January 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 17 Mahwah Minutes Group hosts guest speakers The Mahwah Parent Advocacy Group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Panera Bread located at 1300 Route 17 North, Ramsey. A financial advisor and a special needs attorney will be the guest speakers. They will discuss how to protect a disabled child with special needs, estate and financial planning, wills, trusts, guardianships, and more. The Mahwah Parent Advocacy Group is a parent run support group serving the needs of special education parents. For more information, contact Christine Luciano at (201) 512-1828 or lucrew@optonline.net. Visit the website at www.mahwah.k12.nj.us and click on child study team. 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. Apple Ridge Association sets meeting The Apple Ridge Association will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the clubhouse at 400 Apple Ridge Boulevard in Mahwah. Library presents ‘My Romance’ The Mahwah Public Library will offer “My Romance: Songs of Romantic Broadway” with Robin Lounsbury, Richard Koons, and Russell Wagoner on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. Koons, a tenor, merits acclaim for his leading and comic roles in theaters across the United State and Europe. He has built a reputation as a passionate and captivating performer. Lounsbury, a coloratura soprano, is a multifaceted performer of opera, operetta, and musical theater. Her roles include Glida in “Rigoletto, Lucy in “The Telephone” and Magnolia in “Show Boat.” Wagoner is the music director, arranger, and accompanist for Front Row Center. This program is free. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ for details. Visit Mexico without leaving the library Dr. Charles Carreras, professor of history and Latin American studies at Ramapo College, will present “Many Views of Mexico: From Ancient Pyramids to Beautiful Beaches” at the Mahwah Library on Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Dr. Carreras has taught a wide variety of courses covering the history of Latin America and US-Latin American relations. He has lived and traveled in various countries in the region. The view of Mexico he will present comes from more than a dozen trips to the country covering almost half of its national territory. This program is free. Seats are on a first come basis. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call the library at (201) 529-READ for additional information. Bridge program for teens offered Area teenagers are invited to join a free Teen Bridge Group on Wednesday afternoons beginning Jan. 28 at the Mahwah Library. The series is free and sponsored by the North Jersey Bridge Association, an affiliate of the American Contract Bridge League. Eight weeks of lessons and games will be offered to students in grades five through 12. Lessons will be held from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m., Jan. 28 through March 18. Interested students may sign up with the Mahwah Young Adult Librarian, (201) 549-7323, extension 5, or by e-mail at jukniewicz@bccls.org. Lessons will be taught by Susan Koster, an ACBL-accredited teacher. To learn more about the school bridge programs, contact Koster at (201) 529-8083. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road in Mahwah. 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 an application, call (201) 934-5072. Register for ice hockey The Mahwah Ice Hockey Association will hold “Mites on Ice” at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 during the Mahwah vs. Ramsey varsity ice hockey game to be held at the Ice Vault in Wayne. Come out and support the young and the youngest ice hockey players in town. 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 can also be mailed to MIHA 115 Franklin Turnpike, PMB Suite 263, Mahwah, NJ 07430. This year, MIHA is offering residents an “early bird special,” and residents will save $50 if they register by Feb. 20. 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. Young professionals to meet The Young Professionals Network of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking event on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at NV Restaurant Lounge at 122 Orange Avenue in Suffern, New York. There is no fee. A cash bar will be available. The primary goal of the YPN is to create a venue where young professionals can meet informally, without the constraints of a formal networking event. Unlike other networking groups, the YPN has no formal membership list, no dues, no compulsory attendance, and no registration fee. Young Professionals Networks are growing in popularity across the country. These groups provide opportunities to build a professional contact base, develop networking skills, and form relationships with other like-minded individuals for professional and personal growth. It further creates an atmosphere that is conducive to the discussion of issues that concern young professionals. Call the Chamber at (201) 529-5566. 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. 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