Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • March 11, 2009 Ridgewood Notes Family Square Dance planned The Men’s Fellowship of Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at the corner of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street in Ridgewood, will sponsor a Family Square Dance on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Enjoy and evening of fun and fellowship with family and friends. Experience is not necessary. A caller and several experienced dancers will guide the dancing. A free will offering will be received. The dance will be held in Heritage Hall at the church. For more information call the church office at (201) 444-7300 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. OLMC MOMS host events All families are invited to a Family Movie Night that will be held on March 13. The event will be held between 6 and 9 p.m. in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center at 1 Passaic Street in Ridgewood. The movie “Horton Hears a Who” will be featured along with a pizza dinner and popcorn. The cost is $5 per person, or $15 per family. Send a check made payable to “OLMC MOMS” to: Maureen O’Connor Martin, 37 Crest Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. There will be an OLMC MOMS family movie fundraiser at Clearview’s Warner Quad in Ridgewood on March 21 at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per person, and all proceeds will go to The Nurturing Place, a shelter for mothers in Jersey City. The OLMC MOMS will also be collecting diapers, wipes, and toddler snacks for the Nurturing Place at the theater that morning. 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. Dr. Rosen is on the staff of The Whole Child Center in Oradell. The meeting will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the OLMC Parish Center, with coffee, refreshments, and babysitting for walking children. To reserve babysitting, contact Maggie McCormick by e-mail at 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 any events, contact Christy Kearney at (201) 857-4136 or, or visit the website at Learn to play tennis The Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with All Pro Tennis, will offer two spring tennis sessions for village residents. Session I will be for youth instruction. Participants will choose from Thursday or Friday classes beginning the first week of April at either the Bellair or North Monroe tennis courts. The fee for each five-week instruction session is $90. Sessions are scheduled for kindergarteners and first grade from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; second through fourth grades from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and fifth grade and up from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Session II is for adult and youth instruction. Youth participants will choose from Thursday or Friday classes beginning the second week of May at either the Bellair or Somerville courts. The schedule for each five-week instruction session is: kindergar- teners and first grade from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., second through fourth grades from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., fifth and sixth grades from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and seventh grade and up from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult participants are offered Thursday classes at the Somerville Courts and may choose from the following times: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., or 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register by mail or in person at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, weekdays between 8:30 and 4:30. The registration form can be located on the home page of the Recreation Division at www. For additional information contact All Pro Tennis Supervisor Barry Ruback at (201) 568-3946. All participants must have a 2009 tennis badge. Distribution schedules can be obtained by calling (201) 670-5560. Register for fall soccer Registration for the Ridgewood Soccer Association’s 2009 fall programs is open and will run through April 30. The soccer season will run from Sept. 5 to Nov. 15 with programs available for children and teens in grades one through 12. Programs are offered for all skill levels. In-town programs are available for children in first through sixth grade. Travel programs are available for players in grades five through 12. Details are available at The popular co-ed high school program, in its sixth year, offers a great way to meet and socialize with other RHS students in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Scrimmages are organized during the week and games are played on Sunday afternoons. The RSA also offers a special needs program which conducts sessions on Saturday afternoons. This program, designed for ages seven through 14, develops skills and promotes physical fitness. All participants are paired with a coachmentor from the Ridgewood High School Girls Soccer team and receive individualized attention in a small group setting. To access the RSA’s on-line registration system visit Registrations completed after April 30 will be assessed a $50 late fee and travel team players may be wait listed based on team availability. Questions can be addressed to registrar@ridgewoodsoccer. org. Retirement workshop available The Ridgewood Library will offer a workshop on retirement planning on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Belcher Auditorium. Admission is free. “Can I Afford to Grow Old?” will be presented by Laura Mattia, a leading financial educator affiliated with the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and a principal with Baron Financial Group. Mattia will offer valuable information about cash flow and financial planning, Medicare, insurance, investing, how to avoid scams, and getting affairs in order. College Club sets Book Fair The collection for College Club’s Book Fair will end Wednesday, March 11. Collection will not resume until after The 54th Annual Book Fair, which is scheduled for May 1. Babysitter’s certification course offered to residents 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 Saturday, 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 Ridgewood 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. College Club hosts Fashion Show The College Club of Ridgewood invites the community to its 2009 Spring Fashion Show featuring designer fashions from Neiman Marcus. The show, “A Perfect Fit,” will be held April 3 at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton. Cocktails, special auctions, and fundraisers will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon and fashion show to follow from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The unique gift items for the auction are a not-to-be-missed attraction along with many prizes. Tickets may be purchased with a major credit card at www. or by mailing a check made out to the College Club of Ridgewood to Terry Davis, 81 Third Street, Park Ridge, NJ 07656. The deadline for reservations is March 25. General tickets are$50 ($22 tax deductible), patron tickets are: $75 ($44 tax deductible) and benefactor tickets are $100 ($69 tax deductible). The show is a fundraiser for the College Club Education Fund, a need-based grants award to young women graduates about to enter a four-year college or university. Recipients are high school graduates from 35 surrounding towns. Program on back pain options offered The Valley Hospital, Department of Community Health, will host a free program entitled “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery” on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m., at the Courtyard by Marriott Montvale, 100 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale. Back pain is the second most common neurological complaint among Americans. An individual experiencing back pain for more than three months is considered to have chronic back pain. Join Patrick Roth, M.D., neurosurgeon for this educational program. Learn about non-surgical or minimally invasive treatment alternatives to help alleviate back pain. Space is limited. 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