• The Villagers of Allentown will begin their 49th year with a salad and ice cream social on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Allentown First Aid Squad building, Waker Avenue. Local Abundance will present the program. New members are welcome to join the Villagers. Details: 609-758-3711.
• 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.
• 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
• “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: firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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
• 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.
• 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 email@example.com
• 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.
• 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: AllentownGardenClub.net
• 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 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.
• 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 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.
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