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The Town Club of Mountain Lakes was established in 1959 with a mission to build and maintain a strong community.  Fifty five years later – we’re still doing exactly that.  We are a social club that welcomes newcomers and provides daytime and evening events where residents can get to know one another.  At the same time we’re a philanthropic organization that raises over $25K a year to grant to local organizations in need of a helping hand.

Get to know us.  A strong Town Club is at the very heart of a strong
Mountain Lakes community.

 Below you will find highlights of past and future events.  Please click through for more information.  We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month, alternating between daytime and evening meetings.  Join us.

Our Classic Rock Garage Jam: Rock n Roll, BBQ, & You!

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Join your friends and neighbors for this fun, outdoor party

This event (formerly Lakeside Jam) sold out last year (and the year before that)!

Join us ‘garage side’ @Mountain Lakes Motors (Romaine Road, behind Hapgoods, etc). We’ll be partying RAIN or SHINE under our big tent, and enjoying live rock music by an in-demand NYC-based band; succulent BBQ by Denville Meat Shop; beverages including ML’s own Laker Lager and wine selections really too good for a plastic cup 😉

Our Silent Auction will feature a SELECT collection of exciting items, sports event tickets, concert tickets, and designer jewelry.

So bust out your rocker threads and boogie on down to the Garage Jam!

Don’t Miss Out! On Sale Now

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2016 Grant Applications Now Invited

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Town Club Now Accepting Grant Requests for 2016

Beginning April 1 through May 1, The Town Club of Mountain Lakes will be accepting grant requests from local organizations seeking funding for programs impacting the community.

Established in 1959, Town Club’s mission is to build and maintain a strong community. It is a vibrant social club that welcomes newcomers and provides daytime and evening events where residents can get to know one another. Book Club and Dinner Club are just two of the popular activities. Additionally, Town Club is a philanthropic organization that raises thousands of dollars a year to grant to local organizations in need of a helping hand. The Holiday House Tour is the primary fundraiser which makes the grant program possible.

The deadline for online applications is May 1, 2016. Grant recipients will be required to submit a year-end report by April 1, 2017. For questions contact Sueanne Sylvester at 973-219-8845 or grants@townclubml.org.

In 2015, Town Club awarded $23,000 in funding to these programs.

Town Club Board 2016-17 Nominations Now Open!

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Board Nominations for 2016-17 Program Year

We hope you will consider the current opportunities on the Town Club Board and/or to Chair one of our events or programs. There are lots of jobs with varying levels of commitment required. We always have fun and provide a warm welcome to newcomers!

Please take a moment to review the position descriptions. Then, let us know whether YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW would like more information about any of these roles. Feel free to contact any current Board member if you’d like more insight into any of the jobs . . .

The club will elect its new Board in April, with duties commencing in May/June as we begin planning for the 2016-17 year.

WE WANT YOU!!

May Book Club – The Sound of Glass by Karen White

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Join us for a potluck lunch and lively discussion. Newcomers, new members are invited and most welcome!

Event Details

Please RSVP to Gretchen at gretchenhilton73@gmail.com and bring a potluck dish to share.

The Sound of Glass by Karen White

Two years after the death of her husband, Merritt Heyward receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by his reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.

In Beaufort, the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old  half brother.

Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Lowcountry.

May – Wine, Women, and Wit Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

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We meet monthly on a Wednesday evening. We will focus on books that have been made into films. If you don’t have time to read the book, just watch the movie! Then come on over for a relaxing evening of wine, dessert, and good conversation.

Event Details

Please RSVP to Andrea Falco mommy@thefalcos.com / 973.794.6846. Feel free to bring an appetizer or beverage to share, hostess will provide dessert and soft drinks.

Room by Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.