February 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 17 Glen Rock Roundup ‘Healthy Aging’ to be presented Ingrid Quinn, a registered nurse from Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, will speak on “Healthy Aging” at the Tuesday, Feb. 17 meeting of The Activities Club. Quinn, who has over a decade of research and speaking experience on the subject, will cover exercise and diet, memory, the importance of socialization, and a disclosure of recent research on the aging process. The 1:30 p.m. meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Community Church of Glen Rock located at 354 Rock Road. Use the Hamilton Avenue entrance. The Activities Club is an organization of retired and semi-retired men from Glen Rock and environs. Activities include community service, tours, social events and other leisure interests such as daily walking, bridge, personal computers, golf, bowling, and genealogy. Current and prospective members and invited guests gather at 1 p.m. for coffee. For program information, contact Gordon Wallace at (201) 444-2717 or gordonglenrock@yahoo.com. For membership information contact Rick Colton at (201) 445-0755.or cmar1991@aol.com. For more information on the Activities Club go to www.theactivitiesclub.org. Auxiliary to meet The Glen Rock Branch of The Valley Hospital will meet on Monday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at the municipal annex. The Glen Rock Police Department will send an officer to speak about safety. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. Seniors plan theater trip The Glen Rock Seniors will sponsor a trip to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse to see “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a comedy about an Italian-American Guy, by Joe DiPietro on Wednesday, April 15. The bus will depart Wilde Park at 9:30 a.m. The cost for the trip is $54 for members and $59 for non members. It will include transportation, lunch with a choice of five entrees plus dessert, and the play. For more information and reservations call Andy at (201) 444-5498. WICS blood drive planned Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood and 80 percent of the population will need blood at some time in their lives, but only 2.5 percent of New Jersey residents donate blood on a regular basis and that is only half the rate of the nation overall. Blood supplies in our area have been critically low this winter. The Glen Rock Women in Community Service asks the community to support the group’s annual blood drive on March 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. This drive is held in conjunction with Community Blood Services at the Central School gymnasium, 600 Maple Avenue. WICS members will be calling residents who have previously donated to set up appointments. However, new donors are greatly needed. Anyone in good health, aged 17 through75, and weighing 110 pounds or more, is usually able to donate. Donors should eat a moderate meal prior to giving blood and must bring identification with them. Babysitting will be provided at Central School during the blood drive. After giving blood, donors are asked to rest briefly and have some homemade refreshments. Each donor will receive a card indicating his or her blood type, which can be very useful in emergencies. The entire donor process takes about 45 minutes. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call WICS Blood Drive Chairwoman Joann Coughlin at (201) 447-0273 or Community Blood Services at (201) 444-3900. To learn more about Community Blood Services visit www.communitybloodservices.org. Financial workshops continue The fourth of the Glen Rock Library’s financial workshop series will focus on “Making New Career/Retirement Decisions Based on Values, Spirituality and Market Realities.” This session will be held on Feb. 17. Barry Lowe, manager of Counseling and Training for the Bergen One-Stop Career Center, and Walter Hecht, dean of continuing education at Bergen Community College, will outline available services for building or changing careers. The series will conclude on Tuesday, Feb. 24, with a consideration of unmet needs and an identification of opportunities for ongoing mutual aid and self help. 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. Interfaith Bible study continues The Glen Rock Jewish Center and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church have launched the second year of free Interfaith Bible Study sessions with Rabbi Neil Tow and Pastor Roger Spencer. This year’s classes focus on prophecy in the Bible, what it is, what it means, and what can be learned from it. This second session in the series will focus on Isaiah. The group will meet Monday, Feb. 23 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Glen Rock Jewish Center. All sessions are independent, and attendees can choose to come to any or all sessions. Contact Rabbi Tow at (201) 652-6624 or rabbi@grjc.org. The Glen Rock Jewish Center is located at 682 Harristown Road in Glen Rock. Seniors celebrate feast day The Glen Rock Seniors will travel to the Brownstone in Paterson on March 18 for “La Festa di San Giuseppe.” Entertainment will feature the vocalist DaVido, comic Jack Swersie, and The Ace in the Hole All Star Band for dancing. The cost of $44 for members and $47 for nonmembers includes lunch and bus transportation. The bus will depart Wilde Park at 10:30 a.m. For more information and reservations contact Andy at (201) 444-5498. Group to discuss “Messages from My Father” The book discussion group of the Glen Rock Jewish Center will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. to discuss “Messages from My Father” by Calvin Trillin. The Glen Rock Public Library has several copies of this book available. Contact the center at (201) 652-6624 for more information. The Glen Rock Jewish Center is located at 682 Harristown Road in Glen Rock. 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) 6703970 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 “The Thief of Bhagdad” 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. 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. 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