THE WEEK AHEAD: 09/02/10 issue
• Commissioner Tom DiMaggio, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, announces a shopping trip for Lyndhurst senior citizens Friday, Sept. 10. The trip will be to the outlets in Tinton Falls. The bus will leave NJ Transit parking lot at 9 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Call the Parks Department.
• St. Michael’s Leisure Club will have a bus going to Sands casino Sept. 16. It will leave the church parking lot on Page Avenue at 10 a.m. Cost is $20. Call 201-438-7847.
• The First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford will sponsor a 14-week Bible in 90 Days Challenge Program starting with an introductory session Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Participants in the program will read the entire Bible from cover to cover by reading only 12 pages a day and are welcomed and encouraged to attend the one hour weekly group session designed to review the week’s assigned readings and foster discussion.
The program is currently scheduled to complete before Christmas. There is no charge for the course and enrollment is open until Friday, Aug. 27 through the church Web site at www.fpcrutherford.org or by contacting the church office at 201-438-3569.
• The Lyndhurst Emblem Club #72 is selling 2011 Entertainment books for Bergen and Essex counties for $30. Call 201-939-7313.
• The Lyndhurst Library is once again offering free ESL classes to the public starting in September. We have openings in our advanced classes which include training for the TOEFL exam.
There is currently a wait list for the beginner and intermediate classes. Registration forms will be available at the library’s Adult Circulation Desk. Classes will last for about 10 sessions. For more information, call Donna at 201-804-2478 ext. 7.
• The William E. Dermody Free Public Library of Carlstadt will host The Liverpool Sound with Kenny Cunningham Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. His music includes The Bealtes and other popular groups from the 1960s. Call 201-438-8866 or e-mail email@example.com.
• The Rutherford Democratic Club’s hot dog cart has been a familiar sight for 30 years at the borough’s Labor Day Street Fair, but it won’t be there this year. At the request of council candidates George Fecanin and Jack Boyle, the club will not be competing with local community groups who work hard to raise funds at the fair through the sale of food. Both men know from experience the struggle it is to raise money for worthy local volunteer organizations. “We know it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of volunteers to raise money at the fair and there is a lot of competition. In these tough economic times we just thought it best not to make it any harder,” said Fecanin. According to Boyle, “We’ll be at the Labor Day Street Fair and wish all of the local non-profit community groups the best of luck in their fund-raising efforts.”
• Be a “Day Caller” one day a month. Do you have a phone? We will provide the notebook and pens. Young children? Bad weather? No problem. Work from home in your pajamas. One day a month, call our answering service and pass the requests for rides to other “day callers.” On their day they will refer calls to you for your assigned driver. We can also use volunteer drivers, to be sure the clients get to their necessary appointments. Be a part of an organization that just celebrated its 30th anniversary, seeing to it our Rutherford neighbors get to their doctor appointments. Give back to the community that you chose to live in. Call 201-438-3406 for more information. Ask for Francine Lindenberg or Alice Helble.
• The Republican Club booth at Rutherford’s Labor Day Street Fair will feature Philly pretzels and refreshing drinks for sale. A variety of these popular treats as well as cold lemonade will replace the burger menu of past years at the Park Avenue side of Lincoln Park.