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St. Anthony of Padua Church, Belleville, will hold a Feast in honor of St. Anthony on Franklin St. on Friday, May 29, 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, May 30, 3 to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, May 31, 1 to 10 p.m. The event includes a 6 p.m. Novena May 29; a 5:30 p.m. Mass May 30; and a procession, after noon Mass, May 31. Activities include food, rides for children and teenagers, games of chance and a grand raffle on Sunday night and hourly 50/50.

The church, located at 63 Franklin St., will have a Novena in honor of St. Anthony June 4 to 12 and a Mass in his honor on June 13 at 7 p.m.

East Newark 

West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets the last Friday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa at 201-246-7750, Fatima at 973- 485-4236 or email emidura2@


Washington Middle School PTO hosts a “Pot of Gold” Tricky Tray Thursday, June 4, at Harrison High School, 800 Hamilton Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Call 973-483- 2285, ext. 2027/2028.

Holy Cross Church hosts an all-class alumni reunion June 14, 1 to 5 p.m., at Holy Cross School, 15 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. S. For tickets, call the church rectory at 973-484- 5678 or Donna at 973-568- 1945. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12. Anyone with class photos is asked to call the church.


Kearny Baseball Booster Club holds its third annual golf outing at the Farmstead Golf Course, Lafayette, Saturday, June 13, at 1 p.m. The event includes gifts, drawings and prizes. Bus transportation is available, leaving from Franklin Field at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $140 per golfer with bus transportation or $130 with no bus transportation. Contact Bob Caputo at for sign-up information.

A 200th birthday celebration for General Philip Kearny is set for Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m., at the Kearny Museum, on the second floor of the library, 318 Kearny Ave. Historian William Styple will talk about the general’s life. Birthday cake and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. to the Main Library at 201-998-2666.

Kearny Public Library continues its series of Saturday Family Film Matinees with “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast” (G / 76 mins.), which will be shown June 6 at 11 a.m. on the lower level of the Main Library. Donuts and light refreshments will be served. This program is free and everyone is welcome. For more information on any of the library’s programs, call the library at 201-998-2666 or visit


Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City is set for Sunday, May 31. The cost is $30 with a cash return of $30. Reserve early. Call Mary Lou at 201- 933-2186.

The Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts its bi-annual blood screening, for Lyndhurst residents ages 18 and older, Wednesday, June 3. Appointments begin at 8 a.m. There is a $26 fee. Payments are accepted in cash or checks, payable to Medical Laboratory Diagnostics. Call 201-804-2500 to register.

Knights of Columbus Lyndhurst Council 2396 holds a Communion breakfast Sunday, May 31, at 10 a.m., at the Senior Building on Cleveland Ave. Admission is $7. For tickets, call Steve Cortese at 201- 657-0800 or Nick Garafolo at 201-893-2849. No tickets will be sold at the door. Advance sales only.

Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., hosts a “coffee house night” Thursday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Sign up to perform on Facebook or at the door. Karaoke will also be available upon request. The $5 admission includes baked goods and coffee.

A National Trails Day Walk is set for Friday, June 5, 10 a.m. to noon, at DeKorte Park. The group will meet at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park. Landscape architects Katy Weidel, Joanne DiLorenzo and Lisa Cameron will escort groups through the one-square-mile park while discussing its history and the hurdles they overcame to build it. Learn what’s beneath the surface and the animals and plants that inhabit the park. For more information, call 201-230-4983 or email

North Arlington 

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, announces the following events:

For children:

  • Comics Club, open to grades 6 and up, meets Wednesday, May 27, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Artist in the Making, open to ages 4 to 13, is an opportunity for kids to create their own paintings on Saturday, May 30, at 3 p.m. Sign up for the library’s enewsletter for timely updates:

A shredding day, sponsored by the Bergen County Utilities Authority, is set for Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Borough Hall rear parking lot. Borough residents are invited to have their personal documents shredded. Recycling containers for commingled pick-ups and 18-gallon containers for newspapers and junk mail will be available for purchase. Barrels are priced at $10 for barrels and newspaper containers cost $8. For more information, call Recycling Coordinator Mark Cunningham at 201-955-5665, ext. 14.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City Monday, June 15. The cost is $25 and the casino will give back $30 in slot play. Non-members may attend. Call Florence at 201- 991-3173 for more information and reservations.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces the following programs. For more information on these programs, call 973-667-0405.

  • Youths ages 18 and under are invited to create a piece of art in the Superhero theme for a Superhero Art Contest. Art can be painted, drawn, photographed, or digitally designed. Art must be submitted by July 10 to be judged at the library’s Super Nutley Comic/ Anime Con. Contact megan. for more information.
  • Monday Night Book Club meets Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m., to discuss “The Magic Room” by Jeffrey Zaslow. Copies of the book and its discussion guide are available at the library. This event is free and open to the public.
  • The library’s Outreach Program hosts its monthly book discussion at the Nutley Parkside Apartments, 7 William St., on Tuesday, June 2, at 2 pm. The group meets at the library at 1:30 p.m. and proceeds with the librarian to the Parkside Apartments. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. The book selections are the same as those of the Monday Night Book Club.
  • Teen Crafting Club meets Tuesday, June 2, at 3:15 p.m. No registration required.
  • Tuesday Night Graphic Novel Club meets June 2 at 7 p.m. Sample food from local eateries while discussing the latest book. This month’s book is “Pride of Baghdad” by Brian K. Vaughan. Copies of each book are available at the library. Register online at or by phone at 973-667-0405, ext. 2604.
  • The Film “St. Vincent” will be screened Friday, June 5, at 2 p.m. A new film is shown the first Friday of each month. Check the library’s events calendar for a schedule of films.

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