Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties Holiday Meal Appeal
Support the The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean and their holiday meal appeal. Help a local family by making a monetary donation. Every $1.00 provides 3 meals, or you can donate frozen turkeys, chickens, stuffing, canned vegetables, or mixed fruit at either of the FoodBank locations at 3300 Route 66 in Neptune or 1769 Hooper Avenue in Toms River. For more drop-off locations or to donate online click


Thursday, December 15th … The Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 hosts their Festival of Trees at the Lodge located at 600 Washington Street in Toms River from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Vote for your favorite non-profit’s Christmas tree to help the winner receive a cash donation from the Lodge. Call 732-814-9933 for more information.


Friday, December 16th …. The NJ Dance Project presents The Nutcracker Ballet performed by area dance students of all ages at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the campus of Ocean County College in Toms River starting at 5 p.m. for tickets and additional information.


Friday, December 16th ….. Brick Elks Lodge #2151 hosts a Hoop Shoot-Free Throw Contest at Drum Point Elementary School located at 41 Drum Point Road in Brick from 6:30 p.m. -9 p.m. for Brick residents age 8-13. Call 973- 796-4950 for more information.


Monday, December 19th …. Holiday Express performs all the songs they perform around the state throughout the hoiliday season at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank starting at 7:30 p.m. Click or call 732- 544-8010 for tickets and more information.


Saturday, December 24th …. Congregation B’nai Israel hosts a Community Candle Lighting at the temple located at 1488 Old Freehold Road in Toms River starting at 5 p.m. Click or call 732-349-1244 for more information.


Saturday, December 31st ….. The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District hosts First Night Ocean County In Seaside Heights, a family celebration along the boardwalk with fun for the entire family ending with fireworks at 5 p.m.Bracelets are on sale at the County Connection office at the Ocean County Mail in Toms River. Click for more information.


Saturday, January 14th  ….. The Lacey Township High School Fishing Club hosts their 8th Annual Fisherman’s Flea Market at the LTHS Gym located at 73 Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to fund multiple fishing trips taken throughout the school year plus scholarships for student members. Call 609-661-3003 for more details


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