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Date Event Description Time / Location

Spring Rummage Sale

The Women of Christ Episcopal Church at 415 Washington Street in Toms River will hold their annual Spring Rummage Sale on Thursday, May 7th from 10am to 3pm, and on Friday, May 8th from 9am to noon.

INFO 10am, Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington Street , Toms River

Sea Bright Farmer’s Market

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.

INFO 2-7pm, Municipal parking lot, Ocean Avenue, downtown Sea Bright

Friday Night Out

The Michael Stacy Memorial Scholarship Foundation will hold their inaugural Friday Night Out on May 8th from 7:30 to 11:30pm at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant. Featuring live entertainment, gift auction, games and a full buffet dinner to benefit their scholarship, which provides scholarships and equipment to the Point Pleasant Borough High School Band students. Visit msmemorial.com or call 732-597-3433 for more information.

INFO 7:30-11:30pm, Crystal Point Yacht Club, Point Pleasant.

Pop-a-Cork for a Cure

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will host their Pop-a-Cork for a Cure Fundraiser on Friday, May 8th at the Laurita Winery on Archertown Road in New Egypt starting at 6pm. Visit mwoy.org for more information.

INFO 6pm, Laurita Winery, Archertown Road, New Egypt

St. Mary’s Place By the Sea annual Walk-a-Thon

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.

INFO Registration: 11am, Boardwalk Pavilion, Ocean Grove

Monmouth Beach PTO Run

The 21st annual Monmouth Beach PTO 5K Run/Walk takes place on Saturday, May 9th at the Monmouth Beach School beginning at 9am with a Kids Race (age 7 and under) followed by a Dolphin Mile for kids 12 and under prior to the main race at 10am. Check their Facebook page for more information.

INFO 9am, Monmouth Beach School

Shirley Mae Run and Michael J. Walk

Tropicana Casino & Resort will host the 13th annual Shirley Mae Run and Michael J. Walk on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in front of the casino on Saturday, May 9th. Kicking off at 9:10am, the race features a 5K Run, 1.5-mile Walk and a Kids’ Fun Run.

Enjoy complimentary food, music, entertainment, health screenings and the heartwarming "Celebration of Survivors," as Eddie Bruce emcees this inspirational event.

All proceeds raised will benefit the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund, the Michael J. Neustadter Pancreatic Cancer Fund, and Gilda's Club of South Jersey. This money will go directly to patients and families in need of financial and emotional support, as well as to research facilities dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

There will be free self-parking until 11:30am at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.

For more information and to register, please visit www.shirleymaefund.org.

INFO 9am, Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City Boardwalk

Sentimental Cruisers Car & Truck Show

The Sentimental Cruisers will host a Car & Truck Show on Saturday, May 9th at the Captains Inn in Forked River from 9am to 2pm. Visit sentimentalcruisers.net for more information.

INFO 9am-2pm, Captains Inn, E. Lacey Road, Forked River

Chase The Rainbow 5K Color Run

The Colts Neck High School "Chase The Rainbow 5K Color Run" to benefit the National Lupus Foundation, Parkinson Foundation and Free the Children will be held on Saturday, May 9th at Bucs Mill Park, Colts Neck. Start Time is 9am.

Event Organized by CNHS, The National Honor Society, ROTC and Free The Children Club.

INFO 9am, Bucs Mill Park, Colts Neck

Color Me Belmar 3K & PossAbilities Walk

Family Resource Associates will hold their Color Me Belmar and PossAbilities Walk on Saturday, May 9th on Belmar Beach at 1st Avenue and Ocean Avenue starting at 9:30am to celebrate the abilities of people with disabilities. Visit frainc.org for more information.

INFO 9:30am, Belmar Beach, 1st Avenue and Ocean Avenue

Mahjong Fun Day

The Friends of Toms River Library will sponsor a "Mahjong Fun Day" on Saturday May 9th from 10am to 4pm in the Bishop Building, 39 Washington St., adjacent to the main library branch in Toms River. The cost is $100 per table or $25 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For additional information, call Karen Roselli, 908-307-7265 or Nancy Gardner, 732-604-9696.

INFO 10am-4pm, Bishop Building, 39 Washington St., Toms River

NJ State History Fair

The 2015 NJ State History Fair will take place on Saturday, May 9th at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan from 11am to 5pm, rain or shine. Enjoy period games and music and meet Ulysses S. Grant, Ben Franklin, his son William Franklin, Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, Molly Pitcher and American General George Washington, as portrayed by re-enactors. Vist njhistoryfair.org for more information.

INFO 11am-5pm, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan

Is It Real? Contemporary Sculpture that Tricks the Eye

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.

INFO 1-4pm, Peto Museum, 102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights

Friends for Danny Concert

The Friends for Danny Concert will be held on Saturday, May 9th at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como starting at 1pm to benefit the Melanoma Research Alliance. Artists scheduled to perform include Tommy Byrne, Projex Band, the Bob Polding Band, the Nick Clemons Band and former E Street Band member Vinnie “Maddog” Lopez. Visit DannyFund.org for tickets and additional information.

INFO 1pm, Bar Anticipation, Lake Como

Soccer Shots Program

The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold their Soccer Shots program for children of ages 2-5 on Tuesday, May 12th  from 1 to 1:45pm at Jakes Branch County Park in Beachwood . For more information, call 732-506-9090 or visit oceancountyparks.org.

INFO 1pm, Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood

Volunteer Fair

Ocean County Library’s Toms River branch will host a Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, May 12th from 1 to 4pm in Mancini Hall.

Attendees will meet with a variety of county and local agencies and other organizations that are looking for your help. Men, women and young adults are needed for indoor and outdoor tasks. A variety of talents and skills are needed and many organizations will provide training.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 732-349-6200, ext. 5111 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

INFO 1-4pm, Ocean County Library Toms River branch, 101 Washington Street

Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce 30th anniversary Business and Consumer Expo

The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce presents its 30th anniversary Business and Consumer Expo on Wednesday, May 13th from 5 to 7:30pm at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune. Call 732-660-1888 or visit gotcc.org for vendor and additional information.

INFO 5-7:30pm, Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune

Spring Gift Auction

The Silver Bay School Parent-Teacher Organization will be hosting its annual Spring Gift Auction on Thursday, May 14th at the Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood. They are estimating 400+ people will be in attendance. This event is the biggest fundraiser that the PTO holds during the year and they are enthusiastically looking forward to a great evening and hope to include their old friends and new supporters in this worthy cause.

The philosophy and mission of the Silver Bay PTO has always been child-centered. Their goal is to provide students with a quality education that incorporates real life experiences. Their motto is: “Silver Bay, Where Pride Makes a Difference” and the students and faculty pledge community pride and commitment to the school. As a community school, Silver Bay Elementary serves all the people of Toms River and they believe it is everyone’s job to keep the school the pride of the community.

If you have any questions, please contact Karla August at 732-255-0201.

INFO Call for details, Woodlake Country Club, Lakewood

Dealing with toxic and bullying behavior in the workplace

According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, up to one third of workers may be the victims of workplace bullying.

Robert Micera, SPHR, will explain how to deal with toxic and bullying behavior in the workplace, and how to take an active role in ensuring a healthy workplace environment on Thursday, May 14th at the monthly meeting of JSAHR (The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) from 8 to 10am at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune.

To register, email jsahr.shrm@gmail.com or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR Chapter Administrator at 732-701-7155. 

INFO 8-10am, Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune

Food and Wine Tasting Event

The Whiting Business Association will hold their inaugural Food and Wine Tasting Event on Thursday, May 14th from 6 to 9pm at the Whiting Volunteer Fire Department, located at 120 Lacey Road in Whiting. Members of the Whiting Business Association will prepare their favorite recipes with wines and beers from around the world available for sampling. Call 908-773-9424 for tickets and additional information.

INFO 6-9pm, Whiting Volunteer Fire Department

Superstorm Sandy Concert

The high school bands of the Toms River Regional School District will combine on Thursday, May 14th to play a concert to help raise funds for those still affected by Superstorm Sandy. As a tribute to the strength and perseverance of the Toms River residents, the Toms River Regional School District's three high school band programs commissioned a commemorative musical piece written by world-renowned composer Samuel Hazo. The piece will celebrate the township's unity, tenacity, and ability to endure and overcome the incredible hardships that Superstorm Sandy brought to their doorstep.

Aside from world-premiering Mr. Hazo's composition, the combined bands will also play music by artists associated with the State of New Jersey, such as Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Those pieces will be conducted by the six band directors from the high schools. The Hazo piece will be conducted by the Dean of the College of Performing Arts at Rowan University, Dr. John Pastin.

Admission to the concert is free, although donations will be collected for the continued rebuilding process. For more information, please contact Jonathan Grill at 732-505-5724 or at JGrill@TRSchools.com.

When: Thursday, May 14th @ 7pm

Where: Pine Belt Arena, 1245 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River

Tickets: Donations accepted towards Sandy Relief

INFO 7pm, Pine Belt Arena, 1245 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River

St. Francis Community Center $5,000 Travel Gift Certificate Raffle

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.

INFO 11am, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach

Bengal Block Party to support Davids Dream and Believe

The Bengal Block Party to support Davids Dream and Believe will be held on Friday, May 15th from 4 to 10pm at Barnegat High School. For all the details, visit www.davidsdreamandbelieve.org.

INFO 4-10pm, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Boulevard, Barnegat

Bike MS: Coast the Coast

Enjoy a two-day cycling adventure raising money for a cure of Multiple Sclerosis with the annual Bike MS: Coast the Coast. Choose between a 25 mile route to 170 miles through fresh air and coastal scenery with 1,700 of your closest friends. All rides begin on Saturday, May 16th at Monmouth University in West Long Branch and end with lunch or dinner at the finish line. Registration price and starting times depend on route length; visit http://bikenjm.nationalmssociety.org/ for more details.

INFO Varies by route length; visit website for details, Monmouth University to Tuckerton Pinelands School

NAMIWalks New Jersey

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.

INFO Registration: 9am, Seaside Park Boardwalk

Fishing for Faith

Toms River EMS IAFF Local 4846 will host Fishing for Faith, an evening of fishing on board the Big Jamaica in support of the Calvo family and their 1-year-old daughter Faith, as she battles Neuroblastoma on Saturday, May 16th. Call 732-551-8838 for tickets and additional information.

INFO Call for details, On board the Big Jamaica

Art Demonstrations to benefit the Puppy Mill Awareness Day Organization

Back on the Racks will host a weekend of art demonstrations and pop-up shopping at its new Space to Create location in Long Branch on Saturday, May 16th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, May 17th from noon to 5pm. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend. Sales from the weekend will benefit the Puppy Mill Awareness Day Organization. For more information, visit www.backontheracksnj.com or call 732-272-1416.

INFO Till 5pm, 659 Broadway (2nd floor), Long Branch

A Healing Mission

A Healing Mission will be held on Saturday, May 16th at Christ Episcopal Church in Toms River from 8am to 3pm. Registration fee is $10. For more info, call 732-349-5506.

INFO 8am-3pm, Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River

Griffin Grand Market

Donovan Catholic High School presents its Griffin Grand Market on Saturday, May 16th from 8am to 1pm, rain or shine at the school, located on Hooper Avenue in Toms River. Call 732-349-8801, ext. 2433 for vending and additional information.

INFO 8am-1pm, Donovan Catholic High School, Hooper Avenue, Toms River

Moms Rock Family Fun Run

The G. Harold Antrim Elementary School PTO will host their Moms Rock Family Fun Run on Saturday, May 16th at the school on Niblick Street in Point Pleasant Beach, starting with a Kids Fun Run at 8am and the 5K Run at 9am. Visit momsrockevents.com for more information.

INFO 8am, G. Harold Antrim Elementary School, Niblick Street, Point Pleasant Beach

Flea Market

Toms River Elk Lodge #1875 BPOE will host a Flea Market on Saturday, May 16th from 8am to 1pm at the lodge at 600 Washington Street in Toms River.

INFO 8am-1pm, Toms River Elk Lodge #1875 BPOE, 600 Washington St., Toms River

River Run Motorcycle Poker Run

The Forked River Fire Department will hold the River Run Motorcycle Poker Run, an 80-mile ride through the Pine Barrens, on Saturday, May 16th starting at 9am and ending at the Forked River Firehouse with a live band and barbeque. Call 732-598-9414 for additional information.

INFO 9am, Through the Pine Barrens

Philadelphia Zoo Safari Raffle and Bake Sale

Please join the Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter on Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th from 10am to 3pm at Petsmart in Manahawkin for their Philadelphia Zoo Safari Raffle and Bake Sale. The Raffle is $5 per ticket ($250 value).

INFO 10am-3pm, Petsmart, Manahawkin

Comedy Show and Buffet Dinner

Manchester Township Volunteer Fire Company will host a Comedy Show and Buffet Dinner on Saturday, May 16th at 6pm at their firehouse on Commonwealth Blvd. in Toms River, featuring Ryan Maher and Anthony DiDomenic. Call 732-597-3657 for tickets and more information.

INFO 8pm, Manchester Township Volunteer Fire Company, Commonwealth Blvd., Toms River

Canine Rescue Bike Run “Ride for the Wolves”

Howling Woods Farms is a 501(c)(3) animal shelter that rescues and places domestic bred wolves, wolfdog hybrids and northern breeds. They also provide education and information to the general public to dispel the myths about wolves. Presentations are provided to schools, libraries, senior centers, scouts and many other venues.  

They will be holding their first annual Ride for the Wolves Bike Run. All participants will receive a tour of the farm with their entrance fee where you will meet the animals up close and personal. 

DATE:  Sunday May 17th

PLACE:  Howling Woods Farms, Veterans Highway, Jackson

FEE: $30 (ALL proceeds donated to Howling Woods Farms)

Start point will be Ocean County Harley Davidson on Route 70, Lakewood.

For more information please email Stacey at Stacey@motormediausa.com.

Please check out Howling Woods on the web at www.howlingwoods.org.

INFO Visit website for details, Howling Woods Farms, Veterans Highway, Jackson

Your First Mud Run

The Foundation of Specialty Hospitals, 500 River Avenue, Lakewood, is sponsoring Your First Mud Run, a family event (ages six and up) and obstacle race with a little mud thrown in, on Sunday, May 17th at 1075 Stephenson Avenue, Oceanport (formerly Ft. Monmouth). Check-in begins at 9am and the first Run Waves begin at 11am.

Register online at www.shnjf.org. Click on Events and then Registration. The fee is $45 until March 31; $50 until April 30; and $55 until May 17, with a $5 discount for online registration. Winners will receive medals.

Contact Lisa McGowan, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Acute Care Health System, at 732-778-5907 to reserve a vendor table for $100 or to become a sponsor. Sponsorships range from $500 to $3000.

INFO Check-in: 9am, Run Waves begin at 11am, 1075 Stephenson Avenue, Oceanport

Walk to Defeat ALS

The Walk to Defeat ALS will  take place on Sunday, May 17th along the Promenade in Long Branch, with registration at 10:30am. The Walk helps bring hope to people living with ALS and to raise money for a cure. Visit web.alsa.org for more information.

INFO Registration: 10:30am, Long Branch Promenade

Fun Run/Walk

The Students for Global Citizenship, Phi Theta Kappa, Environmental Club and the Radiologic Technology Student Organization at Brookdale Community College presents a Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, May 17th at Vonage America on Main Street in Holmdel, starting with the Race at 10:30am and the Walk at 11:30am Proceeds will support the Water Project to build a water well to provide a village of thousands with a clean water source. Visit wherehopelies.org for more information. Rain date: May 23.

INFO Race: 10:30am, Walk: 11:30am, Vonage America, Main Street, Holmdel

Tears Foundation Rock and Walk

The Tears Foundation will hold their 6th annual Rock and Walk on the Bradley Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue and 5th Avenue on Sunday, May 17th starting at 9:30am. The TEARS Foundation helps families pay for their baby’s funeral and offers parents access to comprehensive emotional care in the form of grief support groups and trained peer companions. Visit thetearsfoundation.org or call 732-895-9228 for more information.

INFO 9:30am, Bradley Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue and 5th Avenue

Free Seminar, “The Trust About Drugs”

The Brick Elks Drug Awareness Committee will present a free seminar, “The Trust About Drugs” on Sunday, May 17th at the Brick Elks Lodge #2151 located at 2491 Hooper Avenue, between 1 and 3pm. The seminar will address the rising drug epidemic in the community.

Speakers will include Brick Police Chief Rick Bergquist, with a special program on drug use and abuse by the Executive Director of Seashore Family Services, Roberto Flecha and Special Guest Speaker, Ocean County Prosecutor, Joseph D. Coronato.

Lite refreshments will be served.

Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Email request to auntneenee319@yahoo.com.

INFO 1-3pm, Brick Elks Lodge #2151, 2491 Hooper Avenue, Brick

Ronald McDonald House Garden Tea Party

Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey will host their 3rd annual Garden Tea Party on Sunday, May 17th at 1pm at their Long Branch house located at 131 Bath Avenue. Visit rmh-cnj.org for tickets and more information.

INFO 1pm, 131 Bath Avenue, Long Branch

CRAA Golf Outing

The Central Regional Alumni Association will hold its 8th annual Golf Outing on Thursday, May 21st at the Cedar Creek Golf Course in Bayville to benefit the Central Regional High School Special Olympic Team. Visit centralregionalalumniassociationbayvillenj.org for more information.

INFO Visit website for details, Cedar Creek Golf Course, Bayville

Friends of the Stafford Library Book/Bake Sale

The Friends of the Stafford Library Book/Bake Sale will be held on Thursday, May 21st from 9am to 1pm at 129 N. Main Street in Manahawkin.

INFO 9am-1pm, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin

Spring Fling Gift Auction

The Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will be hosting another of their highly popular Gift Auctions - The Spring Fling Gift Auction on Friday, May 22nd in the Saint Barbara Parish Community Center, located at 2200 Church Road, Toms River. Tickets are available at the door, which will open at 6pm. (5:45pm for those needing special accommodations).

All proceeds will assist the Philoptochos Society (which literally means “love of the poor”) in their support of important local and national charities.

Note: No children under 18 allowed (NJ LAW).

For more information or to reserve a table for 5 or more participants, please call the church office at 732-255-5525 or email clobman@verizon.net.

INFO Doors open at 6pm, Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 2200 Church Road, Toms River

Bradley Beach Memorial Day Weekend Festival

Bradley Beach will host its annual Memorial Day Weekend Festival, Saturday, May 23rd thru Monday, May 25th, starting with a parade along Ocean Avenue on Saturday morning at 10am. The New Jersey Hall of Fame’s Mobile Museum will be at the festival, along with 200 merchandise and food vendors and kiddie rides, shipwreck miniature golf, live music and performers and more. Call 732-776-2999, ext. 1050 or visit bradleybeachnj.gov for more information.

INFO 10am, Bradley Beach

Dottie's House 16th annual Golf Classic

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.

INFO Call or visit website for details, Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Lakewood

Signature Art Festival

The Church of Grace and Peace in Toms River presents a Signature Art Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 29th and 30th. James Wheeler, Worship Pastor 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 more info, call: Kami Kaiser, 732-915-0711.

INFO Call for details, Church of Grace and Peace, 1563 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River

G.I. Go Fund Charity Golf Outing

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.

INFO 11am, Gambler Ridge Golf Course, Cream Ridge

Manahawkin Relay For Life

The Manahawkin Relay For Life will take place at Southern Regional High School starting at 5pm on Friday, May 29th and ending at 5am on Saturday, May 30th. Call Dee Nielson at 609-978-9749 to register.

INFO 5pm, Southern Regional High School, Manahawkin

Look Who’s Cooking Fundraiser

Are you an amateur chef who loves to cook? Then show off your culinary skills at the 22nd annual Look Who’s Cooking Food-tasting Fundraiser and Festival, Friday, May 29th from 6 to 8pm at the Christ Episcopal Church, Washington Street, Toms River.

The annual Look Who’s Cooking Fundraiser, sponsored by the Family Planning Center of Ocean County, Inc., Lakewood, showcases 50 Men of Distinction, offering samples of their favorite recipe to hungry guests, while raising money to support women’s health.

Proceeds will benefit low income, at-risk women in need of educational, reproductive health, and referral services that include well-women visits; lifesaving cancer screenings; HIV screenings; and sexually transmitted infection education, screening, and treatment.

All “wanna be” chefs looking for an opportunity to prepare and serve their most celebrated dish to the guests should contact Penny Rone at 609-242-6927 or psrone@comcast.net to register and reserve a table.

To purchase tickets, donate a raffle prize or advertise in the ad journal, contact the Family Planning Center at 732-364-9696. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.                            

INFO 6-8pm, Christ Episcopal Church, Washington Street, Toms River

Rock for the Nurses Five-Year Anniversary Party

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.

INFO 1-7pm, Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar, Rt. 88, Point Pleasant

Country Fair Ramboree

The Southern Regional High School classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 will be hosting a Country Fair Ramboree on Saturday, May 30th from 2 to 7pm at Southern Regional High School Football Stadium. All ages are welcome. The event will include games, prizes, inflatables, mechanical bull, petting zoo, vendors, live music, and is organized by the High School’s Class of 2016 to help raise money for upcoming events such as prom, senior trip and service day.

INFO 2-7pm, Southern Regional High School, 90 Cedar Bridge Rd., Manahawkin


Come on out to Bar Anticipation in Lake Como on Saturday, May 30th from 2 to 7pm for the 9th annual HOLLYWOOF, presented by Rescue Ridge Shelter. Enjoy raffles, entertainment and food, while helping a great cause. 100% of the net proceeds will go directly to animal care. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 dollars at the door, children under twelve only $10. For tickets, call 646-248-4335 or email hollywooftickets@gmail.com.

INFO 2-7pm, Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Ave., Lake Como

"Farm to Fabulous” Dinner event

CentraState Healthcare Foundation and the For the Heart of Women Committee are pleased to announce the “Farm to Fabulous” Dinner event to benefit the Gloria Saker Women’s Heart Program at CentraState on Saturday, May 30th at 4pm on the Reid Sod Farm, 89 Howell Rd., Freehold.

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.

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.

INFO 4pm, Reid Sod Farm, 89 Howell Rd., Freehold

Monmouth County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

The 6th annual Monmouth County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk will be held on Sunday, May 31st on the campus of Monnouth 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.

INFO Call or visit website for details, Monnouth University, West Long Branch

Hoedown For Hank

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.

INFO Noon-7pm, River Rock Restaurant, 1600 Rt. 70 West, Brick

SSNY Walk for Autism

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.

INFO 9am-noon, Divine Park at The Lake at Spring Lake

Food Truck & Vendor Extravaganza

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.

INFO Noon-7pm, Ocean Gate Volunteer EMS, Cape May Avenue, Ocean Gate

Strawberry Festival

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.

INFO Noon-3pm, Ocean Community Church, 1492 Route 72 West, Manahawkin

Walk with Ronald

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.

INFO 8:30am, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson

Jersey Shore Animal Center Spring Gift Auction

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:

  • Gift Certificates
  • Tickets to events
  • Merchandise
  • Gift Baskets/and or items for inclusion in other baskets

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.

INFO 4-7pm, Elks Club, Old Hooper Ave., Brick

Band Aid Open Golf Outing

Band Aid Open Golf Outing... CentraState Healthcare Foundation will host its annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, May 9th at the Hollywood Golf Club in Deal 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.

For more information, visit centrastatefoundation.org/bandaidopen or call 732-294-7099.

INFO 8am & 1:30pm shotgun start, Hollywood Golf Club, Deal

Friends of the Toms River Library Bus Trip to the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia

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:

  • A 90-minute guided tour of the museum’s highlights.
  • A luncheon aboard the world’s oldest and largest four-masted tall ship, “The Moshulu,” at Penn’s Landing.
  • A visit to the historic “Old City” and Shane’s Confectionary, the oldest candy store in the country.
  • Additional times will be allotted to visit other shops and attractions in the “Old City.”

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.

INFO Bus departs at 7:45am, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia

A Night at Club Mo

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.

INFO 6:30-10:30pm, Spring Lake Manor, Route 71, Spring Lake Heights

Chelsea Delivers Hope Summer Family Music Festival

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.

INFO 2-7pm, Bar Anticipation, Lake Como

Pine Beach 5K and One Mile Fun Run

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.

INFO 8am, Pine Beach

Bus Trip to Grounds for Sculpture

The Woman's Club of Lacey is hosting a bus trip to Grounds for Sculpture, a 42-acre sculpture park and museum, located in Hamilton Township, on Tuesday, June 16th. Tickets are $50. Seats are limited. Please call 609-693-4215 for more information.

INFO Call for details, Hamilton Township

Providence House Domestic Violence Services' annual Gift Auction

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.

INFO 7:30pm, Georgian Court University

Kevin A. Brue Father’s Day 5K Run

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.

INFO 8am, Community Park, Point Pleasant

Ocean Grove Giant Craft Show

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.

INFO 9am-4pm, Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove

Ocean County College Foundation annual Scholarship Celebration

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.


INFO 6pm, Health and Human Performance Center, Ocean County College Main Campus, Toms River

Tom Giannattasio Jr. 16th annual Memorial Golf Outing

Tom Giannattasio Jr. 16th annual Memorial Golf Outing at Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood.

Monday, June 22nd, rain or shine. Registration & Lunch at noon, Tee Time 1:30pm (Shotgun Start - Scramble).

Post Outing and Awards Dinner will be held at Woodlake Country Club. The Fee is $140 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 a: provide assistance to all EMS and firefighters struggling with finances, due to medical burdens from sickness or injury, b: provide assistance to heart transplant patients whose medical bills go far beyond their resources, and c: to promote organ and tissue donation.

For further info, contact Linda or Tom Giannattasio Sr. at 732-477-8959 or visit tomgjrmemorialfund.com.

INFO Registration & Lunch: Noon, Tee Time: 1:30pm, Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood.

Friends of the Stafford Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Stafford Library Book Sale will be held on Thursday, June 25th from 9am to 1pm at 129 N. Main Street in Manahawkin.

INFO 9am-1pm, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin

U.S. Coast Guard Alerts Area Boaters of Oyster Creek Shoaling Concerns

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.

INFO Through June 2015, Barnegat Bay

Undy Run/Walk

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.

INFO 8am, Pier Village, Long Branch

Friends of Bradley Beach Library Walk-A-Thon

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.

INFO 8:30am, Bradley Beach Boardwalk


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.

INFO 2pm & 7:30pm, Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood

Soulsational Music & Wellness Festival

For the 5th consecutive year, Music & Wellness will be blissfully joined together at the Soulsational Festival at Veterans Park in Bayville on Saturday July 25th from 11am to 8pm. The festival is a free community event, featuring live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community. It is being organized by Alternative Health Solutions of NJ and Live Positive Today.

The Soulsational Music & Wellness Festival was created to honor, share and explore the many healing modalities, practitioners, organizations and businesses devoted to health and wellness right here on the Jersey Shore. Its goal is to increase awareness of the many different green, holistic, organic and healthy options within our community, support the local economy and offer a unique interactive family experience for all those in attendance.

The festival is expected to reach an audience of over 5,000 people with continuous main stage entertainment, including great local original New Jersey musicians, free group classes and demonstrations. The day will also be packed a full schedule of free events for the entire family of all ages and many vivacious vendors. Some featured vendors this year include businesses such as Kula Kamala Yoga and more. The event will be rounded off with interactive exhibits, healthy food options and organic beer, as well as numerous planned activities.

Contact: Michelle Leonard at 732-664-9348

Email: michelleleonarddirector@gmail.com

Website: http://www.soulsational.info

INFO 11am, Veterans Park, Bayville

Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire

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.

INFO Visit website for details, Pine Park, Lakewood

Family Fall Festival

Forked River Presbyterian Church will hold a Family Fall Festival on Saturday, September 19th from 10am to 4pm. Rain or Shine. Car Show, Hand-Made Craft Tables, Kids Games, Bounce House, Horse & Wagon Ride, Food Mart, Ladies Boutique, Holiday & Seasonal Items, Children's Toys & Games, Second Hand Treasure Table, Pie Tent/Bake Sale, Live Music. Call the church office at 609-693-5624 for additional information.

INFO 10am-4pm, Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Main St. (Route 9), Forked River

Canine Carnival

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.

INFO Noon-4pm, Morning Star Presbyterian Church, One Morning Star Way, Bayville

Holiday Craft Fair

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.

INFO 9am-3pm, Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Main St. (Route 9), Forked River

100.1 WJRZ Internships Available right now!

College students! Want to learn how a real radio station is run and get college credits while you do? Well then 100.1 WJRZ is the place for you!

We have internships available year round; any season to fit your busy schedule. You will learn all aspects of the radio station; from promotions and on-air, to production and sales. Gain college credits, get valuable experience.

For more information or to set up an interview, call Rich Vacca at 609-597-1100, ext. 207 or you can email your resume to rvacca@wjrz.com.

INFO Year round, Manahawkin

Cell Phones for Soldiers

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.

INFO Call for info, Ocean County

The Animal Rescue Site

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.

INFO Visit website for details, 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 pets@petfinder.com.

INFO Visit website or email for details, www.petfinder.com