Event Calendar

Events are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Selected events will be published in The Jefferson Chronicle DIGEST monthly magazine and the Weekly Email.

Aug
20
Tue
Lakeland Seniors Meeting @ American Legion Hall
Aug 20 @ 1:45 pm

Meeting is preceded by Bingo and games and followed by refreshments and socialization.
Doors open at noon. New members are most welcome.

Aug
25
Sun
Jefferson Township Farmers Market @ Firemen's Field
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jefferson Township Farmers Market @ Firemen's Field | Jefferson | New Jersey | United States

The Jefferson Township Farmers Market has a new home: Firemen’s Field. The field is located at 750 Route 15 South, behind Bank of America at the intersection with Bowling Green Parkway. The new space will allow more room for vendors and better accommodate traffic flow. Customers will have ample parking onsite and at the Lakeside Recreation Complex directly across the road (15 Swan Lane).

The market returns on June 2 for its third year of providing customers with fresh produce and local goods. It will be open every Sunday from 10:00-2:00 through October, rain or shine, offering an array of seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, eggs, all natural and organic soap, lotions, and more.

Many favorite vendors will be back: The Feisty Pepper, Sparta Mountain Farm, Corbett’s Cookie Bar Kitchen, Jersey Pickles, Olsen’s Honey and Spice, and Escentually Natural. Look for new vendors as well: Jersey Girl Cheese (fresh mozzarella and other Italian-style artisanal cheeses) and Mojo Homemade Dog Treats.

Tom Galfo, known locally as Farmer Tom, is the market organizer and owner of The Feisty Pepper. He told The Jefferson Chronicle that “the farmers market has everything but the box of pasta. Stop by and get fresh produce and homemade goods before going to the grocery store.”

In addition to vendors, Farmer Tom welcomes special interest groups to set up tables and interact with the community. Corporate sponsors are invited as well. Live music provided by Jeiris Cook will once again enhance the opening day market experience, and may become a weekly occurrence.

Galfo, a member of the Morris County Agriculture Development Board, is committed to helping to protect green spaces. He encourages the community to buy from local farmers and invest in locally sourced goods; the success of the farmers market and contributing businesses depends on such support. Farmer Tom encourages consumers to have a connection with the source of their food and how it gets to them. “The more people who get their hands in the dirt and grow their own food, the better off we will be,” he says. “It is valuable to have that understanding.”

Vendors, special interest groups, and corporate sponsors wishing to participate may contact Tom Galfo at TheFeistypepper@gmail.com or 973-919-5657.

Aug
26
Mon
Vacation Bible Camp @ Our Lady Star of the Sea Vacation Bible Camp
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

All Day Vacation Bible Camp. The week of Aug. 26-30 from 9a.m. -3p.m. with before care and after care available for an additional cost. Games, Crafts, Skits and many activities planned to provide a wonderful experience. For additional information please call 973-663-0124.

Sep
1
Sun
Jefferson Township Farmers Market @ Firemen's Field
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jefferson Township Farmers Market @ Firemen's Field | Jefferson | New Jersey | United States

The Jefferson Township Farmers Market has a new home: Firemen’s Field. The field is located at 750 Route 15 South, behind Bank of America at the intersection with Bowling Green Parkway. The new space will allow more room for vendors and better accommodate traffic flow. Customers will have ample parking onsite and at the Lakeside Recreation Complex directly across the road (15 Swan Lane).

The market returns on June 2 for its third year of providing customers with fresh produce and local goods. It will be open every Sunday from 10:00-2:00 through October, rain or shine, offering an array of seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, eggs, all natural and organic soap, lotions, and more.

Many favorite vendors will be back: The Feisty Pepper, Sparta Mountain Farm, Corbett’s Cookie Bar Kitchen, Jersey Pickles, Olsen’s Honey and Spice, and Escentually Natural. Look for new vendors as well: Jersey Girl Cheese (fresh mozzarella and other Italian-style artisanal cheeses) and Mojo Homemade Dog Treats.

Tom Galfo, known locally as Farmer Tom, is the market organizer and owner of The Feisty Pepper. He told The Jefferson Chronicle that “the farmers market has everything but the box of pasta. Stop by and get fresh produce and homemade goods before going to the grocery store.”

In addition to vendors, Farmer Tom welcomes special interest groups to set up tables and interact with the community. Corporate sponsors are invited as well. Live music provided by Jeiris Cook will once again enhance the opening day market experience, and may become a weekly occurrence.

Galfo, a member of the Morris County Agriculture Development Board, is committed to helping to protect green spaces. He encourages the community to buy from local farmers and invest in locally sourced goods; the success of the farmers market and contributing businesses depends on such support. Farmer Tom encourages consumers to have a connection with the source of their food and how it gets to them. “The more people who get their hands in the dirt and grow their own food, the better off we will be,” he says. “It is valuable to have that understanding.”

Vendors, special interest groups, and corporate sponsors wishing to participate may contact Tom Galfo at TheFeistypepper@gmail.com or 973-919-5657.

Sep
6
Fri
Girl Scout Recruitment Event @ Jefferson Twp. Public Library
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Girl Scout Recruitment Event @ Jefferson Twp. Public Library |  |  |

All potential Jefferson Twp. Girl Scouts entering grades K-12 and their parents are
invited! Attend our Recruitment Event to speak with current Girl Scouts and
Adult Volunteers who can answer questions and provide information about the
Girl Scouts in Jefferson Township. Adults are needed to form troops. There will
be coloring and crafts available to keep little ones busy. Don’t miss out! Unleash
Strong! Be a Girl Scout.

Sep
7
Sat
Jefferson Township Rescue Squad Auxiliary Yard Sale and Vendor Event @ JTRS Auxiliary Yard Sale and Vendor Event
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday September 7, 2019 the Jefferson Township Rescue Squad Auxiliary will hold its annual yard sale and vendor event at Firemen s Field in Lake Hopatcong. Interested parties can sell their wares or house hold items for a small fee. Please come out and support this worthy cause.

Sep
8
Sun
Jefferson Township Farmers Market @ Firemen's Field
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jefferson Township Farmers Market @ Firemen's Field | Jefferson | New Jersey | United States

The Jefferson Township Farmers Market has a new home: Firemen’s Field. The field is located at 750 Route 15 South, behind Bank of America at the intersection with Bowling Green Parkway. The new space will allow more room for vendors and better accommodate traffic flow. Customers will have ample parking onsite and at the Lakeside Recreation Complex directly across the road (15 Swan Lane).

The market returns on June 2 for its third year of providing customers with fresh produce and local goods. It will be open every Sunday from 10:00-2:00 through October, rain or shine, offering an array of seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, eggs, all natural and organic soap, lotions, and more.

Many favorite vendors will be back: The Feisty Pepper, Sparta Mountain Farm, Corbett’s Cookie Bar Kitchen, Jersey Pickles, Olsen’s Honey and Spice, and Escentually Natural. Look for new vendors as well: Jersey Girl Cheese (fresh mozzarella and other Italian-style artisanal cheeses) and Mojo Homemade Dog Treats.

Tom Galfo, known locally as Farmer Tom, is the market organizer and owner of The Feisty Pepper. He told The Jefferson Chronicle that “the farmers market has everything but the box of pasta. Stop by and get fresh produce and homemade goods before going to the grocery store.”

In addition to vendors, Farmer Tom welcomes special interest groups to set up tables and interact with the community. Corporate sponsors are invited as well. Live music provided by Jeiris Cook will once again enhance the opening day market experience, and may become a weekly occurrence.

Galfo, a member of the Morris County Agriculture Development Board, is committed to helping to protect green spaces. He encourages the community to buy from local farmers and invest in locally sourced goods; the success of the farmers market and contributing businesses depends on such support. Farmer Tom encourages consumers to have a connection with the source of their food and how it gets to them. “The more people who get their hands in the dirt and grow their own food, the better off we will be,” he says. “It is valuable to have that understanding.”

Vendors, special interest groups, and corporate sponsors wishing to participate may contact Tom Galfo at TheFeistypepper@gmail.com or 973-919-5657.

Jefferson Township Museum Open House @ Jefferson Township Museum (also known as the George Chamberlain House)
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jefferson Township Museum Open House @ Jefferson Township Museum (also known as the George Chamberlain House) | Jefferson | New Jersey | United States

The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will have an open house on Sunday, September 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Costumed docents will be available to talk about this Victorian home.

Congratulations to our member, Dianna Filan, whose docent costume won first prize at the NJ Farm and Horse Show this August. You can almost always find Dianna along with the other dedicated docents in their costumes at the Museum’s first Sunday of the month open house.

At 2 p.m. there will be a dedication ceremony in the Museum gardens of the new garden arbor. The arbor will be dedicated to the Museum Garden Club in appreciation for all they do for the museum gardens.

Be sure to visit Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe located in the original kitchen of the Museum.  The Museum is air conditioned so touring and shopping can be done in comfort.

For further information, refer to the Jefferson Township’s Historical Society website at www.jthistoricalsociety.org, or call Christine Williams, Jefferson Township Historical Society President at 973-697-0258. The museum is located at 315 Dover-Milton Road in Oak Ridge.

Sep
9
Mon
Golden Age Club of Milton Meeting @ Senior Center
Sep 9 @ 1:30 pm

First of 2 September meetings (also 9/23/19). Meetings begin at 1:30 pm and involve the conduction and administration of the club’s trips, bingo and other activities. Club membership is required for a few of our most popular activities. For more info call the center at 973-208-1001.

Sep
14
Sat
Orson Welles’ 1938 ‘War of the Worlds’ Performance @ St Thomas the Apostle Church Hall
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm

Raconteur Radio will come to Jefferson Township to perform a live presentation of the original 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. It is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 5510.

Before television there was radio entertainment. Raconteur Radio brings the thrilling days of the golden age of radio back to life.

Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for live audiences. Their productions are staged around art deco and feature theatrical lighting, period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects.

War of the Worlds is set in Grover Mills, NJ. The play is a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic. The simulated “news bulletins” of the original broadcast suggested to many contemporaneous listeners that an actual alien invasion was currently in progress and, as a result, there were instances of panicked evacuations throughout the US, especially in New Jersey.

St Thomas the Apostle Church Hall is located at 5635 Berkshire Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ. Tickets are $15 per person and are now available.

For Tickets call Fred at 973-697-5998 or Mike at 908-208-5190.