Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • March 4, 2009 Mahwah Minutes Henry Hudson featured at museum The Mahwah Museum will hold its March History Program, “Henry Hudson: His Life, Times and Voyages,” on March 19. The discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramapo Reformed Church Education Building, West Ramapo Avenue and Island Avenue, in Mahwah. This lecture by Gail Doscher and Tom O’Brien celebrates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the Hudson River. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For information call (201) 512-0099 or email The Mahwah Museum located at 201 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 pm. Current exhibits include the Donald Cooper Railroad, a model train display which includes locomotives and rolling stock from more than eight different railroads and the ever popular Thomas the Tank Engine with Annie and Clarabelle; The Ladies Mile, a turn of the century shopping district of New York City featuring fashions from the Gilded Age; Victorian Splendor: and Life in the Ramapo River Valley, with displays on the great estates of Mahwah showing clothing, jewelry and furniture of the era. Admission family $10; adult $5; children $3; and under age five are admitted free. Kindergarten registration to begin Kindergarten registration in the Mahwah Township Schools will begin for children who will be five years old on or before Oct. 1, 2009. Registration dates for the 2009-2010 school year will be: March 5, 6, and 13 at George Washington School, 19 Fardale Avenue, (201) 882-2241; March 10, 19, and 24 at Betsy Ross School, 20 Malcolm Avenue, (201) 882-2251; and March 10, 12, and 17 at Lenape Meadows School, 160 Ridge Road, (201) 882-2261. To enroll a child, the following documents must be presented: the child’s birth certificate, record of required immunizations, and four proofs of residency: at least one of these proofs must be a property tax bill, deed(s), a fully executed rental lease, or other evidence of property owner- ship. Other acceptable documents include a current utility bill, financial account information, or court order. Additional information and registration forms can be found on the website at or at the board of education’s administrative offices, 60 Ridge Road, Mahwah (201) 882-2400. Registration at each location is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the school the child is scheduled to attend to set up an appointment. Board of health to meet The Mahwah Board of Health will meet March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Mahwah Municipal Building located at 475 Corporate Drive in Mahwah. Professor to discuss screen legend Bernard Dick, professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and author of “Claudette Colbert: She Walks in Beauty,” will discuss the screen legend on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mahwah Public Library. Professor Dick will chronicle Colbert’s long career, her childhood in Paris, and her mark on Broadway. “Claudette Colbert: She Walks in Beauty” is the first major biography of Colbert published in over 20 years. There will be a screening of “It Happened One Night” following the presentation. This program is free, no tickets are necessary. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Saint Patrick’s celebration set The Ramapo Reformed Church will hold a Saint Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Dinner will include potatoes, carrots, and dessert. Take out orders are available. The cost is $10. Children’s meals, with a choice of corned beef or chicken, are $5. Advance ticket purchase or reservations are required. Call (201) 529-3075. The Ramapo Reformed Church is located at 100 Island Road. All Season Chamber Players to perform The Mahwah Library will present the All Seasons Chamber Players’ “Bicentennial Bash: Felix Mendelssohn’s 200th Birthday” on Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. The program includes “Song without Words for Cello and Piano,” “Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor,” Sammartini’s “Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano,” Gaubert- Medailles’ “Antiques for Flute and Piano,” and Suk’s “Piano Trio in C Minor.” This concert is free, no tickets are necessary. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. March Bag Sale set The Clothing Closet Ministry of the Ramapo Reformed Church will hold its March Bag Sale on Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Select from a wide variety of clothing for adults and children. Each bag is $3 with a free jacket or coat with every bag of clothes purchased, while supplies last. The Clothing Closet Ministry is located in the rear of the Education Building of the Ramapo Reformed Church on the corner of Island Road and West Ramapo Avenue.All proceeds from the sale benefit the ongoing ministry of the Ramapo Reformed Church. Distinguished Citizens Awards Dinner set The Ramapo College Foundation has announced the recipients of its 27th Annual Distinguished Citizens Award. The honorees will be recognized for their personal and professional commitment to advance higher education and for their significant service to the community at a March 7 dinner at the Rockleigh Country Club. The honorees are David Alai of Rutherford, corporate vice president for Sharp Electronics in Mahwah, a member of the board of directors of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and a governor on the Ramapo College Foundation board; Marion Dugan ‘80, formerly of Mahwah and currently in Garrison, New York, co-founder of Charity Navigator; John R. Smith of Tenafly, director of corporate responsibility for Public Service Electric and Gas Company and president of its foundation; and Anthony J. Marino of Cedar Grove, CEO of Century 21 Construction, which he founded in 1968. The annual benefit dinner raises funds for student scholarships, college capital projects and faculty research. The evening will begin with a reception and auction at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner program and dancing. For more information, call (201) 684-6834. �������� ������� ���������� ��������������������� ��������� �� YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER �����������������