Around Town


Belleville Public Library, 221 Washington Ave., sponsors the following programs:

• Baby and & Toddler Storytime is offered Tuesdays at 11 a.m. The program ends Dec. 10.

• Holiday Decorating Bonanza is slated for Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. Help the library decorate the children’s room for the holiday season. Treats will be available.


Brookdale Reformed Church, 16 Belleville Ave., holds an Advent candlelight prayer service on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church at 973-338-7676 and ask about the Advent Prayer Service.


Jerome de Bontin, general manager of the Red Bulls, will address the Harrison business community at a networking event sponsored by Harrison Business Connections at Red Bull Stadium on Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. The event includes a private tour of Red Bull Arena and refreshments. More information can be found at http://

Harrison Business Connections can be found online at and


Kearny High School PTA sponsors Burger King Night on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Burger King on Passaic Ave. Come and eat at BK and help the KHS PTA. A PTA member will be there to collect all receipts so the PTA can receive 20% off all receipts.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., hosts the following events:

• A free screening of “Planes” (PG / 91 mins.) will be presented Friday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. 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.

• A free rock show will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the library. Local bands, including Fiscal Cliff and Not Stalin, will perform. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more on these programs, call 201-998-2666 or visit

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 Kearny Elks host a Hoop Shoot basketball contest at the PBGC, 663 Kearny Ave., on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. All Kearny children ages 8 to 13 are eligible to participate. Bring a birth certificate for proof of age. Elks Youth Activities Chairman Ron Pickel will supervise the contest. For more information, call Tom Fraser, executive director of the PBGC, at 201-991-6734 or Ron Pickel at 201-463-8447.


Lyndhurst Health Department has only 30 flu vaccines remaining for the 2013-2014 flu season. These vaccines are only for Lyndhurst residents age 18 and older. The remaining vaccines will be distributed by appointment only on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2500 to schedule an appointment with one of the registered nurses.

The Health Dept. 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.

Lyndhurst Public Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events:

• Santa Visit: Children can take a picture with Santa on Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:45 p.m. Registration is required.

• Holiday Stocking Craft for children in grades 1 to 4 will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

• Fit4Kids Magic Show: Muscle Man Mike presents a magic/puppet show for children ages 3 to 10, on Monday, Dec. 16, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required.

To register, call the library at 201- 804-2478.

Joseph Macadsek presents an introduction to one of the Meadowlands’ historical treasures, North Arlington’s Schuyler Copper Mine, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Now located under a residential area of North Arlington, the Schuyler Copper Mine opened in 1719 and is the oldest copper mine in New Jersey. Admission is $5 per person; $4 for MEC members. Registration is recommended. To register go to For more information, call 201-460-8300.

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, payable to the Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst, 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- 3796.

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

Lyndhurst Veterans of Foreign Wars 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. 

North Arlington

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington will sponsor an overnight trip to Pennsylvania to see the Christmas show “Sight and Sound,” along with the 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., hosts 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.


The annual Holiday Treasure Chest Adopt A Family Program to provide gifts to Nutley families in need is starting again this month. Individuals, civic organizations and clubs are encouraged to get involved by adopting a family. Local businesses have adopted families in lieu of purchasing individual staff gifts. Gift cards from local stores will also be accepted. Residents interested in adopting a family or making a contribution are asked to call Annmarie Nicolette at 973 284-4975.

A “Santa Express Mailbox” will be placed at the Nutley Oval entrance on Chestnut St., starting Friday, Nov. 29, in conjunction with Santa’s arrival in the Oval, sponsored by the Nutley Chamber of Commerce. The last day of collection is Wednesday, Dec. 18, allowing Santa enough time to respond to each letter. Remember to have children include their age and return address on each letter. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 973- 284-4976.

The Women’s Auxiliary of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 120 Prospect St., will sponsor a holiday boutique and bake sale with Tricky Tray on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., hosts the “Laying of the Cornerstone Commemoration” on 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.

The Nutley High School Manga Club meets on Monday, Nov. 25, at 3:30 p.m.

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