Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • December 2, 2009 Park Windmill Kirkley to perform concert Recording artist Daniel Kirkley will perform a concert at the Midland Park Church of God Sunday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Kirkley will perform selections from his albums and many holiday favorites. His innovative vocal style incorporates elements of his classical training fused with pop. Also performing will be the Midland Park Church of God Choir. Refreshments will be served. The Church of God is located at 400 Godwin Avenue. Call (201) 445-3814. American Legion Auxiliary hosts holiday party The American Legion Auxiliary #130 will host its Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the post at 28 Faner Road. In the spirit of the season, the members will not be exchanging gifts this year, but will donate the $10 usually spent on a gift to benefit a worthy cause. To continue its service to veterans, the auxiliary will also hold a Bakeless Bake Sale. Dylan Thomas program offered Ridgewood actor David G. Kennedy, a veteran of five decades in the theater, will offer “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas on Dec. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Northwest Bergen Senior Center, 46-50 Center Street in Midland Park. The show is free, but reservations are requested. Kennedy specializes in one-man shows from the classic American theater and impressions of famous literary men reading from their own works Baseball association plans meeting The Midland Park Baseball Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland School media center. All coaches and parents who are interested are welcome to attend. For more information, e-mail Girls’ Softball Association to meet Midland Park Girls’ Softball Association will hold an open meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Midland Park Public Library. Volunteers are needed for the program. All are welcome. MPPEF sponsors fundraiser The Midland Park Public Education Foundation has partnered with Barnes and Noble for a shopping fundraiser. Supporters of Midland Park’s public schools can shop at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 765 Route 17 South, Paramus on Thursday, Dec. 3 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. and a percentage of each sale will be donated to the MPPEF. Shoppers must present the MPPEF voucher, which is available on the organization’s website,, or mention MPPEF when purchasing books and other items. Look for the in-store gift wrap table staffed by volunteers from the foundation, who will gladly wrap purchases in holiday style. The all-day fundraiser will include a Reader’s Theater at 4:30 p.m., featuring faculty from Midland Park’s Highland and Godwin schools. At 7 p.m., the Highland Holiday Singers, comprised of fifth and sixth grade chorus members, will perform. The MPPEF is an all volunteer 501(C) 3 organization whose mission is to enhance the academic experience of children attending public schools in Midland Park. Through the efforts of the foundation, grants are awarded to teachers enabling them to bring state-of-the-art learning opportunities and technologies into the classroom. For more information, visit Board of education to meet The Midland Park Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the August C. DePreker Media Center at Highland School. Model train show comes to church The 2009 Bergen County Model Train Show returns to the United Methodist Church of Midland Park during the first weekend in December. The train club will feature several layouts featuring multiple train gauges. Along with steam, diesel, and electric engines, both older versions and current models, will be Thomas and Friends. New this year will be Christmasthemed On30/Department 56 display and a magic trolleys layout. On the “O” gauge layouts, both passenger and freight trains will be running, along with subways. Layouts will include a firehouse with moving fire trucks. Mel’s Diner will have cars pulling into parking spaces to be greeted and served by a waitress. Station announcements, flashing lights, bells, whistles and chugging trains will also be part of the action. Tickets for the show are $5 for adults and $2 for children. Visiting hours are Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call (201) 445-3767. THEO sets schedule THEO (To Help Each Other), the social club for widows and widowers, has planned several fall activities. Dancing, coffee, and dessert will be offered on Dec. 1. The Christmas Party, scheduled for Dec. 15, will include music by Dick Richards, sandwiches, salads, beverages, and dessert. RSVP for any of these events by contacting Carol at (201) 664-1804 or Ruth at (201) 995-0661. THEO meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at Church of the Good Shepherd, 497 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park. Christmas Boutique underway The Christmas Boutique at The Community Thrift Shop, located on the lower level of the Midland Park Shopping Center, is open with nearly new clothing, Christmas decorations, jewelry, children’s toys and clothes, and brica-brac. During the month of December, the shop will only be accepting donations of Christmas and gift items on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are 52 member organizations benefiting from sales of the Community Thrift Shop. Among them are Christ Church Women’s Guild, First Presbyterian Church Women’s Guild, Rosary/Altar Society of Mount Carmel Church, Paramus Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship, the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc., YMCAYWCA Bergen County, Children’s Therapy Center, Shelter Our Sisters, American Legion Auxiliary #130, and Children’s Aid and Family Services. 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