Examiner Datebook, Jan. 28


• Allentown Boy Scout Troop 180 will hold a Valentine’s Day pancake breakfast from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 in the banquet room at the Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High St., Allentown. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732-995-3027.

• The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will present Professor Maurice Mahler discussing the life and work of Jewish Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Clemente Modigliani at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 (snow date, 1 p.m. Feb. 24). Admission is $8 for museum members and for $10 non-members.  Reservations are advised. Details: 732-252-6990 or www.jhmomc.org

• The Bimah Players Community Theater seeks actors, singers and musicians of all ages for “Fools Rush In,”  a play with music about love based on works by great classic and contemporary writers from Shakespeare and Chekhov to Matt Groening, creator of “The Simpsons.” It is a readers theater production so memorization is not required. To make an appointment to audition, email [email protected] or call 609-395-2969. Auditions will be held at the Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Ave, Monroe Township, Feb. 8 from 1:30-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Feb. 9 from 7:30-9 p.m. and Feb. 11 from 1:30-4 p.m. Performance dates are May 15 and May 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and May 25 at 8 p.m.

• The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will host Carnevale, the Italian Mardi Gras festival, from 2-6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, Howell. The cost is $40 for adults and $22 for children ages 3 to 10. The cost includes lunch, music, dancing, masks and activities, in addition to an auction table and a 50/50 raffle. Costumes are optional. Details: 732-863-0021 or www.iaaofmc.com

• The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets every Sunday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Freehold Community Wellness Center, 17 Bannard St., Freehold. Details: 908-433-1993 or 732-367-7450.

• Hilltop Swim Club, a nonprofit swim club on Clarksburg Road, Roosevelt, will offer a special payment plan for new members who join the club by the end of the year. Shares cost $600 and the cost will be spread over three years – at no interest– if the first payment is made by the end of 2015. Members are also required to pay annual dues of $575 in the spring. The club is limited to 75 shareholders. The 5-acre property includes an Olympic-size pool with a slide and diving board, a baby pool, changing rooms, a playground, and a barbecue grill. Details: Dianna Moore at [email protected] or call 609-448-7742.

• The Novo Nordisk Diabetes Center at CentraState Medical Center is offering a support group for people with diabetes and their families. The group will meet on the third Wednesday of every month (Feb. 17) from 1-2 p.m. in the Jack Aaronson Conference Center in the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold Township. Details: 732-308-0570.

• The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (Feb. 4) at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center in the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-8304, after 10 a.m.

• The Allentown FFA Alumni will host its ninth annual gift auction and spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. March 19 at the Hope Firehouse, 82 County Road 526, Upper Freehold Township. Proceeds will provide students with opportunities to pursue careers in veterinary science, agricultural technology and mechanical systems, earth sciences, environmental science, horticulture, aquaculture and many other fields. The cost is $15. Details: 609-259-7292, ext. 1440 or 1443.

• The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will hold a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at La Cashina Ristorante, 53 Route 34, Marlboro. The restaurant is BYOB. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Cash is preferred. No credit cards. Details: 917-743-3311 or 732-861-9465 or www.italianamericansnj.com.

Items for the Datebook may be sent via email to [email protected]. Please submit items at least two weeks prior to a scheduled event.