January 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 23 Ridgewood Notes (continued from page 17) The musical adaptation is directed by Teresa K. Pond with musical direction by Jad Bernado. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Shows will be held at 1 and 4 p.m. George Washington Middle School is located at 155 Washington Place in Ridgewood. The show is appropriate for children ages three to eight. The box office at GW will be open at 11:30. If tickets are available, they will be sold for $30 on the day of the show. Doors will open one hour prior to the performances. Seating is all general admission. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (201) 444-5705. The Junior Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community and supporting a wide variety of charities within a 19mile radius of Ridgewood. Visit the club’s website at JWCRidgewood.com. Flower show trip scheduled The landscapes, gardens and culture of Italy have enchanted visitors and artists for centuries. This year, visitors can celebrate Italy’s natural beauty, art, food, music and people as they stroll through “Bella Italia,” at the Philadelphia Flower Show. On March 3, the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a trip to this indoor exhibit at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from the Graydon Pool parking lot with an approximate return at 5:30 p.m. The registration fee for the trip is $50 per person, which includes admission into the show and coach transportation. Lunch is on one’s own. Reservations may be made online at www.ridgewoodsports.org (Village Parks and Recreation) or locate and download the registration form on the Recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj.net. Register in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. For further information, contact the recreation office at (201) 670-5560. Irish immigrant experience explored The Ridgewood Historical Society is sponsoring “From Belfast to Brooklawn: A Ridgewood Family Odyssey,” on display at the town’s Schoolhouse Museum through Feb. 9. The exhibit documents the journey and rich history of Irish immigrants to the stately home their family would occupy for nearly a century, through heirloom decorative objects, letters, photographs, journals and personal effects. The suggested donation is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and $10 for families. Hours are Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m., Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., and Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m. The Ridgewood Schoolhouse Museum is located at 650 East Glen Avenue in Ridgewood. Tic Toc offers Shakespeare for children The Tic Toc Sunday Theater Program for children and families will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. This is a child-oriented production of the classic Shakespeare play performed by the Shakespeare Company of New Jersey. This one-hour children’s adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the ideal “first Shakespeare” for elementary grades and a riotous roller coaster ride for audiences of all ages. In the past, the mischief-making fairies have traveled on stilts, scooters, and in-line skates to make the show come alive. All Tic Toc shows take place at the Ben Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, begin at 2 p.m. and last about an hour. Call (201) 447-9110 for group information To order tickets go to www.tictoc.org and print out the order form. Send a check, a completed order form and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Tic Toc Theatre Series, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. Qigong and Tai Chi offered The Bolger Fitness Center, a program of the Ridgewood YMCA and the YWCA of Bergen County, is offering a six-week course in Qigong and Tai Chi, the art of improving the flow of energy in the body by combining movements and postures with visualization. The program runs from Jan. 21 through Feb. 25 and classes will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at 112 Oak Street in Ridgewood. The fee for the six-week program is $80 for BFC members and $90 for YMCA/YWCA members. The drop-in fee for a single class is $15. Qigong and Tai Chi have been practiced in China for thousands of years. Instructor Eric Deutsch is certified in Hwa-Yu, Tai Chi, and Qigong, and is a personal trainer certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. He holds degrees in both health and physical education from Montclair State University and currently teaches physical education in Demarest. For details, or to sign up for the course, call Director Lara Vajas at (201) 444-5600, extension 306, or visit the BFC at 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood. The Bolger Fitness Center is run jointly by the Ridgewood YMCA and the YWCA of Bergen County, who have over 200 years of combined experience in meeting the fitness, health and wellness, education and social needs of the community. Made possible through a generous donation by The Bolger Foundation, the BFC is housed in an all-new, expanded facility featuring stateof-the-art cardio and strength training equipment. Members have access to more than 50 weekly fitness classes ranging from group spinning and kickboxing to Pilates and yoga, as well as the YM-YWCA’s two indoor heated pools and on-site personal training, massage and child care. Call (201) 444-5600 extension 306, or stop in for a tour. Library offers career counseling workshop The Ridgewood Public Library will offer a workshop on resume writing and job search tips on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Belcher Auditorium. Admission is free. Noted Career Management Specialist Elese Tonelli will conduct the workshop, which will focus on resume writing, interview preparation, networking strategies, and job search tips. Tonelli is a principal with Premier Resume and Career Services and has over 12 years of experience working with executives and managers on all aspects of their job search. She holds a B.S in economics from the Wharton School of Business and spent over 10 years in corporate finance for a major Wall Street Bank. The Ridgewood Public Library is dedicated to providing information, education, culture and inspiration. For more information, visit http://www.ridgewoodlibrary. org/. The library is located at 125 North Maple Avenue. Preschool dance instruction offered Certified dance instructor Marisa Catena will teach children ages three to five the basic concepts of jazz and ballet, and will explore creative movement for the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department’s “Twinkle Toes” preschool dance program. The next session will be offered on Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 26. Classes will be held at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The fee is $40 for a four-week session. Comfortable clothing and soft shoes are recommended. Registration may be made online at www.ridgewoodsports.org or in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The registration form is on the recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj.net. Non-residents may register if space is available; an additional $10 fee will apply. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (201) 670-5560 for more information.