Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • August 5, 2009 Villadom Happenings Sponsors sought for upcoming event Children’s Aid and Family Services’ third annual Wine and Food Tasting Evening will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Saint Leon’s Church in Fair Lawn. The agency is seeking sponsors for this popular event. The evening will feature a fine assortment of wines and a wide selection of delicious food from some of the area’s finest restaurants. There will also be a special fundraiser featuring fun and unique items. The proceeds from this event will focus on supporting programs for infants and young children in the agency’s care, including Baby Basics and Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center. For more information on sponsoring the event, advertising in the ad journal or making a donation, call (201) 261-2800 extension 258. Children’s Aid and Family Services is one of the largest regional, nonprofit human service organizations serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 100 years. Its mission is to preserve, protect and, when needed, provide families. Motivated by compassion for vulnerable children, young adults, frail elderly individuals and their families, it provides high-quality and innovative services that meet their social, educational and emotional needs. For more information visit Inter-chamber networking planned The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Mahwah Regional, Greater Hackensack and the Fair Lawn chambers of commerce, will hold a Regional Business Card Exchange on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Illusions at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, 1 International Boulevard, Route 17 North in Mahwah. This networking opportunity which will feature a premier cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available. The cost for Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce members is $25 and $40 for non-members. For reservations, register online at or call the Chamber office at (201) 529-5566. Alcohol recovery mass and meeting offered A special mass and support group meeting for all who are affected by the disease of alcoholism will take place on Saturday, Aug. 15 at noon at Saint Paul RC Church located at 193 Wyckoff Avenue in Ramsey. An open meeting takes place immediately after the Mass at Saint Paul Interparochial School, across the street. Alcoholism is a physical, emotional, and spiritual disorder. This disease affects the drinker but it has equally insidious effects on all who are associated with him or her. The mass and meeting take place on the third Saturday of every month. For further information about the mass or meeting, call (201) 327-00976. Support for caregivers offered Christian Health Care Adult Day Services at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff is holding a caregiver support group from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. The meeting is open to the public and no reservations are necessary. The meeting will be held at CHCC, 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. Follow signs for Hillcrest Residence. The meeting provides support to people caring for a loved one suffering from dementia and other medical problems related to aging. The meetings are facilitated by Barbara Suskin, a licensed social worker. Information about area social services will be available, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions or vent their feelings and share knowledge with others facing similar issues. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, call Suskin at (201) 848-5830. For more information about this and other events, visit the CHCC website at Ramsey Run benefit set The 32nd Annual Jack McKeown Memorial Ramsey Run will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Ramsey Municipal Pool on East Oak Street. The 10K starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 9:45 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for the first three finishers in a variety of age categories. T-shirts The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat (ECCR) is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of Anthony Kearns of the Irish Tenors. Kearns, who has been named “Ireland’s Finest Tenor,” is a founding member of the renowned Irish Tenors and is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations. The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat, a non-profit organization providing residential services for people with developmental disabilities, is fortunate to be the recipient of Kearns’ generosity. The performance will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Church in Wyckoff. Tickets are available from the ECCR at (201) 848-8005 extension 230, at and at Irish Eyes Imports in Ridgewood. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $100 for premium tickets. Premium tickets include a meet and greet reception with Kearns after the show. To learn more about Kearns, visit The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat is a non-profit organization providing residential programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The ECCR has facilities in Wyckoff, Hawthorne, North Haledon, Midland Park, and Prospect Park. Irish Tenor Kearns to perform Anthony Kearns will be given to the first 300 participants. There is a $20 pre-race registration fee ($25 fee on the day of the race). A portion of this year’s registration fee will go to the Jack McKeown Scholarship fund. All pre-race entries must be received by Wednesday, Sept. 16. Applications are available at the Borough of Ramsey Municipal Building on North Central Avenue, online at, or online at Any questions, call John Solarino, recreation supervisor at (201) 825-8299. In addition to the 10K and 5K races, this year there will be a 1.2 mile walk immediately following the awarding of the 5K trophies. This walk is part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Country dancers welcome newcomers The North Jersey English Country Dancers welcome newcomers to the Sunday afternoon dance planned for Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood located at 113 Cottage Place. All dances are taught and called and the music is live. Come with or without a partner. Beginners’ instruction is at 1:30 p.m. and the main dance is from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit maxellute. net/njecd.html or call Nancy at (201) 345-4120. This event is the second dance of the new Summer Series in a comfortably air-conditioned hall. Motorcycle ride planned Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to partake in the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation’s Ninth Annual Charity Run and Motorcycle fundraiser to benefit the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HUMC on Sunday, Aug. 9, and cap it off with a party under the bridge. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in Lot 17 of Giants Stadium, Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, with riders departing for Rockland Lake Park at 10 a.m. Participants will end their ride and “party under the bridge” at Ross’ Dock in Fort Lee. Charity Run tickets are $25 per person and include the run, food, beverages, and entertainment by Earthgrinders, Crossover, and DJ Fat Jack Monohan. In addition to the festivities, a fundraiser will be held to win an orange-and-black 2009 Harley-Davidson FLTRSE3 Screaming Eagle Road Glide and helmet, donated by Joseph M. Sanzari, first vice chairman of the HUMC Board of Governors. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased in advance by calling the HUMC Foundation at (201) 9963701. Participants may register and purchase tickets online at Registration and tickets will be available the day of the event. 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