around town


The township’s annual Veteran’s Day parade is 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.

AARP Chapter 2051 and the Belleville Public Library co-sponsor 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, co-sponsored by Clara Maass Medical Center and 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.

Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation’s signature fall event, “A Tasteful Experience,” is set for Monday, Nov. 9, at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. Proceeds benefit the hospital’s Child Life program which helps children and their families cope with illness and hospitalization.

Each year, the evening features the area’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of spirits who donate their time, talent and delicacies to benefit Clara Maass.

Food and wine aficionados can attend the main event, beginning at 7 p.m., for $125. For the VIP Experience, guests can purchase a $200 ticket, which offers early admission at 6 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit or call 973-450-2251 for more information.


Job Haines Home, 250 Bloomfield Ave., hosts a free program on diabetes on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. Jude Zwer, diabetes educator at HackensackUMC Mountainside, will speak about the various types of diabetes, diagnosis, and treatment as well as the importance of maintaining a good diet.

Light, healthy refreshments will be served. For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact Donna Plotnick at 973-743-0972, ext. 133.


Holy Cross Church is accepting deposits for an eightday 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. After a deposit is made, passengers can make partial payments until paid in full. Contact Gina at 973-484- 4023 for more information.


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 Jack’s Food- Town, 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.

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., announces the following:

  • The next membership meeting is on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., in the church basement. Membership dues of $5 are to be paid at this time.
  • A Christmas party is set for Dec. 6 at La Venere Ristorante, 614 Schuyler Ave., North Arlington. Cost is $28, payable to Jean Morton (201- 991-4732), as soon as possible. First Baptist Church of Arlington, 650 Kearny Ave., holds a free clothing giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Kearny Eagles Aerie 2214, 164 Midland Ave., holds its annual diabetes fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 21. The event includes free glucose testing by a registered nurse from 1 to 5 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. Cash bar will be available. Tickets are available at the aerie or call 201-991-9865 for more information.

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

  • A meet and greet with the Hudson County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit for children in grades pre-K through 5 is set for Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m.

Children and their families are invited to meet the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. An officer will demonstrate and talk about how trained dogs are their active partners in solving crime. Children will also learn about the general responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Department.

  • A LEGO Robotics Workshops, open to grades 2 and up, meets every Saturday for six weeks, beginning Nov. 7, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Children work in small groups to complete various LEGO-based projects that provide a first-hand look at the practical real-world application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Class size is limited and registration is required. There is a $10 registration fee per child. Registration online by following this link: http://www.blockscool. com/class-locations/kearnypublic- library-kearny-nj/

Make sure you apply coupon code ‘kplFALL15’ at the check-out screen to get a discounted rate. Call 201- 998- 2666 or stop in if you have any issues with the registration system.


New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority offers a free lecture by nature author Scott Weidensaul on “Birds and Beans: Simple Ways to Save Migratory Birds” on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza. Weidensaul has written more than two dozen books, including Pulitzer Prize-finalist “Living on the Wind.” His latest, “The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean,” will be available for purchase and signing.

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

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., invites children ages 3 to 10 to a Fit4Kids Wild West Show on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 3:30 p.m. This interactive show includes music, magic movement and discussions on cowboys’ diet and exercise. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 201-804-2478, ext. 3.

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 Elks announce a soccer shoot for ages 5 to 13 on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bloomfield High in the main gym. Winners advance to the Elks state competition. Bring student ID or birth certificate for proof of age. No cleats are permitted. This event is held in conjunction with the Elks North Central District.

Lyndhurst Health Department presents the following:

  • A breakfast seminar on diabetic holiday eating presented by Julie Harrington, registered dietician at Inserra ShopRite of Lyndhurst, at the Carucci Building Community Room, 281 Stuyvesant Ave., takes place Friday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. Call 201-804-2500 to register.
  • A walk-in flu vaccination clinic is set for Monday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Municipal Annex, 253 Stuyvesant Ave. The vaccine is offered free of charge for Lyndhurst residents with proof of residency and Township/BOE employees 18 years of age and older. Call the Health Department at 201-804-2500 if you have any questions.

North Arlington 

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Road, meets on Monday, Nov. 5, 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. The $30 ticket price includes 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 breakfast in 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. Attendees are asked 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 donations 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 in Atlantic City 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 NashEast performs “60 Years of Country,” featuring honky-tonk classics and today’s country hits on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call 973-667- 0405 or visit


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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