Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • October 21, 2009 Villadom Happenings Red Cross hosts Halloween activities The American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey’s Youth Council will host a family-friendly “Halloween Haunted House” and “Healthy Princess Meet & Greet” for children ages 12 and under on Oct. 31 from noon to 3 p.m. at its Ridgewood location. In addition to spooky fun, the “Halloween Haunted House” will feature activities including face painting, a costume contest, and fortune telling. Candy and baked goods will be available for all to enjoy, and children may bring their own pumpkins to decorate. Guests will learn safety tips on keeping Halloween safe and fun and will have the opportunity to get autographs and take pictures with their favorite princesses. The “Haunted House” will have $3 donation fee, and the “Healthy Princesses Meet & Greet” will be free of charge. All donations will support the American Red Cross Youth Council of Northern New Jersey. The Ridgewood Red Cross building is located at 74 Godwin Avenue in Ridgewood. Call (201) 652-3210 or visit with questions or to preorder tickets. Local businesses to network The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a business card exchange on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Bergen Mental Healthcare, 120 Chestnut Street in Ridgewood. All are welcome. WBMH provides comprehensive mental health services to the local community. Networking and refreshments are provided by WBMH. Be sure to bring an extra business card for an opportunity to win a prize. Cost for Chamber members is $15; $30 for non-members. Prepaid registration is required. An additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. For reservations, register on-line at or call the Chamber office at (201) 529-5566. Apple Cider Festival set The New Jersey Audubon Society’s Lorrimer Sanctuary will host its Seventh Annual Apple Cider Festival on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be a day of autumn activities, with nature hikes, arts and crafts, apple games, and cider making. Meet special guests, make applesauce, or relax by the birdfeeders with a cup of hot cider. All are welcome and admission is free. Lorrimer Sanctuary is located at 790 Ewing Avenue in Franklin Lakes. For more information call (201) 891-2185. Grief series continues Valley Hospice will be offering a program entitled Finding Hope in the Holidays on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. This presentation is the fifth in the Conversation on Grief Series. The Social Services Department of Valley Hospice will provide helpful strategies and tips for coping with loss. The program is open to anyone who has experienced a significant loss through serious illness or death. It will be held at The Dorothy B. Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road, Paramus. Parking is available and light refreshments will be served. The suggested donation is $10. Registration is required by Oct. 29. Call Maria Salerno, coordinator of volunteers and bereavement, at (201) 291-6246 to register and for more information on future programs in the series. Loven’s work topic at luncheon The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood will host Historian Nancy Atkins Peck at its Nov. 11 luncheon. Peck will present architect Carl Kemm Loven’s work on Norman-style homes in Bergen County between 1930-65. Loven studied in Europe and included many European details in his homes. The luncheon will be held at the clubhouse at 215 West Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood. The buffet lunch, catered by La Strada Gourmet Deli, will be served at noon, followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m. and the program at 1:30 p.m. To reserve by mail, send a check made payable to The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood to the club at 215 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 4. The cost for lunch is $15 for mem- Jacobsen Landscape Design and Construction in Midland Park is holding a Food Drive to benefit the Center for Food Action in Englewood. The Food Drive is in memory of Brenda Jacobsen, sister-in-law of owners Glenn and Melissa Jacobsen, a former CFA employee who died in July of 2008 after a year-long battle with cancer. The Food Drive is now underway and will continue through Oct. 26. Employees will accept food donations at the Jacobsen Landscape Design Center at 413 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park and at The Jacobsen Landscape Gallery at 11 Barnstable Court, Saddle River, during business hours from Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 9-1. Urgently needed items include supermarket gift cards, low sugar cereal, peanut butter and jelly, canned meat and tuna, macaroni and cheese, canned pasta and soups, canned fruit and vegetables, juice, diapers, infant formula and baby food and dental hygiene products. Financial donations will also be accepted. For more information, contact Donna at (201) 891-1199. Local company hosts Food Drive bers, $20 for non-members. The cost for the program only is $5 for non-members. Applicants sought for Sweetheart Casino Night The Junior Woman’s Club of Ramsey is now making plans for its Sweetheart Casino Night, which has raised more than $75,000 for Ramsey organizations over the past four years. The next JWCRSweetheart Casino Night will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. The club is now accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations that wish to be considered for funding. Applications may be downloaded at www.ramseyjuniors.comand will be accepted from Nov. 1, 2009 to Jan. 15, 2010. Contact Laura Genovese Behrmann (201) 341-1243 for more information. Borst hosts Clothing Drive Borst Landscape and Design of Allendale will host a Clothing Drive to benefit the Star of Hope Thrift Shop in Paterson. From now through Nov. 13, donations of clean, gently-used clothing can be dropped off at Borst’s headquarters, 260 West Crescent Avenue, Suite 1, in Allendale. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations are to be placed in the clearly marked Borst van. Devon hosts RBARI benefit Devon Fine Jewelry will host a benefit for the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Devon’s showroom, 303 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff. The event is a team effort between Devon Fine Jewelry, RBARI, and Meche, which manufactures realistic gold, enamel and sterling silver charms representing 173 dog and 16 cat breeds. A 10 percent share of the revenue generated from sales of the charms will be donated to RBARI. A pet photo gallery will display pictures of customers’ pets in the store before the sale takes place. Customers are welcome to submit photos for the display. 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