Around Town


Belleville residents can have their confidential documents safely shredded for free on Community Shred Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Senior Center parking lot, 125 Franklin Ave. Proof of residency is required. Bring documents in paper bags or cardboard boxes weighing no more than 10 lbs. (limit: five bankers boxes per person). No binders or magazines are accepted. Arrive early as this event will end prior to noon if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

Vendors are needed for an arts, crafts and collectibles show, sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Belleville. Cost is $25 per table. Contact Kathy at garden07109@gmail. com or Joan at jhneedles@ The event is set for Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belleville Senior Center, 125 Franklin Ave.


Registration is open until Sept. 13 for Harrison Recreation co-ed soccer for grades 1 to 8 at the Community Center, 401 Warren St. For more information, call 973-268-2469.


A Flapjack Fundraiser for Pathways to Independence will be held at Applebee’s, 175 Passaic Ave., 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.

A flea market (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and health screening (9 to 11 a.m.) will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave. Tables are still available at a cost of $15 each or two for $25. For more information, call the church office at 201- 991-5894.

Kearny UNICO will hold a flea market on Saturday, Sept.15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Frank Vincent Marina at Kearny Riverbank Park; and will sponsor a bus trip to Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City, on Sunday, Sept. 29, at a cost of $30 per person ($25 back from casino). For tickets, contact Lou Pandolfi at 201- 368-2409. Proceeds benefit Kearny UNICO’s charitable activities.


The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst conducts a drive-by food drive for non-perishable items (no expired items) on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Food Pantry, 253 Stuyvesant Ave. (Township Clerk’s office). Send monetary donations payable to the Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst to: Diane Cichino c/o Town Clerk’s Office, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, N.J. 07071 or bring it to the food drive.

Woman’s Club members are at the Food Pantry every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Families in need may contact Sarah Anderson at the Health Center at 201-804-2500.

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announces the following activities: * Pontoon Boat Cruise – Sept. 12, 16 and 18 at 5 p.m., $15 per person; for ages 10 and older; and final Canoe Trip of the season – Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 a.m., $15 per person; for ages 10 and older.

Both depart from River Barge Park, Carlstadt. Preregistration required.

To register for these programs, visit html or call 201-460-4640.

* Third-Tuesday-of-the- Month Bird Walk – Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Harrier Meadow in North Arlington. You must 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.

* New Jersey’s Threatened and Endangered Wildlife: An Overview of the Garden – Thursday, Sept. 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m., for all ages, $5/person; $4/MEC members at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a two-part program, “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage,” at the Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and 25, 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is necessary. To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 973-586-4300.

Clara Maass Medical Center hosts a breakfast forum on vaccination options for adults at the Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, on Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. Call 201-804-2500 to reserve a seat.

Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., holds a beefsteak dinner on Sept. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. Price is $45 per person (all you can eat and drink). Watch Giants vs. Panthers. Contact the club at 201-438-9723 or Ted Dudek at 201-924-9848. The club also sponsors a Dart League every other week, starting Sept. 24, from 7:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call David Pecelli at 201-427-0849.

North Arlington

A free Lunch and Learn program on healthy feet, conducted by Dr. Christian S. Raymond, will be held at the North Arlington Senior Center, 10 Beaver Ave. (rear of Health Department) on Thursday, Sept. 19, at noon. Bring insurance cards. The program includes treatment of bunions, calluses, vascular conditions and more. The program is open to surrounding communities. Registration is required; call the Health Department at 201-955- 5695.

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., announces the following events for children:

* Storytime at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and 25, for ages 2 to 5.

* Pirate Craft at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, for grades K-5, sponsored by the NA Women’s Club. Come dressed in pirate garb.

* Bedtime Story Time at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, for ages 4 to 6.

The following Back-to- School nights are scheduled at 7 p.m.: Sept. 18 – North Arlington High School; Sept. 24 – Roosevelt School; Sept. 26 – North Arlington Middle School; Oct. 1 – Washington School; Oct. 2 – Jefferson School.

The Rosary Society of Queen of Peace Parish sponsors a Tricky Tray and luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at San Carlo Fine Caterers, 620 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, for ages 18 and older only. Admission is $40 per person.

For tickets, call Carol at 201-991-6454 or Pegeen at 201- 246-1030.


Pen to Prose Writers’ Group meets Monday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr.

The Nutley Department of Public Affairs is currently seeking volunteers to become a point of contact in their neighborhood in the event of a weather emergency or power failure. The P.O.C. will be a component of the Nutley Public Health Reserve Corps and play a vital role during storm emergencies. Interested residents should call 973-284-4976 and ask for Ann Marie Nicolette or email her at

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