Around Town


Job Haines Home, 250 Bloomfield Ave., will host these programs:

• FreeArthritis Exercise Program starting on Wednesday, June 11, will be offered for eight consecutive weeks from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The class will be taught by a certified instructor and conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the National Arthritis Foundation.

• AARP Safety Driving Program will be held Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for both days. Attendance is required for both days. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

Checks should be made payable to AARP. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate that may lead to lower auto insurance premiums.

Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call 973-743-0792. For more information, visit

Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., screens the following movies in June: June 5 – “The Monuments Men” (PG-13) (George Clooney), June 9 – “Young Cassidy” (NR) (Rod Taylor), June 12 – “Gravity” (PG-13) (Sandra Bullock), June 16 – “Admission” (PG-13) (Tina Fey), June 19 – “12 Years a Slave” (R) (Michael Fassbender), June 23 – “Man of Steel” (PG-13) (Henry Cavill), June 26 – “American Hustle” (R) (Christian Bale) and June 30 – “The Lone Ranger” (PG-13) (Johnny Depp).

Films start at 12:15 p.m. in the library theater. Admission is free.

Bloomfield Cultural Commission hosts “Songs of Spring,” featuring soprano Zuzanna Ducka Thursday, June 12, 7 to 9 p.m., at Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave. Admission is free.


Washington Middle School PTO will host its second annual Tricky Tray Thursday, June 5, at Harrison High School, 800 Hamilton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase in the main office of Washington Middle School. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door.


Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., will hold a flea market Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both new and used items as well as crafts will be on sale. There will be a snack bar selling breakfast and lunch foods. Tables are still available at a cost of $15 each or two for $25. For more information, call the church office at 201-991- 5894.

New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at Domingo’s Bakery, 160 Passaic Ave., June 4, 2 to 8 p.m.

The Salvation Army, 443 Chestnut St., offers computer classes in these areas: basic computer skills (mouse, keyboard, Internet), email and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Powerpoint). Classes are held Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. The class fee is $30 per 12 hours of instruction.

Contact Pete at 201-889-1352 for more information.

Join Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., to kick off the World Cup Tournament Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. Rutgers professor and author Thomas McCabe will present a program on Kearny’s Road to the World Cup, covering the early history of soccer in our area all the way up to the 1990 and 1994 United States teams, which featured three all-star players from this area. A reception with coffee, tea and international desserts will follow.

The first match of the 2014 World Cup Tournament in Brazil will be June 12. Join the library throughout June and July to watch World Cup matches live in the library’s lower level assembly room. Check the library’s website ( and calendar for a listing of the matches to be shown.

Junior Women’s Club hosts a crafting event and clothing drive Sunday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kearny Senior Center, 60 Columbia Ave. Come in and craft or just drop off old clothes to be sent to Africa. Donations of old bikes will also be accepted to send to children in Ghana.


Lenape-Delaware Indian Heritage, a program for seniors will be presented Wednesday, June 11, at 1 p.m., at the NJMC Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza. John T. Kraft, director of Lenape Lifeways Inc., presents a slide show and discussion that provides a comprehensive overview of the life of the Lenape-Delaware people who once populated New Jersey. Registration is recommended and appreciated. Call 201-777- 2431 or 201-460-8300 to register.

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts:

• A blood screening 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.

Starting Monday, June 9, the Lyndhurst Food Pantry will be operating only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Normal hours will resume on Sept. 8. The Lyndhurst Food Pantry is staffed by volunteers from the Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst. Patrons must submit proof of need and proof of hardship to the Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1. Call the Health Department at 201-804- 2500 with any questions.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., offers the following children’s activities for which registration is required:

• Father’s Day Craft, for pre-k to grade 3, Thursday, June 12, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

• Summer Mobile Craft, for grades 1 to 4, Wednesday, June 18, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

• Summer Reading Registration, for pre-K to grade 6, for “Fizz, Boom, Read,” the library’s summer reading program. Registration concludes June 14. Activities may include science experiments, robot building, Grossology fun, nature explorations, plus programs, prizes drawing, contests, and more. For more information, call the library at 201-804-2480, ext. 3, or visit

Mary Lou Mullins’ monthly bus trip to Atlantic City is set for Sunday, June 29, leaving St. Michael’s Church parking lot, Ridge Road and Page Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $30, cash return is $30. Only 10 seats left so make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information.

North Arlington 

During Library Fine Amnesty Week, June 9 to 14, North Arlington Public Library patrons can return overdue materials, no matter how overdue they are, and not pay any fines. Just a few rules: Materials must be owned by and returned to North Arlington Public Library only. The library cannot waive fees for lost items or fines assessed for overdue items already returned. Materials must be returned during regular operating hours and items left in the drop box will not be eligible. Call 201-955-5640 for operating hours and more information.

The library also hosts the following events:

• The Fault in Our Stars Dutch Culture Trivia Contest – Children in grades 7 and up, who are fans of the book, “The Fault in Our Stars” are welcome Wednesday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. for trivia about Dutch culture, snacks and prizes.

• Jazz at the Angry Coffee Bean: Visit the Angry Coffee Bean, 89 Ridge Road, Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m., to learn about Newark and the importance of jazz to the city’s culture.

• Registration is open for the Summer Reading kick-off event. Youth Stages will present a play shop for ages 3 to 9, Wednesday, June 25, at 4 p.m. To register, call 201-955-5640, ext. 126.

• Handwriting expert James Mihnerick discusses graphoanalysis – the analysis of handwriting Monday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m.

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 Fire Department Eagle Truck Co. #3 Ladies Auxiliary hosts an art auction fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at NAFD Eagle Truck Co. #3, 3 Legion Place. The event art in all media and price ranges, door prize, wine and cheese, light hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee. Admission is $15 per person/$25 per couple. For tickets or information, contact Kelly King at 201-889- 9052.


Mayor Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo announce the Nutley Police Department’s Bike Rodeo for children ages 12 and younger Sunday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 45 New St. (between Vincent Place and Franklin Ave. next to Nutley High School). The event includes: obstacle course, safety inspections, helmet fit and information on bicycle safety. The first 100 children to arrive receive a free bicycle helmet.

Nutley Recreation Department is accepting applications through June 30 for the 2014 Recreation Cheerleading Program at the Recreation Department, 44 Park Ave. Or, register online at This program is open to Nutley youngsters who will be in grades 3 through 8 as of September. The fee is $35. For more information, call 973-284- 4966 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Nutley’s 49th annual Recreation Golf Tournament — including golfing, lunch, dinner and prizes — will be Monday, June 23, at Hendrick’s Field Golf Course in Belleville. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. The fee is $125 per player. Participants will have dinner, which costs $65, after 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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