Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • February 18, 2009 Allendale Notebook ‘The Baker’s Wife’ comes to Highlands Northern Highlands Regional High School will present “The Baker’s Wife,” a musical by Joseph Stein, best known for “Fiddler on the Roof” and Stephen Schwartz, well known for creating “Wicked,” “Godspell,” and “Pippin.” Set in 1935, the show follows the bickering residents of a small French village who have been without bread. Then a new baker arrives with his young wife. When the baker’s wife is lured away by the local handyman and the baker loses his will to bake, the village is sent into chaos. The villagers must set aside their differences and join forces to bring harmony to their town. Performances will be held on Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. with additional matinees on Feb. 28 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Ticket forms with ordering instructions may be downloaded at Tickets are $15 for reserved center seating for adults, and $10 for students and senior citizens. General admission, nonreserved side seating is $10 or free for senior citizens. Northern Highland High School is located at 298 Hillside Avenue in Allendale. AFEE 2009 fundraiser set The Allendale Foundation for Educational Excellence will host its 14th annual auction fundraiser on March 6 at the Ridgewood Woman’s Club. This year’s program will have a Mardi Gras theme. All proceeds benefit enrichment programs and innovative technology for Allendale schools. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, contact Lisa Ingrassia at (201) 825-3338. AFEE is also selling tickets for its annual super fundraiser, which features cash prizes. Only 500 tickets will be sold. The winners will be announced at the March 6 fundraiser. Winners do not need to be present. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by mailing a check payable to AFEE to: AFEE, P.O. Box 243, Allendale, NJ 07401 or by contacting Lynelle Tedesco at (201) 8259926. Donations sought for Project Graduation One of the many traditions at Northern Highlands Regional High School is the annual Project Graduation celebration. The nationwide activity for new high school graduates was introduced over 15 years ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a means of keeping graduating seniors safe from the perils of drinking and driving on the high-risk night of graduation. Project Graduation has evolved into a huge alcoholand-drug- free graduation party planned and executed by a committee of Highlands’ parent volunteers. Planning is currently underway for the Class of 2009. The event will be funded primarily through student assessments and other fundraisers, but due to the high costs of throwing a party for over 250 students in the middle of the night, the committee is looking for the support of local families and businesses. The community has been incredibly generous in the past, which is why this event is always a memorable success. Financial contributions can be mailed to: “Project Graduation 2009,” c/o Bridget Egan, 93 Sheri Drive, Allendale, NJ 07401. like to hear from all residents who may be interested in serving on the Allendale Borough Council. The committee is responsible for making recommendations for party endorsement of borough council candidates in each primary election and for recommendations when vacancies arise. All applicants must be registered Republicans in order to be considered in the annual convention of the Allendale Republican Organization prior to the primary filing date. Kindergarten orientation set A kindergarten orientation for parents of children entering kindergarten in September 2009 will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Hillside School all-purpose room. This program is designed to provide parents with an overview of the Hillside kindergarten program and curriculum. Kindergarten registration will take place on Monday, March 9 for pupils whose last names begin with A through M. Registration will be held Tuesday, March 10 for those with last names beginning with N through Z. Registration time will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Hillside School. Please bring proof of child’s birth, such as a birth or baptismal certificate or passport, a copy of your child’s immunization history, and proof of residency (copy of lease, driver’s license, utility bill, etc.,) to this registration. Children may be enrolled in school to begin kindergarten if they are five years of age by Oct. 1, 2009. Should a child be six years of age or older as of Oct. 1, 2009, the building principal will schedule a kindergarten screening date, as per board of education policy. Based on the screening results, the principal will advise as to the placement of the child in either kindergarten or in first grade. All children entering kindergarten must have a physical dated after Jan. 1, 2009 and all immunizations must be up-to-date as required by the State of New Jersey. The school nurse will be present at registration to answer health questions and review the children’s records. The snow date for orientation will be Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. Snow date registration will be Monday, March 16 for pupils whose last name begins with A through M and Tuesday, March 17 for pupils with last names beginning with N through Z. Registration time is 9 to 11 a.m. Hillside School is located at 89 Hillside Avenue in Allendale. Museum passes available at library Two free passes to the Museum of Natural History are available to Allendale residents at the Lee Memorial Library. Each pass is for two adults and two children. Passes are available on a first come, fist served basis. A $40 deposit is required and is refunded when the pass is returned on time. Each pass may be borrowed for two days. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allendale Library. Fashion Show donations sought The Allendale Woman’s Club Fashion Show Committee is in need of items for its fundraiser gift baskets. Pre-made themed gift baskets, individual gift items, or gift certificates would all be greatly appreciated. All proceeds generated from the “Fashion for Food” event will be donated to charity, with the primary beneficiary designated as the Center for Food Action. The fundraiser will be held on April 15 at Seasons in Washington Township. Contact Liane Hamilton at (201) 760-1924 to drop off a contribution. Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to purchase an ad in the fashion show program. For more information, contact Marie Caliendo at (201) 760-0282. Tickets to Fashion for Food are $60 per person and may be purchased by mail by contacting Lisa Monard at (201) 236-9844 or via e-mail at A pre-event registration will be held April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Allendale Borough Hall. Food pantry donations will be collected on this day and at the door on April 15. For additional information access the club’s website Health consultation program reduces schedule Allendale’s free health consultation program held on the fourth Thursday of the month will no longer be held monthly, but on a quarterly basis instead. The clinic will be held on the upcoming dates: April 23, Aug. 27 and Dec. 17 at the Municipal Building located at 500 West Crescent Avenue. Republican council candidates sought Two borough council seats will be available in this year’s general election in November. Candidates must run in the Tuesday, June 3 primary. Potential candidates for the Allendale Borough Council may apply for the endorsement of the Allendale Republican Organization by contacting Jackie McSwiggan, (201) 818-4027,, before Wednesday, Feb. 25. Interested candidates should provide a brief biography and statement as to their interest and qualifications for the council position. 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