May 27, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 21 Glen Rock Roundup Maine trip planned The Glen Rock Community School is hosting a trip to Boothbay Harbor Maine Sept. 11 through 14. The trip includes three nights at the Sprucewold Lodge, a welcome champagne punch, three buffet breakfasts, Maine coast dinner at the lodge (featuring lobster, salmon, chicken or steak), a cruise along Maine’s picturesque coast, a day of sightseeing, and knowledgeable escorts for the entire trip. Prices are $549 per person, double occupancy; $609 per person, single occupancy; $529 per person triple occupancy. A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve hold a spot. Call the Community School at (201) 389-5011 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily, for more information or to make a reservation. ESL class schedule change The Glen Rock Library has scheduled temporary changes to its two ESL classes. The Monday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ESL class will resume on Monday, June 8. The Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon class will resume on Saturday, June 6. If students want to continue to meet at these times without an instructor, they are invited to do so in the same meeting room at the same times. The Glen Rock Public Library is located at 315 Rock Road. Blood Drive planned On Sunday, May 31, Community Blood Services of Paramus will be conducting its Spring Blood Drive at the Community Hall of Saint Catharine Church, 905 South Maple Avenue in Glen Rock, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Community Hall is adjacent to the church. Donors should be in general good health, weigh over 110 pounds and be between the ages of 17 and 75. Sixteen-year-olds may donate if they bring a parent to sign the consent form. Participants should bring identification with signature, eat breakfast, and drink fluids the morning of the drive, and avoid aspirin products for three days prior to donating. Blood is always needed, but especially in the summer when recreational activities increase injuries and emergency room visits. All successful donors will have an opportunity to win a gift certificate to Justin’s Ristorante in Hawthorne or to the Glen Rock Inn. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by calling (201) 251-3703. Movie matinees offered Area residents are invited to movies at the Glen Rock Library every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Feel free to bring snacks. The programs are free and registration is not required. Upcoming films include: on May 28, “His Girl Friday,” starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy and Gene Lockhart; on June 4, “Oliver Twist,” a Roman Polanski film; on June 11, “The Philadelphia Story,” starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, and Ruth Hussey; on June 18, “Dial M for Murder,” an Alfred Hitchcock classic starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings; and on June 25, “Bringing up Baby,” starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Charlie Ruggles. For more information call (201) 670-3970. Parade participants sought The Glen Rock Jewish Center is marching in the Israel Day parade in New York City to celebrate Tel Aviv at 100 on Sunday, May 31. The community is welcome to join the group to march. A bus will transport participants from the synagogue and will return after the parade. Contact for more information. The Glen Rock Jewish Center is located at 682 Harristown Road in Glen Rock. Saturday ESL class to break for May The Saturday morning English as a Second Language group will not meet in May. The group will reconvene on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Monday afternoon ESL group continues to meet at the Glen Rock Library from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The library is located at 315 Rock Road. Seniors plan trips The Glen Rock Seniors are planning a day at Monmouth Park Race Track on Wednesday, June 10. The group will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Wilde Park with the motorcoach departing at 10 a.m. The cost is $38 for members and $41 for non-members. The price includes admission to the Turf Club, Parterre Level 1 in the clubhouse and trackside. There will also be a buffet lunch. Jackets are required for men, and no jeans or shorts are permitted. Return time is 7:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve a seat for either trip, call Ed at (201) 445-9238. Library news Knitters have been congregating at all hours of the day and night at the Glen Rock Library. People just whip out their projects, (crochet too) and attract other people to discuss projects, yarn and yarn sources. Formal instruction and help with projects with experienced knitters are held Every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. and every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Take advantage of the company, experience, be stimulated to try a new project. Beginners are welcome. Library offers reusable tote bags The Glen Rock Public Library is offering reusable library tote bags at the circulation desk for $2 each. Patrons can now protect borrowed items from snow and rain with reusable library totes. The library is joining the Green Up Glen Rock movement by making these bags available to patrons. The library has long been promoting recycling by allowing patrons to reuse books, recorded books, music, and videos. Some items have been borrowed more than 100 times. They are now expanding the green effort by allowing patrons to recycle by using library totes. The library will no longer supply plastic bags. Reusable totes will be the only option. Tote bag sales are self-supporting. The Glen Rock Public Library is located at 315 Rock Road Senior services available Glen Rock senior and/or handicapped residents living alone, who are not capable of carrying their recyclables to the curb for pick-up, can now get help. The DPW will provide them with two covered containers, one for cans and plastic bottles and one for paper and cardboard. On collection days, see borough calendar, the DPW will do a special pick-up from the rear yard and return the containers to their location. Residents who might be interested in this service should contact Paula Fleming at borough hall at (201) 670-3956 for an application. For those seniors in need of home delivery of books and other library materials contact Emily Haberman at (201) 670-3070. Glen Rock maintains a roster of free or discount-priced activities for senior citizens, including bus rides to scheduled shopping trips on the commuter bus, and discount ticket books for taxicab rides. The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee meetings are a focal point where seniors can express their concerns, which are then brought before the Glen Rock Borough Council by Committee Chair Doris Ciaramella. Ciaramella regularly attends the night meeting of the council and advocates senior programs, causes and interests. Seniors Club welcomes new members The Glen Rock Senior Citizens Club meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the municipal annex. Membership is $5 per year. Members enjoy a full schedule of events, such as meetings, card playing, games, entertainment by speakers and singers, day trips, and more. For more information call Andy at (201) 444-5498 or attend a club meeting any Wednesday. 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