Around Town


Oakeside Mansion, 240 Belleville Ave., is hosting an open house on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No R.S.V.P. required – just stop by. Enjoy complimentary beverages and sample foods from Frungillo Caterers, Oakeside’s resident caterer. Talk with staff about the possibility of Oakeside Mansion hosting your next event: weddings, social events or meetings etc. For more information, call 973-256-9380.


Kearny UNICO announces these upcoming events:

• A membership meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the group or to attend, contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201- 368-2409. New members are welcome. Kearny UNICO is a member chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in the United States.

• A fundraising bus trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City is slated for Sunday, Jan. 26. There is no NFL playoff game this weekend. The bus will depart from American Legion Post 99 on Belgrove Drive at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 with $25 in slot play back from the casino. Proceeds from this trip will help fund scholarships and other charitable donations.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., will host a screening of the family film “Despicable Me 2” (PG/98 minutes) on Friday, Jan. 10, at 4 p.m., on the lower level. This sequel to the 2010 animated film catches up with Gru, the ex-scheming evildoer-turned-parent, as he attempts to work for the good guys. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. This program is free and all are welcome. For more information on any library program, call 201-998-2666 or visit

Master Gardner Carolyn Gretchen will present a program about suitable plants for local gardens for the Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Center, 60 Columbia Ave. The executive board will meet at 6:45 p.m.


Bill Bosenberg’s Snakes-n- Scales: “Fish Tales, a hands-on aquatic adaptation program for all ages, will be offered on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 De- Korte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Bosenberg uses his brand of jokes, stories and “animals’ eye views” to tell what it’s like to live in the water. Bosenberg will use a digital camera to display the smallest details of these denizens of deep and shallow waters. Admission is $5; $4/MEC members. Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, visit

For more information, call 201-460-8300.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., offers these upcoming events:

• A 45-minute program for children ages 3 to 4 1/2 featuring stories, music, and crafts, begins Feb. 20 and continues through May 29. Parents are welcome to participate. There will be two sessions on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Required registration runs through Feb. 14. Space is limited. Call in advance to register your child.

• Children in pre-K to grade 3 are invited to a snowman craft session on Monday, Jan. 27, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. 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., sponsors a Tricky Tray on Friday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m.

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., reminds pet owners to renew licenses for domesticated cats/dogs by Jan. 31. A $10 late fee is assessed for any animal registered after Jan. 31. Renew licenses in Suite 1 of the Health Department or at the free rabies clinics held on Thursday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the recreation room at 601 Riverside Ave. Per state law, the rabies certificate must be valid through Oct. 31, 2014, in order to receive a 2014 animal license.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., announces the following programs:

• Play video games on Fridays, Jan. 10 and 24, at 3 p.m.

• High School Manga Club meets on Monday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m.

• Middle School Manga meets on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 3:30 p.m.

• Library Catalog 101 teaches the latest tips and strategies to effectively search for and request items, how to share what you are reading on Facebook and how to manage your online library account on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.

• The library hosts a discussion of short stories by Nutley authors, Frank Stockton and Henry (H.C.) Bunner on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. Participants will discuss “The Lady or the Tiger?” and “Love Before Breakfast” by Frank Stockton and “The Pointers” and “The Story of a Path” by H.C. Bunner.

Copies of the short stories are available at the library. This special event begins a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the library with monthly events and contests.

For more information, call the library at 973-667-0405.

• Utilizing Yahoo, Y Not? offers a guided tour through the many different services and tools offered by Yahoo, including My Yahoo, Ymail, the blog site Tumblr and the photo sharing site Flickr on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. Participants will not have access to a computer. Call the library at 973- 667-0405, ext. 2604, to register no later than one week before each presentation.

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