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December 24, 2008 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 27 Ridgewood Notes Christmas at Emmanuel Christmas Eve services will be held at Emmanuel Bap- tist Church on Wednesday, Dec. 24. A musical prelude will begin at 7:45 p.m. followed by a candlelight worship ser- vice at 8 a.m. In addition to the choral music, there will be two solo- ists. Flutist Katarzyna Szkiladz will play in both the prelude and in the service, and David Dallon will play saxophone for the offertory. Both are world-class musicians who lend their talent to this special night’s music. There will be a reception in the Peace Lounge following the service to which all are invited. On Sunday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m., there will be a Holi- day Brunch with an informal worship in the church’s Heri- tage Hall. On Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Family Fun and Game Night. Join in for games, movies, snacks and fun to welcome the New Year. All are welcome to these services and activities. The church is located on the corner of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street in Ridgewood. Call (201) 444-7300. Off- street parking is located in the rear of the building, which is ADA compliant. Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle to meet A monthly Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle will meet at Temple Israel of Ridgewood on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Rosh Chodesh services will begin at 9 a.m. and will precede the meeting. Rosh Chodesh, or “head of the month,” is an ancient festival that celebrates the new moon, and since early times it has been especially sacred to women. The circle is open to all adult women, and each meeting includes prayer, discussion, refreshments, and socializing. For more information, contact tiroshchodesh@synagogue. org or call the synagogue office at (201) 444-9320. Temple Israel and JCC is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. Weekly Shabbat services are held on Fri- days at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. During the week minyan takes place on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday nights at 7:45 p.m. Preschool KidzArt program set The Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation brings KidzArt to the list of art enrichment classes offered to village youth. Two preschool sessions will be offered at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue: “Squiggles to Grins” is a Mommy or Daddy and Me program for children ages two to three-and-a-half. Students will discover the excite- ment of creating art with activities designed to enhance motor skills. Inspiring storytelling, lively music and sing- alongs are themed to art projects. The five-week session will be held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Stable, beginning Jan. 14. The cost is $95 and includes all materials. KidzArt Explore is for children ages three-and-a-half to five. The language of art begins with the recognition of lines and shapes. Preschoolers are shown how lines and shapes can fit together to create a complete whole. Tools are introduced once students are able to do this on their own. This five-week session will be held on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Stable, beginning Jan. 14. The cost is $95 and includes all materials. Registration is available online at www.ridgewood- or in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The registration form is on recreation homepage of The recreation office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call (201) 670-5560 for more information. Qigong and Tai Chi offered The Bolger Fitness Center, a program of the Ridgewood YMCA and the YWCA of Bergen County, is offering a six- week course in Qigong and Tai Chi, the art of improving the flow of energy in the body by combining movements and postures with visualization. The program runs from Jan. 21 through Feb. 25 and classes will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at 112 Oak Street in Ridgewood. The fee for the six-week program is $80 for BFC members and $90 for YMCA/YWCA members. The drop-in fee for a single class is $15. Qigong and Tai Chi have been practiced in China for thousands of years. Instructor Eric Deutsch is certified in Hwa-Yu, Tai Chi, and Qigong, and is a personal trainer cer- tified through the American College of Sports Medicine. He holds degrees in both health and physical education from Montclair State University and currently teaches physical education in Demarest. For details, or to sign up for the course, call Director Lara Vajas at (201) 444-5600, extension 306, or visit the BFC at 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood. The Bolger Fitness Center is run jointly by the Ridgewood YMCA and the YWCA of Bergen County, who have over 200 years of combined experience in meeting the fitness, health and wellness, education and social needs of the community. Made possible through a generous dona- tion by The Bolger Foundation, the BFC is housed in an all-new, expanded facility featuring state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment. Members have access to more than 50 weekly fitness classes ranging from group spinning and kickboxing to Pilates and yoga, as well as the YM-YWCA’s two indoor heated pools and on-site per- sonal training, massage and child care. Call (201) 444-5600 extension 306, or stop in for a tour. ‘Wizard of Oz’ comes to village Tickets are still available to experience Dorothy’s magi- cal trip along the Yellow Brick Road like you’ve never seen it before. The Fifth Grade Fundraising Committee of Somerville Elementary School will host a screening of the 1939 family classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” at the Clearview Warner Quad in downtown Ridgewood on Monday, Dec. 29 at 10a.m. Tickets will be $12 at the door with the price including popcorn and soda with free refills! E-mail any questions to Library offers career counseling workshop The Ridgewood Public Library will offer a workshop on resume writing and job search tips on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Belcher Auditorium. Admission is free. Noted Career Management Specialist Elese Tonelli will conduct the workshop, which will focus on resume writ- ing, interview preparation, networking strategies, and job search tips. Tonelli is a principal with Premier Resume and Career Services and has over 12 years of experience work- ing with executives and managers on all aspects of their job search. She holds a B.S in economics from the Wharton School of Business and spent over 10 years in corporate finance for a major Wall Street Bank. The Ridgewood Public Library is dedicated to providing information, education, culture and inspiration. For more information, visit The library is located at 125 North Maple Avenue. Preschool dance instruction offered Certified dance instructor Marisa Catena will teach chil- dren ages three to five the basic concepts of jazz and ballet, and will explore creative movement for the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department’s “Twinkle Toes” pre- school dance program. The next session will be offered on Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 26. Classes will be held at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The fee is $40 for a four-week session. Comfortable cloth- ing and soft shoes are recommended. Registration may be made online at www.ridgewood- or in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The registration form is on the recreation homepage at Non-residents may register if space is available; an additional $10 fee will apply. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (201) 670-5560 for more information. Holiday movies at the library Holiday movies will be shown at the Ridgewood Public Library at 2 p.m. in the Belcher Auditorium between Christmas and New Year’s. Programs are scheduled as fol- lows: on Dec. 26, the feature will be “Because of Winn- Dixie,” rated PG, 106 minutes; on Dec. 27, “Horton Hears a Who,” rated G, 88 minutes; on Dec. 29, “The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep,” rated PG, 111 minutes; on Dec. 30, “Zathura,” rated PG, 114 minutes; and on Dec. 31, “Piglet’s Big Movie,” rated G, 75 minutes. The Ridgewood Public Library is located at 125 North Maple Avenue. Library closes for the holidays The Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25. On Dec. 31, there will be a 5 p.m. closing. The library will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. Church announces Christmas services The Ridgewood United Methodist Church is offering Christmas Eve services on Dec. 24. The Children’s Service and Pageant will be held at 4 p.m. This special service for young children and families includes a live reenactment of the night the Christ Child was born. All children partici- pate in the pageant. The Christmas Music Service will be at 10:30 p.m., and the Candlelight Service will be at 11 p.m. The Ridgewood United Methodist Church is located at 100 Dayton Street in Ridgewood. Call (201) 652- 2868. ‘Pinkalicious’ (continued from page 7) Gregor, is based on the popular children’s book “Pinkali- cious” by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. The musi- cal adaptation is directed by Teresa K. Pond with musical direction by Jad Bernardo. Seating is limited. Tickets are $25 per person. All chil- dren must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be pur- chased by sending a check made payable to “The Junior Woman’s Club of Ridgewood” along with a self addressed stamped envelope, number of people attending, and show time preference to: 377 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. There are no refunds. Tickets will be mailed. For more information, call (201) 444-5705.