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St. Anthony’s Parish, 63 Franklin St., Belleville, will host a festival and procession for St. Anthony (parking in school lot) on Friday, May 31, from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 1, from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, from 1 to 10 p.m. The June 1 procession will be held from the parish after the 5:30 p.m. Mass and on June 2, it will be after the noon Mass. The event will include food, fun and games, beer garden, entertainment, hourly 50/50 and Super 50/50 Sunday.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., invites patrons to an Afternoon at the Movies on Mondays and Thursdays. Films start at 12:15 p.m. in the library theater. Admission is free.

The following movies are scheduled: Mondays: June 3 – “Argo “ (R) (Ben Affleck); June 10 – “Silver Linings in Playbook” (R) (Robert De- Niro); “Anna Karenina” (R) (Keira Knightley); and June 24 – “The Sessions” (R) (Helen Hunt).

Thursdays: June 6 – “Patton” (PG) (George C. Scott); June 13 – “The Guilt Trip” (PG-13) (Seth Rogan); June 20 – “Game Change” (NR) (Julianne Moore); and June 27 – “Alex Cross” (PG-13) (Tyler Perry).

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Bellville Ave., is offering an art camp for children ages 5 to 13. Session 1 (July 8 to 12) and Session 2 (July 15 to 19): “The Well-Rounded Artist” – campers will work in a variety of media. Cost: $250 (materials included). Session 3 (July 22 to 26): “Adventures in Cooking” – campers will learn a different culinary treat each day. Cost: $275 (materials included). Session 4 (July 29 to Aug. 2): “Creative Crafts” — jewelry-making, macramé, printing, woodworking and more. Cost: $250 (materials included). Session 5 (Aug. 5 to 9): “Adventures in Cooking” – classes held Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register early – class size is limited. All students must bring lunch, mid-morning snack and water. Wear clothes that can get dirty from art supplies.

Registration forms are available on the Oakeside web site,

East Newark

West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets on the last Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. The group will provide an atmosphere of warmth and comfort for patients and family. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa 201-246- 7750, Fatima 973-485-4236 or email Together we will fight this disease.


Kearny Mandir Hindu Community Center, 156 Schuyler Ave., Kearny, is offering free yoga and meditation programs with enlightening talks. Yoga and meditation will be held on Saturday, June 15, 4 to 5:15 p.m.; Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; and Monday to Thursday, June 17 to 20, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Talks: Saturday, June 15, 5:15 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 16, 12:15 to 2 p.m.; and Monday to Friday, June 17 to 20, 7:15 to 9 p.m. A vegetarian meal will be served after the talks.

The Center for Business & Industry (CBI) at Hudson County Community College is initiating an “On the Road” series, to promote its customized workforce and staff training programs. CBI staff will meet guests at Kearny Town Hall, second floor chambers, Kearny, June 6, at 6:30 p.m.

For reservations or for more information about CBI, call Aycha Edwards at 201- 360- 4247 or email aedwards@

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., continues its series of movie premieres new to DVD with a screening of “Beautiful Creatures (PG- 13, 124 minutes) at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 31.

Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. This program is free and everyone is welcome, but please note the rating of the film.

The Main Library will host a Flag Day celebration on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m., honoring the contributions of River Terminal Development and the Friends of the Kearny Public Library, who have helped make many improvements to the town’s Main and Branch libraries.

The evening will feature live music by local band 1978 and an American picnic-inspired meal. Many building improvements to be showcased include: new framed art prints throughout the library, new tables and seating areas and completely reconfigured shelving. Speakers include: Mayor Alberto Santos, Councilwoman Eileen Eckel, Board President Sean Mara and Library Director Josh Humphrey.

Admission is $5, which must be paid in advance at the Main Library. Space is limited, so call or stop by the library soon to buy a ticket. For more information on this or other programs, call 201- 998-2666 or visit

Kearny UNICO will meet on Thursday, June 6, 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 “Dining to Donate” fund-raiser at Kearny Applebee’s on Wednesday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. For your order to count in support of Kearny UNICO you must present a flyer. To obtain a flyer, contact Lou Pandolfi.

The Thistle Eclipse U10 girls soccer team will hold a flapjack breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s in Kearny on Saturday, June 8, from 8 to 10 a.m. The $10 admission includes pancake, sausage, eggs and beverage. For tickets, call Mary at 570-977-4259. Tickets will also be sold on the day of the fundraiser at the door. Stop by for food and raffles.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will hold a flea market and health screening on Saturday, June 8.

The flea market will be open 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.

The health screening will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Nurses from Clara Maass Hospital will check blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels. Do not eat before the screening. All participants will receive a coupon for food from the flea market snack bar.

For more information, call the church office at 201-991- 5894.

Children up to age 12, who live in the West Hudson area, are invited to participate in the Kearny Recreation Department and the West Hudson/ South Bergen Optimist Club’s annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 1, at West Hudson Park pond, at Davis and Schuyler Aves.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the pond and the contest starts at 10 a.m.

All participants are asked to bring their own fishing gear, including tackle, bait and fishing poles. Fishing poles (bamboo canes) and tackle will be provided to the first 100+ youth who fail to bring their own fishing gear.

A parent or guardian is encouraged to attend with the participants.


The Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., will host its bi-annual blood screening on Friday, June 7. Appointments begin at 8 a.m. The blood screening will include a chemistry profile, cholesterol level, blood count, and thyroid level. This service is available to Lyndhurst residents over the age of 18 for a $20 fee. Pre-registration is required and appointments can be made by calling 201- 804-2500. Payments can be submitted in cash or checks may be made payable to Medical Laboratory Diagnostics.

Join the Health Department on Thursday, June 13, for the annual skin cancer screening. Please note that this is a change of date from the program listing. The screening will be performed by Dr. Shari Sperling and appointments begin at 9:15 a.m. This free screening is available to all Lyndhurst residents aged 18 or older. Call the Health Department to schedule an appointment.

The Health Department, will host a Senior Health Fair on Tuesday, June 11, 2 to 6 p.m. This event will offer free screenings as well as free promotional items. Screenings include but are not limited to: blood pressure, memory exam, hearing, BMI, muscle tension, and chiropractic. Representatives of local businesses will be on hand to offer new ways for seniors to become more active at this stage in life. There will also be opportunities to learn about estate planning as well as long-term care planning. This event is open to seniors and families of seniors. Donations will also be accepted for the Lyndhurst Food Pantry. For more information, contact the Health Department at 201- 804-2500.

The Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad will challenge the Special Angels in a kickball game on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. at the Lyndhurst Little League field on River Road. This is the second year this event is being held in hopes to continue raising awareness of special needs children and adults. Special Angels sponsors year-round sports and leisure activities for children and adults with many different needs from many towns and counties. Visit their website,, to see what they offer. No child is turned away. Also: check out the emergency squad website,, for the community class being held by the Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad.

First Sunday of the Month Bird Walk, co-sponsored by the NJMC and the Bergen County Audubon Society will be held on Sunday, June 2, at 10 a.m.

This free two-hour guided nature walk will meet at Mill Creek Point Park in Secaucus and proceed to Secaucus High School boardwalk. Check for last-minute weather updates. Walkers must 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.

Join the NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society for a special, free two-hour DeKorte Park plant walk on Sunday, June 9, at 10 a.m., with botanist Edith Wallace.

Check for last-minute weather updates. Participants must sign a standard liability release. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino.

Lyndhurst Library children’s room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., invites you to bring in your child for a walk-in story on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Grades pre-k to 2 are welcome. No registration is required.

Children in grades 1 to 4 can surprise dad on Father’s Day by creating a special craft at the library on Thursday, June 13, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

Children in grades pre-k to 3 are welcome at the library to make a “Get Ready for Summer” craft on Tuesday, June 18, at 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

Registration is currently open to June 14 to grades pre-k to 6 for the library’s summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading.” Children will explore all things underground. Activities may include programs on dinosaurs or construction vehicles, animals that live underground or Ancient Egypt, caves, rocks, and more. The program will include prize drawings, story hours and more. For more information, call the library at 201-804- 2480, ext. 3, or visit http://

North Arlington

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., will host “Selling on Ebay” with Rick Feingold on Monday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. Learn the tricks of the trade with an Ebay Power Seller and online Ebay store operator. To register call 201-955-5640, ext. 126.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Taj Mahal Casino on Tuesday, June 11. Cost is $25. For information and reservation, call Florence at 201-991-3173. All are welcome.

Registration for the 2013- 2014 North Arlington Soccer season is underway. Registration forms will be given to current players and distributed to students in school. Forms can also be downloaded from our web site at Forms are due by July 1 and may be given to any coach, dropped off at Zadroga Field on Schuyler Avenue on June 15 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., or mailed to P.O. Box 7051, North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Rd., North Arlington, meets on June 3 at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend. For more information, call 201-214-8253.

North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., has blood pressure/health risk assessments on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment necessary.

The Health Department will offer a free skin cancer screening on Tuesday, June 11, by appointment only, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The attending dermatologist will be Dr. Monika Srivastava. A free Men’s Health Fair will be held by appointment on Wednesday, June 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Health Department, in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center. The screening will include a PSA blood test and examination by a physician from Essex- Hudson Urology.

Child Health Conference, free immunization and Well Baby Care will be available for infants and pre-school children – by appointment, at the Health Department on Thursday, June 20. Required school-aged immunizations are available for those without health insurance coverage.

For more information and appointments, call the Health Department at 201-955-5695.


Gail’s Angels Foundation, Nutley, will hold its first annual Charity Ladies Golf Classic on June 1, at Farmstead Golf and Country Club in Lafayette. All event proceeds benefit the Gail’s Angels Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial, emotional and educational support to women with breast cancer who have an autistic or special needs child.

Registration begins at noon. The $150 cost includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, dinner, cocktails and gift bag.

Register online at and pay by credit card, or send check (made out to Gail’s Angels Foundation) with the attached registration form. For more information, contact James Babai at or call 973-686-1282. Directions to the event can be found at:

The Monday Night Book Club at Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., will meet on Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. to discuss “Sister of My Heart” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The group meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome.

Library patrons are invited to play bridge on every Tuesday at 1 p.m. No registration required.

Conversational ESL is held every Wednesday at the library at 10 a.m. No registration is required.

The Wednesday Afternoon Knitters meet at the library every week 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.

A teen video game tournament will be held weekly at the library on Wednesdays and Thursdays in June at 3 p.m.

The library will host Adult Scrabble Night on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m.

Prizes are awarded for first and second place scores. No registration is required.

The next film in the library’s First Friday Films program is “Argo,” on June 7 at 2 p.m. A new film is shown the first Friday of each month. Check the library’s event calendar for a schedule.

The library’s Manga Anime Club meets every Friday at 3 p.m.

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