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 Community briefs: 9/9/10 issue

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CARLSTADT (Sept. 9, 2010) — The William E. Dermody Free Public Library, 420 Hackensack St., is offering free computer classes. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard, getting on the Internet, and how to email. Each class meets once a week and is one hour. Class size is limited to four students. Laptops will be provided. Classes start in September. Registration is required. For registration and further information, please call 201-438-8866 or email

EAST RUTHERFORD — The East Rutherford Historical Society and East Rutherford PTA will be sponsoring a McKenzie School 100 year celebration on Friday, September 10th at 6PM. All current and former students, parents, faculty and administration are invited to attend the celebration.

One hundred years of “Excellence in Education”.  The event will include a DJ, free food, lemonade, jumpie rides for the children. Additionally, a history of William McKenzie and McKenzie school will be presented. A time capsule is being created to commemorate the event that will buried at the site with a marker for future generations to unearth.  

So come out to celebrate the centennial, be a part of history of McKenzie School as it enters the second hundred years. Your picture could be one of those put into the time capsule.  You could be there 100 years from now when the time capsule is opened with your picture in it from 2010.  

LYNDHURST — With Swim America water safety comes first! Swim America is offering swimming lessons to the Township of Lyndhurst. These lessons are designed to teach children all the swim and safety skills they need to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime.

For the Fall 2010 season, classes will be given on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. and at 10:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. The season will run from Sept. 25 to Nov. 12.

When registering your child for the program please check their skill level in order to best meet their instructional needs. You can check your child’s swim level online at by clicking on Swim America Lessons - Levels. The cost is $130 per eight classes, and checks are made payable to “Township of Lyndhurst."

Swimmers who have 6 or more stickers with Swim America are encouraged to try out for the SKYY swim team in the Fall.

Classes will take place at the Lyndhurst Community Pool, located at 400 Weart Ave.

Attention: Registration forms and checks will only be accepted at the Park’s Department Office, located250 Cleveland Ave. You may not register at the pool.

For more information please call Community Pool Director Tom Carfaro at 201-935-3493.

The Department of Parks and Recreation, under the Direction of Commissioner Thomas DiMaggio, will be assuming the administration of the Pre-K program for the 2010-2011 school year. The program will no longer be the responsibility of the Board of Education.

Pre-K began on Thursday, Sept. 2, and is located at the Recreation Center at 862 Valley Brook Avenue in Lyndhurst. There will be two sessions per day: Mornings from 8:45 a.m. to 11:15am and afternoons from 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Before and after care will be available, as well. Parents may register their child for the program if the child will be turning 4-years-old by Dec. 15.

The cost is $10 per day, paid weekly. Any questions regarding registration, fees or details about the before care and after care may be directed to Theresa Cicero at the Parks Department office at 201-804-2482.

NORTH ARLINGTON — Emergency Management Coordinator Mayor Massa announces classes to prepare for the Amateur Radio FCC Technician License will be held at the Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 194 River Road (North Arlington) on Oct. 7, 21, 28 and Nov. 3, 10, 24 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  The course is being offered free of charge to anyone who wishes to obtain the first level license in the Amateur Radio hobby.  Pre-registration is required, and due to the materials required for the course, no walk-ins to the class will be permitted.  Pre-registration may be completed by phone, or by e-mail,

Please call Robert R. Tarantula at 201-955-2244 for more information.

The North Arlington Knights of Columbus, Queen of Peace Council will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration on Friday, October 8th beginning at 6:30 p.m at the Council Hall located at 194 River Road. The catered event will feature authentic German food, beer and desert along with party favors and live music by Anthony Tabish.

Tickets are $30 per adult, $10 for kids aged 8 to 12 and no charge for children under 8. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, Sept. 30 as no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are available at the Council Hall, the Queen of Peace Rectory or by calling Nicholas Cerchio at 201-230-3428.

WALLINGTON — Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 127 Paterson Ave., Wallington, will be holding its “Annual Parish Picnic” on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, September 19, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the parish parking lot.  Come enjoy the homemade food, cakes, games, raffles, music, and fellowship. For additional information call 973-778-4705 or

— Compiled from submitted press releases

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