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A beefsteak dinner will be held on Saturday, February 23, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church (204 Espanong Road, Lake Hopatcong). The annual fundraiser is sponsored by the Jefferson Township Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 190.
To complement the tender beefsteak filet mignon on French bread, Geresi’s Caterers will provide fresh relish trays, fruit, pasta, French fries, dessert, coffee, and tea.
The Morris County Pipes and Drums will entertain guests.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased in advance from any PBA member. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Are you hobbit-like in nature? Do you prefer the comforts of home and hearth, but have a yearning for travel and adventure – a trait possibly inherited from your mother?
If you have an inner hobbit, consider attending the Jefferson library’s new film series, “Sunday Afternoons in France.” On each of three Sundays, the library will present a French film for those who crave travel, but are reluctant to stray far from home and dinner table.
The Intouchables (January 27) is the story of Driss, an ex-con from the projects who is hired to care for an eccentric French aristocrat named Philippe. His newfound job quickly becomes an unpredictable adventure. Speeding a Maserati through Paris, seducing women, and paragliding over the Alps are just the beginning as Driss turns the often humorous world of upper-class Parisian society upside-down.
Populaire (February 24) focuses on Rose Pamphyle, who lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. Rose travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard. Louis learns that Rose can type with extraordinary speed – using only two fingers – and advises her to compete in a speed-typing competition if she wants the job. Rose makes the finals, but ultimately loses her first competition, so Louis begins training her to become the fastest typist in the world. He makes a bet with Bob Taylor, his best friend (who is married to his old sweetheart, Marie), that Rose can win the regional competition.
La Tête en Friche/My Afternoons with Margueritte (March 24) is the story of life’s random encounters. Germain is a nearly illiterate man in his 50s, considered to be the village idiot by his friends at the local bistro in a small French town. He takes a walk to the park one day and happens to sit beside Margueritte, an articulate, highly intelligent, frail old lady reading excerpts from her novel aloud. Between Germain and Margueritte are 40 years and 200 pounds difference. Germain is lured by Margueritte’s passion for life and the magic of literature from which he has always felt excluded.
All movies will be shown at 2:00 at the Jefferson Township Public Library (1031 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge). Register on the library’s website at www.jeffersonlibrary.net.
The library is open from 9:30-9:00 Monday-Friday, 9:30-6:00 Saturday, and 1:00-5:00 Sunday.
Boy Scout Troop 111 is hosting a pasta dinner fundraiser to help the troop cover expenses such as trips and new equipment. In addition to pasta, the dinner includes salad, breadsticks (donated by Olive Garden), dessert, coffee, tea, and iced tea.
The event takes place on Sunday, February 24, from 4:30-7:00 at the American Legion (210 Espanong Road, Lake Hopatcong). Arrive by 6:45 at the latest to ensure service.
Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children under age 10 and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by calling 973-580-6811, from any member of Troop 111, or at the door.
Join Ms. Michelle as she leads your child in kid-friendly yoga poses (ages 3 and up)
Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to come play chess. New players will be taught the basic skills of chess, and old players can join in games with one another.
The Milton First Aid Squad will host a blood drive on Saturday March 2, 2019 from 9:00 to 1:00 PM. Anyone over 110 pounds and over 16 can donate blood. You can make an appointment by calling 201-251-3703.
The Knee Deep Club’s third and final 2019 ice fishing contest will take place on Sunday, March 3, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The entry fee is $20 for club members and $25 for non-members. Cash prizes will be based on an 80% payout of entry fees for the three heaviest fish in each of the following three categories: Perch/Crappie, Pickerel, and All Other Species (excluding muskies). Ties will be broken according to which fish was entered first.
Take a kid fishing! Any contestant may enter a child through age 15 for $5. The child with the heaviest fish in each category will win a jigging rod and reel. Ties will be broken according to which fish was entered first.
Entry forms with complete rules are available online at www.kneedeepclub.org (click on “What’s Up” on the left) and at the club’s official weigh stations: Dow’s Boat Rental (Nolan’s Point, Lake Hopatcong) and Lake’s End Marina (Mount Arlington Boulevard, Landing).
Mail-in entries must be received by Friday, February 8. In-person entries can be delivered until 8 a.m. the morning of the contest. If the contest is postponed due to unsafe ice conditions, a notice will be posted. For additional information, call 973-663-3826.
Meeting starts at 12.45 p.m. preceded by Bingo, followed by refreshments and socialization.
Trip to Sands Casino on March 11th. Bus leaves from Camp Jefferson.