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A performance by the Library Players, a children’s acting troupe, on Aug. 18 and a Science Fun Workshop on Aug. 25 will be the next installments of the Eight Great Live Monday nights series at Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave. Both programs begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call 973-450- 3434. These programs are for the entire family.

Belleville UNICO sponsors a bus ride to the Taj Mahal Sunday, Aug. 24. A donation of $30 – or $35 if paid the day of the trip – is requested. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 125 Franklin Ave. The bus will leave from the center at 8:50 a.m. Call 973-759-9259 to reserve seats (no last minute cancellations). Mail checks, payable to Belleville UNICO, to: Gene Antonio, 436 Joralemon St., Belleville, N.J. 07109.


The Fab Four come to Bloomfield in a free concert Friday, Aug. 8, when the Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series hosts the Beatles tribute band, featuring former cast members of the Broadway show “Beatlemania,” at 7:30 p.m. in Brookdale Park. For more information, call the Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs at 973‑239-2485.


The Harrison Downtown Community Development Partnership and Neighborhood Preservation program co-sponsor a flea market and collectible show Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the parking lot at 401 Bergen St. Admission is free. Any school/local organization interested in having an exhibitor space to sell their items and/or promote their club are welcome to reserve one of the four spaces that will be offered free. Call 201-998-1144 or visit events@jcpromotions. info to make a reservation.


Summer vacation Bible School will be open from Sunday, Aug. 10 to Thursday, Aug. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. nightly, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 342 Elm St. All ages are welcome.


The Lyndhurst Health Department is collecting donations for students in need. Backpacks, marble composition books, notebooks, dividers, loose paper, crayons and 3-ring binders are welcome. Donations can be dropped off at the Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Aug. 31. Parents with children in need of school supplies are asked to contact the Health Department at 201-804-2500 to schedule a pick-up of the needed supplies. The child’s gender and grade level are requested.

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission presents a three-hour guided tour of the Hackensack River and its marshes Aug. 16, departing at 8:30 a.m. from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Paddlers will learn the basics of salt marsh ecology. Admission is $15. The event is recommended for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. For a complete schedule of trips, directions, and to register, visit and go to the Parks and Nature Programs tab at the top of the page, or call 201-460-4677.

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

• A watermelon craft program for pre-k to grade 3 is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Registration is required.

• A sea crab craft program for grades 1 to 4 is offered Monday, Aug. 18, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Registration is required.

• Walk-in story time is held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for children in grades pre-K to 2. No registration is required. The program also includes coloring time. To register, call 201-804- 2478.

North Arlington 

Openings are available for the Queen of Peace Ladies Bowling League. The season starts Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 12:45 p.m. at North Arlington Bowl, 200 Schuyler Ave. To join, call Betsy at 201-997- 3914.

The North Arlington Woman’s Club holds a flapjack breakfast Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s Restaurant, Kearny. The cost is $10. For tickets, call 201- 889-2553.


Knitting group, bridge and ESL classes are available for adults every week at the Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive.

• Patrons can play bridge Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

• Conversational ESL classes meet Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

• Wednesday Afternoon Knitters meet at 1 p.m. Beginning and experienced knitters are welcome. Bring your own supplies.

No registration is required for these programs. For more information, call the library at 973-667-0405 or visit

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