March 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 19 Allendale Notebook Art auction to support local programs Archer United Methodist Church and the Creative Living Counseling Center will hold an Art Auction on Friday, March 13 at the Guardian Angel Church Auditorium on East Allendale Avenue, Allendale. Over 200 works of fine art in a variety of styles and media may be previewed from 7 to 8 p.m. The auction will begin at 8 p.m. and beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. Proceeds raised will help support the ministries and outreach of Archer UMC, CLCC, and CUMAC, the Center for United Methodist Aid to the Community. Tickets for the Art Auction are $15 per person, $25 per couple, or $10 for seniors. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Anne Goddard at (201) 236-8450 or, or the Creative Living Counseling Center at (201) 327-2424. Spring Book Sale set The Friends of the Lee Memorial Library will host a Spring Book Sale on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Works of fiction and nonfiction, current best-sellers, children’s books, tapes, and videos may be purchased at bargain prices of 25 cents to $1. The library is located at 500 West Crescent Avenue in Allendale. Board of education to meet The Allendale Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, March 3 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Brookside School Library located at 100 Brookside Avenue in Allendale. AFEE 2009 fundraiser set The Allendale Foundation for Educational Excellence will host its 14th annual auction fundraiser on March 6 at the Ridgewood Woman’s Club. This year’s program will have a Mardi Gras theme. All proceeds benefit enrichment programs and innovative technology for Allendale schools. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, contact Lisa Ingrassia at (201) 825-3338. AFEE is also selling tickets for its annual super fundraiser, which features cash prizes. Only 500 tickets will be sold. The winners will be announced at the March 6 fundraiser. Winners do not need to be present. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by mailing a check payable to AFEE to: AFEE, P.O. Box 243, Allendale, NJ 07401 or by contacting Lynelle Tedesco at (201) 825-9926. Kindergarten orientation set A kindergarten orientation for parents of children entering kindergarten in September 2009 will be held Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Hillside School all-purpose room. This program is designed to provide parents with an overview of the Hillside kindergarten program and curriculum. Kindergarten registration will take place on Monday, March 9 for pupils whose last names begin with A through M. Registration will be held Tuesday, March 10 for those with last names beginning with N through Z. Registration time will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Hillside School. Please bring proof of child’s birth, such as a birth or baptismal certificate or passport, a copy of each child’s immunization history, and proof of residency (copy of lease, driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) to registration. Children may be enrolled in school to begin kindergarten if they will be five years of age by Oct. 1, 2009. Should a child be six years of age or older as of Oct. 1, 2009, the building principal will schedule a kindergarten screening date, as per board of education policy. Based on the screening results, the principal will advise as to the placement of the child in either kindergarten or in first grade. All children entering kindergarten must have a physical dated after Jan. 1, 2009 and all immunizations must be upto-date as required by the State of New Jersey. The school nurse will be present at registration to answer health questions and review the children’s records. The snow date for orientation will be Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. Snow date registration will be Monday, March 16 for pupils whose last name begins with A through M and Tuesday, March 17 for pupils with last names beginning with N through Z. Registration time is 9 to 11 a.m. Hillside School is located at 89 Hillside Avenue in Allendale. Clothes Line Thrift Shop holds sale The Clothes Line Thrift Shop’s Bag Sale will be held the first week in March. Visit on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is clearing out winter items to get ready for spring. Bags are $4 each. The shop has men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, plus household items that include furniture, couches, electronics, dishes, linens, and more. For more information, call (201) 327-0020. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is located in the Archer United Methodist Church at 37 East Allendale Avenue in Allendale. Scholarship applications available Applications for The Herbert A. Cohen Sports Association Scholarship Award are now available. The award, from the Northern Highlands High School Sports Association, is granted annually to two male and two female student athletes. To be eligible, a student athlete must have lettered twice in his or her high school career (at least once as a senior), must have attained a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have committed to attend an accredited two- or four-year college. Applications must be filed by April 1. To learn more about the criteria for the $1,000 scholarship award, check the scholarship listings in the guidance department or see Mr. Williams in the athletic office. Donations sought for Project Graduation One of the many traditions at Northern Highlands Regional High School is the annual Project Graduation celebration. The nationwide activity for new high school graduates was introduced over 15 years ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a means of keeping graduating seniors safe from the perils of drinking and driving on the high-risk night of graduation. Project Graduation has evolved into a huge alcoholand-drug- free graduation party planned and executed by a committee of Highlands’ parent volunteers. Planning is currently underway for the Class of 2009. The event will be funded primarily through student assessments and other fundraisers, but due to the high costs of throwing a party for over 250 students in the middle of the night, the committee is looking for the support of local families and businesses. The community has been incredibly generous in the past, which is why this event is always a memorable success. Financial contributions can be mailed to: “Project Graduation 2009,” c/o Bridget Egan, 93 Sheri Drive, Allendale, NJ 07401. Fashion Show donations sought The Allendale Woman’s Club Fashion Show Committee is in need of items for its fundraiser gift baskets. Pre-made themed gift baskets, individual gift items, or gift certificates would all be greatly appreciated. All proceeds generated from the “Fashion for Food” event will be donated to charity, with the primary beneficiary designated as the Center for Food Action. The fundraiser will be held on April 15 at Seasons in Washington Township. Contact Liane Hamilton at (201) 760-1924 to drop off a contribution.