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Belleville Senior Health Services, 518 Washington Ave., is committed to improving the quality of life for all participants of our program. All participants are on fixed-income and frequently have few, if any, resources. Additionally, all have significant health and/ or psychological issues.

Belleville Senior Health Services provides medical care, well-balanced meals and a focus on overall wellbeing. Opportunities for friendship are provided with group activities, music movies and special parties, as well as field trips and educational classes with guess speakers.

For more information, call 973-751-6000.


Arlington Dog & Cat Hospital, 857 Passaic Ave., in Kearny is having “Photos with Santa” on Dec. 8 from noon to 3 p.m.. There is no fee, but donations will benefit “Orphaned Pets Inc.” a non-profit animal adoption organization. Please call 201- 991-3664 to make an appt.

The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will hold its annual carnival on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. Over 100 boys and girls will participate in operating over 30 games of skill. Some of the popular games are goldfish toss, spin the wheel, feed the clown, go fish and many more. There will also be a giant table of arts and crafts, homemade toys and baked goods.

The club encourages the entire community to attend. The carnival is under the direction of Thomas Fraser, executive director of the PBGC and Lincoln School guidance counselor and Paul Vieira, chairman of the board, and additional board members.

Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., will have a Christmas spree and supper on Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $7. For more information, call the church office at 201-991- 1132.


The next meeting of the Lyndhurst Public Library book club will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. “The Christmas Train” by David Baldacci will be discussed. Contact Diane Montefusco at 201-804-2478, ext. 2, for more information and to obtain a copy of the book. Space is limited and registration is necessary.

The next First-Sundayof- the-Month Nature Walk with the NJMC and the Bergen County Audubon Society will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. This free two-hour program features a walk along legendary Disposal Road in Lyndhurst and North Arlington, followed by a short talk and slide show on the raptors of the Meadowlands by the NJMC’s Jim Wright. Participants will meet along Disposal Road across from the Carillon, and then drive a half-mile to the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park. Please note that the rest of De- Korte Park remains closed during this event, and we ask that you do not attempt to walk the park grounds or trails during your visit. Check for directions and 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.

A Touch of Nature will be held at the Medowlands Environment Center on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. Participants are encouraged to touch and pet a variety of animals, including birds, lizards, tarantulas, alligators and snakes! (These creatures are harmless and safe to handle under controlled supervision). Admission is $7/person; $5/MEC members. Recommended for all ages. Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

The Meadowlands Environment Center hosts Family Science Night: Keeping Track on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. Discover how you can tell which animal is which just from a footprint. Create a tracking tale using footprint molds and become a tracking expert! Admission is $5/person; $4/MEC members. While the program is geared toward those ages 6-12, families are welcome to bring children of all ages. Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For more information, call 201-460- 8300 or visit

The Lyndhurst Elks # 1505 will sponsoring the annual Hoop Shoot Competition on Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Rec Center on Valleybrook Ave. All students ages 8-14 are welcome to compete. Winners move on to district levels. Contestants must have birth certificate with them. 


American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Rd., North Arlington will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. All veterans are welcome. For more information, call 201- 214-8253.

Queen of Peace High School, North Arlington, is hosting a men’s alumni/ student basketball game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Sonny Connors Gymnasium, 191 Rutherford Place.

There will be a $5 admission charge at the door and refreshments will be served following the game.

For further information regarding Queen of Peace High School, visit or check us out on Facebook at QPHSAlumnigroup. Or call 201-998-8227.

The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #3428 is holding its annual “Light Up for Christ” on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at its Council Hall,194 River Road, North Arlington, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Knights invite all to help them light up their manger scene outside the hall and their tree inside the hall, enjoy some old fashioned caroling, eat some snacks.

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