Page 18 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • May 6, 2009 Ridgewood Notes American Legion seeks volunteers The local Ridgewood American Legion Post is seeking the help with placing Memorial Day flags on the graves of veteran at Valleau Cemetery. The flags will be placed on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. The American Legion would appreciate even as little as one hour of time to help with this project. Contact Bob Paoli at (201) 445-1738. Tot Shabbat program offered Children, parents, and grandparents are invited to Tot Shabbat at Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center in Ridgewood on Saturday, May 9 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Celebrate Shabbat with songs, prayers, stuffed torahs, and stories. Led by experienced early childhood educator Naomi Linder, Tot Shabbat is a 45-minute program for newborns through four years old. Temple Israel’s Tot Shabbat is held on the second Shabbat of each month through June. For more information, call Director of Education Rabbi Sharon Litwin at (201)444-4194. Temple Israel and JCC is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. Lax Day set The Ridgewood Lacrosse Association will hold its 12th Lax Day Saturday, May 9. The annual event celebrates the game of lacrosse with lots of sports action and family fun. The event welcomes lacrosse players and spectators. Due to the great success of last year’s last minute location change, Lax Day will stage all the main activities at Maple Field rather than Ridgewood High School field. Lacrosse games will be played on the all surrounding fields through out the day and full concession stands will be set up at the high school and Maple Field. Every level of play is represented on Lax Day - from the eight year old players who are just learning the game to the advanced play of high school varsity teams. There will be plenty of food and fun for all. The air castle moon walk, arts and crafts, face painting and sand art are always a big hit with the younger kids. Participants may also clock a shot with the “Fastest Shot” sponsored by Lacrosse Unlimited. Lax Day is run entirely by a group of volunteers who work hard to not only create an action packed day, but also to welcome the invited teams. This year Ridgewood will host Franklin Lakes, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Northern Highlands (girl’s varsity) Rockaway/Denville, Summit, and Westfield. Church hosts new member program West Side Presbyterian Church will host a New Member/Inquirer Program on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church’s barn. The program affords an opportunity for those who are interested in joining or learning more about West Side Presbyterian to meet the Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle, the church’s new senior pastor, and other members of the congregation. Refreshments will be served. Babysitting is available. To participate, contact Beverly Dempsey, interim associate pastor, at (201) 6521966, extension 16 or email The church is located at Varian Fry Way, 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood. Free parking is available in the lot directly across the street from the entrance to the sanctuary. For information on the church and its programs, go to OLMC MOMS celebrate Mother’s Day OLMC MOMS are hosting a morning of discussion, refreshments and relaxation in honor of Mother’s Day on Wednesday, May 6. All mothers are invited to this special morning of informal discussion and stories about the joys and challenges of motherhood. The meeting, held in honor of Mother’s Day, will run from 9:15 to 11 a.m. in the OLMC Parish Center, 1 Passaic Street in Ridgewood. Spirituality, practicality, hot coffee, refreshments, and babysitting will be incorporated. Everyone is invited to this opportunity to meet with other moms in all different phases of motherhood. All mothers are welcome - bring a friend! For more information about this or any of their events, contact Christy Kearney at (201) 857-4136 or, or visit the website at To reserve babysitting for walking children, email the MOMS group at Presley and Melody to perform at library The Ridgewood Public Library will host a Family Fun Night on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. featuring family entertainers Presley and Melody. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held in the Library’s Belcher Auditorium and is ideal for kindergarten age children and older and their families. Tickets can be purchased at the Library’s Children’s Center and are $5 each or three tickets for $12. Presley and Melody perform their “theme interactive concerts” for children and families throughout the tri-state area and capture the hearts of their audience through their upbeat and dynamic musical performances. Their music and the creative use of visual props transform audience members into participants, resulting in an engaging concert experience for all ages. For additional information, contact the Children’s Center at (201) 670-5600 extension 110. Roast Beef Dinner planned The men at Old Paramus Reformed Church in Ridgewood will take over the church kitchen to prepare their annual full-course Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, May 16. Seating will be at 6 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The community is invited. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children under 12. For reservations, call the church office at (201) 444-5933 by Monday, May 11. The church is located at 660 East Glen Avenue at Route 17, next to the Schoolhouse Museum and Valleau Cemetery. Fellowship Hall is wheelchair accessible. For more information about the church and its activities, visit Author to speak on slavery Margaret Blackburn White, Ph.D., will be hosting a book launching at Unitarian Society of Ridgewood on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. She will be discussing her book, “Becoming White: My Family’s Experience as Slaveholder and Why it Still Matters.” Dr. White describes “Becoming White” as a parable of the history of racism in the United States. She shows how the conflicting values of religion and capitalism subtly drew everyone into the evil practices of slavery; not just Christian whites but also Jews, Native Americans, and even some Americans from Africa who became slaveholders. The book discusses how nearly every institution in society profited from the system including insurance companies, banks, railroads, steamship companies, mines, and factories. (continued on page 19) BEST PRICES...BEST SELECTION OF 2009 WEBER GRILLS THERE’S A WEBER GRILL MADE FOR YOU! 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