June 17, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 25 Wyckoff Wanderings Summer programs offered Grace United Methodist Church is offering a special summer Sunday School at 10 a.m. from June 28 through Sept. 6. Registration for the summer program will begin on Sunday, June 22 at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services. The Summer Sunday School theme is “Parables in the Park.” The summer school will teach Bible stories from the Old Testament. Each grade level will participate in activities pertinent to each story. Every Sunday the classes will create a page for a book that will be laminated and ready to take home by the end of the summer. The students will also ride on a hand-built “Noah’s Ark” and will have photos taken for passports and will create their own book covers. Classes will be held outside on the church grounds when weather permits and the children will be served snacks appropriate for the Old Testament stories. Grace UMC’s Nursery School has a few openings for its summer program “Summer Full of Fun” consisting of a six-week program for pre-kindergartners that runs from July 7 through Aug. 11. For more information call Director Carol Fretwell at (201) 891-4895. Grace Church is in its 129th year of existence. The church started as a mission Sunday School in a paint store on the north side of Paterson in 1868. The present church was built in Wyckoff in 1961. Grace United Methodist Church is located at 555 Russell Avenue in Wyckoff. During the summer months (starting on June 29) Grace Church will have a single worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered for children of all ages and child care is provided. Visitors are welcome. For more information on church activities call the church office at (201) 891-4595 Stingrays hold tryouts The Wyckoff Family YMCA’s Stingrays Summer Swim Team is now holding tryouts. Participants develop a strong work ethic, learn the value of teamwork, and make friends as they benefit from professional instruction in the four competitive swim strokes. Tryouts will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wyckoff Family YMCA’s Spring Lake, 691 Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff. The season runs from mid-June through early August as the Stingrays compete against other area swim teams. Carnival fun Members of the community enjoyed themselves at the Wyckoff Lions Club Carnival held recently at the Guardian Angel Church’s grounds in Allendale. Swimmers must be between six and 17 years of age as of May 31, 2009. There is no fee for the team, only for the Spring Lake Park membership. A family membership for full Y members and Wyckoff residents is $385; $510 for non-resident families. Special pricing is available for single-parent/child combinations. Call the Y for details. For more information, call Kyle McElroy at (201) 891-2081 or visit at wyckoffstingrays.com. Children’s writing workshop offered The Wyckoff Library will offer its annual Young Author Creative Writing Workshop this summer. The program will be held on July 8, 15, 22, and 29. Children in grades three through six will write and illustrate their own book with the help of parent volunteers. The finished book is then added to the library’s collection and available for circulation. The participants are drawn by lottery and space is limited. Visit the children’s desk in the library for more details and to fill out an application. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 17. Volunteer mentors are also needed. Call (201) 891-4866 for more information. Break the Highway Trend! ...not your community’s back. � Local businesses are the backbone of your community and the trend to shop the big guys on the highway hurts us all.Your local businesses have what you want... at the right price... and close to home. So, why hassle with the highways? Talk to your kids about how dangerous it can be. ��������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� Save Time! Save Gas! Save Money! SAVE YOUR COMMUNITY! We Need You ������������������ SHOP LOCALLY. IT’S SMART. ...and besides, it’s so convenient!