November 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 17 Allendale Notebook Coat Drive underway Gently used coats are now being collected by Terri O’Connor Realtors’ offices in Allendale, Ramsey, Ridgewood, and Saddle River. All coats will be donated to Jersey Cares for distribution to thousands of residents in need throughout New Jersey. Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Dec. 12. For office locations, visit For information, call Grace Mason at (201) 921-5354. Newcomers plan holiday party The Allendale Newcomers Club will host its Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and great company. For details, and to RSVP, e-mail The cost is $50 per person. Checks may be mailed to The Evening Social Committee, P.O. Box 431, Allendale. Membership in the Allendale Newcomers Club is annual and is open to Allendale residents. E-mail MembershipANC@yahoo. com or log onto the club’s blog for information on how to join. Box Tops fundraiser launched Hillside and Brookside schools have launched the district’s 2009-10 Box Tops for Education fundraising campaign. Residents are asked to clip designated box tops from hundreds of favorite products and send them to Hillside School, Attention Maria Aiello, Box Tops Coordinator, 89 Hillside Avenue, Allendale, NJ, 07401. Participants may sign up to support Hillside and Brookside schools on the Box Tops website at The schools earn a percentage of participants’ purchases when they shop through the Box Tops MarketplaceSM. Schools can also earn a percentage of books purchased through the Box Tops Reading RoomSM. Box Tops for Education is a school fundraising program started by General Mills in 1996. To date, Box Tops has helped America’s schools raise over $250 million to buy items they need but cannot always afford, such as library books, school supplies, and playground equipment. The program offers school supporters three easy ways to earn cash for schools through everyday activities such as buying groceries, shopping online, and purchasing books. Schools can earn a total of up to $60,000 each year. For more information, visit www.btfe. com or contact Maria Aiello at (201) 8180089 or e-mail Club seeks new members Membership in the Allendale Newcomers Club is annual and runs from September through June. New members may join throughout the year. Join the club to meet new friends, attend daytime and evening social events, participate in playgroups, discuss current books, and more. For more information, e-mail or visit online at AllendaleNewcomersClub. com for the registration form. Career development group offered The Allendale Clergy Association has formed a career development group called Opening Doors. The group provides a venue for peer support, networking, and practical purchase of new materials. job search resources for those who are in transition or seeking to rejoin the workforce. XYZ Club meets Opening Doors will provide resources for those who seek a communal face-to-face The XYZ Senior Citizens Club of Allensetting, and for those who would prefer to dale meets on the first and third Friday of access them from home. Weekly meetings the month at the Calvary Lutheran Church, are held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 165 West Crescent Avenue at 11 a.m. Allento 11:30 a.m. at Highlands Presbyterian dale residents who would like to participate Church, at 270 Franklin Turnpike. All are in club activities are most welcome. welcome. Library located at 100 Brookside Avenue The first Wednesday of each month in Allendale. begins with a specific career development topic such as self/career assessment, Garden Club seeks new members resume/cover letter writing, interviewing The Allendale Garden Club is seeking skills, and tutorials on networking sites. new members. The club is a social and On-site WiFi will be available, and representatives from the business commu- community service group. Members meet nity and the Allendale clergy will be on on the third Wednesday of the month from hand at each meeting. Contact Highlands September through June at 7:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Church at (201) 327-4466 or Brighton Gardens Assisted Living with ques- ity located on Boroline Road. Club activities include monthly speakers who address tions. topics such as gardening techniques, environmental concerns, and nature-oriented Library offers bargain books art. Evening tours of local gardens are held Bargain books are available at the Lee throughout June. The club also performs Memorial Library located at 500 West community service by donating to local Crescent Avenue in Allendale. This used open space and garden projects. book sale is sponsored by the Friends of Everyone is encouraged to join, not the Library and includes children’s books, only the active gardener but also those who paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction, current appreciate nature and beauty. 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