Page 20 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • June 10, 2009 Saddle River Valley Notes Vacation Bible School offered Zion Lutheran Church in Saddle River is holding Vacation Bible School, Camp Edge, from June 22 to 28. Camp Edge will take place in Fellowship Hall, located behind the church, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will meet for a light meal, games, crafts, music, and stories from the Bible. Cost is $10 per child or $25 maximum per family. RSVP to Donna at (201) 934-8491. The church is located at 96 East Allendale Road in Saddle River. Biker Blessing planned at Zion Zion Lutheran Church is hosting a Biker Blessing and police escorted run in conjunction with the Cycle-Paths of New Jersey Motorcycle Club on Sunday, June 14. Funds raised from the event will support the church youth group’s trip to New Orleans for social ministry projects and for scholarships for Children’s Quality of Life. Registration begins at 9 a.m. behind the church. Individual biker blessings by Pastor Wesley Smith begin at 11 a.m., the run begins at noon. Bikers will return from the run for food, refreshments, and prizes. The church is located at 96 East Allendale Road in Saddle River. Strawberry Festival returns The 52 Annual Strawberry Festival in Upper Saddle th River will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 1 to 7 p.m. The festival celebrates the area’s history of strawberry farming on the historic site of John Kroner’s strawberry farm, 318 West Saddle River Road. Kroner, who celebrated his 100th birthday this spring, donated the farmland to his church, the Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, in 1975. Celebrate this event with local strawberries and ice cream, and homemade cakes. Other attractions will include hamburgers and hotdogs, a piñata for children, vendors, a special auction, and entertainment by a ventriloquist and local musical groups. Takeout will be available for the desserts. The traditional strawberry shortcake is made with freshly picked berries from a New Jersey farm. Strawberry experts watch the weather and follow news about the strawberry harvest to pick the best location for obtaining local berries on the day before our festival. In the wee hours of the festival morning, volunteers arrive to wash and cut the berries, which are then macerated in sugar for five hours before being made to order into a dessert which includes slices of freshly baked chiffon cake, strawberries, and local vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream. This family oriented event is the church’s largest fundraiser each year, and the proceeds are used for missions. Call (201) 327-3960. Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church is located at 318 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. Club to discuss Shreve book The Novels at Night book club will discuss “A Wedding in December” by Anita Shreve on Thursday, June 11. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Saddle River Library located at 245 Lake Street. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month, September through June. For a list of future novels and meeting dates, pick up a flyer at the library or view one online at Woman’s Club marks anniversary The Woman’s Club of Upper Saddle River is marking its 55th Anniversary this year. Rather than host a party to host this milestone, the club’s membership has decided to use its funds to purchase a Protech Tactical First Responder kit for the police department. Each kit includes a shield, helmet, and chest plate designed to be put on in one unit. This is the most advanced tactical personal protection gear for law enforcement. Currently, there is only one other kit available to the police department. The Woman’s Club of Upper Saddle River welcomes new members. This group is dedicated to using knowledge and talent to benefit local communities and organizations. Call Barbara at (201) 825-0207. The group will hold a dinner meeting on June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Brick House in Wyckoff. Cub Scout Pack 133 holds registration Upper Saddle River Cub Scout Pack 133 is now accepting registration for 2009-10. All boys entering first through fifth grades are encouraged to join. The program fee is $90. Registration forms are available at the library or from the website Vacation Bible School set Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 318 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River, offers children from age three through elementary school to its Vacation Bible School Aug. 3 through 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. The theme is “Crocodile Dock: Where Fearless Kids Shine God’s Light.” All children are welcome at this interdenominational Christian program. Children will participate in Bible adventures and learn to watch for God in everyday life. Each day, the children will sing songs, play team-building games and enjoy snacks at the Snack Shack. They will collect Bible Memory Buddies like Jacques Le Croc. They will also create Crawfish Crafts to take home. Preschoolers will enjoy a special program just for them. The children will join nearly a million other kids by taking part in a mission project of providing stuffed turtles, known as Comfort Critters, to children worldwide who have been victims of natural disasters. The cost for the week is $25 for Bergen Highlands children, and $35 for all others. After July 15, the cost increases to $45 for non-Bergen Highlands children. Call (201) 327-3960. World’s NS Only 15X LE Featuring Tamron VC Must bring this ad.** $50 Mail-In Rebate* on a Tamron AF ��������������������� Plus... *Great Savings! Coupons may be combined. See store for details. 18-270mm VC Di II Lens Valid for purchase of Tamron AF 18-270mm VC Di II lens from an authorized Tamron USA dealer between 6/12/09 - 6/22/09. 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