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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@


Harrison-East Newark Elks, 408 Harrison Ave., sponsor a charity motorcycle run for veterans on Aug. 16. Check in at the Elks at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $20. Contact the Elks at 973- 485-9478. Return to the Elks after the run for a buffet, pig roast, barbecue and live music. Proceeds benefit the East Orange Veterans Hospital.


Lady Kards Softball Skills Camp runs Monday, Aug. 3, to Thursday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp is open to all females ages 7 to 14 and is designed to develop skills, fundamentals and team play. The program is directed by Kearny High School varsity staff and players. For more details, contact Jim Pickel at

VFW Post 1302, 300 Belgrove Drive, hosts its inaugural 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk (in memory of SSG Jorge Oliveira) Saturday, Aug. 1. Early entrants receive a shirt, so pre-register at for $20 per person. The charge is $25 per person on the day of the race (no shirt). Registration on day of race begins at 9 a.m. The 1-mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk starts at 10 a.m. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in three age categories. Refreshments will be available after the race which is a USATF-certified course.

Calvary United Methodist Church, 342 Kearny Ave., hosts a free vacation Bible School Sunday, July 26, to Thursday, July 30, 6 to 8 p.m. each day, and Friday, July 31, 7 to 9 p.m. The program offers Biblecentered stories, games, crafts and more. Snacks are provided. For more information, call Dana at 201-736-2014.

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

  • “Zoom Balloons” – magic, music and dancing with Earl Hicks – takes place Thursday, July 23, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Pianist Steven Jon Kaplan performs Thursday, July 23, at 3:30 p.m., at the reading garden. Admission is free. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be rescheduled.
  • A free butterfly garden project, presented by members of the Kearny Community Garden, is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. This program is open to ages 10 and up. Participants will learn about butterfly habitats, how to create their own butterfly garden and help plant a new butterfly garden in front of the library. The library will provide most materials, but guests should bring a trowel and gardening gloves, if possible.
  • Star Wars Craft Club, open to grades 1 to 4, meets Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m., beginning July 30. Each session is limited to 15 children. Call the library at 201-998-2666 to reserve a spot.

Registration is not needed for most library programs, but seating is limited.

For more information, call 201-998-2666 or visit For more information on the Kearny Community Garden, check out its Facebook page at


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

  • The sixth Annual Butterfly Day will be Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza. This event features 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.

To register for Butterfly Day, visit For more information, email communications@ njmeadowlands. gov or call 201-460-4619.

  • First-Sunday-of-the-Month Nature Walk is set for Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, at River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. To register go to and click on “Events.” For more information call 201-230-4983.

Knights of Columbus Council 2396 sponsors a communion breakfast Sunday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m., at the senior building on Cleveland Ave. Admission is $7. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Steve Cortese at 201-657-0800 or Nick Garafolo at 201-893-2849.

Lyndhurst Elks Lodge 1505 sponsors a golf tournament Friday, Sept. 11, with a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m., at the Preakness Valley Golf Course in Wayne.

Hole sponsorship is $35 and the cost per golfer is $100, which includes cart, greens fees, hot and cold buffet and two-hour open bar and prizes for all. Send checks, payable to the Lyndhurst Elks Lodge 1505, to: Mike Lamprecht, 109 Melrose Ave., North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

American Legion Post 139 Rehabilitation Committee holds a ward party for veterans at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, July 28, at 2:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Stanley Kaminski in memory of his best friend Bernie Lebeyka, who was a member of Post 139 and the Polish Club, both of Lyndhurst.

Post members play games of chance with hospitalized veterans and distribute treats to them. Anyone interested in sponsoring a ward party is invited to call John Deveney at 201-438- 2255.

North Arlington 

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Road, meets Monday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited. For more information, call 201-214-8253.

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, announces the following programs. For more information or to register, call 201-955-5640.

  • The following films will be screened: “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Tuesday, July 21, at noon; and the documentary “Art and Craft” on Friday, July 24, at 11 a.m.

For Children:

  • Thursday Afternoon Matinees are held weekly at noon. Here’s the schedule: “The Incredibles” on July 23, “Frozen” on July 30 and “The Rocketeer” on Aug. 6. Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip on Thursday, Aug. 13 to Renault Winery for lunch and then to Resorts Casino for five hours. Cost is $50 and includes lunch at the winery and $25 in slot play at Resorts. A few seats are available. Another trip is scheduled to Resorts on Sept. 10. Cost is $25 and you will receive $25 in slot play at the casino. Call Florence for details and reservations at 201-991-3173.


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

  • Ocean Animals and their Amazing Powers Environmental Workshop, for family and children ages 5 to 9, takes place Monday, July 27, at 11 a.m. Only Nutley residents may attend. Registration is required.
  • Tech Workshop: Snap Circuits, for grades 3 to 6, is set for Wednesday, July 29, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required. Only Nutley residents may attend.
  • Manga/Anime Club Marathon is set for Tuesday, July 28, at 1 p.m.
  • Teen Video Game Club meets Thursday, July 30, at 2 p.m., for a three-hour Super Smash Bros Tournament.

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