October 7, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 21 Mahwah Minutes Jane Austen tea set The Mahwah Public Library is hosting “Tea with Jane” with Carolyn Epstein on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m. There will be a screening of scenes from the 2008 film “Lost in Austen” and a discussion. “Lost in Austen” spotlights Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan who lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she has swapped places with Austen’s fictional creation Elizabeth Bennett. How will a modern day woman deal with a Jane Austen world? Epstein, a resident of Mahwah, teaches at Saint Thomas Aquinas College in the English/writing department. She is a member of JASNA, the Jane Austen Society of North America. This program is free. There will be a gift basket prize, and refreshments will be served. RSVP to the Mahwah Public Library Circulation Desk. Participants are asked to bring their own teacup. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ for program information. Museum pieces on display The “Pieces from the Collection of the Mahwah Museum” will remain on display at the Mahwah Library throughout the month of October. On display are pieces such as a Colonial era cannonball, Les Paul sheet music, a Girl Scout hat from 1928, a picture from Commodore Perry School circa 1900, a picture of the first car off the Ford assembly line in 1955, Henry O. Havemeyer Jr.’s mug from the Yale Class of 1900, Joyce Kilmer’s contract for telephone service from 1912, two photo albums from 1865, kitchen items from the 1930s, and Native American arrowheads. Items from the Old Station Museum include timetables from 1959, a menu from the Erie Lackawanna from 1967, railroad passes from 1925, and an Adlake Nonsweating Lantern from the 1920s. The Donald Cooper Railroad will exhibit some of the 713 cars and locomotives in HO scale from its collection. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ. Cronin book to be discussed “The Keys of the Kingdom” by A.J. Cronin will be the topic of discussion at the Oct. 18 meeting of the spiritual book discussion group at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mahwah. The group will meet at Panera Bread, 1330 Route 17, Ramsey at 5 p.m. Cronin’s story spans six decades in the life of Father Francis Chisholm, an unconventional Scottish Catholic priest who struggles to establish a mission in China. As a missionary, Chisholm endures many years of hardship, punctuated by famine, plague, and war in the Chinese province to which he is assigned. Through a life guided by compassion and tolerance, Chisholm earns the respect of the Chinese people and his fellow clergymen with his kindly, highminded, and courageous ways. Book discussion participants are asked to read the book before attending the meeting. Copies are available from the local library system. For information, contact Jennifer at (201) 327-1276 or at paicc@yahoo.com. Jazz concert offered Vocalist Laura Hull and master pianist Rio Clemente will present a jazz concert on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Mahwah Library. Hull’s distinctive vocal interpretations and Clemente’s dynamic playing style and unique arrangements combine to create a signature sound of music drawn from an extensive repertoire of American jazz and popular songs. They will present music from Rodgers & Hart to Ella & Ellington. Hull is a member of Manhattan Artists and Cabarets, Recording Academy, and the New Jersey Jazz Society, where she serves as a director. She performs with her jazz ensemble appearing at top jazz venues including Trumpets Jazz, Metropolitan Room, and the Gettysburg Festival. Clemente has played at the JVC Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall. He has entertained audiences in Europe, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, and Antigua. This concert is free. No tickets are necessary. The Mahwah Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ. Seniors invited to body toning classes Chapel is a non-denominational group of Bible-believing Christians, located at 131 Fardale Avenue, Mahwah. The next video in the series will be shown on Dec. 6. Regular weekly services include Family Bible Hour each Sunday morning, beginning with coffee and refreshments at 11:15 a.m. There is a meeting for prayer and Bible study each Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Car Show sponsors sought The Mahwah PBA Local #143 Civic Association and Lincoln Technical Institute are seeking sponsors for the Charity Car Show. This event will be held, rain or shine, on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus of Lincoln Technical Institute, 70 McKee Drive, Mahwah. The show will feature 23 categories of cars, trucks, and motorcycles with over 50 trophies to be awarded. Dash plaques will be issued to the first 100 cars registered. There will be a DJ and food, and entertainment for all ages, including inflatable rides for the kids. Spectators are welcome. Event organizers are looking for flea market vendors and trophy sponsors. Trophy sponsors will have their name or the name of their business engraved on the trophy or plaque and announced the day of the show. Registration fees are $15; $30 for vendors. All proceeds will benefit the Mahwah PBA Civic Association which is a registered 501c (3) charitable organization. For more information contact Nella at Lincoln Technical Institute, (201) 529-1414 or at mahwahpba143.com. Auxiliary to host fundraiser The Mahwah Branch of the Valley Hos- pital Auxiliary, will host a No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament and Casino Night on Friday, Oct. 23. This event will feature a buffet dinner with wine and beer. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for spectators and $100 for those who wish to buy-in. There will also be various casino games and fundraisers. Visa gift cards will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers. Tournament seats are limited, so reserve early. Contact Jane at (201) 6841230 or Louise at (201) 327-6072. Branch members also play Duplicate Bridge and attend various social functions throughout the year. Mahwah residents are encouraged to join the auxiliary and get involved. For more information, call Jane at (201) 684-1230. Updike novel to be discusses The Mahwah Public Library Morning Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. and the Evening Book Discussion Group will meet Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. to discuss John Updike’s “The Witches of Eastwick.” An Updike classic written in 1984 and brought up-to-date in 2008 in the “Widows of Eastwick,” “The Witches of Eastwick” begins the story of Jane, Sukie, and Alexandra, three witches living in the Rhode Island hamlet of Eastwick. Their happy little coven takes on a new and malignant life when dark, burly, and apparently wealthy stranger Darryl Van Horne arrives in town. The action consumes a year during the national nightmare of the Vietnam era. Both the morning and evening adult book discussion groups are looking for new members. Call (201) 529-READ or visit the library at 100 Ridge Road for additional information. Body toning will be offered at the Mahwah Senior Center on Wednesdays. This class is designed to strengthen muscles, joints, and bones through light resistance training. Participants are asked to bring one-, two- or three-pound handheld weights and a mat to class. Maria Quinn, a certified personal trainer with senior fitness certification, will provide instruction. This program is open to Mahwah seniors only. For more information, call (201) 5295757, extension 213. Board seeks volunteers The Mahwah Board of Health is organizing a local team of residents and medical personnel who live or work in Mahwah and are available to volunteer in the event of a public health emergency. Both medical professionals and non-medical volunteers are needed, including nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, physician’s assistants, pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, data entry personnel, interpreters, telephone staffers, interviewers, runners, clerical support staff, and crowd control personnel. Contact the Mahwah Health Department at (201) 583-5757, extension two or send an e-mail to mcampbell@mahwahtwp.org. Library closes for holiday The Mahwah Public Library will close at 5 p.m. on Monday Oct. 12 for Columbus Day. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Parenting series to begin Grace and Truth Chapel will host a family video presentation “How to Listen So Kids Will Talk and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen” on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. This is part of a current video series on “Value-Packed Parenting,” hosted every other month at Grace and Truth Chapel. Speaker Dr. Kevin Leman has authored more than 30 books and has spoken about family issues for several decades. He is also known to morning television viewers as a contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CNN’s “American Morning.” This presentation will help equip families to raise rock-solid kids in a pleasuredriven world. It combines Bible verses with practical, specific points to support children and families. Grandparents and other family members are welcome. No monetary collections will be taken. Directions and more information are available at (201) 327-6226 or at gtchapel@juno.com. Grace and Truth 9-23-09 ester/janine