Around Town


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

Belleville Public Library, 221 Washington Ave., will hold a Halloween Bash on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. Youngsters are encouraged to dress in costume. There will be games and refreshments. The event is designed for grades 4 and 5.

The Township of Belleville celebrates Halloween with family-friendly festivities on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Belleville High School fields. Free events include: pumpkin patch, horse-drawn hayride, bouncy castle, music, treats and much more. All children are encouraged to come in costume.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., sponsors a blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., For 30 or more donations, the library receives a $300 “Save a Life” Recognition award from the Blood Center of N.J. and $50 for each additional 10 donations.

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 at 201-246- 7750, Fatima at 973-485-4236 or email


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.

Centro Romeu Cascaes Portuguese American Community Center, 308 William St., hosts a Zumba Halloween Party, a special 90-minute class, followed by a party, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Prizes will be given for best costume. For more information, call Donny 201-463-1169 or Maria 201-401-0826 or e-mail harrisonzumba@


Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., hosts a fish and chips dinner and silent auction on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20; children’s dinners are two for $20. Reservations are recommended but tickets will be sold at the door. Takeout is also available. For more information or reservations, call 201-991-5894.

Kearny High School Baseball Booster Club hosts a comedy night fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at Copestone Ophir Masonic Lodge, 225 Kearny Ave. Tickets are $30 (BYOB and snack). For tickets or to make a donation, contact Carolyn Girdwood at 551-208-6227, Sandy Hyde at 551-265-8969, Clarence Hicks at 201-283-0515 or Wayne Walley at 201-376-4882.

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., hosts a 10-part series, “Catholicism 101.” There will be two sessions, held on Thursdays, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The first session will run from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5; the second, from Jan. 9 to Feb. 6. Contact Linda at 201-991- 3870 to register or to get more information.

A Halloween costume party fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 305 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., at Hedges Hall at St. Stephen’s Church, 676 Kearny Ave. This event is for ages 18 and over (BYOB). For advance tickets, call Beth Young at 201-600- 1740 or e-mail

West Hudson Christian Center, 557 Kearny Ave, hosts a free Halloween alternative event, for ages 4 to 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 31. Interact with Bible-time characters, explore a No-Fear interactive story and leave with lots of treats. This special walk-thru event takes about 15 minutes. For more information, visit

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., hosts a free screening of “Monsters University” (Rated G/104 minutes) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served.

The West Hudson Detachment of the Marine Corps League invites all former and active duty Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend an open house every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at 286 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

St. Stephen’s Seniors of Kearny holds its annual fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church basement (Hedges Hall), 141 Washington Ave. A Tricky Tray, bake sale, jewelry sale, gift certificates, George’s Kitchen, and a special raffle for $100 gift certificate from Shop Rite will be offered. The seniors will no longer host a flea market. For more information, call Pat at 201-991-4771.

The Kearny High School Class of 1983 will hold a 30- year reunion on Nov. 30. For more information, contact Reunion Central at 888-333-6569 or kearny83@reunioncentral. com.

Kearny Crew hosts a Zumbathon with a bake sale and prizes on Oct. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), at Schuyler School gym, 644 Forest St. Admission is $15 at the door, $10 in advance and $5 for students. For advance tickets, contact Kellie at 201- 232-0378 or Cindy at 201-926- 3475. Donations are welcome. Proceeds go to Kearny Crew. The Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts the following events:

• Halloween arts and crafts lesson on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Children may register at the club or call 201-991-6734.

• Halloween dance on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are restricted to teenagers. Costumes are optional.


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 perform for ages 3 to 10 on Friday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. Registration is required.

• Halloween Craft: Kids in grades 1 to 4 can 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. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7, or e-mail

• “Fact, Hoax or Something Else”: This event is for grades 6 to 12 on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is necessary. To register, e-mail or call 201- 804-2478, ext. 4.

The Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., hosts its 90th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $65. For more information, call 201-438-9723.

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts a stroke, aneurysm, osteoporosis and vascular disease screening provided by Life Line Screening on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Price varies with each screening. Pre-registration is required. For appointments, call Life Line at 1-888-653-6450 or visit Mention this press release and receive a $10 discount off your package.

A drawing nature beginner/ refresher course for adults and teens will be held at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Science Center, 3 De- Korte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take-home supplies are provided. There is a fee of $20; $15 for Meadowlands Environment Center members. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

North Arlington

North Arlington Woman’s Club announces the following events:

• Pasta dinner and raffle fundraiser – Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Senior Center, 214 Ridge Rd. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children age 12 and under (raffle tickets sold separately). For tickets, call Mary Ann at 201-997-8915.

• Bus trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa. – Saturday, Nov. 16. Bus departs Borough Hall at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 ($20 slot credit and $5 food credit). Contact Eileen at 201-998-2501 for tickets.

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.

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., announces:

• Spooky Spectacular Workshop for grades K to 5 on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. Mad Science presents bubbling potions, wicked brews, and really cool special effects.

YA Movie Day for grades 6 and up is held Friday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington announces the following trips:

• Taj Mahal on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Call Florence for more information at 201-991-3173.

• Overnight trip to Pennsylvania to see the Christmas show “Sight and Sound,” National Christmas Museum, Koziars Christmas Village and Country Kettle Village, Dec. 5-6. For information, call Anna at 201-939-2960.


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.”

Holy Family Church youth group, 28 Brookline Ave., hosts a Tricky Tray and pasta dinner on Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit youth group projects and programs for those in need. For tickets, call Anna O’Reilly at 973-661-3759. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., announces:

• Special Saturday Story Time with Gail Kahn, author of “Lucas Meets a Great White,” on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. Registration is not required.

• Monday Night Book Club meeting, featuring an appearance by Jon Michaud, author of “When Tito Loved Clara,” on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. For more information, call the library at 973-667-0405, ext. 2604.

• Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

• Two-year-old Story Time – Friday, Nov. 8, 15, 22 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Registration is required. Participants must be Nutley residents.

• Read to Dogs – Saturday, Nov. 9, 23 –Improve your literacy skills by reading to certified therapy dogs. This program is designed for independent readers ages 5 to 11. Registration is required online. Call Children’s Services Desk at 973-667-0405, ext. 2623, or e-mail

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