April 1, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 27 Ridgewood Notes Seniors to celebrate Paris in Spring “Come Celebrate Paris in the Spring,” a special evening for village seniors, will be held on Thursday, May 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center. The event sponsored by the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department and HILT, will include hors d’oeuvres and buffet dinner catered by Ridgewood’s Silver Spoon and Sound Illusion DJ’s will provide musical entertainment. The cost of this special evening is $35. Jackets are required. The Community Center is located on the first floor of Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue. Reservations must be made before April 20. Seating is limited. Checks should be made payable to the H.I.L.T. then mailed or hand delivered to the Stable at 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Appraisal program offered The Old Paramus Reformed Church will sponsor an Antiques Appraisal Program with Jon Felz on Saturday, April 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Felz is a certified appraiser who has conducted estate sales and auctions for 30 years. He has appeared on Antiques Roadshow. The event will take place in the education building at Old Paramus Reformed Church located at 660 East Glen Avenue in Ridgewood. A fee of $5 per item (limit two items) will be charged. Seats are limited and doors will open at 12:15 p.m. the day of the program. Homemade baked goods and refreshments will also be available for purchase. The education building and church are wheelchair accessible. For more information, please visit the church website at www.oldparamus.org. Nelson to present history of Palisades Eric Nelson, of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, April 9 meeting of HILT at 10 a.m. in the Village Hall Community Center, 131 North Maple Avenue. Nelson will present a slide program, “The Living Palisades,” which includes the history of the Palisades and a look at what it was like for ordinary Americans to live during the Depression and the beginning of World War II. Refreshments will be served. All Ridgewood residents, age 55 and up, are invited to join HILT. The yearly membership dues are $10. For additional information, contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation office at (201) 670-5560. Self-defense for children offered The spring session of KidSafe, the popular ongoing selfdefense program will begin on Tuesday, April 21 and run for eight weeks. Registration is Tuesday, April 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Hawes School, Stevens Avenue, Ridgewood. The program is designed for boys and girls five through 15 years of age, and promotes self-esteem, self-discipline, defense and safety awareness, rather than aggression. Classes are held on Tuesdays after school, from April 21 through June 16 (no class April 28), at Hawes School as follows: new students age five through eight, 4:30 to 5:10 p.m.; returning white belts and new students age nine and up, 5:20 to 6 p.m.; and yellow belts and up, 6:10 to 6:50 p.m. The cost is $75. Uniforms, which are recommended, are not included in the registration fee. For further information contact Kidsafe at (973) 2845650. This program is sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation. Camp kit donations sought The Village of Ridgewood is setting up donation boxes to collect summer camp equipment. The village will be working with Children’s Aid & Family Services (www.cafsnj. org) to provide camp equipment to foster children, who could not otherwise afford to have proper camp gear. Large labeled boxes will be used to collect the items needed, and will be set up at both middle schools, the Stable, Community Center, and Village Hall on Maple Avenue. Donations will be accepted into early May. Items needed are: beach towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sunscreen, bug repellant, goggles, sunglasses, pens, and pencils. For more information call the Ridgewood Stable at (201) 670-5560. ESL class offered Non-native speakers of English are invited to a weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) class at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., and focuses on conversation and language skills. Kathy Koop, who has a graduate degree in teaching ESL and has been helping people improve their English language skills for more than 20 years, will lead the class. The one-hour class is open to the public and there is no charge. For more information or to register, call West Side Presbyterian Church at (201) 652-1966, extension 18. West Side Presbyterian Church is located at 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood. Free parking is available in the lot directly across the street. Music from China Youth Orchestra to perform The Music from China Youth Orchestra will perform at the Ridgewood Public Library on Saturday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Library’s Belcher Auditorium and admission is free. The Music from China Youth Orchestra is an arts education initiative of Music from China, with activities focused in New York and New Jersey. The orchestra encourages and nurtures Chinese American children and youths of ages eight to 18 and performs a repertoire of classical and folk inspired arrangements played on traditional instruments. Final Four Game Night set All residents are invited to join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation for “March Madness” on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring family and friends to enjoy the big games on the big screen. Admission is $5 per person and includes hoagies, salads, beverages, and desserts. Reserve a spot by calling (201) 670-5500, extension 301. Be sure to leave your name and expected attendance. The Community Center is located on the lower level of Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue. For more information, call (201) 670-5560. Casino Night planned by Newcomers The Ridgewood Newcomers Club of the YWCA of Bergen County will be hosting its annual Casino Night on Saturday, April 4 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the Ridgewood Woman’s Club. This fundraiser will benefit several of the programs at the YWCA, including the YWCA Rape Crisis Center, which provides a 24-hour counseling hotline, and the YWCA Adapted Programs that provides all day, before and after school childcare, and sport programs for children with disabilities. Special auction items include vacation homes, services and artwork that have all been donated by many local businesses and families. 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