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Diabetes Self–Care Management – 6:30- 7:30pm. The goal is to provide knowledge and skills

training, as well as to help individuals

identify barriers, facilitate problem-solving and develop coping skills to achieve effective self- care management and behavior change. Family members welcome. Free. JCMC, 355 Grand Street, Jersey City. Register, Corraine Lisio: 201- 915-2948.

Surgical Weight Loss Options – 6:30-9pm. The

bariatric surgical options for people

unable to achieve weight loss through diet and exercise are discussed by Stefanie Vaimakis, board-certified general surgeon and expert in laparoscopic gastric bypass and the Lap Band, with some 600 procedures performed. Free; food and refreshments provided; free parking. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Rd, North Bergen. Nikki Mederos: 201-854-5702.


Mind Body Spirit Expo – May 2-4. A holistic and spiritual expo presenting the top names in their fields, including: Dr Eben Alexander, Gabrielle Bernstein, Deborah King, Colette Baron-Reid and Gail Thackray. Lectures, entertainment, more than 100 exhibits and free yoga classes, different modalities, bring your own mat. Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, NJ. 215-627-0102. Tickets online:


2014 USATF-NJ Men’s & Women’s Open 10K Championship – 8:30am. Fastest course in the Tri-State for your personal best; USATF certified, comprised of flat and local roads, and interweaves along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway with views of the NY skyline. Post-race festivities at

10:00 am, featuring music, refreshments,

drawings and awarding $15K in prize money. Newport Town Sq, Jersey City.

Kids Workshop – 9am-12pm. A hands-on workshop, designed to teach children ages 5-12 DIY skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to make a Load ‘n Go truck, keep their craft, receive a certificate of achievement and get a workshop apron and a commemorative pin. One workshop kit, apron and pin per child. Home Depot, 180 12th St, Jersey City.

Annual Jersey Cares Day – 9am-12pm.

The designated Hudson County site is Camp Liberty, where children from varying Jersey City neighborhoods join in a cooperative effort that develops respect for other ethnic groups and cultures. Volunteers are needed to brighten the camp’s facilities by weeding, mulching and painting benches and picnic tables. Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City. 201-915- 3402. Register:

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Hazardous Waste Collection: Jersey City and Kearny – 9am-1pm. The Hudson County Improvement Authority runs its collection programs to help residents rid their homes of hazardous waste. Check online for materials list. Free. Incinerator Authority, 501 Route 440, Jersey City, and Dept of Public Works, 357 Bergen Ave, Kearny.

Mobile Paper-Shredding, Bayonne – 9am-1pm. Hudson County residents are invited to have personal, confidential and/or sensitive documents shredded by trained,

licensed and bonded

document destruction specialists at free, on-site, mobile paper-shredding event. Rain or shine. Stephen R. Gregg Park, 37th St and Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne. HCIA Environmental Hotline: 201-324-6222 x 3257.

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale – 9am-1pm. Barrels are reduced from $150 to $30, bins from $120 to $50. Reserve yours by phone and pick up on sale day, rain or shine. Hudson County residents only. Stephen R. Gregg Park, 37th St and Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne. HCIA Environmental Hotline: 201-324-6222 x 3257.

Freedom Run/Family 5K Run – 10:30am check- in, 12pm races. BelovED Community Charter School, a public school serving Jersey City, K through 3rd grade, hosts to benefit the September 11th Families Association and encourage children and families in the area to participate in physical activity. Runners of all ages and ability levels will run along the Liberty Walk on the south-end of Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City.

Jersey City Health Screening – 11am-4pm. Free screenings and information on blood pressure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, peak flow/respiratory and BMI (body mass index). Our Lady of Sorrows, 654 Ocean Ave., Jersey City.

Doulas and Doughnuts – 2-4pm. Screening of the film DOULA! followed by refreshments and a Q&A session with local childbirth doulas. Sign up for available childbirth education class. Free. Grace Lutheran Church, 836 Ave C at 37th St, Bayonne. 201-221-6864. KimDoulaMartinez@


Hoboken Spring Arts and Music Festival – 11am- 6pm. More than 300 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, entertainment and more. Free admission. Downtown, Washington St between Observer Highway and 7th St, Hoboken. Geri Fallo: 201-420-2207. Festival-2/.

Herbal Healing; Nature’s Pharmacy – 11:15am- 12:15pm. Sage advice for a holistic life, with free samples and demonstrations, providing an hour of relief from the daily grind. Learn about the healing properties of various herbs and how and when to use them. $10/suggested offering. Church Sanctuary, Trinity Parish in Bergen

Point, 141 Broadway, Bayonne. 201-858-4460.

Spring Choral Concert – 3pm. Student choral groups perform. Robert Prowse, DMA, director. $15, $5/students, seniors. Margaret Williams Theater, New Jersey City

University, Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City.

TUESDAY, MAY 6 The Milky Way Galaxy, Our Home – 7:30- 9:30pm. A series of independent classes on a topic (May’s topic is Galaxies and Dark Matter) designed for interested adults or upper level high school

students. Sessions include observatory

time when conditions permit. Observatory access is by a 25-step spiral staircase. $15/per series, free/ members. William D. McDowell Observatory, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. 201-460-8300.


Information Session: HCCC Summer Youth Program – 6-7:30pm. Learn more about this Hudson County Community College program. HCCC, Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St, nr Journal Square PATH Station, Jersey City. 201-360-4224 or 201-360-4246.

Groove on Grove – 6-9pm. The Groove is back and kicking off with one of the biggest Cinco De Mayo parties around. Come for food, beer, fresh sangria and music from Segunda Quimbaba, MAS ALLA and DJ George Soul Fern. Sponsors include: BBQ at Legal Beans, Cool Haus Ice Cream Sandwiches, Capitol one, Dark Side of the Moo, Downtown Yogurt and Hard Grove Café. Grove St PATH Plaza, Jersey City.

One Act Play Festival – 7:30-9:30pm. Juniors and seniors are given the opportunity to direct freshmen and sophomores in one-act plays. Anderson Johnson, coordinator. Free, public welcome. West Side Theatre, 285 West Side Ave, Jersey City. 201-200-2390.

FRIDAY, MAY 9 Yoga for Arthritis/Arthritic

Conditions –

1-2pm. This yoga session – with Kelly Naughton, RN, RYT of Flexible Rhythm Yoga at Care Point Hospital Locations – is appropriate for people with arthritis or arthritic conditions, scoliosis and osteoporosis. Free. Christ Hospital, Rms A & B, 176 Palisade Ave, Jersey City. 201-795-8619.

Little Shop of Horrors: The Attic Ensemble – May 9-11 & 15-18. Thur, 7pm; Fri & Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm. Fantastic comedy-horror-rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The group says it will breathe new life into the story with a unique production. The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St, Jersey City. 201-413- 9200.


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