Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • January 28, 2009 Villadom Happenings Thrift Shop having a bag sale The Clothes Line Thrift Shop located in the Archer United Methodist Church at 37 East Allendale Avenue in Allendale is having a two-day bag sale on Jan. 28 and 29. All you-can-bag clothing for $4, coats and jackets are excluded. There are lots of great items, clothing for all ages, outerwear, shoes, and all types of household items. On Saturday, Feb. 7 the Clothes Line Thrift Shop is having a special Saturday Sale! The shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are great items for Valentine’s Day for the special someone in your life. Stop by and take a look. Call (201) 327-0020. The shop is open every week Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CHCC offers computer course Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff is offering a two-day computer course to the community. “Introduction to Word” is being offered from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 5 (Part I), and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 6 (Part II), at 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. Follow signs for Building 1, second floor computer lab. 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 Alzheimer’s support group offered A new Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet the first Monday evening of each month at The First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey, 15 Shuart Lane in Ramsey. The first meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. This new support group is for families and caregivers and is being offered through the trained facilitators at Distinctive Care Geriatric Care Management in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey. To register, contact Barbara Siembieda at (201) 857-5283. Auditions for ‘The Sorcerer’ set The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is holding auditions for “The Sorcerer” due to open in mid-May. Auditions for principal roles and chorus will be held at the Community Church of Glen Rock, located one block east of Maple Avenue on Rock Road in Glen Rock on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. and on Monday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Be prepared to sing either a song from the show or a piece that best shows your vocal quality. Performers should bring their music if not singing a piece from “The Sorcerer.” An accompanist will be provided. Call (973) 423-0300 or log on at for details. Program on teen drug abuse offered The Valley Hospital Community Health Department is offering a free evening education program titled “Teenage Drug Abuse: A Supply Right at Home.” A new trend in teenage drug abuse has found its way right into the home. Pain killers prescribed after surgery, depressants such as sleeping and anti-anxiety medications, and stimulants often prescribed for ADHD are the new forms of drugs teens are experimenting with along with over-the-counter cough and cold remedies. Join Ron Krych, R.P.H, M.P.A., director of the pharmacy at Valley Hospital. Learn about this new problem, signs of this type of drug abuse, what can be done to prevent it and how to encourage children and their friends to lead a healthy drug-free life. This free one-and-half hour program will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Valley Hospital Conference Center located at 223 North Van Dien Avenue in Ridgewood. Space is limited. To register or for more information, call 1-(800) VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or www. Employment workshop scheduled Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church’s Career Resources Ministry, in its continuing effort to provide help to people seeking employment, will be presenting the first of a fourpart series of its winter/spring workshops on Sunday, Feb. 8 at noon. The workshop will be held in the meeting room located in the lower church and is open to anyone seeking employment and those who anticipate possible unemploy- Ridgewood’s Benjamin Franklin Middle School Student Council recently hosted a week-long Winter Apparel Drive. Students and staff collected nearly 500 winter hats, scarves and gloves which were donated to the Salvation Army. The officers (pictured) are President Riley Clark, Vice President Natalie DeCandia, and Secretary Esther Lee. Dave Tashian and Trella Dolgin are the advisors. Cold weather friends ment. Parish membership is not a required. These workshops are presented by the Career Resources Ministry whose members are dedicated to helping people who are seeking employment. Professionals in the field will present the workshop and will be on hand to give advice. This workshop topic is “Create Your Communications Strategy and Resume.” A good communications strategy assures that the key qualifications and assets possessed by the job seeker will support their strategy. Written and verbal ways to achieve this will be discussed. Participants should bring a recent resume or job experience information. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information call Carol Shea at (201) 447-4215. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is located at 1 Passaic Street in Ridgewood. Scholarships for young performers available The Walter Engel Festival of Young Performers announces its 18th annual weekend of concerts, to be held on April 4 and 5, at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. The festival celebrates the musical gifts of young performers, providing a noncompetitive performance venue for elementary, middle and high school students from all over northern New Jersey. The programs include singers, pianists, and other instrumentalists ranging from exceptional beginners through advanced level performers. In addition, scholarships are awarded every year to high school seniors who perform in the festival and whose musical skills and participation in community outreach set them apart from their peers. Engel, who died in 2007, touched the lives of countless individuals through both the Festival of Young Performers and his earlier work as a teacher and conductor. Parents, performers, and teachers are invited to learn more about Engel’s remarkable life and to download performance and scholarship applications by visiting the website at www. Applications, including forms and audition materials, are due by Feb. 11. Fresh Air Fund seeks volunteers The Fresh Air Fund’s Bergen County area committee is currently preparing for summer 2009 and eagerly awaiting the arrival of their New York City visitors. To ensure that this summer is special for Fresh Air children, The Fund is seeking volunteer members and host families to sign up now. Each summer, close to 5,000 New York City children, ages six to 18, enjoy two-week vacations with volunteer host families in suburban and rural communities across 13 northeastern states and Canada. Local Fresh Air Fund volunteers recruit and interview host families, arrange travel and coordinate fun activities in their communities. In 2009, The Fresh Air Fund celebrates its 133rd summer of bare feet, sandcastles and starry nights for children from some of New York City’s low-income communities. It only takes one conversation with a child to realize the impact of a Fresh Air experience. 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