Around Town


Belleville Public Library and Information Center Children’s Room, 221 Washington Ave., is hosting 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.

Belleville UNICO is sponsoring a bus ride fundraiser to the Taj Mahal on Sunday, Feb. 9, after a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. A $30 donation is requested (You will receive a $35 voucher). The bus will leave from the Disabled Veterans hall, 612 Mill St. at 8:50 a.m. To reserve, call 973-759-9259. Please make checks payable to: IAOVC Mail checks to: Gene Antonio, 436 Joralemon St., Belleville, N.J.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 N. Broad St., offers the following programs:

• A documentary screening of “Alice’s Ordinary People” on Feb 11 at 1 p.m. For reservations, call 973- 566-6200, ext. 502. The film is about the Chicago Civil Rights Movement, Operation Breadbasket and Operation PUSH. Alice, refusing to stand still in the face of injustice, worked tirelessly for decades across the U.S. to register African-Americans to vote.

• Monday & Thursday Afternoon Movies are shown at 12:15 p.m. in the library theatre. Here’s next month’s schedule:

Feb. 3 – “42 –The Jackie Robinson Story” (NR) (Harrison Ford)

Feb 6 – “Oblivion” (PG-13) (Tom Cruise)

Feb 10 – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (PG-13) (Forest Whitaker)

Feb 13 – “Say Amen, Somebody” (G) Documentary explores the lives and music of the pioneers of modern gospel music including Thomas A. Dorsey and Willie May Ford Smith.

Feb 17 – “Fruitvale Station” (R) (Michael B. Jordan)

Feb 20 – “Captain Phillips” (PG-13) (Tom Hanks)

Feb 24 – “Peeples” (PG-13) (Craig Robinson)

Feb 27 – “The Call” (R) (Halle Berry)

The library will close at 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 for President’s Day. The library will be closed on Feb. 28 for staff development. In case of inclement weather, call 973-566-6200 for possible cancelations.

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 emidura2@


First Baptist Church of Arlington, 650 Kearny Ave., will hold a free clothing giveaway on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Clothing for all seasons is available.

Arlington Woman’s Club meets on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Player’s Club, 12 Washington Pl. Peggy and Ed Bixler will speak about the Kearny Community Garden. For more information, call Moira Crowell at 201-997-2781.

The executive board of the Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington meets on Monday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Arlene Sheldrick to discuss final plans for the annual fundraiser to be held Feb. 28. Members are reminded to bring items to be donated.

Kearny UNICO meets on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. For more information about Kearny UNICO, contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409. New members are always welcome. Kearny UNICO is a member chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in the United States.


The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission sponsors these upcoming events:

• The fifth annual “Super Bird Sunday” nature walk with the Bergen County Audubon Society is set for Sunday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, starting at the entrance to Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry. The walk features prizes awarded to any participant who is the first to spot a bird that has the same name as an NFL team – raven, falcon, eagle, cardinal, etc. Check for last-minute weather updates. Participants are asked to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/ BCAS events throughout the year. Admission is free. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@ or call 201-230-4983.

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

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., offers a free stroke prevention forum hosted by Clara Maass Medical Center on Friday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. Participants receive free blood pressure screenings and a light breakfast. Call the Health Department at 201- 804-2500 to reserve a seat.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a Valentine craft session for children in grades 1 to 4 on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required. Call the library at 201- 804-2478.

North Arlington

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37 will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. at North Arlington Fire Department’s Engine Co No. 2, 550 Schuyler Ave. All veterans are invited. For more information, call 201- 214-8253.

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 these dates (these are not yet booked) – March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5.

The group will visit La- Greci’s, Staten Island, N.Y., for a St. Patrick’s Fest on March 13. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. For information or reservations, call Rose at 201-991-2423. Guests are welcome to attend trips.

The Senior Harmony Club 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. Dog owners must secure a borough-issued dog license by the end of January, but a license cannot be issued without documentation of updated rabies vaccine.

North Arlington Elks sponsors “Beef and Brew” on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, which 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.


The Nutley Parks & 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 online at or by application at the Rec Department, 44 Park Ave.

Parks & Recreation will also run an eight-week “Fun with Music” program for children ages 1 1/2 to 3, starting Feb. 4. 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 handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online at 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.

Parks & Recreation is accepting applications for the 2014 Nutley Girls Softball Program for girls in grades 1-8 and Travel Softball for grades 3-8. The Softball fee is $40; for Travel Softball, $60.

Try-outs are required for Travel Softball. Register online at Applications also are available at the Rec Department, 44 Park Ave. The deadline for Softball registration is March 21; for Travel Softball, Feb. 28. For more information, call Parks & Rec.

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