Around Town


St. Peter’s Rosary Confraternity hosts its annual Communion Breakfast, Sunday, Oct. 5, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, at the Chandelier Restaurant, 340 Franklin Ave. Tickets are $22 and will be available at the rectory.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., hosts a free screening of “ 9/11,” a documentary by Jules and Gedeon Naudet, on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 12:15 p.m. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the Naudets were working on a documentary about a rookie New York firefighter and captured the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center. The Naudets then followed firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. The documentary won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational) and a Peabody.

Warning: This film contains strong language and subject matter that may not be suitable for all audiences


The Class of 1964 of St. Cecilia High School is holding a 50th reunion dinner Saturday, Oct. 4, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Mama Vittoria Restaurant, 160 Franklin Ave., Nutley. Those interested in attending are asked to contact Kathy Mc- Court Jackes at kathyjackes@ or 908- 303-9993; Kathy Walsh Vecchio at katvec46@ or 973-865- 0402 or Nancy Branin Waller at or 201-889-6229 by Sept. 25.

Kearny High School’s classes of 1954 and January 1955 host a 60th reunion luncheon on Sept. 19 at the Spring Lake Manor, Spring Lake, at noon. For information and reservations contact Phyllis Glass McCartin at 732-458-5162 or Guests are welcome.

New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at Comunidade Evangelica Vida Abundante Sede (CEVA), also known as the Abundant Life Evangelical Community Church, 151 Midland Ave., on Sept. 15, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., begins its annual nine-week St. Jude Novena with Monsignor John J. Gilchrist Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Kearny UNICO hosts these events:

• The first membership meeting is set for Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. If interested in attending or learning more about Kearny UNICO, please contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368- 2409.

• A bus trip to Caesars in Atlantic City departs Sunday, Sept. 14, from the parking lot of Kearny Federal Savings, 614 Kearny Ave., at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $30, with $25 in slot credit back from the casino. For tickets or additional information, contact Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409 or 201-693-8504.

• “Wheels for Vic,” a fundraiser to purchase a power wheelchair for Kearny resident Victor Muniz, will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m., in the former Boystown gym, 499 Belgrove Drive. Tickets are $30, which includes a raffle, lunch and live music. Muniz was paralyzed after a tree branch fell on him during a 2008 summer storm. For tickets or more information, contact Pandolfi, Joseph Sgalia at 201- 998-6879, Rossana McLaughlin at 201-407-7262, or Judy Hyde at 201-991-5812. The committee also welcomes both monetary and/or gift donations for this event.

Kearny Lions Club sponsors a bus trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., Sept. 27, leaving from 60 Kingsland Ave. at 9 a.m. Price is $35. Tickets include $20 for slots and a $5 food voucher. For tickets, call Alvin at 201-997-9371, ext. 18, or Jo Ann at 201-998-3018.

Trinity Church, 575 Kearny Ave., will hold a flea market Sept. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are available for vendors at a cost of one for $15 and two for $25. Call the church at 201-991- 5894 to schedule your table or Annamarie at 201-998-2360 after 5:30 p.m.

Troop 2 Kearny, Boy Scouts of America, marks its 100th anniversary year of service Sept.10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Beech Street gym entrance of Lincoln School. Troop 2 invites young men ages of 11 to 15 to join. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. throughout the school year.

Pathways to Independence sponsors its 13th annual Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at West Hudson Park, Schuyler Ave. entrance. All are welcome. Proceeds benefit adults with disabilities who attend Pathways programs. For more information, call Pathways Executive Director Alvin Cox at 201-997-9371, ext. 18.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., hosts a new series of free Saturday family film matinees, which will continue once a month throughout the fall and winter. The first matinee will feature “Lego Movie” (PG) on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m.

The library also offers the following free programs for children. Programs take place at 318 Kearny Ave., the main library, unless otherwise noted.

Preschool Art for children ages 3 to 5 will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 11. There will be seating space for 20 adult and child pairs; first-come, first-served.. The library will provide the art materials. Preschool Art will continue to take place on the second Thursday of each month.

School-age Art for children ages 5 and older will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 on Thursday, Sept. 11. The library will provide the art materials. Seating space will be firstcome, first-served.. School-age Art will continue to take place on the second Thursday of each month.

Relaxed Preschool Play and Story Time for age infant to 5 years will begin on Sept. 9. Classes will take place on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m., and on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

At the Branch library, 759 Kearny Ave., Preschool Play and Story Time for ages infant – 5 years will take place from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 11 and 18.

The Kearny Police Department Traffic Bureau would like to remind the residents that public schools re-open Thursday, Sept. 4.

Parents, guardians and the motoring public are reminded to obey the traffic laws around all schools.

Officers will be assigned to school areas for the enforcement of traffic laws and violators will be summonsed. In particular, the following traffic violations; double parking, parked in prohibited areas, blocking crosswalks, blocking school bus stops, dropping off children in the middle of the street, speeding, will be aggressively enforced by officers on foot, bicycle, and radio cars.

The bureau requests that parents and guardians reinforce with their children the use of intersections controlled with a crossing guard and or safety patrol boys and girls.


Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a presentation by speakers from on “The Daily Life of the Civil War Soldier” Wednesday Sept. 10, at 6:15 p.m. Space is limited and registration is necessary. To register, call or email the library at 201-804-2478.

The library hosts the following storytimes and crafts for children. No registration is required unless otherwise noted. • Walk-in Storytime: Grades pre-k to 2 are welcome for a story and coloring time every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

• Fall Storytime: Registration is open until Sept. 12 to ages 3 to 4 1/2 for a 45-minute program featuring stories, music and crafts beginning Thursday, Sept. 25. Two sessions are available at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.

• Apple Craft: Grades pre-K to 3 are welcome to participate in this craft event Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.

Kick off the NFL season by joining the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society on a free, 2-hour guided Back to Football bird walk Sunday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to noon, in DeKorte Park. Prizes will be awarded to the first people who see bird species with the same name as a pro football team, such as: cardinal, raven, falcon, eagle, seahawk (osprey), giant (great) egret and giant (great) blue heron. All seven team bird species can be seen in the park. Check for last-minute weather updates. Participants are asked to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or call 201-230-4983.

Members of the community of all ages may join Meadowlands Environment Center educators on a dip netting and seining adventure at low tide to gather shrimp, fish and other marsh critters on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dress for mess: There will be mud! Admission is $5/ person; $4/MEC members. Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, go to The group will meet at NJMC Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza. For more information, call 201-460- 8300.

North Arlington 

Registration is open to meet chaplain/writer/blogger Karen Kaplan as she discusses her book “Encountering the Edge: What People Told Me Before They Died” at North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. Kaplan’s book will be on sale for $15. Call 201-955- 5640, ext. 126, to register or for additional information.

The library also announces these programs for adults:

• Resume Writing is offered on Mondays, Sept. 8 and 22 and Oct. 6 and 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 201-955-5640 to register for this series of courses; space is limited.

• ESL Group Class is held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., beginning Sept. 9. Visit the library or call for more information. The library also offers the following events for children: • Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. for ages 2 to 5.

• A special nutrition story time is set for Sept. 17 with registered dietitian Julie Harrington.

• Bed Time Story Time is featured Mondays, Sept. 15 and 29, at 6 p.m., for ages 4 to 6.

• Lego Club meets Tuesdays, Sept. 9 and 23, at 6:30 p.m., for grades 1 and up.

• Girl Scout Daisies Recruiting Event: Girls in grades k to 1 are invited to come to the library Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m., to learn more about Girl Scout Daisies. For more information, call 201-967-8100.

• Young Adults Movie Day for grades 6 and up is set for Friday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37 meets on Monday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. at the VFW hall, 222 River Road. All veterans are invited. For more information, call 201-214-8253.

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