November 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 25 Wyckoff Wanderings Township announces holiday closings schedule Wyckoff Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving. The municipal offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. The Wyckoff Recycling Center will also be closed on Nov. 26 and 27, and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no curbside leaf collection on Thanksgiving Day. DPW leaf collections will resume Nov. 27. Residents are urged to visit for updates regarding leaf collection. Anyone who registers his or her e-mail address at the site registration line will receive leaf collection updates via e-mail. Curbside garbage pickup will be suspended on Nov. 26. Garbage scheduled for pickup on Thanksgiving Day will be collected on Friday, Nov. 27. The Wyckoff Public Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 26. The library will reopen Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. ‘Ask the Rabbi’ discussions offered Preschool parents are invited to the “Ask the Rabbi” holiday discussions at Temple Beth Rishon with Rabbi Ken Emert. Participants will learn about the Jewish holidays, and the rituals and traditions meant to be shared with the family. Discussions for Chanukah are scheduled for Dec. 2. The program will be held at Café Rishon in the temple lobby at 9:15 a.m. For more information, call the temple office at (201) 891-4466 or visit A program on Passover will be held on March 17, 2010, and Shavuot will be discussed on May 12, 2010. Operation Chill Chaser underway Girl Scout Troop 328 is organizing Operation Chill Chaser, the Wyckoff Girl Scouts’ annual coat drive. All coats collected will be delivered to Saint John the Baptist Church in Paterson for those in need. Coats will be collected during the month of November at the Wyckoff YMCA. Boxes will be located at the Y’s front and back entrances. Viennese New Year’s Day Gala set Manfred Knoop, director of music at the Church of Saint Elizabeth in Wyckoff, will conduct an orchestra of 50 musicians during the eighth annual Viennese New Year’s Gala at The Brownstone in Paterson on Jan 1. This event, held from 3 to 7 p.m., is modeled after the annual New Year’s Day celebration in Vienna, Austria, celebrating the soaring melodies of Johann Strauss. Professional musicians will lend their talents to the occasion, which will feature a buffet dinner and dancing. The event will begin with a champagne toast celebrating the New Year and will close to the haunting strains of the “Blue Danube Waltz” and the rousing “Radetsky March.” To reserve seating at this year’s gala, contact Marlene Nardone at, (201) 891-1122, extension 202, or (201) 790-0173. The cost is $95 per person. ‘Chocolate Fever’ to be discussed Children in third grade are invited to participate in a book discussion group at the Wyckoff Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss Robert Kimmel Smith’s “Chocolate Fever.” Copies of the book are available in the Children’s Room. Light refreshments will be served at the discussion. For more information, call the library at (201) 891-4866. Chamber plans breakfast meeting The Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 8 a.m. at the Christian Health Care Center, 700 Mountain Avenue. Attendees should use the Mountain Avenue entrance to the campus and enter through the main lobby of Heritage Manor Nursing Home. For more information, contact Diane Kuiken at (201) 891-3616 or email American Revolution discussion to be given The Woman’s Club of Wyckoff, 176 Wyckoff Avenue, will present “When Artwork Speaks: Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution” on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Arthur S. Lefkowitz, author and historian, will bring the American Revolution to life with a lecture and slide presentation, using materials from a variety of museum collections. The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This program is free and open to the public. Friends sponsor ‘Mad Science’ “Mad Science” will be at the Wyckoff Public Library on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. This interactive program featuring the principles of gravity is suitable for children ages five through 10. This children’s program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wyckoff Library. Tickets are $5 and are available at the circulation desk of the library, 200 Woodland Avenue. Call (201) 891-4866. Holiday Fair set The Wyckoff Reformed Church will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be handmade items, gifts for the holidays, attic treasurers, books and CDs for sale, gift baskets for all occasions, lunch, a bake sale, games and pictures with Santa for the kids. A special fundraiser will feature prizes including vacations, tickets to sporting events, tickets to Broadway shows, and gift certificates. This fundraiser will be held at 1 p.m. Homemade pies and breads will be on sale for Thanksgiving dinner. The Wyckoff Reformed Church is located at 580 Wyckoff Avenue. For more information call (201) 236-8268. Library hosts Thanksgiving activities Children ages five and up are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving at the Wyckoff Library on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 3:30 pm. Participants will decorate Turkey cupcakes and play Thanksgiving Bingo. In-person registration begins Tuesday, Nov. 17. Call (201) 891-4866 for more information. Musical Shabbat scheduled On Nov. 20, the community is invited to Temple Beth Rishon at 8 p.m. for a musical Shabbat service featuring the traditional and contemporary music of Cantor Meir Finkelstein. Cantors Ilan Mamber and Ben Rosner will be joined by the Kol Rishon Choir and guest musicians. Oneg Shabbat will follow. Temple Beth Rishon is located at 585 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff. 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