Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • April 8, 2009 Ridgewood Notes Jazz Coffee House presented The Jazz Ensemble from Ridgewood High School and the George Washington and Benjamin Franklin schools will offer a Jazz Coffee House performance at the Ridgewood High School Campus Center on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Lab, under the direction of Jeffrey Haas, recently advanced through the New Jersey State Jazz Ensemble Festival Preliminaries and will be performing in the finals on April 24 at Princeton High School. The Ridgewood High School Big Band, directed by Gary Fink, will perform jazz standards, and groups from BF and GW will also be featured. Eco friendly seminar offered on Earth Day Robert Schucker, president of R&S Landscaping of Midland Park, will present Eco Friendly Landscaping at 2:30 p.m. on April 19 during Earth Day in Ridgewood. The free seminar is part of a series of events sponsored by the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee to be held at The Community Center, Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue. Learn about eco friendly landscaping, tips to reduce the use of pesticides, and water conservation. The theme of Earth Day in Ridgewood is “The world is in your hands: Go green. Let’s make sustainable life choices!” The schedule of events for the day, beginning at noon, will include a tree planting; free document shredding; tips on composting, green driving, home energy savings, and recycling; and children’s story time at the Ridgewood Library. For more information, call R&S Landscaping at (201)447-6205 or visit Tot Shabbat program offered Children, parents, and grandparents are invited to Tot Shabbat at Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center in Ridgewood on Saturday, April 11 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Celebrate Shabbat with songs, prayers, stuffed torahs, and stories. Led by experienced early childhood educator Naomi Linder, Tot Shabbat is a 45-minute program for newborns through four-year-olds. Temple Israel’s Tot Shabbat is held on the second Shabbat of each month through June. For more information, call Director of Education Rabbi Sharon Litwin at (201) 444-4194. Temple Israel and JCC is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. Coben to speak at Friends’ luncheon The Friends of the Ridgewood Library will host its 20th Anniversary Author Luncheon featuring New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben, with special introduction by Mary Higgins Clark. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 16 at The Venetian in Garfield from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit the library website at Wolverinz hold basketball tryouts WolverineZ A.A.U. will hold free tryouts at the Ridgewood YMCA for its spring/summer season of aggressive basketball for boys and girls teams. The schedule of tryouts is: 12U and 10U, April 24 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; 14U and 12U, April 24 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.; 12U and 10U, April 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.; and 14U and 12U, April 26 from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. The season fee is $350. For more information, call Coach Mazziotta at (201) 289-7111 or Coach Brown at (201) 289-7111. Woman’s Club hosts Open House The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood’s Membership Committee is hosting an Open House on Thursday, April 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the clubhouse, 215 West Ridgewood Avenue. Diana Dolling Ross of Town and Country Apothecary in Ridgewood will speak on the newest trends in makeup and fashion. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, a non-profit organization and member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs, is looking for new members. For further information, call the club office at (201) 444-5705. Lou Gallo to perform Family entertainer Lou Gallo will appear at The Ridgewood Public Library on Monday, April 20 at 10 a.m. in the library’s Belcher Auditorium. The program is suitable for all ages, and admission is free. To register, call the Children’s Center at the Library at (201) 6705600 extension 110. Gallo has been entertaining children and families for many years. His music focuses on home, family, and an assortment of pets he calls friends. Children and adults alike will enjoy this fun, interactive program. The Ridgewood Public Library is located at 25 North Maple Avenue. Guild plans Spring Luncheon The Women’s Guild of Old Paramus Reformed Church will hold its annual Spring Luncheon and Card Party on Thursday, April 23 at noon in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The cost is $18 per person. There will be many door prizes. Those who do not play cards are invited to bring friends and a game of choice. The church is located at 660 East Glen Avenue at Route 17 in Ridgewood. Fellowship Hall is barrier-free. For tickets, call Anita Blauvelt at (201) 445-7194 or the church office at (201) 444-5933. LIFFT to meet On April 9, The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood will hold a meeting of LIFFT (Lively, Interactive Food for Thought), a new discussion and idea sharing group. The goal is to provide a supportive environment for open discussion on current events and important issues. The theme of this session will be “Health and What it Means to You” A moderator will be present. LIFFT meets on the second and fourth Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. until June 11. For more information visit the website at or call (201) 444-6225. The Unitarian Society is located at 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Ultimate Frisbee offered The Department of Parks and Recreation and Falcon Sports Academy are offering a spring session of Ultimate Frisbee for students in grades six through eight. Ultimate Frisbee combines the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing excitement of football. Instruction will focus on the development of offensive and defensive skills as participants learn game strategy and mechanics, pulling, passing, offensive stack, defensive force, intercepting, and scoring. Classes will be held at the Irene Habernickel Family Park for six weeks on Thursdays from 4 to 5:15 p.m., beginning May 7. The fee is $95 per student (no materials required). Registration can be made online at or in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The registration form can be found on the recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj. net. 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