Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • April 8, 2009 Mahwah Minutes Holy Week at Ramapo Reformed The Ramapo Reformed Church, located at 100 Island Road, Mahwah, will commemorate the Last Supper with Holy Communion on April 9 at a 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service. Easter will be celebrated beginning with breakfast at 9 a.m., worship and special music at 10:30 a.m. and an Easter Egg Hunt for all children following worship. To register for breakfast or the egg hunt, call (201) 529-3075. Hamid novel to be discussed The Mahwah Public Library Morning Book Discussion Group will meet April 20 at 10:30 a.m. and the Evening Book Discussion Group will meet April 22 at 7 p.m. to discuss Mohsin Hamid’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” Pakistani born Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. He is at the top of his class at Princeton, snapped up by the elite valuation firm, and thriving on the energy of New York. But in the wake of Sept. 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned. Multiple culture shocks over a short space of time have shaken this young man’s life, and his journey is fast-moving and suspenseful. This novel looks at our modern world through a different set of eyes. Both discussion groups welcome new members. Call or visit the library at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ. Artists exhibit at Mahwah Museum An exhibit from the art class of the Mahwah Senior Activity Center, which is under the direction of Susanne Small and Pamela Leggate, will be featured at the Mahwah Museum. The 23 piece exhibit includes works in pen and ink, watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylics. Hours will be weekends from 2 to 4 p.m. through May 31. This exhibit is made possible by the Mahwah Museum Society, Inc. and Mahwah Senior Activity Center. The museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike. Mahwah. Networking breakfast set The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast on Tuesday, April 14, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 100 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale. Tim McChesney will discuss the Meadowlands Xanadu entertainment and shopping complex that is scheduled to open this summer. The cost is $20 for Chamber and $35 for non-members. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 process- ing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. Register online at or call the Chamber office at (201) 529-5566. The Chamber welcomes the following new members: Archival Micrographics Inc., Mahwah; BabyFace Interactive, Blauvelt; Columbia Bank, Paramus; Esplanade at Chestnut Ridge, Chestnut Ridge; Ex-Terminator Pest Control, Clifton; Leddy Siding, Closter; Mann & Co. Inc., Montvale; and Merrill Lynch, Paramus. Planning for Life seminar offered The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a professional development seminar “Planning for Life: Taking Control of Your Future Now” on Thursday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Paragon Federal Credit Union Conference Center in Montvale. This interactive discussion will focus on healthcare options, financial planning, and living assistance for aging family members. A panel of experts will show how to plan ahead and avoid last minute decisions. Panelists include: Matthew A. Fromowitz from First Metropolitan Mortgage, Mark Fairman from New York Life Insurance Co., Michael A. Forman from First Metropolitan Mortgage, Sophia M. Heftler from Distinctive Care, Brian T. Keane from Hartman & Winnicki, and Benjamin W. Pearce ofPotomac Homes Alzheimer’s Communities. Topics will include long-term healthcare, geriatric care, power of attorney or trust, alternatives to institutional care, and reverse mortgages. Refreshments will be provided. The cost is $25 for Chamber members; $40 for nonmembers. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. Seating is limited. For reservations, register online at www. or call (201) 529-5566. Pancake Breakfast at Holy Cross Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Route 202 North and West Ramapo Avenue, is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 11 starting at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10 for a family of four and $5 for each extra ticket. Children three years old and under will be admitted free of charge. There will be a puppet show for the children at 9:45 a.m. followed by an Easter Egg Hunt. Tickets can be purchased by calling the church office at (201) 529-2117. Library announces closing dates The Mahwah Public Library will be closed April 10, 11, and 12 for the Easter holiday. The library will also be closed on Tuesday, April 28 for the New Jersey Library Association Conference. Library hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call the library at (201) 529-READ. Parent Group plans meeting The Mahwah Parent Advocacy Group will meet April 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The session will be held in the community room at Panera Bread, Route 17 North in Ramsey. All are welcome to this support group meeting. The Mahwah Parent Group is a parent run support group serving the needs of special education parents. For more information, contact Christine Luciano at (201) 512-1828 or Seniors plan events The Mahwah Seniors will host a Fashion Show on Thursday, May 21 at noon in the Mahwah Senior Center. The show will feature various designers. Tickets include social hour, lunch, Viennese table, special auction, and fashion show. The cost for members is $10 and $20 for non members. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mahwah Senior Activity Center. For reservations call (201) 529-5757, extension 277 or 213 or email to On May 15 the seniors will visit the Long Island Gold Coast mansions via deluxe coach transportation. There will be a guided tour of Sagamore Hill, and the Eagle’s Nest. A three course lunch at the Mill Pond House is included. Cost per person is $61 for Mahwah senior residents. Play billiards at the Mahwah Senior Cent every day except Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. The Mahwah Senior Center is located at 475 Corporate Drive. For more information, call (201) 529-5757 extension 213. Library hosts exhibits “Second Act: The Mixed Media Artwork of Mozafar Motabar” is on display at the Mahwah Library in April. A Mahwah resident, Motabar came to the United States after a 50-year career in chemical industrial raw materials and agricultural chemicals. He volunteers at the Mahwah Senior Center and is a member of its art classes. His first experience in painting is on display until the end of April and includes pieces in pencil, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, and charcoal. Motabar is also a poet and calligrapher. Also on display is “Skylands: The New Jersey State Botanical Gardens” through May. The exhibit features photographs, historic postcards, pressed and dried flowers, books, Skylands’ history and current activities, and garden fixtures and memorabilia showcasing the gardens. The Mahwah Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Creations By Fran Flowers and More... We’re Ready for Easter! 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