around town


Kearny UNICO is sponsoring its “Winter Doldrums” bus trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Sunday, Jan. 31. The trip will depart at 8:30 a.m. from American Legion Post 99, 314 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Refreshments will be served to all going on the trip beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tickets cost $30 per person with $25 in slot credit back from the casino. To purchase tickets, contact Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409 or


The Harrison Senior Center, 221 Harrison Ave., will host a SHIP-Medicare Forum on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.


Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following programs. Registration is required where noted. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478.

  • Walk-in Storytime is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Grades Pre-K to 2 are welcome. No registration is required.
  • Registration for Winter/ Spring Storytime, open to ages 3 to 4 1/2, will be held from Jan. 4 to Feb. 19. Space is limited and registration is required. Two sessions are available at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Sessions begin on Thursday, Feb. 25, and run to Thursday, May 12..
  • Paper plate winter wreath craft, open to grades 1 to 4, is set for Monday, Jan. 11, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required so call in advance.

Sacred Heart Home-School Association, 620 Valley Brook Ave., will host its annual Tricky Tray on Friday, Jan. 15. Tickets are $10 – no one under 18 will be admitted. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket includes one sheet for first-level prizes, coffee/tea and dessert. For tickets, call 201-939-4277 or Patty at 201-803-9580. Ticket deadline is Jan. 5. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority conducts the next First Sunday of the Month Nature Walk on Jan. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Mill Creek Point Park, Secaucus. Mill Creek Point Park is located at the end of Millridge Road. For more information, call 201-230-4983 or email

Kingsland-Lyndhurst AARP Chapter 4866 is planning a bus trip to St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Fla. from Sunday, April 24, through Saturday, April 30, 2016. The trip includes visits to the Fountain of Youth and historic Kingsley Plantation, a narrated cruise on the St. John’s River, tour of Amelia Islands and entertainment. For more information, call Kay Roberts at 201-438-3611 or Josephine Kopycienski at 201- 998-5824.

North Arlington 

North Arlington Elks Lodge 1992, 129 Ridge Road, will host a blood drive on Dec. 30 from 3 to 8 p.m.

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