April 22, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 13 Saddle River Valley Notes Contest winners announced The Woman’s Club of Upper Saddle River has announced the winner of its 23rd Annual Poetry and Essay Contest. This year’s winners include Lauren Bough, third and fourth grade essay; Chiera Brady, third and fourth grade poetry; Ariel Sabot, fifth and sixth grade essay; Samantha Wei, fifth and sixth grade poetry; Emily Pagano, seventh and eighth grade essay; and Nicolette Spaccazento, seventh and eighth grade poetry. The winning works will be displayed at the Upper Saddle River Library, and the winners’ names will be inscribed on plaques at their respective schools, as a record of their achievement. The Woman’s Club members visit the Bergen Pines Long Term Care Unit to celebrate holidays and residents’ birthdays on the second Tuesday of each month. Anyone is welcome to come along and to donate personal toiletries and cosmetics for the birthday baskets. For more information about the Woman’s Club, call Barbara at (201) 825-0207. Art exhibit benefits Bishop House The opening reception for the Saddle River Gallery Art Show and Exhibition to benefit the historical Bishop House will be held April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit may be viewed April 25 and 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. and April 27 through May 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery, specializing in 20th century French postimpressionist and modern art, has the finest collection of original oil paintings suitable for experienced buyers and a broad array of art for beginning collectors. Among the artists featured are Pissarro, Bouyssou, Tchoubanoff, Gall, Dyf, Blanchard, Michel-Henry, and Privat. Visit Bishophousefoundation.org for more information. The Saddle River Gallery is located at 176 East Saddle River Road in Saddle River. Novels at Night The Novels at Night book club welcomes new members. The group’s next meeting is May 6 at 7:30 p.m. The topic of discussion will be “Belong to Me” by Marisa De los Santos. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. For a list of future novels and meeting dates, pick up a flyer at the USR Library or visit online at uppersaddleriverlibrary.org. The Upper Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake Street. Scheuer to address Garden Club On April 21, the Saddle River Garden Club will host speaker Patrick Scheuer of the New Jersey Audubon Society, who will present “Introduction to Birding and Birds of New Jersey.” The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Members will also be discussing the upcoming Plant Sale, scheduled for May 16 at the Bishop House on East Allendale Avenue in Saddle River. New members are always welcome. Call Margaret Meyer at (201) 934-7862 for more information. 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. 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 information contact Bucky Rehain at (201) 825-3767 or Recreation Director Ed Gartner at (201) 327-3634. Youth Triathlon T-shirt design contest set The Upper Saddle River Recreation Commission is organizing a T-shirt design contest for the Sixth Annual Upper Saddle River Youth Triathlon. All children who live in the borough or attend school in Upper Saddle River may participate. First prize is a bike. The winning design will be featured on the triathlon T-shirt. Deadline for submissions is April 30. The Youth Triathlon, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, will incorporate swimming, biking, and running and is opened to all children ages eight through 14. The children will begin their swim at the Saddle River Valley Swim & Tennis Club, bike to Lions Park, and finish the running portion of the triathlon at Lions Park. The swim- ming, biking, and running distances will be different for the two separate age groups of children. Special fundraisers, food, and prizes will be set up at the finish line in Lions Park. Sponsors and volunteers are welcome to help. For more information, visit the website at www.USRtoday.org/triathlon or contact Marshall Grupp Marshall Mgrupp@soundlounge.com or Recreation Director Ed Gartner at (201) 327-3634 or USRRecreation@aol.com. 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 Street in Upper Saddle River. Seating is limited. 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. Spring specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000