‘Great American Songbook’ performed Nov. 8 to 9

It’s here. The “Great American Songbook,” the Community Arts Scholarship Theater’s (CAST) production, will be performed on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, at the Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center.
The performance will feature classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and others.
Tickets are $15; $10 for seniors. Find CAST on Facebook at or contact the group at

Display your talent: November is Youth Art Month

November is Youth Art Month at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center. Youths from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to display their art throughout the Children’s and Young Adult Department at the library during November and until Dec. 5.
On Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m., a reception for participating artists and their families will be held.
All types of art are welcome, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and crafts, “If it is done by a child, it is welcomed to be displayed at the library,” Library Director Jenifer May said.
All pictures and photographs must be framed or mounted before being brought in. The name, age, phone number, and/or e-mail address must be printed on the back of each.
The library is closed Nov. 5 and 11 for Election and Veteran’s days.
Certificates and awards, donated by the Friends of the Library, will be awarded to participants.
For more information, contact May at (201) 330-2083.

Local author showcasing business book

Secaucus resident Amit Kumar, author of “Short Stories from the Stock Market,” will discuss his novel on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center.
Kumar founded Artham Capital Partners LLC, an independent research firm, in 2009 after working as a buy-side analyst at Swiss Re. He is also an adjunct professor of Finance at the Rutgers Business School and the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Management. Prior to entering the finance industry, he spent nine years in the technology industry with IBM and a number of tech start-ups. He holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School.
The book, published in October, uses actual case studies to demonstrate the techniques and potential pitfalls of short selling, and advises readers how to invest wisely, even during times of economic crisis.
The author will be discussing his work at the library and be available afterward to answer questions and sign copies. Those attending will be able to purchase the edition at the event.
For more information, contact Library Director Jenifer May at (201) 330-2083 or visit

November movie schedule announced

Free movies for Secaucus’ adult residents will be continuing in November at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center on most Tuesdays, beginning at 1 p.m.
The movies selected are: 11/12: “The Heat,” an R-rated comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, 117 minutes; 11/19: “Frozen Ground,” an R-rated thriller with Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, 105 minutes; and 11/26: “Quartet,” a PG-13 rated comedy starring Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly, 96 minutes.
The movies are shown in the second floor Panasonic Room. Light refreshments are provided.

A Festival of Lights presented by Kulture Kool

Kulture Kool, an Indian cultural center dedicated to developing creative potential in performing arts for children and adults, will host “A Festival of Lights Celebration” on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center.
If interested in attending, register using the library’s online calendar at or by calling (201) 330-2083. When calling, indicate the number of guests you will be bringing.

Casino night fundraiser being sponsored by town

The Secaucus Emergency Fund will present Casino Night on Saturday, 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.

Jersey pigs are the best

The Meadowlands Environment Center (MEC) will present “New Jersey Swine – Bringing Home the Bacon,” a program for all ages, on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.
“New Jersey pigs, or swine as they were called, were much sought after in colonial and early America for their lard and meat, and our state was known to have the biggest and best pigs,” said Brian Aberback, MEC spokesman. “Find out more about the Burlington Ham, also known as Newbold Ham – a little-known and forgotten delicacy – as presenter Judith Russo explains why New Jersey swine were so special.”
Tickets are $5 for the public; $4 for MEC members.
For more information, call (201) 460-8300 or visit

Child advocate group holding informational session on Nov. 12

Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County CASA (court appointed special advocate) is recruiting volunteers to advance the best interests of abused and neglected children.
An informational session, addressing the program and the role of its volunteers, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 400 of the Hudson County Administration Building, 595 Newark Ave., Jersey City.
CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for judges, and safeguard children’s interests while they are in the foster care system.
Hudson County has nearly 700 children in foster care; most have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.
For more information, call (201) 795-9855, e-mail or visit

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