Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • December 23, 2009 Gone Fishin’ The Villadom TIMES will not publish on Dec. 30 & Jan. 6. Look for our next edition on January 13, 2010! Deadline for press releases and ads is Wednesday, January 6. Villadom Happenings Country dancers welcome newcomers The North Jersey English Country Dancers welcome newcomers to their Sunday afternoon dance on Dec. 27. All dances are taught and called and the music is live. Come with or without a partner. The group meets at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. Instruction for beginners is at 1:30 p.m. and the main dance is held from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call Nancy, (201) 445-4497. Club to discuss ‘The Camel Bookmobile’ The Waldwick Library Book Club will host a discussion of Masha Hamilton’s “The Camel Bookmobile” on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7:15 p.m. In this poignant tale of risks and rewards, surrender and sacrifice, Brooklyn librarian Fiona Sweeney, travels to Africa to manage an unorthodox mobile library. Copies of the book are available at the library circulation desk. The book club welcomes new members and drop-ins regardless of residency. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. For more information call (201) 652-5104. Audition for G&S production The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will hold auditions for “The Grand Duke” at the Community Church of Glen Rock, Room 205, Glen Rock, on Jan. 4 and 7 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Those planning to audition are asked to arrive within the first hour, if possible. Anyone auditioning should be prepared to sing a song from the show or a piece that best shows his or her vocal quality. Those who will not be singing a piece from “The Grand Duke” should bring their music to the audition. An accompanist will be provided. For further information, call (973) 423-0300 or log on at Show dates will start in May 2010. ‘Plaza Suite’ to be presented The Bergen County Players 2009-10 season continues with “Plaza Suite,” which will play Jan. 9 through 30. Written by Neil Simon and directed by Jerry Pettinati, the play features a long-married couple’s return to their honeymoon suite; a Hollywood producer, famous for both his films and his womanizing, who arranges a rendezvous with his high school flame; and a manic couple hosting an expensive wedding reception for their daughter, who refuses to come out of the bathroom. Nominated for three Tony Awards in 1968 (winning for Mike Nichols as Best Director) and then turned into a highly successful film starring Walter Matthau, “Plaza Suite” ran for over 1,000 performances and is still one of Simon’s most enduring and endearing plays. Tickets are $19 Friday and Saturday and $16 Sunday. Tickets are available online at or by phone at (201) 261-4200. The box office is located at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. The Little Firehouse Theatre now has seating to better accommodate wheelchairs. Knee replacement program offered The Valley Hospital Department of Community Health will host a free program, “Knee Replacement: Regaining Your Stride,” on Friday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at The Dorothy B. Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road, Paramus. Joseph Pizzurro, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, will discuss the latest in knee replacement techniques, including a revolutionary new pain management procedure, which significantly reduces pain and recovery time. Space is limited. To register, call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1- Club recognizes ‘Chicks in Motion’ 800-825-5391) or visit Computer courses offered Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff is offering a two-day computer course open to the community. “Introduction to Personal Computers” is being offered from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 7 (Part I), and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 8 (Part II), at the CHCC’s campus, located at 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. Class size is limited, and participants need to pre-register two weeks prior to course date. The course fee is $25 and includes hands-on training and training materials. For more information or to register, call (201) 848-7530. For more information about this and other events, visit the CHCC website at Chorus holds open rehearsal The Ridgewood Singers will host an open rehearsal on Monday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. This spring season kickoff is a great way to get acquainted with the chorus and begin rehearsals for the May concert. Auditions will be held during the second and third week rehearsals. All voice parts are encouraged to audition; however there is a great need for male voices. For more information, call Jim at (201) 447-3049, e-mail or visit The Ridgewood Singers is a mixed voice community chorus that has been performing and practicing in Ridgewood for over 50 years. Members, who are of varying ages and backgrounds, come from both Bergen and Passaic counties. Rehearsals are scheduled for Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Society, 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Gala sponsors sought On Friday, March 26, Children’s Aid and Family Services will hold its annual fundraising gala at Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell. This year’s theme, “Home on the Range,” will benefit agency services that help vulnerable children, families, young adults, and frail elderly in northern New Jersey. The agency is seeking additional sponsors for the event. Nearly 500 people from the northern New Jersey area will attend and sponsors play a vital role in the success of the gala. Ad journal advertising and auction item donation opportunities are also available. Tickets to the 2010 gala start at $150. Online registration will be available at www. beginning Jan. 18. For tickets, sponsorship, journal ad or auction donation information, call Madinah Grier or Eve Marsan at (201) 261-2800 or visit Support group open to caregivers Christian Health Care Adult Day Services at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff is holding a Caregiver Support Group from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. The meet- Members of the Allendale Woman’s Club’s Town Wide Garage Sale Committee recently honored the efforts of the Chicks in Motion team for their participation in the 2009 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Led by AWC member Lynn Novak, the team of 15 women, many of whom were breast cancer survivors, trained for six months for the 39-mile, two-day breast cancer fundraiser. Collectively, the Chicks in Motion raised $58,000 for the cause. The team was the primary beneficiary of the proceeds from the Allendale Woman’s Club’s garage sale. ing, open to the public and reservations are not required, provides support to people caring for a loved one suffering from dementia and other medical problems relating to aging. Meetings are facilitated by Kerri Sherer, LSW. Information about area social services will be available, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions or share their feelings and knowledge with others facing similar issues. The Caregiver Support Group is held the second Tuesday of every month at the CHCC, 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. For more information call Kerri Sherer at (201) 848-5830. 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