Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • June 17, 2009 Villadom Happenings State celebrates birthday New Jersey will be celebrating its 345th birthday beginning 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. Two priceless historical documents will be on display: the June 24, 1664 royal grant that established New Jersey, and an original copy of the Declaration of Independence printed on July 4, 1776. Special tours will be offered of the State Museum, the State House, the State Archives, and the World War II memorial. The fife and drum corps of the Old Barracks will perform and guests will be treated to a 345th birthday cake. For more information, call (609) 984-0902. Summer reading program to begin The “Four Towns, Three Months, Two Books, One Hot Topic” summer reading program is about to begin. Over 1,000 indiviudals voted on this summer’s selections for the topic “Child Soldiers of Africa.” The fiction selection is “What is the What” by Dave Eggers and the non-fiction choice is “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah. There will be a summer book discussion for the Allendale Woman’s Club and community members on Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. at 96 West, a café in Allendale. Interested students are also encouraged to attend. Two related movie nights will feature the documentary “Invisible Children” on July 15 at 8 p.m. and “Daratt” (dry season) a 2006 film from Chad on Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. Both movies will be shown in the Northern Highlands High School auditorium. The program will wrap up with an evening event planned for Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Northern Highlands. The evening will include book discussions, performances, speakers, and accounts of their journey from the students going on the summer trip to Tanzania. Sale at Clothes Line Thrift Shop The Clothes Line Thrift Shop will hold the June Sale Wednesday, June 17 to Friday, June 26. The shop is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is located in the Archer United Methodist Church, at the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Allendale Avenue in Allendale. Many new items have come in, including clothing, jewelry, and household items. Find great deals on dishes and glassware, perfect for a college student’s dorm or apartment. A new item to the shop is a Watters and Watters wedding dress in size 10. The dress is ivory satin with a halter top, and buttons down the back. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop will close for July and August and re-open on Wednesday, Sept. 9. No more clothing or household items are being currently accepted. For more information, call (201) 327-0020 and ask for Joyce. Prostate cancer support group to meet LifeLines, a supportive and informative resource for prostate cancer patients and their partners in Northern Bergen County, will meet Tuesday, June 23 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River. The group was formed by prostate cancer patients to share information and experience about available treatment and service resources. Research has shown that peer support groups, during critical health crises, may improve both survival rate and quality of life. For additional information, call (201) 505-9653 or e-mail: Tony Melendez concert set On June 18, Guardian Angel Church, in conjunction with Saint Gabriel’s, Church of the Presentation, and Saint Luke’s, will present Tony Melendez in concert at St. Luke’s. The church is located at 340 Franklin Turnpike in Ho-HoKus. Melendez was born without arms because his mother was prescribed thalidomide during her pregnancy. He was brought to the Los Angeles area from Nicaragua to be fitted with artificial arms. He wore them until he was 10, when he disposed of them and made use of his feet instead. On Sept. 15, 1987, Melendez played his guitar for Pope John Paul II in Los Angeles. He performed a touching song entitled “Never Be the Same.” Tickets are available in advance for $10. They will be $15 The board of directors of the YWCA of Bergen County introduced its newly elected officers at the organization’s annual dinner. The new officers are Lisa Kender, president; Mary Jo Kurtz of Franklin Lakes, first vice president; Nisha Cordero, second vice president and treasurer; and Nancy Passow, secretary. The YWCA of Bergen County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity. YWCA Board installs officers at the door. Seating is limited. Call Nickie Lisella at (201) 825-0500 for tickets. Visit Melendez’s web site THEO hosts June party THEO, the Widows and Widowers Club will host a party at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 497 Godwin Avenue in Midland Park on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. The general public from northern New Jersey is invited to attend. There will be dancing to live music provided by Dick Richards. Assorted sandwiches, salads, beverages, coffee and dessert will be served. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for non members. This will be the last meeting until September 2009. Reservations are required; call (201) 664-1804 or (201) 905-0661. Christian Singles to meet Christian Singles of North Jersey invites all adults to play volleyball every Wednesday evening at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 400 North Haledon Avenue in North Haledon from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Beginners are welcome, but some experience is recommended. Wear non-marking sneakers. The cost is $5 for new players on their first night and $8 thereafter. For information and directions, call (201) 337-7492. Newborn care program offered The Valley Hospital is offering a newborn care for expectant parents and grandparents. Bathing, bath products, diapering, cord care, temperature-taking, dressing, sleep patterns, and pediatrician intervention are some of the topics to be covered. Childcare providers are welcome to register. This three hour, one session class will be held on July 2, 8, 14 and 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Dorothy B. Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road, Paramus. The fee is $50 per couple. Classes should be taken before the birth of the child. For more information, to register, or to request a complete course catalog and schedule for Valley’s Center for Women, Children and Family Education programs, call (201) 291-6151. Eating Disorder Association plans meet The Eating Disorders Association of New Jersey will meet on Saturday, June 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Hackensack Hospital in the IMUS Building. 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