Around Town


Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., offers these children’s programs:

• Storytime on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., beginning March 12.

• St. Patrick’s Day celebration with crafts, games and featuring a musical performance by the Faulkner Sisters on Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 973-450-3434 or visit

Belleville Elks Lodge #1123, 254 Washington Ave., holds its monthly breakfast on Sunday, March 16, 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under age 3. In case of bad weather, call the lodge at 973-759-9623 for possible cancellation.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., offers the following children’s programs:

• Spanish Storytime, for ages 2 to 5, on March 17 at 11 a.m.

• Bedtime Storytime, for ages 2 and up, on March 24 at 6:30 p.m.

• Science Friday, for ages 5 and up, on March 21 at 4 p.m.

• Movies at the library will be postponed due to construction in the library theatre.


A blood drive will be held at the Harrison Recreation Center gymnasium, 401 Warren St., on Wednesday, March 12, 3 to 7 p.m. Donors must know their social security number, bring signed photo ID, weigh at least 120 pounds, eat a meal and drink plenty of water one hour before donating. Parental consent forms for 16-year-olds will be available at the blood drive. For more information, call 973-676-4700, ext. 144, or email bmcentyre@bloodnj. org.


Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., screens “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (PG-13/146 minutes) at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information on any library program, call 201-998-2666 or visit

Good Shepherd Church, 780 Kearny Ave., launches an English-speaking service on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 201- 997-4369.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, Hudson County, meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Irish American Association, 95 Kearny Ave. New members are welcome.

Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., hosts a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Friday, March 14, 5 to 7 p.m. Take out orders are available. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children age 12 and under. The church’s Easter Spring Fling sale will also be open. For more information, call 201-991-1132.

St. Stephen’s Seniors meet on Tuesday, March 18, at noon. Board meeting is at 10:30 a.m. The club is planning the following events:

• Atlantic City trip, March 26.

• Virginia trip, April 24-27.

• Anniversary party at San Carlo, Lyndhurst, May 2.

• “Sight and Sound” trip, June 11-12. For club information, call Tom at 201-998-8258; for tours, call Joan at 201-998- 3578; for A.C., call Peg at 201- 998-9443; and for Sunshine, call Vicki at 201-991-8345.

The Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington meets on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Center, Columbia Ave.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts a St. Patrick’s Dance on Friday, March 14, 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are restricted to teenagers only. The dance will be supervised by Lincoln School guidance counselor Thomas Fraser and members of the club’s board of directors.

The PBGC is conducting a canned food drive this month on behalf of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. Children are invited to donate two canned foods as their admission to the club. Club hours: 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.


New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announces:

• “Marshes of the Meadowlands: 1950 to today” on Sunday, March 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For more information, call 201- 460-8300. Admission is $5/ person; $4/MEC members.

Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register go to www.njmeadowlands. gov/ec.

• A 30-minute Woodcock Walk at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus with the NJMC and Bucks County Audubon Society on Monday, March 17, at 6:45 p.m. It’s free. Check for additional details and last-minute weather updates. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.

• Third-Tuesday-of-the- Month bird walk with the NJMC and BCAS on Tuesday, March 18, 10 a.m. to noon.The walk starts at Harrier Meadow on Disposal Road near Schuyler Ave., North Arlington. Check for last-minute updates. Participants are asked to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., offers:

• A St. Patrick’s Day craft program for children in grades 1 to 4 on Monday, March 17, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Advance registration is required. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478.

• “Introduction to Fly Fishing,” presented by Doug Penna of Trout Unlimited, on Wednesday, March 19, 6 to 8 p.m. Space is limited so registration is necessary. Come a half-hour early for a personal Q & A with Penna. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7, or email

Join the Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., for the following:

• Free arthritis and joint pain management forum hosted by Clara Maass Medical Center on Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m. A light breakfast will be served. Call the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2500 to reserve a seat.

• A free meditation course beginning Wednesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the recreation room at 601 Riverside Ave. Use the entrance doors facing the Passaic River.

North Arlington

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., offers the following programs:

For children and teens: • Young Adults Movie Day, for grades 6 and up, on Friday, March 21, at 3 p.m.

• Spring Craft, for kindergarten to grade 5, on Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. Registration is required. Call 201-955-5640, ext. 126.

For adults:

• ESL Group class on Tuesdays through March 18 at 10 a.m. No registration necessary. •

Friends of the Library meeting on Friday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m.

• Amateur historian/ photographer Bill Coughlin offers a New Jersey history program for all ages on Tuesday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Woman’s Club of North Arlington.

The Senior Harmony Club sponsors the following trips:

• Taj Mahal on Tuesday, March 18, and the Sands on Thursday, April 24. For reservations or information, call Florence at 201-991-3173.

• Westchester Broadway Theatre to see “Ragtime” on Thursday, May 1. Call Anna at 201-939-2960.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., hosts a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon on Monday, March 17. Bingo starts at 10:30 a.m., lunch is served at noon and there’ll be dancing from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information and reservation, call 201-998- 5636,


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., announces:

• A one-hour Story Time with therapy dog Rodney and his guardian Ms. Carol on Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. The program includes a story and a discussion on Rodney’s role and experience as a therapy dog, plus a craft. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Register online at the children’s room website at http://nutleypubliclibrary. org/youthservices/, or call the library at 973-667-0405, ext. 2623.

• Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to improve their literacy skills by reading to a certified therapy dog from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays: March 19, April 17 and 31. Registration is required. Register online at the children’s room website at http:// http://nutleypubliclibrary. org/youthservices/reading-todogs- nutley-public-library/, or email Michelle Albert at, or call the library at 973-667- 0405, ext. 2623.

• Richard Jackson hosts “Nutley: Honoring a Proud Past, Building a Healthy Future,” Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Jackson explains how well-designed communities can improve both mental and physical health.

• “Library Catalog 101” explains the latest tips and strategies to effectively search for and request items, how to share what you are reading on Facebook and manage your online library account on Friday, March 28, at 10 a.m. Call the library at 973-667- 0405, ext. 2604, to register no later than one week before presentation.

Nutley Elks Lodge, 242 Chestnut St., presents The Cameos on April 26 at the lodge, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The $45 admission includes a hot buffet and open bar. Proceeds benefit veterans’ programs. For tickets, call Frank Zatorski at 201-207-2743. R.S.V.P. by April 15.

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