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Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, is offering English as a Second Language and citizenship test preparation classes on Thursdays, beginning March 7. Classes will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Registration will be on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. In order to register for the Citizenship class, students are required to speak at least on an intermediate level of English and to have approximately $20 for the textbook and other materials. Registrations for citizenship will be limited to 10 students. For ESL classes, there will be a $20 registration fee.

Childcare for the classes is available at no cost. For more information, please call the church office at 201-991-5894 on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or Wednesdays, 1 to 5 p.m.

A flea market will be held at St. Cecilia’s Church on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 114 Chestnut St. (school building). Furniture, small appliances, household items, toys, DVD’s and many more items. For more information, call 201-991-1116. Vendors welcome. All proceeds will benefit St. Cecilia’s Parish. Donations are kindly accepted.

Kearny UNICO will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the meeting and/or learning more about Kearny UNICO should contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409. New members are always welcome.

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, will be selling palm crosses before and after all Masses on March 9 and 10 and March 16 and 17. Cost is $9.

The Parish Life and Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, will sponsor a fish fry on Friday, March 15, at the LCC, 6 Davis Ave., Kearny, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The site is handicapped- accessible. Cost is $20 per dinner. Eat-in or take-out. For tickets, call Kathy at 201-998-8265, Jean 201-991-4732 or the rectory 201-998-4616.

St. Stephen’s Seniors will meet on Tuesday, March 4, at 1 p.m. in Hedges Hall.

Members are reminded that dues are now payable. Upcoming events include Doolans on March 7 (waiting list only); Anniversary party at San Carlo, April 19 at noon; Cruise to Canada and New England, Sept. 14-21. The trip to New Hampshire has been cancelled.

For club information, call Tom at 201-998-8258.,For trip information, call Joan at 201- 998-3578. For sunshine, call Vicki at 201-991-8345. For cruise information, call Pat at 201- 991-4771.

Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will serve a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Friday, March 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost for adults is $10 and $5 for children under $5. Assorted items will be for sale at the church’s East and Spring Fling sale. For more information, call the church office at 201-991-1132.

Join the Senior Citizens of Kearny to meet new friends. Dues are $5 per year. This entitles members to five free parties, including a fish and chip dinner. Meetings take place every Thursday at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center, 60 Columbia Ave., Kearny. Doors open at 9 a.m. for a continental breakfast and socializing. The business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by Bingo at noon. Several speakers will be brought in during the year. For club information, call Carol 201-991-9369.


The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supply of dog food both canned and dry available to anyone due to unemployment, disability or any other financial difficulty who cannot afford to feed his/her 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.

The NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society will host the First-Sunday-ofthe- Month walk on Sunday, March 3, at 10 a.m. This free two-hour walk of Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus will feature raptors, waterfowl and early spring migrants. The group will meet at the marsh entrance at 10 a.m. (directions are on in the left-hand column). Check for lastminute 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 or 201-230-4983.

“Astounding Adaptations” will be presented at the NJMC Center for Environmental and Scientific Education, Three DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, on Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. This program is for families of children and young adults with special learning needs. What helps animals and plants survive in the wild? Participants will be able to answer that question after investigating movement, protection and feeding simulations that include live animal interaction, tool manipulation and cooperative work. This event is an extension of the MarshAccess program for students with disabilities, and we strongly encourage families with special learning needs to come and enjoy this modified educational program. Admission is $5/person; $4/MEC members. For more information, call 201-460- 8300 or visit

Lyndhurst Library’s monthly book club will meet on Wednesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “Under the Manhattan Bridge” by Irene Marcuse. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the book, call Diane Montefusco at 201-804-2478, ext. 2. Space is limited and registration is necessary.

Learn when and how to properly use prescribed antibiotics at the Lyndhurst Health Department on Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. This forum will be hosted by Clara Maass Medical Center and a light breakfast will be served. The Health Department also announces an additional breakfast forum hosted by Lyndhurst Chiropractor, Dr. Robert Haley, regarding Bone and Joint Health on Tuesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. These forums will take place at the department’s new location at 601 Riverside Ave. Please call 201-804-2500 to reserve a seat. If you are a resident of the Carucci Apartments, transportation will be provided via the Parks Department.

North Arlington

Queen of Peace in North Arlington will have Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church for the intentions of its parishioners (on Lenten cross) as well as life, marriage and religious liberty. Please call the rectory for more information at 201-997-0700.


Registration is now open for the Nutley Recreation Department’s spring session of Zumba, to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting March 12. The fee for the two-nighta- week, eight-week program is $60. Classes, to be held at the Recreation Annex Building, 65 Bloomfield Ave., are open to Nutley residents only. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at or pick up an application at the Recreation Office, 44 Park Ave. For more information, call 973-284-4966 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The Recreation Department will also be offering an eight-week Yoga/Meditation program at the Annex Building, 65 Bloomfield Ave., beginning March 11. Classes will be available Mondays or Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Participants are asked to come prepared with a towel or yoga mat. Pre-registration is required. Register online at or submit your application to the department at 44 Park Ave. For more information, call 973-284-4966 between 8:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of the game of golf? Nutley Recreation is offering a Junior Golf Program for township youngsters in Grades 5 through 8, teaching basic skills in a non-competitive atmosphere. The instructor is Jun Espiritu, USGTF Level III golf professional. Practice sessions will be held at the 21 Driving Range in Palisades Park. The fee for the six-week program is $40. Classes will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. and will begin April 9. A mandatory parents’ meeting is scheduled March 21 at the Parks and Recreation Department, Room 201. For further information, please contact the department at 973-384- 4966 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with Nutley UNICO and the Nutley Public Library with a screening of “The Double Hour” (La Doppia Ora), on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. This Italian language film with English subtitles is a 2009 award-winning thriller about a former cop and his new love interest taking a trip to the Italian countryside. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments provided by Nutley UNICO.

Call the library at 973-667- 0405 for more information on 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

The library will host a Conversational ESL class on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. No registration is required. Wednesday Afternoon Knitters will meet at the library on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters, brush-up on your skills, and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies. This group meets every Wednesday.

The Nutley Jaycees are seeking nominations for the 42nd annual Distinguished Service Awards program.

Five individuals who live or work in Nutley will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Nutley. The awards are presented for commitment and excellence in the areas of business, education, civic affairs, public health and safety and to one outstanding individual between the ages of 21 and 40. Deadline for nominations is March 11.

The awards will be presented at a dinner on Thursday, April 4, at the Valley Regency on Valley Road in Clifton. Reservations for the dinner can be purchased for $45 per person. For more information, contact Michael Paolino at 973-667-7315 or Dr. Steven Clarke at 973-235-1515.

Nomination forms are being sent to charitable organizations in town and are also available at he Town Hall and library.

The Nutley Health Department will sponsor a Blood Chemistry Profile Clinic, provided by Porite Clinical Labs, on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. It includes a CBC, blood cholesterol levels, HDL and LDL levels, glucose, calcium, uric acid, bilirubin and albumin levels. Base blood chemistry is $35 with additional tests offered for a nominal fee.

Participants must fast for 6-8 hours. Advance registration and payment are required. Call the Health Department at 973-284-4976 to set up an appointment.

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