November 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Mahwah Minutes Holiday Shopping Expo, luncheon planned The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will join other local chamber organizations for a Holiday Shopping Expo and Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fiesta, 255 State Highway 17 South, in Wood-Ridge. Multiple chambers will join together to offer their members the opportunity to have lunch and shop for the holidays in a festive atmosphere. Space is limited for this event, so early registration is recommended. The cost is $35 for Chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. Register online at or call the Chamber office at (201) 529-5566. The Mahwah Regional Chamber welcomes the following new members: Federal Credit Repair Services, Ramsey; QuickBooks Experts & Bookkeeping Service, Mahwah; North Jersey Federal Credit Union, Totowa; Prime Travel, Ramsey; SBS Associates, Inc., Westwood; and The Promenade at Blue Hill, Pearl River, New York. Art displays at library The Mahwah Public Library is offering two exhibits during November and December. The public is invited to view works by photography hobbyist Irene Voce and by the Mahwah Senior Activity Center’s woodcarving group. Voce, a Suffern resident, is displaying her “Abstract Digital Artwork.” Her affin- ity for software coupled with her interest in photography and color, has evolved into a striking digital art form. Using software, she manipulates what were originally recognizable, colorful photographs into original abstract shapes and patterns. Occasionally, familiar objects can be found hidden among the maze of lines and angles. The woodcarvers, a dedicated group of Mahwah seniors, will display their comical figures, delightful animals, Santa Clauses, carousel animals, and more at the library. This group meets every Friday at the Mahwah Senior Center, open their fishing tackle boxes and start carving. Some the members have been carving for longer than they care to remember and belong to other area carving groups. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road in Mahwah. Call (201) 529-READ for additional information. Opera Company to perform ‘The Mikado’ The Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company will perform the concert production of “The Mikado” on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah. The Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, a non-profit performing group, has presented full productions of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan on a regular schedule since its founding in 1937 by Kay and Jack Edson. As one of the oldest continuing musical theater groups in the country, they also perform those G&S works that are seldom seen elsewhere: “Iolanthe,” “The Yeomen of the Guard,” “The Gondoliers,” “The Sorcerer” and others. In addition, they bring their production at no cost to hospital patients, veterans, and senior residences. This performance of “The Mikado” is free. No tickets are necessary. Seats are on a “first come” basis. Call (201) 529-READ for additional information. Classic rock concert set On Nov. 22 at 2 p.m., The Kootz will perform classic rock and roll of the 1960s and 1970s, including music from the Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Steve Winwood, Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Rolling Stones, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The program will be presented at the Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road. Originally known as The OMJ (Old Man Jam), this band played occasionally around northern New Jersey at street fairs and clubs for several years. The Kootz now appear in and around the Garden State and New York, two to four nights a week, both as a full electric band, and as an acoustic version. The concert is free and no tickets are necessary. Seats are on a “first come” basis. For more information please visit: www. or phone the library at (201) 529-READ. Laroe-Van Horn House to be discussed The Mahwah Museum will hold its November history lecture, “The Laroe-Van Horn House: Analysis of Archaeological Materials Recovered,” on Thursday, Nov. 19. This site, originally excavated in 1980, was the 1750 Laroe-Van Horn House and the 1700 Indian trading post established by Blandina Bayard. Seven excavation units were opened around the house, and over 13,000 artifacts were recovered. Those artifacts are now part of the Mahwah Museum Collection and were analyzed in 2009 by noted Archaeologist Edward J. Lenik, author of many books on historic and prehistoric Indian topics, who will discuss his findings. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramapo Reformed Church Education Building, West Ramapo Avenue at Island Road, Mahwah. Admission is $3 per person; free for Mahwah Museum members. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are recommended, and may be made at the website or by calling the museum at (201) 512-0099. ‘The Love of Three Oranges’ presented Mahwah High School will present “The Love of Three Oranges” on Nov. 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. The program will be presented in the school auditorium. A free performance for senior citizens will be presented on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the website at www.mahwah. Holmberg to discuss children’s nutrition Susan Holmberg, MS, CNS will present “But My Kids are Thin” at Young World Day School on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Holmberg will discuss what children should eat to enhance concentration, increase immunity, prevent disease, and lessen mood swings. 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