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News Transcript Datebook, Feb. 24

• The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold its committee of the whole meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the Wemrock Brook School, 118 Millhurst Road, Manalapan. The meeting is open to the public. Details: 732-786-2500.

• The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold its regular board meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the district’s administrative offices, 54 Main St., Englishtown. The meeting is open to the public. Details: 732-786-2500.

• Holocaust survivor Jeannie Parnes Wechsler will tell her and her family’s story about escaping the Nazis, which is documented in the book “One Step Ahead: A Mother of Seven Escaping Hitler’s Claws,” at Temple Rodeph Torah, Marlboro, from 7-9 p.m. April 11. The event is open to the entire community. The cost is $25 per adult (includes signed copy of the book). Children under 18 are free (book not included).

• The Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold, will host a free birthday celebration to mark the anniversary of the day the library was voted into existence by the citizens of Freehold on March 10, 1903. The event will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. March 10. Refreshments will be served.

• Boy Scout Troop 180 will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on March 5 at Neff Chapel, Old Tennent Presbyterian Church, Tennent Road, Manalapan. There will be seatings at 4:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The cost is adults, $10; seniors, $7; children ages 4 to 10, $6; and children 3 and under, free. The dinner is open to the community. To purchase tickets, call Linda Trerotola, 732-446-4469.

• The Monmouth County Genealogy Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. March 13 at the Eatontown Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown. Henry McNally of Manasquan will present “Emigrants and Exiles: The Ireland They Left Behind.” Details: 732-747-0090 or slfugateobrien@aol.com.

•  Carnival for Autism, a charitable organization that raises awareness about autism spectrum disorders, will host a leprechaun lunch from noon to 3 p.m. March 13 at St. William the Abbot Church, 2740 Lakewood-Allenwood Road, Howell. Details: 609-760-3672 or carnivalforautism.wix.com/home

• Siloam United Methodist Church, 67 Siloam Road, Freehold Township, will host a buffet-style corned beef and cabbage dinner from 4-6 p.m. March 19. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Details: 732-928-0193. On the day of the event, call 848-525-5883.

• Companion Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) will hold a puppy adoption event at Petco, 4345 Route 9 North, Freehold Township, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27. Visit www.carenj.com

• Two $2,000 college scholarships from the Freehold AAUW are available for local women 25 years old and older for the 2016-17 school year. The Freehold AAUW is seeking applicants for the Lew Williams and Leila Sulkes scholarships. Request an application with criteria from freeholdaauwscholarships@gmail.com. Criteria include: women 25 or older; must be a resident of Colts Neck, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell, Manalapan, Marlboro or Morganville; must be enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s program (minimum 60 completed credits) or master’s program (minimum 6 completed credits); and have a grade point average of “B” or above. Submission must be postmarked by July 31.

• Congregation Kol Am is hosting a discussion with state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at 59 Broad St., Freehold. The discussion is open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Beck will be discussing topics including security for synagogues, available funding, and other issues. Questions from audience members will be taken. RSVP to Congregation Kol Am, 732-792-8000.

• The CentraState Healthcare Foundation will host Comedy for a Cause at 8:30 p.m. March 11 at the American Hotel, Freehold. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Must be 21 and over. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit women’s health services at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: centrastatecomedy.eventbrite.com or contact 732-294-7135 or spurpuro@centrastate.com

• The Monmouth County chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet from 7-9 p.m. March 7 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck. Details: 732-462-5540 or www.mcega.org

• The Monmouth County Audubon Society will sponsor a free field trip at Big Brook County Park, 521 Route 520, Marlboro, on March 13. Meet at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the park. Participants will be in search of the American Woodcock. The trip is open to members and nonmembers of the Monmouth County Audubon Society. Participants should dress in weather-appropriate clothing, keeping in mind that temperatures drop quickly in the evening. Binoculars are recommended, and a field guide may be helpful. Details: www.monmouthaudubon.org, or email info@monmouthaudubon.org.

• The Freehold Borough High School Class of 1996 will hold a 20-year reunion at 7 p.m. June 4 at Paul’s Tavern, 1705 Main St., Belmar. The cost is $65. The event will include an open bar from 7:30-10:30 p.m., buffet and live music. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door. Details: http://stellikris.wix.com/classof1996.

• The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will meet in the spiritual center of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck, from 7:30-9 p.m. every Thursday. Details: 732-536-5826 or 732-320-0029.

• Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network is partnering with the YMCA of Western Monmouth County to provide free diabetes education from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Friday through March 11 at the YMCA, 470 East Freehold Road, Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-0464, ext. 116.

• The Monmouth County Historical Association, 70 Court St., Freehold, will exhibit “Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chair Making” now through July 9. Details: 732-462-1466.

• The American Association of University Women Freehold branch is accepting book donations for its 2016 book sale. With the exception of Reader’s Digest condensed books and textbooks, all book donations in good condition are appreciated. Contact Joan at 732-431-2297 for drop-off instructions. Proceeds from the book sale support scholarships for women who are returning to college and monetary awards for graduating female seniors from the Freehold Regional High School District.

• The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (March 3) at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-8304, after 10 a.m.

• 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 (March 16) 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 Relay For Life kickoff celebration will take place at 7 p.m. March 9 at the American Hotel, 18 E. Main St., Freehold. The event will include music and light refreshments. Details: 732-292-4262 or tara.novak@cancer.org.

• The Reformed Church of Freehold will hold a family-style roast beef dinner from 4-7 p.m. March 5 at the church, 67 W. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $18 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Tickets will be available at the door or through the church office. Details: 732-462-1717.

• The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, Marlboro, will host a free library character breakfast and pajama party from 10-11:15 a.m. March 6. Children from 6 months to 6 years old are invited to this event which will include games, prizes and a character parade. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas. This program is open to the public. Reservations are required. Details: Linda@schechtergmc.com

• The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will present Tsu Fil Duvids, a musical group performing songs of Eastern Europe, Yiddish theatre and Yiddish folk melodies in the Klezmer style, at 2 p.m. March 20. The cost is $18 for museum members and $20 for nonmembers. Details: 732-252-6990 or jhmomcpr@optonline.net.

• Center Players, 35 South St., Freehold, will present Neil Simon’s Chapter Two at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 12 through March 13. Tickets are at $23 to $25 and are available by calling 732-462-9093 or visiting www.centerplayers.org

Items for the Datebook may be sent via email to cbarcia@gmnews.com. Please send items at least two weeks prior to a scheduled event.

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