Around Town


Tickets are now available for St. Peter’s Rosary Confraternity’s annual Communion Breakfast to be held on Oct. 6, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass at the Chandelier Restaurant, 340 Franklin Ave. Tickets are $22 each and are available by calling the rectory at 973-751-2002. The speaker will be Sister Marlene Milasus, O.S.B.


Celebrate the Dig Into Reading summer program at the Bloomfield Library with live animals from the Turtle Back Zoo on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 1:30 p.m. Reading program participants will be treated to a presentation of live animals, refreshments and a grab bag to reward them for taking part in the program. Registration for the program is required and is limited to children who have signed up for the summer reading. A second session at 2:45 p.m. will be added if necessary.

It’s not too late to register for the library’s Dig Into Reading program. Come to the children’s library to sign up. The program ends on Aug. 30. Readers who successfully complete the program will be given a brand new book. It’s all about “Birds and Witches and Bloomfield: On the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Alexander Wilson” at the Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Hosted by Bloomfield resident Rick Wright, a widely-published writer and lecturer at birding events, this illustrated seminar will introduce you to the life and work of Alexander Wilson. Arriving from Scotland as a political and economic refugee in 1794, Wilson provided eyewitness tales from early 19th century Bloomfield that offer insights into our area’s history. Wright is book review editor for Birding and the American Birding Association Blog. For more information, call 973-566-6200, ext. 502.

The Bloomfield Library’s book club will meet in the board room on Monday, Sept. 9, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. to discuss “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf. Clarissa Dalloway, a middle-aged British society lady, is planning a party. While she is ordering food and flowers, an old lover drops by unexpectedly. At the same time, in another part of London, a shell-shocked veteran faces commitment to a mental institution. The fate of a man she never met will alter Clarissa’s world view forever.

For more information or to request help in locating a copy of the book club selection, call the Reference Desk at 973- 566-6200, ext 502. Admission is free.

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., sponsors a trip to Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, a 35-acre sculpture garden with over 270 sculptures on Sunday, Oct. 13. A bus leaves Oakeside at 9 a.m. Cost is $55 per person, which includes bus and admission, but does not include meals. Participants can take a self-guided tour or join a docent-led tour at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Lunch is available at several venues on site, or participants can pack a picnic lunch. After the sculpture garden, the bus will stop at a nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant and gift shop and will leave at about 6:30 p.m. Reservations must be paid within five days of booking to ensure a place. There are no refunds on paid reservations. Call the Oakeside office at 973-429-0960.

Join the MetroEast Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO MetroEast) at Senioritas, 285 Glenwood Ave., Bloomfield, for a fun networking event on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers and $20 for member guests.

For reservations, please register online at or call 201-258-4593. You can also email questions to:

For more information about NJAWBO MetroEast, visit


Come read, sing and play with your child at Little Ones Learning at the Harrison Public Library, 415 Harrison Ave. The program is held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for children up to 36 months. No registration is needed; however, space is limited to the first 15 children.

The Town of Harrison Senior Center is sponsoring a Tropical Luau party on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11:30 a.m. for Harrison seniors only. For more information, call Rita at the Senior Center at 973-268-2463.


Spruce Terrace Senior Housing Community, 21 Spruce St., Kearny will be opening its waiting list on Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. Applicants must be 62 and over. Income limits must not exceed $27,000 for one person or $30,080 for two persons. (Equal Housing Opportunity.)

“Dig Into Reading” Vacation Reading Challenge at Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., will end on Friday, Aug. 16. Book logs will not be accepted after that date.

Children ages 2 1/2 – 5 years old are invited to preschool art at the Main Library, from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 20.The library will provide the art materials. Registration is not necessary, but space is limited.

Magician Joe Fischer will perform a magic show at the main library on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 4:30 p.m.

Check out the huge selection of donated and discarded hardcover and paperback books, audiobooks and CDs at the Main Library, during its week-long book sale Aug. 19- 22. The library will be selling the books for 25¢ each or 5 for $1. Hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library will be closed on Friday, Aug. 23.

Be whisked away to the magical world of Never Land at the Main Library with a “Peter Pan” double feature on Monday, Aug. 19. “Peter Pan” (G-rated) will be shown at 1:30 p.m. and the 2002 sequel “Peter Pan: Return to Never Land” at 2:30 p.m. downstairs. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served.

The Arts and Crafts Club at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center runs a trip to the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City every third Wednesday of the month. The cost is $30 and the bus leaves from the center at 60 Columbia Ave. at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts are provided before the bus leaves, plus a goody bag on the way home. The next trips are Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. For more information, call Lucy at 973-731-6942.

The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., continues to be open to members and guests, ages 8 to 15, in August on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and offers basketball, dodgeball, wiffleball, kick ball, gymnastics, bowling, bumper pool, air hockey, foozball, arts and crafts, ping pong and electronic games.

Mary’s Traveling Seniors of Kearny are organizing a trip to Wildwood Sept. 8-12 (five days, four nights). Price includes: four nights, accommodations in Wildwood, four breakfasts and dinners, three nights of entertainment, a dolphin watch cruise, visit to Cape May and Atlantic City, with a bonus rebate, transportation, all taxes, gratuities and luggage handling. Package price is $475 for double occupancy; single occupancy is $90 extra. A $150 deposit is required. Seats are limited. Call Mary at 201-998-1030.

Kearny Little League will hold its third annual fun fair at the Doyle Pavilion at Riverbank Park on Aug. 18, from noon to 6 p.m. The event will include a water slide, dunk tank, slip and slide, music raffles and much more. The fair is open to all registered Little League participants (Little League, Mini Minor and TBall), coaches, parents and siblings. The cost is free to all registered players and coaches and a $10 donation per person for adults and a $5 donation for children. The cost includes all food, drinks and activities. For more information, call Tom Witt, president of Kearny Little League, at 201-314-4924 or Kearny Recreation Department at (201) 955-7983.


Area gardeners are invited to showcase their best floral or vegetable product in a nonjuried event at the Lyndhurst Garden Club’s annual flower and plant show on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Senior Citizen building, 260 Cleveland Ave. Registration will be at 10 a.m. and participation awards at 1 p.m.

Gardeners can also choose from among plants, gardening accessories and books, unique planters and attic treasurers available at the sales tables.

For more information, call 201-939-0033.

Good Shepherd Medical Adult Center, 725 Valley Brook Ave., invites the community to its first annual health fair on Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food, music, arts, entertainment, games, prizes and more are in the offing. For more information, call 941-565-0861.

Lyndhurst Food Pantry, on the first floor of the Municipal Annex, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., is re-stocking. This pantry, which serves more than 140 needy Lyndhurst families, welcomes donations of canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, applesauce, condiments, and paper products. No expired items will be accepted. All donations can be dropped off at the pantry. Anyone interested in holding a food drive for the pantry is invited to contact Sarah Anderson of the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2421.

Lyndhurst Youth Roller Hockey League is seeking boys and girls of all ages and levels for these divisions: Mites (grades K-2), Midgets (grades 3-5) and Juniors (grades 6-8). Registration fee is $55 for Lyndhurst residents and $65 for non-residents. Applications are available at Mail or drop off completed applications to: Lyndhurst Youth Hockey League, c/o Lyndhurst Parks Dept., 250 Cleveland Ave., Lyndhurst, N.J. 07071. For more information, visit www. or email

The Lyndhurst Elks will host an Elvis tribute on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Polish National Home, 730 New Jersey Ave. A $20 donation is requested. The program includes a light dinner and show. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

For tickets or more information, call Julie at 201-424-2659 or Chris at 201-438-2750. Bring a canned good for the Lyndhurst Food Pantry.

Registration is open for the Sea Creature Mobile Craft program at the Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., for children in kindergarten to grade 4. To register for library programs or for more information, call 201-804-2478.

The Lyndhurst Health Department is collecting donations for students in need. Items sought include backpacks, dividers, and 3-ring binders. Donations can be dropped off at the Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Aug. 31. Anyone with children in need of school supplies is asked to contact the Health Department at 201-804-2500 to schedule a pick-up of the needed supplies.

Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands District’s scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes on Aug. 16, 20 and 22 at 5:30 p.m. and Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. NJMC staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. Admission is $15 per person; the event is designed for ages 10 and up. The cruise departs from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Pre-registration is required. For a complete schedule, directions, and to register, visit tours.html, or call 201-460-4640.

Look for herons, egrets, shorebirds and ospreys and other raptors on the free Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month bird walk with the NJMC and BCAS on Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. The walk starts at Harrier Meadow on Disposal Road near Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington. Please park inside the fenced-in area. 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@ or 201-230-4983.

North Hudson Community Action Corporation will be providing a low cost/no cost dental van, twice a month, in front of the Kearny Health Center, 645 Kearny Ave. Services include exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions.

NJ Family Care, HMO and Medicaid plans are accepted. A sliding fee schedule based on income is available to those with no insurance.

Proof of address, proof of income and picture ID are required.

To make an appointment, call NHCAC at 201-210-0200.

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst is sponsoring a trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. on Thursday, Sept. 19. Anyone interested should call Janet Ricligiano at 201-935-1208. Seats are limited so call ASAP.

Any woman interested in joining the Woman’s Club may do so by contacting Membership Chairman Marilyn Falcone at 201-933-6459 or Delores Perrotta at 201-939-5237.

Zither Musical Event at the Lyndhurst Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. An accomplished solo entertainer and recording artist who has performed on both sides of the Atlantic, Dr. Bill Kolb (a.k.a. “Dr. Zither”) brings his beautiful music to the Lyndhurst Library. One of the founding members of the North America Zither Orchestra, he has given concerts across the United States, and has played with internationally recognized zither virtuosos as Tomy Temerson, and Freddy Golden. Also performing will be his star pupil, Lyndhurst resident Gina Gerbasio, who may be the youngest zither player in the country. Space is limited and registration is necessary. To register, please email romeo@ or call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7.

North Arlington

The Angry Coffee Bean hosts a creative writing meeting group on the second and fourth Monday of each month. An open mind and notebook are required. For more information, call 201-772-5554.

The North Arlington Woman’s Club sponsors a breakfast at Applebee’s Restaurant, Kearny, on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $10. For tickets, call 201-889- 2553. Takeout orders are available.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., hosts an end of summer bingo luncheon on Friday, Aug. 30. For information, call 201-998- 5636. North Arlington Girl Scout Troop 4451 is seeking donations for a “Sweets for the Troops” cookie drive to send cases of Girl Scout cookies to U.S. troops. So far, more than 20 cases containing 240 boxes have been sent. There are still 40 cases left. The troop is reaching out to the community to help meet their quota. People can contribute $48 per case but any amount will be accepted. Send checks payable to North Arlington Girl Scout Troop 4451 to 172 Rutherford Pl., North Arlington, N.J. 07031. The troop will deliver cases to the recruiting center on Bloomfield Ave. in Bloomfield.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., will host Preschool Story Time on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. for Nutley residents only. No registration is required.

The library’s End of Summer Reading Party will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information on library programs, visit http://, email or call 973-667- 0405.

The cast of the Cherry Blossom Players will present “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!” at the Philhower Chapel (ground floor) of Vincent United Methodist Church, 100 Vincent Pl., Nutley. Ticket prices are $16 for general admission and $14 for students and seniors (65+). Performances are Aug. 14 to 16 at 8 p.m., Aug. 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.

If you would like to reserve tickets please email: or call: 973-785-1353 and leave a detailed voice-mail message. Tickets reserved via email or phone must be pickedup and paid for 10 minutes prior to the requested performance time; if not, they may be void and sold. The troupe strongly suggests for this (and all future) production/s that tickets be ordered in advance of opening night. No reserves will be honored later than the 14th. ‘Day-of’ or ‘At-door’ tickets will only be sold if available. Walk-ins are not guaranteed. Tickets for the summer performances quickly sell out.

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