Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • April 15, 2009
Comedy night benefits alliance The Midland Park Municipal Alliance Committee is hosting a Comedy Night on Saturday April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall Auditorium at Midland Park High School. This presentation features New York City comedian Matt Bellace, a professional comedian and motivational speaker. All adults and high school students are welcome to attend. Boosters group seeks members Midland Park Boosters is offering memberships to residents interested in supporting Midland Park athletes. To become a booster, send $15 for an individual or $25 for a family membership to the MPHS Athletic Booster Association at 250 Prospect Street. Membership forms can be found at http://midlandparkschools.schoolwires.com/mphs/site/ default.asp. For more information contact Sandi Abballe at (201) 251-9731. The Midland Park Varsity Baseball will be returning to Yogi Berra Stadium for a night game against Waldwick on May 13. Residents and booster are encouraged to come out and support the team. Opening Day Parade and ceremonies set The Opening Day Parade and ceremonies for Midland Park Baseball and Softball will take place April 18. All teams will meet at the municipal building parking lot at 8:30 a.m. The parade travels up Highland Avenue, left on Vreeland Avenue, left on Glen Avenue, and right on Dairy Street to the Junior Field. This year’s honorees are John Mulligan and Bill Kieselbach. Mulligan has been associated with Midland Park Baseball for over eight years. In the past he has served as the league’s president and vice president. He has coached countless teams and children from Midland Park. He will be presented a plaque for his past years of dedicated service. Kieselback has been associated with the MPBA for over nine years. He has been a constant help in regards to the maintaining and repairing of the fields and has been coaching throughout the years.
The newly renovated baseball/softball field adjacent to the Midland Park High School will officially open after the honorees have been recognized. Parents may bring used baseball shoes, gloves, and pants to the snack bar. The MPBA will be donating these items to a group that will recycle them. Church plans Recipe Tasting Luncheon On Thursday, April 16, Midland Park United Methodist Church will host its annual Recipe Tasting Luncheon. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. Those with limited time for lunch will be served first. There will be delicious dishes to taste made by the women of the congregation. In addition to sampling the buffet, participants will have the opportunity to buy recipes for their favorite dishes. All are invited to attend. The Midland Park United Methodist Church is located at 269 Godwin Avenue. Fashion show to benefit auxiliary Fashions and accessories by Dress Barn in Preakness will be modeled by members of the Midland Park Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary during the club’s annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show. The chapter’s major fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Conservatory of the Brownstone in Paterson. For tickets, call Meme Terpstra at (201) 447-1259. Tickets are $30. Please note: This event is usually a sellout. The club’s next general meeting will be on Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at Faith Reformed Church, Prospect Street. Fran Lauretta of Creations by Fran-Flowers & More will present a flower arranging demonstration using fresh and silk flowers. To learn more about the branch and its activities, call co-chairs Gilda Gilmartin or JoAnn Levine at (201) 3709891. DAR offers program on Eleanor Roosevelt The Saddle River Chapter D.A.R. will present “Eleanor Roosevelt: A New Woman” on Monday, April 27 at 1:15 p.m. at the Midland Park Memorial Library. The public is invited to this free event, which features Rene Goodwin of the American Historical Theater, a non-profit organization specializing in first-person living history presentations.
Roosevelt grew from an ungainly, unloved young woman to become the US representative to the United Nations. This is the story of her emotionally difficult upbringing, her marriage to a fanatically ambitious man, and her unwavering support during his illness. The program is offered through the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Call Susan Augusto at (201) 529-5653 for more info. Register for football & cheerleading The Midland Park Junior Football & Cheerleading Association will hold in-person registration on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon following the baseball/softball parade at the Junior Field. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.mpjrfootball.com. For more information call (201) 445-0902. Nativity offers Masses for differently-abled The Church of the Nativity in Midland Park will be celebrating monthly Catholic Masses for differently-abled people. Upcoming services will be at 9 a.m. on Sundays, April 19, May 17, and June 21. These Masses are specifically for families with members who are differently-abled. Many people who are challenged behaviorally, mentally or physically may have difficulty in traditional Sunday Mass environments, so the families are unable to worship together and may avoid mass altogether. These families are welcome to attend these masses and celebrate the Eucharist with other members of the surrounding community. For more information contact Janet Nemec, director of lay ministries at (201)444-6362 or (201) 670-1871 or at email@example.com. The Church of the Nativity is located at 315 Prospect Street in Midland Park. Chamber offers scholarships The Midland Park Chamber of Commerce will be awarding three $600 cash scholarships to graduating seniors who live in Midland Park. Students must be continuing their education in a 2-year or 4-year college program. Deadline for submitting applications is May 4. Applications are available at Midland Park High School or by calling Dr. Dawn DiMuro at (201) 445-6200
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