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 THE WEEK AHEAD: 09/23/10 issue

Things to Do

Thursday 09/23

• A Job Seekers Support Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Rutherford Congregational Church, 251 Union Ave., Rutherford. Participants are asked to use the Union Avenue entrance to the sanctuary or the Prospect Place handicap entrance.

• The Masonic Club of Lyndhurst is accepting donations for its Masonic Club auction Thursday night, Sept. 23 and Friday night, Sept. 24. Drop off your donations at the Masonic Club after 7 p.m. New and used items, tools, collectibles, electronics, DVDs, household items, antiques, tableware, paintings, stereos, radios and CDs. All money collected will fund the renovations of the Masonic Club. The auction starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. Doors open at 11 a.m. to check out the items prior to the auction. The Masonic Club is located at 316 Riverside Ave., Lyndhurst. Call 201-991-8227 for more information.

• The Academy at St. Mary in Rutherford will host a cashola at TGI Friday’s, 379 Route 17 South in Wood-Ridge, on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to closing. Please mention this advertisment and our school will receive 20 percent of the proceeds. Thank you for your continued support.

Friday 09/24

• On Friday, Sept. 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 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.

• 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, Lisa Bianco makes her return to GainVille Learning Center & Cafe. The electric troubadour will play a set of new 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 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.

• The Prospect Music Series (hosted at the Rutherford Congregational Church at the corner of Union Avenue and Prospect Place in Rutherford) continues Sept. 24 with folk singer and guitarist Arlon Bennett. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Adults are $7. Seniors and students are $5.

Saturday 09/25

• 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 for more information. Residents can also deliver unused, unwanted or expired medications to the North Arlington Police Department, 214 Ridge Road, or H&B Drugs, 98 Ridge Road, both in North Arlington.

• ATA of Lyndhurst Black Belt Academy has announced plans for a community Child Safety Open House scheduled for noon on 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.

• The Woman’s Club & Junior Woman’s Club of Rutherford will hold a joint indoor yard sale Saturday, Sept. 25, at 201 Fairview Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Items include kids’ toys, games, house wares, decorative, seasonal, crafts, electronics, costume jewelry, artwork.

• Acoustic guitarist and singer Kenny Cunningham shows off his roots with a lively afternoon of music and memories of the 1960s and 1970s. The program will be Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the East Rutherford Library. Pre-registration is recommended. Please call the library at 201-939-3930 to register.

Sunday 09/26

• Does something seem missing in your life, but you can’t put your finger on it? Maybe you still haven’t connected to the purpose you were created for? If so, The Good Shepherd Church is launching a new sermon series going through the bestselling nonfiction book of all time, “The Purpose-Drive Life.” You’ll discover and be empowered to live out your purpose. Join us every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., beginning Sept. 26. The Good Shepherd Church is located at 1 Williams Plaza at the Williams Center in Rutherford. Visit us at for more information.

Monday 09/27

• 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.

• The Rutherford Board of Health will meet Monday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the BoH offices, 184 Park Ave., Rutherford.

• The Rutherford Mayor and Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 at Rutherford Borough Hall, 176 Park Ave., Rutherford.

• The William E. Dermody Free Public Library, 420 Hackensack St., Carlstadt, is offering a new session of free ESL classes starting Monday, Sept. 27. Classes are on Monday and Wednesday morning 10:30 a.m. to noon, or Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registrants are expected to attend either daytime or both evening classes each week. Class size will be limited. Preference will be given to Carlstadt residents. All participants are required to have a library card to enroll. Call 201-438-8866.

Tuesday 09/28

• The North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave. in North Arlington, will hold a blood pressure/health risk assessment Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. No appointment necessary.

• On Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m., New Jersey author Marc Mappen will talk about his latest book, “There’s More to New Jersey Than The Sopranos,” at the New Jersey Meadowlands Environmental Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Call 201-460-3000. Free. Co-presented by the Meadowlands Museum.

• East Rutherford Seniors will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. New members welcome. Blood pressure testing prior to meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exercise classes every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oktoberfest celebration and entertainment Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Royal Manor in Garfield. We leave the CVS lot in East Rutherford at 10:30 a.m. and return by 3:30 p.m. $45, with one hour open bar. Call Barbara at 201-438-6595 or Ruth at 201-933-2684.

• The Rutherford Golden Age Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Tamblyn Civic Center on Woodland Avenue. Program speaker will be John Hughes from the Green Team and Rutherford Community Garden. Call 201-438-5186.


Stencil drive

• 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 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 Lyndhurst Elks Lodge #1505 presents Sunday breakfast at 251 Park Ave., Lyndhurst, on Sunday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. Full-style breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Call 201-507-1505.

Donations needed

• 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.

Join Starfish

• 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.

Coat collection

• 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.

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.

• Commissioner Tom DiMaggio, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, announces a shopping trip for Lyndhurst senior citizens Friday, Oct. 1. The trip will be to Willow Brook Mall. The bus leaves the NJ Transit parking lot at 9 a.m. and returns at approximately 3 p.m. Call the Parks Department to sign up.

Garage & rummage sales

• The North Arlington High School varsity cheerleaders will hold a garage sale at the Senior Center located behind the North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, Sunday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garage sale will contain clothes, furniture, antiques, kitchenware, linens, paintings, tools, toys and much more.

• The Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes Council 3644 will sponsor a rummage sale Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the K of C Hall, 67 Hathaway St., Wallington. For additional information, call Deacon Vic Puzio at 201-935-0273 or Barbara Lissi at 973-916-1957.

Discount coupon books

• 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.

Golf outings

• 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.

• Felician College will host its 25th-annual Golf Classic for the benefit of the college’s scholarship fund. The event will take place Sept. 27 at the Arcola Country Club in Paramus. Golfers have the option of participating in morning or afternoon shotgun starts as well as a variety of fun activities throughout the day. Prizes include an automobile, TV sets, sports memorabilia and gift baskets. Contact 201-355-1306 or

Scarecrow news

• Join the Meadowlands Museum, 91 Crane Ave. in Rutherford, for its 14th-annual Family Scarecrow Day. We will provide clothes and straw and have cider and donuts for refreshments. Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. $10 for a family or group of up to six people. Register by calling 201-935-1175 or e-mailing

Health news

•The Carlstadt Board of Health in conjunction with the Health Awareness Regional Program of Hackensack University Medical Center is offering “the all in one” seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccine Monday, Oct. 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 500 Madison St., Carlstadt. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year. The program is only open to Carlstadt residents. No appointments needed. Call 201-939-2856.

• The Jazzercise of Hasbrouck Heights is the place to be Monday, Sept. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the St. John the Divine Church 229 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights. Our open house is going to be a fun-filled event that you won’t want to miss. Open house festivities will include information on the Jazzercise program and a free workout. Admission is free, and participants should dress to exercise. Refreshments will also be served. You could walk out of the Jazzercise with a seven day free pass just for coming to our open house. The 60-minute Jazzrcise class includes a warm-up, high-energy aerobic routines, muscle-toning and cool-down stretch segment. Jazzercise combines elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and more to create programs for people of every age and fitness level. You’ll have to stop by and see what we’re all about. Give us a call at 201-696-0838 for more information. You can also visit our homepage at

Reunion news

• Attention St. Mary High School Class of 1970, it’s time for your 40th reunion. Saturday, Oct. 2 at Park Tavern, 250 Park Ave., East Rutherford from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Please send payment to John LaNeve c/o New Horizon HC for Personal Development, 280 Park Ave., Rutherford, N.J. 07070. Call 201-723-8555 for details.


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