Around Town


Family Music Studio, located at Our Lady of Czestochowa 115 S. 3rd St., Harrison, fourth floor, is offering Suzuki Early Childhood Education classes for ages up to 3. The classes are every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Please call Lillian Bielinski, 913-645-9511, or e-mail: lillianbielinski@, for more information.

Zumba Fitness Classes with Lisa Engersgaard are held every Monday and Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the Harrison East Newark Elks Lodge #2326, 408 Harrison Ave., Harrison. For more information, call Lisa at 973-738-0518 or call the lodge at 973-485- 9478.

On Saturday April 13, the Harrison Lions Club will be holding its annual Pride of the Pride fundraising awards dinner at 7 p.m. at the Harrison East Newark Elks, 416 Harrison Ave. Ticket prices are $35 for adults and $25 for children under 12, which includes a buffet dinner, beer, wine, soda, and dessert.

During this event, the Lions will honor the following individuals for their contributions to the community: Lion of the Year: Patti Gerris, Humanitarian of the Year: Jimmy Lawless, Citizen of the Year: Georgina Paz, Young Adult of the Year: Susan Lombardi and Community Pride Award: Philip and Susan Karas.

During the dinner, the following 2013 scholarship recipients will be recognized: Jennifer Barbosa, Rayven Lucas, Matthew Mariano, Yulissa Pereyra, and Jessica Uscamayta.

The Lions Club will present its annual ceremonial contributions to the following local charities: E.I.E.S. of New Jersey, Concordia Learning Center, Pathways to Independence, Saint John’s Feed the Hungry, Camp Marcella, Camp Fatima of New Jersey, and New Jersey Eye Institute.

The Harrison Lions Club volunteer to help the visually impaired as well as reaching out to Harrison residents who are underprivileged.

If you would like to contribute to the club, the Lions are offering the following sponsorships: Platinum level for $300, Gold for $200, Silver for $100, and Bronze for $50. For more information download the flyer from http://eclubhouse. org/sites/harrisonnj/ calendar.php.

Or contact: Harrison Lions Club, P.O. Box 212, Harrison, N.J. 07029 Attention: Yezenia Paz, Club Treasurer, or call 201-618-9545 or email harrisonlionsclub@


The Arlington Woman’s Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Player’s Club, 12 Washington Pl., Kearny. The meeting on April 9 will include the annual meeting with Josh Humphrey, director of the Kearny Library. For more information, contact Moira Crowell at 201-997-2781.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., will present an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 20, at 12:30 p.m., featuring a presentation by the Kearny Community Garden Club and a slide show by Jim Wright, which will showcase pictures from his new book “The Nature of the Meadowlands.” A light brunch will also be served.

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission published “The Nature of the Meadowlands” last fall. Through more than 170 images, it illuminates the region’s natural and unnatural history.

Everyone is welcome at this special free event. For more information on this or other programs, call 201-998- 2666 or visit honor the cinema’s highest honor, the library will show some recent Academy Award winners. Both films will be shown downstairs at the Main Library 318 Kearny Ave. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, but note the rating for each film. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 12, at 3 pm.– “Lincoln” (150 minutes / rated PG-13) starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, directed by Steven Spielberg. Winner of two Oscars for Best Actor and Production Design

Friday, April 19, at 3 p.m. – “Les Miserables” (158 minutes / rated PG-13) Starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, directed by Tom Hooper. Winner of three Oscars for Best Supporting Actress, Makeup and Sound Mixing.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will hold 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. There will be a snack bar selling breakfast and lunch foods. Tables are still available at a cost of $15 each or two for $25. For more information, please call the church office at 201-991- 5894.

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.

Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a 50-50 raffle as a fund-raiser 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 & 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, 663 Kearny Ave., will hold a Tricky Tray on Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. Admission is $15. Please purchase tickets in advance.

Refreshments will be served. Tickets are available by calling Vanessa Vieira, 201-334-8336 or email v_vieira28@

St. Cecilia’s Church will have a wine and cheese Tricky Tray on Friday, April 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and calling starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Parish Center, 118 Chestnut St., Kearny. Tickets are $15 per person (includes admission, small tickets and complimentary cheese platter on each table, cash bar, wine, beer and refreshments). All proceeds will benefit Youth Essay Contest awards, Youth Group Program and Religious Education Bldg.

For more information call 201-991-1116.

St. Stephen’s Seniors will meet on Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. in the church’s Hedges Hall. There will be a board meeting at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments are served from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Bingo will be played after the meeting.

Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome to join the group on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Dues for the year are only $10.

Upcoming events include the anniversary party on April 19 at noon at the San Carlo, Lyndhurst. At that time those members celebrating their 85th birthday this year and those celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year will be honored.

On April 20, at 7 p.m., the group’s President Tom Holzschuh will be honored as the Knights of Columbus Senior of the Year. Tickets are available for $35 by calling Pat at 991-4771. The event will be held in Hedges Hall.

On April 24, the seniors will have their monthly bus trip to Atlantic City. Please call Peg at 998-9443 for further details.

On May 21 members whose dues are paid will be treated to a May celebration with a full course dinner provided by the club.

The trip to Sight and Sound is scheduled for June 12. Please call Joan at 998- 3573. Future plans include a trip to Lake Hopatcong for a barbeque/boat ride on July 1 and Hunterdon Hills on Aug. 13.

For club information please call Tom at 998-8258.


Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City will be held on Sunday, April 28, to Resorts Casino. Cost is $25. Refreshments served coming and going with Bingo on the bus. Please make reservations early. Only 10 seats left. Call Mary Lou at 201-933- 2186.

The Lyndhurst Library will host “Healthy Living for Bone and Joint Health” on Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. In this lecture with Dr. Robert Haley, MS,DC, you will learn the causes of stress to your bones and joints. Learn the nature of osteoporosis and osteopenia. He will explain how to improve your lifestyle to help you reduce your risk of osteoporosis and osteopenia. Also learn about proper nutrition, supplementation, and exercises for bone and joint health, and to reduce pain and suffering. Space is limited and registration is necessary. To register, please call the Library at 201-804- 2478, ext. 7 or email romeo@

Lyndhurst VFW Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst, will have Karaoke on Friday, April 19, starting at 8 p.m. The VFW hall is also available for rental for all occasions. For more information, call the Post at 201-939- 3080.

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 for anyone 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.

In its heyday, scores of people of all ages flocked to it. Songs were written about it. On Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Historical Society’s meeting, people can relive it: Palisades Amusement Park.

Park historian Vincent Gargiulo will take discussion attendees on a trip down memory lane as he recalls the history of this beloved amusement park. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 139 on the corner of Webster and Park Avenues in Lyndhurst. The lecture is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, April 14, at 1 p.m. Birding for Beginners (Optics), a free two-hour Birding for Beginners class starts with a short session on birding optics – from binoculars to spotting scopes -at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, followed by a nature walk in the park. The event is run by the Bergen County Audubon Society and hosted by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. 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.

The free Third-Tuesday-of- the-Month Bird Walk with the NJMC and BCAS will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. at Harrier Meadow in North Arlington on Disposal Road near Schuyler Avenue. Note: There may be weekday construction vehicles on Valley Brook Avenue, so Harrier Meadow may be best reached by Schuyler Avenue). Check for last-minute 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

In an effort to help those in our community, Dr. Richard Eckstein, DDS, will be participating in a free dentistry program Saturday, April 27, with the donated time of Dr. Ekstein, Mellissa Porcile, Liz Gutierrez, Sharon Long, and staff.

Free of charge teeth cleaning, fillings, extractions and any other dental work will be provided which can be performed in one visit. Those getting treatments must be unemployed or the spouse or child of an unemployed man or woman. V

isitors must call 201-991- 1228 and press 2 for Stephanie, to reserve an appointment time. Appointments will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., is offering a free ESL conversation group class for adults beginning Tuesday, April 16, at 10 a.m.

Composting for Kids in grades K to 5 will be held at the library on Monday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. Call 201-955- 5640, ext. 126, to register.

A Teen Poetry Workshop (for ages 12 to 18), a special poetry writing and recitation workshop led by a local author and journalist, will be held at the library on Saturday, April 27, at 11a.m. Call 201-955-5640, extension 126 to register. Light refreshments will be served and there will be prizes.


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 Apr. 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

Pen to Prose Writers’ Group will meet at Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., on Monday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. The group was formed to read works-in-progress, share accomplishments, critique works, give writing instruction, and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public.

All ages are welcome to come to the library for Recycled Craft Day on Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No registration is required.

The Sciencetellers will present “The Bugs of Blackwood” at the library on Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call 973-667-0405 or visit

Registration is now open for Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation’s summer session of Junior Kickers Soccer, open to Nutley toddlers ages 3 to 5. The professional coaching staff from The Sports Factory will direct the program.

Junior Kickers Soccer is a non-competitive program designed to help the youngest of soccer players begin to develop basic soccer skills by participating in fun-filled, soccer oriented children’s games and basic physical education. The program will begin on June 25 at Glotzbach Field. Tuesday sessions will run for four weeks from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with one rain date. Each class is one hour in length.

Registration forms may be turned into the Recreation Department, 44 Park Ave, no later than June 3. Limited space available. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The fee for this program will be $30 per child. Online registration is also available online at

For more information on this or any recreation program, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-284-4966, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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