March 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 11 Ridgewood Notes Valley offers nutritional advice The Valley Hospital Nutrition Department is offering a free evening education program, “Feeding Our Aging Parents.” More and more adult children are confronted with caring for their parents. Vicki Kirlick, licensed and certified personal chef, will offer tips and advice to help the “sandwich” generation deal with nutritional issues. This free 90-minute program will be held on March 5 at 7 p.m. at The Valley Hospital Conference Center, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood. Space is limited. To register or for more information, call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-8255391) or visit Job search workshop offered The Ridgewood Library will offer a workshop on Effective Job Search Methods on Thursday, March 5 at 7: p.m. in the library’s Belcher Auditorium. Admission is free. Career management specialist Elese Tonelli will conduct the workshop, which will focus on the use of networking sites like LinkedIn and other effective networking strategies, tools, and techniques. 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 BS in economics from the Wharton School of Business and spent over 10 years in corporate finance with a major Wall Street Bank. Register for Sport Squirts The Ridgewood Recreation Division has invited US Sports Institute to provide Sport Squirts for children ages three through five. This program is designed to introduce children to a variety of sports in a safe, structured environment. All games and activities promote hand/eye coordination, balance, agility and movement. In addition to learning basketball, softball, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer, participants will develop social interaction and communication skills, and most of all have fun. One hour sessions are offered in the morning or afternoon on Wednesdays beginning May 6. Choose between 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., or 1 to 2 p.m. The six week session will run through June 10. The cost is $ 140 per child and all equipment will be provided by U.S. Sports Institute. Register online with Ridgewood Parks and Recreation at or by mail or in person to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The registration form may be printed off the Recreation homepage at Space is available to non-residents on a limited basis. Visit US Sports Institute’s website at call (201) 670-5560. Preschool instruction offered Classes for children ages three through five will be offered by the recreation division of the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department. Dance will be offered with certified dance instructor Marisa Catena. Young children learn the basic concepts of jazz and ballet, and explore creative movement. The session will be offered on Monday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., beginning March 9. The participant fee is $60 for a six-week session. Comfortable clothing and soft shoes are recommended. KidzArt, continues with a new session of projects to prepare preschoolers to understand different medias, improve reading readiness, tune-up fine motor coordination, and just have fun while learning to draw. The session will be held on Wednesdays, 1 to 2 pm, beginning March 11. The five week session cost is $95 which includes all materials. Registration can be made online at or in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. Locate the registration form on the recreation homepage at 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. Classes will be held at the Stable located at 259 North Maple Avenue. OLMC MOMS group hosts speakers Kathleen Biello, a noted speaker and MOMS member, will give a presentation on ways to simplify women’s lives in today’s busy society on Wednesday, March 4. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the OLMC Parish Center, 1 Passaic Street, Ridgewood, and coffee and refreshments will be available. On Wednesday, April 1, Dr. Lawrence Rosen, a leading expert and practitioner in “Green Pediatrics,” will present ways to keep children healthy and safe medically and via environmental changes. The meeting will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the OLMC Parish Center. Dr. Rosen is on the staff of The Whole Child Center, one of the first green pediatric offices in the United States. He is also the chief Pediatric Integrative Medicine at Hack- ensack University Medical Center, a medical adviser for the Deidre Imus Environmental Center, and on the medical staff of the department of pediatrics at Valley Hospital. Dr. Rosen has co-edited several books and articles on the subject of green pediatrics, and appeared on various television shows as a resource on the subject. Both presentations are sponsored by the OLMC MOMS group. OLMC MOMS is a non-ecumenical group of women of all ages who strive to make spirituality the center of their family life through supporting, ministering to, and learning from each other. All mothers are welcome. For more information about the event, contact Christy Kearney at (201) 857-4136 or, or visit the website at To reserve babysitting for walking children, please contact Maggie McCormick by e-mail at Rummage Sale items sought The Ridgewood United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 18. All household items are needed, but no clothes. Arrangements for pick up can be made by calling the church office at (201) 652-2868. The Ridgewood United Methodist Church is located at 100 Dayton Street in Ridgewood. Newcomers group plans events The Ridgewood Newcomers Club of the YWCA of Bergen County will be hosting an afternoon luncheon on Wednesday, March 11 from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. The lunch will be held in a board member’s home. Enjoy good food and great conversation in a personal and cozy setting. Contact Carrie Giordano at (201) 857-4130 to join the Ridgewood Newcomers Club. The Ridgewood Newcomers Club will be hosting its annual Casino Night on Saturday, April 4 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the Ridgewood Woman’s Club. 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