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Angels for Animals will be holding their 1st Educational Fundraiser on Saturday, October 4th at the Manchester Firehouse, 545 Commonwealth Blvd., Toms River. Their mission is to help strengthen the voices that help protect animals by raising awareness regarding animal abuse and educate others on what they can do to help. All proceeds will provide funds to three local animal rescue groups/organizations. These three groups include The Animal Protection League, Homeless Animal Lifeline and Puppy Love Pet Rescue.
If you are interested in donating, you can contact one of the group members below and we will gladly schedule a pick up of your donation. Any support you can give would be greatly appreciated. No donation is too small.
Michelle Work (Ocean County) 732-232-3212
Sheree Ghosh (Monmouth County 908-839-8949
The Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals will hold its 4th annual 5K Canine Classic Run/Walk to benefit animal charity on Saturday, October 4th. The race begins at 8am seaside at Pier Village, 1 Chelsea Ave., Long Branch. All are welcome to attend and dogs are required to run or walk on leash. One dog per handler/runner is requested. Pre-register at www.purrnpoochfoundation.org.
Race shirts will be given to all pre-registered two-legged participants and are subject to availability for same day registrants. Cost is $30 per pre-registered adult, $35 on race day, and dogs walk or run for free. Race is rain or shine.
The 3rd annual Beachwood 5k River Run & 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, October 4th (rain or shine) at 9am, presented by the Beachwood Recreation Commission. Register today at www.jerseyrunner.com. Course runs along the scenic Toms River in Beachwood. The race starts and ends on the waterfront and winds past parks, waterfront homes, the Yacht Club, Marina, and War Memorial.
Race Times: One Mile Fun Run: 9am, Beachwood 5K Run: 9:45am.
Entry Fees: Fun Run: $20, Beachwood 5K: $25
T-Shirt guaranteed if registered by 9/30/14 and while they last on race day.
Prizes: $100 Gift Card to the top M/F overall Awards: Given to the top 3 Male/Female runners in each age group as well as the top 3 Male/Female overall.
Pre-Registration/Packet Pickup: October 3rd, 6-8 pm at The Lamp Post Inn, 276 Route 9, Pine Beach.
Race Day Registration: 8-9:15am at Mayo Park, Beachwood, corner of Bayside Ave. & Beacon Ave.
Post Race Lunch: 11:30am at The Lamp Post Inn, 276 Route 9, Pine Beach.
Register today at www.jerseyrunner.com.
A Howl-O-Ween Parade and Dog Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 4th starting at 10am at Cattus Island County Park, off Fischer Blvd., Toms River. This free event is sponsored by the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department. The Dog Day includes information, displays and demonstrations. The day ends with a pet costume parade. The prizes will be for the best dog/owner combo, most original and funniest. Join the free parade or come to watch.
All dogs must be vaccinated and on a leash. Please bring an item to donate to a local shelter. Event is rain or shine. For additional information, call 732-270-6960 or visit www.oceancountyparks.org.
The Toms River North Indians 12U & 15U Cheer teams will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser on Sunday, October 5th from 8 to 10am at Applebee's in the Ocean County Mall, located at 1201 Hooper Ave. in Toms River. All proceeds go towards helping the girls with travel and uniform costs for their impending trip to their National Competition.
Enjoy a free concert on Monday Oct. 6th from 7:30-9PM at Belmar Municipal Gym for the “Belmar Cares Breast Cancer Support Group” and 19 month old, “Brendan Willms” who is a cancer patient. The free concert is presented by “The Atlantic Wind Ensemble.” Belmar Municipal Gym is located at 6Th Ave and Main Street in Belmar. “Free Will Offering” at the door would be greatly appreciated. That’s a free concert on October 6th from 7:30-9PM at Belmar Municipal Gym in support of "Belmar Cares Breast Cancer" and 19 month old "Brendan Willms!"
The Friends of Toms River Library will host their 3rd annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, October 8th at Bey Lea Golf Course in Toms River. All proceeds support the Toms River library branch, including the purchase of special equipment and sponsorship of various programs and children’s activities.
The cost to play in the golf outing is $80 for a single golfer, $300 for a foursome and $100 for a hole sponsor.
For information or inquiries, contact Nancy Gardner at 732-604-9696.
Join us for a round of golf and buffet dinner and support the library.
Help Cub Scout Pack 30 of Citta Elementary School in Toms River to raise money for their big camping trip to the Philadelphia Zoo at ShopRite, 2 Rt. 37 W, Toms River on Saturday, October 11th from 9am to 1pm. A portion will go to Pack 30’s "Save Our Animals" project, which is their theme of the year. Pack 30 will be basing their entire year on what they can do to help save our animals.
They will also be doing separate fundraisers to get a trailer for their overnight camping trips.
With Popcorn Show and Sell sales scouts and their families will stand outside of a store location and ask if anyone would like to purchase popcorn from their pack.
Join in the fun for the first ever Color Me Belmar - Run for FRA 3K on the beautiful beaches of Belmar on Saturday, October 11th at 10am. Color Me Belmar - Run for FRA 3K is all about colorful fun with friends and family. Participants can walk or run together and all are welcome to participate as long as they have fun and don't take things too seriously. There are no age limits. T-shirts will be provided to those who sign up before 9/10. The run will benefit local children with developmental disabilities served by the non-profit FRA, serving the community for 35 years and offering "PossAbilities for People with disAbilities." Register today at frainc.org.
EVENT: Color Me Belmar - Run for FRA 3K
DATE: Saturday, October 11th TIME: 10am start
WHERE: Belmar Beach - 1st Ave. & Ocean Ave.
REGISTER AT: www.frainc.org.
The Barnegat Township Educational Foundation presents RESTORE the GORE 2014.
Haunted School Bus Rides, Halloween Contests, Skits, Scary Scenes, Amusements & Zombies.
Saturday and Sunday, October 11th & 12th from 11am to 10pm.
Activities in and around the Edwards School parking lot and football field on Rt. 9 in Barnegat.
Vendors are needed. Call Penny ay 732-569-5769.
St. Francis annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 11th from 5 to 8pm at the St. Francis Community Center Gym, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. All are welcome. Tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child (under 12 years of age). Tickets are on sale at the Front Desk of the Community Center. Limited tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, please call the Community Center at 609-494-8861 or visit www.stfranciscenterlbi.org.
Neworld Productions Presents “Heart of the Shore: Defying a Superstorm” A Documentary of Superstorm Sandy. A Film by the Emmy nominated Cliff Charles of “When the Levees Broke” a Hurricane Katrina Story.
Saturday, October 11th.
Doors Open: 5:15pm.
Start Time: 6:15pm.
Location: Seaside Park Beach, corner of Ocean Avenue and Stockton Avenue, Seaside Park.
Bring your blankets and beach chairs to this event.
Seating is on a first come first serve basis.
A Superstorm named Sandy, tore through the shores of New Jersey on October 29, 2012, but Sandy wasn't the only storm that hit New Jersey. As we follow 1 year in the lives of people recovering from the devastation, we learn that picking up the pieces after the storm is even more difficult than surviving it. They face increasing barriers created by Insurance Companies, Mortgagors, and Governmental Agencies, but through their perseverance and help from fellow citizens and non-profit groups, they show us that hope still exists, even in the midst of a storm.
The 42nd annual Long Beach Island Commemorative 18 Mile Run will take place on Sunday, October 12th at 10:30am in Holgate, the southernmost point of LBI. Participants will run north on Long Beach Blvd. for 18 miles and finish at Barnegat Light State Park. The event is sponsored by St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, in cooperation with the LBI Jewish Community Center.
Applications are now being accepted, and registration will continue until race day. Buses will be provided for registered runners and will begin leaving for the starting line at 8am. Buses will continue to run from the finish line to the Community Center. The finish line closes at 2:15pm. All runners are invited to a recognition luncheon at the Center immediately following the race.
Applications are available at St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach and can be downloaded by visiting www.stfranciscenterlbi.org or on www.RaceForum.com/LBI or by calling 609-494-8861.
Morning Star Presbyterian Church will be hosting their 5th annual Canine Carnival on Sunday, October 12th from noon to 4pm on the church grounds. People from surrounding communities will be there to participate with their dogs in a variety of fun and educational events. The money raised will help support many ministries. For more info or to pre-register, visit www.morningstarchurch.org.
Our Gang Player's, Inc. presents Our Gang Player's Fall Musical Production, a family friendly event of one of the worlds best loved musical. October 16th, 17th, 18th at 7pm and October 19th at 2pm at the Surflight Theatre, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven. Admission: $8 children ages 12 & under, $12 seniors & students, and $15 adults. Visit www.ourgang.org or call 609-597-0553.
Come support “Donations for Daddy” at iPlay America on October 16th at 6PM.Donations for Daddy is a benefit concert for the father of local pop artist Veronica Kole, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. The concert will feature his daughter Veronica Kole and artists like Brenda K Starr, Jill Jenson, Danielle Dante and so more TBA. There will be raffles, prizes, giveaways and more. Presale tickets cost $20 and tickets at the door cost $25. Proceeds will help to pay the families medical bills as well as a portion being donated to the Sloan Kettering's Research Patient Center. That’s the “Donations for Daddy” benefit concert at 6PM on October 16th at iPlay America located at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold NJ.
Saturday, October 18th, rain or shine, Windward Beach, Brick
1-Mile Fun Run for all ages & Kiddie Dash
7am check in
8:15am Kiddie Dash (ages 2-9)
8am Fun Run
8:30am 5-K certified timed
For more information, call 732-262-1075
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 7 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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