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BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS (OPTICS & FIELD GUIDES) – This free two-hour “Birding for Beginners” class starts with a short session on field-guide basics and birding optics from binoculars to spotting scopes. The class will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, followed by a nature walk in the park. The event is run by the Bergen County Audubon Society and hosted by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. To register, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or (201) 230-4983.
BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS (OPTICS & FIELD GUIDES) – This free two-hour “Birding for Beginners” class starts with a short session on field-guide basics and birding optics from binoculars to spotting scopes. The class will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, followed by a nature walk in the park. The event is run by the Bergen County Audubon Society and hosted by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. To register, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or (201) 230-4983.
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WNY Cuban Lions Club Health Fair on April 13

The West New York Cuban Lions Club has teamed with Palisades Medical Center to present its annual Community Health Fair. The event, which is free and open to the general public, will be held on Sunday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the New Community Room, 514 52nd Street (Between Bergenline Ave. & Kennedy Blvd.) in West New York.

Free health tests and screenings will include blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, dental, eye/vision information, physical therapy, percentage of oxygen in the blood, diabetes, sleep disorder information, glaucoma screening, and more. Several physicians will be in attendance to answer questions. Attendees will receive free samples and giveaways.

For more information, contact Manny Reyes (201) 424-1201 or Nikki Mederos at (201) 854-5702.

Hudson Chamber of Commerce welcomes Federal Reserve Bank economist

The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce will host a senior economist from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at a special business networking event on Wednesday, April 30 at the University of Phoenix. Richard Peach, a senior vice president at the New York Federal Reserve who specializes in macroeconomic and monetary studies, is the featured speaker.

The goal of the event is to provide businesses a forecast for the regional, state, and national economy directly from an expert at the largest reserve bank in the United States.

“While the economy has certainly improved greatly since the financial crisis of 2008, there’s still a lot of uncertainty as to strength of the ongoing recovery and labor markets,” said Maria Nieves, the chamber’s president and CEO. “In presenting an economist from the New York Fed, we hope to provide our members with an idea of where the regional economy is heading through the remainder of 2014. It’s also a great opportunity to learn about what tools the Fed uses to manage U.S. economic policy, which impacts all of us.”

This special business networking event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the campus of host sponsor the University of Phoenix at 100 Town Square Place in Jersey City. Provident Bank is also sponsoring the event.

Founded in 1888, the Hudson County Chamber is one of the state’s oldest regional chambers of commerce. It currently represents more than 350 members, facilitates forums with local, state and federal officials, and provides a platform for business networking and partnerships.

For reservations to this special business networking event, call (201) 386-0699 x 27 or visit the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce website at www.hudsonchamber.org.

Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk with the NJMC and BCAS

Celebrate the end of income-tax-filing season with this Harrier Meadow spring bird walk in North Arlington on Tuesday, April 15. Participants will walk around the 70-acre natural area, which is normally closed to the public, and look for ospreys, early warblers and shorebirds, and a snipe or two. The walk starts at 10 a.m. at Harrier Meadow, on Disposal Road near Schuyler Avenue. (Note: There may be weekday construction vehicles on Valley Brook Avenue, so Harrier Meadow may be best reached by Schuyler Avenue.) The walk is sponsored by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates. Participants will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or (201) 230-4983.

CarePoint funds projects to help young people and seniors

The CarePoint Health Foundation has awarded three local organizations $5,000 each to fund important projects to help young people and senior citizens in Hudson County. The three non-profit groups that received the donations were AngelaCARES, Concordia Learning Center and New City Kids. The donations represent a commitment on the part of CarePoint Health to reach out to the needs of patients and families in the communities served by Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Hoboken University Medical Center.

AngelaCARES, serves young people and senior citizens and is headquartered in Jersey City. Their Here4Seniors program provides direct services and wellness workshops to Hudson County seniors. Their programs include Thanksgiving dinners for the homebound, a yearly “Senior Prom,” and walking groups to encourage activity and socialization. Their workshops and seminars offer topics of interest to seniors including “Addiction and the Older Adult” and “Understanding the Changes Associated with Aging.”

Concordia Learning Center, located in Jersey City at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind, provides specialized services for children with multiple disabilities and is the only school for the blind in New Jersey. The CarePoint Health Foundation funded support for an on-line, ‘cloud-based’ standards-based curriculum for students with special needs. Individualized assessment tools, goals and resulting work plans are aligned with the Common Core Standards and the materials are adapted by the teachers to meet the needs of their students and families.

The mission of New City Kids, established in 2000 in Jersey City, is “Loving Kids for Change.” Their programs, including the After School Program for Academic Excellence, Teen Life Internship Program, summer camp and City Sail, are for children aged six through eighteen. Over the past six years, 90 percent of New City Kids alumni attended college or have graduated.

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