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It’s a sure sign Spring has finally sprung as the Sea Bright Farmer’s Market marks its opening day on Thursday, May 7th. Returning for a 2nd season, the Market is held every Thursday through September from 2 to 7pm and is conveniently located in the municipal parking lot on Ocean Avenue in downtown Sea Bright. Please be sure to visit www.facebook.com/SeaBrightFarmersMarket or follow on Twitter @SB_FarmMarket for a complete listing of weekly vendors and special events.
Is It Real? Contemporary Sculpture that Tricks the Eye opens at the John F. Peto Studio Museum on Saturday, May 9th and runs through September 6th. Located at 102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights, it is open for guided tours of the house and special exhibition on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm and by appointment. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, 12 and under. For more information, call 732-929-4949.
Is It Real? showcases the artwork of ten nationally acclaimed sculptors working in clay, wood, paper, and metal. Made in the trompe l’oeil style, thirty pieces challenge the viewer in multiple ways. Some of the sculptors elevate ordinary, everyday objects while tricking our senses through the use of unconventional materials. Is that “cloth” dishtowel hanging from a peg on the wall real--or is it something else?
The John F. Peto Museum is the restored home and studio of the renowned nineteenth century still-life painter. The first floor of the museum is set up as it was in Peto’s time using original furnishings, artworks, and artifacts.
The exhibition, Is It Real? Contemporary Sculpture that Tricks the Eye, is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission from funds administered by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and generous support from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation.
We are running our summer long 5th Annual Spearfishing Tournament for Charity. All money raised goes to local families in need. This year, the recipient is the Neville Family, who has a young son, Aiden, battling Cystic Fibrosis.
Registration Fee $20.00 Fee Includes a Tournament T-Shirt and a Raffle for a Speargun. To promote the sport of spear fishing in the state of New Jersey, Atlantic Spear & Scuba L.L.C. is holding their 5th Annual Spear Fishing Tournament.
One 1st Place Trophy and Prize Package will be awarded for each fish species category. Striped Bass Sea Bass Trigger Fish Fluke Tautog (Blackfish) Tournament Rules *Diving is open to all waters off the coast of Monmouth & Ocean County.
*Competition has begun and ends when the store closes Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.
*All fish must be speared by the diver while submerged and must be brought to the beach or boat by the diver who speared it. Fish caught by line or by means other than a spear are not eligible. Eligible fish are Striped Bass, Trigger Fish, Tautog(Blackfish), Sea Bass, Fluke.
*Only rubber powered and pneumatic spear guns, loaded by contestants muscle power, will be permitted. Gas guns, power heads, shark darts, or spears powered by explosive means, or chemicals, will not be permitted.
*All fish are subject to autopsy. No frozen fish will be accepted. Any attempt to defraud or cheat in any way, will automatically disqualify the offender and all his/her fish.
* One prize will be given for each fish category. Contestants can win multiple fish categories. All contestants must enter their own fish.
* No ties will be considered. An entry must exceed the weight of the previously entered fish. Decisions by the WEIGHMASTER are final! *Winners must be present at the awards ceremony, or notify a Tournament official personally in advance if a representative is to accept an award on their behalf.
* All contestants weighing in fish will be photographed and used in promotional material for Atlantic Spear & Scuba L.L.C.
* All fish weighed in remain the property of the contestant.
*Anyone under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign the registration form. No one under the age of 16 will be permitted to participate.
*Tournament open to Freedivers only, we will have future contests for SCUBA.
*For every qualifying fish weighed, the spear fisher will receive an additional door prize ticket for the awards party. We appreciate everything! Thank you! Rick, Derek, Justin and the whole Atlantic Spear and Scuba Crew!!
Nominations are now open for the 10th annual March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter Nurse of the Year awards. The March of Dimes will be honoring nurses, the unsung heroes of healthcare, for their outstanding contributions. The award ceremony will be held on November 18th at Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. Nominations for nurses in 19 different categories are being accepted until July 30th, 2015.
Nurses throughout the state who have been nominated will gather with coworkers, families and friends at the Pines Manor for cocktail hour, dinner, auction and awards, where the winners will be announced. Proceeds from the Nurse of the Year Awards will directly benefit the March of Dimes mission to have every baby born strong and healthy. One out of ten babies born in New Jersey (more than 11,800) is born premature.
Attendees at the Nurse of the Year Awards are supporting important programs in the state that are greatly helping the urgent mission.
For more info, please visit https://www.marchofdimes.org/newjersey/events/events_13149.html.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School Summer Kids Camp
June 29th to July 2nd
9am to noon
Free for children ages 4 through 5th grade
Online registration in progress now at standrewtr.org.
All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th for the Independence Day holiday. All branches will resume their regular business hours on Monday, July 6th. As always, access to the library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org and its databases will be available 24/7.
The St. Francis Community Center will hold a Fish & Chip Dinner on Friday, July 10th from 5 to 7pm at the St. Francis Community Center, catered by Thistle of Kearny. Adult fish or chicken dinner is $16 and children’s fish or chicken dinner is $8. Take out dinners are available as early as 4:30pm. Dinner includes: Fish (or chicken) & chips, beverage and dessert. Dine in or take out. Event tickets are on sale at the St. Francis Center’s Front Desk. A limited amount of tickets will be available the day of the event.
All proceeds to benefit St. Francis of Assisi Parish, located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Twp. For more information, please call 609-494-8861 or visit www.stfranciscenterlbi.org or facebook.com/stfrancislbi.
Christmas in July Casino Night Friday - July 10, 2015 at The Ramada, 2373 US 9, Toms River, NJ.
7pm – 11pm. Cost $50.00 per person.
Brandon’s Elves has been established to remember Brandon Holt who was only 6 years old when he lost his life to a tragic and preventable gun accident in 2013.
This Fund’s main purpose is to provide assistance to families in Ocean County, NJ by providing their children with a Christmas. Last year there were approximately 600 families that reached out for help and there weren’t enough volunteers and contributions to help them.
Our goal is to not leave any family without help. For further information or tickets please contact Christine Holt at 732-966-0066 or email Brandonselves4kids@gmail.com.
The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County present Lemonade Day Toms River, where kids will learn how to become young entrepreneurs and start, own and operate their own business through a lemonade stand. Kids will set up their own stand on Saturday, July 11th in Toms River and participate in contests including "best tasting lemonade."
Register now at tomsriver.lemonadeday.org and receive a Lemonade Day backpack filled with goodies that will guide you and your child to a successful lemonade business.
MARCHING RAIDER $3000 SUPER BINGO :A Fundraiser to Support the Toms River High School East Marching Raider Band
Saturday, July 11th 2015 Toms River Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 1875 600 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
Doors Open at 10am ~~~
Game Begins at 12 noon $40 Per Person Door Prizes ~ Raffles ~ Snack Bar ~ 50/50’s
For Tickets : Contact Denise @ 1-908-330-5666 Or Email us at: email@example.com
Hosted by the Toms River High School East Marching Raider Brigade
The Pipes and Drums of Barnegat Bay present the Jersey Shore Celtic Festival on Saturday, July 11th from 8am to 5pm at the Christ Episcopal Church on Washington Street in Toms River, featuring over 200 bagpipers and drummers. Visit jerseyshorecelticfestival.com for more information.
Mermaids, Mermen and Sea Monsters of all ages are invited to promenade on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in the inaugural Promenade of Mermaids on Saturday, July 11th starting at noon. Visit asburyparkmermaids.com for more information.
Help support the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company at the 3rd annual Summer Sizzle Block Party on Saturday, July 11th from 4 to 10pm at the Ship Bottom Firehouse at 21st Street & Central Avenue in Ship Bottom. The event is sponsored by the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company and the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. Musical entertainment will be Big Whiskey Band, Depot Dogs, and Wage Grade. Food, beverages and merchandise, as well as entertainment for children, including bounce houses, slides, and games, will be available for donations. Local businesses are supporting the fundraiser by donating services and food, and merchandise and gift certificates for door prizes and silent auction items. The entrance fee is a donation of $5 for ages 11 and up. Children ages 10 and under enter free. Bounce castle wristbands $10.
Ocean County Sheriff’s PBA 379 will hold the Aces Ride High for Hank Motorcycle Run in support of Hank Steinbach with his battle with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer on Sunday, July 12th. The run starts at Wawa on Route 70 and 539 in Manchester and ends at the American Legion Post 232 in Barnegat. Call 732-592-4566 for additional information.
The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce presents their first Ladies Night Out on Thursday, July 16th starting at 4pm. Downtown stores will have in-store specials, raffles, entertainment and more. Call 732-899-2424 or visit pointchamber.com for more information.
The Undy Run/Walk, a family and dog friendly 5k, that raises awareness and funds for colon cancer awareness and prevention, will take place on Saturday, July 18th at Pier Village in Long Branch. Visit Undy Run/Walk for all the details.
Friends of Bradley Beach Library will hold a Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, July 18th on the Bradley Beach Boardwalk starting at 8:30am to benefit the library’s ADA compliant renovations and expansion. Call 732-556-6982 for registration and sponsorship information.
The 2015 Holiday Express Golf Classic will take place on Monday, July 20th at the Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle, NJ.
The $425 cost includes: green fees, cart, golfers gift, on-course refreshments, special gourmet treat at the halfway house, lunch, cocktail reception and awards dinner, gift auction and entertainment.
A forecaddie will be provided for each foursome. Non-golfers can still enjoy the cocktail hour and dinner for $75.00. To reserve your space please call Holiday Express at 732-544-8010 or go online at www.holidayexpress.org.
All proceeds will be used to support the mission of Holiday Express. Established by Tim McLoone in 1993, Holiday Express is a non-profit organization comprised of 1,600 volunteers, including 150 professional rock, jazz, folk, gospel and pop musicians.
Holiday Express delivers music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year.
In 2015 Holiday Express will hold 80 events that will bring holiday cheer to 20,000 individuals. For more information please visit www.holidayexpress.org or call 732-544-8010. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
The Believe Project presents Christmas In July: The 12 Tastes of Christmas at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park on Thursday, July 23rd from 6 to 10pm. Take in the Christmas magic through song and show, a Victorian Village and the flavors of 12 restaurants, both in and around Asbury Park.
The Believe Project is a non-denominational organization and is based on an idea of giving back in a way that shares our passion for Christmas with children who have been stricken with cancer or some other acute or chronic disease.
Visit thebelieveproject.org for more information.
Brick Children's Community Theatre presents MARY POPPINS. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way. MARY POPPINS will dazzled and delight. Come experience the enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it.
Show Dates: Friday, July 24th at 7:30pm, Saturday, July 25th at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 26th at 2pm. The Sunday show will be a sign language interpreted performance.
Location: The historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood.
$18 Adults, $14 Seniors/Students, $12 Children 12 and under.
All Seats Reserved.
For tickets, visit https://bcct.booktix.com/index.php or www.bcct.org.
Ranchin' Vets will hold a Fundraiser event at the National Guard Training Center pavilion in Sea Girt on Saturday, July 25th from 11am to 3pm. Enjoy a BBQ with games, raffle prizes, beach access and live music from "Suspended Justice." Visit http://ranchinvets.org for more info.
Ranchin' Vets is an organization that assists veterans in their transition from military to civilian life, by offering job placement opportunities in the agricultural industry.
The Exit 82 Theatre Company kicks off their 7th season with Rock of Ages at the Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Friday, July 31st through Saturday, August 8th.
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where mega star Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality.
Visit exit82theatre.com or call 732-349-5245 for tickets, performance times and more information.
CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth will hold their 4 Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, September 12th at Ocean County Park on Route 88 in Lakewood starting at 8:45am. Call 732-240-6104 or visit contactoceanmonmouth.org for more information.
The Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire, a charitable fundraising event in its 34th year, will be held at Pine Park in Lakewood on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th. Visit http://www.lakewoodrenfair.com for more information.
The Jackson Youth Football and Cheerleaderswill hold their annual Gift Auction on Friday, September 25th at the Howell Pointe Swim Club in Howell. Call 732-586-2121 for more information.
2nd Annual Car Show Ocean County College (Upper parking lot).
Saturday, September 26, 2015 (rain date 9/27/15)
11am - 4pm Cars and trucks and motorcycles - OH MY!!
Come on out and enjoy a fun-filled, family day with custom cars, food, music, prizes and fun fun fun!!
Car judging, face painting and lots more.
All proceeds benefit the Pleasant Plains Volunteer First Aid Squad!
It's gonna be a blast!!!!
Morning Star Presbyterian Church presents its 6th annual Canine Carnival on Sunday, October 11th from noon to 4pm. For more information or to pre-register, visit www.morningstarchurch.org, facebook.com/morningstarpresbyterianchurch, or call Karen at 732-779-4968.
Forked River Presbyterian Church will hold a Holiday Craft Fair on Wednesday, November 11th from 9am to 3pm. Free admission. Handmade crafts for holiday gifts. Home baked pies and desserts. Holiday gifts, vendors crafts, second hand treasures, ladies boutique, Amahoro jewelry. Kids table to make holiday gifts. Enjoy lunch while shopping. Call the church office at 609-693-5624 for craft table rental forms
Cell Phones for Soldiers are being collected by Nancy Seibert, along with the Berkeley Twp. Regular Republican Club “Support the Troops Project."
They collect any phone in any condition and send them to a recycler for free 60-minute calling cards for our troops serving overseas.
If you have an old cell phone to donate, or have a soldier serving overseas and would like to send them free calling cards, call Nancy at 732-232-5410.
The Animal Rescue Site helps fund food and care for rescued animals. Your daily click on their website helps their sponsors pay for food and care. 100% of sponsor money goes to charity. Each click will gave the value of .6 bowls of food for rescued animals. Shop their online store and give more. Please visit The Animal Rescue Site at www.theanimalrescuesite.com.
Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases. From the comfort of their personal computers, pet lovers can search for a pet that best matches their needs. They can then reference a shelter's Web page and discover what services it offers. Petfinder also includes classified ads, discussion forums and a library of animal welfare articles. Petfinder is made up of animal-care professionals and regular people volunteering for their local animal welfare organizations all working together to maintain active and accurate homeless pet lists. You can find Petfinder at http://www.petfinder.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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