The deadline to file for this year’s North Bergen Board of Education elections is Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. Those interested must file with the North Bergen Board of Education’s board secretary. Candidates will run for three open seats on the nine person board, with each term lasting three years. The election will be held on April 17, from 2 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Board at 201- 868-1000.
Football award winners celebrated
Close to 500 kids participated in the township’s in-house and traveling football teams and cheerleading teams last season, and they were honored at a series of events at the Recreation Center on Feb. 10.
The afternoon started with about 300 kids ages 7 to 9 packing the big gym for the in-house awards, with the Cowboys celebrated as the winners. Joining the three cheerleading teams were the Pom-Poms, ages 5 and 6.
Then it was time for the traveling teams, who filled the Pop Warner Building and the small gym. Of the three participating teams representing ages 10 to 14, the Eagles won the division and the championship, while the Red Raiders won the league.
Everyone who participated received a meal and an award, plus photos with Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Hugo Cabrera.
Annual Dr. Seuss celebration coming to both libraries in March
It’s time for the North Bergen Public Library’s annual Dr. Seuss Celebration. Enjoy “Storytime with Mayor Sacco” and a fun-filled magic show, and receive goodie bags and more.
The Dr. Seuss Celebration takes place at both the uptown and the Kennedy Branch libraries to ensure everyone can participate. The first event will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 at the main library, 84-11 Bergenline Ave. This will be followed on Tuesday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Branch, 21-23 Kennedy Blvd. For more information, you can contact the library at (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.
Library to hold African Clay Mask Workshop on Feb. 23
Singing, dancing, the use of maps and role-play are all tools of the African Clay Mask Workshop, which provides genuine insight into African culture and culminates with each child designing, creating, and decorating his or her very own clay mask.
Ivy Omere is a classically-trained actor of Nigerian descent from the UK, who teaches creative discovery workshops. She is a member of the world-famous Actors Studio of New York and Los Angeles.
Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to join the workshop on Friday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. at the main library, 84-11 Bergenline Ave. Register at the children’s desk. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.