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Feb 1

Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Month

The local charity Big Hearts to Little Hearts, in affiliation with several local towns, has designated February as Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Month. They urge parents to Screen Your Child for CHD, which is common among young athletes. Schools and businesses in Farmingdale, Manasquan, Point Pleasant, Spring Lake, Middletown and Manchester are among those whose goal is to help Big Hearts raise public awareness for CHD. Throughout the month of February, towns will be decorated with blue and red ribbons…

Feb 5

Free Income Tax Prepared

Manahawkin, Little Egg Harbor and Lanoka Harbor

The Volunteer Tax-Aide Program, sponsored by AARP, can prepare your income tax for free at locations in Southern Ocean County from February 5th through April 12th. Call 609-294-0730 for more information. Mondays: 9am to 2pm - WALK IN @ St. Mary's of the Pines Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane, (off McKinley Ave.) Manahawkin. Tuesdays: 9am- 1pm - APPOINTMENTS ONLY @ Heritage Point Club House, 1 South Point Blvd., Barnegat. Call 609-489-9842. Tuesdays: 1-5pm - WALK IN @ Village Lutheran Church,…

Feb 19

Comedy Night and Food and Chocolate Tasting

6:00 pm, Brick VFW Post 8867, 373 Adamston Road, Brick

The Brick Morning Rotary Club will host a Comedy Night and Food and Chocolate Tasting on Monday, February 19th from 6 to 9pm at the Brick VFW, located at 373 Adamston Road in Brick. Comedians Tom Daddario and Joseph Anthony will entertain, while finger foods and chocolates will be served by area chocolate and food retailers. Call 732-267-0960 for tickets and more information.

Feb 21

Phil Citta Memorial Fundraiser

Office Restaurant and Lounge

The 13th annual Phil Citta Memorial Fundraiser will be held all day and all night on Wednesday, February 21st at the Office Restaurant and Lounge of Toms River. A portion of the day’s sales will benefit the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center. Click for more information.

Feb 22

Sip ‘n Sign

7:00 pm, Brick PAL, 60 Drum Point Road, Brick

The Brick PAL will host their Sip ‘n Sign event on Thursday, February 22nd at 60 Drum Point Road in Brick starting at 7pm. Design and make your own custom rustic sign with step by step instruction from their craft professionals. Click or call 732- 477-0144 for tickets and more information.

Feb 24

Polar Bear Plunge

1:00 pm, On the beach

Special Olympics New Jersey will hold their 25th anniversary Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, February 24th on the beach in Seaside Heights at 1pm, as thousands get “freezin’ for a reason” and run into the ice cold Atlantic Ocean in support of NJ Special Olympics sports training, competition, leadership opportunities and health screenings to more than 25,000 athletes across the state. Visit for registration and more information.

Feb 24

Gift Auction

5:00 pm, Brick VFW

St. Mary’s By The Sea will hold its 12th annual Gift Auction called Amazon Adventure on Saturday, February 24th at the Brick VFW on Adamston Road in Brick from 5 to 10pm. Call 732-892-9254 for more information.

Feb 24

10th Anniversary Gala

6:00 pm, Atlantis Ballroom

Exit 82 Theatre will hold its 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, February 24th at the Atlantis Ballroom on Route 37 in Toms River from 6 to 10pm to celebrate 10 years of quality arts programming in Ocean County and look ahead at its future. Visit for tickets and more information.

Feb 25

Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee Dinner & Show

3:00 pm, Hemingway's Cafe', 612 Boulevard, Seaside Heights

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee will hold the Sounds of the Street, Patsy Palma and Jerry Mokar Dinner & Show on Sunday, February 25th at Hemingway's Cafe in Seaside Heights. Doors open at 3pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call Michael Blandina at 732-477-6507.

Feb 28

Sister Act

7:00 pm, Southern Regional High School

The Southern Regional Theatre Company will be presenting Sister Act on Wednesday, February 28th and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the Joseph P. Echle Performing Arts Center, located in the 9/10 building at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin. All shows will be begin at 7pm and tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults. Advance ticket sales are available from now through February 21st. After that date, no advance tickets requests will be…

Mar 2

World Day of Prayer

2:00 pm, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whiting will hold a World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 2nd at 2pm. Churches all over the world will celebrate this service on the same day. Refreshments will be served following the service. A free will offering will help to continue World Prayer Day projects around the world. Call Stefanie at 732-350-2904 for more information.

Mar 3

Winter Dance Dinner

Knights of Columbus

The James Volpe Foundation will host its 3rd annual Winter Dance Dinner on Saturday, March 3rd at the Knights of Columbus on Bartley Road in Jackson. The foundation honors the memory of James Volpe, a Jackson Memorial High School senior who was killed in a 2011 car crash in Manchester Township. Click for tickets and more information.

Mar 3

Foul Shooting Contest

9:00 am, St. Francis Community Center Gym, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

The 7th annual Foul Shooting Contest will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at 9am at the St. Francis Community Center Gym in Long Beach Township. The Foul Shooting Contest is open to grades Kindergarten through high school and all adults. Registration is required. You can pick up registration forms at the Community Center front desk or on-line at All registration forms need to be returned to Mike Thompson at St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach…

Mar 3

Ocean Township PTA Auction

2:00 pm, Waretown Elementary School, 64 Railroad Avenue, Waretown

The Ocean Township PTA is now collecting for their biggest fundraiser of the year, their auction on Saturday, March 3rd from 2 to 8pm at Waretown Elementary School. If you happen to have a business or sell a product or service and would like to donate to the auction, it would be greatly appreciated. Even if you have something new that you would like to donate, we will accept that with much appreciation. Unlike other schools, they do not have…

Mar 9

Knock Out Substance Abuse

6:30 pm, Lacey Township High School, 73 Haines Street, Lanoka Harbor

The Lacey Township Task Force presents Knock Out Substance Abuse on Friday, March 9th at Lacey Township High School starting at 6:30pm, and featuring MMA champion Frankie Edgar and former NFL player Keith Elias, to help raise and educate a drug free community. Call 609-693-1100, ext. 2203 for more information.

Mar 10

Dinner and Comedy Show

New Egypt Volunteer Fire Company

The New Egypt Volunteer Fire Company will host a Dinner and Comedy Show fundraiser on Saturday, March 10th at their firehouse, located at 59 Main Street. Check their Facebook page or call 732- 903-4386 for tickets and more information.

Mar 10

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

3:00 pm, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

The Men's Club of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whiting will host a Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 10th at 3pm in the Parish Hall. The Church is located at 180 Route 539 in Whiting. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 years of age and under. For further information, please call St. Stephen's Parish office at 732-350-2121. We look forward to having you be part of this wonderful day for our community.

Mar 10

St. Patrick's Dinner

6:00 pm, Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Main Street (Route 9)

The Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Main Street (Route 9), will hold a St. Patrick's Dinner on Saturday, March 10th at 6pm. Dinner will consist of corned beef & cabbage, potato, carrots, Irish soda bread/rye bread, dessert and coffee/tea/juice. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children aged 6-12, and aged 5 and under are free. A family cap is $30 [a family is parent(s) and their children under 18]. Purchase tickets at church office weekdays 9am-1pm or by…

Mar 10

Toms River Rotary Club Spring Fling Gift Auction

6:00 pm, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

The Rotary Club of Toms River presents "Spring Fling Gift Auction and Cocktail Party," Saturday, March 10th from 6 to 10pm at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Toms River. Tickets are $30 each and include a FREE sheet of bidding tickets and a buffet dinner with cash bar. Dozens of prizes will be up for auction, plus the 50/50. Tickets are limited, so please contact Tim at 732-674-6898 to purchase yours. Visit for more information.

Mar 12

Chef’s Night Out

Toms River Athletic Arena

The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education will hold their 22nd annual Chef’s Night Out on Monday, March 12th at the Toms River Athletic Arena. Sample the best from shore area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, specialty stores and beverage distributors in the foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. Call 732-473-3100, ext. 3157 or visit for tickets and more info.

Mar 16

Humanitarian Gala

Ocean Place Resort and Spa

Fulfull of Monmouth & Ocean Counties (formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties) will hold their 2018 Humanitarian Gala on Friday, March 16th at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch. The Storino Family, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Casino Pier and Manasquan Bank will all be honored. Visit for more information.

Mar 18

Keep it at the Track and Off the Streets

Ocean of Love will hold their 4th annual Keep it at the Track and Off the Streets fundraiser on Sunday, March 18th at Atco Dragway, with a police escort from the Kohl’s store on Route 37 in Toms River at 7am. Visit for more information.

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

Mar 23

Designer Handbag Bingo

7:00 pm, Southard Firehouse

CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties’ 24/7 Crisis Intervention will hold Designer Handbag Bingo on Friday, March 23rd at the Southard Firehouse on Route 9 in Howell starting at 7pm. Call 732-240-6104 for tickets and more information.

Mar 24

Ocean County Vocational Technical School Performing Arts Academy PTSO Gift Auction

6:00 pm, Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood

The Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Parent, Teacher, Student Organization of the Performing Arts Academy presents the "How Sweet It Is" PAA annual Gift Auction on Saturday, March 24th starting at 6pm at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood. $45 per person includes dinner. Raffle ticket bundles $35 in advance/$40 at the door. Come out and have a good time while supporting a great cause. Proceeds are used to enhance students' education with supplies, trips and scholarships. Visit

Mar 30

Disco for Firefighters

8:30 pm, Headliner, 1401 New Jersey 35, Neptune

The Unexcelled Fire Department of Neptune will hold their Disco for Firefighters on Friday, March 30th at the Headliner on Route 35 in Neptune starting at 8:30pm, featuring the Funktion Band. Call 732-775-6200 for tickets and more information.

Mar 31

Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Party

2:00 pm, Wonder Bar

Makin Waves will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary on Saturday, March 31st with a huge party starting at 2pm at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. All-day fun includes freebies, raffle prizes and happy hour specials. Special guests include Solace, Colossal Street Jam, The Vansanders, and many more. Tickets are $15 in advance via Wonder Bar box office and website. $20 tickets available at door. Asbury Park Music Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Asbury Park will receive $1 from…

Apr 1

April is National-Adopt-a-Greyhound Month

Ocean & Monmouth Counties

What’s gentle, graceful, a 40 mile per hour couch potato and waiting to be welcomed into a loving and permanent home? Answer: A greyhound. April is National-Adopt-a-Greyhound Month and a great time to adopt a beautiful companion into your home today. Closed racing tracks have resulted in displaced greyhounds, fewer adoptions and more returns. Thousands of greyhounds are being cared for by adoption groups across the country as they wait to be adopted into permanent homes. Please help ensure that…

Apr 12

Great Gatsby Gala and Gift Auction

6:00 pm, Eagle Oaks Country Club

MOCEANS Centers for Independent Living will hold their Great Gatsby Gala and Gift Auction on Thursday, April 12th at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale from 6 to 10pm. MOCEANS is a gathering point for people who live with disabilities, offering information, peer support, advocacy, programs for youth transition to adult life, and supports coordination. Call 732- 571-4884, ext. 103 or click for tickets and more information.

Apr 14

Quilt Show

10:00 am, Toms River Elks Lodge #1875

Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore present their Everything’s Coming Up Roses Quilt Show & Sale, Saturday and Sunday, April 14th and 15th at Elks Lodge #1875 on Washington Street in Toms River from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. See quilts from over 100 members and more. Click for tickets and more information.

Apr 19

Team Challenge Gift Auction

6:30 pm, Buona Sera Palazzo

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation will hold their Team Challenge Gift Auction on Thursday, April 19th at Buona Sera Palazzo on West Park Avenue in Ocean Township starting at 6:30pm. Click for more information.

Apr 22

Over/Under Handicap Doubles Tournament

9:30 am, Playdrome Lanes

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whiting will hold the 2nd annual Over/Under Handicap Doubles Tournament on Sunday, April 22nd at 9:30am at Playdrome Lanes in Toms River. Call Bill at 732-814-6683 or St. Stephen's Parish office at 732-350-2121 for more information.

Apr 27

Casino Night

6:00 pm, Doolans Shore Club

The Spring Lake Heights PTA will host a Casino Night on Friday, April 27th at Doolans Shore Club on Route 71 in Spring Lake starting at 6pm to benefit programs and upgrades at Spring Lake Heights Elementary School. Call 732-773-8032 for tickets and more information.

Apr 28

A Healing Mission

8:00 am, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

A Healing Mission will be held on Saturday, April 28th at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whiting from 8am to 3pm. Registration is $10 per person. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Call Stefanie at 732-350-2904 for more information.

May 20

Celebration of Life 5K Walk and Race

7:30 am, Ocean Promenade

The New Jersey Sharing Network will hold its Celebration of Life 5K on Sunday, May 20th on the Great Lawn at the Ocean Promenade on Ocean Ave in Long Branch starting at 7:30am. The race honors those who gave, pays tribute to those who received, offers hope to those who continue to wait, and remembers the lives lost while waiting for organ and tissue donations. Visit for more information.

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