March 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 17 Saddle River Valley Notes Joyce Carol Oates to speak The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library will host award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates at its 32nd Book and Author Luncheon on May 8. The luncheon will be held at the Ramsey Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and registration forms are available at the library or on the website. Seating is limited; make reservations early. Contact the library at (201) 327-2583. Physician to discuss health Discover the secrets of health from your tongue and fingernails when Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi comes to the Upper Saddle River Library on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. This board certified naturopathic physician is considered the foremost expert in tongue and fingernail analysis. Learn Dr. Chi’s method of analysis for prevention of disease in seemingly healthy people. The library is located at 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. Learn to avoid scams and fraud Rhonda Benjamin, Esq. will explain how to protect oneself from fraud and scam artists on Thursday, March 26 at noon. Scam artists take advantage of those they believe to be vulnerable and senior citizens are often the targets. Benjamin has practiced law since 1991 and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. The program will be held at the Upper Saddle River Library located at 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. Register for spring tennis clinics Registration for the spring tennis clinics will take place at borough hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. There will be two five-week sessions to be held at the Wickersham Tennis Courts. The first session will be held on Mondays or Wednesdays beginning the week of March 30, with no lessons the week of school break. The second session will also be held on Mondays or Wednesdays starting the week of May 11. During the second session an adult group will take place at 7 p.m. The cost for the five-week session is $90. For more information call the USR Recreation Commission at (201) 327-3634 or e-mail Visit the website to download an application at Tennis permits available for 2009 Tennis permits for the use of the Upper Saddle River tennis courts on West Saddle River Road will be available beginning March 30 at borough hall. A family membership will remain at $25 and an individual membership will again be priced at $15. For more information call the USR Recre- ation Department at (201) 327-3634 or USRRecreation@aol. com. Visit the borough website at for information. Theologian in Residence Program set Professor Dennis Olson of Princeton Theological Seminary will be the presenter for Zion Lutheran Church’s Theologian in Residence Program on March 21 and 22. In session one, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, the topics will be: Israel’s Slavery in Egypt and the Question of Human Suffering, and The Variety of Biblical Responses to Suffering. At session two held from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, topics will be the Birth and Call of Moses, Why Are We Here? and Discovering God’s Direction for Our Lives. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with a choice of chicken tetrazzini or stuffed flounder with vegetables and a beverage. The program will continue Sunday, March 22 from 8:30 and 11 a.m. with the sermon, A Matter of Death and Life: A Snake, a Cross, and Healing the Soul. A brunch of sandwiches, wraps, and salad will be served at 12:30 p.m. The third session will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will cover Moses, Manna and the Sabbath, How Do We Find Rest for Our Journey? and the Meaning of the Sabbath. Lectures and meals will be held in the Korn Fellowhsip Hall located behind the church. The cost for the entire weekend is $20 per person. Checks can be made payable to Zion Lutheran Church. RSVP to Pastor Wesley Smith by calling (201) 327-0655 or by e-mail to zionpastorwes@optonline. net. Zion Lutheran Church is located at 96 East Allendale Road, in Saddle River. Club plans Champagne Brunch The Saddle River Valley Newcomers Club has planned a Spring Champagne Brunch for Friday, March 20 at a member’s home. Interested persons are invited to call Donna at (201) 327-3641. The Saddle River Valley Newcomers Club is open to all residents of Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, and the surrounding communities. Contact Joanne at (201) 327-1080 for more details. 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. 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 the development of sustainable beekeeping practices, the use of non-toxic controls, and the search for alternative hive designs for environmental stress reduction. 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. Republicans host freeholder candidates The Upper Saddle River Republican Club will host candidates for Bergen County Freeholder at its meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Powers Room of the Upper Saddle River Library located at 245 Lake Street. The candidates will outline their plans to bring a balance to that governing board, which currently has all Democrats. In addition, longtime County Committeewoman Ruth Harker will talk about NERO, the Northeast Republican Organization. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. and presentations will begin at 7:45 p.m. All are welcome. 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. 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 Engaged? Just Married? Celebrating an Anniversary? 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