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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.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., announces the following programs:

  • “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast” (G / 76 mins.), will be screened June 6 at 11 a.m. on the lower level of the Main Library. Donuts and light refreshments will be served.
  • Atka, The Amazing Eskie, visits the library Wednesday, June 10, at 6 p.m. An Eskimo dog, Atka has been featured on Animal Planet’s TV show, “Dogs 101.” The show is interactive and audience members will be invited to help Atka perform some of his tricks. The show is suitable for children of all ages. There is no registration for the show; however, seating is limited. For more information, call the Children’s Department.
  • The Vacation Reading Challenge begins June 10. Children can pick up a free book log at the main or branch library, read books of their choice and collect stickers and other rewards along the way – all free. Book logs must be completed and returned to the children’s room by Friday, Aug. 14.
  • A summer reading kickoff party will be held at the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., Tuesday, June 16, 3 to 5:30 p.m. No registration is required. Selections from the library’s DVD collection may be rented for free for this day only. This event also includes face painting and light refreshments. For more information on any of the library’s programs, call the library at 201-998- 2666 or visit

New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at CEVA, 51 Midland Ave., June 15, 4:30 to 9 p.m.

The Salvation Army of Greater Kearny offers classes in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, every Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30 per 12 hours of instruction. To sign up, call the Salvation Army office at 201-991- 1115 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or contact Pete at 201-889-1352 for more information.


A National Trails Day Walk is set for Friday, June 5, 10 a.m. to noon, at DeKorte Park. Participants should 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, 201-230-4983 or email

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events for children. For more information or to register for programs, call the library at 201- 804-2478.

  • Walk-in story time is held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for grades pre-k to 2. No registration is required.
  • Children in grades prek to 4 can surprise dad on Father’s Day by creating a special craft on Thursday, June 18, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.
  • Children in grades pre-k to 3 are invited to make a sun craft on Thursday, June 11, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required.
  • Registration is open through June 19 for the summer reading program, open to grades pre-k to 6. This year’s theme is ”Every Hero Has A Story.” Activities may include costume creation, group games, art projects, science and engineering experiments, along with prizes, drawing, contests and more. For more information, call the library or visit http://www.lyndhurstlibrary. org/.

 North Arlington 

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, offers museum passes to the public for the Museum of the City of New York. The pass allows two adults and four children access to this museum. Call or visit the library to check availability. Requirements to borrow: $50 cash deposit and an adult library card (issued by a BCCLS library) in good standing. http://www.mcny. org/

The library also offers a pass to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. The pass allows six people admission to the museum. Call or visit the library to check availability. Same requirements to borrow. http://www.intrepidmuseum. org.

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 return $30 in slot play. Non-members may attend. Call Florence at 201-991- 3173 or more information and reservations.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces the following programs. For more information, 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. Artwork may be painted, drawn, photographed, or digitally designed. Entries must be submitted by July 10 to be judged at the Super Nutley Comic/Anime Con. Contact megan.kociolek@nutley.bccls. org for more information.
  • 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 event calendar for a schedule of films.
  • Video Game Club for teens meets Tuesday, June 9, at 3:15 p.m. No registration required.
  • Minecraft Club for teens meets Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. No registration required.
  • Manga/Anime Teen Club meets Friday, June 12, at 3:15 p.m.
  • Join the Allegro Singers Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m., as they celebrate the 175th birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russia’s most famous composer of the Romantic era. This program is free and open to the community.
  • Summer Reading Sign-Up is set for Saturday, June 13. Participants may sign up online and then pick up logs and goodie bags at the children’s desk.

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