Ridgewood October 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 9 The schedule of the 34th season of the Patron Series at West Side Presbyterian Church includes five diverse concerts featuring distinguished artists and choral groups. All concerts will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the church’s sanctuary. The season will open Oct. 25 with an organ concert by Thomas Trotter, city organist of the City of Birmingham, England. Since the installation of its Nichols & Simpson sanctuary organ in 2007, West Side has looked forward to presenting this world-renowned organ virtuoso in concert. Scott Brubaker, French horn player for the Metropolitan Opera, has developed a varied concert, which will be presented on Nov. 15. He will be joined by fellow instrumentalists Joseph Anderer, princi- West Side announces Patron Series Concerts pal French horn of the Met Orchestra, and Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, Met Orchestra principal flute. Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford and widely known pianist Ron Levy will complete the five-person groupt. The Rev. Stefanie R. Minatee will conduct Jubilation, a culturally mixed chorus, on Feb. 28, 2010 for the third concert of the season. Established in 1998 under the auspices of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Jubilation is committed to singing African American sacred music with an emphasis on Gospel music. Rev. Minatee, artistic director of Jubilation, is associate minister of the Community Baptist Church of Englewood. The fourth Patron Series concert, Bach’s “Saint Matthew Passion,” will be sung on Emmanuel (continued from page 6) this year. The family could use gift cards for gasoline stations, and clothing or department stores. The boys love Legos and Transformers and would be happy gifts of these items (new or used). This family has been struggling to keep things together and would be grateful for any help. A financial gift to our Family Financial Fund helps this family and many other families we serve. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at the center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Hours are Monday, 10 to 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 to 5; and Thursday, 10 to 2. The Northern Regional Center is located at 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Visit us on the web at www.emmanuelcancer.org. As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! March 21, by the West Side Oratorio Choir and Children’s Choir, accompanied by the West Side Orchestra, under conductor Joanne Harris Rodland. The New Jersey City University Concert Chorale, under Dr. Robert Prowse, makes up the second choir for the double chorus parts of this work. The final concert of the 2009-2010 season features a chamber quartet called “Pleasure is the Law,” whose name and inspiration come from a quotation by composer Claude Debussy. Nadine Asin (flute), Elaine Douvas (oboe), Darrett Adkins (cello) and Steven Beck (piano) make up this inspiring professional quartet. West Side Presbyterian Church is located on Varian Fry Way, 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood. Ample parking is available and child care is provided for pre-school children. The Patron Series maintains a noadmission-fee policy, but a free-will offering will be taken, and Patron subscriptions are encouraged. For further information, call (201) 652-1966 or visit www.westside. org. Pictured: Thomas Trotter specializing in Solution Focused Brief Therapy • THE CENTER FOR COUPLES AND FAMILY SOLUTIONS couples & marriage issues • family transitions & conflict • separation and divorce • women’s issues • anxiety • depression • child behavior problems Debra D. Castaldo, Ph.D. Over 25 years experience; faculty at Columbia & Rutgers Universities; former Director Pediatric Social Work at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; Author of “Divorced without Children: Solution Focused Therapy with Women at Midlife” 666 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432 • 201-569-3137 www.debracastaldo.com 10-21-09 ester/janine - Preschool through 8th grade DrCastaldo3x3(10-21-09) 3 x 3” - Experienced teachers - Strong academics - Whole child focus - Flexible extended hours Developing creative, confident, capable children since 1977 Montessori Education 100 W. Prospect St., Waldwick, NJ • www.thevillageschool.net Wednesday, October 28 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm & Wednesday, November 11 9:30 am to 11:00 am or call and schedule a tour 201-445-6160 OPEN HOUSE