December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 23 Wyckoff Wanderings Candlelight Concert set Grace United Methodist Church, 555 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff, has scheduled its annual Christmas Candlelight Concert for Sunday, Dec.13 at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The concert is under the direction of Alan Newman of Upper Saddle River, church organist and director of music. The four combined choirs of Grace UMC will perform the music of the season by candlelight. Also featured will be harpist Mary Elizabeth Young. Guest soloists will be mezzo-soprano Laura Van Orden, tenor Dominick Panfile, and soprano Lori Nydam. A harp prelude will begin at 3:45 p.m. followed by a processional at 4 p.m. The concert will also have a hymn sing featuring favorite seasonal carols accompanied by both the harp and the 1880 Roosevelt pipe organ. Refreshments will follow in the church fellowship hall. A free-will offering will be taken during the concert. People in nearby communities are invited to share this seasonal concert with the members and friends of Grace Church. For additional information, call the church office at (201) 891-4595. For Christmas Eve the church has scheduled four worship services at 3, 5, 9, and 11 p.m. Visitors are always welcome to attend. Grace United Methodist Church has two Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday School is offered for adults and children of all ages. Child care is provided. An adult Bible class is held in Room 10 at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. For information on services and church activities call the church office at (201) 891-4595. New mothers’ club forming A new club for moms and moms-to-be is forming at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. Learn how to stay fit during and after pregnancy. Pre/post natal mini-fitness class, a healthy breakfast, and great conversation will be on the roster of activities. RSVP to Jenifer Kaplan at (201) 8912081 or There is no charge. Annual Toy Drive underway Weichert’s 31st Annual Toy Drive to benefit Shelter our Sisters, a non-profit organization that assists battered women and their children is underway at Weichert, Realtors® Wyckoff. Participants can bring new, unwrapped toys from now through Dec. 18 at the Wyckoff office located at 391 Franklin Avenue. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact Tatiana Margovskiy at (201) 891-3490. Chanukah begins with Shabbat service Temple Beth Rishon will usher in the eight days of Chanukah on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. with a special Friday night Shabbat service and concert featuring holiday music performed by cantors Ilan Mamber and Ben Rosner along with the Kol Rishon adult choir, the Beth Rishon Hebrew School Youth Choir and Zemer Rishon, the new congregational teen choir. A variety of Chanukah songs from the classical, Sephardic, American, and Eastern European repertoires composed by Benitto Marcello, Debbie Friedman, Tom Lehrer, George Frederick Handel, Peter Yarrow, and other well-known composers will be performed. An Oneg Shabbat with desserts will follow. A congregational dinner at 6 p.m. will precede the service and concert. Free to members with reservations made by Thursday Dec. 10. Non-member cost is $15 per adult, $7 per child under 13 or $36 per family. For reservations or more information call the temple office at (201) 891-4466 or visit Bar/Bat Mitzvah showcase set Temple Beth Rishon will be hosting a Bar/Bat Mitzvah party showcase on Sunday, Dec. 6 from noon to 3 p.m. Over 25 vendors, including photographers, videographers, florists, and entertainers will be on hand. There will be a food sampling from Beth Rishon’s in-house caterers and door prizes. Call (201) 891-4466 or visit ‘Ask the Rabbi’ discussions offered Preschool parents are invited to the “Ask the Rabbi” holiday discussions at Temple Beth Rishon with Rabbi Ken Emert. Participants will learn about the Jewish holidays, and the rituals and traditions meant to be shared with the family. Discussions for Chanukah are scheduled for Dec. 2. The program will be held at Café Rishon in the temple lobby at 9:15 a.m. For more information, call the temple office at (201) 891-4466 or visit A program on Passover will be held on March 17, 2010, and Shavuot will be discussed on May 12, 2010. Free computer course offered Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff is offering a two-day computer course open to the community. “Introduction to Excel” is being offered from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 10 (Part I), and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 11 (Part II), at the CHCC campus, 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. Class size is limited, and participants need to preregister two weeks prior to course date. The course fee is $25 and includes hands-on training and materials. To register, call (201) 848-7530. For more information, visit the CHCC website at Partners in Pride to meet Wyckoff’s volunteer town beautification group, Partners in Pride, will meet Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Larkin House, 380 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. This will be the last meeting for the group until March 2010. Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome. Christmas boutique, pancake breakfast set Care-A-Lot Christian Nursery School, 475 Lafayette Avenue, Wyckoff, will hold its 21st Annual Christmas Boutique on Friday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Youth Group of Abundant Life Reformed Church will be serving a Pancake Breakfast (from 9 to 11 a.m.) and lunch. The holiday bake table will offer an assortment of wrapped baked goods for the family to enjoy or for gifts. Prize baskets will be available through a special fundraiser. Poinsettias and decorated wreaths will be for sale this year. Christmas elves will be on hand to assist young children with their shopping. The boutique will include crafters offering handmade jewelry, soaps, baby blankets, baby sweaters, scarves, and home-based vendors. For additional information, call (201) 444-3090. Santa to be on hand for tree lighting The Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Annual Tree Lighting and Santa Comes to Wyckoff event on Dec. 4. All are invited to enjoy this special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and to share the magic of the tree lighting. There will be refreshments and holiday music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will travel through Wyckoff on a fire truck, meeting and greeting children and their families at various locations. Santa’s first stop will be at the Cedar Hill Shopping Center at 4 p.m. His itinerary will continue with stops at the Wyckoff Shopping Center at 5 p.m., on Main Street at 5:45 p.m., and at the Mayflower Shopping Center at 6 p.m. He will then travel through the Wyckoff Square Shopping Center at 6:45 p.m. and stop at the Boulder Run Shopping Center at 7 p.m. Santa’s last stop of the evening will be at Wyckoff Town Hall for the tree lighting ceremony. Contact Marie Kidd at (201) 848-4545. The rain date will be Monday, Dec. 7. Clothing, toy drive benefit mission Wyckoff resident Sean Spatz is collecting new and gently used coats, clothing, blankets, and toys to benefit an Appalachian Mission in Kentuchy. Spatz, a student at Delbarton School, will be receiving items at Saint Elizabeth’s Church in Wyckoff for this project. Delbarton has been involved in this Appalachian Mission project for many years. 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