November 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Mahwah Minutes ‘A Victorian Christmas’ comes to library The Mahwah Public Library will host “A Victorian Christmas” with Linda Russell on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. Learn the stories behind the carols by Dickens, Thackery, and Longfellow, as Russell performs old beloved carols and the fascinating less familiar ones all to the strains of hammered and mountain dulcimers. For 20 years, Russell has been offering holiday concerts of the music of Christmases past. “A Victorian Christmas” is free. No tickets are necessary. Seats are on a “first come” basis. Doors will be closed when the concert begins. Latecomers will be seated during the first convenient break. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call the library at (201) 529-READ for program information. Jewelry making workshop offered The Mahwah Public Library Craft Workshop series will continue with a jewelry making session with Glenn Arkin of Strawtown Jewelry on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The workshop is suitable for adults or a pre-teens (ages eight and up) accompanied by an adult. Attendees will make a pair of earrings to keep or to give to as a gift. Registration is necessary, and may be made at the circulation desk. Space is limited to 13 participants. There will be a $10 non refundable supply fee payable at the time of registration. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529READ. Movie series features ‘A Christmas Carol’ The Mahwah Public Library will continue showing movies on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. on the 10’ x 18’ screen in the Winter Room. The library now has a high resolution digital projector and sound system. During the month of December, the film series will feature different versions of the Charles Dickens Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol.” On Dec. 3, the presentation will be the musical version, “Scrooge,” with Albert Finney. On Dec. 10, see the TV version of “A Christmas Carol” with George C. Scott. These films are free. The library will provide popcorn and drinks. No tickets are necessary. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ. Mahwah Museum mounts new exhibits The Mahwah Museum located at 201 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. The new exhibits this fall include “Artists of Mahwah: Photographs” featuring photographs of Mahwah residents Andrew Davies and Ruth Ann Hawkins and “Art of the Train” and an exhibit showing some of the archaeological materials recovered in the dig at the “Laroe-VanHorn House.” The Donald Cooper Railroad model trains have reopened with two trains running during the reconstruction. It is expected that at least four trains will be operational by the Thanksgiving weekend. Admission to the Mahwah Museum is $5 for adults, free for those under age 18, and $10 for families. 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. Celebrate the season at a Holiday Luncheon On Dec. 8, the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Holiday Luncheon at the Sheraton Walk-A-Thon steps off at Betsy Ross After a few rain-outs, Mahwah’s Betsy Ross School recently held its annual Walk-A-Thon. At right: Third grade walkers Benny Volino, Brandon Wen, Daniel Sweeney, and Cole Genile. Below (left): Amy Haber and Lisa Pavon celebrate the success and generosity of the Walk-A-Thon’s food stand. Many items were home baked and donated by parents of Betsy Ross School. Below (right) Alex Lipkin and a friend enjoy a hotdog. Much of the food for the Walk-A-Thon was donated by Ramsey Shop-Rite. Mahwah Hotel at One International Boulevard, Mahwah. Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. and the luncheon will begin at noon. 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