Around Town

Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., hosts its monthly breakfast on Sunday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for ages 3 to 10; and free for those younger than 3.
Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., holds a Teddy Bear Tea Party for children on Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Registration closes April 28.
New Jersey Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) hosts its annual Diversity Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill St. This year’s theme is “Communicating Across Differences.”
To reserve a seat, register online at or contact the NJAWBO State Office at 609-308-2530. Questions? Contact info@ and for more about NJAWBO MetroEast, visit www.
For more information, contact Deb Martin at or 973- 953-7768 or Suzanne Buggé at Suzanne@AFocusedAdvantage. com or 973-951-6258.
Belleville UNICO sponsors a bus ride fundraiser to the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Sunday, May 4. A donation of $30 prepaid or $35 at the door is requested. Before departure at 8:50 a.m., a continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. at the Belleville Senior Citizens Center, 125 Franklin Ave. Call 973-759-9259 ASAP to reserve seats. No last minute cancellations are permitted. Mail checks, payable to Belleville UNICO, to: Gene Antonio, 436 Joralemon St., Belleville, N.J. 07109.

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., hosts a Tricky Tray fundraiser on Friday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, available only in advance, are $25. To purchase tickets, call 973-429-0960.

East Newark
West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets 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

Sacred Heart of Jesus American National Catholic Church hosts “Friendship Sunday” April 27 at 12:30 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, 100 Frank E. Rodgers
Blvd. North. Come together to celebrate a festive Easter season Eucharist with conversation and refreshments following. For more information, see

The Kearny Police Department, 237 Laurel Ave., in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, hosts a drug take back on April 26, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Turn in unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions or over the counter medications. This is a no questions asked turn-in. For more information, call Police Officer Jack Corbett at 201-998-1313, ext. 2820.
Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., announces:
• Preschool Play and Story Time for ages 2 1/2 – 4 1/2 is held Tuesdays from 11 to
11:45 a.m.
• Preschool Play and Story Time is offered Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Baby Steps Story Time with play, music and bubbles for kids up to age 2 is available Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
• At the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., Preschool Play and Story Time is conducted from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays.
The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., meets May 1 at 7 p.m. in the church hall. The Rev. John Wassell, church administrator, will speak.
Kearny High School’s Project Graduation sponsors a Volleyball Tournament Friday, April 25, in the school’s gymnasium, 336 Devon St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the games begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Dyl at
201-978-8257. There will be a 50/50 raffle Friday, June 20, after graduation ceremonies.
The winner need not be present. Tickets are $10. To purchase or sell tickets,
contact Sandy Hyde at 551- 265-8969.
Kearny UNICO sponsors a fundraising bus trip to the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City Sunday, April 27, leaving from the parking lot of Kearny Federal Savings Bank at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 and can be obtained by calling Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.

American Legion Post 139, Lyndhurst, hosts a veterans ward party on Tuesday, April 30, at Chestnut Hill Passaic Extended Care Facility, starting at 2:30 p.m. The family of Ronald and Cynthia Settembrino will sponsor the party in memory of Cynthia’s father Michael Liparulo, a U.S. Marine and Post 139 member who served in World War II, fighting in two major battles in the Pacific, at Okinawa and Ryukyu. For more information on sponsoring a ward party, call John Deveney, rehabilitation chairman, at 201-438-2255.
Registration is required for a Ladybug craft program for grades 1 to 4 to be held
at Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., Monday, April 28, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Call the library at 201-804-2478 to register.
Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Avenue, Suite 1, hosts a free Women’s Health Clinic, in partnership with Clara Maass Medical Center, April 25, at 9 a.m. The clinic, which will provide education on breast self-examination and a pap smear, is open to female township residents ages 18 and older. For appointments, call 201-804-2500.
Dr. John Favetta will conduct a free eye screening Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m., at the Health Department. He will test for vision acuity, visual field and glaucoma. Call for an appointment.
A senior health fair will be held at the Health Department Friday, May 9, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. This event will offer free screenings, free promotional items and opportunities to learn about estate planning, long-term care planning, and Medicare fraud. For more information, contact the Health Department at 201-804-2500.
A free chair yoga session immediately follows the fair.
Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., presents a Polka Mass dinner dance Saturday, April 26, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. For tickets,
call Alice at 201-935-3830 or Loretta at 201-438-3513.
Lyndhurst Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a karaoke party Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. The VFW hall is available to rent for all occasions. For more information, call the post at 201- 939-3080.
Lyndhurst Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will participate in Operation Take Back New Jersey, allowing local residents to dispose of unused, expired and unwanted prescription medications Saturday, April 26, at a command post, which will be set up in the shopping plaza parking lot at 425 Valley Brook Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, contact the Lyndhurst Police Department at 201-939-2900, ext. 2770, or consult the Operation Take Back NJ website:

North Arlington
North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, hosts these upcoming programs:
• YA Movie Day for grades 6 and up will be held Friday, April 25, at 3 p.m.
• Saturday Afternoon Poets celebrate National Poetry Month April 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a poetry reading and music performance. All ages are welcome.
• Origami for grades 4 and up is held Monday, April 28, at 3:30 p.m.
• Comics Club for grades 6 and up meets Wednesday, April 30, at 3:30 p.m.

North Arlington Health Department, in conjunction with Clara Maas Medical Center and the Lyndhurst ShopRite, hosts a lecture by a registered dietician on “Tips on How to Eat a Healthier Diet” Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the borough Senior Center (next to borough hall). A light dinner will be served.

North Arlington Cares About Schools, a newly formed parents organization,
invites the community to a public meeting on education on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall, 194 River Road. Learn about common
core standards and its impact on students, teachers and schools, PARCC testing technology costs, and more.

Nutley Police Department holds its next Neighborhood Watch meeting April 24 at
7 p.m. on the third floor of the Municipal Building. This meeting will focus on dentity theft and learning about common scams.
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 26,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Nutley Police Headquarters, 228 Chestnut St., as part of Operation Drug Take Back, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., will hold a Friends of the Library book sale, April 24 to 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Stock up on hardcover books, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs. Donations will be collected April 21 to 23.

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