July 22, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 19 Mahwah Minutes ‘Taming of the Shrew’ to be performed The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey’s Next Stage eNSemble of “The Taming of the Shrew’ by William Shakespeare will be performed on Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. at the Mahwah Public Library. Each summer, abridged classics of the theatre are presented by early-career actors from the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. The Next Stage eNSemble program brings live theater to New Jersey communities. This program is recommended for ages 12 and up. No tickets are necessary. Call (201) 529-READ for program information. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Summer Music Festival continues The Summer Music Festival continues on Tuesday, July 21 with flutist Shawn Wyckoff and violinist Maria Millar, who will perform classical works by composers Bach, Telemann, Mozart, and Dvorak and a sprinkling of pop, blues, folk and Irish traditional music at the Mahwah Library. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. This concert is free. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. For more information call (201) 529-READ. Vacation Bible School offered to preschoolers The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mahwah will host the “Little Way” Vacation Bible School program for preschool children ages three through five, from July 27 through 31. Hours are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This year’s program, Wonderfully Made! Celebrating God’s Creation, is designed to sow the seeds of the Gospel in tots through creative and fun-filled activities, including stories, arts and crafts, and music. Caregivers are very welcome to attend the program with their children. Registration is required. Contact Jennifer at paicc@yahoo.com or (201)327-1276, or visit at immaculateconceptionmahwah.org. Paddle Days and Movie Nights set The Mahwah Recreation Committee has set aside Tuesdays in July for family fun. Paddle Days will be held on July 21 and 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Continental Soldiers Park. Canoes, kayaks, life jackets, and instructions for this event are donated by Ramsey Outdoor Store for the use of Mahwah residents of all ages. Following the adventure on the lake, all are invited to the weekly Movie Night at 8 p.m. Enjoy popular family movies and refreshments. Young athletes sought for Olympic Day Registration for the young Mahwah athletes competing in the first Mahwah Olympic Day will be held on July 23 and 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the recreation building at Commodore Perry Field. Proof of age and residency must be provided. Age will be determined by date of birth as of Aug. 1, 2009. Mahwah Olympic Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 1 at Mahwah High School beginning at 10 a.m. This new family event will feature seven competitions for girls and boys in two age groups: eight through 10, and 11 through 12. There will be events in running, soccer and football kicking, baseball and football throwing, and the long jump. An Olympics-style awards ceremony will follow will gold, silver and bronze medals being awarded. There will be no registration the day of the event. Vacation Bible School set The Ramapo Reformed Church Vacation Bible School program, “Paul and the Underground Church,” will be held Aug. 3 through 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program will include singing, Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks while exploring what it was like to be a part of the early Christian church in Rome. Children ages three through 12 years of age are invited to attend. Call the church at (201) 529-3075 to register or register online at ramaporeformedchurch.org. Registration is free. All activities take place in the education building. Ramapo Reformed Church is located at 100 Island Road. Water department issues information The Mahwah Water Department found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes/buildings in the community. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and children six years and younger. The following steps reduce exposure to lead in water: run water for 15-30 seconds to flush out lead; use cold water for cooking and preparing formula; do not boil water to remove lead. Call the Mahwah Water Department at (201) 512-1161 to learn how to get water tested for lead, or for more information. Visit epa.gov/lead online or contact your health provider for more information on reducing lead exposure around the home. Ramapo College sets concert series The best of rock and pop tribute bands will headline the 2009 TD Bank Summer Concert Series hosted by The Ramapo College Foundation on the college campus. Enjoy great music and a picnic with friends on the band shell lawn. Neil and the Diamonds will have the audience singing along to Neil Diamond’s classics in this high-energy show that covers the artist’s most popular songs on July 16. On Thursday, July 23, 2U, the U2 tribute band, will perform oldies and songs from the band’s latest releases. Professional impersonators faithfully recreate the songs. Asbury Fever, the self-proclaimed ultimate party band, will celebrate the music of Bruce Springsteen on Thursday, July 30. The musicians share a passion for Jersey Shore music made famous by Springsteen, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Little Steven, Clarence Clemons, Bon Jovi, John Eddie, and Gary US Bonds. The concerts, held at the band shell on the college campus, begin at 8 p.m. Concerts are free; parking is $5 per vehicle. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Bradley Center Arena. For information, call (201) 684-7179. For disability-related accommodations, call (201) 684-7093. Old Station Museum and Caboose open The Old Station Museum and Caboose in Mahwah are now open each Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. through Oct. 25. Built in 1871, the station is a historic landmark and served as the railroad station in Mahwah until 1904. On display is a collection of Erie Railroad china from the dinning cars of the long distance passenger trains, tools of the trade featuring lanterns, hat badges, locks, timetables, and tickets used by various railroad workers. Step into the station master’s office, and listen to the train engineers talking to each other. Next to the Old Station is the 1929 Caboose. The Caboose was the traveling office for the train crew and contained bunk beds, sink, desk and was originally lighted by oil lamps. The Old Station House and Caboose are located at 1871 Old Station Lane and East Ramapo Road next to the current Mahwah train station. There is ample parking. For additional information call (201) 512-0099 or e-mail to mahwahmuseumsoc@optonline.net. Exhibit features Pompa’s art Mahwah resident Michael A. Pompa’s artwork will be featured at the township’s public library during the months Adults may register for reading program The Mahwah Public Library has a summer reading club for adults. Read a book and fill out a coupon (one entry allowed each week). Coupons, free bookmarks, and a list of great books are available at the reference desk. A grand prize winner will be announced on Sept. 1. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. Each year more than four million people ~ accident victims, patients undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases ~ are in need of a blood transfusion. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. Check our website: www.CommunityBloodServices.org 201-444-3900