Beach Bulletin Board
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Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25
Bradley Beach Lobsterfest
The Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce presents their Bradley Beach Lobsterfest on the boardwalk on Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m . and Sunday, June 25 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. with six live bands, vendors, kids activities including a water slide, beer & wine garden and more. Click BBLobsterfest.com for more information.
Saturday, June 24
Kickoff to Summer Food Truck Festival
The Lavallette Business Association hosts their Kickoff to Summer Food Truck Festival on the Lavallette Bayfront at Philadelphia Avenue from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. with food trucks, live music, kids activities and more. Click enjoylavallette.com for tickets and more information.
Motorcycle Run & Picnic
The New Jersey State Elks hold their Veterans & Motorcycle Committees Ride and Picnic at Jackson Elks Lodge #274 located on East Veterans Highway in Jackson. The ride begins at 10 a.m. from the Jackson lodge as well as the Jamesburg Elks on Railroad Avenue. Call 732-363-4101 for more information.
Sunday, June 25
Middletown Elks #2179 hosts a Cornhole Tournament at their lodge in Church Street in Belford from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check their Facebook page for more information.
Day on the Bay
The Barnegat Recreation Disability Advisory Board holds their Day on the Bay event offering free boat rides for kids and adults with special needs at Bob’s Bay Marina located at 459 East Bay Ave in Barnegat from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call 609-698-0080 X130 for more information.
Pine Beach 5K
The Ocean Running Club holds their Pine Beach 5K and Mile Fun Run along the Toms River starting at 8 a.m. to benefit the Pine Beach Volunteer Fire and Police Departments and scholarships. Call 609-709-6886 or click pinebeach5k.com for more information.
Wednesday, June 28
Lighthouse Painting Party
Lanoka Harbor Fire Co #1 hosts a Lighthouse Painting Party at their fire hall on Warrant Avenue in Lanoka Harbor from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Click hfd61.com for more information.
Thursday, June 29 – Sunday, July 2
The Wall Fair takes place at the Wall Township Municipal Complex Thursday, June 29 – Sunday, July 2 with live entertainment, rides, a petting zoo and more including fireworks to end the fair on Sunday. Click wallfair.mmdacawdemy.com for additional information.
Sunday, July 2
Sunday In the Park
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs at Marine Park in red Bank starting at 8 pm.Click RedBank.org for more information.
Tuesday, July 4
The Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce holds their 27th annual Oceanfest , an all day family friendly festival with crafts, food and more along the promenade that ends with a fireworks display at dusk. Click oceanfestnj.com for more information.
Sunday, July 9
Lunch Break hosts a Vendor Day at 59 Broad Street in Freehold from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch Break fr provides life’s basic necessities- food, clothing, and fellowship for our community members in need at no cost. Click lunchbreak.org or call 732-586-2121 for more information.
Poker Run & Gift Auction
Ocean Thunder H.O.G. holds their 2nd annual Children’s Specialized Hospital Poker Run & Gift Auction beginning and ending at Harley Davidson of Ocean County on Route 70 in Lakewood starting at 9 a.m. Call 732-503-1735 or click pokerrunforkids.kintera.org for more information.
Tuesday, July 11
Secret Gardens of Brick Tour & Tea
The Brick Garden Club holds Secret Gardens of Brick Tour & Tea, a tour of seven Brick homes. Click brickgardenclub.com or call 732-920-8231 for tickets and more information.
Saturday, July 15
Family Chicken Barbeque
The Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Company holds their 38th annual Family Chicken Barbeque at the firehouse on Clayton Avenue in Toms River from noon until 6 p.m. featuring a live performance by Shorty Long. Call 732-644-4075 for more information.
Wooden Boat Festival
The Toms River Seaport Society holds their 40th Wooden Boat Festival in Huddy Park on Water Street in Toms River . Click tomsriverseaport.org for more information.
Rib Cook Off
American Legion Rider #348 holds their 10th annual Rib Cook Off at their post on Mantoloking Road in Brick starting at 1 p.m. Call 908- 910-9658 or click brickpost348.org for more information.
Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30
The Brick Children’s Community Theatre presents Peter Pan at the Strand Theater in Lakwood Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30. Click bcct.org for tickets and more information.
Saturday, July 29
The annual Soulsational Festival takes place at Veterans Park in Bayville starting at 11 a.m. featuring live music on two stages, 150 vendors, food trucks, yoga, a kids village, arts & crafts and more. Click Soulsational.info for more information.
Wednesday, August 2
Bum Rogers Crab Row
Bum Rogers Crabhouse holds their first Crab Row along 4 miles of open ocean off Berkeley Township and Seaside Park starting at 10:30 a.m.at 24th Ave in Seaside Park . Jersey Shore lifeguards will experience the competition, camaraderie and a wide array of surf rescue boats. Call 732-604-9918 for registration and more information.
Sunday, September 10
Daniel Patrick McCann III Poker Run
Manasquan Hook & Ladder Fire Company #1 holds the Daniel Patrick McCann III Poker Run to benefit the NJ Fallen Firefighters Memorial starting at Shoreline Harley Davidson in Long Branch and ending at Manasquan Hook & Ladder #1 located at 33 Abe Vorhees Drive in Manasquan with live music, a barbeque and more, Call 732-223-0929 for more information.
Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17
Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire
The Lakewood Lions Club holds their Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire at Pine Park in Lakewood starting at 10 a.m. See jousting in full combat armour and knights in hand to hand combat, Archers using the English long bow, magicians, fire eaters, belly dancers and more including merchandise for sale of the era and food. Click lakewoodrenfair.com/ for more information.
Saturday, September 23:
Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society hosts their Relay For Life at Bradley Park in Asbury Park to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Click relay.acsevents.org for 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.