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Bloomfield Public Library announces the following schedule for its Thursday Afternoon at the Movies program: Feb. 7 – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (PG- 13) (Judi Dench), Feb. 14 – “Crazy Stupid Love” (PG-13) (Steve Carrell); Feb. 21 – “Joyful Noise” (R) (Kris Kristofferson) and Feb. 28 – “Men of Honor” (PG-13) (Cuba Gooding Jr.).

The library’s schedule for its Monday Afternoon at the Movies program is as follows: Feb. 11 – “Safe House” (R) (Denzel Washington), Feb. 18 – “The Gorgeous Hussy” (NR) (Joan Crawford) and Feb. 25 – “Red Tails” (PG-13) (Cuba Gooding Jr.).

Films for both programs start at 12:15 p.m. in the library theater. Admission is free.


St Stephen’s Church Holy Name Society and Men of St. Joseph will sponsor its annual fish and chip dinner on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the church’s Hedges Hall. Please access the hall from the Washington Ave. entrance. The dinner will be prepared by the Argyle Restaurant.

Tickets: Adults $14 and $7 for children under 12. Dine in or take out will be available.

Tickets can be purchased at the church after all Masses. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

A flea market will be held at St. Cecilia’s Church, 114 Chestnut St., Kearny, on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Furniture, small appliances, household items, toys, DVDs, and more. For more information, call 201-991- 1116. Vendors welcome. All proceeds benefit St. Cecilia’s Parish. Donations kindly accepted.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, Hudson County, meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Irish American Association, 95 Kearny Ave., Kearny. New members encouraged to attend.

The Presbyterian Boys and Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will hold its Valentine’s dance on Friday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. The dance will besupervised by Tom Fraser, executive director of the PBGC, and members of the Board of Directors. This dance is for teenagers only.


The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supply of dog food, both canned and dry, available to anyone who due to unemployment, disability or any other financial difficulty that cannot afford to feed their dog. Just stop by or call for more information 201-896- 9300. Hours Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, going to Resorts. Cost is $25 with cash return $25. The bus will leave from St. Michael’s parking lot at 10 a.m. Please make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information.

VFW Post 3549 Lyndhurst, 527 Valley Brook Ave., will host Karaoke on Friday, Feb. 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. The VFW hall is available for all occasions. For more information, call the Post at 201-939- 3030.

As of Feb. 1, any owners with unlicensed cats or dogs will receive a $10 late fee upon licensure and possible summons issued by the Bergen County Health Inspector. Cat and dog licenses can be picked up at the Lyndhurst Health Department. 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Please bring proof of rabies vaccination. Per New Jersey state law, the rabies vaccine must be valid through Nov. 1.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will resumed its free meditation course beginning Wednesday, Jan.30, at 6:30 p.m. This class is lead by Parbatie Singh, a Lyndhurst resident and certified oneness trainer, who received certification from the Oneness University in India. This free class is offered at the department’s new location at 601 Riverside Ave. Please enter the doors facing the Passaic River.

The Meadowlands Environment Center , 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, will host “Animals and their Environment” on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. for all ages. Join Bergen County Zoological Park naturalist Carol Fusco as she introduces a variety of animals, including bunnies and hedgehogs, and learn how they make their way in the world. The audience will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of our furry and not so furry friends. Admission is $5/person; $4/ MEC members.

For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

It’s Valentine’s Day! Meet Dr. Angela Cristini, director of the Meadowlands Environment center for “Love in the Ocean” on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. for all ages. Learn about how and where some of your favorite sea critters find their mates. Admission is $5/person; $4/MEC members. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

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. Please call the department at 201-804-2500 if interested.

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 nonrefundable. 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 $10 (includes coffee, tea and cake). No alcoholic beverages permitted. For tickets, call Sal Russo (201) 446 7244 or Nick Garafolo (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 3:30-4:15 p.m. for Grades 6-9. All supplies will be provided. To register, call the Library at 201-804-2478 x4 or email

Zumbathon for a Cause, a fundraiser for the Strong Kids Campaign for the Meadowlands YMCA, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lyndhurst Senior Center, 250 Cleveland Ave. Donation is $20 at the door. For more information, call Sheila Dunn at 201-955- 5300 ext 14.

All proceeds will go to the Strong Kids Campaign for the Meadowlands YMCA.

North Arlington

North Arlington Public Library announces the following upcoming programs and events: On Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13 and 27, at 11:45 a.m., there is storytime for children ages 2-5. There will be no storytime on Feb. 20.

On Friday, Feb. 8, there is a YA Movie Day at 3pm for kids in Grades 6 and up.

The library will begin a new session of basic computer and fundamental skills for adults on Mondays, from 6 to 7 p.m., Feb. 25 to March 25. There is a maximum of eight spots available and registration for this class began on Feb. 4 on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be a North Arlington resident to participate.

Queen of Peace parish in North Arlington will hold Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction in church on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. for the intentions of “Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty.” For more information, call the rectory at 201-997-0700.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Call Florence at 201-991-3173 for information. Membership in the club is not necessary to attend.

The Senior Harmony Club has scheduled an overnight trip to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos from April 18 to 19. Cost of trip is $135 and includes dinner & breakfast. Call Anna at 201-939-2960.

The club has also scheduled a trip to Cape Cod from Sept. 9 to 13. Bus transportation, four nights’ lodging, four breakfasts and four dinners are included. Areas to be visited include: Hyannis, the JFK Museum, JFK memorial, the Village of Sandwich, Martha’s Vineyard and Provincetown. Call Anna at 201-939-2960.


Bring in your overdue library materials and a donation of nonperishable food to the Nutley Public Library during Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 11 to 17, and the library will waive up to $5 in fines from your library card. Older fines of up to $5 will also be waived with a nonperishable food donation. Fines will be waived for Nutley materials only. This donated food will be given to the Food Pantry of the Red Cross of Nutley.

Call 973-667-0405 for more information about this and other programs at the Nutley Public Library.

Commissioner Steven Rogers announced that a Women’s Health Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The clinic is free to women 60+; for other women the fee is $20. Examinations for PAP smear, breast exam, urinalysis, blood test for anemia, and health education material are included in this clinic. Appointments start at 9 a.m. Call 973-284-4976.

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