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Tuesday, September 20
The Ocean County College Foundation hosts its 15th annual Golf Outing at the Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson starting at 11 a.m. Call 732-255-0492 for additional information.
Friday, September 23
A Toast To Dennis
The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Fund hosts the 8th anniversary A Toast to Dennis – A Night of Remembrance at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale from 7 p.m. until midnight. The night will also remember those from Monmouth County who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks and a reverse auction to assist the Fund in sponsoring service dogs for warriors suffering from PTSD and/or traumatic brain injuries. Click runwithdennis.org for more information.
Dining in the Dark 2
The New Jersey Blind Citizens Association hosts Dining in the Dark 2 at Piazza Di Roma on Route 34 in Aberdeen from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Enjoy dinner and comedian Vinny Brand but with optional blindfolds on. Call 732-291-0878 or click njbca.org for tickets and more information.
Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25
Asbury Park Fall Bazaar + Indian Summer Music Festival
The 3rd annual Asbury Park Fall Bazaar + Indian Summer Music Festival at Convention Hall in Asbury Park takes place on Saturday & Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. each day with three stages, independent artisan vendors, beach camping, bonfire, yoga and brunch. Click asburyparkbazaar.com for more information.
Saturday, September 24
Race for Respect
The OceanCares Foundation holds its Race for Respect on the boardwalk in Seaside Park starting at 8 a.m. with a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Click OceanMHS.org or call 732-269-4849 for more information.
The Howell High School Competition Cheer Squad holds a Car Wash in the parking lot of the Chik-Fil-A on Route 9 in Howell from 9:30 a.m. – noon. Call 848-667-1025 for more information.
The Taste & Sounds of Mexico
The Forked River Presbyterian Church hosts The Taste & Sounds of Mexico at the Lacey Township Community Center starting at 6 p.m. featuring entertainment from singer Arturo Leon and Company. Call 609-693-5624 for tickets and additional information.
The Lacey Township Historical Society holds their 23rd annual Apple Festival at the Lacey Old Schoolhouse Museum on Route 9 in Forked River from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with kids games, homemade apple pie, music, pumpkin painting, fire truck rides and more. Call 609-971-0467 for more information.
Luau for Landon
Team Landon holds Luau for Landon at the VFW Post on Veterans Boulevard in Bayville in support of Landon, an 18-month-old boy recently diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eye.Call 848-448-1006 for tickets and additional information.
Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1, Station No. 38 holds its first Fire Fest on at Vista Park, Riverside Drive in Pine Beach from from noon until 6 p.m. with food trucks, crafters, music, activities for the children, and fire safety and rescue demonstrations. Call 732-966-1873 or click pbfirefest.com for more information.
Monmouth Day Care Center (MDCC hosts its 7th annual Touch-a-Truck at the Red Bank Middle School located at 101 Harding Road in Red Bank from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ambulances, fire engines, military vehicles, limousines, dump trucks and other construction equipment will be displayed in the Middle School parking lot, where kids will get a closer look at the vehicles they love to see every day! Donate a non-perishable food item for Lunch Break, a Red Bank non-profit that provides food & clothing for those in need and receive an extra activity ticket. Click monmouthdaycarecenter1969.org or 732-741-4313 for tickets and additional information.
Sunday, September 25
Autism Friendly Skateboard Clinic
The Asbury Park Skate Foundation holds an Autism Friendly Skateboard Clinic at the Asbury Park Carousel located at 700 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park from noon to 2 p.m. Click askate.org. for more information.
Hugh Claus Memorial Run
The Chip Miller Amyloiosis Foundation holds the Hugh Claus Memorial Run on the basketball courts in South Seaside Park starting at 9 a.m. Click chipmiller.org or call 732- 278-4201 for more information.
Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2
Seaside Heights hosts an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 2 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Boulevard. Click exit82.com for more information.
Attic & Bake Sale
Three Little Kittens holds their annual Attic & Bake Sale Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2 at the 5107 7th Avenue in Asbury Park. Rain date is October 8 & 9. Click threelittlekittens.org or call 732-988-3024 for more information.
Saturday, October 1
Street Devils Hockey Sign Up
The Street Devils sneaker hockey league for boys and girls age 6-16 holds a sign-up for the season at the Beachwood Elementary School located at 901 Berkeley Avenue in Beachwood starting at 10 a.m. Click streetdevils.tripod.com for more information.
Beach Haven Fire Block Party
The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company hosts their annual Block Party at the firehouse on South Bay Avenue from noon – 8 p.m. Enjoy domestic beer & wine plus live music from Rock Lobster, bounce house and more. Click beachhavenfire.com or call 609-290-1290 for tickets and additional information.
The Manchester Volunteer Fire Company holds a Comedy Night Benefit at their firehouse on Commonwealth Boulevard starting at 5 p.m. headlined by Ryan Mahar. Call 732-864-6965 for tickets and additional information.
Beach Volleyball Tournament
The Driftwood Cabana Club hosts a Beach Volleyball Tournament at the club on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright from noon until 4 p.m. to benefit CPC Behavioral Heathcare Addiction Recovery Services. Call 732-741-6400 for additional information.
Fall Festival and Poker Run
The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company holds their 9th annual Fall Festival and Poker Run at the Firehouse on Kettle Creek Road in Toms River from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The festival starts with a motorcycle poker run and ends with live music, fire demonstrations, games and more. Call 732-255-1122 or click svfc29.com for more information.
Sunday, October 2
Beach Barbeque Bash
Tails of Hope animal rescue hosts their Beach Barbeque Bash at the Anchor’s Bend on Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Click tailsofhopenj.com or call 732-660-8440 for tickets and more information.
Monday, October 3
Manasquan Elks Lodge #2534 hosts a Golf Tournament at the Spring Meadow Golf Course on Atlantic Avenue in Farmingdale starting at 11 a.m. Call 732-223-2534 for more information.
Thursday, October 6
The United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties hosts a Casino Night at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury on Obre Place in Shrewsbury from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. to benefit their Women’s Leadership Council. Click uwmoc.org or call 848-206-2035 for tickets and additional information.
Saturday, October 8
Pound the Pavement for Purple
The Pancreatic Cancer Pound the Pavement for Purple 5K Run & 2 mile Walk takes place at Veterans Memorial Park on Old Corlies Avenue in Neptune from 10 a.m. rain or shine to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation. Click runsignup.com for more information.
Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 hosts an Octoberfest celebration at the lodge’s grove from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. with traditional German food and live music from Timeless Soundz. For tickets and additional information call 609-597-1107.
Late Nite Catechism 2
The Knights of Columbus #3826 of Manahawkin present the comedy Late Nite Catechism 2 at the Stafford Arts Center starting at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and additional information click brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006.
Beach to Bay 5K/Walk for the Animals
The Jersey Shore Animal Center holds their 5th annual Beach to Bay 5K/Walk for the Animals at Brick Beach III starting at 8:30 a.m. Call 732-920-1600 or click jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org for more information.
Saturday, October 15
Day of Hope
Jersey Shore United hosts a Day of Hope with surfer Bethany Hamilton at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Click jerseyshoreunited.org or call 732-914-8885 for tickets and additional information.
Dinner and Gift Auction
OSK of Toms River (Our Special Kids) holds a Dinner and Gift Auction at the Elks Lodge on Washington Street in Toms River starting at 5:30 p.m. Call 848-448-6364 for tickets and additional information.
Thursday, October 13
Ocean County Women ‘s Hall of Fame Dinner
Soroptimist International of the Toms River Area hosts their 13th annual Ocean County Women’s Hall of Fame Dinner at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center on Route 37 in Toms River starting at 5:30 P.M. Proceeds from this event will be used to support a variety of humanitarian programs for Ocean County residents. Call 908-600-8738 for tickets and additional information.
Sunday, October 16
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk takes place in Point Pleasant Beach starting at 10 a.m. Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by walking Click acsevents.org to form a team and for more information.
Thursday, October 20
The Brick Chamber of Commerce hosts their 60th anniversary Chamberfest at the River Rock restaurant & marina bar on Route 70 in Brick from 5:30 p.m. – 7 :30 p.m.showcasing chamber services and the opportunity to network. Click their Facebook page for more information.
Saturday, October 22
Jersey Shore 5K & Team Hope Walk
The Jersey Shore 5K & Team Hope Walk to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America takes place at the Belmar Fishing Club located at 100 Ocean Ave in Belmar starting at 9 a.m. Click hdsa.donordrive.com for more information.
Ride for the Animals
The Animal Protection League of New Jersey holds their Ride for the Animals at Allaire State Park in Wall starting at 10 a.m. Ride or walk the paths at the park and dress up as an animal too. Call 732-446-6808 or click aplnj.org for more information.
Jersey Shore Free To Breathe Walk
Free to Breathe holds their inaugural Jersey Shore Free To Breathe Walk on the boardwalk at Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant Beach starting at 9 a.m. Free to Breathe is a a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.. Click freetobreathe.org/jerseyshore for more information.
A Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour
The H.W. Mountz Elementary School PTA holds their Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour, a self-guided tour of Spring Lake homes with the chance to sample cusine from top chefs and caterers takes place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click springlakekitchentour.com for tickets and additional information.
Sunday, November 6
Autism MVP Foundation Walk Event
The 2nd annual Autism MVP Foundation Walk Event takes place at Thompson Park in Lincroft starting with the walk at 11 a.m. and a day of family fun to benefit their programs, including a ground breaking initiative led by Monmouth University’s Department of Education, where educators and paraprofessionals at an area school district will receive further training on how to work with children on the autism spectrum. Click autismmvp.org for more information.
Monday, November 7
Dreams at the Shore Gift Auction
Dream Factory of the Jersey Shore holds a Gift Auction at the Mill at Spring Lake starting at 6 p.m. to help the organization provide dreams to chronically and critically ill children. Call 732-894-3995 or click dreamfactoryincnwj.org for more information.
Monday, November 14
Forks, Corks and Hops
The Algonquin Arts Center holds Forks, Corks and Hops at the Mill in Spring Lake starting at 6 p.m. Sample dishes from local restaurants and wine & beer from area distributors. Call 732-528-9211 or click algonquinarts.org for tickets and 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.