Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • May 13, 2009 Area Musicians earn Walter Earth Day celebration Engel Scholarships Scholarship winners Kevin Hanse, Alicia Vitale, and Hayley Clark. This year’s Walter Engel Scholarships were presented to six outstanding high school senior musicians who have gone to extraordinary lengths to reach out to others by performing for charity fundraisers, religious services, hospitals, nursing homes, and civic functions, and by mentoring younger or less fortunate students. The winners include Richard Sayanagi, cellist, and Hayley Clark, soprano, both of Ridgewood; Ian Askins, pianist, of Hillsdale; Kevin Hanse, violist, of Pompton Plains; Christie Gamon, pianist, of Chatham; and Alicia Vitale, soprano, of Franklin Lakes. Last month, the scholarship winners and dozens of other young classical musicians from northern New Jersey were featured in concerts at the 18th Annual Walter Engel Festival of Young Performers. The performances were held at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. Representing a range of ages from 8 to 18, the musicians included pianists, string and wind players, and singers who performed solo or in small ensembles. The annual festival provides a noncompetitive performance venue for young musicians and encourages them to share their musical talent with their communities. Students at Little Ivy Learning Center celebrated Earth Day by hosting an International Festival for friends and family at their preschool/child-care center in Midland Park. Displays included flags, maps, crafts, and traditional dress and food representing nearly every corner of the Earth. Little Ivy Learning Center provides affordable childcare with a preschool difference. Day care, preschool and kindergarten programs are offered for toddlers through six-year-olds. The school is locatedat 497 Godwin Avenue in Midland Park. To learn more, contact the school at (201) 444-0048 or info@mylittleivy. com, or visit online at A Little Ivy parent shares tales from South Africa (above). A representative of India enjoys a slice of Italian cannoli cake. Sunday, May 17, 7am-3pm Upper Saddle River Geoff Welch, curator of Harmony Hall, a National Historic Site owned by the Town of Ramapo, New York, will visit the Midland Park Library to give a presentation on artists from the Hudson River School of Painting on Friday, June 5 at 1 p.m. There will be a slide show and discussion on these painters and their subject matter, which includes the Highlands Region. Welch has been researching the art of the Highlands Region for over a decade. Hudson River School art discussed He founded the Ramapo River Committee and has presented 14 annual Ramapo River Watershed Conferences. He also serves as the Ramapo River Watershed Keeper for the Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Midland Park Library and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Parking is available at the library and at the adjacent municipal lot. Call (201)444-2390. 2009 ������������ The Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce antique car show and swap meet ����������������������������������� ������������� ������ ��������������� ���������� ���������������� ����������� ����������������������� ������������������ ������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������� ������������������������ ����������������������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������� ����������������������������� ������������