Around Town


Belleville Public Library and Information Center Children’s Room, 221 Washington Ave., announces a Hibernation Party on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. Celebrate this cozy time with a wintry craft, hot chocolate and other treats. Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed friend. For more information, call 973-450-3434.

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 at 201-246-7750, Fatima at 973-485-4236 or email Together we will fight this disease.


Holy Cross Church sponsors a bus trip to the Taj Mahal and outlet shopping in Atlantic City on Sunday, Jan. 26. The bus leaves at 10 a.m. from Holy Cross School. Refreshments will be served in the school basement starting at 9:15 a.m. The cost is a $30 donation (with $25 return in slot play). For reservations, call Joan at 973-481-2434 or Marie (Spanish) at 973-481-1799. Leave your name, phone number and the number of people attending.


Calvary Chapel of Kearny, 156 Oakwood Ave., will hold a blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kearny Health Department, 645 Kearny Ave., reminds pet owners to renew their dog/ cat licenses. License fees are as follows: non-neutered/nonspayed, $21 and $18 for animals that are neutered/spayed (with proof). An additional $25 late fee will be assessed for licenses renewed after March 31. Licenses can be obtained at the Health Department, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by mail. Proof of a rabies shot, valid for the entire licensing year, is required.

The Health Department is also offering a free rabies clinic on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kearny Water Department garage, 570 Elm St. Previously licensed pet owners will be mailed a rabies vaccination certificate that must be filled out and brought to the clinic with their pets.

For more information, call the Health Department at 201- 997-0600, ext. 3506 or 3505.

Kearny UNICO sponsors a fundraising bus trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Sunday, Jan. 26. 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. Monies raised by this trip will help fund scholarships and other charitable donations. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201- 368-2409.

The St. Stephen’s Seniors will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21, starting with a board meeting at 10:30 a.m. and refreshments are served at noon.

The anniversary party will be held on Friday, April 11, at the San Carlo Restaurant.

For more information, contact Tom at 201-998-8258.

Registration for the spring semester of the Kearny Adult School will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 27, 28 and 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the main office of Kearny High School, 336 Devon St. Brochures listing course offerings are available at The Observer, 39 Seeley Ave., Kearny Public Library or the Board of Education office at 100 Davis Ave. For more information, call the Kearny Adult School at 201-955-1392.


Meet a “Rescue Dog”! Mahwah-based New Jersey Search and Rescue returns to the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Learn how the dogs work. Also find out how you can stay safe in the wilderness and what to do if you get lost. New Jersey Search and Rescue is an officially recognized state and county emergency management resource organization. Admission is $5/person; $4/MEC members.

Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, go to For more information, call 201-460-8300.

Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad will hold a Tricky Tray on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Fiesta, 255 Rt. 17 South, Woodridge. Doors open at 7 p.m. Raffle drawing starts at 8 p.m. Pre-sale prize tickets will be held at the door and can also be purchased from any LPES member. The $40 admission includes dinner, buffet, soft drinks, dessert, tea and coffee, a sheet of 20 regular prize tickets and five medium prize tickets.

Other ticket packages are available through pre-sale only.

Tickets may be ordered online via http://www. tray-fundraiser-tickets- 9930115242?aff=efbevent. For more information, call 201-804- 2469 or visit

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.

The Order of the Amaranth sponsors a Tricky Tray on Feb. 16 at noon at the Masonic Temple, 321 Second Ave. A $5 donation is requested. For more information, call 201-997- 4402.

Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus Casino Night will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, at the VFW Building, 577 Valley Brook Ave, Lyndhurst, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, which includes a hot buffet, cash bar and $100 in “play” money. No tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is llimited. For tickets, contact Sal Russo at 201-446 7244 or Nick Garafolo at 201-893-2848.

North Arlington

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Road, hosts a Valentine’s Day luncheon on Friday, Feb. 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with be a free bingo special, followed by lunch at noon, the crowning of the king and queen at 1 p.m. and bingo at 1:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 201-998-5636.

The North Arlington Seniors, Inc. (Tuesday Club) has scheduled a trip to the Showboat Casino on Feb. 6. The bus will leave the Municipal Building at 9 a.m. Trips are also planned for the following dates (these are not yet booked) – March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5.

The group will sponsor a trip to LaGreci’s, Staten Island, N.Y., for a St. Patrick’s Fest. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. For information or reservations, call Rose at 201-991-2423. Non-members are welcome to attend trips.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to the Taj Mahal Casino on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The cost is $25. For more information, call Florence at 201-991-3173. All are welcome.

The North Arlington Board of Health sponsors a free rabies clinic at the Legion Place Firehouse on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Borough residents are urged to make sure that all cats and dogs are vaccinated against rabies.

Dogs are required to have a borough-issued license by the end of January, but a license cannot be issued if a dog has not had documentation of updated rabies vaccine.

Unvaccinated domestic animals can contract rabies from wild animals, sicken and die, as well as endanger humans.

North Arlington Elks sponsors “Beef and Brew” on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and includes tossed salad, pasta, beef on toast, French fries, dessert, coffee, tea, beer, wine and soda. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, contact Chris Clune at 201-284-8582 or Cheryl Clune at 201-923-3268.


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

• 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 two 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 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.

The Nutley Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the winter session of its “Let’s Get Moving” children’s program beginning Feb. 4 and running for eight weeks. The classes, for ages 3 to 5, consist of stretching and balancing exercises, relays, games, karate and dance moves. Parent participation is required. Residents may choose from a Tuesday class at 1 p.m. or a Thursday class at 9:15 a.m. Class size is limited to 15 per session. Register now online at recreation or by application at the Rec Department, 44 Park Ave.

Also starting Feb. 4 and running for eight weeks is the “Fun with Music” program for children ages 18 months to 3. Choose between a Tuesday class from 9:15 to 10 a.m. or a Thursday class from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Class space is limited and will be honored on a first come, first served basis. Register online now https://nutleynj.

For more information on these or other recreation programs, call 973-284-4966 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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