December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 21 Saddle River Valley Notes Christmas services at Bergen Highlands Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church will celebrate the Christmas season with services in December featuring the music of the season. The regular church service on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. will feature the Sunday School Christmas presentation. The children’s and youth choirs will sing special Christmas music. Members of the Sunday school and youth groups will perform skits and recreate the manger scene. At 5:30 p.m., the semi-monthly Sunday evening service will include a sing-along of traditional Christmas carols and favorite secular songs. Bergen Highlands’ three choirs will perform their annual Christmas Cantata for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service on Dec. 20. This year’s cantata includes music from “Song of Christmas” by Robert J. and Betty C. Hughes, and “Morning Star” by Joseph M. Martin. The children’s, youth, and senior choirs, under the direction of Betsy Haley and accompanied by Becky Kester, will tell the story of the Christmas miracle through song. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. This family service includes scripture, caroling, and music. The children who attend will participate in bringing the Christmas story to life. The children’s, youth, and senior choirs will perform Christmas favorites. The church will continue to celebrate Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 27 with a service of lessons and carols at the 10:30 a.m. service. Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church is located at 318 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. For more information, call the church office at (201) 327-3960. Choirs to perform holiday concert Saddle River Day School will present a holiday concert at the annual Holiday Festival at Tice Corner Marketplace in Woodcliff Lake on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. The school’s men’s women’s and concert choirs and the renowned SRDS Show Choir, a select group of 16 students, will be singing and dancing to holiday favorites. The event will include the annual tree lighting and a visit by Santa Claus, who will arrive on a Woodcliff Lake fire truck, greet the children, and hand out treats until 7:30 p.m. All are invited. Club hosts holiday events The Saddle River Valley Junior Woman’s Club is getting into the holiday spirit with a toy drive for needy children and a holiday cookie exchange. The Juniors will be accepting toys for children at the USR Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 5. Participants are asked to bring the toys unwrapped. Prospective Junior Woman’s Club members are invited to the club’s annual Holiday Cookie Exchange on Dec. 3. For details on this event, call Joanne Florio at (201) 3271080. After the holidays, the Juniors will sponsor a Movie Day for Martin Luther King Day, Jan 18, at the Ramsey Theater. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Details about this event will follow. Friday Afternoon Flicks offered The Upper Saddle River Library, 245 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, will present Friday Afternoon Flicks on the first Friday of the month in the new surround sound media center at noon. The Dec. 4 feature will be “The Apartment.” Refreshments will be served. Book Sale comes to library The next Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held at the Upper Saddle River Library, 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River, on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are thousands of books available. Holiday cakes and pies available The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library will once again host the Carousel Cake and Pie Sale just in time for the holidays. Order delicious cakes and pies from Carousel Bakery by Dec.16 for pickup at the library on Tuesday, Dec. 22 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Orders must be received by Dec. 16. Call (201) 327-2583 for additional information. Friends plan Craft Fair The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library’s Craft Fair is set for Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower level of the library. The fair will include a diverse selection of handmade items. The Town Holiday Party, sponsored by the library, will also take place on this day. For more information contact, Ann Witkowski at (201) 327-2583 or e-mail The Upper Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake Street. Newcomers host dinner dance The Saddle River Valley Newcomers Club is hosting its Annual Holiday Dinner Dance on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. The event will be held at The Brick House, 79 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. The dinner dance will include cocktails, a buffet dinner, open bar, and dancing until midnight to the music of Sunset Soundz. Tickets are $100 per person. RSVP by Dec. 1 to Sally Chin at (201) 818-6770 or Prostate cancer group to meet LifeLines, a supportive and informative resource for prostate cancer patients and their partners in Northern Bergen County, will meet Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 7:45 to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River. The group was formed by prostate cancer patients to share information and experience about available treatment and service resources. The church is located at 271 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River. Lions Club recycles eyeglasses For more than 60 years, Lions clubs have been collecting used eyeglasses for recycling. Donated glasses are either given to support local eyeglass recycling efforts or shipped to one of seven official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers. The Saddle River Valley Lions Club has placed “eyeglass collection boxes” through the club area. Gold and purple boxes with the Lions logo can be found at the following locations: Mahwah: Bank of America, Town Hall, Library and a drive up white box at 190 Franklin Turnpike; Ramsey: Town Hall, Library, Ramsey High School, Quality Optical (Main Street); Saddle River: Bank of America; and Upper Saddle River: Library. For information on the Saddle River Valley Lions Club, write to P.O. Box 333, Saddle River, NJ 07458. A small gesture can make a big difference. 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