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- Mar 8 (Sat), 10:00 am
- Singles 3-mile walk in Saddle River Park
- Mar 8 (Sat), 10:00 am
- Jockey Hollow hike (moved from Lewis Morris)
- Mar 8 (Sat), 10:00 am
- CANCELLED Cooper Gristmill Park on the Black River Hike, Chester
- Mar 13 (Thu), 7:00 pm
- Singles Social Dinner and Movie - Hunterdon County
- Mar 16 (Sun), 10:00 am
- Sierra Silver Singles Hike at South Mountain Reservation
- Mar 18 (Tue), 7:00 pm
- Monthly Singles Dinner in Montclair
- Apr 12 (Sat), 10:00 am
- Bearfort Mountain and Firetower Hike
- Apr 19 (Sat), 10:00 am
- Palisades Interstate Park Sierra Silver Singles Hike
- Apr 26 (Sat), 10:00 am
- Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice
- Apr 26 (Sat), 11:00 am
- Earth Day at the Essex County Environmental Center - Sierra Silver Singles
A statewide special interest section including hikes,
social gatherings, cleanups, picnics, cultural outings,
The Sierra Club NJ Singles Section's mission is
to encourage membership in the Sierra Club, work on
environmental issues, and hold social events where
environmentally-motivated people can meet.
We highly recommend that our participants join our
national parent organization, the Sierra Club, dedicated
to exploring and protecting the wild places of the
earth. Your donation helps your voice to be heard
through congressional lobbying on environmental issues.
The Sierra Club is a member-supported environmental
organization, which seeks to influence public policy
in both Washington and the state capitals through
public education and grass-roots political action.
JOIN! Applications are available at all Sierra
Club Singles Section events, as well as at local group
meetings, or online.
We get frequent questions about the age range of
those attending our events. The age range varies widely
(from 30s to 60s and beyond), depending on type of
event and difficulty (if it's a hike).
Outing or social event leaders may collect a $3 surcharge
per event to non-Sierra Club members to cover operational
All activities are open to all, regardless of membership
or marital status. However, we strongly recommend
that once you have participated in 3 of our events,
you join our national parent organization, the Sierra
Please join us as we enjoy our natural areas and
learn about how we can protect them.
- Table of Contents:
- Meeting Schedule
and Political Issues
the Singles Section (national, state, local Sierra
- Contact Directory
KEEPING INFORMED/EVENT DETAILS:
our FREE Listserver:
- Anyone may subscribe/unsubscribe/change their
settings to this list by going to: http://lists.sierraclub.org/archives/NJ-SINGLES-NEWS.html
and clicking on "Join or leave the list."
To contact the listowner, send a message to: NJ-SINGLES-NEWS-request
We will use this automated email service to announce
activities as they are planned. Once you subscribe,
you will receive email messages with the details of
future activities. You may subscribe and unsubscribe
at will. Directions on how to unsubscribe are included
at the bottom of each message. We recommend joining
this useful service as many different outings and
social events will be posted only on the listserver.
And remember, this is a free service!
View the Archive:
This is especially helpful if you either prefer
not to receive e-mail or if you are a new member
to the listserver, as announcements to those events
that will occur in the near future will have already
been sent out by the time you subscribe.
Please feel free to come out to help plan upcoming
events, as well as to socialize.
(Casual pizza gathering and introduction to
club issues and activities.)
Watch this space for updates. At this time no
monthly meetings are scheduled.
Where: Library of the Chathams
214 Main Street (Main St. is Route 124), Chatham,
If you need directions, see the directions
We will have guest speakers at most meetings. If you would like to be informed
of when we have guest speakers, please join our listserver (see above section
titled 'Keeping Informed').
If you want pizza, a $5 donation is required. Also, an R.S.V.P. is required
for pizza. Please R.S.V.P. if you are interested in the pizza social to
joyce00201 (at) yahoo.com
and specify plain or veggie pizza.
LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
- Singles 3-mile walk in Saddle River Park—Saturday, March 8 at 10:00 am
- Join us for a 3-mile walk in Saddle River Park. Rain or snow cancels.
Flat ground, steady pace. Dress warmly and bring water.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 7th - 6:00 p.m. and for for details.
Optional lunch afterwards. More Information.
- Jockey Hollow hike (moved from Lewis Morris)—Saturday, March 8 at 10:00 am
- This hike was originally scheduled for Lewis Morris Park, which remains closed due to snow/ice conditions.
Meet at Jockey Hollow Visitor's Center at 10 AM. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (sabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) if appropriate for the conditions. No pets please. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike. More Information.
- CANCELLED Cooper Gristmill Park on the Black River Hike, Chester—Saturday, March 8 at 10:00 am
- Moderately strenuous: 7 miles in 4 hours in hilly terrain
The hike will cover 7 Miles in 3-4 hours in moderately hilly terrain in a picturesque venue along the Black River. There is a Port-A-John in the parking lot.
Winter Traction devices are required if there is ice or snow on the ground. No pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water and lunch required.
Registration required via web. If you haven't hiked with The Hikist before, include a brief description of your hiking experience with your registration.
Location shown on map is approximate. Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register. More Information.
- Singles Social Dinner and Movie - Hunterdon County—Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 pm
Dinner: The Ship Inn is NJ’s first Brew Pub, 2 blocks from the Delaware River. It has a friendly atmosphere. Seating overlooks the beautiful Harehokake Creek. Enjoy craft-brewed ales and British-inspired foods with locally sourced and ecologically responsible ingredients. The menu includes pasta, beef, chicken and seafood dishes, as well as sandwiches, burgers, salads and vegetarian entrees. Parking: On the street or across the road in the church parking lot.
FOLLOWED BY A MOVIE: “Ingredients"
Description: Inspiring and rich, Ingredients unearths the roots of the local food movement and digs into the stories of the chefs, farmers and activists transforming our broken food system. This upbeat, beautifully-photographed film introduces us to the verdant farms and pioneering restaurants where good food is produced and served. From innovative farm-to-table programs in Harlem to picturesque sheep farms in Oregon s Willamette Valley, Ingredients shows the heart of an alternative food system healthy, sustainable and tasty. 2009 – 67 min
RSVP by email to the leader by March 12. Please include subject heading The Ship Inn with your first and last name. Seating limited to 20 reservations. If you must cancel please notify leader ASAP. We will be joined by the NJ Sierra Club South Highlands Group and members of the Lehigh Valley Sierra Club. You do not need to be a Sierra Club member to attend. More Information.
- Sierra Silver Singles Hike at South Mountain Reservation—Sunday, March 16 at 10:00 am
- Meet before 10 a.m. at the Turtle Back Rock entrance.
We will hike 6-7 miles at a brisk pace, visiting Turtle Back Rock and Hemlock Falls. Bring lunch, wear hiking boots. Rain or snow cancels. Contact leader for additional information. More Information.
- Monthly Singles Dinner in Montclair—Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm
- The chefs at Veggie Heaven use an eclectic array of ingredients in their vegetarian dishes to simulate the appearances and aroma of Chinese cuisine's favorite meats and fish. All of the dishes are prepared entirely with vegetables and vegetable derivatives. The "meat", "poultry" and "seafood" are made from ingenious blends of bean curd, taro root, wheat gluten, mushrooms, yams and other vegetables. Moreover, they only use pure olive oil, and other healthy, nutritious vegetable oils. They do not use MSG, artificial preservatives, or flavorings. No cholesterol, and no saturated fat!!
The cost of the dinner is $22 per person for Sierra members, and $27 for non-members, payable at the door. Cash only. The price includes several appetizers, a variety of entrees served family style, Woon Lung tea, and a dessert of fresh fruit and fortune cookies. Taxes and tips are also included in this price.
Please note this is a BYOB venue.
To make a reservation, respond to Jeff Sovelove no later than Sunday, March 16th. Please get your reservations in early, as we expect a large turnout at this popular restaurant. The restaurant will not be able to accommodate anyone without a reservation for this dinner. Be sure to leave your full name and contact number at the e-mail address to ensure your place at this event.
All email reservations will be confirmed. You MUST notify us of any cancellations up to and including the day of the event or you will be responsible for you reservation.
On street parking is available. There are also two municipal lots on Lorraine Avenue, on either side of Valley Road. More Information.
- Bearfort Mountain and Firetower Hike—Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 am
- The hike will cover 7 Miles in 4 hours in rugged terrain, with great views of the Newark Watershed.
No beginners. No pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water and lunch required. Registration required by clicking on the "Reigster" link. If you haven't hiked with The Hikist before, include a brief description of your hiking experience with your registration.
Location on the map is approximate. Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register. More Information.
- Palisades Interstate Park Sierra Silver Singles Hike—Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 am
- Maximum 4 miles on flat ground in the Palisades Interstate Park. Easy to moderate pace. Optional visit to diner or potluck afterwards. Contact leader for details.
Location shown on map is approximate. More Information.
- Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice—Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 am
- Leader's choice of trails depending on conditions at Jockey Hollow National Park in Morristown. Bring lots of water, lunch, and wear hiking boots. Meet at the visitors' center at 10 AM. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (sabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) if appropriate for the conditions. Optional lunch at a local eatery if we get done in time. No pets please. More Information.
- Earth Day at the Essex County Environmental Center - Sierra Silver Singles—Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 am
- Join us at the Essex County Environmental Center and help celebrate Earth Day. For the past 9 years, we have been providing short canoe trips to individuals and families, many of whom have never been in a canoe. We start at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. We need about 15 volunteers. Please come and join us. More Information.
Outing helpers are needed to sweep (bring up the
rear), post (stand at intersections to direct "traffic"),
sign in people, coordinate optional plans (like
a visit to a viewpoint), pass messages between the
leader and sweep, pass out handouts, have post cards
and petitions signed, promote various issues, etc.
Contact any outing leaders to volunteer. If you
know any hiking areas very well, you may wish to
ask one the outings leaders about training to become
a hike/outings leader yourself. (Very low cost training,
including first aid/CPR, may be available soon.
If interested, you are encouraged to inquire with
the hike leader.)
First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Morristown
at the Famished Frog. An RSVP is required! Join
our list server for further details.
Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Montclair. Restaurant to
be announced. An RSVP is required to Joyce
Movie Night and Special Events:
On occasion, we have special events, such as movies,
which aren't classified as outings or conventional
socials. They can be found on the calendar.
Details of each event are announced via an email
listserver (see Keeping
Informed section above). Please do not contact
the leader with questions until you have received
the monthly hike email with details (sent out the
last week of the prior month).
These are a few of our upcoming events, but by no
means all. Please join our listserv
to be notified of all upcoming events:
CONSERVATION \ POLITICAL ISSUES:
It's E-Bay without the money! The Freecycle
Network lets you clean out your garage without
sending anything to the landfill. Groups are
organized geographically, with many in NJ.
You simply post the things you are giving
away, or look for things you need. Go to http://www.freecycle.org/,
find your closest group, click on it, and
follow the instructions to join.
FIGHT JUNK MAIL!!!
Now here's something we can all get behind.
Want less junk mail? Go to the Direct Marketing
Assn website (http://www.the-dma.org/),
move your mouse over "For Consumers," scroll
down and click on "Remove My Name From Marketing
Lists," click on the link "How to remove your
name from mailing lists," and then fill out
the online registration form. There is a $5
fee for this online service. Or, for the price
of a stamp, you can send a postcard with your
name and address to: Mail Preference Service,
P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512.
Many computers end up in landfills,
leaking toxics. PC maker Dell has begun a
program. For $5 to $15, Dell owners can
send their old machines to the company, where
they are "demanufactured" and their materials
either reused or safely disposed of.
Also check out :
CONSUMER ELECRONICS RECYCLING FACILITIES in
BEYOND THE SINGLES SECTION:
JOIN THE SIERRA CLUB:
The singles section highly recommends that
our participants join our national parent organization,
the Sierra Club, which helps its members explore,
enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.
Your donation helps your voice to be heard through
congressional lobbying on environmental issues.
The Sierra Club is a national, member-supported
environmental organization, which seeks to influence
public policy in both Washington and the state
capitals through public education and grass-roots
If you join the Sierra Club, you will receive
a printed quarterly newsletter from the New
Jersey state chapter including New Jersey outings,
as well as the bimonthly, national Sierra Magazine,
which includes national and international outings/vacations
sponsored by the Sierra Club. Applications are
available at all Sierra Club Singles Section
events, as well as at local group meetings,
Get involved at the local level:
Your membership in the national Sierra Club
also provides membership in the state chapter
and a local group near you.
The local groups hold meetings around the state,
which focus on onservation issues at the local
level and beyond. To find the local Sierra Club
group near you, find your county at (http://newjersey.sierraclub.org/groups.asp).
All chapter and group outings and general
meetings are open to all regardless of membership
CONTACT DIRECTORY FOR NJ SIERRA CLUB'S SINGLES SECTION
Volunteers needed for the positions of outings
leaders, Programs, Publicity, fundraising chair/co-chairs,
and members of all committees, including social
event planners. Please attend a Planning/Executive
Committee meeting or email any of the officers if
you are interested.