April 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 21 Ridgewood Notes Woman’s Guild hosts musical program The Women’s Guild of Old Paramus Reformed Church is hosting a musical program featuring spiritual songs by tenor Harold Busch on Wednesday, May 6 at 1:15 p.m. Busch is a professional music teacher, now retired from the North Bergen School System. He continues to teach instrumental music privately and performs professionally as a trombonist. Guests, including men of the congregation and others from the public, are welcome. The program will be held in the church’s wheelchair-accessible Education Building located at 660 East Glen Avenue at Route 17, Ridgewood. Goodwill offerings will be appreciated. MathQuest program open to children Ridgewood students who will be on spring break in May are invited to attend MathQuest, May 28, 29, and 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mathnasium. This series of mathematical challenges intrigues and entertains participants, regardless of the math skills or depth of knowledge a child possesses. This program offers “serious math fun” for children who love, hate, or are indifferent to mathematics. Mathnasium is located at 36 Franklin Turnpike in Waldwick. For more information call (201) 444-0063. Summer swim team registration set Registration is ongoing for the Graydon Swim Team and will continue to May 30. Village children, six years of age and older, are welcome to participate. Swimmers between the ages of nine and 18 who have passed the Graydon Deep Water Test are invited to join the 2009 Competitive Graydon Swim Team. Practices will focus on stroke refinement, starts and turns, and increasing endurance. The Graydon Pool Swim Team competitively swims in the Lake League of the New Jersey Pool Manager’s Association which holds eight dual meets on Monday and Thursday evenings. Swimmers six through eight years of age and those who have not passed the Graydon Deep Water Test are invited to join the Pre-comp Swim Team. This team is for swimmers who have taken swim lessons and are ready to move to the next level. Practices (detailed times to follow) will focus on stroke development, diving, and endurance. The pre-comp team will compete in intra-squad meets home at Graydon and is limited to the first 80 registrants. Pre Comp evaluations will be held June 25 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be a Pre Comp parent meeting June 25 at 3 p.m. Time trials for the Competitive Team will be June 26 from noon to 3 p.m. The Competitive Team parent meeting will be held June 26 at 3 p.m. Metro Swim Shop swimsuit sale will be June 26 from noon to 3 p.m. The season will run from June 29 through July 31. The End of the Year Dinner will be July 31 at 6 p.m. All swim team members must be valid 2009 Graydon Pool badge holders, and all competitive swimmers must have passed the deep water test as administered by the lifeguard staff before the first dual meet. Early registration is suggested. The fee is $150 for the first family swimmer; $100 for each additional family member. A late fee of $25 is required after the close of registration on May 30, and late registrants will be put on a wait list. Register in person or by mail at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Registration forms are available online at www.ridgewoodnj.net under Departments and Services locate Graydon Pool/Graydon Swim Team. For further information, call (201) 670-5560 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. ‘Disconnected Kids’ author to speak Dr. Robert Mellillo, specialist in autism and AD/HD and author of “Disconnected Kids,” will appear at the Belcher Auditorium at the Ridgewood Public Library for a talk and book signing on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Melillo, world renowned neurologist and researcher in the area of neurobehavioral disorders in children is the originator of the Brain Balance Program for children with autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, and other neurological disorders. Copies of “Disconnected Kids” will be available for purchase at the event. The library is located at 125 North Maple Avenue. Summer Day Camp registration set The Ridgewood Summer Day Camp will open for the 2009 summer season on Tuesday, June 30 and run for six weeks to Friday, Aug. 7. Children in grades one through six will enjoy arts and crafts, organized games, swimming, special events and optional trips. Camp will be held at The Stable, Graydon Pool, Maple Park, Veteran’s Field, and Leuning Park from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Children are to bring a bag lunch and beverage. Bus transportation is available to all. The day camp registration fee is $450 per child, which includes two camp T-shirts. Optional trip prices vary; space is limited and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is suggested. Registration may be completed online at www.ridgewoodsports.org (payment by credit card). For registration assistance or special needs call (201) 670-5560. Student artists to exhibit The students of Eli Rosenthal will be exhibiting at the Stable Art Gallery during the month of May. This group of emerging artists will display their work in traditional transparent watercolor painting. Those exhibiting include Eileen Aird, Jo Browning, Maryann Burton, John Chandler, Jeanne Landau Cohen, Gloria Donoghue, Marge Gleisen, Joy Maffei, Fran McManus, Lisa Miller, Marcia Reiff, Hans Ruffler, Tanya Turchin, Joan Ventimiglia, and Frank Weisbecker. An artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome all to attend. The Stable Gallery, located at 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, is open for viewing weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by appointment. For further information contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Office at (201) 670-5560. Green landscaping seminar planned Christ Episcopal Church of Ridgewood will host “Green Landscaping 101” on May 7 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The free seminar will be led by The Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith of New Brunswick, and Robert Schucker of R&S Landscaping. The program will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Cottage Place. Attendees should register by calling (201) 652-2350. Participants will receive a brief introduction to the environmental threats posed by conventional landscaping methods and will learn about a range of options for creating a more environmentally sustainable home landscaping maintenance plan. Italian Festival set The Men’s Fellowship of Emmanuel Baptist Church will sponsor an Italian Festival at 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall at the church on Saturday, May 2. The church is located at the corner of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street in Ridgewood. The menu will feature a variety of traditional Italian food. Proceeds will be used to support mission projects of the Men’s Fellowship. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and can be purchased by calling the church office at (201) 444-7300 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. by Tuesday, April 28. Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship, food, and music while supporting a worthwhile cause. 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 practical 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 further information, call (201) 444-9320 or E-mail to office@synagogue. org.