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.


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.


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.


Kearny UNICO meets on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the meeting or learning more about Kearny UNICO should contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.

A fundraising bus trip for Kearny High School’s Project Graduation is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., to Sands Casino and Outlet Mall. The bus leaves from Kearny Federal Savings Bank, 614 Kearny Ave. Cost is $30 (receive $20 in slot dollars and $5 food voucher). For tickets or more information contact Judy at 201-991-5812 or e-mail her at or call Sandy at 551-265-8969.

Kearny/Harrison Girls Scout service unit 14 hosts an open house for adults interested in becoming Girl Scout troop leaders and for girls looking to join a troop on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Kearny Scout House, 635 Kearny Ave. Meet other local Girl Scout troop leaders. For more information, e-mail amyweber363@

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., is hosting 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 for more information.

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

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 a $100 gift certificate from ShopRite 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 e-mail kearny83@

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., meets on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the church basement. Margaret Abrahams, coordinator of the Domestic Violence Response Team of Hudson County, will speak.


New Jersey Meadowlands Commission will sponsor the following events:

• A drawing nature beginner/ refresher course for adults and teens will be held at the Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take-home supplies are provided. Fee is $20/person/ $15 MEC members. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands. gov/ec.

Note: Valley Brook Avenue will be closed on Nov. 2. Participants must take the alternate route to DeKorte Park via Schuyler Avenue to Disposal Road. A map of the alternate route can be found at: http://

• New Jersey Swine – Bringing Home the Bacon will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Open to all ages. New Jersey pigs were much sought after in colonial and early America. Presenter Judith Russo explains why New Jersey swine was so special. Admission: $5/person; $4/ MEC members. The program will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

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.

Lyndhurst Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., announces the following programs:

• Walk-in Story I is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for grades pre-k to 2. No registration is required.

• Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for grades 1 to 4 will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

North Arlington

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Rd., meets on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. For more information, call 201-214- 8253

North Arlington Woman’s Club sponsors a bus trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 16. A bus departs from 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 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.


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 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., sponsors the following events:

• First Friday Films: “The Guilt Trip” will be screened Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. A new film is shown the first Friday of each month. Check the library’s event calendar for names of films.

• P.J. Story Time will be held Monday, Nov. 4 and 18, at 7 p.m., for children of all ages. Registration is not required.

• Conversational ESL is offered Wednesdays at 10 a.m. No registration is required.

• Wednesday Afternoon Knitters, for beginning and experienced knitters, meet weekly at 1 p.m. Bring your own supplies.

• Middle School Manga meets on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m.

• Screening of “The Rule” is slated for Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. “The Rule” details how and why the highly unique Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey and St. Benedict’s Prep are able to achieve amazing success with inner city males. A discussion with filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

• Gaming for teens will be held Friday, Nov. 8 and 22, at 3 p.m.

• Read to Dogs on Saturday, Nov. 9 and0 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 michelle.

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