Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • April 8, 2009 Franklin Lakes Scribe Guidetti to exhibit at gallery The Gallery of The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes is holding a studentteacher exhibit, featuring artist Mary Guidetti and students. “To Learn and Love Art” will run through April 30. Guidetti’s works include intimate nature studies and her interpretation of the effects of sunlight on a landscape. Also a portrait artist, illustrator, and art teacher, Guidetti devotes her life to the fine arts as both creator and art advocate. She has taught at Marist College in Poughkeepsie,New York, in the Bergen County schools, and in art studios in northern New Jersey. She is also an art teacher at the Bergen Center for Child Development and runs private classes under the name Turtle Dove Studios. Many of her former students have become successful professional artists and art teachers. Guidetti has received numerous awards. Her work can be seen in galleries and exhibits throughout New England, the midAtlantic region, and Florida. She paints portraits on commission and works with designers and architects in commercial and residential spaces. The gallery is located in The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes, 730 Franklin Lake Road. Hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For directions, call (201) 8910511 or go to Republican Club plans meeting The Franklin Lakes Republican Club will meet on Tuesday, April 14 at 8 p.m. at the Senior Center located in the Franklin Lakes Fire Department Headquarters on Bender Court. All residents are invited to attend. Blood Drive set The Franklin Lakes Community Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, April 14 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Weichert Realtors, 784 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Lakes. The drive is held in cooperation with Community Blood Services. To schedule an appointment, call (201) 251-3703. All types of blood are needed especially types O- and O+. Any healthy individual age 17 through 75 and weighing at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating and must bring identification showing signature. All donors receive a complimentary cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Library hosts student exhibit The Franklin Lakes Public Library is hosting an exhibit by the students of local artist Ellen Reinkraut during the month of April. Reinkraut, a resident of Franklin Lakes, works with children to develop a personal vision through a variety of art projects. Reinkraut’s students will exhibit original altered books make from used books. The books have been altered through drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. The themes are as diverse as the artists, featuring a variety of subjects including knights and dragons, fashion, sea life, and insects. The exhibit will run through April 30. To celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18) the Franklin Lakes Library will circulate three copies of the photo book “A Day in the Life of Franklin Lakes.” The book is a culmination of the photos submitted for last fall’s contest. The Franklin Lakes Library is located at 475 DeKorte Drive. Board of education to meet The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, April 7 at 8 p.m. at Franklin Avenue Middle School. Nuzzi to speak at Woman’s Club The Woman’s Club of Franklin Lakes will hold a general meeting Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Lakes Ambulance Corps Building on Bender Court. The guest speaker will be Dr. Lori Nuzzi, a board certified chiropractor in Midland Park. Dr. Nuzzi will speak on “Looking and Feeling Young.” Guests are welcome to attend. Call June Linz at (201) 396-9711. Landscape photography on exhibit The landscape photography of Sydney Roberts, ASID, will be on exhibit at the Franklin Lakes Library during the month of April. Born in Yorkshire, England, Roberts’ work was influenced by the landscape artists Constable and Turner, and by the romantic vision of Impressionist artists. Roberts has lived in New Jersey since arriving in the U.S. He is a well known professional interior designer specializing in 18th century décor and architecture. The Franklin Lakes Library is locate at 470 DeKorte Drive. Trip to ‘West Side Story’ planned On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a theater outing to “West Side Story” at The Palace Theater in New York City. Round-trip bus transportation and preferred orchestra seating is included in the cost of $140. Buses will leave at 10 a.m. from the Franklin Lakes Recreation Building at 1 Vichiconti Way in Franklin Lakes. The performance will be at 2 p.m. Attendees can enjoy lunch or shopping prior to the performance. Preferred seating is limited so call Marie Turi now at (201) 337-3949 for further information. Proceeds to benefit The Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Spring Cleanup scheduled The Franklin Lakes Environmental commission will be holding a Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. (The rain date will be May 2.) The group will be working at the Ewing Avenue/Route 208 interchange. Participants should drive to Ewing Avenue and directions will be given for parking. The exit/entrance ramps will be closed. All supplies will be provided, as will coffee, water, and doughnuts. All are encouraged to wear long sleeve shirts and long pants and a Clean Communities T-shirt if they have one. T-shirts will be provided that morning for new volunteers. Three community service hours are available. For more information, e-mail Nathalie Lota at Monica Seles to speak The Friends of the Franklin Lakes Library will host Monica Seles at its annual author luncheon and special auction. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at Indian Trail Club from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The former tennis champion will speak about her new book, “Getting a Grip: On My Mind, My Body, My Self,” in which she shares her success on the tennis circuit and candidly talks about her journey in finding peace and happiness in her life. Tickets to the luncheon are $75 and include a signed copy of Seles’ book. The event will be held at the Indian Trail Club located at 830 Franklin Lakes Road in Franklin Lakes. To purchase tickets, call (201) 445-0726. Reservation forms can be downloaded at www.franklinlakeslibrary. org. All proceeds go directly to the Franklin Lakes Library. 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