October 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 25 Mahwah Minutes Meet Poe and Stoker at the library A special Halloween program “Meeting of the Macabre” will be presented at the Mahwah Library, 100 Ridge Road, on Sunday, Oct. 25. At 2 p.m., actors Tom Worsdale and James Dyne will bring Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker together for an hour of conversation and dramatic reading. These masters of the macabre will talk about their lives, loves, disappointments, and nightmares. Their readings will include “The Raven,” “The Telltale Heart,” and “Dracula.” This program is appropriate for those who are age 12 and older. “Meeting of the Macabre” is free. No tickets or registration is necessary. Doors will be closed at the beginning of the program. Latecomers will be admitted at any appropriate break. Call (201) 529-READ for information. Networking planned for local businesses The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a business card exchange Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Courtyard by Marriott, 140 Route 17 South in Mahwah. Stop by on the way home from work and enjoy great networking and refreshments provided by the hotel. Be sure to bring an extra business card for an opportunity to win a prize. The cost is $15 for Chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. For reservations, register on-line at www.mahwah.com or call the Chamber office at (201)529-5566. Board of health to meet The Mahwah Board of Health will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Mahwah Municipal Building, 475 Corporate Drive. Fall Festival and cemetery tours planned The Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Road in Mahwah will host a Fall Festival and free tours of the old cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 24. Tours will be held hourly from 2 to 5 p.m. The festival will run from 2 to 6 p.m. Seasonal crafts and games will be available for children in the fellowship hall, and baked goods will be available for purchase. At 7 p.m., a special lantern led tour of the cemetery will be given. For more information, call (201) 529-3075. Free clothing available The Clothing Closet Ministry at the Ramapo Reformed Church has free clothing available. Seasonal clothes for infants, children, and adults are currently in stock. Choose from a variety of T-shirts, shorts, jeans, shirts, blouses, dresses, sneakers, shoes and more. For a referral, call the Mahwah Township Department of Human Services at (201) 529- 5757. Participants need not be Mahwah residents. An appointment will be made with volunteers of the Clothing Closet. The Clothing Closet is located at the rear of the Ramapo Reformed Church’s education building, located at the corner of Island Road and West Ramapo Avenue in Mahwah. Donations of clothing are accepted Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 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 Non-sweating 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) 529READ. 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, high-minded, 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. 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