• The Wallington Senior Civic Center will host an Atlantic City casino bus trip Thursday, Aug. 26. The bus leaves the VFW parking lot at 8 a.m. $23, with $25 return. Going to Resorts. Call 973-777-5815 or 973-778-6535.
• A regular meeting of the Wallington Borough Council will be held in the council chambers of the municipal building Thursday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.
• St. Cecilia Church carnival will be held Aug. 26-29 (Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.) at the Frank Vincent Marina, Passaic Avenue, Kearny. Call 201-991-1116.
• GainVille Café Poetry Open Mic will be held Friday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Poets will appear once again at GainVille Café with an opening musical act. Admission is $5 and includes coffee/tea and pastry. All are welcome. 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford. Call 201-507-1800.
• Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City will take place Sunday, Aug. 29. Cost to go to Resorts is $25 cash with $22 return. Leaves St. Michael’s parking lot in Lyndhurst at 10:30 a.m. Call 201-933-2186.
• Knights of Columbus Council 2396 will host a fifth Sunday communion breakfast Sunday, Aug. 29 at Mt. Carmel Parish Center on Copeland Avenue in Lyndhurst. 10 a.m. to noon. No tickets sold at door. Call Sal at 201-933-4316 or Nick at 201-935-5988 or Vince at 201-933-9253. Menu consists of scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, home fries, rolls, buns, danish, fruit cup, juice, coffee and tea.
• Registrations for the Wallington Junior Football League and Wallington Junior Cheerleaders 2010 season are underway. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 31. Registration fees are as follows: $15 per child for flag football (ages 5 and 6); $40 per child for junior football (ages 7-14); $50 per child for cheerleading (grades 3-8).
Registration forms can be printed at http://leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=wallingtonjrpanthers on the left side under Handouts/Forms. Call Roman Kruk at 201-615-8260, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Calo-Sass Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW will meet at 222 River Road in North Arlington Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. Be prepared to pay your dues. Call 201-997-1149.
• Rutherford High School’s All Sports Booster Club will sponsor a Bulldog stencil drive. Stencils of the Bulldog head and/or paw prints will be available to be stenciled on your driveway. The All Sports Boosters Club has been an active organization for more than 35 years. The proceeds of the fund-raiser will go toward the Harry Pappas scholarship fund. Stencils are available in blue or white. Bulldog head is $20, large paw print is $10, small paw is $5. To place order e-mail email@example.com or call 201-935-0665.
• A reunion picnic for Lyndhurst High School Class of 1952 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15 at noon in Fairfield. Call Ken at 973-227-1770 or Connie at 201-438-5269.
• There will be a Jersey City Junction reunion Saturday, Sept. 11 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport. $35 per person (12 and under is free). Beer, wine, soda, food. 10 exciting races starting at 1 p.m. Party from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information call Willy McGuire at 201-955-2520 or Gene Scheurer at 732-530-6440.
• Lyndhurst High School Class of 1980 will celebrate its 30-year reunion Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martel’s Tiki Bar on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant. E-mail LHSclassof80@gmail.com. Facebook page: Lhsreunion.
• The Association of the Sons of Poland assists those in New Jersey who have special needs. Throughout August and September, donations may be brought to 333 Hackensack St., Carlstadt, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Needed are used eyeglasses and unused toiletries. Donations will be brought to the New Jersey Fraternal Congress Convention. Call 201-935-2807.
• If your child needs school supplies, please visit the Lyndhurst Health Department for a free backpack. These backpacks were donated by residents and businesses in the community so that all needy Lyndhurst children can have a new backpack. If you would like your child to receive a free backpack, please visit the Lyndhurst Health Department at 253 Stuyvesant Ave., Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 memorial
• The Borough of Wood-Ridge will hold a memorial service to honor the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The service will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park, on Valley Boulevard and Highland Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 11 at noon. The Knights of Columbus Saint Anthony’s Council 11585 will sponsor a blood drive prior to the Sept. 11 service. A community bloodmobile will be stationed on Valley Boulevard between Marlboro Road and Highland Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon for anyone interested in giving blood. Call 201-939-0202 ext. 1 for more information.
Labor Day events
• The Republican Club booth at Rutherford’s Labor Day Street Fair will feature Philly pretzels and refreshing drinks for sale. A variety of these popular treats as well as cold lemonade will replace the burger menu of past years at the Park Avenue side of Lincoln Park.
Senior news, AC trips
• Commissioner Tom DiMaggio, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, announces a shopping trip for Lyndhurst senior citizens Friday, Sept. 10. The trip will be to the outlets in Tinton Falls. The bus will leave NJ Transit parking lot at 9 a.m. and return approximately 3 p.m. Call the Parks Department to sign up.
• St. Michael’s Leisure Club will have a bus going to Sands casino Sept. 16. It will leave the church parking lot on Page Avenue at 10 a.m. Cost is $20. Call 201-438-7847.
• The First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford will sponsor a 14-week Bible in 90 Days Challenge Program starting with an introductory session Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Participants in the program will read the entire Bible from cover to cover by reading only 12 pages a day and are welcomed and encouraged to attend the one hour weekly group session designed to review the week’s assigned readings and foster discussion.
The program is currently scheduled to complete before Christmas. There is no charge for the course and enrollment is open until Friday, Aug. 27 through the church Web site at www.fpcrutherford.org or by contacting the church office at 201-438-3569.
For more information you can also visit www.Biblein90Days.org or e-mail the church at firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to be a member of the church to participate.
• The Lyndhurst Emblem Club #72 is selling 2011 Entertainment books for Bergen and Essex counties for $30. Call 201-939-7313.
• The Lyndhurst Library is once again offering free ESL classes to the public starting in September. We have openings in our advanced classes which include training for the TOEFL exam.
There is currently a wait list for the beginner and intermediate classes. Registration forms will be available at the library’s Adult Circulation Desk. Classes will last for about 10 sessions. For more information, call Donna at 201-804-2478 ext. 7.
• The William E. Dermody Free Public Library of Carlstadt will host The Liverpool Sound with Kenny Cunningham Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. His music includes The Bealtes and other popular groups from the 1960s. Call 201-438-8866 or e-mail email@example.com.
Stop identity theft
• The Bergen County Utilities Authority and Lyndhurst DPW Recycling Department will sponsor a one-day event where you can have your important documents shredded by a mobile on-site shredding truck. All Lyndhurst residents will be provided the opportunity to observe their documents being shredded on-site. The documents will be limited to confidential/sensitive materials only. There is no need to remove paperclips, staples or paperboard binder covers. No hardcover books, magazines, newspapers, photographs or X-rays will be allowed. The event will take place Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Little League field parking lot on Riverside Avenue. Rain or shine.
Lost and found
• The Lyndhurst Parks Department has various items which were left at day camp. Come to the parks department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to claim you items. If not claimed by Sept. 3, everything will be thrown out.
• Be a “Day Caller” one day a month. Do you have a phone? We will provide the notebook and pens. Young children? Bad weather? No problem. Work from home in your pajamas. One day a month, call our answering service and pass the requests for rides to other “day callers.” On their day they will refer calls to you for your assigned driver. We can also use volunteer drivers, to be sure the clients get to their necessary appointments. Be a part of an organization that just celebrated its 30th anniversary, seeing to it our Rutherford neighbors get to their doctor appointments. Give back to the community that you chose to live in. Call 201-438-3406 for more information. Ask for Francine Lindenberg or Alice Helble.
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