December 9, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 17 Wyckoff Wanderings Winick and Mule to exhibit Jerry Winick and Len Mule will be exhibiting their artwork at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff during the month of December. Winick is a northern New Jersey resident who uses only a pencil to create his art. His style of photorealism is so unique that his work is often mistaken for black and white photographs. He has been drawing most of his life, is self taught and is a teacher of pencil drawing. He has won more than 300 awards for his work. The Winick collection is available as signed and numbered limited edition lithographs. A few originals will also be on display. Mule spent his career as a technical artist illustrator specializing in perspective and isometric drawing. His dedication and discipline in technical illustrating have helped him realize that detail is everything. He uses this approach with the oils he paints, which have become his main focus. Retired after 50 years of technical illustrating, Mule is fulfilling a lifetime ambition in oil painting. He is a member of the Ridgewood Art Institute, the Community Art Association in Allendale, the Ringwood Manor Art Association, and NJ SPAP. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all artwork will be donated to the Wyckoff Family YMCA. Celebration to begin with Menorah Lighting The annual Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration at Wyckoff Town Hall will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. This year, the nine-foot menorah will be made entirely of chocolate Chanukah gelt. Five of those coins will contain a winning ticket hidden under the golden foil. Winners will receive passes to Hershey Park. This free celebration is sponsored by Chabad of NW Bergen County and is open to the entire community and residents of neighboring towns. In addition to the Menorah Lighting, those who attend will be able to watch a chocolate sculptor at work; mold their own chocolate dreidels; and enjoy giveaways, freshly brewed hot-chocolate and refreshments, and a performance by the Beth Rishon Children’s Choir, all in a super-sized heated tent. For more information, call the Chabad Jewish Center at (201) 848-0449 or visit 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. 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. Volunteers will pack the clothing and toys in large trucks and drive the gifts to Kentucky where they will be distributed. Collection boxes are located in the narthex at Saint Elizabeth’s Church, 700 Greenwood Avenue, Wyckoff. Donations will be collected through Dec. 11. ‘Chocolate Fever’ to be discussed Children in third grade are invited to participate in a book discussion group at the Wyckoff Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss Robert Kimmel Smith’s “Chocolate Fever.” Copies of the book are available in the Children’s Room. Light refreshments will be served at the discussion. 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