January 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 17 Ramsey Review Seniors set activities This month, Ramsey’s senior citizens’ group will host a Chinese New Year lunch at the Grand Buffet on Route 17, Ramsey, on Friday, Jan. 23 at noon. Sign up is at the borough hall. The cost is $7 per person. Monday’s schedule includes line dancing with Louise at 10:30 a.m. Bingo with Connie begins at noon, followed by crocheting and knitting at 1 p.m. Yarn donations are gratefully accepted at the library. The club wishes to thank all the residents who have donated through the year. It has helped considerably and has made it possible to continue giving blankets, sweaters, and other knitted items to the needy. Tuesday’s schedule includes not-too-strenuous exercise at 10 a.m. Participants will be back on Thursday at 10 a.m. for the next session. The new shuffleboard group gets together on Tuesday and Friday at 1 p.m. All Ramsey seniors over 60 years old are invited to join the men for a game -- or start a card game -- if they desire. Wednesday’s art class begins at 10 a.m. Ann will be teaching pen and ink drawing. Those who wish to try watercolors or pastels may do so. No talent is needed, just the desire to try something new. Scrabble begins at 12:30 p.m. and woodcarving with Joe begins at 1 p.m. Play cards, bridge, or mahjongg at 1 p.m. Thursday exercise class begins at 10 a.m. Women’s shuffleboard begins at 1 p.m. Yoga with Pat meets on Fridays at 10 a.m. and will continue until the end of February at the Finch Park center. Bring a mat and enjoy the benefits of mind and body relaxation. Shuffleboard and card games are at 1 p.m. Sunday movies with Bea and Marge begin at 1 p.m. Enjoy the goodies supplied by Morano’s and Bagel Boys before the beginning of a movie supplied by Talk of the Town video store. For more information about the senior center, stop by and introduce yourself. Schola Sings Solo concert planned Soloists from the critically acclaimed 40-member vocal ensemble, Schola Cantorum on Hudson, will present an evening of music entitled “Schola Sings Solo” featuring works by Bizet, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Gershwin, and other composers of the operatic, art song, folksong, and musical theater repertoire. The program explores aspects of love with selections that include “Vesti la giubba” from “Pagliacci,” “Habanera” from “Carmen,” and “Summertime” from “Porgy and Bess.” Schola’s Artistic Director Deborah Simpkin King will be one of the featured soloists, along with Dr. Lisa Laskowich, coach/accompanist. The concert will be performed on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 15 Shuart Lane, Ramsey. Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $20 for seniors and students. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.scholaonhudson.org, by phone at (201) 918-3011, or by e-mail at BoxOffice@scholaonhudson.org. Organizations, educational institutions, and other groups interested in purchasing a block of 10 or more tickets will receive a special group rate. E-mail to GroupSales@scholaonhudso n.org for more information. Additional information regarding this concert or the ensemble and its activities can be obtained online at www. scholaonhudson.org or by calling (201) 918-3009. First Presbyterian book groups meet The First Presbyterian Church in Ramsey announces the following events: The Connections Book Group is reading the classic “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte. The book discussion will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the Metzger Room at 7:30 p.m. Linda McDonald will lead the discussion. Books are available at the Ramsey Library. Call Di French at (201) 327-4596. The Literary Ladies will meet Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. to discuss “Run” by Ann Patchett. All readers are welcome to join the group. Discussion is centered on, but not limited to, the book of the month. For more information, call Jane Moser at (845) 504-5179. Worship Service and Bible School is at 10 a.m. every Sunday. All are welcome to services. For more information call (201) 327-3879. Cablevision broadcasts the Sunday services on Tuesdays on Channel 76 from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church is located at 15 Shuart Lane. ‘A Sampling of Arts’ offered Ramsey Fine Arts Council will host a new program for 2009: a workshop called “A Sampling of the Arts.” The workshop will introduce and inspire children in grades two through six by exploring the art forms of hip hop dance, improv, vocal music, and fine art. Each child will spend part of the day in each genre being taught by different specialists. The workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dater School. The fee is $20 and includes a pizza lunch. Space is limited, so register early. Anyone interested should contact Jackie Gersht at JackieG18@aol.com or (201) 934-5450 for more information. All students must be pre-registered. Upcoming workshops will include photography, song- writing, drum circle, and dance. The Open Mic at Borders at the Interstate Shopping Center will be back on Jan. 24. The Fine Arts Council meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 in the back conference room at the municipal building. All are welcome to attend. Ramsey Juniors plan Casino Night Tickets are still available for the Junior Woman’s Club of Ramsey’s Fourth Annual Sweetheart Casino Night. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at the Knights of Columbus building on Mechanic Street in Ramsey. To purchase tickets, call Gael Strohmeyer at (201)785-1722. All proceeds from the event will go to local non-profit organizations. The club continues to accept applications from organizations that wish to be considered for donations. Applications may be downloaded at www.ramseyjuniors.com and will be accepted through Jan. 15. Contact Helena Corcoran (201) 962-8262. How many households will your advertising message reach? Compare before you buy: Total Circulation by US Mail The Villadom TIMES........................ 56,300 Suburban News .............................. 33,958* The Ridgewood News...................... 5,947* The Town Journal .............................7,080* *from US Postal Service Statement of Ownership & Circulation, October 1, 2007 Receive the most coverage for your advertising dollar. Call The Villadom TIMES and get your circulation going! 201-652-0744 YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER