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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 Jersey Shore Animal Center will be hosting Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th from noon to 3 pm at the JSAC at 185 Brick Boulevard in Brick. Cost is $10 per photo. For any additional information, please call 732-920-1600 or visit www.jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org.
The Jersey Shore Animal Center will be hosting Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th from noon to 3 pm at the JSAC at 185 Brick Boulevard in Brick. Cost is $10 per photo. For any additional information, please call 732-920-1600 or visit www.jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org.
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.
Tickets are now on sale for the 31st annual Christmas in Island Heights House Tour and Craft Shows. Hosted by the Island Heights United Methodist Church, the event takes place on Saturday, December 6th from 10am to 4pm. The $30 admission fee includes entrance to six unique homes in historic Island Heights.
In addition, there will be two craft shows: one at the church, 111 Ocean Avenue and at the other at the Island Heights Elementary School, 115 Summit Avenue, Lake Avenue entrance, both free and open between 9am and 4pm.
For a nominal fee, lunch will be served at the church (Fellowship Hall) from noon to 4pm and will include homemade Methodist Minestrone soup, sandwiches and desserts. Breakfast is available at the church from 8 to 10:30am. ($5 adults, $3 children), and guests can enjoy hot beverages and homemade sweets in the tearoom at historic Bedlam Manor, 236 Ocean Avenue from 1 to 4pm for $4. Another popular feature, the “Man Cave,” will be open all day at the church for rest, relaxation, and refreshments.
On tour day, many Island Heights points of interest will open their doors, including: the Cottage Museum; The Studio at the John Peto house (admission fee $10); Ludlow Thorston Gallery; the Ocean County Artists’ Guild; the Island Heights Library; and St. Gertrude’s Roman Catholic Church.
A candlelight carol service will kick off home-tour weekend on Friday, December 5th at 7:30pm. Held in the beautiful sanctuary of the church, this free event is open to the public.
Tickets may be purchased for $30 at the Island Heights United Methodist Church, 111 Ocean Avenue, Monday through Thursday from 9am to 1pm, or at one of these Island Heights locations: Ludlow Thorston Galleries, 10 Central Avenue; Ocean County Artists' Guild, Ocean and Chestnut avenues; or Fast Break, 1635 Hwy 37 East; and in Toms River at Skip’s Florist, 1186 Washington Street.
To reserve tickets in advance, email IHUMC@comcast.net. Tickets can also be purchased on house-tour day beginning at 9am at the church or at the Island Heights Elementary School.
For more information, call the church office at 732-929-0444, email IHUMC@comcast.net, or visit www.IHUMC.org.
The Spring Lake School of Dance presents "The Nutcracker and Everything Christmas" on Saturday, December 6th at noon & 4:30pm at Point Borough High School. A holiday show featuring a family friendly Nutcracker and holiday dances. Children are invited on stage to sing and dance with Santa Claus. Call 732-974-1919 for more info.
On Saturday, December 6th at 6pm, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, Vietnam Veterans Of America Bergen County Chapter 800 and the Jewish War Veterans Department of New Jersey will host the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, located at 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, NJ (Garden State Parkway Exit 116 on the grounds of the PNC Arts Center).
The ceremony will include the lighting of the Christmas Tree and Menorah, readings about Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and a visit from Santa. The Brick Memorial High School Caroling Choir will lead the crowd in a spirited sing-along of patriotic and holiday songs.
The festivities are open to the public at no charge, and hot chocolate and cookies will be offered. Please call 732-335-0033, ext. 100 for additional information or to RSVP your attendance.
The Garden State Central Model Railroad Club, Toys for Tots and InfoAge present their Holiday Spectacular & Train Display Saturdays & Sundays Dec. 7,8,14,15,21 & 22. Noon until 5 PM.
Donation: Adults $5, Kids $1.
InfoAge Science Center, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall, NJ 07719.
Come see operating train layouts and displays. Santa and his animated Reindeer will be here.
Admit one adult FREE Dec. 7,8,14 & 15 with an new, unwrapped toy for "Toys for Tots". Remember, this might be the only toy a child receives.
For more information visit www.GardenStateCentral.com.
Attention all Community Members! It’s that time again to think about our Gift of Warmth Project. St. Francis Community Center's annual holiday project is underway and we need your help. This project is focused on keeping the children in our community warm throughout the winter. In past years, this project has provided over 800 children with blankets, clothing and footwear.
If you are interested in being a part of this year’s project, you can help in the following ways:
• Sponsor a family: provide "Gifts of Warmth" to all children in a particular family. If you would like to sponsor a family or need more information, please call 609-494-8861 ext.194.
• Monetary Donations (including gift cards) may be mailed to: 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ 08008 or dropped off at the front desk of the Community Center.
• Grab a Tag! Tags with gift requests are located at St. Francis Community Center and at the Brant Beach Church. Tags are also available at trees located throughout the community: Mud City Crab House and The Old Causeway in Manahawkin, Farias on Long Beach Island and Murphy’s Market in Beach Haven.
Help us attain our goal of serving the children of 275 families within our community. Gifts should be returned no later than December 12th at the St. Francis Community Center foyer. Distribution of the Gift of Warmth Project begins on December 17th in the Surf City Church. Information can also be found at www.stfranciscenterlbi.org.
If you need additional information please contact St. Francis Community Center at 609-494-8861 or email: email@example.com.
Toms River Fire Company No. 2 will be sponsoring a "Breakfast with Santa" at the Toms River Elks Lodge, located on the corner of Washington Street and Clifton Avenue on Sunday, December 14th from 9am until 1pm. The cost is $8 per adult and $5 per child. The menu will include scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, orange juice, juice boxes, coffee and tea. Santa will be available to take photos at the event.
Toys For Tots Gift Drive With the upcoming holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, etc., many less fortunate families enduring hardships do not have the necessary funds available to give a gift to their children. The objective of Toys for Tots is to help less fortunate children experience the joy of the holidays. These toys will be distributed in our communities.
This year, beginning Tuesday November 4, 2014, the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company #1 is partnering with the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation to collect gifts for these children. Our firehouse, 94 County Route 520, Morganville, NJ 07751, will be a designated drop off site for Toys for Tots.
The days/hours that you can drop off gifts will be Thursday nights (with the exception of Thanksgiving) from 6pm-9pm, Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm, and on Monday Dec. 1st from 6pm-730pm.
The closing date will be Saturday December 20, 2014.
5th annual Christmas Day Dinner- For anyone in need of hot meal or fellowship.Where: St. Mary's Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin.When: December 25th, noon-3pm.Please call to make a reservation or to schedule transportation, 609 978 6508.
The Lacey Township High School Fishing Club holds their 6th Annual Fisherman's Flea Market on Saturday, January 17th 2015 from 8 AM to 2 PM.
The event will be held in the Lacey High School Gymnasium at 73 Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor, NJ.
Admission is $3 and proceeds from admission, raffles and table sales go to fund outdoor educational experiences for Lacey students. Vendor tables are still available.
Please call Terry Stuart at (609) 693-5510 or e-mail Jeremy Muermann at firstname.lastname@example.org 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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