Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • March 4, 2009 Saddle River Valley Notes Garden Club offers scholarships The Saddle River Garden Club now has scholarship applications available. The club offers annual academic scholarships totaling $1,000; the amount raised by the group from its annual plant sale. To qualify, an applicant must be a Bergen County resident and an enrolled student studying or planning to study environmental studies, environmental sciences, or related fields including horticulture and botany. Deadline for completed application is May 1. Contact Scholarship Chairperson Carol Richin at (201) 327-0975 or at for more information. Church of the Presentation celebrates Lent The Church of the Presentation is offering a Lenten Mass schedule, Stations of the Cross activities, the Holy Week schedule, and other activities to which the public is invited. Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays during Lent. The Mystery Play re-enacting the Passion will be on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.; Family Stations of the Cross will be on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m.; a Stations of the Cross Bike Ride with Father Bob Stagg will be on Good Friday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m.; and Youth Ministry Living Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. The First Friday Communion Breakfast, hosted by the Women’s Spirituality Ministry, will be on March 6 and April 3, following 9 a.m. mass. Centering Prayer will be on Saturday, March 7 and April 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rectory. Pardon & Peace will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. On Palm Sunday, masses will take place at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. On Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday there will be prayer services at 9 a.m. Good Friday, the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, will be on April 10 at 3 p.m. and Easter Vigil will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday masses will be held at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 12:15 p.m. Masses at Don Bosco Prep High School Auditorium will be at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The mass schedule during Lent will include services Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. Church of the Presentation is located at 271 West Saddle River Road in Saddle River. Beekeeper to address club Ron Breland, beekeeper since 1973 and pioneer in researching the cause of the disappearance of 90 percent of our wild honeybees since 1990, will discuss “The Plight of the Honeybee: A Crisis of Imagination.” The talk, which is sponsored by the Saddle River Garden Club, will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Saddle River Cultural Center, 305 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. Light refreshments will be served. Breland has regularly lectured since 1996 at organic conferences, garden clubs, beekeeping workshops, and schools. He has established “The Bee Sanctuary” in both West Nyack and Clavarack, New York. These locations are dedicated to developing of sustainable beekeeping practices, the use of non-toxic controls, and the search for alternative hive designs for environmental stress reduction. Singles group plans events The Singles Ministry of the Church of the Presentation has planned events for the upcoming months. On March 8 there will be a brunch at the Luxe Café followed by a movie at the AMC Theaters the Garden State Plaza in Paramus. On April 19, the group will meet for a tour of the Cloisters located in Fort Tyron Park, New York City. Check the website for exact details and times. Several excursions are planned for those who like to hike or bike. Hiking dates are March 15, April 26, and May 17. The bike trip will involve a tour of Sandy Hook on Sunday, May 3. RSVP to the contacts on the website. Edible Book Contest at the library The Upper Saddle River Library is hosting the Edible Book Contest on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rules for this contest are simple: Create something that is edible and book related. Do the titles “How to Eat Fried Worms,” “Give a Mouse a Cupcake,” or “The Scarlet Letter” conjure up ideas for edible art? Entries should be dropped off from 10 to 11 a.m. at the library, 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River, on March 7. The contest is open to all ages. Ribbons will be awarded in different age categories including family, adult and children for most creative, best fiction, best non-fiction, best children’s book, and public’s favorite. Novels at Night The monthly book club, Novels at Night, will meet March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Saddle River Library. The book for discussion will be “Not Me” by Michael Lavigne. This group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. For a list of future novels and meeting dates, pick up a flyer at the USR Library or view online at Library Friends plan sale The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library will host a Saturday Book Sale on March 7 from 10 a. m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be held downstairs in the library bookroom. The library is located at 245 Lake Street. 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, the HHK and SR Public Schools and at registration. Orders for uniforms will be taken by Village Sports at both dates. Any questions contact Lisa Perricelli at (201) 251-3170 or Jamie Tittensor at (201)444-2822. Foundation recognizes Blake The Upper Saddle River Education Foundation will host Town Night Out on Friday, March 6 at the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale. This year’s fundraiser will include a posthumous honor, the Award for Educational Excellence, for Coach Mike Blake. There will be no assigned seating this year, so requests are not required. The event will feature an open bar, cocktail hour, an international buffet, Viennese table, and entertainment. Tickets are $115 per person. Visit to register, or to locate more information about foundation grants to the local schools. Yoga classes offered Get in shape mentally and physically with Jennifer Cece, BA, MM and RYT, certified yoga instructor. A multi-level class will be held every Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., Cece will lead a brand new seniors’ class called Gentle Stretch Yoga. Classes will run approximately one hour. Registration is required. Cece’s classes are designed to develop strength, coordination, and flexibility, and to relieve stress and anxiety and sharpen mental focus. Enrollment is limited. The Upper Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake Street. Chat & Stitch at the library Drop in and relax with a current needlework project and join in conversation with other stitchers on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Upper Saddle River Library, 345 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. Whether it is a knitting, quilting, needlepoint, embroidery, beading, or crocheting project, everyone is welcome to join this Chat & Stitch program. Refreshments will be served. The library is located at 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. Fellowship plans for Saint Patrick’s Day The Saddle River Valley Senior Fellowship is planning to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 at the Brownstone Inn. There is still room for five more people on the bus. The cost is $38 for members and $43 for non members. Included will be transportation, an Irish meal, and an open bar. The bus will depart from the Methodist Church on West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River at 10:15 a.m. Anyone interested should contact Rick Link at (201) 327-6767. 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