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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.

Lusscroft Farm Photography Contest
The annual Lusscroft Farm Photography Contest is now accepting entries for display at the Medicine Wheel Garden Festival on May 20-21 at Lusscroft Farm. The contest is open to all photographers—students, amateurs, and professionals—inside or outside of Sussex County. The categories are Nature/Landscape, Still Life, Animals, Architecture, People, General, and Student (under 18). Entry forms, drop off locations, rules, and cash awards information is online at LusscroftFarm.org. Entrants have the option to offer their photos for sale during the Medicine Wheel Garden Festival. The entry deadline is April 22. Questions or requests for entry forms can be directed to Cyndi Roche at 973-271-6771 or email: lusscroftfarm@gmail.com. Presented by the Heritage & Agriculture Association, in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Division of Parks and Forestry.

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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Upcoming Events

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, hotdogs, fries, and more. Large parties, please call to reserve seating.

Friends of Library's Local History Committee to Meet
Friday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. in the library’s community room.
Wantage Township is full of history and the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library’s local history committee is in the early stages of designing a map and self-guided tour of historic sites in Wantage. Anyone interested in joining the committee is invited to attend. For further information, please contact Barbara at 973-875-7864.

Gently Used Book Sale
Friday/Saturday, March 24/25, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Sussex United Methodist Church
Also available will be snacks, lunch, and baked goods for purchase. Should snow or ice develop on the book sale date, the sale will be moved to the following weekend, March 31st / April 1st.

Annual Maple Sugaring Open House at Lusscroft Farm
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visitors can tour the Sugar Shack and watch live demonstrations of how to tap the sugar maple trees, collect the sap, and operate the evaporator. Fresh maple syrup will be available for purchase. There is no admission fee for this event. Lusscroft Farm is located at 50 Neilson Road & 4-H Trail,and an alternate entrance will be available from County Route 519 at mile marker 81 (by the Lusscroft stone gatehouse). Directions and more info is available online at LusscroftFarm.org or Facebook: Friends of Lusscroft Farm. Presented by the Heritage & Agriculture Association, the NJ Tree Farm Program.

Lights Out on High Point State Park Monument
Earth Hour 2017 will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (local time). The lights on the High Point State Park Monument will be turned off for the entire night in honor of Earth Hour. Please join the Friends of High Point State Park in heart, mind, and action by turning off the lights in your home or place of business this Earth Hour. We challenge you to go beyond the hour and consider what else you can do to make a difference for the planet. Together our actions add up. Learn more about Earth Hour 2017 and your power as a participant in this global movement for change at www.earthhour.org. For more information on the Friends of High Point State Park and their programs, please visit www.friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

Line Dancing at the Sussex-Wantage Library
Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m. in the Library’s community room
The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library is holding a free line dancing class. Join dance instructor David Cross for a fun afternoon of line dancing. This “beginner friendly” class is open to adults and children ages 12 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Register on the events calendar at www.sussexcountylibrary.org or call the library at 973-875-3940 and ask to be registered.

SFD Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, April 2, 8-11 a.m., Sussex Firehouse.
Adults $7, children $4, kids under 3 are free. Take-out is also available. All tickets purchased at the door. Buffet includes fluffy scrambled eggs, golden pancakes, French toast, sausage, hash browns, OJ, milk, and/or coffee/tea. Questions? Contact Kathy Keats (862-273-5863) or Merry Rumore (973-919-5117). All proceeds benefit Sussex Fire Department.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 2 at Woodbourne Park
Hunt begins at 11 a.m. Bring your own basket.

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.

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
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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