Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • February 11, 2009 Villadom Happenings Free dance classes offered The Ridgewood Conservatory is offering free introductory dance classes on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 16, to kick off the debut season of the new early childhood dance program. Created to teach the fundamentals of ballet to girls who are three through six years of age, the program will enable preschool and kindergarten girls to develop coordination and enhance gross and fine motor skills. Young dancers will gain an understanding of basic musical rhythms and how they can move to them, learn how to define and manage spatial boundaries within a group, and increase overall musicality. Students will be introduced to the classical music literature written for dance. Classes include “Twinkling Stars,” movement to music for three-year-olds, at 2:30 p.m.; “Ballet Bunnies,” pre-ballet for four- and five-year-olds, at 3:30 p.m.; and “Dancing Dolls,” an introduction to ballet for five- and six-year-olds at 4:30 p.m. Space is limited. To make reservations, call The Ridgewood Conservatory at (201) 612-6686. Women and heart disease to be discussed Sabrina Moon, health educator from the Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission, will address a variety of issues related to heart disease at the Waldwick Public Library on Friday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. In observance of heart health month, Moon will discuss risk factors, recognizing heart disease, questions to discuss with a doctor, heart-healthy cooking, and steps to take now. The program is free and open to the public; however, space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. For more information call (201) 652-5104. Valley offers program on head injuries The Valley Hospital Community Health Department is offering a free evening education program, “More Than Just a Bump on the Head.” An estimated 300,000 sportsrelated traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States each year. Most of these injuries can be classified as concussions, which is a temporarily altered mental status. Join Peter Heilbroner, M.D., a pediatric neurologist at Valley Hospital, to learn more about signs, symptoms, and treatment options available for concussions and other common head injuries in children. This free 90-minute program will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Valley Hospital Conference Center located at 223 North Van Dien Avenue in Ridgewood. Space is limited. To register, call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1800-825-5391) or Graffman to perform with Ridgewood Symphony The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra will feature pianist Gary Graffman at its Feb. 27 concert, to be performed under Conductor Diane Wittry. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at Paramus High School, 99 East Century Road, Paramus. Since his debut in 1946 with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy, Graffman has played as soloist and recitalist all over the world. He has won many awards and honors. He has also made dozens of recordings. Two of the most notable are his 1964 recording of Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” with Leonard Bernstein, and the New York Philharmonic and his 1979 recording of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” for the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s movie “Manhattan.” More recently, Graffman served as president of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia from 1995 through 2006. In 1979, Graffman injured the ring finger of his right hand. Since that time, he has performed only music composed for the left hand. Seven left-hand works have been commissioned for him. In the Feb. 27 concert with the RSO, Graffman will play Maurice Ravel’s “Concerto for Piano in D Major” for the left hand. Rounding out the program will be Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” and Cesar Franck’s “Symphony in D minor.” Tickets for the concert at Paramus High School may be purchased through the RSO website, Tickets purchased in advance are $20 general A press conference with United States Senator Robert Menendez was held recently, discussing the importance of the Economic Stimulus Package. It was held at the One Stop Center at 60 State Street in Hackensack. Pictured are Bergen County Freeholder Chairman James Carroll, U. S. Senator Robert Menendez, Bergen County Freeholder Tomas Padilla and Mayor Michael Melfi of Hackensack. Money matters admission, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Tickets at the door will be $23, $18 and $13. For more information call (201) 612-0118. Project CHILD FIND seeks applicants Project CHILD FIND is an attempt to locate and serve children with disabilities and their families. The Northwest Bergen Council has programs to serve children with disabilities. Registration is now taking place in the local school districts and the Northwest Bergen Council for Special Education is interested in locating children from birth through 21 years of age who may have disabilities who are in need of special education. If there is a child who is developing differently, or having problems learning, there is help available. Anyone who would like to request an evaluation for special education and related services may send a written request for an evaluation to the child’s district. Include the child’s name, age, address, and suspected disability. After receiving the written request, the district’s child study team has 20 days to have a meeting with the parent or guardian. At this meeting, the parent or guardian and the team will decide if an evaluation is needed and what the evaluation would include. To the maximum extent, appropriate preschoolers and students with disabilities receive their education with children who are not disabled. Additional information can be accessed at the following web address or phone number: njded/specialed or 1-800-322-8174, TTY: (609) 984-8432 Any parent or guardian with an infant or toddler who should be crawling, walking, or talking, but is not doing so, may call for information about resources and services for children under age three. The New Jersey Early Intervention System statewide toll-free number 1-888-NJ-EIINFO (1-888-653-4463). Fyke Nature Association plans events The Fyke Nature Association will hold its annual North Shore field trip on Saturday, Feb. 21. This trip covers stops along the New Jersey shore from Bay Head to Long Branch for wintering waterfowl. Participants should bring lunch, binoculars, and scopes for this all day trip. Layered clothing is recommended as there will be some time spent out of the cars. The group will meet at the Allendale Municipal Building at 7 a.m. John Brotherton will serve as trip leader. He can be contacted at (201) 327-1483 or at The February meeting of the Fyke Nature Association will be on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Photographer Keven Watson will present “Ecuador: Birds of the Andes.” This is a new program that will feature the best photos from Watson’s visits to the steep, cloud-wreathed slopes of the Andes, home to many species of tanagers, hummingbirds, and other neotropical endemics. The meeting will be held at the Wyckoff Public Library at 200 Woodland Avenue in Wyckoff. ��������������������������� Published every Wednesday by The Villadom TIMES Inc. P Box 96 (333 Godwin Avenue) .O. 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