February 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 17 Saddle River Valley Notes Wandell School Pre-K offers new options The Wandell School will be offering two new preschool options in September 2009. The four-year-old class will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. The three-year-old program will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon with the option of extended days one or two days per week. Tuition for the four-yearold program will be $8,000. Tuition for the three-year-old program will be $4,000, with tuition of $4,800 with one extended day and $5,600 with two extended days: Tuesday and/or Wednesday until 2 p.m. The Wandell School preschool curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations: Standards of Learning. The program encompasses many areas of development including, social, physical, cognitive, and language. Parents are welcome to visit the program with their child. Children must be three or four respectively for the three- or four-year-old program by Oct. 1, 2009 and must be toilet trained. The program is open to out-of-town residents. For details call (201) 327-0727. Candidates sought for Republican ticket The Upper Saddle River Republican Municipal County Committee is seeking candidates for two borough council seats for the June 2009 primary election. Interested parties can send their letter of intent and a brief personal write-up, on or before March 6, to Armand C. Del Rosario, Chairman USR Municipal County Committee, 56 Echo Ridge Road, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458. Interior designer to speak Barbara Ostrom of Barbara Ostrom Associates, Inc. will be the guest speaker at the Saddle River Valley Junior Woman’s Club meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Ostrom will discuss the elements of interior design. Contact Joanne at (201) 327-1080 for more details. The Saddle River Valley Junior Woman’s Club is comprised of women who share a desire to improve the lives of others. Chat & Stitch at the library Drop in and relax with a current needlework project and join in conversation with other stitchers on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Upper Saddle River Library, 345 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. Whether it is a knitting, quilting, needlepoint, embroidery, beading, or crocheting project, everyone is welcome to join this Chat & Stitch program. Refreshments will be served. The library is located at 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. Sales & strategies program offered The New eBay: Sales and Strategies will be offered at the Upper Saddle River Library on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. eBay trained Marcia Cooper and Harvey Levine are back with this new class. Some of the basic eBay selling rules have changed. Come and learn the new ins and outs of this worldwide selling platform. Event planner to speak On Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., the Upper Saddle River Library will host Christine Figiuolo, owner of Creations by Christine Events, to share what it takes to create a beautiful party. Create a realistic budget and a tasteful event regardless of the size of your guest list or size of your budget. The Upper Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. SRV Newcomers Club plans events The Saddle River Valley Newcomers Club has planned a full schedule of events. “Let’s Do Lunch,” scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m., will be held at Café Panache in Ramsey. The cost is $25. Call Donna Nicholson at (201) 327-3641 or Lee Anne Luing at (201) 818-9133. The Spring Champagne Brunch is planned for Friday, March 20 at a member’s home. If interested call Donna at (201) 327-3641. The Saddle River Valley Newcomers Club is open to all residents of Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, and the surrounding communities. Contact Joanne at (201) 3271080 for more details. Fellowship plans for Saint Patrick’s Day The Saddle River Valley Senior Fellowship is planning to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 at the Brownstone Inn. There is still room for five more people on the bus. The cost is $38 for members and $43 for non members. Included will be transportation, an Irish meal, and an open bar. The bus will depart from the Methodist Church on West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River at 10:15 a.m. Anyone interested should contact Rick Link at (201) 327-6767. Foundation recognizes Blake The Upper Saddle River Education Foundation will host Town Night Out on Friday, March 6 at the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale. This year’s fundraiser will include a posthumous honor, the Award for Educational Excellence, for Coach Mike Blake. There will be no assigned seating this year, so requests are not required. The event will feature an open bar, cocktail hour, an international buffet, Viennese table, and entertainment. Tickets are $115 per person. Visit usref.net to register, or to locate more information about foundation grants to the local schools. Cultural Center offers children’s classes The Saddle River Valley Cultural Center located at 305 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River is offering winter classes for toddlers/preschoolers, and children. The cost for classes that run 10 weeks is $135. The 12-week classes are $160 plus materials. Classes for toddlers and preschoolers include: Little Art Explorers on Wednesdays for ages three through five, 10 weeks, from 1 to 1:45 p.m.; Cooking for Mommy & Me on Thursdays for ages three through five, 12 weeks, from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Tons of Fun Mommy and Me on Fridays for ages three through five, 12 weeks, from 9:15 to 10 a.m.; Mommy & Me & Music on Fridays for ages two through four, 12 weeks, from 10:15 to 11 a.m.; and Ballet for Beginners on Fridays for ages three through five, 12 weeks, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. or 1 to 1:45 p.m. Kids Corner classes are for ages five-and-a-half and up and include: Cooking Around the World on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for eight weeks for $190; Fine Arts will meet on Tuesdays for 12 weeks from 4 to 5 p.m.; The Secrets of Magic meets on Wednesdays for six weeks for $100 from 4 to 5 p.m.; Junior Art Explorers meets on Wednesdays for 10 weeks from 4 to 5 p.m.; Hip Hop Dance Class meets on Wednesdays for 12 weeks from 4 to 5 p.m.; Crafts & Chocolate Workshops on Thursdays for 12 weeks from 4 to 5 p.m.; and karate on Saturdays for 12 weeks from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. School vacation workshops will be offered during the winter and spring breaks. They will run two day for $95 and meet from 9 a.m. to noon. On Feb. 16 and 17, On the Shores & Under the Sea will be offered. On April 27 and 28, the workshop will be Under the Big Top Circus & Magic. For more information contact director Georgia Greiner at (201) 825-3366 or at Georgia@SRVCC.org. or go to www.SRVCC.org. Bereavement support group forming The Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River is offering a bereavement support group that is open to the public. There will be eight sessions over eight weeks with trained facilitators. Topics include family systems, family changes, elements of grief, loneliness, anger, guilt, and inner healing. Registration is required and there is no charge. For dates and times call (201) 327-1313 extension 46. CHECK OUR WEBSITE www.waldwickchamber.com