Community Notebook

On Saturday, Oct 25, Trinity Episcopal Church, 28 Chapel Street in Garnerville, is holding its Annual Family-Style Roast Pork Dinner, from 5PM until 7PM. Adults/$13; Children $5. For reservations and more information call 845-947-1090.

On Sunday, Oct 26, at 2PM, the Friends of the Finkelstein Memorial Library will present “Opera Laughing”, a musical variety review with Broadway Hits and Beloved Opera Classics with 4 great singers, one excellent pianist, and an MC who explains it all to you! The show takes place in the 3rd Floor Fielding Room of the Library, 24 Chestnut Street in Spring Valley. Suggested donation is $10. For reservations and more info call 845-352-5700 ext 344.

On Sunday, Oct 26, PEACE OUTside Campus, The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation will sponsor the 10th Annual 5K Lindsey Run/Walk to be held at Purchase College, SUNY in Purchase, NY. The event begins at 8:15AM. Register in advance at to get the early bird rate and an event T shirt. Awards and prizes are given to the first three overall male and female finishers and for each age division. In addition to the 5K run/walk, participants enjoy a pre-run/walk warmup, hot, buffet breakfast, massages, music, raffle and silent auction. PEACE OUTside Campus, The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peaceful and safe living environments in college communities.

The Rockland County Dept of Health is offering a free Diabetes Prevention Program at the Robert L. Yeager Health Complex. The group meets Tuesdays from 5:15PM until 6:15PM, beginning Oct 28. Space is limited and you must meet certain eligibility criteria to participate. Call 845-364-2501 to find out if you qualify.

On Friday, Oct 31, and Saturday, Nov 1, 6PM – 10PM, join Hi-Tor Animal Shelter for a scary Halloween event to benefit the Animal Medical Fund. The Haunted House/Clown Asylum will take place at MacGuffie Manor, 591 South Mountain Road in New City. Featured will be activities for kids in an outdoor tent, Hi Tor kittens for adoption, and clowns, clowns, clowns! Adults/$8; Kids under 13 and students with ID /$5. For more information, please contact:

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages everyone to shop at on or more of these local Farmers’ Markets. They are open rain or shine through late fall. This is a chance to get fresh, affordable produce while supporting local farmers.
Haverstraw Farmers’ Market: Haverstraw Village Hall on Maple Street. Open Sundays 9AM-1PM through mid October.
Nyack Farmers’ Market: Municipal parking lot on Main Street. Open Thursdays 8AM-2PM through Nov. 26 and on Sundays 8AM-1PM through Nov. 26.
Pearl River Farmers’ Market: River Church, 253 Ehrhardt Road. Open Fridays 9AM-2PM through October 31.
Piermont Farmers’ Market: Corner of Piermont Ave. and Ash Street. Open Sundays 9:30AM-3PM through Nov. 23.
Ramapo Farmers’ Market: Eugene Levy Park, 920 Rte 45 in Pomona. Open Sundays 9AM-4PM through October 26.
Spring Valley Farmers’ Market: Memorial Park community parkinglot, 1 Veterans Drive. Open Wednesdays 8:30AM-3PM through Nov. 19.
Stony Point Farmers’ Market: Stony Point Town Hall, 74 East Main Street. Open Saturdays 9AM-2PM through October 25.
Suffern Farmers’ Market: Corner of Lafayette and Orange Avenues. Open Saturdays 8:30AM-1PM through October 25.
For more information about Rockland’s Farmers’ Markets visit or call the Health Dept. at 845-364-2500.

Brick Church Ladies Guild will be holding their Harvest Festival on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Parish House located at 220 Brick Church Road, Spring Valley, from 10AM until 2PM. Apple and Pumpkin pies for sale, vendors, white elephant and lunch available. For further info please call 845-354-6131.

On Saturday, Nov 1, and Sunday, Nov 2, The Fred Eller American Legion Post #1447 Auxiliary, 221 Saddle River Road in Chestnut Ridge, is hosting a Tag Sale. The event runs from 9AM until 4PM both days and will feature clothing, household items, toys and furniture. Proceeds will benefit the charitable projects of the Auxiliary.

On Wednesday, Nov 5, at 7:30PM, The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Rockland Section is pleased to sponsor a Spotlight on Community Service—Helping Hands for the Homeless. Our featured speaker is Ya’el Williams, Director of Helping Hands. Mr. Williams’ diverse experience includes serving in the U.S. Army Special Services, as well as an operating room nurse. He will describe to us the much-needed shelter and services that are provided to the homeless in Rockland County. Additional NCJW community projects will be highlighted. The program takes place at Temple Beth El, 415 Viola Rd., Spring Valley. Refreshments, Free, and Open to the Public. Optional: Bring a bottle of liquid laundry detergent or bleach to donate to Helping Hands.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on Friday, Nov 7, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3 Executive Blvd, Suffern, NY; 6pm-10pm. BBBS has a wonderful evening planned beginning with the Rockland County Fife and Drum Band, recognition of Norman Schlissel, BBBS Founding Father and honoring County Executive Ed Day and his family. Enjoy dinner followed by musical entertainment provided by Double Image. Additionally, BBBS will have several surprise items for auction. All proceeds from this event will be used to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County further its mission of providing professionally supported one-to-one mentoring, education and support services to at-risk children ages 7-18 from one-parent homes in our area. Tickets cost $125 per person/$225 per couple/$1000 per table of 10. Journal ads and sponsorship opportunities remain available. Visit Big Brothers Big Sisters website for additional information or for direct sales visit For further information: please call 845-634-2199 x4.

On Friday, Nov 7, the Mental Health Association of Rockland “Reach One” program will begin an 8-week course hat will help people with mental health or substance abuse concerns create their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to stay emotionally healthy, increase responsibility, and improve their quality of life. The WRAP plan wascreated by peers to maintain their own personal wellness and is rapidly becoming recognized as a powerful tool of recovery. The course is free but registration is required. It runs from 1PM until 3:30PM on Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19, and Jan 2, 2015 at MHA Rockland, 140 Route 303 in Valley Cottage. For more info call 845-267-2172 x291.

Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland will once again hold the annual “Share a Piece of the Pie” event just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Delicious pies are ready to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner and your donation will benefit homebound seniors. All funds raised will benefit the programs and services provided by Meals on Wheels of Rockland. There are six varieties of pies from which to choose: Apple, with and without sugar, Chocolate Cream, traditional Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Southern Pecan. All pies are $13 each and measure ten inches wide. They are also all kosher, except the Chocolate Cream. This year we have “David’s Cheesecake” available, pre-sliced for 20 and ready to serve at your holiday table. Orders can be taken until November 10. Please call the Meals on Wheels office to place your order at 845-624-6325.

Come to the West Clarkstown Jewish Center, 195 West Clarkstown Road in New City, for an afternoon of Military Bridge, on Sunday, Nov 9, at 12 Noon. Admission is $18. Lunch, refreshments and prizes. RSVP at 845-352-0017. Please leave your name and phone number.

On Saturday, Nov 15, at 3:30PM, the Hudson Vagabond Puppets are presenting “Butterfly! Story of a Life Cycle”. This unique production of live children’s theatre takes the audience on the extraordinary journey through the stages of the Monarch butterfly’s life. This afternoon for the whole family takes place at the Rittenhausen Theater, 131 Midland Avenue in Nyack (In the old Nyack High School). Adults – $15.00 Children/Seniors – $12.00 Groups (10+) – $10.00. For more information call 845-359-1006 or visit .

On Friday, Nov 21, from 9AM to 5PM, and Saturday, Nov 22, from 9AM to 2PM, St. John’s Church 365 Strawtown Road, in New City, are holding a Tag & Rummage Sale. Featured will be Collectibles, Christmas, new gifts, jewelry, misc. tools, books, tons of clothing in all sizes, home décor, sports equipment, household, toys, and our “New Boutique.” For more information call 353-1462, 634-3601.

The Friends of Harmony Hall will be hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov 22 and Sunday, Nov 23 at the Town of Ramapo Senior Center on Rt 202. If you are interested in being a craft vendor at this event, please email .

Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteer Drivers – Please consider volunteering to deliver meals to your homebound neighbors. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals in Suffern, Nanuet, New City, Sparkill and Orangeburg Monday through Friday. Delivery of the meals ONLY TAKES ONE HOUR OR LESS between the hours of 10a-1p. You can volunteer for any single day of the week, every other week or for multiple days. For more information please call 624-6325.

Hi-Tor Animal Shelter has announced that, to be more accessible to the public and volunteers, it is extending its hours of operation. The animal shelter will be open to the public on the following schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed (except to volunteers)
The shelter is located at 65 Firemen’s Memorial Dr., Pomona, NY 10970. All of Hi-Tor’s adoptable animals can be seen on its website:

The New York State Office for New Americans, 24 West Street, Spring Valley, is offering FREE Citizenship/Naturalization Application Assistance. To apply for U.S. Citizenship you will need to have had a Permanent Resident Card for 5 years or be married for 3 years to a U.S. Citizen. For more information and to apply call 845-352-5897 ext 24 (English & Spanish) or 845-352-5897 ext 14 (English & Creole).

Northern Manor, a skilled nursing facility in Nanuet, NY is looking for a few volunteers to play chess with a bed bound male resident who is on a ventilator. He has chess moves and strategies memorized. Northern Manor is an affiliate of Northern Services Group, a not-for-profit organization in Rockland County. Anyone interested in filling this request should contact Brenda Greenberg, Director of Volunteer Services, at 845-426-6757 or by email at

On Thursdays at 5:30PM, Reach One presents “Nights Out”, a free, weekly social gathering program at the Palisades Mall at 1000 Palisades Center Drive in West Nyack. “Nights Out” welcomes those who want to meet new people and try new things. Activities will be presented each week to stir the curiosity of participants and introduce them to different pastimes, potential hobbies, and other fun or interesting things to do. The goal is to awake the passions of participants as well as providing a venue in which they can mix with others in a safe and friendly environment. The only requirement for admission to “Nights Out” is a desire to meet new people and a willingness to try new things at one’s own pace. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost. For more information, call The Mental Health Association of Rockland at 845-267-2172, x292.

Rockland Jewish Family Service announces new therapy groups for women and adolescents with eating disorders, and their families. The Eating Disorder Therapy Groups are forming now at the Jewish Community Campus in West Nyack. The therapy groups will be led by licensed mental health professionals from Rockland Jewish Family Service. The RJFS therapy groups for females with eating disorders will meet twice per week for eight weeks. Clients will participate in group therapy with their peers in a safe and supportive environment where they will develop strategies for healthy coping, work on issues related to self-esteem and body image, and deepen their understanding of the disorder through education about physical and emotional health. During this eight-week program, family members will learn how to support their loved one during and after the therapeutic process. For more information call 354-2121 ext. 160.

The Bereavement Support Group at Rockland Jewish Family Service provides a safe space to grieve the passing of a spouse or partner, in an understanding and supportive community. Six weekly sessions, open to people of all faiths and led by a licensed, experienced bereavement therapist. Held at the Rockland Jewish Community Campus, 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack. Sessions are insurance reimbursable. For more information call 845-354-2121 ext. 142 or visit

The Mental Health Association of Rockland holds a monthly support group in Valley Cottage for individuals age 18 and older who have lost someone to suicide. The SOS (Survivors of Suicide) group will be professionally facilitated and will offer participants a welcoming place to discuss their loss and discover how they can re-engage with those parts of life that hold meaning for them. The SOS Group will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 7PM until 8:15PM, 140 Rt 303 in Valley Cottage. For more information call 212-267-7172 ext 465.

Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland, Inc. (MOW) has opened it’s Mutts n’ Meows Pet Food Pantry. In addition to delivering healthy meals to homebound clients, MOW now, whenever possible, also delivers food for their pets. To help fund the many programs and services of MOW, please make your donation directly to Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland, Inc., 121 West Nyack Road, Nanuet, NY 10954.

Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, 10 West Ramapo Rd. in Garnerville, has the following events:

The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library hosts a Senior Art Show, showcasing the artwork of local seniors, during the month of October.

Join the Food for Thought Cookbook Club October 23, 1 pm. Each month members pick a food theme for the meeting, prepare and discuss their dish, and distribute recipes. For novices and experienced cooks.

Take a Gentle Yoga class October 24 and 31, 11:15 am. All levels welcome. Chairs will be provided if needed.

Avram Pengas & the Noga Group perform music rooted in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, October 26, 2 pm.

Mentalist Amore brings unexplained events and demonstrations from the Victorian era in Ghost: A Show of Unbelievable Events, October 27, 7 pm. Witness a 19th century séance and more.

The Rockland County Office of the Aging holds a seminar on Medicare and Medicare Part D, October 28, 11 am. Learn about Medicare changes in 2015, prescription drug programs, and more.

Michele Squibb exhibits Water Color Paintings at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library during the month of November. She will host an Opening Art Reception on November 8, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, in the Library’s Community Room.

Hear highly decorated US Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan discuss his book entitled “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him”, at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, 10 W. Ramapo Rd., Garnerville, November 2, 2 pm. Returning home from combat, Captain Montalvan suffered crippling post-traumatic stress disorder. Tuesday, a service dog, found it difficult to connect with people. Learn how the Captain and Tuesday found and healed each other. Books will be available for sale.

Cornell Cooperative Extension holds a Thanksgiving Cornucopia Arrangements workshop November 3, 6:30 pm. Create a cornucopia basket of fresh-cut flowers, natural plant materials, and decorative accents. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $10 non-refundable fee due at registration.

Jeff Sherrer presents recordings and video performances of Pop, Jazz, Swing, and more. Attend Memory Lane on November 5 and 19, 1 pm. Revisit old-time radio shows, 40’s movie serials, early TV shows, and the Silver Screen. Requests taken from the audience!

Take a Gentle Yoga class on November 7 & 14, 11:15 am. All levels welcome. Chairs provided if needed.
Attend Yarn and More on November 10, 6 pm. Laura Yona from Lion Brand Yarn discusses the different types of yarn, choosing appropriate yarn for a project, techniques for creating lovely finished projects, and more.

The Library Board of Trustees holds their monthly Board Meeting on November 11, 7:30 pm. Open to the public.

Take a Zumba class and have fun and burn calories with body-energizing easy-to-follow dance moves set to Latin American and international music on November 12 at 7:30 pm.

Art historian Iren Wisoff presents a slide/lecture Matisse: His Life, His Art, on November 13, 1 pm. Henri Matisse is known for his joyous painted paper collages, currently on exhibit at the MOMA.

Take a Zumba Gold class and have fun and burn calories with body-energizing easy-to-follow dance moves set to Latin American and international music on November 15 at 12 pm. Zumba Gold is for active older adults and people who are new to an exercise program.

 A representative from Iona College will be available on November 17 at 5 pm, to discuss their MBA Program.

Main Street Asset Management presents Retirement Seminar – From Return on Investment to Reliability of Income on November 17 at 7pm. Learn about the ROI Profile tool, see how it is used by the financial services industry in guiding you and your financial advisor in structuring your investments and producing income for retirement.

Attend Lunch & a Movie on November 18 at 1 pm. Watch a new-release movie on the library’s big screen. Bring lunch, popcorn and beverage provided.

Anthony Taranto, photographer for the NJ Palisades Interstate Parks commission, presents A Day on the Rocks: A Photographer’s Exploration of the New Jersey Palisades, on November 20 at 7 pm. View the scenic beauty of this National Natural Landmark through all the seasons, day and night.

Empire Safety Council is offering a 6-Hour Defensive Driving Class on November 24 and 25, 5:45 pm – 8:45 pm. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $23 fee, payable by check to Ian Prastien, due at registration. Both sessions must be attended to receive credit and save on your insurance.

The Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut St. in Spring Valley, has the following events:

On Sunday, Oct 26, at 2PM, the Friends of the Finkelstein Memorial Library will present “Opera Laughing”, a musical variety review with Broadway Hits and Beloved Opera Classics with 4 great singers, one excellent pianist, and an MC who explains it all to you! The show takes place in the 3rd Floor Fielding Room of the Library, 24 Chestnut Street in Spring Valley. Suggested donation is $10. For reservations and more info call 845-352-5700 ext 344.

Call to Artists: The Library’s Art Advisory Committee is seeking artists who would like to show their work at the library. Call 352-5700 X274 for submission deadlines and more info.

The Library is now offering GED classes to help people pass the GED in French or Spanish. For more information visit the Library, go to the Library website or call 532-5700 ext 265.

Call 352-5700 for more information on all events at The Finkelstein Memorial Library.

The Tappan Library, 93 Main Street in Tappan, has the following events:

Wednesdays from 7-8PM: “Share a Book with your Child”. An adult/child book discussion for ages 9 and up.

Pre-register online at or call 359-3877 for more info on all events.

West Nyack Free Library, 65 Strawtown Rd. in W. Nyack, has the following events:

Monthly Scrapbooking Craft Sessions (ages 14 & up) will take place on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7pm-8:45pm.

Origami (Japanese paper-folding)workshops will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:30am-12:30pm.

Open Knitting and Crochet sessions will take place (ages 14 & up) Wednesdays from 7pm-8:45pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm. Adults and teens over age 14 are welcome.

For more info, call 358-6081.

Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Rd. in Mahwah, N.J., has the following events:

The Mahwah Library Writer’s Collective meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30PM. The Writer’s Collective is now accepting new members. Call 201-529-2938.

Second Saturday of Each Month: “Classic Book and Film Society” facilitated by Carolyn Epstein and Rich Thieker

Forth Saturday of Each Month: “Knit One, Drop In” with Carolyn Epstein

Tuesdays at 7PM: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” – Career Transition Support and Networking Group.

Mondays at 7:30PM : Yoga (beginning Jan 7 thru Mar 25) A weekly series to learn the basics of Yoga. Bring a mat, towel, water and a positive spirit. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Space is limited to 25. Registration required.

Tuesdays from 7:30PM-8:30PM : Meditation (beginning Sept 11) Join us for a short meditation session and feel renewed, refreshed and invigorated for the rest of the week. Drop in on as many sessions as you like. Registration required. Seats are available on a “first come” basis.

Sunday, Nov 2 at 2PM: Singer Marlene VerPlanck in concert.

Monday, Nov 3 at 6:30PM: “Giving Thanks – New Ideas from Ancient Traditions” with sampling of several savory side dishes with Wendt Gordon, MA Ed and Sherrill Wilson, PhD. Registration required.

Sunday, Nov 16 at 2PM: “Deubner Fauchet Duo” with Brett Deubner (viola) and Caroline Fauchet (piano) in concert.

Saturday, Nov 8 at 2PM: “Korea – The Forgotten War” with Robert Leddy.

Sunday, Nov 9 at 2PM: Hungrytown – Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson in concert.

Wednesday, Nov 12 at 7PM” Prof. Monika Giacoppe will discuss Margaret Atwell’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

Saturday, Nov 15 at 2PM: “How to Publish Your Book” with authors Carol Karels and Barry Sheinkopf.

Wednesday, Nov 19 at 7PM: Technology @ the Library – “App Happy” with Betsy Coyne.

Saturday, Nov 22 at 2PM: “Compsers & Lyricists of Tin Pan Alley” with Gordon James and Matt King.

Saturday, Nov 29 at 2PM: A Great Thanksgiving Family Program “Music of Vaudville – A Celebration of American Music with Banjo and Washboard” with Cracked Walnuts.

Sunday, Nov 30 at 2PM: Six decades of country music with NashEast in concert.

Sunday, Nov 23 at 2PM: Ritmo, Color, y Pasion – Spanish and Flamenco Music and Dance

Friday, Nov 28 at 2PM: Thanksgiving Family Matinee Movie – “Frozen: Sing-Along Edition”

The Mahwah Public Library is showing New Movies on DVD, Thursday mornings and afternoons:
Nov 6 at 10:30AM & 2PM: “Most Wanted Man” Rates R, 122 mins.
Nov 13 at 10:30AM & 2PM: “Jersey Boys” Rated R, 134 mins.
Nov 20 at 10:30AM & 2PM: “Begin Again” Rated R, 104 mins.

Director’s Pick: Movies You Might Have Missed
Saturday, Nov 1 at 2PM: “Pan’s Labyrinth” Rated R, 118 mins.
Saturday, Nov 8 at 2PM: “Let the Right One In” Rated R, 115 mins.
Saturday, Nov 15 at 2PM: “The Past” Rated PG-13, 130 mins

These programs are free. No ticket or registration is needed (except for author receptions). Seats are on a “first come” basis. Doors will be closed when concerts begin. Latecomers at seated at the first possible convenience.

For information on all events call 201-529-READ

The New City Library, 220 N. Main Street in New City, presents the following Programs:
Fridays, 5-6:30PM : Teen Program – Gaming Competition

Mondays, Oct 20 – Nov 17 at 7PM: Mah Jong for Beginners – Learn the basics from Jill Rosenfeld. Attendence first class required. beginners only. To register call 845-634-4997 ext 139.

Tuesday, Oct 21 at 7PM: Introduction to Photoshop

Wednesday, Oct 22 at 7PM: Paranormal Investigations with Barbara Oehl, lead investigator of Paranormal Investigations of Rockland County.

Wednesday, Nov 5 at 7PM: Early Rockland County Physicians – Dr. Michael Nevins, retired cardiologist and author, will discuss several of our county’s colorful medical pioneers.

Thursday, Nov 6 at 2PM: Meals on Wheels – Find out about new programs and services offered by Meals on Wheels.

Friday, Nov 7 at 2PM: Eating Healthy with Raw Food Recipes – with author and nutrionist Karen Ranzi.

Sunday, Nov 9 at 2PM: The Magic of Folklore – Concert with pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva.

Wednesdays, Nov 12 & 19 at 6PM: U.S. Citizenship Exam Prep: A teo week course that will cover requirements, forms, interviews and the application. Registration is required. Call 845-634-4997 ext 139.

Friday, Nov 14 at 11AM: Reading Food Labels – Learn to decode the written information on store bought foods.

Wednesday, Nov 19 at 11AM: Medicare Information Session – Review the 2015 changes to Medicare with Joan Andelman of the Rockland County Office for the Aging.

Sunday, Nov 23 at 2PM: Rat Pack 2 – The Ladies and Gents. Celebrate the golden days of Las Vegas with Joel Zelnik and Francine Evans in concert.

Call 845-634-4997 or visit for more information on all events.

The Mental Health Association of Rockland Co welcomes new members to its Friendship Club, a socialization program for adults with a developmental disability who are living at home or with family. The Friendship Club meets every Thursday evening from 6-9PM at the Mental Health Association, located at 140 Rte 303, Suite E, in Valley Cottage. To register call 267-2172 ext 284.

Grace Baptist Church, 20 Demarest Avenue in Nanuet, has opened a Food Pantry for anyone in need of non-perishable food items. The pantry is open from 11AM-4PM Tuesdays through Fridays. If you know of anyone who could use some food items please give them the church information. For additional information call 623-3897.

Come visit the Hudson Valley Humane Society Thrift Shop, 200 Quaker Road in Pomona. Open Monday and Thursday from 2-6PM, Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM. You’re sure to find something you need. Donations are accepted during store business hours. Proceeds from sales are dedicated to the care and maintenance of the animals at the HVHS, a no-kill, full service animal welfare organization. Visit for more info.

Come in and browse the Thrift Shop at the Thiells United Methodist Church, 102 Rosman Road in Thiells. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10AM-2PM. You’ll find something for everyone! Donations are gratefully accepted during store business hours. Call 942-1481 or 354-9133 for more info.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Thrift Shop, located in the Rockland Community College Bldg., 185 N. Main Street in Spring Valley, is open on Monday and Thursday from 9:30AM until 2PM. RSVP mobilizes volunteers 55+ and assigns them to assist non-profit organizations. The Thrift Shop, a fundraiser project for RSVP, offers a variety of merchandise including household items, toys, clothing and more. For additional information call 356-6818.

The Rockland Community College Senior Citizens Club, located at the Tech Center Ellipse on the Rockland Community College Campus, will hold the following events:

Friday, October 24: Robert C, Maher, author of Rockland Lake, Hook Mountain and Nyack Beach, will speak. Members will elect new officers and flu shots will be provided.

Biweekly meetings take place on the second and forth Friday of each month at 12 Noon. Meetings are free and open to people of any age.
*Please note change of venue. The Tech Center Ellipse is located at the Rockland Community College campus. Designated parking will be indicated in the staff lot in front of Academic I.

The Seniors Book Club meets every Monday from 1pm-3pm.
For more info, call 356-3482.

The New Hope Christian Church, 57 Main Street in Monsey, holds a monthly Saturday Men’s Breakfast. For all Christian men who want to experience deeper Christian brotherhood, fellowship, and discipline to Christ are invited to join in discussion over a free breakfast. Men who are seekers of truth, whether they are Christian or not, will be warmly welcomed. The breakfast will be held on the third Saturday of every month.

“Harmony on the Hudson”, the Women’s a Capella Chorus, invites women of all ages to experience the joy of singing a capella harmony. Reading music is not required. Rehearsals are held every Thursday at 7PM in the Community Center RHO Bldg, 5 Clubhouse Lane in Stony Point. Call 893-8873 for more information or visit . Come participate in fun, friendship and song!

Nyack Toastmasters provides a fun, low-pressure environment where adults can enhance their communication and presentation skills. Members build their confidence by practicing before an audience of friendly and supportive peers. Toastmasters learn by doing, polishing their own skills by helping others to improve as well.

Nyack Toastmasters meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 to 8:30PM in the Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway in Nyack.

Call 358-1175 or 548-1769 for more info.

Guests are always welcome.

Parents Without Partners, Pascack Valley Chapter #548 in Park Ridge, NJ is holding the following events:

Singles Dance, ages 50’s & up, every Thursday night, 7:30 – 11:30PM, at the Paramus Elks, Rt 17 North, Paramus, NJ (behind Raymour & Flanigan)

Music by a different DJ every week – 60’s, 70’s, 80’s music as well as Latin, Jitterbug, and Country Line Dancing. Last Thursday night of the month is Jean Night!

Like to dance and meet friendly people? …then this is the place to be. Snacks, Coffee & Cake included in the $10 price for members and $12 for non-members. Call 732-278-6046 after 5PM for more info.

Call for more information.

Orientation is always available for prospective members upon request.

Call 201-391-9440 for further details and directions.

Suffern’s Fromm-Maxwell-DeBaun American Legion Post #859 will hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8pm at the Post Headquarters, located at the top of Pavillion Rd, just off of Rt. 202, in Suffern. Eliglible area Veterans who are not Legion members are invited to “look us over.” Refreshments served after the meeting. Next meeting: Oct 10

Also, they will hold monthly Fund Raising Breakfasts on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 8am-12pm. Proceeds will go towards the Post’s Scholarship and School Awards Program. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children ages 2-12, children under age 2 get in free. Next Breakfast: Oct 13

For more info on all Post events call 357-6707.

The New City office of the Alzheimer’s Association sponsors Family Support Groups:

The first group meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month from 6:30pm-8pm at Sunrise Senior Living, 233 N. Main St. in New City. For more info, call 639-6776.

The second group meets at the Pearl River United Methodist Church at the Corner of Franklin & John Streets in Pearl River on the last Tuesday of each month from 7:30pm-9pm. For more info, call 735-5368 or 639-6776.

The third group meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm at Meals on Wheels, 121 W Nyack Rd in Nanuet. Registration is required. For more info, call 639-6776.

The fourth group, which is the Association’s Spanish group, meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7pm-9pm at the Community Action of Partnership of Rockland (CAPROC) offices, 37 Clove St in Haverstraw. For more info, call 639-6776.

The Espalanade Assisted Living, 640 Oak Tree Rd. in Palisades, will hold a Support Group on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month at 4pm. For more info, call Kerry Mills at 365-6500.

Information is now available for the Early Stage Patient support group by calling 639-6776.

HANDS (Healing And Nurturing Distraught Survivors), 9 Scott Dr. in New City, sponsors a free bereavement support group for parents who lost a child. It meets on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8pm. There are also 10 week group sessions available for the newly bereaved. Also, a Grieving Fathers Group is now established for fathers who lost their sons. Call 634-6706 for further information. Finally, a Widows and Widowers Group has also been established, with meetings taking place every Monday night. For more info, call Ann Carucci at 634-6706.

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