Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • May 6, 2009 Villadom Happenings Birding for beginners On May 9, Fyke Nature Association will host a Beginners’ Bird Walk at the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale. Children are welcome as are experienced birders who may help beginner. Meet at the end of Green Way at 8 a.m. and bring binoculars. The walk will take approximately 90 minutes. Registration is required; contact Carol Flanagan at (973) 423-0420 or RBARI hosts fundraising events The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. is hosting a “Girls Night Out” shopping event on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the White House/Black Market at Tice’s Corner in Woodcliff Lake. Ten percent of the total sales for this evening will be donated to RBARI. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. On Friday, May 8, RBARI will have a gift shop in the Copper Tree Mall, 350 Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202) in Oakland, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday May 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find a wide range of beautiful gifts, some of which are animal related. All proceeds benefit the animals at RBARI. Clothing exchange planned The Clothes Exchange of Bergen County invites savvy shoppers to save money and make over their wardrobes as they shop for a cause on Thursday, May 14 at the First Annual Bergen County Clothing Exchange. Shoppers will find great prices on new, lightly used and vintage designer clothes and accessories donated by fashion-conscious women and area boutiques and new accessories donated from Jennifer Jewels. Proceeds from the exchange will benefit Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children and Goldberg Berdais Child Development Center. There will be an auction and prizes from top fashion and lifestyle brands. Tickets are $50 in advance, and include two glasses of wine and appetizers; general admission is $25. The event will be held at the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood located at 215 West Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the exchange at (201) 602-6469 or email the Exchange at English Country Dancers seek members The North Jersey English Country Dancers welcome newcomers to their Sunday afternoon dance on Sunday, May 10. All dances are taught and called and the music is live. Come with or without a partner at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Beginners’ instruction is at 1:30 p.m. and the main dance is from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information go to html or call Nancy at (201) 345-4120. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to be staged The Y Arts Theatre Company at the Wyckoff Family YMCA will debut its next production, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” this spring at the Y’s Carl Pfeifer Performing Arts Center. The play will feature local adults and children in a wide variety of roles in this musical production of the well-known fairy tale. Performances are scheduled for May 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m., May 16 at 2 p.m., and May 17 at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for children and are now available by calling the Y’s development office at (201) 891-2081. The Wyckoff YMCA is located at 691 Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff. Children’s Retreat benefit set A dinner and fashion show to benefit the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat, a home for individuals with multiple developmental disabilities, will be held at the Brownstone Inn in West Paterson on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the auxiliary and will showcase fashions by the Dress Barn of Wayne will be modeled by auxiliary members. There will be door prizes and theme baskets. Tickets are $35 and may be obtained by call the retreat at (201) 848-8005 or the auxiliary at (201) 8471252. Angels of Hope Foundation hosts events The Angels of Hope Foundation is hosting events to Emmanuel Cancer Foundation thanks the following: Eisenhower School’s seventh graders for their food collection and Lazar Middle School for their thoughtful collection of birthday bags, toys, and wrapping paper. We also thank the people who participated in and coordinated the recent Waldwick 5K for their food collection. With the weather starting to warm up and nature reviving, we would like to suggest that you think ahead to Mother’s Day. This year we are asking our readers to participate in honoring the ECF mothers who have children with cancer. Motherhood is a demanding job in normal circumstances, but with a child in a chronically sick and life threatening condition, life can become unmanageable and out of control. We strive to ease the burden for these moms with a package of support, but in order to provide our services we need your help. You can participate in three different ways: make a contribution in honor of Mother, and we will send a card noting your gift; ask for a Mother’s Day Tea packet from our office and learn how you can hold a tea party with friends anytime in the next month (not necessarily on Mother’s Day); or privately raise a cup benefit Women’s Health at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. The Fourth Annual Angels of Hope 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Miller’s Pharmacy of Wyckoff and Nuzzi Chiropractic Family and Sports Center, on Sunday, Sept. 13. Start time is 10 a.m. at the McBride Field in Franklin Lakes. Registration fee is $25. Brian Falotico Interiors will present Modern Elegance, an interior designer condominium showcase will be held on Sundays, May 17, 24, 31 and June 7 and 14 from noon to 5 p.m. at the World Plaza located at 326 Prospect Avenue in Hackensack. Donation cost is $10 at the door. The Second Annual Luncheon and Runway Fashion Show will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Seasons in Washington Township. Cost is $150 per person. For more information on these events or about The Angels of Hope Foundation go to Electronic waste collection scheduled Northern Highlands Environmental Club will be collecting electronic waste from local residents in the parking lot of Northern Highlands High School on Hillside Avenue in Allendale. Obsolete or broken electronics and home office equipment, keyboards, printers, CPU monitors, televisions, phone systems, fax machines, gaming systems, etc., will be collected and disposed of in an environmentally safe way. Go to for more information. Free skin cancer screening offered The Valley Hospital will sponsor a free Skin Cancer Screening Program on Wednesday, May 13 in the Dorothy B. Kraft Center, Paramus. The screening includes a close physical examination by a board-certified dermatologist. Each participant will receive a profile sheet indicating if a significant lesion is present, a preliminary diagnosis, and a list of board certified dermatologists if further medical care is recommended. This will not be a full body screening. The American Cancer Society predicts that 62,480 new cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, will be diagnosed in the year 2009. Fortunately, many skin cancers are highly curable if detected and treated in the early stages. Individuals with any existing symptoms suggestive of skin cancer, such as a sore that doesn’t heal or a change in the appearance of a mole, should contact their physician immediately. Appointments are limited; registration is required. To register for an appointment call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391). Sierra Club hosts program on Alaska The Sierra Club is hosting a special program “Alaska: America’s Last Great Wilderness” on Thursday, May 21 in your own home to honor ECF moms. We will even supply the teabags! Tea parties can be as elaborate or as simple as you would like. Some folks are holding an English tea complete with scones, finger foods, and a selection of teas. We urge you to participate in a celebration. You can also read a letter from one of ECF’s moms on our blog at: Suzie begins, “My name is Suzie and I am the mother of a child with cancer. My son, Jake, was diagnosed at age six with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Our family could not have gotten through this difficult journey without the support we received from the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation.” Please take a moment to read her full story. To help in any way: Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Our current hours are Monday 10 to 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 to 5; Thursdays 10 to 2; and Saturdays, 10 to 1. Our address is 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Our website is As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. This audiovisual presentation by Julia Shaw of the Alaska Wilderness League, is about protecting the natural lands, waters, wildlife, ecosystems, and indigenous cultures that make Alaska unique. The program will include a short film with breathtaking images of the land and life on it. Shaw will also give updates on the state of the Arctic wildlife refuge and Arctic oceans and seas, also on Congressional legislation and grassroots activism. The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood is located at 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. The program is free and open to the public. 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