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7th Annual “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Food Drive. The “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” project is scheduled each year during the months of October through November, in time to replenish the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the winter.
We are once again welcoming support of ALL to help to replenish critically-needed food supplies and put food on the tables of so many families in need. This year we’re kicking off our Mission with 2 festive weekends at Boscov’s Ocean County Mall (10/25 & 10/26) and Boscov’s Monmouth Mall (11/8 & 11/9).
We’ll be collecting food & monetary donations for the FoodBank at these events, as well as at SCAN in Monmouth Mall through November. We hope to see you there! Donations of food and financial contributions will be accepted. Your support is very powerful! You can help!
For more information, please contact us! NHNFoodDrive@medtronic.com
Eze Fit Boot Camp and Move For Hunger Challenge Residents to BRING IT! Food That Is. Neptune, NJ- The Gloves are off at Eze Fit Boot Camp's two locations as they battle with and against each other to knock out hunger. Move For Hunger is excited to announce that between November 1 and November 22, the Eze Fit Boot Camp locations in Brick and Neptune will compete to raise the most non perishable food items.
Eze Fitness encourages members of the community to bring cans and a can do attitude to become a part of the fight, and will even offer up a reward for those who participate. With a contribution of three non perishable items, individuals will get one free training session at either of the two locations, 306 West Sylvania Avenue in Neptune or 2610 York Towne Blvd in Brick.
While any donation is welcome, the most needed items are canned tuna, meats, vegetables and fruit, pasta, rice, baby food, as well as peanut butter and jelly. Those who cannot make it out to either one of the locations, but still want to contribute to Move For Hunger can make a monetary donation at Eze Fit's CrowdSource Page; https://www.crowdrise.com/EzeFitMoveForHungerChallenge/fundraiser/jemandezeonwuka “Who doesn't love a good competition?,” says Move For Hunger’s, Daniel Ratner. “This is the best kind too; one where everyone wins. We are very excited to be working with such a motivated company looking to flex its muscles and fight hunger.”
Once the battle is over, Move For Hunger will transport the donations to a local food bank and officially declare a winner.
Harbor House will hold their Color Run for Shelter 5K at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws on Saturday, November 1st with registration at 8am. There will also be a 1-mile fun run. There will be a mini kids fair, along with vendors and community resource information tables. Visit OceansHarborHouse.org for more information.
The Lacey Township High School PTSA will host a Craft/Vendor Fair at the school, located at 73 Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor on Saturday, November 1st from 10am to 3pm, featuring over 60 vendors, face painting, gourmet café, gift auction and more. Visit lths.laceyschools.org for more information.
Alyssa's Angels Arthritis Auction will be held on Saturday, November 1st from 4 to 8pm at Amvets Post, 1290 Toms River Road/ Rt. 571 in Jackson. Cost is $40, with over 150 baskets & gifts. All proceeds go to Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis/ Arthritis Foundation.
For tickets, call Brionna Cusack at 732-364-5740.
On November 1, 2014 at Thompson Park in Lincroft, NJ from 9 AM to 2 PM there will be the the First Annual Central NJ Walk Of Hope supporting Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) AKA Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
The walk is benefiting The RSDSA (rsds.org).
This is an extremely debilitating neurological disorder that effects millions, yet has little awareness an no known cure.
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 Toms River Township Department of Public Works will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th and Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th. There will be no sanitation and recycling collections and the Recycling Convenience Center will be closed.
After each holiday, all collections are postponed one day, with Friday’s sanitation collections picked up on Saturday. For additional information, please visit tomsrivertownship.com.
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 Salvation Army annual Dinner will be held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Toms River on Thursday, November 6th at 6pm. For sponsorship and/or ticket information, please call 732-270-8393.
Bring an unwrapped toy/gift to help kick off their annual Christmas Toy Drive.
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, showcasing 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 3rd annual Casino Night "Parrotheads in Paradise," will be held on Friday, November 14th from 6 to 11pm at Hemingway’s Café, 612 Boulevard in Seaside Heights. All proceeds from the event will benefit Dottie’s House, a 501(c) (3) non-profit transitional housing program for women and children who are survivors of Domestic Violence. $65 per person ($70 at the door). Includes $100 in chips, buffet dinner, and gift auction. Prize awarded to the best dressed Parrothead. To purchase tickets, please call 732-295-7380 or visit www.dottieshouse.org.
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.
The Pine Beach Jam Recreational Basketball League registration deadline is November 17th. The registration fee is $50 per player, which includes the fee for the t-shirt. The season will run from December 2014 to March 2015. Games will be played on Sundays, and practices will be held once a week. For more information, please call 1-800-YES-7712 or call 732-232-4660.
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.
MITM Theater Presents PL@Y by JD Wilson & Nicholas Norcia, Music written & performed by The Amboys Choreography by Let’s Dance Studios MITM Theater proudly announces the second run of its hit original production PL@Y which is being performed at the historic Strand Theater in Lakewood for three performances this November 21st and 22nd. MITM Theater made its debut splash last November at the Algonquin Arts Theater in Manasquan where PL@Y sold out both performances.
This year, PL@Y comes to the Strand with a new look and some new faces, but with the same creative spirit that made last year’s production a success. PL@Y tells the heartwarming, hilarious tale of Ashley, a young woman whose obsession with technology leads her down the proverbial rabbit hole to a strange and distant land. Ashley encounters colorful characters as she tries to find her way back home in a music-and-dance-filled comic romp for the whole family. Inspired by and featuring the original songs of the Amboys who will be performing live, PL@Y was written by two local playwrights during the 10-day electrical blackout following Hurricane Sandy. The resulting play fittingly explores the uniquely 21st century way that people interact with technology and each other in an uplifting, musical, and lightly satirical way.
PL@Y is directed by Jessica Berger, choreographed by Sarah McCuiston of Let’s Dance Studios, and features performances by a talented cast including Jennifer Townsend, JD Wilson, eleven-year old Sean Haugh who will be reprising his performance from last year’s production as Johnny the nematode, along with many other talented local performers. Performance Days/Times: Friday November 21st at 8 p.m. Saturday November 22nd at 3 p.m., and at 8 p.m. All three performances will be at the Strand Theater Tickets: Available at strand.org, by phone at 732.730.5925, or at box office on days of performances General admission, Adults: $10 General admission, Children & Seniors: $5 Preferred seating package: $25 (includes pre-show appetizers and drinks at the Strand along with premium loge seating) About Music is the Medicine Foundation: Music is the Medicine Foundation is a locally run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been in existence since 2010.
Over the last four years, Music is the Medicine has raised over $50,000 for various charities including the Ashley Lauren Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Oceans of Love, Providence House, and Hurricane Sandy relief. MITM Theater is a subsidiary of MITM Foundation and sponsored last year’s production of PL@Y, proceeds of which were donated to the Ashley Lauren Foundation. Please send inquiries to Communications Director Daniel Effenberger at (732) 597-4312 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Tri-Boro First Aid Christmas Bake Sale and Gift Shop and Poinsettia Sale will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 9:30am to 2pm at 61 J Street & The Blvd. in Seaside Park. For more information, please call 732-830-3236.
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 email@example.com.
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