Around Town


Children are invited to activities and crafts that explore what lies beneath at “The Dig” on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Aug. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Belleville Public Library, 221 Washington Ave.

“Night at the Museum” (PG) will be shown at the library on Friday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. “Gnomeo and Juliet” (G) 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

The library will host a magic workshop with Joe Fischer on Monday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, there will be the last summer session of Baby and Toddler Storytime at 11 a.m. and School Age Children’s Storytime at 11:45.

Belleville children ages 6 to 12 are invited to the library’s End of Summer Sleep Over on Friday, Aug. 30. Doors open at 8 p.m. and breakfast will be at 7 a.m. A parent or guardian must be present through the entire event. Register with Mia Torres at the circulation desk 973-450-3434.

St. Peter’s Rosary Confraternity’s annual Communion Breakfast will be held Oct. 6 at the Chandelier Restaurant. Tickets are $22 each. Call the rectory at 973-751-2002.


Writer/lecturer Rick Wright will present “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. Wilson provided eyewitness tales from early 19th century Bloomfield. For information, call 973-566-6200, ext. 502.

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., sponsors a trip to Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, on Sunday, Oct. 13. Cost is $55 per person, which includes bus and admission, but not meals. Reservations must be paid within five days of booking. There are no refunds. Call 973-429-0960.


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


North Hudson Community Action Corp. will be providing a low-cost/no-cost dental van twice a month at the Kearny Health Center, 645 Kearny Ave. NJ Family Care, HMO and Medicaid are accepted. A sliding-fee schedule is available to those with no insurance. Proof of address, proof of income and picture ID required. For an appointment, call 201-210-0200.

Spruce Terrace Senior Housing Community, 21 Spruce St., will be opening its waiting list on Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. Applicants must be 62 or over. Income limits are $27,000 for one person or $30,080 for two. (Equal Housing Opportunity.)

Art created this summer in classes at the Kearny Public Library 318 Kearny Ave., will be on display on the lower level from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Until Aug. 22, the Main Library will be selling donated and discarded hardcover and paperback books, audiobooks and CDs; prices, 25¢ each or 5 for $1.

Mary’s Traveling Seniors of Kearny are organizing a trip to Wildwood Sept. 8-12. 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, transportation, all taxes, gratuities and luggage handling. Price is $475 for double occupancy; single occupancy is $90 extra. A $150 deposit is required. Seats are limited. Call 201-998-1030.

The annual St. Jude Novena with Msgr. John J. Gilchrist will begin Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave.


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. For more information, call 941- 565-0861.

Lyndhurst Food Pantry, on the first floor of the Municipal Annex, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., is re-stocking and welcomes donations of nonperishables and paper products. No expired items please. Anyone interested in holding a food drive for the pantry may contact Sarah Anderson at 201-804-2421.

Lyndhurst Youth Roller Hockey League is seeking boys and girls for divisions ranging from grades K through 8. Fee is $55 for Lyndhurst residents; $65 for nonresidents. Applications are available at For more information, visit or email lyndhockey@

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. The program includes a light dinner and show. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call Julie at 201-424-2659 or Chris at 201-438-2750. Bring a canned good for the Lyndhurst Food Pantry.

The Lyndhurst Health Department is collecting school supplies for students in need. Backpacks, dividers, 3-ring binders, etc., can be dropped off at 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Aug. 31. Anyone with children in need of supplies may contact 201-804-2500.

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst is sponsoring a trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., on Thursday, Sept. 19. Seats are limited, so call Janet Ricligiano at 201-935-1208 ASAP. Women interested in joining the club should call Marilyn Falcone at 201-933- 6459 or Delores Perrotta at 201-939-5237.

Dr. Bill Kolb (a.k.a. Dr. Zither) will perform at the Lyndhurst Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Also appearing will be Lyndhurst resident Gina Gerbasio, who may be the youngest zither player in the country. Space is limited and registration is necessary. Email romeo@ or call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7.

Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands with a two-hour pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. NJMC staff will discuss the region’s history and point out wildlife. Cost is $15 per person; for ages 10 and up. Departs River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Pre-registration required. Visit tours.html, or call 201-460-4640.

North Arlington

The Angry Coffee Bean, 89 Ridge Road, hosts a creative writing group on the second and fourth Monday of each month. An open mind and notebook are required. 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.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., hosts a bingo luncheon on Friday, Aug. 30. For information, call 201-998-5636.

North Arlington Girl Scout Troop 4451 is seeking donations to send Girl Scout cookies to U.S. troops. 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.


Registration is required by Sept. 3 for these programs hosted by Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive. You must be a township resident to participate: Babygarten, Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Preschool Story Time on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; and Two-Year-Old Story Time on Friday, Sept. 27, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. To register or for more information, call 973- 667-0405.

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