Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • April 15, 2009 Ramsey Review Seniors host school board candidate, activities The seniors have invited the candidates for the Ramsey Board of Education to speak at the center in Finch Park on Friday, April 17, at 1 p.m. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the school budget. The public vote on the budget and the school board candidates will be held Tuesday, April 21. This month, the “Over 60”seniors are dining out for the spring luncheon to be held at Look See restaurant in Ramsey on Monday, April 20 at noon. Signup has begun at the borough hall. The price is $7 per person payable to the Ramsey Seniors. Women who wear their favorite spring bonnet are eligible to win a prize. The Bocce Boys meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. at the Ramsey Pool. The walking group meets every morning at the Drug Fair parking lot at 8 a.m. Wear comfortable sneakers and walk the bicycle path to Interstate. The AARP driving course is a great way to freshen up on auto safety. Attend a class and receive auto insurance discounts. Call Denise at (201) 825-1975 if interested. For more information on upcoming events, call the senior center at (201) 825-1975. Extended day programs offered The Ramsey Adult School will be launching two new programs in September: Wrap Around Kindergarten and RAS Extended Day. Wrap Around Kindergarten is a before and after kindergarten enrichment program for Ramsey district families. This new program will offer a morning session and an afternoon session during the school day at both Hubbard and Tisdale schools. Wrap Around Kindergarten promises to provide children a curriculum based enrichment program that keeps pace with and complements the kindergarten program offered within the school. Registration packets are available at both Tisdale and Hubbard schools; registration forms can be submitted to the Ramsey Adult School office located at 256 East Main Street in Ramsey. The RAS Extended Day program is designed to provide caring supervision and enrichment by adult personnel to children in kindergarten through eighth grade enrolled in Hubbard, Tisdale, and Dater schools. RAS Extended Day’s hours of operation includes a before care program, 7 a.m. to school arrival bell, and an aftercare session, from school dismissal bell to 6 p.m. The program’s aftercare agenda will offer a flexible schedule that will include clubs, enrichment programs and quiet homework and study time. The Smith Study Center offers middle school students a safe, convenient and affordable place to go before school, from 7 a.m. to arrival bell, or after school, from dismissal bell to 5 p.m., to complete homework and receive assistance on homework and school projects. The afterschool session offers private and small group tutoring at an additional fee. Registration packets for this program are available at all Ramsey district schools. Registration will begin Monday, May 4 at the Ramsey Board of Education office, 266 East Main Street. If RAS Extended Day registration is received before June 15, parents will receive a $30 discount on the first child’s annual registration fee, a 50 percent savings. For information, call Jeanne Macko for the Wrap Around Kindergarten program at (201) 327-2025, and Michele Saunders for the RAS Extended Day program at (201) 785-2300, extension 20420. First Presbyterian hosts events The Connections Book Group of the First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey is reading “Three Cups of Tea” for the month of April. Copies are available at the Ramsey Library. The book discussion will take place April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Metzger Room. Call (201) 327-4596 for details. The Literary Ladies will meet April 29 at 10 a.m. to discuss “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” This tale tells of a journalist who travels to the island of Guernsey to meet residents who resisted the Nazi occupation. For more information, call (845) 504-5179. Growing Tree Nursery School is looking for children to participate in this pre-school program for three- and four-year-olds. The school has been existence for nearly 40 years. Call Karen Robator, head teacher at (201) 3271030. The Ice Cream Social will be held on April 26 at 2 p.m. The Youth Council is hosting the Ice Cream Social in Fellowship Hall to benefit their missions. Both young and old will enjoy ice cream sundaes while listening to the sounds of the Barbershop Quartet, “Untamed.” Cost is $7 per person. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or contact Leisyl Kleinbertg at (201) 236-1505. The First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey is located at 15 Shuart Lane. Blood Drive scheduled The Ramsey Junior Woman’s Club and Ramsey Rescue Squad will host a Blood Drive in cooperation with Good Samaritan Hospital. The drive will be held April 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramsey Rescue Squad on Island Road. Walk-ins are welcome. For information, or to schedule an appointment, call (201) 818-2737. UNICO’s poker tournament to benefit charities The Greater Ramsey Chapter of UNICO National, an Italian-American community service organization, is hosting its Third No Limit Texas Hold ‘em Charity Poker Tournament, featuring great food, an open wine bar, and fantastic prizes on Friday, May 1. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 48 Mechanic Street. The buffet starts at 7 p.m., the tournament at 8 p.m. First prize in the tournament is a tour package to the Naples region of Italy for two. It includes round-trip airfare and airport/hotel transfers, first class accommodations in one of Italy’s top hotels for seven nights, breakfast every morning, dinner every night, and escorted tours of all the major cultural attractions. There are more great prizes for every player making the final two tables, including a HiDef Plasma TV, trips to Las Vegas, gift cards, restaurant gift certifications and more. Tournament seats are limited. There is a $175 buy-in, with one optional re-buy for $125 during first hour of play, and an optional $125 add-on at the end of the first hour. Players start with $2,000 in chips. Proceeds from this event will benefit charitable organizations, like the Jimmy V. Foundation for cancer research, Saint Jude’s Hospital, mental health, scholarships to graduating seniors, and Center for Food Action. Register contacting Rich Muti at or (201) 236-9263. 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