Knights of Columbus Pasta and Awards Dinner
Mary Immaculate Council 12769 of Secaucus will host their annual pasta dinner on June 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. The dinner will be held in conjunction with awards recognition. Several knights and some citizens will receive awards for their outstanding works throughout the year. Donation is $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will be donated to Immaculate Conception Church.
Tickets may be purchased after each Mass in the church gift shop or by calling Sal Manente Sr.; Grand Knight at (201) 866-2988.
Reception date changed for “Residents’ Art Display” at the library
The Residents’ Art Display sponsored by the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center will be held during the entire month of July. Secaucus residents, 18 and older, are invited to display their art forms and photographs in the Panasonic Room. A reception for the artists displaying their work, which was originally scheduled for July 24, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on July 23.
Former resident Hank Reineke publishes second book
Former resident Hank Reineke, a 1979 graduate of Secaucus High School, has had his second book published. Reineke, who graduated in 1983 from Jersey City State College with a BA in media arts, is the author of “Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years,” which is a comprehensive, fact-based and cross-referenced accounting of Guthrie’s career as a stage and recording artist for the Reprise and Warner Bros. labels from 1967 to 1982. Arlo Guthrie is the son of America’s legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie.
Reineke has written about folk, blues and country music for various music publications. His first book was “Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: The Never-Ending Highway.”
Reineke is the son of Janet and the late Henry Reineke. He resides in South Plainfield with his wife, Christa, and their two daughters, Emily and Sara.
Library seeks ‘good stuff’ for Mini-Fair ‘Trash ’n Treasure’ table
The 15th annual Friends of the Secaucus Public Library Mini-Fair and Used Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22. (Rain date Sept. 23). One of the main attractions at the mini-fair is the Trash ’n Treasure table.
“Many people have items stored in a garage or attic that are ‘too good’ to throw away, but aren’t really needed any more,” said Library Director Jenifer May.
“Donating those items for the Friends of the Library to sell at its Trash ’n Treasure table serves a dual purpose. You get to make space in your home and the library gets to use the funds generated from the sale to expand and upgrade the library’s technological equipment and services.”
The library is looking for “gently used” items that can be used again. These items include toys, lamps, pocketbooks and many other things. Items can be brought to the library in advance.
Small appliances should be in working condition. If residents have any questions or need help with an item, contact (201) 330-2083 to arrange for a pickup and/or for more information.
Vendors and volunteers are also still needed.
Butterflies for Beginners
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society on Sunday, July 1host a 30-minute talk and slide show about butterflies, followed by a search for butterflies around DeKorte Park. The event takes place at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park at 1 p.m. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories. To rsvp, contact Don Torino at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 230-4983.