Seminar on diabetes prevention at public library
Hackensack UMC Palisades will host a free seminar on treating and preventing diabetes at the Main Library, 84-11 Bergenline Ave., March 1, at 6 p.m. The seminar will feature Jesus Alfonso, an MD from nearby Palisades Medical Associates. Free refreshments, parking, and transportation will also be provided. Per the American Diabetes Association, about 23.6 million children and adults in the U.S. are diabetic. Often, many are unaware they even have the disease. Contact Nikki Mederos at (201) 854-5702 for more details.
Free comedy show at recreational center
Comedian Alonzo Bodden, who won Season 3 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will perform at a free show Saturday, Feb. 25 at the North Bergen Recreational Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave. Bodden has also made appearances on Showtime, Comedy Central, and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” He has acted in movies including “Scary Movie 4,” “The Girl Next Door,” and “Bringing Down the House.” Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., the show begins at 5 p.m. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Dr. Seuss Celebration
The Main Library will hold its annual Dr. Seuss Celebration honoring Read Across America, a reading motivation and awareness program, Tuesday, Feb. 28. Mayor Nicholas Sacco will be hosting a story time section, where he will read, “Cat in The Hat” to children. The event will also feature a magic show and goodie bags for participants. It starts at 4:30 p.m. Contact the library at (201) 869-4715 for more information.
Fundraiser for colorectal cancer
Eye Contact Vision Center—located at 7733 Bergenline Ave. -- will hold a month-long fundraiser to fight colorectal cancer, according to store owner Bob Ceragno. Starting March 3 at 11 a.m., the store will donate $20 for every complete pair of blue eyeglasses sold during the month; and $10 for pairs of a different color, to Fight Colorectal Cancer, a national non-profit advocacy group. March is colorectal cancer awareness month. The store will also feature a collection box where customers can donate whatever they can. “Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States,” Ceragno, himself a colorectal cancer survivor, said. The North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue is expected to make the first donation during the fundraiser kickoff, which is entering its second year. Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the town’s Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association are also expected to donate to the fundraiser on its first day. For more information, contact the store at 201-868-0768. You can also donate at https://give.fightcrc.org/fundraise?fcid=541352.