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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 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 Bellville Ave., sponsors 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. $250. Materials included. Session 3 (July 22 to 26) Adventures in Cooking: Campers will learn a different culinary treat each day. $275. Materials included. Session 4 (July 29 to Aug. 2) Creative Crafts: Jewelry- making, macramé, printing, woodworking and more. $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 –

Suburban Essex Business and Professional Women, Inc.(SEBPW) will meet on Wednesday, June 19, at the Job Haines Home, 250 Bloomfield Ave.,There will be networking and light refreshments at 6 p.m. followed by the program. Cost is $5. Guest speaker will be nationally certified personal trainer Sheila Dunn, with over 16 years of experience specializing in training women to meet their goals. R.S.V.P. by Monday, June 17.

For reservations and/or information about (SEBPW) contact Jean at 973-248-3302 or Lucy at 973-743-4589 or email at LucyLopesT@aol. com.


Pop Warner Football registrations are currently being held until June 28 at the Harrison Community Center, 401 Warren St., for these categories: Seniors: grades 7 and 8, Juniors: 5 and 6 and Mighty Mite: 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 until June 14. Tryouts to be announced. Registration is open to the following grades: Pee-Wees: 1 to 3, Juniors: 4 to 6 and Seniors: 7 and 8. For more information, contact the community center at 973-268-2469

Romeu Cascaes Portuguese American Community Center, 308 William St., Harrison, announces a new instructor, Donny Mendez for its Zumba classes. This one-hour class is held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Class and subscription discounts are available; get a free class if you bring a friend, plus free bottled water. For more information, call 201-401-0826 or email


The 23rd annual Kearny Senior picnic will be held on Thursday, June 13, at Doyle Pavilion at Riverbank Park from 11:30 a.m. tol 3:30 p.m. Admission is free to Kearny senior residents and tickets are available at the following locations: Main Library, Board of Health, Town Hall and at the Senior meetings.

The picnic is sponsored by the Mayor, Town Council and the Kearny Municipal Alliance.

Members of the Kearny Fire Department are volunteering their time to serve as chefs.

So bring a lawn chair, grab a friend, put on your dancing shoes for a great afternoon, In case of rain, the picnic will be at the Benstead Center, 60 Columbia Ave.

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 few 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 will include: Mayor Alberto Santos, Councilwoman Eileen Eckel, Board President Sean Mara and Library Director Josh Humphrey.

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

Children 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 years old 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.

On Thursday, June 13, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. the Friends of the Kearny Public Library will host a special summer reading kickoff event at the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave. Cupcakes will be available to the first 50 children at 3:30 p.m., and there will be free face painting for children from 4 to 5 p.m.

Children will have the opportunity to browse the collection, which includes more than 100 new hardcover books and DVDs, purchased through Friends of the Library donations. Volunteers will be on hand to help students make summer reading selections. For this special day only, DVDs will be free at the branch.

For more information, visit <> or call 201-998-2666 for more program information.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will host the East Coast Professional Wrestlers on Saturday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Five Kearny wrestling natives will be featured: Mike Rocky Jones, Kyle Jason Cage Durkin, Izzy XIZA Arboleda, Daniel Drayen West Trzepla and Jonathan Johnny Diamond Rodrigues.

Advance tickets are $12 at the Sunset Deli, 680 Kearny Ave., or Big Nicks Pizza, 72 Davis Ave., Kearny. You may also call Tom Fraser at 201- 991-6734.

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. Enlightening 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 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 his/her 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.

Lyndhurst Library children’s room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., invites 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, 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 programs, prize drawings, story hours and more. For more information, call the library at 201-804-2480 ext 3 or visit

The library offers a series geared toward people age 50 and over, “Connecting with Your Inner Self” to talk about topics such as fears, aging, changing obstacles into opportunities and more. The next meeting is on Thursday, June 20, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, please call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7.

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 teach and encourage 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 not only for seniors, 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.

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 Food Pantry, located at the Lyndhurst Municipal Annex, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., has new hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Food Pantry is available to Lyndhurst residents who can show proof of hardship and proof of residency.

NJ Meadowlands Commission offers pontoon boat cruises at 5:30 p.m. on June 14, 17, 18 and 20. Cost is $15 per person for ages 10 and up.

Experienced NJMC staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way.

Pontoon boat cruises depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Preregistration required. For a complete schedule, directions and to register, visit www.njmeadowlands. gov and click on “Environment” and “Meadowlands Tours,” or call 201-460-4640.

A canoe trip, hosted by the NJMC will be held on June 15 at 8:30 a.m., departing from Mill Creek Point Park, Secaucus. Take a three-hour guided tour exploring the Hackensack River and its marshes. Paddlers will learn the basics of salt marsh ecology and enjoy the magnificent natural and man-made scenery while rowing past wetlands and down creeks. Pre-registration required.

For more information or to register, go to www. and click on “Environment” and “Meadowlands Tours,” or call 201-460- 4640.

Third Tuesday of the Month bird walk, with the NJMC and the Bergen County Audubon Society, will be held on Tuesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. This free two-hour guided nature walk will take place at Laurel Hill County Park, Secaucus. The group will meet at the Laurel Hill ball fields 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 or 201-230-4983.

St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 624 Page Ave., Lyndhurst, will participate in the Fortnight for Freedom, 14 days of prayer and fasting for religious liberty ending on July 4. The U.S. bishops have called for the Fortnight for Freedom to address the current challenges to religious liberty.

Events begin on June 21 with prayer for religious liberty in our nation at the end of the 7 a.m. Mass, the 8 a.m. Mass, and the noon Mass. On June 27, there will be prayers for religious liberty in our nation coinciding with the all day Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Prayer times will be at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and with Benediction at 7:30 p.m..

The Fortnight for Freedom events conclude at on July 4 with prayers for religious liberty in our nation after 7 a.m. Mass and 9 a.m. Mass.


Pen to Prose Writer’s Group will meet at Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., on Monday, June 17, 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.

On Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m., the library invites the community to relive the 1894 Nutley Amateur Circus, the famous Red Cross fundraiser with its colorful cast of local characters, including Henry Bunner, the editor of Puck magazine; Molly, the hat factory delivery horse; Eaton Stone, the long-retired “best horseman to ever enter the ring”; and Nutley’s own Annie Oakley. This program is free and open to the public.

Summer Reading clubs aren’t just for kids any more. Adults are invited to participate in the library’s Summer Reading Club at the library, which kicks off on June 24. Each book that you read or listen to gives you an opportunity to win fun prizes from our weekly raffle drawings. Displays of recommended summer reading materials will offer an opportunity for browsing and borrowing. Readers are encouraged to include a review of their book on each raffle ticket, or post a review on the library’s Facebook page. A grand prize drawing will be held at the end of the summer.

Call the library at 973- 667-0405 for more information on this and other programs. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site at

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