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Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, still has tables available at a cost of $15 each or two for $25 for a flea market on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both new and used items as well as crafts will be available for sale. A snack bar will offer breakfast and lunch foods. For more information, call the church office at 201-991- 5894.

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 are encouraged to attend.

The Kearny Police Department will be participating in the DEA Operation Take Back 2013 on April 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Kearny Police Department, 237 Laurel Ave.

Residents are encouraged to turn in unwanted, unused or expired medications, over the counter or prescription. This is an anonymous no questions asked program.

The Friends of the Kearny Free Public Library will host a Trivia Event Fundraiser on Friday, April 26, from 7 to 11 p.m. at After Athens at Eros Café, 17-19 Park Ave., Rutherford. All proceeds benefit the Kearny Public Library.

The evening features a Trivia Program provided by Joe Trivia JNJ Entertainment. Answer Pub Trivia questions for prizes or just be a spectator. The $50 per person ticket for the event includes appetizers, a full buffet dinner, and dessert. There will be a 50/50 raffle drawing and gift basket raffles to raise money for the Kearny Public Library.

A limited number of tickets are still available. To purchase tickets or to make a donation to the Friends of the Kearny Public Library, mail check to Friends of the Kearny Public Library, 759 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032. For more information, call the library at 201- 998-2666.

The Friends of the Kearny New Jersey Free Public Library is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Membership forms are available online at or at the libraries. Join the Senior Citizens of Kearny to meet new friends. Due 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.

Kearny UNICO will be holding its next monthly membership meeting on Thursday, April 4, 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. Kearny UNICO supports scholarships, charities and the local community.

Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a 50-50 raffle as a fund-raiser for its scholarship fund and other charities. Tickets are $5 each or three 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 Pandolfi.

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, 663 Kearny Ave., will hold a Tricky Tray on Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. Admission is $15. Purchase tickets in advance.

Refreshments will be served. Tickets are available by calling Vanessa Vieira, 201-334-8336 or email v_

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 Kearny Rotary Club or to join them for a meeting, call Joe D’Arco at 201-955- 7400 or Jose Fernandez at 201-991-1040.

Alpha Delta Kappa, Pi Chapter (an honorary women educator’s sorority) will host a wine and cheese tasting on Friday, April 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 663 Kearny Ave. Cost is $20. There will be prizes, refreshments and a bake sale. For tickets, call Marilyn at 973-632-0841. Proceeds will benefit local student scholarships.

The next meeting of the St. Stephens Seniors will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at 1 p.m. in Hedges Hall.

Upcoming events include anniversary party – April 19 at San Carlo, A. C. trip April 24, and Sept. 14-21 cruise to New England and Canada.

For club information call Tom at 201-998-8258, ; for A.C., call Peg at 201-998- 9443, trips call Joan at 201- 998-3573, condolences call Vicki at 201-991-8345; and for cruise information call Pat at 201-991-4771.

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


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 that prevents them from feeding their dog. Just stop by or call for more information 201-896-9300. Hours are: 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 Food Pantry at the Lyndhurst Health Department hours are: Monday through Thursday, 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Food Pantry is available to Lyndhurst residents who can show proof of hardship and proof of residence.

In celebration of National Library Week, from April 15 to 20, the Lyndhurst Public Library will be having an amnesty week and will be accepting non-perishable food donations in lieu of fines of less than $5 to donate to local food pantries.

There will also be a raffle to win a Kindle E-reader and other terrific prizes, along with small tokens of appreciation to patrons who visit during the week. For more information and to learn more about the library’s services to the community, call the Lyndhurst Library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7.

The First Sunday of the Month bird walk, with the NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society will be held on Sunday, April 7, at 10 a.m. This free two-hour guided nature walk will be held in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, at 10 a.m. outside the Meadowlands Environment Center. Check 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@ or 201-230-4983.

North Arlington

Dr. Richard Ekstein, a board-certified prosthodontist, is offering a free seminar about the benefits of implants and veneers.

At Dr. Ekstein’s office, at 312 Belleville Turnpike, Suite 3B, North Arlington, , on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy some lite beverages and snacks while Dr. Ekstein presents his informational seminar about implants, dentures and cosmetic veneers. Afterwards, Dr. Ekstein will be available to answer your concerns and questions. Seating is limited so please call Fran by April 5 to reserve your space at 201-991-1228 (prompt #4) or email

Dr. Ekstein will be participating in the first annual Free Dentistry Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the donated time of Dr. Ekstein, Mellissa Porcile, Liz Gutierrez, Sharon Long, and staff.

Free teeth cleaning, fillings, extractions and any other dental work will be provided which can be performed in one visit. To qualify for the free work, people must be unemployed or must be the spouse or child of an unemployed parent.

Only Nutley residents may attend.

To reserve an appointment time, call 201-991-1228 and press 2 for Stephanie.

North Arlington Library, 210 Ridge Rd., will host Saturday Story Times with Laurie, for ages 3 to 6, on Saturdays, Saturdays, April 6 and 20 at 11 a.m.

Saturday Afternoon Poets will hold a poetry-reading event for all ages at the library on April 13 at 11 a.m.. Please call 201-955-5640, ext. 126, to register. Light refreshments will be served.

A Prom Fashion Show hosted by local special occasions outfitters, Ariel Inspirations, will be held at the library on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Interested in being a model? Call 862-215-9947 for more information.

North Arlington Woman’s Club presents: Earth Day craft for children in grades K-5 at the library on Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. Call or visit the library to register.

Fundamental and basic skills computer class for adults on Mondays from 6 to 7 p,m., beginning April 22 to May 20 (five sessions). There is a maximum of eight spots available and registration for this class began on March 25 on a first come, first served basis. Only North Arlington residents may participate.

Sessions will cover the same material as in the previous sessions in February and March.

If you crochet or knit and would enjoy gathering with a group of like-minded crafters are invited to join a monthly Sit and Stitch at the library.

Due to increasing popularity there will be two meetings a month. The next gatherings are: Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 16, between 7 and 8:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome.

For additional information send an email to: stitching@


Nutley Department of Public Affairs and Health is offering a low-cost driver refresher class to be held at the Nutley AmVets building at 184 Park Ave. Trained AARP Driver Safety volunteer Bill Keenan will teach the class.

The date for the one-day class is Wednesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch at noon so attendees should bring lunch and a beverage to the class.

Participants will receive a completion certificate to apply for a premium reduction for three years with their insurance carrier. Individuals could contact their insurance carrier before registering to determine specifically how their carrier recognizes the completion of a ‘“defensive driving” class.

The fee for the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members, payable when registering. Pre-registration is necessary and class size is limited.

Checks (or money orders) should be made payable to AARP. No cash is accepted.

To register, contact Meredith Blank of the Nutley Department of Public Affairs, 973-284-4978.

Nutley Little Theatre will offer a series of April-June acting classes for adults to emphasize various aspects of scene study. The classes will take place 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 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. Ms. 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 nltactingclass@, 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.nutleylittletheatre. com.

The Nutley Department of Public Affairs’ Military and Veterans Affairs Bureau, in partnership with the Nutley Veterans Council, will conduct a 50th anniversary memorial service at Nutley Town Hall on April 10, at 10 a.m., commemorating the life of Navy Seaman Pervis Robison, a Nutley resident who was killed while serving on board the submarine U.S.S. Thresher in 1963.

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, will have a special PJ Story Time Earth Day celebration on Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. Registration is required. The program is open to Nutley residents only.

The library will host “Paint a Pot, Plant a Flower” on Tuesday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required online. Only Nutley residents may attend.

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