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Saturday
May 30

Jersey Born Music Festival

12:00 am, Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park

The Jersey Born Music Festival will be held on Saturday, May 30th along Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park from 11am to 6pm. Enjoy a great variety of Jersey-themed foods, live music on two stages and more, all to benefit the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Mary’s Place by the Sea. Visit RUEEvents.com for more information.

Saturday
May 30

World of Color

12:00 am, Veterans Park, Berkeley Township

FREE FAMILY SHOW! Saturday, May 30th at 9pm. The very first performance of the ALL-NEW updated production of WORLD OF COLOR. Kicking off the 2015 Tour where it all began, Veterans Park. World of Color is an outdoor, 30-minute nighttime spectacular. This show features live musical performances in one thrilling evening extravaganza. As unforgettable scenes from family-favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar animated and live-action movies are depicted live, you’ll be inspired to reminisce about romances, look back at past friendships and…

Sunday
May 31

Monmouth County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

12:00 am, Monmouth University, West Long Branch

The 6th annual Monmouth County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk will be held on Sunday, May 31st on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch to heighten awareness of this disease, while raising critically needed funds for pancreatic cancer. For more information and to register, visit lustgarten.org or call 1-866-789-1000.

Sunday
May 31

Hoedown For Hank

12:00 am, River Rock Restaurant, 1600 Rt. 70 West, Brick

Lifelong Brick resident Hank Steinbach was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. There will be a benefit for him, "Hoedown For Hank," on Sunday, May 31st from noon to 7pm at the River Rock Restaurant, 1600 Rt. 70 West in Brick. Enjoy live music by Tom Baz of Bullzeye, Johnny Sticks & Joe Miller. Tickets only $25. Call Diane Bordonaro for more info at 732-644-8200 or visit Facebook: Hoedown For Hank.

Monday
Jun 1

Summer Activities at St. Francis Community Center

12:00 am, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

Summer is fast approaching and St. Francis Community Center has a lot of programs and activities for all ages. The St. Francis Community Center is located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. The Center is open to everyone regardless of religious preference. Registration starts on Monday, June 1st at 9am and the programs are scheduled to start as early as June 10th. Brochures can be found at the Community Center, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, located in…

Tuesday
Jun 2

Tennis Lessons

12:00 am, Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood

The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting basic Tennis Lessons on Tuesdays, June 2nd, 9th and 16th from 6 to 7pm at Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood for $18 per person, ages 13 to adult. This is program #143494-1A. Tennis rackets and balls will be provided. To register, please send a check made payable to the "County of Ocean" and mail to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Please provide…

Tuesday
Jun 2

Ocean County Library program about teen drugs

12:00 am, 4 branches

Ocean County Library will present a program at four branches to help parents, guardians and educators recognize the signs that their teen might be using drugs. The program, led by police veteran and experienced law enforcement trainer Joseph Pangaro, will show what drugs and their associated paraphernalia look like and what hidden clues to look for in homes and cars. He will also discuss what drugs are trending in our area, including increased heroin usage in the teen population. Pangaro…

Wednesday
Jun 3

Mid Week Business Bash

12:00 am, North Side Bar & Grille, Surf City

Plan to attend the Mid Week Business Bash on Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:30pm at North Side Bar & Grille in Surf City, hosted by Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce and Stockton University Alumni Affairs. Don't miss this gathering to toast the start of summer, with networking and great food. $25 per ticket. RSVP through Southern Ocean Chamber, 609-494-7211.

Thursday
Jun 4

Friends of Toms River Library Book Sale

12:00 am, Ocean County Library Bishop Building, 39 Washington Street, Toms River

The Friends of Toms River Library is sponsoring a Book Sale in the Ocean County Library’s Bishop Building, 39 Washington Street. The Bishop Building is located next door to the library’s main branch. The sale begins 9am-8pm, Thursday, June 4th and will continue 9am-4pm, Friday and Saturday, June 5th and 6th. Hard copy books and all non-fiction books will cost $1, fiction soft covers will be $.50 and children’s books will be $.25. It is a wonderful time to gather…

Friday
Jun 5

Doggy Yappy Hour

12:00 am, Ocean County Park, 659 Ocean Ave., Lakewood

The Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department is conducting an evening out to enjoy the company of your Best Friend with a Doggy Yappy Hour on Friday, June 5th from 6 to 8pm at the Ocean County Park, 659 Ocean Ave., Lakewood. There is no charge for this fun event. More than 50 vendors will be available for information, displays, shopping and food. Obedience, agility demonstrations and doggy games will be held. All dogs must be vaccinated and on a…

Friday
Jun 5

Manasquan High School AP Calculus Class Food Drive

12:00 am, Brielle Elementary School

The Manasquan High School AP Calculus Class will be hosting a Food Drive for their end of the year project from Friday, June 5th through Thursday, June 11th. The students will be coming around to doorsteps and will be dropping off bags for any food donations. There will also be a food dropoff location at Brielle Elementary School, inside of the main office.They hope to achieve their goal of 500 pounds of food through this project.

Saturday
Jun 6

Food Truck & Vendor Extravaganza

12:00 am, Ocean Gate Volunteer EMS, Cape May Avenue, Ocean Gate

The Ocean Gate Volunteer EMS will hold their Food Truck & Vendor Extravaganza on Saturday, June 6th from noon to 7pm at their station house, located on Cape May Avenue in Ocean Gate, featuring music, beer and wine garden, mobile screening unit from Meridian Health for blood pressure, cholesterol and other tests, as well as a Corn Hole Tournament. Check their Facebook page for more information.

Saturday
Jun 6

SSNY Walk for Autism

12:00 am, Divine Park at The Lake at Spring Lake

Someone Special Needs You (SSNY) will hold their annual Walk for Autism on Saturday, June 6th from 9am to noon at Divine Park at The Lake at Spring Lake, starting at 5th and Warren Avenue. SSNY provides a social, recreational and creative outlet where children with special needs can express themselves.Visit crowdrise.com/2015ssny to form a team and for more information.

Saturday
Jun 6

Strawberry Festival

12:00 am, Ocean Community Church, 1492 Route 72 West, Manahawkin

Ocean Community Church in Manahawkin will host their 35th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 6th from noon to 3pm. Come out and enjoy delicious strawberry shortcake made with pound cake, ice cream, strawberries and real whipped cream. There will be handmade crafts, jewelry, baked goods and attic treasures for sale. Admission is free. Tickets for shortcake are $6/adults, $3/children 10 and under. Tickets available in advance and at the door.

Sunday
Jun 7

Jersey Shore Animal Center Spring Gift Auction

12:00 am, Elks Club, Old Hooper Ave., Brick

The Jersey Shore Animal Center will hold their Spring Gift Auction on Sunday, June 7th from 4 to 7pm at the Elks Club on Old Hooper Ave. in Brick. They are in need of gift auction donations to help raise funds to care for the animals in their shelter. Your donation will be displayed on the gift auction table, along with the name of your business. Some examples of gifts needed are: Gift Certificates Tickets to events Merchandise Gift Baskets/and…

Sunday
Jun 7

Walk with Ronald

12:00 am, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson

The Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey will hold their annual Walk with Ronald on Sunday, June 7th at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson from 8:30 to 10:30am. Participants receive a free day in the park and free parking. Visit rmh-cnj.org or call 732-222-8755 for more information.

Sunday
Jun 7

Barnegat Bay Festival

12:00 am, Wanamaker Complex, Island Heights

The 18th annual Barnegat Bay Festival will be held on Sunday, June 7th from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine, at the Wanamaker Complex in Island Heights. This year's festival theme is "Citizens and Science: Partners in Protection." Learn all you can about protecting and preserving the Bay. Visit http://bbp.ocean.edu. If you would like more information, or would like to pre-register for the canoe eco-tour, please call Betsy Hyle, Special Events Coordinator at 732-914-8109.

Sunday
Jun 7

Exit 82 Theatre Tricky Tray

12:00 am, Toms River Elks Lodge, Washington Street

Exit 82 Theatre presents their 4th annual Tricky Tray fundraiser on Sunday, June 7th at the Toms River Elks Lodge on Washington Street starting at 1pm and featuring 200 prizes to win. Visit exit82theatre.com or call 732-349-5245 for tickets and additional information.

Sunday
Jun 7

Springfest Volleyball Tournament

12:00 am, Toms River Intermediate North

Vital Church will hold their Springfest Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, June 7th at Toms River Intermediate North from noon to 4pm to benefit the Vital Missions trip to the Dominican Republic in July. They will be providing much needed medical supplies, as well as helping build a school.

Monday
Jun 8

Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation annual Summer Celebration

12:00 am, Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook

Come celebrate summer at the Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation's 19th annual Summer Celebration on Monday, June 8th starting at 5:30pm at Historic Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook. The annual fundraising event has become a favorite summer kick-off gathering for business and tourism leaders, elected officials and the many Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation supporters. The evening features fantastic food with signature dishes from restaurants and fisheries up and down the Jersey Coast, friendship, music and as always an awesome sunset. The event also…

Monday
Jun 8

Lakehurst Police Foundation annual Golf Outing

12:00 am, Pine Barrens Golf Club, Jackson

Come out to the Lakehurst Police Foundation’s 2nd annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 8th at the beautiful Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson. Enjoy a continental breakfast and a BBQ lunch. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, the longest drive, closest to the pin, and you can win a car with a hole-in-one! There are numerous prizes to win at the Gift Auction. If you're not a golfer, please consider a tax deductible donation. This…

Tuesday
Jun 9

Band Aid Open Golf Outing

12:00 am, Hollywood Golf Club, Deal

Band Aid Open Golf Outing... CentraState Healthcare Foundation will host its annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, June 9th at the Hollywood Golf Club in Deal to raise funds for two important women's health initiatives at CentraState Medical Center - The Star & Barry Tobias Women's Health Center and The First Impressions Maternity Center. For more information, visit centrastatefoundation.org/bandaidopen or call 732-294-7099.

Friday
Jun 12

Special Olympics of New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run

12:00 am, Ocean Township

The Special Olympics of New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run is a statewide campaign coordinated and managed by all divisions of Law Enforcement officials throughout the state. Each year more than 3,000 officers participate in this 26-leg journey where the “Flame of Hope” is carried a distance of nearly 750 miles throughout the Garden State to The College of New Jersey in Ewing, where it ignites the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony for Summer Games. The run will travel through…

Friday
Jun 12

New Jersey Seafood Festival

12:00 am, Silver Lake Park, Ocean Avenue, Belmar

The 29th annual New Jersey Seafood Festival takes place in Silver Lake Park on Ocean Avenue in Belmar, Friday, June 12th through Sunday, June 14th. Enjoy offerings from 45 of the shore area's best restaurants, plus entertainment, crafts, vendors, a wine and beer garden and family fun. Fireworks will be launched over the ocean on Friday night. Visit visitbelmarnj.com or call 732-681-3700, ext. 214 for more information.

Saturday
Jun 13

Berkeley Youth Day

12:00 am, Veterans Park, Forest Hills Parkway, Bayville

Mayor Carmen Amato, Robert Taylor & the Berkeley Township Division of Recreation proudly present the 3rd annual Berkeley Youth Day, "a day of fun for kids of all ages," Saturday, June 13th at Veterans Park from noon to 5pm. Admission is free. For details, contact the Berkeley Township Recreation Center at 732-269-4456 or visit www.BTREC.org. Enjoy Bouncy Rides, Limbo and Hula Hoop Contests, A Talent Show, Potato Sack Races, Musical Chairs, Dance and Martial Arts Exhibitions and much more!

Saturday
Jun 13

Chelsea Delivers Hope Summer Family Music Festival

12:00 am, Bar Anticipation, Lake Como

The 3rd annual Chelsea Delivers Hope Summer Family Music Festival will take place on Saturday, June 13th at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como from 2 to 7pm. Enjoy a family friendly afternoon with live music, a sing-a-long with Elsa and Anna, barbeque, kid's activities and more to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CDH Research Department & Special Delivery Unit. Call 908-601-5450 for more information.

Saturday
Jun 13

A Night at Club Mo

12:00 am, Spring Lake Manor, Route 71, Spring Lake Heights

The Christopher J. Morrissey Scholarship Foundation will host their 4th annual benefit, "A Night at Club Mo" on Saturday, June 13th from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at the Spring Lake Manor on Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights, featuring live music from the Biily Lawlor Band, a Gift Auction and more. Check out christopherjmorrisseyfoundation.org or call 732-773-0677 for more information.

Saturday
Jun 13

McKenzy's Smile Gift Auction & Buffet

12:00 am, Bayville Elks, Rt. 9

Please give your support to benefit McKenzy Hupke, a local 16 year old aspiring young thespian that has been battling surgeries due to unexplainable tumor growths in her sinus, ear, brain and lungs. There will be a Gift Auction & Buffet on Saturday, June 13th at Bayville Elks (by Wawa) on Rt. 9 to help pay for medical costs. Doors open at 4pm and calling starting at approximately 5:30pm. Pre-order your tickets now, as space is limited. Call Kevin at 732-779-9858…

Saturday
Jun 13

Young Eagles Flight Rally

12:00 am, Ocean County Airport

Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, June 13th (rain date, Saturday, June 20) as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 898 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Ocean County Airport (formally RJ Miller Airpark). A parent or legal guardian must accompany young people who are taking plane rides. Additional information is available at www.eaa.org and www.youngeagles.org.

Saturday
Jun 13

Volunteer Day

12:00 am, Freehold Intermediate School

The Freehold Borough Human Relations Committee will hold a Volunteer Day on Saturday, June 13th in the Freehold Intermediate School gymnasium at the Park Avenue Elementary School complex from 10am to 2pm. Learn about volunteer opportunities and sign up to help organizations such as Freehold Fire & First Aid, CentraState, Habitat for Humanity and more.

Saturday
Jun 13

K9 Sgt. Denny Dog Walk

12:00 am, NJ Army National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt

The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Fund and the Middletown Lions Club will hold the K9 Sgt. Denny Dog Walk on Saturday, June 13th at the NJ Army National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt from 8am to 1pm, in support of military working dogs and service dogs for Wounded Warriors. Visit runwithdennis.org for additional information

Saturday
Jun 13

Striper Shootout

12:00 am, High Point Volunteer Fire Company, West 80th Street, Harvey Cedars, LBI

The High Point Volunteer Fire Company will hold their 8th annual Striper Shootout on Saturday, June 13th at their firehouse on West 80th Street in Harvey Cedars. Visit home.comcast.net/~hpvfc/ for more information.

Saturday
Jun 13

Sun and Fun Fest

12:00 am, Casino Pier, Seaside Heights

The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey will hold a Sun and Fun Fest at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights on Saturday, June 13th. Wristbands are $20 each for unlimited rides at the park from noon to 6pm. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey, a child and family serving agency, whose mission is to save children's lives and to build healthy families. Call 609-695-6274, ext. 156 for more information.

Saturday
Jun 13

Flag Day Ceremony & Father’s Day Barbeque

12:00 am, Lacey Elks Lodge #2518, 900 Beach Boulevard, Forked River

Lacey Elks Lodge #2518 will host a Flag Day Ceremony on Saturday, June 13th at the lodge located at 900 Beach Boulevard in Forked River. It all starts at noon, followed by a Father’s Day Barbeque. Call 609-693-1281 for more information.

Sunday
Jun 14

Pine Beach 5K and One Mile Fun Run

12:00 am, Pine Beach

Ocean Running Club will be sponsoring the Pine Beach 5K and One Mile Fun Run on Sunday, June 14th. Proceeds will benefit the Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. and ORC Scholarship Fund. Races start at 8am. For more information, check out www.oceanrunningclub.org.

Sunday
Jun 14

Trike-A-Thon

12:00 am, Cedar Grove Elementary School

Toms River Macaroni Kid will hold a Trike-a-Thon on Sunday, June 14th from 10am to noon at Cedar Grove Elementary School. Help support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Enjoy music, a Bubble, Chalk and Hoop Zone, as well as Touch-A-Truck. Visit tomsriver.macaronikid.com/article/977245/trike-a-thon  or call 732-998-4382 for more information.

Monday
Jun 15

James Volpe Foundation Golf Classic

12:00 am, Pine Barrens Golf Club, Jackson

The 4th annual James Volpe Foundation Golf Classic will take place at the Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson on Monday, June 15th starting at 10:30am. All proceeds will be used to continue the Foundations’ support of young members of the community to reach their highest potential in education and sports through scholarships and other financial means in memory of James Volpe, a Jackson Memorial High School senior who died in a car accident in 2011. Call 646-436-0975 or visit JamesVolpeFoundation.org…

Monday
Jun 15

Jersey Shore United Benefit Concert

12:00 am, Church of Grace and Peace, Old Freehold Road, Toms River

Jersey Shore United presents a Benefit Concert, featuring American Idol finalist Danny Gokey on Monday, June 15th at the Church of Grace and Peace on Old Freehold Road in Toms River starting at 7pm. Jersey Shore United offers physical and spiritual assistance to families impacted by a natural or personal disaster and continues to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Visit JerseyShoreUnited.org for more information.

Monday
Jun 15

Cut-a-Thon for Autism Speaks

12:00 am, OCVTS Brick Center, 350 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick

The Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) Twilight Cosmetology students will host their 22nd annual Cut-a-Thon to benefit Austism Speaks on Monday, June 15th from 2:30 to 6:30pm at the OCVTS Brick Center, located at 350 Chambers Bridge Road in Brick. Call 732-286-5670, ext. 3259 for more information.

Tuesday
Jun 16

Basic Boating Safety Course

12:00 am, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

Registration is open for a Basic Boating Safety Course being held on Tuesday, June 16th and Thursday, June 18th 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…

Wednesday
Jun 17

Free Self Defense Seminar

12:00 am, Jersey State Martial Arts Training Facility, 702 Rt. 9, Little Egg Harbor

St. Francis Community Center Counseling Service will be holding a Free Self Defense Class on Wednesday, June 17th from 6:30 to 9pm. The class is being held at the Jersey State Martial Arts Training Facility, located at 702 Rt. 9, Little Egg Harbor (across from Rita’s Italian Ice). Practice basic strikes/blocks, attacks and self-defense techniques. Question and answer on safety, attacker patterns and prevention. You will leave feeling strong, confident and healthy with an increased self-awareness. This class is hands…

Wednesday
Jun 17

Berkeley Township Medication Drop-off Day

12:00 am, Berkeley Township Recreation Building, 630 Rt. 9, Bayville

Attention residents of Berkeley Township! Wednesday, June 17th is the opportunity to help make your home and our community DRUG-FREE. Clean out your medicine cabinet and bring in all unused drugs and medications (prescription, over-the-counter and otherwise) for safe disposal. Drop-off at the Berkeley Township Recreation Building, 630 Rt. 9, Bayville on Wednesday, June 17th from 11am to 3pm. A picnic lunch will be served to all those who participate.

Thursday
Jun 25

Senior Information Expo

10:00 am, 1700 Rt. 37 West, Toms River

There will be a Senior Information Expo on Thursday, June 25th from 10am to 1pm at Silverwoods Clubhouse, 1700 Rt. 37 West, Toms River. Enjoy a wide variety of exhibitors with FREE info, giveaways and continuous raffle drawings. Food/Refreshments available.

Saturday
Jun 27

Ocean County Parks & Recreation Celebrates 75 Years

4:00 pm, Ocean County Park, Lakewood

Ocean County Parks & Recreation Celebrates 75 Years Join Freeholder John C. Bartlett Jr. and the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Ocean County Park system. In celebration of this anniversary, The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a special commemoration on Saturday, June 27th between 4 and 8pm at its flagship park, Ocean County Park in Lakewood. The public is invited to share in this historic and FREE…

Saturday
Jun 27

First Neighborhood BBQ Fundraiser

5:00 pm, American Legion, 499 N. Main Street, Barnegat

Enjoy an evening of fun, food, music and friends, all while supporting a great cause at the First Neighborhood BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, June 27th from 5 to 9pm at the American Legion, 499 N. Main Street in Barnegat. Visit http://coastalvim.org/  to purchase your tickets. $25 per person, $30 at the door. Call 609-384-0102 with questions or auction/raffle donations. Enjoy a great menu, including Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs with all the fixings and sides. Music will…

Sunday
Jun 28

Yard Sale

8:00 am, Corner of Route 9 and Finchley Boulevard, Lakewood

Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 24 will hold their annual Yard Sale on Sunday, June 28th from 8am to 4pm on the corner of Route 9 and Finchley Boulevard in Lakewood.

Sunday
Jun 28

"Dog Days of Summer & Cats too"

4:00 pm, Calloway's, 595 Rt. 9, Staffordville

Enjoy the "Dog Days of Summer & Cats too" at Calloway's, 595 Rt. 9, Staffordville on Sunday, June 28th from 4 to 8pm. Dinner and drinks to benefit The Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter. All you can eat! Great food, beer, wine, dessert! Raffle, 50/50 and more! $40 for adults, $25 for children under 12. Get your tickets at Lucky's Bed & Biscuit, 508 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin. Call 609-597-9009.

Monday
Jun 29

Strikes Against Sarcoma Invitational Golf Tournament

Bella Vista Country Club, Marlboro

The 2nd annual Strikes Against Sarcoma Invitational Golf Tournament with The Dream Factory of the Jersey Shore will be held on Monday, June 29th at Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro. For more info, contact Greg Peterson at 732-866-9088 or [email protected]

Monday
Jun 29

Girl Scouts Golf Classic

Metedeconk National Golf Club, Jackson

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will hold their Golf Classic at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson on Monday, June 29th starting with a luncheon at 11am. Call 732-349-4499, ext. 240 for more information.

Monday
Jun 29

St. Andrew UMC Summer Kids Camp

9:00 am, 1528 Church Rd., Toms River

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School Summer Kids Camp June 29th to July 2nd 9am to noon Free for children ages 4 through 5th grade Online registration in progress now at standrewtr.org. Call 732-349-5367.

Tuesday
Jun 30

U.S. Coast Guard Alerts Area Boaters of Oyster Creek Shoaling Concerns

Barnegat Bay

U.S. Coast Guard Alerts Area Boaters of Oyster Creek Shoaling Concerns. For Use: Immediate Release through June 2015. U.S. Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light would like to alert all area boaters to a serious shoaling issue that has developed on Barnegat Bay in the vicinity of Forked River, south to Oyster Creek entrance, on the Intracoastal Waterway. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 7 of Southern Ocean County is assisting in notification of the boating public of the hazard. All boaters operating…

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…

Monday
Jul 6

"Jungle Safari" Vacation Bible School

6:00 pm, Emmanuel Community Church, 331 Wheaton Ave., Bayville

Emmanuel Community Church, 331 Wheaton Ave. in Bayville is looking for some adventurous explorers for their "Jungle Safari." This year's Vacation Bible School will be held July 6th-10th from 6-8:30pm. Jungle Safari is for children who have completed K-6th grade. Don't be left out as we explore the Bible in Zip Line Bible time, play games and fill up on snacks at Jaguar Junction, create musical crafts and sing songs during Lizard Leap time, and learn to serve God at…

Friday
Jul 10

Christmas in July Casino Night for Brandon’s Elves

6:00 pm, Ramada, 2373 Rt. 9, Toms River

Brandon’s Elves will be having a Christmas in July Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, July 10th at the Ramada, 2373 Rt. 9, Toms River. Brandon’s Elves has been established to remember Brandon Holt, who was only 6 years old when he lost his life to a tragic and preventable gun accident in 2013. The main purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to families in Ocean County, by providing their children with a Christmas. For more information, email [email protected]

Saturday
Jul 11

Lemonade Day

Toms River

The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County present Lemonade Day Toms River, where kids will learn how to become young entrepreneurs and start, own and operate their own business through a lemonade stand. Kids will set up their own stand on Saturday, July 11th in Toms River and participate in contests including "best tasting lemonade." Register now at tomsriver.lemonadeday.org and receive a Lemonade Day backpack filled with goodies that will guide you and…

Saturday
Jul 11

Jersey Shore Celtic Festival

8:00 am, Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington Street, Toms River

The Pipes and Drums of Barnegat Bay present the Jersey Shore Celtic Festival on Saturday, July 11th from 8am to 5pm at the Christ Episcopal Church on Washington Street in Toms River, featuring over 200 bagpipers and drummers. Visit jerseyshorecelticfestival.com for more information.

Saturday
Jul 11

Promenade of Mermaids

12:00 pm, Asbury Park Boardwalk

Mermaids, Mermen and Sea Monsters of all ages are invited to promenade on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in the inaugural Promenade of Mermaids on Saturday, July 11th starting at noon. Visit asburyparkmermaids.com for more information.

Saturday
Jul 11

Summer Sizzle Block Party to benefit the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company

4:00 pm, Ship Bottom Firehouse

Help support the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company at the 3rd annual Summer Sizzle Block Party on Saturday, July 11th from 4 to 10pm at the Ship Bottom Firehouse at 21st Street & Central Avenue in Ship Bottom. The event is sponsored by the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company and the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. Musical entertainment will be Big Whiskey Band, Depot Dogs, and Wage Grade. Food, beverages and merchandise, as well as entertainment for children, including…

Sunday
Jul 12

Aces Ride High for Hank

Manchester to Barnegat

Ocean County Sheriff’s PBA 379 will hold the Aces Ride High for Hank Motorcycle Run in support of Hank Steinbach with his battle with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer on Sunday, July 12th. The run starts at Wawa on Route 70 and 539 in Manchester and ends at the American Legion Post 232 in Barnegat. Call 732-592-4566 for additional information.

Sunday
Jul 12

Sheldon Wolpin Memorial Car Show” fundraiser

2:00 pm, Clarence Brown Pavilion, Pine Park

Lakewood Historical Society and the Lakewood Heritage Commission are holding the second annual “Sheldon Wolpin Memorial Car Show” fundraiser Sunday, July 12, 2015, from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Pavilion, Pine Park, (near the Lakewood Country Club), West County Line Road Lakewood, N.J. The pre registration car entrance fee is $12.00 and $15.00 the day of the event.  The car show lineup will begin at 1:00 p.m. The proceeds of the car show will benefit the renovations…

Wednesday
Jul 15

Burgers and Beer

5:00 pm, Shore Acres Yacht Club

The Brick Chamber of Commerce will host the Burgers and Beer networking event on Wednesday, July 15th from 5 to 7pm at the Shore Acres Yacht Club on Drum Point Road in Brick. Visit brickchamber.com for more information.

Thursday
Jul 16

American Red Cross Blood Drive

1:00 pm, St. Francis of Assisi Church

The American Red Cross will be at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall, located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, on Thursday, July 16th for the annual Blood Drive. Hours are 1 to 6pm. The need for blood is constant. Your contribution is very important to maintain a healthy and plentiful blood supply. When you donate through the Red Cross, you help save lives by giving of yourself in just about an hour. You may never meet the…

Thursday
Jul 16

Ladies Night Out

4:00 pm, Downtown Point Pleasant Beach

The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce presents their first Ladies Night Out on Thursday, July 16th starting at 4pm. Downtown stores will have in-store specials, raffles, entertainment and more. Call 732-899-2424 or visit pointchamber.com for more information.

Saturday
Jul 18

Undy Run/Walk

Pier Village, Long Branch

The Undy Run/Walk, a family and dog friendly 5k, that raises awareness and funds for colon cancer awareness and prevention, will take place on Saturday, July 18th at Pier Village in Long Branch. Visit Undy Run/Walk for all the details.

Saturday
Jul 18

Friends of Bradley Beach Library Walk-A-Thon

8:30 am, Bradley Beach Boardwalk

Friends of Bradley Beach Library will hold a Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, July 18th on the Bradley Beach Boardwalk starting at 8:30am to benefit the library’s ADA compliant renovations and expansion. Call 732-556-6982 for registration and sponsorship information.

Monday
Jul 20

2015 Holiday Express Golf Classic

Manasquan River Golf Club, Brielle

The 2015 Holiday Express Golf Classic will take place on Monday, July 20th at the Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle. The $425 cost includes, green fees, cart, golfers gift, on-course refreshments, special gourmet treat at the halfway house, lunch, cocktail reception and awards dinner, gift auction and entertainment. A forecaddie will be provided for each foursome. Non-golfers can still enjoy the cocktail hour and dinner for $75. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To reserve your space, please call Holiday Express at…

Thursday
Jul 23

Christmas In July: The 12 Tastes of Christmas

6:00 pm, Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, Asbury Park

The Believe Project presents Christmas In July: The 12 Tastes of Christmas at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park on Thursday, July 23rd from 6 to 10pm. Take in the Christmas magic through song and show, a Victorian Village and the flavors of 12 restaurants, both in and around Asbury Park. The Believe Project is a non-denominational organization and is based on an idea of giving back in a way that shares our passion for Christmas with children who…

Thursday
Jul 23

Splash of Summer Fun

6:00 pm, Crystal Point Yacht Club

Ocean of Love presents A Splash of Summer Fun on Thursday, July 23rd at the Crystal Point Yacht Club on River Road in Point Pleasant starting at 6pm. Enjoy an island feast and summer cocktails with over 500 wines, beers and spirits to support Ocean of Love and their mission to help Ocean County children with cancer and their families. Visit oceanoflove.org for tickets and additional information.

Friday
Jul 24

Lakewood BlueClaws Baseball Clinic

9:30 am, Ocean County Park Beach Complex

The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting a Lakewood BlueClaws Baseball Clinic at the Ocean County Park Beach Complex on Friday, July 24th from 9:30 to 11:30am. The cost is $5 per child, ages 7 to 12 years old. To register, send a check made payable to the “County of Ocean” to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Please provide name, address and daytime telephone number, along with program number…

Saturday
Jul 25

Car and Truck Show

10:00 am, Baywick Plaza, Bayville

The Wounded Warrior Project will hold a Car and Truck Show on Saturday, July 25th at Baywick Plaza in Bayville from 10am to 3:30pm. Enjoy live music, a Chinese Auction and more. Call 732-998-8405 for more information.

Saturday
Jul 25

Soulsational Music & Wellness Festival

11:00 am, Veterans Park, Berkeley Township

For the 5th consecutive year, Music & Wellness will be blissfully joined together at the Soulsational Festival at Veterans Park in Bayville on Saturday July 25th from 11am to 8pm. The festival is a free community event, featuring live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community. It is being organized by Alternative Health Solutions of NJ and Live Positive Today. The Soulsational…

Saturday
Jul 25

Shorefest 2015 Ranchin' Vets Fundraiser

11:00 am, National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt

Ranchin' Vets will hold a Fundraiser event at the National Guard Training Center pavilion in Sea Girt on Saturday, July 25th from 11am to 3pm. Enjoy a BBQ with games, raffle prizes, beach access and live music from "Suspended Justice." Visit http://ranchinvets.org for more info.  Ranchin' Vets is an organization that assists veterans in their transition from military to civilian life, by offering job placement opportunities in the agricultural industry.

Saturday
Jul 25

Operation Injured Soldiers Basketball Game

2:00 pm, St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

The Operation Injured Soldiers Charity Basketball Game will take place at 2pm on Saturday, July 25th at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church on Church Road in Toms River, featuring former Utah Jazz player Luther Wright. Call 732-684-9769 for more information.

Thursday
Jul 30

Nominations are now open for the annual March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter Nurse of the Year awards

Pines Manor

Nominations are now open for the 10th annual March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter Nurse of the Year awards. The March of Dimes will be honoring nurses, the unsung heroes of healthcare, for their outstanding contributions. The award ceremony will be held on November 18th at Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. Nominations for nurses in 19 different categories are being accepted until July 30th, 2015. Nurses throughout the state who have been nominated will gather with coworkers, families and…

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…

Saturday
Aug 1

LBIF Fine Art Festival

10:00 am, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Science

The 26th annual Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Science Fine Art Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 1st and 2nd at the Foundation, located at 120 Long Beach Boulevard. Saturday hours are 10am to 6pm, and Sunday hours are 10am to 5pm. Visit an outdoor gallery created from spectacular works in painting, sculpting, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics and more. Visit LBIFoundation.org or call 609-494-1241 for more information.

Saturday
Aug 1

Classic Car Show

10:00 am, Brick Township Volunteer EMS Station 16

Classic Car Show at Brick Township Volunteer EMS Station 16, 500 Aurora Place, Brick. When: Saturday, August 1st. Rain date, Sunday, August 2nd. Registration on site begins at 9:30am. Show begins at 10am and ends 3pm. Cost: $20 per car Featuring Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Antiques and Customs too. Music, food, drinks, trophies and fun. Bring the kiddies. For more information, please call 732 948 7723.

Saturday
Aug 1

Lacey Shorefest

11:00 am, Lacey United Methodist Church, 203 Lacey Road, Forked River

Lacey United Methodist Church will host Lacey Shorefest on Saturday, August 1st from 11am to 4pm at the church located at 203 Lacey Road. Enjoy lots of food, a car show, petting zoo, pony rides, live music, games and more. Call 609-693-5222 for tickets and additional information.

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

The Dog and Kitty Days of Summer Adoption Event

1:00 pm, Ocean County Animal Shelters

Take home a new family member on Saturday, August 15th at the Ocean County Animal Shelters "The Dog and Kitty Days of Summer Adoption Event." The events runs 1-4pm at the North Shelter, 615 Freemont Ave., Jackson and the South Shelter at 360 Haywood Rd., Manahawkin. Adoption fees will be waived.    

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.

Saturday
Aug 22

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County Miniature Golf Outing

10:00 am, Manchester Family Golf Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County to hold 6th Miniature Golf Outing, Saturday, August 22nd, 10am-noon, Manchester Family Golf Center, 2156 Route 37 West, Manchester, Everyone is welcome; families, senior citizens, and of course kids. The cost to participate is a $15 donation per person or $50 donation per foursome. This includes golfing, lunch, beverages, dessert and door prizes. So get your friends and family together for a fun time!  This is a great way to spend a Saturday…

Wednesday
Aug 26

National Dog Day

On the beach

The Jersey Shore Animal Center and Seaside Heights will hold National Dog Day on Wednesday, August 26th starting at 9am. Your leashed furry friends will be allowed on the beach and boardwalk between Grant and Webster Avenues. Visit seaside-heightsnj.org for more information.

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.

Thursday
Aug 27

Q and A Forum at Manchester Library

7:00 pm, Manchester branch of The Ocean County Library

Parents - Got questions? Want some answers? Pastor Nick Connolly, Pastoral Counselor, and his wife Gina Connolly, LCADC (Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor) welcome your input on Thursday, August 27th from 7 to 8pm in the meeting room at the Manchester branch of The Ocean County Library, located on Colonial Drive. Whether your child is 7 or 17, are you sensing they are feeling withdrawn or isolated? Are they spending too much time in front of the computer, whether gaming or…

Friday
Aug 28

Make A Change Day

TD Bank

TD Bank is proud to be hosting a fundraiser (Make A Change Day) on Friday, August 28th at 600 West Main Street Freehold, New Jersey to benefit CSPNJ (Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey.) Funds raised will be used for educational and arts enhancements. CSPNJ is a dynamic, statewide, recovery focused provider of housing and services to people living with mental health and addiction challenges. As the largest supportive housing agency in the state, over 750 people are in residence…

Saturday
Aug 29

A Community That Cares 5K Run and Family Fun Walk

7:30 am, Pinelands Regional High School

The Lighthouse Alliance Family and Youth Center and Pinelands Regional Athletics will hold their 7th annual "A Community That Cares 5K Run and Family Fun Walk" on Saturday, August 29th at Pinelands Regional High School. Registration at 7:30am. Proceeds will benefit the district’s athletic department. Visit lighthousealliance.net for more information.

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

Beach Haven 125th Anniversary Paddle Challenge

1:00 pm, Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club

The Beach Haven 125th Anniversary Paddle Challenge is an event featuring stand-up-paddleboard (SUP) races and other activities for adults and children to raise money to support the restoration and preservation of Mordecai Island. On behalf of the Borough of Beach Haven and Mordecai Land Trust, Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club will host the Paddle Challenge at 401 Berkeley Ave, Beach Haven from 1-4pm on Saturday, August 29th. Registration begins at noon. The events will include competitive and fun SUP races…

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:…

Sunday
Aug 30

Clambake

2:00 pm, Mallard Park

The Manasquan Tourism Commission will hold their annual Clambake at Mallard Park in Manasquan on Sunday, August 30th from 2 to 6pm. Visit squantourism.com for tickets and additional information.

Sunday
Aug 30

Maximilian Foundation "Young Forever"

3:00 pm, The Dutchmans

The Maximilian Foundation presents "Young Forever" on Sunday, August 30th from 3 to 7pm, hosted by The Dutchmans, 2500 East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin. Silent Gift Auction, Light Food Fare, Entertainment, 2 Beverage Drinks for soft drinks, beer or wine; all for your $100 donation. Reserve your tickets by emailing [email protected]

Sunday
Aug 30

MCSPA Fundraiser

4:00 pm, The Headliner

The Headliner in Neptune will host the annual Monmouth County SPCA Benefit on Sunday, August 30th starting at 4pm. Live music, Gift Auction, barbeque and more. Call 732-775-6200 or visit theheadliner.com for more infomation.

Saturday
Jul 23

Clam Bake for a Cause

6:00 pm, The Cove Waterfront Bar & Grill

Ocean Mental Health Services will hold their Clam Bake for a Cause fundraiser on Saturday, July 23rd at The Cove on Bay Boulevard in Bayville from 6 to 10pm. Visit oceanmhs.org for more information.

Saturday
Aug 6

Milly Mentor Day

10:00 am, Bayville VFW

Emiliana’s Hope will hold their Milly Mentor Day on Saturday, August 6th from 10am to 2pm at the Bayville VFW on Veterans Boulevard in Bayville. Check out the peer mentoring initiatives, group painting sessions, health & wellness demonstrations, carnival games, sports skill zone and more. Visit emililanashope.com for more information. Emiliana’s Hope is a 501 3c non-profit foundation assisting families affected by childhood cancer. Emiliana O’Brien was an athletic 12 year-old when she was diagnosed in June 2015 with osteosarcoma,…

Friday
Aug 12

Seeking Host Families for High School Exchange Students

STS Foundation

STS Foundation, a non-profit high school exchange organization, is seeking caring families to open their home to an exchange student for the upcoming school year. The goal of the STS Program is to provide the opportunity to promote cultural and educational understanding for students from many countries around the world. Having international students become a part of an American family helps create relationships that can last a lifetime. If your family would like to learn about how you can participate…

Saturday
Sep 24

New Jersey Wine, Beer & Spirits Festival

12:00 pm, Alba Vineyard

The New Jersey Wine, Beer & Spirits Festival will be held on Saturday, September 24th from noon to 5pm at Alba Vineyard, 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road, Milford. Sample award-winning wines produced by Alba Vineyard, New Jersey’s largest estate vineyard. Also sample wines from the state’s premium wine wholesalers. You can not only taste, but learn about the wines you are sampling. Alba wines are available for purchase to enjoy with food from “Morini at Alba” and to take home.…

Sunday
Feb 19

Pinkalicious The Musicial

2:00 pm, Axelrod Performing Arts Center

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park presents Pinkalicious The Musical based on the popular children’s book, on Sunday, February 19th at 2pm. Visit axelrodartscenter.com for tickets and more information.