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FOUR ARE BETTER THAN ONE – These four pooches shared space in a carriage—and each other’s company—on Paterson Plank Road outside Uncle D’s Ice Cream Shop.
FOUR ARE BETTER THAN ONE – These four pooches shared space in a carriage—and each other’s company—on Paterson Plank Road outside Uncle D’s Ice Cream Shop.
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting to be followed by teen Halloween event

The Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center will be hosting its first Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting of the year. TAB will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Teens who are interested in volunteer opportunities, have a passion for reading, or who wish to give feedback about library programs are welcome to join TAB.

Immediately following the meeting, those ages 13 and up are invited to attend an evening of fun, Halloween-inspired events, featuring a do-it-yourself Halloween-themed craft and film.

“This Halloween event is a response to last year's successful ‘Zombify Yourself Makeup Workshop,’ ” said Youth Services Librarian Lanora Melillo. “This year's craft, ‘Franken-Animals,’ allows teens to ‘become’ Dr. Frankenstein. Teens will take the heads from one stuffed animal and sew it onto another's body.”

After the craft, teens may view the PG-13 film, “When a Stranger Calls.” “The movie will provide a thrill for those looking for one this Halloween,” Melillo said.

Teens who are interested in attending the event must register. They can do so at secaucuslibrary.org through the library's calendar of events page, e-mail splyouths@gmail.com, or visit the facility.

Casino night fundraiser being sponsored by town

“Place your bets!” The Secaucus Emergency Fund will present Casino Night on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 350 Route 3, Secaucus.

Tickets are $50 for the fundraiser, and will include $250 in “funny money.” Light refreshments will be included.

For tickets, or for more information, call Lisa Snedeker at (201) 921-7678.

Animal Shelter hosting annual costume dinner dance

The Secaucus Animal Shelter will hold its annual Halloween Costume Dinner Dance on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., at La Reggia Restaurant, 40 Wood Ave.

The night will include music, a 50/50 drawing, and a prize for best costume.

The cost is a $50 per person donation. The price includes dinner, beer and wine, and entertainment. Costumes are optional.

For tickets, call (201) 893-5448. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the Secaucus Animal Shelter.

Art of Living course offered at senior center

The Art of Living Course “Practical Wisdom for Improving the Quality of Life” will be offered from Oct. 24 to 28, weekdays from 7 to 10 p.m., and on the weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Secaucus Senior Center, 101 Centre Ave.

The course will include instruction on how to reduce stress and improve relationships. It will also feature stretching and relaxation exercises, meditation, and breathing techniques.

To register, call Ruchika Misra at (908) 235-8481 or email her at ruchika.misra@artofliving.org.

Chess Club continues at the library

The Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center will be hosting four chess classes from October to November, according to Youth Services Librarian Lanora Melillo.

The club will have its first meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. Meetings will follow the first three Thursdays in November at the same time.

“Just-learning and novice chess players will have a choice to pick which Thursday to attend each month and advanced players may come on both days,” Melillo said.

Registration is required for all beginner and novice players.

Parents with children between the ages of 5 and 6 must stay with their child, and are encouraged to play along.

For more information or to register, contact the Children’s Department at (201) 330-2085 or splyouths@gmail.com.

Conference to help NJ and NY businesses and towns leverage Super Bowl fans

The kickoff event of “The Conference/The Party,” will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Dr., Liberty State Park, Jersey City.

The event is for New Jersey and New York businesses, government, and community organizations to educate them on how to leverage the influx of more than 200,000 people expected in the area for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

For more information, or to register, visit www.theconferencetheparty.com or contact Radia Funna at rfunna@buildnblaze.com or (201) 706-3686.

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