The Hudson County Animal League will hold fundraisers over the next couple of months.
The group is hosting flea markets at the old fire house and senior center, 27th Street and Broadway, on Jan. 18 and Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are $10 each to rent.
For more information, or to rent tables, call Chris at (201) 437-8732.
The league will also be hosting a Winter Tricky Tray Matinee on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 1:30) at Heart of Jesus Polish National Catholic Church, 290 Ave. E.
Tickets are $12, and include a sheet of raffle tickets, coffee or soft drinks, and snacks.
“We are also asking for a donation of a can of cat food, and, if possible, a nonperishable item for a local food pantry,” said a spokeswoman.
For tickets, contact Cheryl at (201) 332-7612.
NY/NJ Super Bowl host committee releases updated ‘Join the Huddle’ calendar
The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee has announced an updated calendar for the “Join the Huddle” tour presented by P.C. Richard & Son, the first-ever mobile tour associated with a Super Bowl.
Fans attending can visit the Huddle Shuttle’s replica stadium locker room with NY Jets, NY Football Giants, Super Bowl, and Vince Lombardi memorabilia, as well as the Vince Lombardi Trophy Room and the broadcast booth.
Fans can also participate in the stations outside the structure where they can perform a host of basic football drills.
The tour is traveling throughout New Jersey and New York over the next month, carrying a unique game-day experience for residents and fans.
Hudson County stops will be Jan. 8 in Secaucus at the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station, and Jan. 15 in Jersey City at the P.C. Richard & Son Superstore. The tour will visit Hudson, Bergen, Essex, and seven other counties in the Garden State.
State conservation poster contest seeking entrants
New Jersey’s Soil Conservation Districts are now accepting entries in a poster contest designed to raise awareness of natural resources and related issues among young people. The theme for this year’s poster is “Dig Deeper – Mysteries in the Soil.”
Students may compete in the following age groups: Grades 2-3; Grades 4-6; Grades 7-9; and Grades 10-12. First-place winners in each category will receive $200 savings bonds; second-place $100 bonds; and third-place $50 bonds.
All first-place winners will be entered into the National Association of Conservation Districts Poster Contest.
The competition is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Committee, the New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts, and the state’s 15 Soil Conservation Districts, which work to conserve and manage soil and water resources in the state.
To find your local Soil Conservation District, go to www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/nrc/conservdistricts.html. All entries must be submitted through the local districts. The deadline is in mid-February. For more information and the entry form, visit www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/pdf/conservationpostercontest.pdf.
Volunteers needed at New Jersey Blood Services
New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives.
“The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team, whose task it is to assist donors with registration, escorting, and canteen duties, and to watch for post-donation reactions,” said R. Jan Zepka, manager of community relations.
Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform various jobs as needed, and be willing to follow rules.
For additional information, contact Zepka at (732) 616-8741 or email@example.com.
Elisabeth Morrow School holding open house Jan. 15
The Elisabeth Morrow School, a 3 year old through eighth grade country day school in Englewood, is hosting an open house on Jan. 15.
The program, starting at 9 a.m., will feature remarks from the school head and a Class of 2014 panel discussion. After the presentation, families are invited see the classrooms and tour the 14-acre campus that includes technology and science labs, performance spaces, libraries, playing field, gymnasiums, working gardens, and nature trails.
“We believe that there’s no better way for families to understand all that Elisabeth Morrow has to offer than by seeing the school in action and listening to our eighth graders talk about their experience here,” said Blair Talcott Orloff, director of admissions and financial aid. “Since we are in a residential neighborhood, parents are often surprised to see how expansive the campus is, and just how well it meets the needs of children, both academically and physically.”
“At Elisabeth Morrow we have intentionally created an environment that meets the needs of students at all stages of childhood – from three year olds to emerging adolescents,” said Aaron Cooper, head of school. “Our experienced teachers and our challenging curriculum ensure that as children mature, they are offered many opportunities to discover their passions and become leaders. That is what families see when our eighth graders speak.”
Families planning to attend the open house should RSVP to the Admissions Office by calling (201) 568-5566, ext. 7212, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.