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‘MUSCLING IN’ – Children from the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center’s Extended Story Hour Program recently learned how to get fit with health advocate Michael “Muscle Man Mike” Alfieri and his pal, “Soccer Sue.”
‘MUSCLING IN’ – Children from the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center’s Extended Story Hour Program recently learned how to get fit with health advocate Michael “Muscle Man Mike” Alfieri and his pal, “Soccer Sue.”

December 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 selected for December are: Dec. 3: “Man of Steel,” a PG-13 rated action film starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Michael Shannon; Dec. 10: “Parkland,” a PG-13 rated drama with Zac Efron and Billy Bob Thornton; and Dec. 17: Red 2, a PG-13 rated action comedy featuring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich.

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 served.

Aid for Philippine typhoon survivors to be collected

The Filipino Society of Secaucus has organized an emergency response to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Donations in cash or check payable to Immaculate Conception Church were scheduled to be collected outside the church on Paterson Plank Road on the following days: Saturday, November 30, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

For information, contact Maribel Anota at (551) 655-4811.

Tween program to make ‘ocean in a bottle’

Children between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to stop by the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center to create their own ocean in the bottle craft on Monday, Dec. 9 between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

“For our last Tween Craft of 2013, we are excited to have this program for December, because it is usually so cold,” said library spokeswoman Lanora Melillo. “Children can create their oceans as gifts for the holidays or keep them for themselves. We ask that each participant bring a single plastic water bottle no larger than 16.9 fluid ounces.”

For additional information about library programs for children, email

MHMC Education Center offering free, monthly CPR Classes for Secaucus residents

The Education Center at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center (MHMC) is offering free hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes for Secaucus residents on the second Sunday of each month.

Attendees can choose from three time options for the two-hour class – 10 a.m., or 1 or 3 p.m. The Education Center is located at the MHMC campus in Secaucus.

CPR can be useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. When the heart stops, the lack of oxygenated blood can cause brain damage in only a few minutes.

Seating is limited for each class, so registration is required. Register by calling the Education Center at (201) 250-4626 or online at

Youth Art Month extended Dec. 12; reception that night

Youth Art Month at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center has been extended until the second week in December. Youths from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to display their creations in the Children’s and Young Adult Department at the library through Dec. 12. That night at 6:30 p.m., a reception for all participating artists and their families will be held.

All types of art are welcome, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and crafts. All photographs must be framed or mounted before being brought to the library. The name, age, phone number and/or e-mail address must be printed on the back of each submission.

Certificates and awards, donated by the Friends of the Library, will be awarded to each participant.

For more information, contact the library director at (201) 330-2083.

Holiday gift event being sponsored Dec. 6 by animal league

The Hudson County Animal League will host a Holiday Gift Extravaganza Tricky Tray on Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Michael’s Community Center, 21 East 23rd St., Bayonne, from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open 6:30.

Admission is $12, plus a can or more of cat food, and, if possible, a non-perishable item (or more) for the group’s food bank to benefit the needy during the holiday season.

For tickets or more information, call (201) 332-7612.

Program on horseshoe crabs at Meadowlands center

The Meadowlands Environment Center will present “Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils,” a free program for all ages, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.

Horseshoe crabs were here before the rise and fall of the dinosaurs and still inhabit our bays. Join Dr. Angela Cristini, Meadowlands Environment Center director, and learn about how and why these crabs have outlasted many animals, but are now in danger in New Jersey.

Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, visit, call (201) 460-8300.

Social service group seeking food and clothing donations

The Garden State Episcopal CDC is seeking the public’s help in terms of food and clothing donations.

Garden State Episcopal CDC, based in Jersey City and Union City, provides social services and housing for people touched by homelessness and loss.

The group is also collecting food and clothing donations for its Homeless Memorial Service, the week of Dec. 21, to be distributed to people who are displaced or homeless.

For more information on how you can help, call (201) 209-9301.

Volunteers wanted for Hudson Medical Reserve Corps

If you would like to volunteer during public health emergencies and natural disasters in Hudson County or elsewhere, the Hudson Regional Health Commission (HRHC) Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for you.

MRC units are made up of locally based volunteers (with or without a medical background). They include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, mental health professionals, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Other community members, such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers, and legal advisers, fill vital support positions.

Volunteers give a minimal amount of time and have the choice to respond locally only or to be deployed outside the county. MRC volunteers were an important part of the Superstorm Sandy response. They gave more than 450 hours, helping at shelters and acting as translators.

Volunteers participate in various trainings and drills throughout the year, enhancing their preparedness skills, and heightening their ability to respond to many different types of events.

Hudson County’s Emergency Management, police, fire, EMS, and public health professionals are working hard to identify, train for, and respond to emergencies that could impact those who live and work here, but more help is needed.

For more information, visit the HRHC website at and click on “Medical Reserve Corps” on the menu bar on the left. Interested individuals can also call Monique Davis, Hudson County MRC coordinator, or Christina Butieb-Bianco, assistant MRC coordinator, at (201) 223-1133 or email

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