Community Calendar

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Monday, May 20

Spring Tee Off
The United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties hosts the Spring Tee Off golf tournament at the Hollywood Golf Club on Roseld Avenue in Deal starting at 11:30 a.m. All new or increased donations will be matched by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation. For more information click or call 848-206-2036.

Wednesday, May 22

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
Manchester High School hosts a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at the high school located on Colonial Drive starting at 8 a.m. with special guest Earl Granville, a Wounded Warrior and motivational speaker. The public is invited to attend. Click for more information.

Thursday, May 23

CASA Dining For a Cause
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) hosts their annual Dining For A Cause at the Sunset Ballroom inside the Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. featuring fine dining with wine parings and more. Click CASAof OceanCounty.orgfor tickets and more information.

Career Expo
The Ocean County Vocational Technical School hosts their Career Expo at their Brick (Adults), Jackson and Toms River locations from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. showcasing 18 featured career and technical education programs. See workshops, equipment and technology, talk with instructors and find out what current students are learning. Click or call 732-473-3122 for more information.

Behavioral Health Job Fair
Ocean Mental Health Services holds their Behavioral Health Job Fair at the OceanMHS Administration Building located at 687 Route 9 in Bayville from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Click or call 732-269-4849.

Saturday, May 25

Memorial Day BBQ & Pig Roast
George P. Vanderveer Post 129 American Legion hosts their Memorial Day BBQ & Pig Roast at the post located at 2025 Church Road in Toms River from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. with live music. Call 917- 417-4818 or their Facebook page

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade
George P. Vanderveer Post 129 American Legion holds their annual Toms River Memorial Day Parade in Toms River starting at 9 a.m. on Highland Parkway. Call 732- 341-7462 or click for more information.

Thursday, May 30

Dinner With Spirit
The Captain’s Inn hosts Dinner with Spirit featuring medium & divine spiritual life coach Cassandra Bodhi at the restaurant on Lacey Road in Forked River starting at 6:30 p.m. to benefit Ocean of Love.

Friday, May 31

Comedy Night
St. Dominic Elementary School of Brick hosts a Comedy Night at the school located at 250 Squan Rd in Brick starting at 6 p.m. with headliner Doug Karpf plus Tim Hayes and Molly Sperduto. Call 732- 903-4386 for tickets and additional information.


Saturday, June 1

Opportunity Rocks
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office hosts Opportunity Rocks at the RWJ Barnabas Health Arena on the campus of Toms River High School North located at 1245 Old Freehold Road in Toms River from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. See over 50 vendors displaying programs, services and activities available to youth and families in Ocean County. “Work in Progress, a band featuring Little Egg Harbor’s Gaten Matarazzo from the Netflix television show “Stranger Things” will also perform. Click for more information.

Music on the Green
The Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools present the music festival Music on the Green at Cusine on the Green at the Atlantis Golf Course located at 261 Country Club Boulevard in Little Egg Harbor from 11 a.m. ����� 8 p.m. with live music, food stations, vendors, and more at this family friendly event. Call 732-473-3100 or click for more information.

Fighting This Battle Together Fundraiser
The Headliner on Route 35 in Neptune hosts the Fighting This Battle Together fundraiser for Robert “Pops” Pahlck, a firefighter and bartender at Clancy’s Tavern who was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Call 732-988-4500 for more information.

Comedy Night
Vincent T. Lombardi Knights Of Columbus Council #6552 hosts A Comedy Night to Help the Community at St. Mary’s Elementary School on Church Street in Middletown starting at 6 p.m. featuring Mike Gaffney, Joe Fernandes and Natty Bumpercar. Call 732-903-4386 for tickets and more information.

Fried & Furious II
The Brick Township Chamber of Commerce hosts Fried & Furious II, a community car show with food trucks and vendors from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Brick Township High School on Chambers Bridge Rd in Brick. A portion of the proceeds benefits the BTCOC Educational Foundation. Click or call 732- 477-4949 for more information.

Pancreatic Cancer Walk
The 10th annual Monmouth County Pancreatic Cancer Walk starts at 10 a.m. on the Great Lawn Beach, in Long Branch. 100% of all money raised goes to Pancreatic Cancer Research with the Lustgarten Foundation. Click for more information.

Sunday, June 2

Gift Auction
Alyssa’s Avengers holds a Gift Auction at the PAL building located at 60 Drum Point Road in Brick starting at 2 p.m. Call 732-703-4650 or check their Facebook page for more information.

Saturday June 8

Run with Veronica
The second annual Run with Veronica takes place at St. Catharine School in Spring Lake starting with registration at 7:15 a.m. to honor Ryan Shaughnessy, son of Lieutenant Robert Shaughnessy, of the New Jersey State Police T.E.A.M.S Unit. The Run will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation and the Tackle Kids Cancer Foundation at Hackensack Medical Center. Click for more information.

Mini Golf Fundraiser
Dream Factory of the Jersey Shore holds a Mini Golf Fundraiser at Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant Beach from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. DFJS grants dreams to chronically and critically ill local children ages 3 to 18. Click or call 732-616-8785 for more information.

Striper Shootout
The High Point Volunteer Fire Company holds their Striper Shootout at their firehouse located at 10 West 80th Street in Harvey Cedars. Click for more information.

Craft Beer Blast/Chili Cook Off
The Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company holds their Craft Beer Blast/Chili Cook Off at the Sea Pirate Campground on Route 9 in West Creek from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. with live entertainment. Call 609-296-7400 for information on participating.

Saturday, June 15

The Rescue Ridge Animal Rescue hosts their 13th annual Hollywoof fundraiser at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. with wolves, live music, a pet therapy fashion show and more. Click or call 646-248-4335

Car Show
The Sentimental Cruisers hold a Car Show at the Community Hall located a North Main Street and Lacey Road in Forked River from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18 – Saturday, June 22

Parish Carnival
St. Rose of Lima Church holds their annual Parish Carnival on the parish grounds located at 16 McLean Street in Freehold Tuesday, June 18 – Saturday, June 22 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. each night featuring rides, games, live entertainment, food and more every night. Click for more information.

Wednesday, June 19

Belmar Cruise Night
The Belmar Business Partnership presents the Belmar Cruise Night in a new location, the parking lot of Belmar Plaza starting at 5:30 p.m. Vintage and classic cars of model year 1986 or older, and motorcycles of any year will be on display are welcome to exhibit. Call 732-894-9022 or click for more information.

Saturday, June 22

7th Annual Jim Hall Memorial Homeless Veterans Benefit
The NJ State Elks Veterans Committee holds their 7th annual Jim Hall Memorial Homeless Veterans Benefit at Jackson Elks Lodge #2744 located at 1059 E. Veterans Highway in Jackson starting at noon. The day starts with a ride to the Brigadier General William C Doyle Military Cemetery in Wrightstown for a short ceremony and then a barbeque at the lodge with live music and more. Check their Facebook page  or call 732-363-4101 for tickets and more information.

Whiskey Steak & Stogie
American Legion Post 232 hosts their Whiskey Steak & Stogie at the post located at 499 Main Street (Route 9) in Barnegat from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Call or call 609-548-1262 for more information.

“We Are Rising” Scholarship Breakfast
Rays of Hope hosts their “We Are Rising” Scholarship Breakfast at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club on Augusta Boulevard in Lakewood from 9 a.m. – noon. Rays of Hope is a volunteer youth community service organization focused on developing future leaders through community service and advocacy. Click for tickets and more information.

Sunday, June 23

Pine Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
The Ocean Running Club holds their annual Pine Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run in Vista Park to benefit Pine Beach Volunteer Fire and Police Departments and fund scholarships for High School students at Toms River South, North, East and Monsignor Donovan. Click for more information.

Monday, June 24

Ladies (and Gents) on the Links
First Tee of the Jersey Shore holds their 2nd annual Ladies (and Gents) on the Links at the Hollywood Golf Club in Deal from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. LPGA Tour veteran and ten-time winner Val Skinner will be honored with the Jersey Shore Ace Award. Click or call 732-759-2170 for more information.

Friday, June 28

Flea Market
The Lacey Historical Society holds a Flea Market at the Old Schoolhouse Museum located at 126 South Main Street in Forked River from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. For table and additional information call 609-971-0467.


Sunday, July 7

Breed Love Not Dogs Motorcycle Run
The PIttie Project holds their Breed Love Not Dogs Motorcycle Run and Gift Auction at Ocean County Harley Davidson on Route 70 in Lakewood starting at 9 a.m. The Pittie Project provides free spay, neuters, vaccines and microchipping to anyone that owns a pitbull type dog. Click for more information.

Tuesday, July 16

Howell Business Expo
The Howell Chamber Commerce holds their Howell Business Expo at the former Barnes & Noble on Route 9 north from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. with local businesses and township services, food tasting and more. Check their Facebook page  or call 732-363-4114 for more information.


Saturday, July 13

Fishing Tournament
The Southern Ocean County Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation hosts their 22nd annual Fishing Tournament at American Legion Post 493 on Radio Road in Little Egg Harbor from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Call 732-267-6451 or click their Facebook page for more information.

Monday, July 22

Fore! The Kids
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties hold their Fore! The Kids golf outing at the Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle. Call 732-444-3539 for more information.


Sunday, August 4

Kortney’s Challenge
The Kortney Rose Foundation hosts their Kortney’s Challenge 2 mile fun run/walk at Monmouth Park in Oceanport starting at 8:30 a.m. Other activities include face-painting, crafts and more. The Kortney Rose Foundation raises funds for research and treatment of pediatric brain tumors, the leading cause of death by disease in children. Click 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 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 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