June 3, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 27 Ridgewood Notes Softball picnic planned for seniors The Department of Parks and Recreation invites all village seniors to a Softball Picnic on Monday June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the north field of Veteran’s Park. The seniors will enjoy hot dogs and salads, drinks and ice cream, peanuts and other treats Former Ridgewood High School varsity stars will be leading the activity on the diamond. Come play ball and take the baseball trivia challenge. Cost is $5 per person. Register at the Stable at 259 North Maple Avenue or at the Community Center in Village Hall at 131 North Maple Avenue. For more information, contact Nora Muzio at the Community Center at (201) 670-5500 extension 301. Home Run Derby set The Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation will sponsor a Home Run Derby for village children in kindergarten through grade 12. Family and friends are invited to this event, which will be held Monday, July 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The event will be held on Veteran’s Park North Field located behind Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue. Prizes will be awarded. The cost is $5 per person, and includes hot dogs, ice cream, and beverages. Registration is required and can be made online at www. ridgewoodsports.org or in person or by mail at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. The registration form is located on the recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj.net. For more information, contact the recreation office at (201) 670-5560. HILT hosts ‘A Museum in a Suitcase’ HILT (Highlights in Leisure Time), an organization for Ridgewood seniors, has scheduled its next meeting for Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m. in Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Botto House, a national landmark in Haledon. Botto was a skilled weaver in Italy prior to coming to the United States. The Botto home became a meeting place for strikers from the Paterson silk mills who were striving to improve working conditions and to end child labor. This program offers a great opportunity to learn more about life in the early 20th century. Refreshments will be served. Ridgewood residents 55 and older are invited to join HILT. Yearly dues are $10. Revised schedule at Graydon Pool The Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation has announced a revised season schedule for the Graydon Pool facility. An opening day celebration is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 beginning at noon. The rain date will be Sunday, June 7. This opening celebration offers free admission to all Ridgewood residents and will include children’s entertainment and gifts. Detailed operating hours are: Weekends only, June 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; daily June 20 to Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekdays Aug. 17 through 30 from noon to 7:30 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The season will wind up with Sept. 5, 6 and 7 hours from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Amenities include shade-kites, Adirondack chairs, a picnic area, bocce, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, spray fountains in the shallow area, and more. The Water’s Edge Cafe will be open through the day offering lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages, and desserts, with plenty of seating under the trellis or umbrellas. Call (201) 670-5560 for details. Skate park to open The ceremonial grand opening of the village skate park is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at noon. The hockey rink is located at 259 North Maple Avenue. The ribbon cutting will be followed by a demonstration of the equipment provided by the Skatewave team riders. Open skating will be available beginning 12:30 p.m. A skating clinic will be available for beginners at 1 p.m., followed by a best trick competition to complete the event. The facility will be open daily throughout the summer from 9 a.m. to sunset. Posted rules and regulations must be followed. Use is limited to skateboards and inline skates. Protective equipment is required at all times. Call (201) 670-5560. Library events announced Susanna Rich will present the lecture “Television Daddy: A One-Woman, Audience-Interactive Poetry Experience” on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Ridgewood Public Library. This program is suitable for adults. There will be an artist’s reception for Miki Nagano on Sunday, June 7. Nagano’s exhibit, “Control and Spontaneity: Color Etchings and Monoprints” is on display. Tracy Flaherty will offer a nutrition workshop, “Eating for Energy” on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Flaherty is a nutrition and wellness counselor. “The Natural” by Bernard Malamud will be discussed at the Book Circle with Pat McBride on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Contact the library at (201) 670-5600 for more information. Golf Outing planned Ridgewood United Methodist Church will host its Seventh Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Great Gorge Country Club in Vernon. The price of $105, to be paid prior to the event, includes green fees, electric cart, box lunch, and dinner. Registration forms are available at the church office and sanctuary. Registration on the day of the outing is 8 a.m. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. and dinner and awards is at 1:30 p.m. Call (201) 652-2868. Summer camp registration extended Ridgewood Summer Day Camp will open Tuesday, June 30 and run for six weeks to Friday, Aug. 7. Children in grades one through six will enjoy arts and crafts, organized games, swimming, special events and optional trips. It will be held at The Stable, Graydon Pool, Maple Park, Veteran’s Field, and Leuning Park from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Children should bring a bag lunch and beverage. Bus transportation is available to all. The day camp registration fee is $450 per child and includes two camp T-shirts. Optional trip prices vary; space is limited and registration will be accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. Registration has been extended to June 15. Register online at www.ridgewoodsports.org (payment by credit card). For registration assistance or special needs, call (201) 670-5560. Job transition workshop offered The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood is sponsoring a multi-session workshop for people in job transition, which will continue on Wednesday nights through June 3. 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