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Community News - 9/14/2017

Sept. 16, 5 to 9 p.m. at the Garfield Elks Lodge #2267, 68 Lanza Ave., Garfield. $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Ticket sold at the door. Featuring live performance of Anthony Rocks Autism with the band, The American Expression. For and beverages for sale. For information, contact Tom at 973-420-2981 or email All proceeds to Benefit Autism Awareness and the Elks Special Children's fund. Wallington Lions

The Wallington Lions will be holding a fundraising event on Sept. 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Each and every ticket holder helps by creating their own ice cream sundae. Tickets are $5, which entitles participants to two scoops of ice cream, up to four toppings, caramel and/or chocolate syrup, coffee or tea. Additional scoops of ice cream and/or toppings will be available for an additional cost. Profits from this fundraising event will support the Lions in its efforts to present an ADA compliance project for the Mt. Pleasant Avenue Park, provide eye screenings for children in kindergarten, scholarships, a summer movie night, along with Spencer's Bank, as well as other community service projects. Make checks payable to Wallington Lions and forward to Lion Kathy Gaspar-Schiro, 335 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Wallington. For more information call Lion Schiro at 973-626-1100.

Food truck festival

Lodi is hosting its 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival, Sept. 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Residents from Lodi and surrounding towns can enjoy delicious food and drinks along Memorial Drive. Joining the festival will be Game Rider NJ where people can go into their video game theater or snap a photo in their Perfect Reflection Photo Booth. There will also be live entertainment in the Amphitheater starting at 2 p.m. featuring Fillet of Soul and New York State of Mind.

Coast Boating School

Coast Boating School LLC is offering a safe boating class at West Marine in Lodi on Sept. 18 and 19 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. To register please call 732-279-0562. Classes are $75 per student.

Lodi garage sale

The Borough of Lodi will hold a town-wide garage sale on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Register with the Borough Clerk's office by Sept. 20. $10. Maps will be available at the Lodi Memorial Library on Sept. 23 at 9:30 a.m. and on the Borough website at

Mothers of Preschoolers

Sept. 28, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bible Baptist Church, 31 Passaic Ave., Hasbrouck Heights. Group for mom's to make friends, share experiences and learn something new. For mother's with kids ages 0 to 6. RSVP by Sept. 26 so the organizers can buy enough snacks. No childcare provided during meeting. For more information, email or call 862-239-MOPS.

Chicken barbecue

A chicken barbecue will be held on Oct. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, 135 Hathaway St., Wallington. Barbecue chicken, cole slaw, baked potato, cake and beverages will be served. Take out or eat in. Reservations only. Donation of $10 on or before Oct. 5. For more information, call Edmund Kotula at 973-773-4090 or Father Senior Gregory at 973-779-4329.

Garfield Shred Day

Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon at Garfield City Hall, 111 Outwater Lane, Garfield. Garfield residents only. Rain or shine. Confidential documents only.

Garfield Class of '67 reunion

The Garfield High School Class of '67 will be holding their 50 year reunion on Oct. 14 at the Fiesta on Route 17 south in Wood-Ridge. The cost is $95 per person. Anyone who is interested, contact John Tamweber, 10 Walnut St., Garfield, N.J. 07026-2324 or on Facebook.


Conception High School

Annual Gala Dinner: Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, to benefit academic excellence and student tuition support. The focus of the evening will be to honor and showcase outstanding individuals for their commitment to ICHS, including Hall of Fame recipients.

Admission is $100 per person. Sponsorship opportunities range from the $15,000 Title Sponsor to a $750 Bronze Supporter package, with options to purchase a variety of journal ads, and grand Raffle tickets for $25 each. Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased by calling the Advancement Office at 973-472-7231.

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Top workplaces: Surveys have begun for this partnership between Workplace Dynamics and North Jersey Media Group to identify the Top Workplaces in Bergen County for 2017. Workplace Dynamics solicits businesses in Bergen county to participate in their qualified, measurable survey regarding the company's current state. North Jersey Media Group will publish a special journal highlighting the winners of Top Workplace status and produce an event in November recognizing the individuals and leaders within those companies. Virtual sponsorships available.

Pre-School for

handicapped children

The New Jersey Administrative Code 6:14A requires all school districts to identify resident children between the ages of 3 and 5 who may benefit from a pre-school program for handicapped children. If you have a child who will turn 3 during the 2017-2018 school year, and has a handicapped condition and/or a measurable development impairment, the Wallington School District may be able to assist in meeting your child's educational needs. The district will provide a free screening and/or evaluation of all identified children. Public pre-school programs for the handicapped will be provided for students that are classified by the Wallington Child Study Team. For additional information and/or screening please call the office of the Wallington Special Services at 973-777-3354 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Battery recycling in Garfield

Garfield residents are now able to recycle used batteries at four locations across the city. Accepted battery-types are Alkaline, Ni-Cad, Nickel Metal Hydride, Mercuric Oxide, Silver Oxide, Button Cell, and Lead Acid (sealed).

They can be dropped off at the Garfield Public Library at 500 Midland Avenue, the Department of Public Works at 412 Midland Avenue, the Health Department at 40 Elizabeth Street and the Frank B. Calandriello Senior Center at 480 Midland Avenue.

Please place used batteries in the collection bins provided. Please do not place any cracked, leaking, Wet Cell, or Spillable Lead Acid Batteries.


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