December 9, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 27 Franklin Lakes Scribe Donations of toys and clothing sought In effort to benefit local individuals in need, Weichert Realtors’ Franklin Lakes office is collecting unwrapped toys, new clothes, and non-perishable foods to donate to charitable organizations this holiday season. The office, 784 Franklin Avenue is open between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Call (201) 891-6900 for details. Santa to visit Holiday Party The Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will host the annual Santa Run on Sunday Dec. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. After a loop through the borough on a fire truck, Santa will arrive at Franklin Lakes Fire Headquarters on Bender Court to hand out gifts to youngsters. The party will include hot chocolate, milk and cookies, special crafts, and a small gift for each child. No RSVP required. Be sure to bring a camera to take photos with Santa. For more information, call (201) 891-1903. Have Breakfast with Santa The Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Franklin Lakes will host its annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 12. The event includes a full breakfast, games, prizes, and photos with Santa. To guarantee admission, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $10 per person. Children under two years of age will be admitted free. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door at $15 per person on the morning of the event. There will be two seatings; one at 8:30 a.m. and one at 11 a.m. Professional photographs with Santa are $12 per child or $20 per family. For additional information, contact Randi Balletta at (201) 684-1524 or by e-mail at Smith and Deitrich exhibit Reality & Perception, an exhibit of photographs by G. Stuart Smith and paintings by Ridgewood artist Pamela Deitrich, will be on exhibit at the Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes during the month of December. The artwork is based on their travels together to Iceland, the Grand Canyon, Sedona, The British Virgin Islands, and other venues. The church is located at 730 Franklin Lake Road in Franklin Lakes. Deitrich received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She worked as an illustrator and art educator for many years before pursuing a master’s degree in museum studies to become a curator of textiles and costume. Dietrich’s mixed media paintings have been recognized in juried exhibitions for their celebration of light, line, and color. Smith is an associate professor at Hofstra University. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field from radio reporting and management to TV reporting, videography, production, and management. He has produced and directed award-winning documentaries that air on public television. There will be an artists’ reception on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is welcome. The reception is free. Contact the church at (201) 891-0511 or pcflmgr@yahoo. com for additional information. 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., 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 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 present familiar holiday songs, festive sing-a-longs, and classical holiday pieces. All are welcome. Contact the library at (201) 891-2224 for additional information. Library board to meet The Franklin Lakes Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the local history room of the library, 470 DeKorte Drive. The meeting is open to the public. For further information, call (201) 891-2224. 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. 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 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. Darfur benefit concert set “Peace through Music: A Concert for Darfur,” an acoustic concert, will be held Jan. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Barnert Temple, 747 Route 208 South in Franklin Lakes. Organized by Glen Rock sophomores Amanda Kroll and Amanda Lomega, the concert will feature local artists. For more information, contact Alice Kintisch at (201) 848-1800. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. Each year more than four million people ~ accident victims, patients undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases ~ are in need of a blood transfusion. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. Check our website: 201-444-3900