Around Town


The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will provide free counseling and claim filing assistance to all veterans and their families at the DAV Belleville Nutley Chapter 22, 612 Mill St., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Nicholas Bernardi at 973-297-3378.

Belleville Elks Lodge, 254 Washington Ave., hosts its monthly breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. Children under age 3 are admitted free. Breakfasts are held the third Sunday of every month.

High School bands, motorcycle clubs and all civic associations interested in participating in Belleville’s Veterans Day Parade are invited to contact Bill Steimel at 973- 759-4692. The parade is set for Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.

The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade kicks off Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m., starting at Belleville High School and proceeding down Joralemon St. to Franklin Ave. The parade will be led by Grand Marshal Pasquale Megaro Jr. For more information or to participate, call Frank Russo at 973-941-3543 or e-mail


Bring your clean, gently used Halloween costumes to Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., to receive a ticket for a costume swap (one swap ticket per child). Bring your tickets to the library to choose a costume from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 19. No costume to donate? You can select a costume from 4 to 5 p.m. for a donation of $3. Leftover costumes are donated to Goodwill. For more information, call 973-566-6200, ext. 507.

The library announces the following schedule for its Monday and Thursday Afternoon at the Movies:

– Thursdays: Oct. 10: “Hangover Square” (Laird Cregar); Oct. 17: “Absolute Power” (R) (Clint Eastwood), Oct. 24: “Roxie Hart” (Ginger Rogers); and Oct. 31: “Dracula” (NR) (Bela Lugosi).

— Mondays: Oct. 14: Library closed for Columbus Day; Oct. 21: “Arabesque” (NR) (Gregory Peck); and Oct. 28: “My Gal Sal” (NR) (Victor Mature).

Films for both programs start at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free.

East Newark

The Senior Club of East Newark meets Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. Membership is open to ages 55 and over.


Harrison American Legion hosts its 75th anniversary celebration and awards dinner on Nov. 9 at the Harrison-East Newark Elks, 406 Harrison Ave. Mayor Raymond McDonough, Elks Exalted Ruler Larry Bennett and Councilman Victor Villalta will be feted for the work they do for veterans. For information or reservations, call Ed Marshman at 201-998-0662.


The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, hosts a Scotch Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Irish- American Association, 95 Kearny Ave., featuring Peter O’Connor, of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” Tickets are $40 per person. Mail reservations and payments to: AOH Division 7, 227 Highland Ave, 1st Floor, Kearny, N.J. 07032. Proceeds benefit the AOH scholarship fund. For more information visit: aohdiv7hudson@gmail. com or call 201-889-5930.

St. Stephen’s Seniors announce the following events:

• A membership meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Hedges Hall, 141 Washington Ave., at 1 p.m. A board meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Membership is open to anyone age 50 and older.

• A trip to New England is set for Oct. 20-24.

For more information, call Tom at 201-998-8258. For trip information call Joan at 998- 3578, for A.C. call Peg at 201- 998-9443 and for condolences call Vicki at 201-991-8345.

Kearny High School’s Class of 1964 celebrates its 50th reunion on Oct. 14 at the White Sands Hotel, Point Pleasant Beach. For more information, contact Richard Pachucki at

Visit the Kearny Fire Department, 109 Midland Ave., on Oct. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. for Fire Prevention Week. Come see the apparatus and meet the firefighters. This event includes demonstrations, free handouts, education, smoke detectors and light refreshments.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., will hold a book sale on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donated and discarded hardcover and paperback books will be available for a quarter each or 5 for $1.

West Hudson Christian Center, 557 Kearny Ave, hosts the following:

• Donations for a women’s and children’s clothing drive will be accepted at the church at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Donations will be available to the community for free on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 201-997-7762 or visit

• Auditions for a Christmas play will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m., for ages 5 to 12. Practices will be Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in October and November. The play will be presented on the second weekend in December. For more information, e-mail the church at


Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., sponsors the following children’s programs:

• Fit4Kids Anti-Bullying Show: Muscle Man Mike and his Super Hero Friends present a discussion on strategies to prevent bullying, for ages 3 to 10, on Friday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. Registration is required.

• Halloween Craft: Kids in grades 1 to 4 are invited to make a witch’s cauldron on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required. • Halloween Parade: Children in grades pre-k to 3 can wear their costume and collect treats on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required.

• “Street Smart”: A new class added as part of the adult ESL program reviews managing banking, expenses, and dealing with different types of vendors begins Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Space is limited and registration is necessary. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7, or e-mail

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst and the Giving Tree co-host a Tricky Tray for children on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m., at the Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave. The cost is $5. Doors open at noon. Refreshments will be served. For tickets, call Janet Ricigliano. For more information on becoming a member, call Marilyn Falcone at 201-933- 6459.

A free two-hour Third- Tuesday-of-the Month Walk with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society is set for Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry. Participants must sign a standard liability release. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201- 230-4983.

Adoniram Lodge 80, F&AM, 321 Second Ave., hosts an open house on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the Masonic Temple at 201-438-2662 or David Ramirez at 201-456-4343.

North Arlington

The North Arlington Woman’s Club hosts a pasta night on Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 10 Beaver Ave. (behind the Health Department). Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under age 12. For tickets, call 201-997-8915.

The Rosary Society of Queen of Peace Parish, North Arlington, sponsors a Tricky Tray and luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 4 p.m., 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.

The North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., hosts a Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information and reservations, call 201-998- 5636.

The North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., offers these events:

• Story Time for ages 2 to 5 is held every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m.

• Halloween Craft for grades K to 5, sponsored by the NA Women’s Club, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

• Bedtime Story Time for ages 4 to 6 is held Thursdays, Oct. 10 and 17, at 6 p.m.

• Spooky Spectacular Workshop for grades K to 5 is slated for Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. Mad Science presents bubbling potions, wicked brews, and really cool special effects. To pre-register, call 201-955-5640, ext. 126.

• Origami Club for grades 4 and up meets on Friday, Oct. 18, at 3:30 p.m.

The Ironbound Irish-American Association presents “Finnegan’s Wake” on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 194 River Rd., North Arlington, from 7 to 11 p.m. The Michael Byrnes Band is featured. The cost is $45 per person. For tickets, call Ted Edwards at 201-628- 2069 and 973-900-3160 or Mike Batty at 201-317-6200.


Nutley residents can safely discard unused prescription medication by bringing it to Nutley Police Headquarters, 228 Chestnut St., on Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the Nutley Police Department’s “Operation Take Back.”

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