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By on March 11, 2016

Passaic Library’s Second Sunday Concert Series
PASSAIC, NJ – March 13, 2016, 3:00 PM  –  Experience music like never before! The Hit the Roof Band invigorates old songs with a new twist. The duet of keyboardist and drummer start off with a bit of ragtime-stride, and then on into the era of swing and boogie-woogie. They then embark on rock n’ roll frenzy, all the while explaining the history and icons behind the movements. The performers go into the style of New Orleans piano, with roots steeped in boogie-woogie, gospel, and funk. They then take a slower approach to the blues. The concert will be held at the Passaic Public Library, 195 Gregory Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055. For more information call 973-779-0474


Birding for Beginners – March 13 – Bergen County Audubon at NJBG
NJBG1-BCAS-1502-HM_Robin0546sml-2NEW JERSEY – Want to get started bird watching? NJBG invites you to learn more about The Joys of Birding – Birding for Beginners at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 1 pm. We’re pleased to welcome Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society, who’ll teach you how to identify birds, use field guides and find the best optics for birding. After the class, Don will lead a walk around the Gardens to try out your newly learned skills (weather permitting).  This program is free and will begin indoors at the Carriage House Visitor Center. For the walk, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Ongoing snow cancels. For more info, contact Don Torino at 201-230-4983 or The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 am to 6 pm every day in the winter, 8 am to 8 pm the rest of the year. Admission to the Garden is always free. Parking is also free in the fall, winter and spring. NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit The Bergen County Audubon Society is the regional chapter of the National Audubon Society, and offers wide-ranging programs from the Meadowlands to the Delaware Water Gap. For more information, visit their website at or contact Don Torino at 201-230-4983 or
PHOTO: A robin is one of the surest signs of spring; look for the first one of the season! Want to get started bird watching? Join us for a program on The Joys of Birding – Birding for Beginners at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 1 pm. This free program is presented by the Bergen County Audubon Society and the NJBG/Skylands Association. Photo courtesy of Mike Malzone.


Bus Trip To West Point
MARYLAND / NEW YORK – The Polish-American Citizens Club of Tadeusz Kosciuszko will sponsor a bus trip to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The bus will leave from Somerset, MA (Park & Ride on Route 103 / 1701-1759 Wilbur Ave.) at 5:00 a.m. Off street parking available. Passengers will also be picked up in Central Falls, RI from St. Joseph’s Church on 391 High St. The bus will leave West Point for home at approximately 5:00 p.m. Visit will include a walk through “Kosciuszko Garden”, view CadetPass in review, attend annual observance at the Kosciuszko Monument, self-guided tour of West Point Military Museum, and a 60-minute guided tour of the West Point U.S. Military Academy. For additional information and cost call Brian Curt at 508-678-0987 or visit


Friends of the Shelter Easter Bake Sale
CLIFTON, NJ – The Friends of the Shelter Easter Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, March 26th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Clifton Arts Center, behind City Hall in the Municipal Complex, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. Calling all animal lovers who like to bake and eat! Come check out our baked goods and pick up something for Easter dessert. We’ll have cake, pies, brownies, cookies, and other great treats. There will also be exciting merchandise available! If you are interested in baking something for the sale, you can drop it off Friday evening, March 25, 6 PM-8 PM or Saturday morning, March 26, 9 AM-10 AM. For more info, call 973-470-5936 or visit our website at


Free Vascular Ultrasound Screening In Clifton
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Health Department and the Center for Vein Restoration will be offering a free Vascular Ultrasound Screening on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 2 PM until 5 PM at the Clifton Health Department, 900 Clifton Avenue, 2nd floor, Clifton. Registration is required. Please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5760 to register.   Registration will be on a first come first served basis. Please call as soon as possible, as space is limited. This screening is open to Clifton and Little Falls residents only. Vascular screening is one of the most effective ways to perform early diagnosis of vascular disease. Chronic venous insufficiency, an often undiagnosed medical condition behind varicose veins and spider veins, affects approximately 40 million adults in the United States. Unhealthy leg veins are a serious issue that affects 50% of women and 30% of men over the age of 50. This condition can lead to tired, heavy, achy, and painful legs. In addition, individuals with this problem can have bulging leg veins, leg swelling by the end of the day, and lower leg ulcers. These issues can severely impact mobility and quality of life. Please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5760 to register or for more information about this free screening. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.


Free 8-Week Course: A Matter of Balance
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Health Department and NORWESCAP will be offering a free eight-week course called a Matter of Balance on Mondays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, starting March 21, 2016 and ending May 9, 2016 at the Clifton Public Library, 292 Piaget Ave, Community Room A, Clifton. Each class is approximately two hours long. Registration is required. Please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5760 to register.   Registration will be on a first come first served basis. Please call as soon as possible, as space is limited. This course is open to Clifton and Little Falls residents only. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance. You should attend if you are concerned about falls, interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, have fallen in the past, and if you restrict activities because of falling concerns.This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance, used and adapted by permission of Boston University. According to the CDC, one out of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Many falls do not cause injuries, but one out of five falls does cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury. These injuries can make it hard for a person to get around, do everyday activities, or live on their own. Many people who fall, even if they’re not injured, become afraid of falling. This fear may cause a person to cut down on their everyday activities. When a person is less active, they become weaker and this increases their chances of falling. Falls can be prevented with strength and balance exercises. Please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5760 to register or for more information about this free screening. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.


Breakfast Buffet with the Easter Bunny
NEW JERSEY – Wallington Fire Department Park Row Hose Co. 3 presents “BREAKFAST BUFFET with the EASTER BUNNY” on Palm Sunday, March 20th from 8:30 am to noon at the Wallington Civic Center, 24 Union Blvd., Wallington, N.J. 07057. Ticket donation: $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for kids (ages 4-12). Tickets available at the door. To pre-order tickets, call (973) 342-1748. Enjoy breakfast with us! Take pictures with the Easter bunny! See you there!


Spring Craft Activity For Children At Lambert Castle
NEW JERSEY – Usher in the spring at the Passaic County Historical Society. On Saturday, March 19th, the museum is offering a free craft activity for children, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Join us at Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ, and make spring baskets with construction paper. Recommended for children ages 4-10 years. This activity is free with regular museum admission. The activity will be ongoing throughout the museum’s open hours. Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973) 247-0085.


Easter Egg Decorating Workshop
NEW JERSEY – The Slavic Club will be holding its Annual Easter Egg Decorating Workshop with instructors Natalia and Nick Hlushko in order to teach its members and guests the ancient Slavic tradition of decorating eggs, called “pysanky.” In Slavic cultures, the egg has represented the original source of creation. Pre-Christian Slavs used decorated eggs to welcome the sun during the spring. The symbolism of pysanka is a blend of ancient rituals and Christian traditions. Spring is a time for release from the confines of winter and Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Christ. With the acceptance of Christianity in 988 A.D., the pysanka became part of tradition and ritual of Easter in Russia, Ukraine, and later in other Slavic countries. The pysanka took on the symbolism of rebirth. The egg symbol was likened to the tomb from which Christ has risen. The decorated eggs became treasured as religious mementos. Come and learn the ancient Slavic art of decorating your own Easter eggs! Everyone is welcome! Slavic food will be served! Cost of equipment: $5 person per person to be pre-paid by March 15th to Prof. Anna Kuchta. The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 17, 6:30 pm, at the Arts & Sciences – Room 110 at Seton Hall University. For more information please contact Prof. Anna Kuchta – or call (973) 275-5875.


The Everything Flea Market & Collectible Show
WAYNE, NJ – The “Everything Flea Market & Collectible Show” will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 9 AM-4 PM, Indoors & Limited Outdoors, at the Wayne PAL Building, 1 PAL Drive (off Parish Drive), Wayne, NJ 07470. Admission: Free. Organization Host: Wayne PAL. For information call 201-998-1144 or  Do your shopping here. There will be 50+ exhibitors displaying an array of quality merchandise such as handbags, sports collectibles, jewelry for all ages, clothing, dollar items, gift items, gloves & scarves, toys, perfumes, antiques & collectibles, garage/tag sale items all at bargain prices. Come hungry because there will be delicious food served. JC Promotions, Inc. is coordinating this event. Support Wayne PAL and come shopping with us.


Pancake Breakfast
PASSAIC, NJ – St. John Lutheran Church in Passaic will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 20 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, juice, tea or coffee or hot chocolate, and a fruit dish. Cost will be $10 for adult, and 1/2 portion free for children under 10 years old. The church is at 140 Lexington Ave. For information call the church office at 973-779-1166 or Lorraine at 973-868-3380.


Chesterton Conference In Canada – April 2nd
TORONTO, CANADA – Save the date! G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture will hold a conference “CHESTERON’S CANADA – LANDSCAPE & LEGEND” on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at St. Michael’s College in Toronto, Canada. For more information, please contact