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Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society hosts Relay For Life events all around the Jersey Shore to 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.
- Friday, June 2: Brick – Brick Township High School
- Saturday, June 3: Hazlet – Raritan High School and Freehold – Freehold Raceway
- Friday, June 9: Howell – Howell High School and Toms River – Toms River High School North
- Saturday, June 10: Jackson – Jackson Liberty High School and Middletown – Middletown High School North
- Saturday, June 17: Old Bridge – Lombardi Field
- Saturday, September 23: Asbury Park – Bradley Park
Galleria Red Bank Farmers Market
The Galleria Red Bank Farmers Market takes place every Sunday May 21 through November 19 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Galleria at the corner of West Front Street and Bridge Avenue. Find fresh, locally-grown produce from New Jersey farmers and unique crafts and other vendors. Click redbank.org for more information.
Law Enforcement Mini-Academy
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office presents their Law Enforcement Mini-Academy in five session on May 11, 18 and 25 and June 1 & 8 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. for Monmouth County high school age students with an interest in law enforcement as a possible career/ Click mcsonj.org for more information
Monday, May 22
Toms River Field of Dreams BlueClaws Ticket Fundraiser
Toms River Field of Dreams holds a fundraiser via the sale of BlueClaws tickets for the May 22 game. Click their Facebook page to purchase tickets and for additional information.
Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28
Community Yard Sale
The Lake Riviera Community Yard Sale takes place in Brick Friday, May 26, Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day. Click their Facebook page for more information.
Monday, May 29
Freehold Memorial Day Parade
Freehold holds their 143rd Memorial Day Parade starting at 9:45 a.m. at Brinkerhoff Ave at Main Street. Click freeholdmemorialdayparade.com or call 732-462-4580 for more information.
Memorial Day Food Collection
Foodstock NJ will collect non-perishable food along the route of the Freehold Memorial Day Parade to benefit Freehold Open Door. Click foodstocknj.com or call 732- 239-8011 for more information.
Thursday, June 1
BANDed Together – Pony Up for the Cure
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation hosts their 2nd Annual BANDed Together – Pony Up for the Cure event at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park starting at 7 p.m. Performers include Brian Kirk of Brian Kirk and the Jirks and local bands Not on Call and Stiff Joints. Call 732- 786-9960 or click ccfa.org for more information.
Friday, June 2
Dining for a Cause Wine Tasting
CASA of Ocean County hosts Dining for a Cause Wine Tasting at the Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Click casaofoceancounty.org for tickets and more information.
Holiday Express Bingo Night
Holiday Express hosts its first-ever fundraising Bingo Night at the Holiday Inn Express located at 968 Shrewsbury Avenue in Tinton Falls starting at 7 p.m. For more information click holidayexpress.org or call 732-544-8010.
Saturday, June 3
Sgt. Denny Dog Walk
The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund hosts the 5th Annual K9 Sgt. Denny Dog Walk at the New Jersey Army National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt starting at 8:30 a.m. The dog walk supports military working dogs and service dogs for wounded warriors. Click WalkWithDennis.org for more information.
Jersey Shore 5k & Team Hope Walk
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America holds their Jersey Shore 5k & Team Hope Walk at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como starting at 8 a.m. to benefit the fight against Huntington’s Disease, a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. Click hdsa.donordrive.com for more information.
Mentor Family Fun Day
Emiliana’s Hope hosts their 2nd annual Mentor Family Fun Day at Veterans Park on Central Parkway in Bayville from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with food trucks, inflatables, live bands and more. Click emilianashope.com or call 732- 895-5480 for more information.
The Ocean Community Church hosts their 37th annual Strawberry Festival at the church on Route 72 in Manahawkin from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with strawberry shortcake plus craft and jewelry vendors. Click 609-597-5151 or click oceanchurch.squarespace.com for more information.
Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament
The Howell Fury 9U travel baseball team holds a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at American Legion Hall #346 on Gully Road in Neptune starting at 5:30 p.m. Call 732-690-4334 for more information.
Sunday, June 4
Point Pleasant PBA #158 hosts a Pancake Breakfast at Pt. Pleasant High School from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. to support Special Olympics. Call 732-814-1847 for tickets and more information.
Saturday, June 10
CFF Great Strides
The Greater New Jersey chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds the annual Great Strides walk on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach starting at noon to support CFC’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe. Click fightcf.cff.org to make a donation to WOBM’s Justin Louis and Team Collins in support of our friend and co-worker Kevin Collins who lost his battle with CF. This event was postponed from May 12.
Youth Eagles Flight Rally
EAA Chapter 315 offers free airplace riders for kids age 8-17 at the Monmouth Executive Airport on Route 34 in Wall from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parential permission required. Check their Facebook page or call 732-681-5286 for more information.
Striper Tournament & Fish Fry
The High Point Volunteer Fire Company of Harvey Cedars holds its 10th annual Striper Tournament and Fish Fry at the West 78th Street public dock in Harvey Cedars starting at 3 a.m. Call 609-494-9169 for more information.
Sunday, June 11
Walk for Kids
The Ronald McDonald Houses of Central & Northern New Jersey hold their 18th annual Walk for Kids at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson starting with registration at 8 a.m. Anyone can form a team to help support the Ronald McDonald Houses provide a respite for families of seriously ill children undergoing medical treatment and they also cover all associated expenses. All Walk participants get into the park at no cost. Click rmh-cnj.ejoinme.org for more information.
Bowling for Boobs
Playdrome Lanes on Conifer Street in Toms River hosts Bowling for Boobs starting at noon to support June Murante LaCava’s effort to to walk in every Susan G. Komen 3-Day breast cancer walk. Check her Facebook page for more information
Monday, June 12
Nine+Dine Scholarship Dinner
The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce hosts their 2nd annual Nine+Dine Scholarship Dinner at the Toms River Country Club located at 419 Washington Street Toms Rivet to benefit the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce Foundation To learn about the ways to participate tomsriverchamber.com.
Friday, June 16
Lincroft Eats Food Truck Fest
The Lincroft Village Green Association holds its 2nd annual Lincroft Eats Food Truck Fest at Brookdale Community College from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. with food trucks, craft vendors, live music, classic car show, and kids’ activities. Click lincroftvillagegreen.org or call 908- 601-1166 for more information.
Saturday, June 17
Seafood Festival in the Pines
Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 holds their Seafood Festival in the Pines
at the Elks Grove on Hilliard Boulevard from noon until 6 p.m. with food, family fun, volleyball, horseshoes and more to benefit the Maximilian Foundation. Click themaximilianfoundation.org or call 609-290-6812 for tickets and more information.
Gary Bell Irons and BBQ Outing
The Gary Bell Irons and BBQ Outing takes place at VFW Post 8867 on Adamston Road in Brick from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in support of the sons of veteran Gary Bell. For more information and sponsorship opportunities call 732-684-1314 or check their Facebook page.
Saturday, June 24
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
Pine Beach 5K
The Ocean Running Club holds their Pine Beach 5K and Mile Fun Fun 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.
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.
Saturday, July 15
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.
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.
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.