Around Town


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., announces a new Genealogy program that will be meeting regularly on Saturdays, from noon to 2 p.m., starting Feb. 2. Registration is not required.

This program will teach you how to start your own family tree, and how to research independently.

The class will be taught by community volunteer Miguel Ramos, a social studies and history teacher for the Bloomfield Public School District.

For more information on this event or upcoming programs, call 973-566-6200, ext. 502.


Harrison American Legion is planning a yearlong celebration to mark its 75th anniversary. This will include a Kick-off Mardi Gras on Feb. 9, picnics for Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day and a formal dinner in late fall.

The Post is compiling a 75th anniversary booklet containing its history through the years, and is seeking memorabilia for the 1950s to mid-1960s. For information, call Ed Marshman at 201-998-0662.


The Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington will hold its next board meeting on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the home of Mary Lou Weiss. Members will discuss final plans for the annual fundraiser to be held March 1 at the San Carlo Restaurant, Lyndhurst.

The Kearny Public Library will host a food demonstration in honor of the 2013 Chinese New Year on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m., at the Main Library, 318 Kearny Ave., as local resident Xiumin Dong demonstrates the art of making dumplings.

All are invited to this demonstration, which will include some audience participation and fresh dumpling samples to try. It will be held on the lower level of the Main Library in the newly renovated kitchen. For more information, call 201-998-2666 or visit

St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, will host the “Orient Express,” the largest raffle auction in Hudson County on Friday, Feb. 22, in the church hall. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, call 201-998- 3314. Visit its facebook page at www.facebook/

The Kearny Rotary Club meets every Wednesday afternoon at 12:15 at La Fiamma Restaurant, 440 Harrison Ave., in Harrison. Business leaders from Harrison are invited to attend to learn about the work that Rotary International accomplishes around the world and in local communities. For more information about the club or to join, call Joe D’Arco at 201-955- 7400 or Jose Fernandez at 201-991-1040.

The West Hudson Detachment of the Marine Corps League invites all former and active duty Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend an open house, held every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at 286 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Guests are welcome.


The Lyndhurst Health Department no longer has flu vaccines available. If you need a flu vaccine, please contact your local pharmacy or your primary medical doctor’s office. We still have Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) vaccines available for Lyndhurst residents only. Call 201-804-2500 for more information.

Sacred Heart Home School Association, Lyndhurst, will hold its annual spring auction to benefit Sacred Heart School Margaret Engel Endowment Trust on Friday, March 15, at the school, 620 Valley Brook Ave. Tickets are $10 per person and non-refundable. Ticket includes one sheet for 1st level prizes, coffee, tea and dessert. For tickets, call Patty at 201-803-9580 or the school at 201-939-4277. Ticket deadline is March 8.

Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus are hosting their third annual Tricky Tray on Friday, Feb.15, at the Lyndhurst Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 (includes coffee, tea and cake). No alcoholic beverages are permitted. For tickets, call Sal Russo at 201-446 7244 or Nick Garafolo at 201-935- 5988.

To help make your Valentine’s Day a little extra special, the Lyndhurst Public Library will be holding a “Design Your Own Valentine’s Day Card and Mini-Mailbox” program on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. for grades 6 to 9. All supplies will be provided. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 4, or email

The fourth Annual “Super Bird Sunday” Nature Walk with the NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. This free two-hour guided nature walk starts just outside DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The group will walk along the base of the remediated Kingsland Landfill, looking for wintering waterfowl and other birds of interest – with great prizes awarded to any participant who is the first to spot a bird that has the same name as an NFL team – raven, falcon, eagle, cardinal and seahawk (osprey, but good luck on that one). Check meadowblog. net for last-minute weather updates. 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 greatauk4@aol. com or 201-230-4983.

North Arlington

The American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Road, North Arlington, will meet Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited. For more information, please call 201- 214-8253.

The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 3428 is sponsoring a bus trip on Tuesday, March 5, to Mt. Airy Casino. The cost is $32, and upon arrival each player will get $25 in slot play money and a $10 food voucher.

The bus will depart at 10:30 a.m. from the K of C Council Hall parking lot, 194 River Rd., North Arlington. For the return trip, the bus will leave from the Casino at 6 p.m. and arrive back at the Knights’ parking lot at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Please bring a photo ID, which is needed to get the slot play money. For tickets, contact Nicholas Cerchio at 201-230-3428.

North Arlington Elks, 129 Ridge Rd., will host a fish fry on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. Price is $12 per dinner, which includes fish (fried or broiled), chips, bowl of clam chowder, baked clam and cole slaw. Shrimp cocktail and clams on the half-shell are also available for an additional price of $4 for a half dozen and $6 for a dozen.


Pilates is being added to the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation’s 2013 lineup of fitness regimens. Pilates involves a series of controlled movements that engage both body and mind. The primary focus is on awareness of the spine, proper breathing, core strength and flexibility.

This program, open to Nutley residents, will be held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon beginning Feb. 16 and will run for six weeks at the Nutley Recreation Annex, 65 Bloomfield Ave. The fee is $30 per participant. Participants should bring a mat and a water bottle.

Online registration is available at or forms may be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office, 44 Park Ave. For further information, contact Parks and Recreation at 973-284-4966, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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