October 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 21 Ridgewood Notes Emmanuel offers ESL, bi-lingual service Emmanuel Baptist Church will begin classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) for all those who want to improve their English regardless of their first language. Trained volunteer teachers will offer classes on three levels. Those wishing to participate are invited to the first session on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a special service in two languages with the Latino/Hispanic ministry of Emmanuel on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. The worship band of the Baptist Church of Passaic will teach songs in both English and Spanish. A reception of seasonal treats will follow the service in the church’s Peace Lounge. Emmanuel Baptist Church is located on the corner of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street in Ridgewood. For more information on either program, call (201) 4447300. Children’s tennis instruction offered Registration is open for indoor tennis lessons for children in kindergarten and first grade. This introductory program, sponsored by the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation and All Pro Tennis, will cover the fundamentals. All classes will be instructed by professional staff in a small group setting with a non-competitive atmosphere. Instruction will be offered Saturday mornings for five weeks from Oct. 31 through Dec. 5. Dec. 12 will be a makeup date, if needed. Classes will begin at 9:30, 10:15, 11, and 11:45 a.m. and last for 45 minutes. All classes will be held indoors at Willard School, 601 Morningside Road (California Avenue entrance). The fee is $75 per participant. Children should wear sneakers and bring a junior size tennis racket to each class. Registration may be made in person or by mail at the Recreation Office, The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. The registration form is on the Recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj.net. The office is open weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All classes will be filled on a first come/first serve basis. For additional information, call (201) 670-5560 or contact Barry Ruback at (201) 568-3946. 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 www.ridgewoodsports.org or in person or by mail at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Locate the registration form on the Recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj.net. For information, 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 www.ridgewoodsports.org or in person/by mail at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The registration is located on the Recreation home page at www.ridgewoodnj.net. 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, www.ridgewoodsports.org or register in-person or by mail at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Visit the Recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj.net for more details or contact the office at (201) 670-5560. Register for adult art instruction The Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department will offer art instruction classes for adults at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. Participants will receive individual attention and will be provided with goals and objectives to help them find their own personal approach to painting. Acrylics will be offered with Sandi Chanoch on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning Nov. 10. The cost of the program is $54 for six classes. A Thursday class will also be offered from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning Nov. 12. Cost is $45 for five classes. Materials are additional and a list will be provided at registration. Watercolors with Lisa Miller will be offered on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., beginning Nov. 4. The cost is $80 for six classes. Materials are additional and a list will be provided at registration. Register online at www.ridgewoodsports.org or in person or by mail at the Recreation Office, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. The registration form can be located on the Recreation homepage at www. ridgewoodnj.net. A $10 additional fee will apply to nonresidents. For more information call (201) 670-5560 or visit the Stable between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HILT goes to the movies On Thursday, Nov. 19, Highlights in Leisure Time and the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department will host a trip to Cinema 12 in Parsippany to enjoy a movie. Lunch will be at the South City Grill in Mountain Lakes. A choice of four entrees will be offered: Scottish salmon, herb-roasted chicken, Maryland crab cake sandwich, and a pasta special. The cost of the trip is $30 for HILT members and $35 for non-members. The bus will leave Graydon Pool parking lot at 10:15 a.m. and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Checks should be made payable to HILT. Registration forms must accompany the payment, and are available at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. For additional information, contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 670-5560. Veterans Day Concert scheduled The Ridgewood Concert Band will present the second concert in a series of six, on Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 Monroe Street, Ridgewood. This annual Veterans Day Concert will honor servicemen and women by playing the much beloved “New England Triptych,” and other American melodies by John Williams, Aaron Copland, and John Philip Sousa. There will be a special guest appearance by Col. Michael J. Colburn, director of the United States Marine Corps Band, in the role as conductor. Col. Colburn is the 27th director, and 20 year veteran, of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Col. Colburn is music adviser to the White House and regularly conducts the Marine Band at the executive mansion and at all presidential inaugurations. He also serves as music director of Washington, D.C.’s prestigious Gridiron Club, a position held by every Marine Band Director since John Philip Sousa. All current and retired servicemen and women are invited free of charge. For others, tickets can be purchased through the band website: www.ridgewoodband.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Senior pricing is available. Season subscriptions are also available. Students are welcome at a discount and children 13 years or younger are admitted free with a paying adult. Call (201) 493-9030. Cuneo to address MOMs Kathleen Cuneo, creator of Dinner Together: Building Healthy Families One Meal at a Time, will speak at the next meeting of OLMC MOMs on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. Cuneo will provide healthy nutrition tips for family meals. Child care is available for walking children. E-mail Melissa at childcare@olmcmoms.org. Participants are invited to bring a friend. For more information, visit www. olmcmoms.org. MOMs is forming a new group for working MOMs. Activities planned include evening socials, yoga classes, spirituality meetings, networking, and more. For information, contact Jennifer Hogan, Paula Fitzgerald or Marleni Noble at workingmoms@olmcmoms.org. Riley to speak on Project Rachel Cheryl Riley, a facilitator with Project Rachel, will give a talk at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Project Rachel is a healing and counseling program that ministers to women and men who have lost children through abortion. Riley will speak about her own journey and how people can better understand and support those who have had this experience. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. This program is recommended for adults and adolescents. The program will be held in the main church at One Passaic Street, 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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