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Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., in conjunction with Lyndhurst Elks Lodge 1505, hosts a pasta dinner Friday, Feb. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $12. The Belleville and Lyndhurst Elks join together to raise funds to help send special needs children to New Jersey Elks Camp for Special Needs Children.


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

  • Saturday Family Film Matinees continue Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. with a free screening of “Hotel Transylvania 2” (PG / 89 mins.) Donuts and light refreshments will be served.
  • A lunchtime jazz concert takes place in the main library children’s room Saturday, Jan. 23, at noon. Admission is free.

For more information on library programs, call the library at 201-998-2666 or visit

Kearny Health Department, 645 Kearny Ave., invites pet owners to renew dog and cat licenses Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by mail. Proof of a rabies shot, valid for the entire licensing year, is required.

License fees are as follows: Non-neutered/non-spayed animal license fees are $21 or $18 for animals that are neutered/ spayed (with proof). An additional $25 late free will be assessed for licenses renewed after March 31.

The department will conduct a free rabies clinic Saturday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kearny Water Department garage, 570 Elm St. Previouslylicensed pet owners will receive a rabies vaccination certificate by mail that owners must fill out and bring to the clinic with their pets.

For more information, call the Health Department at 201- 997-0600, ext. 3500 or 3505.

The Kearny High School Athletic Hall of Fame holds its annual induction dinner Friday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Fiesta in Woodridge. Contact Sebastian Viscuso at 201-998- 5961 for more information on the event or for tickets.

Kearny UNICO sponsors its “Winter Doldrums” bus trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City 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 email

The Kearny Aerie 2214, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 164 Midland Ave., hosts an Irish brunch Jan. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 13. Tickets are available at the club or call 201-991-9865.

It may be cold outside but Kearny Community Garden is encouraging town residents to start thinking green.

The group will sign up town residents for this year’s growing season Saturday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to noon; and Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave. Cash or check payments are due at the time of registration.

Membership costs $25 per plot per family. T-shirts may be purchased for $15 each. Returning members from 2015 are encouraged to pay Peg Bixler by Jan. 23 to reserve a spot for this year.

For more information about the garden, check out and or go to twitter:@KearnyGardens@KearnyGardens


American Legion Post 139 Rehabilitation Committee holds a ward party for veterans at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 2:30 p.m.

The party is sponsored by the Harry Brechtbill family in memory of WWII veteran John Girgenti, father of Beverly Brechtbill.

Post members play games of chance with hospitalized veterans and distribute treats to them. Anyone interested in sponsoring a ward party is invited to call John Deveney at 201-438-2255.

Kingsland-Lyndhurst AARP Chapter 4866 sponsors a bus trip to St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Fla., April 24-30. 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)” 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 at 201-438-2750. This is a fundraiser to help repair damage done to the Lyndhurst Elks Lodge from Hurricane Sandy.

Lyndhurst High School is currently seeking candidates for its May 3 academic awards dinner.

Each year the dinner honors a Lyndhurst High School alum who has 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 from LHS at least 10 years ago and cannot have been employed in the Lyndhurst School District for at least three years.

Additional 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.

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 available for rental for all occasions. For more information, call the post at 201-939-3080.

The Lyndhurst Health Department, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., conducts 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. Dog licenses are $10 for spayed or neutered pets and $15 for dogs who are not. Cat licenses are $5 for spayed or neutered pets and $10 for cats who 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.

Our Lady of Mt. Çarmel Seniors sponsors a trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., Monday, Feb. 22. The cost per person is $20. Call Annette Bortone at 201-438-1852 between 6 and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.

North Arlington

Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 3428 hosts its annual Shrove Tuesday Dinner Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Columbian Club Hall,194 River Road. The night before Ash Wednesday also known as Mardi Gras, Pancake Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, and Shrove Tuesday, is the time when Christians prepare to mark the beginning of Lent. Dinner will consist of traditional pancakes and other fine foods (beer, wines, and soda included). The event includes a presentation on the history and traditions of this day. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12 (no cost for kids under 6). Tickets are available at the Queen of Peace Rectory, the Knights’ Hall, or by calling 201-463-2151. The Knights also ask that those attending to consider donating a nonperishable, non-expired food item to their Food for Families Project.

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.

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