• St. Michael’s Leisure Club will have a bus going to Sands casino Thursday, Sept. 16. It will leave the church parking lot on Page Avenue at 10 a.m. Cost is $20. Call 201-438-7847 for more info.
• VFW Calo-Sass Post 4697 will meet Thursday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. at 222 River Road in North Arlington. All veterans are invited.
• Lyndhurst VFW Post 3549 will hold a karaoke night Sept. 17 from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. We are located at 527 Valley Brook Ave. Music is by Pete Spano. Call 201-939-3080. The hall is also available for outside affairs.
• 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 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 Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Little League field parking lot on Riverside Avenue. Rain or shine.
• On Saturday, Sept. 18, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Police Chiefs of the Southern Bergen County area will host a child passenger seat inspection. The program will take place rain or shine at the parking lot of the Fiesta catering hall on Route 17 South in Wood-Ridge. Free.
• The Wallington AARP Chapter #4115 will resume its monthly meetings Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the civic center. New members are welcome. There will be two representatives from Chestnut Hill present.
• The Wood-Ridge Board of Health will offer its annual blood screening program at the senior center Tuesday, Sept. 21 (cost is $20, no checks accepted) from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Wood-Ridge Senior Center, 495 Highland Ave. It will consist of a CBC, Chem 23 and Lipid profile, with results sent to your private medical doctor. The cost of a T4 (thyroid) blood test is $5 cash. Program open to all adults, 18 and over. Sign up Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and noon at the Municipal Building, 85 Humboldt St. Call 201-939-2161 for more information.
• “Travel with Marie” will head to “Million Dollar Quartet” on Broadway Sept. 21. Cost is $130 per person for orchestra seats and bus.
• The Carlstadt Senior Friendship Club will travel to Lakeside Manor Tuesday, Sept. 21. The club will also visit Woodloch Pines Oct. 19. Call Eileen at 201-933-6949 for more information.
• Lyndhurst High School will host its back-to-school night Tuesday, Sept. 21.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-935-0665.
• The Carlstadt Fire Department, Bergen Engine Company One, will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at Fire Headquarters, 500 Jefferson St., Carlstadt. $5 donation includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.
• The Association of the Sons of Poland assists those in New Jersey who have special needs. Throughout 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, 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.
Operation Take Back
• Rutherford will host an Operation Take Back New Jersey local collection site as part of the statewide medicine disposal day. The event will take place at Rutherford Police Headquarters, 184 Park Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. Visit www.operationtakebacknj.com for more information.
• The Felician Reading Center, under the supervision of qualified sisters, will offer reading improvement courses for students in grades 2 to 4, beginning Sept. 27 and continuing until Dec. 9. Preliminary testing will be conducted until Sept. 21 at the Felician Reading Center by appointment. Call Sister Mary Delphine at 973-473-7447 for more information.
Senior news, AC trips
• An Atlantic City casino bus trip will leave from the Wallington Senior Civic Center Thursday, Sept. 30 at 8 a.m. The bus leaves for Resorts from the VFW parking lot. Cost is $23, with $25 return. Free refreshments. Call 973-777-5815 or Kathy at 973-778-6535.
• St. Michael’s Leisure Club will visit 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.
• On Sept. 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 78 Washington Place, East Rutherford, will have an all-season rummage sale. Clothing, household items, jewelry and toys will be on sale.
• 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 Board of Health will meet Monday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the BoH offices, 184 Park Ave., Rutherford.
• The Lyndhurst Health Department and Clara Maass Medical Center will
host a brown-bag medication check-up Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Lyndhurst
Health Department, 253 Stuyvesant Ave. During the check-up, a
pharmacist will review all of the medications and products you are
currently taking. The pharmacist can check these medications for the
correct dosage strength, frequency or to identify if you are using
outdated or discontinued medications. Please call the Lyndhurst Health
Department at 201-804-2500 to reserve a spot. Residents of Lyndhurst and
surrounding towns are welcome to join the free program.
• American Legion Post 109, Rutherford, will host the annual Bob Coughlin Memorial Golf Outing Sunday, Oct. 3 at Mine Brook Golf Course, Hackettstown. The outing will have an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start (40 golfers needed), continental breakfast, greens fees, golf cart prizes and BBQ. The cost is $125 per golfer. Non-golfers pay $25 for the BBQ only. Sponsorships available for $50. Call Dan at 201-370-9372 or Jim at 201-355-8135 or the Post at 201-939-9895 for more information.
• The Mark Brooks Scholarship Committee announces the date for the third-annual golf outing Monday, Oct. 4 at the Meadows Golf Club, 79 Two Bridges Road in Lincoln Park. All proceeds go to the Mark Brooks’ Scholarship, presented annually to a Rutherford High School senior. Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast. The shotgun start begins at 11 a.m. An awards presentation will be held at 5 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner. The cost is $125 for golf and dinner. Checks should be made out to the Rutherford Elks Post #547 and sent to Bill Brooks, 231 Springfield Ave., Rutherford, NJ 07070. Call 201-438-1442.
Martial arts news
• ATA of Lyndhurst Black Belt Academy has announced plans for a community Child Safety Open House scheduled for noon Sept. 25. The open house is part of ATA Martial Arts’ worldwide initiative to help minimize the risk of child abduction through education. Call 201-933-4695 for more information. Academy located at 617 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst.
Gainville Cafe event
• On Friday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., GainVille Cafe and the Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Poets present an exciting evening of music and poetry at the cafe (17 Ames Ave., Rutherford). From New York City, talented and beautiful Lisa Bianco makes her return to GainVille Learning Center & Cafe. The electric troubadour will play a set of new tunes and songs from her most recent CD, “Post Data.” Following her set will be a book party for Jim Klein’s new book of poetry, “To Eat Is Human Digest Divine.” The book is based on two trips Jim made to Trinidad, and follows his successful first book, “Blue Chevies.” After the reading of the new book will be an open mic with generous reading times. Open to the public. $5 cover includes coffee/tea and cookie. On Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., GainVille Cafe will host a series of informal discussions, led in Arabic focused broadly on the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Space is limited; $7 cover includes Turkish coffee and a brownie. Call 201-507-1800.
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