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Bergen County Audubon Nature Walk At NJBG
dsc03404-bcas-binocs-1409NEW JERSEY – NJBG invites you to explore and enjoy the wonderful world of birds, butterflies and plants on an Audubon Nature Walk at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 10 a.m. Members of the Bergen County Audubon Society will lead a walk through the gardens, meadows and woodlands at NJBG, visiting a rich and varied ecosystem of plants and animals. This program is free. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center in the New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Morris Road, Ringwood State Park, Ringwood, NJ.  This program is sponsored by the NJBG/Skylands Association and the Bergen County Audubon Society. 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 8 pm every day. Admission to the Garden is always free. Parking fee on summer weekends and holidays: $5/car for NJ residents; $7/car out-of-state.; summer weekday parking is 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
PHOTO: Binoculars up – there’s a hawk gliding by! NJBG and the Bergen County Audubon Society invite you to explore the wonderful worlds of birds, butterflies and plants on an Audubon Nature Walk. Photo by Maja Britton


Ukrainian Festival
CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY – Holy Ascension Cathedral invites all to the annual UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL honoring Nadiya Savchenko and the memory of the victims of Moscow’s aggression. The festivities will begin at 1 PM on Sunday, September 25th. On the expanded outdoor stage will be exciting performances by artists from Northern New Jersey including: ISKRA dance ensemble, Tsvitka ensemble, the Passaic CYM dancers. Homemade Ukrainian cuisine, vendors, activities for the young and the young-at-heart and drawings will highlight the day. Don’t miss it! We will be glad to welcome you. For additional information call 973-661-4949. Holy Ascension Cathedral is located at 635 Broad Street, Clifton, NJ 07011.


Passaic County To Hold Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale
WANAQUE, NJ – On Sunday, September 25, 2016 the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste Recycling Programs will be sponsoring a Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale and Education Program at the Wanaque Campus of the Passaic County Community College, 500 Union Avenue, Wanaque (Haskell) from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, rain or shine.According to Nina Seiden, Passaic County’s Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Manager, composting is nature’s way of recycling, turning all your vegetative kitchen scraps, coffee grinds, tea bags, grass clippings, brown leaves and dead garden plants into rich organic compost. This compost can be used in your vegetable and/or flower gardens while keeping all of the unwanted material out of the landfill. The renowned Earth Machine Compost Bin will be available for purchase at a special price of $55 cash or check including tax (retail value of $100) while supplies last. Additional items for purchase include rain barrels for $75, kitchen scrap buckets, aerators, chicken-wire style holding bins, and more. Those reserving a compost bin for purchase by September 22, 2016 will receive one free kitchen scrap bucket per household. Educational seminars on how to compost, as well as how to utilize a rain barrel effectively to conserve water will be held throughout the event. To reserve your compost bin and/or rain barrel to guarantee their availability the day of the event, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738 and give your name, phone number and number of compost bins/rain barrels to be purchased.


Oktoberfest – September 25
NEW JERSEY – The Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd., Whitehouse Station will host an Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m.  Entrance tickets are $20 per person, includes lunch. Additional food items for purchase.  There will be live music, lawn games, cash bar and beer tents. Purchase tickets at or call (908) 534-6230.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors in Liberty Hall.


Silver Rose of Our Lady of Guadalupe
NEW JERSEY – Sunday, September 25: The Silver Rose of Our Lady of Guadalupe Devotion and Prayer Vigil, 3-4 pm, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 10 St. Francis Way, Passaic, sponsored by Regina Mundi Council #3969, Knights of Columbus. This rose will eventually travel in the footsteps of St. Juan Diego and will be placed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.  This is a powerful expression of Marian devotion, come and be a part of it.  Please refer to ph. No. & these websites for info about the Silver Rose: 973-779-7279 and  and and


Passport Day In Passaic County
NEW JERSEY – Kristin M. Corrado, Esq., Passaic County Clerk, and her staff will be hosting a special 2016 Flying Into Fall passport event on Saturday, October 1st from 9 am until 12 noon at the Passaic County Clerk’s Office, 401 Grand Street – 1st floor, Room 130, Paterson, NJ 07505, and also at the Passaic County Clerk’s Satellite Office, 1237 Ringwood Ave., Haskell (Wanaque), NJ 07420.  A free passport photo will be provided with payment of all application fees as part of this outreach event. Free parking available at the Grand Street Employee Lot across the street. For more information on fees and any other questions, please call the County Clerk’s office at 973-881-4788 or visit


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!


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 or call (908) 534-6230.


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 .


Polish Falcons of America Day
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, September 25 – Polish Falcons of America Day, National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA. Mass 12:30 P.M. All are welcome to attend. Info call 215-345-0600.


Polish Harvest Festival
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, September 25 – St. Mary Polish American Society “Polish Harvest Festival” Dozynki, TK Club, 500 East Hector Street, Conshohocken, PA, 12 noon to 6 P.M. Music by the Naturalistix Polka Band, Polish food and refreshments available, baked goods for sale and basket raffl es. For more information call: (610) 630-0861, or


Pulaski Parade
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, October 2 – Pulaski Parade steps off at 12:30 P.M. from 20th and the Parkway. Free seating at Logan Circle in the area of television coverge on WPVI-TV6 ABC, 1 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. Info call 215-739-3408.


Annual Golf Outing
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, October 2 – Polish American Citizens Association, Clifton Heights, PA, Annual Golf Outing, Cobbs Creek Golf Course, Lansdowne Avenue, Philadelphia, 8 A.M. Info call John Oleykowski 610-585-0685.


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:  Anyone wearing Lederhosen will receive a shot of Jagermeister! The Polonez Restaurant  is located at 4016 S. Packard Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235.


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: – visit website:


Francis and the Sultan
NEW JERSEY – Sister Kathy Warren of the Rochester, Minnesota Franciscans will describe the interreligious dialogue that Saint Francis of Assisi carried on with Sultan Malek-at-Kamil in 1219 as they tried to end the Fifth Crusade when she presents Francis and the Sultan at a special conference to be held at Felician University in Lodi, NJ on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Sister Kathy is a nationally known religious speaker and her lecture will include exploration of ways to build a different world where other people are not “threats” but truly our brothers and sisters. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will conclude with a 3:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass.  The registration fee of $25.00 before September 24 includes lunch.  Late fee or registration at the door is $30.00. Registration before the event is encouraged because those who register at the door may not receive handouts related to the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Franciscan Federation of Region I.  The general public is warmly welcomed to attend.   If you are interested in securing a registration form, please call Sister Mary Virginia at (973) 473-7447 ext 114 and leave a message or e-mail her at


International Food Festival Seeks Vendors
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Centennial Committee is planning a special International Food Festival on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Clifton High School. The Committee is seeking food and non-food vendors to share their food or crafts with our community. There is no charge for the table. If you are a food vendor, you have the choice to price your food for tasting or share it with no charge. The Committee is planning a wonderful day of learning about our neighbors from different countries while enjoying the traditional dances, music and food. Call Chairperson Bong Bunagan at 551-486-7368 for more information about the process to become a vendor. Bong and his committee have planned a fun-filled family event with 8 countries already committed to participate in the event and the event is FREE. Mark your calendar to attend and call Bong to be a vendor. It’s Not Every Day You Can Say You’re 100!