September 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 23 Ridgewood Notes (continued from page 14) Borst will explain the central concepts of organics, the importance of soil health and how it affects plant life, and natural lawn care methods. A question-and-answer period will follow. Reservations for the presentation may be made by calling the Ridgewood Public Library at (201) 6705600. Borst Landscape and Design has earned a respected reputation for its hallmark lawn program, which focuses on using organic materials from the company’s environmentally-friendly private-label product line. For more information, visit online at Diabetes management program scheduled Valley Home Care is registering participants for its Diabetes Self-Management Program. Program topics include learning to live with and manage diabetes, monitoring and use of blood glucose results, nutritional management, medication review, changing behavior, goal setting, complications, foot care, exercise, and community resources. The program, held monthly, is a four-week course with two-hour meetings once a week. The next course dates are Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30. All meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road in Paramus. Prior to participating, registrants must complete a one-hour individual assessment with a diabetes educator. Many insurance companies, including Medicare, will cover this program as a benefit to their subscribers. The patient’s out-of-pocket cost will depend on the policy coverage and any limitations. Valley Home Care’s Diabetes Self-Management Program has received the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate. The American Diabetes Association believes Valley Home Care’s program offers high-quality diabetes self-management education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. For information, or to register for the program, contact Valley Home Care at (201) 291-6000, extension 7080. Flu and pneumonia vaccines available The Valley Hospital Department of Community Health along with the Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus Board of Health will be offering flu and pneumonia vaccines to all residents over 65 years of age. Vaccines will be given from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 1 at the senior lounge in Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Registration is required; call (201) 291-6090. Flu and pneumonia vaccines are covered by traditional Medicare Part B. Recipients must present their card at the time of service. Those in an HMO may choose to go to their primary care provider or they can choose to pay $27 for a flu vaccination. Pneumonia vaccines will be available for those who have never had a previous pneumonia vaccination. The cost is $35. Flu shots are encouraged for those aged 65 and over and those with chronic illnesses. Enjoy Ladies Night Out The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce is planning a Ladies Night Out for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will sharpen their culinary techniques with an evening of hands-on cooking. Meet and greet other businesswomen and learn new culinary skills instructed by The Ridgewood Culinary Studio. Food will be provided by Whole Foods. Attendees will participate in preparing fall appetizers, a hardy stew, desserts, and coffee/tea. There will be door prizes. This event is BYOB. Ticket cost is $35 per person. RSVP by Sept. 4 to, or (201) 445-2600 or fax to (201) 251-1958 or mail to Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, 199 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Religious school registration begins Applications for Temple Israel of Ridgewood’s religious school are now being accepted for the 2009-10 religious school year. Classes are scheduled to begin Sept. 8. Temple Israel members and prospective members are encouraged to register their children who are grades three through seven. Classes meet twice weekly and provide students with academic and experiential knowledge of Jewish tradition. The children learn Hebrew prayer, history, and Torah through a variety of educational programming means including a weekly Tarbut (Jewish culture) activity in the arts, music, cooking, and Israeli dance. Instruction for fifth through seventh graders focuses more heavily on strengthening Hebrew reading skills and familiarity with conversational Hebrew. Temple Israel offers formal religious school programs for children in pre-kindergarten through seventh grades. Pre-kindergarten is open to children ages three and four. Pre-K through grade two are open to children of members and non-members and meet weekly on Sunday mornings throughout the school year. For further information, or for a school application, contact the director of education, Rabbi Sharon Litwin at (201) 444-9320. Located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood, Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center is a Conservative egalitarian synagogue serving Ridgewood and vicinity. For more information, visit Temple Israel’s web site at About 50 men who like to sing will begin rehearsals for their new concert season Wednesday, Sept. 9, and are looking for more men who enjoy making music. The Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus, celebrating its centennial in 2009, meets each Wednesday at 8 p.m. at The Cupola in Ridgewood. The chorus presents concerts featuring a wide variety of music including classics, pop tunes, oldies, music from Broadway shows, and novelty tunes. Concerts are presented in December and April. The concert on Dec. 19 and 20 will be at Ridgewood United Methodist Church. In addition to the Orpheus Club singers, each concert features distinguished guest artists. The group also sings at other events in northern New Jersey. The Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus is directed by John J. Palatucci, who has had a distinguished career as a soloist, conductor and music educator, leading choruses for many churches and community organizations and performing with such noted conductors as Henry Brant, Lucas Foss, Morton Gould and Skitch Henderson. He has taught choral music for the Eastern Christian School Association of North Haledon, Madison High School, the Livingston public schools and at William Paterson and Montclair State Universities. Ron Levy, a first class pianist, has founded or performed with several renowned musical groups, and is the accompanist for the chorus. Formal musical training is not needed for membership in the Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus, although prospective members are occasionally tested to see which part or musical selection is most appropriate for their skills. The chorus can be heard on its website www.ridgewoodorpheusclub. org. For more information call Dick Scott at (201)444-4859, Jim Lisante at (973) 743-2946 or Lou Fucito at (201)-4450027 or visit the website. Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus opens new season 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! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. Check our website: 201-444-3900