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Thursday

May 24

Sparta Dragon Boat Registration Opens On Feb. 1: Register now at spartadragonboat.com for additional details about this fundraiser for Sparta’s public schools held at Lake Mohawk on May 20. 8 a.m. Lake Mohawk Country Club, 21 Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk, Sparta Township, NJ 800-905-7331.

Chair Yoga: Learn how to use a chair to help open, align, stretch and strengthen your body. Good for those with physical challenges, limited mobility, seniors, pregnant women and those recovering from injury. Register at tree-health.com. Location: American Legion hall, 20 Yates Ave, Newton, NJ. 9:30 a.m. The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd #107, Newton, NJ 973-500-8813.

Music And More: Ages 0-5 Sing, dance and learn about rhythm and rhyme while making new friends. Parent must accompany child(ren) Two Sessions 9:30am - 10:10am and 10:20am - 11:00am 9:30 a.m. Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road, Franklin, NJ 973-827-9734.

Chair Yoga: Learn how to use a chair to help open, align, stretch and strengthen your body. Good for those with physical challenges, limited mobility, seniors, pregnant women and those recovering from injury. Register at ttohc.com. Location: American Legion hall, 20 Yates Ave, Newton, NJ. 10:30 a.m. The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd #107, Newton, NJ 973-500-8813.

Yoga For Beginners - Foundation Of Postures With Kathy: Have you ever wanted to try yoga but didn’t know where to begin? This class is for you. Come learn yoga postures focusing on alignment to create flexibility, strength and balance. 10:30 a.m. SERENITY WELLNESS CENTER, 22 E Main St, Sussex, NJ 973-875-6382.

Family Storytime: Join us in the Children’s room for an interactive storytime in which children ages 0-6 and their caregivers share in the fun of stories, puppets, music, and more. No registration required. Please note: Storytime will not be held when Sparta schools are closed, planned or otherwise. 10:30 a.m. Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-729-3101.

Open Play: Ages 2-5 Don’t be shy, come have fun and meet a friend. 11 a.m. Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road, Franklin, NJ 973-827-9734.

Wantage Day: Wantage Day will be held on Saturday May 19 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Woodbourne Veterans Memorial Park on Sherman Ridge Road. There will be fun and entertainment for kids of all ages, bouncy inflatables, live music, food, giveaways, and raffles. Admission is free 12 p.m. Woodbourne Veterans Memorial Park, 145 Sherman Ridge Road, Wantage, NJ 973 875 7193.

Sparta United Methodist Church Thrift Shop Holds Half-price Sale: “The Thrift Shop of the Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Avenue is holding a Half-Price Sale from Wednesday, May 23d through Saturday, May 26th. Shop Hours: Wed. and Sat., 10 am to 2 pm; Thurs. and Fri., 1 pm to 4 pm. All proceeds support local, national, and global charities. 1 p.m. Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Ave N, Sparta Township, NJ 9737299121.

Daily Bean 2018 Prom Dress Giveaway At Barbara Sklar Studios: The Daily Bean in Vernon, NJ is Hosting their 2018 Prom Dress Giveaway every Thursday in May from 3-5pm at Barbara Sklar Studios. Bring your friends or come alne amd try on your favorite dress, step onto our Selfie PhotoBooth Statiom and see what your friends and family think of your new Prom Dress.. 3 p.m. Barbara Sklar Studios, Vernon Colonial Plaza, 40 Route 94, Vernon Township, NJ

2018 Prom Perfect Free Prom Suit Rental And Dress Giveaway Event At Barbara Sklar Studios Hosted By Gagoute And Daily Bean: We have great news for Local Teens prepping for Prom.. Every Thursday from 3-4pm we will feature a Prom Perfect Free. Style. Event. at Barbara Sklar Studios so that every teen can have a dress, gown or suit to wear to Prom.. plus Top Prom Tips from Professionals in the Fashion and Art Industries for FREE. 3 p.m. Barbara Sklar Studios, Vernon Colonial Plaza, 40 Route 94, Vernon Township, NJ

Sparta Mud Run At Sparta Evangelical Free Church: Fun in the mud. Proceeds collected help local charities. 3:30 p.m. Sparta Evangelical Free Church, 429 Lafayette Road, Sparta Township, NJ (973) 300-1717.

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Craft In The Corner : Join Ms. Meaghan in the Children’s room at Sparta library as she gets creative. Parents please plan to assist when necessary. No registration required. 4:30 p.m. Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-729-3101.

Fish And Chips Dinner: Continuous serving from 5pm-7pm with take-outs available at 4:30pm. Tickets $14. For info or tickets call Brenda at 845-856-1437. 5 p.m. New Milford Edenville United Methodist Church, 5 Jockey Hollow Road, Warwick 845-856-1437.

Free Legal Advice Available At Project Self-sufficiency: Get free legal advice at Project Self-Sufficiency 6 p.m. Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill St, Newton, NJ 973-940-3500.

Jefferson Township Democratic Committee Social Event: The Jefferson Township Democratic Committee will meet at 41 Paderski Road, Oak Ridge on May 24, 2018 at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served and everyone who attends will meet and hear from our Democratic candidates for Jefferson Township Council regarding their ideas for improving our township 6:30 p.m. Residence, 41 Paderewski Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 973-697-7135.

Free Course For Family Members Of Adults With Mental Health Challenges: need information and support to help you cope with a loved ONE’S mental ILLNESS? Take NAMI’s free “Family-to-Family” 12-session course. Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m., March. 15-May 31. Location: Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ. To register call 973-214-0632 or 973-862-0102. 6:30 p.m. Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ 973-214-0632.

Friday

May 25

Music Lessons And Recording At The Rusty Hill: Affordable Music Lessons for all ages. Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin and Ukulele. Beginners and up. Affordable Music Recording for all musical acts, with radio airtime play. At The Rusty Hill Country Music Store 317 Rt. 94 in Vernon, NJ. Find us on Facebook. 11 a.m. The Rusty Hill, 317, NY-94, Vernon Township 973-737-4170.

Sparta United Methodist Church Thrift Shop Holds Half-price Sale: “The Thrift Shop of the Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Avenue is holding a Half-Price Sale from Wednesday, May 23d through Saturday, May 26th. Shop Hours: Wed. and Sat., 10 am to 2 pm; Thurs. and Fri., 1 pm to 4 pm. All proceeds support local, national, and global charities. 1 p.m. Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Ave N, Sparta Township, NJ 9737299121.

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Trail Mix @ Six: *Pre-registration required by May 24 - call (973) 786-6445. Meet at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center. For teens and adults. End the work week on a high note with a 3-mile hike to soak in the scenery and socialize with friends. 6 p.m. Kittatinny Valley State Park, 199 Goodale Road, Newton, NJ 973-786-6445.

Ballroom Dance Social: Dance to great ballroom and latin music in Vernon’s elegant 1800 sf ballroom. Great activity for adult couples of all ages. Call for reservations, information and directions 973-875-4300. 7 p.m. 4 Franklin Ln, Sussex, NJ-0309, United States, 4 Franklin Lane, Vernon Township, NJ

Ballroom And Latin Dance Social With Lesson: Dance and learn each Friday to Ballroom and Latin music in Vernon’s 5-star rated 1800 sf ballroom with a floating dance floor. Plenty of parking, 7-11 pm, food, refreshments and dance lesson included. Great activity for adult couples of all ages and a perfect way to meet new friends and socialize. Call 973-875-4300. 7 p.m. 4 Franklin Ln, Sussex, NJ-0309, United States, 4 Franklin Lane, Vernon Township, NJ 973-875-4300.

Youth Night At Crossroads: Join us every Friday night from 7- 9:30 for youth night for teens in grades 6-12. This night is designed to help teens grow their faith in an atmosphere where they can belong. youth night will be held at 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ. For other upcoming youth events, visit us on the web at CrossroadsHamburg.com. 7 p.m. Crossroads Church Hamburg, 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ 973-827-9771.

Country Comfort Performs At The Grasshopper: Come listen and dance to Country Comfort, Winner of the nash fm 94.7 Battle of The Country Bands, performing popular hits from today’s top male and female country artists. 9 p.m. The Grasshopper Irish Pub and Restaurant, 2891, NJ-23, Newfoundland, NJ

Saturday

May 26

Car Wash Fundraiser At Sparta Evangelical Free Church: All proceeds goes toward our youth mission trip to Costa Rica this summer. 9 a.m. Sparta Evangelical Free Church, 429 Lafayette Road, Sparta Township, NJ (973) 300-1717.

Esl Classes-english Classes For Adults: Free Classes | textbook and material $30 Upstairs Room 203/205 Sparta Evangelical Free Church 9 a.m. Sparta Evangelical Free Church, 429 Lafayette Road, Sparta Township, NJ (973) 300-1717.

Sparta United Methodist Church Thrift Shop Holds Half-price Sale: “The Thrift Shop of the Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Avenue is holding a Half-Price Sale from Wednesday, May 23d through Saturday, May 26th. Shop Hours: Wed. and Sat., 10 am to 2 pm; Thurs. and Fri., 1 pm to 4 pm. All proceeds support local, national, and global charities. 10 a.m. Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Ave N, Sparta Township, NJ 9737299121.

Help Send A Kid To Summer Camp Church Yard Sale: Another great yard sale. Find Great Bargains.. Collecting items now for our “Help Send a Kid To Camp Church Yard Sale” “Help Send Kids To Summer Camp” - 2018..... Saturday May 26th from 10AM to 4PM. At: Faith With Love Fellowship Church Located on the corner of Rt 94 and Rt 517, McAfee, NJ 10 a.m. Faith With Love Fellowship Church, NJ-94 and County Rd 517, Vernon Township, NJ 973-764-1174.

Help Send A Kid To Summer Camp Church Yard Sale: Another great yard sale. Find Great Bargains.. Collecting items now for our “Help Send a Kid To Camp Church Yard Sale” “Help Send Kids To Summer Camp” - 2018..... Saturday May 26th from 10AM to 4PM. At: Faith With Love Fellowship Church Located on the corner of Rt 94 and Rt 517, McAfee, NJ 10 a.m. Faith With Love Fellowship Church, NJ-94 and County Rd 517, Vernon Township, NJ 973-764-1174.

Annual Heirloom Tomato And Veggie Plant Sale: Grown your own garden this year. We will have a multitude of heirloom, heritage and hybrid tomato transplants as well as vegetable transplants inlcuding: lettuces, brussel sprouts, eggplant, squash, cucucumbers, onions and both hot and sweet peppers. 10 a.m. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 973-970-3276.

Discovery Hike: Fee: $5 Adults and children 12 and up, $3 ages 6-11, children under 6 free. Pre-registration required by the day before the program date - call (973) 786-6445. All ages welcome. 2-mile naturalist-guided hike to explore the trails and observe the plants and animals of Kittatinny Valley State Park. 11 a.m. Kittatinny Valley State Park, 199 Goodale Road, Newton, NJ 973-786-6445.

Memorial Day Indoor Picnic: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend and the much anticipated start to the summer with an indoor picnic. That’s right, hotdogs, popcorn, and juice in the children’s room. Please bring a blanket to sit on and your U.S.A spirit. Register online at www.spartalibrary.com 11 a.m. Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-729-3101.

Wine Vertical Tasting: Vertical Tasting of Cabernet Franc available Saturday and Sunday only. Learn about how wine ages by tasting 4 different years of Cabernet Franc wine at Ventimiglia Vineyard. 12 p.m. Ventimiglia Vineyard, 101 Layton Road, Wantage, NJ 973-875-4333.

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Taiji, Qigong And Meditation: New classes forming in Sussex. Learn a Traditional time tested art. No Experience necessary, all genders, ages etc... Open and welcome to yoga, pilates and cross trainers. 7 p.m. NJ Chen Taiji, 86 Main St, Sussex, NJ 215-410-9967.

Spiritual Saturday - Pot Luck Dinner And Movie: Enjoy an uplifting movie and share enlightening conversation. Safe environment to share thoughts and ask questions around spiritually and our connection to the world. Register at tree-health.com/eventsnew. 7 p.m. The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd #107, Newton, NJ 973-500-8813.

Sunday

May 27

Sunday Worship At Shepherd Of The Hills: You are most welcomed and invited to join Shepherd of the Hills for Worship on Sundays. Traditional Lutheran Liturgy at 8 AM, Family Liturgy at 10:15 AM, Evening Word and Meal at 6 PM. Faith Formation for young people and their parents at 9 am through May 20. Fellowship after both am worship services. Assistive Listening System is available for those in need. Contact 073-729-7010 for more information. Visit our website www.sothnj.org for more information about life in our congregation. 8 a.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 246 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-729-7010.

St. Francis De Sales Church Services: Please join us for the Celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays. Parish Gift Shop opens immediately following Mass. 8 a.m. St. Francis de Sales Church, 614 County Rd 517, Glenwood, NJ (973) 827-3248.

Sunday Breakfast On The Boardwalk: Come enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Sparta Elks Lodge on the Boardwalk. All your breakfast favorites cooked to order. Great food, great view. And all proceeds go to various Elks charities. 8 a.m. Sparta Elks Lodge, 6 W Shore Trail, Sparta Township, NJ 9735346872.

Sunday Services Schedule: We invite you to come and worship with us. Friendly and inviting congregation that makes you feel at home. Everyone is welcome at God’s table. Sunday services with holy communion 8:30 am and 10:30 AM. Sunday school at 9:30 AM, k - 8th Grade. 8:30 a.m. Holy Counselor Lutheran Church, 68 Sand Hill Road, Sussex, NJ 973-827-5251.

Sunday Worship Services And Sunday School: Worship at 8:30 and 10:30 am. Adult Sunday School at 9:15. Sunday School for Pre-k through High School at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care 9 am to Noon. Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Ave., Sparta, NJ. 973-729-7773. 8:30 a.m. Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Ave N, Sparta Township, NJ

Green Pond Bible Church Sunday Services: Join us for Sunday worship at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Evening service at 6 p.m. Green Pond Bible Chapel, 1083 Green Pond Road, Newfoundland. 973-697-0990. www.greenpondbible.org 8:30 a.m. Green Pond Bible Church, 1083 Green Pond Road, Newfoundland, NJ

Vernon United Methodist Sunday Worship Services: Join us for Sunday Worship. We offer two services:Traditional at 8:30a.m. and Family oriented with Praise Music at 10:30a.m. We operate a Food Pantry and a Clothing Ministry every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. “Welcoming Wednesdays” at 6:00p.m. Community Dinners last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. 8:30 a.m. Vernon United Methodist Church, 303, NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ

Breakaway Day Camp At Sparta Evangelical Free Church: 4 Weeks of Camp plus a week of Upward Basketball Camp and a week of Upward Soccer Camp. 8:45 a.m. Sparta Evangelical Free Church, 429 Lafayette Road, Sparta Township, NJ (973) 300-1717.

St. Simon The Apostle Mass: Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 9 a.m. St. Simon the Apostle Church, 1010 Green Pond Road Green Pond, NJ

Come Worship With Us: Sunday morning 9am for Traditional Worship or 10:30am for Family Praise Service - all welcome :) 9 a.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3320, NJ-94, Hamburg, NJ 973-827-5080.

Religious Services: Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 9:00 am and Worship Services at 10 am. Babysitting available. Handicapped accessible 11:30 a.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 37 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ. 973-383-3945. 9 a.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 37 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ

Weekend Mass At St. Joseph Church: Join us for the celebration of the Mass, Saturday 5 p.m, Sunday 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., and 12 Noon in the Church; 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. 9 a.m. St. Joseph Church, 454 Germantown Road, West Milford, NJ

Worship With Us: Come join us for Sunday worship: Traditional/Praise Team Service at 9:15 a.m. Children’s Service and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. All Welcome. 973-697-6060 9:15 a.m. Holy Faith Lutheran Church, 104 Paradise Road, Oak Ridge, NJ

Sunday Worship: We invite you to join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Coffee hour follows worship. Sunday School begins at 11:00 a.m. Child care is always provided. The First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, 32 Main Street, Sparta, NJ. (973) 729-6197. 9:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, 32 Main St, Sparta Township, NJ

Worship: Come and experience the beauty of Orthodox worship as we offer praise and glory to God. 9:30 a.m. Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, 102, NJ-284, Wantage, NJ 973-702-0622.

Sunday School For All Ages: Come to Sunday School and meet new people. Bring your children for a fun Sunday School experience. 9:30-10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, 110 Main St. Newton, NJ-383-9757. 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, 110 Main St, Newton, NJ

Highlands Bible Church Sunday Service: Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30am at Highlands Bible Church to worship God together. Come early for some good coffee, a bagel, and a parking spot. Childcare and kids programs provided. For more information, please visit www.HighlandsBibleChurch.org 307 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ [Formerly St. Thomas Episcopal] 9:30 a.m. Highlands Bible Church, NY-94, Vernon Township, NJ 973-764-7506.

Crossroads Church: Every Sunday we gather at 10am for praise and worship, and a relevant message. We offer a fun and dynamic kids program during this time as well. We are a friendly, family community-oriented church. Sunday services take place at 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ. Visit us on the web at CrossroadsHamburg.com. 10 a.m. Crossroads Church Hamburg, 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ

Faith With Love Fellowship Church Main Worship Service: Here you will experience anointed and uplifting Praise and Worship Music. Enjoy timely, relevant and understandable Teaching and Preaching from the Life-giving Word of God. And receive personalized Prayer for any area in your life. All in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere of faith. 10 a.m. The McAfee Bible Church, 28, NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ (973) 827-3345.

Sussex Wesleyan Church Worship Experience: Come experience God with us. Casual welcoming family atmosphere. Modern upbeat worship music. Meaningful and encouraging teaching with Pastor Willie Vaughan. 10 a.m. Sussex Wesleyan Church, 25 2nd St, Sussex, NJ (973) 702-1337.

Glenwood Baptist Church Worship Service: We gather for worship every Sunday 10 a.m. Glenwood Baptist Church, 1863 County Rd 565, Glenwood, NJ (973) 764-7681.

Annual Heirloom Tomato And Veggie Plant Sale: Grown your own garden this year. We will have a multitude of heirloom, heritage and hybrid tomato transplants as well as vegetable transplants inlcuding: lettuces, brussel sprouts, eggplant, squash, cucucumbers, onions and both hot and sweet peppers. 10 a.m. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 973-970-3276.

Solid Rock Baptist Church Services: Join us for a closer walk with the Lord as Pastor David Struble preaches from the King James Bible. Bible study begins at 10 am with Sunday services at 11 am and 6 PM. 10 a.m. Solid Rock Baptist Church, 1574 Route 565, Sussex, NJ

Sunday Church Services: The United Methodist Church at Newfoundland is an embracing community, welcoming everyone. Join us for a spiritually uplifting service with rejoicing music and Sunday School. 10 a.m. The United Methodist Church at Newfoundland, 65 La Rue Road, Newfoundland, NJ

Community Church Of Smoke Rise Worship Services: Community Church of Smoke Rise Worship every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. 10 a.m. Community Church of Smoke Rise, 38 N Road, Kinnelon, NJ

Living Word Church Sunday Worship Services: Come join us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for inspirational worship and relevant sermons. Enjoy coffee and refreshments following the service. Nursery care and Children’s Church are offered through 6th grade during the sermon time. All are welcome. 10 a.m. Living Word Church, 93 N Lake Shore Drive, Hewitt, NJ

A Place To Worship: Please join us in worship. Come as you are to our bible based church. Communion the first of every month. Child care and childdren’s church available. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. First Baptist Church, 110 Main St, Newton, NJ. 973-383-9757 11 a.m. First Baptist Church, 110 Main St, Newton, NJ

Sunday Celebration Service: Please join us every Sunday at 11a.m. with our dynamic minister and talented musicians, along with other like-minded people for a weekly blast of authentic spirituality. You will be uplifted, inspired and reminded of your innate spiritual nature and connectedness to all of life. 11 a.m. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Road, Lafayette, NJ 973-383-6277.

Wine Vertical Tasting: Vertical Tasting of Cabernet Franc available Saturday and Sunday only. Learn about how wine ages by tasting 4 different years of Cabernet Franc wine at Ventimiglia Vineyard. 12 p.m. Ventimiglia Vineyard, 101 Layton Road, Wantage, NJ 973-875-4333.

Life Along The Wallkill River: Sparta Historical Society’s spring exhibit at the Van Kirk Homestead Museum is the story of Sparta and its historic relationship to the Wallkill River. This exhibit illustrates the continuum of this relationship from the eighteenth into the twentieth century through artifacts, photographs, animal mounts pertaining to the n 1 p.m. Van Kirk Homestead Museum, 336 Main St, Sparta Township, NJ (973) 726-0883.

Youth Group - 6th Through 12th Grade: We have two youth groups. 6th-8th grade and 9-12th grade. We meet every Sunday unless another activity has been arranged. Have fun with us. The United Methodist Church at Newfoundland. See the website. 3 p.m. The United Methodist Church at Newfoundland, 65 La Rue Road, Newfoundland, NJ

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Book Of The Month Club: Description: Meet fellow lovers of the written word and enjoy engaging conversation. All within a cozy environment at TTOHC. Register at tree-health.com/eventsnew. 7 p.m. The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd #107, Newton, NJ 973-500-8813.

Monday

May 28

Crossroads Church: Every Sunday we gather at 10am for praise and worship, and a relevant message. We offer a fun and dynamic kids program during this time as well. We are a friendly, family community-oriented church. Sunday services take place at 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ. Visit us on the web at CrossroadsHamburg.com. 10 a.m. Crossroads Church Hamburg, 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ

Move And Groove: Active older adult fitness. For all ability levels, no dance experience needed. Easily modified to meet your needs. 10 a.m. Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road, Franklin, NJ 973-827-9734.

Kundalini Yoga Class With Ania: a full practice mixed level class of multi level breathing exercises, yogic poses and movement, a variety of meditation and relaxation techniques. 10 a.m. SERENITY WELLNESS CENTER, 22 E Main St, Sussex, NJ 973-875-6382.

Water Ski Show: The Lake Mohawk Ski Hawks annual Memorial Day Water Ski Show on Mon., May 28, at 11am -12.30pm immediately following the parade in Sparta Twp. FREE. Donations accepted. Fun, music, entertainment, food /drinks available for purchase. Bring a chair or blanket. Lake Mohawk. 21 Boardwalk, Sparta, NJ. 11 a.m. 21 Boardwalk, 21 Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk, Sparta Township, NJ 9737296156.

Career Exploration Club For Middle School Age Students: Explorer Club 15, chartered to the Sussex County YMCA, is an 8-week career exploration program for middle school students. Meetings are each Monday, April. 16 - June 11, except Memorial Day, 4:00pm-5:00pm, at the Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Road, Hardyston. Reserve your spot at https://tinyurl.com/careerexplorationclub. 4 p.m. Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Drive, Hamburg, NJ 973-765-9322 x2.

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Taiji, Qigong And Meditation: New classes forming in Sussex. Learn a Traditional time tested art. No Experience necessary, all genders, ages etc... Open and welcome to yoga, pilates and cross trainers. 7 p.m. NJ Chen Taiji, 86 Main St, Sussex, NJ 215-410-9967.

Tuesday

May 29

Pop’s Book Nook: Thrift Book Store - Gently used books, DVD’s and CD’s - Open Tues 9-3, Thurs 9-3 and Fri 3-6 - Come see our great selection :) 9 a.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3320, NJ-94, Hamburg, NJ 973-827-5080.

Yoga For Beginners-foundations Of Postures With Kathy: Have you ever wanted to try yoga but didn’t know where to begin? This class is for you. Come learn yoga postures focusing on alignment to create flexibility, strength and balance. 10:30 a.m. SERENITY WELLNESS CENTER, 22 E Main St, Sussex, NJ 973-875-6382.

Preschool Bookworms: This storytime is for children age 3 and over who can sit independently without caregiver. Caregivers of children attending the storytime session for 3-6 year olds are required to remain in the building. No registration required. Please note: Storytime will not be held when Sparta schools are closed, planned or otherwise. 11 a.m. Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-729-3101.

Tuesday Evening Meditation: Join us every Tuesday for a half-hour of meditation. 7 p.m. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Road, Lafayette Township, NJ 973-383-6277.

Book Study Group: We are currently reading Letting Go, The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins. The book is for sale in our bookstore and you may join us at any point for a very informative discussion on this subject. 7:30 p.m. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Road, Lafayette, NJ 973-383-6277.

Flower Moon Night Hike: Fee: $5 Teens and adults; pre-registration required by May 28 - call (973) 786-6445. Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center. Let’s celebrate the full moon of May with a unique after-dark 2.5-mile hike in the park, followed by moon pies in the visitor center. Headlamps and/or flashlights are required. 8 p.m. Kittatinny Valley State Park, 199 Goodale Road, Newton, NJ 973-786-6445.

Wednesday

May 30

Senior Exercise: lpn Instructor specialized in older adult fitness. For all ages and abilities. 9:30 a.m. Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road, Franklin, NJ 973-827-9734.

Afternoon Book Study Group: Please join us for Eric Butterworth’s excellent book: Spiritual Economics. The book is on sale at our center’s bookstore. You may join us at any point for discussion. 3:30 p.m. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Road, Lafayette, NJ 973-383-6277.

Free Community Dinner: We are kicking off summer with a Barbecue. Join us for some hamburgers, hot dogs and other summer foods. All are invited and all are welcome. New Beginnings Clothing Ministry will open at 5 pm so you can shop before eating. 6 p.m. Vernon United Methodist Church, 303, NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 973-764-3188.

Message And A Meal: Message and a Meal: The Vernon United Methodist Church invites all to a very informal light meal,short Bible Message and joyous singing. The event starts at 6pm,ends at 7pm and will be held weekly in the church’s Social Hall at 303 Rte 94 (at the corner of Church St.) 6 p.m. Vernon United Methodist Church, 303, NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 973-764-3188.

Friends Of The Sussex-wantage Library Annual Meeting: friends of the SUSSEX-WANTAGE library annual meeting WEDNESDAY, may 30, 6PM community room @ SUSSEX-WANTAGE library AGENDA: Election of officers; adoption of revised by-laws Current and new members welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information: sussexwantagefol@gmail.com 6 p.m. Sussex-Wantage Library, 69 County Rd 639, Wantage, NJ none.

Free Health Care Careers Seminar: Learn about educational opportunities and the skills needed for success in the dynamic field of health care. 6:30 p.m. Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill St, Newton, NJ 973-940-3500.

World Ms Day, May 30th, Inspires Ms Gala Benefit And Concert At Crystal Springs: Wednesday May 30th 6:30pm - 9:30pm ... The Grand Rotunda at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ ... Walk Around Food and Wine Tasting and Live Auction, plus a Live Bocelli Concert performed by Jon Hartlage, The Singing Wineguy ... $55 Per Person ... Tickets can be purchased online at: www.voicesforfaith.com 6:30 p.m. Crystal Spring Golf Course, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ

Finding Purpose In The Life We’re Leading: Join us at Crossroads Church for our Wednesday night Bible study as we find purpose in the life that we’re leading. The Bible study will begin at 7pm weekly and will be held at 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ. We are a friendly, family community-oriented church. All are welcome. Visit our website at CrossroadsHamburg.com. 7 p.m. Crossroads Church Hamburg, 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ

Taiji, Qigong And Meditation: New classes forming in Sussex. Learn a Traditional time tested art. No Experience necessary, all genders, ages etc... Open and welcome to yoga, pilates and cross trainers. 7 p.m. NJ Chen Taiji, 86 Main St, Sussex, NJ 215-410-9967.

Thursday

May 31

Sparta Dragon Boat Registration Opens On Feb. 1: Register now at spartadragonboat.com for additional details about this fundraiser for Sparta’s public schools held at Lake Mohawk on May 20. 8 a.m. Lake Mohawk Country Club, 21 Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk, Sparta Township, NJ 800-905-7331.

Pop’s Book Nook: Thrift Book Store - Gently used books, DVD’s and CD’s - Open Tues 9-3, Thurs 9-3 and Fri 3-6 - Come see our great selection :) 9 a.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3320, NJ-94, Hamburg, NJ 973-827-5080.

Chair Yoga: Learn how to use a chair to help open, align, stretch and strengthen your body. Good for those with physical challenges, limited mobility, seniors, pregnant women and those recovering from injury. Register at tree-health.com. Location: American Legion hall, 20 Yates Ave, Newton, NJ. 9:30 a.m. The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd #107, Newton, NJ 973-500-8813.

Music And More: Ages 0-5 Sing, dance and learn about rhythm and rhyme while making new friends. Parent must accompany child(ren) Two Sessions 9:30am - 10:10am and 10:20am - 11:00am 9:30 a.m. Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road, Franklin, NJ 973-827-9734.

Chair Yoga: Learn how to use a chair to help open, align, stretch and strengthen your body. Good for those with physical challenges, limited mobility, seniors, pregnant women and those recovering from injury. Register at ttohc.com. Location: American Legion hall, 20 Yates Ave, Newton, NJ. 10:30 a.m. The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd #107, Newton, NJ 973-500-8813.

Yoga For Beginners - Foundation Of Postures With Kathy: Have you ever wanted to try yoga but didn’t know where to begin? This class is for you. Come learn yoga postures focusing on alignment to create flexibility, strength and balance. 10:30 a.m. SERENITY WELLNESS CENTER, 22 E Main St, Sussex, NJ 973-875-6382.

Family Storytime: Join us in the Children’s room for an interactive storytime in which children ages 0-6 and their caregivers share in the fun of stories, puppets, music, and more. No registration required. Please note: Storytime will not be held when Sparta schools are closed, planned or otherwise. 10:30 a.m. Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-729-3101.

Open Play: Ages 2-5 Don’t be shy, come have fun and meet a friend. 11 a.m. Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road, Franklin, NJ 973-827-9734.

Wantage Day: Wantage Day will be held on Saturday May 19 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Woodbourne Veterans Memorial Park on Sherman Ridge Road. There will be fun and entertainment for kids of all ages, bouncy inflatables, live music, food, giveaways, and raffles. Admission is free 12 p.m. Woodbourne Veterans Memorial Park, 145 Sherman Ridge Road, Wantage, NJ 973 875 7193.

Daily Bean 2018 Prom Dress Giveaway At Barbara Sklar Studios: The Daily Bean in Vernon, NJ is Hosting their 2018 Prom Dress Giveaway every Thursday in May from 3-5pm at Barbara Sklar Studios. Bring your friends or come alne amd try on your favorite dress, step onto our Selfie PhotoBooth Statiom and see what your friends and family think of your new Prom Dress.. 3 p.m. Barbara Sklar Studios, Vernon Colonial Plaza, 40 Route 94, Vernon Township, NJ

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Free Legal Advice Available At Project Self-sufficiency: Get free legal advice at Project Self-Sufficiency 6 p.m. Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill St, Newton, NJ 973-940-3500.

Free Course For Family Members Of Adults With Mental Health Challenges: need information and support to help you cope with a loved ONE’S mental ILLNESS? Take NAMI’s free “Family-to-Family” 12-session course. Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m., March. 15-May 31. Location: Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ. To register call 973-214-0632 or 973-862-0102. 6:30 p.m. Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ 973-214-0632.

Friday

June 1

Pop’s Book Nook: Thrift Book Store - Gently used books, DVD’s and CD’s - Open Tues 9-3, Thurs 9-3 and Fri 3-6 - Come see our great selection :) 9 a.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3320, NJ-94, Hamburg, NJ 973-827-5080.

Music Lessons And Recording At The Rusty Hill: Affordable Music Lessons for all ages. Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin and Ukulele. Beginners and up. Affordable Music Recording for all musical acts, with radio airtime play. At The Rusty Hill Country Music Store 317 Rt. 94 in Vernon, NJ. Find us on Facebook. 11 a.m. The Rusty Hill, 317, NY-94, Vernon Township 973-737-4170.

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Beginner Yoga Hike: Fee: $10 pre-registration; $15 day-of. Teens and adults. Wind down your week and restore balance with the natural harmony of Hatha yoga. Develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind. Meet at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center. 5 p.m. Kittatinny Valley State Park, 199 Goodale Road, Newton, NJ

Mexican Fiesta Night: Join us for an authentic family style Mexican meal: tacos, tortillas, guacamole, chicken, al pastor pork and all the fixings. Coffee and dessert included.Eat in or Take out. All are welcome. 6 p.m. Holy Faith Lutheran Church, 104 Paradise Road, Oak Ridge, NJ

High Point Jazz Concert: “Come hear the High Point Jazz Program play all your favorite classics from Ellington and Gershwin to Mancini and Tower of Power. Both the High Point Jazz Ensemble and High Point Jazz Band will be performing an outdoor concert at the Sussex-Wantage Library on Friday, June 1st at 6 pm. Rain Date Friday June 8th, 6 pm. ? 6 p.m. Sussex Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639 973 875 3940.

High Point Jazz Concert: “Come hear the High Point Jazz Program play all your favorite classics from Ellington and Gershwin to Mancini and Tower of Power. Both the High Point Jazz Ensemble and High Point Jazz Band will be performing an outdoor concert at the Sussex-Wantage Library on Friday, June 1st at 6 pm. Rain Date Friday June 8th, 6 pm. ? 6 p.m. Sussex Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639 973 875 3940.

Ballroom Dance Social: Dance to great ballroom and latin music in Vernon’s elegant 1800 sf ballroom. Great activity for adult couples of all ages. Call for reservations, information and directions 973-875-4300. 7 p.m. 4 Franklin Ln, Sussex, NJ-0309, United States, 4 Franklin Lane, Vernon Township, NJ

Ballroom And Latin Dance Social With Lesson: Dance and learn each Friday to Ballroom and Latin music in Vernon’s 5-star rated 1800 sf ballroom with a floating dance floor. Plenty of parking, 7-11 pm, food, refreshments and dance lesson included. Great activity for adult couples of all ages and a perfect way to meet new friends and socialize. Call 973-875-4300. 7 p.m. 4 Franklin Ln, Sussex, NJ-0309, United States, 4 Franklin Lane, Vernon Township, NJ 973-875-4300.

Youth Night At Crossroads: Join us every Friday night from 7- 9:30 for youth night for teens in grades 6-12. This night is designed to help teens grow their faith in an atmosphere where they can belong. youth night will be held at 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ. For other upcoming youth events, visit us on the web at CrossroadsHamburg.com. 7 p.m. Crossroads Church Hamburg, 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ 973-827-9771.

Saturday

June 2

All 1 5k Run/walk 2018 Benefit For Children Of Higher Needs At Sussex Christian School: all 1 run 5K presented by Sussex Christian School Proceeds benefit Sussex Christian School’s Inclusion Program which helps students with higher needs. Free Dry-Fit Shirt to first 150 entries received thru May 14. Women’s and Youth Sizes Available. RUNSIGNUP.COM for more info.http://www.sussexchristianschool.org/ 8 a.m. Woodbourne Park, 189 Sherman Ridge Road, Wantage, NJ 973-875-5595.

Reiki Anonymous (Share And Clinic): Experience the healing touch of Reiki. Includes discussion, meditation and the giving and receiving of energy. Register at ttohc.com 9 a.m. The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd #107, Newton, NJ (973)500-8813.

Esl Classes-english Classes For Adults: Free Classes | textbook and material $30 Upstairs Room 203/205 Sparta Evangelical Free Church 9 a.m. Sparta Evangelical Free Church, 429 Lafayette Road, Sparta Township, NJ (973) 300-1717.

Vintage Costume Jewelry Show: Colorful vintage costume jewelry in mint condition at reasonable prices in lucite, metal and rhinestones and other retro materials and designs. 9am-1pm Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ 9 a.m. Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave, Sparta Township, NJ 2012132146.

Summer Vendor Show: Saturday, June 2 from 10 am - 2 PM. LuLaRoe, Scentsy and More. Apshawa Firehouse 666 Macopin Road, West Milford, NJ 10 a.m. Apshawa Volunteer Fire Department, 666 Macopin Road, West Milford, NJ 201-274-3061.

Vendor And Crafter Event: Various local small business vendors and crafters will be on hand for one stop shopping. 10 a.m. Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road, Franklin, NJ 973-827-9734.

Walk-about Andover: Fee: $10 (lunch additional); pre-reg required. Adults. In partnership with the Historical Society of Andover Borough, let’s celebrate National Trails Day with this intriguing look back at the history of Andover. Two-mile walk along the Sussex Branch Trail. Lunch at Andover Diner. 11 a.m. Kittatinny Valley State Park, 199 Goodale Road, Newton, NJ (973) 786-6445.

Book Signing, June 2 At Sparta Books: It will be an all-Sussex County affair June 2 when a novelist releases, reads from and signs his debut effort, “Force of Will,” at the bookstore in town. Author Tan Swiftwater returns to the area that Saturday for the event from 1 p.m. to 2:30 at Sparta Books, 29 Theatre Center, Sparta. 1 p.m. Sparta Books, 29 Center St, Sparta Township, NJ

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Hike To Happy Hour At Angry Erik Brewing: Fee: $5 (beverages additional); pre-registration required. For ages 21 and over. Celebrate “National Trails Day” into the evening with a leisurely 3-mile round-trip hike at sunset to enjoy happy hour snacks and beverages (optional) at our midway pit-stop. 5 p.m. Kittatinny Valley State Park, 199 Goodale Road, Newton, NJ (973) 786-6445.

Taiji, Qigong And Meditation: New classes forming in Sussex. Learn a Traditional time tested art. No Experience necessary, all genders, ages etc... Open and welcome to yoga, pilates and cross trainers. 7 p.m. NJ Chen Taiji, 86 Main St, Sussex, NJ 215-410-9967.

Gebiya Sacred Gong Immersion Meditation And Healing Event: come to an evening of wonderful gong sounds while you journey and travel through your own inner LANDSCAPE. 7 p.m. SERENITY WELLNESS CENTER, 22 E Main St, Sussex, NJ 973-875-6382.

Gebiya Sacred Gong Immersion Meditation And Healing Event With Christopher: Come to an evening of wonderful Gong sounds while you journey and travel through your own inner landscape. Reservations suggested 973-875-6382 7 p.m. SERENITY WELLNESS CENTER, 22 E Main St, Sussex, NJ 973-875-6382.

The Extraordinary Card Magic Of Jason Ladanye- 24kt Close-up Magic: Jason Ladanye is one of the best and most entertaining card magicians in the world today. Jason exposes the underground world of cheating at cards and how to beat Vegas if you have the skills. He has spent a lifetime mastering this skill set and it’s an experience that audiences never forget. 8 p.m. Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave, Sparta Township, NJ 973-769-2893.

Live Music: Homebrew String Crew @ O’reilly’s Pub: Join the Homebrew String Crew for a fun night of Celtic rock, American folk and classic rock at O’Reilly’s Pub. Music by Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy’s, Charlie Daniels Band, Johnny Cash, and more. To learn more about the Homebrew String Crew, visit us online at http://www.homebrewstringcrew.com. Find us on Facebook/ 9 p.m. O’Reilly’s Pub and Grill, 271 Spring St, Newton, NJ

Sunday

June 3

Sunday Worship At Shepherd Of The Hills: You are most welcomed and invited to join Shepherd of the Hills for Worship on Sundays. Traditional Lutheran Liturgy at 8 AM, Family Liturgy at 10:15 AM, Evening Word and Meal at 6 PM. Faith Formation for young people and their parents at 9 am through May 20. Fellowship after both am worship services. Assistive Listening System is available for those in need. Contact 073-729-7010 for more information. Visit our website www.sothnj.org for more information about life in our congregation. 8 a.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 246 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-729-7010.

St. Francis De Sales Church Services: Please join us for the Celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays. Parish Gift Shop opens immediately following Mass. 8 a.m. St. Francis de Sales Church, 614 County Rd 517, Glenwood, NJ (973) 827-3248.

Sunday Services Schedule: We invite you to come and worship with us. Friendly and inviting congregation that makes you feel at home. Everyone is welcome at God’s table. Sunday services with holy communion 8:30 am and 10:30 AM. Sunday school at 9:30 AM, k - 8th Grade. 8:30 a.m. Holy Counselor Lutheran Church, 68 Sand Hill Road, Sussex, NJ 973-827-5251.

Sunday Worship Services And Sunday School: Worship at 8:30 and 10:30 am. Adult Sunday School at 9:15. Sunday School for Pre-k through High School at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care 9 am to Noon. Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Ave., Sparta, NJ. 973-729-7773. 8:30 a.m. Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Ave N, Sparta Township, NJ

Green Pond Bible Church Sunday Services: Join us for Sunday worship at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Evening service at 6 p.m. Green Pond Bible Chapel, 1083 Green Pond Road, Newfoundland. 973-697-0990. www.greenpondbible.org 8:30 a.m. Green Pond Bible Church, 1083 Green Pond Road, Newfoundland, NJ

Vernon United Methodist Sunday Worship Services: Join us for Sunday Worship. We offer two services:Traditional at 8:30a.m. and Family oriented with Praise Music at 10:30a.m. We operate a Food Pantry and a Clothing Ministry every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. “Welcoming Wednesdays” at 6:00p.m. Community Dinners last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. 8:30 a.m. Vernon United Methodist Church, 303, NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ

Breakaway Day Camp At Sparta Evangelical Free Church: 4 Weeks of Camp plus a week of Upward Basketball Camp and a week of Upward Soccer Camp. 8:45 a.m. Sparta Evangelical Free Church, 429 Lafayette Road, Sparta Township, NJ (973) 300-1717.

St. Simon The Apostle Mass: Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 9 a.m. St. Simon the Apostle Church, 1010 Green Pond Road Green Pond, NJ

Come Worship With Us: Sunday morning 9am for Traditional Worship or 10:30am for Family Praise Service - all welcome :) 9 a.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3320, NJ-94, Hamburg, NJ 973-827-5080.

Religious Services: Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 9:00 am and Worship Services at 10 am. Babysitting available. Handicapped accessible 11:30 a.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 37 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ. 973-383-3945. 9 a.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 37 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ

Weekend Mass At St. Joseph Church: Join us for the celebration of the Mass, Saturday 5 p.m, Sunday 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., and 12 Noon in the Church; 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. 9 a.m. St. Joseph Church, 454 Germantown Road, West Milford, NJ

Worship With Us: Come join us for Sunday worship: Traditional/Praise Team Service at 9:15 a.m. Children’s Service and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. All Welcome. 973-697-6060 9:15 a.m. Holy Faith Lutheran Church, 104 Paradise Road, Oak Ridge, NJ

Sunday Worship: We invite you to join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Coffee hour follows worship. Sunday School begins at 11:00 a.m. Child care is always provided. The First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, 32 Main Street, Sparta, NJ. (973) 729-6197. 9:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, 32 Main St, Sparta Township, NJ

Worship: Come and experience the beauty of Orthodox worship as we offer praise and glory to God. 9:30 a.m. Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, 102, NJ-284, Wantage, NJ 973-702-0622.

Sunday School For All Ages: Come to Sunday School and meet new people. Bring your children for a fun Sunday School experience. 9:30-10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, 110 Main St. Newton, NJ-383-9757. 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, 110 Main St, Newton, NJ

Highlands Bible Church Sunday Service: Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30am at Highlands Bible Church to worship God together. Come early for some good coffee, a bagel, and a parking spot. Childcare and kids programs provided. For more information, please visit www.HighlandsBibleChurch.org 307 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ [Formerly St. Thomas Episcopal] 9:30 a.m. Highlands Bible Church, NY-94, Vernon Township, NJ 973-764-7506.

Orchard Yoga : Enjoy an invigorating yoga flow while overlooking the pristine farmland and apple orchards. 10 a.m. Pennings Farm Cidery, 4 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick

Crossroads Church: Every Sunday we gather at 10am for praise and worship, and a relevant message. We offer a fun and dynamic kids program during this time as well. We are a friendly, family community-oriented church. Sunday services take place at 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ. Visit us on the web at CrossroadsHamburg.com. 10 a.m. Crossroads Church Hamburg, 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ

Faith With Love Fellowship Church Main Worship Service: Here you will experience anointed and uplifting Praise and Worship Music. Enjoy timely, relevant and understandable Teaching and Preaching from the Life-giving Word of God. And receive personalized Prayer for any area in your life. All in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere of faith. 10 a.m. The McAfee Bible Church, 28, NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ (973) 827-3345.

Sussex Wesleyan Church Worship Experience: Come experience God with us. Casual welcoming family atmosphere. Modern upbeat worship music. Meaningful and encouraging teaching with Pastor Willie Vaughan. 10 a.m. Sussex Wesleyan Church, 25 2nd St, Sussex, NJ (973) 702-1337.

Glenwood Baptist Church Worship Service: We gather for worship every Sunday 10 a.m. Glenwood Baptist Church, 1863 County Rd 565, Glenwood, NJ (973) 764-7681.

Solid Rock Baptist Church Services: Join us for a closer walk with the Lord as Pastor David Struble preaches from the King James Bible. Bible study begins at 10 am with Sunday services at 11 am and 6 PM. 10 a.m. Solid Rock Baptist Church, 1574 Route 565, Sussex, NJ

Sunday Church Services: The United Methodist Church at Newfoundland is an embracing community, welcoming everyone. Join us for a spiritually uplifting service with rejoicing music and Sunday School. 10 a.m. The United Methodist Church at Newfoundland, 65 La Rue Road, Newfoundland, NJ

Community Church Of Smoke Rise Worship Services: Community Church of Smoke Rise Worship every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. 10 a.m. Community Church of Smoke Rise, 38 N Road, Kinnelon, NJ

Living Word Church Sunday Worship Services: Come join us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for inspirational worship and relevant sermons. Enjoy coffee and refreshments following the service. Nursery care and Children’s Church are offered through 6th grade during the sermon time. All are welcome. 10 a.m. Living Word Church, 93 N Lake Shore Drive, Hewitt, NJ

A Place To Worship: Please join us in worship. Come as you are to our bible based church. Communion the first of every month. Child care and childdren’s church available. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. First Baptist Church, 110 Main St, Newton, NJ. 973-383-9757 11 a.m. First Baptist Church, 110 Main St, Newton, NJ

Sunday Celebration Service: Please join us every Sunday at 11a.m. with our dynamic minister and talented musicians, along with other like-minded people for a weekly blast of authentic spirituality. You will be uplifted, inspired and reminded of your innate spiritual nature and connectedness to all of life. 11 a.m. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Road, Lafayette, NJ 973-383-6277.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Book Club: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in association with Black Dog Books of Newton, NJ is excited to announce the second book selection, “Life Is So Good.” 12:30 p.m. Black Dog books, 188 Spring St, Newton, NJ 973-383-0115.

Youth Group - 6th Through 12th Grade: We have two youth groups. 6th-8th grade and 9-12th grade. We meet every Sunday unless another activity has been arranged. Have fun with us. The United Methodist Church at Newfoundland. See the website. 3 p.m. The United Methodist Church at Newfoundland, 65 La Rue Road, Newfoundland, NJ

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Monday

June 4

Crossroads Church: Every Sunday we gather at 10am for praise and worship, and a relevant message. We offer a fun and dynamic kids program during this time as well. We are a friendly, family community-oriented church. Sunday services take place at 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ. Visit us on the web at CrossroadsHamburg.com. 10 a.m. Crossroads Church Hamburg, 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ

Move And Groove: Active older adult fitness. For all ability levels, no dance experience needed. Easily modified to meet your needs. 10 a.m. Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road, Franklin, NJ 973-827-9734.

Kundalini Yoga Class With Ania: a full practice mixed level class of multi level breathing exercises, yogic poses and movement, a variety of meditation and relaxation techniques. 10 a.m. SERENITY WELLNESS CENTER, 22 E Main St, Sussex, NJ 973-875-6382.

Babies And Books: a program for our youngest of patrons. Join us for 20 minutes of songs, fingerplays, and simple stories. For babies from birth through age 3 with caregiver. No registration required. Please note: Storytime will not be held when Sparta schools are closed, planned or otherwise. 10:30 a.m. Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-729-3101.

Career Exploration Club For Middle School Age Students: Explorer Club 15, chartered to the Sussex County YMCA, is an 8-week career exploration program for middle school students. Meetings are each Monday, April. 16 - June 11, except Memorial Day, 4:00pm-5:00pm, at the Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Road, Hardyston. Reserve your spot at https://tinyurl.com/careerexplorationclub. 4 p.m. Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Drive, Hamburg, NJ 973-765-9322 x2.

Women With Brushes Art Exhibit: The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists; on exhibit through April. 2018. D?cor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics that genuinely suit the art styles of Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. 4 p.m. The Grange, 1 Ryerson Road, Warwick 845-986-1170.

Citizenship Information Class: Literacy, NJ Sussex County is pleased to announce a new class for adults- Citizenship Information.This is an hour long introductory class, to be held from 6:30PM to 7:30PM, on Monday, June 4 at the Sparta Public Library, Lower Level,22 Woodport Road, Sparta, NJ. 6:30 p.m. Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-300-9444.

World Ms Day, May 30th, Inspires Ms Gala Benefit And Concert At Crystal Springs: Wednesday May 30th 6:30pm - 9:30pm ... The Grand Rotunda at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ ... Walk Around Food and Wine Tasting and Live Auction, plus a Live Bocelli Concert performed by Jon Hartlage, The Singing Wineguy ... $55 Per Person ... Tickets can be purchased online at: www.voicesforfaith.com 6:30 p.m. Crystal Spring Golf Course, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ

Taiji, Qigong And Meditation: New classes forming in Sussex. Learn a Traditional time tested art. No Experience necessary, all genders, ages etc... Open and welcome to yoga, pilates and cross trainers. 7 p.m. NJ Chen Taiji, 86 Main St, Sussex, NJ 215-410-9967.

Zumba With Debbie Is Back.: zumba is back at Dance Expression. High Energy Dance Fitness Workout Class begins June 4, 2018 8 p.m. Dance Expression dance arts, 3339, NJ-94, Hamburg, NJ 973-823-9500.

Tuesday

June 5

Pop’s Book Nook: Thrift Book Store - Gently used books, DVD’s and CD’s - Open Tues 9-3, Thurs 9-3 and Fri 3-6 - Come see our great selection :) 9 a.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3320, NJ-94, Hamburg, NJ 973-827-5080.

Yoga For Beginners-foundations Of Postures With Kathy: Have you ever wanted to try yoga but didn’t know where to begin? This class is for you. Come learn yoga postures focusing on alignment to create flexibility, strength and balance. 10:30 a.m. SERENITY WELLNESS CENTER, 22 E Main St, Sussex, NJ 973-875-6382.

Preschool Bookworms: This storytime is for children age 3 and over who can sit independently without caregiver. Caregivers of children attending the storytime session for 3-6 year olds are required to remain in the building. No registration required. Please note: Storytime will not be held when Sparta schools are closed, planned or otherwise. 11 a.m. Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta Township, NJ 973-729-3101.

Tuesday Evening Meditation: Join us every Tuesday for a half-hour of meditation. 7 p.m. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Road, Lafayette Township, NJ 973-383-6277.

Book Study Group: We are currently reading Letting Go, The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins. The book is for sale in our bookstore and you may join us at any point for a very informative discussion on this subject. 7:30 p.m. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Road, Lafayette, NJ 973-383-6277.

Wednesday

June 6

Wednesday Walkers: Fee: None; no pre-registration required. Meet at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center. For adults. Start your day off right by stretching your legs, socializing, and soaking in the scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards. 9 a.m. Kittatinny Valley State Park, 199 Goodale Road, Newton, NJ (973) 786-6445.

Senior Exercise: lpn Instructor specialized in older adult fitness. For all ages and abilities. 9:30 a.m. Littell Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road, Franklin, NJ 973-827-9734.

Sparta Woman’s Club - Celebration Luncheon - June 6: You are invited to a luncheon at Lake Mohawk Country Club, Wednesday, June 6, 11:30am, to celebrate another successful year of Sparta Women’s Club. Enjoy a “Taste of Broadway” by the touring ensemble of New Jersey City University led by Marc Dalio. Email Janet Knecht for reservations: fjknecht @gmail.com 11:30 a.m. Lake Mohawk Country Club, 21 Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk, Sparta Township, NJ 973-726-7273.

Afternoon Book Study Group: Please join us for Eric Butterworth’s excellent book: Spiritual Economics. The book is on sale at our center’s bookstore. You may join us at any point for discussion. 3:30 p.m. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Road, Lafayette, NJ 973-383-6277.

Message And A Meal: Message and a Meal: The Vernon United Methodist Church invites all to a very informal light meal,short Bible Message and joyous singing. The event starts at 6pm,ends at 7pm and will be held weekly in the church’s Social Hall at 303 Rte 94 (at the corner of Church St.) 6 p.m. Vernon United Methodist Church, 303, NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 973-764-3188.

Finding Purpose In The Life We’re Leading: Join us at Crossroads Church for our Wednesday night Bible study as we find purpose in the life that we’re leading. The Bible study will begin at 7pm weekly and will be held at 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ. We are a friendly, family community-oriented church. All are welcome. Visit our website at CrossroadsHamburg.com. 7 p.m. Crossroads Church Hamburg, 12 Edsall St, Hamburg, NJ

Navigating The Educational Path : Topics will cover parental concerns, Counseling Services, IandRS, Section 504, Early Intervention, Preschool Programs and the Special Education Process, Individual Education Plans, Classifications under idea and conducting Effective Special Education Parent Advisory Groups. 7 p.m. Hardyston Middle School, 183 Wheatsworth Road, Hamburg, NJ 973-770-5822.

An Evening Of Messages From The Spirit World: Enjoy an evening with messages from loved ones in SPIRIT, or from your higher self and GUIDES. Reserve your space by calling Andrea @ 973-875-6382 7 p.m. SERENITY WELLNESS CENTER, 22 E Main St, Sussex, NJ 973-875-6382.

Taiji, Qigong And Meditation: New classes forming in Sussex. Learn a Traditional time tested art. No Experience necessary, all genders, ages etc... Open and welcome to yoga, pilates and cross trainers. 7 p.m. NJ Chen Taiji, 86 Main St, Sussex, NJ 215-410-9967.




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