Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • November 25, 2009 Early deadline for holiday Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for the edition of Dec. 2, 2009 will be Tuesday, Nov. 24 at noon. This deadline is for all submissions from readers (including letters, press releases, and photographs), classified ads, and display ad space reservations. The staff of Villadom TIMES wishes all our readers a safe, and happy holiday. Villadom Happenings Bridge lessons available The non-profit North Jersey Bridge Association is offering free bridge lessons to students in grades six through 12 with trained teachers through schools, libraries and community centers in northern New Jersey. Students will learn this challenging game with 12 to 16 hours of beginners’ lessons taught by trained bridge teachers at no cost to students or the schools. To participate in the program, a sponsoring teacher or program director must be available to work with the bridge teacher to recruit students, help with supervision, and communicate with parents. Lessons are usually held after-school for 90 minutes. Adjustments can be made to the schedule as needed. Groups that would like to participate in the NJBA program should contact Susan Koster at (201) 529-8083. Ridgewood Singers present Christmas program The Ridgewood Singers will present its winter concert, “Christmas around the World,” on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. Holiday music from France, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Austria, Africa, and Appalachia will be featured. Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” will also be performed. This 40-member community chorus performs and practices in Ridgewood. Established in 1953, the chorus mounts a spring and winter concert annually with a repertoire that ranges from the classical choral to popular show tunes. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for senior citizens, and will be available at the door. For advanced sales, call Barbara at (201) 447-0209 or visit the website at 4H Club seeks Legos Bergen County 4-H has planned a Lego building day and is seeking donations of Legos. Donations may be brought to the Bergen County 4-H Office, One Bergen County Plaza, Fourth Floor, Hackensack. Phone (201) 336-6785 to arrange a pick-up of a donation, or for more information on becoming a volunteer with 4H. Information is also available via e-mail at Fresh Air Fund seeks host families This November, many families in Bergen County are thankful for something special: the gift of their friendship with a New York City child. Through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Town program, local families open their hearts and homes to inner-city children as volunteer hosts for up to two weeks during the summer. By volunteering as a host family for summer 2010, the spirit of Thanksgiving can continue in a volunteer’s home throughout the year. Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-forprofit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child, contact Shamell Martin at (800) 367-0003 extension 8908 or the Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003. Visit Cherish the Ladies perform Cherish the Ladies, an all-woman Irish band, will perform traditional Irish music and dance in a holiday show, Celtic Christmas, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at William Paterson University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts. Pre-show activities will begin at 1:15 p.m., starting with a question and answer session with Cherish the Ladies. An Irish step dance group will perform at 1:40 p.m. and during the show. This engagement is funded in part through the American Masterpieces program of Mid Atlantic Arts Founda- The Valley Hospital Auxiliary will again host its annual ‘Tree of Light’ program. Some members of the committee, including Charlotte Byrne of Glen Rock, Louise Ferris of Mahwah, Chairman Theresa Salameno of Allendale, and Phyllis Purwin and Judy Smith, both of Wyckoff, are shown in front of the beautiful tree located at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. All are invited to participate in this tradition by purchasing white lights or a star to decorate the tree. Each light will represent a personal message, remember someone special, or honor an exceptional person. The ‘Tree of Light’ will be illuminated on Sunday, Dec. 6 to commence the holiday season, but no formal reception will take place. To participate in this program, call (201) 447-8064. ‘Tree of Light’ comes to Valley tion, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius, a major initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. The event is part of William Paterson’s WPLive Vistas Series, designed to serve the university’s students and faculty and the surrounding multicultural community. Funding for the Vistas Series has been made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. Tickets are $35 for gold circle, $30 for orchestra, and $20 for loge. Call (973) 720-2371 or order at www.wplive. org. Christian Singles host Holiday Dance Christian Singles of North Jersey will host a Holiday Dance Party on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Faith Community Christian Reformed Church Barn, 530 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff. Attire is dressy-casual. Cost is $5 and will include light refreshments. Attendees whose last names begin with A through M are asked to bring finger foods. Those with last names beginning with N through Z should bring non-alcoholic beverages. During the evening there will be an optional Christmas grab bag. Anyone who wishes to participate should bring a wrapped unisex gift (value to $5). For more information, call (201) 337-7492. Free computer course offered Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff is offering a two-day computer course open to the community. “Introduction to Excel” is being offered from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 10 (Part I), and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 11 (Part II), at the CHCC campus, 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. Class size is limited, and participants need to preregister two weeks prior to course date. The course fee is $25 and includes hands-on training and materials. For more information or to register, call (201) 848-7530. For more information about this and other events, visit the CHCC website at Valley offers class for babysitters The Valley Hospital Center for Women, Children and Family Education is offering a Babysitters’ Preparation class on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This class gives caregivers the necessary information they need to safely care for a child. Topics to be presented include feeding, holding and changing a baby; infant safety concerns; and where and how to contact the police, parents, pediatrician, poison control centers, and other emergency personnel. The fee is $35. Call (201) 291-6151. ��������������������������� Published every Wednesday by The Villadom TIMES Inc. P Box 96 (333 Godwin Avenue) .O. 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