Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • April 8, 2009 Wyckoff Wanderings Spring Spectacular benefit set The Wyckoff Family YMCA and the Y Dance Team are presenting “Spring Spectacular,” an evening of dance and music to benefit the Pruim family on Sunday, April 26 at 5 p.m. at the Y’s Carl Pfeifer Performing Arts Center. A resident of Wyckoff and volunteer firefighter, Ed Pruim and his wife, Michelle, have three children, one of whom dances on the Y competitive dance team. Pruim has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and is unable to work. The event will feature the Y Dance Team along with performances by Groovy Ruby, Sicomac School Singers, pianists Austin Kim and Daniel Robinson, and the Paramus Catholic Dance Team. There will also be a sneak preview of the Y’s upcoming May performance of “Beauty and the Beast.” Tickets are $10. All proceeds benefit the Pruim family. Advance ticket sales are available at the “Y” at 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff. Contact them at (201) 891-2081. Memorial Day parade participants sought The Township of Wyckoff seeking participants for the annual Memorial Day parade scheduled for Monday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m. Local organizations, veterans, Scouts, churches, schools are welcome to march in this town event honoring American veterans. Interested groups should call (201) 891-7000, extension 100. New this year for the parade will be a start time of 11:30 a.m. The route will begin at Cornerstone Christian Church, 495 Wyckoff Avenue, and then head left on Wyckoff Avenue, right onto Main Street, right onto Franklin Avenue, and left into Scott Plaza to end behind town hall at the ambulance building. Realtor celebrates Arbor Day To celebrate Arbor Day, a national holiday that encourages the planting and caring for trees, Weichert, Realtors’ Wyckoff office will be hosting an Arbor Day Tree Giveaway. The office will be giving out 1,200 complimentary seedling trees on April 18 outside the office located on 391 Franklin Avenue from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. or until supplies last. Trees will include black gum, northern spruce, green ash, and New Jersey’s state tree, the northern red oak. All trees are between one and two years old. The trees will be supplied by the New Jersey Forest Nursery for forestation and conservation purposes. A landscaping firm will be adding a bit of interest to the front of the Weichert building by providing a landscaping design including plants, trees and flowers. For more information, call Linda Schumann at (201) 891-3490. Baseball clinic offered The Wyckoff Travel Baseball Boosters Association is offering a baseball clinic on Sunday, April 26 at Memorial Field. The clinic will be open to all children in grades one through eight and will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. A $15 fee made payable to Wyckoff Travel Baseball will be charged and all participants will receive a gift for participating. The staff will include Mickey Hunt, head coach for Ramapo High School Varsity Baseball, high school players, and certified coaches from the travel program, Call (201) 891-3350 for details. Career coaching workshops offered Career Coach Eli Amdur will conduct two free workshops at Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Avenue, Wyckoff. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Amdur will discuss Smart Job Search Strategies. He will cover topics such as using the most effective job search techniques, developing your three most important area skills, developing good search habits and techniques, and targeting where the jobs are. On April 21 at 7 p.m., Amdur will discuss resumes and cover letters. This workshop will include what a good resume communicates, smart things to include on a resume, things to avoid on a resume, why a cover letter may be more important than the resume, and the one thing cover letters should do. Amdur conducts workshops in career coaching and an adjunct professor at FDU Graduate Business School and a corporate leadership consultant. Everyone is welcome, especially those who may be searching for jobs. For directions and information, call (201) 652-4277. Children’s book groups to meet The Third Grade Book Discussion group at the Wyckoff Public Library will meet on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. “The Cricket in Times Square” by George Selden will be discussed. The fourth and fifth grade group will discuss “Chasing the Falconers” by Gordon Korman on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the books are available at the children’s desk. Call (201) 891-4866.s. Students plan dinner for seniors The students of Eisenhower Middle School are hosting the Ninth Annual Pasta Dinner for the senior citizens of Wyckoff on Monday, April 20. The complimentary event will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the middle school located at 344 Calvin Court. The students will serve dinner and provide entertainment. Interested seniors should RSVP by mailing a card with the name(s) and phone number to: Eisenhower Middle School, 344 Calvin Court, Wyckoff, NJ 07481, Attention: Senior Pasta Dinner by April 9. Y to offer scholarship The Wyckoff Family YMCA is “Celebrating the Music Makers!” In conjunction with its annual “Friends of the Y Dinner” and William E. Boye Humanitarian Award, the Wyckoff Family YMCA will be offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is musically accomplished. This could be in band, orchestra, musical theater, or individual performance. Students who share their musical talents with others, through performance, mentorship, teaching, etc. are encouraged to apply. A brief essay on the student’s background, musical accomplishments, and goals for the future must be submitted. The award will be presented at the Friends of the Y Dinner on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyckoff Family YMCA. The winner will attend the dinner along with their parents as guests of the Y. Candidates should submit name, address, phone and email address along with a brief explanation of why they should receive the William E. Boye Humanitarian Award along with two letters of recommendation by Friday, April 10 to: Wyckoff Family YMCA, Attn: Kristine Pepper, 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. Contact Kris with any questions at (201) 891-2081. Bereavement support available The Church of Saint Elizabeth in Wyckoff will offer support groups for individuals who have experienced a loss. Sessions will begin Tuesday, April 14. The groups will meet for eight consecutive Tuesdays. The daytime group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and the evening group from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Both groups will meet in the Amadeus Room on the second floor of the Church’s Religious Education Center. Registration is required. Call (201) 891-1122, extension 266, to register or obtain additional information. 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