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Fundraiser at Ocean County College for Viking Cheer on Sunday, March 9th from 10am to 3pm at One College Drive, Bldg. 19, Toms River. Over 100 vendors offering quality and unique items. Free admission. For more info, contact Melanie at 732-262-1601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us Sunday March 9th at the Idle Hour, 2600 Route 88, Point Pleasant, as our community rallies around one of our own. A benefit is being held to help raise funds to support John Clarizio, owner of Clarizio Music Studio on Bridge Avenue. John is fighting a difficult battle with oral cancer, and the medical bills are not small. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 11:30am. All proceeds will benefit the Clarizio Cancer Fund directly. Contact Denise at email@example.com for more info or to make a donation.
10th annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Fair, Tuesday, March 11th from 8:30am to 3pm at the Community Medical Center Outpatient Lobby. For more info, please call 1-888-724-7123.
A Concert for Student Scholarships
What is TechFestFour?
The OCVTS Audio Recording Program and Performing Arts Academy proudly presents “TechFestFour,” a fund-raising music festival that provides scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in the technical field and allows aspiring artists to be discovered. Offering two performance stages, the festival will incorporate live performances that range from fresh, young artists with limited experience to the best in the business. Along with quality entertainment, you will be able to enjoy food, concessions and artist merchandise. The benefit is organized, operated and monitored by the students of the OCVTS-PAA Tech Club, Mr. Bill Bourke and Mr. Zack Slater.
What It Takes
The Pursuit of the Real World Experience
This process is a journey with all the right directions. Mr. Bourke and Mr. Slater teaches each tech club member the proper way of hosting a fund-raising festival. The students train throughout the year to perform tasks that include: stage and sound setups, mixing, lighting and live recording. “TechFestFour” offer the students the opportunity to work hands-on in a real world concert atmosphere.
The Low Down
Support New Jersey artists and aspiring high school students performing at their best. Be there at the Brick Presbyterian Church in Brick, New Jersey on Saturday, March 15th. Doors open at 2pm, with our first act kicking off at 3pm. Tickets are 10 dollars, and the proceeds go to future scholarships for our tech students. If you cannot attend, but would still like to donate; you can make a check out to OCVTS, memo “TechFestFour”. Or visit our website, www.techfestmusic.com for up-to-date information, and other ways to support.
Jam out, have fun, eat food, bring friends, spend money, it’s a party for a cause!
For further information, contact:
The Brick Memorial Marching Mustangs annual Gift Auction, "Marching Mustangs Gifts on Parade," will be held on Saturday, March 22nd in the Brick Memorial High School Cafeteria, located at 2001 Lanes Mill Road in Brick. Doors open at 4pm and the auction starts at 6pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For presale tickets, contact Pat Johnson at 908-278-9843 or Nancy Sherrier at 732-785-1217. All proceeds benefit the students of the BMHS Band and Colorguard for Scholarships and needed equipment.
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital will hold public lectures, open to all, with no charge. They will have a different specialist, top in their field, every month to talk about caring for our pets and signs to looks for to catch issues early.
February 25th at 7pm, Denise Ciolino, DVM will discuss dental disease, the importance of having a dental cleaning and the necessity of having x-rays done.
March 25th at 7pm, Melissa Marshall, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC will discuss basic first aid and CPR for our pets. When an emergency happens, every second counts.
There is no cost for these very informative lectures, but an RSVP is appreciated.
Julie Trovato, 609-971-9669.
The clock is ticking to register for the Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy winter session courses for adults. The theatre’s adult winter courses offer a series of 4-week workshops designed to improve speaking skills, or to discover and strengthen one’s ability as an actor, singer or dancer.
Two courses are offered on Monday evenings:
Beginning February 3rd, instructor Melanie Taylor - an award-winning director, stage manager, makeup artist and performing arts teacher at Raritan High School - offers Enhance Your Public Speaking Skills. The course is designed to teach adults to fully engage their audiences with a confident and self-assured approach to speaking. (February 3, 10, 17 and 24; 7:30 – 8:30pm. Course fee: $70)
Beginning March 3rd, instructor Bradley Mott - an accomplished college professor and film, television and commercial professional - offers a 4-week Voice-Over Mini Lab. Adults will learn the skills necessary to succeed in the voiceover business, including skills necessary for auditions, copy interpretation, finding one’s character, proper microphone use, breath control and voice placement. (March 3, 10, 17 & 24; 8-9:30pm. Course fee: $90)
Tuesday evenings offer a lesson on acting improvisation:
Instructor Michael O’Keeffe, a professional improve comic with more than 20 years of experience, has performed alongside Wayne Brady and Jonathan Magnum. In his Adult Acting Improvisation course, adults will find a creative outlet for their ‘playful’ side, learning the skills necessary to express creativity and humor, communicate through physicality, create intuition, and – most of all – have fun. Two, four-week sessions are offered: January 21, 28 and February 4 and 11, and a second round on February 18, 25 and March 4 and 11. Each sessions runs from 8-9:30pm and carries a $90 course fee.
Wednesday sessions are the Basie’s most vocal -- striking chords for songbirds and speakers alike.
The Adult Beginner Vocal course caters to those with a passion for singing – but not necessarily the confidence to show it off to the world. Instructor Corey Markowitz, a graduate of the New York Foundations for the Arts’ Musical Theatre Conservatory, has studied voice and acting under numerous Broadway veterans and promises a fun, stress-free environment for his students. Two, four-week sessions are offered: January 22, 29 and February 5 and 12, and a second round on February 19, 26 and March 5 and 12. Both sessions run from 8-9:30pm and carry a $90 course fee.
The Improve And Enhance Your Voice workshop is another session taught by Bradley Mott. Students will learn to preserve, develop and strengthen their voices, to speak distinctly and clearly, develop dynamic and persuasive public speaking techniques to and gain an overall understanding of vocal preservation. Two, four-week sessions are offered: February 5, 12, 19 and 26, plus a second round on March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Both sessions run from 8:30-10pm and carry a $90 course fee.
And finally, on Thursdays, teens and adults are invited to tap their inner dancer. The Basie’s four-week tap course covers warm-ups and familiarizes students with tap dance vocabulary, while incorporating simple combinations and fully-choreographed dance sequences to provide a challenging, fun workout. The first sessions runs on January 23, 30 and February 6 and 13; a second session takes place February 20, 27 and March 6 and 13. Both sessions run from 7-8pm and carry a $70 course fee.
For more information on the Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy, to learn about courses for children and teens or to register for a future class, visit http://countbasietheatre.org/education/ or contact Yvonne Lamb Scudiery, Education Director, at 732-224-8778 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full version of the 2014 Count Basie Theatre Winter 2014 Education program brochure is available here: http://bit.ly/1dieMeg.
Spring Fever Vendor & Craft Show, Sunday, March 30th from 10am to 3pm at the Brick PAL, located at 60 Drum Point Road in Brick. FREE admission, FREE door prize entry, FREE make-n-take craft & more. Vendors Outpost will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this event to the Visitation Relief Center. For more information visit www.vendorsoutpost.com or email email@example.com.
There are a ton of social networking web sites, but one stands apart for a very special reason. This one saves lives. It’s matchingdonors.com. Matchingdonors.com links organ donors with people in need of kidney and other transplants. In the U.S. 19 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant. Most of them for kidneys. If you’ve ever considered becoming a living organ donor or if you are someone in need of an organ transplant, visit matchingdonors.com, home of the greatest gift of all… the gift of life. Matchingdonors.com.
New Jersey Elks MC Presents the 11th annual Bikers Rally for Brain Injured Children, Saturday April 12th at 1pm at Old Bridge Elks Lodge 67, Old Amboy Road, Old Bridge. Rain or shine. Donation is $20 per person. Enjoy live bands, food, beer vendors. All proceeds will be donated to the special needs children of the Sayreville B.I.C. Camp and Camp Robin in Old Bridge. Contact Ray Cola at 732 309 3337.
Since 2013 the Mya Lin Terry Foundation has benefited New Jersey families struggling with pediatric cancer. On Saturday, April 12th TMLTF will be hosting Mya’s Warrior Jam from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Stony Pony in Asbury Park to raise money and awareness for kids’ cancer research. Come on down to for live music, great food, prizes and activities, and to support an important cause.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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