Saturday, January 28th … The Southern Regional Memorial Scholarship Fund hosts their Bowling for Scholarship Dollars at Thunderbird Lanes on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Call 732-812-1415 for more information.


Sunday, January 29th …. Congregation B’nai Israel hosts an American Red Cross blood drive at the temple located at 1488 Old Freehold Road in Toms River from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Click or call 732-349-1244 for more information.


Saturday, February 11th …. Mystic Island American Legion Post #493 holds a Valentine’s Dinner & Comedy Show at the Post on Radio Road in Little Egg Harbor starting at 5 p.m. or call 732-903-4386 for tickets and more information.


Disney Family Fun is coming to Toms River …. Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve pulls into the station at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts  at Ocean County College in Toms River on Saturday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. For concert tickets, call the Grunin Center Box Office at Ocean County College, 732-255-0500 or visit


Getting ready for the Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade in Seaside Heights …. It’s a fundraiser for the Ocean County St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. It’s an “Irish Wake” at Hemingway’s Café in Seaside Heights on Saturday, February 18th from 3 to 8 pm. This year the Parade honors Timothy Ryan who will be the Parade Grand Marshall. Music will be provided by Ballyhaunis Pipe & Drum Corp.  Tickets are $10. To get tickets and additional information Call President Tom King @ 848-448-0134 or Vice President Pat Jockel @ 609-489-9221 ….


Sunday, February 19th … The OceanCares Foundation Art & Soul Brunch takes place at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts Gallery on the campus of Ocean County College in Toms River from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. showcasing the tremendous talent OceanMHS has discovered from individuals suffering with mental illness. Click or call 732-349-5550 for more information.


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



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