Palisades Medical Center announces schedule of upcoming classes
Classes include Newborn Baby Care, Keys to Successful Breastfeeding, Friends and Family CPR, and a two-day course in Childbirth Education, covering the process of labor, including understanding the labor process, breathing and relaxation techniques to work with your body, the role of the support person, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, understand your changing body after birth, newborn appearance, and procedures after birth. The Childbirth Education series also includes a tour of Palisades Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit.
Costs range from $35 per couple to $150 per couple depending on the class. Additional information is available at www.palisadesmedical.org. The Palisades Medical Center is at 7600 River Road in North Bergen. To register or for more information, call Robin Petrick at (201) 295-4823.
Third Annual Moth Night takes place on July 21
Learn all about moths – those amazing cousins of butterflies – at the Meadowlands Commission’s Third Annual Moth Night in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. Representatives from National Moth Week will present a short talk on moths and why they are so spectacular yet misunderstood. Then check out the NMW’s industrial-strength mercury vapor lamps and white sheets to identify and admire the various species. The goal of the event, which is part of National Moth Week, is to raise awareness of these seldom seen insects and celebrate biodiversity. This free, family-friendly event, sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society, will take place from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Monday, July 21. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. Rain date: Tuesday, July 22. To RSVP, call (201) 230-4983.
Seniors Program on July 22: Pot Your Herbs
A potted herb garden can provide lots of exciting plants to spice up cooking and create a very manageable green space for a kitchen, patio, or small garden area. Whether you’re interested in growing basil for pesto, cilantro for salsas, or mint for summer iced tea, this workshop will teach you how to successfully cultivate fresh kitchen herbs in containers. Participants will take home the herbs they plant and can look forward to flavorful lunches and dinners. The program is limited to 40 people and will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22 at the NJMC Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Participants must register and pay $5 per person for supplies in advance. Call (201) 777-2431 to register.
Seniors Program on July 24: Dead Horse Bay
Join naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen for a presentation on Dead Horse Bay, a small body of water off Brooklyn where remnants of the past are exposed to beachcombers today. Around the turn of the 20th century, the Bay’s marsh began to be used as a landfill. The trash heap cap burst in the 1950s and thousands of bottles – broken and intact – and scores of pieces of metal and plastic can be found on the shoreline today. They are often collected for use in works of art. This free event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza. Lyndhurst. Registration is recommended and appreciated. Call (201) 777-2431 to register.
NJMC fifth annual Butterfly Day set for Sunday, July 27
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) will host its fifth annual Butterfly Day at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst on Sunday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The family-friendly event includes frequent butterfly walks led by butterfly experts, short talks and slide shows, a scavenger hunt and butterfly costume contest for kids, and information tables.
Butterfly Day is co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) and the North Jersey Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association. The BCAS will have tables set up with information on butterfly identification, binoculars and gardening to attract butterflies. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches. Food will not be sold at Butterfly Day. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 3. For more information, contact Jim Wright at (201) 460-2002.