Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center hosting 5K run/walk on Sept. 29
On Sunday, Sept. 29, Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center will host its third annual 5K run/walk, benefiting the American Heart Association.
The event will begin with registration at the hospital’s campus at 55 Meadowlands Pkwy. at 7:30 a.m., with the run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. Refreshments and awards will finish the morning’s activities around 10 a.m.
For more information, call (201) 392-3100 or visit www.meadowlandshospital.org.
Craft Events for Kids being held at the library
Children between the ages of 5 and 7 and tweens between the ages of 8-12 are invited to stop by the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center to create their own Do It Yourself crafts.
“Our Drop In and Create program is geared toward children ages 5-7,” said Youth Services Librarian Lanora Melillo. “Children are welcome to stop in every month to create an age appropriate craft with their parents or by themselves.”
The first date will be Monday, Sept. 30.
Tweens can stop by the library on Oct. 21 to create Baby Matchbox Monsters in honor of Halloween.
Both crafts programs start at 3:30 p.m., and children may arrive up to 4:30 to make their creations.
For additional information about these programs or any others, contact Melillo at firstname.lastname@example.org. No registration is required for either program.
Secaucus Animal Shelter benefit at Il Forno’s
Il Forno’s Restaurant at 1536 Paterson Plank Rd. in Secaucus is sponsoring an all you can eat pizza party to benefit the Secaucus Animal Shelter on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m.
The cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years old. Those prices will include traditional pizza, canned soft drinks, and dessert.
All proceeds will go to the shelter.
For more information on the facility, visit 525 Meadowlands Pkwy. or call (201) 348-3213. Those interested in adopting from the Secaucus shelter can visit the Petfinder or SASNJ.org websites.
For more information on Il Forno’s, call (201) 864-6576.
October movies at the Secaucus Public Library
Free movies for Secaucus’ adult residents will be continuing this fall at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center on most Tuesdays, beginning at 1 p.m.
The movies are selected by Richard Gantzhorn, technical service coordinator, and are shown on a large screen television in the 2nd floor Panasonic Room. Light refreshments will be provided.
The movies selected for the next month are: Oct. 1, The Great Gatsby, a PG-13 rated drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire; Oct. 8, Star Trek Into Darkness, a PG-13 rated science fiction starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Karl Urban; Oct. 15, Alex Cross, a PG-13 rated drama starring Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox; Oct. 22, Now You See Me, a PG-13 rated drama starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Morgan Freeman; and Oct. 29, Mama, a rated PG-13 horror film starring Jessica Chastain and Megan Charpentier.
Tri-State Food Expo being held this week at Meadowlands Convention Center
The Tri State Food Expo, the new trade show for the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state food service and retail food industries, will take place Oct. 1–2 at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus.
The event will be packed with hundreds of exhibitors, including food, beverage and equipment manufacturers, manufacturing agents and suppliers, food, beverage and equipment distributors, dealers, brokers, and traders.
Among the special events planned include a culinary presentation by award-winning celebrity chef and New Jersey native David Burke and a keynote address by John Moore, branding and marketing expert from Starbucks and Whole Foods.
For a full event schedule, including education sessions and culinary demos, visit
Environmental Center hosting Space Farms zoologist
The Meadowlands Environment Center (MEC) will host a special “Zoo Keeper’s Daughter” program on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Third-generation zoologist and author Lori Space Day will visit with some of her animal friends, including snakes, turtles, and tortoises.
“Day grew up surrounded by animals at Space Farms, her family’s zoo in Sussex County,” said Brian Aberback, center spokesman. “As a young child, she learned at her grandmother’s side how to care for infant animals, including bear and tiger cubs.”
Day’s memoir, “The Zoo Keeper’s Daughter,” won the 2007 New Jersey Herald Reader’s Choice Award for Best Local Author.
Tickets for the event are $5 for the public and $4 for MEC members.
The event will be held at the center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For more information, call (201) 460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.
Society sponsors trip to Amish Country
The German-American World Historical Society is sponsoring its annual bus trip to Amish and Mennonite country, Lancaster, Pa., on Oct. 19. The tour costs $60 for adults, and $45 for children ages 4 to 12. Refreshments will be provided on the bus.
For more information, call (201) 864-3245 or (201) 867-3585, ext. 249.
Animal League holds wine tasting fundraiser
The Hudson County Animal League is inviting everyone to help them celebrate their 20th Anniversary of saving the lives of homeless and abused animals through a wine tasting event sponsored by Bridgeview Liquors of Bayonne.
The wine tasting will be held on Nov. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Bayonne Museum, 8th Street and Broadway in Bayonne.
Tickets, at $15, can be purchased in advance by contacting Barbara at email@example.com or (201) 436-1848. You can also pay through PayPal by visiting the group’s “Donate” page. Tickets, at $20, can also be purchased the day of the event.
You can also help the Hudson County Animal League with the cost of caring for homeless felines by clipping cat food and litter coupons. Send them to P.O. Box 4332, Bayonne, NJ 07002 or P.O. Box 3589 Jersey City, NJ 07303.
People are also being sought to foster an animal until their permanent home is found. For more information on this, call Kathleen at (201) 895-3874 or Charlene at (201) 200-1008.
Youth group members are also being sought. If interested in completing 20 hours of volunteering, contact Lorma at (201) 437-7263. Adults can call the same number to volunteer.