May 27, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 27 Allendale Notebook Summer reading events planned The Allendale Library will be offering programs for children of all ages and their families this summer. Stop by the library after June 22 to sign up for the Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme is Be Creative at Your Library, celebrating the arts. There is a club for children who are still being read to and one for independent readers. The first 50 children who sign up will receive a special prize. The Summer Reading Club Kick-off party with Mark the Magician will be on Friday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the performance, and all in attendance will be eligible to win prizes. A family concert featuring The City Winds Trio is scheduled for July 20 at 7 p.m. The trio is back by popular demand. The concert is free and for residents for all ages. The Children’s Department will be offering various story time and craft sessions throughout the summer. For more information on these events, contact Mrs. Tara at the library by calling (201) 327-4338 or e-mailing Teens invited to express themselves Local teens are invited to review books all summer for the Allendale Library’s new website, Each review earns an entry into the weekly contest for prizes. The website also has recommended book lists, how to submit writing to the up-andcoming online literary magazine, and information on volunteering at the library. Photography contest for children Allendale residents in kindergarten through grade 12 are encouraged to submit photographs for a contest at the library. Prizes will be given for in three categories: kindergarten through grade four, grades five through eight, and grades nine through 12. Students must be about to enter the grades listed. Entries can be black and white or color and should feature a person, place, or object found in Allendale. The public will vote at the library to decide the winners, and voting will begin at the City Winds Trio Family Concert on July 20 at 7 p.m. All entries will be on display in the library starting on that date. To enter, submit a hard copy of the photograph to Mrs. Tara at the library. Entries are limited to one per person and should be no smaller than 3x5 and no larger than 8x10. Include full name and grade entering in pencil on the back of the photo. Entries must be received by July 3. Cub Scout registration begins Open registration for Allendale Cub Scouts has started for 2009-10. All boys living in Allendale in the first through fifth grades are eligible to join. Scouting provides a fun environment for kids to develop character, learn everyday values, and develop self-confidence while embarking on exciting adventures. Anyone interested in joining the Cub Scout program may contact Pat Hadler at (201) 236-1894 or at ‘I Hate Hamlet’ performed alfresco The Fire Island Shakespeare Repertory Company will return to Northern Highlands High School in Allendale to perform Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet” on Saturday June 13 at 2 p.m. (Rain date: June 14.) This dramatic comedy explores the temptations an actor endures to stay true to his art, and features a visit by the ghost of John Barrymore. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Proceeds go to the Northern Highlands Music & Performing Arts Association. Bring a low lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are welcome, but alcohol is not permitted. Beverages will be sold. Purchase tickets at www.smarttix,com or by phone (212) 868-4444. For more information, email 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. Lions Carnival comes to town The 15 Annual Guardian Angel/Wyckoff Lions Club Carnival will be held on the premises of Guardian Angel Church in Allendale June 2 through 7. Highlights of the carnival will be food, prizes, games, and rides including th the giant slide, bumper cars, and fun house. There will also be kiddie rides for the younger set. Guardian Angel Church is located at 320 Franklin Turnpike on the corner of West Allendale Avenue in Allendale. Carnival hours are Tuesday through Saturday 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 6 p.m. Wrist band nights, where guests are allowed to ride all evening for $20, will be June 3 and 7. Clothes Line Thrift Shop sets sale The Clothes Line Thrift Shop will be open Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a spring sale. The shop is located in the Archer United Methodist Church at the corner of East Allendale Avenue and Franklin Turnpike, Allendale. The regular hours for the shop are Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (201) 327-0020 for more information. 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. Superintendent (continued from page 3) to every student and spirited attendance at activities, sporting events, and community gatherings. He prides himself on his consistent attendance at students’ activities outside the high school, including Eagle Scout and Gold Award ceremonies. He is married to Susan Keenan and enjoys spending time with his sons, Michael and Kevin. He acknowledges the difficult economic climate, but is confident that careful planning and management will allow the Northern Highlands community to continue its pursuit of excellence in preparing students for the 21st century. Pending approval by County Superintendent Dr. Aaron R. Graham, Keenan’s contract will be ratified by the NHRHS Board of Education, with an anticipated July 1 start date. Based in Allendale, Northern Highlands Regional High School serves students from that borough and those from Upper Saddle River and Ho-Ho-Kus.