February 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 17 Ridgewood Notes (continued from page 15) Ridgewood on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Celebrate Shabbat with songs, prayers, stuffed torahs, and stories. Led by experienced early childhood educator Naomi Linder, Tot Shabbat is a 45-minute program for newborns through four-year olds. Temple Israel’s Tot Shabbat is held on the second Shabbat of each month through June. For more information, call Director of Education Rabbi Sharon Litwin at (201) 444-4194. Temple Israel and JCC is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. It is a conservative egalitarian congregation with members from over a dozen Bergen County communities. Weekly Shabbat services are held on Fridays at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. During the week minyan takes place on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday nights at 7:45 p.m. Auditions for ‘The Sorcerer’ set The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is holding auditions for “The Sorcerer,” which is due to open in mid-May. Auditions for principal roles and chorus will be held at the Community Church of Glen Rock, located one block east of Maple Avenue on Rock Road in Glen Rock on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. and on Monday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Be prepared to sing a song from the show or a piece that best shows your vocal quality. Performers should bring their music if not singing a piece from “The Sorcerer.” An accompanist will be provided. Call (973) 423-0300 or log on at www.RidgewoodGandS.com for details. cation program titled “Teenage Drug Abuse: A Supply Right at Home.” A new trend in teenage drug abuse has found its way right into the home. Pain killers prescribed after surgery, depressants such as sleeping and anti-anxiety medications, and stimulants often prescribed for ADHD are the new forms of drugs teens are experimenting with along with overthe-counter cough and cold remedies. Join Ron Krych, R.P.H, M.P.A., director of the pharmacy at Valley Hospital. Learn about this problem, signs of this type of drug abuse, what can be done to prevent it, and how to encourage children and their friends to lead a healthy drugfree life. This free one-and-half hour program will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Valley Hospital Conference Center located at 223 North Van Dien Avenue in Ridgewood. Space is limited. To register or for more information, call 1-(800) VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or www. valleyhealth.com/events. nications Strategy and Resume.” A good communications strategy assures that the key qualifications and assets possessed by the job seeker will support their strategy. Written and verbal ways to achieve this will be discussed. Participants should bring a recent resume or job experience information. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information call Carol Shea at (201) 447-4215. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is located at 1 Passaic Street in Ridgewood. Scholarships for young performers available The Walter Engel Festival of Young Performers announces its 18th annual weekend of concerts, to be held on April 4 and 5, at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. The festival celebrates the musical gifts of young performers, providing a non-competitive performance venue for elementary, middle and high school students from all over northern New Jersey. The programs include singers, pianists, and other instrumentalists ranging from exceptional beginners through advanced level performers. In addition, scholarships are awarded every year to high school seniors who perform in the festival and whose musical skills and participation in community outreach set them apart from their peers. Engel, who died in 2007, touched the lives of countless individuals through both the Festival of Young Performers and his earlier work as a teacher and conductor. Parents, performers, and teachers are invited to learn more about Engel’s remarkable life and to download performance and scholarship applications by visiting the website at www.festivalofyoungperformers.org. Applications, including forms and audition materials, are due by Feb. 11. Jane Seymour to appear at library The Ridgewood Public Library will sponsor Emmy and Golden Globe awardwinning actress Jane Seymour, in a book signing and talk at the Ridgewood Public Library’s Belcher Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Seymour will debut her new book, “Open Hearts,” a collection of poems, essays, and quotes, each thoughtfully paired with Seymour’s Healing Hearts artwork. The actress will give a short talk about her book and take audience questions. Seymour will sign copies of “Open Hearts,” which Bookends will provide for purchase at the event. The library is located at 125 North Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. Winter workshop offered Sciensational Workshops for Kids, Inc. will come to the Stable to provide a 15-hour workshop, “Make It and Take It Home,” during winter school recess. Students in grades one through five are welcome to participate and make a wide assortment of toys designed to teach science concepts in a hands-on way. Projects include a crystal tree, energy bead bracelets, lava lamps, and more. The session will be held for three consecutive days, Feb. 18 through 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stable. The cost per student is $150 and includes all materials. Students are asked to bring a white teeshirt on the first day and a snack, lunch, and beverage each day. Register online at www.ridgewoodsports.org. Any questions can be directed to (201) 670-5560. Employment workshop scheduled Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church’s Career Resources Ministry, in its continuing effort to provide help to people seeking employment, will be presenting the first of a four-part series of its winter/ spring workshops on Sunday, Feb. 8 at noon. The workshop will be held in the meeting room located in the lower church and is open to anyone seeking employment and those who anticipate possible unemployment. Parish membership is not required. These workshops are presented by the Career Resources Ministry whose members are dedicated to helping people who are seeking employment. Professionals Program on teen drug abuse offered in the field will present the workshop The Valley Hospital Community Health and will be on hand to give advice. 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