Update: council meeting evacuation
The Secaucus Town Council meeting was evacuated on Sept. 11 after a resident apparently left behind an unattended bag. Police called in the Hudson County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, which found nothing suspicious.
The owner of the bag returned within that time period and told police officers that he had left to go speak to someone, according to Sgt. Thomas O’Keefe. He declined medical treatment and was released within an hour, according to O’Keefe. He was not considered a threat to himself or others.
According to the resident in question, he left the council chambers to tell a friend about a job fair for UPS that a councilman had mentioned during the meeting.
Meanwhile, last week’s article mentioned that police discovered that there was a warrant from Bayonne out for the man. Police clarified that the warrant was a bench warrant for a traffic offense.
Annual Community Ball is Oct. 6
The Town of Secaucus will hold its second annual Community Ball on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the La Quinta Hotel, an evening of dinner, dancing, entertainment, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and a 50/50. All proceeds will benefit The Joseph Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. The co-sponsors for the event are the K & S Social and Athletic Club and Hartz Mountain Industries. The municipality hopes that corporate neighbors will support this facility that helps thousands of sick children and their families each year.
The municipality seeks raffle item donations and/or a corporate sponsorship for the Community Ball. Suggested Corporate Sponsorships are $5,000 Platinum; $2,500 Gold; $1,500 Silver; and $500 Bronze.
There will be two events on Saturday, Oct. 6. Tickets for a VIP Cocktail Party Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. are $150. Tickets are $50 for the Community Ball Dinner Dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
For more information or tickets contact Councilwoman Susan Pirro at (201) 362-4435 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class of 1982 plans 30th reunion
The Secaucus High School Class of 1982 will have its 30th Reunion on Nov. 24 at The Greycliff Manor (formally George’s) in Moonachie from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. A block of rooms at the Hilton in Hasbrouck Heights are available. For more information, e-mail: SHSClassof82@gmail.com.
Tween Tech Club starts soon
The Tween Tech Club at the Secaucus Public Library starts Oct. 4. The club is open to Secaucus residents between the ages of 8 and 12 and meets twice a month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Previous attendees have created stories using Power Point, a game in Scratch and a website with Weebly. Due to limited space, interested youth are strongly encouraged to register online through the library’s Calendar of Events page located on the main website at: http://secaucus.bccls.org or by e-mail: SPLYouths@gmail.com. Youth must also return a signed wavier which is available on the Tech Club website at http://spltechclub.weebly.com/ or can be picked up at the library.
Yoga for kids at the library
The Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center offers a Saturday Yoga program for children ages 5 to 9 during the first three weeks of October. The class will be taught by instructor Donna LaStella, a certified Yoga instructor, who has been studying yoga since 2003. LaStella specializes in gentle and basic yoga for all ages. Yoga will take place inside the library’s story tower on Saturday, Oct. 6, 13, and 20 at 10 a.m. To register, visit the calendar of events page at secaucus.bccls.org. Youth are strongly encouraged to come to class with a yoga mat and bottled water. Please e-mail: SPLyouths@gmail.com or call (201) 330-2085 for additional information.
Chess Club continues at the library
Chess Club for kids ages 5 and up continues at the Secaucus Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. Chess instructor Shawn Moss will teach and host the monthly chess club for youth at the library. The Chess Club will meet bimonthly on the first and second Thursday of each month on the following dates: Oct. 4, 11, Nov. 1, 8 and Dec. 6 and 13. Novice chess players will have a choice to pick which Thursday to attend each month and advanced players may come on both days. Registration is required for all novice players. Parents with children between the ages 5 and 6 must stay with their child and are encouraged to play along. For more information and to register, contact (201) 330-2085 or e-mail: SPLYouths@gmail.com.
Bugs and Beasts: drawing safari for kids
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission on Sept. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. invites adults and kids to a wildlife adventure combining art and science. Young explorers will learn to draw animals like a scientist and then go on a mini-safari and find animals to study and draw. Take-home supplies are included, but the critters get released. The fees are $10 per child/$8 for MEC members. The event is for ages 8 to 12 accompanied by an adult, Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For more info call: (201) 460-8300 or email: www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.
NJMC hosts seining adventure
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission on Sept. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. hosts a seining adventure – fishing with nets – with the MEC staff. Meet some marsh animals up-close and personal. Dress for mess. The event is free and for all ages. Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For more information, call: (201) 460-8300 or email: www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.