May 6, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 25 Saddle River Valley Notes Art exhibit and reception planned The Upper Saddle River Friends of the Library is hosting its third annual exhibit featuring 30 local artists. The community is welcome to attend a reception to meet the artists on May 3 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The Upper Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake Street. Wrestling clinic offered The Pascack Wrestling Clinic will be held June 29 through July 2 and July 6 through July 10 at the Wandell School, 97 East Allendale Road in Saddle River, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Coach Bucky Rehain, clinic director, has recently been inducted to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Wrestlers will learn wrestling techniques such as takedown and pinning. The clinic is open to all wrestlers ages seven through 15. For more information contact Coach Bucky at (201) 825-3767. Swarovski necklace workshop offered Create a freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal necklace at the Upper Saddle River Library. Wendy of Beads by Blanche’s will be back on Tuesday, May 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. with all materials and instructions necessary to make a beautiful necklace. The cost for materials is $45; $55 for non Upper Saddle River cardholders. The library is located at 245 Lake Street. Writer’s Life program begins The Upper Saddle River Library is offering a writer’s program beginning Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. Jumpstart a writing project. For more information, contact the library at (201) 327-2583. Fishing Derby planned The Upper Saddle Recreation Commission is hosting this year’s Annual Fishing Derby on May 9 at Liberty Park. Bucky Rehain will again be hand to offer assistance to children during the derby. Rehain will be walking around the pond and providing answers to questions about various fish and wildlife issues. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. All Upper Saddle River residents, ages five and over, are invited to bring their poles and bait to this event. Awards will be presented. For more information contact Bucky Rehain at (201) 825-3767 or Recreation Director Ed Gartner at (201) 327-3634. Preschool summer program offered Saddle River Valley Cultural Center is offering preschool summer fun the weeks of June 8 and 15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Preschoolers may join for the week or by the day. This program is for children ages three through five. The cost is $160 per week. For other summer camps, workshops and other details visit SRVCCBrochure0809.pdf. Used Book Sale set The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library will hold its next Used Book Sale on May 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shelves have been restocked with a good selection of books, videos, audio tapes, and CDs. The sale is held on the lower level of the library at 245 Lake Street. For more information, call (201) 327-2583. Donations of gently used books may be dropped off at the library during regular library hours. Novels at Night The Novels at Night book club welcomes new members. The group’s next meeting is May 6 at 7:30 p.m. The topic of discussion will be “Belong to Me” by Marisa De los Santos. The 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 visit online at The Upper Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake Street. Joyce Carol Oates to speak The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library will host award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates at the Book and Author Luncheon on May 8. The event 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, 245 Lake Avenue in Upper Saddle River. Seating is limited. Youth Triathlon set The Youth Triathlon, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, will incorporate swimming, biking, and running and is opened to all children ages eight through 14. The children will begin their swim at the Saddle River Valley Swim & Tennis Club, bike to Lions Park, and finish the running portion of the triathlon at Lions Park. The swimming, biking, and running distances will be different for the two separate age groups of children. Special fundraisers, food, and prizes will be set up at the finish line in Lions Park. Sponsors and volunteers are welcome to help. For more information, visit the website at or contact Marshall Grupp Marshall or Recreation Director Ed Gartner at (201) 327-3634 or Newcomers seek members Saddle River Valley Newcomers Club welcomes new members from Saddle River and Upper Saddle River and surrounding communities. Membership dues for Saddle River and Upper Saddle River residents are $40; dues for out of area residents are $50. The club plans many social events throughout the year. To join, contact Dolores Moses at (201) 788-2738 or (201) 760-2678. Plans for Italian Night at a member’s home are underway. Call Mary Squires at (201) 236 9575 for more information. 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 a five-week session held at the Wickersham Tennis Courts on Mondays or Wednesdays starting the week of May 11. The 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 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. Press releases and photographs may be e-mailed to Deadline is Wednesday at noon the week before publication.