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Bloomfield’s local access TV station (Ch. 35 Comcast; Ch. 30 Verizon) is now offering a double feature of its show “Saturday Night at the Movies,” a combination of classic cartoons, action-packed serials, and vintage movies, every Saturday at 8 p.m.

Here is the schedule for June Double Feature Month: June 8: “Rich And Strange” and “DOA”; June 15: “Last Man On Earth” and “Meet John Doe”; June 22: “Prelude To War” and “They Made Me a Criminal”; and June 29: “Panic In The Streets” and “Suddenly.”

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., is holding an art camp for children, ages 5 to 13. Session 1 (July 8 to 12) and Session 2 (July 15 to 19): The Wellrounded 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 are 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 –


Join the Family Music Studio at Our Lady of Czestochowa, 115 S. 3rd St., 4th floor, Harrison, every Tuesday at 10 a.m., for Suzuki Early Childhood Education classes for ages up to 4. These fun and educational classes provide active exposure to music and lay the foundation for future instrumental study. The teacher, Lillian Bielinski, has a master’s degree in music and teaching certification in the Suzuki Method. For more information, contact Lillian at (913) 645-9511, by e-mail:, or visit:

Washington Middle School PTO is hosting a Tricky Tray fundraiser on Thursday, June 6, at Harrison High School, 800 Hamilton Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door (limited tickets available). Tickets can be purchased in the main office of WMS or call 973-483-2285, and ask for Cecy at ext. 5012 or Mayra at ext. 2045. P

op Warner Football registration is being held through June 28 at the Harrison Community Center, 401 Warren St., for Seniors (grades 7 and 8). Juniors (grades 5 and 6) and Mighty Mites (grades 1 and 2). Registration fee is $65. For more information, contact the community center at 973-268- 2469.

The community center is also conducting registration for cheerleading for the 2013 football season through June 14. Tryouts will be announced. Registration is open to the following grades: Pee-Wees: grades 1 to 3; Juniors: grades 4 to 6; and Seniors: grades 7 and 8. For more information, contact the community center at 973-268-2469.


Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., 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 both town libraries over the last couple years.

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.

Tickets will be $5, which must be paid in advance at the Main Library. Space is limited, so call or stop by the library for reservations. For more information on this or other programs, call 201-998-2666 or visit

The Main Library’s play group for ages 2 1/2 – 4 1/2 meets on Tuesdays in June from 11 to 11:45 a.m., and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., except on Tuesday, June 25.

Baby Steps play/story time with music and bubbles for ages up to 2 will continue on Wednesdays at the Main Library from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

At the Branch library, 759 Kearny Ave., Play Group will take place on Thursdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Meet Muscle Man Mike and Soccer Sue when they present Fit-4-Kids with music, games and exercising from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at the Main Library.

Children ages 4 and older are invited to the library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24 to watch Snakes-n- Scales present “It Came From Beneath the Earth,” a live animal show to celebrate the beginning of “Dig Into Reading,” the library’s Vacation Reading Challenge.

Children ages 2 1/2 – 5 are invited to the Main Library for Preschool Art with Desiree Mills from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 25. The library will provide the art materials. Registration is not necessary, but space is limited.

Children ages 5 and older are invited to art class at the Main Library with Desiree Mills from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. The library will provide the art materials. Registration is not necessary, but space is limited.

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” fundraiser at Kearny Applebee’s on Wednesday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eat-in or takeout. For your order to count in support of Kearny UNICO you must present a flyer. To obtain a flyer, contact Lou Pandolfi.

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

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 cost of the ticket is $10, which 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.

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

The flea market will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both new and used items as well as crafts will be available for sale. Breakfast and lunch foods will be available for sale. 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. Avoid eating 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.


The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supply of dog food both canned and dry available to anyone who, due to unemployment, disability or any other financial difficulty, cannot afford to feed their dog. Just stop by or call 201-896-9300 for more information.. Hours Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) and the Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) for a free two-hour plant walk with botanist Edith Wallace on Sunday, June 9, at 10 a.m. 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@aol. com or 201-230-4983.

The Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., will host a Senior Health Fair on Tuesday, June 11, from 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. Local businesses will be there to facilitate 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. Families of seniors are also welcome to attend. Donations will also be accepted for the Lyndhurst Food Pantry. For more information, contact the Health Department at 201-804- 2500.

The Health Department will host its bi-annual blood screening on Friday, June 7. Appointments begin at 8 am. This 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 so call the Health Department for appointments. 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.

Lyndhurst Public Library children’s room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., encourages children in grades 1 to 4 to create a special craft on Thursday, June 13, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required. Children in grades pre-k to 3 are welcome to come to the library to make a “Get Ready for Summer” craft on Tuesday, June 18, from 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 programs, prize drawings, story hours and more. For more information, call the library at 201-804-2480 ext 3 or visit

On Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. the Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad will be challenging the Special Angels in a kickball game 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. Visit their website to see what they offer. No child is turned away. Also check out the EMS website for the community class being held by the Lyndhurst Squad,

North Arlington

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 reservations, call Florence at 201-991-3173. All are welcome. Nutley Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., will host Adult Scrabble Night on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place scores. No registration is required. The film “Argo” will be shown as part of the library’s First Friday Films program 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 screening schedule.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., will host Adult Scrabble Night on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place scores. No registration is required.

The film “Argo” will be shown as part of the library’s First Friday Films program 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 screening schedule.

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