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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 Woman’s Club of Belleville holds its annual tricky tray at The Chandelier, 340 Franklin Ave., on April 7. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. For more information and tickets, call Judy Nucci at 973- 751-2960.

AARP Chapter 2051 announces the Clara Maass WAVE (Wellness Assessment Van for Elders) will be at the Belleville Senior Center, 125 Franklin Ave., on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. WAVE spokeswoman Mary Creaser will explain what the program entails. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 973- 759-3912.

East Newark 

West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets the last Friday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa at 201-246-7750, Fatima at 973- 485-4236 or email emidura2@


The Rev. Joseph Mancini, pastor of St. Stephen’s Church, and the members of St. Stephen’s Parish, 141 Washington Ave., invite everyone to attend its annual Father Washington Mass, scheduled for Feb. 7 at noon, celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the heroism and sacrifice of the Immortal Four Chaplains. Additionally, all veterans are encouraged to attend as they honor the Four Chaplains and all those who now serve and have served our country.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts the East Coast Professional Wrestlers on Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Expected to return are such local favorites as such as Rocky Jones, Crazy Ivan, Sonny Kiss, Sincere Wynn, Doug DeVito, Fenris Wolf, Timothy Theory, Aaron Bradley and Tony Rush.

Advance tickets are $12 and available by calling Tom Fraser at 201-991-6734.

Kearny Health Department, 645 Kearny Ave., invite 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 and $18 for animals that are neutered/ spayed (with proof). An additional $25 late free will be assessed for licenses renewed after March 31.

The free rabies clinic originally, scheduled for Jan. 23, was postponed due to the snowstorm. The rabies clinic has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kearny Water Department garage, 570 Elm St. Previously-licensed 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 lpandolfi@

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.

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


The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announces its First Sunday of the Month Nature Walk Super Bird Sunday takes place Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to noon, at Mill Creek Marsh, Secaucus. The Bergen County Audubon Society will award prizes to the first participants who spot a bird that is also an NFL team name: Cardinal, Raven, Falcon, Eagle, Seahawk (osprey), Giant (great) egret and Giant (great) blue heron. For more information, call 201-230-4983 or email

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., invites the community to its weekly Crochet Group meeting for beginner to advanced levels. Members teach and help each other. Participants should bring their supplies. Meetings take place every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants may leave at any time. Contact Library Director Donna Romeo at 201-804-2478, ext. 7, for more information.

Sacred Heart School, 620 Valley Brook Ave., hosts its annual spring Tricky Tray fundraiser for its Margaret Engel Endowment Trust on Friday, March 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and non-refundable. Ticket includes one sheet for first-level prizes, coffee/tea and dessert. Ticket deadline is March 1. No one under 18 will be admitted and no alcoholic beverages are allowed. The kitchen will be open. For tickets, call Patty at 201-803-9580 or the school at 201-939-4277.

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 201-438-2750. Proceeds will go to help repair damage to the lodge hall from Hurricane Sandy.

Our Lady of Mt. Çarmel Seniors announces the following:

  • A trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22. The cost per person is $20.
  • A Lancaster, Pa., show and Dutch country trip will be Wednesday to Friday, April 13 to 15 (two nights lodging), and includes four meals, Samson show at the Sight and Sound Millennium Theater, visit to Kitchen Kettle Village, sightseeing cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia and a visit to the Landis Valley Museum.

Call Annette Bortone at 201- 438-1852 between 6 and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.

North Arlington 

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Road, meets Monday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend. For more information, call 201-214-8253.

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 is also known as Mardi Gras, Pancake Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, and Shrove Tuesday as Christians prepare to mark the beginning of Lent. Dinner will consist of traditional pancakes along with Italian and Polish food (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 consider donating a non-perishable, non-expired food item to their Food for Families Project.

North Arlington Elks, 129 Ridge Road, hosts a fish fry on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. Price is $12 per dinner. Dinner includes fish, fried or broiled; fried shrimp is also available. All dinners come with French fries, a bowl of clam chowder, a baked clam and cole slaw. Also available are shrimp cocktails, and clams on the half shell for the price of $5 for a half and $8 for a full.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School hosts its annual tricky tray, “The Great Getaway,” Friday, March 11, at the Boys & Girls Club, 181 Colfax Ave., Clifton. The $20 admission includes one raffle sheet, dessert and coffee. Guests may bring their own food and beverage. Adults only. For more information and tickets, email najeffersonpto@gmail. com or call Layna at 201-736- 2854.

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