Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • December 16, 2009 Villadom Happenings Museum hosts doll exhibit An exhibit, Dolls & Doll Houses through the Ages, has opened at the Mahwah Museum. Dolls have been a part of life since ancient times and are an authentic link with the past. Their clothing documents history of costume. This new exhibit features dolls from 1830 to modern day and doll houses. The Artists of Mahwah exhibit is currently featuring paintings by Rebecca Hinsdale Kraus and the pottery of Roz Weinberg. The Donald Cooper Railroad model train exhibit is currently undergoing a complete rebuilding. During the reconstruction, the railroad will be open so the public can watch the layout grow. Currently, there are two tracks operating in what will be the subway area. When the railroad is completed, it will be 13 by 28 feet with six operating mainlines, an engine terminal, working yard, and many other features. The subway portion which is in operation currently is home to two stations, graffiti artists, tunnel workers, and more. Admission to the Mahwah Museum is $5 per adult. Children under age 18 are admitted free. The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. For information, visit or call (201) 512-0099. Nativity hosts Masses for differently-abled Catholic Masses for differently-abled people will be held at Church of the Nativity in Midland Park on the following dates: Sundays at 9 a.m.; Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m.; and Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 7, April 18, and GREAT Communion May 9, and June 13. Receptions follow Mass. These Masses are specifically for families with members who are differently-abled. Many people who are challenged behaviorally, mentally or physically may have difficulty in traditional Sunday Mass environments, so the families are unable to worship together and may avoid Mass altogether. These are the families we are welcoming to attend these Masses and celebrate the Eucharist with other members of the surrounding community. For more information, contact Director of Lay Ministries Janet Nemec at (201) 444-6362, (201) 670-1871, or Valley offers stress reduction program The Valley Hospital’s Integrative Healing Services invites the community to discover the benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction by attending a free orientation session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Luckow Pavilion, One Valley Health Plaza, Paramus. MBSR is a unique meditation technique that enables practitioners to develop a heightened awareness of their bodies and emotions, to take charge of their lives, and to learn to consciously and systemically work with stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life. Valley’s MBSR program is based on the nationally recognized model developed and pioneered at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since its inception in 1980, more than 15,000 participants have found MBSR to be a powerful means for taking charge of their lives and for enabling them to cope more effectively with stress. The program is taught by Jodie Katz, M.D, a family physician, certified yoga instructor in Structural Yoga™ and registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Dr. Katz completed the practicum in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts, and a training seminar with the founder and director of the program. Dr. Katz also serves as a staff physician at Valley Health Medical Group’s Waldwick practice. The next eight-week program runs from Jan. 27 to March 17 and includes weekly sessions on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and one full-day Saturday session on March 6 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register for the free orientation session, or for more information about the program, call Maureen Flannery at (201) 634-5787. LifeLines sets December meeting LifeLines, a supportive and informative resource for prostate cancer patients and their partners in Northern Bergen County, will meet Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 7:45 to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River. The group was formed by prostate cancer patients to share information and experience about available treatment Replenishing local food pantries Atlantic Stewardship Bank recently conducted a Food Drive throughout all of its branches to replenish the food pantry reserves that are depleted by the Thanksgiving holiday. The Bank’s BEACH (Bank Employees Assisting Charities) Club coordinates this annual effort. Customers and bank associates fill the baskets with non-perishable food items. This year’s beneficiaries include the Social Service Organization of Ridgewood; the Star of Hope Ministries and Oasis, a Haven for Women & Children in Paterson; the Pequannock Township Food Pantry; the Wayne Interfaith Network; Harvest Outreach Ministries in Paterson; Westwood Cares; and New Hope Ministries in Haledon. Pictured are Mark Messina, Kayson Little from Star of Hope, and Jamie West from the bank’s Midland Park branch. and service resources. The group does not offer or give medical advice, but provides insight, information, and support based on members’ experiences. For additional information, call (201) 505-9653 or e-mail lifelines@optonline. Lifeguard training to begin The YWCA of Bergen County will offer its next American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course from Jan. 12 through Feb. 18. Students must take and pass a swim test, which will be held on Jan. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. Participants must be 15 years of age or older. A $10 swim test fee is due at registration. The course fee is $315. This course prepares students with the CPR, first aid, and lifeguard techniques necessary for employment as a professional lifeguard. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at 112 Oak Street in Ridgewood. The YWCA of Bergen County offers a variety of American Red Cross certified programs throughout the year, including swimming lessons for those from age six to adult. For more information, call the YWCA Aquatics Department at (201) 444-5600, extension 347, or visit www. CantaLyrica presents winter concert CantaLyrica, a 40-member chamber chorus based in Bergen County, will present its winter concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at West Side Presbyterian Church, Monroe Street and West Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood. CantaLyrica, led by Maestro Joshua Greene, will present Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder and works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn, and selections from Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus.” Joshua Greene, CantaLyrica’s music director, is an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and is a private teacher of piano and conducting, and a noted voice coach and recital accompanist for many renowned singers, including James Morris, Marc Embree, and Jane Bunnell. Visit for more information. Concert tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Call (201) 837-1734 for reservations. Winter Children’s Series announced The Wyckoff Family YMCA has announced several programs that will be held in early 2010. General admission tickets to all these shows are $12 each. “Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck” will be presented on Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Get ready to rock with Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck. This band plays music for the entire family. Audiences are invited to see “Are You My Mother?” on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. With the help of Dog, Cat, and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musi- cal adventure from ArtsPower, based on P.D. Eastman’s whimsical picture book. See “Harry the Dirty Dog” on March 28 at 2 p.m. Harry has everything a little white dog with black spots could want, but he hates taking baths. One day, he runs away and spends his time playing in the dirt. Harry gets so grubby that he turns into a little black dog with white spots, and returns home to find that his family does not recognize him. The Wyckoff YMCA is located at 691 Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff. For tickets, call (201) 891-2081. ��������������������������� Published every Wednesday by The Villadom TIMES Inc. P Box 96 (333 Godwin Avenue) .O. 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