Provided photo Planning for the Wednesday, March 22, Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce “Spring Fling Social” are from left: Smokey’s Tavern manager Chris Lennon, Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce board members Kristen Weiss and Janine Dethmers (with Smokey the Bear), Smokey’s Tavern owner Bruce Zaretsky and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Johndrow.

It may be hard to believe after this week’s snowstorm but the first day of spring is next week. .

And spring will be in the air just in time for the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling Social.

The event will be held next Wednesday, March 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Smokey’s Brick Oven Tavern, 2 Vernon Crossing Road in nearby Vernon, N.J.

Guests will have an opportunity to meet greet and socialize with business professionals from around the region in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.

The chamber invites members and non-members to wind down their workday while sipping on a glass of wine and savoring some of Smokey’s complimentary specialty appetizers.

“Smokey’s Brick Oven Tavern is keen to welcome Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce back over the New Jersey border for warm bites, frosty cocktails and fruitful conversation,” said Catering Coordinator Dale Haysom.

Smokey’s Brick Oven Tavern serves one of the area’s finest brick-oven style pizzas, ribs, sandwiches and seafood with an integrated classical Mediterranean and nouvelle American gourmet flare. They are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Guests are encouraged to bring friends and everyone will be eligible to win a variety of raffles and prizes.

Cost is $10 for members and their guests and $20 for non-members.

To make a reservation, call the Chamber at: 845-986-2720 or e-mail:

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