Wine tasting will benefit foster children

Hudson County CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates) 10th Annual Wine Tasting fundraiser featuring world-class wines, foods and desserts, a premium spirits tasting, cork pull and silent auction will take place on Friday, April 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Battello, 502 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City. Proceeds from this event support CASA’s advocacy work on behalf of Hudson County foster children.
More than 90 wines selected by Cork Wine & Spirits will be featured at the tasting and accompanied by foods and desserts by Battello. The night will also include a tasting of premium spirits, a silent auction, cork pull, and free valet parking.
Hudson County CASA will honor Traci Telemaque, managing attorney of the New Jersey Office of Law Guardians, Northern Region, UPS foster families, and CASA volunteers John Sullivan and Carol Kobak. Silent auction items include a one-week stay in Martha’s Vineyard, an African safari and two tickets to Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof with dinner at Sardi’s.
Tickets may be purchased online for $100 or at the door on the night of the event for $125. Tickets may also be purchased at Cork Wine & Spirits at 1450 Washington St. in Hoboken. For tickets and more information, please visit

‘Sensory Friendly Films’ offered for autistic viewers

The Autism Society have teamed up with a local theater chain to offer the “Sensory Friendly Films” program as a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis.
The Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, New Jersey’s largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores under one roof, announced that the AMC Theatres has expanded its schedule of Sensory Friendly Films offered to moviegoers to four showings per month – the second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday.
In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for individuals on the autism spectrum, the movie auditorium keeps their lights slightly up and the sound slightly down. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. Because some have strict, special dietary needs, families are permitted to bring their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks from home.
AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20 is located at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, at the rear of the mall next to Applebee’s.
Times vary, visit for more details.

WNY Cuban Lions Club Health Fair Set for April 10

The West New York Cuban Lions Club has teamed with HackensackUMC Palisades (formerly Palisades Medical Center) to present its annual Community Health Fair. The event, which is free and open to the general public, will be held on Sunday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Community Hall, 514 52nd Street (between Bergenline Ave. and Kennedy Blvd.) in West New York.
Free health tests, screenings and information will include:
Blood Pressure
Blood Test for Diabetes – HgbA1c
Eye/Vision Information
Glaucoma Screening
Heart Rate
Medication Consultation
Mental Health Information
Percentage of Oxygen in the Blood
Physical Therapy
Sleep Disorder Information
Several physicians will also be in attendance to answer questions. Attendees will also receive free samples and giveaways. For more information, please call Manny Reyes (201) 424-1201 or Nikki Mederos at (201) 854-5702.

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