Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • March 11, 2009 Saddle River Valley Notes Junior Woman’s Club hosts meeting The Saddle River Valley Junior Woman’s Club invites women interested in learning more about the organization to its next meeting on Wednesday, March 18. Contact Joanne at (201) 327-1080 for more details. The club is comprised of women who share a desire to improve the lives of others. Novels at Night to discuss ‘Run’ The next meeting of the Novels at Night book club will be held April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Ann Patchett’s “Run” is the club’s selection for this month. Novels at Night meets the first Wednesday of every month. For a list of future novels and meeting dates, pick up a flyer at the Upper Saddle River Library or visit online at Purl Jam Knit-a-thon needs volunteers All Upper Saddle River knitters are invited to the Upper Saddle River Library on March 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. for Knit-a-thon. The Purl Jam teen group is working on a community service project and needs volunteers who can lend a hand. Yarn and refreshments will be provided. Please bring size 9 needles. The Upper Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. Hoop-A-Thon benefit set The Shoot to Give Hoop-A-Thon will take place at the Travers Gym at Edith A. Bogert School, 391 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River, on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Hoop-A-Thon is open to children and adults. Each participant entitled to 20 foul shots. All proceeds will be donated to the Give and Go Foundation, a 501©(3) organization benefiting underprivileged children in their pursuit of education and athletics. There will be a DJ and giveaways. Visit online at for further details and for a copy of the sponsor sheet. Board of education to meet The Upper Saddle River Board of Education will meet on Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the media center of the Cavallini Middle School located at 392 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. The board will hold a public hearing on the district’s proposed budget on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m., also in the media center of the Cavallini Middle School. Library hosts antique appraisers Anneliese O’Hea, a USPAP certified personal property appraiser, and Ann Scherring, a personal property liquidator, will provide antique appraisals at the Upper Saddle River Library on Wednesday, March 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Each individual is invited to bring one or two items to be evaluated by the professionals. The library is located at 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. 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. 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, NY. These locations are dedicated to the development of sustainable beekeeping practices, the use of non-toxic controls, and the search for alternative hive designs for environmental stress reduc- �������� ������� ���������� ��������������������� ��������� �� YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER �����������������