October 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 25 Ridgewood Notes Red Bulls to appear at Y Soccer fans are invited to meet Red Bull New York players Danleigh Borman, Luke Sassano, Nick Zimmerman, and Jeremy Hall at the Ridgewood YMCA, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood. Sponsored by Athletes in Action, this free event will take place on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Ridgewood YMCA gym. The players will share soccer tips, and will talk about life in the world of professional soccer, overcoming adversity, and how a relationship with God impacts their lives. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the athletes and ask for autographs. Some soccer memorabilia will also be given away. Please note: The athletes’ availability is subject to change without notice. The Ridgewood YMCA is located at 112 Oak Street in Ridgewood. For more information, contact Tia Sargent at (201) 444-5600, extension 313. Athletes in Action is a national organization that helps professional athletes use their platform to convey a message of faith and hope. AIA’s objective is to help athletes to become positive role models. LIFFT to meet LIFFT, (Lively Interactive Food for Thought) a discussion and idea sharing group will meet Oct. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The topic will be “Positive and Negative Thinking are Contagious.” LIFFT’s goal is to provide a fun, supportive environment for all those seeking to meet new people without any cost or commitment. The group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays each month in the Society Fellowship Hall. For more information, visit www.uuridgewood.org or call (201) 444-6225. The Unitarian Society is located at 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Theatre-One Hilarious History offered Porch Light Productions will present “Theatre-One Hilarious History” on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Ridgewood Community Center, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Experience the evolution of theater in Ancient Greece, Italy, England, and America. See how the different countries influenced the performing arts of today and learn about the origins of masks, improvisation, opera, and musicals. Everyone takes part in this show! Admission is $5 for those age two and up. Seating is limited, and tickets should be purchased in advance at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For information, call (201) 670-5560. Employment workshop scheduled Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church’s Career Resources Ministry, in its continuing effort to provide help to people seeking employment, will present the second of a fourpart series of its fall/winter workshops on Sunday, Oct. 18 at noon. The workshop will be held in the meeting room located in the lower church and is open to anyone seeking employment and those who anticipate possible unemployment. Parish membership is not required. These workshops are presented by the Career Resources Ministry whose members are dedicated to helping people who are seeking employment. Professionals in the field will present the workshop and will be on hand to give advice. This next workshop topic is “Define Your Target Market.” Participants should bring a recent resume or job experience information. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information call Carol Shea at (201) 4474215. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is located at 1 Passaic Street, Ridgewood. Breast health to be discussed The Valley Hospital Department of Community Health will host a free program, “Breast Health: What You Should Know About Screening & Detection,” on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The 7 p.m. session will be held at The Valley Hospital Conference Center, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. When prevention is not possible, early detection is the key to protecting health. Lauren Levy, MD, radiologist, The Valley Hospital will speak on the latest innovations, including digital mammography, and research regarding preventing, screening, detecting, and diagnosing breast cancer. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or visit www.valleyhealth.com/events. Newcomers host events The YWCA Ridgewood Newcomers will host a Progressive Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Guests will start at a member’s home for appetizers, move to another’s for dinner, and finish the evening with dessert at a third member’s home. The cost is $45 per person or $90 per couple. This event is open to Newcomer members only. Contact Lauren Cuneo at laurenfcuneo@yahoo.com for more information about this event. Benefit includes ‘Real Housewives’ Area women are invited to a “Girls Night Out.” This Oct. 14 shopping extravaganza, featuring music, cocktails, and guests from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” will be held at the Ridgewood Woman’s Club and will benefit Prevent Child-Abuse-New Jersey. The event will feature cast members Theresa and Jacqueline among more than 40 vendors offering a selection of gifts, handbags, shoes, jewelry and other fine items from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 pre-event and $20 at the door, and will benefit New Jersey’s largest provider of child abuse prevention services. Purchase tickets at http://www.thesassyshopgirlevents. com/ or by calling 1-800-CHILDREN. Class of 1984 celebrates reunion The Ridgewood High School Class of 1984 will hold its 25th Reunion on Saturday Oct. 17 at Biagio’s Restaurant in Paramus. There will also be a Ridgewood High School Graduate Get Together on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Ridgewood Elks Club. To register for either or both events, go to rhsclassof1984reunion.com. Contact Lindsey Dittrick Barclay at RLBarc@aol.com for details Castaldi to perform concert American soprano Cristina Castaldi will present a benefit recital for CantaLyrica at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. Tickets are $25, or $40 for two. Call (201) 8371734 for reservations; if seats are still available, tickets will also be sold at the door. Castaldi will perform a mixed program of arias and Broadway favorites. Most recently, Castaldi sang the role of Donna Elvira in Connecticut Grand Opera’s production of “Don Giovanni.” In addition, she regularly performs solo recitals throughout New York. A champagne “Meet the Artist” reception will follow the performance. CantaLyrica is a mixed chamber chorus based in the Ridgewood area. This season’s concerts will be held at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 8 p.m. Once again, the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra will join CantaLyrica for the concert in May. CantaLyrica Music Director Joshua Greene is an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and a private teacher of piano and conducting. He is also a noted voice coach and recital accompanist for many renowned singers, including James Morris, Marc Embree, and Jane Bunnell. 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