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Monday
Sep 26

Red Cross Blood Drive

2:00 pm, LBI branch of the Ocean County LIbrary

Help make a difference in someone’s life. Donate blood to the American Red Cross on Monday, September 26th from 2 to 7pm at the LBI Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City. A critical blood shortage remains and the Red Cross has issued an emergency request for blood and platelet donations. All eligible donors are encouraged to make blood and platelet donation appointments to help ensure blood is available to meet patient needs. Trauma victims,…

Monday
Sep 26

Culinary Classic 25th Anniversary Event

5:00 pm, Doolan’s Shore Club

The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will be holding their Culinary Classic 25th Anniversary Event on Monday, September 26th from 5 to 9pm at Doolan’s Shore Club, located at 700 Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights. Tickets are $75 and includes food from some of the areas finest restaurants, as well as beer and wine from the best Jersey Shore Wineries and Micro-Breweries. Proceeds from this event will help support the foodbank’s 300 feeding programs in Monmouth and Ocean…

Tuesday
Sep 27

Free Identity Theft Symposium

6:15 pm, Monmouth County Library

Every minute about 19 people become the victim of identity theft. Those who are who not aware of how to protect themselves and their personal data are extremely vulnerable. Scammers and I.D. thieves want what’s yours! Attend a free Identity Theft Symposium, open to the public, Tuesday, September 27th at the Monmouth County Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan from 6:15 to 8:30pm. Light refreshments are included. Presenters from Microsoft and the Division of Consumer Affairs will teach attendees how to…

Wednesday
Sep 28

Fall 2016 Mah Jongg Tournament Fundraiser

8:30 am, Ocean County Library Toms River branch, 101 Washington Street, Toms River

The Friends of the Ocean County Library will sponsor its Fall 2016 Mah Jongg Tournament Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 28th at the Toms River branch, 101 Washington St. The cost is $40 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is limited to 80 participants and the deadline to register is Sept. 21st. Registration forms are available on the library’s website at www.theoceancountylibrary.org. Sign up for the tournament begins at 8:30am in the library’s…

Thursday
Sep 29

New York City Bus Trip

8:00 am, NYC Bus Trip

The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting a bus trip to New York City to Explore Central Park and visit Museums. The trip is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th and will depart from the Beach Complex of Ocean County Park , 659 Ocean Ave. in Lakewood at 8am. The approximate return time is 6:30pm.  The fee of $35 includes motor coach transportation only. The bus will stop at the Museum Mile area of Manhattan, near the…

Thursday
Sep 29

Protect Your Digital Footprint

7:00 pm, Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library

Daily attacks on one’s computers have heightened people’s awareness of their need to actively take part in self-protection. Ocean County Library’s Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., will present a program about identity theft and what one can do to protect themselves from cybercrimes. Robert J. Lackie, professor and librarian at Rider University, Lawrence Township, will present “Detecting and Protecting Your Digital Footprint at Work, Home, and on the Road,” 7pm, Thursday, September 29th. Lackie will discuss social networking sites,…

Friday
Sep 30

Comedy Night

7:00 pm, Community Center

The Lakehurst Volunteer Fire Company presents a Comedy Night on Friday, September 30th. Dinner at 7pm, Show at 8pm at the Community Center, located at 207 Center Street in Lakehurst. Call 732-657-1106 for tickets.

Saturday
Oct 1

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 732-232-5410.

Saturday
Oct 1

Tuckerton Seaport Classic & Antique Car and Truck Show

10:00 am, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

Drive on down to the Tuckerton Seaport on Saturday, October 1st from 10am to 2pm for the annual Classic and Antique Car & Truck Show, hosted in conjunction with the Vintage Auto Museum of New Jersey. Over 100 antique and classic cars and trucks will be on display, with judging and an awards ceremony rounding out the afternoon. Prizes will include door prizes, special awards, and club participation award. View cars premiering for the first time. Contact Dave at [email protected]

Saturday
Oct 1

Beachwood Street Devils Hockey Sign Up

10:00 am, Beachwood Elementary School

The Beachwood Street Devils Sneaker Hockey League for boys and girls age 6-16 will hold team sign-ups for this year's season on Saturday, October 1st at 10am at the Beachwood Elementary School, located at 901 Berkeley Avenue in Beachwood. Visit streetdevils.tripod.com for more information.

Saturday
Oct 1

Fall Festival and Poker Run

11:00 am, Silverton Firehouse, Kettle Creek Road, Toms River

The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company will hold their 9th annual Fall Festival and Poker Run on Saturday, October 1st from 11am to 6pm at the firehouse on Kettle Creek Road in Toms River. The festival starts with a motorcycle poker run and ends with live music, fire demonstrations, games and more. Call 732-255-1122 or visit svfc29.com for more information.

Saturday
Oct 1

Beach Volleyball Tournament

12:00 pm, Driftwood Cabana Club

The Driftwood Cabana Club will host a Beach Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, October 1st from noon to 4pm at the club on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, to benefit CPC Behavioral Healthcare Addiction Recovery Services. Call 732-741-6400 for additional information.

Saturday
Oct 1

Brick Township Volunteer EMS Safety Day

12:00 pm, Brick Township Volunteer EMS Station

Brick Township Volunteer EMS Safety Day will be held on Saturday, October 1st from noon to 4pm at the Brick Township Volunteer EMS Station 16 at 500 Aurora Place in Brick. Come join an exciting day of food, fun, face painting, apparatus displays, music and much, much more. Come meet your volunteers. Rain date is Sunday, October 2. Thank you for supporting Brick Township Volunteer EMS.

Saturday
Oct 1

Octoberfest

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

The ECW & Men's Club of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whiting presents Octoberfest on Saturday, October 1st from noon to 3pm at the parish. Homemade sauerbraten, side dishes and desserts will be served. Takeouts are available. Donation is $15 per person, and seating is limited to 100. Please call the St. Stephen's Parish Office at 732-350-2121 for further information.

Saturday
Oct 1

Block Party

12:00 pm, Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company

The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company will host their annual Block Party on Saturday, October 1st from noon to 8pm at the firehouse on Bay Avenue. Enjoy domestic beer and wine, with live music from Rock Lobster, Bounce House and more. Visit beachhavenfire.com or call 609-290-1290 for tickets and additional information.

Saturday
Oct 1

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County Family Selection Information Session

1:00 pm, Little Egg Harbor Community Center

The Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County Family Selection Information Session will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 1 to 2:30pm at the Little Egg Harbor Community Center, 319 W Cala Breeze Way, Little Egg Harbor. This is event is for families interested in the partnership housing program. Interested families are required to attend this meeting to obtain information and an application for building and purchasing a Habitat home. For additional information or directions, please call 609-978-9984 or…

Saturday
Oct 1

Comedy Night Benefit

5:00 pm, Manchester Volunteer Fire Company

The Manchester Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Comedy Night Benefit on Saturday, October 1st at their firehouse on Commonwealth Boulevard starting at 5pm, headlined by Ryan Maher. Call 732-864-6965 for tickets and additional information.

Saturday
Oct 1

AOH Irish Social Fundraiser

8:00 pm, Rinn Duin Brewery

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Michael Davitt Division 11 is having an Irish Social Fundraiser on Saturday, October 1st from 8 to 11pm at Rinn Duin Brewery, located on Rt. 37 West in Toms River. Come join the fun for an evening of step dancers, bagpipes and Irish music. $17.50 donation per ticket includes first craft beer. Money raised goes to many great charitable causes supported by the AOH.

Sunday
Oct 2

Beach Barbeque Bash

2:00 pm, Anchor’s Bend

Tails of Hope Animal Rescue will host their Beach Barbeque Bash on Sunday, October 2nd at the Anchor’s Bend on Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park from 2 to 6pm. Visit tailsofhopenj.com or call 732-660-8440 for tickets and more information.

Monday
Oct 3

Golf Tournament

11:00 am, Spring Meadow Golf Course

Manasquan Elks Lodge #2534 will host a Golf Tournament on Monday, October 3rd at the Spring Meadow Golf Course on Atlantic Avenue in Farmingdale starting at 11am. Call 732-223-2534 for more information.

Thursday
Oct 6

Casino Night

6:00 pm, Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury

The United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties will host a Casino Night on Thursday, October 6th at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury on Obre Place in Shrewsbury from 6 to 10pm to benefit their Women’s Leadership Council. Visit uwmoc.org or call 848-206-2035 for tickets and additional information.

Thursday
Oct 6

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County Family Selection Information Session

7:00 pm, Little Egg Harbor Community Center

The Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County Family Selection Information Session will be held on Thursday, October 6th from 7 to 8:30pm at the Little Egg Harbor Community Center, 319 W Cala Breeze Way, Little Egg Harbor. This is event is for families interested in the partnership housing program. Interested families are required to attend this meeting to obtain information and an application for building and purchasing a Habitat home. For additional information or directions, please call 609-978-9984 or…

Friday
Oct 7

Autumn's Bountiful Harvest Gift Auction

5:30 am, Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood

Autumn's Bountiful Harvest Gift Auction will be held on Friday, October 7th from 5:30 to 10:30pm at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood. Proceeds to benefit services and programs that enhance self-esteem, fund both in-reach and outreach for those in need locally, nationally, and globally. Visit http://www.unitybytheshore.org/2016-gift-auction/

Friday
Oct 7

THE GLOW: A Jack O' Lantern Experience

6:30 pm, Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport

Fall is in the air at Monmouth Park Racetrack and with it comes one of the brightest events in New Jersey – THE GLOW: A Jack O' Lantern Experience. Throughout the month of October, be dazzled by the magic of THE GLOW, an enchanting and unforgettable quarter mile walk-through event featuring more than 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns displayed in elaborate detail. Jersey landmarks, celebrities, gangsters and political figures are just some of the icons-turned-squash that you’ll encounter. This…

Saturday
Oct 8

Beach to Bay 5K Walk for the Animals

8:30 am, Brick Beach III

The Jersey Shore Animal Center will hold their 5th annual Beach to Bay 5K Walk for the Animals on Saturday, October 8th at Brick Beach III starting at 8:30am. Call 732-920-1600 or visit jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org for more information.

Saturday
Oct 8

Indoor Flea Market

9:00 am, Cedar Glen Lakes

The Lakeside Gardeners will hold an Indoor Flea Market on Saturday, October 8th from 9am to 1pm at Cedar Glen Lakes on Michigan Avenue in Whiting. $15 per table. Call Anita Bergen at 732-408-4139.

Saturday
Oct 8

Wounded Warrior Parade

9:30 am, Justice Complex

The 9th annual Wounded Warrior parade in support of the annual Wounded Warrior event, hosted by the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club, located on South Stump Tavern Road in Jackson, will take place on Saturday October 8th at 9:30am. These veterans will be assembling at the Justice Complex in Jackson, as they prepare for their ride over to the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club.

Saturday
Oct 8

Pound the Pavement for Purple

10:00 am, Veterans Memorial Park

The Pancreatic Cancer annual Pound the Pavement for Purple 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk will take place on Saturday, October 8th at Veterans Memorial Park on Old Corlies Avenue in Neptune at 10am, rain or shine, to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation. Visit runsignup.com for more information.

Saturday
Oct 8

Octoberfest

1:00 pm, Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340, 520 Hilliard Blvd., Manahawkin

The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, located at 520 Hilliard Blvd., Manahawkin, will be hosting their annual Octoberfest on Saturday, October 8th from 1 to 5pm, rain or shine. Donations are $35 at the gate or $30 when purchased in advance at the lodge lounge by October 2nd. Young adults (12-20) are $25. Traditional Octoberfest German Fare food, refreshments and live music with Timeless Soundz is included. For more information, call 609-597-1107.

Saturday
Oct 8

Spaghetti Dinner

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

The St. Francis annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 5 to 8pm at the St. Francis Community Center Gym, located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. Tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child (under 12 years of age). All are welcome. Come out for this delicious spaghetti dinner cooked by local Chef, Fred Madonna. Bring the whole family and enjoy a great meal without the mess. Tickets are on sale at…

Saturday
Oct 8

Gift Auction

7:00 pm, Barnegat Firehouse

There will be a Gift Auction at the Barnegat Firehouse on Birdsall Street in Barnegat on Saturday, October 8th. Doors open at 5:30pm. Drawings start at 7pm. For early bird special pre-sale tickets, please call Sherry at 609-698-0623 or Kerry at 609-276-5775.

Saturday
Oct 8

Late Nite Catechism 2

7:30 pm, Stafford Arts Center

The Knights of Columbus #3826 of Manahawkin present the comedy Late Nite Catechism 2 on Saturday, October 8th at the Stafford Arts Center starting at 7:30pm. For tickets and additional information, visit brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006.

Sunday
Oct 9

All You Can Eat Breakfast

8:00 am, Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company #1

The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company #1 Auxiliary will host an All You Can Eat Breakfast on Sunday, October 9th from 8am to 1pm at the firehouse at 2006 Central Ave., Ship Bottom. French Toast, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Tea, OJ and Ice Tea. $10 Adults, $7 children over 6. 100% of the proceeds for Ship Bottom Vol. Fire Co.  

Sunday
Oct 9

Annual Long Beach Island Commemorative 18 Mile Run

10:30 am, Long Beach Island Commemorative 18 Mile Run

The 44th annual Long Beach Island Commemorative 18 Mile Run will take place on Sunday, October 9th and begins at 10:30am in Holgate, the southernmost point of LBI. Participants will run north on Long Beach Blvd. for 18 miles and finish at Barnegat Light State Park. The event is sponsored by St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, in cooperation with the LBI Jewish Community Center. Applications are now being accepted and registration will continue until race…

Thursday
Oct 13

Ocean County Women ‘s Hall of Fame Dinner

5:30 pm, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Soroptimist International of the Toms River Area hosts their 13th annual Ocean County Women’s Hall of Fame Dinner on Thursday, October 13th at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center on Route 37 in Toms River starting at 5:30pm. Proceeds from this event will be used to support a variety of humanitarian programs for Ocean County residents. Call 908-600-8738 for tickets and additional information.

Saturday
Oct 15

Lighthouse Challenge of NJ

8:00 am, New Jersey’s historic lighthouses and related museums

The New Jersey Lighthouses and select museums happily announce that they are again hosting The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey the weekend of October 15th and 16th. Visit all of New Jersey’s historic lighthouses and related museums during this weekend of fun and exploration and help raise funds for the continued preservation, education and restoration of these historic structures.  A Fall weekend of family fun. For more information on the Lighthouse Challenge, please visit http://lhchallengenj.org/home.php.

Saturday
Oct 15

Indoor Flea Market

9:00 am, Greenbriar I Clubhouse

The Greenbriar I Adult Community in Brick and Greenbriar Veteran's Committee will hold an Indoor Flea Market on Saturday, October 15th from 9am to 2pm. The Veteran's Committee will sell lunch and snacks to benefit their ongoing programs. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday
Oct 15

Day of "Hope" with "Soul Surfer" Bethany Hamilton

9:30 am, Ocean Grove Auditorium

Day of "Hope" with Bethany Hamilton, to assist the work of Jersey Shore United, helping families affected by Hurricane Sandy and other natural and personal disasters, will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Ocean Grove Auditorium and Youth Temple. Tickets at https://bhamilton.eventbrite.com. Bethany came to the spotlight when she lost her arm in a 2003 shark attack. Instead of allowing her injury to dismantle her life and dreams, Bethany came back stronger and has…

Saturday
Oct 15

Dinner and Gift Auction

5:30 pm, Elks Lodge, Washington Street, Toms River

Our Special Kids of Toms River will hold a Dinner and Gift Auction on Saturday, October 15th at the Elks Lodge on Washington Street in Toms River starting at 5:30pm. Call 848-448-6364 for tickets and additional information.

Sunday
Oct 16

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

10:00 am

The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will take place on Sunday, October 16th in Point Pleasant Beach starting at 10am. Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by walking Visit acsevents.org  to form a team and for more information.

Sunday
Oct 16

Juniors Bowling Tournament Classic

1:00 pm, Playdrome Bowling Alley

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of Whiting is hosting a Juniors Bowling Tournament at Playdrome Lanes in Toms River on Sunday, October 16th. Entry Fee is $10 per bowler and is a scratch event open to all boys and girls age 17 and under. Start time is 1pm with 12:30pm check in. It is a non-sanctioned event. For further info, please call the St. Stephen's Parish Office at 732-350-2121 or Playdrome Lanes at 732-349-5345.

Thursday
Oct 20

Chamberfest

5:30 pm, River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar

The Brick Chamber of Commerce will hold their 60th anniversary Chamberfest on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar on Route 70 in Brick, showcasing chamber services and the opportunity to network.

Thursday
Oct 20

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 and Saturday, October 20th, 21st and 22nd 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. Try to find your way out of our phragmites maze and climb aboard a hayride for a ghostly howling good time through the Haunted Woods. Meet and greet…

Friday
Oct 21

Gift Auction

Central Regional High School

The Central Regional High School Chorus is hosting a Gift Auction on Friday, October 21st in the Central Regional High School cafeteria. They are raising funds which will go toward supplies, travel expenses and costs associated with performances during the year. For more info, call 732-269-1100 or email [email protected]

Friday
Oct 21

EAKFEST

5:00 pm, Brick VFW Post 8867, 373 Adamston Road, Brick

EAKFEST, a Halloween fundraising event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will haunt you on Friday, October 21st from 5 to 10pm and Saturday, October 22nd from 3 to 10pm at VFW Post 8867, 373 Adamston Rd., Brick. Get scared at the Haunted Trail. Don't care for being scared? Come for family hayrides, food, games and carnival rides. Visit www.eakfest.com for pricing information. Come early.

Friday
Oct 21

Casino Night

7:00 pm, Long Branch Elks Club

The Center for Vocational Rehabilitation will host their 11th annual Casino Night on Friday, October 21st from 7 to 11pm at the Long Branch Elks Club. Admission is $60 and gets you $200 worth of chips to play at certified dealers tables, a 50/50 raffle, food, prizes and more. Proceeds from this event to benefit the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation and people with physical and mental disabilities. For more info or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Saturday
Oct 22

Jersey Shore Free to Breathe Walk

9:00 am, Jenkinsons Boardwalk

Hundreds of local residents are joining forces to fight lung cancer, united in the belief that surviving lung cancer should be the expectation, not the exception. These everyday superheroes will be meeting at the Jersey Shore Free to Breathe Walk on Saturday, October 22nd at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach starting at 9am. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicating to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. This year’s event…

Saturday
Oct 22

Jersey Shore 5K & Team Hope Walk

9:00 am, Belmar Fishing Club

The Jersey Shore 5K & Team Hope Walk will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at 9am at the Belmar Fishing Club. Team Hope Walks aim to raise as much money possible in the local community to support the mission and services of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Contact Casey Snyder at 212-242-1968, ext. 236, [email protected]

Saturday
Oct 22

A Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour

10:00 am, H.W. Mountz Elementary School PTA

The H.W. Mountz Elementary School PTA of Spring Lake will hold their Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour on Saturday, October 22nd from from 10am to 3pm. This is a self-guided tour of Spring Lake homes, with the chance to sample cuisine from top chefs and caterers. Visit springlakekitchentour.com for tickets and additional information.

Saturday
Oct 22

Ride for the Animals

10:00 am, Allaire State Park

The 2nd annual Ride for the Animals will be held on Saturday, October 22nd from 10am to 1pm at Allaire State Park in Wall. Ride the Allaire Bike path up to 14 miles. You can also walk and bring your dog. Dress up as an animal, win prizes for best costumes. Family friendly. Visit www.aplnj.org/theride to register or call 732-446-6808, ext.107. Proceeds to benefit Animal Protection League of NJ.

Saturday
Oct 22

Gift Auction

12:00 pm, Holiday City West Clubhouse

The Holiday City Berkeley First Squad Auxiliary annual Gift Auction will be held on Saturday, October 22nd from noon to 5pm at the Holiday City West Clubhouse, 45 Cabrillo Blvd., Toms River. $10 donation includes 1 ticket package and coffee and cake. Food and soda will be available for purchase. Proceeds to benefit the Holiday City Berkeley First Aid Squad. For more information and/or tickets, please call Claire Konig at 732-281-8873.

Wednesday
Oct 26

Cruise Night

6:00 pm, Texas Roadhouse

Capital K-9 Association will hold a Cruise Night on Wednesday, October 26th from 6 to 10pm at Texas Roadhouse in Hamilton. Come out with your custom car, truck or motorcycle. See if you have the hottest ride. Music, food and fun. All proceeds will benefit Capital K9 Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing ballistic body armor and safety equipment for police working dogs.

Friday
Oct 28

Boutique Sale

10:00 am, Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin

The Friends of the Stafford Library are hosting their first Boutique Sale, Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th from 10am to 3pm. Shop for great deals on scarves, home wares, handbags, and more. All sales support the Friends of the Stafford Library.

Sunday
Nov 6

Autism MVP Foundation annual Walk Event

Thompson Park

Circle Hyundai and Circle Chevrolet are proud to support the Autism MVP Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing the number of trained educators and therapists who are desperately needed to work with children on the autism spectrum. The foundation's 2nd annual Walk Event is Sunday, November 6th in Thompson Park in Lincroft. To register and more info, please visit MVP.org.

Monday
Nov 7

Dreams at the Shore Gift Auction

6:00 pm, The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights

Dream Factory of the Jersey Shore will hold a Gift Auction on Monday, November 7th at the Mill at Spring Lake starting at 6pm to help provide dreams to chronically and critically ill children. Call 732-894-3995 or visit dreamfactoryincnwj.org for more information.

Friday
Nov 11

Sadie Hawkins Bunco Party

6:00 pm, Community Hall, Route 9 and Lacey Road, Forked River

The Woman's Club of Lacey, a non-profit organization, is hosting a Sadie Hawkins Bunco Party on Friday, November 11th from 6 to 10pm at Community Hall, Route 9 and Lacey Road, Forked River. Finger sandwiches, salad, dessert and beverages, will be served. There will be bunco and door prizes. Tickets are $20 in advance. For tickets and information, contact Fran at 609 693-0067.

Monday
Nov 14

Forks, Corks and Hops

6:00 pm, The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights

The Algonquin Arts Center will hold Forks, Corks and Hops on Monday, November 14th at the Mill in Spring Lake starting at 6pm. Sample dishes from local restaurants and wine and beer from area distributors. Call 732-528-9211 or visit algonquinarts.org for tickets and more information.

Saturday
Nov 19

Handmade in America Professional Craft Show

9:00 am, Upper Twp. Community Center

The 3rd annual Handmade in America Professional Craft Show will be held at the Upper Twp. Community Center on Saturday, November 19th from 9am to 3:30pm. This is a juried show with items that are hand crafted by over 40 skilled artisans and some emerging artists. Live music from 10am to 2pm will be performed by Andy Jacobs. A Chinese Auction featuring items that are donated by crafters, as well as other local businesses, is always a popular part of…

Sunday
Nov 20

Volunteers needed to assist with Tax Filing

Volunteer Tax-Aide Program

The Volunteer Tax-Aide Program, sponsored by AARP, can prepare your income tax for free at locations in Ocean County, with special attention given to seniors. Additional volunteers are needed to work in the program and to help in the preparation of electronically filed tax returns. Volunteers must attend approximately 3 days of training during December, and 6 days during January from 9am to 3pm. Volunteers are required to be available at least one half day weekly from February 1 to…

Tuesday
Nov 22

Friends of the Stafford Library Book and Bake Sale

9:00 am, Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin

The Friends of the Stafford Library Book and Bake Sale will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd from 9am to 1pm at 129 N. Main Street in Manahawkin. Come in and browse for great books at great bargains for a worthy cause.

Sunday
Nov 27

Jersey Shore Animal Center Vender Fare Showcase

10:00 am, Brick Elks Club

The Jersey Shore Animal Center will be hosting their first Vender Fare Showcase on Sunday, November 27th at the Elks in Brick. If you wish to set up a table, please contact Melanie at [email protected] or call 732-262-1601. The fare starts at 10am. All proceeds go to the direct care of the animals at the center.

Friday
Dec 2

Tuckerton Seaport Christkindlmarkt

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

The Tuckerton Seaport rolls out the holly for the annual Christkindlmarkt on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 4 to 8pm. It's a true Christmas village atmosphere. This is a European style holiday market outdoors and under huge heated tents. Craft and gift vendors, fabulous food court, hot Gluhwein, kiddie rides, Santa, rolling chair sleigh rides on the boardwalk, horse and wagon rides, demonstrations, great entertainment and holiday fun. Come jump start your holiday shopping, get…

Saturday
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…

Saturday
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.