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The Bloomfield Public Library will show some spooky midday movies, Mondays & Thursdays at12:15 p.m.: Oct. 11 – “House on Haunted Hill,” Oct. 18 – “Psycho,” Oct. 22 – “Dead and Buried,” Oct. 25 – “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” and Oct. 29 – “The Bad Seed.” Learn about free educational support and resources available to you through the Abbott Psoriasis Patient Advocate Program during a free seminar at the library on Oct. 10 at 11 a.m.. This program is not a replacement for a medical professional or a dermatologist trained in treating psoriasis.

Learn about free educational support and resources available to you through the Abbott Crohn’s Patient Advocate Program during a free seminar on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. The Crohn’s Patient Advocate Program is not a replacement for a medical professional or a gastroenterologist trained in treating Crohn’s. Advocates will not provide medical advice, but will help empower you so you can have more meaningful discussions with your gastroenterologist.

A seminar on Medicare will be presented at the library on Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. by Rhonda M. Benjamin, Esq. Benjamin has been practicing law since 1991. She specializes in Medicaid, Preservation of Assets, Guardianships, Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, Divorce, Real Estate, and Estate Planning.

The Mike Luipersback Trio will perform a free musical concert at the library on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m. The group will play jazz, Broadway, American pop, and music of the 1950s and ’60s.

A free seminar on the “ABC’s of Child Support” will be held at the library on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., hosted by Meghan K. Gulczynski, Esq., an experienced trial attorney with a background in family law and landlord-tenant law.

The library is having a Children’s Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, Oct. 13. Bring your clean, gently used children’s Halloween costumes to the Children’s Library by Oct. 13. For each costume you donate, you’ll receive a Swap Ticket, which must be brought back to the library on Oct. 13 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for you to choose a costume for each ticket. Don’t have any costumes to donate, but still want to participate? Come during the last hour of the Swap, from 1 to 2 p.m., and select a costume for a requested donation of $3. Have an attic full of good condition costumes that your grown children no longer need? Donate them to the Swap and help increase the selection for participating children. The library requests that all participants take only one costume per child, as any leftover costumes will be donated to Goodwill. For more information on the Swap or other children’s programs at the library, please call (973)566- 6200 ext.507.


The New Jersey Department of the Treasury will have representatives checking for unclaimed funds for Harrison senior citizens on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Harrison Senior Center. Refreshments will be served.

Zumba Fitness classes with Lisa Engersgaard are held every Monday and Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the Harrison East Newark Elks Lodge #2326, 408 Harrison Ave. For more information, call Lisa at 973-738-0518 or call Lodge at 973-485-9478.


Belgrove Post Acute Care Center, 195 Belgrove Drive, will host the following activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in its lower level lobby: Oct. 10 – Information table and raffle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oct. 24 – Jewelry and pink items sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from these events will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, dedicated to breast cancer education and research.

Eating healthy is the first step to a healthier you. Join Clara Maass Medical Center health experts on Wednesday, Oct.17, at 7 p.m., at the Kearny Adult School, 336 Devon St., to learn tips on how to shop healthy and plan nutritional meals for your family.

There is no cost to attend this event. Registration is suggested. Please visit or call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4, to register.

Women’s Health will be the topic of guest speaker Subhatra Karunanthi, MD, at the regular meeting of the Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Center, Columbia Avenue, Kearny. Also on the program will be Mandy Jiang a Kearny High School student who will give a report on her attendance at the Girls Career Institute. She was a delegate sponsored by the E.M.D.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., will hold a Flea Market on Saturday, Oct 13, 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 Kearny Community Garden Club will have its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Kearny Library, 318 Kearny Ave. Whether or not you have a green thumb, all are welcome.

Kearny High School Culinary Club will host its first annual beefsteak fundraising dinner on Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Scots American Athletic Club, 40 Patterson St., Kearny. To reserve tickets, call 201-772- 9928. Reserved tables of eight available. All proceeds directly support the Kearny High School Culinary Club.

Representatives from the Kessler Rehabilitation Center will be at the Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. for a special afternoon health program, an Introduction to Wellness. This program is free of charge.

Call (201) 998-2666 or visit <> for more program information.

The Fair Committee of Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., will host a turkey dinner on Friday, Oct. 12, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The dinner will consist of turkey with all the trimmings, desert, coffee or tea. Price is $10. After the dinner, a live auction will be held free of charge.

Dinner tickets may be purchased at the door. Take-out orders will be available. For more information, call the church office at 201-991-1132.

West Hudson Family Success Center, 655 Kearny Ave., is hosting two neighborhood meetings about Medicare Advantage and Part D choices, including AARP®, Medicare Complete® plans insured through United- Healthcare on Oct. 18 and 25 at 11 a.m. For more information call the West Hudson Family Success Center at 201-998-0803.


Ben Franklin will stop by the Lyndhurst Historical Society’s next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., at American Legion Post 139, 217 Webster Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.

Franklin will be portrayed by Jack Sherry, a teacher of American History at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus. Sherry has been actively involved with living history re-enacting since 1980, portraying the common Loyalist soldier who fought during the American Revolution, 1775-1783.

The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., has a supply of canned, dry foods and treats for dogs and special diet foods available to anyone (free of charge) who due to unemployment, disability or any other financial difficulty cannot afford to feed their dog. Just stop by or call 201-896-9300 for more information.

Lyndhurst Public Library will host “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe; Or Did She?” on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., presented by Tom Ainsworth of

Learn all about America’s most famous and unsolved murders. Hear all of the evidence and make a verdict. The audience will be polled before and after the presentation. Space is limited, and registration is necessary. Please call Library Director Donna Romeo at 201-804- 2478, ext. 7 or email romeo@

Adoniram Lodge #80 of Free and Accepted Masons, located at the Masonic Temple, 321 Second Ave., will host an open house on Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The public may tour the Lodge building, and members will be available to answer questions about their Lodge, Masonic origins, regalia and practices, and their community charitable involvement.

For more information, call the Lodge at 201-438-2662

On Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. , the staff of the Tenafly Nature Center will present “Hawks, Owls, & Eagles . . . Oh, My!” at the Meadowlands Environment Center, DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. Guests will view live raptors up-close and learn about raptor behavior, physiology, adaptations, ecological importance and natural history.

Price is $7 per person and  $5 for MEC members. All ages are welcomed. For more information contact 201-460- 8300 or

Help the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission celebrate the publication of its new coffee-table book, “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” at a talk and booksigning Monday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. featuring author Jim Wright and former Gov. Thomas H. Kean, Meadowlands Environment Center, DeKorte Park. To RSVP, call 201-460-4637 or e-mail

Copies of “The Nature of the Meadowlands” are available in the Tideland Treasures gift shop in the Environment Center. Call 201-777-2431.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., the NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society will hold a free two-hour guided nature walk at Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry to look for fall migrants. Check meadowblog. net for last-minute updates and weather advisories. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino at or 201- 230-4983.

North Arlington

Jesus The Word Of Life, 153 Ridge Road, is having it’s 11th year church anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. Fellowship dinner and lots of entertainment, fun and games follow after service.

North Arlington Elks, 129 Ridge Road will have a fish fry on Friday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Price is $12 per dinner. Each fish and chip dinner includes fish fried or broiled, a bowl of clam chowder, baked clam and cole slaw. Shrimp cocktail and clams on the half-shell will also be available for an additional price.


Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a free benefits seminar on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 44 Park Ave., room 300, at 12:30 p.m. Transportation will be available. All Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to attend.

Learn about the 2013 Medicare updates and to overview the different Medicare plan designs including Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D for Prescription Drugs. There will also be a review of additional prescription assistance that may be available to some beneficiaries at the State level through PAAD and Senior Gold.

If you have any questions or need to coordinate transportation, please contact Linda Hamilton or Crissy Bevere at 973-284-4966 or email or

On Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., Saturday Opera Matinee at Nutley Library presents “L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love)” by Gaetano Donizetti, featuring the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti stars in this comic opera about a young man who drinks a magic potion to make the girl he desires fall in love with him.

The library’s Pen to Prose Writers’ Group will meet at the library on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group is free and open to the public.

The library is accepting donations for a book sale on Monday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 16. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Friends of the Nutley Library, who are raising funds to support the Nutley Public Library’s programs and collections. The sale will be held in the library’s Stockton Room on Thursday, Oct. 18, Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 973- 667-0405 or email library@

Online registration is open for pumpkin painting at the library. The program is set for Thursday, October 25, at 1 p.m. This program is limited to Nutley and BCCLS patrons due to high demand.

Registration is required online for the library’s Halloween P.J. Story Time to be held on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Wear your costume, go trick or treating at the service desks, hear some Halloween stories, make an awesome craft and decorate your own cupcakes. This event is limited to Nutley and BCCLS patrons due to high demand.

The Kootz perform at the Nutley Public Library celebrate Rocktober with a concert by The Kootz at the Nutley Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. Enjoy some of your classic rock and pop favorites done acoustically by this popular North-Jersey based band that has performed extensively throughout the area for the past 10 years. The band invites audience participation and encourages you to sing along.

Call the library at 973-667- 0405 for more information about this and other programs at the Nutley Public Library. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site at

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