Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • November 4, 2009 Ramsey Review Flora of the Lewis and Clark Expedition topic at Garden Club The Ramsey Area Garden club will host guest speaker Dorothy Smullen at its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov.10 at its new meeting place, the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 55 Wyckoff Avenue, Ramsey. Smullen will offer a slide presentation on the trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She will speak about the plants collected by Meriwether Lewis and the unusual history of the Herbarium specimens. The public is invited to attend the first portion of the meeting which features the speaker at 6:45 p.m. For more information contact Joan Tommaney at (201) 327-8968. Poker tournament set The Greater Ramsey UNICO Chapter and the Knights of Columbus, Rev. Patrick S. Pindar Council #3962 have partnered to cosponsor a No Limit Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, Nov. 6 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 48 Mechanic Street, Ramsey. Included in the evening will be a catered buffet dinner at 7 p.m. and the tournament at 8 p.m. First prize in the tournament is a $5,000 VISA gift card. There are more great prizes for every player who makes the final table, including a 50-inch high definition plasma TV, trips to Las Vegas, gift cards, and restaurant gift certificates. Tournament seats are limited. There is a $175 buy-in, with optional re-buys for $125 during first hour of play, and an optional $125 add-on at the end of the first hour. Players start with $3,000 in chips. Proceeds from this event will benefit local and national charitable organizations, such as the Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer Research, Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, mental health, scholarships to graduating seniors at nearby high schools, the Center for Food Action of Northern New Jersey, and many others. To register, contact Joe Verdone at jv826v@optonline. net or (201) 825-8819. Pro Arte Chorale launches new season The Pro Arte Chorale is launching its 2009-10 season with a benefit cocktail reception at The Fieldstone Fine Art Gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 147 East Main Street, Ramsey. Musical entertainment will be provided by violinist Susan Heerema and cellist David Calhoun. The benefit reception tickets are $30 per person. To reserve or purchase tickets, call Pro Arts Chorale at (201) 445-9052 or e-mail The Pro Arte Chorale is one of the northeast’s most prominent choral organizations many of whose members are made up of local residents from Ho-Ho-Kus, Upper Saddle River, Wyckoff, Mahwah, Ridgewood, and Franklin Lakes. The Chorale’s 46th season begins with “The Brilliance of Bach,” a concert to be presented Nov. 14 at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Visit the Pro Arts Chorale website Ramsey Responds collects coats, comforters Ramsey Responds will be collecting coats and comforters on Nov. 6 and 7 at the Knights of Columbus building on Mechanic Street in Ramsey. Clean, gently used coats, jackets, snow suits, boots, blankets, and comforters may be dropped off on Friday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. Donated items will be available for pickup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 7. There is no cost for the items. Ramsey Responds is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping neighbors in need. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and other projects. Call (201) 312-4843 for more information. Financial donations are always welcome. Checks can be mailed to Ramsey Responds, P.O. Box 724, Ramsey, NJ 07446. Seniors plan holiday events The Ramsey Seniors have planned two holiday events for December. The seniors will travel to the New York Botanical Gardens on Tuesday, Dec. 1 for the Victorian Christmas Spectacular, which includes the miniature train display. The cost is $45 per person. Lunch on Arthur Avenue is not included. There will be a considerable amount of walking involved. The annual Christmas party will be held at the Ramsey Country Club on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at noon. Price is $25 per person and includes appetizer, salad, filet mignon, hazelnut salmon, or chicken francaise, and dessert. Entertainment will be provided by Ron Dellapina. Both of these events are for Ramsey Seniors only. Sign up will begin at the borough hall on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Checks to should be made payable to Ramsey Seniors; proof of Ramsey residency is required. The senior center is located in Finch Park. Any Ramsey resident over the age of 60 is invited to attend the many activities provided. Literacy volunteers needed The Ramsey Free Public Library, a member of the Pascack Valley Literacy Volunteers, is seeking individuals to tutor students looking to learn and improve their English. Those interested in becoming tutors attend a fourweek training workshop at the Westwood Library. All books and supplies will be furnished free of charge for those who will be tutoring for the LVPV. The next training session sequence will be held on Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Presently there are 15 active tutors working with student at the Ramsey Library. Tutors are needed to give at least one hour a week. For more information about this program, contact Ellen or Betsy at (201) 327-1445. BK BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL SERVICE, LLC  QUICKBOOKS PRO SPECIALISTS Servicing All Small Businesses Phone: 973-423-0303 Fax: 973-423-3131 Annmarie Breeman • Nancy Kough  Break the Highway Trend! ...not your community’s back. 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