The Laurita Equestrian Center, 31 Archertown Road, New Egypt, will host a holiday celebration, including games and photos with ponies and Santa Claus, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 19. The cost is $10. Details: 609-752-0900.
The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free community education program on better communication with a person with Alzheimer’s from 10-11 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Details: 973-586-4300.
The Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will host toddler time at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18. Toddlers ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are invited to share in stories, songs and a craft. Details: 609-758-7888.
Lego Club will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Children ages 3 to 11 are invited to participate. Details: 609-758-7888.
The Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will host an Anime Club from 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate. Details: 609-758-7888.
The New Egypt United Methodist Church, 38 N. Main St., New Egypt, will host a Blue Christmas service at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 in Atkinson Hall. This is a short contemplative service of healing and hope. Details: 609-758-2147.
The annual Blue Christmas service at Plumsted Presbyterian Church, 14 Front St., New Egypt, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20. This is a service of prayer, poetry and harp music by Gian Torrano Jacobs. Details: 609-758-8646.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the New Egypt American Legion Post No. 455 will sponsor a Longaberger basket bingo at 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at 2 Meadowbrook Lane, New Egypt. Doors will open at 11 a.m. The cost is $25 and includes game boards. Participants must be 18 years old and older. Details: 609-209-6666.
The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host a performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Dec. 22. The performance is from a 1939 radio script of the play. Registration is required. Details: 732-928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
A Red Cross blood drive will take place at 10 a.m. Dec. 26 at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Details: 732-928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Friends of the Jackson Library will present their annual holiday program featuring Mr. Scott the Music Man at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 28. Children and families are welcome to this event which will also feature face painting and light refreshments. Registration is required. Details: 732-928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will celebrate International Brain Teasers month with humorous anecdotes from local writer Fred Weintraub at 2 p.m. Jan. 16. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Details: 732- 928-4400 www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Knights of Columbus Council No. 11529, Jackson, will hold its annual Christmas tree sale from 2-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday now through mid-December at Glory’s Market, corner of Route 526 and Cedar Swamp Road, Jackson. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and local charities.
The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host international concert violinist David Podles with Irina Kupchik on piano at 2 p.m. Jan. 9. Details: 732-928-4400.
The Jackson Relay For Life organization invites community members to attend the 2016 Relay For Life kickoff party at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Cranberry Room, Meridian Health Village, Bennetts Mills and Cooks Bridge Roads, Jackson. Come out and see what Relay For Life is all about. Details: www.relayforlife.org/jacksonnj or 732-292-4279
The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia will meet at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Details: 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org/nj
The United Republican Club of Howell meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month (Jan. 19) at the Howell first aid building, 16 Kent Road, Howell.
The Jackson Township Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday (Jan. 20) of every month, unless otherwise noted, at Bella Terra, 2 Kathleen Drive, Jackson. All are welcome to attend the meeting.
The Jackson Library Knit-Chat-Chain is in need of yarn donations. All types of wool and synthetic yarn in any amount will be accepted. The group uses the donations to make small lap blankets, chemotherapy caps and newborn caps for patients at local health centers. The library is located at 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Details: 732-928-4400.
The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host “1, 2, 3 Grow With Me” at 10 a.m. Dec. 23. Children ages 1 to 3 with a parent or caregiver are invited to learn through interactive play. Registration is required. Details: 732-928-4400.
The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host Knit-Chat-Chain volunteers at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Items will be donated to area hospitals. Details: 732-928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
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