December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 31 Franklin Lakes Scribe Tudor Brass Players present concert The Tudor Brass Players will perform a special Holiday Music program at the Franklin Lakes Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. This brass quintet will delight the audience with familiar holiday songs, festive sing-a-longs, and beautiful renditions of classical holiday pieces. All are welcome. Contact the library at (201) 891-2224 for additional information. National Guard promotes local resident Patrick R. Stroud of Franklin Lakes has been promoted to the commissioned officer rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the New Jersey National Guard. With over 30 years of service with the Guard, CW2 Stroud has served in various positions including Cavalry Scout and Support Platoon Sergeant. He has been employed by Trico Equipment for over 25 years. Tournament to benefit IronMatt foundation “Iron Maddle” a new event to benefit The Matthew Larson Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (IronMatt) will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19. The event will be hosted at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. Register at www. The cost is $150 per player, which includes the tournament, lunch, dinner, beverages, favors, and live music. There will be special fundraisers. Entry deadline is Monday, Dec. 14 by noon. Play will begin Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Entrants will be notified by e-mail with the time and location of their first matches. Weather permitting, all entrants will be assured of at least three matches. All matches will be the best two out of three sets. The 12-point tiebreaker will be used throughout. Dinner and the party are open to non-playing guests at $75 per person. To RSVP to the party, e-mail Kerry Bascio at Republican Club hosts meeting Franklin Lakes Republican Club will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Bender Court Fire Department Headquarters. All are invited to attend. The club meets monthly September through May on the second Tuesday at 8 p.m. For more information, visit Teen Book Club meets at library Readers in grades seven through nine are invited to join the Franklin Lakes Library’s Book Club for Teens. The group meets at 4:30 p.m. at the library on the last Wednesday of each month. The Dec. 30 selection will be “American Shaolin” by Matthew Polly on Dec. 30. “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore will be discussed on Jan. 27. Those who cannot attend the meeting may join in the discussion at The library hosts book discussion groups for participants of all ages. Books for each month can be picked up at the front desk at Franklin Lakes Public Library. Snacks are served. Registration is ongoing; register today by emailing or calling the library at (201) 891-2224. For more information, check the library’s website at Scouts sponsor Christmas Tree Sale Boy Scout Troop 34 of Franklin Lakes will hold its Christmas Tree Sale on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, 454 Pulis Avenue. The sale begins Thanksgiving weekend. The Scouts will be selling nursery grown Christmas trees, wreaths, and roping for the holiday season and will be on hand to assist in selection and loading of trees. Musicians sought for benefit concert Musicians and singers interested at performing at a benefit coffeehouse to be held in January at Barnert Temple are invited to audition on Sunday, Dec. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. in the temple youth lounge. Organized by Glen Rock sophomores Amanda Kroll and Amanda Lomega, “Peace through Music, A Concert for Darfur,” will be an acoustic concert, in the style of a coffeehouse. The event is scheduled for Jan. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. Those who audition should bring instruments and song lyrics to the audition. For more information, contact Alice Kintisch at (201) 848-1800. Barnert Temple is located at 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes. December Pottery Show and Sale set Area artist Britt Baker will present an array of original pottery items in a special three-day show and sale, Dec. 4 through 6, at the Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes. Friday hours are 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is located at 730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes. Call (201) 891-0511. Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism discussed “The Phenonema of Holocaust Denial and the New Anti-Semitism” will be discussed at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Ephaim Kaye, director of international seminars at the International School for Holocaust Studies at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Israel, will lead the program. Kaye has taught about the Holocaust for nearly three decades in Israeli high schools and colleges. In 1993, he was appointed director of international seminars, and has since led over 200 international seminars with participants from over 25 countries. He has organized four international conferences on the topic, and has led more than 17 trips to Poland for high school students, graduates of Yad Vashem seminars, and Israel Defense Force officers. Kaye holds a first and second degree in modern Jewish history and the history of the Holocaust from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a published author of numerous articles and books on the subject and has been a guest speaker at Holocaust centers throughout the world. This program is being sponsored by the Barnert Temple Sisterhood and is open to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information, call (201) 848-1800. The temple is located at 747 Route 208 South in Franklin Lakes. Auxiliary plans Holiday Luncheon The Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the North Jersey Country Club, 594 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne beginning at noon. Members and friends are invited. The cost is $30. For reservations or information, call Ann Swist at (201) 337-7262. Presbyterian Church offers Advent liturgies Special liturgies will be presented each Sunday during Advent at The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes. Services are held every Sunday at 10 a.m. with hospitality following at 11 a.m. The annual candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. led by the Rev. Vern Dethmers. All are welcome to come for a meaningful worship experience to celebrate the season. The church is located at 730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes. PBA holds Coat Drive The Franklin Lakes Police Department PBA Local #150 will hold its Annual Coat Drive Dec. 12 and 13. This year the PBA will also be collecting children’s clothing. All coats and children’s clothing may be dropped off at anytime on Dec 12 and 13 at the Franklin Lakes Police Department, 490 DeKorte Drive. Last year, over 400 coats were collected and donated to Saint John the Baptist Church in Paterson. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. 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