September 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 25 Ridgewood Notes Cookbook sale to benefit senior programs The Village of Ridgewood Recreation Division has worked with resident seniors to prepare a cookbook “Golden Oldie Recipes of the Village: Seniors Share Favorites.” Recipes, all tried and true family traditions, include appetizers, breads, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Unexpected entries include asparagus rollups, do-ahead salad, and tabouleh. Net proceeds will benefit the Community Center Trust Fund which provides subsidies to all senior programs at the Ridgewood Community Center. These programs improve health and fitness, offer relaxation, introduce and refine art talents, and offer opportunities to develop new friendships. In order to keep costs to a minimum, the work on the cookbook was done in the Ridgewood Recreation Division Office. The cost per copy is $25; discounted to $20 for seniors (discount limit of two). To order a copy, call (201) 670-5560. Donohue to perform traditional music The Ridgewood Public Library’s Sunday Performance Series will feature Irish singer and musician Gabriel Donohue on Sept. 20. The performance, to be held the library’s Belcher Auditorium, will highlight traditional Irish songs. A member of the original ensemble cast of “Riverdance,” Donohue performs regularly at New York City’s South Street Seaport. The performance begins at 3 p.m. and the suggested donation is $3. The Library’s Sunday Performance Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgewood Library. For Friends membership information, visit the library website at www. WISE programs continue The Ridgewood Municipal Alliance will sponsor the continuation of the WISE Program: Parts 2 and 3 in the Ridgewood Village Hall Community Center on Sept. 17 and 24 at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be long-time village resident Dee DeBernardis. The topic on Sept. 17 will be Medication Management; on Sept. 24, the discussion will be How to Enhance the Quality of Your Life. The mission of the Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) is to celebrate healthy aging and encourage positive lifestyle choices. Findings show that when older adults have the information and resources they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, they feel empowered about their health and the healthcare they receive. All village residents are invited to these free programs. Refreshments will be served following the programs. For more information, contact Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 670-5560. Register for Biddy Basketball Registration for Ridgewood Biddy Basketball is open and available online at Registration can be made by credit card only. Families without access to the Internet may use the computers at the Ridgewood Public Library or at The Stable. Biddy Basketball program is for girls and boys in grade three through high school. The program also provides clinics for special needs children. Families who have registered for Biddy, or for other intown recreational sports programs in recent years, already have an ID and password for online registration. New families can create their own accounts on the website. Registration must be completed by Sunday, Sept. 20. After this date a $50 per child late fee will assessed. Call Dottie Capasso at (201) 445-9320 for details. 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. Anyone interested in joining the Ridgewood Newcomers Club, may contact Laura Gallagher at lmdiehl@yahoo. com. 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 child- care 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 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 www.ridgewoodnj. net. For more information or assistance call (201) 6705560. 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. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. 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