December 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 23 Allendale Notebook Calvary celebrates the season Calvary Lutheran Church, 165 West Crescent Avenue, Allendale is offering an Advent Choral Holy Communion Service on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 10:45 a.m. featuring the Senior Adult Choir and the Youth Choir. Following the worship service, a special Christmas Cookie Sampler coffee hour will be held in Fellowship Hall. On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, two candlelight services will be offered, both of which will include Holy Communion. At 4:30 p.m., the Family Candlelight Service will include the lighting of candles, traditional hymns, and inspirational scripture lessons, and the choirs. At 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, a Festive Candlelight Service of Holy Communion will be offered. This service will also include traditional readings and hymns and candlelight. For more information, call (201) 3274786. Thrift Shop holds Dollar Sale The Clothes Line Thrift, located at the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Allendale Avenue, Allendale in the Archer United Methodist Church. Will be open from 9 to 2 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Wednesday, Dec. 23. The shop will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 1. The Clothes Line Thrift shop will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. Men’s Night Out set Allendale Newcomers Men’s Night Out is hosting an evening at the Allendale Bar and Grill for the BCS National Cham- pionship football game on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 7 to 11 p.m. The event will be held in AB&G’s private party room with an all-you-can-eat-and-drink smorgasbord for $30 per person. The game is broadcast live at AB&G. RSVP to Joe Maimone at jmaimone@pro by Dec 28. Membership in the Allendale Newcomers Club is annual and is open to Allendale residents. E-mail or log onto the club’s blog for membership information. Archer offers Christmas services Archer United Methodist Church, 37 East Allendale Avenue, is continuing Rev. David Harwood’s Sermon Series on Christmas Carols: Reflections on the History, Meaning, and Joy of Christmas Carols in two services. On Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m. the focus will be “Joy to the World.” There will be the annual cookie exchange and Christmas caroling for the elderly in the community. On Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. the sermon will feature “Angels We Have Heard on High” and the traditional service of candlelight and carols. Archer will also offer a family service and the children’s pageant at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. For more information call the church at (201) 327-0020 or visit www.archerchurch. Board of education to meet The Allendale Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Brookside School Library. The school is located at 100 Brookside Avenue. Newcomers Club plans events Join the Allendale Newcomers Club’s Students help Fell House Third graders from Hillside Elementary School donated money to the Concerned Citizens of Allendale, a group that is raising funds to save the Fell House. Top: Patty Finn thanking the third graders at Hillside Elementary School. Above: Third graders Melissa Yu, Mathew Cooney, Mark Puig, Aedan Lorfink, and Haley Duncan (not pictured in order) presenting Patty Finn with the check at Hillside Elementary School. Peter Fenzel with Concerned Citizens looks on in the background. Not for Kids Only group for story time and craft with Miss Tara at the Lee Memorial Children’s Library on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10:15 a.m. To reserve a spot, call (201) 327-4338 or e-mail This free event is for children ages two through six who are accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to the first 20 children. Not for Kids Only will also be at Barnes and Noble on Route 17 in Paramus on Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. for story time. For information about other Not for Kids Only events, log on to the blog or send an e-mail to The Newcomers Book Club will discuss “Better Not Cry” and have a holiday cookie exchange on Monday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. The location is to be announced. RSVP to for more information or to be placed directly on the book club mailing list. Newcomer members who need assistance during the holiday season are invited to call the Newcomer’s Helping Hands. Email Keeping Families Warm Since 1929. The Church of the Guardian Angel in Allendale will host its Festival of Lights, an Advent and Christmas music-based prayer service, on Sunday, Dec. 20. For over 20 years, the parish has made the transition from the darkness of Advent into the light of Christmas through this youth-led program. A choir of over 50 children in grades four through 12 will lead the congregation in traditional and contemporary seasonal hymns, while another group of 20 children in kindergarten through third grade will re-enact the story of the Annunciation and the Nativity. This year, the church has enlisted a volunteer youth and adult orchestra of 30 musicians to accompany the choir for the closing hymns of the evening. The Church of the Guardian Angel, located at the corner of Franklin Turnpike and Allendale Avenue, welcomes anyone who would like to attend this faith-filled family event. Admission is free. Festival of Lights Serving All Your Home Heating Needs Prompt, Reliable Service You Can Depend On, Plus The Personal Attention You Deserve. • Oil Heat Systems Serviced & Installed • Automatic Fuel Oil Deliveries • Tank Insurance Available Cash ts Discougn il n O On Heati s Deliverie 24 Hour 201-891-1000 Emergency Service ����������������������� Support Your Allendale Merchants