Calendar (week of March 20th)
Clifton Kiwanis Social Gathering
NEW JERSEY – Join the Kiwanis Club of Clifton on Saturday, March 23rd from 1 to 3 p.m. for some fun. There will be activities and snacks. The event will be held at Clifton High School – Cafeteria K6, 333 Colfax Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013.
Red Hat Angels Partners With UNO’s For Fundraising
CLIFTON, NJ – The Red Hat Angels, a Relay for Life Clifton team, is partnering with UNO’s Chicago Grill, located at 426 Route 3 West in Clifton for an ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST fundraising event on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8 AM to 10 AM. Your $20 donation will have you enjoying, eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes, French toast, fruit, crumb cake, orange juice, tea or coffee. Gather your friends, family and co-workers for a great breakfast and camaraderie while at the same time supporting a great cause! For tickets, please call Lauren at 201-893-0473 or Chris at 973-650-2719. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is a celebration of hope and survivorship. Team members take turns walking or running on the track. The annual Relay for Life of Clifton is set for Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 4 PM to 12 midnight with our emotional luminaria ceremony at 10 PM. Please note the new time this year!! Join us for our “We Are Going 15 Rounds Against Cancer” in our 15th RFL Clifton. For more information about Relay for Life Clifton, visit www.relayforlife.org/cliftonnj. If you need information on the services provided by ACS please visit cancer.org. Note: Please bring cereal, peanut butter or jelly to be donated to the Clifton Outreach Pantry hosted at School 12.
Cultural Heritage Mass
PENNSYLVANIA – On Saturday, March 23, a Cultural Heritage Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Center City Philadelphia. Procession of ethnic groups 2 P.M., Mass 2:30 P.M. Call 215-587-3540 for more information.
A Polish Easter Workshop and Celebration
OHIO – The celebration of Lent and Easter in the Polish-American community is one of great fasting, great feasting, wrapped in age-old family and church traditions. Unfortunately, many of these traditions have been lost over time. But, now is the chance to revive them for your family. Święconka, a Polish Easter Traditions workshop and celebration will take place on Sunday, March 24 from 1-5 PM. This popular FREE event will include egg decorating and palm weaving workshops will be conducted by noted folklorist and author, Lawrence Kozlowski, throughout the day at The Heschmeyers at 5701 Sampson Drive, Girard as a private event. Reserve one of the limited spots by calling 330-333-9724. DON’T WANT TO CRAFT BUT NEED EASTER SUPPLIES? Larry will be bringing his eggs, kits, basket clothes and so much more! Stop by throughout the afternoon to purchase
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department will host “Sundae Bingo” on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center (1232 Main Ave.) Join us for an afternoon of bingo fun, prizes, and making ice-cream sundaes. The cost is $3.00 per person, parents included, pre-purchased and $6.00 per person paying at the door (if space is still available). Seating is limited and there is no guarantee that there will be space on the day of the event. Pre-registration is recommended and can be done online at www.cliftonrec.com or at the Clifton Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave 2nd floor. Everyone attending must pay even if you are not playing bingo. Online registration ends on 3/21/19. Participants must pick up wristbands at the reg. table upon arrival on the day of the event. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-470-5956. Don’t forget your good luck Bingo charms!
PAWS for Reading – Now underway!
CLIFTON, NJ – Children ages 5 and up who can read independently are invited to practice reading out loud for 10-15 minutes to a therapy dog. This relaxing, non-judgmental setting is especially suited to reluctant readers. Sessions will be held at the Main Library on Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and at the Allwood Branch on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Please stop by the location of your choice to sign up two weeks in advance. Clifton Memorial Library is located at 292 Piaget Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011. Call 973-772-5500 for more information. The Allwood Branch is located at 44 Lyall Road, Clifton, NJ 07012. Call 973-471-0555.
Special Clifton Board of Health Meeting – Community Health Assessment
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Health Department will present its 2018 Community Health Assessment at a special Board of Health Meeting on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 pm at Clifton City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, in Conference Room 101. The Clifton community is invited and encouraged to attend this informative meeting. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served. A Community Health Assessment, also known as community health needs assessment, identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. It provides organizations with comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. In turn, this information can help with developing a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs. In partnership with the community, the Clifton Health Department works to prevent disease, promote and protect health and well-being, and enrich quality of life for those who live and work in our community. Your local health department protects you from health threats, educates you and your neighbors regarding health choices, provides healthy solutions, and advances community health. For more information about this meeting or the Community Health Assessment, please contact Jennifer Kidd at 973-470-5774 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.
Free One Day Workshop on How to “Turn Off the Stress”
WAYNE, NJ- Improve your health and well-being on Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:30 am-12:30 pm at the Wayne Public Library 461 Valley Rd, Wayne, NJ. Register online at www.powerofoneccom.org or by email email@example.com . For information contact Kim Castellano at 201-328-2326. Proven fun and informative exercises that will help identify where you’re experiencing the highest levels of stress in your life right now. Start taking steps to “Turn Off the Stress” Workshop includes a Free Stress Evaluation. Kim Castellano is a Certified Christian Counselor/Life Coach and Stress Relief Coach. Kim is the founder and mission director at Power of One Christian Coaching and Outreach Ministries, Inc. Clifton a 501(c)3 Charity which serves the local community.
Friends of the Shelter Spring Holiday Tree
CLIFTON, NJ – The FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER SPRING HOLIDAY TREE event will take place from MARCH 10 through MAY 5 at the shelter on Dog Pound Rd., Clifton, NJ behind City Hall in Municipal Complex which is located at 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013. A $5 donation purchases an egg on our Spring Holiday Tree with your animal’s name on it. All eggs will be hung on the tree outside the Clifton Animal Shelter on Dog Pound Rd. (behind City Hall in Municipal Complex). All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals in our care. We will list participants in our next newsletter. For more info visit www.cliftonanimalshelter.com, call us at 973-470-5936,or stop by the shelter Monday-Friday 6:30 PM-8PM, Sunday 12-4 PM. You can also mail your info to: Friends of the Shelter Inc., P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ 07015. What better way to celebrate life than to help those less fortunate?
Fish & Chips / Shrimp & Chips/ Captains Platter – All Available ONLY on Fridays Over Lent
CONNECTICUT – The Polish National Home in Hartford announces that on Fridays during Lent the kitchen will offer the following… Fish & Chips ($11.95), Shrimp & Chip ($15.95), and a Captain’s Platter (Fish, Shrimp & Chips – $18.95). All come with French fries and cole slaw. The Polish National Home is located at 60 Charter Oak Avenue – Pulaski Plaza, Hartford, CT 06106. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow them on Facebook and Instagram – @HartfordPNH
Author Book Signing Event With Ilene Dudek
CLIFTON, NJ – Meet local author/illustrator Ilene Dudek at Staples in Clifton on Sunday, April 7th from 11 am to 2 pm and pick up a signed copy of her new book “Little Ant & The Ice Cream Mystery”. Then discover the full Little Ant collection. All books will be available. Staples is located at 136 Kingsland Road, Clifton, NJ. Visit www.littleantstories.com
NEW JERSEY – St. John Lutheran Church at 140 Lexington Av., Passaic will hold a thrift shop on Saturday, April 6th from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Gently used clothing, household items, toys, and games will be featured at a very low price.
New Exhibition Opens At Morris Museum –
Pen to Paper: Investigating Famous, Historical Papers
Morristown, NJ—The late 18th to the early 20th centuries was a prolific period during the golden age of letter writing when handwritten communication also served as a means of personal expression. The increasing demand for the associated materials—such as writing implements, inks, and papers—was reflected in the technological innovations that flourished. The Morris Museum’s new exhibition, Pen to Paper: Investigating Famous, Historical Letters, takes a closer look at fourteen letters, presented in facsimile, by notable public figures in order to determine what new information may be revealed by an analysis of the writers’ penmanship and the physical evidence of the documents themselves. The research was conducted on a selection of rare manuscripts, dating from 1781 to 1910, from the Lloyd W. Smith Collection, permanently housed at the Morristown National Historical Park (MNHP). Due to the fragile nature of the original letters, MNHP created high-resolution archival preservation copies and photographic details for reference in the exhibition. Presented is research on documents by Founding Fathers of the United States (Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington), American Presidents (Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt), Civil War Generals (Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee), scientists and inventors (Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison), and social activists and authors (Susan B. Anthony, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Booker T. Washington, Mark Twain). The exhibition Pen to Paper: Investigating Famous, Historical Letters opens to the public on Saturday, March 30, 2019 and will be on view through Sunday, July 7, 2019. Admission is free for Museum members and $10 for Non-Members. To become a Member, and attend the Museum year-round for free, visit morrismuseum.org/museum-membership, email email@example.com, or call 973.971.3721. The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members. For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit http://www.morrismuseum.org