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AT THE LIBRARIES

JOHNSON LIBRARY

LIBRARY CLOSED Nov. 27, 28. Dec. 24, 25.

GALLERY AND DISPLAY CASES Colleen’s Abstract Art by Colleen Hunter.

FREE CONCERT Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Amy Shoremount-Obra, soprano with Christopher Cooley, pianist. Amy will be making her Metropolitan Opera Debut.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ENROLLMENT–GET COVERED Tuesdays Dec. 2, 9, 16 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursdays Dec. 4, 11, 18 at 12-2 p.m. Certified application counselor. Spanish-speaking available.

I’M 55+ – WHAT DO I DO NOW? Dec. 10 at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Opportunities that allow you to serve your community while also earning a stipend. Please pre-register.

LEARN HOW TO MAKE A MEMORY-WIRE BRACELET Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Free program; or adults only. Space is limited, please pre-register.

DOWNTOWN HACKENSACK PARKING PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.

DRIVER’S PERMIT NEW STUDY PROGRAM. Study for your driver’s permit or license with free practice tests through our partnership wit Driving-Tests.org.

MEET WITH CONGRESSMAN GARRETT’S REPRESENTATIVE every third Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS Fridays from 10:30 – noon for peer-led volunteer job search and networking. Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed and underemployed individuals and recent college graduates. Call 201-343-4169 ext. 22.

KNITTING CLUB Tuesdays Dec. 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Must have basic knitting skills. Enjoy each other’s company, try new patterns and help each other try new things while enjoying an activity together. No pre-registration required. Free program but bring your own materials.

THURSDAY NIGHT MOVIE Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Rated PG 13, Walt Disney movie. Call for information.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. in the meeting room. The Book will be Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller.

JUST THE FACTS: A NON-FICTION-ONLY BOOK CLUB  Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. in the meeting room. The book will be The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose. To register, call Kate at 201-343-4169 ext. 36.

TEEN BOOK CLUB FOR ADULT READERS Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. The Book will be Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.

PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Program of stories, videos and crafts for ages 3 – 5. Pre-registration required.

MOTHER GOOSE TIME Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. Rhymes, finger plays, songs, a game and a story for children under age 3 and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

BI-LINGUAL ENGLISH SPANISH STORYHOUR Thursdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 – 6. Pre-registration required.

INSPECT YOUR GADGET Every Thursday morning from 11 – 12 p.m. for smart phones, tablets, nooks, kindle and more. Bring the device and the manual and they will help you use it more efficiently. Hackensack residents only.

MEET THE ORCHESTRA Thursdays at 2 p.m. for children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

VIDEO GAMES on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. for grades 4 – 6 only. Drop-in.

TECH TIME Dec. 1, 15 on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. for grades 3 – 5. Pre-registration required.

CHESS CLUB Dec. 9, 23 on Wednesdays. at 3:30 p.m. for beginners and intermediate players. Pre-registration required.

LEGO DAY Dec. 4, 11 on Thursdays, for future architects and designers in grades 2 – 5. Drop-in.

ARTS AND CRAFTS on Dec. 18  at 3:30 p.m. for Snowman Mobile.  For graders 2 and up. Pre-registration required.

HOLIDAY FUN

HOLIDAY TREE DECORATING Dec. 2 from 3:30 – 7 p.m. Make one decoration for the library tree and take one home. For grades 1 and up.

HANUKKAH STORY HOUR Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS STORY HOUR Dec. 22 at 3:30 p.m.

KWANZAA STORY HOUR Dec. 29 at 3:30 p.m.

TEEN TUESDAYS free and open to students grades 7 – 12 at 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. No advance sign up or commitment necessary. Video games, Board games and laptops. Nov. 25, Homework Club at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 2, Dec. 9, at 1:15 – 4:15 p.m. Mock a Movie: Divergent (PG_13). Dec. 16.

COMPUTER ASSISTANCE for individual assistance or tutoring with one of the librarians. Hackensack residents only. Call 201-343-4169 ext. 22.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION Every Monday 1:30- 2:30 p.m. (except Oct. 27) Wednesday 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and Thursday 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Group classes are being offered for high-intermediate or advanced levels in English. No registration required. Space limited to first 5 people. Hackensack residents only.

FREEGAL, FREADING AND VIDEO GAMES offers free music, free new e-books and video games available from the Hackensack.bccls.org Web site. Also borrow a Kindle. Contact Catherine Folk-Pushee for complete information. Borrow a Kindle offered to Hackensack members. Zinio-new ways to borrow magazines and 3M Cloud Library e-books. Ask at the Reference desk.

FREE MUSEUM PASSES for Children’s Museum of Manhattan or the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Must be a Hackensack resident with a valid Adult JPL card and be 18 years or older. A deposit is required to secure the passes.

Johnson Library Board Meetings at 274 Main St. at 4 p.m. Dec. 9.

Library Hours: Adult: Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Junior Department: Monday – Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration is required for all special programs. Facebook.com/JohnsonPublicLibrary. Call 201-343-4169 ext. 14 or visit Hackensack.bccls.org.

 

MAYWOOD LIBRARY

FAX 24 Public Service Fax Machine is located in the lobby and accepts debit and check cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex and Discover. $1.50/first page, $1/ each additional to USA, Canada and Caribbean. International rates: $4.95/first page, $3.45/additional pages.

iPADS available for checkout to Maywood residents with valid library card.

YOGA SATURDAYS Free one hour beginner classes for ages 16 and older on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Must be 16 and up. Registration required.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS career support group on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Also available are Computer Training classes and Job Readiness Workshops.

COMPUTER TRAINING Call to register and for dates and information. Meets 1st and third Tuesdays of the month. First come basis. MS Suite classes available. Call to register.

SCIENCE FICTION FILM CLUB meets the second Wednesday of each month. at 7:30 p.m., Registration required.

ADULT BOOK CLUB second Friday of the month. Book title, schedule and registration available at the front desk. Book club is lead by Louise Feulner.

CIRCLE TIME toddlers – 6 year olds and their parents or caregivers meet for 45 minutes for songs, stories and play on Mondays from 1:30 – 2:15 pm. Fridays from 11 – 11:45 a.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.

BEAD CLUB the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. for ages 7 and older. Open to all Homework Club attendees and to the public. Registration required.

ARTS AND CRAFTS DROP-IN 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Registration required.

VAST FOREIGN COLLECTION to accommodate the 38 percent of residents in Bergen County who speak a language other than English. Come visit the library and explore the books and DVDs on hand and to request additional language books ask a staff member at the library.

YOUNG ADULT EXHIBITORS WANTED to display art work. All art is welcome! Contact Jenna at 201-845-2915.

MAYWOOD LOCAL HISTORY ROOM by appointment only; for group tours call Carol Dass at 201-845-8830 or visit maywoodhistory.com.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Call 201-845-2915.

 

PARAMUS LIBRARY

ACTIVITIES open to Paramus residents only. Registration required unless otherwise noted.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT TRAVEL FILM SERIES at 1 p.m. featuring. Free and open to the public with first come seating and light refreshments.

FILM Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. “One Hundred Foot Journey.” Free and open to the public with first come seating.

STORYTIMES: for Paramus residents at Main Branch and branch libraries: Little Bookworms for birth -18 months with caregiver Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Teeny Time for ages 18 – 30 months with caregiver, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. Tell Me a Story for ages 2.5 – 3.5 with caregiver on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Picture Book Parade for ages 3.5 – 5 on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:15. Pajama Storytime on Tuesdays Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Sing-a-Long Storytime on Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Fiesta! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Spanish Storytime for ages 2.5 – 5 at 11 a.m. Registration is required for ALL Storytimes.Reid Branch: Tell Me a Story for ages 2 – 3 with caregiver on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Picture Book Parade for ages 3 – 5 on Mondays at 1:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Reid Branch Storytimes: Tell me A story for 2-3 year olds Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Picture Book Parade on Wednesdays or Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Registration required on all storytimes.

AFTERSCHOOL ADVENTURES at the Main Branch for grades K-4 on Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Afterschool at Reid for Elementary school children at 3:30 p.m. Wii Days on Mondays. Movie Matinees on Tuesdays. Arts and Crafts on Thursdays and Picture Bingo on Fridays. No registration required except for Arts and Crafts one week in advance.

RAVENOUS READERS for grades 4-6 will meet the first Monday at 7 p.m. of the month.

BE’TWEEN after school crafts and cooking program for grades 5-8 on Tuesdays Dec. 2.

APPLE PIE for grades 6-12 on Nov. 25 at 4:30 p.m.

PAJAMA STORYTIME will be held Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Dec. 16.

GAME CODING with Microsoft for ages 8-13 Mondays at 4 p.m.

ARTS AND CRAFTS on Dec. 8, Snowflake Trivets for grades K-8 at 4 p.m.

GINGERBREAD HOUSES Dec. 9 at 4 p.m.

SNOWMAN ORNAMENTS Dec. 10 at 4 p.m.

MARBLE ART Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. for ages 2.5 – 5.

STARLAB PLANETARIUM on Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. for children ages 4 and up.

REID BRANCH TEEN WEDNESDAYS Some programs require registration.

GINDERBREAD HOUSES at Reid for grades  K-4 Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m.

MAKE A HOLIDAY GIFT Dec. 18 at 3:30 p.m. Register one week in advance.

FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD! A new program for all ages that explores the world with science and art on Mondays at 3 p.m. Dec. 15.

Main Library at 116 E. Century Rd. Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. The Reid Branch at 239 W. Midland Ave. Monday – 1 – 9 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call 201-599-1309 for Main and 201-444-4911 for Reid or visit paramuslibrary.org.

 

ROCHELLE PARK LIBRARY

CLOSED Every Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. Through Nov. 29. Will reopen on Dec. 1. Dec. 24 – 26 and Dec. 31.

TODDLER TALES PLAY AND STORY TIME Dec. 5, 12, 19 Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for children 5 and younger. No registration required.

TODDLER CRAFT AND STORY TIME Dec. 3, 10, 17 Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. New Bimonthly craft time for children ages 5 and younger. No registration required.

CRAFT AND ACTIVITIES Dec. 3, 17 at 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Make a Paracord Bracelet for ages 5 – 13. Dec. 17, Holiday nail painting and nail art for ages 7 – 15.

JOB SEEKERS Free access to “GlassDoor” database with your Rochelle Park Library Card.

BOOK ARTS Dec. 4, 11 For ages 7 and up to transform books that would normally be discarded due to poor condition and make them into garlands, hats, pencil holders and more. Thursday afternoons at 3:30 p.m.

IN STITCHES KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. Beginner and intermediate level. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call for date.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE TEEN BOOK CLUB Theme this month: Science Fiction. Join us as we eat snacks, hang out and discuss what we’re currently reading. For grades 7 – 12.

MONTHLY FAMILY MOVIE Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m.  Double feature: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

MONTHLY TEEN MOVIE Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. “Guardians of the Galaxy.”” For 13 and up.

AFTERNOON FAMILY MOVIE Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. “Frozen.”

MONTHLY EVENING MOVIE  Dec. 4, “Anna” at 5:30 p.m.

MOVIE TUESDAYS at 1 p.m. Dec. 2, “Last Holiday.” Dec. 9, “While You Were Sleeping.” Dec. 16, “Doctor Zhivago.” Dec. 23, “Elf.” Dec. 30, “Maleficent.”

GAME NIGHT Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.

BINGO Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.

ESL CLASS Thursdays at 6 p.m. Saturdays at 12 p.m. Non- native English speakers are invited to join these classes to improve their spoken and written English.

FREEGAL MUSIC AND FREADIN EBOOKS DATABASES available for free at the Rochelle Park Library. You can download free book and movie downloads and Freegal music. Go to rplibrary.org/freading and rplibrary.org/freegal.

INTREPED SEA, AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM passes available to RP Library adult cardholders in good standing. Each pass allows six people free entrance to the museum. Visit rplibrary.org/museum.

Rochelle Park Library is located at 151 West Passaic St. Call 201-587-7730. To RSVP for programs visit info@rplibrary.org.

 

AT THE COUNTY

For information visit co.bergen.nj.us

 

AT THE RIVERKEEPER

RIVER CLEANUPS Now – November at eight locations.

BIRD-WALKS For groups interested in bird study. For up to 12 people. $150 – $200.

For information, call 201-968-0808/eco-cruises and 201-920-4746/Paddle Center or visit hackensackriverkeeper.org.

 

AT FLAT ROCK BROOK NATURE CENTER

PROJECT FEEDERWATCH Every Monday and Tuesday in Dec., Jan. and Feb. from 10 a.m. – noon. For all ages. Free to all.

WINTER REMEDIES Dec. 14 from 2 – 4 p.m. for adults and teens. Homemade s remedies for dry or chapped skin, colds, winter blues and more. Space limited Registration required $20/members, $25/non-members.

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. join local birders and staff to count all the birds at Flat Rock. Dress for the weather. Rain or shine. Bring binoculars of borrow ours. No registration required. Free to all.

WINTER SOLSTICE WALK Dec. 21 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. for adults and teens. Register by mail or online required. $5/members, $8/non-members.

Holiday Hikes Jan. 29, Feb. 16 from 2 – 3 p.m. Approximately 2 – 3 miles. No need to register. Free/members, $5/non-members. Dress for the weather.

TODDLER TIMES, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, From 4 – 4:45 p.m. For children ages 2-5 with an adult. Register online. $5/members, $8/non-members.

MOVIES AT FLAT ROCK “Chasing Ice on Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. for families rated PG. Suggested donation/$5/per family.

Birders without borders: Eagle watching on the Hudson River Feb. 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For adults and families with children 10 and up. Bring binoculars. Registration required. Carpooling suggested. $15/members, $20/non-members.

WINTER CAMP Feb. 17 – 20 for grades 1 – 4 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Space limited. Register online or by mail. $180/members, $200 non-members.

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES HIKE Feb. 22 from 2 – 3 p.m. for all ages. Register online or by mail Free/members, $5/non-members.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS Dec. 10, 17, Jan. 7, 14, Feb, 4, 11. From 1 – 3 p.m. for children 5 – 7 and 8 – 12. Supplement for science curriculum with hands-on and fun nature experiences. Space is limited, 6 classes per session. Session cost/$90members, $110/non-members.

Register by mail to: Flat Rock is located off Route 4 at 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631. Call 201-567-1265 or visit flatrockbrook.org.

 

AT THE MEADOWLANDS

GREEN FRIDAY NATURE WALK on Nov. 28 at 1:45 p.m. All ages welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch. Call 201-460-2002

Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Plaza, Lyndhurst 201-257-2231 njmeadowlands.gov.

 

AT THE NEW JERSEY BOTANICAL GARDENS

A RENAISSANCE HOLIDAY self-guided tours and Holiday Open House tours Dec. 4 – 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Champagne receptions Dec. 5, 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. Groups on Dec. 4, 5. .

The New Jersey State Botanical gardens and Skylands Association are located on Morris Rd. in Ringwood. Call 973-962-9534 or visit njbg.org.

 

AT THE YJCC OF BERGEN COUNTY

BERGENPAC PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL AT YJCC Now – Dec. 17. Creative Theater for 5-7 years, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Musical Theater Kids for 8- to 10-year-olds from 4:45 – 5:45 P.M. PRE-Teen Musical Theater for 11- to 13-year-olds. Prices vary. Call for information.

CERAMICS FOR KIDS Thursdays Now – Dec. 11 from 4 – 5:15 p.m. $150/members, $180/non-members. Teens on Wheels for ages 10 and up on Tuesdays, Now – Nov. 25 from 4 – 6 p.m. $210/members, $245/non-members.

MINI-SCRIBBLERS Fridays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. from Now – Jan. 23 for 18 mo. – 2 year-olds. $250/members, $300/non-members.

INTRODUCE YOUR CHILD TO NURSERY SCHOOL Mid-Year 2-year-old program at the YJCC Set up a tour for classes that will start in January. Registration for all ages will begin in January.

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS on Dec. 7 for 3rd /4th grade girls and boys at noon, 5th/6th grade girls and boys at 1 p.m. 7th, 8th grade girls and boys at  2 p.m. High school girls and boys at 3 p.m.

YJCC, 605 Pascack Road, Township of Washington. Call 201-666-6610 or visit yjcc.org

 

AT KAPLAN JCC

JCC MIDDLE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Mondays from through – Feb. 5:30 – 7 p.m.

FILMS Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, “Barbara.” Jan. 12, “Brothers.” Fee per film, $5/members, $7/non-members. Series, $20/members, $28/non-members.

PROFESSIONAL CHILDREN’S THEATER SERIES. Dec. 7, Alice in Wonderland- A Musical at 2 p.m. Jan. 11, The Rainbow Fish- A Musical at 2 p.m. $12/advance sale, $17/day of performance, $40/series.

PERFORMING ARTS NOW REGISTERING Basic Acting for Teens: Comedy and Drama Workshop, New York Acting Workshop for Teens, Intermediate Advanced Improve, New! Acting in Plays, Broadway Prep, Show Time Let’s Act II, Stage Right, Performance Workshop, Advanced Musical Theater Workshop, Can Do Commercials, Super Singers, Leadership, Power4 Debate, Behind the Scenes, Musical Theater & Cabaret Singing (18+),Adult Improv, Play reading and Advanced Scene Study, Ages and levels vary as well as prices. Check Website for information.

FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA four Mondays Now – Dec. 8 from, 7-8:30 p.m. $80/members, $100/non-members.

SECOND ANNUAL BIG NIGHT OUT GALA CELEBRATION Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

ART FOR ALL: SPECIAL TALENTS ART SHOW throughout December with and opening reception on Dec. 7 from 1 – 3 p.m.

SHIRAH: ANNUAL CHANUKAH CONCERT 21ST SEASON Dec. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Kaplan JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly. 201-4081409. www.jccotp.org.

 

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Every Other Sunday ORADELL

Open-Mic Night: Poetry and Live Acoustic Music presented by Cool Beans Café, 304 Kinderkamack Rd. from 7 – closing. Sign up at 7 p.m. House PA and piano available. After-hours jam session TBA. $3/cover. Call 201-634-1400.

Monthly TENAFLY

JCC on the Palisades Seeks Artists to Exhibit for monthly shows featuring work of painters, photographers, digital artists and other creative designers for wall art at

Nov. 28 ENGLEWOOD

Dave Davies of the Kinks at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Nov. 29 NYACK

Walk to the Beat, Jr. at Milk and Cookies Playhouse at the Nyack Center at 2 p.m. $15/free under 18 months. Visit artsrock.org

Nov.29 ENGLEWOOD

Mooseltoe at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. 1 and 4 p.m.Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Nov. 29 – Dec. 21 ORADELL

Freckleface Strawberry presented by Bergen County Players at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Rd. $14. Call 201-261-4200. Group and student rates available.

Nov. 30 ENGLEWOOD

Wild Kratts at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. 1 and 4 p.m. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 1, 2 ORADELL

Auditions for August: Osage County presented by Bergen County Players at 298 Kinderkamack Rd. at 7:30 p.m. Callbacks on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. by invitation only. Production dates: March 21 – April 18. Visit bcplayers.org.

Dec. 3 ENGLEWOOD

Christmas Rocks with the Brian Setzer Orchestra at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 5 RIDGEWOOD

Women Singers Invited to be part of unique chorus with the Ridgewood Choral’s Holiday Musicale. Winter Ensemble Annual Seasonal Entertainment with refreshments for prospective new members and other invited guests. Dec. 5 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. To receive your invitation email bruce35@optonline.net. Friday morning rehearsals for the 87th Spring concert to be held April 17. Visit ridgewoodchoral.org.

Dec 5 – 13 PARAMUS

Company presented by Bergen Community College in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Rd. at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 with 2 p.m. performances on Dec. 6, 13. $15, $10/senior citizens, $5/students. Call 201-447-7428 or visit tickets.bergen.edu.

Dec. 6 – 21 LEONIA

A Christmas Carol presented by the Players Guild of Leonia at the Civil War Drill Hall Theatre, 130 Grand Ave. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20 at 7 p.m. Call 201-947-9606 or visit leoniaplayers.org.

Dec. 6 ENGLEWOOD

Palisades Virtuosi’s Annual Holiday Concert at First Presbyterian Church, 150 East Palisade Ave. at 7:30 p.m. $25. Call 201-488-4983 or visit palisadesviruosi.org.

Dec. 6 ENGLEWOOD

Jim Jefferies at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 6, 7 ENGLEWOOD

New Jersey Ballet The Nutcracker at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. 1 and 5 p.m. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 7 HACKENSACK

Christmas Concert presented by the Chancel Choir of The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack on the corner of Anderson and Union St. at 3 p.m. Call 201-343-7550.

Dec. 11 ENGLEWOOD

The Hit Men at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 12 ENGLEWOOD

Neil Sedaka at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 13 NYACK

Swingtime at the Nyack Center at 8 p.m. $22/member, $28/general admission. Visit artsrock.org

Dec. 13 ENGLEWOOD

Leann Rimes at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 14 FAIR LAWN

A Christmas Carol presented by the Skyline Theatre Company at the George Frey Center for the Arts, 10-10 20th St. at 2 p.m. $29/adults, $22/seniors, $20/students. Call 800-474-1299 or visit skylinetheatrecompany.org.

Dec. 14 ENGLEWOOD

Chee Yun at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 18 ENGLEWOOD

Canadian Brass at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 19 ENGLEWOOD

A Little Christmas with Rich Little at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec.20 ENGLEWOOD

Robert Randolph Family Band at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 21 ENGLEWOOD

A Christmas Carol at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Dec. 29 NYACK

The Bossy Frog’s Band’s Happy New Concert and Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at the Nyack Center at 8 p.m. $215/ under 18 months free. Visit artsrock.org

Jan. 9 ENGLEWOOD

Little Anthony and the Imperials at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 10 ENGLEWOOD

Martin Sexton at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 10 – 31 ORADELL

Clybourne Park presented by Bergen County Players at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Rd. on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. $21, $17/on Sundays. Call 201-261-4200. Group and student rates available.

Jan. 11 ENGLEWOOD

‘Til Death Do Us Part Late Night Catechism at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 17 ENGLEWOOD

The Soft Parade Tribute to The Doors at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 18 ENGLEWOOD

Til Death Do Us Part at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 18 NYACK

ArtsRock’s 2nd Annual Puppet Festival at the Nyack Library at 8 p.m. $15/ under 18 months free. Visit artsrock.org

Jan. 20  ENGLEWOOD

Extreem at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 23 ENGLEWOOD

Sha Na Na at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 24 NYACK

Nyack Body painting Day with Andy Golub in conversation with Elliot Forrest at the Nyack Center at 6 – 7:45 p.m. $15.  Visit artsrock.org

Jan. 24 BERGENFIELD

Bergen Youth Orchestra performing at Bergenfield High School at 7 p.m. with the Philharmonia and Concert Strings$10/adults, $5/students and seniors. Bergenyouthorchestra.org.

Jan. 25 ENGLEWOOD

Sid the Science Kid Live at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. 2 and 5 p.m. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 28 ENGLEWOOD

Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. 2 and 5 p.m. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 29 ENGLEWOOD

Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. 2 and 5 p.m. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 30 ENGLEWOOD

Mummenschanz at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Jan. 31 ENGLEWOOD

Judy Collins at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Feb. 7 ENGLEWOOD

National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Feb. 12 PARAMUS

Dance Theatre of Harlem presented by at Bergen Community College, Anna Ciccone Theater at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Visit tickets.Bergen.edu or call 201-447-7428.

Feb. 14 – Mar. 7 ORADELL

Bell, Book and Candle presented by Bergen County Players at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Rd. on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. $21/ $17/Sundays. Call 201-261-4200. Group and student rates available.

Feb. 7 ENGLEWOOD

Tango Buenos Aires at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Feb. 25 ENGLEWOOD

Menopause The Musical at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. 2 and 5 p.m. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Feb. 26 ENGLEWOOD

Masters of Illusion at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Feb. 28 – Mar. 1 ORADELL

Lets Murder Marsha presented by Bergen County Players at The Little Firehouse Theatre Second Stage at 298 Kinderkamack Rd. on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. $11. Call 201-261-4200. Group and student rates available.

Mar. 4 ENGLEWOOD

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt 4 p.m. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Mar. 6 ENGLEWOOD

The Chieftains at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Mar. 8 ENGLEWOOD

Fancy Nancy the Musical at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Mar. 10 ENGLEWOOD

ZZ Top at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Mar. 14 ENGLEWOOD

Almost Queen a tribute to Queen at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Mar. 15 NYACK

Tom Chapin Birthday Concert at the First Reformed Church at 2 p.m. For tickets visit artsrock.org

Mar. 20 ENGLEWOOD

The Marshall Tucker Band at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Mar. 21 – Apr. 18 ORADELL

August: Osage County presented by Bergen County Players at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Rd. on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. $21/ $17/Sundays. Call 201-261-4200. Group and student rates available.

Mar.  25 ENGLEWOOD

Herb Albert & Lani Hall at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. 2 and 5 p.m. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Mar. 27 ENGLEWOOD

Joshua Bell at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Mar. 28 ENGLEWOOD

Popovich at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 9 ENGLEWOOD

Jay Leno at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 10 ENGLEWOOD

Pure Prairie League, Firefall & Atlantic Rhythm Section at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 11 ENGLEWOOD

Kix at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 12 ENGLEWOOD

An Evening with John Waters at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 13 ENGLEWOOD

Dancing Pros Live at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 18 BERGENFIELD

Bergen Youth Orchestra performing at Bergenfield High School at 7 p.m. with the Philharmonia and Concert Strings$10/adults, $5/students and seniors. Bergenyouthorchestra.org.

Apr. 18 ENGLEWOOD

NJ Ballet Romeo and Juliet at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 19 ENGLEWOOD

NJ Ballet Sleep8ing Beauty at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 24-25, May 1-3 FAIR LAWN

Dreamgirls presented by the Skyline Theatre Company at the George Frey Center for the Arts, 10-10 20th St. $29/adults, $22/seniors, $20/students. Call 800-474-1299 or visit skylinetheatrecompany.org.

Apr. 5 ENGLEWOOD

Jackie Mason at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 26 ENGLEWOOD

Verismo Opera: Bizet’s Carmen at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 28 ENGLEWOOD

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

Apr. 30 ENGLEWOOD

Queensryche at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

May 2 -31 ORADELL

God of Carnage presented by Bergen County Players at The Little Firehouse Theatre at 298 Kinderkamack Rd. on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. $24. Call 201-261-4200. Group and student rates available.

May 3 ENGLEWOOD

The Berenstain Bears Live! at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

May 9 ENGLEWOOD

Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

May 10 ENGLEWOOD

Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

May 13 ENGLEWOOD

Curious George at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt, 4 p.m. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

May 16 BERGENFIELD

Bergen Youth Orchestra performing at Bergenfield High School at 7 p.m. with the Philharmonia and Concert Strings$10/adults, $5/students and seniors. Bergenyouthorchestra.org.

May 28 ENGLEWOOD

The Midtown Men at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

May 29 PARAMUS

Ben Vereen presented by at Bergen Community College, Anna Ciccone Theater at 7:30 p.m. $20 – $50. Visit tickets.Bergen.edu or call 201-447-7428.

May 29 ENGLEWOOD

Randy Rhoads Remembered at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

May 30 ENGLEWOOD

Bonzo Bash at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

June 6 – 7 ORADELL

The Mouse That Roared presented by Bergen County Players at The Little Firehouse Theatre Second Stage at 298 Kinderkamack Rd. $11. Call 201-261-4200. Group and student rates available.

June 20 ENGLEWOOD

Tommy James & The Shondells/ Felix Cavaliere The Rascals at bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt. Call 201-227-1030 or visit bergenpac.org.

BUSINESS AND NETWORKING

Every Wed. PARAMUS

Sunset Rotary Club of Central Bergen meeting at Bonefish Grill, Crowne Plaza Hotel at 6:15 p.m. Call 551-206-7568 or 201-445-0893. Call 201-262-5988.

Every Thursday HACKENSACK

Hackensack Rotary Club meets at Rudy’s, 107 Anderson St. Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. Focus on community service and information through weekly programs. Visit hackensackrotary.org. Contact Amanda Missey, membership chair at 201-281-8587 or amissey@bergenvolutneers.org.

Every Tuesday MOONACHIE

Little Ferry/Moonachie Rotary meets at the Moonachie Civic Center from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Visit littleferrymoonachierotary.webs.com.

Every Thursday MAYWOOD

Maywood Rotary Club meets at Maywood Inn for lunch on Thursdays. Feb. 6, Tricky Tray at Bel Posto with Honoree Ray Bauer. Call 201-843-8763.

Every Wednesday TEANECK

Teaneck Rotary Club meets for lunch at Vitale’s, 293 Queen Anne Rd., at noon. Cost of lunch only, kosher meals available in advance. Call 201-837-8600. See the website for guest speakers. 201-843-2169.

PARAMUS

Paramus Rotary Events: Call 201-498-0900 or email soshea@deutschatkins.com.

HACKENSACK

Business Volunteer Council Events: For information on all events call 201-489-9454 or visit bergenvolunteers.org or nnjbvc.org.

HACKENSACK

Regional Chamber of Commerce Nov. 25, YMCA of Greater Bergen County 49th Annual Sports Award Banquet at Sheraton Mahwah Hotel at 6 p.m. 201-489-3700 or visit hackensackchamber.org.

TEANECK

Chamber of Commerce Events Call 201-837-8600. Call 201-801-0012 or visit teaneckchamber.org.

PARAMUS

Chamber of Commerce Events. Call 201-261-3344 or visit paramuschamber.com.

ROCHELLE PARK

Chamber of Commerce Events Call 201-808-6020 or visit RochelleParkChamber.org.

MAHWAH

Mahwah Regional Chamber 201-529-5566 or visit Mahwah.com.

MEADOWLANDS

Meadowlands Regional Chamber Nov. 25, Annual Meeting luncheon at Il Villaggio, 651 Route 17 North from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dec. 2, After-hours Networking at Felician College. Dec. 5, MRC Holiday Open House. Dec. 12, Small Business Council. Feb. 3-6 Trade Mission trip to Panama. Visit meadowlands.org.

CIANJ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Commerce and Industry Association of NJ events: Call 201-368-2100.

NJAWBO

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners Visit njawbo.org.

Dec. 2 HACKENSACK

Taking Your Products to International Markets presented by SCOREBergen at One Bergen County Plaza Learning Room 460 from 6 – 8 p.m.. $20/in advance, $30/at the door. Visit scorebergen.org/localworkshops.

CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Mondays HACKENSACK

Citizenship Classes Mondays at the Johnson Library from 10 – 11 a.m. Other times available by appointment. Call 201-343-4169 ext. 21.

HACKENSACK

Internet Classes offered by the Johnson Public Library. Hackensack residents only. Call for details. 201-343-4781.

Saturdays TEANECK

Salsa Aerobic Dance Classes with dancer/choreographer Donay at ClubFit, 444 Cedar Lane from noon – 1 p.m. For men and women, no partners required. $10/person. Call 201-894-0138.

Fourth Sunday MAYWOOD

Square Dancing presented by Maywood Recreation and FAD (Fun at Dancing) held at the Maywood Senior Recreation Center from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free. Children first grade and older may attend with an adult. Call Jim at 201-712-1853 squaredance2@yahoo.com.

Now Registering HACKENSACK

Fall II Programs at the YMCA for basketball, kinder sports gym and swim, indoor soccer indoor t-ball, indoor tennis, martial arts, art, music piano lessons. Healthy living includes kickboxing, zumba, SMILE for seniors, yoga and aquacize. Call 201-487-6600 ext. 226 or visit ymcagbc.org.

Now registering ENGLEWOOD

bergenPAC The Performing Arts School at 1 Depot Square in Englewood. BeyonceDANCE, Music, Theater and Music Speaks. Call for a brochure. 201-482-8373 or visit bergenPAC.org/education/programs.

Now registering  HACKENSACK

Lifeguarding course, American Red Cross Lifeguard Course presented by the YMCA of Greater Bergen County, 360 Main St. in Nov. and December. 10 and 11 week courses. $10/fee for pre-test which is mandatory. Must be 15 years or older. Pretest dates. Dec. 10, 12, 14 all offered from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register at the Welcome Center or for information call 201-487-6600 ymcagbc.org.

Now – Nov. 25 TENAFLY

Painting with Watercolor & Watercolor Pencils offered by Kaplan JCC 411 East Clinton Ave. From 9:45 – 11:45 a.m. $195members/$230 non-members. Call 201-408-1457.

Now – Nov. 25 TENAFLY

Acrylic Painting offered by Kaplan JCC 411 East Clinton Ave. From 12 – 2:15 p.m. a.m. $215members/$255 non-members. Call 201-408-1457.

LECTURES AND INFORMATION

Now – Thanksgiving

Food Drive presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi/Hackensack collecting turkeys and non-perishable s to support Lodi and Hackensack families. To donate drop your food off at The Boys and Girls Club locations in Lodi or Hackensack or drop off at the Hackensack Chamber office, 5 University Drive, Hackensack.

Nov. 25 ROCHELLE PARK

West Point Cadets Discussion presented by the Bergen County American Legion at Post 170, 33 W. Passaic St. at 7 p.m. Two cadets will discuss their experiences. Limited seating. Register at bcnjal.org or email bobsalvini@att.net.

Nov. 28, 29 PARAMUS

Blood Drive Receive a Kohl’s Gift Card with your donation at 1 West Ridgewood Ave. Suite 208 on Nov. 28 from 8:30 a.m.– 6 p.m. and Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit communitybloodservices.com.

Dec. 2 RAMSEY

Heroin and Emerging Drug Use presented by Don Bosco Prep, 492 N. Franklin Turnpike at 7 p.m. Free program. Call 201-327-8003.

Dec. 5, 6 PARAMUS

Blood Drive presented by community Blood Services and Tomorrows Children’s Fund at any New Jersey donor center for a children’ birthday parties at HackensackUMC. Gift cards will be given to the Outlets at Bergen Town Center in Paramus as a thank you. Call 201-251-3703 to make an appointment.

Dec. 7 PARAMUS

Heroin is Nobody’s Friend presented by Paramus Bible Church, E242 Midland Ave at 11 a.m. Call 201-265-0044 ext. 0.

Dec. 14 PARAMUS

Overcoming Depression During the Holidays presented by Pastor John Schmucker f Paramus Bible Church at Forest and Midland avenues at 11 a.m. Call 201-265-0044 ext. 0

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Tuesdays MAYWOOD

The Garden State Ski Club meets at the Maywood Inn, 122 W. Pleasant Ave.,  at 8:30 p.m. Discounted lift tickets and access to a GSSC ski house in Vermont. Year-round activities including tennis, golf, biking, hiking and social events. Visit gardenstateskiclub.com for information and a list of the activities.

Mondays RUTHERFORD

Toastmasters (1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays) build confidence by overcoming your fear of public speaking at Park Avenue Toastmasters, Blimpie Subs and Salads, 62 Park Ave. at 7 p.m. Guests are welcomed and attend free. Call 201-247-0556.

Wednesdays BERGENFIELD

The Widow & Widowers Club of Northern Valley invites singles for dancing, refreshments and live music at the VFW Hall, 321 S. Washington Ave., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Also for fifth Wednesday if applicable. All other Wednesdays for widowed only. Newcomers are welcome. Call 973-772-9078.

First Tuesday LITTLE FERRY

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 809 meeting held at 100 Main St. at 8 p.m. Visit vfwpost809.org.

Second Monday MAYWOOD

The Maywood Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at Maywood Borough Hall, second floor at 8 p.m. New members are always welcome.

Second Monday HACKENSACK

Hackensack African-American Civic Organization meets the second Monday at the Elks Lodge on the corner or First and Berry streets. Visit haaca.org.

Second Thursday ROCHELLE PARK

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 170 of Rochelle Park meeting at 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at 33 W. Passaic St. Women who are wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of veterans are welcome to join. Call 201-587-9655.

Third Monday LITTLE FERRY

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 800 meets at 100 Main St. at 8 p.m. Visit vvachapter800.org.

Third Sunday ROCHELLE PARK

Pancake Breakfast. Regular price $4/person. Children under 10/free. Dec. 21 proceeds will be donated to Benefit Autism. Call 201-843-9683 or visit alpost170.us.

MAYWOOD

Electronic Bingo in addition to paper bingo and pull tabs for instant wins at Our Lady Queen Of Peace, 400 Maywood Ave. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 5:30 p.m. Breaks for smokers. Coffee, soda, food and snacks are sold. 201-845-9566.

First Wednesday RIDGEWOOD

North Jersey Depression Glass Club held at a new location, the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place at 7 p.m. Call 973-838-2419.

Dec. 1 HACKENSACK

World Aids Day services Visit Christ Episcopal Church, 251 State St. at 6 p.m. AIDS Memorial Quilt Display at 3 p.m. at One Bergen Plaza. Visit njbuddies.org for all other information. 201-489-2900.

Dec. 6 ENGLEWOOD

Shop ‘Till  You Drop at the “Free Market” at Galilee at Galilee United Methodist Church, 325 Genesee Ave. from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donations of items will be accepted on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call 201-567-0009.

Dec. 7 LEONIA

Annual Tom Hayes Holiday Brunch presented by Buddies of NJ at St. John’s Church from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 P.M. $10, $25/FAMILY OF 4. Call 201-489-2900.

Dec. 10 GARFIELD

The Arc’s Annual Holiday Dinner held at the Venetian, 546 River Dr. from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. $75. RSVP by Nov. 24. Call 201-343-0322 ext. 2225.

RECREATION AND CAMPS

Tuesdays MAYWOOD

Mah Jongg for new or experienced players offered by Maywood Recreation at the Maywood Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1 – 3 p.m. Call 201-845-2900 ext.

Winter 2015 TEANECK

Teaneck Recreation Department registration with classes starting the week of Jan. 5. Register at the Richard Rodda Community Center 250 Colonial Court at south end of Votee Park from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours also available. Call 201-837-7130 or visit teanecknj.gov and go to recreation.

SCHOLARSHIP

Jan. 15 RAMSEY

High School Musicians Young Artists’ Scholarship Competition presented by Don Bosco Prep with DVD Due by Jan. 15. Mail notification of live audition on Jan. 31 and Final auditions on March 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ten winners will be selected for Apr. 18 at 7:30 p.m. for Chapel Concert. Visit donboscoprep.com/events/chapelconcertseries or email information to tcecere@donboscoprep.org.

SCHOOLS

HACKENSACK

The YMCA Happy Day Child Care Center for ages 2 – 5 from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call 201-487-6600 ext. 211 or visit ymcabc.org.

HACKENSACK

YMCA After School Program includes homework assistance, enrichment programs and fun for grades K – 6. Program meets after school from 2:50 – 6 p.m. Call 201-487-6600 ext. 211 or visit ymcagbc.org.

HACKENSACK

Teen Leaders Club at the YMCA of Greater Bergen County, 360 Main Street on Tuesdays from 7 – 8 p.m. Call 201-201-487-6600 ext. 205 or visit ymcagbc.org.

HACKENSACK

Register for Winter/Spring Session for Bergen Community College at Paramus, Lyndhurst or Hackensack. Winter session allows student to complete course in 10 days. Call 201-447-7200 or visit Bergen.edu/spring2015.

Nov. 28 HACKENSACK

Schools Out Vacation Program at the YMCA of Greater Bergen County. 360 main St. for ages 5 – 12 $38/child per day for those enrolled in the after-school program or $55/child per day with non-afterschool membership. From, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call 201-487-6600 or visit ymcagbc.org.

SENIORS

MAYWOOD

The Golden Age Club of Maywood meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Maywood Senior/Recreation Center, Duvier Place, at 1 p.m. New members welcome, must be a Maywood residents/55 or older. Dues are now payable, $20.

MAYWOOD

Senior Citizens Club of Maywood meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (first meeting is business and second is social) at the Maywood Senior/Recreation Center on Duvier Place. For trip information call 201-843-1061.

Second Thursday PARAMUS

Paramus AARP Chapter 3834 has opened its membership to new members. The Paramus area covers the surrounding towns of Paramus. Meeting at the Cipolla Senior Center at 97 Farview Ave. held 10 months of the year. Call Lou at 201-261-2068.

Third Thursday HACKENSACK

St. Francis Socialites meets every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Church Hall, 50 Lodi St. New members welcome. Call 201-342-5785.

Second and Fourth Wednesdays PARAMUS

Joseph Cipolla Paramus Senior #1 Club located at 93 Farview Ave. Meetings at noon. Strictly a social agenda: cards, trips, entertaining programs, fun meetings and informative speakers. Call Jim at 201-845-9310.

First and Third Thursday PARAMUS

Senior Pioneers of Paramus welcomes new members at the Cipolla Senior Center, 93 N. Farview Ave. at 1 p.m. Various activities including chess, cards, pool, baci ball, bus trips and speakers on topics pertaining to seniors, as well as entertainment. Call Mary at 201-265-7195 for an application.

ROCHELLE PARK

Rochelle Park Senior Citizens meet on the second and fourth Thursdays at the Senior Center at the municipal complex at 151 W. Passaic Street at 1 p.m. All seniors 55 and older are welcome to join. Dues $15/year. For information, call Judy at 201-845-8688. For trips call Mitzi at 201-843-9243.

SOUTH HACKENSACK

The Senior Citizens meet the first Thursday of the month, at 1 p.m. Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. 201-440-9032.

Second Friday HACKENSACK

AARP Chapter 418 Meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Hackensack Recreation Center, 116 Holt St. Dec. 1. Holiday Party at the Fiesta. For information call 201-489-2585.

HACKENSACK

Americas Unidas Multicultural Senior Center activities at 101 Hudson St. Center open Monday Through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hot lunch served daily at noon Monday – Friday. Mondays and Wednesdays, Muscle Training at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Belly Dancing at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Arthritis Exercise at 9:30 a.m. These classes are free of charge. 201-336-3320.

Wednesdays MAYWOOD

Line Dance Instruction presented by the Maywood Recreation Department on Wednesdays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. at the Maywood Senior Center. Call 201-845-2900 ext. 208 or email maywoodrecreation@gmail.com.

Events HACKENSACK

Senior Source held at The Shops at Riverside: Nov. 25, Mah Jongg at 11 a.m. and Healthy Eats at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26, All About Aetna at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Closed, Happy Thanksgiving. Nov. 28, Current Events at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Women’s Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. with “Start Your Resolutions Early.” Call 201-342-0962 or visit seniorsourcellc.com.

Fall 2014 TENAFLY

Free Senior Exercise Programs offered by Kaplan JCC on the Palisades. Sit and Be Fit, Mondays, Now– Dec. 29 from 10:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Yoga with Suzanne, Mondays, now – Dec. 15 from 1-1:45 p.m. Chi Gong, Wednesdays, now – Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Tai Chi, Wednesdays, now – Dec. 10, 1-1:45 p.m. Easy Exercise, now Dec. 18, 10:15– 11:15 a.m. Blood Pressure Monitoring program, Wednesday Dec. 17 from 10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Nutrition Screening, Thursdays, Dec. 11 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 201-408-1451.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MAYWOOD

Maywood Station Santa visit s the Maywood Station Museum Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. – noon. Bag of treats for each little boy or girls. Bring your camera. Refreshments available. Visit maywoodstation.com.

Dec. 1 HACKENSACK

Holiday Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. on the Hackensack Green. Restaurants on Main Street will offer specials for that day. There will be entertainment on the Green and a visit from Santa.

Dec. 6 PARAMUS

Youth Holiday Party presented by Paramus Board of Education at West Brook Middle School for children ages 3 – 7 and featuring a themed children’s performer, an   appearance by Santa and light refreshments. Tricky tray also. Limited to six tickets per family. Tickets will be sold at Paramus Recreation, 475 Fairview Ave. Proof of residency is required. Call 201-265-9321.

Dec. 7 TEANECK

Temple Emeth Bazaar 2014 held at 1666 Windsor Rd. from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. includes jewelry, toys, house wares, attic treasures, gently used clothing and more. Call 201-833-1322 or visit www.emeth.org.

Dec. 14 HACKENSACK

Breakfast with Santa presented by Boy Scout Troop 5 and Pack 5 at ASCS High School (formerly Holy Trinity School) 43 Maple Ave. at 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 201-488-3844

Dec. 14 MAYWOOD

 Children’s Christmas Party presented by Maywood American Legion/ SAL at 135 East Passaic St. at 1 p.m. Crafts, karaoke , magic, balloon animals, refreshments, gifts and a visit with Santa. Call 201-845-8226.

SUPPORT GROUPS

First and third Thursdays RIVER EDGE

St. Peter’s Support Group for divorced, single, separated and widowed adults, 431 Fifth Ave. at 7:30 p.m. sharp in the school library. Includes discussions, speakers and social activities. Visit support-group-nj.com or call 201-440-0217 or 201-796-0988.

HACKENSACK

Overcomer’s Outreach a free support service for addiction related issues. Meetings are every Friday night from 7 – 8 p.m. at 720 Summit Ave. For information call Joanne at 201-424-7725 or visit us on the web at overcomersoutreach.org. YOU ARE NOT ALONE ANYMORE.

HACKENSACK

Victim Family/Friends Support Group coordinated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. to support family members and friends of those who have died by homicide. Call 973-447-8285 or 201-226-5792 or visit bcpo.net.

HACKENSACK

Cardiac Support Group Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at Prospect Heights Care Center Cardiac Unit, 336 Prospect Ave. Call 201-518-7753.

HACKENSACK

Diabetes Support Group Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Prospect Heights Care Center 3rd floor, 336 Prospect Ave. Call 201-518-7753.

Monthly MAYWOOD

Adler Aphasia Free Caregiver Support Groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and every second Monday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m. meeting at 60 West Hunter. Call 201-368-8585 or visit adleraphasiacenter.org.

Monthly MAYWOOD

Adler Aphasia Free Communication Groups in four new locations besides Maywood add Morristown, Newark, Scotch Plains and Bridgewater. Maywood group meets Dec. 5, 19 from 10 a.m. – noon. Two hours twice a month. Call for times in other locations. Call 201-368-8585 or visit adleraphasiacenter.org.

Nov. 25 FAIRLAWN

Parenting with Love and Limits presented by the Family Support Organization of Bergen County at 0-108 29th Street from 7 – 9 p.m. Call 201-796-6209 ext. 102 or visit fsobergen.org.

TOWN NEWS

MAYWOOD

Annual Schedule of Meetings Work Sessions on 2nd Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9. Council meetings on 4th Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 23. Meetings are held at 15 Park Avenue on the 2nd. Floor.

MAYWOOD

2014 Insurance Safety Committee Schedule of Meetings Dec. 17. Meetings are held in the Municipal Complex, 15 Park Ave. 3rd floor at 9 a.m. Visit maywoodboro.org.

TRIPS

Dec. 3 – 5 CAPE MAY

Christmas time in Cape May Gaslight & Gingerbread presented by the Rochelle Park Senior Citizens. $400/per person double occupancy. Call 201-368-1153.

Dec. 9 HUNTERDON HILLS NY

Christmas Show and lunch sponsored by Senior Citizens Club of Maywood. $55. Call 201-843-7339.

Feb. 17-22 2015 HAWAII

San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands presented by friends of Galilee United Methodist Church. For information call 201-387-1522.

May 12-14 BALTIMORE/ANNAPOLIS

Trip to Baltimore and Annapolis offered by Senior Citizens of Maywood for 2 nights/three days. $355/ppDO or single $469. Deposit $50 by Dec. 15. Final payment by April 1. Call Doris at 201-843-7339.

Sept. 21-24 OCEAN CITY MD.

Trip to Ocean City offered by Senior Citizens of Maywood for3 nights/four days. $420/ppDO or single $509. Deposit $50 by May 6. Final payment by July 15. Call Doris at 201-843-7339.

 

WORSHIP

Ongoing TEANECK

Temple Emeth at 1666 Windsor Rd. Dec. 13, Film Screening of “The Secrets” at 3 p.m. Dec. 13, Chanukah Family Fun from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. for ages 3 – 7 and their caregiver or parents. Free program with crafts, stories and dancing. Dec. 19, Annual Family Shabbat  Service for Chanukah. at 8 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. for $30/adults, $10/children 4 – 12. 3 and under/free. Family Shabbat Worship at Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Music Service on the third Friday evening of the month, at 8 p.m. from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ongoing programs include: Lunch and Learn on Wednesdays at noon. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea provided. Torah study on Saturdays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Mini-University of Jewish Studies, Classical Biblical Commentaries on Tuesdays, from 8:40 – 9:40 p.m. Dec. 2, 9. Speak, Laugh and Enjoy Yiddish on Mondays at 10:45 a.m. Call 201-833-1322 or visit emeth.org.

Ongoing TEANECK

Jewish Center of Teaneck The Daily Minyan/Services with mechitzah are at 7:15 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The Rosh Hodesh (new month) weekday morning services are at 7:00 a.m. Sunday services are at 9:00 am; and in the evening, same time as the preceding Friday evening. On Sunday mornings after Shacharit and bagels and coffee, there is a Mishah class with Rabbi Lawrence Zierler. During the week when the Torah is read in the morning on Mondays and Thursdays, a special MiShebeirakh prayer can be recited on behalf of someone who is ill or in honor of an important occasion. If someone would like a MiShebeirakh prayer recited at that time please contact the Center office. The person’s full Hebrew name is needed. If the prayer is being said on behalf of someone who is ill, the name of his/her mother is needed. Shabbat Services with mechitzah in the Pressburger Sanctuary is at 9 am. And on Shabbat for young children there is a Kinder Shul @JCT for 3 to 8 year olds while parents attend services. Kinder Shul is from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The structured shul activity program is under the supervision of Abbe Rosner. The program is designed to engage the children through songs and games with a Shabbat or Yom Tov theme, and incorporate other age appropriate symbols and concepts to make coming to shul a…kinder and family friendly experience. Children are encouraged to come together at the conclusion of Shabbat Services at the front of the sanctuary to sing Adon Olam and receive a treat. The Jewish Center of Teaneck is located at 70 Sterling Place. The Jewish Center is a modern Orthodox synagogue with daily, Shabbat and holiday services, all under the leadership of Rabbi Lawrence S. Zierler, the Center’s Mara D’atra, Spiritual Leader. Visit the Center’s web site, www.jcot.org and also follow the Jewish Center of Teaneck on Facebook. To receive the Center’s weekly Email Blast and monthly Email Newsletter please call the Center office, 201.833.0515, ext. 200.

Ongoing TENAFLY

Temple Sinai of Bergen County, 1 Engle St. Call 201-568-3035 or visit templesinaibc.org.

Ongoing TEANECK

Congregation Beth Am at 510 Claremont Ave. Shabbat Services every Friday night at 8 p.m. Yoga on Thursday, 7 – 8 p.m. Visit congbethamteaneck.org or call 201-836-5752.

Ongoing HACKENSACK

Temple Beth El at 280 Summit Ave. is a Conservative Egalitarian congregation. For additional information visit www.templebethelhackensack.org or call 201-342-2045.

Ongoing MAYWOOD

Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel, 34 West Magnolia Ave. Call 201-845-7550 ext. Call 201-845-7550 ext.1 or visit rtbi-online.org.

Weekly MAYWOOD

Zion Lutheran Church located at 120 E. Pleasant Ave. Sunday Worship at 9 a.m. Visit zionmaywood.org or call 201-843-5916.

Ongoing TEANECK

Covenant Life Ministries Church at 1427 Palisade Ave. Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Children’s Ministry classes for ages 2 – 8 during church service. Sunday school for ages 9 and older and adult Bible Study at 9:45 a.m. Prayer and Bible Study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. For information call 201-837-9177.

Ongoing PARAMUS

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrates Holy Communion on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Visitors and children are welcome. Contemporary service will be at 9 a.m. Call 201-262-0138 or visit christinParamus.org

Ongoing PARAMUS

Trinity  Presbyterian Church, 650 Pascack Rd. has Sunday worship, nursery and church school at 10 a.m. followed by fellowship hour. Chinese service at noon. Handicap accessible. Call 201-262-8624.

Ongoing MAYWOOD

First Presbyterian Church, Maywood and Thomas avenues. Sunday school from 9 – 10 a.m. for ages 3 and up. Church services at 10:15 a.m. Coffee/social hour to follow.

Weekly PARAMUS

Arcola United Methodist Church service and Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by fellowship hour at 52 S. Paramus Road. Call 201-843-2805.

Weekly HACKENSACK

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors at Hackensack United Methodist Church, 400 Summit Ave. Sunday church service 11 a.m. with p.m. fellowship to follow. Church school grades kindergarten through 12 during church services. Adult Bible Study Sundays from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Fridays 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 201-487-0811.

Weekly HACKENSACK

Sunday Services held at RHEMA Worship Center, 156 Passaic St., at 10:30 a.m. Call 201-457-1390 or visit rhemawc.org

Weekly HACKENSACK

Saturday Worship Service Highway Holiness Church Ministries, Inc., Weekly Saturday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and weekly Bible Study Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 320 Hamilton Place. For information, call 201-488-0697.

Weekly MAYWOOD

Our Lady Queen of Peace, Maywood Avenue is offering Confirmation, CCD and First Penance programs through the Religious Education Department, 201-342-7570 or visit fpchackensack.org.

Weekly HACKENSACK

Trinity Baptist Church at 218 Passaic St. Sunday worship at 9:45 a.m. Bible study on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Thursday Youth Bible study on Thursday at 6 p.m. Call 201-487-3656.

Weekly HACKENSACK

Bible Study and Prayer with Elder Larry Ferguson at the YMCA, 360 Main Street on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Call 201-487-6600.

Weekly TEANECK

Christ Episcopal Church, 480 Warwick Ave.

Weekly TEANECK

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 61 Church St. Sunday Spoken Communion services at 8:30 a.m. Sung Communion at 10 a.m. Ecumenical Bible Study Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Adult Forum Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Call 201-837-3189 or visit stpaulsteaneck.com.

Weekly TEANECK

Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 390 Teaneck Rd. Call 201-836-3393.

Weekly HACKENSACK

Bible Way Tabernacle Church located at the St. Paul Lodge, 184 Berdan Pl. Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. Church School at 9 a.m. Wednesday Bible class every other week at 7 p.m. with Intercessory and prayer on alternate weeks. Contact Imagine714@optonline.net. Call 201-343-9449.

Weekly MAYWOOD

Tabernacle of life Ministries non-denominational Christian church at Maywood and Thoma avenues. Wednesday: Bible Study at 7 pm. Sunday Evening: worship service at 3 p.m. Call 201-523-2260.

Weekly MAYWOOD

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 471 Maywood Ave. Sunday School registration now open for ages 3 – grade 6. Education hour is from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Call 201-845-8779 or visit redeemermaywoodnj.com.

Events ENGLEWOOD

First Presbyterian Church at 150 E. Palisade Ave. Every Sunday Bible Study at 10 a.m. and Choral Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. Complimentary worship service at 5:30 p.m. Church School available for both services. Childcare also available. Call 201-568-7373 ext. 307. Visit englewoodpres.org.

Dec. 19 TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON

Shabbat at Bergen County YJCC offered at 605 Pascack Rd. from noon- 2 p.m. $4/person for senior adults. Call 201-666-6610.

Nov 30, Dec. 7, 14 MAYWOOD

Christmas Choir presented by Tabernacle of life Ministries for children ages 5 – 13. The Community Christmas Spectacular will be held Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at 1 Thoma Ave. Rehearsals are from 6 – 7 p.m. on the above dates. Call 401-365-7541.

Dec. 2 ENGLEWOOD

Holiday Healing Workshop presented by First Presbyterian Church at 150 Eat Palisade Ave. from noon – 1:30 p.m. or 7 – 8:30 p.m. Visit englewoodpres.org or call 201-568-7373.

Dec. 14 ENGLEWOOD

103rd Annual Candlelight Carol Service presented by First Presbyterian Church at 150 East Palisade Ave. at 4 p.m. Visit englewoodpres.org or call 201-568-7373.