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SINGER-SONGWRITER CALLAGHAN TO PERFORM LIVE – Acoustic soloist “Callaghan” will perform a concert on Feb 22 at 5 p.m. at the North Bergen Public Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave. Callaghan is a singer-songwriter who specializes in folk, Americana, and alternative country music. Doors open at 4:30 and refreshments will be provided. Seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.
SINGER-SONGWRITER CALLAGHAN TO PERFORM LIVE – Acoustic soloist “Callaghan” will perform a concert on Feb 22 at 5 p.m. at the North Bergen Public Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave. Callaghan is a singer-songwriter who specializes in folk, Americana, and alternative country music. Doors open at 4:30 and refreshments will be provided. Seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.
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Palisades Medical Center announces schedule of upcoming maternity classes

The following is a schedule of upcoming maternity classes at Palisades Medical Center. To register or for more information, call Robin Petrick at (201) 295-4823.

Palisades Medical Center is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen.

Newborn Baby Care Classes – The class covers the basics of newborn care, starting with the appearance and characteristics of a newborn. Other topics include bonding, understanding cues, crying, colic, safety measures, health and development, sponge bathing and bathing. Participants practice swaddling, dressing, and diapering. Cost is $35 per couple if delivering at PMC; $50 if delivering elsewhere. Feb. 19 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Keys To Successful Breastfeeding – Topics include the importance of skin-to-skin contact, latching techniques, supply and demand as related to breastfeeding, positioning for breastfeeding, indications for breast pumps, including a demo, dad’s role in the breastfeeding relationship, and community resources available post-delivery for breastfeeding assistance. Dads are encouraged to attend. Cost is $35 per couple if delivering at PMC; $50 if delivering elsewhere. Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Free blood pressure and glucose screening

Walk in. No appointment needed. Free blood pressure and glucose screening. Also information regarding women and heart disease at all three Hoboken Family Planning sites on Thursday, Feb. 27, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The sites are located at: 124 Grand St., Hoboken; 1206 Summit Ave., Union City; 5305 Hudson Ave., West New York. Call 201-963-0300 for additional information.

Hudson County Animal League hosting February flea market

The Hudson County Animal League will be hosting a flea market at the old fire house and senior center, 27th Street and Broadway in Bayonne, on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tables are available to rent for $10 each.

For more information, or to rent tables, call Chris at (201) 437-8732.

10th Annual Guma Foundation ‘Casino Night’ on Feb. 22

The Guma Foundation will host its tenth annual Casino Night on Saturday, Feb. 22 at LaReggia's Restaurant in the Meadowlands Plaza Hotel at 40 Wood Ave. in Secaucus. Tickets to the event, which starts at 7 p.m., cost $100 per person and entitle the bearer to an evening of casino-style gaming with casino chips, live music performed by “the Fez,” open bar and buffet, and prizes. Attire is business casual with jacket optional.

The Guma Foundation honors the lives of the late Ralph Guma Sr. and Ralph Guma Jr. Ralph Guma Jr. was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of nine and survived 23 years, during which time he attended local schools and earned a college degree.

Youngsters with brain tumors are the main recipients of The Guma Foundation's donations. To date the Guma Foundation has contributed over $100,000 to the Tomorrows Children's Fund at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC).

Proceeds from the Casino Night will benefit The Tomorrows Children’s Fund and children with brain tumors. To purchase tickets or for further information about the Foundation, visit www.gumafoundationinc.org.

Awards available for those who champion human rights

USA Network in partnership with Cablevision announced the launch of the fourth Characters Unite Awards, a program to recognize extraordinary individuals who have made significant and lasting efforts to champion civil and human rights in their communities.

The nomination period for the 2014 Characters Unite Awards begins Feb. 3 and runs through March 31. Entries, including a maximum 500-word essay on how the nominee meets the criteria of character, impact and influence, can be submitted online at charactersunite.com. Complete rules and regulations are also posted on the website.

Winners, announced in the spring, will receive $5,000 grants to support their project or related nonprofit organization and will be featured by USA on-air and online. They will also be honored this year at a ceremony presented by Cablevision and USA.

Last year, 10 Characters Unite Awards recipients were selected from hundreds of nominees for their successful efforts to combat prejudice and discrimination in their communities. Teacher Linda Michalski from Benedictine Academy in New Jersey was honored by Cablevision and USA Network for her extraordinary efforts in motivating her students to help abolish human trafficking.

As part of USA’s ongoing public affairs campaign to address social injustices and bridge cultural divides, the program kicks off during Characters Unite Month in February, a time when the Network leverages all its platforms to shine a special spotlight on the importance of promoting greater tolerance, respect and acceptance. In addition to the awards, the month will also include new PSAs, original programming, the documentary “NFL Characters Unite,” digital content, events across the country, and more.

To learn more about previous Characters Unite Award recipients or to find more information on Characters Unite, visit charactersunite.com.

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