October 2015
October 2015
Have a Spooktacular time!      Bloomfield's annual Halloween celebration - including trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, costume contest and magic show - will take place Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Town Green/Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
     Hosted by the Bloomfield Recreation Department, the event is sponsored by Bloomfield FMBA, Bloomfield PBA and Brookside Garden Center. Watch for school flyers and updates on the Recreation Department website and social media.

Flu Shots: Three October dates
     Flu shots will be administered 
in the Bloomfield Public Health Nursing Office on the following dates: 
     * Tuesday, Oct, 6, 9 a.m. to 
4 p.m. 
     * Wednesday, Oct. 14, noon to 4 p.m. 
     * Monday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 
4 p.m. 
     No cost for those with traditional Medicare. (Bloomfield Health Department cannot accept Medicare HMOs: Aetna, Horizon, BC/BS, Oxford.) 
     All others: $25. Receipts will be given for insurance reimbursement.

October Town Council meetings
     * Oct. 5, 7 p.m., regular meeting, Franklin School, 85 Curtis Street.
     * Oct. 19, 7 p.m., conference meeting, Law Enforcement Building, room 205.

General election deadlines
     The statewide general election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Related voter deadlines are as follows:
     * Last day for new registrations and address transfers, Oct. 13. 
(Go to the Municipal Clerk's Office, Room 214, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
     * Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot, Oct. 27. (Go to the Municipal Clerk's Office, Room 214, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
     Any questions, call (973) 680-4015 or e-mail The Clerk's Office.

Cemetery tour, canal hike and more mark HSOB 50th  
       To kick off of its 50th anniversary in 2016, The Historical Society of Bloomfield is offering four special events this fall. 
       ■ Book Signing: "Bloomfield Through Time," Saturday, Oct. 3, 1-4 p.m. - Local historian and author Richard Rockwell will hold a book signing at Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center. 
       ■ Tour Bloomfield Cemetery,  Saturday, Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m. - Knowledgeable guides will bring local history to life. Free. Rain date, Sunday, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m.
       ■ Lecture: "The Administration of Mayor John Kinder: 1972-1987," Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. - presented by former Bloomfield Councilman Joseph Wojak. At Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street. Free. 
       ■ Guided hike along the Morris Canal,
Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
        For details on all of the above, click here .
October 2015
Enjoy singing?
      If so, consider joining the Bloomfield Chorale. The group meets on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, second floor. Men and women from Bloomfield and the Essex County area learn and practice in an informal atmosphere with Director Ruth Hsu. The chorale performs annual concerts including international folk music, Americana, classical, pop standards, Christmas music, and show tunes. Previous choral experience is helpful, but not required. Inquiries at this e-mail. To view the choir in action, view this YouTube Link.
Dates to Remember
Paper shredding and electronic recycling
       The Department of Public Works and Parks is offering two disposal events in October, both for residents only.
       * Paper Shredding Event - Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to noon, 155 Broad Street (Board of Education parking lot).
       * Electronic Recycling Day - Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to noon, 1350 Broad Street (Brookdale Christian Church parking lot).

Street Light Out?  
Call (973) 680-4009
Fall Leaf Collection, Oct. 12 - Dec. 31 
Pickup will be on your recycling day. 
Collect in biodegradable bags only.
salsa at the library
       David Cedeño & His Orchestra will present live salsa music at the Bloomfield Public Library's Little Theater on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. The concert kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. Families will also enjoy Spanish story time and a drop-in craft for kids. See flyer

More Library Events 
     *  Halloween Blood Drive - Community Blood Services will administer the drive on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check age/weight eligibility and pre-donation eating advice. 
     *  New Bridge Club meets Fridays at noon. 
     *  "The Moonstone,"  Library Book Club discussion, Oct. 5. 
     * Monday and Thursday  afternoon movies for October.
      For details on any of the above, click here .
Art League offers acrylic demo, member exhibit 
and fall classes
       The Bloomfield Art League offers a trio of events for the artistically minded: 
       * A Free Acrylic Painting Demonstration by artist Paulina Oliveras will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street. 
       * Juried Artworks by members of the Bloomfield Art League will be exhibited at Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center (240 Belleville Avenue) on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. If you aren't yet a member and want to enter your own artwork, you can! Read more
       * Four Fall Art Classes begin the week of Sept. 28 and continue for eight weeks. To enroll, you must become a league member first ($25/year). Classes include "Oil Painting and Pastels," "The Art of Drawing," "Watercolor," or "Drawing/Painting." All skill levels are accommodated. Read more
Show the town your talent!
October 2015
       Come out and cheer for your favorite Bloomfield performer! The final r ound of competition in the 2015 "Bloomfield's Most Talented Competition" will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 at  7 p.m., at Bloomfield Middle School. Expect a skilled display of local talent since finalists were required to make two cuts in preliminary competition. This ye ar's judges will be Marva Hanks, Mark Sceurman and Shane Berger. First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. The show is a program of the Bloomfield Cultural Commission.
Calling all civic groups!
       Civic, sports, school, faith and other community groups are invited to sign up now for the second annual Bloomfield Civic Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bloomfield High School. The event, sponsored by the Bloomfield Cultural Commission, is an entree to greater community involvement; many residents will be seeking opportunities for local volunteerism. Each group will talk about its current programs, display educational material, and encourage new memberships. The cost is $10 for participating groups and free for attendees. To learn more, call (973) 303-8884 or e-mail Michelle Davidson.
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