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Nov 28

Blessings From Above Thrift Shop

Emmanuel Community Church, 331 Wheaton Ave., Bayville

The Blessings From Above Thrift Shop, located at Emmanuel Community Church, 331 Wheaton Ave. in Bayville is ready for the Christmas season. The shop features small household decorative items, dishes, jewelry, pocket books and items for children. There is a large selection of Christmas items ready to be taken home. The shops hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10am-2pm, and Wednesday, 3-8pm. Need more information, call 732-269-5690 or email [email protected]

Dec 1

Stafford Township PBA Holiday Toy Drive

Stafford Township Police Dept.

Please help the Stafford Township PBA Local 297 and Stafford Recreation annual Holiday Toy Drive. Let’s help make this a happy holiday season for Stafford Township children in need. They are looking for new, unwrapped gifts for boys and girls, newborn through age 18 (toys and age-appropriate items such as craft sets, coats, clothing and accessories, movie tickets, gift cards and certificates, etc.). Donations can be dropped off at any time at the Police Department at the Stafford Township Municipal…

Dec 2

Holiday Spectacular & Train Display

12:00 am, InfoAge Science Center, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall

The Garden State Central Model Railroad Club, Toys for Tots and InfoAge present their Holiday Spectacular & Train Display. Saturdays & Sundays December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, noon until 5pm at InfoAge Science Center, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall. Donation: Adults $7, Kids $3. Come see operating train layouts and displays. Santa will be there, so bring your camera. Admit one adult FREE December 2, 3, 9 & 10 with an new, unwrapped toy for the Marine Corps…

Dec 14

Festival of Trees

5:00 pm, Toms River Elks Lodge #1875

The Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 will hold their 4th annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser on Thursday, December 14th at the lodge, located at 600 Washington Street in Toms River from 5 to 9pm. This is a FREE family friendly event open to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit's holiday tree by submitting a cash or check donation. Top organizations will receive large cash prizes from the Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 and…

Dec 14

Super Star Wars Craft Night

6:00 pm, Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library

Thursday, December 14th at 6pm is Super Star Wars Craft Night at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library. Drop-in anytime between 6-7pm and make Star Wars crafts to celebrate the premier of The Last Jedi. Register today.

Dec 14

Music for Change

6:30 pm, Toms River High School North

The Francis Foundation presents a charity concert called Music for Change on Thursday, December 14th from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Toms River High School North auditorium. It is to help the Francis Foundation, which is an organization that helps families with children that are fighting cancer. Half of the proceeds will go to the chorus, and half to the Francis Foundation. The concert is not only helping the foundation, but it also helps the chorus go on their trip…

Dec 15

Christmas Musical Production "What Child Is This"

7:00 pm, Emmanuel Community Church, 331 Wheaton Ave., Bayville

Emmanuel Community Church, located at 331 Wheaton Ave. in Bayville, is getting ready for their Christmas season. They will present their Christmas musical production "What Child Is This" on Friday, December 15th at 7pm and then again on Sunday, December 17th at 10am. The Adult and Children's Choir, and the Children's Bell Choir will be performing. For more information, visit or contact the office at 732-269-5690.

Dec 16

Santa’s Workshop

9:00 am, Glendola Fire Company

The Glendola Fire Company will hold their Santa’s Workshop event on Saturday, December 16th from 9am to 2pm at their firehouse on Belmar Boulevard, featuring pictures with Santa. Call 732-681-6435 for more information.

Dec 16

HobbyTown Grand Opening

10:00 am, HobbyTown

Join 100.1 WJRZ's Matt Knight on Saturday, December 16th from 10am to noon at the Grand Opening of the new HobbyTown, 1256 Indian Head Road, Toms River, at corner of Rt. 9 and Rt. 571 in the Indian Head Plaza. Spin the 'JRZ Prize Wheel to win scratch-off's from the New Jersey Lottery. Enter to win a pair of tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure's Holiday in the Park! Check them out on facebook! Take $10 off your purchase of $20 or…

Dec 16

Chris Pinnella Christmas

7:00 pm, Manasquan High School, $10

Start a brand new holiday tradition with your friends and family — You’re Invited to Manasquan High School on SATURDAY DECEMBER 16TH, as nationally acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Julie Andrews) takes the stage for a night of CHRISTMAS HITS & HOLIDAY CLASSICS! Join Chris and his 8-Piece Band of Dynamite Musicians, plus Special Guests the Manasquan High School & Elementary School Choirs, for this Once a Year Event! The night will feature all your favorite songs: Christmas (Baby,…

Dec 22

An Elf Block Party

6:00 pm, Brick PAL, 60 Drum Point Road, Brick

Brick PAL, ENSPiRiTED Projects, and The Creativity Studio are teaming up for a unique Family Holiday Experience, Friday, December 22nd from 6 to 8pm at Brick PAL, 60 Drum Point Road, Brick. Meet the Elves on Gingerbread Lane in the Christmas version of Trick or Treat. Ring the bells on their gingerbread houses and see what goodies they have in store for you. Could be a candy cane, a song, or even a holiday joke. After collecting your treats, make…

Dec 23

Christmas Cantata

3:00 pm, Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Main St. (Route 9), Forked River

"HOPE," a gospel Christmas celebration, will be presented by the choirs of the Forked River Presbyterian Church at 3pm on Saturday, December 23rd. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. Admission is free - a good will offering will be taken. The church is located at 131 North Main Street (Route 9) where EVERYONE is welcome. For additional information, contact the church office weekdays from 9am to 1pm at 609-693-5624.

Dec 31

First Night Ocean County in Seaside Heights

12:00 pm, Inside the arcades along the boardwalk

First Night Ocean County in Seaside Heights is a family New Year's celebration starting at noon on New Year's Eve inside the arcades along the boardwalk, with entertainment, face painters, balloonists and more, ending with fireworks at 5pm. Bracelets are on sale for only $5 at the County Connection in the Ocean County Mall. Visit for more information.

Dec 31

Ship Bottom Bash NYE

12:00 pm, Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company

Help support the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company and the Alliance for a Living Ocean at the Ship Bottom Bash NYE. New Year's Eve at the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company, 2006 Central Ave., Ship Bottom. The Day Time Bazaar begins at noon with fun for all ages, including jewelry vendors, henna, craft breweries , raw bar and kids table. $10 donation equals 5 beer tickets. Acoustic performances by Rob Connolly, Sahara Moon, Jimmy Brogan and Ryan Zimmerman. At 8pm,…

Jan 7

Legacy Information Day

11:30 am, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whiting will have a Legacy Information Day on Sunday, January 7th from 11:30am to 2:30 pm in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to attend. Come and see their panel of distinguished professionals ranging from Memorial Family Service Counselor to Legal to Medical speak about their respective fields. Then feel free to participate in a question and answer session afterwards to help you in planning wills, estates, or other vital matters of importance to you…

Jan 13

Fisherman's Flea Market

9:00 am, Lacey Township High School, 73 Haines Street, Lanoka Harbor

The Lacey Township High School Fishing Club 9th annual Fisherman's Flea Market will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 9am to 2pm at the LTHS gym, 73 Haines Street, Lanoka Harbor. Check out used fishing and outdoor gear. Proceeds will offset the cost of fun and educational fishing trips throughout the year. Call 609- 661-3003 for more information.

Feb 4

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

1:45 pm, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

Looking for a unique gift? Want to get away this winter? Do you have a birthday or anniversary in your future? Look no further, St. Francis Community Center is raffling off a $5,000 Travel Gift Certificate, which makes a great gift for any occasion. Why not stop by and purchase a raffle ticket (or two) for your chance for a great trip. Only 1000 tickets are being sold and tickets are only $25 each. Tickets are currently on sale at…

Feb 11

Art & Soul Art Show and Brunch

11:00 am, Jay and Linda Grunin Center Art Gallery

The OceanCares Foundation Art & Soul Art Show and Brunch, benefiting Ocean Mental Health Services, will be held on Sunday, February 11th from 11am to 2pm at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center Art Gallery in Toms River. Tickets: $45 per person. Register: (Registration closes 2/5/18) The event will showcase the tremendous talent OceanMHS has discovered from individuals suffering with mental illness. This is an opportunity to eliminate barriers and misconceptions surrounding mental health, encourage positive conversations to reduce…

Mar 18

Luck of the Mustangs annual Gift Auction

12:00 pm, Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood

The Brick Memorial Marching Mustangs Band Support Association will hold their Luck of the Mustangs annual Gift Auction, Sunday, March 18th starting at noon at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood. Tickets are $35 per person in advance/$40 at the door. Each Ticket Includes: Full Sit Down Meal Cash Bar. One (1) Sheet of Green Tickets - prizes valued $100 & under. For ticket purchasing information or to buy a ticket, email [email protected] or visit

Dec 31

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Ocean County

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 732-606-6040. Nancy Seibert has been collecting for “Cell…

Dec 31


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…

Dec 31

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