February 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 15 Ho-Ho-Kus Jottings Soccer registration planned The Ho-Ho-Kus/Saddle River Soccer Association will hold fall 2009 soccer season in-person registration for all HHK/ SR children entering grades one through 12 as of September 2009. Registration will be held March 7 and 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ho-Ho-Kus Public School on Lloyd Road, Ho-Ho-Kus. Three programs are being offered. An instructional program, for grades one and two, will be held on Saturday mornings from mid-September until mid-November. A recreational program, for grades three through eight, will have practice on weekdays and games on weekends. The newly introduced Co-ed Division 2, for grades nine through 12, will practice Friday with games Sunday afternoon. Information and registration forms are available online at www.HHKSRsoccer. org, the HHK and SR Public Schools and at registration. Orders for uniforms will be taken by Village Sports at both dates. Contact Lisa Perricelli at (201) 251-3170 or Jamie Tittensor at (201)444-2822. Foundation schedules fundraiser The Ho-Ho-Kus Education Foundation’s Annual Auction Gala and Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Park Ridge Marriott. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Edu- cation.” The gala is the education foundation’s primary fundraising event of the year, with all proceeds from the auction funding a variety of teacher-requested grants and schoolwide initiatives. The Ho-Ho-Kus Education Foundation has awarded over $750,000 in grants since its creation in 1992. Contact Nan Norbitz Kelly at (201) 314-7361. Tai Chi Chih demonstration offered Valerie Durecker will demonstrate the art of Tai Chi to the Ho-Ho-Kus Woman’s Club on Monday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Saint Bartholomew’s Church at 70 Sheridan Avenue in Ho-HoKus. The public is invited to this participate. The Ho-Ho-Kus Woman’s Club, a community spirited organization, raises funds for local charities. The club’s members recently made 140 bags of Valentine’s Day cookies for Bergen Regional Medical Center. Call (201) 652-2236. Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors set events Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors plan to play bingo at the group’s Tuesday, Feb. 24 meeting. Beverages and dessert will be served at noon. The program will begin at 1 p.m. At the March 24 meeting, Prof. Richard Roden, a retired New Jersey teacher, will present “American History in Song.” The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. With a blend of music and narrative, the panorama of American history from frontier days through World War I will be played. The songs will be presented with guitar accompaniment. This program is sponsored by New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations for non-members are recommended and can be made by contacting Joan at (201) 444-4896. A trip to the Culinary Institute of American for lunch and a tour is planned for April 20. Contact Sue at (201) 444-7235 for more information or reservations. The Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Hermitage Education Center. Beverages and dessert are served at noon. Programs begin at 1 p.m. or as noted. Residents, and former residents, age 55 and over are welcome. Collection for migrant workers underway Saint Bartholomew’s Church is currently collecting toiletries for the migrant workers who arrive in early April to plant the onion fields in Goshen, New York. New toiletries can be left at the church, which is located at 70 Sheridan Avenue in Ho-Ho-Kus. (continued from page 4) “I can’t wait to use it again,” Tiernan said of the motorcycle. He said he had been out a few days this winter, when the weather was comfortable for riding. “I get out as much as I can,” he said. Although he had 12 years of motorcycle riding experience when he took the law enforcement motorcycle training course, Tiernan said that earning his certification was one of the most difficult accomplishments he had completed in many years. He explained that it was necessary to pick up the motorcycle several times during the first days of the course, and riders were required to negotiate tight turns, circles, and cone obstacle courses. Trainees also Chief pleased ride through mud, and are taught to dismount and use the motorcycle for cover in the event that the officer needs to use a gun. Tiernan, who took the course during a heat wave, also experienced significant weight loss as a result of the course. The course is offered by the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute in Mahwah. The two-week training is taught by the Maryland State Police and instructs law enforcement officers how to use motorcycles in the line of duty. Tiernan now keeps his skills up to date by completing a yearly certification course. Chief Kallenberg said two of his officers have recently expressed interest in the next training course. SHOP LOCAL Support Your Allendale Merchants Allendale Chamber of Commerce Visit us at www.AllendaleChamber.com Spotlights on new and existing members on a rotating basis. Find out about upcoming events and goings on in Allendale