Community Notebook

Interested in adopting a pet 4 years or older? If so, Hi Tor Animal Care Center’s promotion, “Meet Your 4-Ever Match,” may provide the perfect opportunity. Throughout the month of February, every animal that is at least 4 years old will be available for $14. Prior to adoption, all of Hi Tor’s dogs, cats and rabbits are neutered/spayed and checked by a veterinarian. Additionally, all dogs and cats are vaccinated, and all dogs are micro-chipped. For more information about “Meet Your 4-Ever Match,” please contact info@hitor.org.


The 2015 and 25th Anniversary edition of the Bergen County Model Railroad Club’s Train Show runs for 3 weekends, starting Saturday, Feb 14 through Sunday, March 1, including President’s Day Monday, Feb 16. The show consists of several new and revised large complex layouts with a dozen or more trains running at a time. The show is open Saturdays 10AM-5PM, Sundays 12Noon-5PM, and President’s Day 12Noon-5PM. The show is located at the United Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Ave. (corner of John St.) in Pearl River. Donation is $6/Adults and $2for children 12 and under. Cameras are welcome and there is a Dining Car for lunch and refreshments. For directions go to www.pearlriverumc.com .


The 8th Annual Penguin Plunge takes place on Sunday, March 1, at Memorial Park, 53 Piermont Avenue in Nyack. The event takes place from 12PM until 2PM, with the Plunge at 1:30PM. Volunteers will dive into the icy waters of the Hudson River to raise money for three local families who have children who are battling seriousl illnesses. For more information on how to participate or make donations, call 845-358-0206 or 845-216-0132, or visit www.penguinplungeny.com .


Trinity Episcopal Church, 28 Chapel Street in Garnerville, is holding its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 7, from 5-7PM, in the Parish Hall of the church. Tickets are $13/Adults; $5/Children age 6-10; and children under 5 are free. For reservations call 845-947-1090 and leave your name, phone number, and the number of people in your party. Tickets will also be available at the door.


On Saturday, March 7, the 20th Annual D.A.R.E. Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the St. Joan of Arc Church Hall, 32 Eagle Valley Road in Sloatsburg. Take Out: 4:30-5:30PM, Dinner: 5:30-8PM. Adults/&10; Children (ages 3-12) $5; Children under 3 are free. Please note that no alcoholic beverages are permitted.


On Sunday, March 8, The Ladies Club of Haverstraw Elks Lodge #877 are holding a Spring Breakfast and Boutique. The event takes place at the Lodge, 877 Elks Drive in Haverstraw, from 9AM until 12:30PM. Adults/$10; Seniors/$8; Children under 12/$5; Children under 5/free. Join them for Breakfast and stay to browse the Boutique! Call 845-942-8916 for more info.


Registration for the Nanuet Community Education Adult Education Spring Program is ongoing. To see their schedule of courses please go to WWW.NanuetSD.org “Parents/Community” “Community Education” or call 845 627-9860 for information. Classess begin on March 9th so please pre-register as soon as possible.


Tuesday, March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Rockland County Department of Health is offering free, private and rapid (test results in 20 minutes)on March 10, from 9:30AM until 5:30PM, at the RCC Haverstraw Campus, 37 West Broad Street in Haverstraw. The test is available for anyone 12 years or older, who is able to consent and wants to know their HIV status. For more information about the Health Department’s HIV/AIDS services, call 845-364-2570. For HIV information, referrals, or more information about how to get a free HIV test, call the New York State HIV/AIDS Hotline toll-free at 1-800-541-AIDS.


The Rockland County Chorus of the Tappan Zee, a men’s 4 part a cappella group, is holding an Open House on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30PM, at the Park Evangelical Free Church in New City. They are looking for men who enjoy singing. Reading music is not required. For information call 845-623-0636.


On Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30PM, The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Rockland Section will sponsor an entertaining program about “The Borscht Belt” with featured speaker Martin Schneit. The event takes place at Temple Beth El, 415 Viola Rd. in Spring Valley. The program brings to life a remarkable time, place and people such as Old Route 17, the Red Apple Rest, Catskills hotels, and comedians Red Buttons, George Burns, Rodney Dangerfield, and more. Break up the winter doldrums and relive the memories! Refreshments, Free, and Open to the Public.


The Rockland Community Foundation’s Signature Gala takes place Thursday, March 12, at 5:30PM. The Reception and Dinner will take place at The Hudson Water Club, Haverstraw marina, 606 Beach Road in West Haverstraw. The event will welcome Ed Day as County Executive, salute Legislator Harriet Cornell for 30 years of service, and thank Past President Patrick Byrne for his contributions to the Foundation. News 12 Reporter Blaise Gomez will act as emcee. Tickets are $125 per person; $1000 for a table of 10. Limited sponsorships are still available. To learn more about the Rockland Community Foundation and its programs, or to make a donation to one of their many funds, visit www.rocklandgives.org, or call 845-947-2868.


On Thursday, March 12, the Mental Health Association of Rockland County, Inc., will begin a 6 week “Patient Parenting” class to enhance parenting skills and techniques. The course will be held on Thursday evenings at the MHA, 140 Rt 303 in Valley Cottage. Class dates are March 12, 19, 26 and April 6, 16, 23. Hours are 6PM-8PM. Patient Parenting is a practical, skill based parenting program that can be applied to every family. The program’s logical strategies and easy to learn techniques address issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self control and school success. The course is taught by a licensed child/adolescent psychologist. Classes are free but space is limited. To register call 845-267-2172 ext 281 or ext 278.


On Saturday, March 14, the 72nd Pythian District, comprised of lodges in Rockland, Westchester, Dutchess Counties, and the Bronx, is holding a Benefit Performance of “Death Trap”, at the Antrim Playhouse in Suffern. Tickets are $25 each. To purchase tickets and for more information call 845-634-8837.


On Saturday, March 14, the Ladies Auxiliary of Orangetown Fire Company #1, 90 Depot Place in South Nyack, is sponsoing a Corned Beef Dinner from 5PM until 8PM. Adults /$14, Seniors/ $12, Children (Under 12)/ $10. For more information call 845-358-8286.


On Saturday, March 21, from 7pm until 10pm, Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, will hold their first annual Art Auction at Dominican College Rosary Hall, located at 470 Western Highway in Orangeburg, NY. A vast selection of artwork will be supplied by Marlin Art. A preview of art will begin at 6 pm, while you get to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dessert and a wine cash bar. Admission tickets are available for $20 per person or $35 per couple. There will even be door prizes! Join us for this unique opportunity to purchase art for your home or business. All funds raised will benefit the programs and services provided by Meals on Wheels for seniors and homebound of Rockland County.


On Sunday, March 22, the Nanuet Hebrew Center, 411 South Little Tor Road in New City, presents a Benefit Art Auction. Marlin Art of New York will present pieces of art, memorabilia, and glass. The artwork, which is 1/2 to 1/3 below gallery prices, will be presented, explained, and auctioned in a manner to be appreciated by gallery collectors and art novices alike. Admission is $8 at the door and $5 in advance. Includes dessert and coffee. Preview begins at 7PM and the auction promptly at 8PM. Call 845-708-9181 for more information.


On Thursday, March 26, from 10AM until 12PM, the Rockland County Office for the Aging will present a Free Seminar entitled “Money Smart for Older Adults” at the Fire Training Center, 35 Firemen’s Memorial Drive in Pomona. Learn how to prevent financial exploitation. Registration is required. Call 845-364-2110.


On Thursday, March 26, from 6PM – 10PM, The Piermont Historical Society is hosting its 2nd Annual Fundraiser at The View on the Hudson, 101 Shad Row in Piermont. Entertainment will be provided by The Old No. 7 Band, and a video narrated by Tom Chapin will be shown honoring Piermont’s role in WWII. Tickets are $99.00 per person. Cocktail hour followed by a buffet dinner, unlimited beer, wine and soda with a cash bar. Dress is Chic casual, military or forties-inspired. Join us for great food, swinging music and fascinating history. Order your tickets online at www.piermonthistoricalsociety.bpt.me or mail your check payable to The Piermont Historical Society, PO Box 362, Piermont, NY, 10968. For more information, email bscheulen.stanford@gmail.com, call 201-759-6147 or visit www.piermonthistoricalsociety.bpt.me .


Hi Tor Animal Shelter will hold its first annual Gala Dinner Dance Fundraiser, “The Furball”, on Friday, March 27, at The Nyack Seaport, 21 Burd Street, Nyack. The black tie-optional festivities, which runs from 6:30 – 11:00PM, will feature raffles and a silent auction, as well as music. The Furball will honor Christopher Puzio, DZM, Rockland Veterinary; Gordon Wren and the Fire Training Center, Pomona, NY; and Valley Cottage Animal Hospital. Tickets for the event are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. They are available online at www.friendsofhitor.org or by contacting vrubino@hitor.org. All proceeds will go to Hi Tor’s Capital Campaign. The Capital Campaign is a project fund committed to acquiring a new state-of-the-art facility, on a dedicated campus, that will enable Hi Tor to provide the highest standard of care to its shelter animals. For information about journal sponsorship or general donations call 845-535-9762.


The Woman’s Club of Suffern is sponsoring a matinee performance of “Death Trap” to benefit the Woman’s Club of Suffern Scholarship Fund on Saturday, March 28 at 2PM, at the ToM France Theater at Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Road in Wesley Hills. Refreshments will be served at intermission. Donation is $30. For tickets call 845-357-6079. Tickets will also be sold at the door.


The Rockland County Dept. of Health will offer free rabies vaccinations for cats, dogs and ferrets on Sunday, April 26, from 10AM until 1PM, at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemen’s Memorial Drive in Pomona. Aditional clinics will be held on Sunday, July 12 and Sunday, Oct 4. For more information call 845-364-2594.


The East Ramapo Central School District is now accepting applications for next year’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program. The UPK is a special Early Childhood program established by the New York State Education Dept. and contracted school districts, to provide an early learning experience for children who will be 4 years old on or before Dec 1, 2015. The UPK program is conducted with a qualified teacher and an assistant in every class. The children attend 5 days a week, for 2 1/2 hours a day, for 180 days per school year, at no cost to you. If you are an East Ramapo resident wishing to register your child, contact the UPK office at 577-6158, or visit the UPK office at 461 Viola Road, Spring Valley. Registration ends April 23, 2015.


On Saturday, May 16, the Hillburn Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary presents its 5th Annual Street Fair. The event takes place Rain or Shine, from 10AM until 3PM on Fifth Street in Hillburn, and will feature vendors, food and more. Vendor space is available for $30/Residents and $35/Non-Residents. For more information call 845-304-3697.


On Wednesday, May 27, the Rockland County Office for the Aging and Rockland Community College are sponsoring “A Celebration of Rockland County Seniors” at the Rockland Community College Fieldhouse. Visit with over 50 vendors and agencies, and enjoy a continental breakfast between 9AM-11AM, and attend a series of workshops between 11:30AM-12:45PM. For more information call 845-364-2105 or 845-786-2360.


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: www.hitor.org.


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).


The Mental Health Association of Rockland is looking for new volunteers to help out at The Friendship Club, a social program for adults with developmental challenges. They meet on Thursday nights at 140 Route 303 in Valley Cottage from 6PM until 9PM. To find out how to became a volunteer call 845-267-2172 ext 296. You must be 18 years or older.


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 www.rjfs.org.


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.


The Rockland Audubon Society is offering the following Field Trips and Nature Programs in 2015:

*** Audubon in the Parks***
Sunday, March 1: First Sunday Walk at Piermont Pier – Meet at 8AM at the parking lot by the ball field at the Piermont Pier entrance.
Sunday, March 15: Kakiat County Park – Meet at 8AM at the Kakiat parking lot, Rt 202 in the village of Montebello, opposite Viola Elementary School.
Saturday, March 21: Woodcocks of Kakiat County Park – meet at 6:30PM at the Kakiat parking lot, Rt 202 in the village of Montebello, opposite Viola Elementary School. Bring a flashlight.

***Monthly Nature Programs / First Friday of the Month***
Community Center, Congers Lake Memorial Park, 6 Gilchrist Rd, Congers
March 6 at 7:30PM : Reading the Woods with speaker Donald “Doc” Baynes.
April 10 at 7:30PM (SECOND Friday) : Fungi of the Palisades Park Region with speaker Ray Clyne.
May 1 at 7:30PM : Enhancing Wildlife Habitat Through Ecological Landscaping with speakers Anne Putko and Laurie Seeman.
June 5 at 7:30PM : Nighttime in the Animal Kingdom with Representatives of “Animal Embassy”. Live Animals! Bring the kids!

For more info visit: www.rocklandaudubon.org


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

The Rockland County Dept. of Health will hold Lose to Win workshops, Tuesdays, January 6 through February 24, at 11 am. Get tips on making healthy food choices, exercising correctly, and changing behavior, all leading to successful and safe weight loss. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $10 fee due at registration.

Michelle Germano exhibits Life in Technicolor, an exhibit of digital photography during the month of February.

Thomas Roberto presents Cell Phones & Smart Phones, March 4, 6:30 pm. Get a description of each phone, learn about their differences, and see which service/phone suits your needs.

Take a Gentle Yoga class, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 11:15 am. All levels welcome. Chairs provided if needed.

The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library Board of Trustees meets March 10, 7:30 pm. Open to the public.

Watch the movie An Affair to Remember (1957), starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant, March 11, 1 pm. 115 mins.

Hear Confessions of an Urban Archeologist, March 12, 7 pm. Greg Van Antwerp shares his passion of digging for historical treasures at estate, garage, and tag sales. Learn what to look for in your own attic.

Main Street Asset Management presents Estate Planning, March 16, 7 pm. Learn about general planning concepts and strategies, and determine whether you might benefit from working with a financial planning professional.

Cornell Cooperative Extension presents a free workshop Save Energy, Save Dollars, March 19, 3:30 pm. Learn how to save money by reducing home energy consumption. Attendees will receive 3 compact fluorescent light bulbs.

The Celeste Ray Trio Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a performance of Celtic and Irish songs and ballads, 10 W. Ramapo Rd., Garnerville, March 22, 2 pm.

Join Chef Shawn Hubbell and nutritionist Laura Hubbell at Cooking with Chef Shawn: Herbs That Heal, March 23, 6:30 pm. Learn how to incorporate fresh herbs into your diet, about their health benefits, and treating ailments naturally. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable fee due at registration.

Take the AARP 6-hour Defensive Driving Class, March 25, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. IN PERSON REGISTRATION. $20 fee for AARP members, $25 for non-members, payable at registration.

Attend This Wine is From Where?, March 25, 7 pm. Go off the beaten path and learn about wine from all over the planet. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable fee due at registration. MUST BE 21. Bring your wine glass!

Elaine Freed Lindenblatt presents Stop at the Red Apple Rest, March 29, 2 pm. Hear all about the legendary Red Apple Restaurant and the entertainment luminaries that frequented it on their way from NYC to the Catskills. The book “Stop at the Red Apple” will be available for purchase.

Attend Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival and Forgiveness and learn about Olympic runner and POW Louis Zamperini, March 30, 7 pm. See excerpts from the 2014 film Unbroken and the CBS documentary The Great Zamperini. Presented by Rick Feingold.


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

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 http://www.taplib.org 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.

Tuesdays from 7:30PM-8:30PM : Meditation – 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.

Saturday, Feb 28 at 2PM: A Film Discussion of “Gone with the Wind” with David Roland.

The Library is showing movies, just released on DVD, on Thursday mornings and afternoons.

Saturdays at 2PM – Directors Picks – Movies You Might have Missed:
Feb 28: “Don’t Move” Not Rated, 125 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

Saturday, Feb 28 at 2PM: Green Cleaning – Learn how to make environmentally friendly and economical cleaning products using household items. $15 materials fee. Limited registration begins Feb 20. Call 634-4997 ext 139.

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, & 25 at 11AM: Combo Yoga, Pilates and Weights – A specialized combination of core fitness, training, Pilates, personal training exercises and yoga will strengthen your entire body. A yoga/exercise mat and small hand weights are required. Registration is required. Call 845-634-4997 ext 139.

Wednesday, March 4 at 7PM: The History of the Women’s League of Baseball with Prof. Herbert Fischer.

Friday, March 6 at 2PM: Women and Money – Examine some of the unique challenges women often face and then learn some of the steps women can take to take charge of their financial future.

Sunday, March 8 at 2PM: Les Paul Concert – Tom & Sandy Doyle perform the hits of Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Tuesday, March 10 at 7PM: Millionaire’s Row on the Palisades- A Glimpse of the Gilded Edge. Historical interpreter Eric Nelsen of the Palisades Interstate Park Commision brings the stories of these grand estates, and the families and servants who inhabited them.

Wednesday, March 18 at 10AM: How to Meditate – A one day introductory workshop with Rochelle Spooner that will give you a better understanding of meditaion and visualizations. Please come wearing comfortable clothing, a smile and an open mind.

Sunday, March 22 at 12:30PM: Ukranian Pysanky Egg Decorating – Learn this beautiful art and take home your own creations. Registration required. Call 845-634-4997 ext 139. Fee: $25 per person.

Saturday, March 28 at 2PM: Voices of Thinking Jewish Women – Prudence Holmes features the writings of famous Jewish women such as Golda Meir, Lillian Hellman and Sarah Bernhardt.

Call 845-634-4997 or visit www.newcitylibrary.org 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 www.hvhumane.com 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:

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.

Friday, February 27, Bob Baird, columnist, will speak about his experiences in Rockland County through the years.

*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 www.HarmonyOnTheHudson.org . 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: March 12, 2015
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: March 8, 2015…and the Easter Bunny will be there with gift baskets for the children.

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.


If your non-profit group or organization would like to have your announcements included in WRCR’s “Rockland Community Notebook”, send the information at least 2 weeks in advance – on your letterhead – to:

WRCR Radio
Community Notebook
5 Provident Bank Park Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
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Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.