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Manchester Concert Fest
It’s an annual summer tradition: Manchester Township’s Recreation Department Manchester Concert Fest at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live music. Click Manchestertwp.com or call 732-657-8121 X5102 for more information.
- Wednesday, August 27: Jukebox Legends and the Infernos
United Way of Ocean County Stuff the Bus Supply Drive
United Way of Ocean County is continuing a ten-year tradition collecting supplies for children in need. Items such as back packs, multiple subject notebooks, highlighters, flash drives and loose leaf paper are needed.
The United Way also accepts monetary donations which can be sent to 650 Washington Street, Suite 2, Toms River, NJ 08753 with the notation, “Stuff the Bus.” For more information call 732-240-0311 or click uwocnj.org.
Friday, August 22
No One Fights Alone Dinner
No One Fights Alone holds a Chicken and Pasta Dinner to benefit Ocean of Love at the Beachwood Community Center from 6 p.m.- 11 p.m. Check their Facebook page for more information.
Saturday, August 23
Two Towns-One Voice-One Mission Concert
Jacquie Lee of NBC’s “The Voice” headlines the Two Towns-One Voice-One Mission concert at the Robert J. Collins Arena on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft starting at 7 p.m. to benefit Union Beach through the group Operation Provide Comfort, which is headed by former Marine and Colts Neck resident Jim Sfayer. She’ll be joined by Matthew Schuler, a fellow contestant from “The Voice” and The RockNRoll Chorus, a New Jersey-based voices-only rock and roll group. Call 800-514-3849 ot click opcunionbeach.org/tickets for more information.
Race at Gille Park
The Lacey Township Municipal Alliance holds their 14th Annual Race at Gille Park on Manchester Avenue in Forked River which includes a 5K Race, a One Mile Fun Run and Kiddie Dashes starting at 8 a.m. For sponsorship opportunities, registration fees, or further information call 609-693-1100, x2217 or click Lacey5K.com.
Silverton Volunteer Fire Company & Silverton Emergency Medical Services host a Quadruple Apparatus Dedication at the Firehouse on Kettle Creek Road in Toms River from 12noon – 5 p.m. with food, a raffle and entertainment. Click svfc29.com for more information.
BBBS Ocean County Mini Golf Outing
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County takes place at the Manchester Family Golf Center on Route 37 in Manchester from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Click bbbs.org for more information.
Sunday, August 24
The Monmouth County SPCA hosts a fundraiser at the Headliner on Route 35 in Neptune starting at 4 p.m. featuring prizes, a barbeque and live entertainment from Lynchburg Renegade and DJ Chris Knoxx. Call 732-775-6200 or click theheadliner.com for more information.
Saturday, August 30
Pig Roast Competition
Lakewood Elks Lodge #1432 Motorcycle Club hosts a Pig Roast Competition at the Lodge on West Kennedy Boulevard from 1 p.m – 6 p.m. to benefit veterans. Teams of chefs compete to win a $1,000 cash prize. Call 732-330-7649 for more information.
Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7
Asbury Park Oyster Festival
The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Asbury Park Oyster Festival in downtown Asbury Park on the waterfront near the historic Carousel building on Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7 with fun festival foods, live music, children’s amusements, over 75 crafters and vendors. Click asburyparkchamber.com for more information.
Saturday, September 6
Insane Inflatable 5K
The Insane Inflatable 5K takes place all day on the beach in Seaside Park. Made up of 12 – 15 inflatable obstacles, the 3.1 mile course will challenge you, surprise you, and leave you wanting more! The course isn’t just a couple of silly slides and bounce houses – it’s super-sized inflatables, It’s imagination and creativity times ten! Click insaneinflatable5k.com/jersey-shore/ for additional information.
Walk With Joe 5K Walk
The Walk with Joe Memorial 5K Walk takes place at Monouth Battlefield Park in Manalapan starting at 10 a.m. The Walk celebrates the lives of “Joe” Driscoll, Chris Gray, and Tom McCann, three of the thousands of heroes who tragically lost their lives on 9/11, and give comfort to their families. Joe Driscoll, lost his life on United Flight 93. A number of charities will benefit from the walk including The Samaritan Center food bank, The Freehold Open Door food bank, The Monmouth County Child Advocacy, The Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville PA and more. Click WalkWithJoe.org for registration and additional information.
Keyport Indians Football & Cheer hosts a Cornhold Tournament at the Tab Ramos Sports Center on Blair Road in Aberdeen from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Click KeyportIndians.org or call 732-995-5497 for more information.
Fux Foundation Benefit Concert at the Count Basie
The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank hosts a concert headlining Gloria Gaynor and the Village People to benefit the Michael Fux Foundation, whose mission is to create a family center at a hospital in Monmouth County. For more information and tickets call 732-842-9000 or click CountBasieTheatre.org.
Sunday, September 7
Walk for All Ages
The United Methodist Homes Foundation holds their 20th annual Walk for All Ages at Francis Asbury Manor in Ocean Grove to benefit the United Methodist Homes of New Jersey Foundation. Click umhnj.convio.net for more information.
Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14
New Jersey Wild Outdoor Expo
The New Jersey Department of Fish & Wildlife hosts the New Jersey Wild Outdoor Expo at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Celebrate outdoor recreation in New Jersey while trying a wide variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, hiking, shooting sports, rock climbing, camping skills, geocaching and wildlife watching. Demonstrations of sporting and tracking dogs, historical re-enactments, SCUBA dives, turkey calling, nature photography and more. Call 609-259-6961 or click wildoutdoorexpo.com for more information.
Saturday, September 13
Jersey Shore Truck Pull
Move For Hunger hosts its first Jersey Shore Truck Pull at the Headliner on Route 35 in Neptune starting at 3 p.m as teams of 10 compete to pull a truck across the finish line in the fastest time. An after-party begins at 5:30 p.m. with live music, barbeque, raffles and more. Click MoveForHunger.org. for more information.
Seaside Semper Five
The Seaside Semper Five and 1 mile fun run takes place in Seaside Park to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps and the MARSOC Foundation starting at 9 a.m. The U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is the Marine Corps service component to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). MARSOC trains, organizes, equips and, when directed by Commander, USSOCOM, deploys task-organized, scalable and responsive U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Forces in support of Combatant Commanders and other Agencies.Click seasidesemperfive.org for additional information.
A Day For Danny Concert
A Day for Danny Concert funraiser takes place at Legget’s Sand Bar on First Avenue in Manasquan from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The concert benefits former Manasquan police chief Danny Scimeca, who has been diagnosed with ALS. Bands scheduled to perform include Ronnie and the Engineers, Turnpike Mike and Chrissy & Pat. Click here for tickets and more information.
Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee Benefit
A benefit for the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee takes place at VFW Post #8867 on Adamston Road in Brick starting at 12 noon. For more information call 732-477-6507.
Blessing of the Animals & Pet Adoption Day
Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church and People & Paws Pet Ministry present their Blessing of the Animanls and Pet Adoption Day at the church located at 714 Herbertsville Road in Brick from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 732-458-2080 for registration and additional information.
Sunday, September 14
Courage from Kyle Poker Run & Pig Roast
Courage From Kyle “Never Give Up” hosts their 3rd annual Pig Roast and Poker Run at Harley-Davidson of Ocean County on Route 70 in Lakewood starting at 12 noon. Click CourageFromKyle.com or call 609-220-0417 for more information. Rain date is September 21.
Friday, September 19
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County hold their annual Casino Night at the Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.. For more information call 732-505-3400 or click bbbsoc.org.
Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21
The Lakewood Lions Club hosts their annual Ranaissance Faire in Pine Park on Country Club Road in Lakewood from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Watch 16th century knights in their shiny armor jousting on their horses and fighting in hand to hand combat, take in the artisans, strolling musicians, storytellers, and magicians, belly dancers and witness the crowning of the Faire’s King and Queen chosen from children ages 10 and under dressed in period costume. Click lakewoodrenfair.com for more information.
Saturday, September 20
CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth 5 Mile Run
The 2nd annual CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth 5 Mile Run and 5 Mile Race/Walk takes place at the Howell Elks Club starting at 9 a.m. Call 732-240-6104 or click contactoceanmonmouth.org for additional information.
Festival of the Sea
The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the 37th annual Festival of the Sea street fair from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. There’s fun activities for the kids plus the chance to sample dishes from area restaurants and shop arts and crafts vendors. Call 732-899-2424 or click PointPleasantBeachChamberofCommerce.com for more information. Rain date is Sunday, September 21.
Jared Gaedt Benefit
A benefit Gift Auction for Jared Gardt takes place at the Hamilton Firehouse banquet hall on Jumping Brook Road in Neptune starting at 4:30 p.m. 3-year-old Jared suffers from PVL (periventricular leukomalacia), a rare seizure disorder, chronic lung disease and cerebral palsy. Call 732-539-1419 for tickets and additional information.
Sunday, September 21
Chef Mike’s Endless Summer
Chef Mike’s Endless Summer Beach Party takes place at Chef Mike’s ABG on Central Avenue in South Seaside Park from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. to benefit Hometown Heroes. Enjoy food from 10 of the Jersey Shore’s best chefs, local beers and wines, live music, beach games and more. Click ChefMikesABG.com for more information.
Saturday, September 26
Home Sweet Home Gala
HABCore hosts its 2nd annual Home Sweet Home Gala at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. HABcore is an organization which provides permanent and affordable housing for the homeless and disabled population in Monmouth and Ocean counties. They provide supportive services that are specifically designed to address the needs of every individual resident in their program. Click habcore.org or call (732)544-1975 for more information.
Saturday, September 27
Walk to End Alzheimers
The Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association holds the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the corner of Baltimore and Arnold Avenues in Point Pleasant Beach beginning with registration at 9 a.m. It is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. To register or for more information click here.
Sunday, September 28
Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival
The 5th annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival takes place in the White Street parking lot from 12noon- 7 p.m with live music, oysters prepared in a variety of ways and activities for the kids. Click acoollittletown.com for more information.
Saturday, October 4
Shark Run 5K
The Bay Head Home and School Association holds their annual Shark Run 5K to benefit the Bay Head Elementary School which suffered significant damage and loss from Superstorm Sandy and is still working to rebuild the school. Click SharkRun5K.com for registration and additional information.
Concours d’Elegance to Benefit BBBSMMC
The Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance to benefit Bib Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties takes place at Hop Brook Farm on Holmdel Road in Holmdel from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. as car collectors and affcionados display over 135 antique automobiles and motorcycles. There will also be a fashion show. Click monmouthcountyconcours.com for more information.
Saturday, October 11
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks hosts the Jersey Shore Walk Now at the Great Lawn on the boardwalk in Long Branch, a fun-filled, family friendly event and is their single most powerful fundraiser to fund vital research that will lead to about Autism. Click WalkNowForAutismSpeaks.org for more information.
Color Me Belmar Run for FRA 3K
The first Color Me Belmar Run for FRA (Family Resouce Associates) 3K takes place along Belmar Beach on First Avenue and Ocean Avenot starting at 10 a.m. Participants can walk or run together and all are welcome to participate as long as they have fun and don’t take things too seriously and there are no age limits. The run will benefit local children with developmental disabilities served by FRA. Click frainc.org for more information.
Saturday, October 18
Point Pleasant Beach Chowder & Music Fest
The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce presents their 2nd annual Chowder & Music Fest with a beer garden, crafters and chowder sampling. Click PointPleasantBeachChamber.com for more information.
Light the Night Walk
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosts their Light the Night Walk at the Great Lawn in Long Branch starting at 5 p.m. The Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and the most promising cancer research anywhere. Click here for more information.
Sunday, October 19
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event takes place in Point Pleasant Beach starting at 8 a.m. Making Strides Against Breast Cance is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what can be done to reduce our breast canco need them. Click MakingStridesWalk.org for more information.
Sunday, October 26
Point Pleasant Halloween Parade
The 34th annual Costume and Float Halloween Parade in Point Pleasant steps off from the STS Tire on Bridge Avenue in Point Pleasant at 1p.m. Click er risk, and to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women whPointPleasantChamber.com for more
Around The Shore
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 Plaza II on Route 35 in Ocean Township 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 ajdellomo.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.