April 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 13 Ramsey Review Church sets Plant Sale, book chat The Youth Group at First Presbyterian will host its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come to the parking lot by Growing Tree to see the many varieties of plants and flowers available from hanging baskets to annual flats. The Literary Ladies of the First Presbyterian Church will meet Wednesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. to discuss “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. This tale tells of a journalist who travels to the island of Guernsey to meet residents who resisted the Nazi occupation. For more information on the Literary Ladies, call Jane Moser at (845) 504-5179. Growing Tree Nursery School is looking for children to participate in a preschool program for three- and fouryear-olds. The school has been existence for nearly 40 years. For details, contact Karen Robator, head teacher, at (201) 327-1030. The First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey is located at 15 Shuart Lane. Senior news The Ramsey Seniors will hear a presentation on various financial issues by a representative from Capital Bank on Friday, May 1. The presentation will be held at 1 p.m. at the senior center. Lunch will be provided. Participants are asked to register by calling the center at (201) 825-1975. The new Broadway musical “9 to 5” is in preview and will open on April 30. There will be a bus trip on Wednesday, July 1 to see this new show. The price of $90 includes transportation, lunch at Carmine’s and the show. Sign up at the borough hall on Monday, May 11 after 9 a.m. This trip is open to Ramsey Seniors only. Meet the Bocce Boys every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the courts by the Ramsey Pool at 1 p.m. New men are always welcome. Call Ed for more information at (201) 327-2129. The women will begin playing on Thursday, May 1 at 1 p.m. Call Connie at (201) 327-4170. The walking group is meeting in Varka’s parking lot across from the Drug Fair every morning at 8 a.m. Early risers are invited to join the group for a walk through the bicycle path to Interstate Shopping Center. Join the line dancers every Monday at 10:30 at the Finch Park center. Bingo with Connie begins at noon. The Knitting and Crochet group meets at 1:30. Anyone who wishes to learn a new hobby is welcome. This group thanks everyone who donates yarn so the knitters/crocheters may continue their work for charity groups. The exercise group has at least 20 women attending every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Wednesday art classes are held from 10 a.m. to noon. Supplies are on hand. Wednesday afternoon sessions include woodcarving at 1 p.m. Stop in any Wednesday afternoon and find folks playing bridge, poker, mahjongg, and Scrabble. The Sunday movies at 1 p.m. have been a huge success. Morano’s Deli and the Bagel Stop continue to donate food and Talk of the Town Video supplies first rate movies each week. The Leisure Club spring lunch will be held at the Village Grill on Tuesday, May 12 at noon. Non-members are invited to attend. Contact Jo at (201) 327-7531 for information. For a monthly calendar of events, call the borough hall at (201) 825-3400. Garden Club hosts plant sale The Ramsey Area Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Ramsey Train Station off Main Street. A large variety of annuals and perennials from professional growers and members donated plants will be available. There will also be an assortment of hanging baskets, houseplants and special Mother’s Day Gift Baskets for sale. All proceeds benefit the Club’s many horticultural and educational programs in the area. For information, call Joan Tommaney at (201) 327-8968. UNICO’s poker tournament to benefit local 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 in Ramsey. The buffet dinner 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 plus much 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 local and national charitable organizations, like the Jimmy V. Foundation for cancer research, Saint Jude’s Hospital, mental health, scholarships to graduating seniors at nearby high schools, the Center for Food Action of Northern New Jersey, and many others. Register now by contacting Rich Muti at richardmuti@aol.com or (201) 236-9263. Thirty-one Cent Scoop Night set The Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department and BaskinRobbins will cosponsor the third annual “31 Cent Scoop Night” on Wednesday, April 29 between the 6 and 9 p.m. The fire department will be providing fire safety information, activities for children, and a display of antique fire apparatus. The department’s own 1927 American LaFrance engine will be on display along with Ramsey firefighter Bill Ackerson’s 1910 Model T fire chief’s car. Children may try to put out fake fires with hoses from a modern fire engine. All proceeds go to support the national Fallen Firefighters’ Foundation. Arts and Antiques Festival set Saint John’s Memorial Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Main Street in Ramsey, will host a “Fund and Fun Raiser” on May 1. Enjoy a fun-filled evening, and walk away with the perfect piece of art or furniture. Proceeds will benefit Saint John’s and the charities the church supports through its outreach program, including local shelters for the homeless and food banks. Preview and shop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. During this “festival time,” local artists will demonstrate their crafts and answer questions. 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