February 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 21 Wyckoff Wanderings Auxiliary hosts Spaghetti Dinner The Wyckoff Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fire Company #2, 180 Wyckoff Avenue. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for children. Children under age three will be admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Library to close for professional day The Wyckoff Public Library will be closed on Friday, Feb. 6, so that staff may attend a seminar in customer service. The library will resume normal hours on Saturday, Feb. 7 when it will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The book drop will remain open during the day on Friday, Feb. 6. The Wyckoff Public Library is located at 200 Woodland Avenue in Wyckoff. Adult walk in health screening offered Adult walk in health screenings, monitoring, and assessment are open to all adults every Thursday, except the fifth Thursday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church on Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff. The following services are available: blood pressure monitoring, nutritional information, cardiac risk factor information, osteoporosis risk identification, medication consultations, initial health referrals, and diabetes risk factor identification. A registered nurse conducts the sessions. This service is free to all Wyckoff adults and appointments are not necessary. CHCC offers computer course Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff is offering a two-day computer course to the community. “Introduction to Word” is being offered from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 5 (Part I), and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 6 (Part II), at 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. Follow signs for Build- ing 1, second floor computer lab. Class size is limited, and participants need to pre-register. The course fee is $25 and includes hands-on training and training materials. For more information or to register, call (201) 848-7530. For more information about this and other events, visit the CHCC website at www.chccnj.org. Community notification system in place The Wyckoff Police Department would like to remind residents about the Community Notification System more commonly known as “Reverse 911.” The system allows the Wyckoff Police Department to notify residents and business owners about emergencies or provide them with other important information. This system adds an extra measure of notification to the township. Through this service, thousands of phone messages can be sent throughout the township or targeted to selected areas. The system allows immediate notification to residents and business owners without depleting police resources. Every household or business within the township with a listed and unlisted phone number has been placed into a confidential database. If the call is answered by voicemail or an answering machine, the system will leave a message with information and/or instructions. Caller ID will indicate a call from the Wyckoff Police Department. Ridgewood Water and the Wyckoff Board of Education maintain their own databases; therefore anyone who wishes to be notified by those entities will need to contact them directly. Library celebrates winter holidays The library will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in the children’s room the week of Feb. 9. All children are welcome to stop in and make a wreath for Valentine’s Day. The Wyckoff Public Library is located at 200 Woodland Avenue. Dog licenses are required Municipalities are mandated to issue annual dog licenses to al dogs age seven months or older. Licensing of dogs and cats began Dec. 1. Beginning this week, a late fee of $10 per animal will be charged in addition to the annual licensing fee. Proof of a pet’s rabies vaccination and alteration papers are needed to obtain a 2009 license. Any rabies certificate that expires before Oct. 1, 2009 will not be accepted. If, for any reason, the veterinarian objects to giving an animal a rabies vaccination, a written note from the vet will be needed. For more information, call the clerk’s office at (201) 891-7000. Newcomers play platform tennis The Wyckoff Newcomers & Neighbors Club is holding a platform tennis event for members on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Brookside Club in Allendale. The platforms are heated, so weather will not be an issue. Novices are welcome. Racquets and balls will be provided, but those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. This is a great event for couples of all ages and abilities. Pizza and wings will be served, and participants are welcome to bring beverages. Dress in casual, warm clothing, and wear sneakers. RSVP to Keri at kerigeee@yahoo.com or call (201) 675-1972 as soon as possible. Rainforest program scheduled The Friends of the Wyckoff Library will bring Rizzo’s Reptiles’ rainforest program to the library on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. Rizzo’s Reptiles will bring live animals that live in this unique habitat. Learn about the five layers of the rainforest and its precious and fragile balance of this ecosystem. This program will be held in the James Monroe Room. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the circulation desk of the library located at 200 Woodland Avenue. This program is suitable for children from five to 10 years old. ESL Classes at Bethany Bethany Church in Wyckoff is offering free English as a Second Language classes to adults who would like to improve their speaking skills. Classes for high beginner and intermediate levels will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. The $30 registration fee includes a textbook. To obtain a registration form, call Gloria Hargreaves at (201) 891-7494, extension 21, Mondays or Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bethany Church is located at 568 Wellington Drive in Wyckoff. Engaged? Just Married? Celebrating an Anniversary? Share the news with neighbors and friends! Announce your Special Event in Wine Tasting Event Waldwick Community Alliance Also sponsored in part by We welcome photographs. Send announcements to: The Villadom TIMES P Box 96, Midland Park, NJ 07432 .O. editorial@villadom.com