Secaucus Briefs
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CIRCUS SPOTTING – Local resident Judy Kennelly snapped a photo of the Ringling Brothers Circus and Barnum and Bailey train caravan as it passed through the town of Secaucus. The circus came to the Meadowlands area last week for shows at the Izod Center.
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Secaucus HS Presents “Wizard of Oz”

The Secaucus High School performs the Wizard of Oz that includes songs such as “Over the Rainbow” and “Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead!” Shows take place Mar. 29, and Mar. 30 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Mar. 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.00.

Call (201) 974-2036 for ticket information and reservations.

Volunteers sought by Project Linus

Project Linus is a volunteer organization that makes blankets for children who are ill or in distress. The Hudson/Bergen NJ Chapter is looking for volunteers to help at the annual Make a Blanket Day. The first general public Make a Blanket day will be held on March 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Secaucus Public Library.

The second Make a Blanket Day is March 31 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This second day is specifically for Girl Scouts and other Youth Groups who are interested in helping local children.

Bring an in-progress blanket and join other blanketeers in the crocheting and knitting circle, learn how to make a no-sew, tied fleece blanket, or help tie a fabric quilt. Bring any completed blankets to donate to Project Linus. You can also help by donating a skein of yarn or a 1 1/2 yard piece of fleece or cotton fabric. For more information, contact Liz Zawacki at (201) 437-0272 or email:

Chef and TV personality Amanda Freitag to appear at the Secaucus library

Executive Chef and TV Personality Amanda Freitag will appear at the Secaucus Library at 2 p.m. on April 15. She has appeared on the food competition shows “Chopped,” “Iron Chef America” and “The Martha Stewart Show.” For more information call, space is limited, to register call (201) 330-2083.

Caring for a person with Alzheimers seminar at the Secaucus library

Representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association will present an educational seminar on “Communication: Key to Understanding Behaviors” at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center. The event will take place on March 26, at 7 p.m. On May 21 the association will host another seminar that addresses the needs of the caregivers coping with family members that have Alzheimer’s disease.

There is no fee for attending this program, but seating is limited. For registration or more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (973) 586-4300. For information on Alzheimer’s disease or support to individuals, families and caregivers who are coping with the disease, you may call the association’s hotline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit

Meet the ‘Greatest Generation’

On April 14, the Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society will host a celebration of the release the 1940 Census entitled “Meet the Greatest Generation” at the Secaucus Public Library at 11 a.m. The meeting will include a talk by HCG&HS Board member, Bob Murgittroyd, entitled “Counting Heads – History of the Census and How to Use It to Unlock Your Family History”; a celebratory “Census Cake” and coffee; and live 1940 music provided by Mark Wright. After the talk the group will have a Census workshop with fourteen computer workstations available for attendees to research the Census with instruction provided by the membership. For more information, contact: Bob Murgittroyd at

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