February 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Mahwah Minutes American Legion to meet Robert Franzetti, commander of Mahwah American Legion Post 531, has announced that the next regularly scheduled meeting of the post will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the lower level of the Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike. All members are encouraged to attend. Veterans who would like more information about joining The American Legion are also invited to attend. Board of health to meet The Mahwah Board of Health will meet on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Mahwah Municipal Building located at 475 Corporate Drive. Register for ice hockey The Mahwah Ice Hockey Association will hold inperson registration for spring hockey on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Ramapo Ridge Clubhouse located on Lydia Lane (off Ridge Road) at 6:30 p.m. Forms may also be mailed to MIHA 115 Franklin Turnpike, PMB Suite 263, Mahwah, NJ 07430. The spring season runs from mid-March through June and includes approximately 12 games and 10 practices. All games and practices will be held at the Ice Vault. Registration forms are available online at www.mahwahhockey. com. For details, call Tom Cowen at (201) 512-9892. Classical concert set “Vignettes for Viola and Piano,” with Brett Deubner and Luba Slepoi, is a concert of short pieces by D’Indy, Debussey, Bizet, Gliere, and Khachaturian that will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Mahwah Public Library. Concert violist Deubner has thrilled audiences with his technical mastery and soulful playing. Slepoi made her Weill Recital Hall debut with the Zephyr Duo as a prize winner in the Artist International Competition. This concert is free. No tickets are necessary. Seats are on a first come basis. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road in Mahwah. Job search strategies offered The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a professional development seminar, “The Job Market Dilemma: Strategies for Long-term Success” on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office, 65 Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah. “The Job Market Dilemma” will outline the important components to ensuring a good match to jobs being considered as a career move, or people under consideration for hiring. The seminar will examine the issues from both the employer’s and candidate’s perspectives, including job benchmarking, performance specifications, recruiting and interviewing techniques, background checks, behavioral assessments, compensation structures, and retention tools. Chuck Graziano, president of The Alternative Board, will lead the workshop. The Alternative Board provides hands-on executive coaching and proven small business consulting efforts. The cost is $25 for Chamber members and $40 for nonmembers, including light refreshments. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. Seating is limited. Register online at www.mahwah.com or call the Chamber office at (201) 529-5566. Elks seek summer campers Mahwah Elks Lodge No. 1941 is seeking children ages seven through 17 with physical or mental disabilities to apply for sponsorships to attend Elks Camp Moore in the summer of 2009. Applicants should reside in the Mahwah/ Ramsey area or in the Town of Ramapo in New York. Camp Moore is a sleep away summer camp located in Pompton Lakes and offers one-week stays, including entertainment, activities, and basic medical care. The child’s stay is free of charge to the family. Space is limited and requests for applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For information or an application, call (201) 934-5072. Free AARP tax program offered The American Association of Retired Persons, in partnership with the Mahwah Senior Services, is offering senior citizens of the Mahwah area free income tax preparation services. This service is offered to low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special emphasis on the elderly. This year, some returns may be filed electronically. Those seeking assistance should call to make an appointment. Participants in this program should bring their previous year’s tax return, plus information on their 2008 earnings, including pensions, form 1099s, Social Security, and other supporting forms that apply. All homeowners and tenants must complete a New Jersey return, regardless of their taxable income if they wish to apply for the Fair Rebate. Trained counselors from the AARP will be available in the Mahwah Senior Center on Fridays from Feb. 6 through April 10, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call (201) 529-5757 extension 213 or 277. Mahwah Museum exhibits The Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike, is currently featuring “The Ladies’ Mile,” an exhibit highlighting a turn of the century shopping and theater district of New York City. The exhibit includes fashions from the Gilded Age. The museum is also featuring “Victorian Splendor: Life in the Ramapo River Valley,” with displays on the great estates of Mahwah, showing clothing, jewelry and furniture of the era; and the Donald Cooper Railroad, a model train display that includes locomotives and rolling stock from more than eight different railroads and the ever popular Thomas the Tank Engine with Annie and Clarabelle. The Mahwah Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission for a family is $10; adults $5; children $3; and under age 5 free. For information call (201) 512-0099 or e-mail mahwahmuseumsoc@optonline.net. Young filmmakers sought The Mahwah Public Library invites high school and college students interested in film and video production to enter the Mahwah Student Film & Video Festival set for April 15 and 16, 2009 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The festival will offer students the opportunity to share their films and creative abilities and viewpoints with the public. Works by students in high school and college, up to age 24, will be featured. Entrants are invited to submit original short films, 20 minutes or less in running time, by March 13, 2009. There is no fee to submit work, but students may only submit one project for consideration. The range and style of films may include, but are not limited to, animation, comedy or parody, commercials, documentary, short feature, experimental, music video, personal narratives, and public service announcements. The students whose films are selected for the festival will be invited to attend, introduce, and talk about their work. Students can pick up their submission guidelines and entry form from the young adult librarian. Phone (201) 529We welcome press releases and photographs from our readers. Items may be e-mailed to editorial@villadom. com. Deadline is Wednesday at noon the week prior to publication.