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Amateur Artists – meet Monday afternoons, 1-3 p.m. Have you been wanting to paint/model/sketch, etc., but can't seem to get around to it? Would you enjoy getting together with others for informal artistic afternoons? Please join us on Monday afternoons in the library’s community room. Bring whatever materials you need for your chosen media. If you have any questions, please call Barbara Young at 973-875-7864.
Open to children in grades 4 through 8. Student will receive 24 hours of training. All equipment is provided.Sponsored by the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. Following the National Archery in the Schools Program, a certified instructor will teach safety, target practice, scoring and competition. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call for more information and to register.Phone: 973-702-7266 ext. 10. Cost: Free
Beemerville FD Auxiliary
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Beemerville Firehouse. New members welcome! 973-875-3771
Bea's Kitchen Saturdays at noon at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Rt. 23. This program provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for those in need of a hot lunch. Take out is also available. For more information call the church at 875-0919.
Breakfast at Sussex Elks – The 3rd Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. to 1p.m. $5 adults, $3 children, under 5 free. Pancakes, eggs to order, sausage, bacon, homefries, toast, OJ, coffee and tea. 875-3990
The Just for Fun Chess Club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Just Desserts Cafe, 49 Main St., Sussex. All levels welcome. Free admission. For more information, call 875-0711.
House of the Good Shepherd
Community Garden Plots free to Community Residents. Plus FREE gardening classes by Master Gardeners. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org 973-383-8384 or email@example.com. Cost: FREE
Country Line Dancing
Mondays, 7–10 p.m. at the Sussex Elks Lodge
Kick up your heels...it's fun for the whole family. Light snacks and drinks are available for purchase.Proceeds will help the Elks continue their community outreach programs. Cost: $5. Phone: 973-383-0731.
Early Head Start – The Early Head Start's mission is to strengthen the community by providing cost effective, coordinated services to those in need, thereby increasing hope and self-esteem, encouraging goal achievement, and improving self-sufficiency. 37 Main Street, Sussex, NJ 07461. Phone: 875-8551. Fax: 875-0568
Elks Friday Fun Night — Every Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sussex Elks Lodge. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and french fries will be available, as well as $3 drinks. For more information/questions/specials available for the evening call 973-875-3990 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for a fun-filled night of pool, shuffle board, darts, and most importantly, to meet new people!
Friday Night at the Y – This family activity provides an opportunity for parents to enjoy a fun-filled night out with their children. Families participate in games, crafts, swimming, snacks and more. There is no charge for this activity. As a reminder, parental supervision is required for all children throughout the event. Transportation is available from Newton, Hopatcong and Sussex. 6:30-9 p.m. Registration is required. Call 973-383-5129.
High Point Harmonizers – Attention gentlemen of all ages and experience! If you love to sing, or just want to sit and enjoy the music, join us Wednesday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Sussex Elks lodge. For more information Call Fred Spages at 973-383-0731.
High Point State Park – Activities details
Senior Farmers Market Vouchers
Income eligible seniors, age 60+ can receive $20 in vouchers to be used at participating farm stands. Vouchers will be distributed at a variety of senior sites throughout SussexCounty in addition to the Division of Senior Services office. Call Senior Services at 973‐579‐0555, Ext. 1221 for details or visit their website at www.sussex.nj.us/seniorservices.
Sunday Breakfast at Sussex Elks
The 3rd Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. to 1p.m. $5 adults, $3 children, under 5 free. Pancakes, eggs to order, sausage, bacon, homefries, toast, OJ, coffee and tea.
Sussex County Adult Day Care Center Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Sussex Christian Reformed Church, 51 Unionville Ave. Limited transportation available.
Sussex Help Center – provides food to Sussex-Wantage neighbors in need through a variety of programs. The storefront in Sussex distributes food for families four times a week. Funding comes from private donations, individuals and churches. It receives no Federal, State, or governmental assistance. If you would like to make a donation, please mail your check to: Sussex Help Center, PO Box 415, Sussex, NJ 07461. Non-perishable food donations are also needed. Suggestions: canned vegetables, Pork 'n' Beans, canned fruit, Jello, pudding, soup, sandwich spread, peanut butter, jelly, tuna fish, mayonnaise, canned meat, macaroni, spaghetti, sauce, rice, tea bags, powdered milk, sugar-free food for diabetics. A barrel has been set up outside the Food Barn for food donations. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer, please call 702-1922.
Education Support Group
A weekly support group will be offered by parents, for parents. You are invited to participate for emotional support, guidance, information, and sharing. All meetings will be held at the Sussex Wantage Branch Library. Meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of each month. For more information contact Janice 875-8882 or Valorie 702-2404.
Group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at the library. Experienced and novice, hand or machine, quilters are welcome. Bring an unfinished and/or current project. For more information, call 875-9791 or 875-9187 or e-mail email@example.com
Winter Fitness Program – running January through May. Mondays and Wednesdays at the CE Lawrence School from 6-7:15 p.m. (unless school is closed for snow or holiday). Pay as you go $3.00/workout. Bring sneakers, towel/mat, weights (optional), and of course, water. Sponsored by the Wantage Rec. Commission. Leave your stresses behind this winter. Come workout with us! Any questions, contact Geri Stella— phone: 875-4704 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCA High School Hangout
3rd Saturday of the month, 6–9 p.m. at the Sussex County YMCA
Come for a night full of activities, just for high schoolers. You and your friends can work out, play ping pong, karaoke, or just hang out in the pool Fun ideas welcome! FREE! Free pizza (limit 2 slices per person) and drinks. Further information: flier | 973-209-9622 | sussexcountyymca.org
Yoga on the Mountain
Yoga classes at High Point State Park
Enjoy the views at the "Highest Point in New Jersey" and fresh air, while getting yourself in shape. All classes take place at the Interpretive Center near the High Point Monument. Pre-Registration is recommended by calling Lynn at 702-0488. Event is FREE. Donations accepted to help cover costs of the program. The Friends of High Point State Park is a nonprofit organization. For more information regarding year-round free programs at High Point State Park go to friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com
Every Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Beemerville Fire House. Cost is $5 per class.