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SPECIAL EVENTS

Brick Summerfest
Brick Summerfest is a weekly concert series at Windward Beach Park. Each show starts around 6:30 p.m and the night concludes with a fireworks show. Click bricktownship.net for more information.
The concert schedule, subject to weather:

Thursday, July 20: The Infernos
Thursday, July 27: Garden State Radio
Wednesday, August 23: Rubix Kube (makeup from the July 7 rainout)
Monday, August 28: The Amish Outlaws (makeup from July 14 rainout)


July

Wednesday, July 19

Burgers and Beers
The Brick Township Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual Burgers & Beer networking event at the Shore Acres Yacht Club on Drum Point Rd in Brick from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Call 732-477-4949 or click brickchamber.com for more information.


Friday, July 21

Bulletproof Vest Fund Dance
The Brick Township Rotary Club hosts their 33rd annual Bulletproof Vest Fund Dance at Brick VFW Post 8867 on Adamston Road in Brick from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. with music by The Infernos. Call 732 899-4493 or click brickrotary.com for tickets and more information.


Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, July 23

LBIF Fine Art Festival
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences holds their 29th annual Fine Art Festival Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, July 23 at the headquarters at 120 Long Beach Boulevard from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. The festival features original artwork created by more than 80 local, regional and national artisans in a variety of medias from painting to fiber art. Call 609-494-1241 or click lbifoundation.org for tickets and additional information.


Saturday, July 22

Operation Ruck It
The Ma Deuce Club and Warhorse SCUBA present Operation:Ruck It at Traders Cove Marina located at 40 Mantoloking Road in Mantaloking from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m, a 22 kilometer hike, or “Ruck March” to raise awareness of the 22 veterans who take their own lives daily. Click their Facebook page for more information.

Clambake for a Cause
The OceanCares Foundation hosts their Clambake for a Cause ay Latitudes on Route 9 in Bayville from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. with live music from Off Their Rocker. Ocean Mental Health Services provides counseling to adult residents of Ocean County. Click oceanmhs.org or call 732-349-5550 for tickets and more information.


Sunday, July 23

Christmas In July Vendor Sale
Knights of Columbus Council 4969 hosts their Christmas In July Vendor Sale at their headquarters at 113 Tennyson Ave in Toms River from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. call 732-267-3386 for more information.

Soldiers Not Forgotten
Anytime Fitness on Lanes Mills Road in Brick hosts a fundraiser for Soldiers Not Forgotten from 3 p.m – 6:30 p.m with live music, food and more. The proceeds will benefit one shore veteran. Check their Facebook page for more information.

Sport Shot Singles Spectacular Bowling Tournament
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Whiting hosts their first Sport Shot Singles Spectacular Bowling Tournament at Playdrome Lanes in Toms River starting at 10 a.m. Call 732-814-6683 for more information and registration.


Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30

Peter Pan
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

Soulsational Festival
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.


August

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.


Friday, August 4 – Saturday, August 12

The Wedding Singer
The Exit 82 Theatre Company presents the musical The Wedding Singer at the Strand Theatre in Lakewood Friday, August 4 – Saturday, August 12. Click exit82theatre.com for more information.


Sunday, August 6

Berry Craft Festival
The Manasquan Senior Citizens Organization holds their annual Berry Craft Festival at Old Squan Plaza from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with craft stands and homebaked berry bakery goods and live music.


Saturday, August 12

Drive 4 UR School
The Brick Memorial Marching Mustangs hold a Drive 4 UR School at Brick Memorial High School on Lanes Mill Rd in Brick from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Larson Ford will donate $20 for every person that takes a 15 minute test ride with no sales pressure. There is also a used clothing collection and document shredding available. Call 732-684-4517 for more information.

1000 Words
T-Photo hosts 1000 Words at their location at 120 Branch Ave in Red Bank from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m, an afternoon of photography, food and fun to benefit Pinwheel Place, a nonprofit dedicated to providing residential care to children at risk for abuse and neglect. Click pinwheelplace.org or call 732-233-1634 for more information.


Saturday, August 26

Summer Blast Dinner
The Sedge Island Chapter of Ducks Unlimited holds their Summer Blast Dinner at Martell’s Waters Edge on Bayview Ave in Bayvile starting at 4 p.m. Call 732-703-4734 for tickets and more information.

Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids
The third annual Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids takes place on the boardwalk beginning with registration at noon. Pirates, seahorses, shellfish, jellyfish and mermaids walk the board to benefit Project Real. Click AsburyParkPromenadeofMermaids.com for more information.


September

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:

Touch-A-Truck
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.

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

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.


October

Tuesday, October 17

Putting for Pooches Golf Outing
The Pitties and Pals Rescue holds their first Putting for Pooches Golf Outing at the Gamnbler Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge starting at noon. Click Pittiesandpals.com or call 732-814-9889 for more information.


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.


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.

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