Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • September 30, 2009 Ridgewood Notes Benefit includes ‘Real Housewives’ Area women are invited to a “Girls Night Out.” This Oct. 14 shopping extravaganza, featuring music, cocktails, and guests from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” will be held at the Ridgewood Woman’s Club and will benefit Prevent Child-Abuse-New Jersey. The event will feature cast members Theresa and Jacqueline among more than 40 vendors offering a selection of gifts, handbags, shoes, jewelry and other fine items from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 pre-event and $20 at the door, and will benefit New Jersey’s largest provider of child abuse prevention services. Purchase tickets at or by calling 1-800-CHILDREN. Class of 1984 celebrates reunion The Ridgewood High School Class of 1984 will hold its 25th Reunion on Saturday Oct. 17 at Biagio’s Restaurant in Paramus. There will also be a Ridgewood High School Graduate Get Together on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Ridgewood Elks Club. To register for either or both events, go to Contact Lindsey Dittrick Barclay at for details. Final tax bills mailed Ridgewood’s final 2009/preliminary 2010 tax bills have been mailed. Payments are due Nov. 1, 2009, Feb. 1, 2010 and May 1, 2010. Taxpayers should contact the tax collectors office at (201) 670-5500 extension 511 if they did not receive their bill. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Church presents concert The Women’s Guild of Ridgewood’s Old Paramus Church will host “Inspirational Songs of Faith and Love” on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1:15 p.m. Lyric soprano Donna Burdick will perform accompanied by Mary Pinto on piano. The program will be held in the barrier free education building at 660 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood. Local history program offered Village historians Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki will present “The Making of a Village: Ridgewood History, 1698–1950” on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. The program, which includes a slide show and lecture, will take place at the Ridgewood Library, 125 North Maple Avenue. LIFFT plans meeting The Secret of Letting Go will be the topic under discussion at the LIFFT meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8. LIFFT, (Lively Interactive Food for Thought), is a discussion and idea sharing group that meets at the Unitar- ian Society located at 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. LIFFT meets on the second and fourth Thursday each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call (201) 444-6225. Mother/daughter evening scheduled A mother and daughter evening sponsored by the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation and The Renfrew Center will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Girls in grades three through eight and their mothers are invited to attend this event, which will be led by Nancy Graham, LCSW of The Renfrew Center. Graham will discuss body image in the media. A salad bar dinner with fruits and dips for dessert will be served, encouraging a healthy attitude toward diet and making sensible choices about nutrition. A Zumba demonstration, led by dance instructor Nicole Kraft, will cap off the evening. The event will take place in the Youth Lounge of the Community Center at Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue. Registration can be made online or in person at The Stable at 259 North Maple Avenue or at the Community Center in Village Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A $10 fee per person will be charged. For more information contact Nora Muzio at the Community Center, (201) 670-5500, extension 301. Middle school mixers set Middle school mixers offered by the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, with sponsorship from GCADA (NJ Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse), will give students an evening of dancing to music provided by DJ “Sound Illusions.” There will also be refreshments and games. Grade six will meet on Friday, Oct. 9; grade seven on Friday, Oct. 2; and grade eight on Friday, Oct. 16. The mixers are held at the Community Center from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission fee is $5. The Community Center is located in Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue. For more information please contact Nora Muzio at the Community Center, (201) 670-5500, extension 301. Ruggiero to present bear facts Michelle Ruggiero of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife will present Know the Bear Facts on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Community Center in Ridgewood Village Hall. Learn about the natural history and biology of the Garden State’s grand residents, practical information about coexisting with bears, and tips on how to react if faced with a black bear. The program includes an audio/ visual presentation, a question and answer period and a few show-and-tell items. Various publications will also be available for distribution. Tickets are $5. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. Phone (201) 670-5560. Hockey registration, clinics planned Registration will be ongoing for the Village Youth Roller Hockey program. Clinics for all ages will be held Saturdays: Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24. Programs offered include in-town Mite Division, grades kindergarten through three; Travel Midget Division, grades four through six; Travel Junior Division, grades seven through nine; and Travel Senior Division, grades 10 through 12. All age requirements are as of Sept. 1, 2009. Mandatory hockey equipment will be listed on the registration form. Evaluations for all players will be on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Graydon Pool Roller Hockey facility (rain date will be posted online at Those not registered may do so at the evaluations. Registration can be made in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Checks should be made payable to Ridgewood Roller Hockey Association. The registration form may be downloaded at Forms are also available at the Stable. Call (201) 670-5560 for information. Basketball program holds tryouts Wolverinez A.A.U. Basketball is holding tryouts for the fall/winter season. This is the third season for this competitive basketball program. Age groups for under nine through under 14 will take place Oct. 2 through 9. Wolverinze A.A.U. Basketball combines New York City and local tournament play with practice. Call Coach Dion Brown at (201) 281-7897 for more information. Condon to entertain College Club The College Club of Ridgewood will hold its first meeting of the 2009-10 year on Oct. 6 at noon at the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood. The session will include a catered lunch, meeting, and a program. Comedian Jane Condon will entertain with her repertoire that ranges from marriage and divorce to children and politics. Condon had been the featured performer on “The View” (ABC-TV), “Girls Night Out” (Lifetime TV), and has had numerous other TV and comedy club appearances, which include Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, Caroline’s on Broadway in San Francisco, Boston Comedy Club in Washington, DC and New York Comedy Club in Atlantic City. Tickets for members are $15; the cost for guests is $25 per person. RSVP by Sept. 29 to Janet Anderson at (201) 670-0654. ESL classes offered Non-native speakers of English are invited to a new weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) class at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., the class focuses on conversation and language skills. The one-hour class is open to the public and there is no charge. For more information or to register, call West Side Presbyterian Church at (201) 652-1966. The church is located at Varian Fry Way, 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood. Kindergarten enrichment offered Several openings are available in the afternoon session of West Side Nursery School’s kindergarten enrichment program, which focuses on fun and engaging activities reinforcing math, reading, writing, geography, and science. West Side’s program follows the local public school kindergarten curriculum, including “Handwriting without Tears” and offers small classes with individualized attention to each child’s learning style. Openings are available in the Wednesday and Thursday session, which runs from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. A “lunch bunch” option is available for parents who wish to extend their child’s day. To enroll, call (201) 447-3501. Fiber Arts Festival set The North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival will be held on Oct. 2 and 3 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. There will be workshops, demonstrations, lectures, food, and shopping for knitters, crocheters, quilters, weavers, needlepointers -- all fiber and textile-related artisans. Admission is $8 with optional additional fees for workshops. On Friday, Oct 2 the festival will be open from 7 to 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 3, hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Engaged? Just Married? Celebrating an Anniversary? 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