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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

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.

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

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.

Saturday
Jul 1

School Supply Drive for Needy Children in Toms River

Anchorage Physical Therapy

The School Supply Drive for Needy Children in Toms River is being held from July 1st through August 25th. The drop-off location is Anchorage Physical Therapy, 1747 Hooper Ave., Suite 15, Toms River. Drop off times are Monday and Thursday between 9am and 6pm, Wednesday and Friday between 9am and 1pm. For more information, contact Mike Fattizzi at 732-228-7273.

Tuesday
Aug 1

Manahawkin National Night Out

5:00 pm, Manahawkin Lake Park

The Stafford Township Police Department is hosting Manahawkin's inaugural National Night Out, a Police-Community Fun Night, on Tuesday, August 1st from 5 to 8pm at Manahawkin Lake Park (Route 9 & North Lakeshore Drive). There will be many family activities planned for the evening, such as face painting, live entertainment, food trucks, inflatable rides, a car show, balloon and sand art and more. There will be therapy and services dogs, as well as a display from Attitudes in Reverse, a…

Wednesday
Aug 2

Bum Rogers Crab Row

10:30 am

Bum Rogers Crabhouse will hold their first Crab Row along 4 miles of open ocean, off Berkeley Township and Seaside Park on Wednesday, August 2nd starting at 10:30am at 24th Ave. in Seaside Park. Jersey Shore lifeguards will experience the competition, camaraderie and a wide array of surf rescue boats. Call 732-604-9918 for registration and more information.

Sunday
Aug 6

Color Run

10:00 am, Veterans Park, Forest Hills Parkway, Bayville

The Central Regional Marching Band in partnership with Central Regional Football and Cheer will hold a Color Run on Sunday, August 6th at Veterans Park in Bayville. Registration at 10am. Contact [email protected]

Saturday
Aug 12

Cans For A Cause

10:00 am, Recreation Center

Arielle’s Angels Inc. and the Brick Recycling Company will be sponsoring Cans For A Cause on Saturday, August 12th from 10am to 1pm at the Recreation Center, located at 1 Drake Lane South in Toms River. Save your aluminum drink cans and drop them off. Every 32 cans brings us a pound of hope. Help them fill a dumpster in attempt to end cancer. Arielle’s Angels Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps kids and families of children diagnosed with…

Thursday
Aug 17

Annual Italian Festival

5:00 pm, Church of Epiphany

The 17th annual Italian Feast of the Assumption at the Roman Catholic Church of Epiphany in Brick runs from Thursday, August 17th through Sunday, August 20th from 5 to 10pm. There is free parking and free admission. Entertainment provided by Spotlight Entertainment, carnival atmosphere with rides, food court on the midway, arcade, various vendors, Beer & Wine Garden, Nightly & Super 50/50’s, and Mary’s Prayer Garden commemorating the Feast of the Assumption. There will be a 5pm Mass on Saturday,…

Saturday
Aug 19

Flea Market & New Merchandise

9:00 am, Lanoka Harbor Fire Company

Lanoka Harbor Fire Co. will hold a Flea Market, selling of new & used Merchandise on Saturday, August 19th from 9am to 2pm at their fire hall on Warren Avenue in Lanoka Harbor. Set up is at 7am.

Friday
Aug 25

Brick Township High School Class of 1977 40th Reunion

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

The Brick Township High School Class of 1977 40th reunion will be held on Friday, August 25th from 7 to 11pm at the Spring Lake Manor, 415 Hwy #71, Spring Lake Heights. Please find the facebook page under Brick Township class of 1977 and the Classmates page under class, then click reunions. For additional information, contact Laura Lee at [email protected]

Sunday
Aug 27

Cops and Rodders

9:00 am, PBA 175 of Long Beach Island

PBA 175 of Long Beach Island presents their Cops and Rodders Car Show fundraiser on Sunday, August 27th from 9am to 3pm, rain or shine at the Ship Bottom 10th Street Boat Ramp. Show cost is $20. PBA will be serving food and beverages. Cars for Films will be there as well. For more information, call Bob at 609-494-2171, ext.131.

Sunday
Sep 10

Daniel Patrick McCann III Poker Run

Shoreline Harley Davidson

Manasquan Hook & Ladder Fire Company #1 will hold the Daniel Patrick McCann III Poker Run on Sunday, September 10th to benefit the NJ Fallen Firefighters Memorial. It starts at Shoreline Harley Davidson in Long Branch and ends at Manasquan Hook & Ladder #1, located at 33 Abe Voorhees Drive in Manasquan. Live music, barbeque and more. Call 732-223-0929 for more information.

Thursday
Sep 14

Swing FORE A Cure Charity Golf Outing

Cedar Creek Golf Course, Bayville

Emiliana’s Hope is proud to host the 2nd annual Swing FORE A Cure Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, September 14th at Cedar Creek Golf Course in Bayville. Visit emilianashope.com or call 732- 895-5480 for more information.

Monday
Sep 25

Jersey Shore Culinary Classic- Hosted by FulFill

5:00 pm, Doolan’s Shore Club

FulFill, formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, will be holding their annual Culinary Classic on Monday, September 25th from 5 to 9pm at Doolan's Shore Club, located at 700 Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights. Tickets are $75 and include food from some of the area's finest restaurants, as well as beer and wine from the best Jersey Shore wineries and micro-breweries. Proceeds from this event will help support FulFill's 300 feeding programs in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.…

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]

Monday
Feb 5

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 5th through April 12th. Call 609-294-0730 for more information. Mondays: 9am to 2pm - WALK IN @ St. Mary's of the Pines Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane, (off McKinley Ave.) Manahawkin. Tuesdays: 9am- 1pm - APPOINTMENTS ONLY @ Heritage Point Club House, 1 South Point Blvd., Barnegat. Call 609-489-9842. Tuesdays: 1-5pm - WALK IN @ Village Lutheran Church,…

Monday
Mar 12

FREE Medicare Education Workshops

6:00 pm

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

Sunday
Apr 1

April is National-Adopt-a-Greyhound Month

Ocean & Monmouth Counties

What’s gentle, graceful, a 40 mile per hour couch potato and waiting to be welcomed into a loving and permanent home? Answer: A greyhound. April is National-Adopt-a-Greyhound Month and a great time to adopt a beautiful companion into your home today. Closed racing tracks have resulted in displaced greyhounds, fewer adoptions and more returns. Thousands of greyhounds are being cared for by adoption groups across the country as they wait to be adopted into permanent homes. Please help ensure that…

Monday
Apr 2

The Easter Monday Gift Auction

8:00 pm, St. Peter School

St. Peter School PTA of Point Pleasant Beach proudly presents The Easter Monday Gift Auction on Monday, April 2nd. Doors open at 5:30pm; Auction starts at 8pm. Admission is only $15. Credit cards are accepted. Lots of prizes! Luxury items, door prizes, baskets and lots of fun. For ticket and reservation information, call 732-899-9103 or visit www.StPSchool.org.

Friday
Apr 6

Our Gang Players presents Disney's The Aristocats KIDS

7:00 pm, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Boulevard, Barnegat

Our Gang Players is happy to present Disney's "The Aristocats KIDS," Friday and Saturday, April 6th and 7th at 7pm, and Sunday, April 8th at 2pm. All performances are in the Bengal Auditorium of Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. Barnegat. Tickets are $18 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students and $10 Children 12 & under. Purchase tickets online at www.ourgang.org or call 609-597-0553.

Saturday
Apr 7

Gift Auction

6:00 pm, Brick VFW Post 8867, 373 Adamston Road, Brick

The Point Pleasant Beach Rotary will hold their annual Gift Auction on Saturday, April 7th at the Brick VFW Hall on Adamston Road in Brick starting at 6pm to benefit Rotary projects, including scholarships, local and international service projects. Call 732-666-1083 for more information.

Sunday
Apr 8

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, April 8th 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 for $20 and selling fast. Come and get yours now at 185 Brick Blvd, Brick. Tickets $25 at the door. First 25 bidding tickets free with paid admission. Visit jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org or…

Wednesday
Apr 11

OCPGA Spring College Fair

6:00 am, RWJBarnabas Health Arena

The Ocean County Personnel and Guidance Association (OCPGA) Spring College Fair will take place at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena on the campus of Toms River High School North on Wednesday, April 11th from 6 to 8pm, with a financial Aid seminar from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the TRHSN Auditorium. Representatives from over 100 colleges and universities, tech schools, and the military will be at the fair.

Wednesday
Apr 11

Bus Trip to the Golden Nugget Casino

9:45 am, Golden Nugget Casino

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is running a Bus Trip to the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City on Wednesday, April 11th. The bus will leave St. Francis of Assisi Church parking lot promptly at 9:45am and will return at 6pm. St. Francis Parish is located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. The cost of the trip is $25 and you will receive $25 in slot play. Tickets are available at the front desk of the Community Center.…

Thursday
Apr 12

Great Gatsby Gala and Gift Auction

6:00 pm, Eagle Oaks Country Club

MOCEANS Centers for Independent Living will hold their Great Gatsby Gala and Gift Auction on Thursday, April 12th at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale from 6 to 10pm. MOCEANS is a gathering point for people who live with disabilities, offering information, peer support, advocacy, programs for youth transition to adult life, and supports coordination. Call 732- 571-4884, ext. 103 or click moceanscil.org for tickets and more information.

Saturday
Apr 14

Rabies Clinic

Jackson Township Public Works

Jackson Township will hold a free Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 14th at the Public Works garage, located at 10 Don Connor Boulevard for any resident of New Jersey. Cats must be in a carrier and dogs on a leash. Call 732-928-5780 for more information.

Saturday
Apr 14

Spring Flea Market

9:00 am, George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Road, Toms River

George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post 129 in Toms River will hold a Spring Flea Market on Saturday, April 14th from 9am to 3pm. Inside space $20 (table provided), Outside space $10 (must bring own table). Payment in advance is required to hold your space. Food is available for purchase. For more information, please contact Jacqueline at 732-330-8748.

Saturday
Apr 14

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 an Indoor Flea Market on Saturday, April 14th from 9am to 2pm. Rent a table for $15 and sell your merchandise, or rent two tables for $25. Deadline to register is April 11th. Call the church office weekdays between 9am and 1pm at 609-693-5624 for additional information or a registration form. Space is limited, so register early. Featured are  a Home Baked Dessert Table, hand crafted items for spring, books and games, jewelry, toys…

Saturday
Apr 14

Quilt Show

10:00 am, Toms River Elks Lodge #1875

Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore present their Everything’s Coming Up Roses Quilt Show & Sale, Saturday and Sunday, April 14th and 15th at Elks Lodge #1875 on Washington Street in Toms River from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. See quilts from over 100 members and more. Click beachplumquilters.com for tickets and more information.

Saturday
Apr 14

TechFest

1:00 pm, Brick Presbyterian Church, 111 Drum Point Rd., Brick

The Ocean County Vocational Technical School Audio Recording Program and the Performing Arts Academy presents their annual TechFest on Saturday, April 14th at the Brick Presbyterian Church starting at 1pm. TechFest is a fundraising music festival, featuring live performances from a wide range of artists on two stages, to fund scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in the technical field and allow aspiring artists to be discovered. The benefit is organized, operated, and monitored by the students of…

Thursday
Apr 19

Kitchen Wars

5:30 pm, Lakewood High School

Sodexo will hold their annual Kitchen Wars on Thursday, April 19th at Lakewood High School starting at 5:30pm. Enjoy a three course all-you-eat meal sampling created by students. The Food Network’s G. Garvin will be a guest judge of the event to benefit LHS student clubs. Call 732- 905-3529 for tickets and more information.

Thursday
Apr 19

Rodeo for Recreation

6:00 pm, The Stone Pony

The Mayor’s Rodeo for Recreation will take place on Thursday, April 19th at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park from 6 to 10pm to support the recreation program in Asbury Park. Featuring a performance by Des and the Swagmatics, as well as fireworks. A fun-filled, country-themed evening to raise money for the children of Asbury Park to provide recreational opportunities. Call 732-502-5759 or visit apboardwalk.com for tickets and more information.

Thursday
Apr 19

Team Challenge Gift Auction

6:30 pm, Buona Sera Palazzo

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation will hold their Team Challenge Gift Auction on Thursday, April 19th at Buona Sera Palazzo on West Park Avenue in Ocean Township starting at 6:30pm. Click tcgiftauction.com for more information.

Friday
Apr 20

St. Francis Community Center Family Health & Safety Fair

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

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

Friday
Apr 20

Comedy Night

6:00 pm, East Dover First Aid Squad

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

Friday
Apr 20

Dinner & Comedy Show

7:00 pm, Knights of Columbus

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

Saturday
Apr 21

Ocean County Open House

10:00 am

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

Sunday
Apr 22

Over/Under Handicap Doubles Tournament

9:30 am, Playdrome Lanes

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whiting will hold the 2nd annual Over/Under Handicap Doubles Tournament on Sunday, April 22nd at 9:30am at Playdrome Lanes in Toms River. Call Bill at 732-814-6683 or St. Stephen's Parish office at 732-350-2121 for more information.

Sunday
Apr 22

Blood Drive

9:30 am, Bob's Discount Furniture

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

Sunday
Apr 22

Earth Day Charity Dog Walk

12:00 pm, Allaire Community Farm

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

Friday
Apr 27

Casino Night

6:00 pm, Doolans Shore Club

The Spring Lake Heights PTA will host a Casino Night on Friday, April 27th at Doolans Shore Club on Route 71 in Spring Lake starting at 6pm to benefit programs and upgrades at Spring Lake Heights Elementary School. Call 732-773-8032 for tickets and more information.

Friday
Apr 27

Derek G. Percy Foundation Memorial Hockey Game/Gift Auction

6:00 pm, Winding River Ice Rink

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

Friday
Apr 27

Soroptimist of LBI annual Wine and Dine and Auction

6:00 pm, Sea Oaks Country Club

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

Saturday
Apr 28

A Healing Mission

8:00 am, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

A Healing Mission will be held on Saturday, April 28th at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whiting from 8am to 3pm. Registration is $10 per person. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Call Stefanie at 732-350-2904 for more information.

Saturday
Apr 28

Flea Market

9:00 am, Lanoka Harbor Fire Company

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

Saturday
Apr 28

3K Color Run

10:00 am, Lacey Township High School

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

Saturday
Apr 28

Mass of Appreciation

11:30 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church

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

Sunday
Apr 29

All Saints Regional Catholic School Open House

1:00 pm, All Saints Regional Catholic School

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

Sunday
May 6

Paulette’s C of Blue 5K / 1 Mile Run

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

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

Sunday
May 6

Jersey Shore Animal Center Spring Sale

10:00 am, Jersey Shore Animal Center

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

Tuesday
May 8

Spring Card & Game Party/Luncheon

11:30 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall

St. Francis is having a Spring Card & Game Party/Luncheon on Tuesday, May 8th at 11:30am in the St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch, door prizes, 50/50, Basket Auction and much fun! Gather your friends and spend an afternoon playing cards and games. Tickets are available at St. Francis Community Center. For more information, please call St. Francis Community Center at 609-494-8861 or visit…

Saturday
May 12

LTHS Softball Town-Wide Garage Sale & Vendor Fair

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

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

Saturday
May 12

Ocean County College Jazz Band and Dancers Concert

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

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

Sunday
May 20

Celebration of Life 5K Walk and Race

7:30 am, Ocean Promenade

The New Jersey Sharing Network will hold its Celebration of Life 5K on Sunday, May 20th on the Great Lawn at the Ocean Promenade on Ocean Ave in Long Branch starting at 7:30am. The race honors those who gave, pays tribute to those who received, offers hope to those who continue to wait, and remembers the lives lost while waiting for organ and tissue donations. Visit njsharingnetwork.org for more information.

Saturday
Jun 9

Chili Cook Off

1:00 pm, Sea Pirate Campground

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

Friday
Jun 15

Special Needs Children's Dance

6:00 pm, Toms River Elks Lodge

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

Saturday
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.

Thursday
Oct 18

Tuckerton Seaport Haunted Seaport

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

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

Friday
Nov 30

Tuckerton Seaport Christkindlmarkt

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

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