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Date Event Description Time / Location

St. Francis of Assisi Parish 8th annual Blessing of the Lifeguards

All lifeguards from the community as well as friends, family and visitors are invited to a special ecumenical blessing at the St. Francis Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 23rd from 4:45 to 5pm, just before the regularly scheduled lifeguard tests and trials. Please join us as we ask God to watch over the lifeguards who so diligently serve all who use our beaches and pools.

All Island and Mainland Lifeguards are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Come and be a part of the wonderful tradition on LBI.

For more information, please call the Parish Office at 609-494-8813.

INFO 4:45-5pm, St. Francis Aquatic Center, Long Beach Township

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

Ocean County Library closed Memorial Day

All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 24th and Memorial Day, May 25th. All branches will resume their normal business hours Tuesday, May 26th. The library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org will be available 24/7 for access to the library’s databases.

INFO All day, All branches

Memorial Day Ceremony

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.

INFO 11am, Shore Boros American Legion Post 351, 1400 Bay Blvd., Seaside Heights

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

OCVTS Career Training Information Session for High School Graduates

OCVTS Career Training Information Session for High School Graduates, Thursday, May 28th 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.

A special Career Training Information Session will be held on Thursday, May 28th 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. 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, ext. 3326 to register.

INFO 7pm, OCVTS Toms River Center, 1299 Old Freehold Road

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

Brick Relay for Life

The Brick Relay for Life is May 29th & 30th starting at 5pm on May 29th through 6am on May 30th at Brick High School, 346 Chambers Bridge Road. The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is a life changing event that gives everyone in the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones and fight back against the disease. The event starts with an opening ceremony, followed by a survivor lap, a caregiver lap, a luminaria ceremony, and ends with a fight back ceremony. There is a survivor/caregiver dinner and the event is filled with family games, activities and entertainment. For more information or to form your own Relay for Life Team, please go to relayforlife.org.

INFO 5pm on May 29th through 6am on May 30th, Brick High School, 346 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick

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 on May 29th through 5am on May 30th, 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

Color-A-Thon 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run

The Lakewood-Manchester Soccer Association will hold their 5K Color Run on Saturday, May 30th at the LMSA Soccer Fields on Colonial Drive in Manchester starting at 9am. Visit lmsasoccer.com for more information.

INFO 9am, LMSA Soccer Fields, Colonial Drive, Manchester

Van Dyk Group "Shred it" Day in Barnegat

Saturday, May 30th is your opportunity to clean out your old documents and prevent identity theft. Bring your items to be shredded to the Van Dyk Group parking lot at 500 North Barnegat Blvd. in Barnegat from 10am to noon.

10am to noon on Saturday, May 30th.

INFO 10am-noon, Van Dyk Group parking lot, 500 North Barnegat Blvd., Barnegat

Jersey Born Music Festival

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.

INFO 11am-6pm, Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park

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

World of Color

FREE FAMILY SHOW! Saturday, May 30th at 9pm. The very first performance of the ALL-NEW updated production of WORLD OF COLOR. Kicking off the 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 http://www.daydreamerproductions.org/#!worldofcolor/mainPage.

INFO 9pm, Veterans Park, Berkeley Township

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 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.

INFO Call or visit website for details, Monmouth 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

Summer Activities at St. Francis Community Center

Summer is fast approaching and St. Francis Community Center has a lot of programs and activities for all ages. The St. Francis Community Center is located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. The Center is open to everyone regardless of religious preference.

Registration starts on Monday, June 1st at 9am and the programs are scheduled to start as early as June 10th. Brochures can be found at the Community Center, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, located in Ship Bottom, local libraries and online at www.stfranciscenterlbi.org.

Programs at the St. Francis Aquatic Center:
• All levels of swimming instruction: Water Tots, (4 Year Old) Beginner Swim, Beginner Level 1, Beginner Level 2, Intermediate and Advanced.
• Private and Semiprivate swim lessons are available.
• Additional Aquatic programs are: Competitive Swim, Youth Swim Team, Introduction to Surfing, Introduction to Stand-up Paddling, Deep Water Aerobics, Aquatic Aerobics, Arthritis Water Exercise and a new class called Splash Dance.
• Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED Training for the Professional Lifeguard Rescuer/Lifeguard and a CPR and First Aid Challenge.

St. Francis Recreation Programs:
• Boating Safety Course – NJ Certified
• Basketball: Tot and Tyke Basketball, Basketball Clinic, Recreational-Intramural League, and Private Basketball Lessons.
• Lacrosse for beginners.
• Baseball: Baseball 101, Be Your Best Baseball Clinic and Private Baseball Lessons.
• Soccer clinic.
• Gymnastics: Tyke Clinic (ages 4 & 5) and a Clinic for ages 6 and up.
• Ultimate Recreation Camp Games.
• Fitness: Gentle Yoga and All Level Yoga, All-In-One Fitness Class and Personal Training.
• SAT Math Review, 6th Grade Math Review and Algebra Review.

An affordable, yearly membership entitles persons to lower rates for many activities, and free admission to "Open Gym." Pool Memberships are also available for 3 months, 6 months or yearly for individual or families.

INFO Registration starts at 9am, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

Tennis Lessons

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.

INFO 6pm, Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood

Mid Week Business Bash

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.

INFO 5:30pm, North Side Bar & Grille, Surf City

Friends of Toms River Library Book Sale

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.

It is a wonderful time to gather some material for summer beach reading.

INFO 9am, Ocean County Library Bishop Building, 39 Washington Street, Toms River

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

Tuckerton Seaport Privateers and Pirates Festival

Arrrgh, me hearties. Would-be pirates of all ages are invited to Tuckerton Seaport on Saturday, June 6th for the 5th annual Privateers & Pirates Festival, when the Seaport will be taken over by pirates led by Captain Black and the Crew of the Valhalla, who have been plundering the eastern shore of the American colonies for centuries and the Bloody Historical Privateers of the Northern Star. Enter an authentic, functioning privateer careening camp. Within this camp, you will find authentic, functional tents and tools, cook-fire, and historical displays of artifacts and skills. You'll also meet the authentic sailors who crew this camp. Step back in time and experience the Golden Age of Piracy for yourself.

This is your chance to set sail for a fun-filled day for the entire family. The Seaport staff has been plottin’ and schemin’ for months to come up with a line-up even a landlubber would enjoy. The day’s activities begin at 11am with a Pirate Meet & Greet. Get your hands on a treasure map as you enter to join in the fun of a treasure hunt. Wear your best pirate costume and you might win a prize. Pose for a photo on the plank. Live the life of a privateer or pirate and learn the difference between the two. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day with Pirates for Sail and be immersed in an interactive pirate adventure for a swashbuckling good time. New this year, don’t miss the 4pm Grand Finale Show with Privateers vs. Pirates. Who will win the battle for control of Tuckerton Seaport? Also new, climb aboard this 52 foot long Pirate Obstacle Course Ship. Face the enemy by challenging him to a race aboard this Pirate Obstacle Challenge, but be wary of the captain that guards the ship’s entrance. If it’s treasured memories you seek, spend the day at the Seaport and live the pirate’s life of plunder.

Privateers & Pirates Festival Highlights

  • Pirate Meet & Greet
  • Pose on the Plank Pirate Costume Contest for Adults and Children
  • Piratology 101: Learn about the Golden Age of Piracy.
  • Cannon Demo:  Watch how to handle and fire a cannon. Volunteers will be needed to join the gun crew. Don’t be scared by the big BOOM at the end.
  • Scurvy Mutineers Sword Fight Show: A live steel combat show complete with action and laughs. Volunteers will be selected from the audience to join the mutiny.
  • Whip Show: Things will really heat up as tricks and skills are shown.
  • Pirate Pistol Duello Show: A stage show of how a friendly game of Liars Dice can go terribly wrong. Learn how pirates settle an argument.
  • Amputation Demonstration
  • Food Court
  • Make-and-Take Crafts
  • Live Music by Pirates for Sail
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Plus, Pirate Ship Obstacle Course included with Admission
  • New: Set sail for a pirate adventure aboard the PirateTimeNJ Ship. $10/person includes interactive show with 16 water cannons blasting off, facepainting and tattoos. Sailings are at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4pm.

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum is located at 120 West Main Street in the heart of historic Tuckerton. Event admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children, free for Seaport Members. Event admission includes access to the Seaport’s 40 acres of family fun, featuring maritime activities, historic and recreated buildings, live animals, a boardwalk, miniature golf course and exhibits. This event is supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, www.visitnj.org. For more information, find the Tuckerton Seaport on FaceBook or call 609-296-8868.

INFO 11am-5pm, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, Rt.9, Tuckerton

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

Barnegat Bay Festival

The 18th annual Barnegat Bay Festival will be held on Sunday, June 7th from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine, at the Wanamaker Complex in Island Heights. This year's festival theme is "Citizens and Science: Partners in Protection." Learn all you can about protecting and preserving the Bay. Visit 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.

INFO 10am-4pm, Wanamaker Complex, Island Heights

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

Special Olympics of New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run

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.

INFO 8-10:30am, Ocean Township

Help McKenzy's Smile

Please give your support to benefit McKenzy Hupke, a local 16 year old aspiring young thespian that has been battling surgeries due to unexplainable tumor growths in her sinus, ear, brain and lungs.

There will be a Gift Auction to help pay for medical costs on Saturday, June 13th and donations are being requested.

Please feel free to take the time to read McKenzy's story at www.facebook.com/mckenzyssmile.

Help the cause at www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/mckenzy-s-smile-helping-kenzy-beat-cancer-/326031.

Please call Kevin at 732-779-9258 or email kvnjudymc@aol.com for more info on how you can help.

INFO Call or email for details, Forked River

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

K9 Sgt. Denny Dog Walk

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

INFO 8am-1pm, NJ Army National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt

Giant Yard Sale

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.

INFO 8am-noon, Ocean County Park, 659 Ocean Avenue, Lakewood

Young Eagles Flight Rally

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.

INFO 9am-1pm, Ocean County Airport

Volunteer Day

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.

INFO 10am-2pm, Freehold Intermediate School

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

James Volpe Foundation Golf Classic

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.

INFO 10:30am, Pine Barrens Golf Club, Jackson

Basic Boating Safety Course

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.

INFO 5-9pm, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

Free Self Defense Seminar

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.

INFO 6:30-9pm, Jersey State Martial Arts Training Facility, 702 Rt. 9, Little Egg Harbor

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

Latino Spring Fest and Health Fair

The Latino Spring Fest and Health Fair will be held at Lakewood Town Square on Saturday, June 20th. Call Monica Guerrero at 732-604-0049 for more info.

INFO Call for details, Lakewood Town Square

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

St. Francis Community Center Spring Craft Show

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.

INFO 9:30am-4pm, St. Francis Community Center Gym, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

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.

St. Francis Garden Party by the Sea Fashion Show

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.

INFO 3-5:30pm, Bonnet Island Estate, 2400 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin

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

"Dog Days of Summer & Cats too"

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.

INFO 4-8pm, Calloway's, 595 Rt. 9, Staffordville

Strikes Against Sarcoma Invitational Golf Tournament

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 golf2015@strikesagainstsarcoma.org.

INFO Call or email for details, Bella Vista Country Club, Marlboro

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

Christmas in July Casino Night for Brandon’s Elves

Brandon’s Elves will be having a Christmas in July Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, July 10th at the Ramada, 2373 Rt. 9, Toms River. Brandon’s Elves has been established to remember Brandon Holt, who was only 6 years old when he lost his life to a tragic and preventable gun accident in 2013. The main purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to families in Ocean County, by providing their children with a Christmas. For more information, email BrandonsElves4kids@gmail.com.

INFO Email for details, Ramada, 2373 Rt. 9, Toms River

Lemonade Day

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.

INFO Visit website for details, Toms River

Promenade of Mermaids

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.

INFO Noon, Asbury Park Boardwalk

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, Berkeley Township

Shorefest 2015 Ranchin' Vets Fundraiser

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.

INFO 11am-3pm, National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt

Lacey Shorefest

Lacey United Methodist Church will host Lacey Shorefest on Saturday, August 1st from 11am to 4pm at the church located at 203 Lacey Road. Enjoy lots of food, a car show, petting zoo, pony rides, live music, games and more. Call 609-693-5222 for tickets and additional information.

INFO 11am-4pm, Lacey United Methodist Church, 203 Lacey Road, Forked River

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

Downtown Toms River annual “Deck the Halls” Holiday Decorating Contest

Downtown Toms River presents the 12th annual “Deck the Halls” Holiday Decorating Contest, sponsored by 100.1 WJRZ. District residents are invited to decorate the exterior of their homes with colorful lights, wreaths, scenery and other decorative ornaments. Home must be located within the boundaries of the Downtown Toms River area; Garden State Parkway East, to Hadley Ave. and the south-side of Route 37, south to the Toms River. Judging begins at 5pm on Wednesday, December 9th. Criteria used by judges are: Originality= unique design and creative use of lights and decorations, Arrangement= display and placement of decorations, Theme= story line or scene, Overall= overall presentation. 1st place will receive a cash prize of $200 and a yard sign designating your home as the winner of the 2014 “Deck the Homes” Holiday Decorating contest. 2nd place will receive a $100 cash prize and plaque. 3rd place will receive a $50 cash prize and plaque. For more information, call the Downtown Toms River office at 732-341-8738.

INFO 5pm, Within the boundaries of the Downtown Toms River area; Garden State Parkway East, to Hadley Ave. and the south-side of Route 37, south to the Toms River

Downtown Toms River annual “Bedeck your Business” Holiday Decorating Contest

Downtown Toms River presents the 12th annual “Bedeck your Business” Holiday Decorating Contest, sponsored by 100.1 WJRZ. Downtown business owners are invited to decorate the exterior and/or windows of their business with colorful lights, decorations, wreaths, scenery and other ornaments. Any business located within the boundaries of the downtown area is eligible; Garden State Parkway East, to Hadley Ave. and the south-side of Route 37, south to the Toms River. Judging begins at 5pm on Wednesday, December 9th. Criteria used by judges are: Originality= unique design and creative use of lights and decorations, Arrangement= display and placement of decorations, Theme= story line or scene, Overall= overall presentation. Business Categories: Best Downtown Business (Main & Water Street area), Best Window Display, Best District Business (includes all areas of the district). Winner will receive a free advertising schedule on 100.1 WJRZ and a plaque for your business. For more information, call the Downtown Toms River office at 732-341-8738.

INFO 5pm, Within the boundaries of the downtown area; Garden State Parkway East, to Hadley Ave. and the south-side of Route 37, south to the Toms 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