May 13, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 29 Saddle River Valley Notes Republican Club hosts council candidates The Upper Saddle River Republican Club will meet May 26 in the Powers Room of the Upper Saddle River Library. Council candidates Dr. Joanne Florio and Vincent Durante will present their views on current issues in Upper Saddle River. A discussion will follow about the important June 2 primary election, which will decide who will be on the ballot in November for the offices of New Jersey governor, Bergen County Freeholder, 39th District members of the NJ Assembly, and Upper Saddle River Council. There will also be an open forum discussion of the recent federal initiatives. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:45 p.m. All members are welcome. Garden Club hosts Plant Sale The Saddle River Garden Club is hosting its Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Bishop House, located at 176 East Saddle River Road in Saddle River. A large array of perennials will be available for sale at very reasonable prices. All proceeds go to the Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund. Board of education to meet The Upper Saddle River Board of Education will meet on Monday, May 18 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Cavallini Media Center at 392 West Saddle River Road. This will be a public meeting on the school business administrator’s contract. Cleanup Day set The USR Recreation Commission will sponsor its annual town-wide Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants may come to Lions Park during those hours. Garbage bags will be provided. Cleanup areas will also include the school grounds, the Riverwalk, and Hess Park. Parents are asked to be available to drive children to different locations. Since all organizations in Upper Saddle River benefit from the parks and facilities in town, it is imperative that those who benefit also contribute to keeping these areas clean and beautiful. All children and parents are encour- Circus Vidbel, the Original Old Tyme Circus, will return to Upper Saddle River on May 15 with an exciting new show to benefit the Upper Saddle River Youth Guidance Council. The big tent will be set up at Lions Memorial Park, with performances at 4 and 7 p.m. An exciting show of circus acts from around the world is planned. The community is invited to see the aerialists, comic magic, Liberty Horses, jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and other surprises. Advance tickets are $8 per person, children under age one will be admitted free of charge. Tickets will be available through Thursday, May 14 at the USR Library. Tickets will also be available at the gate for $10 per person. Fifty percent of all advance ticket sales go directly to the Youth Guidance Council to fund the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program and other anti-drug, antialcohol, and anti-violence programs and activities for the youth of the community. However, only 25 percent of the gate sales on the day of the circus will benefit these programs. For further information, call the circus ticket hotline at (201) 825-3894, or visit the Upper Saddle River Youth Guidance Council website at www. aged to come to Lions Park and help make this event a success. Call Jon Silverman at (201) 236-0442 or e-mail for additional information. 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. Annual circus fundraiser coming 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. 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. 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 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 Recreation Department at (201) 327-3634 or USRRecreation@aol. com. Visit the borough website at for information.