Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • March 18, 2009 Mahwah Minutes Young professionals to meet Young Professionals Network of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of commerce is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dave & Busters, 4661 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, New York. No registration or fee is required for this event. This is an opportunity to meet many young professionals from the area in an enjoyable setting. Light refreshments and 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 provide opportunities to build a professional contact base, develop networking skills, and form relationships with other like-minded individuals for professional and personal growth. For further information, call the Chamber office at (201) 529-5566. Apple Ridge Association plans meeting Commerce scholarship to Ramapo College of New Jersey. The Chamber offers this $1,500 scholarship to students currently attending, or planning to enter, Ramapo College. The scholarship is open to Chamber members and their children, employees of Chamber members and their children, and Chamber employees and their children. Application forms are available online at the Chamber’s website, www.mahwah. com. For more information, call (201) 5295566 or e-mail Parent Group plans meeting The Mahwah Parent Advocacy Group will meet April 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The session will be held in the community room at Panera Bread, Route 17 North in Ramsey. All are welcome to this support group meeting. The Mahwah Parent 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 ‘Theology on Tap’ planned Join Father Bill Sheridan of Immaculate Conception Church and Ramapo College Campus Ministry and Father Jim Chern of Montclair State University for the new Theology on Tap series at the Mahwah Bar and Grill. Theology on Tap provides an opportunity for young adults (singles, married couples, and parents) to visit with friends in a casual environment, have a bite to eat, and explore what it means to live out their faith. The program schedule follows: March 23, Excerpts from the Passion of Christ with Commentary; and March 30, Easter Hope. The programs begin at 7 p.m. Mahwah Bar & Grill is located at 2 Island Road in Mahwah. For information, call (201) 327-1276 or e-mail paicc@yahoo. com. YPN members to volunteer The Young Professionals Network of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a day of volunteering on March 22 at Pony Power Therapies, 1170 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah. Pony Power Therapies, Inc. provides equine assisted therapy to children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, emotional disabilities, developmental delays, and other issues. Volunteers will attend a basic training session on March 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Pony Power Therapies. The complete training program consists of video and paperwork, a barn tour, horse skills, mock lessons, and training in the ring. On March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers will work under the direction of a NAHRA instructor to groom and tack horses for scheduled lessons and assist the instructor during riding lessons. Participation is free, but volunteers are required to take the basic training session and register in advance at www.mahwah. com. 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. For further information, call (201) 529-5566. Davies novel to be discussed The Mahwah Library’s Morning and Evening Book Discussion Groups will discuss Robertson Davies’ “Fifth Business” in March. The Evening group will meet Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Mahwah residency is not required. Call the library at (201) 529-READ or visit the library at 100 Ridge Road. 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 e-mail mahwahmuseumsoc 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. Sisterhood hosts special auction Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom Sisterhood, 280 Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah, will hold a special auction on Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. There is no entrance fee and refreshments will be served. This event will display beautifully gift wrapped baskets of donated merchandise and gift certificates. Some of the baskets have themes, such as jewelry, electronics, foods, chocolates, toys, and baby items. Prizes will include gift certificates for some of the finest area gourmet restaurants and theaters. The proceeds from this fundraiser will support education, social action, scholarship programs, and other programs. For information, call Jodi Vazquez at (845) 369-1954. The Apple Ridge Association is hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the clubhouse located at 400 Apple Ridge Boulevard in Mahwah. Home design program offered The Mahwah Public Library will present “Interior Color Basics and Redesign: Just like on HGTV” with Bernadette Flaim and Susan Corbo of Attention2Detail on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Flaim and Corbo will demonstrate how a room can be redesigned with pieces already owned and some color. This program is free. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road in Mahwah. Meet the bunny Mahwah’s Annual Meet the Bunny Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. The festival will be held at Continental Soldiers Park and will include prizes, face painting, and egg dying. This program will run rain or shine. Chamber scholarship application available Applications are now available for the annual Mahwah Regional Chamber of YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER ����������� Hair Care ��������� ������������������ ��������������� ��� ���������� ������������������� ������� �������������� ������������������ ��������������������� ������������������� �������������������������������� ������������������������������������ �������������� ������������