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CALENDAR 5-15-13

By on May 15, 2013

Free Line Dancing Classes For Seniors
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and the Division of Senior Affairs are offering FREE Line Dancing Classes for senior citizens every Wednesday at the Joseph Connors Senior Center at 28 Paterson Street from 1 to 2 p.m. Classes are still being held each week at the Maureen Collier Senior Center at 335 Bergen Avenue on Wednedsays from 10 to 11 a.m. The classes, which are free to all Seniors, are led by instructor E. Talley, II, whose experience in dancing and the performance arts has been extensive. The Joseph Connors Senior Center is operated as part of the City’s Senior Program and is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center offers lunch, recreational, educational, and cultural activities to Jersey City senior residents (60+ years of age). For a schedule of activities, please call the Joseph Connors Senior Center at 201-420- 8249 or for more information, please call the Division of Senior Affairs at 201-547-4361.

OCL Closed Friday, May 17th
NEW JERSEY  –  All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, May 17 for its annual Staff Development Day. The library’s databases and Web site will be available during that time. All branches will resume their normal business hours Saturday, May 18.

Lollipops & Roses Intergenerational Concert
CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Community Band is performing their 12th Annual Lollipops & Roses Intergenerational Concert on Sunday, May 18th @ 2 pm – Clifton High School Auditorium. Admission: $7.00  Children under 12: Free. Proceeds benefit the Clifton Education Foundation & The Clifton Community Band. Tickets will be sold at the door as well as advance tickets available from Band & Education Foundation Members or call 973-771-3751 also you can e-mail: .

Grandparents As Parents (GAP) Meeting
NEW JERSEY –  The Grandparents as Parents (GAP) Task Force of Passaic County invites grandparents, kinship caregivers caring for children whose parents are unable or unwilling to do so, relative caregivers, community leaders and agencies, service providers and elected officials to a meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 9:15-11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Church, 101-103 Myrtle Avenue, Passaic. For more information or questions, contact Mary Osinski, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ at or 973 720.3690 or Ethel Edwards, City of Passaic, Senior Affairs at 973 365.5618.

Annual Street Fair
NEW JERSEY – The Downtown Clifton Semi-Annual Street Fair will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to 5 pm, held along Main Avenue between Washington & Hadley Avenues (off Clifton Ave.), Clifton. Admission: Free. For more information call 201-998-1144.

Annual Armed Forces Day Mass
NEW JERSEY – St. Joseph Historical Society will hold its Annual Armed Forces Day Mass on Sunday, May 19th at St. Joseph Church, 1010 Liberty Street, Camden, 10:30 a.m.; honoring those who served on the Battleship New Jersey and active military personnel. Refreshments following Mass in lower hall. Call Grant Wilinski 609-965-2614.

All You Can Eat Beefsteak At Passaic Polish Home
NEW JERSEY – The Polish Peoples Home Inc., trading as the Polish American Cultural Center, is sponsoring an all you can eat BEEFSTEAK on Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 PM. Location: 1-3 Monroe Street, Passaic. Tickets can be purchased by calling Barbara Ann Novak-Lissi at 973-916-1957 or President Arthur Sroka at 973-473-6619. See advertising on page 3.

Garage Sale Fundraiser
NEW JERSEY –  The Push for a Cure Pandas, a team from the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Clifton will be sponsoring a garage sale on Saturday 5/18 at 1672 Broad Street, Bloomfield, between 10 AM and 4 PM. Household items, clothes, toys and books will be available for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Clifton to continue research to find a cure for cancer. Please be a part of the cure and visit our sale on 5/18. If you do not find anything you need, donations are accepted and appreciated. Relay for Life Clifton is an overnight event being held this year on Saturday. June 8, 2 PM to Sunday. June 9, 6AM at Clifton Stadium. If you would like to learn more about the event, please visit the website at you would like to learn more about the American Cancer Society please visit the website

St. Peter’s Haven Tricky Tray
NEW JERSEY – St. Peter’s Haven of Clifton will be sponsoring their annual Tricky Tray on Thursday, May 23rd. This year the fundraiser will be held at The Bethwood in Totowa, and serves as its biggest event for the year. The prize committee is presently soliciting donations for the event and would like to reach out to the local community for their participation. The gift donations are needed prior to May 23rd, and can be either dropped off at the office or arranged to be picked up by a staff member. Please contact the office at 973-546-3406. Tickets are also available for purchase for those wishing to attend.

NEW JERSEY – The Polish Rosary Society of St. John Kanty Church, Speer Ave., Clifton, is sponsoring a Pilgrimage to the Shrine of The Blessed Virgin Mary in West Haverstraw, NY on Monday, May 27th. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. If interested in being part of the pilgrimage, please contact Sophie Bednarz 973-471-8108 or Bronia Karcz 973-773-1194.

Scholarships Offered By HVPS
NEW YORK – Through its many activities, Hudson Valley Polonaise Society members work to raise funds to support various programs and projects. We will be sponsoring two $1,000 cash scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Polish descent. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the participant’s essay and individual contributions to school and community. The annual scholarship raffle tickets will be available soon. Graduating seniors from Orange County are encouraged to contact their Guidance Office for an application, or you can write to HVPS at PO Box 162, Goshen, NY 10924.   For additional information, contact  Deadline for submission is May 30, 2013. The presentation of the scholarship awards will take place on July 11th at the HVPS monthly meeting.

Priest To Observe 60th Anniversary Of Ordination
RHODE ISLAND –  The Reverend Anthony D. Iwuc, pastor emeritus (33 years – March 1972-June 2005) of Saint Joseph’s Church, Central Falls will celebrate the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood on Sunday, May 26, 2013 with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 3 p.m. at St Joseph’s Church, Central Falls, his home parish. A jubilee banquet will be held the Venus de Milo in Swansea, MA at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the banquet are $30. Reservations may be made by calling (508) 761-7104 OR (401) 821-0115.

Master Gardeners – Great Native Plants In Containers
NEW JERSEY – At this month’s meeting of the Bergen County Master Gardeners, there will be a presentation by Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial on Great Native Plants in Containers. Learn how to add beauty and ecological function to your landscape by including native plants on your patio, deck, balcony, or small yard, with great native plants in containers. The presentation will be held on: Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 pm, at The County Administration Building, One Bergen Plaza, County Place, Hackensack, in the Learning Center on the 1st floor, Home of the County Extension Office. There is plenty of parking & easy access to the building. Meetings are open to all interested gardeners, free of charge, and refreshments, followed by announcements, start at 7 pm. For more details, directions or information on other Master Gardeners activities, please contact: Tracey Fraser (201) 768 1856 or visit our website In addition, please support our special food collection: The Master Gardeners “Cans for Community” project “Giving Locally – Helping Locally“. Please donate any non-perishable food items. All proceeds benefit The Center For Food Action.



NEW JERSEY – Happy 32nd Birthday on May 15th to Matthew Mularz of Union. Best wishes from his Mom and Dad, Bob & Carol Mularz, and brother Edward. Best wishes from Aunt Jean and Uncle Ted Marczak, and all his friends in the Polka field. Sto Lat!

MASSACHUSETTS – Birthday wishes to Carolyn Adduci of Lowell, celebrating her birthday on May 18th. Happy Birthday from Mom & Dad Szufnarowski, your family, relatives, and friends. Sto Lat!

Jimmy Sturr Fan Club

BIRTHDAY WISHES to: Jenny Walenczyk, NJ; George Misnick, NY; Pam McClusky, NY – 5/16. Edward Bosio, CT; Kate Cullen, FL – 5/17. John Marchell, NY; Phil Bellingham, CT – 5/18. John  Brodzinski, FL – 5/19. Virginia Stowe, CT – 5/20. Philip Lisa, NJ – 5/22.

ANNIVERSARY WISHES to: Jacqueline Ruf, NY – 5/17. Edward & Arlene Bosio, CT – 5/18