, and Zumba Gold the week of Sept. 17. This 15-week session is made possible through the Departments’ partnership with the YMCA. Classes will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Health Department. The cost is $45 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Please make checks payable to YMCA Area Meadowlands.

Payment and registration can be returned to the Lyndhurst Health Department on 253 Stuyvesant Ave. Call 201-804-2500 with any questions. Registration forms can be picked up at the Health Department or online


• Nutley Little Theatre has scheduled auditions at the NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley, on Sunday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. both nights, for its production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” a comedy by John Patrick. The cast requires three men, ages late 30s-60, and four women ages late 30s-60.

Evening performances of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” will be on Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. Matinees are on Nov. 4, 11 and 17. Additional dates may be added within this range. “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” will be directed by Nick Thomas of Chatham.

In “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” the famous Myra Marlowe, fed up with the pressures of her acting career, leases a house in a tiny New England hamlet and settles down to write her autobiography. But she hasn’t bargained on her nosy neighbors. How Myra tries to gain her privacy, and the complications that ensue, create the circumstances for this madcap comedy.

For directions, please see

• The Golf for a Cure outing, sponsored by Nutley Football Alumni, will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, at Hendricks Field Golf course, Belleville, starting at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. The even includes 18 holes of golf and contests, followed by a luncheon at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville. Call 973-634-1240 for details and reservations.

Proceeds will be donated to prostate cancer research.

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