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Jenkinson’s presents "Boo at the Boardwalk," a free Halloween event for kids at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, Saturdays and Sundays, October 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th from noon to 4pm each day. Activities include, arts and crafts, facepainting, trick or treating and more. Visit jenkinsons.com for more information.
The Brick Township Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual event Chamberfest. The event, which is also their annual meeting with election of the 2015 Board of Directors, will take place at the River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar at 1600 Route 70 in Brick on Tuesday, October 21st from 5 to 7pm and will feature a variety of exciting components. All attendees are encouraged to bring a plentiful supply of business cards. OceanFirst Bank is the corporate sponsor of the event.
In addition to networking and member infomercials, there will be refreshments, prizes and information about the organization’s free advertising programs and other benefits of membership. Adding excitement to the evening will be the drawing of the winner of the $10,000 (based on the sale of 200 tickets) Dream Dollars Raffle. The raffle raises money for scholarships for deserving students. This year the organization awarded $22,000 for continuing education. A very limited number of the raffle tickets are still available for purchase. Please call 732-477-4949 if interested or for more information.
The cost to attend this program is $15 for members and $25 for not-yet members for those pre-registered. Reservations are encouraged and may be made by calling the Brick Township Chamber of Commerce at 732-477-4949.
You can find out more about the services and programs they offer by visiting their website at www.brickchamber.com.
The Bengal Theatre Company of Barnegat High School presents "Alice in Wonderland" on Thursday, October 23rd and Friday, October 24th at 7pm and on Saturday, October 25th at 2 and 7pm in the school auditorium. It’s the classic tale about a girl who follows her extraordinary dream, and in the process discovers the importance in believing in the unbelievable. Visit BarnegatSchools.com/bhs for more information.
The Women's Council of Realtors Ocean County Chapter will hold their 4th annual "Bras for a Cause" event, featuring male models wearing bras for auction to benefit the American Cancer Society, as well as the Ocean County Board of Realtors Charitable Foundation on Friday, October 24th from 6 to 9pm at the Captain's Inn in Forked River. There will be a live auction, horsd'oeuver stations, cash bar and live music. Come out and support. $20 tickets in advance and $25 at the door. Call 609-618-1669 or 609-335-4547 for more information or to sponsor this event.
Brick Township Volunteer EMS Comedy Night, starring The Bread and Milk Guy, Vic DiBitetto and Tom Gooch, Friday, October 24th, 500 Aurora Place, Brick. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Refreshments available BYOB 21 permitted. For more information and table reservations, please call Donna at 732 920 3893.
Back by Popular Demand, the United Fire Co. #1 Neptune City, NJ will once again host and sponsor the “Neptune City Volunteer Fire Department Food Fest and Gift Auction,” on October 25th, 2014. Please join us at 6:30pm, at the Hamilton Fire Co. Firemen’s Hall – located at Highway 33 & Jumping Brook Rd in Neptune, NJ, on Saturday October 25th, 2014, to enjoy great food from area restaurants and win merchandise at our huge gift auction. Tickets are on sale now, and are only $30 in advance or $35 the night of the event. Our goal is to bring a large variety of culinary dishes, as well as the chance to participate in our famous “Gift Auction.” The event will benefit many of the Outreach Programs that are sponsored by the Neptune City Volunteer Fire Department, including the Cadet Firefighters ( a program open to boys and girls aged 14 to 18 involving the basics of fire fighting and rescue procedures) and more. Again please join us at the “Neptune City Volunteer Fire Department Food Fest and Gift Auction,” on October 25th, 2014, at 6:30pm at the Hamilton Fire Co. Firemen’s Hall – located at Highway 33 & Jumping Brook Rd in Neptune, NJ. For More info please call Robert Kepler, Jr. at (732)-489-3986.
MCSPCA Pittie Project Celebration: In honor of Pitbull Awareness Month, the Monmouth County SPCA Pittie Project will be celebrating by hosting A Pittie Celebration on Sunday, October 26th from 11am to 5pm at the shelter at 260 Wall St., Eatontown. There will be rescue groups, music, vendors, food and more. Bring your pittie for free microchipping. The Pittie project aims to provide free spay/neutering, vaccinations and microchipping for pitbulls and pitbull mixes.
The Jersey Shore Animal Center will hold its 5th annual Holiday Traditions Gift Auction on Sunday, October 26th from 1 to 4pm at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood. $35 per ticket. There will be many baskets and exciting gifts. All proceeds will benefit the animals at their shelter. Visit http://www.jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org/events.aspx for more info.
All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th. They will resume regular business hours on November 5th.
As always, the library website, www.theoceancountylibrary.org and its databases will be available during that time.
For further information, please contact Ocean County Library at 732-349-6200 or 609-971-0514.
The Friends of the Toms River Library are asking for books, CD’s, and media donations for their Book Sale, scheduled for November 6th thru the 8th. The materials should be in PRISTINE condition. They cannot accept material in poor condition. Textbooks, encyclopedias, old computer books, magazines, abridged or condensed books or phonograph records are all needed. Material can be dropped off at the library during open hours. Your help in making the book sale a success is appreciated.
The Friends of the Toms River Library are sponsoring a Book Sale on Thursday, November 6th from 9am to 8pm, Friday, November 7th from 9am to 4pm, and Saturday, November 8th from 9am until 4pm. The hard copy books will cost $1.00, all non-fiction books will cost $1.00, all fiction soft cover will cost $.50 and children’s books will be $.25. It is a wonderful time to gather some material for holiday giving. The sale will take place at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington Street in Toms River.
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (non-profit) of New Jersey is hosting a "Meet & Greet" on Sunday, November 9th from 3 to 5 pm at Walnridge Farms in Cream Ridge. This is a FREE outdoor afternoon event open to the public, show casing adoptable retired Standardbred Harness Race Horses. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet SRF staff, as well as observe and interact with adoptable horses. Visit www.adoptahorse.org for further details.
The Saint Barbara Philoptochos Society presents their "Bushels of Fun Fall Gift Auction" on Friday, November 14th at 6pm at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 2200 Church Road, Toms River. $10 entrance fee includes one sheet of tickets for entry level prizes.Over 100 fabulous prizes. Door prizes every auction. Fast food and snacks available for purchase. By NJ state law, adults 18 and older. For more information or for reservations of a table of 5 or more, email: email@example.com. Entrance tickets available for purchase at the door only.
The North Star Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 9am to 2pm at 1528 Church Road in Toms River. Join us as we begin to celebrate the holidays with music, crafts, baked goods, photos with Santa, gift items from local vendors and artisans, exciting mystery gifts, and a “not quite” silent auction that will round out the festivities.
The 67th annual Christmas Fair will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington St., Toms River on Saturday, November 15th from 9:30am to 4pm. Arts and crafts, baked goods, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, a country store, gift baskets and Chinese Auction will be featured. Luncheon available. Call 732-349-5506 for more information.
Please join us on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 for the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. dinner/gift auction at the Waterview Pavilion in Belmar, NJ from 6 to 10pm. The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is an organization of mothers whose sons or daughters have served and died in our armed forces. Please come out to support the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. by attending the Waterview Pavilion, located at 800 River Rd, in Belmar, NJ on November 15th, 2014 from 6 to 10pm to support their dinner/gift auction. The cost of the event is $50, which is tax deductible, and also supports the Fisher House Foundation, the Hero Miles Program, and the Hotel for Heroes Program. Formed shortly after World War 1, the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is open to any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service to the United States. We strongly urge you to come out to the Waterview Pavilion, located at 800 River Rd, in Belmar, NJ on November 15th,2014 from 6 to 10 pm to support and donate to the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. We look forward to seeing you there!
The timeless music of The Beatles will be brought to life on Saturday, November 15th in a production of the Beatlemania Stage Show at Temple Shalom of Aberdeen, 5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen. Doors open at 6:15pm, with showtime at 8pm. The show will include the complete Beatles experience from the appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, right through to the Magical Mystery Tour, Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road. Tickets are $75, $50 and $25. Checks should be made payable to Temple Shalom Brotherhood. Please mail ticket request and payment to Temple Shalom, Attn. Beatlemania, 5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen NJ 07747. For additional information, email BeatlemaniaConcertNov15@gmail.com.
St. Francis Community Center Family Support Services is planning the annual Thanksgiving project.
The following items are needed: Frozen Turkeys, Yams, Instant Potatoes,Stuffing Mix, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Canned Vegetables (Corn & GreenBeans).
ShopRite in Manahawkin will collect turkeys purchased at their store for St.Francis Human Concerns.
Please drop off all donations at the Human Concerns office on or before Monday,November 17th.
For more information, please contact Family Support Services at 609-494-8861, ext. 197 or visit www.stfranciscenterlbi.org.
Members of the business community are invited to attend the Brick Township Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking night “Chamber Happy Hour” on Thursday, November 20th at Quaker Steak & Lube in Brick from 5 to 7pm. The “Chamber Happy Hour,” is a networking opportunity created to enable people to meet new business contacts in a casual setting.
The cost to attend this program is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. It includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket for a domestic beer or house wine.
For further information and to register for this event, please call the Brick Township Chamber of Commerce at 732-477-4949 or visit http://www.brickchamber.com.
There will be a Craft/Vendor Fair at the American Legion Post, located at 2025 Church Rd. in Toms River from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, November 29th.
The Friends of the Toms River Library will host a bus trip to "Cape May Christmas" on Tuesday December 9th.
The trip includes a three-course luncheon and a tour of The Southern Mansion, Cape May’s largest Bed and Breakfast. There will be plenty of free time to spend at The Washington Street Mall, Cape May’s popular shopping area. There will also be a Holly Trolley tour of the holiday lights and decorations of this historic city.
The bus will leave the Route 37 Foodtown shopping center, Toms River at 10:30am. The cost of the trip is $82 per person and includes all gratuities. The registration deadline is Tuesday November 18th. Call Lynne at 732-240-2736 to register or for more information.
The Elks Lodge #1432 in Lakewood will be hosting a “Gift Auction to Benefit Special Children” on January 24th. Located at 711 West Kennedy Boulevard in Lakewood, the Elks will open its doors at 1pm, with numbers being called at 2:30. The $15 admission includes: 1 card of 25 auction tickets, refreshments, and light snacks. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. For more information and for Ad journal rates, please call 732-363-9572.
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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