May 20, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 25 Ridgewood Notes ‘The Sorcerer’ to be performed The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will be performing “The Sorcerer,” one of the lesser known, but delightful and enchanting G&S operas, Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 31 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ho-HoKus Public School auditorium located at 70 Lloyd Road, Ho-Ho-Kus. Admission prices are $22 for adults, and $19 for senior citizens and students. Everyone under 12 will be admitted free of charge. There are no reserved seats. Tickets may be purchased at the door prior to each performance. They may also be purchased in advance at Harding or Town & Country pharmacies in Ridgewood. Tickets are also by mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and check to The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, 14 Springdale Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013. There is a $2 discount for all advance sales. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are also available. For information about the show or tickets is available by calling (973) 423-0300, online at www.ridgewoodGandS. com, or via e-mail at Pro Arte Chorale presents concert Pro Arte Chorale is celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season with a gala performance of Verdi’s “Requiem.” The Pro Arte Chorale will be joined by the Liverpool Welsh Choral and Westfield Symphony Orchestra for this performance, which is set for May 29 at 8 p.m. at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Last May, Pro Arte Chorale embarked on a journey across the ocean to Liverpool, England with Music Director David Crone to join forces with the Liverpool Welsh Chorale in a performance of American and British works in a concert entitled “Voices Across the Ocean.” Now, Liverpool Welsh Choral will serve as ambassadors for their country on American soil, under the direction of Keith Orrell. David Wroe, music director of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, will conduct. Tickets are $28 for adults; $25 for seniors, students, and disabled; and $10 for children under 17. For tickets, call (201) 445-9052 or e-mail Large print programs will be available, and the church is wheel chair accessible. This program is sponsored in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle set Temple Israel’s monthly Rosh Chodesh women’s circle will meet on Sunday, May 24, at 7 p.m. Rosh Chodesh, or “head of the month,” is an ancient festival that celebrates the new moon. Since early times, it has been especially sacred to women. The circle is open to all adult women, and each meeting includes prayer, discussion, refreshments, and socializing. For the location of the Rosh Chodesh women’s circle, or for more information, contact or call (201) 444-9320. Temple Israel is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. Demarest to exhibit at gallery The Cottage Place Gallery is hosting an exhibit of paintings by Robert J. Demarest. Demarest specializes in water media and enjoys plein air painting. As a fly fisherman he is attracted to the many moods of a river. Demarest has exhibited at the Bergen Museum, The Belskie Museum, and the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery and has won numerous awards at juried shows including the New Jersey Watercolor Society and the Ridgewood Art Institute. His recent book, “Traveling with Winslow Homer,” has been awarded a Book of the Year medal in the fine art category in Foreword Magazine’s Annual Competition. The exhibit will be on view through May 31. Hours are by appointment; call (201) 444-6225. The gallery is located at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place. MathQuest program open to children Ridgewood students who will be on spring break in May are invited to attend MathQuest, May 28, 29, and 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mathnasium. This series of mathematical challenges intrigues and entertains participants, regardless of the math skills or depth of knowledge a child possesses. This program offers “serious math fun” for children who love, hate, or are indifferent to mathematics. Mathnasium is located at 36 Franklin Turnpike in Waldwick. For more information call (201) 444-0063. Summer Day Camp registration set The Ridgewood Summer Day Camp will open for the 2009 summer season on Tuesday, June 30 and run for six weeks to Friday, Aug. 7. Children in grades one through six will enjoy arts and crafts, organized games, swimming, special events and optional trips. Camp will be held at The Stable, Graydon Pool, Maple Park, Veteran’s Field, and Leuning Park from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Children are to bring a bag lunch and beverage. Bus transportation is available to all. The day camp registration fee is $450 per child, which includes two camp T-shirts. Optional trip prices vary; space is limited and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration may be completed online at (payment by credit card). For assistance or special needs call (201) 670-5560. Student artists to exhibit The students of Eli Rosenthal will be exhibiting at the Stable Art Gallery during the month of May. This group of emerging artists will display their work in traditional transparent watercolor painting. Those exhibiting include Eileen Aird, Jo Browning, Maryann Burton, John Chandler, Jeanne Landau Cohen, Gloria Donoghue, Marge Gleisen, Joy Maffei, Fran McManus, Lisa Miller, Marcia Reiff, Hans Ruffler, Tanya Turchin, Joan Ventimiglia, and Frank Weisbecker. The Stable Gallery, located at 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, is open for viewing weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by appointment. For information contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Office at (201) 670-5560. Community Meals seeks participants Community Meals, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of the homebound, elderly, convalescent, and handicapped, is seeking new participants who meet these criteria. Volunteers will deliver two meals, one hot and one cold, each day, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call Community Meals at (201) 447-8295 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Donations may be mailed to Community Meals, Inc., c/o Christ Church, 105 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Camp kit donations sought The Village of Ridgewood is setting up donation boxes to collect summer camp equipment. The village will be working with Children’s Aid & Family Services (www.cafsnj. org) to provide camp equipment to foster children, who could not otherwise afford to have proper camp gear. Large labeled boxes will be used to collect the items needed, and will be set up at both middle schools, the Stable, Community Center, and Village Hall on Maple Avenue. Donations will be accepted into early May. Items needed are: beach towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sunscreen, bug repellant, goggles, sunglasses, pens, and pencils. For more information call (201) 670-5560.