• The 2021 debate The series will continue with “Can you use a little more joy!” via a Zoom webinar at 6:30 p.m. on November 16. The presenter will be Janet Kester, facilitator of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for Seniors at the University of Colorado. She will discuss the value of learning new things in order to maintain a new outlook on life. The series is sponsored by Kathy Lo Bue, Managing Director, Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC. The series is free, non-sectarian, and open to the community. Call 732-866-6660 for the registration link.
• Donovan delivers is a Robbinsville-based charity that provides financial assistance to families who have lost a child at birth. Although Donovan Delivers was unable to host his annual charity event due to the pandemic this year, he partnered up with Bruno’s One Sweet Ride, 19 N. Main St. Allentown. The store will allow customers to donate to the charity when making a purchase in person or online by indicating DD on the fundraising code during payment. Bruno’s offers a selection of chocolate items especially for the holidays and is known for their hot chocolate bombs. The fundraiser will run until December 31st. Details: www.donovandelivers.com or https://brunosonesweetride.com
• The elks of New Egypt Lodge will be hosting a family Halloween party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 30. There will be fun activities, a spooky food buffet, ghoulish games, and a mummy wrap. There will be a scavenger hunt for the kids (ticket holders only). Come in disguise. There will be specials for adults in the living room. Cost: Adults, $ 12; Seniors (60 and over), $ 11; Children (4-12), $ 8; Children 3 and under, free. To purchase tickets, visit https://form.jotform.com/neelks2457/halloween-ticket-order-form. Payment: Zelle at [email protected] or Venmo Mike Walsh at 732-600-8442. Credit, debit, check or cash accepted at the lodge. No paper tickets will be issued. Arrival upon arrival.
• The elks of New Egypt The lodge will host breakfast with Santa on December 19, in two seats: 8:30 am to 10 am or 10 am to 11:30 am Each child will receive a gift from Santa. Presale tickets only; limited seating. The menu includes (subject to change): pancake station, toppings, French toast, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon and pork roll, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, orange juice and more. Cost: Adults (13-59), $ 12; Seniors (60 and over), $ 11; Child (4-12), $ 8; Children 3 and under, free. To reserve: https://form.jotform.com/neelks2457/breakfast-with-santa. No paper tickets will be issued. Reservations are non-refundable unless they can be resold before the event. Any reservation not paid before December 9 will be canceled to allow others to purchase. Payment can be made through Zelle at [email protected] or Venmo Mike Walsh at 732-600-8442. Credit, debit, check or cash accepted at the lodge.
• Growing up Jewish in Perrineville and Roosevelt: A Talk by William Agress will be presented via Zoom by the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, at 2 p.m. on October 24. Admission: $ 5 for museum members and $ 7 for non-members. For RVSP, call 732-252-6990, email [email protected] or visit www.jhmomc.org
• Monmouth County Park System will host a windmill demonstration on October 23-24 and 30-31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township. See the 19th century flour mill in action. Free event. Details: 732-842-4000.
• A Howl-o-Ween family festival The Dog Festival will be celebrated at Marty’s Place, 118 Route 526, Upper Freehold Township, from noon to 4 p.m. on October 23 (rain date October 24).
There will be dog costume competitions, a walk, hay walks, a pet photo booth, K-9 police dog demonstrations, live music, food trucks, games and activities for the kids. , adults and dogs. Adults, children and dogs are welcome to dress up and participate in a variety of competitions. Admission is $ 5 for adults; children under 6 are free. All proceeds will go to senior dogs in the care of Marty’s Place. Details: www.martysplace.org or call 609-259-1278.
• The village of Allentown Initiative (TAVI) invites neighborhood residents to join a special effort to sponsor local businesses. Sign up at www.allentownvinj.org to receive a weekly email featuring Allentown shops and restaurants. The email will feature unique products, services and specials offered by entrepreneurs from Allentown and Upper Freehold Township. There is no charge to participate. To register and for more information, visit www.allentownvinj.org
• Medical Center The Center has launched a new online bereavement support group led by licensed clinical social workers and certified in bereavement counseling to help those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group is open to adult members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Private groups provide a safe, non-judgmental space for participants to share their emotions and struggles. The group meets via Zoom on the first and third Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. To register, call 732-303-5170 or email [email protected] or [email protected]
• Samaritan Center, a joint ministry of the Presbyterian churches of St. Thomas More and Old Tivent, operates a pantry to provide additional food to those in need in Manalapan, Marlboro, Englishtown and Millstone Township. For more information, call 732-446-1142 and make an appointment. Donations of funds and food are gratefully accepted to support the running of the center. Volunteers are always welcome.
• Embroiderers Guild of America – Monmouth Chapter is dedicated to teaching and sharing the joys of sewing. The organization welcomes embroiderers of all levels. Evening stitchers will meet via Zoom on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Daytime stitchers will meet via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. organization
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