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Mar 12

FREE Medicare Education Workshops

6:00 pm

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

Jul 6

The Drowsy Chaperone

Exit 82 Studio Theater

The Exit 82 Theatre presents the musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of five Tony Awards, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 6th through the 29th at the brand new Exit 82 Studio Theater in Downtown Toms River. Tickets available at

Jul 16

Athletics in Action Soccer Camp

6:00 pm, Forest Hills Parkway Soccer Field

Athletics in Action Soccer Camp will be sponsored by Emmanuel Community Church in Bayville. The camp will be held July, 16th to the 20th from 6-8pm at Forest Hills Parkway Soccer Field (across from Veterans Park) in Bayville. This is for boys and girls ages 5-13. The cost is $40 and the children will receive an Athletics in Action t-shirt and a snack. They will be well supervised and in a safe environment. Experienced coaches and staff will instruct the…

Jul 19

Beacon of Excellence Awards

6:00 pm, Bella Vista Country Club, Marlboro

The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Beacon of Excellence Awards on Thursday, July 19th from 6 to 9pm at Bella Vista Country Club, 100 School Road East in Malboro. This year, the MRCC will be honoring ten outstanding community leaders. Tickets include an open bar, cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and dinner. Tickets can be purchased by calling 732-462-3030 or visiting The list of honorees for 2018 are: Beacon of Hope Award – POAC – Parents…

Jul 21

Rib Cook-off to benefit local American Veterans

1:00 pm, Brick Memorial Post

The Brick American Legion Riders are hosting their 11th annual Rib Cook-off to benefit local American Veterans on Saturday, July 21st from 1 to 6pm at the Brick Memorial Post at 822 Mantoloking Road. Advance $25 tickets/$30 at the gate include ribs, dogs, burgers, corn, music and more. Questions? Call Barbara at 908-910-9658.

Jul 22

Soldiers Not Forgotten annual Benefit Concert

3:00 pm, Soldiers Not Forgotten

Soldiers Not Forgotten will hold their 3rd annual Benefit Concert on Sunday, July 22nd from 3 to 6:30pm at 34 Lanes Mill Road in Brick. There is a $15 entry fee and free entry for Veterans, with prizes, giveaways, food and refreshments. 100% of the proceeds goes directly to one local Veteran in need. For more information, please visit the Facebook page @ SoldiersNotForgotten or call 732-202-7702. Soldiers Not Forgotten is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping Veterans.…

Jul 27

Family Promise Fundraiser

6:30 pm, Calloway’s Restaurant

Help Family Promise keep their promise to homeless families in Southern Ocean County by supporting their fundraiser at Calloway’s, Route 9 South, Staffordville on Friday, July 27th starting at 6:30pm. There will be a buffet dinner, live music, a 50/50 and basket raffles. Tickets for adults are $30 and children 2-10 years old are $20. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Seating is limited, so best to purchase tickets ahead of time by visiting or…

Jul 28

Soulsational Festival

11:00 am, Veterans Park, Forest Hills Parkway, Bayville

The Soulsational Festival will be held on Saturday, July 28th at Veterans Park in Bayville starting at 11am, with live music on two stages, over 100 vendors, free yoga, a kids village, art, poets, live demonstrations and more. The goal of the festival is to motivate and inspire our community to find what brings them health and greater happiness, while creating lifelong memories. Visit or call 732-508-7448 for more information.

Jul 29

Breakfast for the Pitties

9:00 am, Mantoloking Road Ale House

Breakfast for the Pitties will be held on Sunday, July 29th from 9am to noon at the Mantoloking Road Ale House in Brick. The Breakfast buffet fundraiser will raise money to support the Pittie Project, a non-profit that provides funds and services to Pitbull type dogs. $15pp, $20 at the door. Purchase tickets online at

Jul 30

Vacation Bible School

6:30 pm, Emmanuel Community Church, 331 Wheaton Ave., Bayville

Emmanuel Community Church, 331 Wheaton Avenue in Bayville is looking for children who are ready to sail away at "Shipwrecked- Rescued by Jesus." This year's Vacation Bible School will be held, July 30th through August 3rd from 6:30-8pm, and is for children who have completed Kindergarten through sixth grade. Come and join us as we get ready for adventures at Imagination Station, Ship Rec Games, Tropical Treats, KidVid Cinema and Bible Discovery time. This is free, but space is limited.…

Aug 2


6:00 pm, Huddy Park

The Highlands Business Partnership will host their 24th annual Clamfest, rain or shine, Thursday, August 2nd from 6 to 10pm, Friday, August 3rd from 6 to 11pm, Saturday, August 4th from noon to 11pm, and Sunday, August 5th from noon to 8 pm, with the freshest food from many Highlands’ restaurants, as well as the Highlands Fire Department BBQ Tent and Beer & Wine Garden. Visit or call 732-291-4713 for more information.

Aug 2

Banded Together Showcase

7:00 pm, Stone Pony

Join the New Jersey Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as they ‘Pony up for a Cure’ at the “Banded Together Showcase,” Thursday, August 2nd at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. The event begins at 7pm and features live music from Brian Kirk & The Jirks, The Stiff Joints, Not-On-Call and more. Tickets and V.I.P. packages are available, and proceeds will benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

Aug 4

Beach Smash

9:30 am, Main Street Beach

The Beach Smash Baseball Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 4th starting at 9:30am at Main Street Beach in Manasquan for ages 12 & up. Double Elimination Play - Bragging Rights - Fun & Prizes! Admission: $20 For more info, checkout, email [email protected] or call Anthony at 732-583-5624.

Aug 4

Jackson VFW Barbecue

12:00 pm, Jackson VFW #4073

Jackson VFW #4073 will hold their annual Picnic Barbecue on Saturday, August 4th from noon to 5pm at their headquarters located at 54 Magnolia Drive in Jackson. Check their Facebook page or call 732- 928-0077 for tickets and more details.

Aug 4

Camp Happy Times Fundraiser

1:00 pm, Headliner, 1401 New Jersey 35, Neptune

Camp Happy Times will hold their annual Sharky’s fundraiser on Saturday, August 4th at the Headliner in Neptune from 1 to 5pm, featuring DJ Rob Brush and George from the Tropical Pub, hosting Bingo. Camp Happy Times provides a sleep away camp for children with cancer. Call 908-397-7373 for tickets and more information.

Aug 4

Service Dog Initiative

2:00 pm, Bucks Mill Park

Come out to Cadet William G. Dean’s Service Dog Initiative on Saturday, August 4th from 2 to 8pm at Bucks Mill Park, 137 Bucks Mill Road in Colts Neck. The event will include BBQ, drinks, vendors, inflatables, live music, gift basket auction, 50/50 raffle and more. The event is $20 for pre-sale tickets, $25 per person at the gate, and $10 for veterans, seniors, cadets and children under 12. All proceeds benefit the Association of The United States Army Monmouth…

Aug 5

Kortney’s Challenge 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk

10:00 am, Monmouth Park

The Kortney Rose Foundation will hold the Kortney's Challenge 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, August 5th at Monmouth Park Racetrack, starting at 10am. Visit or call 732-222-1491 for more information.

Aug 8

Festival of the Sea Carnival

6:00 pm, St. Francis Parish and Center parking lot

St. Francis of Assisi Parish of LBI presents the annual Festival of the Sea Carnival, Wednesday, August 8th through Sunday, August 12th at the St. Francis Parish and Center parking lot, located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach. The carnival will be open nightly (weather permitting) from 6 to 10pm. Admission is FREE! Pay one price (P.O.P) and ride all the rides you want - all night long. The Pay One Price ride bracelets cost only $25 Wednesday, Thursday,…

Aug 9

TGI Fridays Bar Competition

7:00 pm, T.G.I. Friday’s

Come out and watch the talented (and sometimes clumsy) bartenders of T.G.I. Friday’s of Brick put on an exciting show on Thursday, August 9th from 7 to 11pm, as they flip bottles, show their flair, and very likely spill the goods, all while supporting the Purple Angel Foundation. Bar tools are $25 and tables of 4 are $100. Drink specials, DJ Brian Notte, prizes and gift baskets. Join us for a fun filled night for a great cause: Purple Angel…

Aug 11

Vendor/Craft Fair

10:00 am, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #232

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #232 of Barnegat will hold a Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday, August 11th from 10am to 3pm at their headquarters located at 499 North Main Street in Barnegat. Call 609-891-7007 for more information.

Aug 11

Summer BBQ Bash

5:00 pm, Silverton Fire Company

Silverton Fire House in Toms River will hold a Summer BBQ Bash on Saturday, August 11th from 5 to 10pm. Antique cars, 50/50 and door prizes. $15 per person (in advance) or $20 per person (at the door) $25 per couple (in advance) or $30 per couple (at the door) Ticket includes 1 meal of hamburger or hotdog (additional meal available for purchase) Live music by "Let's Be Frank." Bring your own chairs. BYOB. PLEASE, NO PETS ALLOWED. Call Michele…

Aug 14

Handbags for Hope

5:00 pm, Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport

The Ronald McDonald Houses of Long Branch & New Brunswick and Temple Shalom of Aberdeen will host their Handbags for Hope Fundraiser Auction on Tuesday, August 14th at the Turf Club inside Monmouth Park in Oceanport starting at 5pm. Visit or call 732-580-6770 for tickets and more information.

Aug 18

Poker Run

Beachwood Fire Department

The Beachwood Fire Department will hold their 12th annual Poker Run on Saturday, August 18th starting at their firehouse on Beachwood Boulevard and ending with a barbecue. Call 732-349-0014 or visit for more information.

Aug 18

Veterans Benefit Picnic

American Legion #348

American Legion #348 will hold their 15th annual Veterans Benefit Picnic on Saturday, August 18th at their post on Mantoloking Road in Brick, featuring live music from the Mangos. Visit or call 732-477-1915 for more information.

Aug 18

Weichert Poker Run

9:00 am, Weichert Realtors

Weichert Realtors of Toms River will hold a Poker Run on Saturday, August 18th to benefit Operation Restored Warrior (ORW), an organization that helps veterans with PTSD. The Poker Run begins at Weichert’s office on Hooper Avenue in Toms River, with registration from 9 to 11am, and ends at the River Rock Restaurant in Brick. Check the event Facebook page or call 732-216-5623 for tickets and more information.

Aug 18

Art in the Park

11:00 am, Huddy Park

The Toms River Artist Community will host their 6th annual Art in the Park on Saturday, August 18th from 11am to 5pm at Huddy Park in Toms River. Check out this great display of original local music and art form. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Aug 23

Clam Bake for a Cause

6:00 pm, Crystal Point Yacht Club

OceanCares Foundation presents their Clam Bake for a Cause to benefit Ocean Mental Health Services, Thursday, August 23rd from 6 to 10pm at Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant. Tickets: $75 per person – available online at 21 and over please •Clam Bake Buffet & BBQ •Open Bar •Live Music from Late 88 •Silent Auction •50/50 •Evening Program Registration closes 8/13. Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact [email protected]

Aug 24

City On Our Knees

3:00 pm, Huddy Park

City On Our Knees is a free event, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 24th through August 26th at Huddy Park, E. Water St. in Toms River. Bring your family and friends and experience three days of Worship, Prayer, Music and Testimonies. A place to make friends and to learn what churches are doing in the community together. Free giveaways. Friday, August 24: 3 to 8pm, Saturday, August 25: noon to 4pm, Sunday, August 26th: 10am to 3pm.

Aug 25

Fired Up Car Show & Vendor Fair

10:00 am, Stafford Township Firehouse

The Fired Up Car Show & Vendor Fair will be held on Saturday, August 25th from 10am to 3pm, rain or shine, at the Stafford Township Firehouse. The Fired Up Car Show & Vendor Fair has something for Everyone - Car Show (for the guys) and Vendors (for the girls). Sponsored by the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 and the Ladies Auxiliary. There will be food served all day. At 2pm, there will be Trophies  presented  for People's Choice,…

Sep 8

Stafford Township Town-Wide Yard Sale

8:00 am, Stafford Township

Stafford Township’s TOWN-WIDE YARD SALE will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th from 8am to 3pm. Complete form on the Recreation Page at Mail to Stafford Recreation, 260 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin, NJ 08050 or email all information from form to [email protected] Deadline for registration is Friday, August 24th, 2018. NO PERMIT IS NECESSARY TO JOIN THIS YARD SALE. Once registered, your address will appear on the Town-Wide Yard Sale page at For more information,…

Sep 10

Become a Volunteer Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate

6:00 am

St. Francis Counseling Services is now taking applications for the Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate (CSVA) Training Program. Training will be held from 6 to 9pm every Monday for 12 weeks, beginning September 10th through December 10th. After completing the training, you will be on call to provide sexual assault survivors crisis intervention, information, and referrals by phone and in person. Advocates may respond to a survivor for an accompaniment at one of four Ocean County Hospitals, any Ocean County Police…

Sep 14

Taste of the Harvest

7:00 pm, CentraState Medical Center

The CentraState Healthcare Foundation will hold their Taste of the Harvest on Friday, September 14th from 7 to 10pm at the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus at CentraState Hospital, located at 901 Main Street in Freehold. Enjoy fine food, over 70 fine wines, spirit and craft beer samplings, gift raffle and tons of harvest fun. Call 732-294-7030 or click for more information.

Sep 15

Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire

10:00 am, Pine Park, Lakewood

The Lakewood Lions will hold their Renaissance Faire at Pine Park in Lakewood, Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th; 10am to 6pm both days. Enjoy costumed characters, story tellers, musicians, singers, dances, entertainment and more. Visit for more information or call Don at 732-890-9347. The Club’s net proceeds benefit a wide range of Lions Charities and Projects.

Sep 15

Sandy Paws Walk Fur Clean Water

10:30 am, Asbury Park Boardwalk

Clean Ocean Action will hold their 4th Sandy Paws Walk Fur Clean Water on Saturday, September 15th on the Asbury Park Boardwalk starting at 10:30am. Dogs will be allowed on the beach and vendors will be on hand, along with a costume contest. Visit their Facebook page or call 732-872-0111 for more information.

Sep 18

CONTACT Of Ocean & Monmouth Counties Volunteer Training

Magnolia Gardens

CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties’ training begins Tuesday, September 18th for 6 weeks, two nights every week, at Magnolia Gardens in Toms River. CONTACT is a 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline that also provides information and referral to community resources. All calls are free, confidential and anonymous. Training is free. Call 732- 240-6104 or visit for more information.

Sep 22

Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s

8:30 am, Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s New Jersey kicks off its “Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s” event on Saturday, September 22nd at locations in Ocean, Hudson, Mercer and Bergen Counties. Each event starts at 8:30am with registration and light breakfast. T-shirts will be distributed to all participants who raise a minimum of $50. There is no fee to register. In addition to the walk, all events will include food, music, prizes and activities for children. Saturday, September 22nd: Arnold Ave. & Baltimore Ave., Point Pleasant. Walk…

Sep 23

Hugh Claus Memorial Run

9:00 am, Basketball Courts

Hugh Claus, an Army vet and long time resident of Beachwood lost his life to a rare disease called Amyloidosis in 2013. His daughter organized this 5K Run to raise money for Amyloidosis. All proceeds to benefit the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. Sunday, September 23rd at 9am at the basketball courts on 24th Street, South Seaside Park. 5K Run $25/5K Walk $15/1 Mile Fun Run $15. Register at under events. Same day registration starts at 7am with price increase.…

Sep 29



FAUX-CHELLA, a Rock The Farm Festival Production, returns to Seaside Heights on Saturday, September 29th. This family friendly event features incredible music all day long, food trucks, beer and wine garden, KidZone and so much more. The day will feature the world's top tribute bands covering a variety of everyone's favorite music. All event details are posted at All proceeds benefit CFC Loud N Clear Foundation. CFC provides free services to over 7,500 families battling addiction in the State…

Sep 29

Rock 2 Adopt

Popcorn Park Zoo, Lacey Road, Forked River

Popcorn Park Zoo will hold Rock 2 Adopt, Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th at the zoo, located on Humane Way in Forked River starting at 10am each day. 18 bands will perform over two days, with pet adoptions, fun activities and more. Visit or call 856-297-7655 for tickets and more information.

Sep 29

Poker Run

9:00 am, Harley Davidson of Ocean County

The Lakewood Fireman's Benevolence Association #380 will hold a Poker Run on Saturday, September 29th starting at 9am at Harley Davidson of Ocean County on Route 70 in Lakewood and ending at Finnigan's Bowling in Lakewood. The run benefits the Lakewood FMBA #380 and the Ma Deuce Deuce program to bring awareness to military veterans who suffer from PTSD and commit suicide daily. Call 732-905-3411 for more information.

Oct 13

5K Wing Run/Walk

9:00 am, Brick Township Reservoir

The Purple Angel Foundation will hold a 5K Wing Run/Walk on Saturday, October 13th at the Brick Township Reservoir starting at 9am. The foundation is dedicated to creating memories for adults ages 21 to 65 that are dealing with rare terminal cancers. Call 732-920-2648 or visit for more information.

Oct 18

Tuckerton Seaport Haunted Seaport

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

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

Oct 20

Free To Breathe Jersey Shore Walk

9:00 am, Asbury Festhalle

Free To Breathe will hold their Jersey Shore Walk on Saturday, October 20th, starting at the Asbury Festhalle in Asbury Park at 9am to build awareness, and fund research programs dedicated to increasing lung cancer survival. Click for more information.

Nov 30

Tuckerton Seaport Christkindlmarkt

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

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

Dec 7

WIN a Ford Escape from Vet-i-Care

Radisson Hotel

Vet-i-Care is raffling off a 2018 Ford Escape SEL. The raffle winner will be chosen on December 7th at Vet-i-Care's Casino Night Fundraiser at the Radisson Hotel in Freehold. Tickets are $100 each. All proceeds benefit the life saving work of the Vet-i-Care Foundation. For more info, contact Eileen Schuck at 732-690-0326 or email [email protected]

Dec 31

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Ocean County

Cell Phones for Soldiers are being collected by Nancy Seibert, along with the Berkeley Twp. Regular Republican Club “Support the Troops Project." They collect any phone in any condition and send them to a recycler for free 60-minute calling cards for our troops serving overseas. If you have an old cell phone to donate, or have a soldier serving overseas and would like to send them free calling cards, call Nancy at 732-606-6040. Nancy Seibert has been collecting for “Cell…

Dec 31


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…

Dec 31

The Animal Rescue Site

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