Around Town


Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., will host “Three Kings Day,” co-sponsored by the Carl A. Paserchia Foundation and Cheer Me Up Foundation, on Monday, Jan. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the children’s room. For more information, call 973-450-3434.

Belleville Elks, 254 Washington Ave., hosts a blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. No appointment is needed. The drive is open to township residents and surrounding communities. Donors will be given a miniphysical.

All donors must be at least age 17, weigh at least 120 pounds, be in good health and bring a signed form of identification. There is no upper age limit for donors provided they meet the health requirements. There is a 24-hour deferral for tooth cleanings and fillings. Those who have recently traveled outside of the U.S. are asked to call the Blood Center of N.J. at 973-676-4700, ext. 132, for eligibility criteria.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., through a private health consulting firm, offers assistance with the Affordable Care, Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment on Mondays (10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Thursdays (10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Saturdays (10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Cognosante, a health IT solutions and services provider with 25 years experience, has been contracted by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as certified Marketplace In-Person Assisters to provide enrollment assistance services to individuals, families and small business owners and their employees are funded by CMS.

The library is sponsoring Monday and Thursday Movies at 12:15 p.m. Here’s the schedule: Jan. 2 – “New Year’s Eve” (PG-13) (Robert DeNiro), Jan. 6 – “Lovely, Still” (NR) (Martin Landau), Jan. 9 – “Red 2” (PG-13) (Bruce Willis), Jan. 13 – “The Wolverine” (PG-13) (Hugh Jackman), Jan. 16 – “We’re the Millers” (R) (Jennifer Aniston), Jan. 20, 2013 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (library closed), Jan. 23 – “World War Z” (PG-13) (Brad Pitt), Jan. 27 – “The Heat” (R) (Sandra Bullock) and Jan. 30 – “Sometimes a Great Notion” (PG) (Paul Newman).

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 provides an atmosphere of warmth and comfort for patients and family. For more information, call Emma at 201- 998-6828, Rosa 201-246-7750, Fatima 973-485-4236 or email


The Lyndhurst Food Pantry, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., will be closed through Jan. 6. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The Food Pantry is open Monday to Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m. Food Pantry patrons must show proof of hardship and proof of Lyndhurst residency in order to qualify.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., will offer these events during January:

• Bring your child for a walk-in story on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Children from pre-K to grade 2 are welcome. No registration is required.

• A 45-minute program for children ages 3 to4 1/2featuring stories, music, and crafts is available, beginning Feb. 20. Parents are welcome to participate. There are two sessions on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Required registration is from Jan. 2 to Feb. 14. Space is limited. Call in advance to register your child.

• Would your child like to make their very own winter accessories, such as scarves, hats and mittens? Children in grades 1 to 4 will join on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. for this craft. Call in advance to register.

• Children in pre-K to grade 3 will join on Monday, Jan. 27, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. for a snowman craft session. Call in advance to register.

For more information or to register, call the library at 201- 804-2478.

Sacred Heart School, 620 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst, sponsors a Tricky Tray on Friday, Jan. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and non-refundable. No alcohol will be served. For tickets, call the school at 201-939-4277 or Patty at 201-803-9580 by Jan. 6. No tickets will be available at the door.

Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus hosts a communion breakfast at the Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave., on Sunday, Dec. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $7. No tickets will be sold at the door. Pick up tickets at Sacred Heart Rectory, 324 Ridge Rd., 201- 438-1147, or call Sal Russo at 201-446-7244 or Nick Garafolo at 201-935-5988.

North Arlington

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37 will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. at NAFD Engine Co. #2, 550 Schuyler Ave.All veterans are invited. For more information, call 201-214-8253.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., will hold these programs:

• Wednesday Afternoon Knitters will meet on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 1 p.m. instead of Wednesday. Every other week, the group meets on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

• First Friday Films: “White House Down” will be screened on Jan. 3, at 2 p.m.

• Monday Night Book Club – “All the Pretty Horses” by Cormac McCarthy will be discussed on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. Copies of the book and its discussion guide are available at the library. This event is free and open to the public.

The Nutley Parks and Recreation Department offers these events:

* Sign up for a Pilates fitness program, starting Jan. 4, for Nutley residents, on Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Recreation Annex, 65 Bloomfield Ave., for six consecutive weeks. There is a $30 fee. Participants are asked to bring a mat and a water bottle. Register online at https://nutleynj. or pick up forms at the Parks & Recreation office, 44 Park Ave. For more information, call 973-284-4966 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

* Join a ski/snowboarding trip to Shawnee, Pa., on Feb. 18. A bus will leave from 44 Park Ave., at 8 a.m., and is expected to return to Nutley at about 8 p.m. Information on ski rental and pricing for lift tickets is available through the department upon registration. Participation is limited and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or for more information, call 973-284- 4966, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., by Jan. 6.

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