Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • May 27, 2009 Villadom Happenings Seniors seek yarn for projects The Northwest Bergen Regional Senior Center located in Midland Park is looking for donations of yarn for its needlework group. The knitters meet at the center on Mondays and Thursdays to make blankets for hospitals and veterans. Donations of yarn can be dropped off at the Northwest Bergen Senior Center, located at 46-50 Center Street in Midland Park or call (201) 445-5690. The Northwest Bergen Regional Senior Center is open to all area senior citizens age 60 and older. A wide variety of activities, services, and a hot lunch program is offered Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bergen County Parks showcased Families looking to stretch their entertainment dollars are invited to attend the Waldwick Library’s 2 p.m. program on May 27. Senior Project Coordinator of Construction John Biale, and Recreation Program Specialist Jim Guida will present a slide lecture and discuss future plans for the parks in Bergen County. The program is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and pre-registration is recommended. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. Call (201) 652-5104. Students hold benefit walk The sophomore history classes taught by Cynthia Vander Molen at Ramapo High School will hold a Walk-a-Thon at the New Jersey Audubon Society on Ewing Avenue in Franklin Lakes on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. During a project on the reform movements of the 1800s, the students decided to help society by donating the proceeds from a Walk-a-Thon to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital in New York City to help fund medical coverage for children diagnosed with cancer. The event is open to the public. Donations will be collected upon arrival at the Audubon Society. Additional information is available from Vander Molen at Directions and more information about the Audubon Society are available from Patrick Scheuer at (201) 891-2185 or BCCLS turns 30 Everyone is invited to BooksNJ2009 at the Paramus Public Library on Sunday June 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. This event will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library System), books, and the readers who love them. Join 90 authors, illustrators, and poets who will be talking about their craft. There will be readings, panel discussions, crafts for kids, and storytelling followed by an oldies concert with The Retros. The event is free and open to everyone. The Paramus Public Library is located at 116 East Century Road in Paramus. For more information contact or visit the BooksNJ2009 website at Vacation Bible School for all ages Hawthorne Gospel Church in Hawthorne invites all area residents to SonRock Kids Camp: Vacation Bible School 2009. This fun filled week of games, crafts, snacks, and life-changing events promises to be the best camp in town. This year’s VBS will take place from June 22 through 26 from 9 a.m. to noon on the church’s campus located on Route 208 North. There are classes for children, starting at age two, and for adults. Childcare is provided for infants through 24 month olds. This program is free of charge. To register, visit www. or call the church directly at (973) 427-6960. Participants may also register on-site each day. Those who cannot attend for the entire week are welcome to come for as many days as possible. CHCC sets Golf Outing Christian Health Care Center’s 20th Annual Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 8, at High Mountain Golf Club in Franklin Lakes. There will be shotgun starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The registration fee is $250, which includes greens fees, continental breakfast, golf cart, putting contest, tenth tee barbecue, golf balls and tees, hole-inone cars, awards dinner, golf gift, and door prizes. For more information, call Darcy Bickert at (201) 848-5796. Proceeds will support the Center’s 2009 Annual Fund, which will benefit the Good Samaritan Fund. The Good Republican New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie recently visited Hillcrest Residence at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff and spoke to the senior residents about his plans for state government if he wins the election. Pictured are Chris Christie and Margaret Van Der Meer, Hillcrest resident. Distinguished guest Samaritan Fund provides assistance to those of limited means who are seeking counseling through one of the center’s counseling programs; therefore, all individuals receive care regardless of their ability to pay. Due to the current economic conditions, there has been a noticeable increase in demand for mental-health services. Atlantic Stewardship Bank and Aramark Senior Services are once again generously supporting the event as corporate sponsors. The event is sponsored by the Christian Health Care Center Foundation. CHCC has served the community since 1911, providing a broad scope of mental-health and eldercare programs. Expert speaks on business persuasion Russell H. Granger, author of “The Seven Triggers to Yes: The New Science behind Influencing People’s Decisions,” will discuss how business owners can master the art of persuasion at William Paterson University’s Center for Closely Held Business on June 3. Granger will explain how his research into decisionmaking can help closely held and family business owners become more successful. The event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the university’s building at 1600 Valley Road in Wayne. Admission is $30. Granger is an expert on the art of persuasion. His methodology reveals not only how to influence the decisionmaking process, but also how decisions determine behavior and actions. William Paterson’s Center for Closely Held Business is developed by and for successful closely held and family business leaders, and it draws on the strengths of the university’s Cotsakos College of Business, accredited by the prestigious AACSB, which includes faculty expertise, research, and training capabilities and innovative initiatives, the William Paterson University Small Business Development Center, the college’s world-class facilities, and the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales. For more information, call (973) 720-2615 or visit www. Job transition workshop offered The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood is sponsoring a multi-session workshop for people in job transition, which will continue on Wednesday nights through June 3. Sessions are held between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Bill Belknap, who has been a career coach for over 17 years, will be the facilitator. He will be covering the elements of a “killer resume,” developing your personal marketing plan, the secrets to a successful interview and the best and worst uses of the internet for a job search. There will be a limited number of available slots so reservations are required. Call (201) 444-6225 to make a reservation. The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood is located at 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. Climatologist to address Weather Observers Dr. David Robinson, New Jersey State climatologist, will address the next meeting of the North Jersey Weather Observers on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. He will discuss Severe Storms of New Jersey, and take a look at what is coming in the next few months. The meeting will take place at the Bergen County Community Services building at 327 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus. 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