Community Calendar

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June

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 thefirstteejerseyshore.org or call 732-759-2170 for more information.


Wednesday, June 26

Tom Giannattasio Jr Memorial Fund Golf Outing
The 20th annual Tom Giannattasio Jr Memorial Fund Golf Outing takes place at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club located at 2 Augusta Blvd in Lakewood starting at 11:30 a.m. Click tomgjrmemorialfund.com or call 732-477-8959 for more information.


Thursday, June 27

Bowl-a-Thon
Ocean of Love holds a Bowl-A-Thon at Finnegan’s Bar & Bowl on Locust Street in Lakehurst starting at 6 p.m.. Click oceanoflove.org or call 732-270-3500 for more information.


Thursday June 27 – Sunday, June 30

Wall Township Fair
The Wall Township Recreation Department holds the Wall Township Fair at the Municipal Complex located at 2700 Allaire Road Thursday June 27 – Sunday, June 30 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. with rides, games, entertainment and more. Call 732-449-8444 or click wallnj.com  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, June 30

Field of Dreams Fundraiser Clean Up Event
Toms River Field of Dreams holds a Clean Up Event at the Bay Lea Soccer Complex on Washington Street in Toms River from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call 732-930-4798 or check their Facebook page for more information.


Saturday, June 29

Vintage Car Show
The Forked River Presbyterian Church hosts their 2nd annual Vintage Car Show at the church located at 131 North Main Street (Route 9) in Forked River from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 609-713-4310 or click forkedriverpres.org for more information. Rain date is July 30.


July

Wednesday, July 3

Asbury Park Concert Band
The Asbury Park Concert Band performs at Ocean Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Asbury Park starting at 7 p.m. The band plays programs with different themes including Broadway, patriotic, and big band jazz music. Click asburyparkmusiclives.org or call 732-775-8900 for more information.


Friday, July 5

U.S. Navy Band in Ocean Grove
The United States Navy Band Crusaders perform at the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association’s Great Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. Call 732-775-0035 for more information.


Saturday, July 6

4th of July Weekend BBQ
George P. Vanerveer American Legion Post 129 hosts a 4th of July Weekend Barbeque at their post located at 2025 Church Road in Toms River from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. with live entertainment. Call 732- 255-9250 or check their Facebook page for more information.


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 thepittie.com for more information.


Sunday, July 14

Ocean Thunder Poker Run and Tricky Tray Auction
Children's Specialized Hospital holds their 4th annual Ocean Thunder Poker Run and Tricky Tray Auction at Ocean County Harley Davidson on Route 70 in Lakewood starting at 8:30 a.m. for the Poker Run and noon for the Tricky Tray to benefit Children's Specialized Hospital. Click events.childrens-specialized.org for more information.

Wall Performances in the Park
Wall Recreation hosts their free Performances in the Park concert series at the Municipal Complex located at 2700 Allaire Road starting at 7 p.m. with Garden State Radio. Call 732-449-8444 X2250 or click wallnj.com 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.


Friday, July 19

Golf 'Fore' a Cure Golf Fundraiser
The Emiliana's Hope Foundation holds their 3rd annual Golf 'Fore' a Cure Golf Fundraiser at the Cedar Creek Golf Course on Bill Zimmerman Way in Bayville starting at 7:45 a.m. Click their Facebook page or call 732 895-5481 for more information.


Saturday, July 20

Summer in the Street
The Downtown Toms River Business District holds their Summer in the Street event on Washington Street in Toms River from noon until 6 p.m. with live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, kids games and more. Click downtowntomsriver.com for more information.

Wooden Boat Festival
The Toms River Seaport Society & Maritime Museum hosts their annual Wooden Boat Festival in Huddy Park in Toms River from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click tomsriverseaport.org for more information.

Family Adventure Day
Ocean of Love hosts a Family Adventure Day at Cousin’s Paintball located at 750 Whiting New Egypt Rd in Manchester starting at 10 a.m. with paintball, low impact paintball games, disc golf, yard games, foot, foot golf demos and more. For tickets and more information click cousinspaintball.com.

Winter in July & Free Movie Night
The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance Against Drug & Alcohol Use holds their Winter in July & Free Movie Night at Vista Park starting at 6 p.m. Kids can play in the “snow” (suds or bubbles dispensed from a foam machine) until The Grinch is screened at 8:30 p.m. New, unwrapped toys will also be collected for the Beachwood/Pine Beach PBA toy drive. Call (732)349-6425 or check their Facebook page for more information.


Sunday, July 21

Allenhurst Beach Illumination
The Allenhurst Police Association hosts the Allenhurst Beach Illumination at the Allenhurst Beach Club from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. . Flares will be lit along thr beach to create to honor, remember and celebrate the iconic lifesavers of the Jersey Shore, most notably, Abner Allen, for whom Allenhurst was named. Check their Facebook page for more information .

Wall Performances in the Park
Wall Recreation hosts their free Performances in the Park concert series at the Municipal Complex located at 2700 Allaire Road starting at 7 p.m. with Dancing Dream, an Abba tribute. Call 732-449-8444 X2250 or click wallnj.com 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.


Friday, July 26 – Sunday July 28

Cinderella
The BCCT presents Cinderella by Rodgers and Hammerstein at the historic Strand Theater in Lakewood Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. & Sunday at 2 p.m. Call 732-920-9041 or click bcct.org for tickets and more information.


Saturday, July 27

Rock the River
The Little by Little Foundation hosts their Rock the River concert at Huddy Park in Toms River from noon until 9 p.m. with live bands, food trucks, vendors, kids activities and more in support of the Foundation’s efforts to support children with brain cancer. Click universe.com  for tickets and more information.

Soulsational Festival
The Soulsational Festival takes place at Veterans Park on Forest Hills Parkway in Bayville from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. with live music on two stages, over 100 vendors, food trucks, free yoga, a kid’s village, live demonstrations and more. Call 732-508-7448 or click Soulsational.info for more information


Sunday, July 28

Wall Performances in the Park
Wall Recreation hosts their free Performances in the Park concert series at the Municipal Complex located at 2700 Allaire Road starting at 7 p.m. with the Navasink Brass Quintet. Call 732-449-8444 X2250 or click wallnj.com for more information.


August

Sunday, August 4

Wall Performances in the Park
Wall Recreation hosts their free Performances in the Park concert series at the Municipal Complex located at 2700 Allaire Road starting at 7 p.m. with the Cameos. Call 732-449-8444 X2250 or click wallnj.com for more information.

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 thekortneyrosefoundation.org for more information.


Tuesday, August 6

Night Out Against Crime
The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse hosts their Night Out Against Crime at Vista Pak starting at 5 p.m. with members of the Beachwood/Pine Beach EMS, Pine Beach Police and Fire Departments and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. Activities include an inflatable obstacle course, video game truck and more. Click their Facebook page  or call 732- 349-6425 for more information.


Saturday, August 10

Fish Fry & BBQ Fest
The Tri Boro First Aid Squad holds a Fish Fry & BBQ Fest at their headquarters located at 61 J Street in Seaside Park from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Click trborofirstaid.com or call 732-830-3236 for tickets and more information.


Sunday, August 11

Wall Performances in the Park
Wall Recreation hosts their free Performances in the Park concert series at the Municipal Complex located at 2700 Allaire Road starting at 7 p.m. with Radio Nashville. Call 732-449-8444 X2250 or click wallnj.com for more information.


Thursday, August 15

Clambake for a Cause
The OceanCare Foundation hosts their Clambake for a Cause at the Crystal Point Yacht Club from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. with live music and a clambake buffet and barbeque. Click oceanmhs.org for tickets and more information.


Saturday, August 24

Movie in the Park
The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse hosts their Movie in The Park at Vista Park on Midland Avenue featuring a free screening of Aquaman (PG-13) starting at 8:30 p.m. Check their Facebook page  or call 732-349-6425 for more information.


Saturday, August 31

Farmer’s Market
Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 hosts a Farmer’s Market at their Lodge located at 520 Hilliard Boulevard in Manahawkin from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. with locally grown food, crafters and more. Call 201-638-7456 for more information.


September

Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15

Rock 2 Adopt
Popcorn Park Zoo hosts their Rock 2 Adopt fundraising event at the Zoo located at 1 Humane Way in Forked River from 9:45 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. Enjoy performances from 10 bands or performers, face painting, balloon twisting, jugglers, kids games, a vendor area. Click rock2adopt.com or call 732-998-8888 for tickets and more information.


Sunday, September 15

Beach Volleyball Tournament
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties host their 13th annual Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Main Street Beach in Manasquan starting at 9 a.m. . individuals, schools, and corporations come together to raise funds and play volleyball to benefit their 1-to-1 mentoring programs. Click bbbsmmc.org or call 732.544.2224 for 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 www.lakewoodrenfair.com 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.


October

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.


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.