June 10, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 21 Allendale Notebook Board of education to meet The Allendale Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Brookside School Library at 100 Brookside Avenue. ‘I Hate Hamlet’ performed alfresco The Fire Island Shakespeare Repertory Company will return to Northern Highlands High School in Allendale to perform Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet” on Saturday June 13 at 2 p.m. (Rain date: June 14.) This dramatic comedy explores the temptations an actor endures to stay true to his art, and features a visit by the ghost of John Barrymore. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Proceeds go to the Northern Highlands Music & Performing Arts Association. Bring a low lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are welcome, but alcohol is not permitted. Beverages will be sold. Purchase tickets at www.smarttix,com or by phone (212) 868-4444. For more information, e-mail diannediblasi@yahoo.com. Cub Scout registration begins Open registration for Allendale Cub Scouts has started for 2009-10. All boys living in Allendale in the first through fifth grades are eligible to join. Scouting provides a fun environment where boys can develop character, learn values, and gain self-confidence while embarking on exciting adventures. Anyone interested in joining the Cub Scout program may contact Pat Hadler at (201) 236-1894 or at hadler14@verizon.net. Committee seeks pledges for park The Orchard Common Park Citizens Advisory Committee has begun its 2009 campaign to complete Phase II of the park. Between now and the park’s grand opening on June 14, the committee hopes to secure pledges for the final $210,000 needed to complete this project. More than $4 million has already been secured to acquire the property and reclaim the park. The first phase of improvements was completed last winter. The next phase, scheduled for completion in June, will dramatically enhance the landscaping, add an irrigation system and seating, and other commemorative features. The Citizens Advisory Committee is seeking donations or pledges from residents, businesses, and friends who would like to help preserve a signature element of the community. Sponsorship opportunities include brick pavers, seating, gardens, trees, a commemorative circle, and river birch grove. Sponsors have until Dec. 31, 2011 to fulfill their pledges. For more information visit www. allendaleopenspace.org or call (201) 8184400. Summer reading events planned The Allendale Library will be offering programs for children of all ages and their families this summer. Stop by the library after June 22 to sign up for the Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme is Be Creative at Your Library, celebrating the arts. There is a club for children who are still being read to and one for independent readers. The first 50 children who sign up will receive a special prize. The Summer Reading Club Kick-off party with Mark the Magician will be on Friday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the performance, and all in attendance will be eligible to win prizes. A family concert featuring The City Winds Trio is scheduled for July 20 at 7 p.m. The trio is back by popular demand. The concert is free and for residents for all ages. The Children’s Department will be offering various story time and craft sessions throughout the summer. For more information on these events, contact Mrs. Tara at the library by calling (201) 327-4338 or e-mailing allendalelibr arykids@yahoo.com. Teens invited to express themselves Local teens are invited to review books all summer for the Allendale Library’s new website, allendalelibraryteens.webs. com. Each review earns an entry into the weekly contest for prizes. The website also has recommended book lists, how to submit writing to the up-and-coming online literary magazine, and information on volunteering at the library. Photography contest for children Allendale residents in kindergarten through grade 12 are encouraged to submit photographs for a contest at the library. Prizes will be given for in three categories: kindergarten through grade four, grades five through eight, and grades nine through 12. Students must be about to enter the grades listed. Entries can be black and white or color and should feature a person, place, or object found in Allendale. The public will vote at the library to decide the winners, and voting will begin at the City Winds Trio Family Concert on July 20 at 7 p.m. All entries will be on display in the library starting on that date. To enter, submit a hard copy of the photograph to Mrs. Tara at the library. Entries are limited to one per person and should be no smaller than 3x5 and no larger than 8x10. Include full name and grade entering in pencil on the back of the photo. Entries must be received by July 3. Fall soccer registration underway The Allendale Recreation Commission is registering for the 2009 Recreation Soccer program. The program is open to Allendale children in grades pre-K through grade 12. Pre-K players must be four by July 31. Register online at www. arcsports.org. For additional information, contact Tim Cagney at (201) 819-2959 for grades three through 12, Maureen Morrissey at (201) 818-6685 for grades one and two, or Bernadette Geraghty at (201) 236-0470 for pre-K and kindergarten. Career development group forms The Allendale Clergy Association is forming a career development group: Opening Doors. The group will provide both a venue for peer support and net- working and practical job search resources for those who are in transition or seeking to rejoin the workforce. Opening Doors will provide resources for those who seek a communal face-to-face setting, and for those who would prefer to access them from home. Weekly meetings are held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Highlands Presbyterian Church, located at 270 Franklin Turnpike. All are welcome. The first Wednesday of each month will begin with a specific career development topic such as self/career assessment, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and tutorials on networking sites, such as LinkedIn. On-site WiFi will be available, and representatives from the business community and the Allendale clergy will be on hand at each meeting. Contact Highlands Presbyterian Church at (201) 3274466 or office@highlandschurch.net with questions. Clothes Line accepts donations The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is accepting spring clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, household goods, and more. The shop has just received a large donation of beautiful clothing for the larger woman. The shop has items in all sizes for the whole family. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is located in the Archer United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Allendale Avenue, Allendale. For more information call (201) 327-0020. Library offers bargain books Bargain books are available at the Lee Memorial Library located at 500 West Crescent Avenue in Allendale. This used book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and includes children’s books, paperbacks, fiction and non fiction, current best sellers, and more all at bargain prices. Books are priced at from 25 cents to $1. Proceeds go directly to the library for the purchase of new materials. 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