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Monday
Mar 12

FREE Medicare Education Workshops

6:00 pm

FREE Medicare Education Workshops You’re Invited! Gain an understanding of how Medicare works. Learn the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans. Learn how to find the best plan for your needs and budget. Discover how Medicare Prescription Drug plans work. Seminar Dates & Locations All seminars are 6pm to 7:30pm March 12 – Lakewood                                July 9 – Lakewood March 29 – Toms River                              July 23 – Toms River April 16 – Lakewood                                  August 13 – Lakewood April…

Sunday
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…

Thursday
Apr 19

Mary Perrin Memorial Scholarship

Help support the Mary Perrin Memorial Scholarship to benefit a 2018 Southern Regional High School Graduate. Click here to donate. This fundraiser supports the Mary Perrin Memorial Scholarship to benefit a 2018 Southern Regional High School graduate.  We seek to raise $1,500 to award a graduate who has demonstrated aptitude in math and/or science and who has also contributed to his or her community through service. We are doing this in Mary's memory to honor her work in medical science…

Friday
Apr 20

St. Francis Community Center Family Health & Safety Fair

10:00 am, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

The St. Francis Community Center is celebrating 42 years of good health and community support by hosting the Family Health and Safety Fair on Friday, April 20th from 10am to 1pm in the St. Francis Community Center gym, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. Medical professionals will be available for free screenings: vision, blood pressure, osteoporosis, cholesterol, blood sugar, hearing, skin, dental and more. New for 2018 is the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management with their Residential…

Friday
Apr 20

Comedy Night

6:00 pm, East Dover First Aid Squad

The East Dover First Aid Squad will host a Comedy Night on Friday, April 20th at their squad house, located at 535 Garfield Avenue in Toms River, and featuring comedian Paul Venier starting at 6pm. Call 732-300-5332 for tickets and more information.

Friday
Apr 20

Dinner & Comedy Show

7:00 pm, Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus will host a Spaghetti Dinner & Comedy Show on Friday, April 20th at their hall, located at 113 Tennyson Avenue in Toms River. Doors open at 6:30pm; dinner will be served at 7pm, with the show starting at 8pm. Tickets are only $25 for this great night. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Samantha O'Brien at 732-267-3386, or  email [email protected]

Saturday
Apr 21

Ocean County Open House

10:00 am

On April 21st and 22nd the Ocean County Board of REALTORS* is hosting our spring Open House Weekend. Ocean County is one of the fastest growing real estate markets in the state with the best summer destinations. Brokers will be featuring select properties affording the public the ability to preview more properties than usual, at their convenience. Contact the Ocean County Board of REALTORS* (732) 244-8111 for more information about our member firms.

Saturday
Apr 21

Healthy Kids Day event

10:00 am, Ocean County YMCA, 1088 West Whitty Road, Toms River

The Ocean County YMCA will be hosting a free Healthy Kids Day event, open to all Ocean County residents on Saturday, April 21st from 10am to 1pm. It is the Y's largest national initiative, bringing children and families together, while providing the education, activities and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and healthy habits. Call JoAnn Kermick at 732 341 9622, ext. 4255.

Saturday
Apr 21

Come Grow With Us

11:00 am, Mill Creek Community Garden

Mill Creek Community Garden "Come Grow With Us," Saturday, April 21 from 11am to 1pm at the Mill Creek Community Garden, 1199 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin. Garden Volunteers will be present to speak to the history of the garden, share last year’s success stories, and to plan for the 2018 growing season. For additional information or to join their volunteer team, please call Rich Gilchrist at 908-265-2637.

Saturday
Apr 21

Pork Dinner

4:00 pm, Lavallette Volunteer Fire Company

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lavallette Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Pork Dinner on Saturday, April 21st from 4 to 8pm at the Lavallette firehouse, located at 125 Washington Avenue. Call 732-773-4710 for tickets and more information.

Saturday
Apr 21

Kentucky Derby Auction

5:30 pm, Holy Innocents Catholic School

Holy Innocents Catholic School in Neptune will hold its 24th annual Kentucky Derby Auction on Saturday, April 21st at the school starting at 5:30pm. Call 732-922-3141, ext. 13 for tickets and more information.

Saturday
Apr 21

Brewing Awarness for Autism

7:00 pm, Beach Haus Brewery

The Autism MVP Foundation will hold their 3rd annual Brewing Awareness for Autism event on Saturday, April 21st at the Beach Haus Brewery in Belmar starting at 7pm, featuring a barbeque buffet and the Paul Marino Band. The event benefits the foundation’s Autism Program Improvement Project, led by Monmouth University, in which nearly 40 teachers who have students with autism are receiving in-school, enhanced training and techniques on how to work with students on the spectrum. Click autismmvp.org for more…

Sunday
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.

Sunday
Apr 22

Blood Drive

9:30 am, Bob's Discount Furniture

The Central Jersey Blood Center will hold a Blood Drive on Sunday, April 22nd from 9:30am to 1:30pm at Bob's Discount Furniture in Freehold. All donations will benefit CentraState Medical Center in Freehold. For more information, please call Amy Fischer at 732-667-7742.

Sunday
Apr 22

Cattus Island County Park Clean Up

10:00 am, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River

Cattus Island County Park in Toms River will hold a Park Clean Up on Sunday, April 22nd from 10am to 1pm. Join the Friends of Cattus Island Volunteers. Bags will be provided in the parking lot for gathering litter at several sites throughout the park. Participants are advised to dress for tick prevention and wear foot gear that can get wet. Call 908-770-8571 or email [email protected]

Sunday
Apr 22

Earth Day Charity Dog Walk

12:00 pm, Allaire Community Farm

The Rotary Club of Belmar-Wall and The Allenwood Animal Hospital are proud to present their Earth Day Charity Dog Walk on Sunday, April 22nd from noon to 3pm, rain or shine at Allaire Community Farm, 2840 Allaire Road, Wall Township. 100% of the proceeds benefit a Service Dog for a Veteran and Allaire Community Farm. Register at Eventbrite.com or the day of the event. $10 per person, children under 12 free. Activities Include; “ask the vet" & K9 Medic booth,…

Monday
Apr 23

Blood Drive

2:30 am, American Legion Post #129

Toms River PBA will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, April 23rd at American Legion Post #129 on Church Road in Toms River from 2:30 to 7:30pm. Call 732-349-0150, ext. 1362 to make an appointment.

Tuesday
Apr 24

Dining For Adoptables

6:00 pm, Red Bank Elks Lodge #233

The Associated Humane Societies of Tinton Falls will hold their Dining for Adoptables Food Festival on Tuesday, April 24th from 6 to 9pm at the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 on West Front Street in Red Bank. Taste samples from Monmouth County restaurants in support of the adoption of shelter animals. Click Dining4Adoptables.eventbrite.com for tickets and more information.

Friday
Apr 27

Spaghetti Dinner

5:00 am, Bayville VFW Post #9503

A Spaghetti Dinner in support of Leila Merrill will take place at Bayville VFW Post #9503 on Veterans Boulevard in Bayville, Friday, April 27th from 5 to 9pm. Leila was diagnosed with MPS III, Sanfillipo Syndrome Type A, a progressive condition for which there is no cure or treatment available. Proceeds from the dinner will help fund the family's expenses in their effort to help doctors research the disease. Call 732-278-7662 for tickets and more information.

Friday
Apr 27

Cardboard Box City

5:00 pm, St. Mary's Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane and McKinley Ave., Manahawkin

Family Promise of Southern Ocean County is sponsoring Cardboard Box City, Friday, April 27th at 5pm to Saturday, April 28th at 7am at St. Mary's of the Pines Church in Manahawkin, to provide homeless children and their families with food, shelter and comprehensive services. Participants will experience sleeping overnight in a cardboard box, a tent or a vehicle, and will be exposed to what it may be like not to have a home. Dinner, games, activities and continental breakfast are included.…

Friday
Apr 27

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity Night of Food, Fellowship and Fun

5:00 pm, Brick PAL, 60 Drum Point Road, Brick

Join Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity for a night of Food, Fellowship and Fun, "Dinner, Bingo, Silent Auction, 50/50" on Friday, April 27th from 5 to 8pm at the Brick PAL, located at 60 Drum Point Road in Brick. $20 cost includes 6 rounds of Bingo, dinner and raffle tickets. Reserve your spot today at nohfh.com.  Must be 18 or older to attend.

Friday
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.

Friday
Apr 27

Derek G. Percy Foundation Memorial Hockey Game/Gift Auction

6:00 pm, Winding River Ice Rink

The Derek G. Percy Foundation will hold their Memorial Hockey Game/Gift Auction on Friday, April 27th at the Winding River Ice Rink on Whitesville Road in Toms River starting at 6pm, in memory of Derek, a player and a coach for the Toms River Blackhawks. Click thederekgpercyfoundation.com or call 732-237-5885 for tickets and more information.

Friday
Apr 27

Soroptimist of LBI annual Wine and Dine and Auction

6:00 pm, Sea Oaks Country Club

Soroptimist International of Long Beach Island will host their annual Wine & Dine and Gift Auction on Friday, April 27th from 6 to 10pm at Sea Oaks Country Club in Little Egg Harbor. Tickets are $50 and include appetizers, wine, dinner and dessert and music. The auction will feature gifts from local businesses, merchants and members, as well as a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to support local women’s causes throughout southern Ocean County. For tickets and information, please call…

Saturday
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.

Saturday
Apr 28

Flea Market

9:00 am, Lanoka Harbor Fire Company

The Lanoka Harbor Fire Company will hold a Flea Market on Saturday, April 28th from 9am to 2pm at their firehouse on Warren Avenue in Lanoka Harbor. Click lhfd61.com or call 609-693-3601 for more information.

Saturday
Apr 28

Lakewood Spring Car Show

9:00 am, 575 Summer Ave., Unit 215E

Come out to the Spring Car Show in Lakewood, located at 575 Summer Ave., Unit 215E on Saturday, April 28th from 9am to 4pm. This show is FREE Admission. $20 to enter a car in the car show. There will be giveaways, music, trophies, food and food trucks, Dyno runs and more. If you would like to do a Dyno Run, you can do 2 runs, 20 car max for just $50.

Saturday
Apr 28

3K Color Run

10:00 am, Lacey Township High School

The Lacey Township High School Performing Arts will hold their 3K Color Run on Saturday, April 28th starting at 10am at Lacey Township High School on Haines Street, to assist in the repair and upkeep of the Marching Band instruments, the Choir music, Drama sets and building of set scenery for multiple shows, and to help ensure the study of the Arts. Call 732-534-1835 for registration information.

Saturday
Apr 28

Mass of Appreciation

11:30 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church

The 3rd annual Mass of Appreciation, sponsored by Knights For Christ The Healer, Inc., will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 11:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. Honoring the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and First Responders who serve our communities in law enforcement, fire, rescue, first aid, Paramedics, Doctors and Nurses. All are welcome. Call Bill Benedict at 973-464-1529.

Saturday
Apr 28

Comedy Show and Dinner

7:00 pm, Cassville Firehouse

The Fraternal Order of Police at Lodge 169 in Jackson will be holding a Comedy Show on Saturday, April 28th at 7pm at the Cassville Firehouse in Jackson, with comedian Jeff Norris, along with Renee Dilorezo. Tickets are $40 per person and $75 for a couple. You must be 21 and over to attend this event. For more information, email [email protected]

Sunday
Apr 29

All Saints Regional Catholic School Open House

1:00 pm, All Saints Regional Catholic School

All Saints Regional Catholic School in Manahawkin will hold their Spring Open House on Sunday, April 29th. Tours take place from 1 to 3pm. Experience the campus and meet the All Saints family. All Saints Regional Catholic School is an award winning institution supported by an engaged community of local parishes, a dedicated staff, and committed parents. Through the excellence of their Alumni this school has been recognized as a leader in our community and church. They are a regional…

Tuesday
May 1

Basic Boating Safety Course

5:00 pm, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

Registration is open for a Basic Boating Safety Course being held, Tuesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 3rd from 5 to 9pm at St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. The NJ State Police Certification Course for Basic Boating Safety will consist of a total of 8 hours of lecture and video with homework and test. This class will prepare and certify you to operate a motor boat or a personal water craft vessel in NJ.…

Friday
May 4

Pugapalooza

Wonder Bar

Pugapalooza will be held Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. This year marks the 5th Anniversary of Pugapalooza. The event started as a one day fundraiser for pugs and pug mixes in need, and ballooned into a weekend long event. The proceeds will benefit PugSquad.org (a non-profit group), which helps tri-state pugs in need, and also other Pug Rescues throughout the United States. The Empress Hotel will again be the host hotel,…

Saturday
May 5

Mega Gift Auction, Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show

10:30 am, Ramada Inn of Toms River

CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties will hold their 33rd annual Mega Gift Auction, Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show on Saturday, May 5th at the Ramada Inn on Route 9 in Toms River starting at 10:30am. Call 732- 240-6104 or visit contactoceanmonmouth.org for more information.

Saturday
May 5

Autism Walk For a Difference

11:00 am, FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood

POAC Autism Services will hold their Autism Walk For a Difference and Family Carnival, Saturday, May 5th from 11am to 2pm at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, with rides, entertainment, workshops and more. Click poacwalk.org for more information.

Saturday
May 5

BCAN Walk to End Bladder Cancer

12:30 pm, Bradley Beach Boardwalk

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network will hold their Walk to End Bladder Cancer on Saturday, May 5th on the boardwalk in Bradley Beach starting at 12:30pm, to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research, and provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community. Click bcanwalk.org for more information.

Sunday
May 6

Paulette’s C of Blue 5K / 1 Mile Run

8:30 am, CentraState Medical Center, Rt. 33, Freehold

Paulette’s C of Blue 5K & 1 Mile Run will take place on Sunday, May 6th at CentraState Medical Center, 901 W. Main Street, Freehold for Colorectal Cancer fundraising and awareness. Enjoy a day of family fun, children’s activities, local vendors, food, awards, fitness, and hope. Visit centrastatefoundation.org or call 732-294-7015 for more information. Registration starts at 8:30am, with the 5K at 10am; the 1 Mile Run at 10:30am.

Sunday
May 6

Cruisin' for a Cure

9:30 am, Taylor Avenue Park

The 6th annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin' for a Cure will be held on Sunday, May 6th at Taylor Avenue Park in Beach Haven from 9:30am to 4pm.. This is a motorcycle and classic car ride with After-Party at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. Visit www.davidsdreamandbelieve for more information.

Sunday
May 6

Jersey Shore Animal Center Spring Sale

10:00 am, Jersey Shore Animal Center

The Jersey Shore Animal Center will hold a Spring Sale on Sunday, May 6th from 10am to 4pm outside the JSAC at 185 Brick Blvd. in Brick. All new or gently used items for your animals, or gifts for you animal lovers. Visit jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org or call us at 732-920-1600 for more information. All proceeds go to help the homeless animals waiting for their forever home!

Sunday
May 6

Annual Blessing of the Bikes

12:00 pm, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whiting will hold their 23rd annual Blessing of the Bikes on Sunday, May 6th from noon to 4pm. All motorcycles will be blessed at 2pm by Father Paul. Tickets are reduced to $15 per rider, with the proceeds to benefit St. Stephen's Ministry. No charge for children under 10 years of age. Ticket price includes, barbecue pork, non-alcoholic beverages, 50/50 and music. For further information on purchasing tickets, please call the parish office @732-350-2121, Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm…

Sunday
May 6

New Jersey AIDS Walk

1:00 pm, The Center

The New Jersey AIDS Walk will take place in Asbury Park on Sunday, May 6th at The Center in Asbury Park on Third Avenue starting at 1pm. Help support the thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS and encourage everyone to know their HIV status. There are also walks in Atlantic City, Morristown, Newark and Ridgewood. Visit njaidswalk.org for more information.

Sunday
May 6

Annual Rebuilding Warriors Fundraiser

2:00 pm, Headliner, 1401 New Jersey 35, Neptune

The 4th annual Rebuilding Warriors Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, May 6th from 2 to 7pm at the Headliner in Neptune. Enjoy Nashville recording artist and New Jersey's own, Nikki Briar, as well as America's most patriotic band, Madison Rising. $25 donation at the door. Free food and happy hour drink specials. There will be a service dog presentation to a worthy veteran at 4pm. Visit www.rebuildingwarriors.com.

Wednesday
May 9

Blood Drive

2:00 pm, Freehold Township Municipal Building

The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 9th at the Freehold Township Municipal Building (Room 114) from 2 to 7pm. Click freeholdsunriseoptimists.com for more information.

Thursday
May 10

OceanCares Foundation Mental Health and Wellness Fair

10:00 am, Ocean County College

The OceanCares Foundation will hold their Mental Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 10th from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine at Ocean County College. Free admission. Vendor demonstrations, Yoga Sessions, Pet Therapy and more. Blood Pressure, Glucose and Balance Screenings, courtesy of Robert Wood Johnson, Community Medical Center. Location: Ocean County College Campus (Main Campus, Parking Lot 2, College Drive, Toms River. Visit https://oceanmhs.org/mental-health-wellness-fair

Thursday
May 10

A Night To Knockout Pet Cancer

7:00 pm, Langosta Lounge

The Brodie Fund will be hosting their annual Night To Knockout Pet Cancer benefit on Thursday, May 10th from 7 to 10pm at Langosta Lounge, located at 1000 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park. Tickets are $80 and includes dinner, raffles, live music, prizes and more. All proceeds to benefit The Brodie Fund, a non-profit organization that gives grants to families in need with pets diagnosed with cancer. For more info or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Saturday
May 12

LTHS Softball Town-Wide Garage Sale & Vendor Fair

8:00 am, Lacey Township High School, 73 Haines Street, Lanoka Harbor

The Lacey Township High School Softball Team will host a Town-Wide Garage Sale and Vendor Fair outside of Lacey Township High School on Saturday, May 12th from 8am to 1pm, with a rain date of Saturday, May 19th. Spaces are $25 each. Please contact Terry Stuart at 609-339-5922.

Saturday
May 12

Ocean County College Jazz Band and Dancers Concert

8:00 pm, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

The Ocean County College 14-piece Jazz Band, directed by Ocean County College Music Professor, Dave Marowitz, and OCC Dancers, directed by Catherine Mancuso, will together be performing original versions of music recorded by jazz artists, Ella Fitzgerald, Sergio Mendez, Etta James, King Pleasure, Betty Carter, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheney, The Crusaders and others at the Grunin Center for the Arts on the Ocean County College campus in Toms River on Saturday, May 12th. Show time is 8 to 9:30pm. FREE…

Friday
May 18

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County annual Gala

6:00 pm, Bayhead

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County will hold their annual Gala "An Evening on the Bay," Friday, May 18th in Bayhead. 6-7pm Cocktail Hour & Hors d'oeuvres. Special Performance by Garden State Philharmonic Youth Chamber Orchestra conducted by Susan Degoey. 7pm Dinner, Awards, Dancing & Silent Auction. Tickets Available: $175 per person / $1500 Table of 10. Order tickets online

Saturday
May 19

TEDxAsburyPark

Paramount Theatre

TEDxAsburyPark, one of the largest and highest-rated TEDx conference on the East Coast, will be held on Saturday, May 19​th​ at the Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Speakers, who will perform for an audience of 1500, will include a supermodel-turned-feminist advocate, leading dancers and choreographers, explorers, business leaders, an LGBTQ pioneer, a “comic book man,” and more. Get your tickets at TedxAsburyPark.com. “Passion drives Asbury Park, beginning with Bruce Springsteen’s poetry and culminating in the city’s rich design,…

Saturday
May 19

Pros vs. Heroes

2:00 pm, Seaside Heights beach and boardwalk

The Toms River Police Foundation presents their annual Pros vs. Heroes Flag Football Game on Saturday, May 19th starting at 2pm during the Jersey Shore Festival in Seaside Heights. Members of the TRPD will take on NFL players. Click tomsriverpolicefoundation.org for more information.

Sunday
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 njsharingnetwork.org for more information.

Thursday
May 24

Central Regional Alumni Association Golf Tournament

7:00 am, Cedar Creek Golf Course, Bayville

The Central Regional Alumni Association is sponsoring their 11th annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 24th at the Cedar Creek Golf Course in Bayville at 7am for breakfast and registration. Registration before May 1st is $100 per golfer. Late registration is $150 per golfer. Golfers are limited to the 1st 120 registrations. There is NO RAINDATE. In the event of rain, VOUCHERS WILL BE GIVEN OUT and you must be present at the event. A luncheon will immediately follow…

Sunday
May 27

Dog Wash Fundraiser

3:00 pm, Rub A Dub Dog Wash

Rub A Dub Dog Wash in Toms River will hold a Dog Wash Fundraiser to benefit The Pittie Project on Sunday, May 27th at 3pm. Renowned Dog Groomer and star of Animal Planets "Groomer Has It," along with some of New Jersey's top groomers including Laura Seylaz, will be on hand. $30 per dog, includes wash, soft dry and nail clipping. For more info, email [email protected] or visit www.thepittie.com.

Saturday
Jun 9

Chili Cook Off

1:00 pm, Sea Pirate Campground

The annual Chili Cook Off to benefit Eagleswood and Parkertown Fire Companies will take place on Saturday, June 9th from 1 to 4pm at the Sea Pirate Campground in West Creek. Enter to win prizes for your best Chili and your best decorated booth. Prizes also awarded to the best Fire House Chili. You can also come by and be a taste tester. For a small donation, you can test all the chili and vote on your favorite chili and…

Friday
Jun 15

Special Needs Children's Dance

6:00 pm, Toms River Elks Lodge

The Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 will host a Special Needs Children's Dance on Friday, June 15th starting at 6pm at their lodge, located at 600 Washington Street in Toms River. Dance to DJ Josh, create your own ice cream sundae and take a chocolate making class. Admission is free. Check their Facebook page for more information.

Saturday
Jun 23

Motorcycle Ride and BBQ Picnic

10:00 am, Jackson Elks Lodge #2744

The New Jersey Elks Veterans Committee is sponsoring a Motorcycle Ride and BBQ Picnic to benefit NJ’s homeless veterans. The Ride/Picnic will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at Jackson Elks Lodge #2744. Registration for the ride starts at 9am. The ride kicks off at 10am, with the BBQ starting at noon. Cost is $25 pp. Includes food, beverages, entertainment by The Mangos, vendors and a great time. All proceeds to benefit our homeless vets. The first 3 years they have…

Sunday
Jun 24

Pine Beach 5K and 1 Mile Run

7:45 am, Vista Park

The Ocean Running Club will hold the Pine Beach 5K and 1 Mile Run on Sunday, June 24th at Vista Park on Riverside Drive in Pine Beach. A Kiddie Dash will be held at 7:45am, with the 1 Mile Run at 8am and the 5K Race at 8:30am. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Ocean Running Club Scholarship Fund for local high school students. Click runsignup.com for more information.

Thursday
Oct 18

Tuckerton Seaport Haunted Seaport

6:00 pm, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

Visit the Tuckerton Seaport, if you dare, for a fright-astic adventure known in local lore as Haunted Seaport on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st from 6 to 9pm each night. Pirates and Sea Captains long lost at sea will stroll the Seaport’s boardwalk for a night of screams. Meet and greet with the Jersey Devil, while dancing to music sure to bring even zombies back life. You will not want to miss any of…

Friday
Nov 30

Tuckerton Seaport Christkindlmarkt

4:00 pm, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

The Tuckerton Seaport rolls out the holly for the annual Christkindlmarkt, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 30th through December 2nd. Friday 4-8pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm Christkindlmarkt will be a family fun three day event with late night hours on Friday, celebrating the traditions of the season with a Holiday Market and Craft Fair under a huge heated tent and throughout the Seaport buildings. Come jump start your holiday shopping. Get in the holiday spirit with a horse drawn wagon…

Monday
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…

Monday
Dec 31

Petfinder

www.petfinder.com

Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases. From the comfort of their personal computers, pet lovers can search for a pet that best matches their needs. They can then reference a shelter's Web page and discover what services it offers. Petfinder also includes classified ads, discussion forums…

Monday
Dec 31

The Animal Rescue Site

www.theanimalrescuesite.com

The Animal Rescue Site helps fund food and care for rescued animals. Your daily click on their website helps their sponsors pay for food and care. 100% of sponsor money goes to charity. Each click will gave the value of .6 bowls of food for rescued animals. Shop their online store and give more. Please visit The Animal Rescue Site at www.theanimalrescuesite.com.