November 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 25 Ridgewood Notes Legion announces events This month, American Legion Post 53 of Ridgewood will be sponsoring two events. On Sunday, Nov. 8, the Legion will gather at the Ridgewood Public Library at 2 p.m. All are welcome to meet and greet the “New Greatest Generation” as they reveal their experience on the current war on terrorism. Hear what a Blue Star mother goes through everyday waiting for a loved one to return from the current hostilities. The Veteran’s Day service has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Van Neste Square War Memorial near the bus terminal. The community is encouraged to join in honoring the nation’s veterans. Woman’s Club hosts jewelry fundraiser The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood is sponsoring a Touchstone Crystal Jewelry Show as a special fall fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 13. The event will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse, 215 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. Touchstone Crystal, a member of the Swarovski Group, will offer a variety of styles and designs. Samples will be available for viewing, and participants will be able to personalize a necklace or bracelet purchase with a free charm. The collections may be previewed at Guests who cannot attend, but want to partake in the fundraising event may place orders by calling Susan Grein at (201) 447-6689 or e-mail at Fifteen percent of all purchases will benefit the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood. Coach presents confidence workshop Personal Coach Jim Charette will offer a group workshop, “The Answer is Yes, but First You Have to Ask,” on Thursday, Nov. 5 at The Ridgewood Public Library. The workshop is designed to help participants gain confidence and become more comfortable with asking for what they want. Charette will explain how individuals can create opportunities for themselves, just by asking. Charette began his coaching career while working for the Dale Carnegie Training company and continues to work one-on-one or in group settings to assist individuals in reaching their professional and personal goals. The workshop will take place in the Library’s Belcher Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and no registration is required. For more information, call (201) 670-5600. Ecker to discuss ‘Motherhood Manifesto’ A showing of “The Motherhood Manifesto,” produced by Moms Rising, and a discussion of the 45-minute documentary by Dr. Martha Ecker, professor of sociology at Ramapo College, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. Ecker specializes in gender, work, and family issues. The discussion will focus on fair wages, parental leave, affordable and safe child care, and paid sick leave. The suggested donation is $5 at the door (free with student ID), and refreshments will be served. Limited child care is available. To reserve child care or request more information, contact Carol Loscalzo at (201) 391-2439 or Deadline for childcare arrangements is Nov. 5. This event is sponsored by the Reproductive Justice Committee of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. Survive your child’s adolescence “The Joys of Living with a Teenager: How to Survive Your Adolescent’s Adolescence” will be presented at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Youth Center, located in the lower level of the Mount Carmel School, 56 Passaic Street, Ridgewood, on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Parents of teens or preteens are invited to this evening discussion on the art and science of communicating with a teenager, games adolescents play, and when to “let go” or “go to bat.” The possibility of forming ongoing parent communication groups will also be explored. Glen Mc Call, director of youth ministry, will facilitate the evening. For more information, e-mail gmccall@olmcridgewood. com or Linda English at Buckbinder exhibits paintings Artist David Buckbinder will exhibit his work at the Cottage Place Gallery at the Unitarian Society during the month of November. Buckbinder, winner of many awards at juried shows throughout New Jersey and New York, studied fine art at the Art Student’s League in New York and art history at William Paterson University. He focused on landscape painting under the tutelage of John Osborne at the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey and is a member of the Institute. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is welcome. Other hours are available by appointment, (201) 444-6225. The gallery is located at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, Gallery features art of Kate Faust Award-winning artist Kate Faust will display her work at the Stable Art Gallery throughout November. Faust, a member of Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club, Lancaster Art Association, Southern Vermont Arts Association, the Ridgewood Art Institute, and the Professional Women’s Photography Association in Manhattan, has exhibited throughout New England and the Tri-State area. An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public. 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 further information contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Office at (201) 670-5560. Students collect shoes Sunday school students at Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church are collecting new and used shoes to be displayed Nov. 8 and then added to a regional display to dramatize the huge number of people suffering oppression in Darfur. The shoes will be donated through www., which provides shoes to the needy. Residents may support this project by delivering shoes to the church, 271 Lincoln Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 5, 6, and 8. Pearls for a Cause benefit coming up On Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tiffany & Co. will host a cocktail party for the Valley Hospital Auxiliary at the store in Riverside Square. Four prizes, a pearl necklace, earrings, a Paloma Picasso pearl bracelet and Torsade will be awarded to the winning ticket holders. To join the party, purchase one or more tickets for $25 each. Call Event Co-chair Joan Doherty at (201) 818-1242. Learn the art of fashion design Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is offering a second fall session of fashion design for students in grades five and up. Participants will learn how to draw a fashion figure and design various outfits. Classes will be offered on Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Stable beginning Nov. 12. The cost for the fiveweek session is $45. Participants should bring Crayola washable watercolor markers and a 9x12 pad of watercolor paper. Register online at or in person or by mail at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Locate the registration form on the Recreation homepage at Call (201) 670-5560. Power Brain Yoga returns Power Brain Yoga for high school students will be offered by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Nov. 4 through Dec. 16. Power Brain Yoga improves physical and mental health through meditative breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises. Benefits include improved stamina, flexibility, coordination, balance, stress relief, sleep, digestion, focus, intuition, self-esteem, emotional control, and academic achievement. Classes will be held in the Community Center in Ridgewood Village Hall. The cost is $75 for the six-week session. Participants should bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Register online at or in person/by mail at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The registration is located on the Recreation home page at The Recreation Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (201) 670-5560 for assistance. Enrichment classes to begin The Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department is offering a second fall session of children’s enrichment classes at the Stable and Community Center. Registration is underway for the following classes: KidzArt for Preschoolers, Happy Piano, art education, drawing, acrylic painting, Physics for Fun, Aviation Club, and Yoga for Body and Brain. Classes will begin the week of Nov. 9. Online registration is available at Community Pass, or register in-person or by mail at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Visit the Recreation homepage at for more details or contact the office at (201) 670-5560. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. 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