August 19, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 17 Allendale Notebook Allendale Festival Day set The Allendale Chamber of Commerce will again be hosting its Annual Festival Day on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. West Allendale Avenue will become a walking mall for families to enjoy the day with vendor craft tables, food, giveaways, live music for all ages, children’s entertainment, games, community organizations, exhibits, temporary tattoos, petting zoo, moonwalk, pumpkin painting, clowns, and witches. Contests include: pie baking, scarecrow making, and a pet parade. For more information and signup forms, visit online at Vendors should call Adrienne Tenbekjian of Jumbleiah Memorabilia at (201) 8252077 for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are still available at Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels for chamber members. Call festival Chairman Dan Zettler of Barnstable Mortgage Group at (201) 818-1700 for more information. Health consultation scheduled Allendale’s next free quarterly health consultation program will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27 at Allendale Borough Hall at 500 West Crescent Avenue. The next clinic will be held on Dec. 17. Board of education to meet The Allendale Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. in Brookside School Library. The school is located at 100 Brookside Avenue. Town-Wide Garage Sale planned Allendale residents are invited to participate in the Allendale Woman’s Club Sixth Annual Town-Wide Garage Sale. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dig out those unwanted treasures hidden away in an attic, basement, closet, or garage. A discounted registration fee will be offered to all residents who sign up by July 30. For more information, call Joann Meyer at (201) 825-2244 or mrsmeyer@optonline. net or visit the Allendale Woman’s Club website at www. for a registration form. Summer reading program begins The “Four Towns, Three Months, Two Books, One Hot Topic” summer reading program is about to begin. Over 1,000 individuals voted on this summer’s selections for the topic “Child Soldiers of Africa.” The fiction selection is “What is the What” by Dave Eggers and the non-fiction choice is “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah. The program will wrap up with an evening event planned for Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Northern Highlands. The evening will include book discussions, performances, speakers, and accounts of their journey from the students going on the summer trip to Tanzania. Cub Scout registration underway Open registration for Allendale Cub Scouts is now underway for 2009-10. All boys living in Allendale who are in grades one through five are eligible to join. Scouting provides a fun environment where boys can develop character, learn values, and gain self-confidence while embarking on exciting adventures. Anyone interested in joining the Cub Scout program may contact Pat Hadler at (201) 236-1894 or at Teens invited to express themselves Local teens are invited to review books all summer for the Allendale Library’s new website, allendalelibraryteens. Each review earns an entry into the weekly contest for prizes. The website also has recommended book lists, how to submit writing to the up-and-coming online literary magazine, and information on volunteering at the library. Register for fall soccer The Allendale Recreation Commission is registering for the 2009 soccer program. The program is open to Allendale children in pre-K through grade 12. Pre-K players must have turned four years of age by July 31. Register online at 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. Career development group offered The Allendale Clergy Association has formed a career development group called Opening Doors. The group provides a venue for peer support, 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, at 270 Franklin Turnpike. All are welcome. The first Wednesday of each month begins with a specific career development topic such as self/career assessment, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and tutorials on networking sites. 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 with questions. 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 nonfiction, 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. Coming October 14th! ����� in business Stay on top of commercial building maintenance A Pictorial Supplement to The Villadom TIMES Introduce that special woman in your organization to the community. It could be an associate, a department head, a valued employee or even yourself. 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