April 22, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 15 Ridgewood Notes Chamber offers marketing seminar The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon on Tuesday, April 28 at Mediterraneo Restaurant located at 23 North Broad Street. J.J. Abbott, founder and creative director at Premiere Creative, will speak on recession-proofing small and medium-sized businesses. “Content Marketing: Driving Revenues for Small Businesses” will demonstrate how to promote business, engage customers, build loyalty, and bring in new business daily. This seminar is open to all. RSVP by April 28. For more information contact the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce at (201) 445-2600 or e-mail info@ridgewoodchamber.com. Siegel to speak The community is invited to a talk by Danny Siegel, who has been referred to as the world’s greatest expert on microphilanthropy, on Tuesday, May 5 at 8 p.m. at Temple Israel in Ridgewood. Admission to the talk is free; attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to BCCAP in Hackensack. Siegel is a well-known author, lecturer, and poet who has spoken in more than 500 North American Jewish communities at synagogues, Jewish community centers, federations, and other community organizations on Jewish values and “tzedakah,” the religious obligation to perform charitable and philanthropic acts. He is the author of 29 books on such topics as mitzvah heroes and practi- cal and personalized tzedakah, and has produced “Where Heaven and Earth Touch,” an anthology of 500 selections of Talmudic quotes about living the Jewish life well. From 1981 to 2008, Siegel operated the Ziv Tzedakah Fund, a non-profit mitzvah organization that distributed more than $14 million to worthy individuals and projects. He has a BS in comparative literature from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s and master’s of Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is one of three recipients of the prestigious 1993 Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators. This presentation is sponsored by the Barry H. Glick Endowment Fund, which was founded by Judith Glick in memory of her husband, Barry, a past member of Temple Israel’s Board of Directors. Siegel’s talk will be preceded by a communal dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost for the dinner is $18 per adult, $10 per child (ages six through 12), and is free for children age five and under. Dinner reservations must be confirmed by April 28 by check payable to Temple Israel. For information, call (201) 444-9320 or E-mail to office@synagogue. org. Afterschool enrichment offered Registration is currently underway for the second spring session of enrichment programs offered by the Ridgewood Recreation Division. The selection of classes follows: Art education, for students in kindergarten through grade five, will teach children to recognize various artists and their works. Presentations include the history of art, impressionism, modern art, and more. Students work with pastels, markers, watercolors, and other media. This ������ �� �������� � Proceeds to benefit the Waldwick Ambulance Corps, Waldwick Community Alliance and town beautification projects. �������� SPONSORS: class is offered Mondays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m., beginning May 4. The cost is $60 for six sessions. Drawing is offered to students in grades two through five. Each participant will work at his or her own level using drawing pencils and pastels. This course is offered on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. beginning May 6. The cost is $54 for six sessions. Acrylic painting is available for students in grades two through five. Each student will receive individual attention and will be provided with goals and objectives. This program is offered on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., beginning May 5. The cost is $54 for six classes. Physics for Fun welcomes students in kindergarten through grade three. Participants will experiment with the forces that make our world move. Each session offers new hands-on lessons. The class will be held on Mondays, 3:45 to 4:45, beginning May 4. The cost is $75 for five classes. Nature, is for students in kindergarten through grade two. The program includes discussions, hands-on projects, and outdoor treks (weather permitting) as students learn about the environment with a senior naturalist from the New Jersey Audubon Society. The course is offered on Thursdays, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., beginning May 7. The cost is $90 for six classes. Aviation Club, for students in kindergarten through grade five, will explore the fascinating world of aviation. Students will learn how to read and evaluate construction plans and how to use various hobby tools as they create and operate a variety of air models. This program is offered on Fridays, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., beginning May 8. The cost is $100 for five sessions. Online registration is available at Community Pass, www.ridgewoodsports.org or register in-person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Visit the recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj.net for more details or call (201) 670-5560. (continued on page 8) 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk April 26, 2009 5K Race: 9:00 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Walk: 9:30 a.m. Date: Location: Registration: Race Time: Course: 5K Entry Fees: Waldwick High School Track & Field 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. at the Waldwick High School Track Wyckoff Avenue & Hopper Avenue Opening Ceremonies: 8:30 a.m. DOOR PRIZES, Goody bags, post race refreshments Rain or shine. No refunds will be given. We are collecting canned food for Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. 5K certified course and sanctioned by the USATF $25.00 registration Race day T-shirt to all pre-registrants and post-registrants (while supplies last) $10.00 registration Course Description: Fast, rolling hills, scenic park, track finish 1 Mile Fun Walk: No pets, roller blades, bikes, or skateboards during the 5K Run Strollers will be permitted during the 1 Mile Fun Walk Online application available at raceforum.com Additional information and directions on www.waldwickchamberofcommerce.com or Call Kim Post at 201-693-6734 Race results will be available on www.Bestrace.com Serenity Massage Therapy Suburban Sidewalk ���������������������� R.F. Reveley Construction Starbucks Wyckoff Firestone of Wyckoff W. Patrick Quast, Esq.