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Blood Drive to aid Nick D’Annibale The Wyckoff Community Blood Drive set for Thursday, Jan. 19 will be held in honor of Waldwick resident Nick D’Annibale. D’Annibale was diagnosed with pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Nov. 3, 2011. Now in the next phase of treatment, doctors expect his blood counts to drop to the point where he may need blood transfusions. The drive will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. at Fitness Together at 386 Franklin Avenue in Wyckoff. To schedule an appointment, call Community Blood Services at (201) 251-3703. All types of blood are needed especially types O- and O+. Any healthy individual age 17 through 75 and weighing at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating and must bring identification showing signature. All donors receive a complimentary cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Restaurant Week 2012 under way The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce’s Restaurant Week 2012 will be held Jan. 18, 19, and 22 through 26. Participating village restaurants offering fine dining for $20.12, will prepare a three course, prix fixe menu with a choice of three appetizers, three entrees, and three desserts. Wine from one of Ridgewood’s wine shops is available at $20.12. For a listing of participating restaurants visit www. ridgewoodchamber.com. Restaurant Week is sponsored by The Valley Hospital. To learn more about Valley’s “Recipe for Life” program, or to schedule nutritional counseling, call (201) 634-5371. A Cappella Semifinals come to Highlands Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale will be the site of the ICHA A Cappella Mid-Atlantic High School Semifinals on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Highlands Voices will be one of 10 eastern state schools competing in the event. As the 2011 winners of the MidAtlantic Semifinal, Northern Highlands Voices earned the privilege of hosting this year’s competition at the high school located at 298 Hillside Avenue in Allendale. Participants include The Maroon Men, Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood; Dobbs 16, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, New York; The Edgertones, The Hun School of Princeton, Princeton; Insongniacs, Mardela Middle and High School, Mardela Springs, Maryland; InToneNation, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland; The Noxontones, Saint Andrew’s School, Middletown, Delaware; PACapellas, Mahopac High School, Mahopac, New York; Rhythm On Rye, Rye High School, Rye, New York; and Vocal Forte, Haddon Heights Baptist Regional School, Haddon Heights. The winner will advance to the finals of the ICHSA High School A Cappella Tournament at Hunter College in New York City on April 27. The competition will also feature special guests The Deaftones from Westminster Choir College and 4Gotten SuitCase from Ramapo College. Tickets will be available at the door and at www.varsityvocals.com. Learn about Asperger’s related disorders West Bergen Mental Health is offering a series of workshops from its Asperger’s Related Services Department for professionals, family members, and students. The fee for each workshop is $25. Programs will be held West Bergen’s new location at 615 Franklin Turnpike in Ridgewood. Asperger’s 101, designed for the professional, paraprofessionals, parents new to the diagnoses, and others interested in better understanding Asperger’s disorder, will be offered Jan. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Presenters Jeanne Marron, Ph.D. and Janine Standish, LPC will discuss the diagnostic criteria, associated features, differential diagnoses to be considered, co-morbidity issues, and strengths of the population. Therapeutic Social Skills for Individuals with Asperger’s and Related Disorders will be held Jan. 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. This workshop will offer an understanding of the nature and complexity of social skills, various techniques and tools, how to target social skills development within the natural environment, and how to implement therapeutic social skills groups for children through adolescents will be examined. Brielle Senft, MA, Jennifer Kunert, LPC, and Gina Buck, Ph.D. will present the program.
The award-winning, all-female Harmony Celebration Chorus is hosting a series of Guest Nights every Wednesday in January at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel, 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. Enjoy an evening of song, refreshments, and camaraderie. HCC is always interested in welcoming new members. Prospective members don’t need to read music to join. Training will be provided. For details, call (877) 220-1681, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.harmonycelebration.com.Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historical Affairs. Pictured are Peggy Hayes of Keyport, Marge Dederbeck of Denville, Flo Duca of Nutley, Stephanie Robinson of Pleasantville, Jeannie Froelich of Spring Lake, Faith MacDonnell of Springfield, Annie Lombardi of Ramsey, and Trish Martini of Ho-Ho-Kus.
Two or Three for One: The Complexity of Co-Morbidity (additional diagnosis) in Asperger’s and Related Disorders will be held Jan. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Individuals with Asperger’s, high functioning autism, PDD, NOS, nonverbal learning disabilities, and other social communication disorders often experience additional symptoms associated with various diagnostic categories. This workshop will review the symptoms and criteria for the most commonly experienced co-morbid disorders and examine various treatment options. Jeanne Marron, Ph.D., and Jennifer Kunert, LPC, will present this workshop. Pre-registration for the workshops is required. Call (201) 857-0080 or e-mail email@example.com. Computer class for seniors offered The Computer Learning Center for Older Adults at the Northwest Bergen Regional Senior Center in Midland Park is offering a computer course for beginners on Fridays at 10 a.m. beginning Jan. 27. Designed for adults age 60 and up who have no experience using a computer, this introductory class gives students the tools to go on to learn to navigate the Internet and use e-mail. For more information on this and other courses offered at the Computer Learning Center, call (201) 445-5690. The Northwest Bergen Regional Senior Center is located at 46-50 Center Street in Midland Park and is open to all Bergen County area senior citizens age 60 and up. A wide variety of activities, services, and a hot lunch program are offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Club holds Garage Sale The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood will host a Gigantic Garage Sale Jan. 27 through 29. The sale will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the clubhouse at 215 West Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood. The sale will feature jewelry, furniture, clothing, books, collectibles, household items, and items for children and babies. A café will offer beverages, baked goods, and other food items for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood. Donations for the sale will be accepted at the clubhouse through Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Andrea Falco, (201) 589-0926 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. TIC TOC offers children’s theater The TIC TOC Sunday Theater Program for children and families will present The Gizmo Guys, on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at Ben Franklin Middle School, 335 North Van Dien Avenue in Ridgewood. The Gizmo Guys, who have been touring since 1987, bring a unique combination of impressive, energetic juggling along with side-splitting humor and wit to all audiences.
Special group pricing is available. Call TIC TOC at (201) 447-9110 for more information. To order tickets, visit www.tictoc.org and print the order form. Send check, completed order form, and self-addressed stamped envelope to: TIC TOC Theater Series, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $14; $12 for groups of 10 or more. The last performance for the Sunday Theater Series for 2011-12 will be “Jack and the Beanstalk” by Theatre IV on Sunday, March 18.