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Friends of the Library
There's always something going on in the library! Be sure to check out the current programs and events.
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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.

‘Art with the Brit Lady’
Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. to noon in the library’s community room
The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library are sponsoring this “Art with the Brit Lady’ painting workshop. Join local artist Sally Stansfield for two hours of fun, learning some acrylic painting techniques. No experience needed. If you do not think you can paint, Sally will prove you can. This is a step-by-step class and you will go home with a piece ready to frame. The project theme will be the seashore in spring. This program is for adults. Sign up at the Sussex-Wantage Library only, beginning Saturday, February 18. Please stop by the circulation desk or call the library at 973-875-3940 and ask to be registered. A $5.00 materials fee will be collected at the beginning of the class.

Anime Drawing Workshop
Sunday, March 5, 6 to 9 p.m. in the library’s community room
The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library are holding a free Anime Drawing Workshop. Anime enthusiasts will enjoy this chance to learn some basic illustration techniques from Kai Texel, an amazing artist and a Montclair University senior studying animation and illustration. Kai will share some of her work and give pointers to beginning artists. Ample time will be allowed for everyone to draw and share their craft. Some supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. For teens and young adults. Space is limited for this workshop and registration is required. Registration begins on Saturday, February 18. To sign up, register online at www.sussexcountylibrary.org (events calendar), or call the Sussex-Wantage Library at 973-875-3940 and ask to be registered.

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.

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

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

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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