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Monday
Jul 6

Lakewood Township Recreation Program

Lakewood Township Recreation Program

The Lakewood Township Recreation Program has something for most children this July. The free Lakewood Youth Chorus and Theater Camp programs, which include lunch, for those who like to sing or act begin July 13th through July 31st, Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm in the Middle School Band Room. The Lakewood Youth Chorus is designed for Lakewood residents, grades 1 to 5. No tryouts; everyone sings!  Theater Camp, a high quality program, is open to children in Grades…

Friday
Jul 31

Rock of Ages

The Strand, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood

The Exit 82 Theatre Company kicks off their 7th season with Rock of Ages at the Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Friday, July 31st through Saturday, August 8th. It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where mega star Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up to…

Wednesday
Aug 5

Italian Festival

5:00 pm, Joe Palaia Park

The Italian American Association will hold its Italian Festival, Wednesday, August 5th through Sunday, August 9th at Joe Palaia Park on Deal Road in Ocean Township. The festival runs from 5 to 11pm each day with rides, music, food, games and fireworks on Friday night. Call 732-539-8390 or visit iaato.com for more information.

Wednesday
Aug 5

Festival of the Sea

6:00 pm, St. Francis Parish and Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., LBI

St. Francis of Assisi Parish will host the Festival of the Sea, Wednesday, August 5th through Sunday, August 9th. The carnival will be open nightly (weather permitting) from 6 to 10pm on the St. Francis Parish & Center parking lot, located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach. Admission is FREE! Don’t forget to take the LBI Shuttle to the Festival. Pay one price (P.O.P) and ride all the rides you want - all night long. The Pay One Price…

Thursday
Aug 6

A Night of Comedy at Capone's

7:00 pm, Capone's

BSA Troop 52 presents "A Night of Comedy at Capone's." Join us for dinner at 7pm and the show at 8pm on Thursday, August 6th at Capone's, 17 Washington St., Toms River. For tickets, call 732-740-7081 or 732-267-4849.

Friday
Aug 7

Fish Dinner by “Thistle” from Kearny

5:00 pm, First United Methodist Church

Annual Fish Dinner by “Thistle” from Kearny Friday, August 7th from 5 to 7pm. Advance tickets: $15 adult/ $5 child under 10. Tickets at door: $17 adult/ $6 child under 10. Call 609-492-9843 for advance tickets. First United Methodist Church, 101 E. New Jersey Ave. (130th St.), Beach Haven Terrace. Take out or eat in available. Take out includes: batter-dipped cold water cod, french fries, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Dining in also includes a beverage and a chance to get…

Friday
Aug 7

Beach Ball-A-Palooza

5:30 pm, Bay Front Field at Ocean County Parks & Recreation Administration Office

The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be throwing a Beach Ball-A-Palooza on Friday, August 7th for all ages from 5:30-8:30pm at the Bay Front Field at the Ocean County Parks & Recreation Administration Office, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River. Jimmy and the Parrots will provide live music. The family fun will include pontoon boat rides on the Silver Bay, games, rides, crafts, water sports, and community info. Bring your beach blanket and wear your tropical shirt and…

Saturday
Aug 8

Water Summer Celebration and Fluke Fishing Tournament

Ship Bottom boat ramp

Long Beach Island PBA #175 will hold their 2nd annual Water Summer Celebration and Fluke Fishing Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, August 8th & 9th at the Ship Bottom boat ramp, featuring live music with the Rock Lobsters by the Bay. Call 609-661-0382 or visit facebook.com/longbeach.islandpba for more information.

Saturday
Aug 8

Custom and Classic Car & Bike Show

9:00 am, First Assembly of God Church

The Under My Skin For Life Charity Foundation will hold a Custom and Classic Car & Bike Show at the First Assembly of God Church on Bay Avenue in Toms River on Saturday, August 8th from 9am to 3pm to benefit the Shore Hands Distribution Center and Autism Speaks. Call 732-664-3143 or visit undermyskinforlife.org for more information.

Saturday
Aug 8

James Volpe Foundation Wiffle Ball Tournament

12:00 pm, Holbrook Little League Complex

The James Volpe Foundation will hold their 5th annual Wiffle Ball Tournament at the Holbrook Little League Complex on Bartley Road in Jackson starting at noon on Saturday, August 8th. Enter as a 3-person team or as an individual and join the Family Day events which include rides, face painting, a Home Run Derby, a beer garden and more. The Foundation remembers James Volpe, a Jackson Memorial High School Senior (Class of 2011) who died in a car accident. Visit…

Sunday
Aug 9

Hamilton Fire Company Auxiliary Breakfast

8:00 am, Hamilton Banquet Hall

Hamilton Fire Company Auxiliary will hold a Breakfast on Sunday, August 9th from 8am to noon at the Hamilton Banquet Hall, 10 Jumping Brook Road in Neptune. Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, OJ, coffee, water. $7 adults, $4 kids, under 3 eat free.

Sunday
Aug 9

Kourtney’s Challenge 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk

8:30 am, Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport

The Kourtney Rose Foundation will hold the 10th anniversary Kourtney’s Challenge 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, August 9th at Monmouth Park starting at 8:30am. Call 732-222-1491 or visit thekortneyrosefoundation.org for more information.

Sunday
Aug 9

Camp Happy Times Fundraiser

5:00 pm, Headliner, 1401 New Jersey 35, Neptune

Camp Happy Times will hold their 14th annual "Fundraiser" at the Headliner on Route 35 in Neptune on Sunday, August 9th starting at 5pm. Enjoy a barbeque, gift auction and more to benefit the camp’s free overnight camp for kids with cancer. Call 732-775-6200 tickets and more information.

Wednesday
Aug 12

Google Maps event

10:00 am, Southern Ocean County Chamber Visitor Center

The area's first Google Maps event will be held on Wednesday, August 12th from 10am to 2pm at the Southern Ocean County Chamber Visitor Center, 265 W. Ninth Street in Ship Bottom. The Southern Ocean County Chamber has partnered with Google to help every business in the region get on the map. This free event is open to all businesses who would like to receive tools and instructions on listing their business locations.  

Friday
Aug 14

Jersey Shore United Benefit Concert

7:00 pm, Toms River High School North

Jersey Shore United is hosting a benefit concert with Dove Award winner Chris August and special guest Dez Childs on Friday, August 14th at 7pm at Toms River High School North, 1245 Old Freehold Road in Toms River. JSU is a faith-based non-profit that has been assisting families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many still are in need of help and Jersey Shore United desires to raise funds to continue their ministry of providing for physical and spiritual needs. For more…

Saturday
Aug 15

G.I.R.L.S. Robotics Camp

Girl Scout Program Activity Center

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will hold their first G.I.R.L.S. Robotics Camp on Saturday, August 15th at the Girl Scout Program Activity Center on Yellow Brook Road in Farmingdale. It’s an opportunity to learn about being part of a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team. Participants form into “Alliances” that will build, wire, program and drive a robot in two competitions by the end of the camp. In addition to creating a working robot, fun activities include game strategizing,…

Saturday
Aug 15

Knights of the Inferno

12:00 pm, Brick VFW Post 8867

The Knights of the Inferno Biker Rodeo will be held on Saturday, August 15th at the Brick VFW Post 8867 on Adamston Road in Brick, starting at noon to benefit Ocean of Love and the Burn Foundation. Visit rodeo.kiffmcNJ2.org or call 908-977-6336 for additional information.

Saturday
Aug 15

Conquering Cancer Benefit

1:00 pm, Howell Township First Aid and Rescue Squad #1

The Howell Township First Aid and Rescue Squad #1 will hold a Conquering Cancer Benefit fundraiser at their squad house, located at 16 Kent Road in Howell Township on Saturday, August 15th from 1 to 6pm. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbeque, live entertainment from Curbie Ciamerra, face painting and more. Check their Facebook event page for tickets and more information.

Saturday
Aug 15

Comedy Night

6:00 pm, Laurelton Firehouse

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children of Ocean County will hold a Comedy Night at the Laurelton Firehouse on Route 88 in Brick, Saturday, August 15th from 6 to 10pm. Visit casaofoceancounty.org or call 732-797-0590 for more information.

Sunday
Aug 16

Dog Day Road Race

9:30 am, High Point Volunteer Fire Company, West 80th Street, Harvey Cedars, LBI

The High Point Volunteer Fire Company will hold their 37th annual Dog Day Road Race on Sunday, August 16th, with 800+ runners in this 5 mile run. Registration starts at 7:30am and the race begins at 9:30am at their firehouse on West 80th Street in Harvey Cedars. Visit http://home.comcast.net/~hpvfc/HPevents.html#Dog for more info.

Saturday
Aug 22

Lacey Municipal Alliance Race

8:00 am, Gille Park

The Lacey Township Municipal Alliance will hold its 15th annual Race at Gille Park on Manchester Avenue in Forked River on Saturday, August 22nd starting at 8am. The race will consist of a 5K Race, a 1 Mile Fun Run and Kiddie Dash, followed by a post-race barbeque. All proceeds benefit substance abuse prevention, the Recreation Dept. and the Lacey Food Bank. For more information call 609-693-1100, ext. 2217, or visit Lacey5K.com.

Wednesday
Aug 26

FREE Seminar for Business Owners

8:00 am, Holiday Inn

FREE Seminar for Business Owners Wednesday, August 26th from 8am to noon at the Holiday Inn, Route 72 in Manahawkin. The seminars are free, but you must register at www.scoreseminar.com.

Wednesday
Aug 26

Purple Tie Gala

6:30 pm, The Chelsea at Toms River

Join the fundraiser for Alzheimer's research Purple Tie Gala, an evening of fine dining and music, Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30pm at The Chelsea at Toms River, 1657 Silverton Road, Toms River. RSVP 732-941-8100.

Saturday
Aug 29

Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

10:00 am, Unnamed Venue

Walking in Her Shoes will hold a Domestic Violence Awareness Walk in memory of Tamara Wilson-Seidle on Saturday, August 29th in Neptune at 10am. The walk will benefit her children, who were left without their mother after Tamara was shot to death on an Asbury Park street in June. Visit walkinginhershoes.org for more information.

Saturday
Aug 29

Juvenile Diabetes and the Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Network Benefit

4:00 pm, Breakwater Beach

Join the action at Breakwater Beach in Seaside Heights on Saturday August 29th. At 6pm, artificial plastic crabs will be released into the Revolutionary River at Breakwater Beach in a race to benefit Juvenile Diabetes and the Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Network. You can purchase your “crab” for only $5. There will be a complimentary BBQ at 4pm for those who have purchased crabs. People who buy a crab get free twilight entry (starts at 3pm) for the day of the…

Saturday
Aug 29

Art Auction

7:00 pm, Perry's Lake Club House

Please join us on Saturday, August 29th at Perry's Lake Club House, 4 Princeton Drive, Manahawkin for the "Art Auction," sponsored by Gates of the Sea. For tickets and more information, call 609-698-4459. Preview at 7pm. Auction at 8pm.

Sunday
Aug 30

Ride for Patriots

11:15 am, Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County will hold the Ride for Patriots on Sunday, August 30th beginning at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, (exit 117 of the Garden State Parkway). The Ride includes an exclusive screening of the documentary “Project 22." Call 732-542-6422 or visit mentalhealthmonmouth.org for more information. Registration at Vietnam Veterans Memorial (PNC Bank Arts Center) in Holmdel from 9–11am. Kick Stands Up: 11:15am. BBQ at Manasquan VFW Post 1838:…

Thursday
Sep 10

March 4 Music

8:00 am, Jackson Memorial High School

Members of the Jackson Memorial High School Marching Band will take to the school’s track for the March 4 Music fundraiser on Thursday, September 10th to walk laps in the band’s biggest fundraiser ever to help fund new instruments for the band and for upcoming trips and appearances. Donations can be made at march4music.org.

Saturday
Sep 12

Stafford Township Town-Wide Yard Sale

8:00 am, Stafford Township

Stafford Township’s TOWN-WIDE YARD SALE will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 12th and 13th from 8am to 3pm. To register, complete registration form on the Recreation Page at www.staffordnj.gov and mail to Stafford Recreation, 260 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin, NJ 08050, email information from form to [email protected] or call Debbie at 609-489-0913. Deadline for registration is September 4th, 2015. NO PERMIT IS NECESSARY TO JOIN THIS YARD SALE. Once registered, your address will appear on the Town-Wide Yard Sale…

Saturday
Sep 12

CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth 4 Mile Run/Walk

8:45 am, Ocean County Park, Route 88, Lakewood

CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth will hold their 4 Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, September 12th at Ocean County Park on Route 88 in Lakewood starting at 8:45am. Call 732-240-6104 or visit contactoceanmonmouth.org for more information.

Saturday
Sep 12

Barnegat Pirates Day

9:00 am, Historic district of Barnegat, Route 9 and East Bay Avenue

Get your Pirate on and have some Saturday September fun with 100.1 WJRZ and Matt Knight in the Morning at Barnegat Pirates Day from 9am to 4pm on September 12th. This free event is fun for the whole family. Meet pirates and wenches, listen to great music, enjoy the food and browse the many merchant tents. It all happens at the Historic district of Barnegat, Route 9 and East Bay Avenue. Enjoy food, vendors, entertainment for all ages, bands, trolley tours, costume…

Saturday
Sep 19

Family Fall Festival

10:00 am, Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Main St. (Route 9), Forked River

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.

Thursday
Sep 24

Harry T. Marti Memorial Golf Tournament

Atlantis Country Club, 261 Country Club Blvd., Little Egg Harbor

You are cordially invited to participate in the 16th annual Harry T. Marti Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the High Point Volunteer Fire Company on Thursday, September 24th at Atlantis Country Club, Little Egg Harbor. Golf was one of Harry's favorite activities. How fitting to honor him in this way and benefit the Fire Company that meant so much to him. Harry Marti was Chief of the High Point Volunteer Fire Company for over twenty years. Register at http://home.comcast.net/~hpvfc/golf/golftourn.html.

Friday
Sep 25

Gift Auction

Howell Pointe Swim Club, Howell

The Jackson Youth Football and Cheerleaderswill hold their annual Gift Auction on Friday, September 25th at the Howell Pointe Swim Club in Howell. Call 732-586-2121 for more information.

Saturday
Sep 26

Car Show

11:00 am, Ocean County College

The Pleasant Plains Volunteer First Aid Squad will host their 2nd annual Car Show on Saturday, September 26th in the upper parking lot of Ocean County College from 11am to 4pm. Call 732-341-0214 or visit Facebook.com/ppfas33 for more information.

Sunday
Oct 11

Canine Carnival

12:00 pm, Morning Star Presbyterian Church, One Morning Star Way, Bayville

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.

Saturday
Oct 17

Animal Protection League Bike Ride Fundraiser

9:00 am, Allaire State Park

Animal Protection League is holding their first Bike Ride Fundraiser at Allaire State Park in Wall on Saturday, October 17th from 9am to noon. The family centered event will include a 14 mile bike ride along the Allaire Bike Path, with options to walk on your own or with your dog. Enjoy local vendors, refreshments, a costume contest and Halloween goodie bags for children. Visit www.aplnj.org/theride.

Wednesday
Nov 11

Holiday Craft Fair

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

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.