May 27, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 27 Ridgewood Notes HILT offers trip to Cloisters Ridgewood’s Highlights in Leisure Time seniors’ organization and the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring a trip to The Cloisters on Thursday, June 18. The Cloisters, located on a hill overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park, is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dedicated to the art and architecture of the European Middle Ages. A gallery and garden tour will be offered. Lunch will be served at the New Leaf Café, a charming 1930s structure in the park, offering a choice of entrees and dessert. The New Leaf Café is an enterprise of Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project. The bus will leave Graydon Pool parking lot at 9:45 a.m. (boarding will begin at 9:30 a.m.) and return at approximately 4 p.m. The cost for the trip is $53 for members and $58 for non-members. Checks are to be made payable to HILT and mailed or delivered to the Stable at 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. For additional information, contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 670-5560. Auxiliary hosts Biennial Kitchen Tour The Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s Biennial Kitchen Tour is set for Wednesday, May 27. This event will feature 10 of the most exciting new kitchens in the Bergen County area. Signature sponsors are Applebee’s and The Shannon Rose. Tickets are $45 and will be available for purchase in the volunteer office. Tickets may also be purchased in the following retail locations through May 26: Town and Country Pharmacy, 60 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, (201) 652-0013; Mango Jam, 41 North Broad Street, Ridgewood, (201) 493-9911; Eurica, 648 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, (201) 848-5633; Stage Left, 828 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Crossing Shopping Center, Franklin Lakes, (201) 847-8243; B&B Clover Home, 181 Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, (201) 251-9800; Marron & Gildea Realtors, 19 Sheridan Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus, (201) 447-6100; and Saddle River Hardware, 70 East Allendale Road, Saddle River, (201)3724242. Call the auxiliary hotline at (201) 447-8064, with any questions. The chair of the event is Paige McElroy. Auxiliary plans Golf Outing The Valley Auxiliary is sponsoring a golf outing on Monday, June 8 at the Ridgewood Country Club, site of the 2008 Barclays PGA Playoffs. Jeff Feagles of the New York Giants will be the guest speaker. Registration is at 10 a.m., and shotgun starts at 12:30 p.m. Cocktails and buffet dinner will immediately follow. For more information contact the auxiliary at (201) 447-8064. Proceeds from these events support the auxiliary’s $2 million pledge to The Valley Hospital to fund a 64-slice CT scanner, expand the inpatient pediatric unit, create a Women’s Health Unit and provide program support for the Butterflies pediatric hospice program. Youth Group seeks clothing, shoes The Youth Group at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church is running a shoe and clothing drive to benefit CUMAC, a non-profit outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and hunger in Paterson and northern New Jersey. Donations of shoes, sneakers, and clothing are requested. Donations will be collected on Sunday mornings at the back of the sanctuary. There will also be a collection box outside the main office during the week. The collection will run through June 13. The church is located at 100 Dayton Street in Ridgewood. Art supplies sought for summer camp Summer is coming and Ridgewood Day Camp is getting ready for its Arts and Crafts program. Residents are asked check their homes for any of these items they may no longer need. The following items are needed for the classes: clay flower pots, Styrofoam balls, ceramic tiles, Styrofoam trays, bottles of acrylic paint, plastic trays, artificial flowers, plastic containers and lids, sequins, white or pastel fabric, colorful yarn, shells, ribbons, wood sticks, permanent markers, tongue depressors, marbles, poster board, alphabet letters, and elastic string. Items may be dropped off at The Stable at 259 North Maple Avenue. LIFFT to meet The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood will host the last session of LIFFT (Lively, Interactive Food for Thought) on June 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. The theme of this last session will be “Mind, Body and Soul Renewal.” The goal is to provide a supportive environment for open discussion on current events and issues that are important. A moderator will be present. Speak your mind and find out what others think. For more information, visit the website at or call (201) 444-6225. The Unitarian Society is located at 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. 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. to provide camp equipment to foster children, who could not otherwise afford 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. Items needed are include beach towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sunscreen, bug repellant, goggles, sunglasses, pens, and pencils. Call (201) 670-5560. ‘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. Information about the show or tickets is available by calling (973) 423-0300, online at www.ridgewoodGandS. com, or via e-mail at Butler to discuss stained glass windows John L. Butler, Ridgewood resident and author, will present a slide show, “The Beauty and Diversity of Stained Glass Windows in Houses of Worship in Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus,” on Tuesday, June 2. The discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Christian Reformed Church, 271 Lincoln Avenue in Ridgewood. Butler has given a number of presentations of windows in local houses of worship in the past, and continues to add to his collection. Local sanctuaries represented give an appreciation of the spiritual themes of each congregation. Admission is free. For more info, contact Joyce Monsma at (201) 445-1832 or at 30 minutes of your time can save a life. 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