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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.

  • Autumn Fest, 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.

Woman’s Club of Belleville sponsors a garage sale on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 184 Cedar Hill Ave.

Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., hosts its monthly breakfast Sunday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for children under age 10; and free for children under age 3.

Clara Maass Medical Center hosts a free event for women age 50 or older called “Clara’s Smart Hearts Free Risk Assessment for Women” on Thursday, Sept. 17 and 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Cancer Center at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville.

Register by calling 973-450- 2630.

Bethany Lutheran Church, Joralemon and New Sts., announces a flea market and craft show is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). Vendors are wanted. The cost is $25 per table. For more information, contact 862-270-7744.

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@


Holy Cross Church is accepting deposits now for an eight-day cruise to the Caribbean, launching July 4, 2016. Total cost per person is $1,325. A deposit of $325 per person is due immediately to reserve a cabin (deadline for making deposits is Oct. 10). After a deposit is made, passengers can make partial payments until paid in full. Contact Gina at 973-484-4023 for more information.


Pathways to Independence, 60 Kingsland Ave., holds its annual 2-mile Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m., at West Hudson Park. To participate, fill out a registration form and recruit friends, relatives or co-workers as sponsors to pledge a specific dollar amount, from $1 to $100. Register yourself or your team in advance by obtaining forms at the Pathways office or call 201-997-6155 to have forms mailed to you. Or, register on the day of the walk at the Schuyler Ave. entrance of the park, starting at 9 a.m. Silva Construction sponsors a free event T-shirt for each participant who turns in $100 or more in pledges.

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 prizes will be a flat screen TV, iPad, PS4 and Giants tickets, a 50/50 and packets will be sold. Purchase tickets in advance. Guests may book a table of eight or 10. For ticket information, email or call 201-334-8336.

Kearny UNICO will run a fundraising bus trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Sunday, Sept. 20. Tickets are $30 per person with $25 back in slot credit from the casino. The bus leaves from 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., announces the following programs. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. For more information, call the children’s room at 201-998-2666.

  • City Winds Trio, a professional chamber group, consisting of flute, oboe and bassoon, performs in the library’s reading garden at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the performance will be in the lower level assembly room.
  • Three free screenings of the 2015 remake of Cinderella (rated PG / 105 minutes) are set for Friday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. and on Monday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m.
  • A Fall Fiesta will be held in the Main Library Reading Garden on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. This event includes a dance instructor teaching a Salsa-style square dance, live Salsa music, original artwork from the library’s children’s summer art program and free sno-cones. Admission is free. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m.

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

CEVA (Comunidade Evangelica Vida Abundante/Abundant Life Evangelical Community Church), 151 Midland Ave., hosts a blood drive set Monday, Sept. 21, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

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. Bring lawn chairs.


The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announces the last pontoon boat rides of the season are set for Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m. and Sept. 22 and 24 at 5 p.m. each day. Rides are recommended for ages 10 and up. Tours launch from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Advance registration and payment required. Cost is $15 per person.

For registration forms, go to and click on “2015 Fall Events” For more information, call 201- 460-4623.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., announces the following programs for children. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call the library at 201-804-2478.

  • Fall door hanger craft, open to grades 1 to 4, is set for Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
  • Autumn squirrel wreath craft, open to grades pre-k to 3, is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 28, from 3:30 to 4 p.m. The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst sponsors the following events. Both events take place at the Senior Citizen’s Building on Cleveland Avenue:
  • Indoor garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge for admission.
  • Children’s Tricky Tray, open to grades pre-k through 5, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Doors open at noon and the raffle begins at 1 p.m. Lunch items will be sold. No outside food will be permitted. For tickets or more information, call Janet at 201-935-1208.

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., announces the following programs. Registration is required for all programs. To register, call 201-804-2500.

  • Clara Maass Medical Center Breakfast Seminar: “Ovarian Cancer: Where We Are … Where We’re Going” is set for Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. A Clara Maass health expert will discuss symptoms, screenings and treatments for ovarian cancer.
  • Free Women’s Health Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., includes education on breast self-examination, PAP test and pelvic exam. This event is open to all female Lyndhurst residents age 18 and over.
  • Breakfast seminar on Back Pain will be held Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 am. Immediately following the breakfast, there will be a free chiropractic screening. The breakfast will be held in the department’s recreation room.

VFW Post 3549, 537 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a Karaoke party on Friday, Sept. 18, starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the VFW at 201-939-3080.

North Arlington 

The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 3428, 194 River Road, hosts its annual barbecue on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. This event includes a door prize and a 50-50. Cost is $12 for adults, $30 for a family of four (two adults, two kids), and $6 for children ages 6 to 12. Tickets can be bought at the rectory office, the Columbian Club Hall, or by calling 201-463-2151.

Donations of non-expired, non-perishable food items for the Knights’ “Food for Families Project” are invited.

Queen of Peace Rosary Society hosts a dinner and Tricky Tray on Friday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 11 p.m., at San Carlo Fine Caterers in Lyndhurst. Price is $40 per ticket. For details, call Betsy 201-997-3914.

Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to the Sands Casino on Thursday, Oct. 8. Cost is $25. Sands will give $20 in slot play and a $5 food voucher. For a reservation, call Florence at 201-991-3173.


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 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 A.S.A.P. For details, contact Florence at FloD2@ Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces the following programs. Registration is required where noted. To register, call the library at 973-667-0405.

  • Manga/Anime Club,  open to grades 7 to 12, meets on Friday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m.
  • Back to School Story  time is set for Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.
  • Tricounty Art reception  is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.
  • P.J. Storytime, open to  children of all ages and their caregivers, is set for Mondays, Sept. 21 and 28,  at 7 p.m. Registration is not required.
  • Hooked on Books Reading Club, open to grades 4 to  6, meets on Friday, Sept. 25, at 3:30 p.m. To register, visit

Tri-County Camera Club  meets on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Nutley High School teacher’s cafeteria at 8 p.m. This meeting includes a model shoot and those attending are asked to bring their own camera. The club is based in Nutley, with members from local communities including Belleville but also draws members from Lyndhurst.

For further information, contact club president Jim  Alfano at 973-751-0245.


Rutherford Congregational Church, 251 Union Ave., encourages vendors and those with other special holiday gift items to sell to register for a space for its annual holiday bazaar. The event is set for Saturday, Nov. 14. To register for a space, call 201- 321-2756.

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