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Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., announces the following programs for children. Registration is required for all programs. Call the library at 973-450-3434 to register.

  • Pajama Storytime, open to all ages, takes place every Tuesday at 6 p.m. starting Sept. 8.
  • Autumn Fest, also open to all ages, is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m.
  • Computer classes, open to grades K to 6, are available by appointment. Children learn Microsoft World and online research skills. St. Peter’s Rosary Confraternity hosts its annual Communion Breakfast, Sunday, Oct. 4, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, at the Chandelier Restaurant, 340 Franklin Ave. Tickets are $23 each and will be available at the rectory.


Holy Cross Church sponsors a bus trip to the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Sunday, Sept. 6. The bus leaves from Holy Cross School at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the school basement starting at 9:15 a.m. Cost is $30 with a $25 rebate. ID is required. For reservations, call: Joan 973- 481-2434 or Maria 973-481-1799. Leave your name, phone number and number attending.


The PBGC, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts its annual Tricky Tray on Saturday, Oct. 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person (no children). Admission includes a sheet of small prizes, coffee, soda, water and dessert. Among the big prizes from a 50/50 will be a flt screen TV, iPad, PS4 and Giants football tickets. Purchase tickets in advance. Guests may book a table of eight or 10. For ticket information, email or call 201-334-8336.

VFW Post 1302, Belgrove Drive, hosts its second annual Octoberfest (to welcome home returning troops) on Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. There will be live music, craft beer, food, family fun and much more.

The Junior Women’s Club of Arlington is hosting a “Back to the 80s” dinner-dance on Friday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the LCCC, 9 Davis Ave. For the $35 admission, plus a nonperishable food item, guests are entitled to appetizers, dinner, dancing and dessert and there will be a 50/50, raffle baskets and a costume contest. A DJ will provide entertainment. And a cash bar is available. To purchase tickets, call 551-800- 5992 or visit

All community members are invited to have “Coffee with a Cop” on Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and Oct. 8. Meet with Kearny police officers in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.

The schedule is as follows: Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. at Dina’s Café, 734 Kearny Ave.; Oct. 2 at 8 a.m. at Arcos Pastry, 401 Kearny Ave.; and Oct. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at a location to be determined. Check for updated information. Contact Officer John Fabula for more information at

West Hudson Arts and Theater Co. holds open auditions for Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast Jr.” Sept. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at the theater, (in residence at the First Lutheran Church), 65 Oakwood Ave.

No experience, membership or fee is required to audition or perform with the group. Visit to download the audition form, complete it and bring it with you when you audition. Copies of the form will be available at the audition. Prepare 32 measures of a musical theater song of your choice and bring music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.

Parking is available in the rear of the church.

Performances will be Nov. 6 to 14.

Kearny UNICO holds its next monthly membership meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., at American Legion Post 99, 314 Belgrove Drive.

UNICO has scheduled a fundraising bus trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City for Sunday, Sept. 20. Tickets are $30 per person with $25 back in slot credit from the casino. The bus leaves the parking lot of Kearny Bank, 614 Kearny Ave., at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. For tickets, contact Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., presents a free theatrical presentation of “Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles” by actors from Raconteur Radio on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. Before the show, children of all ages are invited to join a scavenger hunt.

Seating is limited to 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on this or other programs, call 201-998-2666 or visit


The Lyndhurst Youth Roller Hockey League is now holding online registration for the 2015 season. Boys and girls from the surrounding towns are also eligible to participate. Beginners are welcome. There are three divisions: Mite (grades K-2), Midget (3-5) and Junior (6-8). The season will begin in late September. For more information, or to register, visit Leagues.BlueSombrero. com/LyndhurstHockey. Additional information is available on Facebook at Lyndhurst Youth Hockey League or email at

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts a Clara Maass Medical Center Breakfast Seminar: “Ovarian Cancer: Where We Are … Where We’re Going” on Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. A Clara Maass health expert will discuss symptoms, screenings and treatments for ovarian cancer. Call 201-804-2500 to register.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) announces the following programs:

  • Pontoon Boat Rides are offered Sept. 2, 3, 8, 11, 16, 22 and 24 at 5 p.m. each day and on Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m. This event is recommended for ages 10 and up. All tours launch from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Advance registration and payment are required. Cost is $15 per person. To download a registration form, visit and click on “2015 Fall Events.” For more information, call 201-460-4640.
  • First-Sunday-of-the-Month Nature Walk steps off Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Mill Creek Marsh Trail in Secaucus. For information and to register, email or call 201-230-4983.
  • A guided canoe tour exploring the Hackensack River and its marshes is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., launching from Laurel Hill Boat Ramp, Secaucus. This event is recommended for ages 10 and up. Cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration and payment are required. For a registration form, visit and click on “2015 Fall Events.” For more information, call 201-460-4640.
  • Third-Tuesday-of-the- Month Nature Walk is set for Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Harrier Meadow in North Arlington (Entrance to Harrier Meadow is located about 1/4 mile in from Schuyler Ave. on Disposal Road.) For information and to register, email or call 201-230-4983.
  • Free public viewing nights at the William D. McDowell Observatory, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, are scheduled for every Wednesday in September, from 8 to 10 p.m. each night. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 201-777-2416 or 201- 460-4623. Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., announces the following programs. Registration is required only where noted. To register or for more information, call the library at 201-804-2478.
  • Walk in Storytimes, open to grades pre-k to 2, take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays every week at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required.
  • Registration is open through Sept. 18 for Fall Storytime, open to ages 3 to 4 1/2. This 45-minute program features stories, music and crafts. Parents are welcome to join in on the craft with their child too. Children may attend a 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. session. The program begins on Thursday, Sept. 24. Space is limited.
  • “Enchanting Ireland,” a slide lecture with classic Irish music, is set for Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is necessary. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7, or email


The Women’s Auxiliary of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church sponsors a Flapjack Fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s, 375 Rt. 3 E., Clifton. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, contact Linda at 973- 661-0090. Proceeds will be used for church renovations. Guests may also chose to participate in a Tricky Tray.

Nutley High School Class of 1970 is holding its 45th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Franklin Steak House, 238 Franklin Ave. Registration forms are due as soon as possible. For details, contact Florence at

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces the following programs. Registration is required where noted. To register, call the library at 973-667-0405.

  • Babygarten, open to ages 3 to 22 months, is set for Tuesdays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Registration is required. Only Nutley residents are eligible.
  • The 70th anniversary of the Nutley Historical Society with Museum Director John Simko is set for Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. Simko will discuss the society’s early history, share recent additions to the museum’s collections and more.
  • Preschool Story Time, open to ages 3 to 6, takes place on Wednesdays, Sept. 16, 28 and 30 at 10 a.m. Only Nutley residents may participate. Registration is required.
  • Two-Year Old Story Time, open to ages 23 to 36 months, will be held on Fridays, Sept. 18 and 25, at 10 a.m. Only Nutley residents will be admitted. Registration is required.

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