May 20, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 23 Allendale Notebook Plant and Book Sale set The Allendale Garden Club and the Friends of the Allendale Library will hold a Plant and Book Sale on Saturday, May 30 at the Lee Memorial Library, 500 West Crescent Avenue, Allendale. A large variety of locally grown perennials, nursery plants, and gently used gardening items will be featured on the library lawn from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the Garden Club will be on hand to answer questions. Books will be sold upstairs and in the lobby of the library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a large selection of fiction, nonfiction, bestsellers, children books, and tapes and videos for sale. Committee seeks pledges for park The Orchard Common Park Citizens Advisory Committee has begun its 2009 campaign to complete Phase II of the park. Between now and the park’s grand opening on June 14, the committee hopes to secure pledges for the final $210,000 needed to complete this project. More than $4 million has already been secured to acquire the property and reclaim the park. The first phase of improvements was completed last winter. The next phase, scheduled for completion in June, will dramatically enhance the landscaping, add an irrigation system and seating, and other commemorative features. The Citizens Advisory Committee is seeking donations or pledges from residents, businesses, and friends who would like to help preserve a signature element of the community. Sponsorship opportunities include brick pavers, seating, gardens, trees, a commemorative circle, and river birch grove. Sponsors have until Dec. 31, 2011 to fulfill their pledges. For more information visit www.allendaleopenspace. org or call (201) 818-4400. Fall soccer registration underway The Allendale Recreation Commission is registering for the 2009 Recreation Soccer program. The program is open to Allendale children in grades pre-K through grade 12. Pre-K players must be four by July 31. Register online at For additional information, contact Tim Cagney at (201) 819-2959 for grades three through 12, Maureen Morrissey at (201) 818-6685 for grades one and two, or Bernadette Geraghty at (201) 236-0470 for pre-K and kindergarten. Vote for 4, 3, 2, 1 summer reading The Allendale Woman’s Club and Northern Highlands Regional High School are gearing up for a second community summer reading program: “4 Towns, 3 Months, 2 Books, 1 Hot Topic.” The goal of this project is to encourage high school readers, to bridge generational gaps, and to bring Northern Highlands’ four sending communities closer. All those who work, play, or live in Allendale, Ho-HoKus, Saddle River, and Upper Saddle River are invited to help select this year’s hot topic and corresponding works of fiction and non-fiction. To read short summaries of the five potential hot topics and their associated books, and to cast a vote: visit online at or navigate through the Northern Highlands Regional High School website, by selecting “Library/Media Center” from the “Our School” menu and then clicking on “4,3,2,1 Read! 2009 Vote!” Anyone who would like to help organize this summer’s 4,3,2,1 events may leave contact information on the Northern Highlands website when voting. Donations sought for Project Graduation One of the many traditions at Northern Highlands Regional High School is the annual Project Graduation celebration. The nationwide activity for new high school graduates was introduced over 15 years ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a means of keeping graduating seniors safe from the perils of drinking and driving on the high-risk night of graduation. The event will be funded primarily through student assessments and other fundraisers, but due to the high costs of throwing a party for over 250 students in the middle of the night, the committee is looking for the support of local families and businesses. The community has been incredibly generous in the past, which is why this event is always a memorable success. Financial contributions can be mailed to: “Project Graduation 2009,” c/o Bridget Egan, 93 Sheri Drive, Allendale, NJ 07401 Clothes Line accepts donations The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is accepting spring clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, household goods, and more. The shop has just received a large donation of beautiful clothing for the larger woman. The shop has items in all sizes for the whole family. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is located in the Archer United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Allendale Avenue, Allendale. Call (201) 3270020. Museum passes available at library Two free passes to the Museum of Natural History are available to Allendale residents at the Lee Memorial Library. Each pass is for two adults and two children. Passes are available on a first come, fist served basis. A $40 deposit is required and is refunded when the pass is returned on time. Each pass may be borrowed for two days. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allendale Library. Library offers bargain books Bargain books are available at the Lee Memorial Library located at 500 West Crescent Avenue in Allendale. This used book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and includes children’s books, paperbacks, fiction and non fiction, current best sellers, and more all at bargain prices. Books are priced at from 25 cents to $1. Proceeds go directly to the library for the purchase of new materials. 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