News Transcript Datebook, Aug. 17

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• Monmouth County will host document shredding events on the following dates: Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Freehold Township municipal building, corner of Schanck and Stillwells Corner roads, and Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Colts Neck municipal building, 124 Cedar Drive. Service is free to county residents. Limit 100 pounds of documents. Remove large binder clips; staples and paper clips may remain. Details: 732-683-8686, ext. 6721.
• Freehold Art Society will meet at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, on Sept. 21 at 6:45 p.m. Freehold Township artist Hillary Binder-Klein will present “Let’s Talk About Framing” and discuss how art work can be enhanced by using one of three attractive framing choices. The meeting is free and open to the public. Details: 732-938-6415.
Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold, is having a Family Fun Field Day on Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Old-fashioned backyard games and fun, and light refreshments. For families; small children, please bring an adult. No registration required. Details: 732-462-5135.
• Sunrise Senior Living of Marlboro, 3A S. Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro, will hold a yard sale that is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20. All community members are welcome to attend. Proceeds made on behalf of staff will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
• “Digging for Roots in the Garden State” will be the topic at the Sept. 11  Monmouth County Genealogy Society general meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown. The speaker will be Michelle Chubenko, a professional genealogist whose company, Jersey Roots Genealogy, performs research using statewide sources at the state archives and other local repositories for northern and central New Jersey. Details: [email protected]
• The Jersey Shore Rose Society will meet on Aug. 27 in the Community Room, Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury, 864 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls. From 1-1:30 p.m., there will be a beginner clinic conducted by consulting rosarians. From           1:30-3:30 p.m. there will be a meeting and an activity: Presentation on identifying rose show disqualifications by Diane Wilkerson. Free admission. All welcome. Details: http://www.jsroses.com/events.html
• The 19th annual Citizen Police Academy will be held at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Center, Freehold Township, beginning Sept. 20 (six Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., no fee). Citizen Police Academy provides an overview of law enforcement services in Monmouth County. Applications are available to county residents age 18 or older who have no criminal record. Deadline to apply is Sept. 4. Details: Undersheriff Ted Freeman at 732-431-6400, ext. 1110.
• 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.
• The 15th annual Walk With Joe, a memorial 5-kilometer walk, will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Route 33, Manalapan. The walk honors Joe Driscoll, Christopher Gray and Tom McCann, area residents who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. All proceeds from the event are donated to local charities and nonprofit organizations. Details: www.walkwithjoe.com
• A Harvest Fest will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Baird homestead, 24 Baird Road, Millstone Township. Pumpkin and house tour with $5 admission. Face art, pumpkin patch, games, arts and crafts, petting zoo, hay ride and entertainment. Details: www.mtfriendsofhistory.org
• The Monmouth County Genealogy Society will present its fall workshop, “An In-Depth Look at Federal Census Records,” on Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown. Four presenters will focus on that topic. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for society members ($20 at the door) and $20 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to the Monmouth County Genealogy Society and mailed to Education Committee, Monmouth County Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 5, Lincroft, NJ 07738-0005. Details: Beverly at 732-747-8505.
• The Freehold Township Education Foundation will host its fifth annual Monte Carlo Night fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Eagle Oaks Country Club, Howell. There will be casino games, a gift basket auction and a silent auction. Tickets are $84 to $100. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Freehold Township K-8 School District. Visit www.ftefnj.org to register.
• 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.
• New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives. Volunteers assist donors with registration, escorting and canteen duties, and watch for post-donation reactions. Details: R. Jan Zepka, 732-616-8741.
• 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 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-8304, after 10 a.m.
• The Monmouth County Audubon Society will host a bird walk to look for nesters and shorebirds on Sandy Hook in northern Monmouth County. The walk is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 18. The trip is open to members and non-members of the Audubon Society and participation is free. Advance registration is not required. Pets are not permitted. Anyone interested in participating can meet at 6 p.m. in Parking Lot M. Details: http://www.monmouthaudubon.org/field_trips.htm/
• A flea market and trash and treasure sale will be held by the Old Brick Church, 490 Route 520, Marlboro, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24. A wide variety of items will be available for sale along with a lunch menu and home-baked goods. Spaces are now available to the public for $15. Details: Sharon, 732-264-3046.
• The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 for a regular action meeting at 54 Main St., Englishtown. Details: 732-786-2500.
• Seniors who graduated from Freehold Regional High School, Freehold Borough, and Southern Freehold Regional High School, Howell, in June 1966 will get together from Aug. 26-28 for a combined 50-year reunion. The seniors who graduated in 1966 spent their freshman and sophomore years together in Freehold Borough, before Southern Freehold Regional opened in September 1964 and the class was divided. There will be a combined reunion from 6-11 p.m. Aug. 27 at the American Hotel, Freehold. To make a reservation, contact Donna Cusworth Hansen at [email protected] for Southern Freehold Regional or Steve Herr at [email protected] for Freehold Regional.
• The Freehold Borough Arts Council will publish its first community cookbook with recipes from residents and restaurants. Proceeds will support local arts. Interested individuals may submit a favorite family recipe and an anecdote about the recipe. Categories are appetizers, soups, salads, vegetables, entrees and desserts. To receive a submission form, email [email protected] or call Dru-Anne Palaima at 732-598-4539.
• 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.
Items for the Datebook may be sent via email to [email protected]. Please send items at least two weeks prior to a scheduled event.