October 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 13 Allendale Notebook ‘Odd Couple’ comes to Highlands The Northern Highlands High School Theater Company will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” on Nov. 12, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. This classic comedy is about two mismatched roommates: Oscar, a happy-go-lucky slob and Felix, a hypochondriac and neat freak. Both men are divorced. Tickets are $10; senior citizens will be admitted free of charge. Tickets will be available at the door. For additional information, call (201) 327-8700, extension 308. Basketball registration underway Allendale Recreation Commission has opened registration for 2009-10 winter basketball. This program is open to all Allendale boys and girls in grades two through eight. Registration can be completed on-line at www.arcsports. org or by mailing the form to: Chuck Strahlendorff, 138 Carriage Court, Allendale, NJ 07401. Children in second grade will meet on Wednesdays at Brookside School from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. for instructional clinics beginning in early January and ending in midMarch. Third and fourth graders will play games in a league for Allendale and Ho-Ho-Kus/Saddle River teams. Games will be played once a week on Saturdays starting in January, and run until the season-ending tournament in March. Practices will begin after Thanksgiving. Students in grades five through eight will be drafted onto teams and practice will begin the first week of December. Games are scheduled to begin the first week of January and continue through March with the playoff tournament. The teams usually play one weeknight and every Saturday. Coaches are needed for each of these programs, as are grade-level directors, and administrative support people. Registration deadline is Oct. 31. After that time, a late fee will be assessed. Free rabies clinic offered The Allendale Board of Health will sponsor a free rabies clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Ambulance Building on the corner of Arcadia and Franklin Turnpike. An Allendale Animal Hospital veterinarian will provide this service. The board of health urges all resident to have their dogs, cats, and other domestic pets vaccinated against rabies. Pets must be on a hand held leash or in a carrier to attend this clinic. Halloween events planned The Allendale Holiday Observers will again bring the Halloween celebrations to town. Borough children from pre-K through eighth grade are invited to participate in the Halloween Costume Parade on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Brookside School auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. All participants parade their costumes for prizes. There will be several categories, including Best Adult/Child Combo Costume. Following the awards ceremony, pizza, apple cider, and candy will be served in the cafeteria. Board of education to meet The Allendale Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Brookside School Library at 100 Brookside Avenue. AFEE now accepting grant proposals The Allendale Foundation of Educational Excellence, Inc. will be accepting grant proposals through Oct. 28. Parents, teachers, local business people, students, staff, and all other members of the community are encouraged to participate in making proposals for projects or programs that are in keeping with the foundation’s mission to enhance and broaden the educational experience of all students attending Allendale’s Hillside and Brookside schools. Anyone interested in submitting a grant proposal, may contact either Christine Martin at celizabethmartin@verizon.net or Grace Young at geyoungsta@yahoo.com for a grant proposal application. Thrift shop hosts events The Clothes Line Thrift Shop will host its Fall Fash- ion Show on Friday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in Archer Hall. Customers and shop helpers will model apparel from the Clothes Line Thrift Shop. Special eveningwear ensembles will be displayed. Call (201) 327-0020 for details. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is open Wednesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is located at the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Allendale Avenue, Allendale. There are winter items at great prices and lots of material to make costumes for Halloween. The shop offers clothing and household items. Borst hosts Clothing Drive Borst Landscape and Design of Allendale will host a Clothing Drive to benefit the Star of Hope Thrift Shop in Paterson. From now through Nov. 13, donations of clean, gently-used clothing can be dropped off at Borst’s headquarters, 260 West Crescent Avenue, Suite 1, in Allendale. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations are to be placed in the clearly marked Borst van. Jewelry & art fundraiser set The Allendale Woman’s Club is sponsoring an all-day jewelry and art sale featuring the original creations of two local artists. The event will be held Nov. 11 at Allendale Borough Hall, 500 West Crescent Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. The show will feature a wide selection of custom jewelry from local designer Lorraine Barratta and a selection of original oil paintings by Allendale artist Vanessa Pineiro. All proceeds from this event will benefit the ALS Association’s mission to find a cure through research and to provide compassionate care and support to those afflicted with the disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy. About 15 new cases are diagnosed every day in the United States. For additional information, contact Emmett Zettler at (201) 214-9371 or visit the club’s website at www.allendalewomansclub.org.