Around Town


Confidential documents will be shredded for free on Community Shred Day (Belleville residents only) 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. This event will end prior to noon if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

The Woman’s Club of Belleville needs vendors for an arts, crafts and collectible show set for Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Belleville Senior Center, 125 Franklin Ave., Cost is $25 per table. Contact Kathy at garden07109@ or Joan at


Bloomfield Public Library Book Club, 90 Broad St., discusses “The Bean Trees” by Barbara Kingsolver on Monday, Oct. 7, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 973-566-6200, ext 502.


Registration is open for men’s and women’s Krav Maga Self Defense classes for ages 18 and up at Harrison Recreation Department, 401 Warren St. The cost is $75. The classes began Sept. 17 and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks (women’s class: 7 to 8 p.m.; men’s class: 8 to 9 p.m.) For information, call the Community Center at 973-268-2469.


The Hindu Community Center, 156 Schuyler Ave., is holding a procession/parade at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from the Community Center to Frank Vincent Marina via Bergen Ave. For more information, call Hitesh Dogre at 908-248-1279, Amruta More at 201-998-2094 or the Community Center at 201-997-5556.

Kearny UNICO sponsors 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.

West Hudson Detachment of the Marine Corps League, 286 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, hosts an SOS Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. For more information, contact Al Frater 201-906-1197 or email

Fall ESL and citizenship classes at Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., have been cancelled due to a family emergency involving the program coordinator. Classes resume in March.

Children ages 5 and older are invited to art class at the Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. The library will provide the art materials. Registration is not necessary, but space is limited.

Calvary United Methodist Church hosts its annual Sunday school picnic at Riverbank Park, Passaic Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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., sponsors these upcoming events:

* Beefsteak dinner, Sept. 22, 1 to 5 p.m. Price is $45. Contact the club at 201-438-9723 or Ted Dudek at 201-924-9848.

* Dart League, starting Sept. 24, from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The league will meet every other week. For more information, call David Pecelli at 201-427- 0849.

Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus hosts a communion breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $7 each (No tickets sold at the door). Pick up tickets at Sacred Heart Rectory, 324 Ridge Rd., or call the rectory at 201-438-1147, Sal Russo at 201- 446-7244 or Nick Garafolo at 201-935-5988.

Lyndhurst Health Department’s meditation class hosts a celebration of United Nation’s National Peace Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11:30 to 1 p.m., in the recreation room, 601 Riverside Ave. To register, e-mail

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission sponsors these upcoming events:

New Jersey’s Threatened and Endangered Wildlife – Thursday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., for all ages, at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Admission: $5/ person; $4/MEC members.

Muskrat Ramble with Don Smith – Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 to 2:30 p.m., for all ages, at the Meadowlands Environment Center. Smith talks about growing up in the Meadowlands in the late 1950s. Admission: $5/person; $4/MEC members. For more information on these programs, call 201-460-8300 or visit www.

* Final NJMC Canoe Trip of the 2013 Season – Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m. for ages 10 and up. It’s a three-hour guided tour; cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required.

* Final NJMC Pontoon Boat Cruises of the Season – Sept. 24 and 26, at 5 p.m., for ages 10 and up; $15 per person. Preregistration is required. Both trips depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt.

For more information or to register for either trip, visit, or call 201-460-4640.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts “Connecting With Your Inner- Self,” geared for ages 50 and over, to discuss fears, aging, and more, on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7.

A veterans’ ward party will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, starting at 2:30 p.m. at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, sponsored by Annette Bortone, past president of the Lyndhurst Woman’s Club. Support is needed to keep these programs going. Call John Deveney, rehabilitation chairman at 201-438-2255

North Arlington

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

* Origami Club meets on Friday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m., for grades 4 and up.

* Tween Book Club meets on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m., for grades 4 to 8.

* YA Movie Day is held on Friday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m., for grades 6 and up.

Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to Mount Airy Casino, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Cost is $25 ($25 and $10 food voucher from casino). Call Florence at 201- 991-3173 for more information or reservations.

Queen of Peace Parish will celebrate the 21st annual International Prayer and Fasting Campaign with a Day of Eucharistic Adoration at the LaSalle Center Chapel, 200 Ridge Rd., on Monday, Sept. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 pm. For more information, call the rectory at 201-997-0700.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., announces the following programs:

* Piano concert by Danielle Louise on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m.

* Pajama Story Time for children of all ages on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. Registration is not required.

* Story Time on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. Registration is not required.

For more information on library programs, call 973- 667-0405.

The Nutley Department of Public Affairs is 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 are invited to call 973-284-4976 and ask for Ann Marie Nicolette or e-mail her at anicolette@

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