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Billy Joel Tribute Band – October 1
NEW JERSEY – On Saturday, October 1, 7 to 10 p.m., “We May Be Right” band will perform a Billy Joel tribute at The Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd., Whitehouse Station.  Pre-event tickets, includes dinner and dessert, are $30 per person and $50 per couple.  At the door, $35 per person and $55 per couple.  Cash bar.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Purchase tickets at www.squareup.com/market/PACCWHS or call (908) 534-6230.

 

Saddle Brook’s 3rd Annual Street Fair
NEW JERSEY – Saddle Brook will hold its’ 3rd Annual Street Fair on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 10 AM-5 PM along Market St. from Mayhill St. to Westminster Place, Saddle Brook, NJ. Admission: Free. Hosted By: Saddle Brook UNICO. For information please call 201-998-1144 or events@jcpromotions.info Market St. will be closed to traffic and transformed into a giant town block party.  There will be kiddie rides, pony rides, Knocker Balls, clowns, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, and much more. Many of the local merchants and businesses will showcase their shops and offer their special sales. Everyone will surely enjoy the open air cafes along the street fair route offering a wide selection of delicious foods such as hot dogs, ice cream, chicken fingers, zeppoles, shish ka bobs, fresh squeezed lemonade, Italian Ices, french fries, hamburgers, sausage and pepper sandwiches, cheesesteaks, Ice Cream and much more. There will be attractions for everyone. Many creative merchandise dealers will be offering lots of great bargains and unique items for all. We will have live entertainment all day long. Thank you to our Sponsors: Verizon FIOS, TLC Plus, VFW Post 3484 of Saddle Brook, COCCIA Foundation, ERA Nalbandian Realty, Midland Brew House, Heart of Gold Jewelers, Wide Eye Security Systems, Crown Plaza, Saddle Brook Diner, Boiling Springs Bank & Spencer Savings Bank.

 

Feast of St. Theresa at Holy Face Monastery
CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY – Please join in the celebration of the feast of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus at Holy Face Monastery on Monday, October 3, 2016. There will be an all day Eucharistic adoration, confessions (2-5), Praying the Rosary with St. Therese (4:30), Holy Mass at 7:30 pm followed by a procession and distribution of blessed roses. Fellowship, free food, and raffle will follow in Banner Hall. All are welcome!

 

Christmas Card Program – Keep Christ In Christmas
PASSAIC, NJ – October 1 & 2 – Keep Christ in Christmas, Christmas Card Program, sponsored by Regina Mundi Council #3969, Knights of Columbus, after all masses at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 10 St. Francis Way, Passaic, a beautiful assortment of Christmas Cards in various languages, lawn signs, bumper stickers, car magnets, Christmas Seals, lapel pins, etc.  Send your family and friends beautiful and religious Christmas Cards. kofc3969.org and olmcpassaic.com or 973-779-7279 for further information.

 

NJBG Harvest Fest
njbg-dsc00318-hayrideNEW JERSEY – It’s bushels of fun at the NJBG Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine) at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden. This weekend packed with family fun is sponsored by the NJBG/Skylands Association and the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce. There are activities for all ages, including hay rides, pumpkin painting, free children’s games, an autumn plant sale, and a fairway full of booths, exhibits, all day music and good things to eat. Take one of the free guided garden tours, or wander through the Gardens on your own self-guided tour. And don’t forget to bring your camera, as there’ll be plenty of fine photo ops. For more information and times of special activities, please go to www.njbgharvestfest.org. The NJ State Botanical Garden, with all its glorious fall foliage and plantings, is open free of charge. Parking is also free. Proceeds from Harvest Fest activities benefit the NJBG/Skylands Association, the non-profit member support group for the New Jersey State Botanical Garden, and the community-spirited work of the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce. NJBG and the Ringwood Chamber appreciate the support of Secor Farms and Home Depot of Mahwah, Expressions of Ringwood, Ringwood State Park, and the other fine sponsors who help make the Harvest Fest possible. Additional supporters are welcomed: If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring an activity or donating in other ways, please visit www.njbgharvestfest.org or contact the NJBG office at 973-962-9534. Your generosity will be publicly acknowledged at the festival and contributions are tax-deductible. NJBG is located on  MorrisRoad in Ringwood State Park, Ringwood, NJ. Call 973-962-9534 or visit www.njbg.org  for directions and any changes due to weather.

 

Towaco’s Fun Festival
NEW JERSEY – Towaco Fest (Montville) Music & Fun Festival will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 10 am to 5 pm at the Towaco Train Station, 632 Main Rd., Towaco, NJ 07082. Admission: Free. Hosted by the Towaco Civic Association. This event will feature over 75 quality exhibitors, great food, kiddie rides & pony rides, local merchants & civic organizations. As you stroll along the fair stop by to visit the local merchants & civic organizations displaying their merchandise, the retail exhibitors will be selling a large selection of merchandise such as handbags, jewelry, sports collectibles, dollar items, incense & oils, assorted crafts and unique one of a kind items. Come hungry and stop to have a sausage & pepper sandwiches, Fresh squeezed Lemonade, cheese steaks, kettle korn, Chicken Fingers, ice cream, zeppoles, shish kabobs, gyros, fresh cut french fries, Italian ice and more! Come to visit the “Kidz Shindig” area where there will be children’s rides and activities, face painting, sand art to name a few things. There will be live entertainment all day. Bring the family and enjoy the day! For more information call 201-998-1144 or email: events@jcpromotions.info

 

Lakewood Library to Host Free U.S. Citizenship Prep Classes For Adults
LAKEWOOD –    Ocean County Library’s Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Avenue, will host a free, seven-session class to prepare people who want to take the test for U.S. citizenship naturalization. The class is appropriate for adults 18 years and older who have lawful and continuous permanent residency in the United States for a minimum of five years.  Those attending should have been physically present in the United States for thirty months, with at least three months living in the same state or district. The class will instruct the students on all topics covered by the test for US citizenship, including civics and American history, and offer practice exercises on English reading and written vocabulary. The test itself will not be administered as part of the class.  The test for US citizenship is only administered by US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The class will be held on Wednesdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16 at 6:30 pm at the branch. Registration is required because of the limited class size. For more information about a person’s eligibility to qualify for the class or to register contact Librarian Richard Potter at (732) 363-1435 ext. 2117 or rpotter@theoceancountylibrary.org .

 

Boo At The Zoo
Bronx, NY –  One of New York City’s most cherished traditions returns this weekend with Boo at the Zoo: Thirteen Days of Halloween at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo. Each weekend in October – including the Rosh Hashanah and Columbus Day holidays – will feature family-friendly, not-so-scary seasonal programming that combines traditional Halloween activities with the Bronx Zoo’s resident wildlife. The annual Halloween celebration will run October 1-4, 8-10, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30.  Scheduled activities embrace the spirit of the season while incorporating wildlife and conservation. Annual favorites including the hay maze, giant pumpkin carving demos, costume parades, magic and more will return with some additional Halloween surprises. This year’s Jack O ‘Lantern Illumination, an eerie walk-through experience will feature all new animal-themed carvings that take over the exhibits in the former World of Darkness building (near Somba Village) creating a one-of-a-kind illuminated Halloween display. Entertainment will include performances from Boo at the Zoo favorites, Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band and magician David Levitan. Bronx Zoo Animal Keepers will be on hand throughout the park to chat with Halloween revelers about the animals at the zoo while providing holiday-themed enrichment treats to some of the park’s residents. Visit www.BronxZoo.com/Boo for a complete schedule of dates, performances and activities. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends from April to October; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m November to March. Adult general admission is $16.95, children (3-12 years old) $12.95, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14.95. Parking is $16 for cars and $20 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

 

Oktoberfest Dining and Dancing Buffet
WISCONSIN – The Polonez Restaurant invites you to an Oktoberfest Dining and Dancing Buffet on October 8th and October 15th from 5 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate OKTOBERFEST during the Saturday Night Dining and Dancing Buffet featuring live music. In addition to the regular buffet menu, German dishes will be available. Make your reservations now 414-482-0080 or visit the website: www.polonezrestaurant.com  Anyone wearing Lederhosen will receive a shot of Jagermeister! The Polonez Restaurant  is located at 4016 S. Packard Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235.

 

Film Screening: Tadeusz Kosciuszko. A Man Ahead Of His Time
WASHINGTON, D.C. There will be a film screening of “Tadeusz Kosciuszko. A Man Ahead Of His Time” on Friday, October 7th at 6 p.m. at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 2025 O Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Film Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time, written and directed by Alex Storozynski, paints a compelling picture of Kosciuszko as a champion of freedom and civil rights both in the United States and Poland. It focuses on Kosciuszko’s role in the American Revolution and his relationships with America’s Founding Fathers, and features historical reenactment as well as interviews with former White House National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brigadier General Theodore D. Martin, Purdue Professor James S. Pula, UCLA Professor Gary Nash, Dr. Betsey Blakeslee of The Kościuszko Garden at West Point, and the Founder of the Kraków Jewish Culture Festival, Janusz Makuch. Alex Storozynski, President Emeritus,and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kosciuszko Foundation published a biography of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution, in 2009 and won several awards, including the 2010 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award and the Knights Templar Military History Award, the “Military Order of Saint Louis.” Alex Storozynski is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, who has been widely published in the United States and in Europe. The Polish magazine Przeglad named Mr. Storozynski one of the “100 most influential Poles living abroad.” Running time: c.a. 50 min. Free event! Donations are always welcome.

 

Get to Know the Local Relay For Life Committee
CLIFTON, NJ – The Planning Committee for the RFL Clifton took a few weeks off but they are back in full gear to FIGHT TO THE FINISH. The Relay for Life Planning committee would like to invite you to join them for an informal “get to know them” night to see what relay is all about. No pressure to join them but they are hoping that they will peek your curiosity and will consider being a part of their very dedicated team. The theme of the 2017 event and date and many other discussionswill take place at the first committee meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Clifton Senior Center, Dog Pound Road on the City Hall complex at 7 PM. Anyone interested in starting a team or joining a team is also welcomed to join them that night. Of course Team Captains from our past relays are welcome as your Team Captain expertise is always needed. Cancer has touched all our lives and being a part of working for a cure is a great way to celebrate survivors and remember those we lost. Consider joining the Committee. Light refreshments will be served and we do have lots of fun while we work. For more information on the Relay For Life of Clifton, please visit www.relayforlife.org/cliftonnj or contact Sarah Gruelich, Community Manager at the American Cancer Society at 973-285-8030. For 24-hour cancer information, please call toll free 1 800ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.  See you on October 6, 2016, 7 PM, at the Senior Center. Be part of the FIGHT.

 

Harvest Fest
PENNSYLVANIA –  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church announces its 12th Annual Harvest Fest on Friday, October 7th & Saturday, October 8th at St. Mary Church in Hamburg, PA. There will be homemade food, entertainment, games for all ages, theme baskets – quilt and other raffles, hayrides, bingo, bounce house, rock wall & bungee jump. Entertainment schedule: Friday from 4 to 9 pm – Oldies Band and more; Saturday from 12 to 9 pm – Polka Band (The Golden Tones 1-4 pm and Polka Mass 4:30 pm) and more. St. Mary’s is located in Tilden Twp. between Hamburg and Shartlesville (94 Walnut Rd.). For more information call 610-562-7657, email: stmaryhamburg@aol.com – visit website: www.stmaryhamburg.org

 

Meet and Greet!
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Associated Polish Home, Vistula Lounge, Northeast Philadelphia, 9150 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA,  the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia will sponsor an autograph session with Paul Krzywicki regarding his new book, “Pedereweski to Panedreski”, Philadelphia Polish Musicians. Everyone is welcome!  Paul will autograph his new book in addition he will speak biefly about his book to the audience.  Cost of the book is:  $25.00. Let me know in advance if you plan to attend.  jeanjoka@gmail.com, or call 215-483-0193. Let’s show our support!  Refreshments will be served.
Submitted by Jean Joka, President
Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia

 

Vendors Needed For Annual HarvestFest
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department is looking for vendors for the Annual Harvest Fest to be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016.  The Harvest Fest follows the Halloween Parade and will be held at the City Hall Municipal Complex, 900 Clifton Ave. from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The event features games, rides, music, a science show, an apple pie contest and more. Whether your specialty is homemade crafts, cooking, novelty gifts, school fundraising, etc. you will have a great time at this event.  All parties interested in becoming a vendor must be pre-registered by Friday, October 14th. For more information on becoming a vendor at this event contact the Recreation Department at (973) 470-5956 or email cliftonrec@cliftonnj.org.

 

Berks County Polish American Board of Education Bus Trip
PENNSYLVANIA – On Saturday, October 15, 2016, members and friends of PABEBC are invited to join the organization on a bus trip to the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland and to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The travelers will depart from the K-Mart parking lot in Shillington at 7:45 AM, arriving at the shrine at approximately 9:45 AM where the group will tour the shrine and basilica. The group will then travel up the road to Gettysburg, PA where lunch will be enjoyed at the historic Farnsworth House Inn and Restaurant. The restaurant has been featured on all major television networks including the History, Travel and Discovery Channels and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. After lunch the travelers can choose to either explore Gettysburg or visit Gettysburg Polish Pottery, where shoppers will receive a 10% discount on purchases. The bus will depart Gettysburg at 6:00 PM and arrive back in Reading at approximately 8:00 PM. The cost for members of PABEBC is $65.00 – Non-Members: $70.00. The registration fee includes the cost of the trip, lunch, tax and gratuities. For more information call Marilyn Wlazewski at 610.779.5523.

 

Clifton Offers Seasonal Flu Shots
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Health Department is offering seasonal flu vaccines this year beginning in September. The seasonal flu vaccine is effective for only one year, so last year’s flu shot will not protect you this year. Flu vaccines are available to Clifton and Little Falls residents only. The consent forms are available online at www.cliftonnj.org, the Health Education Table in the lobby of Clifton City Hall, the Clifton Health Department, and Main Memorial Library in Clifton. Bringing a completed consent form to a flu clinic should expedite your visit. Pregnant women interested in a flu shot MUST provide a prescription from their medical provider before the flu vaccine will be administered.  The seasonal quadrivalent flu vaccine offers protection against four (4) different strains of the flu virus. A limited number of “high-dose” trivalent flu vaccines will be available to those 65 years of age and older. The “high-dose” flu vaccine offers protection against  three (3) strains of the flu, but is designed to give a bigger boost to the immune systems of those 65 years of age and older.  The standard flu clinics are open to residents 6 years of age and older and do not require appointments.  Children 6 months through 6 years of age will be accommodated by appointment only through the Clifton Health Department’s Children’s Immunization Clinic.

Standard flu clinics will be held at the Clifton Health Department Clinic, 2nd floor of City Hall, located on 900 Clifton Ave. in Clifton on the following dates:

• Every Wednesday, beginning September 28, 2016 through October 26, 2016 from 2 PM-4 PM
• Saturday, October 1st, 2016 from 9 AM-12 PM

Standard flu clinics will also be held in Little Falls on the following dates and locations:

• Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 11 AM- 12:30 PM at the Little Falls Civic Center, located on 19 Warren St. in Little Falls
• Monday, October 31st, 2016 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Little Falls Municipal Building, 2nd floor in the Conference Room, located on 225 Main St. in Little Falls

By law in New Jersey, children enrolled in daycare or preschool who are between the ages of 6 months to 59 months, who do not have documentation of a current flu shot by December 31st, 2016, must be excluded by their facility after December 31st, 2016 either until 3/31/17 (the official “end” of the flu season) or until documentation is provided. This makes it crucial for children to be vaccinated.

The children’s immunization clinics will be held at the Clifton Health Department by appointment only on the following dates:

• Tuesday, October 4, 2016
• Tuesday, November 1, 2016
• Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Please call 973-470-5770 for more details regarding children’s immunization clinics or to make an appointment. Persons with Medicare Part B as their primary insurance can receive the flu vaccine for FREE. These individuals MUST bring their Medicare card for presentation at the clinic. Individuals with an HMO, no insurance, or a primary insurance other than Medicare Part B will be asked to pay $20 in cash or check for the flu vaccine. Clifton and Little Falls Board of Education employees will be asked to pay $15 in cash or check for the flu vaccine. The Clifton Health Department does not accept credit or debit cards. Medicaid or Food Assistance Programs will also not be accepted.  If you are enrolled in these programs, you will be required to pay at the time of service. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.