Friday October 7

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    • WOMENS RETREAT WEEKEND - October 7-9. Tired...Stressed...Overwhelmed...?  Come Rest, Relax & Rejuvenate in Branchville.  Call 973-670-2867. • Senior Softball - We are looking for softball players 60 to 80 years of age to play in our senior leagues. Tuesday and Saturday mornings. From late April to September 2006. If interested contact Bernie Salinger at 973-366-1235, Don Slocum at 973-984-6229 or Gene Staraco at 973-361-3271. • SCCC - through Oct. 23. An exhibit by New York painter Tiffany Williams will be presented at SCCC Art Gallery. The public is invited to attend. The Gallery at SCCC is located at the Newton Campus in Building C. The Gallery is open 7:30 -10 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and on Sat. from 8-6 p.m. Call Theresa Kathé 973-300-2329. • CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF SUSSEX COUNTY- is scheduling auditions for children who love to sing. In the last fifteen years the chorus has grown to include 75 children from first grade through high school. To schedule an audition or learn more about the group call Deborah Mello 973-383-4323. Saturday October 8 • TREND MOTORS - Oct. 8. Fire & Rescue Squad. Fire Department will be on hand to instruct kids on fire safety. They will pass out hats and safety instructional booklets.Rescue Squad will be on hand to demonstrate the importance of seat belt safety. They will cut open a car. Hot dogs, soda, and chips will be served. Balloons. • CRAFT FAIR - 10-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8. Sussex County Sheriff Robert E. Untig is pleased to announce the Sussex County Triad will be hosting a Craft Show at the Sussex County Fairgrounds (Richards Building). Crafters are needed. Call Sergeant Terry Hospodar 973-579-0888 Ext. 2001 or email • NETCONG FARMERS’ MARKET- 9-2 p.m. Saturdays. Netcong Train Station (Route 46 & Main St.) parking lot. Sponsored by the Netcong Community Partnership and the Borough of Netcong. Features fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods from Alstede Farms, Ashley Farms, and Hoboken Farms. Sunday October 9 • WATERLOO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH n 10 a.m. Sun., Oct. 9. Announces it’s annual Blessing of the Animals All people and pets are welcome. Worship Service and Sunday School begin at 10 a.m., followed by fellowship hour and refreshments. The church is located on Waterloo Village Rd, in the historic Village of Waterloo, Byram Township, NJ. The pastor is the Rev. David L. Jones. Call 973-347-7900, e-mail, or visit Monday October 10   • COUNTRY FAIR DINNER - 6:30-8:30 pm. Mon., Oct. 10. Hosted by Skylands Women’s Connection invites you and your friends to join us  Cost: $19.  Socialize and network during first 1/2 hour.  Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1000 International Drive North, Mt. Olive, NJ, 973-448-1100.  Reservations essential by Fri., Oct. 7th for dinner and complimentary on-site child care.  Reservations must be honored, cancelled or used by a friend.  Call Mary 908-362-9056 or email us  Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries and Christian Women’s Clubs of America. • THE SUSSEX COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS - Looking for help from county residents to donate old cell phones and used ink cartridges of any type from computer printers, fax and photocopiers to raise funds for their “Habitat for Humanity” Drive. From now through October bring your used items to your neighborhood real estate office where they are being collected, recycled and turned into dollars for the Sussex County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Tuesday October 11 • PARENTS ANONYMOUS PROGRAM - Project YES (Youth Empowerment and Safety), will begin with two introductory meetings on Tues., Oct. 11, 7-8 p.m. at Halsted Street School, Newton and on Thurs., Oct. 13, 7-8 p.m., Hopatcong Middle School, Hopatcong. The groups will run weekly and parents of children of any age are welcome to attend. Free childcare will be provided at each session. Funded by the Juvenile Justice Commission. Call Jane Lupo 973-383-4787. • AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE PROGRAM n 10:50 a.m. Tues., Oct.11. SCCC is pleased to present Master Drummer, Maxwell Kofi Donkor, in the Theater. Please join us for this free program. Call 973-300-2232. • SPARTA FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS- 9:30 a.m. Tues., Oct. 11. A club for newcomers is meeting at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on 246 Woodport Road. Cheryl Wicks, author of the book Ghost Tracks will explain various types of haunting phenomena. Babysitting and refreshments provided. Call Pam Franscella at 973-726-9736. • SPARTA MOM’S IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUP- 9:30am-10:30am. Tuesdays. Join us weekly in praying for our school district. Call Monique at 973-726-4423 Wednesday October 12 • A.A.R.P. CHAPTER 44 n12:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Will be holding their monthly meeting in Harmony lodge on 206-s, andover. we will be having a program with a speaker on terrorism. new members or guest are welcome. following the meeting we may have bingo or other games. call 973-300-1779 • SUSSEX COUNTY EXOTIC BIRD CLUB - Serving all of Sussex & Morris.  Club is dedicated to the education of members on care of companion birds from parrots to finches, parakeets and cockatoos.  Meetings are held 3rd Wed. of the month at the Dover Moose Club, 21 Sammis Rd., Dover at 7:30 pm.  Aug. Mtg will be a club picnic.  Mtg. location change starting Sept to 1st Presbyterian Church, 635 Berkshire Valley Rd., Jefferson. Call Connie Mazur, President at 973-786-5356 or Thursday October 13 • SUSSEX COUNTY ART SOCIETY - 12 p.m. OctT. 13. The Sussex County Art Society meeting will be held at The Old Lafayette Municipal Bldg., Rt. 15, Lafayette. Our guest, Joan Okuniewicz, will present a workshop on “Drawing Animals. “ Please bring paper and pencils • THE JEWISH CENTER OF SUSSEX COUNTY n Thurs., Oct. 13. This Yom Kippur, the Jewish Center of Sussex County is presenting to the community a panel on “My Jewish Journey.” Participants. This panel will be held at 5 p.m., to be followed by the closing service of Yom Kippur. After service, the community is invited to a break fast. Please RSVP for the break fast to Jean at the Jewish Center. In addition to these special events, the Jewish Center is hosting a full set of Yom Kippur services.  Kol Nidrei will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct.12; Yom Kippur morning services begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Yizkor will be at approximately 11 a.m. Call 973-383-4570. • SENIOR MOVIE - Thurs., Oct.13. 1-3 p.m., The Littell Community Center will hold its monthly senior movie, showing “High Spirits” starring Daryl Hannah and Peter O’ Toole. All Hardyston and Franklin seniors are invited to join their friends to enjoy the movie of the month on our big screen T.V. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  Program fee is $1 per person.  Call 973-827-9734 or 973-827-9796. Upcoming   • GINNIE’S HOUSE - Sussex County Children’s Advocacy Center is currently seeking donations for their 8th Annual Dinner Auction, to be held Sat., Nov. 5, Lake Mohawk Country Club.  Items needed for silent and live auctions are:  Golfing items, handmade items, artwork, tools, sporting goods, theater tickets, dinner tickets, sports tickets, beauty baskets, jewelry, club memberships and collectibles.  Call Rachel or Joanna at (973) 579-0770 or email   • SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL 10-YEAR REUNION-The Ten-Year Reunion for Sparta High School Class of 1995 will take place over Thanksgiving weekend. Any members of the class who have not received emails from the planning committee should contact to provide their updated contact information.  • FALL RUMMAGE SALE - The Presbyterian Women of the Sparta Presbyterian Church will hold their Fall Rummage Sale at 32 Main St., Sparta, 9.-7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 20; 9-7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 21; 9 -12 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22. $3 Bag Sale, Saturday only. All proceeds will go to the PW Mission Program. • VERNON TOWNSHIP RECREATION AND LEISURE DEPT. n Thurs., Nov. 10. Offering a bus trip to Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular. We will depart from the Vernon PAL building at 3 p.m. and the show time is 7:30 p.m. The cost is $68 and includes ticket, bus and gratuity. The deadline for payment is Sept. 28. Make checks payable to Vernon Twp Recreation Dept and they can be dropped off at the PAL building. Call 973-764-6607. • THE GREEN HILLS PARENTS PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE n Fri., Oct. 14. Will be sponsoring a Live Auction containing Fine Art, Sports Memorabilia, Music Memorabilia & More.  The items will be presented by Ross Galleries, NY. Event is set to take place at The Inn at Panther Valley.  Guests may preview the auction items from 7-8 p.m., with the auction beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person.  Call 908-684-3389. • FALL n CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR n 9-4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 26. Wide range of gifts and crafts. Free admission. Rev. Brown School, Our Lady of the Lake Church, McKenna Hall, Sparta Ave., Sparta. Tables available. Call Harry Kociencki 973-729-6727. • WHITE ELEPHANT/BAKE SALE n 10-1 p.m. Oct. 15. Knoll Heights Community Center. 40 Trapasso Dr., Sparta. Clean usable items will be accepted at the center starting Oct. 10. 9-3 p.m. No clothing, shoes or books. • ANNUAL BASKET BINGO n Sat., Oct. 15. St. John Vianney Church - Madonna Hall, Rte. 23 Stockholm. Doors Open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Door prizes, Specials and 50-50. Food and beverages will be served Sponsored by Immaculate Conception Regional School, HAS. Call Marie McKeever at 973-827-8921. • FOOD DRIVE n 9-2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 19. Troop 404 will be running a food drive, to benefit the local food pantries at both the Vernon A&P as well as the Sussex A&P any donations of non-perishable foods would be greatly appreciated. • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Northwest New Jersey Community Health Center needs volunteers to assist the manager in the office with phones, files, and charts at the dental clinic in Newton. Flexible hours. Call Carole at 973-989-5773. • LIVE AUCTION n Fri., Oct. 14. The Green Hills Parents Playground Committee will be sponsoring a Live Auction containing Fine Art, Sports Memorabilia, Music Memorabilia & More.  The items will be presented by Ross Galleries, NY. Event is set to take place at the Inn at Panther Valley.  Guests may preview the auction items from 7 n 8 p.m., with the auction beginning at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 per person.  Call 908-684-3389. • BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP - 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 18. St. Francis de Sales Church, Rt. 517, Vernon. Open to the entire community. Call the Parish office at 973-827-3248 • COMMUNITY FORUM - 9:30 a.m. Sat., Oct. 15. Sussex County Community College, we will explore the question, “The Death Penalty: Is It Necessary?” A distinguished panel of professionals representing three different views on the Death Penalty will give perspectives, answer questions, and provide insights. Please join us in the Theater for an informative discussion. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Call 973-300-2116. • B.A.R.K.S GARAGE SALE n 9-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Oct. 15-16. Wild West City, Byram. Call 973-786-5763. • 2006 ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS - Books now available at Smart Start! Childcare in Franklin (190 Munsonhurst Rd, Franklin, 973-209-9700 and Smart Start Too! in Stockholm (2841 Rt. 23 South, Stockholm, 973-208-1010) Any location edition can be ordered, but for immediate purchase the North Jersey/Sussex/Morris County edition is available. Price is only $25. • CRAFTERS WANTED - Highland Lakes Teen Council hosts Holiday Craft Show, on Sun., Nov. 6 at Highland Lakes Club House, Highland Lakes. 9-4 p.m., Pre-juried show, only hand crafted items.  Club House Office: 973-764-4366 or Camille: 973-764-7147. • TRAVEL BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED - The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is currently accepting letters of interest from Jefferson Township residents who wish to volunteer their time to serve as travel basketball coaches for either the girls’ or boys’ teams. Please mail a letter to Director of Recreation Grace C. Rhinesmith, Jefferson Township Municipal Building, 1033 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849, detailing your background, qualifications, and reasons for wishing to serve.  You can also hand deliver your letter of interest to the Recreation Department office located at 81 Weldon Road at Camp Jefferson.  Call Mrs. Rhinesmith at 973- t663-8404 or e-mail her at