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Belleville Irish American Association sponsors a trip to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston and Mohegan Sun Casino, June 2-6. Cost is $485 double occupancy and includes transportation, sightseeing, four dinners, four breakfasts and one lunch. For an itinerary or additional information, call Pat at 973- 751-5308 or email patn139@aol. com.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., announces the following: Children’s programs:

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

• Toddler Time, for ages 19 to 36 months, at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays

• PreK Story & Craft, for ages 3 to 5, at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays

• Baby & Me, for ages 0-18 months, at 11 a.m. on Thursdays

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

• The library has added 16 new foreign language courses to its Mango online learning course including Armenian, Scottish Gaelic and Yiddish and English as a Second Language for speakers of modern Arabic and Armenian.


Registration is open until March 28 for Harrison Recreation T-Ball, Minor and Little League at the Community Center, 401 Warren St. Ages: T-Ball, 5 to 6; Minors, 7 to 8; and Little League, 9 to 12 (cannot turn 13 before May 1). For more information, contact the center at 973-268-2469.

Holy Cross Church sponsors a fundraising bus trip to the Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, plus outlet shopping, set for Sunday, March 23, leaving Holy Cross School, 15 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd., at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the school basement starting at 9:15 a.m. A donation of $30 is requested (return of $25 in slot play). For reservations, call Joan at 973-481-2434 or Marie (Spanish) at 973-481-1799. Leave name, phone number and number attending.


Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., hosts two free screenings of the Disney film “Frozen” (PG) on March 21 and 28 at 4 p.m. on both dates. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served.

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.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., 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.

A pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the American Diabetes Association will be held at Applebees, 175 Passaic Ave., on Sunday, April 6, from 8 to 10 a.m. Admission for adults is $10 and $5 for children age 2 to 9. Door prizes will be included. For tickets, contact Janice at 201-362-2958 or by email at

Kearny High School’s annual Project Graduation Volleyball Tournament will be Friday, April 25 in the school’s gymnasium, 336 Devon St. Contact Melissa Dyl for information at 201-978-8257.

Tickets are being sold for Project Graduation’s 50/50 raffle and the drawing is scheduled for Friday, June 20, following graduation ceremonies. The winner need not be present. Tickets are $10 each. To purchase or sell tickets, contact Sandy Hyde at 551-265- 8969.

Project Graduation meets the last Thursday of each month in the school’s faculty lounge and next meets March 27 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact President Steve Dyl at 201-991-7467.


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.

Mary Lou Mullins’ monthly bus trip to Atlantic City is set for Sunday, March 30, to Resorts Casino. Cost is $25 (with $30 cash return). Reserve early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for information.

Lyndhurst Emblem Club 72 offers a $1,000 scholarship to a township resident graduating in June and planning to enter the medical or educational field. Deadline to apply is April 1. For an application, contact Pat McPherson at 201- 355-8582 or email trdmome@

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission hosts “Watercolor Pencils for Kids: Signs of Spring” for ages 5 to 12 (accompanied by an adult) on Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza. Children will learn how to create a colorful seasonal drawing and then turn it into a painting, all with the same pencil. Supplies provided for the session. Admission is $12 per child; $10/MEC members (no fee for adults). Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, go to

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst hosts a children’s Tricky Tray on Saturday, March 29, at the Senior Center on Cleveland Ave. Doors open at noon. Admission is $5. Lunch is available at a nominal cost. No outside food allowed. Numbers will be called starting at 1 p.m. For tickets, call Janet at 201-935-1208.

North Arlington

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

For children and teens:

• Comics Club, for grades 6 and up, meets on Wednesday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m.

• Origami, for grades 4 and up, is offered on Friday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m. For adults:

• Historical Fact and Fiction Book Club meets on Thursday, March 27, at 10 a.m.

• Friends of the Library Book Club meets Friday, March 28, at 10 a.m.

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, Garden State Rollergirls welcomes Bergen County United Way residents to enjoy its home opening bout on April 12 at the Inline Skating Club of America (ISCA), 170 Schuyler Ave. The event includes a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Bergen County United Way. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the first whistle blows at 8 p.m. This event is open to all ages. Tickets can be purchased at the door ($15 for adults, $10 for kids under 12) or online at event/601006 ($10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12).


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., announces: • The Jane Stuart Jazz Quartet performs on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

• A Women’s history panel discussion is set for Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. A panel of notable Nutley women will reflect on gender issues and discuss topics relevant to women in the 21st century.

• “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.

The Women’s Auxiliary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church sponsors a bus trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse on Wednesday, May 7 to see the comedy-mystery play “Busybody.” The $60 cost includes transportation, lunch and play. The bus will leave from the church, 120 Prospect St. at 9:45 a.m. and return approximately at 4:45 p.m. For more information or reservations, contact Linda at 973-661-0090.

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