September 9, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 27 Ridgewood Notes Newcomers host events The YWCA Newcomers Club of Ridgewood will be apple picking at Demarest Farms in Hillsdale on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. The event is open to all Newcomers Club members of all ages. Contact Stacey Barsa at (201)447-2585 or for more information. The YWCA Newcomers Club of Ridgewood will be hosting a luncheon in a board member’s home on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. Contact Karleen Sharma at karleen_ for more information. Please contact Laura Gallagher at lmdiehl@yahoo. com. Fall Art and Craft Street Fair The annual Ridgewood Fall Art and Craft Street Fair will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. on East Ridgewood Avenue. Rain date will be on Sept. 20. Sponsored by the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department and promoted by P.J. Promotions, the show will include 140 crafters and artists. There will be pony rides and a petting zoo on Walnut Avenue, a children’s area in the park, music, and a food court. Vendors will have a large selection of items available including photography, apparel, fiber, garden and children’s items, framed sports items, hand crafted purses, turned and country wood, folk art, florals, stained and fused glass, ceramics, functional pottery, American Girl doll clothing and furniture, handcrafted jewelry, quilts, hand painted slates and mailboxes, candle, soaps, and more. This is a free admission show. For more information call P.J. Promotions at (201) 666-1340. OLMC MOM’s host opening meeting Mothers of all ages are welcome to join the Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Ministry of Motherhood (MOM’s) for the first meeting of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the OLMC Parish Center, 1 Passaic Road in Ridgewood. Hear about MOM’s and sign up for the many interest groups and events that are for MOM’s and families. Refreshments will be served. To arrange childcare for walking children, contact Maggie McCormick by e-mail at Call Cathy Shea at (201) 951-9307 for more information, or e-mail her at OLMC MOM’s is a group of women of all ages and faiths who strive to make spirituality the center of their families’ lives through supporting, ministering to, and learning from each other. This group offers a variety of activities that offer mothers and families the opportunity for social interaction. For more information visit the website at Book discussion group forming at OPRC A book discussion group will meet at Ridgewood’s Old Paramus Reformed Church for six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 15. The event is open to the public. A morning group will meet at 10:30 a.m. and an evening group at 7:30 p.m. The same material is covered at both meetings. The book selection is “Stone Crossings: Finding Grace in Hard and Hidden Places” by L .L. Barkat. This is the author’s story of her life journey and its impact on her spiritual growth. Each week, a section of the book is read to prepare for the meeting, and study questions are used to enable participants to share their insights. A supply of books has been ordered and may be purchased at the church office. To enroll, call the church office at (201) 444-5933. The office, in the Education Building, is located at 660 East Glen Avenue at Route 17 in Ridgewood, next to the old School House and across from Valleau Cemetery. Children’s Gardening Club to meet Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, along with volunteers of the Women Gardeners of Ridgewood, will resume Green Kids, a nature and gardening club for village youth in grades two through five. The group will explore and discover nature, science, gardening, art, birding, weather, recycling, the environment, and their senses. Each month offers a new adventure, such as reptiles, botanical illustration, bee buzz, seedlings, Thanksgiving centerpieces for “Meals on Wheels,” holiday wreaths, and an outing to the McFaul Wildlife Center in Wyckoff. The club will meet the third Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $50 for registration; all materials are provided. Registration can be made online at or in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. Locate the registration form on the Recreation homepage at For more information or assistance call (201) 670-5560. Babysitters’ class offered The Valley Hospital Center for Women, Children and Family Education is offering a babysitters’ preparation class on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This class gives caregivers the necessary information they need to safely care for a child. Topics to be presented include feeding, holding, and changing a baby; infant safety concerns; and where and how to contact the police, parents, pediatrician, poison control centers, and other emergency personnel. The fee for this two-hour course is $35. For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to obtain a complete course catalog and schedule for Valley’s Center for Women, Children and Family Education Programs, call The Valley Hospital Center for Women, Children and Family Education Office at (201) 291-6151. Ridgewood Singers to hold auditions The Ridgewood Singers will host a Wine and Sing open rehearsal on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This season kick-off is a great way to get acquainted with the chorus and begin rehearsals for the winter concert. Auditions will follow. There will also be an opportunity to audition at the open rehearsal on Sept. 21. 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