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Date Event Description Time / Location
4/26

Pancake Breakfast

Summer in the Park Business Association presents a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company and the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad on Sunday, April 26th from 9 to 11:30am at the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad Building in Seaside Park. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. For tickets, call 732-830-3236.

INFO 9-11:30am, Tri-Boro First Aid Squad Building, J Street, Seaside Park
4/26

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Spring Tea Fundraiser & Auction

The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation presents its 7th annual Spring Tea Fundraiser & Auction on Sunday, April 26th at the Brick Elks Lodge on Hooper Avenue in Brick from noon to 3pm. The tea is an afternoon of live music, food and fun to benefit children battling cancer. Call 760-715-8092 for sponsorship information and tickets.

INFO Noon-3pm, Brick Elks Lodge, Hooper Avenue, Brick
4/26

2015 EMS Appreciation Day

2015 EMS Appreciation Day, sponsored by Alert Ambulance to benefit the Tom Giannattasio Jr. Memorial Fund at the Lakewood BlueClaws FirstEnergy Park.

Sunday, April 26th, gates open at noon, game starts at 1:05pm.

Enjoy Kids Eat Free Sundays. Tickets cost only $10 each.

$3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Tom Giannattasio Jr. Memorial Fund if the tickets are purchased from the fund or Alert Ambulance.

For tickets or more information, contact Linda or Tom Giannattasio Sr at 732-477-8959 or visit tomgjrmemorialfund.com.

INFO 1:05pm, FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
4/27

Ocean County Library Prom Dress Giveaways

All branches of the Ocean County Library will begin collecting gently used gowns and formal dresses on January 5th for its annual Prom Dress Giveaways.

Dresses can be both long and short styles for teens and can include bridesmaid’s dresses and cocktail dresses. Donations of shoes, handbags and accessories are also welcome.

To donate the items, simply deliver them to any one of the 21 locations in Ocean County. Donations will be accepted until April 27th.

The annual event provides dresses to middle school and high school aged students at no charge, so they can attend their school’s graduations and dances. This year the Prom Dress Giveaways will take place at the following library branches:

Lakewood, Saturday, March 28th: 10am-3pm.

Barnegat, Tuesday, March 31st: 4-8pm and Wednesday, April 1st: 4-8pm.

Little Egg Harbor, Wednesday, April 22nd: 4-8pm and Thursday, April 23rd: 4-8pm.

Manchester, Tuesday, April 28th: 4-8pm.

Toms River, Thursday, April 30th: 4-8pm, Friday, May 1st: 1-4pm and Saturday, May 2nd: 10am-3pm.

More information about the Prom Dress Giveaway can be found at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

INFO Call or visit website for details, All branches
4/27

Matt Rohrer Autism Awareness Fundraiser, benefitting Piece of the Puzzle, Inc.

The Matt Rohrer 2nd annual Autism Awareness Fundraiser, benefitting Piece of the Puzzle, Inc. will be held on Monday, April 27th at 5pm at Villaggio Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza/ Restaurant in Manahawkin. It's a spaghetti dinner with live entertainment, featuring Bryan Parr & Jack Mack, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, Face Painting and Kids Corner. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Purchase tickets at Villaggio or call 732-232-6841.

INFO 5pm, Villaggio Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza/ Restaurant, Manahawkin
4/28

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, NJ Chapter Patient Education Event

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, NJ Chapter will be hosting "AWARE for All: Understanding the Basics of Clinical Trials" Patient Education Event, Tuesday, April 28th at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Rooms 104 & 105. Registration is $5. Contact Nicole Tuscano at 732-786-9960, ext. 3 or visit http://online.ccfa.org/IBDClinicalTrials for complete program information.

INFO Registration: 6:30pm, Program: 7pm, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Rooms 104 & 105
4/28

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, April 28th from 1 to 1:45pm at Beaver Dam Creek County Park in Pt. Pleasant. A second session will be on Tuesday, May 12th at Jakes Branch County Park in Beachwood. For more information, call 732-506-9090 or visit oceancountyparks.org.

INFO 1pm, Beaver Dam Creek County Park, Pt. Pleasant
4/28

Girl Scout Recruitment Night

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will have a Recruitment Night on Tuesday, April 28th from 6 to 8pm at Lacey Community Hall on Route 9 and Lacey Road in Forked River, with information about being a scout and becoming a leader. Call 732-349-4499 for more information.

INFO 6-9pm, Lacey Community Hall, Route 9 and Lacey Road, Forked River
4/29

"Taste of Southern Ocean County” Fundraising Dinner

The Southern Ocean County Community Foundation (SOCCF) is proud to be hosting its 20th annual “Taste of Southern Ocean County” Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, April 29th at Sea Oaks Country Club in Little Egg Harbor Township.

This dinner, which includes live and silent auctions, is attended by approximately 200 people each year, many of whom are business leaders in our community. All of guests, though, share a common goal – helping the Foundation, a volunteer-only organization, to raise awareness about, and funds for, eight local food pantries as they assist thousands of families each year in the Southern Ocean County area.

All the proceeds from the ticket sales and the auctions are donated to the pantries.

The theme for this year’s gala is “New Orleans,” with guest chefs, all of whom donate their time, creating an 8-course dining experience, featuring some of the city’s well-known culinary delights.

For sponsorship or more information, contact Rose Anderson, Board Secretary, at 609-294-0383 or RoseAnderson831NJ@gmail.com.

INFO Call for details, Sea Oaks Country Club, LEH
4/29

Student Skate for the Zane Family

The Wall Business and Finance Academy will host "Students Skate for the Zane Family and Cause Caden Can" on Wednesday, April 29th from 6:30 to 8pm at Howell Ice World on Squankum Road in Farmingdale. Matt and Jill Zane are educators in the Wall Township school district whose son Caden is a medically complex, chronically ill, disabled child. Jill has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasized to her bones and two organs.

INFO 6:30-8pm, Howell Ice World, Squankum Road, Farmingdale
4/29

Veterans Resource & Career Fair

There will be a Veterans Resource & Career Fair at the Asbury Park VFW, Harold Daley Post #1333, 701 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park on Wednesday, April 29th from 10am to 2pm. Open to Veterans, friends and family. For more information, contact Rob Mahrer at 908-607-6364 or Robert.Mahrer@va.gov.

INFO 10am-2pm, Asbury Park VFW, Harold Daley Post #1333, 701 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park
4/30

Brick Township Chamber of Commerce Golf Invitational and Networking Dinner

The 16th annual Brick Township Chamber of Commerce Golf Invitational and Networking Dinner takes place on Thursday, April 30th at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood. The event provides a wonderful day of networking and camaraderie for the business community and a portion of all proceeds will benefit the Chamber's Educational Foundation (a 501(c)3 organization) which provides scholarships to local students and has donated more than $150,000 in scholarships to date.

Registration will begin at noon, followed by a barbecue lunch and a shotgun start at 1:30pm. Dinner will be served, prizes will be awarded, and there will also be a raffle and a silent auction. There will be various contests, such as Closest to the Pin, Chipping, Hole-In-One, Men's & Women's Longest Drive and Putting Contest. Golfer registration includes lunch, complimentary beer and soft drinks on the course, an open bar cocktail hour, dinner, contests and all participants will receive a gift.

The day offers a sensational event for non-golfers too. There will be a networking dinner that will include an open bar cocktail hour, dinner, gift raffle and silent auction.

Sponsorship opportunities and player registration are on a first-come, first-reserved basis.

Register online at www.BrickChamber.com or call 732-477-4949.

INFO Registration: noon, Shotgun start: 1:30pm, Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Lakewood
4/30

Friends of the Stafford Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Stafford Library Book Sale will be held on Thursday, April 30th from 9am to 1pm at 129 N. Main Street in Manahawkin.

INFO 9am-1pm, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin
4/30

How to protect yourself against Loan Modification Scams Workshop

The Affordable Housing Alliance is offering a free workshop "How to protect yourself against Loan Modification Scams" on Thursday April 30th from 11am to 12:30pm at the Ocean County Family Success Center conference room, 1433 Hooper Ave., Suite 121, Toms River. For more info, visit.http://postimg.org/image/4gvgrxax1.

INFO 11am-12:30pm, Ocean County Family Success Center conference room, 1433 Hooper Ave., Suite 121, Toms River
4/30

The Open Door of NJ 2015 Parents and Consumers Appreciation Ceremony

Come out and celebrate The Open Door of NJ 2015 Parents and Consumers Appreciation Ceremony on Thursday April 30th at the Best Western Vanity Fair in Lakewood from 6 to 9pm. Tickets Are $55 and all proceeds go to the Ocean and Monmouth County Day Programs. To RSVP, call 732-408-5681.

INFO 6-9pm, Best Western Vanity Fair, Lakewood
5/2

River to Bay 5k

The Toms River Kiwanis Daybreak Club will be hosting/fundraising for the 24th annual "River to Bay 5k" on Saturday, May 2nd. Ad journal sponsorships and runner sign-up forms are available to raise money for the club to donate to local children's charities and non-profit organizations. This is the clubs largest fundraising event each year. Call 732-505-4755 for more info.

INFO Call for details, Toms River Kiwanis Daybreak Club
5/2

Walk to Defeat ALS

The Walk to Defeat ALS will take place at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws on Saturday, May 2nd, with registration at 9am. The Walk helps bring hope to people living with ALS and to raise money for a cure. Vist kintera.org for more information.

INFO Registration: 9am, FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
5/2

Rail Trail Fun Walk

The Barnegat Fire Co.Ladies Aux. is sponsoring a Rail Trail Fun Walk on Saturday, May 2nd. All proceeds will go to their scholarship program. Participants can register by mail, or in person on Friday, May 1st from 6 to 8pm at the firehouse on Birdsall St. Pre-registration is $10. $15 day of event. All paid registrations will receive a t-shirt. For more information, please call Donna at 609-618-7530 or Nicole at 609-618-2524.

INFO Call for details, Barnegat Firehouse, Birdsall St., Barnegat
5/2

St. Francis Community Center Vacation Club Registration & Orientation

St. Francis Community Center Vacation Club Registration & Orientation

Are you looking for a safe and fun-filled place for your child? The St. Francis Center’s Vacation Club is LBI’s summer camp for children, ages 5 to 13. Vacation Club starts on June 22nd and runs through September 3rd. Your child will have a great time exploring activities of arts and crafts, cooking, sports, daily swimming and weekly field trips. Registration and orientation is at St. Francis Community Center, located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township on Saturday, May 2nd, beginning at 8am. Space is limited. For detailed information on Vacation Club Theme Weeks and weekly field trips, please visit www.stfranciscenterlbi.org/childrens-services.    

NAEYC Accredited Preschool

Are you looking for a high-quality affordable childcare/preschool program? Don’t look any further! Call St. Francis Children’s Services for availability in their year-round Toddler and Pre-K program. For more information on both programs, please call 609-494-8861, ext. 114 or visit stfranciscenterlbi.org.

INFO 8am, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township
5/25/3

Monmouth County Park System Spring Arts Festival

The Monmouth Park Spring Arts Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd at Thompson Park in Lincroft from 11am to 6pm each day. Visit monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000 for more information.

INFO 11am-6pm, Thompson Park, Lincroft
5/2

People’s Choice Car Show

Poricy Park Conservancy will host their People’s Choice Car Show on Saturday, May 2nd at Poricy Park on Oak Hill Road in Middletown starting at 11am. Call 732-842-5966 or visit poricypark.org.

INFO 11am, Poricy Park, Oak Hill Road, Middletown
5/3

Kidney & Urology Foundation Walk the Walk for Organ Donor Awareness and Kidney Disease

Please join the Kidney & Urology Foundation's 16th annual Walk the Walk for Organ Donor Awareness and Kidney Disease on Sunday, May 3rd at Memorial Park Bandshell in Point Pleasant Beach. Registration starts at 9:30am. For more information, call 732-866-4444.

INFO Registration: 9:30am, Memorial Park Bandshell, Point Pleasant Beach
5/3

Belmar Beach Dance Mob Superstorm Sandy Fundraiser

The Belmar Beach Dance Mob is a Superstorm Sandy Fundraiser on Sunday, May 3rd. Meet at 12th Avenue beach at noon. Dance Mob performance will start at 1:30pm on the boardwalk. To register go to www.NationalDanceWeek.org.

All proceeds will benefit the Belmar Sandy Relief Fund.

INFO Meet at noon. Start dancing at 1:30pm, Belmar Boardwalk
5/3

Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin' for a Cure

The 3rd annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin' for a Cure will be held on Sunday, May 3rd. Visit www.davidsdreamandbelieve for more information.

INFO Registration at 9am, Beach Haven
5/3

Pancake Breakfast

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Ministers of Hospitality are holding an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 3rd from 8am to 1pm at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. All are welcome.

For only $8 per adult and $5 per child (under 12) you can have all you can eat pancakes and sausages cooked by local chef, Fred Madonna. All proceeds benefit St. Francis Community Center. Tickets are available to purchase at the front desk of the Community Center or at the door the day of the event.

For more information, please call the Community Center at 609-494-8861 or visit www.stfrancisparishlbi.org or facebook.com/stfrancislbi.

INFO 8am-1pm, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township
5/3

Bluebird Festival

Nurture Environmental Stewardship Today (NEST) will host the New Jersey Bluebird Festival, featuring walks and talks with bluebird experts and local environmentalists on Sunday, May 3rd from 8 to 10am at Colliers Mills WMA, located at the corner of E. Colliers Mills Road and Hawkin Road in Jackson, and from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Good Tree Farm, 82 Jacobstown Road in New Egypt.

A Live Bird of Prey exhibit will be held at Good Tree Farm from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Call 609-775-7134 for more information.

INFO 8am & 10:30am, Colliers Mills WMA, Jackson and Good Tree Farm, New Egypt
5/3

Paulette's COLORECTAL Run/Walk

Join CentraState for a day of fun, food and fitness at the 6th annual Paulette's COLORECTAL Run/Walk on Sunday, May 3rd to support colorectal cancer awareness, programs and services at CentraState Healthcare System. Please visit www.centrastatefoundation.org/paulette for more information.

INFO 9:30am, CentraState Medical Center, Rt. 33, Freehold
5/3

March for Babies

The March of Dimes will hold their March for Babies on Sunday, May 3rd starting at 11am on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, to support research and other programs nationwide and in our community, to help babies born healthy, as well as those who need help to survive and thrive. Visit marchforbabies.org or call 732- 952-9010 for more information.

INFO 11am, Asbury Park Boardwalk
5/3

Blessing of the Bikes

The 20th Blessing of the Bikes will be held on Sunday, May 3rd at St. Stephen’s Church on Route 539 in Whiting from noon to 4pm to benefit St. Stephen’s Ministries. Enjoy a barbeque, activities and more. Call 732-350-2121 for tickets and additional information.

INFO Noon-4pm, St. Stephen’s Church, Route 539, Whiting
5/3

"A Walk Down Memory Lane" Fundraising Luncheon

The Lakewood Historical Society & Lakewood Heritage Commission cordially invites you to their "A Walk Down Memory Lane" Fundraising Luncheon on Sunday, May 3rd from noon to 4pm at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood. Call 732- 330-5384 or visit lakewoodnjhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

All proceeds will go to the renovations of the "SHELDON WOLPIN LAKEWOOD HISTORCIAL MUSEUM."

INFO Noon-4pm, Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood
5/3

New Jersey AIDS Walk, Inc.

Did you know that 50,000 Americans contract HIV every year and that New Jersey has the fifth highest rate of HIV infection in the country?

The New Jersey AIDS Walk, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization which collaborates with several New Jersey cities that are home to leading HIV/AIDS service organizations. These cities unite to produce statewide awareness and fundraising walks. This year’s walk will be held on Sunday, May 3rd. Thousands upon thousands of people will walk in solidarity throughout the state of New Jersey in effort to raise funds and awareness for people living with HIV/AIDS as well as HIV prevention.

You can organize a team with friends, co-workers, or family members and walk in any one of five New Jersey locations - Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Morristown, Newark and Ridgewood. A unified step-off in all cities will be at 1pm.

Learn more at www.njaidswalk.org.

INFO 1pm, Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Morristown, Newark and Ridgewood
5/3

Wine Tasting Benefit event

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee, Inc. presents a Wine Tasting Benefit event on Sunday, May 3rd at 2pm at Spicy on the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights. $40 per person. Call John Giavatto at 908-600-8649 or Michael Blandina at 732-477-6507.

INFO 2pm, Spicy, 500 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights
5/3

Cub Scout Pack 66 of Manahawkin Inaugural Beefsteak Dinner

Cub Scout Pack 66 of Manahawkin will hold their Inaugural Beefsteak Dinner on Sunday, May 3rd from 6 to 10pm at Saint Mary’s Parish Center on Bishop Lane in Manahawkin. All proceeds will benefit their re-established Cub Scout Pack for the programs and much needed equipment. $50 donation per person, includes Beefsteak dinner catered by Nightingale Catering, beer, wine and soda,  raffles and prizes. Contact Peter Slomkoski at cspack66@comcast.net.

INFO 6-10pm, Saint Mary’s Parish Center, Bishop Lane, Manahawkin
5/4

Manchester PBA 246 Golf Outing

INFO Registration with lunch: 11:30am, Shotgun start: 1pm, Call for details
5/75/8

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
5/79/24

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
5/8

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.
5/8

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
5/9

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
5/9

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
5/9

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
5/9

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
5/9

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
5/9

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
5/9

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
5/99/6

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
5/9

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
5/12

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
5/12

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
5/13

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
5/14

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
5/14

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
5/14

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
5/14

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
5/15

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
5/15

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
5/165/17

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
5/16

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
5/16

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
5/165/17

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
5/16

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
5/16

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
5/16

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
5/16

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
5/16

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
5/17

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
5/17

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
5/17

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
5/17

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
5/17

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
5/17

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
5/21

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
5/21

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
5/235/25

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
5/28

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
5/295/30

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
5/29

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
5/29

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
5/30

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
5/30

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
5/30

HOLLYWOOF

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
5/30

"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
5/31

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
5/31

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
6/6

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
6/6

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
6/7

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
6/7

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
6/9

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
6/10

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
6/14

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
6/16

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
6/19

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
6/20

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
6/20

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
6/20

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
6/22

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.
6/25

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
6/30

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
7/18

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