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Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., hosts a blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. Donors must be at least age 17, weigh at least 120 pounds, bring a signed form of ID and know their social security number. For more information, call Community Blood Services at 201-444-2900.

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@


The Town of Harrison celebrates 175 years of history beginning with a 6 p.m. Mass at Holy Cross Church on Friday, Sept. 18 and gala dinner at the Holy Cross School gymnasium at 7 p.m. the same night. On Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20, the festivities continue with a street fair that includes craft and retail vendors, food, entertainment, children’s rides and more, a Saturday evening family movie night and Saturday afternoon multicultural parade that steps off at noon.

Anyone interested in becoming involved in this event including vendors (craft, antique, and retail) interested in having a space at the Saturday/ Sunday street festival event, and any business that would like to receive direct publicity as part of a sponsorship for the event are invited to contact Robin at 201-321-2756.


Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., commemorates its 100th anniversary of serving Kearny and the surrounding areas on Sept. 13. The event begins with a Mass at noon followed by a buffet dinner at 2 p.m. at the Lithuanian Catholic Community Center, 6 Davis Ave. Tickets are $25. For information and tickets, call Jean at 201-991-4732 or the rectory at 201-998-4616. Cash bar will be available.

West Hudson Hospital 15- year reunion, open to all West Hudson Hospital medical/ nursing staff, employees and volunteers, is set for Saturday, Sept. 12. For more information, contact Irene Kirst at 201-424- 2589 or Sharon Lautenbacher at 201-401-9655.


Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts an under the sea mobile craft event, open to grades 1 to 4, on Monday, Aug. 24, from 2:30 to 3:15 pm.

Registration is required. To register or for more information, call the library at 201-804- 2478.

American Legion Post 139 Rehabilitation Committee holds a ward party for veterans at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, Aug. 25, at 2:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ronald and Cynthia Settembrino family in memory of Cynthia’s father Michael Liparulo, a highly decorated U.S. Marine who fought in the Pacific area in World War II. Also at the party will be resident Emil Kuldlack who just celebrated his 100th birthday on Aug. 1.

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 

Helping Exceptional People (HEP) sponsors a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Columbian Club Hall, 194 River Road, North Arlington. Anyone interested in renting a table may contact Maureen at 201-446-2280 or at Tables inside the hall cost $25 while those outside cost $15. The event will include food and a 50-50 sale and drawing every two hours. Direct all questions to Maureen.

Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to Resorts on Sept. 10. The cost is $25 and participants receive $25 in slot play at the casino. Call Florence for details and reservations at 201-991-3173.

North Arlington Mayor and Borough Council sponsor a summer concert performance by the Cameos Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. in Riverside Park. The Cameos will perform hits of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Patrons should use the park entrance at Jauncey Avenue and River Road. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshments will be available.

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