â¢ From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On November 13, the Monmouth County Park System will host its Fall Craft Show at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center in Tinton Falls. This seasonal craft fair showcases the work of local artists and artisans. Items include: doll clothes, holiday ornaments and decorations, jewelry, sea glass art, needlework, cut out plates, pottery and more. Details: www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or 732-842-4000. For the hearing impaired, the park system’s TTY / TDD number is 711.
â¢ Monmouth County Park System will present factory demonstrations on November 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township.
See the 19th century flour mill in action. To free. Details: www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or 732-842-4000.
â¢ Monmouth County Park System will present the Casual Birder on November 23 at 9 a.m. at
Crosswicks Creek Park, Upper Freehold Township, meet in the Province Line Road parking area. Join a park system naturalist for an ornithological walk. Open to 10 years old and over; under 18 with adult. To free. Details: www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or 732-842-4000.
â¢ Monmouth County Park System present Nature on the Move – Autumn Nights on November 12 at 4 p.m. at Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone Township, Agress Road parking lot; and November 19 at 4:30 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township. Look for the colorful Nature on the Move van and join a park naturalist for a hands-on, 45- to 60-minute interactive program. To free. Details: www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or 732-842-4000.
â¢ Monmouth County Park System will present Edible History Series: Coffee Cake on November 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township.
Come have a cup of coffee and a piece of coffee cake made from a 19th century recipe. To free. Details: www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or 732-842-4000.
â¢ Monmouth County Park System will present No More Grist for the Mill on November 27-28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township.
Decorate a stocking, take a selfie in a sleigh, and sip a mug of hot chocolate to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Take a tour of the historic house, built in 1773, and enjoy the rumble of the flour mill on its last run of the year. To free. Details: www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or 732-842-4000.
â¢ Allentown Arts, a program of The Allentown Village Initiative, features Musical Generations, teachers and students of Mill Pond Music Academy in concert, 3 pm Nov. 14 at Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street, Allentown. Admission is free (donations gratefully accepted). Details: 609-208-9991 or visit www.allentownvinj.org
â¢ A holiday craft fair will be held at DeBows United Methodist Church, intersection of Route 571 and Route 537, Jackson, on November 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be an outdoor show and will take place rain or shine. Everyone is welcome to attend. Details: contact Cathy at [email protected] or call 201-362-2130, or visit debowsumc.org
â¢ Jewish heritage The Monmouth County Museum will present a Zoom event, “Anti-Semitism in America,” by Anti-Defamation League speaker Eileen Hershenov, at 2 pm on November 7. It will be a PowerPoint presentation. Admission is $ 5 for museum members and $ 7 for non-members. Details: 732-252-6990 or visit http://www.jhmomc.org
â¢ 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.
â¢ 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
â¢ The elks of New Egypt 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.
â¢ 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 across Allentown and Upper Freehold Township. There is no charge to participate. To register and for more information, visit www.allentownvinj.org
â¢ Medical Center The Center has launched a new online bereavement support group run 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]
â¢ 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.
â¢ 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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