Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • December 23, 2009 Park Windmill Baseball meeting set The Midland Park Baseball Association will meet Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland School Media Center/Library. All coaches and parents who are interested are welcome. For more information, email to midlandparkbaseball@gm Board of education to meet The Midland Park Board of Education will meet Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the August C. DePreker Media Center at Highland Elementary School. Bible study series begins Midland Park Christian Reformed Church is offering a Bible study, “Experiencing God,” by Dr. Henry Blackaby on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. beginning Jan. 17. The series will be led by interim pastor Rev. Harvey Ouwinga. MPCRC is located at 183 Godwin Avenue. Everyone is invited to attend. For information, call (201) 445 4260. 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. The shop will be open Dec. 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. 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 Fel- Time travelers Fourth graders at Midland Park’s Highland School had the opportunity to step back in time over 400 years and enjoy a hands-on assembly about New Jersey’s Lenni Lenape Indians. This program was presented by John Kraft, director of Lenape Lifeways, Inc., who wore Lenape clothing. This archaeologist and expert on the Delaware Indians used a slide show and authentic artifacts to educate the students about the family life, homes, diet, and spiritual beliefs of these Native Americans. The program focused on village activities and the roles of men, women, and children within the family and community. Students learned how the Lenape dressed, built shelters, grew crops, fished, hunted, cooked, made tools and weapons, treated disease, and interacted with the European settlers. Students tried out many of these artifacts including musical instruments, hunting tools, animal skins, and cooking utensils. Pictured are Chloe Kasbarian, Serena Merwede, Kraft, Ryan Desidero, and Brendan McKay. lowship, 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. Nativity hosts Masses for differently-abled Catholic Masses for differently-abled people will be held at Church of the Nativity in Midland Park on the following dates: Sundays at 9 a.m.; Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m.; and Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 7, April 18, and GREAT Communion May 9, and June 13. Receptions follow Mass. These Masses are specifically for families with members who are differently-abled. Many people who are challenged behaviorally, mentally or physically may have difficulty in traditional Sunday Mass environments, so the families are unable to worship together and may avoid Mass altogether. These are the families we are welcoming to attend these Masses and celebrate the Eucharist with other members of the surrounding community. For more information, contact Director of Lay Ministries Janet Nemec at (201) 444-6362, (201) 670-1871, or Pre-school Club forming Midland Park Recreation is sponsoring a new Pre-school Club for four- and five-year-olds. The group will meet on Tuesdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the DePhillips Community Center, 50 Dairy Street, Jan. 5 through 26. Each meeting will be built around a story, craft or activity taught by the recreation director. Registration fee is $20. Forms can be picked up at the center or online at under recreation. ��������������� � �������� �������������� �������������� ����������������� �������������������������������� ������������������������������� �������������������������������� �������������� ����������������� ����������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������������� ��������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������� ��������������������� ���������������������������