November 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 27 Ridgewood Notes Spiritual healer to speak David Stevens, a spiritual healer, teacher, and international speaker, will speak to the community on two occasions. He will address teens on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgewood YMCA, 112 Oak Street. His talk for teens, “Who Do You Think You Are?” is about finding a sense of identity in one’s relationship with God. On Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., Stevens will speak at the Ridgewood Public Library, 124 North Maple Avenue, about a spiritual basis for finding certainty in uncertain times. Stevens, who earned a master’s degree from Harvard University, has been a high school teacher, college counselor, college dean, and coach. He is currently a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Both events are sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Ridgewood. For more information call (201) 825-0431 or e-mail Children’s Book Fair, Chanukah shopping set A Children’s Book Fair will be held at Temple Israel and JCC of Ridgewood on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Non-members are welcome. Each year, the Judaica book fair features an unusually extensive selection of the newest children’s books on Jewish themes. Both hard- and soft-cover books are available, suitable for children of ages ranging from infant to teens, and adults. Subjects include fiction, humor, story books, cookbooks, how to, biography, and many more. In addition, a Chanukah Shop will feature a selection of gift items. Temple Israel is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. For more information, call (201) 444-9320, email to, or visit www.synagogue. org. Local sculptor addresses HILT Famed sculptor Jean Claude Marchionni address HILT (Highlights in Leisure Time) on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. in the Community Center located on the first floor of Ridgewood Village Hall. Marchionni, a native of Vittel, France, currently resides in Ridgewood. His architecture, ornamental stonework, and restorations are world renowned. His works can be seen at the Musee Du Louvre, the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, and the Jewish Museum in New York City. In recent years, Marchionni’s artistry has expanded to include works in wood and bronze. He has been featured on PBS and French National Television, and in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The New York Daily News. The presentation is sponsored in conjunction with the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation. All village residents, age 55 or older, are invited to join HILT. New members are always welcome. ‘Pedal Pushers’ to perform at Teen Night An evening for teens in grades six through eight, is planned for Friday, Nov. 13 at the Ridgewood Community Center from 7 to 10 p.m. The event includes refreshments and dancing to the music of the all-girl band, “Pedal Pushers.” There will be no admission fee to village teens. For more information, call (201) 670-5500, extension 301. LIFFT plans next meetings LIFFT, (Lively Interactive Food for Thought) a discussion and idea sharing group is hosting the last two sessions for this year. The topic on Thursday, Nov. 12 will be “What Women Want.” For Dec. 10, participants will have an opportunity to share their own stories of over coming life’s obstacles with the topic “Tales of Life-altering Wakeup Calls.” The goal is to provide a positive, supportive environment for all those seeking to meet new people without any cost, obligation or commitment. After New Year’s Day, the group will return to the second and fourth Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the Society Fellowship Hall. For more information, visit or call (201) 444-6225. The Unitarian Society is located at 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Eleanor Roosevelt interpreter to appear Rene Goodwin of the American Historical Theater will present a historical interpretation of Eleanor Roosevelt on Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Ridgewood Public Library. The 2 p.m. performance will be held in the Belcher Auditorium. Goodwin’s first person interpretation of the former first lady gives new life to the woman who managed to make her mark in a political world that had previously been reserved for men. The American Historical Theatre is a non-profit organization specializing in living history presentations. This special program is offered through the Horizon Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event is open to the public and admission is free. The library is located at 125 North Maple Avenue. Weekly Bible study course begins A weekly bible-study course will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Ridgewood’s Old Paramus Reformed Church. Two sessions of the course, at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., will be offered. The same material is covered at each session. Part I of the course covers the Old Testament with a series of 24 DVDs with Professor Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt and Duke universities. A 30-minute lecture will be followed by group discussion. The program is open to the public and will be held in the barrier-free Education Building, 660 East Glen Avenue at Route 17, next to the School House Museum and across from Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood. To enroll, call (201) 444-5933. Legion to honor veterans This month, American Legion Post 53 of Ridgewood will be holding a Veteran’s Day service has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Van Neste Square War Memorial near the Ridgewood bus terminal. The community is encouraged to join in honoring the nation’s veterans. Learn critical thinking skills Saddle River Day School, in conjunction with the Ridgewood Public Library, will present “The Building Blocks of Critical Thinking,” a discussion with noted educator Eileen Lambert, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Program Room at the Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. This free presentation is open to the public. To register, call (201) 670-5600 extension 110 or e-mail 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. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. Each year more than four million people ~ accident victims, patients undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases ~ are in need of a blood transfusion. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 It’s About Life! 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