April 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 21 Allendale Notebook Fall soccer registration underway The Allendale Recreation Commission is registering for the 2009 Recreation Soccer program. The program is open to Allendale children in grades pre-K through grade 12. Pre-K players must be four by July 31. Register online at www.arcsports.org. For additional information, contact Tim Cagney at (201) 819-2959 for grades three through 12, Maureen Morrissey at (201) 818-6685 for grades one and two, or Bernadette Geraghty at (201) 236-0470 for pre-K and kindergarten. School board of reorganize The Allendale Board of Education will hold its annual reorganization meeting on Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Brookside School Library located at 100 Brookside Avenue. Career development group forms The Allendale Clergy Association is forming a career development group: Opening Doors. The group will provide both a venue for peer support and networking and practical job search resources for those who are in transition or seeking to rejoin the workforce. Opening Doors will provide resources for those who seek a communal face-to-face setting, and for those who would prefer to access them from home. Weekly meetings are held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Highlands Presbyterian Church, located at 270 Franklin Turnpike. All are welcome. The first Wednesday of each month will begin with a specific career development topic such as self/career assessment, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and tutorials on networking sites, such as LinkedIn. On-site WiFi will be available, and representatives from the business community and the Allendale clergy will be on hand at each meeting. Contact Highlands Presbyterian Church at (201) 327-4466 or office@highlandschurch.net with questions. 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 will be 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. Archer plans AB&G Sale Archer United Methodist Church in Allendale needs items for its annual Attic Basement & Garage Sale. The church will accept tax-deductible contributions of gently used furniture, toys, bikes, lawn equipment, appliances, baby items, books, and other household goods. Items may 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. 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 are asked to 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. 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. 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. 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. Vote for 4, 3, 2, 1 summer reading The Allendale Woman’s Club and Northern Highlands Regional High School are gearing up for a second community summer reading program: “4 Towns, 3 Months, 2 Books, 1 Hot Topic.” The goal of this project is to encourage high school readers, to bridge generational gaps, and to bring Northern Highlands’ four sending communities closer. All those who work, play, or live in Allendale, Ho-HoKus, Saddle River, and Upper Saddle River are invited to help select this year’s hot topic and corresponding works of fiction and non-fiction. To read short summaries of the five potential hot topics and their associated books, and to cast a vote: visit online at http://tiny.cc/nLm1k or navigate through the Northern Highlands Regional High School website www.NorthernHighlands.org, by selecting “Library/Media Center” from the “Our School” menu and then clicking on “4,3,2,1 Read! 2009 Vote!” Anyone who would like to help organize this summer’s 4,3,2,1 events may leave contact information on the Northern Highlands website when voting.