around town


All military units, local first responders, police, civic organizations, classic cars clubs, motorcycle clubs and bands are invited to participate in the township’s annual Veteran’s Day parade, set for Sunday, Nov. 8. Line-up will be at 12:15 p.m., dignitaries kick-off at 12:30 p.m. and the parade begins at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Bill at 973-759-4692.

Belleville Public Library, 221 Washington Ave., hosts a Thanksgiving craft program for all ages on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. and a Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m.

Mayor Raymond Kimble and the Township Council invite the community to the annual municipal Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Belleville High School stadium, from 6 to 9 p.m. This event features a pumpkin patch, costume contest, petting zoo, horse and carriage rides and more.

The Woman’s Club of Belleville meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 51 Rossmore Place. Prospective members are welcome. For more information, contact Terry Landon, 973-751-6529.

AARP Chapter 2051 and the Belleville Public Library announce a library membership luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at noon, at the Senior Citizen Center, 125 Franklin Ave. All are welcome. For more information, call Marie at 973-759-3912.

A senior health program, sponsored by Clara Maass Medical Center, along with the Mayor and Township Council, is offered Monday, Nov. 16, at noon, at the Senior Building, 125 Franklin Ave. Visitors will get a free blood pressure screening and a panel of experts from the medical center will discuss nutrition, sleep, weight loss and more. A light lunch will be served. This event is open to the public. To register, call 1-888-724-7123. Walk-ins are welcome.

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


Harrison Health Department will offer free flu shots to all township residents age 18 and older at the Senior Center, 221-223 Harrison Ave. on Monday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. Bring ID and wear a short sleeve shirt. No appointments are necessary. Call 973-268- 2464 or 973-268-2441 for more information.

Centro Romeu Cascaes Portuguese American Community Center, 308 William St., will conduct its third annual Zumbaween Party on Saturday, Oct. 31. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and master class with four instructors will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Admission is $20. Questions? Contact Mary Rose at or 973- 517-3552.


Kearny TNR (Trap-Neuter- Return) is in need of cat food donations. Food drop boxes are located at Bone Appetit Barkery and Spa, 463 Elm St., Kearny; and FoodTown, 1 Schuyler Ave., North Arlington.

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts a holiday fair on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes home baked treats, Christmas crafts, Tricky Tray, raffles and more. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner is at 5 p.m. For more information, call 201-991- 3513.

Kearny UNICO sponsors an Oldies Night-Trick Tray on Saturday, Nov.14, at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center, 60 Columbia Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event features a dinner buffet, live music, a 50/50 raffle and the tricky tray. Tickets are $25. For tickets, contact Judy Hyde at 201-991-5812.

Kearny High School Class of 2016 hosts its first-ever Students Made Film Festival on Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for the public; students and senior citizens, $5. All proceeds go to the Class of 2016.

A creative writing group meets on the second and four Mondays of every month at Bingo 2, 534 Kearny Ave., at 6:30 p.m. All writing genres are welcome. For more information, contact Karen at karenbookmankaplan@gmail. com or stop by the restaurant, which is located by Lincoln School.

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., meets on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the church basement. Membership dues of $5 are to be paid at this time.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., presents an afterschool tea party with “Beauty and the Beast”, sponsored by the West Hudson Arts & Theater Company on Monday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. Mrs. Potts and the Beast will be on hand for an afternoon of fun. They can also be seen in the new West Hudson Arts & Theater production on Nov. 6, 7 and 14 at the WHAT theater on Oakwood Ave.

This program is free and everyone is welcome. For more information on the library’s programs, call 201-998- 2666 or visit

For more information on upcoming WHAT performances, including the details of “Beauty & the Beast”, check out

First Baptist Church of Arlington, 650 Kearny Ave., holds a free clothing giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.


The Lyndhurst Department of Parks and Recreation holds its annual Halloween parade on Saturday, Oct. 31, with a rain date of Sunday, Nov. 1. Children of all ages are welcome to participate. “Trick or Treaters” will assemble in the Town Hall Park on Delafield Ave. at 1 p.m. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 201-804-2482.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., announces the following programs for children. Registration is required for all. To register or for more information, call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 3.

• A Halloween parade for grades pre-k to 3 will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, at 3:30 p.m.

• Children of all ages are invited to a presentation on tree swallows on Nov. 6, from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by a birdhouse building activity.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announces the First Sunday of the Month Nature Walk on Nov. 1 at Mill Creek Marsh, Secaucus, from 10 a.m. to noon. This free walk is led by the Bergen County Audubon Society. The group meets at the entrance to Mill Creek Marsh Trail. Park in the Mill Creek Mall next to Bob’s Discount Furniture.

For more information, email or call 201-230-4983.

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 624 Page Ave., hosts an “All Saints’ Day Party” on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. The $40 admission includes entertainment, buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, and soda. Come dressed as your favorite saint, or dress casual. There are also 50/50 raffle tickets available at $10 each. Call the rectory at 201-939-1161 for more information.

Let’s Put Lyndhurst on the Map with Google, a workshop for business owners, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands, 1280 Wall St. West. Google experts will explain how to get your business listed on Google and Google Maps and will give guidance to help your business succeed. Business representatives will receive $100 towards AdWords and can register for a workshop with Starfish Global to learn how to create a website using Google’s site builder. Both the site and domain are free for a year. Space is limited. Register online at For more information, call Shirley at 201-612-5360. Non-Lyndhurst businesses are also welcome.

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst sponsors a beefsteak, Karaoke and mini-Tricky Tray on Thursday, Nov. 12, at San Carlo’s Restaurant, 620 Stuyvesant Ave., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45. To reserve a seat or table, call Janet at 201- 935-1208.

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts a breakfast seminar on diabetic holiday eating presented by Julie Harrington, registered dietician at Inserra ShopRite of Lyndhurst, on Friday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. Call 201-804-2500 to register.

North Arlington 

The New Jersey State Organization of Cystic Fibrosis conducts its annual Bowl 4 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the New North Arlington Bowl, 200 Schuyler Ave. Lanes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis Once payment is received, the lane will be assigned. To learn more about sponsorships and to obtain participation forms, call George McDermott at 201-954- 6144 or email gmcdermott_1@ or contact the NJASOCF at 973-595-1232. A response is requested by Nov. 1.

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Road, meets on Monday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited. For more information, call 201-246-1771.

Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus, 194 River Road, announce the following:

• The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 3428 is running a bus trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The initial cost is $32 and upon arrival each player will receive $20 in slot play money and a $5 food voucher.

The bus leaves from the Columbian Club Hall parking lot, 19 River Road, at 10 a.m. Bring a photo ID to get the slot play money. For tickets and information, contact Nicholas Cerchio at 201-230-3428.

• The Ironbound Irish- American Association sponsors a dinner/dance on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Columbian Club Hall.

Tickets cost $30 and include draft beer, wine, soda, and sandwiches. A cash bar for mixed drinks will be available. For tickets, call Teddy Edwards at 1-973-900- 3160 or visit on the web and click on “Upcoming Events.”

• An annual break fast in the memory of deceased members is set for Sunday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. (following the 9 a.m. Mass) at the Columbian Club Hall. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for kids under age 6. Tickets are available at the Queen of Peace Rectory, the Columbian Club Hall, or by calling 201-463- 2151. The Knights ask all who attend to consider donating a non-expired, non-perishable food item for the Knights “Food For Families” project.

• A food drive will  be conducted outside of Jack’s Foodtown, 1 Schuyler Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. Gift cards and monetary gifts will also be accepted. For more information, call Bill Rottner at 201-463-2151.

Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to Resorts Casino on Thursday, Nov. 19. Cost is $25. Resorts will provide $25 in slot play. For a reservation, call Florence at 201-991-3173.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces the following programs. Registration is not required. For more information, call 973-667-0405 or visit

• Pumpkin painting,  open to ages 20 months and up, is set for Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. Registration is required. Participation is limited to Nutley residents.

• Manga/Anime Club,  open to grades 7 to 12, meets on Friday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. • Dragons and Dreams  Halloween Party, for all ages, is set for Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m.

• Monday Night Book  Discussion group meets on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Author Caroline Leavitt will discuss her book, “Pictures of You.”

• NashEast performs  “60 Years of Country,” featuring honky-tonk classics and today’s country hits on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m.


The Mission Committee of the First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford invites crafters and vendors to participate in its fourth annual Christmas craft and gift fair on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Parish House, 32 Ridge Road. All proceeds from vendor fees and snack bar sales will go to support the Rutherford Community Pantry and to feed the homeless men and women served by the Bergen Family Promise shelter in Hackensack. For information, or to be a vendor at the event, contact Pat at or 201-390-8925.

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