Event Calendar

NOTE: All events listed/added to the calendar are subject to print in The Jefferson Chronicle DIGEST monthly print magazine. Events chosen for print are at the editor’s sole discretion. Events are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

Knee Deep Club Ice Fishing Contest #1 @ Dow's Boat Rental and Lake's End Marina
Jan 20 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Knee Deep Club Ice Fishing Contest #1 @ Dow's Boat Rental and Lake's End Marina | New Jersey | United States

The Knee Deep Club’s first of three 2019 ice fishing contests will take place on Sunday, January 20, 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, January 18. 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.

The Knee Deep Club is wishing for a cold period that creates safe ice. The second contest is scheduled for February 10 and the third for March 3.

2nd Annual Pasta Dinner &Trick Tray @ American Legion
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2nd annual Tricky Tray and pasta dinner. Please contact Kathy Cronk at jthsblax@gmail.com for tickets

Interested in Becoming a Soccer Referee? – Grade 9 Referee Course @ Star of the Sea Church
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Jefferson will be hosting the Grade 9 Referee Course on Saturday, March 9th at The Star of the Sea Church in Lake Hopatcong. If you are interested in becoming a referee you must register using the link below.

Jefferson residents have priority registration (you can register NOW), prior to the public which opens on February 9th.

You MUST be 14 years old by the day of the class!


This is the USSF Grade 9 Recreational Level Referee Course. Minimum age is 14 years by the first day of class. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is a 1 day class. Successful completion allows the individual to officiate in-town recreational games as a referee or assistant referee. You may also officiate a U14 or younger travel game as an assistant referee (linesman) ONLY. The test, given at the end of the day, is 50 questions and passing is 80%. If you do not pass the test you have 90 days to re-take and pass. Otherwise you will have to repeat the course in full.The individual usually obtains assignments from the in-town recreational referee coordinator.