Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • November 11, 2009 Villadom Happenings Electronics recycling collection set Residents of Ridgewood and the surrounding communities are welcome to bring their unwanted computers, keyboards, printers, DVDs, AC adapters, stereo equipment, and computer components to the parking lot of Ridgewood High School, 627 East Ridgewood Avenue, on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The collection is sponsored by Principia NP. Proceeds from the drive will benefit the Interact Club at the high school. There will be a $10 charge for televisions (under 25 inches). Monitors, appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, and large TVs will not be collected. Call (908) 400-1363. College Club hosts dinner The Annual Holiday Dinner of the College Club will be held on Dec. 1 at the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood. This year, “The Clancy Legacy Band” will perform a Celtic Christmas concert for members and guests. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by a catered dinner. For reservations, contact Sonia Meurer, 129 Foster Terrace, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 or at (201) 444 5453. The deadline to RSVP is Nov. 24. The ticket cost for members and guests is $42 per person. Checks should be made payable to College Club of Ridgewood. Harmony Celebration seeks singers The Harmony Celebration Chorus has a special opportunity for women of all ages who are interested in learning four-part harmony. The group is seeking singers to perform in a holiday event. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Ridgewood. Call (201) 689-6896 or e-mail Master Gardeners presentation on peonies The Master Gardeners of Bergen County will host Kathleen Gagan at its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Services Building, 327 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus (across from Bergen Regional Medical Center). A limited number of bare-root plants will be available for sale after the presentation. Meetings are open to all interested gardeners, free of charge. Refreshments will be served starting at 7 p.m. For more information on this meeting and other Master Gardeners activities, contact Tracey Fraser at (201) 768 1856. Author to discuss Armenian genocide Peter Balakian, an award-winning author and Bergen County native, will speak at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Balakian will discuss his new book, “Armenian Golgotha,” the translation of his great-uncle Rev. Grigoris Balakian’s first-person account of the Armenian genocide. Balakian’s program will be held in Friends Hall (SC219) of the Robert A. Scott Student Center at Ramapo College. The presentation is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, call (201) 684-7409. Employment workshop scheduled Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church’s Career Resources Ministry, in its continuing effort to provide help to people seeking employment, will present the third of a four-part series of fall/winter workshops on Sunday, Nov. 22 at noon. The workshop will be held in the meeting room in the lower church and is open to anyone seeking employment and those who anticipate possible unemployment. Parish membership is not required. These workshops are presented by the Career Resources Ministry whose members are dedicated to helping those seeking employment. Professionals in the field will present the workshop and will be on hand to give advice. This next workshop topic is “Getting Your Message Out: Networking.” Participants should bring a recent resume or job experience information. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information, call Tom Lewis at (201) 4451864 or Carol Shea at (201) 447-4315. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is located at 1 Passaic Street, Ridgewood. Fell fundraiser set Alex Tullo, who supplies gas to the Exxon Station at 41 Myrtle Avenue in Allendale, is providing a weekend fundraiser to benefit the fund to acquire the historical Fell To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of ‘Peanuts,’ the Saddle River Youth Theatre is presenting the musical, ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ for eight performances between Nov. 13 and 22. Shows will be held at the Highlands Regional Playhouse, located on the grounds of Archer United Methodist Church, at the intersection of 37 East Allendale Avenue and Franklin Turnpike in Allendale. Show dates and times are: Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov 18 at 7 p.m., Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Nov 21 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Nov.22 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and all seating is assigned, so advanced reservation is recommended, although available remaining tickets will be sold at the door 20 minutes prior to show time. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office (open on a part-time basis, voicemail messages will be returned) at (201) 825-8805. Sixty years of ‘Peanuts’ House in Allendale. During the weekend of Nov. 14 and 15, all customers who purchase gas at Myrtle Avenue station will be counted, and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Concerned Citizens of Allendale, Inc. and its campaign effort to raise funds to acquire and preserve the Fell House, a national treasure located on Franklin Turnpike in Allendale. Contributions may be sent to: Concerned Citizens of Allendale, P.O. Box 599, Allendale, NJ, 07401. Visit the website at or e-mail for additional information. Christian folk singer to perform Christian folk singer Michael Kelly Blanchard will perform at Cornerstone Christian Church, 495 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15. The show is a benefit for Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat. There are no ticket sales, but a donation is suggested. Call ECCR for more information at (201) 848-8005 extension 218, or visit The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat is a non-profit organization providing residential programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The ECCR has facilities in Wyckoff, Hawthorne, North Haledon, Midland Park and Prospect Park. RBARI hosts Holiday Boutique benefit The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc is holding its Annual Holiday Boutique at the VFW Hall in Franklin Lakes (corner of Franklin and Pulis avenues) on Friday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a large selection of holiday gift and crafts, and homemade foods including baked goods and soups. Admission is free. All proceeds directly benefit the animals at RBARI, the no-kill shelter locate in Oakland. Valley offers free program on anxiety The Valley Hospital Community Health Department is offering a free education program “You’ve Got Some Nerve” on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at The Dorothy B. Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road, Paramus. Stomach pain, dry mouth, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, and a generalized feeling of doom and gloom are all symptoms of anxiety. This syndrome, sometimes known as “the nerves” is a common disorder among older adults and can have a serious impact on one’s quality of life. Patty Masterson- Kane, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Elder Care Options, LLC, and Patty Hemphill, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., of the Valley Hospital will offer information about this disorder, and the various effective treatments during this 90-minute program. Space is limited. To register, call 1-877-283-2276 or ��������������������������� Published every Wednesday by The Villadom TIMES Inc. P Box 96 (333 Godwin Avenue) .O. 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