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Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug
The second Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug to benefit both the Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach township recreation departments takes place Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 25-person teams from Manasquan are pitted against 25-person teams from Point Pleasant Beach with 1,200 feet of rope in a series of tug-of-wars. Join the teams from 94-3 The Point and 105.7 the Hawk. There’s also live music, food vendors, craft vendors, and more. Click manasquaninletintracoastaltug.wordpress.com/ for more information.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society holds its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Sunday, October 20 at Ocean & Atlantic Avenues in Point Pleasant Beach starting at 10 a.m. Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. Celebrate your shared efforts. Inspire each other to carry on. And take comfort in the knowledge that because of your dedication, no one walks alone. Click acsevents.org for more information.
Friday, September 20
Designer Bag Bingo
The West Tuckerton Fire Co Auxiliary hosts their Designer Bag Bingo at the West Tuckerton firehouse located at 505 Route 9 south in Little Egg Harbor starting at 7 p.m. Check their Facebook page or call 609-891-6202 for more information.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County host their annual Casino Night at the Ramada Inn of Toms River on Route 9 at the Toms River/Lakewood border starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy gaming, music, food, a raffle and more. Click bbbsoc.org or call 732-505-3400 for tickets and more information.
Designer Handbag Bingo
CONTACT Of Ocean & Monmouth Counties hosts their Designer Handbag Bingo fundraiser at Toms River Elks Lodge#1875 on Washington Street in Toms River starting at 7 p.m. Click contactoceanmonmouth.org or call 732- 240-6104 for tickets and more information.
Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22
Lakewood Lions Renaissance Fair
The Lakewood Lions hold their 38th annual Renaissance Fair at Pine Park located at Country Club Drive in Lakewood on Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22 starting at 10 a.m. each day with knights in full armor jousting, fire eaters, belly dancers, archers, food, and the crowning of the king and queen chosen from children 10 and under dressed in period garb. Call 732-890-9347 or click lakewoodrenfair.com for more information.
Saturday, September 21
Survivor and Welfare Benefit
Ocean County Sheriff's PBA 379 hosts their 2nd annual Survivor and Welfare Benefit at Fubar on Route 9 in Bayville from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.to benefit the NJSPBA Survivor and Wefare Fund. Check their Facebook page or call 732-691-6131 more information.
The Monmouth Day Care Center hosts their 10th annual Touch-A-Truck event at Red Bank Middle School from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with Trucks, motorcycles, boats, cars and more for kids to climb and explore. Call 732-741-4313 or check their Facebook page for more information.
Operation: Ruck IT
MA22 holds their Operation Ruck IT Veterans Suicide Awareness March starting at 7 a.m. at Brick VFW Post 8867. Click fundrazr.com/ruckit2019 for more information.
Knights of Columbus #4969 host a Fish Fry at 113 Tennyson Ave in Toms River from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Click kofc4969.org or call 732-966-4758 for tickets and more information.
Pine Beach Fire Fest
The Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company holds their fourth annual Fire Fest at Vista Park in Pine Beach from noon – 7 p.m. Activities include food trucks, crafters, music, and activities for children, fire safety and rescue demonstrations and music from The Music Academy and the band “Strictly 60s.” Call 732-773-4725 or click pbfirefest.com for more information.
Rockin’ The Jersey Shore
Windward Beach Park in Brick hosts a fundraiser concert Rockin’ The Jersey Shore from 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. to benefit Rob Drescher from Brick Township. He has been a paraplegic for the past 10 years and has a chance to purchase the Indego robotic walking system. Click StandWithRob.org or call 201-696-0033 for more information.
Sunday, September 22
Tails Of Hope BBQ Bash
Tails Of Hope hosts their 4th annual BBQ Bash at the Columns on Ocean Avenue in Avon By The Sea with food, entertainment, boardwalk style games and more. Click tailsofhopenj.com or call 732-660-8440 for tickets and more information.
Tutu & Tails Dog Walk
Rescue Ridge hosts their Tutu & Tails Dog Walk at the Wall Municipal Complex located at 2700 Allaire Road starting at 10 a.m. Walk with your dog or on your own and enjoy vendors, food and entertainment. Click rescueridgefundraiser or call 646-248-4335 for more information.
Friday, September 27
The Business Professional Women Southern Ocean County host a Psychic Night at the Captain’s Inn on Lacey Road in Forked River from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. to benefit Scholarships to women of Ocean County who will be attending a New Jersey state school or purchasing business equipment. Click bpwsoc.org or call 609-698-4459 for tickets and more information.
Cruising the Forked River Diner
The Cruising the Forked River Diner Car Show takes place at the Forked River Diner on Main Street in Forked River from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. to benefit Ocean of Love. Check the event Facebook page for more information or call 732-344-0614 for more information.
Saturday, September 28
Rock the Farm Festival
The CFC Loud N Clear Foundation holds their 6th annuai Rock the Farm Festival on Grant Avenue in Seaside Heights from noon until 10 p.m. featuring live music all day, food trucks, KidsZone, a beer & wine garden and more. CFC provides free services to over 12,500 families battling addiction in the State of New Jersey. Click their Facebook page facebook.com/rockthefarmfestival or call 732-272-5046 for more information.
The Dance to Inspire Foundation holds their 12th annual Avery’s Carnival at the Brick PAL at 60 Drum Point Road in Brick from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. with rides, entertainment, a rock wall, petting zoo and more. Click dancetoinspirefoundation.com or call 732-920-2400 for more information.
Comedy Night for Your Community
The Knights of Columbus #4969 present Comedy Night for Your Community at their headquarters located at 113 Tennyson Avenue in Toms River to benefit the KOC and the Toms River Police Foundation starting at 6:30 p.m. Call 732-903-4386 for tickets and more information.
Kaleidoscope of Hope Walk for Ovarian Cancer
The Kaleidoscope of Hope Ovarian Cancer Foundation holds its annual walk at 5th Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Bradley Beach starting at 9:15 a.m. to raise money and spread awareness about ovarian cancer in New Jersey. Call 973-644-0500 or click kohnj.org for more information.
Shamrocks By the Sea Irish Festival
The Ocean County Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee holds their Shamrocks By the Sea Irish Festival at the Seaside Park Marina Green on Central Ave in Seaside Park from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m Click shamrocksbythesea.com or call 609- 489-9221 for more information.
An Evening of Promise
Family Promise of Southern Ocean County hosts their Evening of Promise at the Sea Oaks Country Club on Golf View Drive in Little Egg Harbor starting at 5 p.m. Celebrate the organization’s 10th anniversary with an evening of dinner and dancing. Call 609-994-3317 or click FamilyPromiseSOC.org for tickets.
Roar To The Castle Motorcycle Run & Rally
Make A Wish NJ holds their Roar To The Castle Motorcycle Run & Rally starting at 46 Bennetts Mills Road in Jackson, riding to the Make A Wish castle in Monroe (Middlesex) and back again starting at 11 a.m. rain or shine. Click nj.wish.org for registration and more information.
Celebrate Jackson’s 175th anniversary at Jackson Day at John F. Johnson Jr. Memorial Park located at 192 Kierych Memorial Drive in Jackson 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with over 100 craft fair vendors, a farmer’s market, Touch-a-Truck, car show, live music and more. Click Jacksontwpnj.net or call 732-928-1260 for more information.
Sunday, September 29
Belmar Kite Festival
The Belmar Business Partnership holds the Belmar Kite Festival on Belmar Beach at 3rd Avenue from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Check the event’s Facebook page for more information.
Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival
The 10th annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival takes place at the White Street Municipal parking lot from noon until 6 p.m. with live music and oysters of all kinds to benefit Monmouth Day Care, T. Thomas Fortune House, and Red Bank RiverCenter. Click redbank.org for more information.
River Run Motorcycle Poker Run
The Forked River Fire Department holds their 80 mile River Run Motorcycle Poker Run stating and ending at their firehouse on Oak Street in Forked River starting at 11 a.m. The run goes through the Pine Barrens making five stops ending at the firehouse with a barbeque and live music. Click forkedriverfire.com for more information.
Clean Ocean Action hosts their 2nd annual Surf Contest at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Surfers of all ages and skill levels can participate in a fun day of competition alongside local pros. Call 732-872-0111 or click eventbrite.com for more information.
Wednesday, October 2
College Night at the Jersey Shore
The Ocean County Personnel and Guidance Association (OCPGA) hosts their College Night at the Jersey Shore at the RWJ Barnabas Health Arena at Toms River High School North on Old Freehold Roa in Toms River from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. with over 125 colleges, universities, tech schools, and the military. There will also be two financial aid workshops hosted by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) Click ocpga.org for more information.
Friday, October 4
Coastal Volunteers in Medicine host their Fall Gala at the Greenbriar Oceanaire located at 1 Heritage Circle in Waretown from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. featuring Brass Tacks, a 17-piece orchestra. Call 609- 384-0102 or click coastalvim.org for tickets and more information.
Saturday, October 5
Human & Animal Blood Drive
The Red Bank Veterinary Hospital hosts a Human & Animal Blood Drive at their office located at at 197 Hance Aveune in Tinton Falls, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Vitalent will be on-site with their bloodmobile for all human donations, while cats and dogs will be screened for their eligibility to join our blood donor program. Call 732-747-3636 or click RedBankVet.com for more information.
Pulling for Donna
Bayville Elks Lodge #2394 hosts a fundraiser Pulling for Donna at the lodge located at 247 Atlantic City Boulevard in Bayville form noon until 5 p.m. to benefit longtime member and barternder Donna Cole Giovanni and her battle against bone cancer with food, live music and a mega tug of war. Men and women teams of 10 will pull a military 2 1/2 ton and a Humvee for the best time. Call 732-691-5289 or check their Facebook page.
Fall Festival & Poker Run
The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company holds their 12th annual Fall Festival & Poker Run at the firehouse on Kettle Creek Road in Toms River from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Click svfc29.com for more information.
Sunday, October 6
Tasting on the Bay
Martell’s Water’s Edge located at 11 Whitecap Way in Bayvillehosts the the Chef’s Tasting on the Bay Fundraiser from noon - 4 p.m. Sample food from nearly two dozen Shore chefs and restaurants to benefit A Need We Feed, an organization who prepares, packages, and delivers over 11,000 hot meals a year to veterans, children and families who are in need. There’s also live music from the Brue Crew and DJ T Rex, a live auction, raffles and more. Click evensi.us for tickets and more information.
American Legion Riders Post 348 host their 2nd annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser at the post located at 822 Mantoloking Road in Brick from 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. with live music by the Sal Brothers, Oktoberfest food and more. Call 732-714-6416 for tickets and more information.
Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment
Clean Water Action holds their Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment event, a chocolate and wine tasting event at the Pine Barrens Golf Club on Hope Chapel Road in Jackson from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Click cleanwateraction.org for tickets and more information.
Saturday, October 12
Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug
The second Manasquan Inlet Intracoastal Tug to benefit both the Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach township recreation departments takes place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 25-person teams from Manasquan are pitted against 25-person teams from Point Pleasant Beach with 1,200 feet of rope in a series of tug-of-wars. Join the teams from 94-3 The Point and 105.7 the Hawk. There’s also live music, food vendors, craft vendors, and more. Click manasquaninletintracoastaltug.wordpress.com/ for more information.
Sport Shot Singles Spectacular Fall Bowling Tournament
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Whiting’s Bowling Ministry hosts their first Sport Shot Singles Spectacular Fall Bowling Tournament at the Playdrome Lanes on Conifer Street in Toms River starting at 10 a.m. Call 732-814-6683 for more information.
Sunday, October 13
FARE Hometown Heroes Walk
FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) hosts their Hometown Heroes Walk at Monmouth Battlefield State Park on Business Route 33 in Manalapan starting at 10 a.m. Click fare.foodallergy.org for more information.
Sunday, October 20
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society holds its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Ocean & Atlantic Avenues in Point Pleasant Beach starting at 10 a.m. Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. Celebrate your shared efforts. Inspire each other to carry on. And take comfort in the knowledge that because of your dedication, no one walks alone. Click acsevents.org for more information.
Thursday, October 24
Mini Golf Monster Mash
The Arc of Monmouth hosts their Mini Golf Monster Mash at Monster Golf located at 749 Hope Road in Eatontown from 6 pm. – 8 p.m. with indoor mini golf, a costume contest and more. Click Click arcofmonmouth.org or call 732-493-1919 for tickets and more information.
Friday, October 25
BBBS Monmouth & Middlesex Counties Annual Gala
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties host their 21st annual Gala at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park starting at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, live music, live and silent auctions and more. For more information and tickets call 732.544.2224.
Saturday, October 26
Refresh Your Pallet
The Toms River High School South Marching Band holds a painting fundraiser Refresh Your Pallet at the Toms River High School South Cafeteria starting at 2 p.m. with fun painting for family and friends
Friday, November 1
Clean Ocean Action hosts its annual Ocean Celebration at Windows on the Water located at 931 Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. with dinner, live music, prizes and more. Call 732-872-0111 or click cleanoceanaction.org for tickets and more information.
Saturday, November 2
Chili Cook Off/Biergarten/Corn Hole Tournament
Dream Factory Jersey Shore and Rescue Ridge host a Chili Cook Off/Biergarten/Corn Hole Tournament at the West Long Branch Community Center located at 116 Locust Avenue from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Other activities include an animal adoption area, dog kissing booth, vendors and crafts, live music and more. Click dreamsjerseyshore.com and rescueridge.com for more information.
Friday, November 8
Shore Comedy Night for the Scouts
The Monmouth Council of the BSA hosts their Shore Comedy Night for the Scouts at the Long Branch Elks Lodge starting at 7 p.m. featuring Doug Karpf, Tim Grill and Lonnie Bray to benefit the Thunderbird- and Twin Lights districts of the Monmouth Council BSA. Check their Facebook page for tickets and more information.
Saturday, November 9
The Lanoka Volunteer Fire Company hosts a Comedy Night at their firehouse located at 2 Warren Avenue starting at 6:30 p.m. featuring Joe Fernandes and Jackue Bryne. Call 609-312-2420 for tickets and more information.
Friday, December 6
Winter Glow Gala
The Arc of Monmouth hosts their Winter Glow Gala at Branches located at 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. with a casino, live music, auction and more. Click arcofmonmouth.org or call 732-493-1919 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 schedules 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.