Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • May 13, 2009 Villadom Happenings Asperger’s workshops available The Asperger’s Services Department at West Bergen Center for Children and Youth, the premier facility for Asperger’s Services in Bergen County, will present a sixweek workshop for siblings of children with Asperger’s Syndrome or related disorders, including HFA, PDD, NOS and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities. Beginning on Tuesday, May 12, from 7 to 8 p.m., the series will be held at the Center for Children and Youth, One Cherry Lane in Ramsey. The workshop will cover a range of topics, such as tolerance, coping strategies, focusing on a sibling’s strengths, disclosure, fairness, creating quality time and finding common ground. Siblings ages 12 to 14 are invited to participate. Rachael Ostrowski, M.A., Ed.S., will facilitate the series. The cost for this six-week program is $250. Contact Kelly Doyle at (201) 934-1160 to register. On Wednesday, May 13, the Asperger’s Related Services Department will hold a one-time workshop for Evaluation and Treatment of Adults with Asperger’s and Similar Disorders from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at West Bergen Mental Healthcare, 120 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood. This event will focus on assessing the adult with Asperger’s Syndrome and optimizing various interventions to address the additional needs of this population. Cost is $25. Contact Kelly Doyle at (201) 934-1160 for registration. Roads to close for gas main upgrades This month, PSE&G will be replacing old mains. The work will require the excavation of many Wyckoff roads. PSE&G anticipates starting Edwards and Parmley streets May 12 or 13. Residents and motorists may experience some inconvenience during the period of work. All work is anticipated to take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless situations give rise to longer efforts. Residents on each street will be notified by PSE&G approximately one week prior to commencement of the work by way of a door tag. The work is anticipated in the following groups in order listed: Group C: Annett Court, Colgate Avenue, Girard Avenue, Hopper Avenue; Group D: Evers Street, Henry Street; and Group E: Ridge Road. PSE&G has also scheduled the replacement of its gas main on Wyckoff Avenue (Bergen County Arterial Route #87) in two areas: Wyckoff Avenue from Franklin Avenue to Frances Place and Wyckoff Avenue between Spring Meadow Drive and Woodbury Drive. Harlem Wizards to play Ramapo Raiders The Harlem Wizards, a basketball show team, will play the Ramapo High School Raiders faculty and students on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ramapo High School gym. The event is a fundraiser to benefit Rampage, the student newspaper, and Ad Astra, the yearbook. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Refreshments and souvenirs will be available for sale. Advance tickets may be purchased through the Ramapo Indian Hills website, Click on the R-Harlem Wizards link and follow the directions. Call Ramapo High School at (201) 891-1500. Book Club to discuss Adichie novel The Waldwick Library Book Club will host a discussion of “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Adichie on May 14 at 7:15 p.m. The novel is a commanding, sensitive epic in which the dreams and hopes of 1960s Nigeria are told through the minds and experiences of compelling characters. Copies of the book are available at the library circulation desk. The club welcomes new members regardless of residency. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. Call (201) 652-5104. NJBG hosts Spring Wildflower Walk As part of its “Garden Saturday” series, the New Jersey Botanical Garden will sponsor a Spring Wildflower Walk at the NJBG in Ringwood on May 16 at 10 a.m. A $3 donation is requested. NJBG wildflower expert Nancy Bristow will point out the spring bloomers in the Wildflower Garden, including a spectacular display of Japanese primroses along the Wildflower Garden’s brooks. The walk will explore several different terrains and the plants that inhabit them. Wear comfortable shoes; meet at the Carriage House Visitor Students from JFK High School in Paterson recently took a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff. Pictured, from left, are the instructor, Elaine Peneno, RN, MPH, CHCC Clinical Educator, and students Maria La Luz, Noraida Vargas, and Carolyn Santiago. Life savers Center. Steady rain cancels this event. Parking is free on the day of the walk. NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood. For more information, call (973) 962-9534 or visit OnStage announces 2009 season and auditions OnStage, Inc. will present “Pajama Game” July 16 through 18, and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Aug. 13 through 15 at Ramsey High School. Auditions for the shows will be held at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, 454 Pulis Avenue, Franklin Lakes on May 27 and 28 and June 2 and 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. Vvisit or call Sheila Oprysko at (201) 651-9367 or Lucy Trotter at (201) 337-2294. Women entrepreneurs to be discussed The Mahwah Museum will hold its May History Program, Business and Bustles on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramapo Reformed Church Education Building, 100 Island Road in Mahwah. Women’s Historian Lindsey Greene Barrett and Costume Historian Carol Greene will present vignettes of female entrepreneurs. The vignettes will explore the opportunities they saw and the challenges they faced and will be uniquely illustrated with vintage clothing that reflects the time in which they lived. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Call (201) 5120099 or e-mail Complimentary asthma screenings offered The Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center is participating in a nationwide asthma screening program in cooperation with the Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The complimentary screening is open to all Bergen County residents and will be held May 20, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders, located on HUMC’s campus at 30 Prospect Avenue in Hackensack. Information on the goals of asthma treatment, measurement and control of symptoms, asthma triggers and avoidance, medications and the importance of seeing an allergist will be available. For more information, call the Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders at (201) 996-2065 or visit Computer course offered at CHCC Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff is offering a two-day computer course open to the community. “Introduction to Word” is being offered from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 8 (Part I), and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 9 (Part II), at the campus at 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. Class size is limited, and participants need to pre-register. The course fee is $25 and includes hands-on training and training materials. For more information or to register, call (201) 848-7530. For more information about this and other events, visit the CHCC website at Invasive species targeted for removal The community is invited to join the “Garlic Mustard Brigade” at Allendale’s Celery Farm Natural Area on Sunday, May 17. Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that forces out native plants. 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