August 26, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 23 Ridgewood Notes Flu and pneumonia vaccines available The Valley Hospital Department of Community Health along with the Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus Board of Health will be offering flu and pneumonia vaccines to all residents over 65 years of age. Vaccines will be given from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 1 at the senior lounge in Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Registration is required; call (201) 291-6090. Flu and pneumonia vaccines are covered by traditional Medicare Part B. Recipients must present their card at the time of service. Those in an HMO may choose to go to their primary care provider or they can choose to pay $27 for a flu vaccination. Pneumonia vaccines will be available for those who have never had a previous pneumonia vaccination. The cost is $35. Flu shots are encouraged for those aged 65 and over and those with chronic illnesses. Religious school registration begins Applications for Temple Israel of Ridgewood’s religious school are now being accepted for the 2009-10 religious school year. Classes are scheduled to begin Sept. 8. Temple Israel members and prospective members are encouraged to register their children who are grades three through seven. Classes meet twice weekly and provide students with academic and experiential knowledge of Jewish tradition. The children learn Hebrew prayer, history, and Torah through a variety of educational programming means including a weekly Tarbut (Jewish culture) activity in the arts, music, cooking, and Israeli dance. Instruction for fifth through seventh graders focuses more heavily on strengthening Hebrew reading skills and familiarity with conversational Hebrew. Temple Israel offers formal religious school programs for children in pre-kindergarten through seventh grades. Pre-kindergarten is open to children ages three and four. Pre-K through grade two are open to children of members and non-members and meet weekly on Sunday mornings throughout the school year. For further information, or for a school application, contact the director of education, Rabbi Sharon Litwin at (201) 444-9320. Located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood, Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center is a Conservative egalitarian synagogue serving Ridgewood and vicinity. For more information, visit Temple Israel’s web site at HILT picnic planned In lieu of the regular meeting, seniors from Highlights in Leisure Time are invited to a picnic at Graydon Pool on Thursday, Sept. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. In the event of rain, the picnic will be held at the Ridgewood Village Hall Community Center, 131 North Maple Avenue. Members will share an afternoon of fine music by Ian Gallagher, good food, games, and camaraderie. Those attending may want to bring a lawn chair and a sweater or light jacket if the weather warrants it. RSVP for the free box lunch and picnic activities by calling the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 670-5560 before Friday, Sept. 4. Ridgewood residents, age 55 and older are invited to join HILT. Annual dues are $10 per person. Members may participate in socials, bus trips, and other special events. Ramapo announces Dean’s List Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah has named the following Ridgewood students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester: Nadia T. Archip, Rebecca A. Cornell, Nicholas F. De Bonis, Gabriela M. Decandia, Brittany A. Derkacs, Josue B. Guzman, Arielle Leva, Ogechi O. Onwubu, Nicole M. Scaro, Pratysha Singh, Christian C. Siochi, Tracey A. Spinato, Shawn C. Tekelani, Chantal A. Wolf, and Daniela C. Georgieva. HILT plans trip to Princeton Highlights in Leisure Time Ridgewood Seniors, in conjunction with the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department, will visit Princeton on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The trip will include a tour of Drumthwacket, the Governor of New Jersey’s official residence; a buffet luncheon at the historical Nassau Inn; and a tour of the Morven Museum and Garden. This day trip involves a fair amount of walking. At Drumthwacket, photo identification must be presented at the front gate. Cameras, cell phones, and large bags will not be permitted inside the residence. The Morven Museum and Garden is situated on five acres of land and serves as the gateway to Princeton. The museum was originally the 18th century home of Richard Stockton, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, and, over time, has been the home of five of New Jersey’s governors. The cost of the trip for HILT members is $40; $45 for non-members. The bus will leave the Graydon Pool parking lot at 9:15 a.m. Boarding will begin at 9 a.m. Return will be at approximately 5:30 p.m. Checks made payable to HILT should be delivered or mailed to: The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 670-5560. ‘Poetry for Faith’s Sake’ slated The Women’s Guild of Ridgewood’s Old Paramus Reformed Church will host Poetry for Faith’s Sake,” on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 1:15 p.m. Poetry commemorating the events that shape our lives will be shared in word and song by the Reverend Dr. Charles L. Bartow, from his recent book, “Dust and Prayers.” A noted theologian, clergyman, author and musician, Dr. Bartow recently retired as professor of speech communication in ministry at Princeton Seminary. His wife, Paula Goetschius Bartow, will accompany on the piano. All are welcome. A goodwill offering will be accepted. The program will be held in the barrier-free Education Building, 660 East Glen Avenue, next to the Schoolhouse Museum. Singers sought for a cappella chorus The Harmony Celebration Chorus of Ridgewood is seeking new singers. The all-woman a cappella chorus is a local chapter of Sweet Adeline International. Rehearsals are held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Temple Israel, 475 Grove Street, Ridgewood. For more information, call (877) 220-1651 or send an e-mail to harmony.celebration@gmail. com. Visit Harmony Celebration Chorus on the Web at Activities Club (continued from page 15) procedure and how-to instructions. These notes aid in the discussion and provide the members with a permanent record of the discussion and procedure. Questions and answers are an integral part of each session. Each meeting also includes roundtable discussions of recently encountered problems. Retired and semi-retired men interested in joining the Activities Club and participating in this computer activity, or any of the other 20 available activities, are invited to contact Membership Chairman Rick Colton at (201) 445-0755. 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