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Right now there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis, but there is something you can do to help.
The CF Foundation's Greater NY Chapter invites you to join thousands of others for the New York City Great Strides Walk on Sunday, May 31st in Foley Square.
Great Strides is a great way to spend the day with friends and family to raise money and awareness for this life-threatening disease while "Adding Tomorrows" for people with CF.
For more information about this walk and others in the area, go to cff.org/GreatStrides.
With your support CF can stand for Cure Found.
It’s a sure sign Spring has finally sprung as the Sea Bright Farmer’s Market marks its opening day on Thursday, May 7th. Returning for a 2nd season, the Market is held every Thursday through September from 2 to 7pm and is conveniently located in the municipal parking lot on Ocean Avenue in downtown Sea Bright. Please be sure to visit www.facebook.com/SeaBrightFarmersMarket or follow on Twitter @SB_FarmMarket for a complete listing of weekly vendors and special events.
Is It Real? Contemporary Sculpture that Tricks the Eye opens at the John F. Peto Studio Museum on Saturday, May 9th and runs through September 6th. Located at 102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights, it is open for guided tours of the house and special exhibition on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm and by appointment. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, 12 and under. For more information, call 732-929-4949.
Is It Real? showcases the artwork of ten nationally acclaimed sculptors working in clay, wood, paper, and metal. Made in the trompe l’oeil style, thirty pieces challenge the viewer in multiple ways. Some of the sculptors elevate ordinary, everyday objects while tricking our senses through the use of unconventional materials. Is that “cloth” dishtowel hanging from a peg on the wall real--or is it something else?
The John F. Peto Museum is the restored home and studio of the renowned nineteenth century still-life painter. The first floor of the museum is set up as it was in Peto’s time using original furnishings, artworks, and artifacts.
The exhibition, Is It Real? Contemporary Sculpture that Tricks the Eye, is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission from funds administered by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and generous support from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation.
Shore Boros American Legion Post 351 at 1400 Bay Blvd. in Seaside Heights will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25th at 11am at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Post Home. All are invited, and refreshments will be served following the ceremony. For more information, call 732-250-1366.
Dottie's House 16th annual Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, May 28th at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood. Register now. Space is limited. For more information, call 732-295-7380 or visit www.dottieshouse.org.
OCVTS Career Training Information Session for High School Graduates
Thursday, May 28 at 7PM at the OCVTS Toms River Center
Are you a high school graduate looking for options other than college? Or are you just tired of putting in time at a job you really don’t like? Or maybe you’re unemployed and need a fresh start. Ocean County Vocational Technical School offers affordable, one-year training programs to get you started on the path to a new career in Culinary Arts, New Home Construction, Automotive Technology, Practical Nursing or Cosmetology.
OCVTS Accelerated Career Training Programs for Adults offer ten-month, full-time curriculum that enable students to gain valuable hands-on experience and complete training in less than one year in Culinary Arts, New Home Construction, Automotive Technology, Practical Nursing or Cosmetology. A Special Career Training Information Session will be held on Thursday May 28 at 7PM at the OCVTS Toms River Center, 1299 Old Freehold Road.
Admission representatives and instructors will be on hand to discuss details about each program. A tour of each program can be scheduled. All programs qualify for Financial Aid, Veterans Benefits and Unemployment Retraining benefits. Scholarship and NJ-GIVS grant opportunities are available.
The OCVTS Financial Aid Specialist can answer your questions and guide applicants through the financial aid process. OCVTS Job Placement Services representatives are committed to matching OCVTS graduates with meaningful employment through an established network of over 850 business partnerships. OUR GRADUATES ARE WORKING!!
OCVTS provides step-by-step guidance through the entire application process. Attend this Information Session and discover how OCVTS can change your life! It’s a free, no obligation event– OCVTS wants you to get excited about your future!
Call 732.473.3100 x3326 to register.
LOCAL CHURCH HOSTS SIGNATURE ART FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY, MAY 29 AND SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015 TO SHARE WITH COMMUNITY FAITH-BASED INSPIRED EXPRESSIONS AND EXPERIENCES.
James Wheeler, Worship Pastor at The Church of Grace and Peace, with this anticipated annual event hopes to launch a unique movement to inspire Christian creative groups and individuals towards a modern day Renaissance of arts and expression in the local church community.
Art and craft vendor tents, an array of eclectic food samplings from local restaurants and food trucks, along with local musicians and arts groups will be present to share and inspire creativity.
Interactive and hands-on workshops will be free and open to the public, giving attendees an opportunity to make a collage, build a Lego creation, write a song, make a movie, write a poem or take photos for a collective inspired work of art - just to name a few of the opportunities offered at the Inspired Festival.
Guest speakers include Barry Moll of Jersey Shore United, a local faith-based nonprofit that helps bring needed relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy in this region. Donnie Rosa, founder of the Joysongs conference and local church worship equipping coach, will teach on building creative vision and perform with the One Voice Worship team of The Church of Grace and Peace.
Musical guests include local worship band Waiting for the Flood with front man Brian Elias, who will perform original music from their latest release, Anthem of Hope! The Ocean County College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dave Marowitz.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: KAMI KAISER, PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR PHONE: 732.915.0711
The G.I. Go Fund will hold a Charity Golf Opening on Friday, May 29th at the Gambler Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge starting at 11am. Visit gigofund.org for more information.
The Family Planning Center of Ocean County, Inc. is hosting their 22nd annual "Look Who's Cooking" Fundraiser on Friday, May 29th from 6 to 8pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington Street, Toms River. The fundraiser showcases men of distinction who prepare and serve their delicious signature dishes, while guests stroll, sip, savor and support.
The Jersey Born Music Festival will be held on Saturday, May 30th along Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park from 11am to 6pm. Enjoy a great variety of Jersey-themed foods, live music on two stages and more, all to benefit the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Mary’s Place by the Sea. Visit RUEEvents.com 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.
9th Annual HOLLYWOOF presented by Rescue Ridge!
Saving pets by the Jersey Shore!
May 30th 2015 2pm -7 pm, BAR ANTICPATION, 703 16th Ave Lake Como, NJ 07719
Tickets; $25.00 in advance $30.00 at door $10.00 (children under 12)
Gift Baskets 50/50, Open Grill, Entertainment.
A Non Profit NO Kill Animal Rescue. 100% of the Net Proceeds goes to the Animal care.
Additional info: call 646-248-4335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CentraState Healthcare Foundation and the For the Heart of Women Committee are pleased to announce our “Farm to Fabulous” dinner event, to benefit the Gloria Saker Women’s Heart Program at CentraState.
This country chic affair will feature a feast of locally-sourced; farm fresh creations prepared on site and palette popping drinks that will make this an unforgettable evening.
We begin in the early evening with our sunset toast as we kick off the event’s festivities including live music, themed games, and auction items.
The Reid family of Freehold has generously agreed to host the event on their beautiful Reid Sod Farm on Howell Road.
The unique farm to table dinner will be created by Rob Kash, owner of Metropolitan Café, one of Freehold Downtown’s premier restaurants.
Visit centrastatefoundation.org/heart for more information or call 732-294-7099.
FREE FAMILY SHOW! The very first performance of the ALL-NEW updated production of WORLD OF COLOR! Kicking off our 2015 Tour where it all began, Veterans Park!
World of Color is an outdoor, 30-minute nighttime spectacular. This show features live musical performances in one thrilling evening extravaganza. As unforgettable scenes from family-favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar animated and live-action movies are depicted live, you’ll be inspired to reminisce about romances, look back at past friendships and relive remarkable adventures.
The World of Color show—the most impressive and fanciful nighttime extravaganza Daydreamer Productions has ever produced—is accompanied by momentous music, and also includes fantastic LED lights, steam, bubbles, strobe lighting, fog and laser effects.
For more tour dates/locations- visit our website at: http://www.daydreamerproductions.org/#!worldofcolor/mainPage!
The 6th annual Monmouth County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk will be held on Sunday, May 31st on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch to heighten awareness of this disease, while raising critically needed funds for pancreatic cancer. For more information and to register, visit lustgarten.org or call 1-866-789-1000.
Lifelong Brick resident Hank Steinbach was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. There will be a benefit for him, "Hoedown For Hank," on Sunday, May 31st from noon to 7pm at the River Rock Restaurant, 1600 Rt. 70 West in Brick. Enjoy live music by Tom Baz of Bullzeye, Johnny Sticks & Joe Miller. Tickets only $25. Call Diane Bordonaro for more info at 732-644-8200 or visit Facebook: Hoedown For Hank.
The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting basic Tennis Lessons on Tuesdays, June 2nd, 9th and 16th from 6 to 7pm at Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood for $18 per person, ages 13 to adult.
This is program #143494-1A.
Tennis rackets and balls will be provided.
To register, please send a check made payable to the "County of Ocean" and mail to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753.
Please provide name, address and daytime telephone, along with program #143494-1A. when registering.
To receive more information or to receive a Parks & Recreations Newsletter, call 1-877-OCPARKS or visit www.oceancountyparks.org.
Plan to attend the Mid Week Business Bash on Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:30pm at North Side Bar & Grille in Surf City, hosted by Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce and Stockton University Alumni Affairs.
Don't miss this gathering to toast the start of summer, with networking and great food.
$25 per ticket. RSVP through Southern Ocean Chamber, 609-494-7211.
The Friends of Toms River Library is sponsoring a Book Sale in the Ocean County Library’s Bishop Building, 39 Washington Street. The Bishop Building is located next door to the library’s main branch. The sale begins 9am-8pm, Thursday, June 4th and will continue 9am-4pm, Friday and Saturday, June 5th and 6th.
Hard copy books and all non-fiction books will cost $1, fiction soft covers will be $.50 and children’s books will be $.25.
Someone Special Needs You (SSNY) will hold their annual Walk for Autism on Saturday, June 6th from 9am to noon at Divine Park at The Lake at Spring Lake, starting at 5th and Warren Avenue. SSNY provides a social, recreational and creative outlet where children with special needs can express themselves.Visit crowdrise.com/2015ssny to form a team and for more information.
The Ocean Gate Volunteer EMS will hold their Food Truck & Vendor Extravaganza on Saturday, June 6th from noon to 7pm at their station house, located on Cape May Avenue in Ocean Gate, featuring music, beer and wine garden, mobile screening unit from Meridian Health for blood pressure, cholesterol and other tests, as well as a Corn Hole Tournament. Check their Facebook page for more information.
Ocean Community Church in Manahawkin will host their 35th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 6th from noon to 3pm. Come out and enjoy delicious strawberry shortcake made with pound cake, ice cream, strawberries and real whipped cream. There will be handmade crafts, jewelry, baked goods and attic treasures for sale. Admission is free. Tickets for shortcake are $6/adults, $3/children 10 and under. Tickets available in advance and at the door.
Holding a Fundraiser "Comedy for a cause" at Capone's Gourmet Pizza & Pasta Trattoria.
June 6th 2015 at 7:00PM.
I have a flyer for the event and any help you can give us would be great.
We crashed a race car and are suppose to have a little girl with type 1 Diabetes be part of our race team in Joliet Illinois at the end of July so Capone's is helping us raise enough money to fix the car and donate the rest to Emilee's race for a cure.
Rick can be reached at 1-732-278-2266.
The Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey will hold their annual Walk with Ronald on Sunday, June 7th at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson from 8:30 to 10:30am. Participants receive a free day in the park and free parking. Visit rmh-cnj.org or call 732-222-8755 for more information.
18th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival!
Wanamaker Complex in Island Heights on Sunday June 7, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
This year's festival theme is "Citizens and Science: Partners in Protection"
Learn all you can about protecting and preserving the Bay. As in past years there will be more than 60 environmental organizations represented.
Among the features: the Watershed Ambassador will be featuring our interactive storm flood model, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will update its successful Blitz throughout the watershed, our Native Plant sale (with Rare Find Nursery) will spotlight storm-sturdy yards, and many organization exhibits will focus on climate-ready endeavors and sustainability.
There will also be an emphasis on continued support of the Jersey Shore with many of the wonderful ways you can enjoy the recreational aspects of the bay: kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, crabbing, clamming, camping, birding, kite-flying...and so much more. Other fun and free activities at the Barnegat Bay Festival: • Enjoy a canoe eco-tour (pre-registration required) or a pontoon boat ride on the Toms River. Take a kayak ride or learn to paddle board (special festival pricing) with Freekin' Creekin' at the Summit Avenue beach.
Relax to The ShoreSyde Duo with the sounds of summer or the traditional music of the Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society, the Acoustic Musicians Guild, the Top Hats, or a special children’s performance by YOSI and Johnny.
Touch sea life in Jenkinson's Aquarium touch tank, learn about raptors and reptiles with the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, make paper with seeds to grow, try your hand at fish printing, or walk through the soil tunnel for an “underground” experience.
Visit the more than 40 eco-friendly vendors and enjoy all varieties of great festival food. So if you are staying closer to home this summer…save gas and save money, but most importantly learn how you can protect our most treasured natural resource, be more prepared for the future, and support the communities of the Barnegat Bay and its watershed.
Check out all that’s happening at the Festival on our Website: http://bbp.ocean.edu If you would like more information or would like to pre-register for the canoe eco-tour, please call Betsy Hyle, Special Events Coordinator at 732-914-8109.
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.
Come celebrate summer at The Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation's 19th Annual Summer Celebration, on June 8th at Historic Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook.
The annual fundraising event has become a favorite summer kick-off gathering for business and tourism leaders, elected officials and the many Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation supporters.
The evening features fantastic food with signature dishes from restaurants and fisheries up and down the Jersey Coast, friendship, music, and as always an awesome sunset.
The event also recognizes the resourcefulness, resiliency, and community spirit that continue to drive the restoration of the Jersey Shore.
Indulge in a night focused on summer, seafood and the shore! For more information on tickets and the event, please visit: http://jerseyshorepartnership.com/jersey-shore-beach-summer-celebration/.
Band Aid Open Golf Outing...CentraState Healthcare Foundation will host its annual golf outing to raise funds for two important women's health initiatives at CentraState Medical Center - The Star & Barry Tobias Women's Health Center and The First Impressions Maternity Center.
We welcome Ray Catena Maserati as our new car Hole in One Sponsor and Prudential as the sponsor of our Million Dollar Shootout contest.
For more information, visit centrastatefoundation.org/bandaidopen or call 732-294-7099.
The Friends of the Toms River Library will host a bus trip to the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 10th.
The trip includes:
Moderate walking is required for the tours.
The cost of the trip is $86 per person. The deadline to register is May 20th.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Toms River Library branch, 101 Washington Street.
The bus will depart at 7:45am from the Route 37 Foodtown in Toms River and will return approximately at 6pm.
Entre choices for the luncheon include roasted chicken breast, beef short ribs or pan seared salmon. A cash bar will be available.
The Special Olympics of New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run is a statewide campaign coordinated and managed by all divisions of Law Enforcement officials throughout the state. Each year more than 3,000 officers participate in this 26-leg journey where the “Flame of Hope” is carried a distance of nearly 750 miles throughout the Garden State to The College of New Jersey in Ewing, where it ignites the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony for Summer Games. The run will travel through Monmouth County’s Ocean Township on Park Place and Bimbler Boulevard between 8 and 10:30am on Friday, June 12th. Visit sonj.org for more information.
Help raise awareness in the fight against cancer at the Relay for Life even happening this June! This overnight event is filled with activities for people of all ages, food and music. To help the fight against cancer you can volunteer, donate and fundraise.
For more information visit http://relay.acsevents.org/site/PageServer?pagename=relay_getinvolved_volunteer
The Christopher J. Morrissey Scholarship Foundation will host their 4th annual benefit, "A Night at Club Mo" on Saturday, June 13th from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at the Spring Lake Manor on Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights, featuring live music from the Biily Lawlor Band, a Gift Auction and more. Check out christopherjmorrisseyfoundation.org or call 732-773-0677 for more information.
The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Fund and the Middletown Lions Club will hold the K9 Sgt. Denny Dog Walk on Saturday, June 13th at the NJ Army National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt from 8am to 1pm, in support of military working dogs and service dogs for Wounded Warriors. Visit runwithdennis.org for additional information
A Giant Yard Sale will be held at the Ocean County Park, 659 Ocean Avenue, Lakewood on Saturday, June 13th from 8am to noon. Vendors are now being accepted to recycle used items. New items are also being received. More than 50 vendors are expected.
A parking size spot is only $16. To reserve a spot, send a check to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753.
The event is held rain or shine. Visit www.oceancountyparks.org. For additional information, call 1-877-OCPARKS.
Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, June 13th (rain date, Saturday, June 20) as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 898 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Ocean County Airport (formally RJ Miller Airpark). A parent or legal guardian must accompany young people who are taking plane rides. Additional information is available at www.eaa.org and www.youngeagles.org.
The Freehold Borough Human Relations Committee will hold a Volunteer Day on Saturday, June 13th in the Freehold Intermediate School gymnasium at the Park Avenue Elementary School complex from 10am to 2pm. Learn about volunteer opportunities and sign up to help organizations such as Freehold Fire & First Aid, CentraState, Habitat for Humanity and more.
The American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE is a heartfelt and moving event to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. This event is filled with activities, food and music to lift everyone’s spirits. To help the fight against cancer you can volunteer, donate and fundraise.
The 3rd annual Chelsea Delivers Hope Summer Family Music Festival will take place on Saturday, June 13th at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como from 2 to 7pm. Enjoy a family friendly afternoon with live music, a sing-a-long with Elsa and Anna, barbeque, kids activities and more to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CDH Research Department & Special Delivery Unit. Call 908-601-5450 for more information.
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.
The 4th annual James Volpe Foundation Golf Classic will take place at the Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson on Monday, June 15th starting at 10:30am. All proceeds will be used to continue the Foundations’ support of young members of the community to reach their highest potential in education and sports through scholarships and other financial means in memory of James Volpe, a Jackson Memorial High School senior who died in a car accident in 2011. Call 646-436-0975 or visit JamesVolpeFoundation.org for more information.
Registration is open for a Basic Boating Safety Course being held on Tuesday, June 16th and Thursday, June 18th from 5 to 9pm at St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. The NJ State Police Certification Course for Basic Boating Safety will consist of a total of 8 hours of lecture and video with homework and test. This class will prepare and certify you to operate a motor boat or a personal water craft vessel in NJ.
Registration is $85 and classes are forming now. Registration information can be found at www.stfranciscenterlbi.org, or by calling St. Francis Community Center’s Front Desk at 609-494-8861.
St. Francis Community Center Counseling Service will be holding a Free Self Defense Class on Wednesday, June 17th from 6:30 to 9pm. The class is being held at the Jersey State Martial Arts Training Facility, located at 702 Rt. 9, Little Egg Harbor (across from Rita’s Italian Ice).
Practice basic strikes/blocks, attacks and self-defense techniques. Question and answer on safety, attacker patterns and prevention. You will leave feeling strong, confident and healthy with an increased self-awareness. This class is hands on, so please wear comfortable clothing, be prepared to wear socks or go barefoot. Feel free to bring a friend.
This class is for men and women, ages 18 and up. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call St. Francis Counseling at 609-494-1554 to register.
Get your tickets now for Providence House Domestic Violence Services’ 15th annual Gift Auction on Friday, June 19th at Georgian Court University. This fun-filled, tricky-tray-style event features over 400 gift baskets and four cash raffle drawings. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the free and confidential services they provide to domestic violence survivors and their children. Tickets are $20 each and tables of ten can be reserved. Doors open at 5pm and the winners are called starting at 7:30pm. Call 732-350-2120 to purchase your tickets now before they sell out.
The Point Pleasant Boro Rotary Club will hold the Kevin A. Brue Melanoma Awareness Father’s Day 5K Run on Saturday, June 20th at Community Park in Point Pleasant starting at 8am, with a 1-mile Fun Run. Visit ptbororotary.com for additional information.
The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association will hold their 33rd annual Ocean Grove Giant Craft Show on Saturday, June 20th along Ocean Pathway from 9am to 4pm, rain or shine. Visit oceangrove.org for more information.
The annual Spring Craft Show will take place on Saturday, June 20th from 9:30am to 4pm at the St. Francis Community Center Gym, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. Enjoy many new crafts, as well as old favorites.
Highlights includes:Handmade baskets and soap, silver and seaglass jewelry, driftwood art, shell craft, handmade teepees for children and pets, pottery, home décor, LBI gifts, metal garden ornaments, photographs and so much more. There is something for everyone. There will be a Chance Auction and breakfast and lunch will be available. Admission is $2.
For more information, please visit stfranciscenterlbi.org or call 609-494-8861.
Auction items, donations, and sponsorships are currently being sought for the Ocean County College Foundation’s 2015 annual Scholarship Celebration to be held on Saturday, June 20th at 6pm in the Health and Human Performance Center (Building #29) on the Ocean County College Main Campus in Toms River. Scholarship Celebration proceeds will benefit the students of Ocean County College.
The Foundation is in need of “high-end” auction items. Donations are being accepted for restaurant and merchandise gift certificates, sports memorabilia, golf foursomes, tickets to sporting events, entertainment and recreation packages, Broadway theatre tickets, day spa certificates, vacation packages, collectibles, specialty items and gourmet baskets.
In addition, a variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.
To support a student with a scholarship or for information on how to become a sponsor, donate an auction item, or purchase tickets ($250 per person) for the annual Scholarship Celebration, please call the Ocean County College Foundation at 732-255-0492 or visit the Foundation page at http://go.ocean.edu/gala.
The Ocean County College Foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects.
Tom Giannattasio Jr. 16th Annual Memorial Golf Outing at Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood, NJ.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Rain or Shine Registration & Lunch - 12:00PM ~ Tee Time – 1:30PM (Shotgun Start - Scramble).
Post Outing and Awards Dinner will be held at Woodlake Country Club. Fee is$140.00 per player which includes green fees, locker room, cart, lunch, refreshments, prizes and awards dinner.
This Memorial Fund has been established to remember Tommy who lost the battle of his life from a staph infection – “MRSA” that attacked his new transplanted heart. The Fund’s main purpose is to provide assistance to: a. ALL EMS PERSONNEL & FIREFIGHTERS (PAID OR VOLUNTEER) struggling with finances due to medical burdens from sickness or injury. b. HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENTS, whose medical bills go far beyond their resources. c. And to promote ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION.
FOR FURTHER INFO CONTACT LINDA OR TOM GIANNATTASIO SR. AT 732-477-8959 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE - TomGJrMemorialFund.com.
The 4th annual St. Francis Garden Party by the Sea, a Fashion Show, presented by St. Francis of Assisi Parish, will be held on Wednesday, June 24th from 3 to 5:30 pm at Bonnet Island Estate, located at 2400 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin. Enjoy an afternoon filled with Fun, Food and Fashion! Enjoy small plate fare catered by The Dutchmans. Add to your afternoon delight you will be serenaded with the vocal stylings of Long Beach Island’s own Rob Connelly.
Featuring fashions from The Island Shop, Sink ‘R Swim, Sur la Plage and Tula Boutique. Also, take part in the extravagant basket auction.
Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at St. Francis Community Center’s Front Desk, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. Please call 609-494-8861 if you need further Information, or visit www.stfranciscenterlbi.org.
All proceeds will benefit St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
Enjoy the "Dog Days of Summer & Cats too" at Calloway's, 595 Rt. 9, Staffordville on Sunday, June 28th from 4 to 8pm. Dinner and drinks to benefit The Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter.
All you can eat! Great food, beer, wine, dessert!
Raffle, 50/50 and more!
$40 for adults, $25 for children under 12.
Get your tickets at Lucky's Bed & Biscuit, 508 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin. Call 609-597-9009.
The 2nd annual Strikes Against Sarcoma Invitational Golf Tournament with The Dream Factory of the Jersey Shore will be held on Monday, June 29th at Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro. For more info, contact Greg Peterson at 732-866-9088 or email@example.com.
U.S. Coast Guard Alerts Area Boaters of Oyster Creek Shoaling Concerns.
For Use: Immediate Release through June 2015.
U.S.Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light would like to alert all area boaters to a serious shoaling issue that has developed on Barnegat Bay in the vicinity of Forked River, south to Oyster Creek entrance, on the Intracoastal Waterway.
U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 7 of Southern Ocean County is assisting in notification of the boating public of the hazard.
All boaters operating in the area, between Buoys 36 and 40 in Oyster Creek Channel, are urged to navigate the area with extreme caution due to severe shoaling. All vessels should reduce speed, wear life jackets, post a lookout and maintain a safe distance to allow for maneuvering at all times.
The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County present Lemonade Day Toms River, where kids will learn how to become young entrepreneurs and start, own and operate their own business through a lemonade stand. Kids will set up their own stand on Saturday, July 11th in Toms River and participate in contests including "best tasting lemonade."
Register now at tomsriver.lemonadeday.org and receive a Lemonade Day backpack filled with goodies that will guide you and your child to a successful lemonade business.
Mermaids, Mermen and Sea Monsters of all ages are invited to promenade on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in the inaugural Promenade of Mermaids on Saturday, July 11th starting at noon. Visit asburyparkmermaids.com for more information.
The Undy Run/Walk, a family and dog friendly 5k, that raises awareness and funds for colon cancer awareness and prevention, will take place on Saturday, July 18th at Pier Village in Long Branch. Visit Undy Run/Walk for all the details.
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.
Brick Children's Community Theatre presents MARY POPPINS. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way. MARY POPPINS will dazzled and delight. Come experience the enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it.
Show Dates: Friday, July 24th at 7:30pm, Saturday, July 25th at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 26th at 2pm. The Sunday show will be a sign language interpreted performance.
Location: The historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood.
$18 Adults, $14 Seniors/Students, $12 Children 12 and under.
All Seats Reserved.
For tickets, visit https://bcct.booktix.com/index.php or www.bcct.org.
Ranchin' Vets will hold a Fundraiser event at the National Guard Training Center pavilion in Sea Girt on Saturday, July 25th from 11am to 3pm. Enjoy a BBQ with games, raffle prizes, beach access and live music from "Suspended Justice." Visit http://ranchinvets.org for more info.
Ranchin' Vets is an organization that assists veterans in their transition from military to civilian life, by offering job placement opportunities in the agricultural industry.
The Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire, a charitable fundraising event in its 34th year, will be held at Pine Park in Lakewood on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th. Visit http://www.lakewoodrenfair.com for more 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.
Forked River Presbyterian Church will hold a Holiday Craft Fair on Wednesday, November 11th from 9am to 3pm. Free admission. Handmade crafts for holiday gifts. Home baked pies and desserts. Holiday gifts, vendors crafts, second hand treasures, ladies boutique, Amahoro jewelry. Kids table to make holiday gifts. Enjoy lunch while shopping. Call the church office at 609-693-5624 for craft table rental forms
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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