Around Town


Belleville UNICO sponsors a bus ride fundraiser to the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Sunday, March 9. A pre-paid donation of $30 is requested ($35 at the door). A continental breakfast will be served before the trip at 8 a.m. at the Disabled American Veterans Post hall, 612 Mill St. The bus will leave at 8:50 a.m. Call 973-759-9259 to reserve seats (no last minute cancellations). Send checks, payable to IAOVC, to Gene Antonio, 436 Joralemon St., Belleville, N.J. 07109.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., announces the following children’s programs for the February break: • Make a Catapult, for ages 5 and up, is offered on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. Children will make their own catapults and try them out.

• The Art of Eric Carle, for ages 4 and up, is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. In this program, children will “dress for a mess.”

• “Despicable Me 2” will be screened for Movie Day on Friday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. Popcorn will be served.

Registration is not required for February Break programming.

In case of bad weather, call 973-566-6200 to check on possible cancelations.

The library has slated a bone marrow drive Feb. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come learn about what it means to be a registered bone marrow donor and swab your cheek at the donor recruitment drive, hosted on behalf of Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. People between the ages of 18 and 60 and in generally good health are eligible to be screened and join the worldwide registry.


Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., invites children ages 4 and older to participate in an art class from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. The library will provide the art materials. Registration is not necessary, but space is limited.

Fraternal Order of Eagles #2214, 166 Midland Ave., will sponsor a fish fry, hosted by Argyle Fish and Chips on Friday, Feb. 21, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $13.50 per person, payable at the door. Proceeds will benefit Wounded Warriors. Dinner includes fish and chips, clam chowder and soda. For more information, call 201-991-9865.

St. Stephen’s Seniors, Kearny, meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at noon. The Winter Party originally scheduled for Feb. 4 will be held at this meeting. There will be a board meeting at 10:30 a.m. Members are reminded that 2014 membership dues of $10 is now due. A trip to Atlantic City is set for Feb. 26.

Upcoming events include:

• St. Patrick’s Day celebration at LeGreci’s in Staten Island on March 11. Final payment is due at the Feb. 18 meeting.

• Trip to Norfolk, Va. for the Virginia International Tattoo, which includes marching band competition, bagpipers, Scottish dancers, etc., slated for April 24-27. • Anniversary party at San Carlo’s scheduled for May 2, from noon to 4 p.m.

• Trip to Sight & Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see “Moses” planned for June 11-12.

• Cruise on the Norwegian Gem to Canada and New England for Sept. 13-20. Call 991- 4771 for further information.

For club information, call Tom at 201-998-8258, for tours, call Joan at 201-998-3578, or for A.C., call Peg at 201-998- 9443. For Sunshine (get well, sympathy cards), call Vicki at 201-991-8345.

Kearny Community Garden invites town residents to register to join the garden on Saturday, March 1, at the Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., from noon to 2 p.m. Family membership for the entire growing season is $20.

Gardeners can also sign up Sunday, March 2, or Friday or Saturday, March 7 and 8 at the Kearny Community Garden, located on River Road, just south of Midland Ave. from, noon to 2 p.m.

Gardeners are urged to reserve garden space and bales as early as possible.

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

• An art class for children ages 4 and older from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. The library will provide the art materials. Registration is not necessary, but space is limited.

• A free screening of the family film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” ( PG/ 95 minutes) at 4 p.m. downstairs at the Main Library on Friday, Feb. 21. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served.

For more information on library programs, call the library at 201-998-2666 or visit


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.

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

• Mardi Gras craft – Children in grades pre-k to 3 are invited to create their own masquerade mask on Tuesday, March 4, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

• Children in grades pre-k to 4 are invited to a screening of the movie “The Cat in the Hat Up and Away” on Wednesday, March 5, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., as part of Dr. Seuss’ birthday week observance. Registration is required.

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

North Arlington

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., announces:

• Origami Club for grades 4 and up is held on Friday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m.

• A basic computer class for adults is offered on Feb. 24. Call 201-955-5640 for more information and to register. Registration is required.

• Friends of the Library meets on Friday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the Senior Center (behind the library). New members are welcome; check the website for more details about membership: or call 201-955-5640.

• Historical Fact and Fiction Book Club meets on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. New members are welcome.

• Friends of the Library Book Club meets on Friday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. in the Senior Center (behind the library). New members welcome.

• The documentary “Alice’s Ordinary People” will be screened on Friday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m., in the Senior Center. The film tells the story of Alice Tregay – an influential figure in the civil rights movement during the 1960s. The program will last at least one hour and 45 minutes.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., presents P.J. Story Time on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. Children of all ages and their caregivers enjoy a cozy evening at the library. Make yourself comfortable, put on your pajamas and meet in the Children’s Room. Registration is not required.

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

The Nutley Recreation Department’s Art Workshop for grades 1 to 6 resumes March 15 for an eight-week spring session. Classes will be held on Saturdays at the department, 44 Park Ave. The fee is $30. Class size is limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online at For information, call 973-284-4966 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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