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Wantage Pageants to be held on June 3

Applications are available for download. Application deadline is May 17

Displays at Sussex-Wantage Library
The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library sponsor monthly exhibits highlighting local history. If you have an idea for a future display, or a collection you would like to exhibit, please call Barbara Young at 973-875-7864.

Food Drive
Working as a Community to Eliminate Hunger. Drop off your donations at the Wantage Town Hall. To benefit the Sussex County Social Services Food Pantry. All food collected in the food drive will provide emergency assistance to Sussex County residents in need. Thank you. Flier.

Getting Ready for Social Security
Are you ready for Social Security? Click here for online resources and information.

Know the Bear Facts: Black Bears in New Jerseyblack bear
Download Tips for Preventing Unwanted Bear Encounters
or visit the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearfacts.htm

DEP Offers Tips on Reducing Conflicts and Encounters with Black Bears
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Ongoing Events

2017 Yoga on the Mountain Series
Yoga on the Mountain classes will be held once a month April through November in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. Adults and mature teens, (ages 14 and older,) with all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own yoga mat, small pillow, and reusable bottle of water. A suggested donation of $5 or more per participant is appreciated. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Please call 973-702-0488 for additional information and to register. Future classes in the 2017 Yoga on the Mountain series are scheduled on the following dates: May 12, 6:30 pm; June 16, 6:30 pm; July 14, 6:30 pm; August 11, 6:30 pm; September 15, 6 pm; and October 13, 5:30 pm; and November 4, 10:30 am. To learn more about the Friends of High Point State Park and their programs, please visit friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com. Sponsored by The Friends of High Point State Park

Friday Night Dinners
second and fourth Friday of the month, 6 to 9 p.m. at Sussex Elks Lodge
Call 973-875-3990 or e-mail SussexElks2288@gmail.com for weekly specials. Dinner special is $9, which includes salad, coffee, tea and dessert. Hungry man portions available for $11. Grill menu also available; hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and more. Large parties, please call to reserve seating.

Upcoming Events

Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library Spring Used Book Sale
Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$2 bag sale begins Saturday at noon
Thousands of adult and children's books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and more—all at bargain prices! Plus a specials room featuring rare and collectible books at slightly higher prices. Bring the whole family! Proceeds from this major fundraiser help the Friends provide community support for our library. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the library from Saturday, April 22nd through Wednesday, April 26th, during regular library hours. Please pack your donations in small boxes or double-strength grocery bags. We are sorry but we do not accept textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, condensed books, or any item in poor condition. Thank you!

Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday, April 29, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center
Sponsored by The Friends of High Point State Park. Families with children ages two through ten and their favorite teddy bears or plush animal friends are cordially invited to come out of hibernation for a bear-y fun afternoon! Celebrate spring and explore the natural history of the North American Black Bear. Activities will include a bear discovery station, crafts, story corner, and more. High Point State Park’s resident big teddy bear will be sitting for portraits. Bring your own teddy bear and picnic lunch or snack. Event will be held rain or shine. Registration is required for this program as seating is limited. Please email friendship@gmail.com by Monday, April 24, to register. The event is free, but donations of $5 or more per family are appreciated. For more information on this event and other programs offered by the Friends of High Point State Park, visit friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

Annual Spring Barn & Rummage Sale
Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sussex United Methodist Church
This yearly event includes a barn and yard sale, rummage sale, lunch booth, and bake sale. For more information, please call 973-875-5852.

High Point State Park Lake Clean Up
Saturday, May 6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The Friends of High Point State Park are sponsoring a Lake Clean Up at High Point State Park. Join the Friends of High Point State Park as they clean up trash along the shores and in the shallow waters of Lake Marcia, Steenykill Lake, and Sawmill Lake. Participants should bring their own waterproof footwear, hip-waiters, and work gloves if they have them. Participants may get wet and dirty, wear appropriate clothing and footwear. No swimming permitted. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome to participate. Please call 973-702-0488 for more information about the event. Rain date is Sunday, May 7. Meet at the High Point State Park Office parking lot. To learn more about the Friends of High Point State Park, please visit friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

Sands Casino Trip
Saturday, May 6
Bus leaves Elks Lodge at 8:15. $39 per person, includes continental breakfast, slot play, food coupon, discount tickets. See flier for details.

Spring Has Sprung Bicycle Ride
Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in High Point State Park
The Friends of High Point State Park are sponsoring a Spring Has Sprung Bicycle Ride. Come enjoy the beauty of spring at High Point State Park on this lovely ride to view emerging spring foliage and flowers. Our route will take us on an 8-mile loop along Sawmill and Park Ridge roads. A few shorts stops will be made along the way to view points of interest and to enjoy a picnic lunch. The bike ride is suitable for ages 14 and older. Helmets are required for all bicycle riders. Please bring your own bicycle, helmet, bag lunch, and water. The group will meet at the winter-use parking lot located on Park Ridge Road. No rain date is scheduled. The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per participant is appreciated. Please email Rob at rthawk@ptd.net for more information and to register. To learn more about the Friends of High Point State Park and their events, please visit friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

Mets Bus Trip
Sunday, May 7
Mets vs Marlins. $60 per ticket. Purchase at Wantage municipal building. Seat section 339. Sponsored by Wantage Recreation. SOLD OUT

Wantage Day
June 3, noon to 4 p.m., Woodbourne Park
Vendor information. | Pageant applications.
More details to come!

Woodbourne Park 5k
September 16, 9 a.m., Woodbourne Park
Details and registration information will be posted closer to the race date.

Annual Car Show
October 8, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Woodbourne Park
Sponsored by Wantage Recreation. Rain Date: October 15.

Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1, 7 p.m. at the Wantage School
Details to come...

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