Examiner Datebook, Aug. 11


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• On Sept. 20, Brandeis University Professor Thomas Doherty will speak about The Great American (Television) Novel. Doherty is a professor of American Studies and a cultural historian with special interests in Hollywood cinema. The luncheon in Freehold Township is sponsored by the New Jersey Region of the Brandeis National Committee. Proceeds will support research into neurodegenerative diseases. Cost: $50 for BNC members; $60 for the general public. Details: Audrey, 732-254-3235.
• Jersey Coast Sport Fliers, one of the largest remote control model airplane clubs in New Jersey, will host an open house at its flying field in Dorbrook Park, Route 537, Colts Neck, from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 13. Club members will provide remote control flying demonstrations and a display of model airplanes. Club members will be available to talk about the hobby. Details:
• Companion Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) will hold a puppy adoption event at Petco, 4345 Route 9 North, Freehold Township, on Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details:
• Jane Guillard, owner of Falcon Turn Daylily Garden, Southampton, and president of the Garden State Daylily Growers, will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Allentown Garden Club. The presentation will include daylily culture, forms, bloom seasons, tips and techniques, plus information about local, regional and national organizations. Guillard, who is an accomplished photographer, will share her photos of daylily gardens from Falcon Turn and other displays from around the country. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Allentown Methodist Church, Church Street. All are welcome. Details:

• The Horsemen’s Association of Millstone Township will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Millstone Township Community Center, Stagecoach Road (next to the firehouse). Anyone who has an interest in horses is invited to attend the meeting and learn about upcoming trail rides, speakers and other activities. Details: Visit

• A coloring program for adults will be held at the Allentown Public Library, Main Street, at 1 p.m. Aug. 24. Adults are invited to reconnect with their inner child, explore their creativity and de-stress while participating in this latest trend. Coloring materials and beverages will be provided.

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• The Monmouth County Retired Educators Association is sponsoring a Members and Family Picnic at Oak Tree Lodge, Wall Township, on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a picnic lunch, entertainment, games and activities, and socializing with friends and former colleagues. Fee for association members is $5, non-members, $35. Children under 5 are free. Guests between the ages of 5 and 11 are $15 per person. Details: Sue, 732 995-7754, before Aug. 18.

• The Allentown Public Library will host lecturer Martin Mosho as he presents “Unsung Heroines – The Role of Women in the Civil War” at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. The lecture will explore achievements credited to women who served as spies, nurses, combatants and volunteers during the Civil War. Register by calling 609-259-7565.

• The Plumsted Library is holding a Babies at Play, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for songs, bounces, rhymes and stories. Program is for infants to 18 months, with a caregiver. Details: 609-758-7888.

• The Plumsted Library is holding a Disney Olympics, Aug. 16 from 1-3 p.m. Olympics with a Disney twist. Join us for fun activities, crafts, games, and prizes! Age 5 and up. Details: 609-758-7888.

• The Plumsted Library is holding a Toddler Time, Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and a simple craft. Ages 18 to 36 months, with caregiver. Details: 609-758-7888.

• The Plumsted Library is holding a Finding Dory!, Aug. 26 from 1-2 p.m. Join us for stories, crafts, games, and help us find Dory! Age 5 and up. Details: 609-758-7888.

• The Plumsted Library is holding Coloring for Adults, Aug. 30 at 11:15 a.m. Rediscover the joy of coloring. Coloring sheets and art supplies provided, along with relaxing music. Details: 609-758-7888.

• Vendors are being sought for a fall flea market to be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 1282 Yardville-Allentown Road, Upper Freehold Township (Allentown), from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 (rain or shine) in the church parking lot. Cost: $20 per space, $5 per table. All proceeds from the flea market will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Details: Karen Smith, 609-902-1973 or email

• The Ladies of St. Joseph, Millstone Township, will sponsor a bus tour of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on Oct. 11. The cost is $99 per person and includes a buffet lunch at the Thayer Hotel. Bus will leave from St. Joseph Church at 8:15 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. There will be a guided tour of West Point at 1 p.m. and free time from 3-4:30 p.m. at the academy. For tickets, call Rosalie, 732-490-5302.

• The Jackson Premium Outlets, Route 537, Jackson, will present a summer concert series every Saturday from 1-4 p.m., weather permitting, outside the food court. The series will conclude on Sept. 3. All performances are free and open to the public. Live performances will range from summer tunes to bluegrass, classic rock and pop.

• 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.

• The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (Sept. 1) 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.

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

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