around town


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.

Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., hosts its monthly breakfast Sunday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for children under age 10; and free for children under age 3.


The Harrison Cancer League is holding its annual Thanksgiving pie sale. To order pies, call Maria Bradley at 862-763-0047.

The League’s Christmas Boutique will be held on Dec. 4, at Town Hall, from noon to 4 p.m.

The League will be collecting toys for the Valerie Fund. Toys may be dropped off at the Senior Citizens Center, 221 Harrison Ave. Donations of toys and gift cards for ages 2 through 21 will be accepted.

Harrison Veterans Association, consisting of the American Legion Post 282 and the Sgt. William Sawelson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 340, will conduct Veteran’s Day ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Veterans Plaza in Roosevelt Park at the Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. entrance.

Harrison Recreation Co-ed Recreation basketball is registering participants through Nov. 20 at the Community Center, 401 Warren St. The program is open to grades 1 to 8. There is a registration fee of $25. For more information, call the Community Center at 973-268-2469.

Harrison F.C. are conducting tryouts on the following dates at Harrison Courts on Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. Participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes earlier to register. Wear shinguards, cleats, etc. and bring water.

U7-U9 boys/girls, Wednesday Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. (born 8/1/06-7/31/09)

U10-U12 boys/girls, Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. (born 8/1/03-7/31/06)

U13-U14 boys/girls, Thursday Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. (born 8/1/01-7/31/03)

U15-U17 boys/girls, Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. (born 8/1/98-7/31/01)

Make-up Date, only for those who missed try-outs will be Monday, Nov. 16, U7-U9 boys/girls 6 p.m.; U10-U12 boys/girls 7 p.m.; U13-U14 boys/girls 8 p.m.

Spring season includes 8 to 10 games and teams will participate in at least two tournaments. Practices will be 2 to 3 times a week depending on age group.

For more information, contact:

Dennis Ulloa, / 201-725- 4638 or John Guevara, t7a7z7@ / 973-715-4485.


Presbyterian Boys and Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts a Turkey Day Dance for teens only on Friday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 10 p.m. The dance will be supervised by Tom Fraser, executive director of the PBGC, and the board of directors. Wear white or neon for an awesome black light experience.

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.

Kearny Eagles Aerie 2214, 164 Midland Ave., holds its annual diabetes fundraiser and Tricky Tray on Saturday, Nov. 21. The event includes free glucose testing by a registered nurse from 1 to 4 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. The Fraternal Order of Eagles opened its own Diabetes Research Center in Iowa in 2013. You may also make a donation for diabetes research by check, payable to Kearny Aerie 2214, 164-166 Midland Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032.

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 how trained dogs are their active partners in solving crime. Children will also learn about the general responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Department.

  • A holiday wreath workshop is set for Monday, Nov. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The library will provide all materials, but each family is encouraged to bring something personal to add a unique touch. Each finished piece will be displayed on the library grounds. The top three wreaths will be displayed in the library booth at the annual tree lighting event on Dec. 3. People will vote for their favorite. The family that created the winning wreath will be awarded a prize.

The library is limiting participating families to 15, so call the library at 201-998-2666 to reserve your spot. Each family will be limited to eight participants. Infants will not be permitted because hot glue guns will be used. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. This event requires parent participation and supervision.

  • “Call Me William: The Life and Loves of Willa Cather,” a one-woman show starring Prudence Wright Holmes, will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m.

The Woman’s Club of Arlington meets on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Girl Scout House, 635 Kearny Ave.

Participants are asked to bring items for infants and toddlers to be distributed by the Salvation Army to local families. Contributions may include blankets, diapers and wipes, outfits, books, sleepers, socks, hats, bibs, winter coats and toys.

Further donations may be made directly to The Salvation Army, 443 Chestnut St. Contact Rebeca Escobar at 201- 991-1115 for more information.


New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announces the following free programs. For more information on either program, email: or call 201-230-4983.

  • Nature author Scott Weidensaul will speak about “Birds and Beans: Simple Ways to Save Migratory Birds” on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 De- Korte 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.
  • Third Tuesday of the Month Nature Walk at Losen Slote Creek Park, Little Ferry is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon.

Losen Slote Creek Park is at the end of Mehrhof Road.

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

  • Children ages 3 to 10 are invited 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.
  • A Thanksgiving turkey craft, open to grades pre-k to 4, is set for Monday, Nov. 23, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

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 a business listed on Google and Google Maps and will give guidance to help a 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 will conduct 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 a breakfast seminar on diabetic holiday eating led by Julie Harrington, registered dietician at Inserra ShopRite of Lyndhurst, at the Carucci Building Community Room, 281 Stuyvesant Ave., on Friday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. Call 201-804-2500 to register.

VFW Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a Karaoke party on Friday, Nov. 20, starting at 7:30 p.m. The VFW hall is available to rent for all occasions. For more information, call the post at 201-939- 3080.

Mary Lou Mullins’ monthly bus trip to Atlantic City is set for Sunday, Nov. 29, going to Resorts Casino. Cost is $30 with a cash return of $30. Early reservations are encouraged. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186.

North Arlington 

Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus, 194 River Road, will conduct a food drive in front 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 reservations, call Florence at 201-991-3173.

North Arlington Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Santa Claus Parade and food drive on Saturday, Nov. 28. Beginning at 9 a.m. Santa and friends will be at Fire Headquarters, 3 Legion Place. Donations of canned, dry goods and non-perishable food items will be collected during the parade route. Donations will also be accepted before Nov. 28 at Borough Hall and the Senior Center for the next few weeks.


The Nutley High School Patriot Club, in partnership with the Nutley Department of Public Affairs, will present a Veterans’ Day Patriotic Program in the high school auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Veterans and the public are invited.

The event will include patriotic music, a multimedia presentation, performances by the NHS Choir, orchestra, color guard, and more. Refreshments will be served after the program.

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces the following programs:

  • Nutley Library Day,  featuring an all-day book fair at Barnes and Noble, Clifton Commons, takes place Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. A percentage of all library patron purchases will go towards library programming.
  • Nutley Hall of Fame  Induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40. Call 973-284- 4929 for information.

Tri-County Camera Club meets on Nov. 17 and 24, at Nutley High School teacher’s cafeteria at 8 p.m. each night. For further information, contact club president Jim Alfano at 973-751- 0245.

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