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 at 973-751-6529.

Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., hosts its monthly breakfast Sunday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for children under age 10; and free for children under age 3.

The township hosts the second annual flag-raising in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m., in front of the Municipal Building, 152 Washington Ave.


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

  • A free screening of the “Despicable Me” spinoff “Minions” (PG / 91 mins.) Friday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m.
  • A free children’s cooking winter workshop for two different age groups. The first session, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m., is open to grades K to 2, to make a gingerbread project. The second session, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m., is open to grades 3 to 5 to make an Antarctic scenery project.

The recipes offered will take food allergies into consideration. Each class will be approximately 90 minutes.

Call the Kearny Public Library at 201-998-2666 to reserve a spot or for more information.

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

Comunidade Evangelica Vida Abundante (Abundant Life Evangelical Community Church), 151 Midland Ave., conducts a blood drive Monday, Jan. 18, 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, 164-166 Midland Ave., sponsors Karaoke Jan. 15, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. This event is open to the public.

Presbyterian Boys and Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., holds its annual winter dance, open to teenagers only, Friday, Jan. 15, 7 to 10 p.m. The dance will be supervised by PBGC Executive Director Tom Fraser and members of the board of directors.

The Evening Membership Department (EMD) of the Woman’s Club of Arlington meets Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., at the Henrietta Benstead Center, 60 Columbia Ave.


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

Holy Cross Church is accepting deposits now for an eight-day cruise to the Caribbean, launching July 4. 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.


Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following programs. Registration is required for these programs. To register, call 201-804-2478.

  • Registration for Winter/ Spring Storytime, open to ages 3 to 4 1/2, is being held through Feb. 19. Space is limited and registration is required. Two sessions are available at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. The program runs from Thursday, Feb. 25, to Thursday, May 12..
  • A penguin craft, open to grades pre-k to 3, takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Kingsland-Lyndhurst AARP Chapter 4866 sponsors a bus trip to St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, April 24, through Saturday, April 30, 2016. The itinerary 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.

Lyndhurst Elks Lodge 1505 presents “An Afternoon with The King (Elvis Presley)” on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2 to 6 p.m., at Nutley Elks, 242 Chestnut St. The $25 admission includes show, dinner and beverage. For more information, call Chris 201-438-2750. This is a fundraiser to help repair damage done to the Lyndhurst Elks Lodge from Hurricane Sandy.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority holds its next free Third Tuesday of the Month Nature Walk at Laurel Hill Park, Secaucus, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet in the parking lot by the ballfields at the park. For more information, call 201-230-4983 or email

Lyndhurst High School is currently seeking candidates for its upcoming academic awards dinner.

Each year the dinner honors a Lyndhurst High School alum who demonstrated scholastic excellence in high school, higher education, career endeavors and community service. The committee has established a pool of qualified candidates. Each year, names are added to the pool.

To be eligible, candidates must have graduated at least 10 years ago from Lyndhurst High School and cannot have been employed in the Lyndhurst School District for at least three years.

Names of additional prospective nominees may be submitted to Luann Voza, Academic Awards Committee, Lyndhurst High School, 400 Weart Ave., Lyndhurst, N.J. 07071.

Deadline for recommendations is Jan. 29.

The Academic Awards Dinner is set for May 3.

Lyndhurst VFW Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a Karaoke party Friday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. The VFW hall is also available for rental for all occasions. For more information, call the post at 201-939-3080.

The Lyndhurst Health Department, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., holds a free rabies clinic for dogs and cats Thursdays, Jan. 21 and 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Community Center, behind the Little League fields, at Tontine and Riverside Aves. Dog and cat licensing may also be done at the clinics. The Health Department will be open for licensing only on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog licenses are $10 for spayed or neutered pets and $15 for dogs that are not. Cat licenses are $5 for spayed or neutered pets and $10 for cats that are not. Call 201-804- 2500 for more information.

St. Michael’s Angel Academy, 624 Page Ave., hosts an open house with registration for the 2016-2017 school year Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Come visit and ask about the pre-k-3 and pre-k-4 programs. Use the entrance on Page Ave. next to the Angel Academy sign. For more information, call 201-438-3809.

North Arlington

Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, Thursday, Jan. 28. Resorts will give $25 in slot play. For reservations and information, call Florence at 201-991-3173.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, hosts an exhibit of new works by members of the Bloomfield Art League in the gallery and display cases Jan. 13 to Feb. 26. The exhibit features oil, acrylic and water color paintings, as well photography, sculpture and mixed media pieces. Judging will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, followed by an artists’ reception at 7 p.m.

Call 973-667-0405 for more information on this exhibit and other programs and exhibits. The complete schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library web site at

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