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SPECIAL EVENTS

Community Pumpkin Patch
Toms River Field of Dreams holds their Community Pumpkin Patch  located at 714 Main Street in Toms River Monday, October 16 - Saturday, October 21 from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. each day. Field of Dreams is raising funds to build an athletic field for those with disabilities. Call 732-349-0745 or check their Facebook page for more information.


 

October

Thursday, October 19

Chamberfest Halloween Spooktacular
The Brick Township Chamber of Commerce holds their annual Chamberfest at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune at 6 p.m with a Halloween themed costume party. Call 732-477-4949 click brickchamber.com for more information.

Starry Night Masquerade
Care-One and Innovcare host the Starry Night Masquerade at Skylight Clarkson North located at 570 Washington Street in New York from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. to benefit Puerto Rico hurricane relief. Click care-one.com/puertorico for tickets and more information


Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21

EAKFEST Halloween Festival
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds their EAKFEST Halloween Festival at the VFW Post on Adamston Rd in Brick Friday, October 20 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 21 from 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Enjoy hayrides, a haunted trail, craft vendors. face painting, food, live music and carnival games (Saturday only). Also on Saturday take in five Jersey Premier Championship Wrestling matches. Click eakfest.com for more information.


Saturday, October 21

Harvest Arts Festival
Downtown Toms River hosts the Harvest Arts Festival in downtown Toms River from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a juried art show,food trucks, handcraft & merchandise vendors,a beer and wine garden, Live entertainment, kids activities, pumpkin painting and more. Click downtowntomsriver.com for more information.

Music Under The Stars
The Manchester Township High School Marching Band hosts their Music Under the Stars: Marching Band Competition at the school on Colonial Drive in Manchester fromnm 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. featuring 10 of the area’s best high school marching bands. Call 732-773-3126 for more information.

A Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour
The H.W. Mountz School PTA holds their Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sample cuisine from area chefs and caterers in several Spring Lake homes. Click springlakekitchentour.com for tickets and additional information.


Sunday, October 22

Trick or Treat Street and Howl-O-Ween
The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District hosts Trick or Treat Street and Howl-O-Ween on the boardwalk from noon until 5 pm. Enjoy pumpkin decorating, pumpkin chucking, a dog and kids costume parade, trick or treating and more. Call 732-830-3700 or click exit82.com for more information.

Cancer Survivor Bingo & Ocean Cream Social
Relay for Life of Berkeley/Lacey hosts a Bingo & Ice Cream Social for Cancer Survivors at the Bayville Elks Lodge on Route 9 in Bayville starting at 1 p.m. Call 732-206-3535 or click survivorssocial.eventbrite.com for more information.

Man of the Year Celebration
The Seaside Italian American Club holds its annual Man of the Year celebration at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant Beach to honor Seaside Heights mayor Anthony Vaz. Call 732-278-0925 for tickets and more information.

5K Run & Race Walk
CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties hold their 5K Run & Race Walk at Howell High School starting at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a 1M Run & 1M Walk. Click contactoceanmonmouth.org or call 732-240-6104 for registration and more information.


Tuesday, October 24

Mind Reading Show
The Toms River High School East Art Club hosts a Mind Reading Show by Flavian in the school’s media center located at 1225 Raider Way in Toms River starting at 7 p.m. Click flavian.net for tickets and more information.


Wednesday, October 25

People’s Pantry Gala
The People’s Pantry hosts its 4th annual gala at the Laurita Winery on Archertown Road in New Egypt from 6:30 p.m. – 10 30 p.m. to honor Chris Nolze, founder of Chris’s Fight for Cure. Click thepeoplespantry.org for tickets and more information.


Thursday, October 26

Casino Royale
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore host their inaugural Casino Royale fundraiser at the Reception Center at St. Clement located at 172 Freneau Street in Matawan starting at 6:30 p.m. Click Jerseyshoregirlscouts.org or call 732-938-5454 for tickets and more information.


Friday, October 27

Gift Basket Auction
The Ocean County 4H Gift Basket Auction takes place at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood stating at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information call 732-349-1227.


Saturday, October 28

Soul Kitchen Chili Cook Off
Help select the winner of the JBJ Soul Kitchen Chili Cook-Off at the the Soul Kitchen located at 1769 Hooper Avenue in Toms River from 1p.m. – 4 p.m. as first responder chefs put up their best chili for a vote. Call 732) 731-1414 or their Facebook page for more information on competing and voting.


Tuesday, October 31

Toms River Halloween Parade
Toms River Fire Company #1 holds their 79th annual Halloween Parade starting at the Toms River Shopping on Route 37 at Route 166 at 7 p.m. The parade goes down Main Street and ends at the corner of Washington Street and Hooper Avenue. There is no pre-registration. Click trfc1.org for more information.


November

Saturday, November 4

Tricky Tray
Pinwheel Place holds their Tricky Tray fundraiser, Empowering Heroes, at St. Dorthea’s Church on Broad Street in Eatontown from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Click pinwheelplace.org for tickets and more information.

Vendor Fair & Flea Market
Zonta of Southern Ocean County hosts a Vendor Fair & Flea Market at the Barnegat Community Center from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to benefit Guiding Light House which provides transitional housing and support services for women veterans. Call 732-551-5749 for more information.

Art & Autism – Creating and Celebrating
The Brick Library on Chambers Bridge Rd in Brick hosts Art & Autism – Creating and Celebrating , an exhibit of art works created by the autistic and disabled students of Lakewood Middle School. All art works will be on sale for purchase. Call 732- 477-4513 for more information.

Holiday Bazaar
Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church hosts a Holiday Bazaar, Gift Basket Sale and Bake Sale at the church on Route 9 in Barnegat from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m..


Sunday, November 5

Holiday Paint Party
The Jackson VFW #4703 Auxiliary hosts a Holiday Paint Party at the VFW hall located at 54 Magnolia Drive in Jackson starting at noon. Call 732-674-5175 for more information.


Sunday, November 26

Holiday Craft & Vendor Far
The Jersey Shore Animal Center hosts a Holiday Craft Fair & Vendor Fair at the Elks Lodge on Hooper Avenue in Brick from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 732-262-1601 for more information.

December

Friday, December 1

Rock the House
Shore House hosts their first Rock the House concert fundraiser at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park starting at 7 p.m. with 4 live bands including Kristen Baum & Pat Raff acoustic duo, Ladd Franco Band, a raffle and more. Shore House is a membership organization dedicated to providing resources and supportive services to people with mental illness so that they may have a fulfilling life. Call 732- 759-1595 for tickets and more information.


Saturday, December 2

Holiday Bazaar
Manchester Township Elementary School’s 5th Grade holds its Holiday Bazaar at the school on North Colonial Drive in Manchester from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vendors welcome. Call 732-323-9600 for more information.


Saturday, December 9

Winter Craft Sale
The Brick Marching Dragon hold their annual Winter Craft Sale at Brick Township High School on Chambers Bridge Road in Brick from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 848-333-4026 to reserve a table and for additional 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.