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Mayor Raymond Kimble and the Municipal Council sponsor family movie nights Thursday, June 25, and Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Municipal Stadium. Movies begin at dusk. Admission is free for township residents. Movies and sponsors are to be determined. The event includes free popcorn and cotton candy. Rain dates are Friday, June 26, and Thursday, Aug 13.


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 bobcaputo1@ for sign-up information.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts its annual beach party Friday, June 12, 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress for the beach. Prizes will be given to the best dancers and for the best beachwear. Guests are restricted to teenagers only. Kearny teachers and members of the club’s board of directors will supervise the dance.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., will offer a free four-week science class, open to grades 1 and 2, beginning Monday, June 22. The children will explore science and nature through stories and crafts. Classes are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon, on the lower level of the Main Library. Class is limited to a group of 15 children. Call the library at 201-998-2666 to reserve a spot.

For more information on any of the library’s programs, call 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.

The Junior Woman’s Club of Arlington hosts an enormous garage sale fundraiser with lots of bargains, Saturday, June 13, 8 a.m. to noon, at 57 Hillcrest Road. There will be something for everyone, with furniture, household items, appliances, baby items, clothing for adults and children, as well as lots of toys and books. All proceeds of the sale will go to local charities.


Lyndhurst Food Pantry summer hours have kicked in. The pantry will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Regular hours will resume Monday, Sept. 14.

VFW Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts karaoke June 19, starting at 8 p.m. For more information, call 201-939-3080. The VFW hall is available to rent for all occasions.

The Young Adult Department of the Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a superhero card game Wednesday, June 17, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Learn to play this strategic card game based on your favorite heroes and villains from the Marvel and DC Universes. Build your deck and battle against others for a small contest prize. Cards will be on hand to use. No experience necessary. Refreshments will be served. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 4.

The library has vouchers for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Each voucher can be redeemed for free general admission and one special exhibition, film, or live animal exhibition of the visitor’s choosing. The vouchers are located in the children’s room and are available to patrons with a valid library card.

The N.J. Sports & Exposition Authority announces the following programs:

  • Free Third Tuesday of the Month Natural Walk takes place Tuesday, June 16, 10 a.m. to noon, at Laurel Hill Park, Secaucus. For more information or to register, call 201-230-4983 or email
  • Join Bill Streeter, director of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, and several of his raptor friends, including falcons, a Golden Eagle and other amazing creatures Wednesday, June 17, 3 to 4:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza. This program is free. Registration is required: Go to and click on “Events”. For more information, call 201-460-4619 or email communications@ njmeadowlands. gov.
  • June Pontoon Boat Rides, recommended for ages 10 and up, will launch June 11, 17, 19, 23 and 25 at 5:30 p.m. each day from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Advance registration and payment are required. Admission is $15. For registration forms, go to and click on “2015 River Tour Season.”

For more information call 201-460-4677 or email cathy.

North Arlington 

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

  • Registration is open for the Summer Reading Club. Borough residents have priority; other BCCLS patrons will be admitted if there is space available. The program runs June 29 to Aug. 7.
  • Registration is also required for Playshop with Youth Stages — a retelling of the French story “Stone Soup” — Tuesday, June 23, at 1 p.m. for children ages 3 to 9. To register, visit http://northarlington. and click on the date of the event.
  • PJ Story Time, for ages 4 to 8, takes place Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m.
  • Lego Club, open to grades 1 and up, meets Tuesday, June 16, at 6 p.m.
  • Origami for grades 1 and up is set for Friday, June 19, at 3:30 p.m. • The Woman’s Club sponsors a craft session for grades K to 6 Monday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Comic Club, open to grades 6 and up, meets Wednesday, June 25, at 3:30 p.m.

Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus announces a flag retirement ceremony at the Columbian Club Hall grounds, 194 River Road, Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m. Flags that are torn, tattered, or in poor shape may be brought for proper disposal.

The Knights are also sponsoring a bus trip Tuesday, June 23 to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., leaving from the Columbian Club Hall at 10 a.m. Cost is $32. Each attendee will get $20 in slot play money and a $5 food voucher at the casino. A photo ID is required to get the slot play money. For tickets, contact Nicholas Cerchio at 201-230-3428.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to the Taj Mahal Casino, 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 on these programs, call 973-667-0405.

  • Teen Advisory Board meets Thursday, June 18, at 3 p.m.
  • Superhero Summer Reading Kickoff Party is set for Friday, June 26, at 1:30 p.m. Join DJ Robb for a Superhero Dance Party with Rita’s Ice and games. Registration is required.
  • An exhibit of oil paintings by Nutley High School students is on display through Monday, June 22.

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