Around Town


Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., hosts its monthly breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under age 3. Children under age 3 are admitted free. The breakfasts are held the third Sunday of every month from September to May. If there are three or more inches of snow, breakfasts are cancelled.


Bloomfield Art League invites the public to its art exhibit at The Art Garage, 211 Glenridge Ave., Montclair, through Nov. 30. Works by local artists will also be on sale. Anyone wishing to join the league is invited to call the Civic Center at 973-743-9074, e-mail or sign up the day of the reception.


The Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., holds its annual Turkey day dance for teens only on Friday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. Prizes will be given to the best dancers. The dance will be supervised by Kearny teachers and members of the PBGC Board of Directors.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., hosts a free screening of “Planes” (PG / 91 mins.) at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22. Dusty Crophopper, a cropdusting plane, dreams of competing in a world-famous aerial race. The film will be shown downstairs. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

A fundraising bus trip for Kearny High School’s Project Graduation to the Sands Casino and Outlet Mall in Bethlehem, Pa., is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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.

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

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., meets 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.

The Salvation Army of Greater Kearny, 443 Chestnut St., will hold its annual Kettle KickOff on Thursday, Nov. 14, at noon at Kearny Town Hall.

It offers classes in basic computer skills, e-mail and Microsoft Office Suite, Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a fee of $30 per 12 hours of instruction.

For more information, call the Salvation Army at 201-991- 1115.

The Scots American Club, 40 Patterson St., will participate in the Blood Center of N.J.’s Super Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment or walk in. To schedule an appointment online, visit bcnj/schedule.php Donors will be entered in a sweepstakes to win two tickets to the Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium in February and receive a Super Community Blood Drive wristband. The Super Bowl Host Committee is sponsoring the Super Community Blood Drive to raise awareness of the critical need for blood donations.

The Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington offers a presentation on collectibles by John Labrincha of the Kearny Gold Store on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Henrietta Benstead Center, Columbia Avenue, Kearny.


Lyndhurst Public Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a Native American Headband Craft program, for grades Pre-K to 3, on Monday, Nov. 18, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

The Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., hosts its 90th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $65. For more information, call 201-438-9723.

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst is collecting non-perishable food items, plus turkeys, hams and lasagne, along with gift cards for ShopRite or Stop & Shop, as part of a food drive for the local Food Pantry, 253 Stuyvesant Ave. Monetary donations can be sent c/o Diane Cichino, 481 Roosevelt Ave., Lyndhurst, N.J. 07071.

The club will also sponsor a pizza contest on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave. Many local pizzerias are donating pizzas to be judged. Cost is $5 per person. The winning pizzeria will receive a banner to display in their front window. Money raised for this event will benefit the club’s charitable projects. For tickets, call Janet Ricigliano at 201-935- 1208.

For more information on membership in the Woman’s Club, contact Marilyn Falcone at 201-933-6459.

Lyndhurst VFW Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts Karaoke on Friday, Nov. 22, starting at 8 p.m. The VFW hall is also available for rentals for all occasions. For more information, call the post at 201-939-3080.

Lyndhurst Health Department hosts a blood screening on Friday, Dec. 6, at the recreation room at 601 Riverside Ave. Appointments begin at 8 a.m. The screening includes a chemistry profile, cholesterol level, blood count, and thyroid level. This service is available to Lyndhurst residents ages 18 and older for a $20 fee. Preregistration is required. Call 201-804-2500. Payments can be submitted in cash or checks payable to Medical Laboratory Diagnostics.

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announces the following events:

• Staff from the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge will bring some of their owls to the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5/ person; $4/MEC members. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

• The Third-Tuesday-of-the Month Walk with the NJMC and BCAS will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. This free two-hour walk of Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus features raptors, waterfowl and fall migrants. Participants meet at the marsh entrance at 10 a.m. (directions are on in the left-hand column). Check for last-minute weather updates. Participants must sign a standard liability release. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol. com or call 201-230-4983.

North Arlington

The North Arlington Fire Department is conducting a food drive for the Queen of Peace Food Pantry, collecting canned and dry goods and non-perishable food items. Containers are located inside Borough Hall.

Food will also be collected during the Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Santa Claus parade on Saturday, Nov. 30, starting at 9 a.m. At noon, Santa and friends will be at the Fire Headquarters, 3 Legion Place.

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

• Children’s author Katherine Rizzuto will discuss and sign her new book “Poodles Don’t Play Tennis” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Meet one of the dogs from her story. Books will be on sale for $10 each. (Exact change is greatly appreciated.) Kids in Pre-K- to grade 3 are welcome and registration is strongly recommended. Call 201-955-5640, ext.126, and leave a message with the name or names of those registering and how many copies of the book are desired.

• Harvest Craft, sponsored by the N.A. Women’s Club, is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. for grades K to 5.

• Comics Club, for grades 6 and up, meets on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m.

• YA Movie Day, for grades 6 and up, is offered on Friday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m.

Registration is recommended for these programs. Call the library at 201-955-5640.

North Arlington Woman’s Club sponsors a bus trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 16. The 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 will sponsor an 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.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., host a holiday party on Friday, Dec. 6, starting at 10 a.m. with bingo, lunch at noon, gift raffle at 1 p.m. and dancing from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For information and reservation, call 201-998-5636.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., hosts the following events:

• Biennial Nutley Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m., “to recognize Nutley people who have achieved outstanding accomplishments beyond the boundaries of Nutley.” Tickets are $40. Call 973-284-4929 for information.

• Pen to Prose Writer’s Group meets Monday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The group is free and open to the public.

• 1990’s Trivia Night for Adults is held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Winners will each receive a $10 Starbucks gift card. Register at http://nutleylibrary90strivia. eventbrite. com.

• Dr. Who Celebration is slated for Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. A Dr. Who costume contest, trivia and British foods are in the offing. Register online at

• The Laying of the Cornerstone Commemoration is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m., to kick off the library’s Centennial Celebration. Join the library’s Centennial Committee, the Board of Trustees, Friends of the Nutley Public Library, local legislators and officials, and state and local library representatives to commemorate the original cornerstone laying of November 1913.

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