October 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 21 Ridgewood Notes Boston Symphony members to perform Two prominent Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians with local roots will perform a 4 p.m. recital, Sunday, Nov. 1, at Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church, 271 Lincoln Avenue. Principal Oboe John Ferrillo, who lived in Ho-Ho-Kus while with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Associate Principal Flute Elizabeth Ostling, a 1990 Ridgewood High School graduate, will perform works of Gaubert, Ginastera, Schumann, and Telemann accompanied by award-winning pianist Carmen Peralta. Ferrillo has soloed with the Boston Symphony and other orchestras and performed at the Aspen, Marlboro, and Tanglewood summer festivals. He teaches at New England Conservatory and Boston University. Ostling, also principal flute of the Boston Pops Orchestra, won first prize in the Koussevitzky Competition for Woodwinds and has soloed with the Boston Pops and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. In her youth, she was a student of Mary Ann Archer, formerly of Ridgewood, and New Jersey All-State Orchestra principal flute. Admission is free; an offering will benefit barrier-free improvements at the church. A reception for performers with refreshments will follow the program. For more information, call (201) 445-4795. Series continues with Afghan film The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood Peace and Justice Committee’s Film series will feature, “The Beauty Academy of Kabul” on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The film shows what happens when a group of hairdressers from the United States go to Kabul with the intention of telling Afghan women how to do hair. It offers a rare glimpse into Afghan women’s lives, and documents the poignant and often humorous process through which women with very different experiences of life come to learn about each another. Discussion and refreshments will follow. A small donation of $5 is suggested. The Unitarian Society is located at 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Visit uuridgewood.org. for more information. Upward basketball registration to begin Upward basketball is now being offered to boys and girls in first through sixth grades. This program is designed to give children and their families a positive sports experience as they build faith, character, and self-esteem. Upward is sponsored by Bethlehem Lutheran and Grace churches of Ridgewood and Cornerstone Christian and Faith Community churches of Wyckoff. The-eight week season will offer two preseason practices, for a total of 10 weeks. Weekly games and practices are one hour each. Practices begin the week of Jan. 3, 2010. Boy and girls in grades one through four and girls in grades five and six will practice on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. All games will be held on Sundays at Bethlehem Church. Fifth and sixth grade boys will practice on Monday nights at the Eastern Christian Middle School gym in Wyckoff. All games will take place on Saturdays, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Eastern Christian Middle School’s gym. All players must attend one evaluation night to be held in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church gym on Monday, Nov. 30 or Tuesday, Dec. 1, between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Evaluations will take approximately 15 minutes. To register a child, visit www.bethlehemchurch.com. Early registration cost per child is $99.99. After Nov. 11, the cost is $114.99. The deadline for registration is Nov. 20. Robotics workshop offered The Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation will bring Sciensational Workshops for Kids, Inc. to the Stable to provide a two-day workshop to make “The Mouse: The Wall Hugging Robot.” Students in grades two through five will learn about robotic technology, the wave of the future, as they construct this sleek, smart “mouse.” This robot can feel its way along walls and around corners. Instruction will cover gears, electronic components, circuit boards, and more. The session will be held Thursday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. Students should bring a bag lunch and beverage each day. The cost per student is $150 and includes all materials. Registration may be made online at www.ridgewoodsports.org. The registration form may be downloaded from the Recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj.net. For more information, call (201) 670-5560. Country dancers welcome newcomers The North Jersey English Country Dancers welcome newcomers to the Sunday afternoon dance planned for Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. All dances are taught and called, and the music is live. Come with or without a partner. Instruction for beginners is at 1:30 p.m., and the main dance is from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit maxellute.net/njecd.html or call Nancy at (201) 445-4497. Oktoberfest planned The Men’s Fellowship of Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at the corner of Hope Street and East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, will sponsor an Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Traditional German food and music will be featured. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Proceeds will be used by the men to fund mission activities, which include supporting a homeless shelter in Hackensack and providing meals for a senior residence in Ridgewood. For ticket information, call (201) 444-7300. Women invited to Halloween Dance A Halloween Dance, open to women only is being held on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. Snacks, desserts, coffee, tea, and soda will be available. Costumes are encouraged, but not necessary. Music will be provided by DJ Carmen. The dance instructor will be Angela. There will be music and dancing for all ages. The cost is $22. For advance purchase and reservations, call Angela Brenner at (973) 293-8819 or send checks by Oct. 23 to 127 River Road, Montague, NJ, 07827. ESL classes offered Emmanuel Baptist Church is offering beginning classes in English as a Second Language for those who want to improve their English no matter what their first language. Trained volunteer teachers will offer classes on three levels. The first session will be held Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the church, located on the corner of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street. Parking is available in the lot at the rear of the building, or on the street. At this first session, students will take a placement test. There will be a one-time registration fee of $20 that covers the cost of materials. After the students are placed by level, students and teachers will determine class day and time according to mutual convenience. All classes will be held at the church. For information in English, call the church (201) 444-7300; para información en Español, llame (201) 650-7547. Career workshop set The Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, is offering a workshop, Reinventing Your Career, on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Director of Continuing Education and Community Outreach at Bergen Community College Ilene Kleinman will discuss how to tap into the local community college to reinvent a career in a changing job market. Newcomers group hosts events Members of the YWCA Ridgewood Newcomers group are invited to a LuluLemon Trunk Show and Fitness Fun on Wednesday, Oct. 21. This event will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Newbury Room of the Ridgewood YWCA. Hear about and sample new fitness tips and classes from YW Fitness Director Jen Wilshaw and personal trainer Tammy Juco while shopping for athletic wear. The cost is $10; snacks and door prizes are included. Childcare is available. For more information, contact Karleen Sharma at karleen_ us@yahoo.com. Anyone interested joining the YWCA Ridgewood Newcomers Club is invited to contact Laura Gallagher at lmdiehl@yahoo. com. Retirement finance to be discussed The Ridgewood Community School will offer “Helping Your Money Last in Retirement” on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood. This basic level course is designed for mature individuals who are retired, or planning their retirement and want to avoid running out of money. Instructor Harris R. Reinstein, MBA, CLU, ChFC, will cover various topics, including which assets to spend first, what withdrawal decisions work best, what investment alternatives can produce income, and where to start. Learn sound, proven ways to help stretch your retirement income. Participants will receive a full-color, 20-page workbook on retirement income strategies. This valuable resource features essential information, exercises, and questions designed to help individuals make sound financial decisions. The cost is $30 per person. Contact the Ridgewood Community School at 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood at (201) 670-2777. Shabbat Italian Dinner and service set Temple Israel of Ridgewood will host a Shabbat Italian Dinner on Friday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Candle lighting will be at 6:45 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcome to Shabbat) service at 8:30 p.m. Prospective members are especially welcome to this dinner and service. Temple Israel members and prospective members are invited to have a great Italiankosher meal and socialize. For prospective members, this is an opportunity to experience the synagogue community’s warmth, friendliness, and camaraderie. A discussion period will follow dinner, during which child care (after dinner games and stories) will be provided. For Temple Israel members, the dinner costs $12 per person age 13 and up, $8 per child age six through 12, and free for children age five and under. There is a maximum charge of $40 per family. 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