Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • September 30, 2009 Wyckoff Wanderings Prayer workshop offered Ellen Ratmeyer will lead a Prayer Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The workshop will be held at 7 p.m. at the Abundant Life Reformed Church, 475 Lafayette Avenue, Wyckoff. Prayer resources and suggestions for developing daily prayer time will be introduced in this interactive workshop. Call (201) 444-8038 for registration and information. Vendors sought for Shopping Spree Night The Wyckoff Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a “Ladies’ Shopping Spree Night” on Friday, Oct. 23 at the Company #1 Firehouse at Scott Plaza from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Any crafters or vendors who are interested in purchasing a table for $25 to display their items may call (201) 445-1635 or e-mail for a contract and more information. Buddy Walk planned The Wyckoff Family YMCA and the Northern New Jersey Down Syndrome Alliance are sponsoring the Fifth Annual Bergen Buddy Walk to be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the walk will begin at 11 a.m. Entry fees are $10 for adults, and $25 for families. The day will include the one mile Buddy Walk, familyfriendly events, music, face painting, rides, and food. The walk raises awareness for those with Down syndrome. For more information, visit Club hosts hayride, pumpkin picking The Wyckoff Newcomers & Neighbors Club will host a Hayride and Pumpkin Picking at Abma’s Farm at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. The cost of $10 per person (for participants age two and older) includes the hayride, a pumpkin, and snack. RSVP to Carolina McAuley at Partners in Pride to meet Wyckoff’s volunteer town beautification group, Partners in Pride, will meet Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Larkin House at 380 Godwin Avenue. Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome. Celebrate Sukkot and Simchat Temple Beth Rishon in Wyckoff invites the community to two special services. A Shabbat and Sukkot family service will be held on Friday Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Following the service at 6:45 p.m. will be a congregational dinner and youth group bonfire. The Simchat Torah celebration will take place on Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. and will feature the music of the TBR Klezmer All Star Band. A congregational dinner will follow at 7 p.m. Both services will be led by Rabbi Ken Emert and Cantor Ilan Mamber. All festival meals are free to members. The non-member cost is $15 per adult and $36 per family. Reservations are required. Call the temple office at (201) 891-4466. Temple Beth Rishon is located at 585 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff. For more information, visit www.bethrishon. org. Rotary seeks sponsors The Wyckoff-Midland Park Rotary is hosting its 40th Annual Beefsteak on Thursday, Oct. 29. At each placesetting there will be an advertisement placemat. Local businesses are invited to advertise their business on the placemat. All proceeds will be used for the Rotary’s charitable efforts. The cost of an advertisement is $35. Deadline for sponsorship is Oct. 1. The Rotary expects to sell 400 tickets to this charitable event. For more information on a sponsorship ad, or to purchase tickets to the dinner, contact Beverly Lang at (201) 891-4123. 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. Roller hockey registration set Registration for the 2008-09 Wyckoff Recreation Roller Hockey Program will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. and on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 and 2, from 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 registration fee is $50. The fourth through twelfth grade program will start with practices in mid-November, 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) 891-3350. 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 Paterson defense plants to be discussed 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. Break the Highway Trend! ...not your community’s back. Local businesses are the backbone of your community and the trend to shop the big guys on the highway hurts us all.Your local businesses have what you want... at the right price... and close to home. So, why hassle with the highways? Save Time! Save Gas! 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