May 27, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Ramsey Review Blood Drive set On May 26, the Hawthorne Fortitude Masonic Lodge in Ramsey is hosting a Blood Drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Hours will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Each donor will receive free cholesterol testing, and walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, or discuss questions of medical eligibility, call 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566). Qualified donors should be 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds, and be in generally good health. Donors must present photo or signed ID and know their Social Security number. Donors over 75 years of age can also keep donating with their physician’s note. The Hawthorne Fortitude Masonic Lodge is located at 24 North Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey. Leisure Club plans trip The Leisure Club is planning an overnight trip to Olde Mystic Shopping Village on June 2 and 3. The first day will include lunch, a visit to Foxwoods Casino, and overnight at Two Trees Inn. On June 3, after morning brunch at the inn, the group will visit Brotherhood Winery for a tour and lunch. For more information, call (201) 327-4170. Kreismer to perform Saint John’s Memorial Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Main Street and Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey, will host a special organ recital on Sunday, May 31 at 4:30 p.m. Drew Kreismer, organist and choirmaster at Saint John’s for the past 25 years, will present a solo recital on the church’s magnificent Nevin pipe organ. Music to be performed will include pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, Vierne, and Callahan. A reception with light refreshments will follow the musical presentation. The suggested donation of $15 will benefit Saint John’s 2009 mission to fight hunger locally and globally. For more information about this event and other activities at Saint John’s, call the Parish Office at (201) 327-0703. Learn more by visiting the website at www.stjohnsramsey.org. Church updates activities The Literary Ladies of The First Presbyterian Church in Ramsey have had a change of plans. The group will discuss this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner, “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Each of the short stories in this collection involve the title character in some way. On June 17, the Literary Ladies will meet for the semiannual luncheon. Call Jane Moser at (804) 504-5179. All Family Church Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, June 7 at the church. Volunteers are needed to coordinate food, set up, games, and activities. Call Joann Vita at (201) 5294324 and Lisa Thompson at (201)962-2554 to volunteer. The church is located at 15 Shuart Lane. 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 www.stjohnsramsey.org. 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 email YES@ramsey.k12.nj.us. 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 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. Call (201) 857-5283. Ramsey DARE Idol Show is May 30 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.ramseypd.com. Tickets may also be purchased directly from LoLo’s, Foot Solutions, and the Smart Phone Center located in downtown Ramsey. Pictured at left: Previous DARE Idols Ciara Ashley Bosh, Kelly O’Keefe and Mary Kate Kelly with Officer Timothy Shoemaker, who initiated the program. The three idols recently performed in Atlantic City. 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. ‘Who’s Who 2009’ available The 56 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. th 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 www.ramseynj.com. League play begins this month. For information, contact John Solarino at (201) 825-8299. 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 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.FieldstoneFineArt.com. FORL welcomes new members The Friends of Ramsey Library organization meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. New members are welcome. Call the library at (201) 327-1445, or visit the library website: www.ramseylibrary.org. Municipal pool registration begins The Ramsey Pool Commission’s annual brochure will not be mailed this year, but is available online at www. ramseynj.com. The brochure can be accessed through the Municipal Pool tab on the left side of the home page. Copies of the brochure and the registration forms will be available at the municipal building, 33 North Central Avenue. For further information, contact Joe Collins, pool manager, at (201) 825-8317, or Karen Dey at (201) 825-2518. 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