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Brick Summerfest

Brick Summerfest is back on Windward Beach in Brick with 4 concerts in June and July with fireworks to follow each concert weather permitting. A food court will be open during each concert as well. Free shuttle bus service begins leaving from Midstreams Elementary School, Drum Point Elementary School and the Brick Township High School Parking lot at 5 p.m. Return trips to the parking locations from Windward Beach begin at 9 p.m. Any person under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The concert schedule:

Thursday, July 21: Rubix Cube

Christmas In July Toy Drive for Gavin
Hoover Truck and Bus Centers hosts a Toy Drive for the Ronald McDonald House in memory of Gavin Thomas Ciullo who would have turned 1-year-old in August. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items and household necessities are being accepted during regular business hours in July at their location on Route 9 in Toms River. Click for more information.


Monday, July 18

Holiday Express Golf Classic
The Holiday Express Golf Classic takes place at the Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle to support Holiday Express’s efforts to help 24,000 individuals with mental and physical challenges, veterans, individuals in addiction programs, those facing financial difficulties, and children with serious illnesses.Click or call 732-544-8010.

Golf Fore America’s Bravest Tournament
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Toweres Foundation hosts their 3rd annual Golf Fore America’s Bravest Tournament at the Eagle Oaks Golf Club in Farmingdale. Click for more information.

Tuesday, July 19

Flea Market
The Surf City Volunteer Fire Company hosts a Flea Market and Bazaar at the Surf City Fire House on Long Beach Boulevard from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 609-494-8149 for more information.

Wednesday, July 20 – Sunday, July 31

Little Mermaid
The Brick Children’s Community Theater (BCCT) presents The Little Mermaid at the Strand Theater in Lakewood Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 31. Click for ticket information and performance times.

Wednesday, July 20

Burgers and Beer Networking Event
The Brick Township Chamber of Commerce hosts its Burgers and Beer Networking Event at the Shore Acres Yacht Club on Drum Point Road in Brick from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Call 732-477-4949 or click for more information.

Friday, July 22

Casino Night
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County holds their 9th annual Casino Night at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Click or call 732-505-3400 for tickets and more information.

Bullet Proof Vest Dance
The Brick Rotary Club presents their 32nd annual Bullet Proof Vest Dance at the VFW Hall starting at 7 p.m. to raise funds that will be used to purchase body armor for Brick Twp. police officers. Enjoy dinner and live music from The Infernos. Call 908-910-2912 for tickets and additional information.

Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24

28th Annual LBIF Fine Art Festival
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences hosts the 28th Annual LBIF Fine Art Festival on Long Beach Boulevard in Loveladies on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. featuring artwork from 80 local, regional and national artisans. Click  or call 609-494-1241 for more information.

Saturday, July 23

Summer Nights Gift Auction
The Our Gang Players hold their Summer Nights Gift Auction at St. Mary of the Pines on Bishop Lane in Manahawkin from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Click or call 609-597-0553 for more information.

Clam Bake for a Cause
Ocean Mental Health Services hosts their Clam Bake for a Cause fundraiser at the Cove at Bayville on Bay Boulevard in Bayville from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Click for more information.

Sunday, July 24

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
The Beachwood Volunteer First Aid Squad hosts a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser at the Beachwood Community Center on Compass Avenue in Beachwood from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Call 732-281-8470 or click for tickets and additional information.

Wednesday, July 27

Toes in the Sand Painting Party
Shelter Saviors and Rescue Friends hold their Toes in the Sand Painting party at the Surf City Volunteer Fire Company ‘s firehouse located at 713 North Long Beach Blvd. Click or call 609-698-3458 for more information.

Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31

Art Star Craft Bazaar
The Art Star Craft Bazaar to benefit Move for Hunger sets up in Bradley Park on Ocean Avenue across from Convention Hall and the Boardwalk on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. – 7 p. m. & Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 50 area and national artists will be on display in a show organized by Philadelphia indie craft shop and gallery Art Star. Click for more information.


Monday, August 1

Karl Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament
Ocean of Love hosts the Karl Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson starting at 10 a.m. Click for more information.

Thursday, August 4

Banded Together Pony Up For The Cure
The New Jersey Chapter of the Crohns and Colitlis Foundation of America presents their inagural Banded Together Pony Up For The Cure event at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park from 7 p.m. til midnight with food trucks, a raffle and live music by the Stiff Joints, Not On Call, The Ian Bamberger Trio and Stop Hear. Call 732 786-9960 or click for tickets and additional information.

Saturday, August 6

Milly Mentor Day
Emiliana’s Hope holds their Milly Mentor Day at the Bayville VFW on Veterans Boulevard in Bayville from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn about peer mentoring initiatives and join group painting sessions, health & wellness demonstrations, carnival games, sports skill zone and more. Click for more information.

Sunday, August 7

Camp Happy Times Fundraiser
Camp Happy Times holds their 15th annual fundraiser at the Headliner in Neptune starting at 5 p.m. featuring food from Jersey Shore BBQ and 10th Avenue Burrito. Operated by the Valerie Fund, Camp Happy Times offers a one-week overnight camp experience for any child aged 5-21 who has or has had cancer, regardless of where they are treated. Call 732-775-6200 for tickets and additional information.

Berry Craft Festival
The Manasquan senior citizen organization hosts their annual Berry Craft Festival at Old Squan Plaza on Voorhees Drive from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with craft stands featuring local artisans as well as delicious home-baked berry delights. Call 732-292-9930 for more information.

Kortney’s Challenge 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk
The Kortney’s Challenge 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk takes place at Monmouth Park in Oceanport starting at 8:30 a.m. Walkers and runners of all levels and strollers welcome with free fun for kids before and after the race. Click or call 732- 222-1491 for registration and more information.

Thursday, August 11

Carnival Day
The Journeys and Discovery division of The Arc: Ocean County Chapter hosts a Carnival Day at Pine Park in Lakewood from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a dunk talnk, obstacle course, petting zoo and more to help them promote independence and instruction that could lead to attaining a job.

Tuesday, August 16

Beach Band Aid
The Point Pleasant First Aid & Emergency Squad holds Beach Band Aid at Jenkinson’s on Ocean Ave in Point Pleasant Beach starting at 8 p.m. Enjoy Woodstock-era music performed by Glenn Burtnik and The Summer of Love and help raise funds for a new ambulance. Check their Facebook page for tickets and additional information

Saturday, August 20

Drinkable Arts
The Brick Dragons Football & Cheer hosts the Drinkable Arts fundraiser at the Brick PAL located at 60 Drum Point Road in Brick from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. with your chance to paint your own glassware. Click here for more information.

Sunday, August 21

Poker Run
A Poker Run to benefit the East Keansburg Fire Company and NJ Firemen’s Home begins and ends at the firehouse located on Thompson Ave starting at 8:30 a.m. Call 732-500-0536 for additional information.

Saturday, August 27

Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival
The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation presents the Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival at the Great Lawn at the Boardwalk on McKinley Avenue in Long Branch from noon – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, crafters ,activities for the kids, rain or shine. Call 732-933-1984 or click for more information.


Saturday, September 10

6th Annual Arcuri for SUDS Fundraiser
The 6th Annual Arcuri for SUDS takes place along Cedarcroft Drive in Brick.  Enjoy dinner from vendors such as Jack Gregory Catering, Kono Pizza, and Rama Sushi, open bar, live bands such as Katfish Lucy and Street Hassle, speed boat rides, comedians, games, 50/50s, raffles, and more to benefit Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba, an organization that trains wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan who are currently receiving physical therapy or occupational therapy in the sport of SCUBA diving.  Call 908-399-8231 for more information or their Facebook page.

Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18

Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire
The Lakewood Lions host their Renaissance Faire at Pine Park in Lakewood from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. featuring costumed characters ,story tellers, musicians, singers, dances, entertainment and more . Click for more information.

Saturday, September 17

CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties 5K Race & Race/Walk
CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties holds their 5K Race & Race/Walk at Ocean County Park on Route 88 in Lakewood starting at 8:45 a.m. Call 732- 240-6104 or click for more information.

Jersey Shore Out of the Darkness Walk
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Central New Jersey holds the Jersey Shore Out of the Darkness Walk at Leggett’s Sand Bar and the Manasquan boardwalk starting at 10 a.m. Click or call 732-528-0439 for more information.

Saturday, September 24

Monmouth Day Care Center (MDCC hosts its 7th 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 Middle School parking lot, where kids will get a closer look at the vehicles they love to see every day! Donate a non-perishable food item for Lunch Break, a Red Bank non-profit that provides food & clothing for those in need and receive an extra activity ticket. Click or 732-741-4313 for tickets and additional information.

Sunday, September 25

Hugh Claus Memorial Run
The Chip Miller Amyloiosis Foundation holds the Hugh Claus Memorial Run on the basketball courts in South Seaside Park starting at 9 a.m. Click or call 732- 278-4201 for more information.


Saturday, October 1

Fall Festival and Poker Run
The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company holds their 9th annual Fall Festival and Poker Run at the Firehouse on Kettle Creek Road in Toms River from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The festival starts with a motorcycle poker run and ends with live music, fire demonstrations, games and more. Call 732-255-1122 or click for more information.

Saturday, October 22

A Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour
The H.W. Mountz Elementary School PTA holds their Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour, a self-guided tour of Spring Lake homes with the chance to sample cusine from top chefs and caterers takes place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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

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

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

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

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 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

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