April 15, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 19 Saddle River Valley Notes Scheuer to speak at Garden Club The next meeting of the Saddle River Garden Club will be on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Speaker Patrick Scheuer of the New Jersey Audubon Society will present a program entitled “Introduction to Birding and Birds of New Jersey.” Members will also be discussing their upcoming plant sale, scheduled for Saturday, May 16, at the Bishop House on East Allendale Avenue in Saddle River. New members are always welcome. Call Margaret Meyer at (201) 9347862 for more information. Fly Fishing demonstration set Bill Logan, artist, writer and internationally recognized fly tier, will give an informal talk and demonstration on fly fishing on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Upper Saddle River Library located at 245 Lake Avenue. Board of education to meet The Upper Saddle River Board of Education will meet on Monday, April 20 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the media center of the Cavallini Middle School located at 392 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. Fishing Derby planned The Upper Saddle Recreation Commission is hosting this year’s Annual Fishing Derby on May 9 at Liberty Park. Bucky Rehain will again be hand to offer assistance to children during the derby. Rehain will be walking around the pond and providing answers to questions about various fish and wildlife issues. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. All Upper Saddle River residents, ages five and over, are invited to bring their poles and bait to this event. Awards will be presented. For more information contact Bucky Rehain at (201) 825-3767 or Recreation Director Ed Gartner at (201) 327-3634. Shade gardening tips presented Master Gardener Janet Schulz will be at the Upper Saddle River Library on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. to give tips on how to garden in the shade. The Upper Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake Avenue in Upper Saddle River. Senior Fellowship plans events The Saddle River Valley Senior Fellowship is sponsoring a trip to the Monticello Casino and Racetrack on Monday, April 20. The cost for the day trip is $22 per person and includes the bus and buffet luncheon. The bus will depart at 9:15 a.m. and return by approximately 4:30 p.m. Seats are still available. The senior fellowship’s next meeting will be Thursday, April 23 at 11 a.m. The group meets at the Bergen Highlands Methodist Church on West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. For more information, or to purchase tickets for the trip, contact Rick Link at (201) 327-6767. Joyce Carol Oates to speak The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library will host award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates at the Book and Author Luncheon on May 8. The event will be held at the Ramsey Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and registration forms are available at the library, 245 Lake Avenue in Upper Saddle River. Seating is limited. Elder care program offered The Upper Saddle River Library will bring an elder care consultant to the library for a program on providing the best care for an aging loved one, parent, spouse or friend on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. The Upper Saddle River Library is at 245 Lake Avenue in Upper Saddle River. Garden Club offers scholarships The Saddle River Garden Club will be awarding academic scholarships to students studying or planning to study environmental sciences or related fields including horticulture and botany. The scholarships total $1,000, represents the amount raised by the garden club’s annual plant sale. To qualify, an applicant must be a Bergen County resident. Deadline for completed application is May 1. For more information contact the scholarship chairperson, Carol Richin at (201) 327-0975 or carolrichin@aol.com. Newcomers seek members Saddle River Valley Newcomers Club welcomes new members from Saddle River and Upper Saddle River and surrounding communities. Membership dues for Saddle River and Upper Saddle River residents are $40; dues for out of area residents are $50. The club plans many social events throughout the year. To join, contact Dolores Moses at (201) 788-2738 or (201) 760-2678. Plans for Italian Night at a member’s home are underway. Call Mary Squires at (201) 236 9575 for information. Register for spring tennis clinics Registration for the spring tennis clinics will take place at borough hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. There will be a five-week session held at the Wickersham Tennis Courts on Mondays or Wednesdays starting the week of May 11. The adult group will take place at 7 p.m. The cost for the five-week session is $90. For more information call the USR Recreation Commission at (201) 327-3634 or e-mail USRRecreation@aol.com. Visit the website to download an application at www.usrtoday.org. Tennis permits available for 2009 Tennis permits for the use of the Upper Saddle River tennis courts on West Saddle River Road will be available at borough hall. A family membership will remain at $25 and an individual membership will again be priced at $15. For more information call the USR Recreation Department at (201) 327-3634 or USRRecreation@aol.com. Visit the borough website at www.USRtoday.org for information. Singles group plans events The Singles Ministry of the Church of the Presentation has planned a tour of the Cloisters located in Fort Tyron Park, New York City for April 19. Check the website www. churchofpresentation.org for exact details and times. Several excursions are planned for those who like to hike or bike. Hiking dates are April 26, and May 17. The bike trip will involve a tour of Sandy Hook on Sunday, May 3. RSVP to the contacts on the website. Wandell School Pre-K offers new options The Wandell School will be offering two new preschool options in September 2009. The four-year-old class will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. The three-year-old program will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon with the option of extended days one or two days per week. Tuition for the four-year-old program will be $8,000. Tuition for the three-year-old program will be $4,000, with tuition of $4,800 with one extended day and $5,600 with two extended days: Tuesday and/or Wednesday until 2 p.m. The Wandell School preschool curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations: Standards of Learning. The program encompasses many areas of development including, social, physical, cognitive, and language. Parents are welcome to visit the program with their child. Children must be three or four respectively for the three- or four-year-old program by Oct. 1, 2009 and must be toilet trained. The program is open to out-of-town residents. For details call (201) 327-0727. Press releases and photographs may be sent to editorial@villadom.com. Deadline is Wednesday at noon.