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The Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation will be sponsoring an Instructional Swim Program at the Ocean County YMCA, 1088 West Whitty Road, Toms River.
The class will be taught by instructors from the YMCA.
The SPLASH classes will be held Monday through Thursday, March 2-5 at 4:15-4:45pm. The fee will be $53 per child. The class will be offered to children ages 3 to 14 years of age. Children will be divided into age groups.
Note Program # 423332-3A.
To register, send a check made payable to the County of Ocean to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753.
For more information or to receive a program Newsletter, call toll free 1-877-OCPARKS.
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholder sponsors this program. Visit www.oceancountyparks.org.
The Toms River South Theatre Guild presents The Pirates of Penzance, an exuberant show, filled with humor, warmth and happiness at the school on Hooper Avenue in Toms River, Thursday, March 5th at 7pm and Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th at 8pm. Call 732-505-5735 for tickets and additional information.
The Brick Township Chamber of Commerce will be holding its monthly Business Builder Breakfast on Friday, March 6th. This networking program will be held from 8 to 9am at the Brick IHOP, 1759 Route 88 West. The event provides great visibility because all attendees will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business.
Space is limited and registration for this program is strongly encouraged. Cost to attend is $10 for Chamber members, first-time not-yet-members attendance is free, after first-time $25.
For additional information or to make reservations for this or any other programs, please visit www.brickchamber.com or call 732-477-4949.
Ocean Township PTA Gift Auction Saturday, March 7th @ the Waretown Elementary School, Waretown
Doors open at 5pm
Admission is $5 and includes a sheet of white tickets, baked goods and coffee/tea
Additional food& beverage will be available for purchase
All proceeds benefit the students of the Ocean Township School District
****MUST BE 18 TO ATTEND*****
Any questions contact Michele Clineman @ 609 709-9941
Come Join Laurita Winery and get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit early this year by listening to some Irish music that will be sure to get you off your feet! Laurita Winery will be offering traditional Irish dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, homemade Irish soda bread and more!
For more information visit http://lauritawinery.com/winery-events-calendar/
The 4th annual March Madness Foul Shooting Contest will be held on Saturday, March 7th at 9am in the St. Francis Community Center Gym. The Foul Shooting Contest is open to grades Kindergarten through high school and all adults. Registration is required. You can pick up Registration Forms at the Community Center Front Desk or online at stfranciscenterlbi.org. All registration forms need to be returned to Mike Thompson at St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ 08008. Registration is open until the morning of the event. A fee of $3 is required. For more information, please call Mike Thompson at 609-494-8861, ext. 105 or visit stfranciscenterlbi.org.
Join ESPN Celebrity Trainer Janis Saffell at the Fierce4 Fundraiser Master Class, benefitting Nick's Charity Fun Fit Tour to defeat stomach cancer at RS Fitness, 700 Old Shore Road in Forked River on Saturday, March 7th from 3 to 5:30pm. Tickets are $25. Call Cathy Brown at 609-693-8659 or visit https://www.universe.com/events/janis-saffell-fierce4-fundraiser-master-class-rs-tickets-lacey-township-8MZ4T.
Join this Benefit Concert for "FOTI", a fundraiser for depression/ suicide awareness.
Featuring LIVE music from Common Wealth, Aurin, Life Thus Far, Fiakra, Vanished!
Ages 18 and up! 21 to drink.
Only $10 at the door.
Ocean of Love presents their Casino Royale Casino Night on Saturday, March 7th at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant. Visit oceanoflove.org for tickets and additional information.
LADACIN Network will host its 34th annual Rosebud Gala Dinner Dance at the Sheraton Eatontown on Saturday, March 7th starting at 6:30 pm, featuring music from the Jack Goodman Orchestra. Visit ladacin.org or call 732-493-5900, ext. 263 for tickets and sponsorship information.
Come join us Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park for A Most Unusual Evening at 7 pm.
The evening is an action packed fund raiser benefitting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County.
It will include live music from New Life Crisis, great food and drinks, a cattle roping tournament, a trick roping demonstration, chance auction and so much more.
Attire is Rodeo Chic.
Come sample some delicious cuisine from your favorite Belmar restaurants!
Advanced Tickets are $30
Tickets on the day of the event are $ 35 and be purchased at Brandl 703 Belmar Plaza
Restaurants will not be open for any tasting before 11:30 am
For a full list of participating restaurants and more information visit Belmar.com
Boy Scout Troop 83 will hold a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at the Bayville Elks Lodge on Route 9 in Bayville on Sunday, March 8th from 5 to 7:30pm. Call 732- 343-0441 for tickets and additional information.
Ancient Order of Hibernians-Irish Heritage Dinner/Dance, Friday, March 13th. Doors open at 6pm. BYOB, DJ and Pipers. No tickets at door. $35 donation. Corned beef, cabbage and all the fixings. Call Bob Goodwin at 609-978-0635.
The New Jersey Elks 8th annual John Sentner Memorial Freezin’ for a Reason Plunge takes place on Saturday, March 14th at Manasquan Beach, with check-in at Leggett’s Sand Bar, 217 1st Avenue, Manasquan at 10am. The Plunge will benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital, the nation’s largest provider of pediatric rehabilitation services for children with special needs and the Elks of New Jersey’s Camp Moore. Visit elksplunge2015.kintera.org for additional information.
Come check out the live entertainment at Laurita Winery! Irish dancers are set to perform on March 15th.
The Red Bank LepreCrawl, a St. Patrick’s Day themed pub crawl to benefit Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery (HHDR) and HABcore, Inc. begins at 1pm on Saturday, March 14th. HHDR assists those impacted by natural disasters with access to education about the hazards of mold, awareness, training and certified volunteers to conduct proper mold remediation. HABcore, Inc. goes beyond the traditional boarding house model by providing a permanent home-like atmosphere with 24-hour surpervision. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
The Exit 82 Theatre Company presents a Murder Mystery Fundraiser at the Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood on Saturday, March 14th starting at 7pm. This mystery takes place during a “New Jersey’s Got Talent” competition. Many talented hopefuls will try out, but who will make the cut and “survive” auditions? Visit exit82theatre.com for tickets and additional information.
On Sunday March 15th, Monmouth Rugby Football Club will be hosting the Shamrock Shuffle 5K to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project at Thompson Park in Lincroft, NJ.
Shamrock Shuffle 5K and Fun Run Date: Sunday, March 15th 2015 Time: Registration 9am - Run Starts 10am Location: Thompson Park, Lincroft, NJ.
More info and registration at: active.com/lincroft-nj/races/shamrock-shuffle-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County presents the 2015 Bowl For Kids' Sake on Sunday, March 15th at 10:30am at Playdrome in Toms River. Bowl For Kids' Sake is an annual event that helps Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County put caring mentors into the lives of children. Bowl For Kids' Sake is fun and all about kids. To register to bowl or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call 732-505-3400. Register to bowl by March 10th. Sponsorship registration deadline is February, 26th.
Boy Scout Troop #175 will hold "An Afternoon with Psychic Barbara Lee" on Sunday, March 15th at the East Dover First Aid Station on Garfield Avenue in Toms River starting at 1pm. Call 732-330-3892 for tickets and more information.
The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring the Fun Bus/Fitness Program for children ages 3-6 years. A refurbished school bus brightly decorated and full of gym equipment will be parked and ready for your child to play and have supervised fun.
The program is held rain or shine at the Parks Administration Office, Toms River on Thursday March 19th from 1 to 2pm. The fee is $12 per child.
To register, send a check made payable to the “County of Ocean” to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Please provide name, address and daytime telephone number, along with program # 423021-2A. when registering.
To receive more information or to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter, call 732-506-9090 or visit www.oceancountyparks.org.
Chef Mike’s ABG in Seaside Park presents a Pedroncelli Wine & Food Tasting, featuring a 5 course dinner, to benefit Hometown Heroes on Thursday, March 19th from 6 to 9pm. Call 732-854-1588 or visit hometownheroesusa.com.
Have you ever wondered how a radio works? Or how robots are able to walk? Several Ocean County Library branches will answer these and other questions as they participate in NJ Makers Day on Saturday, March 21st.
NJ Makers Day is a statewide single-day event that celebrates, promotes and introduces maker culture and maker spaces, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) based learning.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment in occupations related to STEM -- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics -- is projected to grow to more than 9 million by 2022. That’s an increase of about 1 million jobs."
The following Ocean County Library branches are participating:
Ocean County Library is among 100 other libraries, community groups and organizations across New Jersey participating in NJ Makers Day.
More information about Ocean County Library’s events can be found online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by contacting Emily Mazzoni at 732-349-6200, ext. 5203. Information about the state wide program can be found online at www.njmakersday.org.
Cinderella’s Closet of Monmouth County will host their annual Charity Prom Boutique on Saturday, March 21st from 8am to 3pm at Long Branch High School. Personal shoppers and personal shopper assistants will work with every client to choose the best gown and/or tuxedo/suit, the shoes, the accessories, such as evening handbags, jewelry and wraps. Make-up for the day of prom will also be provided.
Cinderella’s Closet of Monmouth County accepts registration from students with demonstrated financial need, who are referred through their guidance counselors, social workers and clergy. If you know of a student in need, visit cinderellasclosetmc.org for more information.
The Jackson Memorial Marching Band will host a Flapjack Breakfast at Applebee’s on Route 9 North in Howell on Saturday, March 21st from 8 to 10am. Call 732-598-0363 for additional information
The Brick Township High School Marching Dragon Caravan will hold their Juried Craft Show at the school on Chambers Bridge Road on Saturday, March 21st from 9am to 4pm. Call 732-477-6615 for more info.
The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with their Day of Bagging Fundraiser on Sunday, March 22nd from 10am to 4pm at ShopRite in Brick, in support of their annual Spring Tea Party and Gift Auction. Volunteers will help bag groceries at the check-out aisle for 2-3 hours. Visit emmanuelcancer.org for more information.
On March 22, 2015 Childhood Leukemia Foundation of Brick will host the 6th annual “Auction of Hope” at the Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood to benefit pediatric cancer patients.
The event starts at 11am.
The Auction of Hope provides critical financial support for CLF’s Keeping Kids Connected program.
This program gives iPads and Laptops to hospitalized young cancer patients which allows them to remain connected to family, friends and school.
While actively receiving treatment the iPads and laptops are also valuable tools used to divert the child’s focus during stressful, painful and lengthy procedures.
Tickets are $40 and include a buffet brunch and one sheet of tickets.
If you would like to purchase a ticket or make a donation please call 732-920-8860.
Please join us and help make a difference in the life of a child.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County presents the 2015 Bowl For Kids' Sake on Sunday, March 22nd at noon at Thunderbird Lanes in Manahawkin. Bowl For Kids' Sake is an annual event that helps Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County put caring mentors into the lives of children. Bowl For Kids' Sake is fun and all about kids. To register to bowl or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call 732-505-3400. Register to bowl by March 17th. Sponsorship registration deadline is February, 26th.
March is National Nutrition Month, and the Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library will host a workshop “Breaking Down Nutrition Labels” at 2pm on Monday, March 23rd to help people eat healthy meals.
Staff from the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center’s Southern Campus will show the key parts of the nutrition label on packaged food items and the information you should pay most attention to.
They will also discuss how food labels relate to the chronic illnesses we see today, review the current nutritional guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration and offer strategies for making healthier food choices.
Light, healthy refreshments will be provided by the presenters.
The program is part of the library’s “Chapters of Health” series. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone 732-657-7600.
The Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a new program called Born to Play. Children will enjoy indoor obstacle course, scooters and parachute games. The cost is $5 per child, ages 3 to 5 years. The class will be held at the Program Room of the Parks Administration Office, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River on Tuesday, March 24 from 1 to 2pm.
To register, send a check made payable to the “County of Ocean" to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Please provide name, address and daytime telephone number, along with program # 423021-1D when registering.
For more information or to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter, call 732-506-9090 or visit www.oceancountyparks.org.
Caring with Karaoke will host their 8th annual fundraiser at the legendary Stone Pony on Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park on Wednesday, March 25th from 7 to 11pm to benefit Daniela’s Wish. With the support of the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and the local community, Caring With Karaoke has been able to help many families in need throughout Monmouth County with its yearly partnership with a local non-profit organization. Daniela’s Wish grants wishes for ill children and children that suffer tragedy in the community. Call 732-747-0500, ext. 2015 for tickets and sponsorship information or visit their Facebook page.
The Eastside Theater Company of Toms River East High School presents "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying," a play about a naïve young man in the Mad Men era trying to get ahead in the business world without having the proper training. Showtime happens Thusrday, March 26th through Saturday, March 28th at 7pm. Call 732-505-5677 for tickets and additional information.
There will be a Fish & Chip Dinner on Friday, March 27th from 5 to 7pm at the St. Francis Community Center. The Fish & Chip Dinner fundraiser is being catered by Thistle of Kearny. Adult fish or chicken dinner is $16 and children’s fish or chicken dinner is $8. Take out dinners will be available at 4:30pm. Dinner includes: fish (or chicken) & chips, beverage and dessert. Dine in or take out. Event tickets are on sale now 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 Parish and Center. The Center is 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.
The Brick Township Policemen’s Benevolent Association will hold its 25th annual Helping Hands Benefit Basketball Game on Friday, March 27th at the Brick Township High School East Gym starting at 7:30pm. The game will feature members of the Brick Township Police Department playing the Brick Township Green Dragon Football Team. This year, the proceeds of the game will go to the family of Ryan Magnotta, who was diagnosed at age five with a pancreatic disease known as hereditary chronic pancreatitis. He has undergone multiple procedures and currently lives with a feeding tube on a daily basis. His pain and discomfort are constant. Ryan’s parents are facing the daunting task of dealing with Ryan’s illness and continuing to care for their two other children. Call 732-262-1100 for tickets and additional information.
Crafters and vendors are needed for a Spring Boutique being held at the Russell O Brackman Middle School in Barnegat on Saturday, March 28th from 10am to 3pm. $20 per space (table included). For more info and application, please email ROBMSchool@yahoo.com.
The Manchester Township Alliance is proud and pleased to sponsor the 4th annual Penguin Plunge. This event helps raise money for the Prom and Graduation for the students of the Manchester Township Regional Day School. This is a school for special children with special needs. 100% of the profits of this event will go to the Regional Day School students.
Come brave the icy waters of the Whiting Lake for a wonderful cause!
Date: Sunday, March 29th
Place: Whiting Lake, Lake Road, Whiting
PLEASE REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE BY MARCH 17, 2015.
There is an age minimum of 12 years old. Each minor must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. A maximum of three minors may register per 1 adult.
A plunge is considered entering the water up to your waist.
To register or make a tax deductible donation, contact Linda McCarthy at 732-928-1500 or email@example.com.
Contact Manchester Alliance Coordinator Tracy Sloan at 732-657-7892 or sloanT89@msn.com.
Manchester PAL will be serving hot chocolate and coffee for the event.
The event is limited to the first 250 registered participants.
Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a Snowman Photo Contest. Design and create your best snow sculpture this winter. Send in a photo and you could win a fun prize. Awards will be given for the most original and best traditional snowman and "Just for Kids under Five."
All snowmen must be built this winter season.
Please mail your photo to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753, Attn: Active Recreation.
Sorry, photos cannot be returned.
Entry deadline is March 31st. The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsor this contest. Visit www.oceancountyparks.org.
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum Is Among 15 Museum Finalists for
2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Services
The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.
Finalists are chosen because of their significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.
Public Invited to Share Stories of Their Excellent Programs and Public Services on IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) Facebook Page.
How you can help:
IMLS is encouraging community members who have visited Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum to share their story on the IMLS Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USIMLS now through April 6th.
The National Medal winners will be named later this spring, and representatives from winning institutions will travel to Washington, D.C. to be honored at the National Medal award ceremony. Winning institutions also receive a visit from StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs.
The Ocean County Department of Senior Services will hold a Senior Health & Wellness Fair at Barnegat High School on Wednesday, April 8th from 10am to 3pm. Take advantage of free blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol screenings and an American Red Cross Blood Drive.
The 13th annual Ship Bottom Sprint for Life (a 5k run, 2 mile fitness walk, and kidz mini sprint) will take place on Saturday, April 11th. This event raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in addition to various other charitable, non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit www.ShipBottomSprint.com.
Join TEDxNavesink for the first TEDx conference on Accelerators on Saturday, April 11th, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue in West Long Branch, NJ.
TEDxNavesink: Accelerators will offer two dozen live talks and entertainment on how accelerators are creating game-changing innovation and thought.
Accelerators provide the fuel for which ideas and products are evolved or created, poking holes in knowledge and memes in a memorable way.
Today’s accelerators are shaping our emerging and upcoming future. Ticket prices vary.
Visit tedxnavesink.com to volunteer and purchase tickets.
The Friends of the Stafford Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, April 11th from 10am to 2pm at 129 N. Main Street in Manahawkin.
The Volunteer Tax-Aide Program, sponsored by AARP, can prepare your income tax for free at locations in Manahawkin, Little Egg Harbor and Lanoka Harbor from February 2nd through April 15th. Call 609-294-0730 for an appointment.
The Friends of the Ocean County Library will host a Mahjong Tournament Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 15th in Ocean County Library’s Toms River branch at 101 Washington Street.
Registration for the event is $40 per player and is limited to the first 80 players who sign up. Payment is due by April 1. Fliers with registration forms are available at all 21 Ocean County Library locations and on the library website www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
The tournament is an all-day event. Sign in for registered players is 8:30am, and play begins promptly at 9:30am. Included in the admission is a continental breakfast and luncheon. Prizes will be awarded. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Ocean County Library.
Questions about the tournament can be directed to Marie Goione, President of the Friends of the Berkeley Library at 732-269-8210.
S.A.V.E.'s 4th Annual Spring Fling Gift Auction!
Friday April 17th, 2015. Doors open 5:00 pm Raffle Begins 6:30pm. Toms River Elks, 600 Washington Street.
Multiple Raffle Items and Gifts, 50/50, Birthday Board, and other fun games!
Admission: $10.00 Includes: 1 sheet of tickets, Coffee Tea & Dessert Food available to purchase.
Bring a Cat/Dog food or litter item to be included in a Special Raffle. Adults Only & Handicap Accessible. Please call Linda for tickets: 732-255-3907.
The OCVTS Audio Recording Program and Performing Arts Academy presents TechFest Five, a fundraising festival on Saturday, April 18th at the Brick Civic Center on Chambers Bridge Road in Brick starting at 1pm. The concert on two performance stages features live performances ranging from young artists with limited experience to the best in the business.and helps provide scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in the technical field. Visit techfestmusic.com for a list of performers and ticket information.
The Monmouth Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. presents An Exhibit of Fine Needle Arts “With Needle and Thread,” Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, April 26th from 11am to 4pm at the Middletown Arts Center, next to the train station at 36 Church Street, Middletown. For more information, call 732-706-4100 or visit www.mcega.org and www.middletownarts.org.
The Monmouth County SPCA will hold their 21st annual Spring Dog Walk & Pet Fair on Saturday,April 25th at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft from 10am to 3pm for people and their pets, with over 150 vendors, cutest trick contest, pet therapy demonstrations, adoptable pets, live music, dog wedding chapel and more. Visit mcspcadogwalk.org for more information.
The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation presents its 7th annual Spring Tea Fundraiser & Auction on Sunday, April 26th at the Brick Elks Lodge on Hooper Avenue in Brick from noon to 3pm. The tea is an afternoon of live music, food and fun to benefit children battling cancer. Call 760-715-8092 for sponsorship information and tickets.
All branches of the Ocean County Library will begin collecting gently used gowns and formal dresses on January 5th for its annual Prom Dress Giveaways.
Dresses can be both long and short styles for teens and can include bridesmaid’s dresses and cocktail dresses. Donations of shoes, handbags and accessories are also welcome.
To donate the items, simply deliver them to any one of the 21 locations in Ocean County. Donations will be accepted until April 27th.
The annual event provides dresses to middle school and high school aged students at no charge, so they can attend their school’s graduations and dances. This year the Prom Dress Giveaways will take place at the following library branches:
Lakewood, Saturday, March 28th: 10am-3pm.
Barnegat, Tuesday, March 31st: 4-8pm and Wednesday, April 1st: 4-8pm.
Little Egg Harbor, Wednesday, April 22nd: 4-8pm and Thursday, April 23rd: 4-8pm.
Manchester, Tuesday, April 28th: 4-8pm.
Toms River, Thursday, April 30th: 4-8pm, Friday, May 1st: 1-4pm and Saturday, May 2nd: 10am-3pm.
More information about the Prom Dress Giveaway can be found at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
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.
The Friends of the Stafford Library Book Sale will be held on Thursday, April 30th from 9am to 1pm at 129 N. Main Street in Manahawkin.
St. Francis Community Center is raffling off a $5,000 Travel Gift Certificate. Why not stop by and purchase a raffle ticket (or two) for your chance for a great trip. Only 1,000 tickets are being sold. Tickets are only $25 each and are currently being sold at the Front Desk of the St. Francis Community Center, located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach. The winner will be announced on May 15th at the Community Center. The winner need not be present. For more information, please call 609-494-8861. All proceeds benefit the St. Francis Community Center.
The Toms River Kiwanis Daybreak Club will be hosting/fundraising for the 24th annual "River to Bay 5k" on Saturday, May 2nd. Ad journal sponsorships and runner sign-up forms are available to raise money for the club to donate to local children's charities and non-profit organizations. This is the clubs largest fundraising event each year. Call 732-505-4755 for more info.
The Monmouth Park Spring Arts Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd at Thompson Park in Lincroft from 11am to 6pm each day. Visit monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000 for more information.
Please join the Kidney & Urology Foundation's 16th Annual Walk the Walk for Organ Donor Awareness and Kidney Disease.
The walk takes place Sunday, May 3rd at Memorial Park Bandshell in Point Pleasant Beach.
Registration starts at 9:30 AM. For more information call 732-866-4444.
Join CentraState for a day of fun, food and fitness at the 6th annual Paulette's COLORECTAL Run/Walk on Sunday, May 3rd to support colorectal cancer awareness, programs and services at CentraState Healthcare System. Please visit www.centrastatefoundation.org/paulette for more information.
The March of Dimes will hold their March for Babies on Sunday, May 3rd, starting at 11am on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, to support research and other programs nationwide and in our community, to help babies born healthy, as well as those who need help to survive and thrive. Visit marchforbabies.org or call 732- 952-9010 for more information.
St. Mary’s Place By the Sea will hold their 4th annual Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, May 9th at the Boardwalk Pavilion in Ocean Grove starting at 11am with registration. St. Mary’s Place By the Sea helps to provide a place for women with cancer to heal. Vist www.marysplacebythesea.org for additional information.
NAMIWalks New Jersey will hold their annual walk on the boardwalk in Seaside Park on Saturday, May 16th. Registration at 9am. NAMIWalks New Jersey is the largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in America. Visit NAMIWalks.org for more information.
The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship teams-up with the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar to celebrate its Five-Year Anniversary on Saturday, May 30th starting at 1pm, highlighted with the return of legendary NJ country-rockers Kinderhook to Point Pleasant for the first time in over thirty years. The six hour fundraiser will also feature performances from Jersey Shore icons, The Mangos, Timepiece, Ned Ryerson and his new band The Groundhogs, plus other special guests, and will include an all you can eat BBQ buffet, outside tent party, cash bar, coffee, soft drinks, dessert, games, prizes, giveaways and much more for the entire family.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 30th from 1 to 7pm at the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar, located at 2600 Route 88 in Point Pleasant Borough. Tickets are $20 per person (kids 12 and under are free) and are available for advance purchase at Eventbrite.com or The Idle Hour in Point Pleasant, 732-899-2102. For group advance sales, call 732-270-3066. Day of Event (remaining tickets) sold at the door on the day of the event. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, which annually helps the nurses and nursing students 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 about The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, including all details about the May 30th Rock for the Nurses Five-Year Anniversary Party, log on to the official website at www.forfarscholarship.org or connect with The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund on Facebook or Twitter.
The Jersey Shore Animal Center will hold their Spring Gift Auction on Sunday, June 7th from 4 to 7pm at the Elks Club on Old Hooper Ave. in Brick. They are in need of gift auction donations to help raise funds to care for the animals in their shelter. Your donation will be displayed on the gift auction table, along with the name of your business.
Some examples of gifts needed are:
The Jersey Shore Animal Center hopes that you will help them raise money to enable them to care for abandoned, unwanted and sick animals. Your generous donation will help to continue their mission in our community.
Call 732-920-1600, ext. 206 and ask for Jamie, or visit www.jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org.
Ocean Running Club will be sponsoring the Pine Beach 5K and One Mile Fun Run on Sunday, June 14th. Proceeds will benefit the Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. and ORC Scholarship Fund. Races start at 8am. For more information, check out www.oceanrunningclub.org.
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.
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.
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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