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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society holds their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Sunday, October 15 at Ocean and Arnold Avenues in Point Pleasant Beach starting with registration at 8 a.m. The non-competitive walk raises awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer and brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. Click makingstrides.acsevents.org for more information about forming a team.
Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24
Que By The Sea
The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District holds their 9th Annual Que By The Sea BBQ Festival & Competition Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Sunday, September 24 from 10 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Grant Avenue in Seaside Heights. Enjoy live music all day, arts & crafters and more. Click exit82.com or call 732- 830-3700 for more information.
Saturday, September 23
Charity Soccer Game
The Lacey Soccer Adult Co-ed League plays a charity game at William Hebrew Park in Lacey at 6 p.m. to benefit the Lacey Food Bank and Toys for Tots. Please bring a non-perishable food item and/or a unwrapped toy in support of the organizations.
Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s New Jersey (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter) holds their Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s at the corner of Arnold & Baltimore Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach. to raise awareness and funds to support local programs for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in New Jersey. Click alznj.org for more information.
Monmouth Day Care Center holds their 8th annual Touch-A-Truck at the Red Bank Middle School located at 101 Harding Road in Red Bank from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ambulances, fire engines, military vehicles, limousines, dump trucks and other construction equipment will be displayed in the parking lot for kids to get a closer look. Click monmouthdaycarecenter1969.org, or call 732-741-4313 for tickets and more information.
Pine Beach Fire Fest II
The Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Co. hosts their Pine Beach Fire Fest II at Vista Park in Pine Beach from noon until 6 p.m. with games and fireman demonstrations. Click pbfirefest.com or call 732-773-4725 for more information.
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.
Sunday, September 24
The Brick Rotary Club holds their Dog Fest at the VFW on Adamston Road in Brick starting at 11 a.m. You and your dog can enjoy dog contests, a K9 demonstration, adoption parade and more. Click brickrotary.com or call 732-664-4233 for more information.
Block Party Fundraiser
Seaside Park PBA #182 hosts a Block Party Fundraiser on 23rd and Central Avenue in Seaside Park to benefit the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Dept and Berkeley Township PBA #237 from noon until 7 p.m. with food, beer and live music. Click bumrogerstavern.com for tickets and more information.
Hugh Claus Memorial 5K Run/Walk
The Hugh Claus Memorial 5K Run/Walk takes place at South Seaside Park on 24th Street in Berkeley Township starting with registration at 7 a.m. to benefit the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation for Amyloidosis research and awareness. Click chipmiller.org for more information.
Saturday, September 30
Shamrocks By The Sea
Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee holds their inaugural Shamrocks by the Sea Irish festival at the Seaside Park Marina Lawn from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Check their Facebook page for more information.
Fall Craft & Vendor Fair
The Bradley Beach Ladies Auxiliary of the Bradley Beach Fire Department hold their Fall Craft & Vendor Fair at Riley Park located on Main Street in Bradley Beach starting at 9 a.m.
Hello Fall Fair
Ladies Auxiliary Unit #166 hosts their Hello Fall Fair with vendors and crafters at the American Legion on River Ave in Lakewood from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 1
Food Allergy Heroes Walk
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) holds their Food Allergy Heroes Walk at the Great Lawn Pavillion, Ocean Avenue in West Long Branch starting at 9 a.m. to recognize the courage and determination of food allergy families, and to empower these everyday heroes to end food allergy fears for good. Click fare.foodallergy.org for more information.
Shoreline Heart Walk
The American Heart Association holds their Shoreline Heartwalk along the Asbury Park boardwalk to help fight heart disease and stroke starting at 10 a.m. in Bradley Park. Click 2.heart.org for registration and additional information.
Tuesday. October 3
Meet & Greet
The Ocean County Chamber of Commerce hosts a Meet and Greet at TGIFriday’s on Route 70 in Brick from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Click oceancountychamber.com for more information
Thursday, October 5
The A Tail to Tell Puppy Mill Rescue hosts a golf outing at the Gambler Ridge golf course on Burlington Path Rd in Cream Ridge starting at 1 p.m. Click ATailToTell.com or call 732-604-5738 for more information.
Friday, October 6
Putting for Pooches
Pitties and Pals Rescue holds their first Putting for Pooches Golf Outing at the Gambler Ridge golf course in Cream Ridge starting at noon. Click pittiesandpals.com or call 732-814-9889 for tickets and more information.
Saturday, October 7
Wine, Craft Brew and Jazz in the Park
SPUR (Special People United to Ride) holds their Wine, Craft Brew and Jazz in the Park fundraiser at the Tatum Park Holland Activity Center starting at 7 p.m. . Sample a selection of wines,craft beers, complementary cheeses and light fare with live music from Delta Noir. Click spuronline.org or call 732- 842-8425 for tickets and more information.
5K Color Run
Toms River Field of Dreams holds aa 5K Color Run at Barnegat High School starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. Call 732- 998-3667 or click tomsriverfieldofdreams.com for more information.
Fall Festival and Poker Run
The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company holds their 10th annual Fall Festival and Poker Run at the Silverton Fire House on Kettle Creek Rd in Toms River starting at 11 a.m. Click svfc29.com for more information.
Beachwood Street Devils Street Hockey Registration
Beachwood Street Devils Street Hockey holds registration at the Beachwood Elementary School on Berkeley Avenue in Beachwood for 6-16 year olds. Click streetdevils.tripod.com for more information.
Sunday, October 8
Sounds of the Shore Tournament of Bands Competition
The Southern Regional High School Marching Band hosts their Sounds of the Shore Tournament of Bands Competition at Goldberger Memorial Stadium, Ron Emmert Field at Southern Regional High School located at 600 Main Street in Manahawkin starting at noon. Call 609- 597-9481 for more information.
Thursday, October 12
Disability Awareness Fair
The Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library hosts a Disability Fair from 5:30 p.m. – 8 :30 p.m. with numerous organizations and agencies providing information and resources to community members with disabilities and their caregivers. Click theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-349-6200 for more information.
Saturday, October 14
Beer, Whiskey & Wine Tasting
The Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Dept. hosts its 3rd annual Beer, Whiskey & Wine Tasting at the firehouse located at 40 Clayton Avenue in Toms River from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. For tickets and more information call 973-277-5137.
The Berkeley Township Volunteer Firefighter’s Memorial hosts a Spaghetti Dinner and Gift Auction at the Holiday City South Clubhouse on Mule Road in Toms River starting at 2 p.m. Funds raised are being used to purchase a bronze firefighter statue to complete the Volunteer Firefighter’s Memorial site at Veteran’s Park in Bayville. Call 732-779-9258 for tickets and more information.
Sunday, October 15
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society holds their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Ocean and Arnold Avenues in Point Pleasant Beach starting with registration at 8 a.m. The non-competitive walk raises awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer and brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. Click makingstrides.acsevents.org for more information about forming a team.
Saturday, October 21
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
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.
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.
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.