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St. Anthony’s School will host an all-grades reunion Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at Michael’s Riverside in Lyndhurst. For more information, contact


Harrison Board of Education will participate in the 2015 Summer Food Service program July 8 to Aug. 6 (Monday to Thursday only from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) at Washington Middle School, 1 N. Fifth St. No registration is required.

The Summer Food Program, funded by the Food and Nutrition Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides all children ages 18 and under with the same free meals in accordance with a menu approved by the state.


Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., offers Lego Robotics Workshops, open to grades 2 and up, Mondays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., beginning July 13, on the lower level of the Main Library.

Children work in small groups to complete various LEGO-based projects that provide a first-hand look at the practical real-world application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Registration is required. There is a $10 registration fee per child. Register online by following this link: kearny-public-librarykearny- nj.

Apply coupon code “kplsummer15” at the check-out screen to get the library’s discounted rate. Call or visit the library for guidance with the registration system.

For more information on any of the library’s programs, call 201-998-2666 or visit

VFW Post 1302, 300 Belgrove Drive, hosts its first annual motorcycle run and pig roast In memory of SSG Edward Karolasz Saturday, July 11. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. Bikers will race from the post to the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton and back. Pig roast/barbecue begins at 2 p.m. This event includes live music. Outside seating is limited. Bring lawn chairs. Pre-register at EventBrite. com. For more details, call the post at 201-991-9645 or email All are welcome.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts a summer program during July and August, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., open to members and guests mostly between the ages of 8 and 15. Basketball, dodge ball, crafts, electronic games and more are offered, along with trips to: State Fair (July 1), Oakland A’s and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium (July 8), Mountain Creek Water Park (July 15), Seaside Heights – rides and water park (July 22), Jersey Jackals vs. Wichita Wingnuts at Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair (July 29) and Funplex in East Hanover (Aug. 5). All trips are chaperoned by Kearny teachers. The program will be supervised by a professional staff including Tom Fraser, Paul and Vanessa Viera, Michele Fraser and Mark and Tonia Latka.


The N.J. Sports & Exposition Authority announces the following events. To register for these events, go to and click on “Events.”

For more information, email communications@njmeadowlands. gov or call 201-460-4619. All these events take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza.

  • National Moth Night is set for Monday, July 20, 8:30 to10 p.m. Industrial-strength lamps and white sheets will be set up and “sugaring” will be used to attract moths. Admission is free.
  • The next free Third- Tuesday-of-the-Month Natural Walk is scheduled for July 21, starting at 10 a.m. For more information on this event, contact Don Torino at or call 201-230-4983.
  • The sixth Annual Butterfly Day will be Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event includes butterfly walks and identification techniques, plus many free activities for the kids including a scavenger hunt, face painting, plus a butterfly costume contest, open to ages 12 and younger. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 2. Admission is free. Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., announces the following events for children. For more information or to register for these programs, call the library at 201-804-2478.
  • Walk-in Storytime, open to grades pre-k to 2, takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required. • Children in grades pre-k to 6 are welcome to learn origami every Monday and some Wednesdays (July 6, 8, 13, 20, 22, 27 and 29) from 3 to 4 p.m. No registration is required.
  • Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy a free screening of the superhero Disney movie “Incredibles” Tuesday, July 7, 2:15 to 4 p.m. Registration is required. Call in advance. • Children ages 7 to 14 can design their own comic strip Wednesday, July 15, 3:30 from 4:45 p.m. Registration is required. • No registration is required for children in grades 2 to 6 to learn to play checkers Wednesday July 1; Tuesday, July 7; and Thursday, July 16, 2:30 to 4 p.m. each day.
  • A three-round checkers tournament, open to grades 2 to 6, is set for Tuesdays, July 14, 21 and 28, 2:30 to 4 p.m. each day. Children who participate, must be committed to all three rounds. The checkers champion will be given a prize Thursday, Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. Call in advance.
  • A magic show, open to ages 3 and up, takes place Thursday, July 23, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Registration will be held through Aug. 3 for Lyndhurst’s Soccer Clubs seven-week Kinder Kicker soccer program, open to grades pre-k and kindergarten. This is a non-competitive, game-oriented program designed by the professional staff of FASTrack Soccer and nationally-acclaimed Parisi Speed School, to help children develop early soccer and motor skills. Participants must have reached their fourth birthday by Oct. 1, 2015, and be no older than 5 by Sept. 30, 2015. Any player registering after Aug. 3 will be charged a $50 late fee. For more information and to register your child, visit For more information, email Anthony Perrotti at

North Arlington 

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Road, meets Monday, July 6, at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend. For more information, call 201-214-8253.

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, announces the following programs for adults:

  • Sit and Stitch knitting group meets Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m.
  • A release party for Harper Lee’s new novel, “Go Set a Watchman” is set for Tuesday, July 14, at noon. Snacks and tea will be served. Children’s program:
  • A screening of the film “Big Hero 6” is set for Thursday, July 2, at noon.

North Arlington celebrates its 32nd annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, Aug. 4. Residents are invited to go outside to meet and greet their neighbors, organize block parties and to leave a porch light on overnight as a sign of neighborhood spirit and unity against crime.

The first 10 blocks organized will receive a free barbecue package courtesy of the North Arlington Police Crime Prevention Unit and Arlington Diner. Borough police officers and elected officials will visit block parties with giveaways.

To organize a block party, residents may pick up an application from the police department which will then seek Borough Council approval to close the street to traffic from 5 to 9 p.m.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, will display digital photography by Judith Ennis during July and August. For more information on any of these programs, call 973-667-0405.

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