Around Town New 705x225Belleville St. Peter’s Church, 155 William St., listed the following Ash Wednesday (Feb. 10) Mass schedule: 9 a.m. and noon and 6 and 7:30 p.m. (Spanish). Ashes will also be imposed at a 3:30 p.m. prayer service.

Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 Washington Ave., hosts its monthly breakfast Sunday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for children under age 10; and free for children under age 3. Note: If there are three or more inches of snow, the breakfast will be cancelled. For more information, call the Elks at 973-759-9623.

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.

Knights of Columbus Belleville Council 835, 89 Bridge St., hosts a pasta night on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. There will be salad, pasta, meatballs, bread and butter, assorted desserts, coffee, beer and soda. A cash bar is available. For tickets, contact Grand Knight Hank Hoogsteden at 973-715-1970.


Presbyterian Boys and Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts a teenagers-only Valentine’s Day dance on Friday, Feb. 12, from 7 to 10 p.m. PBGC Executive Director Tom Fraser and PBGC board members will supervise.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2214, 166 Midland Ave., hosts its fourth annual fish fry on Friday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. Dinner includes fish and chips, clam chowder and soda. Admission is $16 per person in advance and $18 at the door. For more information, call 201-991-9865.

Kearny Community Garden is registering town residents for this year’s growing season 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 www. and facebook. com/KearnyButterflyGarden or go to twitter:@KearnyGardens.

Literacy New Jersey West Hudson Programs, 759 Kearny Ave., seeks volunteers to be trained as tutors for its Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language programs. Tutors are then matched with adult students who need help with their reading, writing or English speaking skills. There is a suggested fee of $45 for materials for the workshop. Classes will start on Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, for five consecutive weeks.

For more details and/or registration, call 201-998-3336.

In observance of the 88th Academy Awards, which will be televised on Sunday, Feb. 28, the Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., invites everyone to its fifth annual See the Nominees Film Series. The schedule is as follows:

  • “The Martian” (144 mins./ PG-13), Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m., starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain.
  • “Shaun the Sheep Movie” (85 mins./PG) Friday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m., featuring Justin Fletcher and John Sparkes
  • “Inside Out” (95 mins./PG) Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m., featuring Amy Poehler and Bill Hader.
  • “Bridge of Spies” (142 mins./ PG-13) Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m., starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance.
  • “Spectre” (148 mins./ PG-13) on Friday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m., starring Daniel Craig & Christoph Waltz.

The library will offer a children’s cooking winter workshop open to grades 3 to 5, with 90-minute classes on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.

The recipes offered will take food allergies into consideration.

Classes are free, but class size is limited to 15. Call 201- 998-2666 to reserve a spot or for more information. For a listing of all library programs, visit

Kearny Crew Parents Booster Club sponsors a night out at the Irish American Club, 95 Kearny Ave. for a performance by Mushmouth on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, including dinner and entertainment. All proceeds go to the Kearny High Crew Parents Association. Only advance sales are available through this link: ticketbud. com/events/513e23fc-b65d-11e5- 8f2d-5f3ee18ff277.


Lyndhurst Health Department partners with Clara Maass Medical Center to bring the WAVE (Wellness Assessment Van for Elders) van to the Carucci Senior Building, 281 Stuyvesant Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health care experts from Clara Maass provide annual wellness visits in the van for Medicare-eligible seniors. These visits are designed to help prevent future illness and injury by conducting personalized reviews of each senior’s health habits and simple screenings. Call the Health Department at 201-804-2500 for more information and to pre-register for a visit.

The Lyndhurst Department of Parks & Recreation announces the following events:

  • Tickets are available for a trip to see the Broadway play “Something Rotten” on Wednesday, May 18. Tickets for orchestra seats plus transportation are $102 each. No more than four tickets per person. Call the Parks Department at 201-804-2482 to reserve. A $50 deposit received by Friday, Feb. 19, secures your tickets. Full payment is due by Friday, March 11.
  • Sign up for a trip to Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., on Friday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The $22 ticket includes the bus ride, a $20 play voucher and a $5 food voucher. To register or for more information, call the Parks Dept. or email

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.

The school will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a party for all alumni and their parents, friends and parishioners on Friday, April 29, at the Graycliff in Moonachie. The $60 admission includes dinner wine and beer, cash bar and DJ. For reservations, call Patty at 201-939-4277.

Our Lady of Mt. Çarmel Seniors announces:

  • A trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., is planned for Monday, Feb. 22. The per-person cost is $20.
  • A Lancaster, Pa., show and Dutch country trip is scheduled for Wednesday to Friday, April 13 to 15, with two nights lodging, 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.

For more information and reservations, call Annette Bortone at 201-438-1852 between 6 and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Lyndhurst Public Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events during the month of February. Registration is required where noted. To register, call the library at 201- 804-2478.

  • Registration for winter/ spring storytime, open to ages 3 to 4 1/2, continues through Feb. 19. Space is limited. Two sessions are available: one at 10:30 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. The program runs from Thursday, Feb. 25, to Thursday, May 12. Call in advance to register your child.
  • Love door hanger Valentine’s Day craft, open to grades 1 to 4, will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required. Call in advance.

The library also hosts the following program for adults. To register or for more information, call Library Director Donna Romeo at 201-804- 2478, ext. 7.

  • “Nutrition 101: Know Your Numbers,” presented by Jennifer Burns Katafigiotis, founder/owner of Weight Wellness Center in Lyndhurst, takes place Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about food and nutrition. Participants will receive a voucher for a free private, one-on-one consultation including a comprehensive body composition analysis. Space is limited, and registration is a must.

Kingsland Lyndhurst AARP Chapter 4866 holds its annual entertainment night with a Tricky Tray and raffles on Thursday, April 7 at the Senior Citizen Building on Cleveland Ave. The $20 admission includes food, beverage and dessert. No alcohol is permitted. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, call Jo Oleske 201-438-2118 or Kay Roberts 201-438-3611.

Mary Lou Mullins announces that her next monthly bus trip to Atlantic City is set for Sunday, Feb. 28, to Resorts Casino. Cost is $30 with a cash return of $30. Reserve early by calling Mary Lou at 201-933- 2186. There will be no trip on Easter Sunday, March 27. The trips resume in April.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announces the following programs:

  • Natural History of the Meadowlands, led by Meadowlands native/naturalist/ hunter/trapper/storyteller Don Smith, takes place on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Admission is free. To register, go to For more information, call 201- 777-2431.
  • The next free Third Tuesday of the Month Nature Walk is set for Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, at DeKorte Park. For more information, call 201- 230-4983 or email

Lyndhurst VFW Post 3549 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts a Karaoke party on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The VFW hall is available for rental for all occasions. For more information, call the Post at 201-939-3080.

American Legion Post 139 Rehabilitation Committee holds a ward party for veterans at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 2:30 p.m.

The party is being held in memory of Thomas Coughlin and is sponsored by his daughters Maureen and Patricia and his grandson Christopher.

Coughlin was a U. S. Army and Navy veteran of World War II. In the Navy, he served on the battleship USS Massachusetts which fired the first and last Navy military cannon fire in the war.

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.

St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Lyndhurst will hold a Lenten retreat in Polish. Retreat director is the Rev. Andrzej Zelazo of the Diocese of Siedlce, Poland. The retreat begins with a 10:15 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Feb. 21, and Sunday evening includes Bitter Lamentation at 6:30 p.m., Sunday evening Mass at 7 p.m., and a Healing Service. The retreat will continue evenings through through Wednesday, Feb. 24, and will include Mass each evening.

For more information, contact St. Michael Parish at org, or call 201-939-1161 or email stmichaellyndhurst@

North Arlington

North Arlington Elks, 129 Ridge Road, host a fish fry on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4 to 7 p.m. Price is $12 per dinner which includes fish, fried or broiled (fried shrimp is also available) plus 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 $5 for a half and $8 for a full.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Road, hosts a Valentine Bingo bash, starting with a continental breakfast at 9 a.m., a Bingo special at 10:30 a.m., lunch at noon and special Bingo games from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 201-998-5636.

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@ or call Layna at 201-736- 2854.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, holds a Space-themed Movie Marathon, open to all ages, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Movies are rated PG. For more information, call 973- 667-0405.

In recognition of American Heart Health Month, the Nutley Department of Public Affairs sponsors a free Heart Healthy Mother/ Daughter-Daddy/ Daughter Dance Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Ellis Dance Studio, 234 Franklin Ave., from 3 to 5 p.m.

Mothers, Dads, and daughters are encouraged to swing by and dance their way to a healthy heart.

Nutley Park ShopRite will serve light refreshments.

Call 973-284-4976 to register for this free, fun

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