Page 22 THE VILLADOM TIMES II & IV • December 23, 2009 First Night celebrations offer the opportunity to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a safe environment without having to travel far from home. Ridgewood participated in this tradition until 2007. This year, The Ridgewood Conservatory designed a mini-celebration, which is being called First Night 2010: The Abridged Version. Two special events will be held. First Night for Little Folk (children ages three through eight) will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31, and A Little First Night Music (for all audiences) will be held at 8 p.m. Both performances will be held at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place. First Night for Little Folk will include a performance of “The Ugly Duckling” by Palisades Virtuosi with narration by master storyteller Sandra Billingslea. Palisades Virtuosi features pianist Ron Levy, clarinetist Don Mokrynski, and flutist Margaret Swinchoski, joined by oboist Mark Snyder. The children’s program will continue with a DancingDelightful Interlude performed by Lisa Giannone and special guest Karen Grossman. This light-hearted ballet will enchant the young audience between songs and stories. Children of all ages will be spellbound when Billingslea tells the thrilling story of a boy named Johnny who is challenged to a musical battle in “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Billingslea will use her violin to win the electrifying battle and claim the golden fiddle for Johnny. This hit was written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band. The afternoon will conclude with a Sing Along with ‘Abridged’ version of First Night comes to Ridgewood Miss Joni. A Little First Night Music will include music by Lou Caimano, saxophonist and director of The Ridgewood Conservatory. He will perform with pianist Eric Olsen to create engaging renditions of favorite ballads, jazz standards, and original compositions. Caimano and Olsen will be joined by vocalist Mark Wilson. Admission is $5 for the afternoon concert, and $10 for the evening concert. Admission to the afternoon perfor- mance is free with the purchase of a ticket to the evening program. Tickets will be sold at The Ridgewood Conservatory, 615 Franklin Turnpike; Daily Treat, 177 East Ridgewood Avenue; Town and Country Apothecary, 60 East Ridgewood Avenue; and Kings Supermarket, 112 North Maple Avenue. The Ridgewood Conservatory is asking the business community to help fund this community event. Call (201) 612-6686 or visit EST. 1970 PIZZA • PASTA • HEROES KIRKERS INN We wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE Until 6 pm Closed Christmas Day OPEN DEC. 26 at 3pm OPEN NEW YEAR’S EVE OPEN NEW YEAR’S DAY Holiday Specials & Regular Menu Available Reservations Suggested 97 GODWIN AVE. • MIDLAND PARK, NJ (Midland Park Shopping Center) Catering for all occassions! Corporate Accounts Welcome We Deliver! Phone: 201-444-4944 • Fax: 201-444-8855 Open 7 days from 11am • Gift Cards Available 237 Diamond Bridge Ave, Hawthorne • All Major Credit Cards Open Mon. - Sat 11:30 - 11:30• Closed Sunday 973-427-7700 Order online at: