Page 24 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • December 23, 2009 Franklin Lakes Scribe Republican Club to meet The Franklin Lakes Republican Club will meet Jan. 12 at the Franklin Lakes Ambulance Corps building located on Bender Court. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. All Franklin Lakes residents are invited to attend. Board of education to meet The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will meet Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Franklin Avenue Middle School on Franklin Avenue. Teen Book Club to meet Readers in grades seven through nine are invited to join the Franklin Lakes Library 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. “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 Library. Snacks are served. Registration is ongoing; register today by emailing kate_ or calling the library at (201) 891-2224. For more information, check the library’s website at 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. Fitness camps offered for children The Franklin Lakes Recreation Department is offering two free programs for children in January. Fit Camp, designed to increase health, cardiovascular fitness, energy level, flexibility, and balance will run on Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A speed and conditioning camp for athletes of all ages will be using plyometric training, agility exercises, and speed technique to prepare children for the upcoming sports season. This camp will meet on Jan. 7, 14, 21, and 28 form 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Both camps will be held at the Franklin Lakes Recreation Center. For more details, call the recreation department at (201) 847-0719. Registration must be completed by Jan. 1. Commission’s report on display The Franklin Lakes Environmental Resource Inventory will be on display for the public in the art gallery of the Franklin Lakes Library, 470 DeKorte Drive, during the month of January. The objective of the report is to record information regarding the present state of the borough’s environmental and cultural resources. This new ERI was adopted by the council and the planning board and will serve as a framework for future planning decisions in order to protect, preserve, and conserve these resources. The study was undertaken with the support of the mayor and council with a grant from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions. The last ERI was completed in 1974. 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. Contact the church at (201) 891-0511 or for additional information. Students, Realtors provide support Weichert Realtors’ Franklin Lakes office and Indian Hills High School’s Interact Club and Student Council announced the collection of more than 500 toys and 125 pairs of shoes to benefit families at the Bergen County Shelter Our Sisters Home. A local self storage company loaned a truck to the office to transport the toys and shoes to the shelter. 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