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.

Sep
23
Mon
Golden Age Club of Milton Meeting @ Senior Center
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm

Today’s meeting will include a presentation by St. Clare’s Hospital on “Strokes: symptoms, recognition and response”. The presentation is to begin at 1:30 pm.
The Golden Age Club is for Jefferson Twp. residents, age 55+. We usually meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.

Sep
27
Fri
StringSongs Concert – Manring, Garcia, Farrell @ Saint Thomas the Apostle Church
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
StringSongs Concert - Manring, Garcia, Farrell @ Saint Thomas the Apostle Church | Jefferson | New Jersey | United States

Michael Manring (bass), Christopher Garcia (percussion), and Tim Farrell (guitar) will perform jazz, fusion, rock, new age, folk, and world music at Saint Thomas the Apostle church, Oak Ridge, NJ.

Tickets are available at the door for $25/person, and children under 18 are free! You may also reserve tickets at our Parish office by calling (973) 208-0090, or visiting the office during business hours. Please contact eric@ststhomasjohn.org for more information.

Sep
28
Sat
Milton First Aid Squad Blood Drive @ Milton First Aid Squad
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Milton First Aid Squad will hold a blood drive at their headquarters. Anyone over 110 pounds can donate blood.

Crossroads Food Pantry Fundraiser @ Holy Faith Lutheran Church
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm
Crossroads Food Pantry Fundraiser @ Holy Faith Lutheran Church | West Milford | New Jersey | United States

The Crossroads Food Pantry of Holy Faith Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge will host an Italian Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, September 28 at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the BYOB event are $15 per person. Children under 17 eat free.

Crossroads provides food, clothing, and other household items to those in need in the Oak Ridge, West Milford and surrounding communities.  It is open on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and provides nutritious groceries, as well as serving a light, but wholesome meal. Transportation is provided to and from the Food Pantry, if needed.

The pantry encourages fellowship and caring for one another, and this service is provided free of charge and without obligation.

Crossroads has recently become an Affiliate of the Community Food Bank of NJ.

For more information about the fundraiser, contact Pastor Craig Lutz at holyfaith@verizon.net  or 973-689-6060 or Cheng Hsieh t chsieh63@gmail.com or 862-432-2853.

Holy Faith Lutheran Church is located at 104 Paradise Road in Oak Ridge.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect Documentary @ Jefferson Township High School
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Suicide: The Ripple Effect Documentary @ Jefferson Township High School |  |  |

Encore presentation of Suicide the Ripple Effect being shown by Project Speak Out! and JTCONNECT for Suicide Prevention Awareness month!

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film and MOVEMENT, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive.

The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.

The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life’s work since. In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.

Sep
29
Sun
Jefferson Township Farmers Market @ Firemen's Field
Sep 29 @ 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.

Oct
2
Wed
Golden Age Club of Milton Senior Bus Trip @ Milton Senior Center
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm
Golden Age Club of Milton Senior Bus Trip @ Milton Senior Center | Jefferson | New Jersey | United States

The Golden Age Club of Milton is sponsoring a bus trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan. 7 days & 6 nights. We will be staying at The Grand Hotel for 2 nights then off to Frankenmuth for 1 night, the Henry ford Museum, ….and much
For more information: Call 973-697-2102

Oct
6
Sun
21st Annual Wrobo 5K Run/Walk
Oct 6 @ 7:30 am
21st Annual Wrobo 5K Run/Walk

Annual Run/Walk Sets the Pace for Local Generosity

The 21st annual Memorial Wrobo Run, Jefferson’s 5K run/walk, will take place on Sunday, October 6, sponsored by the Junior Woman’s Club of Jefferson Township (JWCJT). JWCJT is a local nonprofit service organization.

The Wrobo Run was established to honor Second Lieutenant John Thomas (J.T.) Wroblewski of Oak Ridge, who joined the Marines only days after the 9/11 attacks and succumbed to injuries sustained while fighting in Ramadi, Iraq. As he strove to make a difference for his country, the JWCJT works to make a difference in the community by donating the proceeds from the event to the following organizations:

Blue Star Mothers of Northern New Jersey-NJ6 (40%): A subsidiary of Blue Star Mothers of America, the group is a nonprofit military organization dedicated to providing support for active duty personnel, promoting patriotism, assisting veterans’ organizations, and in other ways supporting American troops. It was started in 2017 by four moms with children in the military; some of their spouses also served or are currently serving. As friends, they support one another and wanted to do the same for other military families.

Puppy Rescue Mission (40%): PRM fundraises to bring home the canine and feline “battle buddies” of service members deployed around the world. President Anna Cannan’s initial goal was to help rescue “The Lucky Seven” out of Afghanistan, where her fiancé was deployed, and several are now living stateside with their respective soldiers. When needed, PRM also finds forever homes for stray animals.

High School Scholarship (20%): The scholarship is designated for graduating Jefferson students who display extraordinary civic dedication via volunteer efforts as well as exceptional academic achievement.

Sponsorships are available for businesses as well as families.

Family sponsors: During the event, Weldon Road will be lined with American flags labeled with family names at $20 per flag. Proceeds will be split between two township food pantries and the Formisano children. 

Business sponsors: Names will be printed on the back of the race day T-shirt given to all runners. Donations must be received by September 15 for recognition at one of three levels: (1) $500+, (2) $250-$499, (3) $100-$249.

The race begins at the municipal building on Weldon Road. To register, visit www.jeffersonjuniors.org or www.compuscore.com/wroborun. Entry fees (nonrefundable):

Adult pre-registration $25, onsite $30
Student (ages 5-18) pre-registration $15, onsite $20
Family (up to four people) pre-registration $80

The pre-registration deadline is September 25. Onsite registration takes place 7:30-8:30. The race begins promptly at 9:00, rain or shine.

To donate or obtain additional information, contact Trish at 973-945-3530 or Linda at 973-906-4010.

Jefferson Township Farmers Market @ Firemen's Field
Oct 6 @ 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.

Pet Blessing @ St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church
Oct 6 @ 10:15 am
Pet Blessing @ St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church |  |  |

Pets can make us better people.
In the prophet Isaiah’s (11:69 & 65:25) great vision of the Reign of God animals are is essential as human beings to God’s heaven.
Please join us to celebrate our animal friends by thanking God for them and blessing them and a St. Francis medal for you.