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Community Meals seeks participants Community Meals, Inc., a non-proﬁt organization dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of the homebound, elderly, convalescent, and handicapped in Allendale, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, and Waldwick, is seeking new participants who meet these criteria. Volunteers will deliver two meals, one hot and one cold, each day, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call Community Meals at (201) 447-8295 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Community Meals Inc. depends on private donations to keep the meals affordable and to ensure continued service to the recipients. Donations may be mailed to Community Meals, Inc., c/o Christ Church, 105 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Jimmy & The Parrots to perform Jimmy & the Parrots, one of the most requested Jimmy Buffett cover bands in the country, will perform at the Wyckoff Family YMCA at 691 Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff on Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. This group performs all the great Buffett songs and new and classic rock n’ roll and outstanding original songs. Cover songs include favorites by the Beach Boys, Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, and Bob Marley, among many others. This outdoor concert will be held at the new pavilion at Spring Lake. Bring blankets and beach chairs. General admission tickets are $15. Call (201) 891-2081. Quilters Guild hosts speaker The Brownstone Quilters Guild, Inc. will hold its next meeting at noon and 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, at the Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Avenue in Paramus. Bonnie Hunter, the featured speaker at both sessions, will present: “Scrap User’s System.” She is also a professional longarm quilter. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. There is a $5 guest fee for non-members. The guild has a few membership openings. An application can be downloaded from the guild web site at www. brownstonequilters.com. For additional information, contact Elisabeth Boas at (201) 797-9051 or at emwb1@aol. com. Anglers offer reel fun Captain John Kolias will present Reel Fun Fishing at the Saltwater Anglers of Bergen County’s April 21 meeting. The session will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post #170, 33 West Passaic Street in Rochelle Park. Kolias, whose specialty is ﬁshing for ﬂuke, will give a presentation on tactics for catching the big ones in Rartian Bay, Ambrose Channel, and other local spots. The public is invited. Non-members are asked to contribute $5 to attend. Refreshments are served. For more information call Chuck Santoro at (201) 909-0755. Log onto www.swabc.org for scheduled ﬁshing trips and activities. Seniors celebrate Cinco de Mayo The Northwest Bergen Regional Senior Center will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday, May 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All area seniors age 60 and over are welcome. Musical entertainment will be provided by Señor Mick Kelly. The menu will include guacamole, salsa, and tortilla chips; Puebla fruit punch; pineapple cup; chicken fajita with rice, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and ﬂour tortilla; and Mayan mystery dessert. The cost is $4 per person. Register in person or by mail by May 1 to Northwest Bergen Regional Senior Center, 46-50 Center Street, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Call (201) 445-5690. Celiac Support Group to meet The Northern New Jersey Celiac Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at the Dorothy B. Kraft Center, at 15 Essex Road in Paramus. Liz Silverman, founder of Still Riding Pizza, will offer an inside look at her gluten free pizza business. Samples of gluten free foods will be available for tasting. There is a $2 fee per adult attendee; children are admitted free. To
Spring beauties at NJBG
The New Jersey State Botanical Garden will hold its annual Plant Sale May 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Choose from a generous array of lush perennials, colorful annuals, robust vines, tasty vegetables and herbs, and dwarf and full-size trees and shrubs. Admission is free. The sale is held in and around the historic Carriage House Visitor Center on the grounds of the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood State Park. On May 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., NJBG members will be treated to an exclusive wine-and-cheese reception at the preview party, during which many of the choicest plants are traditionally sold. Non-member visitors to the Friday night preview may participate by becoming members at the gate. Master Gardeners and volunteers from the NJBG/Skylands Association — a member-supported non-proﬁt organization that works with the State to preserve and protect the Garden and its historic structures — will be on hand to answer questions and help shoppers make selections. Individual memberships are $30 per year; $50 for families/dual members; and $20 for seniors/students. NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For a calendar of events, membership brochure, directions or more information, call (973) 962-9534 or visit www.njbg.org. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year. Admission to the Garden is always free; parking is also free during the Plant Sale. A $5 per car State Park parking charge is in effect on summer weekends and holidays only from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Parking is free during the Plant Sale.
RSVP, call Susan at (201) 447-1077 or e-mail Diane at email@example.com. Valley offers pain relief program The Valley Hospital Community Health Department is offering a free evening education program titled “Pain with a Capital P!” Fifty million people experience chronic pain, and four out of 10 do not get adequate relief. Learn more at this presentation, led by a physician from the Pain Management Center at The Valley Hospital. Hear about new treatment options for pain, including medications, surgery, and other therapeutic modalities. This free 90 minute program will be held on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at The Dorothy B. Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road in Paramus. Space is limited. To register or for more information, call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-8255391) or www.valleyhealth.com/events. Twins’ Mothers Club to host beneﬁt The Twins’ Mothers Club of Bergen County is hosting its 52nd Annual Charity Dinner and Fundraiser to be held at the Landmark on May 6, to beneﬁt Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey. Gilda’s Club provides free cancer support for the whole family and creates a cancer support community that gives the opportunity for families to join with others and share experiences and makes a big difference to families learning to live with cancer. Mothers of multiples have rallied to seek donations and make this year’s event the best yet. Donations of any sort, including products, trips, tickets to sporting events or shows, merchandise, services, gift certiﬁcates, or monetary donations, will be gratefully accepted. Donations are tax deductible, as the Twins’ Mothers Club of Bergen County maintains its 501(c)(3) non-proﬁt tax exempt classiﬁcation as a group exempt subordinate of the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. To make a donation, contact Hope Gilman at (973) 732-3105 or Vicki Holst at (201) 401-3040.
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