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Village of Ridgewood Recreation Fall Programs for Adults


Ridgewood Recreation Fall Programs – Adults

Watercolors – Figures and Portraits – Ridgewood Recreation welcomes outstanding artist Nora Winn to provide new watercolor instruction, specific to figures and portraits, on Wednesday mornings at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue. $95/6 classes. Students must bring own materials.

Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch – Individual and personalized attention helps all find their personal techniques. Tuesday afternoons at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue. Students must bring own materials. $70/5 classes.

Annie’s Artisanal Cookery – International Inspired Meals Join Annie as she spices up meals with international zing. Enjoy recipe favorites from the Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia, France and Italy with a final session of “good old American desserts”. Friday afternoons at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue. $120/6 sessions, all ingredients provided.

Pickleball- Enjoy beginner instruction of this newest popular racquet game at a free clinic Sunday, September 20th. Afterwards, join Ridgewood Recreation for adult instruction on Friday mornings. $30/6 weeks. Held at the Glen Courts, 865 E. Glen Avenue.

Tennis – Adult offerings with All Pro Tennis are on Fridays (beginning September 4th). Morning sessions are 9:30 to 10:30 am or 10:30 to 11:30 am. $115/6 weeks at Bellair Tennis Courts. Seniors (62 and over) can enjoy reduced registration fees, $60/6 weeks – 10:30 to 11:30 am, also at the Bellair Tennis Courts.

***Please visit the Recreation homepage at for more details and to download the registration forms for in-person/by mail signups to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood 07450. Online registration through Community Pass is available for programs (unless otherwise noted) at

Don’t hesitate to call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 for more information of if special accommodations are needed. Non-residents may register if space allows; an additional $10 fee will apply.

New program suggestions are always welcome! Please be sure to bookmark the Recreation homepage on your computer for easy access to updated program and special event information.

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Watercolors featured at Ridgewood church gallery


Watercolors featured at Ridgewood church gallery

November 14, 2014    Last updated: Friday, November 14, 2014, 12:31 AM
By Eileen La Forgia
The Ridgewood News

Flowers and landscapes in fall and spring are featured in watercolorist Vi Shipley’s exhibit at the West Side Presbyterian Church gallery this month.

Landscapes for this show were painted in Bergen and Passaic counties and the flowers plein aire in her garden.

“I’ve hung some of my favorite pieces,” said Shipley. In choosing flowers to paint, she is attracted to good form and shape of the blooms. Her garden is filled with lilies and Rose of Sharon. On display are: “My Garden,” “Spring Iris,” “Orchid,” “Summer Florals,” “Trumpet Lilies,” “Stargazers,” “Peony,” “Day Lily,” “Autumn Bouquet” and “Delphinium.”

Lovely local scenes include: “Willows,” “Heading South,” “Pine Tree at Sunrise,” “Birches,” and “Dogwood in Spring.”

In choosing a scene to paint she explains, “I like water, for the reflection. It makes for a more interesting painting.” She calls watercolor more spontaneous than oils – “I like the color you get with watercolor.”

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Gallery in Ridgewood features watercolors


Gallery in Ridgewood features watercolors
Friday, February 7, 2014
The Ridgewood News

The Art Center Watercolor Affiliates current show at the Cottage Place Gallery in Ridgewood features cityscapes, landscapes, nautical scenes, local scenes, portraits and florals.

‘Sea Urchins”Spring Bouquet”Fun After School”Luminous Curtains’

“We are delighted with the space at the Cottage Place Gallery with its wonderful light” said the current president of Art Center Watercolor Affiliates Mary Ann Heinzen. She invites the community to a reception on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. This is the group’s first show to be held at the Cottage Place Gallery.

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