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Area 3 Special Olympics Next Weekend

A Track & Field Meet is set for Sat., May 7, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., at Hackettstown High School, in Hackettstown. Special Olympics athletes from throughout Morris, Sussex and Warren counties will participate in all kinds of races–from running and relay races to walking, assisted walking and wheelchair races–plus long jump, power lifting, and other events at the Area 3 Special Olympics Track & Field Meet. Special Olympics is a voluntary, non-profit organization that offers a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with mental retardation and other closely related developmental disabilities. The Olympic-style competition helps athletes develop strength,
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Fill-A-Truck Clothing Drive To Benefit Homeless Animals

The Pet Adoption League (PAL) plans to hold a “Fill-A-Truck” fundraiser on Sat., May 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pasta Grill By Enzo in Mansfield.    Acceptable items are new or gently used clothing, all sizes, shoes, blankets, curtains, etc.  Please have them bagged up.  As a ‘Thank You,’ Pasta Grill by Enzo is offering a 10 percent discount on lunch just for donating!  Receive coupon when dropping off items.  Good for Sat., May 14th only;  100 percent of the proceeds benefit homeless animals in the area.  For more information visit www.palpets.org or call 973-584-0095.
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Calligraphist Featured At Arts Group Meeting

Calligraphist Featured At Arts Group Meeting The next Warren County Arts group meeting will feature Jackie Shoup presenting a workshop on the ancient artform of calligraphy. Shoup received her bachelor’s in education from East Stroudsburg University and began her study of calligraphy in 1981 at Reading Area Community College. Over the past 35 years she has attended more than 85 classes and 50 workshops, as well as studied at two international conferences. She was instrumental in starting the Berks Calligrapher’s Guild and was awarded “state juried status” by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen in 1996. She taught classes in the Reading
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Abilities Celebrates Autism Awareness Month With Open House

Abilities Celebrates Autism Awareness Month With Open House As part of Autism SPLASH!, a series of informational and awareness-raising events in April, national Autism Awareness Month, Abilities of Northwest Jersey is hosting autism informational open houses on April 26, from 9 a.m.-noon, and April 28 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Abilities’ Washington site. Abilities ACES, a comprehensive and innovative service designed to address the vocational and societal needs of the ever-growing population of adults with autism, may be the key. By empowering individuals and their families, ACES can assist in creating a knowledgeable and supportive community with the tools required
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Free Breastfeeding Support And Information For Moms


Free Breastfeeding Support And Information For Moms La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who want to breastfeed. LLL of Hackettstown serves the area around northwestern NJ. All moms who have questions about breastfeeding their babies, or need some support or encouragement are welcome to attend meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month in the first floor meeting room of the Northeast Branch Warren County Library in Hackettstown. Visit https://www.facebook.com/LLLofHackettstown/ or email lll@babyandfamily.com for more information.
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Heath Village Retirement Community Offers Caregiver Support

Heath Village Retirement Community Offers Caregiver Support The Caregiver Support Group is open to Heath Village residents, family members and community members. It is held on the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon in the Heath House Board Room in Hackettstown. The next meeting is Tues., May 11. The group will be an open discussion format for attendees to talk about their experiences related to caregiving for a loved one with dementia or any other medical condition. Director of Social Services Danielle Pangallo will facilitate. For more information, call 908-684-5236.
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Centenary College Hosts Color Run Fundraiser

Centenary College Hosts Color Run Fundraiser The Graduate Counseling Society of Centenary College plans to host a “My School Color Run” Mothers Day 5k event on May 8 at 10 a.m. Bring the whole family to this FUNdraiser Run, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. Early registration ends April 22. Register at centenarycolorrun.eventbrite.com. Questions, contact Christina Gallin at (908) 852-1400 x2635 or at gallinc@centenarycollege.edu.
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Centenary College’s Earth Day Celebration Scheduled

Centenary College’s Earth Day Celebration Scheduled This year, Centenary College in Hackettstown welcomes members of the community to its Ninth Annual celebration of Earth Day Sat., April 23, on the front lawn of the College and in the Front Parlours of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building.    This family-oriented event will appeal to children of all ages. Admission to this event is free and will kick off at 8 a.m. with “Breakfast with the Birds.”  Dr. Terry Master, Biology professor at East Stroudsburg University, will lead a nature walk/bird watching stroll at the Charles O. Hayford State Fish Hatchery, located
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Annual Golf Outing Scheduled To Support Church

Annual Golf Outing Scheduled To Support Church St. James’ Episcopal Church of Hackettstown plans to hold its eighth annual Golf Outing on Mon., June 27, at Farmstead Golf & Country Club in Lafayette.  The money raised will be used to help carry out the ministry and mission of St. James’.  This has included supporting local food-insecure children with supplemental food through a Backpack Program, sending a team of teens to help repair houses in Appalachia, and opening parish hall as a warming and food center in times of need.  The church also hosts literacy tutoring, the North Porch Center for mothers and
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Heath Village Hosts Parkinson Support Group

Heath Village Hosts Parkinson Support Group Parkinson’s Support Group at Heath Village Retirement Community in Hackettstown is set for Tues., April 19. The Parkinson’s Support Group is open to Heath Village residents, family members and community members. It is held on the third Tuesday of each month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Heath House Activity Room. The purpose of the group is to provide support and information to those who would like to know more about Parkinson’s and how to cope with the effects of the disease. Valerie Perry, Heath Village dietitian will facilitate. For more information, call 908-684-5202.
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