August 19, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 23 Ridgewood Notes Open Houses set at Temple Israel Temple Israel and JCC will host two Open Houses for prospective members at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided. Families looking for a new home for the Jewish Holidays will have the opportunity to meet Rabbi David Fine, Cantor Caitlin Bromberg, Director of Education Rabbi Sharon Litwin, and members of the congregation. Temple Israel and JCC is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue with members from over a dozen Bergen County communities. For more information, call (201) 444-9320, e-mail, or visit Anderson named to Dean’s List Carter William Anderson of Ridgewood has been named to the Dean’s List at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for the spring 2009 semester. Miami University students who achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Institute announces Summer Show The Ridgewood Art Institute’s Members’ Invitational Summer Show will run through Sept. 19. The show features selected works by RAI member artists. On exhibit are representational paintings in oil, watercolor, and pastel, and drawings. Subjects include still life, floral, and figurative drawings. All works are offered for sale and are framed, wired, and ready to hang. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 12 East Glen Avenue at the corner of Oak Street in Ridgewood. For more information, visit or call (201) 652-9516. Sunday closings at library The Ridgewood Public Library will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 23 and 30. The library is located at125 North Maple Avenue. For more information, visit Ridgewood Y hosts Golf Outing Ridgewood YMCA is hosting its 36th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, Sept. 21 at the Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly. Eleven participants of the outing who qualify will get the opportunity to take part in the Park Avenue BMW PuttOff where the grand prize is a free lease on a new BMW. All money raised during the event supports the Ridgewood YMCA’s Good Works Programs, including scholarships for young people and families who have financial limitations and programs that help people with other limitations and challenges. For more information, or to sign up for the outing, call Jen Batelli at the Ridgewood YMCA, (201) 444-5600 extension 320. ESL tutor training available Fall training for volunteer ESL (English as a Second Language) tutors will take place Sept. 10, 17, and 24 and Oct. 1. Sessions will meet in Ridgewood Library’s Belcher Auditorium from 9 a.m. to noon. No prior teaching experience is required. For more information, call Jill Wright or Nancy Honsinger at (201) 670-5600, extension 141. The Ridgewood Public Library is located at 125 North Maple Avenue. DeFalco exhibits artwork Artist Penny DeFalco will be displaying her watercolor paintings at the Stable Art Gallery during the month of August. For over a decade, DeFalco has embraced the media of watercolor, devoting her career to a long loved passion of artistic expression portraying some of life’s beauty. She has displayed her works in many juried exhibits as well as private solo shows; her most recent solo showing at the Riverton Country Club in Riverton. DeFalco is currently a member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society and The Rehoboth Art League of Delaware. 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 please contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Office at (201) 670-5560. Technology training available The Ridgewood Library now offers private computer instruction in the Technology Training Center. Day or evening sessions are available for every skill level. Courses can be customized to individual students’ needs, covering a variety of programs. The cost per one hour session is $50. Contact Maryjo Morris at (201) 670-4807 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Group technology classes are also available. Registration is required. The cost for Ridgewood cardholders is $10 per class unless otherwise noted. The cost for non-residents is $20 per class. Call (201) 670-5600 to register or for more information. Register for fall KinderKickers The Ridgewood Soccer Association and The Maroons Soccer Club are offering a KinderKickers program this fall. KinderKickers is an introductory soccer program open to Ridgewood children, ages four and five, who are in preschool and kindergarten. The program introduces these young players to soccer while emphasizing the fun aspects of the sport. Sessions teach simple skills through games and physical education activities rather than repetitive drills or team play. KinderKickers will be held on Saturday afternoons for eight weeks beginning on Sept. 12. The cost is $85. The program will be directed by Ashley’s Soccer Camp. Players should wear shin guards and sneakers and bring a water bottle. Additional program details and a link to the online registration site is at RSA also offers programs for players in grades one through 12. Registration for the fall session is now open. Register under Ridgewood Soccer Association for all RSA programs. Questions may be directed to registrar@ridgew Church announces summer schedule Ridgewood’s Old Paramus Reformed Church will hold Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. through Sept. 6. The sanctuary is air-conditioned for comfort. Fellowship gathering will be held outdoors, under the pines, after the service. The church is located at 660 East Glen Avenue at Route 17 in Ridgewood. For more information, call (201) 444-5933 or visit Sermons available via podcast Sermons from missed services at West Side Presbyterian Church can now be heard via podcast at www.westside. org. Click on “Welcome to Worship” and then “Podcasts.” Audio recordings of nearly a dozen sermons are available online, including the Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle’s most recent sermon, “Paying Full Price.” West Side Presbyterian Church is located at Varian Fry Way, 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood. Free parking is available in the lot directly across the street. Press releases and photographs for this column may be e-mailed to Deadline is Wednesday at noon. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. Each year more than four million people ~ accident victims, patients undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases ~ are in need of a blood transfusion. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 It’s About Life! 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