September 23, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 25 Wyckoff Wanderings Torino to discuss backyard habitat Birdscaping consultant Don Torino will address the Friends of Wyckoff on Sept. 30. He will focus on how to attract area birds and set up a backyard wildlife habitat. The meeting will held at the Larkin House, 380 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff at 7:30 p.m. Torino will recommend feeders, food, and plants that help attract birds. Torino has designed and helped establish over 300 backyard and schoolyard wildlife habitats in the Bergen County area. He has trained habitat stewards for the National Wildlife Federation and is the education chairperson for the Bergen County Audubon Society. There will be a short general meeting before his free presentation. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. Church sets activities This season, the Mom to Mom program at Cedar Hill Church will be discussing the book “The Strong-Willed Child” by James C. Dobson. Meetings will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the church library. Nursery will be provided for babies, while children ages three through six will have an opportunity to attend Little Lambs for supervised play, Bible stories, and crafts. Mom to Mom is designed to provide teaching and encouragement for mothers as they face the challenging task of raising children. The church will also host activities for individuals of all ages at Tuesday Night Connection. There will be clubs for students in grades one through eight, and video/discussion groups for adults. This season, Lee Strobel’s book “The Case for Christ” will be discussed. A former atheist, Strobel uses his experience as a legal reporter for the Chicago Tribune to ask, “Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth is really the Son of God?” The popular series “Believing God” by Beth Moore will also be offered. For a brochure of all of Tuesday Night Connection activities, and to register, call (201) 652-4277. Cedar Hill Church is located at 422 Cedar Hill Avenue, Wyckoff. Parenting seminar presented A free parenting seminar, “Stop the Yelling and Gain Cooperation,” will be offered to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Room 8. This informative seminar will teach parents how to observe and describe behaviors. Learn how to obtain cooperation and avoid misunderstandings, support quality relationships, and encourage positive actions. Call (201) 891-4595 to reserve a seat. Babysitting will be available. Grace United Methodist Church also offers an adult Bible Class at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning. There are two worship services every Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered for children and adults of all ages. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about church activities, call (201) 891-4595. Yizkor Memorial service offered Temple Beth Rishon invites the Jewish community to observe Yizkor on Yom Kippur, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m. This memorial service is free to the public, but reservations must be made by calling the temple office at (201) 891-4466. Temple Beth Rishon, located at 585 Russell Avenue in Wyckoff, is an independent, liberal, egalitarian Jewish congregation serving Northwest Bergen County. Curbside grass collection concludes On Saturday, Sept. 26 the township’s curbside grass collection program will end for the season. Curbside grass collection will resume on May 1, 2010. Residents are advised to use one the following options to dispose of the limited amount of grass clippings that result during the late fall and winter period. Bring grass clippings to the Wyckoff Recycling Center on West Main Street, or use the environmentally friendly “Cut it and Leave It” technique by evenly dispersing grass clippings over the lawn. Further information about garbage and recycling is available. Call (201) 891-7000, extension 101. Country Fair returns to Wyckoff The 44th Annual Country Fair for the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wyckoff Municipal Field. The rain date will be Oct. 3. The event will include rides for children, games, pony rides, stalls selling food, crafts, toys, pottery, candles, handbags, dolls, and more. DJ Bob will be on hand all day. All proceeds benefit the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat, a non-profit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information, call (201) 848-8005, extension 230. Meet the candidates The Wyckoff Republican League is hosting a wine tasting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pane & Vino, 397 Franklin Avenue. Meet Republican township committee candidates Kevin Rooney and Chris DePhillips. The cost is $35 per person. RSVP to wyckoffrepleague@aol. com or via mail to Wyckoff Republican League, P.O. Box 22, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. p.m. Fyke members Jim Wright and Kevin Watson will present a talk and slide show on their coffee table book “Hawk Mountain.” The book was written to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. For additional information, visit the website at Mothers’ prayer group to meet The Wyckoff Moms in Touch Prayer group will be hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. for mothers and grandmothers who are interested in praying for their children and schools every week. To register for the meeting, contact Carol (elementary schools) at (201) 312-4720, or Karen (middle and high schools) at (973) 714-0868. For more on Moms in Touch, visit Roller hockey registration set Registration for the 2008-09 Wyckoff Recreation Roller Hockey Program will be held on Monday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. and the entire week of Sept. 28 during business hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All registrations will be held at the Wyckoff Recreation Office. The second and third grade program will be an instructional program with practices and scrimmages on Monday nights and some weekend afternoons in December through early February. The registra- tion fee is $50. The fourth through twelfth grade program will start with practices in midNovember, followed by games in the North Jersey Youth Roller Hockey League beginning in December through early March. Participants in this program participate in the North Jersey Youth Roller Hockey Association. Teams will be entered in the Midget Division, ages nine through 11; the Junior Division, ages 12 through 14; and the Senior Division, ages 15 through 17. The registration fee for this program is $55. For more information or questions contact the recreation office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (201) 8913350. Paterson defense plants to be discussed at Larkin House On Monday, Oct. 5, professional archaeologist Jack Goudsward will address the Wyckoff Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. He will speak on the subject of World War II defense plants in and around Paterson. During World War II, many defense plants sprang up across America, and Paterson was no exception. Goudsward will focus attention on four of these plants, located in Fair Lawn, Garret Mountain Reservation, High Mountain, and East Paterson (now Elmwood Park). This event will be held at the Larkin House, 380 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. Admission is free, and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. COAH mediation (continued from page 5) Friscia said, however, that he wanted to see what the downtown business district would look like before changing the zoning in that area, and he wanted to see what the rezoning of DeKorte Drive would look like on a site plan that included affordable housing units. Grygiel explained that the borough would not be the builder on the DeKorte Drive sites, but would seek proposals from builders to see what would be built there. He said the borough could reject those proposals or change the plan to address those affordable housing units elsewhere. Women invited to financial seminar The Christian Health Care Center Foundation is sponsoring a free seminar, Financial Planning: A Woman’s Perspective. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the CHCC auditorium located at 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. Attendees should use the Mountain Avenue entrance. “A Woman and Her Money” will be presented by Barbara Diehl, manager, gift planning, American Red Cross Westchester County Chapter. A continental breakfast will be served. For more information, and to RSVP, contact Darcy Bickert, assistant director, Christian Health Care Center Foundation, at (201) 848-5796 or Enjoy Ladies’ Night Out The Wyckoff Newcomers and Neighbors will host a Ladies’ Night Out on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Members and prospective members are invited to Varka in Ramsey at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. RSVP to Carolina McAuley at carolinamc@gmail. com. Fyke Nature Association to meet Fyke Nature Association will hold a regular meeting of the association on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Wyckoff Public Library at 8 WIN THE RAFFLE! 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