- Monday is Columbus Day. Hopatcong Borough Schools and Sparta Township Public Schools will be closed in observance of the red letter day. Hopatcong Borough Hall and Sparta Town Hall will be closed as well. Regular U.S. Mail will not be delivered for the holiday and postal offices will be shuttered. Due to the Columbus Day observance, there will be no garbage or recycling pickup in Hopatcong on Monday. In Sparta, there will be no solid waste pickup, but recycling will go forward as per the usual Monday schedule. Most banks will be closed for Columbus Day; call before visiting.
- From Tuesday through Thursday, the Hopatcong Middle School PTO Book Fair is underway.
- The Hopatcong Land Use Board meets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall. Discussions are expected to cover topics including proposed new development in the borough. The public is invited to attend.
- Also on Tuesday, a Boating Safety Class is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Hopatcong Senior Center, 32 Lakeside Blvd.
- The Hopatcong Women's Club meets Wednesday 10 a.m. at the Senior Center.
- The Lake Hopatcong Foundation hosts a restaurant night benefit to support its work to improve the lake. Here's how it works: have dinner at Gatwyns on Wednesday evening between 5-10 p.m., and 15 percent of your tab will go to the foundation. For more information on The Lake Hopatcong Foundation restaurant night contact 973-663-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The restaurant is at 900 Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong.
- The Hopatcong Mayor - Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30p.m. at Borough Hall. The public is invited to attend and to participate.
- Alo at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Sparta Township Planning Board will hold its regular meeting.
- On Friday, school spirit is on blast for Hopatcong Borough Schools' Homecoming and Senior Parent Night.
- The Hopatcong CERT Flea Market and Craft Show across from the Post Office at the park and ride continues each Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Nov 9. For more info, call 973-580-9411.
- The borough's Halloween Costume Parade takes place Sunday at noon starting at Hudson Maxim School. Should inclement weather intrude, a rain date has been scheduled for the following Sunday, Oct. 27. For more information, head to the website.
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