Literacy workshop in Pavonia branch; Holiday Pomander Workshop at LSP, more | coming
Family Literacy Workshop
Happy Reading Solutions is partnering with the Jersey City Public Library to invite families to participate in a free Family Literacy Workshop: Making Reading Aloud Meaningful Saturday, November 12, from noon to 1 p.m.
The workshop focuses on providing strategies on how to read with children as well as creating reading routines at home. The workshop is held at the Pavonia branch located at 326 8th St. , Jersey City.
Riverview Farmers Market is still open before Thanksgiving
The Riverview Farmers Market takes place Sunday, November 13, at 10 a.m. at Riverview-Fisk Park, 498 Palisade Ave. , Jersey City. The market remains open until November 20.
Farm sellers include Alstede Farms, RH Farms, Stony Hill Farms, Nature’s Own, the farm’s headquarters, and Florasylva.
Vendors of takeaway food items include The Cake Pound, Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit, Uncle Bud Catering, Hoboken Farms, Our Souls Shine, El Chilango, Jed’s Bread, Oats by Garnish and Paolo’s Kitchen.
Other sellers include Rudo Plants & Home, The Oil Well Scent Company, and Pampered Pug Nackies.
The event will also feature a children’s art tent from Art in the Park.
Affordable Health Checkups at Old Bergen Church
Life Line Screening will offer affordable, non-invasive health screenings on Thursday, November 17, at Old Bergen Church in Jersey City.
A package of four tests will be offered to identify cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions:
Carotid ultrasound that scans the carotid arteries for fatty deposits – a major cause of strokes.
Ultrasound examination of the abdominal aortic aneurysm for an abdominal aneurysm that can lead to a rupture of the aorta.
AFIB is a quick and easy test using a 6-point electrocardiogram (ECG) placed on the arms and legs to determine the presence or absence of an arrhythmia.
Peripheral arterial disease screening – assesses peripheral arterial disease of the lower extremities, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Make an appointment by calling 1-866-964-1386, text “Circle” to 797979, or register online at https://llsa.social/HC. Old Bergen Church is located on 1 Highland Ave. , Jersey City.
Pomander’s Holiday Workshop in Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park will host a Holiday Pomander Workshop on Saturday, November 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Entry is $5 per person, pre-registration required and The Friends of Liberty State Park sponsorship program.
The workshop will teach participants about the history of holiday traditions for baby snails and how to create your own. All materials will be provided, and the program will take place at the CRRNJ Terminal Building at 1 Audrey Zapp Dr. , Jersey City. Free parking is available on plot 9 across the street from the terminal building (maximum 2 hours). The program is recommended for ages 6 and up.
For more information or to register, contact the Nature Center at 201-915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov. You can register up to six participants per reservation. Children must be accompanied by adults. Pets are not allowed in the program unless they are service animals.
Nature Programs at LSP
Liberty State Park Volunteer Trailblazers Day takes place on Sunday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. LSP Trailblazers help improve the park’s trails by removing weeds and vines from the Richard J. Sullivan Nature Area and performing trail maintenance. Volunteers must wear long-sleeved outdoor work clothes, sturdy pants and shoes, and work gloves. The group will meet at the Nature Center at 275 Freedom Way, Jersey City. The program is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Pre-registration is required for all programs as space is limited. For more information or to enroll in a program, contact the Nature Center at 201-915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and you can register a maximum of six participants per reservation. Pets are not allowed in the programs unless they are service animals.
More than 10,000 meals are served for a food load
Let’s Share A Meal – The annual Meal Drive will take place on Saturday, November 19, with packaging and distribution from 7am onwards. Food is prepared the day before Friday, November 18, 3pm
Meals will be delivered to food shelters in the tri-state area. Volunteers will meet at Nanak Naam Jahaj Gurudwara of Jersey City at 1080 Westside Ave. , Jersey City. To volunteer or donate, call 201-331-7727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving gift from the grocery store
Redeemer Lutheran Church will host a Thanksgiving Grocery Gift on Saturday, November 19, where they will be giving Thanksgiving groceries to families in the community. Everything is available until supplies run out. The giveaway is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church parking lot at 37 Warner Ave. , Jersey City.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
The Hoboken Clergy Alliance invites the public to an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 20, at 4 p.m. at the United Synagogue of Hoboken.
Attendees should consider making a monetary donation to support local organizations including food supplies for charities in the name of Jesus and paper goods for the Hoboken Shelter. Items needed are baby-friendly cereal, shelf-stable milk, Dinty Moore soup, mac and cheese, canned meats, tuna, vegetables, rice, red spaghetti sauce, biscuits, peanut butter and jelly, juice boxes, paper plates, and hot/cold cups and bowls. Paper, napkins and paper towels.
The United Synagogue of Hoboken is located at 115 Park Ave., Hoboken.
Lighting the Christmas tree and candlestick
The Christmas Tree Lighting and Menorah Lighting will take place at Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza in Jersey City on Thursday, December 1, at 6 p.m. The event will include gifts from Santa, cookies, and hot chocolate. Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza is located at 134-158 Newark Ave. , Jersey City.
LifeCap Farms Autumn Mushroom Seminar
The LifeCap Farms Autumn Mushroom Seminar takes place on Sunday, December 3, at noon with the Medicinal Mushroom Foundation and Dr. Lindsay Chimileski, naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, herbalist and mycologist.
The event will include fun facts about fungi; The nutritional benefits of mushrooms. How mushrooms support our minds, hearts and bodies. shopping rules for potent mushroom drugs; Specific medicinal uses for reishi, oysters, cordyceps, cheetax, and lion’s kit; forage and safety tips; Yoga tea offerings. and treats.
The event takes place at 182 Broadway, Jersey City.
The Women of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church invites the public to their prayer luncheon on Saturday, December 3, at 11 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $15. Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church is located at 106-08 Atlantic Street, Jersey City.
Pints and pictures with Santa
Santa Claus will be at 902 Brewing Company from 1-3 p.m. to take holiday photos on Saturday, December 10. While there are no fees, the entry fee is to donate one toy to a child for 902 annual play trips. There is also no photographer, so attendees must have cameras or smartphones ready. The headquarters of 902 Brewing Co., Ltd. At 101 Pacific Ave. , Jersey City.
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