February 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 23 Glen Rock Roundup Book club to discuss immigrant experience The March selection for the Neighbors book discussion group is “A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian” by Marina Lewycka. The discussion will take place on Monday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Rock Library. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the reference desk. The discussion group meets the first Monday of each month to read and discuss books on the topic of immigration to the United States. The Glen Rock Library is located at 315 Rock Road in Glen Rock. Call (201) 670-3970 for more information. ‘Now Showing’ comes to town Everyone is invited to view movies on Thursday afternoons at the Glen Rock Library. “Now Showing” will be presented every Thursday at 2 p.m., produced and hosted by Vito Chiricco. The February schedule will include “Laura” on Feb. 5. “Laura,” 1944, directed by Otto Preminger, stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The film concerns a police detective who falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. On Feb. 12, the feature will be “Monkey Business.” This 1952 film directed by Howard Hawkes stars Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, and Marilyn Monroe. Barnaby Fulton, a chemist, is working on a youth formula for a chemical company by testing it on chimps. His very understanding wife, Edwina, helps him by being very supportive. His boss’ secretary helps by displaying her legs, which are wearing Barnaby’s indestructible pantyhose. When Esther, the chimp, mixes her own formula, and it gets in the water cooler in the lab, the fun begins. Barnaby goes back in age twice, as does Edwina. Wild rides in a hot sports car, roller skating, jive dancing, and scalping Edwina’s childhood boyfriend, Hank Entwhistle, all ensue. “The Thief of Bhagdad” will play on Feb. 19. “The Thief of Bagdad,” 1940, Prince Ahmad is the rightful King of Bagdad, but he has been blinded and cast out as a beggar. Now a captive of the wicked Grand Vizier Jaffar, he is cast into a dungeon where he meets Abu, the best thief in all Bagdad. Together they escape and set about a series of adventures that involve a Djinni in a bottle, a mechanical flying horse, an all-seeing magic jewel, a flying carpet and a beautiful princess. The last feature for February will be “Hell’s House” on Feb. 26. “Hell’s House,” 1932, stars Bette Davis and Pat O’Brien. Davis was only 23 and O’Brien only 34 and only in movies for two years when this was produced. Not yet contract actors for Warner Brothers, they were Hollywood newbies who not only brought the audiences into the box offices while being grossly under paid. This movie is part reform movie and part “B” picture melodrama. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church presents “Vespers in the Key of Jazz” and Spaghetti Dinner. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is celebrating its ninth season of “Vespers in the Key of Jazz.” On Sunday, Feb. 8, the William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Demsey will be the featured musicians at the 5 p.m. Jazz Vespers worship service. Following the Jazz Vespers worship service, the youth groups of Good Shepherd will have their annual fundraiser, the Spaghetti Dinner, beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $5 per person, or $15 per family (three or more). Tickets may be purchased at the door. The Jazz Vespers worship service takes place the second Sunday of the month, and because Easter falls on the second Sunday in April, Jazz Vespers will take place on April 5. Jazz Vespers is a worship service featuring jazz music by noted jazz musicians tied to an uplifting message by Pastor Roger Spencer. For further information about the Jazz Vespers series, or the Spaghetti Dinner, contact Pastor Roger Spencer at (201) 444-6598 or log on at www.gs.lthrn.org. Good Shepherd is located at the corner of Rock Road and Ackerman Avenue. Mature Parishioners to meet The Saint Catharine Association of Mature Parishioners will hold a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, “The Wearing of the Green,” at the Brownstone on March 13 at 11 a.m. There will be lunch and entertainment. For reservations, contact Mary at (201) 791-3812. Trips are open to non- members. Art donations sought The Glen Rock Poverty Awareness Project is planning an Art Fundraiser and Film Festival on April 18. There will be a screening of original films by high school students. Each film will be about on of the UN Millennium Development Goals. A guest speaker from Partners in Health will also be there. In order to make this a successful event, they are looking for donations of art. Artists, sculptors, photographers, etc. are sought who would be willing to donating a piece of their work. All funds will go directly to Partners in Health, which fights the diseases that plague the poor, such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB, etc. Contact Beth Fernadez at (973) 420-0079 for more information or to donate to this fundraiser. League to hear speaker The John A. Girgenti Civic League will host Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells, Esquire on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at San Giuseppe Hall, 131 Wagaraw Road, Hawthorne. ‘Fame’ comes to GRHS Glen Rock High School will present “Fame” on Feb. 5, 6, and 7 at 8 p.m. This musical production follows a group of star struck students in New York’s School for the Performing Arts. From auditions to graduation, share their dreams and disappointments in the quest for success. Directors Ann Comarato and Carl Helder are joined by a talented group of cast, crew, and musicians. Tickets will be sold at the Glen Rock High School at the Hamilton entrance on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 3, and 4. The box office in the high school lobby will open at 7:15 p.m. Financial workshops continue The third of the Glen Rock’s Library’s financial workshop series will address “Trustworthy Resources for Credit Repair, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Prevention” on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 7:30 to 9:30. The panel will include David Edelberg, Esq., a trustee of the Bergen County Bar Association, a representative from the Fair Housing Council, “211,” and a representative from a non-profit consumer credit counseling service. Numerous non-profit, governmental and educational organizations have teamed up to present these timely workshops, including The SOURCE, the Glen Rock Public Library, the Interfaith Religious Leaders of Ridgewood, the Community Resource Council, Bergen County’s United Way, Bergen Community College Continuing Education, the Bergen One-Stop Career Center, the Bergen Workforce Investment Board, the Valley Hospital, and West Bergen Mental Healthcare. For more information, call Jean Baker Wunder at The SOURCE, (201) 670-4673. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the Glen Rock Public Library at (201) 670-3970. The library is located at 315 Rock Road in Glen Rock. Nursery School holds registration Registration for 2009-10 is now open at the Glen Rock Jewish Center Nursery School. This state licensed preschool offers classes for two-, three-, and four-year-olds, Kindergarten Enrichment, Mommy and Me, and Summer Day Camp. Certified teachers offer a wide range of age appropriate hands-on activities with an emphasis on self expression, individuality, and creativity. Professionally taught weekly classes in yoga and music are part of the curriculum for all age groups and three- and four-year-olds go on at least two field trips a year. Other activities include cooking, creative dramatics, nature and the environment, puppetry, experiential science, etc. Flexibility in scheduling is available. Parents are encouraged to create a nursery school schedule that works best to fit the needs of their family. The school is open from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., offering half and full day programs, with before and after care available daily. All classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Students hail from Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Fairlawn, Wyckoff, Midland Park, Mahwah, Ramsey, Hawthorne, and other local towns. Synagogue affiliation or any connection to Judaism is not necessary for participation in our programs. For more information or to arrange for a visit call (201) 652-6624 or e-mail: grjcnursery@gmail.com. Coleman fundraiser sponsors sought The Clara E. Coleman School is seeking sponsors for its 47th annual fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, March 28. The Las Vegas Style Casino Night event will be held at the Community Hall at Saint Catharine’s Church in Glen Rock. More information is online at www.ColemanCasino2009.com. Sponsorship packages range from $50 to $1,000 and include event website advertisements, marquee-style billboards at the event, and featured spots in a virtual program slideshow that will be shown throughout the four-hour affair. Cash, in-kind, and fundraiser item donations of any size and value are accepted and appreciated. Sponsorships and donations are tax-deductible. To become a sponsor, make a donation and get specifics visit www.ColemanCasino2009.com. Additional inquiries may be directed to Jodie Stewart, event chairperson, at (201) 689-1869 or by e-mail at ColemanCasino2009@yahoo. com.