• The Children’s Department of the East Rutherford Memorial Library will host a Halloween craft and storytime program Thursday, Oct. 21 for children in 2nd through 4th grades. The program will start at 4 p.m. Pre-registration is requested, as space is limited. Call 201-939-3930 to register.
• The Rutherford Congregational Church at 251 Union Ave. will hold a huge rummage sale Friday, Oct. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Saturday sale will be $2 a bag day. There will be clothing, books, toys, household items, jewelry and many more items.
• The Wallington AARP Chapter #4115 will hold a pizza party plus beer Friday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW in Wallington. Cost is $12. Call 201-939-6963.
• The Lyndhurst Library will host a program on psychic development Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Get tips on how to harness your intuitive abilities, to find and use your own particular psychic gift. The speaker, Pamela Hughes, is an intuitive, certified hypnotherapist and college professor. She feels that all of us are psychic, and often we must merely re-learn what we have forgotten and then put it to practice in our daily lives. Space is limited. Please register by calling 201-804-2486 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Share and Care Organization and the Knights of Columbus, both of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Wallington, have joined together to reach out to a larger number of people who care about those in need and want to help them keep warm this winter. Please bring us your unwanted, but decent and usable, winter coats, jackets, raincoats, sport jackets, suits, pants, sweaters, sweat suits, sweat shirts, flannel shirts, and any clothing that would be appropriate for a child, woman, or man. We ask that you place your donations in a bag to make for easier handling. On Saturday, Oct. 23, bring your donations to one of the following locations: the garage located in the rear parking lot of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 127 Paterson Ave., (you must enter through the Dankhoff Avenue entrance), or to the Knights of Columbus Hall, 67 Hathaway St. Call Joe at 201-460-3921 or Deacon Vic Puzio at 201-935-0273.
• The First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford will conduct a “drive-by” food drive Saturday, Oct. 23 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All items can be dropped off without leaving your car, on East Passaic Avenue between Ridge Road and Park Avenue, where volunteers will be available to unload your packages curbside. The food pantry is experiencing an overwhelming demand. Packaged foods and children’s juices are always needed, as well as items that cannot be purchased with food stamps, such as toilet tissue, tissues, paper towels, cleaning products for the home and personal products such as bar soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes and shampoo. Monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted. For more information visit www.fpcrutherford.org or call 201-438-3569.
• DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole LLP., supports the Dearheart Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey coming together in an exciting way to raise funds to support individuals and families who are affected by cancer. Please join us for an unforgettable concert with legendary Johnny Mathis that will be a great night — all for a great cause. Visit www.dearheartfoundation.org or call 201-421-4692. The concert will take place at the bergenPAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m.
• A country breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Murray-Hodge American Legion Post 453, 58 Meadow Road, Rutherford. We deliver. Call 201-531-0656. $10 donation.
• On Sunday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. there will be a bonus nature walk with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society. We thought we would check out Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus for this bonus free two-hour walk. It’s a great place to see raptors and waterfowl — and those amazing ancient cedar stumps. We meet at the trail’s entrance, just off Park Plaza Drive. You can also meet us at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:45 a.m. and carpool. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or 201-636-4022.
• You don’t want to miss this game. The Pretenders (Carlstadt Recreation coaches) take on The Warriors (8th grade and Becton players) at Lindbergh Field on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. There will be a 50/50, basket raffles, DJ and food. All proceeds to go to Skylar Kelly.
• The American Legion Post 139, 217 Webster Ave. in Lyndhurst, will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to noon. Adults are $5 and children are $3. The breakfast features pancakes, sausage, eggs to order, potatoes, toast, juice, coffee and tea. Call 201-933-4120.
• The Rutherford Lions Club’s annual spaghetti dinner will be held Monday, Oct. 25 at the 55 Kip Center from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $7 each, can be purchased from any Lion, at the club Web site www.LionsClubOfRutherford.org or at the door. Takeout meals are also available. All of the profits from this dinner will go to the Lions Sight Fund. For the past 89 years, the Rutherford Lions have been helping Rutherford organizations and sight-related charities. Last year, the club paid for eye exams and purchased eyeglasses for needy Rutherford children. The Lions will also be collecting used eye glasses at the dinner.
• The Wallington Board of Health will hold a meeting Monday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. at the Civic Center at 24 Union Blvd.
• East Rutherford Seniors now taking reservations for the annual Christmas banquet to be held at the Landmark on Dec. 9 (members only). Senior bus trip to Atlantic City, Dec. 1, “Sounds of the Season” at Tropicana casino. Cost: $40 includes. transportation, show and buffet. Contact Barbara at 201-438-6595 (non-members welcome). Next senior meeting Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. Seniors please remember to bring pantry items for our local pantry.
• The North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Road, will take a trip to Atlantic City Tuesday, Oct. 26. Call 201-998-5636.
• A veterans ward party will be held at Chestnut Hill Extended Care facility in Passaic starting at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The party will be in memory of Walter W. Andrews, a U.S. Army World War II veteran sponsored by his wife Ruth Andrews. The Andrew family has supported many affairs in the past. The rehabilitation committee of the American Legion Post 139, Lyndhurst will distribute cash prizes and treats at the party. To those veterans that are bedridden that day and can’t attend, treats and financial aid will be distributed. If you or your organization would like to sponsor a Ward Party or send a birthday gift to a veteran please call 201-438-2255.
• The North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., will host a blood risk/health risk assessment Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. No appointment necessary. On Thursday, Oct. 28, there will be a child health conference with free immunization and well baby care. This program is for infants and pre-school children, by appointment. On Thursday, Oct. 21, there will be a free program on secrets for longevity, in conjunction with H&B Pharmacy, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Must register to attend. On Oct. 26, there will be a free program on age, joints and arthritis, in conjunction with St. Mary’s Hospital, at 5:30 p.m. Must register to attend. Finally, on Oct. 28, at 12:30 p.m., there will be a free lunch and learn program about breast health. Call 201-955-5695.
• On Tuesday, Oct. 26, the Lyndhurst Health Department will hold two flu shot clinics from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again in the evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. You are eligible to receive this free flu shot if you are a Lyndhurst resident aged 18 and older. No appointments are required; shots will be given on a first-come basis. If you miss these flu shot clinics, call 201-804-2500 after Nov. 3 to see if we have remaining doses. At that time, individual appointments will be arranged for your flu shot if doses remain. Please wear clothes with loose fitting sleeves so it is easy to receive the shot. You must bring proof of Lyndhurst residency or proof that you work for the Lyndhurst Board of Education. Medicare cards must be presented by anyone who is on regular Medicare. Please let us know if you have Medicare Advantage. This shot cannot give you the flu. Do not take the flu shot if you: have a severe allergy to eggs; have had Guillain Barre Syndrome in the past; are allergic to a substance in the vaccine; or have had a severe allergic reaction to a previous flu shot. Ask you private physician if you have any questions about receiving the flu shot. For more information, visit www.lyndhursthealth.org or call 201-804-2500.
• The Rutherford Golden Agers hold their meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Tamblyn Field Civic Center, Woodland Avenue. The October meeting will be held Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. Angela Cristini from Ramapo College, associated with the Meadowlands Environment Center. Her subject will be “Wildlife of the Meadowlands.” The Golden Agers welcome anyone 55 years and older to join.
• The Rutherford Health Department will sponsor a pap screening program, which includes a breast and pelvic exam and a cervical smear for a pap test between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. Appointments are required. The screening will be held at the Health Center, 184 Park Ave., and is a community service for eligible residents. Eligibility is contingent on being 18 years of age or older, those who have not had a pap test within one year, and not under the care of a gynecologist for a specific illness. There will be a reduced fee of $30, which will cover the laboratory analysis of the thin prep pap test. Dr. Consetta Cheatam, who has volunteered her services, will be conducting the screening program. Call 201-460-3020, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
• The Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council #3428 will hold its annual Past Grand Knight & Awards Dinner Friday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Hall located at 194 River Road (corner of Belmount and River Road). All are invited for a great evening of good food, good times and good friends as the Knights honor Past Grand Knight Nicholas Cerchio, as well as their fellow corporate organizations’ Colombian Club Member, Color Corpsman of the Year, Squire Youth, H.E.P. Member, & the Knight of the Year. Tickets are only $25 per person and can be obtained by calling the Council Hall at 201-991-9606.
• A hot dog night will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at the St. John Kanty Church Parish Center at 37 Speer Ave. in Clifton. Handicapped accessible. Price is $10. The event will benefit Eva’s Village, Haiti Relief & for Seminarian Support. All you can eat. Sabrette hot dogs, all the trimmings, fries, beer, soda, dessert. The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For tickets call Frank at 973-809-2769.
• There will be a pre-Halloween social Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Murray Hodge Post 453 American Legion, 58 Meadow Road, Rutherford. The event will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and feature DJ Gregory Nelson. Donation is $20. BYOB. Costumes optional. Call Bill at 201-933-6146 or Dan at 201-939-2571.
• The William E. Dermody Free Public Library, 420 Hackensack St., is offering a pass to the American Museum of Natural History. The pass is good for one family of two adults and up to four children. The borrower must be a Carlstadt resident, must have a valid library card and be over 18 years of age. Call 201-438-8866 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Rutherford Cooperative Day Nursery will host a holiday craft fair Nov. 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is currently looking for vendors who wish to purchase a table. The tables are $20 for a 6-foot table and we are asking each vendor to donate a craft that will be raffled off to support the school. Call 201-438-0899 or e-mail RCDNCraftFair@hotmail.com for more info.
• The Lyndhurst Library is once again collecting coats for the 1st Cerebral Palsy Center’s Coat Drive to help the homeless until the end of October. We are accepting new and gently used coats, jackets, blazers, sweaters and snowsuits in all sizes. The drop-off box is located at the main entrance of the library. Call 201-804-2478 ext. 7.
• The Lyndhurst Emblem Club #72 is selling 2011 Entertainment books for Bergen and Essex counties for $30. Call 201-939-7313.
• United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County, Inc. in North Bergen is raising funds to support programs for the developmentally disabled by selling Entertainment books. The price is $30 for Monmouth, Bergen, Essex and Middlesex counties. Call 201-662-8120 or 551-265-3512 for more information.
• The Rutherford Cooperative Day Nursery will sell the Bergen-Passaic edition of the 2010-2011 Kidstuff Coupon Book through December. The book is $25 and provides discounts for numerous retail, dining and leisure establishments throughout northern New Jersey. Purchase books by calling the school at 201-438-0899.
• The North Arlington Health Department, in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center, an affiliate of the St. Barnabas Health Care System, will hold a “Lunch and Learn” program on Breast Health, Thursday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. The free program is open to surrounding communities and will be held at the North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., entrance at rear of building. Registration is required and a light lunch will be served. Call 201-955-5695.
Sales & tricky trays
• A giant garage and tag sale will take place at the NJ Transit station parking lot at 540 New York Ave., Lyndhurst on Oct. 30 and 31. It is a fund-raiser for the Lyndhurst Methodist Church and Lyndhurst High School Giving Tree. Call 201-998-1144 for vendor tables and sponsorship opportunities.
• The Academy at Saint Mary in Rutherford will hold its annual “Trunk or Treat” Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the church parking lot. Cost is $6 per child and includes “trunk or treating,” a hot dog and beverage. Call 201-933-8410.
The Super Saver Bag
• The Rutherford Chamber of Commerce’s “Super Saver Bag” with more than $170 in coupons and fliers is now available for $10 a bag. Expiration date is Dec. 31, 2011. Participating members include A Doghouse Bakery ($5 groom service), AIS Kae Driving School ($25 off), All Clear Plumbing (10 percent off), Ames Computer (15 percent off), Correct Shoe Fitters (10 percent off), Dolin Insurance ($5 gift coupon), Lanni Appliance ($25 off over $399), Park Cleaners (10 percent off), Red Basil (15 percent off $30 purchase), Rutherford Animal Hospital (new client gift), Rutherford Pancake House (15 percent off), Saladworks (free drink), Station Square Liquor ($2 off $10 wine), Strategic Financial Group (1/2 hour consultation), The UPS Store ($15 off mailbox rental), Wallington - Rutherford Self Storage (10 percent off). Bags are sold at these locations: A.W. Van Winkle *& Co., Country Whimsey (10 percent off), Goffins Hallmark ($2 off), The Leader and YMCA (free class). Visit www.rutherfordchamber.com for more information.
• The North Arlington Board of Education will offer an ESL course for parents and community members. Classes will be one evening a week from October to January at North Arlington High School. The cost is $40. Applications may be picked up at the superintendent’s office. Make checks payable to North Arlington Board of Education, and mail to North Arlington Public Schools — Attention: Dr. Oliver Stringham, Superintendent of Schools, 222 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, NJ 07031. Call 201-991-6800 ext. 3050.
• The Estelle & William Murphy scholarship committee is seeking college-bound seniors from North Arlington in need of financial assistance. The recipient must be a resident of North Arlington. Call 201-991-6800 ext. 3051 and ask for Oliver Stringham, superintendent.
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