April 22, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 23 Allendale Notebook ARC announces board nominations The Allendale Recreation Commission has announced the following board nominations: Bob Pash, president; Marty LaRossa, vice president; Deirdre Carlucci, treasurer; and Ellen Ven Gratis, secretary. The vote will take place at the May 13 ARC meeting. The session will be held at Allendale Borough Hall at 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Bob Pash at (201) 327-0483. Lee Memorial Library closes for renovations The Lee Memorial Library will be closed April 29 through May 3 while the children’s library is reconfigured. Residents are reminded an Allendale library card is honored at the 74 other libraries in the BCCLS system. Neighboring libraries have been notified of the closure and will assist residents during this time. Lee Memorial Library is located at 500 West Crescent Avenue. Thirty-plus theme dance planned The Allendale Newcomers Club is planning a 30-plus theme dance night on May 9 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Sheraton Crossroads in Mahwah. The cost is $13 at the door. For anyone planning to spend the night at the Sheraton, the entrance is free. For details, send an email to socialnewcomers@ verizon.net. Archer plans AB&G Sale Archer United Methodist Church in Allendale needs items for its annual Attic Basement & Garage Sale. The church will happily accept tax-deductible contributions of gently used furniture, toys, bikes, lawn equipment, appliances, baby items, books, and other household goods. Items can be dropped off at the church, 37 East Allendale Avenue, between April 27 and 29. Limited pickup service is available. Call the church office at (201) 327-0020 for more information or to arrange for a pickup. For more information, e-mail the church at office@archerchurch. org. Please note: Non-salable items may be refused. The AB&G Sale will be held May 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale is spread throughout the church building. Each room showcases different types of items. Food, snacks, and drinks will be sold. PTO sponsors Walk to School Day On April 22, the Allendale PTO is sponsoring Walk to School Day. “Walking Buses” will be located throughout Allendale. School administrators, police officers, and town council members will walk children to both Hillside and Brookside schools. Locations will be marked with Walking School Bus signs. All students are invited to join the walking buses. Health consultation schedule cut Allendale’s free health consultation program held on the fourth Thursday of the month will no longer be held monthly, but on a quarterly basis instead. The clinic will be held on April 23, Aug. 27, and Dec. 17 at Allendale Borough Hall, 500 West Crescent Avenue. ARC sponsors 5K in memory of Ken Kresch The Allendale Recreation Commission is organizing a 5K run in memory of ARC Coach Ken Kresch. The run will be held on Saturday, May 16 and will begin at 9 a.m. at Crestwood Lake’s Red Barn. The flat, partially unpaved course, which is expected to receive USATF certification, will continue around the ball fields up through Northern Highlands and back through Crestwood, and will end at the Red Barn. The day’s highlights will also include a one mile Fun Run, which will begin at 10 a.m. Entry fees for the 5K are $15 for those who preregister; $20 the day of the race. This entry fee includes a T-shirt. The $5 Fun Run fee does not include a shirt. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age category. To register, mail a check payable to the Allendale Recreation Commission and an official entry form to: Amy Wilczynski, 6 New Street, Allendale. Entry forms are available online at arcsports.org. Those who register in person may pick up race packets Friday, May 15 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Red Barn or between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. the day of the race. The ARC invites all Allendale merchants to participate by setting up a table or booth at the Red Barn at no charge. Sponsors are also needed. For $250, a company sponsor will receive the company’s name on the back of the event T-shirt, on a thank you poster at the event, and on the ARC website; and a thank you plaque. Family sponsorships are available for $50. The ARC is a non-profit organization. Prospective sponsors are encouraged to e-mail Maureen.kaplan@mac. com. Ladies Night Out, book discussion set The Allendale Newcomers will host Ladies Night Out on Wednesday, May 6 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Allendale Bar and Grill, 67 West Allendale Avenue. The cost is $30. Participants should bring cash to the event. The evening will feature visiting with friends, appetizers, beverages, and other refreshments. Sign up through the new RSVP e-mail address: LNOANC@yahoo.com. E-mail MembershipANC@yahoo.com for information on how to join the club. Clothes Line accepts donations The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is accepting spring clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, household goods, and more. The shop has just received a large donation of beautiful clothing for the larger woman. The shop has items in all sizes for the whole family. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is located in the Archer United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Allendale Avenue, Allendale. For more information call (201) 327-0020. Donations sought for Project Graduation One of the many traditions at Northern Highlands Regional High School is the annual Project Graduation celebration. The nationwide activity for new high school graduates was introduced over 15 years ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a means of keeping graduating seniors safe from the perils of drinking and driving on the high-risk night of graduation. Project Graduation has evolved into a huge alcoholand-drug- free graduation party planned and executed by a committee of Highlands’ parent volunteers. Planning is currently underway for the Class of 2009. The event will be funded primarily through student assessments and other fundraisers, but due to the high costs of throwing a party for over 250 students in the middle of the night, the committee is looking for the support of local families and businesses. The community has been incred- ibly generous in the past, which is why this event is always a memorable success. Financial contributions can be mailed to: “Project Graduation 2009,” c/o Bridget Egan, 93 Sheri Drive, Allendale, NJ 07401. Museum passes available at library Two free passes to the Museum of Natural History are available to Allendale residents at the Lee Memorial Library. Each pass is for two adults and two children. Passes are available on a first come, fist served basis. A $40 deposit is required and is refunded when the pass is returned on time. Each pass may be borrowed for two days. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allendale Library. Library offers bargain books Bargain books are available at the Lee Memorial Library located at 500 West Crescent Avenue in Allendale. This used book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and includes children’s books, paperbacks, fiction and non fiction, current best sellers, and more all at bargain prices. Books are priced at from 25 cents to $1. Proceeds go directly to the library for the purchase of new materials. XYZ Club meets The XYZ Senior Citizens Club of Allendale meets on the first and third Friday of the month at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 165 West Crescent Avenue at 11 a.m. Allendale residents who would like to participate in club activities are most welcome. Library located at 100 Brookside Avenue in Allendale. Garden Club seeks new members The Allendale Garden Club is seeking new members. The club is a social and community service group. Members meet on the third Wednesday of the month from September through June at 7:30 p.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Facility located on Boroline Road. Club activities include monthly speakers who address topics such as gardening techniques, environmental concerns, and nature-oriented art. Evening tours of local gardens are held throughout June. The club also performs community service by donating to local open space and garden projects. Everyone is encouraged to join, not only the active gardener but also those who appreciate nature and beauty. For more information visit the website at www.allendalegardenclub.org or call Amy at (201) 236-4874.