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What would happen if Jesus came to your town?
Jesus, table for thirteen, is a FREE contemporary original musical presentation on Good Friday, April 18th and Saturday April 19th at 7pm at Shore Vineyard Church, 1 South Main Street, South Toms River.
This retelling of the story of the last days of the life of Jesus and his disciples takes place in a Jersey Italian restaurant. Original music and familiar worship mark this play as a humble way to describe the Son of God and his followers as if he were to come to our town today.
For more info, call the office of Shore Vineyard Church, 732 244 3888 or go to www.shorevineyard.com.
Support the Island Heights First Aid Squad at their annual fundraiser Easter Flower Sale on Thursday, April 17th from noon to 6pm, Friday, April 18th from 9am to 6pm and Saturday, April 19th from 9am to 6pm or sellout. Sunday, April 20th, 9am to sellout.
The Brick Township Volunteer EMS first annual Gift Auction will be held on Friday, April 25th from 6 to 10pm at 500 Aurora Place, Brick. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Includes one sheet of small prize tickets. Lots of fabulous prizes. Dessert Reception Included. No one under age 18 permitted. For tickets and more information, Contact Trudy at 732 948 7723.
The Laurelton Fire Co. will be hosting a night of Comedy Fundraiser, featuring Comedian Paul Venier on Friday April 25th. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. BYOB. For more info, call 732-458-7095.
Jersey Shore Dream Center (JSDC)
“Run 4 Dreams” 5K
The race will start and end at the Asbury Park Convention Center
Saturday, April 26th, Race will start at 8:30am
WHY: The purpose of this event is to raise funds to support the nine different full-time ministries at the Dream Center. These ministries include Adopt-A-Block, Claudia's Gourmet Kitchen, Mobile Food Truck reaching over 1,500 men and women in the Jersey Shore each month, Clothing Pantry, Monmouth County’s only free Baby Supply Pantry. In total we served over 27,000 individuals in 2013.
This event is also going to be used to help fund the Dream Centers discipleship project. This is a 24/7 program empowering men and women to overcome various life controlling issues.
How to get involved: 1) Sponsor one of our registered runner’s for a tax deductible donation at http://jerseyshoredreamcenter.org/run-for-dreams-fundraiser
2) Volunteer Three hours of your time for this event (We receive a Monetary Donation for every volunteer we provide for event).
3) Register to run and silicate friends/ family to sponsor you.
Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps will take place on Saturday, April 26th, 9am-12:30pm. Register now at http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps.
OCEAN COUNTY LOCATIONS
MONMOUTH COUNTY LOCATIONS
These locations are tentative. COA will notify you if changes are made after you register. Register now at http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps.
The New Jersey Pharmacists Association announces that the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 26th from 10am to 2pm. There will be more than 100 drop-off locations in New Jersey and in some nearby bordering towns in Pennsylvania and New York participating in the program.
This event allows citizens to dispose of unwanted, expired, or unused prescription drugs (only pills or patches are accepted). The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.
Unused prescription drugs provide an opportunity for diversion, misuse, and abuse. Medications in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisonings
It’s easy to identify a collection site participating in the Drug Take-Back event in your community, visit the Site Finder link: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/.
Come one, come all to the Forget Me Not Family Fun Day, presented by Forget Me Not Families on Saturday, April 26th at the Union Beach Beachfront, located on Front Street, Union Beach from 11am to 3pm. A day filled with fun stuff to do for the kids with no admission charge. The vendors participating in this event are helping to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Have questions or want to be a vendor, contact email@example.com or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/ForgetMeNotFamilyFunDay.
Pink Your Ride Day & Contest, Saturday, April 26th, 11am to 2pm at the Ocean County Mall and Monmouth Mall. Decorate your car and enter it in the contest for a chance to win cool prizes. Refreshments, music and activities at both events. Proudly drive your “pinked” car around during the month of May to spread awareness of the importance of annual mammography. Participation is FREE, but registration is required at PinkYouRide.com or by calling 855-PINK-411. Paint the Town Pink is a community-wide effort presented by Meridian Health to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography.
Join the rat on April 27th as we walk to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis for the 25th annual MS walk in Lake Como. Enjoy fresh air and beautiful views as you support a cause that has been working for a quarter of a century to end this debilitating disease. Registration starts at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 at Bar Anticipation, rain or shine, ending with a free buffet and party with games, giveaways, and a DJ. For more details, visit www.nationalmssociety.org. Help the rat walk to create a world free of MS.
The American Legion Riders of New Jersey will host a Family Picnic and Fun Day to benefit the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation on Sunday, April 27th from noon to 4pm at the George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Road, Toms River.
The day's events include a BBQ, activities, games, and music by the Lifters and the Goldenseal Band. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Uniformed active duty are free of charge. For more information, please call 732-232-3286 or visit www.njvvmf.org.
Gene Marshall is a lifelong resident of Point Pleasant. He was diagnosed with cancer 1 year ago. Due to the side effects of intense chemotherapy, he is unable to work at this time. The medical expenses have become excessive, creating financial hardship. Join us on Sunday, April 27th at 1pm at Marlin's Café, 1901 Ocean Ave., Pt. Pleasant Beach for great food and music by New Family Band, Bunker & Friends, and American Pyschos. Please help in supporting Gene's efforts to fight this disease. For more info or to purchase advance tickets ($25, $30 at the door), please call Gina, 908-600-5943, or Mindy, 732-237-5343.
What’s gentle, graceful, a 40 mile per hour couch potato and waiting to be welcomed into a loving and permanent home? Answer: A greyhound.
April is National-Adopt-a-Greyhound Month and a great time to adopt a beautiful companion into your home today. Closed racing tracks and the slumping economy have resulted in displaced greyhounds, fewer adoptions and more returns. Thousands of greyhounds are being cared for by adoption groups across the country as they wait to be adopted into permanent homes.
Please help ensure that 100 percent of these greyhounds find homes by visiting www.thegreyhoundproject.org for resources and information on how to adopt a greyhound in your area.
Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin annual Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, May 1st at 7pm in the 11/12 cafeteria. The theme of this year’s show is “Artistry in Motion And Children.” The event is planned by the Fashion Merchandising class and coordinated with area businesses. Students, faculty and staff serve as the models for the show. Admission is $5. All proceeds will go toward scholarships.
Adopt A Pet is holding a Canine Art Auction on Friday, May 2nd at 7:30pm at the Colts Neck Firehouse, 88 Route 537, W. Colts Neck. Tickets are $25. Hot food served, cash bar. Come and meet wonderful therapy dogs teams and bid on the artwork they have done with their own paws. Adopt A Pet is a no kill animal rescue group and this is their 30th Anniversary. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 732-462-5184 or go to www.adoptapet.petfinder.org.
Night of Dreams
The Waterview Pavilion, 800 River Rd., Belmar
Saturday, May 3rd, 7-11pm
WHY: The purpose of this event is to raise funds to support the nine different full-time ministries at the Dream Center. These ministries include Adopt-A-Block, Claudia's Gourmet Kitchen, and Mobile Food Truck reaching over 1,500 men and women in the Jersey Shore each month, Clothing Pantry, Monmouth County’s only free Baby Supply Pantry. In total we served over 27,000 individuals in 2013.
This event is also going to be used to help fund the Dream Centers Men's and Woman's discipleship project, a 24/7 program empowering individuals to overcome various life controlling issues.
Tickets: $50.00 each
Tables of ten: $500.00
Tables of twelve: $600.00
Ticket includes: Cash Bar, Unlimited Soft Drinks, Appetizers, Full Course Meal, 50/50 and Gift Auction
Entertainment by Parkside Symphony
You may purchase tickets at http://jerseyshoredreamcenter.org/2nd-annual-night-dreams
The Ocean County Board of Realtors presents a "Shore Thing" 5K, Run and Fitness Walk on Sunday, May 4th to benefit local charities. Registration is at 8:30am, with the event at 9:30am. To register, visit www.regonline.com/ocbrashorething5k.
Join CentraState for a day of fun, food and fitness at the 5th annual Paulette Steps Toward Cancer Wellness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Sunday, May 4th. Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher in four age categories, as well as top individual and top team fundraisers. All ages are welcome. Participant Fee: $25 until April 4th; $35 after. Spectator Fee: $10 until April 15th; unavailable after. All registrants will receive refreshments and a gym bag. Proceeds benefit CentraState's colorectal cancer program. Please visit www.centrastatefoundation.org/paulette for more information.
March for Babies – Jersey Shore (Monmouth and Ocean Counties). Sunday, May 4th at 11am. Registration at 10am at Asbury Park Boardwalk, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park. For more information, call 732-952-9010.
March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event. It supports research and other programs nationwide and in our community to help babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.
Join the more than 7 million people who participate, donate and/or sponsor. Register to walk at marchforbabies.org.
Pack 152 Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast
When: Saturday, May 10th, 8-10am
Where: Applebee's, 4721 Route 9 north, Howell
Cost: $10 per person
Includes: pancakes, eggs, sausage, and a beverage (OJ, coffee, tea or milk).
This is a fundraiser for Pack 152. Invite your family and friends out to breakfast to support this Cub Scout pack.
Call Peggy at 732-239-1563 (cell) for more information.
VNACJ Community Health Center celebrates Community Day, Saturday, May 10th from 11am to 2pm at the Asbury Park Community Health Center, 1301 Main Street, Asbury Park.
It is estimated that autism impacts 1 in 88 children in the United States. That’s why the Douglass Organization for Occupational and Related Educational Services has been working for over two decades to help open doors for children and adults with autism. Currently, DOORS is looking for businesses to provide donations of any kind to either be raffled off or auctioned at their 17th annual DOORS Golf Challenge on Monday, May 12th at the Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, New Jersey. DOORS is also providing sponsorship opportunities as a way to advertise your business to a wide range of business professionals while supporting a great cause. The DOORS Golf Challenge is an incredible change for a round of gold on a world-class course while helping a service that helps both children and adults affected by autism develop the skills they need to grow and thrive. For more information about the Golf Challenge, DOORS, or about autism, please visit www.bestdayofgolf.com, or www.doorsnj.org.
Join the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation (JDMF) on Friday, May 16th and Saturday, May, 17th for the 4th annual JDMF 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Holy Cross School, 40 Rumson Road, Rumson. The Tournament raises funds for local children and teens with learning disabilities and depression. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit JDMF community partners. Start times are 4pm on May 16 and 7:30am on May 17. Official game times for age brackets will be posted the week of the tournament at www.jaydooley.com. Cost to register is $150 per team of three and an additional $25 per player for up to five players. To register, visit www.jaydooley.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Enjoy a two-day cycling adventure raising money for a cure to Multiple Sclerosis with the MS Society. Ride anywhere between a 25 mile route to 170 miles through fresh air and coastal scenery with 1,700 of your closest friends. All rides begin on Saturday, May 17th at Monmouth University in West Long Branch and end with lunch or dinner at the finish line. Registration price and starting times depend on route length; visit http://bikenjm.nationalmssociety.org/ for more details.
Ladies Auxiliary of Herbertsville Fire Co. #1 Flea Market
Saturday May 17th
Herbertsville Fire Co. #1, 601 Herbertsville Road, Brick
$15 for a 8 'x 8' space inside firehouse
$20 for a 8' x 10' space in truck bay
Vendor must provide own tables
Breakfast food, coffee,tea soda, water and hot dogs available for purchase
Contact Laurie at 732-840-8078
Howling Woods Farm will be holding their 1st annual 5 mile Run/Walk around the Manasquan Reservoir on Saturday, May 17th, starting at 10am. For more information, please email Stacey at Steplitzky@yahoo.com. Visit www.howlingwoods.org to learn more about their rescue and mission.
Walk to End Lupus Now 2014 2k or 4k walk to support and raise awareness for people living with Lupus. Date and time: Sunday, May 18th at 9am at 6th Street Field, 6th and Boardwalk, Ocean City. Register at www.supportlupustristate.org.
The Brick Relay for Life is May 30th & 31st starting at 5pm on May 30th through 6am on May 31st at Brick High School, 346 Chambers Bridge Road. The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is a life changing event that gives everyone in the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones and fight back against the disease. The event starts with an opening ceremony, followed by a survivor lap, a caregiver lap, a luminaria ceremony, and ends with a fight back ceremony. There is a survivor/caregiver dinner and the event is filled with family games, activities and entertainment. For more information or to form your own Relay for Life Team, please go to relayforlife.org.
Our wildlife and natural landscapes are disappearing at an alarming rate. Fortunately, as a concerned land owner, you can help prevent some of this loss. Protect your land for the future, and prohibit hunting and trapping of the animals who call it home, by working with the Wildlife Land Trust. Call 1-800-729-SAVE or go to wildlifelandtrust.org. The Wildlife Land Trust, saving lives, by saving land.
Do you live in northern Ocean County? Was your home damaged by Superstorm Sandy? Habitat for Humanity of Northern Ocean County can help get you back home. Habitat’s Sandy Repair Program has helped dozens of for low and moderate income families and it has the resources to do more. If you live in Northern Ocean County, contact Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity to see if you qualify. Call Habitat at 732-818-9500 or reach them online at www.northernoceanhabitat.org.
Rock for the Nurses 2014, Sunday, June 1st. The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund teams up with the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar in Point Pleasant to help the nurses of Ocean Medical Center at its third annual Fundraiser “Rock for the Nurses 2014" to be held on Sunday, June 1st, starting at noon. The six hour event will feature live performances from The Matt Noffsinger Band, The Pickles, Two Story Outhouse, Guns 4 Hire Trio, Ned Ryerson, Tyler Veit and Where’s Judy. The fundraiser will include an all you can eat BBQ buffet, tent party, cash bar, coffee, soft drinks, desert, games, prizes and more. Tickets are $20 per person (kids 12 and under are free) and are available at The Idle Hour (Point Pleasant), Ocean Medical Center (Brick) and Bow-Kay Florist (Brick). Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the door. All proceeds from the event will go to The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, which annually benefits the nurses of Ocean Medical Center by providing nursing scholarships to nurses and nursing students looking to further their formal education in the nursing profession. For more information, log on to www.forfarscholarship.org or connect with The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship on Facebook or Twitter.
The Friends of the Toms River Library are sponsoring a Book Sale, June 5th through June 7th. They need your help. Books in pristine condition, videos (no VHS), and CD’s may be dropped off at the Library, 101 Washington St., during open hours. They cannot accept material in poor condition, textbooks, encyclopedias, old computer books, magazines, abridged books or phonograph records. Please help make the sale a success.
The American Legion Post 129 of Toms River is hosting a weekend in Washington, D.C., Friday, June 20th to Sunday, June 22nd. Cost is $299 per person and includes roundtrip Motorcoach transportation, breakfast each morning, 2 dinners, and guided tours of WWII Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, MLK Memorial, Capitol Hill, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington, and more. Please call 732 341-7462.
The New Jersey Knights of Columbus Motorcycle Ministry is proud to announce its 5th annual run on July 20th to support the New Jersey Special Olympics. Enjoy live music, barbeque, vendors, 50/50s and more after a police escort ride starting from 872 Leonardville Road in Middletown and ending at 203 West Sylvania Avenue in Neptune City. Last year, the Knights of Columbus raised over $10,000 for the Special Olympics through donations and are looking forward to outdoing themselves this year. Registration starts at 9:30 am and costs $20 per rider, $25 per passenger, and kickoff is at noon.
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 email@example.com.
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