January 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 17 Ridgewood Notes Open House scheduled The Cooperative Nursery School of Ridgewood will be hosting its annual Open House on Jan. 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Learn more about classes for two-and-a-half, three- and four-year-olds in the 2009-10 school year. The co-op is organized and run by the parents, which enables them to actively participate in their children’s preschool years. Music, physical education, field trips, an inhouse library program and a brand-new playground are all part of the co-op experience. Special programs and events throughout the year include holiday and spring concerts, Moms’ Night Out, and Dads’ Day. The Cooperative Nursery School is located at 100 Dayton Street in Ridgewood. For more information contact Christine Braden, preschool director, at (201) 447-6232 or visit the website at www. ridgewoodcoop.org. Babysitter’s certification course offered The Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation and the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey have joined forces to provide the babysitter’s certification course to village residents who are between 11 to 15 years of age. Registration will be held Feb. 19, March 14, and Saturday, April 18. Participants choose one date only. The class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Center. Registration for this six hour course is $95. Participants should bring a bag lunch and beverage. This class has a unique interactive, educational format with activities such as identifying safety problems around the house and yard, and selecting age-appropriate toys and games for children in their care. Participants learn by doing. Course topics include how to interview for a babysitting job, how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, how to perform first aid, how to diaper and feed children, how to handle bedtime issues, and tips for having a safe babysitting experience. All classes will be held in the Community Center in Village Hall located at 131 North Maple Avenue. Registration can be made online at www.ridgewoodsports.org, or in-person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. The registration form can be found on the recreation home page at www.ridgewoodnj.net. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. For more information call (201) 670-5560. Newcomers plan events The Ridgewood Newcomers Club of the YWCA of Bergen County will be hosting a luncheon on Jan. 14 from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. at Meads Hall, 112 Oak Street. A diet and nutrition specialist will discuss how to lose a few pounds, increase energy, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This event is being sponsored by GW Contracting. The YWCA can provide childcare for $7 per child. On Saturday, Jan. 24, the Ridgewood Newcomers Club will host a Winter Olympics event on Saturday, Jan. 24 from noon to 2 p.m. at Kids U in Paramus. This family event will includes group gym classes, free play, a balloon artist, and lunch. Space is limited. Participants must be Newcomers Club members. Contact Carrie Giordano at (201) 857-4130 to join the Ridgewood Newcomers Club. Fundraiser announced The Brandeis Men’s Club of Temple Israel in Ridgewood is sponsoring a special fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m., with previews beginning at 7 p.m. Items to be offered will include fine art, sports, and music memorabilia, including rock ‘n roll collectables. Hors d’oeuvres, coffee, and desserts will be served, and there will be an open bar for wine and beer. A door prize will be awarded. Admission is $25 person, with all proceeds going to benefit the Brandeis Men’s Club. Advance ticket purchases are preferred, but tickets may be purchased at the door. Donations are welcome. Temple Israel and JCC is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. King commemoration to be held On Jan. 16 at 8:30 p.m., as part of the regular Friday Night Shabbat Service at Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center of Ridgewood, Rabbi David Saltzman will present a commemoration of the ideals of Rev. Martin Luther King, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and the American Dream. On this weekend, which is devoted to Rev. King and on the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Heschel, Rabbi Saltzman will be sharing memories of these giants who helped define the American dream. Cantor Caitlin Bromberg will lead appropriate musical selections. Temple Israel and JCC is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. This egalitarian Conservative synagogue has 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. For more information, call (201) 444-9320 or e-mail to office@synagogue.org. ‘Pinkalicious’ comes to Ridgewood Tickets for “Pinkalicious: The Musical” will be on sale at The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood located at 215 West Ridgewood Avenue on Jan. 16, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. This will be the last day to get tickets at the discounted price of $25 per person. The Junior Woman’s Club of Ridgewood is sponsoring the Vital Theater Company’s production of “Pinkalicious, the Musical” at George Washington Middle School on Jan. 18. The production, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the popular children’s book “Pinkalicious” by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. 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