May 13, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 19 Ramsey Review Ramsey DARE Idol Show set Judges have selected the top 10 performers for the Fourth Annual “Ramsey DARE Idol Show” and advanced them to the final round. Some 167 DARE students auditioned this year. On May 30, a live audience will vote to determine the 2009 Ramsey DARE Idol. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Don Bosco High School. Tickets are expected to sellout quickly. Order tickets by logging on to www. Tickets may also be purChurch announces activities chased directly from LoLo’s, Foot SoluThe Connections Book Group is reading tions, and the Smart Phone Center located “Change of Heart” by Jodi Picoult for the in downtown Ramsey. month of May. Copies of the book are available at the Ramsey Library. The discussion Senior news will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at The Mother’s Day luncheon will be held 7:30 p.m. in the Metzger Room. Any quesat the Finch Park center on Thursday, May tions, call Di French at (201) 327-4596. 21 at noon. Food with an Italian flair will A Potluck Supper with a program on the be on the menu. There will be a variety of Great Depression will be held on Saturday, hot hero sandwiches, salad, and desserts. May 16 at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to Sign up at the borough hall. Price is $7 per bring a favorite dish to share with others. person. Drinks and desserts will be provided. A Sunday movies with Bea and Marge will sign-up sheet will be posted during coffee present “Slumdog Millionaire” this week at hour during May. For anyone who wishes to 1 p.m. The movie won this year’s Academy participate in the program with personal stoAward. ries or “show and tell” with items from the Outdoor activities have begun. Men Great Depression, see Linda MacDonald or play bocce every Monday, Wednesday, and Peggy Wissler. Call the church at (201)327Friday at 1 p.m. at the Ramsey Pool. The 3879. women play on Thursday at 1 p.m. Any Growing Tree Nursery School is looksenior resident over the age of 60 is invited ing for children to participate in a preschool to join the fun. In the event of rain, there program for three- and four-year-olds. The will be shuffleboard at the senior center. school has been existence for nearly 40 Looking for some companionship? Stop years. For details, contact Karen Robator at by the senior center in Finch Park and pick (201) 327-1030. up a copy of this month’s activities. The church is located at 15 Shuart Lane. Teens available for employment YES, the Youth Employment Service, has Ramsey High School teens who will babysit, pet sit, garden, and can handle computer and office work, and a host of other things. Call (201) 785-2300, extension 21983 or send an e-mail YES@ramsey.k12. 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 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, call Barbara at (201) 857-5283. Saint John’s sets Rummage Sale Saint John’s Memorial Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Main Street and Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey, will hold a Rummage Sale May 29 and 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. The sale will include clothing for the entire family, shoes and accessories, toys, miscellaneous kitchen and household items, linens, decorations and more. For more information about this event and other activities at Saint John’s, call (201) 327-0703 or visit the website at Girl Scouts welcome new members The Ramsey Girl Scouts are recruiting girls who will begin kindergarten this fall. Anyone else interested in joining Ramsey Girl Scouts may pick up a recruitment form at Ramsey Library. For more information, call Tricia Dolce at (201) 934-4855. cert on the front lawn of the high school on Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. The community is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy a wonderful evening of music for the whole family. Refreshments will be available. In April, the Ramsey High School Jazz Ensemble qualified for the New Jersey Association of Jazz Educators State Final competition. The ensemble will also perform with the Ramsey High School Marching Band in 2010 at the New Year’s parades in London, and Chantilly, France. For more information about the Jazz Ensemble and the upcoming concert, contact Diane Sundermann at (201) 760-0197. The camp runs Monday to Friday, July 6 through 24, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This program is open to children entering kindergarten to fifth grade next fall, and costs $165 for one week, $295 for two weeks, or $405 for three weeks. Summer Vibrations is a music camp taught by professional music teachers. This camp runs for three weeks, Monday to Friday, July 6 through 24, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This program is for children who will be entering grades five through nine in the fall, and costs $405. Children have the opportunity to participate in an overall music experience as they take part in small group lessons, electives, ensembles, and master forums. Summer Exploration: CSI Kids is a theme based camp for middle school aged children. This year’s theme is CSI Kids: Law & Order/Criminal Intent. It runs for two weeks, Monday to Friday, July 6 through 17, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This program is open to children entering grades six through eight in the fall, and costs $295. Campers will investigate “crime scenes” set up by the teachers, analyze evidence in a variety of labs, and participate in mock trials. A trip to the Bergen County Bureau of Criminal Investigation to tour a real crime lab is also included. Sibling discounts apply to all camps if registering more than one child. Call (201) 785-2300 extension 20401 for brochures and general information, or visit www. Gallery features ‘Spring & Art’ A new exhibit, “Spring & Art,” will be on display through June 19 at Fieldstone Fine Art in Ramsey. Spring is a time of awakening and birth. Likewise, art reaffirms our spiritual capacity for creativity, inner strength, and renewal. This new exhibit includes a selection of new paintings by Fieldstone Fine Art’s exceptional stable of artists and introduces the work of three more accomplished career artists. The gallery invites the public to celebrate spring and art. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Fieldstone Fine Art is located at 147 East Main Street, Ramsey. For more information on the exhibit, visit www. ‘Original Ramsey’ CD set for sale Ramsey Fine Arts Council has produced and has ready for sale the compilation compact disc, “Original Ramsey.” The CD of original material features musicians from Ramsey and surrounding communities. The endeavor to coordinate and create the CD was taken on by Greg McNally. Over 15 bands submitted original songs and are represented on the CD. Several songs relate directly to Ramsey and this Centennial year, including one by Maureen Hastings Haberer who penned “So This is Ramsey” for the town’s 50 year celebration in 1958. Other selections include local bands/musicians such as The Lift, The Cold Supper Boys, Orlando Quinones, The No-Shirts and Dave Nachmanoff. The artwork on the CD cover is of the Train Station and Main Street photographed by Greg McNally. The price is $10 and proceeds made will help to expand the annual scholarship donations and to create more workshops such as the songwriters’ workshop. The CD is exclusively for sale at Waterleaf, located at 2 East Main Street and Maui Wowi Coffee, located at 110 East Main Street, both in Ramsey. The Ramsey Fine Arts Council meets every first Tuesday of the month in the rear conference room at the municipal building at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Overnight parking prohibited The Ramsey Police Department reminds residents that the borough prohibits overnight parking on borough streets. Emergency exemptions may be requested by calling (201) 327-2402. These exemptions are short term and will not be granted when inclement weather (snow, ice, or sleet) is expected. Ramsey ordinances may be viewed on the borough website. ‘Who’s Who 2009’ available The 56th edition of Who’s Who in Ramsey 2009 again includes up-to-date listings of Ramsey residents and businesses. Information about local organizations, professionals, schools, and state and local government are also listed. More than 3,800 books were mailed out to residents. Additional copies of the book are available at Ramsey Library, Ramsey Borough Hall, and The First Presbyterian Church at 15 Shuart Lane, Ramsey. Adult sports programs offered Registration is underway for the three adult sports programs sponsored by the Ramsey Recreation Commission: Men’s Over 50 Softball, Women’s Over 25 Softball, and Adult Soccer. Registration forms are available online at League play begins this month. For further information, contact John Solarino at (201) 825-8299. Engaged? Just Married? Celebrating an Anniversary? Share the news with neighbors and friends! Announce your Special Event in Summer camps available Ramsey Adult School offers three affordable summer camp programs for children. The camps cater to children entering Outdoor Jazz Concert set kindergarten through ninth grade. Ramsey The award-winning Ramsey High residency is not required. School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction Summer Sensations is a morning enrichof Clifford Bialkin, will perform a free con- ment camp taught by district teachers. We welcome photographs. Send announcements to: The Villadom TIMES P.O. Box 96, Midland Park, NJ 07432