May 13, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 11 Franklin Lakes Scribe History: Just for kicks Dr. James P. Kane will present “Non-essential History: Or Why Is it Called the Big Apple?” at the Franklin Lakes Public Library on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. Dr. Kane, an adjunct professor of William Paterson University and a former superintendant of schools, will discuss how Stonewall Jackson got his nickname, why people say they are raising a child, why it is considered unlucky to whistle on the Broadway stage, and more. All are invited. Registration is not necessary. The Franklin Lakes Public Library is located at 245 DeKorte Drive. Library hosts pet communicator Shira Plotzker, a pet psychic and pet communicator, will speak at the Franklin Lakes Library on Monday, May 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Plotzker will communicate with pets of the audience attendees by looking at a photo of their pet. All are welcome to attend this program. Registration is necessary for those bringing photos of pets because photo participation is limited to 20; however, anyone may attend the program and listen to the lecture. To register to bring pet photos, call the adult reference desk at (201) 891-2224. Memoir writing lecture offered Louis Alexander, author of “Echoes from a Small Country Town: A Memoir,” will give a free lecture on the stepby-step process of writing a memoir on May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Lakes Public Library. Alexander will share ideas from his book in which he celebrates the woods, lake, and wildlife he enjoyed as a boy near Lake George, New York. Registration is not necessary. The library is located at 245 DeKorte Drive. Safety Town program offered Safety Town, a program that teaches children entering kindergarten in September different strategies about safety in their community, will be offered at High Mountain Road School July 6 through 16 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Children will learn about pedestrian and traffic safety in a miniature representation of a real town. A police officer will assist in the program, which also incorporates bicycle and personal safety. Ambulance and fire department members will assist children in learning first aid and preventative strategies in fire safety. The program is presented by the Wyckoff Family YMCA. Snacks are provided and the program will be held rain or shine. The fee is $110. Call (201) 891-2081. Republican Club to meet The Franklin Lakes Republican Club will meet on May 12 at 8 p.m. at the Senior Center in the Fire Department Headquarters on Bender Court. All Franklin Lakes residents are invited. Auxiliary to host speaker The Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary will hold a meeting/presentation on Monday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the large meeting room of the Franklin Lakes Library on DeKorte Drive. Dr. Elizabeth Roche, of The Elizabeth Roche M.D. Medspa in Woodcliff Lakes, will speak on “The Volume Lift.” Dr. Roche is double board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Since 2001, Dr. Roche has specialized in medical aesthetics. Her discussion will highlight how dermal fillers can replace lost volume and create a more rejuvenated and rested facial appearance. If time permits, a question and answer period will follow the presentation. This meeting is open to the public. Call Eileen Leone at (201) 848-9330. Author presentation scheduled Nancy Viau will present, “Step into My Writing World,” scheduled during Children’s Book Week, Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m., for children in grades two and up and their families. Meet Viau, and learn how she created the title character in her book, “Samantha Hansen has Rocks in her Head.” Call (201) 891-2224 to register. Library plans American Girl Party A special American Girl Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. open for children in kindergarten and up. Join the fun, fashion, film, crafts, and refreshments. Call (201) 891-2224 to register. Wheaton to exhibit The Gallery of The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes will be presenting the work of New Jersey artist Jeanne Jaicks Wheaton through May 26. The exhibit, “Between the Lines,” will consist of approximately 35 works in oil, mixed media, and acrylic. Wheaton’s most recent work has evolved to embrace her love of decora- tive pattern. She uses intense colors, metallic, and glittery paint to achieve dense compositions. Her use of color and pattern reflect an artistic sensibility and a life spent engrossed in design. The gallery, located in The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes, 730 Franklin Lake Road, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and by appointment with the artist (201) 652-3753 or For directions call (201) 891-0511 or visit us at Register for game show If you like trivia, bright lights, and great sound effects, you’ll love Eric Dasher’s High Tech Game Show. The show will be held Wednesday, May 20 at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for children in grades one through three, and 7:00 through 8:30 p.m. for children in grades four and up. The library is currently taking signups, but registration is limited. Register early for this upbeat event by calling the children’s department at the Franklin Lakes Public Library at (201) 891-2224, or visit during regular hours. 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