Around Town


Bloomfield Art League announces that membership is open to all local artists and photographers. Lectures and demonstrations are held at the Civic Center, 84 Broad St. The League meets from October to May (except January) and also holds classes for adults, two member exhibitions and an art show.

For further information and/ or a membership application, contact the Civic Center at 973-743-9074 or send e-mail to

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.


A Flapjack Fundraiser for Pathways to Independence will be held at Applebee’s, 175 Passaic Ave., Kearny, on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will benefit adults with disabilities. For more information, call 201- 997-9371, ext. 18.

Cub Scout Pack 305 of Kearny sponsors a town cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Riverbank Park, Passaic Ave., (across from Stewart’s). Gloves and trash bags will be supplied. All volunteers will be eligible for community service hours.

Spruce Terrace Senior Housing Community, 21 Spruce St., will be opening its waiting list on Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. Applicants must be age 62 or older. 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.

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.

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church will meet on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in the church hall.

Tables are still available for $15 or two for $25 for a flea market and health screening at Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 14. For more information, call the church office at 201-991- 5894.

Kearny UNICO will meet on Thursday, Sept. 5, 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.


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.

Experienced NJMC staff host a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes on Sept. 4, 6 and 10 at 5 p.m. and Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $15 per person; for ages 10 and up. Departs from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt.

Pre-registration required. For a complete schedule, directions, and to register, visit tours.html, or call 201-460-4640.

Take a three-hour guided tour on a canoe trip exploring the Hackensack River and its marshes with the NJMC on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8:30 a.m. Paddlers will learn the basics of salt marsh ecology and row past wetlands and down creeks. Admission is $15 per person; ages 10 and up. Departs from Mill Creek Point Park, Secaucus. Preregistration required. For more information or to register, visit or call 201-460-4640.

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.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Senior Citizen Club, Lyndhurst, sponsors a trip to Villa Roma Resort, Calicoon, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 23 to Wednesday, Sept. 25. Cost of the trip: $320 for double occupancy, $290 for triple and $365 for single. Cost includes: transportation, two nights accommodations, meals, entertainment and more.

The club also sponsors an overnight trip to Atlantic City, Nov. 20-21, with lunch at the Renault Winery and trips to two casinos. Cost is $135 for double occupancy, $130 for triple and $175 for single.

To attend these trips, contact Annette Bortone at 201-438-1852.

North Arlington

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.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., will host Adult Scrabble Night on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. No registration required.

The film “Jack Reacher” will be shown at the library on Friday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. Films are shown on the first Friday of each month. Check the library’s event calendar for list of films.

Registration is required for the library’s Back to School Story Time on Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. For all ages.

The Book Café will meet at the library to discuss books that have been made into movies on Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m.

Registration is required by Sept. 3 for these library programs: 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. Township residency is required for participation.

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