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June

Monday, June 18

Tom Giannattasio Jr Memorial Fund Golf Outing
The Tom Giannattasio Jr Memorial Fund holds its 19th annual Golf Outing at the Lakewood County Club located at 145 Country Club Drive in Lakewoof starting at noon. Click TomGJRMemorialFund.com or call 732-477-8959 for more information.


Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24

The Cemetery Club
The Little Egg Theatre Company presents The Cemetery Club at the Little Egg Harbor Community Center located at 319 W. Calabreeze Way in Little Egg Harbor Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Cemetery Club is a touching and funny play about three lifelong friends by Ivan Menchel. Click littleeggco.com or call 609-325-6418 for tickets and more information.


Friday, June 22

Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Headstands for Hungers holds their 2nd annual Peanut Butter Jelly Time at Festival Plaza at Pier Village in Long Branch starting at 6:30 p.m. to raise funds and collect kid friendly non-perishable foods. During the summer when schools are out, many children from local low-income families do not have access to lunch and or backpack programs who provide nutritiously balanced meals throughout the school year. Without access to these critical programs, the summer can be a season of hunger for these children


Saturday, June 23

Hollywoof
Rescue Ridge holds their 12th annual Hollywoof fundraiser at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Click their Facebook page for more information (This event was postponed from May 19)


Sunday, June 24

Pine Beach 5K and 1 Mile Run
The Ocean Running Club holds their Pine Beach 5K and 1 Mile Run at Vista Park on Riverside Drive in Pine Beach with a Kiddie Dash is at 7:45 a.m. -1 Mile Run is at 8:00 a.m. - 5K Race at 8:30 a.m. Click runsignup.com for more information.


Friday, June 29

Touch-A-Truck
Ocean County Parks & Recreation presents a Touch-A-Truck event at Jakes Branch County Park on Double Trouble Road in Beachwood from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Kids will get a close up look at fire trucks, shoot a fire hose, see and touch police and emergency gear and heavy construction equipment and more. Click their Facebook page for more information.


Saturday, June 30

Co-ed Softball Tournament
The Chris Calderone Memorial Scholarship hosts a Co-ed Softball Tournament at the Drum Point Sports Complex in Brick starting at 9 a.m. Call 732-330-6038 for more information.

Classic Car Show
The Vintage Auto Museum of NJ hosts a Classic Car Show at the Forked River Presbyterian Church on Route 9 in Forked River from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call 732- 600-5103 or click forkedriverpres.org for more information.


July

Thursday, July 5 – Saturday July 7

Der Wunder Wiener Fundraiser
Berkeley Township PBA Local 237 and Beachwood-Pine Beach PBA Local 253 will set up a hot dog trailer from 11 a.m. -3 p.m each day on the site of the Wunder Wiener on Route 9 in Beachwood in support of its owner, Gerry LaCrosse, who was injured in a crash. Call 732-232-6293 for more information.


Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 29

The Drowsy Chaperone
The Exit 82 Theatre presents the musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of five Tony Awards every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 6 - 29 at the brand new Exit 82 Studio Theater in downtown Toms River. Tickets available at exit82theatre.com


Sunday, July 8

Poker Run
Ocean Thunder HOG Chapter holds a Poker Run and Tricky Tray Auction to benefit Children's Specialized Hospital beginning and ending at Ocean County Harley Davidson on Route 70 in Lakewood starting at 9 a.m. Call 732-503-1735 or click ocpokerrunforkids.kintera.org for more information.


Saturday, July 14

Beers and Bands
Clean Ocean Action hosts Beers and Bands at the Beach Haus Brewery located at 801 Main Street in Belmar starting at 4 p.m. featuring live music from Shoobies, Old Bottom Turn, and Steve Murray. Call 732- 872-0111 for tickets and more information.

Warrior Ocean Mile Swim
The Manasquan High School Swim Team Parents Organization hosts the 19th Annual Manasquan Ocean Mile Swim at Elks Beach in Manasquan starting at 8 a.m. to benefit the respective teams. Click their Facebook page for more information.

Elvis Dinner Show
Whiting Vol Fire Company #1 presents their Elvis Dinner Show at the fire company located at 120 Lacey Road in Whiting featuring Elvis impersonator Craig Newell. Call 732 350-0839 for tickets and more information.


Saturday, July 21

Summer in the Street
Enjoy a day of live entertainment, family fun, crafting, food and more at Summer in the Street along Washington Street in downtown Toms River from noon until 6 p.m. Click downtowntomsriver.com for more information.

Rib Cook Off
American Legion Riders #348 holds a Rib Cook Off at their Post located at 822 Mantoloking Road in Brick starting at 1 p.m. Enjoy live music, kids games, a barbeque and more as 16 cooks compete for their title of best ribs. Click brickpost348.org or call 908- 910-9658 for more information.


Tuesday, July 24

Island Beach: A Sonnet in the Sands
Gordon Hesse will provide a slide presentation and talk based on his new book .beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Ocean County Library – Toms River branch. The 288-page book has more than 385 images of Island Beach's hidden past, from the time the Europeans arrived up to the present day. Click theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732- 349-6200 for more information.


Saturday, July 28

Soulsational Festival
The Soulsational Festival takes place at Veterans Park on Forest Hills Parkway in Bayville starting at 11 a.m. with live music on two stages, over 100 vendors, free yoga,a kids villae, 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. Click Soulsational.info or call 732-508-7448 for more information.


Sunday, July 29

Breakfast for the Pitties
The Pittie Project hosts Breakfast for the Pitties at the Mantoloking Road Alehouse located at 247 Mantolking Road in Brick starting at 9 a.m. The Pittie Project provides funds and services to Pitbull type dogs in New Jersey. Click thepittie.com for tickets and more information.


August

Saturday, August 18

Weichert Poker Run
Weichert Realtors of Toms River holds their first Poker Run 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 a.m. – 11 a.m. end ends at the River Rock restaurant in Brick. Check the event’s Facebook page or call 732-216-5623 for tickets and more information.


September

Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16

Lakewood Renaissance Fair
The Lakewood Lions Club hosts their annual Renaissance Fair at Pine Park Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day with jousting knights, archers, magicians, fire eaters and more period fun. On Sunday enjoy the crowning of the King and Queen chosen from children 10 and under dressed in period garb. Click lakewoodrenfaire.com or call 732- 414-9639 for tickets and more information.


Saturday, September 15

Sandy Paws Walk Fur Clean Water
Clean Ocean Action holds their 4th Sandy Paws Walk Fur Clean Water on the Asbury Park boardwalk starting at 10:30 a.m. Dogs will be allowed onto the beach and vendors on hand along with a costume contest. Click their Facebook page or call 732-872-0111 for more information.


Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30

Rock 2 Adopt
The Popcorn Park Zoo hosts Rock 2 Adopt at the Zoo located on Humane Way in Forked River starting at 10 a.m. each day. 18 bands perform over two days plus pet adoptions, fun activities and more. Click rock2adopt.com or call 856-297-7655 for tickets and more information.


Saturday, September 29

Rock the Farm Festival
The CFC Loud n’ Clear Foundation presents the Rock the Farm Festival on Grant Avenue in Seaside Heights with food trucks, a beer & wine garden, Kidszone and live music from top tribute bands. CFC provides free services to over 7,500 families battling addiction in New Jersey. Call 732-803-0518 or click healingus.org for more information.


Around The Shore 

Literacy New Jersey - Ocean County

Nearly 20% of adults in New Jersey cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application, decipher train or bus schedule or understand verbal instructions at work or at a doctor’s office. If you are 18 years or older and want to help these people, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Ocean County Programs. They need Volunteer Tutors to teach basic reading, writing and English comprehension skills to residents of Ocean County. Call 732-864-9646 or click LiteracyNJ.org for more information.

Lacey Township EMT Seeks Members

Have you always wanted to help others, be an important part of your community and gain invaluable experience while truly making a difference in the lives of others? They can't offer you a pay-check but can offer rewards and experiences beyond what you would ever receive elsewhere. Lacey Township Emergency Medical Service is looking for new members who are at least sixteen years of age or older to volunteer and staff one of our ambulances. Training provided and no experience is necessary. Instead of watching EMT's and ambulances on television become one today. Click LTEMS23.com for an application & or call 609-693-9510.

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

The the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation provides a variety of specialized services, at no charge, to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer. accomplish this through professional in-home counseling, advocacy on behalf of the families, material support such as food, clothing, toys, and household items and emergency financial relief. Call 908-322-4323 or click EmmanuelCancer.org for additional information.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors USA

Neighbors HelpingNeighbors USA is a free, peer-led volunteer job search networking and support group targeted to individuals who are actively looking for work and interested in reinvgorating their job search.Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed, underemployed individuals and recent college graduates in the fields of business, non-profit, and education, as well as persons re entering the job market, struggling small business owners and anyone looking for part-time or volunteer work. Click nhnusa.org for meeting locations around New Jersey.

The Childhood Leukemia Foundation

The Childhood Leukemia Foundation is a national nonprofit organization devoted to making a difference in lives of children battling cancer. Since their inception in 1992, their mission has remained resolute to create innovative free programs to support the emotional needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families too. Located in Brick, CLF’s welcomes groups and individuals seeking volunteer opportunities. Visit clf4kids.org or call 732-920-8860 for more infomation.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) holds volunteer training throughout New Jersey. The goal of the CASA volunteer is to facilitate placement of a child into safe, permanent home. They are looking for individuals with a desire to help children – no special background is needed. Call 732-270-6803 or visit oceancountycasa.org for more information.

The Hope Center at the House of Hope of Oceans County, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides help and hope for those who are in need. Their mission is to provide resources, referrals, food and targeted financial assistance to clients as they work to overcome life crisis. Clients come to them with a variety of needs, including shelter for the homeless or to help with other urgent needs, which are paid through their Human Needs Fund.

What if it was your friend or family member who needed life saving blood? Would you be there? TheCommunity Blood Council of New Jersey is there, a not-for-profit blood center helping save lives. Help save lives by donating blood or setting up a blood drive in your area. For more information call the Community Blood Council at 877-244-8365.

Each year, there are over 2 million poison exposures reported to Poison Control Centers across the US. The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) has been the state’s regional drug and poison information system for the past 25 years. NJPIES is a non-profit organization that offers poison emergency and drug information services to NJ residents via its hotline (1-800-222-1222). Trained health professionals (doctor, nurse, or pharmacist) are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to assist callers with poison emergencies, poison prevention information, drug information, food poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning, treatment advice following bites/stings, medication side effects and interactions, etc. All calls are free and confidential. Services are available for the hearing impaired (973-926-8008) and for those who speak languages other than English.

New Jersey’s statewide 2-1-1 Help Line is a 24/7 one-stop, non-emergency call center operated by the United Way for people seeking help & information. Easily accessible by landline, cell phone and the internet at nj211.org, calls are free & confidential with multi-lingual specialists always available. Specialists can provide information & referral services to callers about a variety of issues including basic human needs resources, support for seniors & persons with disabilities, support for children & families, employment support.

You hoped it wouldn’t happen but it has. You’ve lost your job. You’ve got a family to support. Your skills may be out of date. What do you do now? You need the personal support and services of a unique organization. Professional Services Group is ready to help. They can help you with everything from resume writing to interviewing and everything else you need to showcase your valuable skills. If the unthinkable has happened, don’t hesitate. PSG is a no-cost New Jersey Department of Labor supported volunteer organization for professionals in transition. More Info

The County Connection, located near JC Penney’s at the Ocean County Mall, is a service of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. County residents can learn about programs, services and activities available to them in Ocean County. The County Connection is open regular mall hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. For more information, call (732)288-7777 or visit the County Connection web site at co.ocean.nj.us.

Einstein’s Alley Vet Career Connect - Einstein’s Alley Vet Career Connect is designed to match members of the New Jersey National Guard, a New Jersey veteran or the spouse of a veteran the veteran, to the career that is perfectly suited to them. This initiative focuses on the individual soldier’s strengths and motivations by using a proven Personality Assessment Profile that has been used by over 25K companies to assess over 2.5 million people. This Profile objectively quantifies an individual’s competencies as well as their strengths and potential and matches those core strengths to the requirements of a job. The expected outcome is a career and not just a job – with the employer needs matched to the employee’s career desires. For more information call (609)524-1200.

Dell’Omo Realtors in located at 3455 Route 66 in Neptune is teaming with the Monmouth County SPCA to find homes for people and pets. With every home sold Dell’Omo Realtors will sponsor a pet at the shelter. The office will also act as a drop-off location for blankets, towels other items for the MSPCA’s pets. For more information call (732)531-5008 or visit dellomorealtors.com

Ocean County Hunger Relief is collecting children's clothes, coats, & shoes (sizes infant to teen), book bags, and lunch boxes for needy children in Ocean County. There is a desperate need because the organization almost never has these items. Especially needed are baby items such as diapers, wipes, shampoo, baby wash, etc. The children receiving the donations are either very poor or homeless. Donations may be dropped off at the Hunger Relief office on North Main Street in Toms River or by calling (732) 505-HELP or by visiting ochungerrelief.org.

Jersey Shore Partnership - Did you know that bathing water quality at New Jersey’s ocean and bay beaches is checked at least once a week? Testing is done more frequently here than in any other state to make sure that our water is safe for swimming. New Jersey has set the standard for nationwide water quality testing. The Jersey Shore Partnership is New Jersey’s leading champion for beach protection and replenishment. To learn more, visit jerseyshorepartnership.com.

The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non profit, charitable organization dedicated to bringing hope and help to children in New Jersey who have been diagnosed with cancer seeks volunteers throughout the state to help them achieve this goal. Volunteer opportunities include providing material & emotional support, helping with parties & other fun activities for the children, helping with grant writing, public relations and media support, legal assistance, office help and printing services. Please call 732-458-4200 or visit ashleylaurenfoundation.org for more information.

Did you know nearly twenty percent of adults living in New Jersey cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application, decipher a train or bus schedule, or understand verbal instructions in the workplace? Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County is seeking volunteer tutors to teach basic literacy and English as a Second Language to local residents in Monmouth County. There are presently students waiting for tutors. They need your help. Training classes are being conducted now and throughout the coming months. Contact Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit www.lvmonmouthnj.org.