Around Town


Belleville Veterans Council sponsors the following Memorial services, all scheduled for Monday, May 26:

• Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Ave., at 9 a.m.

• Rutgers St. Bridge (Passaic River) at 9:30 a.m.

• Rutgers Church Cemetery, Main and Rutgers Sts., for World War II vets at 10 a.m.

• Belleville Township Hall for deceased fire and policemen at 10:30 a.m.

• Belleville Vets Memorial, 495 Union Ave., (Main Service) at 11 a.m.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., presents Mike Tully, co-author of “Think Better, Win More! How Sports Psychology Can Make You a Champion,” May 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tully has spent 25 years as a coach on the college and high school level. He’ll explain how an orange put a man on the moon, what Springsteen and Einstein have in common and why some people improve more than others.

The library also offers:

• Financial Book Club and Workshops – Tuesdays at 6 p.m. – beginners welcome.

• Job Hunting Support Group – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Knitting Club – Fridays at 11 a.m.

• Genealogy – Third Saturday of every month at 2 p.m.

• Games – Play chess, checkers, Go, Scrabble or whatever, whenever! Check in at the Reference Desk to borrow a game board or puzzle.

• Computer Classes – oneon- one tutoring in computer basics, email, online searching, Microsoft Office, etc. – sign up for a one-hour session – Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, and Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m. Participants must show a current Bloomfield Public Library card.

East Newark 

East Newark Health and Social Services Day is set for May 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Senior Center, 37 President St. Staff from the North Hudson Community Action health van will do screenings and outline benefit programs.


Harrison American Legion Post 282, 8 Patterson St., announces:

• Veterans Appreciation Barbecue will be held Saturday, May 24, at 3 p.m. All veterans are welcome with any American Legion/VFW membership card or DD214.

• Memorial Day Mass will be offered at Holy Cross Church, 16 Church Square, with Sgt. William Sawelson, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 340, Sunday, May 25, 10:30 a.m., followed by a service outside Harrison Public Library and refreshments at the American Legion post. All are invited.


The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts a Tricky Tray Saturday, May 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15, which includes a sheet of prize tickets and dessert. Buy tickets in advance. For tickets, call Vanessa Vieira at 201-335-8336 or Tom Fraser at 201-991-6734 or email v_

St. Stephen’s Church, 676 Kearny Ave., hosts a tour of the church June 1, 1:30 to 4 p.m., to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the church building. Sign-up sheets will be available in the church vestibule the weekends of May 17-18 and May 24-25 before and after Mass or register by calling the rectory office at 201-998-3314.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites the public to a presentation on its plan to remove highly contaminated sediment from the lower eight miles of the Passaic River, May 21, at 6 p.m., at Franklin School auditorium, 100 Davis Ave. Public feedback is welcome or submit written comments by mail to: Alice Yeh, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10007-1866 or email comments to The EPA’s remedial plan for the lower eight miles of the Passaic River is available at Another public meeting is planned for June in Belleville (more details to be announced later).

The Woman’s Club of Arlington hosts its fourth annual ice cream social/new member rally Tuesday, May 20, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Players Club, 12 Washington Place. Prospective members are invited to meet current members to better understand the club’s focus. Admission is free.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., will hold a painting party with art teacher Desiree Mills Friday, May 30, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will go home with their own acrylic painting on a 16- by 20-inch canvas. This class is open to ages 14 and up. A $5 registration fee helps cover the cost of paints and canvases. Class size is limited. Call the library at 201-998-2666 to reserve a slot.


Good Shepherd Medical Adult Day Care, 725 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a Health Fair May 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 201-933-0711.

Join the Meadowlands Environment Center educators to catch shrimp, fish and other critters in the marsh Tuesday, May 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Dress for mess. Admission is $5; $4 for MEC members. Registration is recommended. To register, go to Meet at the N.J.Meadowlands Commission Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza. For more information, call 201-460- 8300.

The Lyndhurst Disabled American Veterans announce a veteran’s ward party will be held Tuesday, May 26, at 2:30 p.m., at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic. Games of chance will be played to allow the veterans to win some pocket money. Bedridden veterans will have items distributed to them after the games. The party is sponsored by Harry and Beverly Brecthbill in memory of Beverly Brecthbill’s father John Girgenti, a World War II veteran. For more information, call John Deveney, veterans rehabilitation chairman, at 201-438-2255.

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts:

• A blood screening on Friday, June 6. Appointments begin at 8 a.m. Staff will screen for chemistry profile, cholesterol level, blood count, and thyroid level. This service is available to Lyndhurst residents ages 18 and older for a $20 fee. To preregister for an appointment, call the Health Department at 201-804-2500. Payments can be submitted in cash or checks made payable to Medical Laboratory Diagnostics.

• Senior forum on Friday, May 30, at 10 a.m., in cooperation with Clara Maass Medical Center, Senior Helpers, and Park Financial Group. Guests receive a free breakfast. Experts will discuss aging with dignity, financial and estate planning, and osteoporosis. Call the Health Department to reserve a seat.

North Arlington 

The Angry Coffee Bean, 80 Ridge Road, hosts these upcoming events:

• An art show for Kearny’s Schuyler School will be held Thursday, May 29, 5 to 7:30 p.m., to benefit the Schuyler Art Club.

• Greyhound Angels, an organization dedicated to the placement of retired racing greyhounds into loving adoptive forever homes, will conduct a “meet and greet” Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information on these events, call 201-772- 5554.

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

• Comics Club for grades 6 and up meets Wednesday, May 28, at 3:30 p.m.

• Origami for grades 4 and up is held Friday, May 30, at 3:30 p.m.

• ESL class meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Visit or call for more information.

• Historical Fact and Fiction Book Club meets Thursday, May 29, at 10 a.m.

• Friends of the Library Book Club meets Friday, May 30, at 10 a.m.

North Arlington Youth Center, 1 Legion Place, (behind Borough Hall) conducts registration for its 2014 summer program through Wednesday, June 11. Sign up Monday to Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. This seven-week program is for borough residents only between ages 5 and 10, costs $40 per week and runs Monday to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fridays, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Space is limited and registrants can pick and choose their weeks of enrollment. For more information, call 201-997-7709.

North Arlington Health Department offers a free seminar for senior citizens Thursday, May 22, at 10 a.m., at the Senior Center, behind the Health Department building, at 10 Beaver Ave. Tax consultant Robert Tarantula will advise guests how to fill out out forms and applications for senior assistance programs. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call 201-955-5695.


The Department of Public Affairs invites the public to honor America’s veterans at a special Memorial Day service Saturday, May 24, 7 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Msgr. Owens Place. For more information, call 973-284- 4976.

Nutley’s 49th annual Recreation Golf Tournament — including golfing, lunch, dinner and prizes — will be held Monday, June 23, at Hendrick’s Field Golf Course in Belleville. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. The fee is $125 per player. Dinner, which costs $65, follows golf at The Chandelier. For more information, or to sponsor a hole, contact Frank DeMaio at 973-284- 4900, ext. 2512, between 8:30
a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


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