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intention is to help you process your grief and bring you some comfort. Pastoral care office, Christ Hospital, 176 Palisade Ave, Jersey City. Chaplain Sue Weberhardt: 201-795-8397.


Shamanic Drumming for Healing – 7-8:30pm. 2nd Mon. By creating sacred space to explore consciousness, rhythm and healing, the group deepens relationship


with self, spirit


Secaucus Public Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus. 201-330-2085. Secaucus.BCCLS.org.


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community. Bring any kind of hand drum, rattle, flute or didgeridoo. A few instruments will be available. Bring a notepad to journal your experiences. Free will offering. All Saints Episcopal Parish, 707 Washington St, Hoboken. RSVP: 201-792-3563.


Good for all levels. HOHA Run – 7:40pm. The Hoboken Harriers Running Club, a diverse group of runners/joggers, welcomes runners of all abilities for a 4-mile run. Church Square Park, 4th & Park, Hoboken. Info: HOHA.net.


Intro to Meditation – 8:30-9pm. Enjoy step- by-step instruction on how to meditate and quiet the mind. Learn three different breathing techniques to use when preparing for meditation, and the benefits or these techniques. Divine Yoga, Spiritual Energy Center, 151 Front St, Secaucus. 201-240-9563. DivineYogaWellness.com.


Observatory: Public Stargazing – 8:30-10pm. The Observatory’s 20-inch, research-grade telescope is open to the public throughout the year. The focus of each session depends on observing conditions, so check for updates. Access is by a 25-step spiral staircase. Free/first- come admission basis. William D. McDowell Observatory, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. 201-460-8300. NJMeadowlands.gov. Viewing weather: RST2.edu.


tuesday


Bird Walk with the Meadowlands Commission – 10am. 3rd Tues. See Sunday listing. Free. Meadowlands Environment Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. RSVP: 201-230-4983. Don Torino: GreatAuk4@aol.com. For last- minute weather updates: MeadowBlog.net.


Culinary Conference Center Lunch – 12- 1:30pm. The Center takes food very seriously, and diners will find a world-class, gourmet experience to delight the most discerning food lover. It’s a varied multiple course menu with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and seasonal cuisine, and a focus on wellness that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. $12. Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St, Jersey City. 201-360-5300. CulinaryConferenceCenter.com.


Horticulture Therapy – 12:30-1:30pm. A proven therapy for lots of what ails you. 221 Harrison Ave, Harrison.


After School Math Tutoring – 3:30pm. Certified Instructor Carly Olivier offers help to all math grades and levels. Free. Miller Branch, Jersey City Free Public Library, 489 Bergen Ave, Jersey City. 201-547-4551. JCLibrary.org.


Gaming Day – 3:30-5:30pm. Join us for weekly event of board gaming. Challenge your friends or even our staff members. Open to any child. No registration required. Free. Children’s area,


Bellydance – 6:30pm. An hour-long fitness class that can change your life. It’s said to offer substantial benefits to any and all challenges of the human condition, body, mind and spirit. Stay after for a cup of tea. $20/drop-in, nonmember; free/first class. St. John’s Episcopal Church Rectory, 1516 Palisade Ave, Union City. 201-301- 8340. ASJWellness@gmail.com.


The Hudson Toastmasters Club – 6:30pm. 1st and 3rd Tues. Toastmasters International encourages the art of public speaking and develops leadership skills. Meets in a library classroom; enter on 31st street side, signs will direct you to the meetings. Guests are welcome. Bayonne Public Library, 31st St and Avenue C, Bayonne.


Needleworkers Round Table – 6:30-8:30pm. 2nd Tues. All needle art workers (knitters, crocheters, quilters) welcome. Members share information, skill, ideas and patterns. Bring your unfinished work or start something new. Secaucus Public Library, Panasonic Rm, 139 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus. 201-30-2083. Secaucus.BCCLS.org.


Kundalini Yoga – 7:30-8:40pm. This complete yoga practice combines breathing techniques, asanas, meditations and mantras in order to strengthen your body, calm your mind and uplift your spirit. Stay after for a cup of tea. $20/drop-in, nonmember; free/first class. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 16th and Palisade Aves, Union City. 201- 301-8340. ASJWellness@gmail.com.


Zumba – 7:30-8:30pm. Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do. Stay after for a cup of tea. $20/drop-in, nonmember; free/first class. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 16th and Palisade Aves, Union City. 201- 301-8340. ASJWellness@gmail.com.


HOHA Run – 8:10pm. The Hoboken Harriers Running Club, a diverse group of runners/joggers, welcomes runners of all abilities for a 2.5 mile run. YMCA, 13th & Washington, Hoboken. Info: HOHA.net.


wednesday


Hearing Screening – 1st Wed. By appointment for residents over age 50. Participants complete hearing assessment questionnaire and receive a hearing screening by a certified audiologist. Referrals


made for those needing further


evaluation. Kearney Public Nursing Dept, 645 Kearny Ave, Kearny. Appts: 201-997-0600. KearneyUSA.com.


Spiritual Warrior – 7-8am. See Weekday listing. Jivamukti Yoga Center, 171Newark Ave, Jersey City. Pricing, details: 201-993-1110. JivamuktiYogaJerseyCity.com.


Chicks with Sticks – 10:30-11am. This is the group for you if you knit or crochet. West Bergen Branch Library, 476 West Side Ave, Jersey City.


New Mothers Support Group – 11am. Call on the day of class and an announcement can be heard on the answering machine confirming class and location. Hoboken University Medical Center, 308 Willow Ave, Hoboken. 201-418-


Uptown Storytime at the Museum – 10am. 1st and 3rd Thurs. Librarian Penny Metsch shares stories with children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. Free. Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken. 201-656-2240. HobokenMuseum.org.


Blood Pressure Screening/Health Consultation – 10am-12pm. 2nd Thurs. No appointment necessary. Opportunity to discuss health concerns with the nurse and have their blood pressure taken. Receive information on cardiovascular risk reduction, including diet modification, smoking cessation and benefits of exercise. Kearney Public Nursing Dept, 645 Kearny Ave, Kearny. 201-997- 0600. KearneyUSA.com.


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Bayonne Quilt Club – 11am-2:45pm. A green organization that transforms unwanted fabrics into beautiful and warm quilts that are then donated back to charities in the community. The Fourth St Senior Center, 16 W Fourth St, Bayonne. To make a fabric donation or to join: 201-858-6129.


Jivamukti Basics Class – 2-3:30pm. See Monday listing. $45/5classes. Jivamukti Yoga Center, 171Newark Ave,


Jersey City. JivamuktiYogaJerseyCity.com.


Hudson County Hispanic Pastors – 5-7pm. 1st Wed. To be included in the agenda, or to participate in a discussion of community matters of Jersey City and Hudson County, please contact us 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. Free. JCMC Conference Rm #5, 355 Grand St, Jersey City. 201-222-1680. HispanicPastors@aol.com.


Groove on Grove: Outdoor Music – 6-9pm. A family-friendly


event


Bereavement Support Group for Adults – 6:30-7:30pm.


3rd Wed. showcasing local


musicians, performers, food vendors and other local businesses. Grove Street PATH, Jersey City. 201-547-3554.


For individuals who


have recently lost a loved one (family member or friend). The group intention is to bring you comfort during your grieving process. It is suggested that you wait 4-6 weeks after your loss before attending. Free. Jersey City Medical Center, Conference Room 5, 415 Montgomery St, Jersey City. RSVP, Susan Lanning: 201-915-2897 or Nancy Pain: 201-915-2058.


Bayonne Parents of Autistic Kids Support Group – 7-9pm. 1st Wed. Support group for parents and caregivers of children who have autism spectrum disorders. Group run by Patricia Kennedy. Jewish Community Center, 1050 Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne. 201-823-9541.


Figure Drawing – 7:30-10:30pm. Bring some supplies and plan on an interesting evening. Jersey City Art School, 326 5th St, Jersey City. 201-721-6185. JCArtschool.com/index.html.


Observatory: Public Stargazing – 8:30- 10pm. See Mon listing. William D. McDowell Observatory, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. 201-460-8300. NJMeadowlands.gov. Viewing weather: RST2.edu.


thursday 201-993-1110.


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