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A fish fry, hosted by Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., will be held on Friday, March 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children’s chicken dinner. The fish fry includes: soup, fish (or chicken) and chip dinner, cole slaw, dessert, water, soda, tea and coffee (cash bar available). All monies raised will benefit a special needs child. Help send a special needs child to Camp Moore this summer. For tickets, contact Brian at 973-202-4573.


Harrison East Newark Elks #2326 will have a Good Friday fish fry on March 29 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children and senior citizens. Children under age 5 are admitted free. The event will include a choice of fish (baked or fried) or shrimp. Dinners include French fries or baked potato and cole slaw. Pick-up and deliveries are available. Call 973-485-9478.

The Harrison High School Drama Club will be performing “Once on This Island Jr.” on March 21, 22, and 23 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) at 7 p.m. in the Harrison High School Auditorium.


Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., will host a homeowner’s seminar on foreclosure/loan modification and short sale, presented by a bank modification specialist, real estate attorney and senior March 27 (English only) and March 28 (Spanish). Both sessions will be at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 973- 820-8337.

On Sunday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kearny UNICO will sponsor its “Spring” Flea Market at the Frank Vincent Marina Area of Kearny Riverbank Park (by Bergen Ave.). Come out and enjoy a day of fresh air. Everyone is welcome.

Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a 50-50 raffle as a fundraiser for its scholarship fund and other charities. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The raffle will be drawn at 8:30 p.m. at the Chapter’s May 2 meeting at Siena Ristorante (Kearny and Quincy Aves.), Tickets may be obtained from any Kearny UNICO member or by contacting Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.

Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a “Flapjack Fundraiser” at Kearny Applebee’s on Saturday, May 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 each and include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee or tea. Tickets may be purchased from any Kearny UNICO member or by contacting Pandolfi.

The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club (PBGC), 663 Kearny Ave., is currently signing up players for traveling basketball teams. Teams will consist of grades 5 through 8 and high school. Cost is $100 or whatever you can afford to pay.

Applications may be picked up at the PBGC. All interested players are asked to report to the PBGC on Tuesday, March 19, or Thursday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Mark Latka, head coach and supervisor, at 201-653-4693 or Tom Fraser at 201-991-6734.


A Good Friday Men’s Breakfast will be held on Friday, March 29, at the American Legion Hall, 271 Webster Ave., Lyndhurst from 6:45 to 8:15 a.m. Guest speakers George McGovern, Chaplain for the NY Yankees and NY Giants, and Jerry Palmieri, NY Giants Strength and Conditioning Coach will speak on how matters of faith impact careers and change people. Tickets are $10. groups/gfmbl/ or e-mail dumoeller@ or call 201 724-7793, no later than Monday, March 25. No tickets will be sold at door. Proceeds will go to the Food Pantries of Lyndhurst and Rutherford. All men are welcome.

Signs of Spring: Watercolor Painting for kids ages 6 to 12 (accompanied by an adult) will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Kids are invited to celebrate the arrival of the new season by using watercolor pencils to both draw and paint images of DeKorte Park and the signs of spring. Take home art supplies (with an easy clean-up!) are included. $10/child;$8/MEC members. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands. gov/ec.

Meadowlands Conservation Trust Volunteer Cleanup will be held at Skeetkill Creek Marsh, Pleasantview Terrace, Ridgefield on Saturday, March 23, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Supplies including trash pickers, gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

The group will be collecting debris along the water’s edge and in the vegetation. There may also be an Eagle Scout trail blazing project taking place that day along with replacement of some of the bird boxes.

For more information, call 201-777-2410 or visit MCTInfo@

A polka dinner dance, will be presented by the Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., Lyndhurst, Saturday, April 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and $35 if purchased at the door. For tickets, call Stella 201-939-1038 or Tony at 201-246-8340 or Alice at 201- 935-3930.

A Veterans ward party starting at 2:30 p.m. will be held at Chestnut Hill Extended Care facility, Passaic on Tuesday March 26. Games of chance will be played so that Vets can win some money to buy treats and other personal items. Most of these vets are from World War II and Korean War. This party is being sponsored by the North Street Seniors of St. John’s Lutheran Church located in Jersey City. For more info please call John Deveney, Rehabilitation Chairman, American Legion Post 139, Lyndhurst, at 201 438-2255.

North Arlington

Stop by and enjoy a great breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Angry Coffee Bean, 89 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Monday, April 1, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 10% of the proceeds donated to the National M.S. Society in observance of M.S. Awareness Month. For more information, call 201-772-5554.

The North Arlington Health Department, in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center, will hold a free Lunch and Learn program, “Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze About,” on Thursday, April 4, at noon, at the Senior Center, rear of the Health Department building, at 10 Beaver Ave., North Arlington.

The program is open to surrounding communities. Registration is required. Please call the Health Department at 201-955-5695 for registration.

An Easter egg hunt, sponsored by North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad for children ages 10 and under, will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m. at the North Arlington Middle School, 45 Beech St., North Arlington. The event will include games, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny. If it rains, the event will be held inside the school. For more information, call 732-5575-6745.

The borough will host a paper shredding day on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the borough hall parking lot on Ridge Road.

Residents are invited to bring any personal documents they no longer need to the shredder, which is on loan through Bergen County Utilities Authority.

The borough will be selling blue, 25 gallon recycling barrels to residents for $10 each on shredder day.


Nutley Little Theatre will offer a series of April-June acting classes for adults to emphasize various aspects of scene study at the NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley, beginning April 28.

The course will run for eight weeks, through June 23, with sessions running from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays. There will be no class on May 26.

The course will be taught by Kathryn Osborne of the Kathryn Osborne Acting Studio in Montclair. Osborne is a graduate of The University of Texas (BFA) and a member of SAG, AFTRA, and AEA. She has performed in New York and regionally throughout the country in theatre, film, television, voice-overs, and print. Osborne teaches acting at The Adult School of Montclair.

Students in the NLT program must be age 18 or older, attend all classes or notify the instructor of a planned absence. Tuition of $200 may be paid via check to Nutley Little Theatre no later than the initial April 28 class. Space is limited and interested students are urged to register now via e-mail to, or by leaving a phone message at 973-667-0374.

This course will emphasize scene study for beginning to advanced adult actors. Students will be paired with scene partners for in-depth exploration of selected scripts.

Information about NLT may be found at http://www.

The Friends of Nutley Public Library are sponsoring a book sale on Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Stock up on hardcover books, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs. The library is accepting donations for the sale on Monday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 24. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Nutley Library who are raising funds to help support the Nutley Public Library’s programs and collections. For more information, call 973-667-0405 or email at A support group for Nutley Parents with food allergic children will meet on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Department of Public Affairs, 149 Chestnut St., Nutley. A Public Health nurse and a parent advocate are the group’s facilitators. Call 973-284-4976 for more information.

For more information about food allergies, contact The F.A.A.N. Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Network at

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