Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • March 11, 2009 Glen Rock Roundup Garden club hosts Sexton Joseph A Sexton III, director of the Paramus Shade Tree & Parks Commission, will be the guest speaker at the next Glen Rock Garden Club program on March 17. Programs, followed by refreshments, are held at 7:45 p.m. in the municipal annex on Maple Avenue in Glen Rock. The public is welcome. Sexton, a Glen Rock resident for 26 years, is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BLA in landscape architecture. He is a member of The American Society of Landscape Architects and a New Jersey certified landscape architect. Sexton has practiced landscape architecture in northern New Jersey for over 30 years. Sexton will discuss street trees, private trees, and their effects and benefits to the community. A question and answer session will follow. Donations sought for Ladies Night Out The Academy of Our Lady is seeking prize donations for its Annual Ladies Night Out. The event is set for April 3 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a buffet dinner, prizes, and a special auction. Ladies Night Out will be held at Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood. Tickets are $40 per person. Contact Cara Conniff at (201) 445-4640 for more information or to purchase tickets. Auxiliary card and game party set The Glen Rock Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary will hold its luncheon and card and game party on Monday, March 23 at the municipal annex at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Contact Carmela at (201) 447-4428 for reservations. Reservation deadline is March 13. High school hosts theater festival The Glen Rock High School Theater Company will present its Spring Theater Festival March 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include a series of original plays written, directed, and performed by the students. Performances will be held in the high school’s all purpose room located behind the middle school gym. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased March 10 and 11 from 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the high school’s Hamilton lobby or at the doors the night of the performances. Girl Scout Recognition Week service offered The Glen Rock Jewish Center is offering a Girl Scout’s Shabbat service which is open to the community on Friday, March 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. In a salute to Girl Scout Recognition Week, the GRJC will be conducting a special Shabbat service in which the Jewish Girls Scouts will play a major role. Participating Scouts will wear their sash/ vest, and special commemorative patches can be obtained through troop leaders or the GRJC office. For more information, contact Elisa Hirsch at, or the GRJC office at or (201) 652-6624. Scholar-in-residence program set The scholar-in-residence program at the Glen Rock Jewish Center is being offered in three sessions set for March 27 at 8:45 p.m., and March 28 at 11:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. with the noted academic and award-winning author, Dr. Elisheva Baumgarten. Dr. Baumgarten is a professor of Jewish history and the Gender Studies Graduate Program at Bar Ilan University in Israel. During the current academic year, she is a visiting professor at the Princeton University School of Historical Studies. As this year’s GRJC scholar-in-residence, Dr. Baumgarten will offer three sessions over the course of Shabbat: the history and development of the Jewish family, gender roles and relationships in Jewish society, and the place of women in Jewish society throughout the ages. Dr. Baumgarten’s “Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe,” received the Koret Foundation prize for best book in Jewish history in 2005, and was a runner-up in the category of women’s studies for the National Jewish Book Award. Her current book project, “Gender and Piety: Religious Life in Medieval Europe,” is supported by a Haddassah Brandeis Institute Research Award and by a grant from the Israel Science Foundation. The scholar-in-residence event is offered without charge to the community. However, contributions help make this program possible. To make a donation, please write a check payable to Glen Rock Jewish Center, with “Scholar-in-Residence” noted on the memo line of the check, and send it to the GRJC. For more information, contact the GRJC office at or (201) 652-6624. Mature Parishioners to meet The Saint Catharine Association of Mature Parishioners will hold a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, “The Wearing of the Green,” at the Brownstone on March 13 at 11 a.m. There will be lunch and entertainment. For reservations, contact Mary at (201) 791-3812. Trips are open to non-members. Blood Drive planned The Glen Rock Women in Community Service group asks the community to support its annual Blood Drive on March 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. This drive is held in conjunction with Community Blood Services at the Central School gymnasium, 600 Maple Avenue. WICS members will be calling residents who have previously donated to set up appointments. However, new donors are greatly needed. Anyone in good health, ages 17 through75, and weighing 110 pounds or more, is usually able to donate. Donors should eat a moderate meal prior to giving blood and must bring identification with them. Babysitting will be provided at Central School during the Blood Drive. After giving blood, donors are asked to rest briefly and have some homemade refreshments. Each donor will receive a card indicating his or her blood type, which can be very useful in emergencies. The entire donor process takes about 45 minutes. Appointments are encouraged, but walkins are welcome. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call WICS Blood Drive Chairwoman Joann Coughlin at (201) 447-0273 or Community Blood Services at (201) 4443900. To learn more about Community Blood Services, visit Weight loss, smoking workshops set The Hypnosis Counseling Center will present a special set of workshops on Tuesday, March 10 for smoking cessation and weight loss at Glen Rock Community School, 600 Harristown Road in Glen Rock. Each one hour workshop includes hypnosis exercises, discussion and an optional CD for $18, which assists in reinforcing immediate results and long range success. The workshops can be taken individually or as a set. The Smoking Cessation workshop will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the weight loss group will continue from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Barry Wolfson, who possesses a master’s degree in counseling and 23 years of proven success in the art of hypnosis, will lead each workshop. The cost per workshop is $49. Registration begins immediately, and participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Hypnosis is a medically approved method of tapping the normally inaccessible power of the mind and correcting negative behavior. For registration or further information, call (201) 389-5011. For information on hypnosis techniques or other hypnosis workshops, contact Barry Wolfson at (908) 996-3311 or visit Engaged? Just Married? Celebrating an Anniversary? Share the news with neighbors and friends! Announce your Special Event in We welcome photographs. Send announcements to: The Villadom TIMES P Box 96, Midland Park, NJ 07432 .O.