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Wednesday
Feb 1

Waretown First Aid Squad Membership Drive

Waretown First Aid Squad

Waretown First Aid Squad is looking for interested local residents to be part of their great organization. As an all-volunteer organization, they depend on civic minded area residents to help those in a true time of need get the help and transport to local hospitals. February is “Be a Volunteer” month. In addition to the camaraderie, they offer first aid training, free CPR training and an opportunity to be a lifesaver to our community. Interested individuals can visit www.waretownfirstaid.com or…

Saturday
Feb 11

Annual Easter Basket Collection

8:00 am, Helping Families in Need, Ocean County

Helping Families in Need, Ocean County is holding their 3rd annual Easter Basket Collection to help struggling families and homeless in our area. They will be collecting, Easter grass, candy, chocolate bunnies, bubbles, sidewalk chalks, any small trinkets to fill a basket that you can think of. Last year they collected items for 100 Easter baskets and distributed them to local children. To donate, contact Melissa Miller at 848-333-0303 or [email protected] Visit www.helpingfamiliesinneedocnj.org.

Wednesday
Mar 1

Career and Job Fair

6:30 pm, Lacey High School

Lacey Township High School is hosting a Career and Job Fair on Wednesday, March 1st from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Ocean County high school students are invited to come out and explore different career options and speak with professionals representing a variety of local businesses. This is also a great opportunity for students seeking part time or summer jobs. Come and discover what’s out there. For more information, contact the Guidance Department at Lacey Township High School at 609-971-2020, ext. 2013.

Thursday
Mar 2

EarthShare Rocks

Stone Pony

EarthShare New Jersey will hold their EarthShare Rocks Concert on Thursday, March 2nd at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, with up and coming rockers from the Lake House Academy, as well as other local musicians. Call 609-989-1160 for tickets and more information.

Saturday
Mar 4

March Madness Foul Shooting Contest

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

The 6th annual March Madness Foul Shooting Contest will be held on Saturday, March 4th 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 stfranciscenterlbi.org. All registration forms need to be returned to Mike Thompson at St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd.,…

Saturday
Mar 4

Irish Heritage Dinner, Dance & Mass

4:00 pm, St. Mary's of the Pines Parish Center

St. Mary's of the Pines Parish Center in Manahawkin will hold an Irish Heritage Dinner, Dance & Mass on Saturday, March 4th. Mass at 4pm and dance doors open at 5:15pm. Irish music by DJ Mike, bagpipes, corned beef and cabbage and all the fixings. BYOB Tickets $35 per. Call Steve Naples at 732-616-6411 or Joe Serembus at 609-978-7140. All process go to local charities.

Saturday
Mar 4

50's Sock Hop "Sock it to Cancer" Fundraiser

6:00 pm, Lacey High School

Team Callis and the Lacey Recreation Department present the 50's Sock Hop "Sock it to Cancer" Fundraiser on Saturday, March 4th from 6 to 9pm at Lacey Township High School, to help raise money for Relay For Life and the America Cancer Society. Adults $10, kids $5.

Saturday
Mar 4

Spring Fling Gift Auction

6:30 pm, The View at Eagle Ridge

The Toms River Rotary presents their 3rd annual Spring Fling Gift Auction on Saturday, March 4th at The View at Eagle Ridge in Lakewood. There will be Door Prizes, Hot Buffet Dinner, Music, Cash Bar and 50/50. The event starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $40 per person and can be obtained by calling 732-674-6898. Proceeds will benefit local charities, scholarships and food pantries.

Saturday
Mar 4

Winter Dinner Dance

7:00 pm, Knights of Columbus

The James Volpe Foundation will hold their Winter Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 4th at the Knights of Columbus on Bartley Road in Jackson from 7 to 11pm, featuring dancing to DJ Nick Rocco. Click here for tickets and additional information.

Saturday
Mar 4

Comedy Show

8:00 pm, Latitudes on the River

Lacey Lightning Baseball presents a Comedy Show on Saturday, March 4th at Latitudes on East Lacey Road in Forked River starting at 8pm and featuring Toms River comedian John Poveromo. Call 609-242-2648 for tickets and additional information.

Monday
Mar 6

Chef’s Night Out

6:00 pm, Pine Belt Arena, 1245 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River

The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education presents its annual Chef’s Night Out fundraiser on Monday, March 6th from 6 to 9pm at the Pine Belt Arena at Toms River High School North. Sample sweet and savory delicacies from dozens of local restaurants, caterers, bakeries, specialty stores and wine and beverage distributors. There will be on-site door prizes, giveaways and vendor market. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Advance tickets available at here. Learn more…

Friday
Mar 10

Central Regional PTA Dodge Ball Tournament

6:00 pm, Central Regional High School

Got what it takes to be a Dodge Ball champ? Get ready to dodge, weave and show us your stuff. Central Regional PTA is hosting a Community Dodge Ball Tournament on Friday, March 10th. Teams consist of high school and middle school students, faculty and staff, alumni and members of community organizations within the district. There is a $30 entry fee for a team of six players. Prizes will be awarded to the two top winning teams and for team…

Friday
Mar 10

Kids vs. Cops

7:00 pm, Memorial Middle School

Point Pleasant PBA #158 will hold their Kids vs. Cops Basketball Game on Friday, March 10th at Memorial Middle School on Laura Herbert Drive in Point Pleasant starting at 7pm. The 8th grade middle school basketball teams take on Point Pleasant police officers in a game to benefit the class. A group of students from Pt. Pleasant called the Challengers, who are mentally and physically challenged students, will play before the game and during half time. Call 732-814-1847 for tickets…

Saturday
Mar 11

Woof Workout

9:00 am, Trident Fitness and Performance

Shelter Saviors and Rescued Friends present their Woof Workout, a free workout to help raise funds for the rescue on Saturday, March 11th from 9 to 11am at Trident Fitness and Performance in West Creek. Come check out the facility and/or join in on the workout. Make a donation to help S.S.A.R.F. and save souls one paw at a time. Please pre-register.

Saturday
Mar 11

TechFestSeven

2:00 pm, Brick Presbyterian Church, 111 Drum Point Rd., Brick

The Ocean County Vocational Technical School Audio Recording Program and the Performing Arts Academy presents TechFestSeven on Saturday, March 11th at the Brick Presbyterian Church starting at 2pm. TechFestSeven is a fundraising music festival, featuring New Jersey artists and aspiring high school students performing on two performance stages to benefit the Dennis Bourke Hopes & Dream Scholarship Fund, for students interested in pursuing a career in the technical field. Students train throughout the year to perform tasks at the concert,…

Saturday
Mar 11

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 11th at 3pm in the Parish Hall. The church is located at 180 Route 539, Whiting. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 years old and under. For further information, please call the Parish Office at 732-350-2121.

Saturday
Mar 11

Fish or Chicken & Chips Dinner

5:00 pm, St. Barnabas Church Fr. Brennan Hall

The St. Barnabas Alter Rosary Society will hold a Fish or Chicken & Chips Dinner on Saturday, March 11th starting at 5pm in Fr. Brennan Hall at St. Barnabas Church on Woodland Road in Bayville. There will be a gift auction and a 50/50. Cost is $18 for adults, $8 for children 10 and under. Call Flo Morbelli at 732-269-1449. No tickets will be sold at the door. All are Welcome. Visit stbarnabasbayville.com

Saturday
Mar 11

St. Patrick's Day Party

6:30 pm, Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church in Bay Head will hold a St. Patrick's Day Party on Saturday, March 11th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Entertainment by Jimmy Byrne and Jimmy Byrne III, plus Irish Step Dancers and Bagpipers. Enjoy a traditional Irish meal with beer or soda included or BYOB. Adults only. There will also be a raffle with many stupendous prizes. Tickets are $25. For more information or for tickets, call 732-343-2208 or 732-920-4827.

Saturday
Mar 11

Casino Night

7:00 pm, Spring Lake Manor, 415 Highway 71, Spring Lake

The Point Pleasant Memorial Middle School PTO will host a Casino Night on Saturday, March 11th from 7 to 11pm at the Spring Lake Manor on Route 71 in Spring Lake. Fun filled night of gambling to support the Memorial Middle School PTO. $60 per person. Ticket includes buffet, beer, wine and "play money" to get you started. Great prizes and a 50/50. Call 848-448-4899 for tickets and more information.

Sunday
Mar 12

Pancake Breakfast

8:00 am, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Ministers of Hospitality are holding an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 12th from 8am to 12:30pm at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. All are welcome. For only $8 per adult and $5 per child (under 12) you can have all you can eat pancakes and sausages cooked by local chef, Fred Madonnna. All proceeds benefit St. Francis Community Center. Tickets are available to purchase…

Sunday
Mar 12

BTHS Band Auction

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

The Brick Township Memorial High School Band Support Association will hold their annual Luck of the Mustangs Gift Auction on Sunday, March 12th at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood from noon to 5pm. Visit marchingmustangs.org or call 908-489-3365 for tickets and more information.

Sunday
Mar 12

Paint The Pony Purple

1:00 pm, Stone Pony

The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey presents their 6th annual Paint the Pony Purple concert on Sunday, March 12th at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park from 1 to 5pm. Enjoy a family friendly day with live bands, fun activities and more. Visit efnj.com or call 800-336-5843, ext. 119 for tickets and more information.

Wednesday
Mar 15

Open House

4:00 pm, American Legion Memorial Post #348

American Legion Memorial Post #348 of Brick will hold an Open House on Wednesday, March 15th at 4pm at their headquarters, located at 822 Mantoloking Road. Call 732-228-2873 for more information.

Thursday
Mar 16

Kitchen Wars

5:30 pm, Lakewood High School

Lakewood High School’s Chef’s Club will hold Sodexo’s Kitchen Wars on Thursday, March 16th in the Lakewood High School cafeteria starting at 5:30pm to benefit student clubs. Sample a 3-course meal prepared by students.

Saturday
Mar 18

Red, White and Bling Gala

6:00 pm, Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Red Cross presents their 34th annual Red, White and Bling Gala on Saturday, March 18th at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale from 6 to 11pm, with live music, dinner, dancing and auction. Visit redcross.org or call 609-951-2118 for tickets and more information.

Sunday
Mar 19

Jersey Shore Animal Center Spring 'Fur' Paws Gift Auction

1:00 pm, Elks Club, Old Hooper Ave., Brick

The Jersey Shore Animal Center is proud to announce their Spring 'Fur' Paws Gift Auction being held on Sunday, March 19th from 1 to 4pm at the Elks Club on Old Hooper Ave. in Brick. Desserts and coffee/tea are complimentary. Cash Bar and Kitchen. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW, selling fast, come and get yours now at 185 Brick Blvd, Brick. Visit jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org or call us at 732-920-1600 for more information. All proceeds go to help the homeless animals waiting…

Saturday
Mar 25

East Percussion & Winds Championship

Pine Belt Arena

Winter Guard International will hold the East Percussion & Winds Championship at the Pine Belt Arena on the campus of Toms River High School North, Saturday and Sunday, March 25th and 26th, featuring premier percussion and winds teams in the region. Visit wgi.org for tickets and additional information.

Saturday
Mar 25

Indoor Yard Sale & Flea Market

8:00 am, Barnegat High School

Barnegat High School’s Winter Guard will hold an Indoor Yard Sale & Flea Market on Saturday, March 25th in the high school cafeteria from 8am to 5pm. Call 609- 660-7510 or visit bhs.barnegatschools.com for additional information or to rent a table.

Saturday
Mar 25

Clothing Donation

9:00 am, Point Pleasant Borough Firehouse

The Point Pleasant Borough Ladies Auxiliary for the Fire Department will be holding a Clothing Donation on Saturday and Sunday, March 25th and 26th from 9am to 3pm at the firehouse on Beaverdam Road in Point Pleasant. Can accept: Clothes, shoes, housewares (excluding appliances), linens, comforters, belts, toys, bikes, etc. Proceeds will benefit the Point Pleasant Borough Volunteer Firemen.

Saturday
Mar 25

Big Brothers Big Sisters annual “Mentoring Works Gala”

6:00 pm, Eagle Ridge County Club

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for their annual “Mentoring Works Gala” on Saturday, March 25th from 6 to 11pm at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood. Tickets to the gala include dinner and dancing, along with door prizes and auction items. For tickets, call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County at 732-505-3400 or visit bbbsoc.org. Tickets: $150 pp 6-7pm Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres 7pm Dinner and Awards Includes Open Bar, Silent Auction, 50/50 and music by Kindred Spirits.

Sunday
Mar 26

Penguin Plunge

Harry Wright Lake, 1501 Lake Road, Whiting

The Regional Day School of Jackson will hold their Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 26th at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting starting at 1pm. The school is part of the Manchester Twp. School District, and caters to special needs students. Call 732- 928-1500 for more information.

Sunday
Mar 26

Benefit Tea

2:00 pm, The Celtic Knot Fish and Chip

The New Jersey Period Project will hold a drive to collect feminine hygiene products for the HOPE Center of NJ on Sunday, March 26th from 2 to 5pm at The Celtic Knot Fish and Chip (inside Cameron's Market), 284 Brick Blvd., Brick. Bring your unopened boxes of pads or tampons for chances to win unique raffle prizes. Additional raffle tickets available for $1 each. Enjoy a cup of tea, free face painting for the kids and special menu items for…

Friday
Mar 31

Casino Night

6:00 pm, Eagle Ridge County Club

Dottie’s House will hold a Casino Night on Friday, March 31st from 6 to 10pm at Eagle Ridge County Club in Lakewood. Dottie’s House is a transitional housing facility designed to aid women and children who have survived domestic violence. Visit Dottieshouse.org for tickets and more information.

Friday
Mar 31

BCCT presents The Lion King Jr.

7:30 pm, Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood

Brick Children's Community Theatre presents The Lion King Jr. Friday, March 31st at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 1st at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday, April 2nd at 2pm. Location: Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood. $12 Children 12 and under • $15 all others. Plus a $1.50 service charge per ticket. For tickets, visit https://bcct.booktix.com. For info, visit www.bcct.org. For general info, call 732-920-9041.

Saturday
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…

Saturday
Apr 1

Town Wide Flea Market

8:00 am, Brick Township

The Brick Township Marching Dragon Caravan will hold a Town Wide Flea Market on Saturday, April 1st from 8am to 3pm. Call 848-333-4026 for more information and to reserve a spot.

Saturday
Apr 1

Spring Indoor Flea Market

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

The Forked River Presbyterian Church is holding a Spring Indoor Flea Market on Saturday, April 1st from 9am to 2pm. Rent a table for $15 or two tables for $25. You keep all your profits. They provide 6 foot tables, publicity throughout area, town permits, and parking. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase. A Home Baked Dessert Table will be featured. Also, available are beautifully hand crafted items for spring, books and games, toys, jewelry and household items.…

Sunday
Apr 2

Benefit for Brett Hansen

4:00 pm, The Headliner

The Headliner in Neptune will host a Benefit for Brett Hansen on Sunday, April 2nd from 4 to 8pm, featuring live music from Suspended Justice. Brett is a Toms River Police officer who was seriously injured in an off-duty accident on the Garden State Parkway and faces multiple surgeries as part of his recovery. Call 732-600-7476 for more information.

Sunday
Apr 2

Bravo Amici

8:00 pm, Pollak Theatre

Autism Speaks NJ presents Bravo Amici at the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University on Sunday, April 2nd at 8pm. This special concert presentation, held on World Autism Awareness Day, will feature Geoff Sewell, founder of the classical crossover opera band Amici Forever and his cast of Broadway performers, singing favorite pieces from well-known musicals, operas and popular music. Call 732-263-6889 for more information.

Wednesday
Apr 5

Senior Softball League

Berkeley Township

The Berkeley Senior Softball League opens up their rosters to include any Ocean County resident who will be 55 or older in 2017. The league is a competitive league with games played Tuesday and Thursday mornings April through August. Tryouts are held in late March and early April. Applications are available at leaguelineup.com/berkeleyssl or by calling 732-350-7063. Registration deadline is April 5th.

Saturday
Apr 8

Ship Bottom Sprint for Life

10:00 am, Ship Bottom Boat Ramp

Join the 15th annual Ship Bottom Sprint for Life on Saturday, April 8th at 10am at the Ship Bottom Boat Ramp, 1000 Shore Ave., Ship Bottom. Sprint for Life is a 5K Run/2 Mile Fitness Walk, raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Check out www.shipbottomsprint.com for all sign up information. The after Race Party and Gift Auction will be at Joe Pop's Shore Bar.

Saturday
Apr 8

Fish and Chips Dinner

4:30 pm, Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Main St. (Route 9), Forked River

A Fish and Chips Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 8th at the Forked River Presbyterian Church. The dinner, prepared by "Thistle," consists of crispy fish or chicken, chips, coleslaw, beverage and dessert. Seating times are 4:30 and 6pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children age 10 years and under. They can be purchased at the church office weekdays from 9am to 1pm or call 609-693-5624. NO tickets will be sold at the door.

Sunday
Apr 9

Easter Cantata

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

An Easter Cantata, "Upon This Rock: The Passion, the Question, the Call," by Pepper Choplin, will be presented by the choirs of the Forked River Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 9th at 3pm. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. Admission is free - a free will offering will be taken. The church is located at 131 North Main Street (Route 9) where EVERYONE is welcome. For additional information, contact the church office weekdays from 9am to 1pm at 609-693-5624.

Thursday
Apr 13

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 6th through April 13th. Call 609-294-0730 for more information. Mondays: (except 2/20): 9am to 2pm - WALK IN @ St. Mary's of the Pines Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane, (off McKinley Ave.) Manahawkin. Tuesdays: 1-5pm - WALK IN @ Village Lutheran Church, 701 Western Blvd., Lanoka Harbor. Wednesdays: 9am-1pm - WALK IN @ St. Theresa Church Faith Formation…

Saturday
Apr 22

Flea Market and Food Trucks

10:00 am, Taunton School

The Taunton School of Howell will hold their 2nd annual Flea Market and Food Trucks on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am to 2pm at the school, located on Taunton Drive in Howell, to raise money for PTA projects, such as cultural arts and playground equipment. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Saturday
Apr 22

2017 Earth Day Celebration

12:00 pm, Riverfront Park, Maxson Avenue and River Road, Point Pleasant

The Pt. Pleasant Borough's Environmental Commission presents the 2017 Earth Day Celebration at Riverfront Park on Saturday, April 22nd from noon to 4pm, (rain date 4/23). Vendors' exhibits will have a theme, a product, or a lesson that is Environmentally Themed in nature.

Saturday
Apr 22

Comedy Night and Dinner

4:00 pm, Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club

Warhorse SCUBA will host a Comedy Night and Dinner on Saturday, April 22nd from 4 to 8pm at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Point Pleasant. Call 855-943-4837 or visit warhorsescuba.com for tickets and more information.

Saturday
Apr 22

Comedy Night Fundraiser

6:30 pm, Saint Barbara Parish Athletic Center

Support our veterans with PTSD at the Comedy Night Fundraiser on Saturday, April 22nd at the Saint Barbara Parish Athletic Center, 2200 Church Road, Toms River at 6:30pm. This is an all-inclusive night of comedy, dinner and drinks starting at $65 per person. Every penny of the profit proceeds will go to purchase a Service Dog for one of our deserving veterans. For tickets and more info, call 732-678-6431.

Thursday
Apr 27

Hearts for Hope Casino Night

6:00 pm, Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Lakewood

Hope Sheds Light will hold their Hearts for Hope Casino Night on Thursday, April 27th at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood from 6 to 10pm. The mission of Hope Sheds Light, Inc. is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the disease of addiction and to provide hope and resources towards recovery. Visit hopeshedslight.org for tickets and more information.

Friday
Apr 28

Cardboard Box City 2017

6:00 pm, St. Mary's of the Pines Parish Center

To experience the poverty and disconnectedness of the homeless, Family Promise of Southern Ocean invites you to join their Cardboard Box City event on Friday, April 28th starting at 6pm till the next morning at 7am at St. Mary of the Pines Church on 100 Bishop Lane in Manahawkin. Participants will sleep in their own constructed cardboard boxes. A light dinner, breakfast and activities will be provided. Registration is required and pledge forms will be given to participants for raising…

Friday
Apr 28

Jersey Shore Animal Center Paint & Sip Fundraiser

6:30 pm, American Legion

The Jersey Shore Animal Center is pairing up with My Creative Canvas and having a Paint & Sip Fundraiser for the animals at the American Legion on Mantoloking Road in Brick on Friday, April 28th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Choice of two designs, ‘Best Friends’ and/or ‘Anchor in the sand.’ BYOB and snacks at an additional cost. First come first serve seating. Limited seating, so purchase your ticket today at jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org/upcoming-events or call Katie at 732-920-1600, ext. 207 BEFORE April…

Saturday
Apr 29

Shop, Sell, Strut

2:00 pm, Lake Terrace

Autism New Jersey will hold their Shop, Sell, Strut event on Saturday, April 29th at Lake Terrace in Lakewood starting at 2pm. Enjoy refreshments and live entertainment while selling or shopping for gently worn pageant, dance and cheer wardrobe, followed by a Couture Fashion Show featuring the latest runway trends from New Jersey boutiques. Check out their Facebook page or call 848-992-3370 for tickets and more information.

Sunday
Apr 30

Jersey Shore Animal Center Atlantic City Bus Trip

Tropicana

The Jersey Shore Animal Center is taking a bus trip to Atlantic City’s Tropicana on Sunday, April 30th. Please come to support the animals waiting for their new home. Tickets will be $30 per person. You will receive a $25 slot play from Tropicana. Pick up and drop off location will be at the Laurel Square (Kmart Plaza) in Brick. Please arrive at 9:45am. Bus will return at 6pm. For tickets, please visit the Jersey Shore Animal Center, located at…

Wednesday
May 3

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Fair

4:30 pm, Ocean County Library

NAMI Ocean County will hold their Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Fair on Wednesday, May 3rd from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library on Washington Street in Toms River. Call 732- 244-4401 for more information.

Wednesday
May 31

Panic/Anxiety support group P.H.O.B.I.A.

7:00 pm, St. Stephen’s Church

The Panic/Anxiety support group P.H.O.B.I.A. meets every Wednesday night from 7 to 9pm at St. Stephen’s Church in Waretown in classroom #4. Established in Ocean County for 33 years, P.H.O.B.I.A. is a self-help support group that helps people with panic/anxiety and depression. For more information, contact Cathy Rohowyj at [email protected]  or visit www.members.tripod.com/~phobiagroup/index.html.

Saturday
Jun 10

Tuckerton Seaport Privateers & Pirates Festival

11:00 am, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

Where do Pirates hang out at the Jersey Shore? At Tuckerton Seaport of course! Arrrgh, me hearties. Would-be pirates of all ages are invited to the Tuckerton Seaport on Saturday, June 10th from 11am to 5pm for the 6th annual Privateers & Pirates Festival, when the Seaport will be taken over by Captain Black and the crew of the Valhalla, who have been plundering the eastern shore of the American colonies for centuries. This is your chance to set sail…

Sunday
Jun 25

5k and 1 Mile Run

7:00 am, Vista Park

Ocean Running Club is proud to present the annual Pine Beach 5K Run on Sunday, June 25th starting at 7am at Vista Park in Pine Beach. The 5K and 1 Mile Run provide runners with a quaint view of Pine Beach as they run through scenic residential neighborhoods and along the Toms River. The race starts and ends at Vista Park, Riverside Drive, Pine Beach. Race times are: 1 Mile Run is at 8am - 5K Race at 8am. Awards…

Sunday
Jul 16

Riding to Save Lives Motorcycle Run

9:00 am, Shoreline Harley Davidson

Riding to Save Lives Motorcycle Run, a motorcycle charity run to benefit Pitties and Pals rescue, will be held on Sunday, July 16th starting at Shoreline Harley Davidson in Long Branch. Registration from 9 to 11am. Run ends at Latitudes on the River in Forked River with food, live music, raffles and 50/50.

Saturday
Sep 30

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, September 30th 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 7

Tuckerton Seaport "Truck"erton Food Truck and Hard Cider Fall Fest

11:00 am, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

Drive to the Tuckerton Seaport on Saturday, October 7th for the "Truck"erton Food Truck and Hard Cider Fall Fest from 11am to 6pm. Rain date 10/8. The Seaport will host gourmet food trucks from all over the region to bring a flavorful food blast that will satisfy every taste bud. Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum is located at 120 West Main Street in the heart of historic Tuckerton. Event admission is $8.

Thursday
Oct 26

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 26th, 27th and 28th 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 the fantastic…

Friday
Dec 1

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 1st, 2nd and 3rd 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…

Sunday
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 732-232-5410.

Sunday
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…

Sunday
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.