Tri-Town News Datebook, Sept. 22

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  • The Plumsted library will host a “Fabulous ’50s Sock Hop” on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Come in 1950s attire and receive a treat. There will be games, crafts and music from the 1950s. Details: 609-758-7888.
  • The Plumsted library will host “Puppy Power: Seeing Eye Puppies” at 4 p.m. Oct. 10. Come meet the Seeing Eye puppies of the Ocean County 4H Club and learn about raising a Seeing Eye puppy. The program is for ages 5 and up. Details: 609-758-7888.
  • The Plumsted library will host the County Connection Mobile Service Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21. The center provides senior citizen and veterans services, consumer affairs information, voter registration, and park and tourism information (there is a fee for certain services). Details: 609-758-7888.
  • The Plumsted library will host a Halloween celebration at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. The Teen Advisory Board will present games, crafts and treats for children ages 3 to 11. Wear a costume! Details: 609-758-7888.

• Congregation Ahavat Olam, 106 Windeler Road, Howell, will host a vendor/craft fair on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature jewelry, wood products, Tupperware, sports, soaps, books, party supplies, elder law services, banking services, Judaica, clothing, handbags and more. Free admission.
• A fall flea market will 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). Proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society. All welcome to attend.
• A free program for adults about mindful eating and losing weight will be presented by health coach practitioner Mary Jane Tecker at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Jackson library. Registration is required. Details: 732-928-4400.
• The Jackson library is partnering with the Smithsonian Institution to showcase posters that have been provided to the library about African American history and culture. The exhibit will be on view in the meeting room during library hours through Sept. 29. The meeting room may be closed at certain times. Call 732-928-4400 before visiting.
• The Howell Women’s Club will meet on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Taunton School media center. Members and guests will assemble Halloween treat bags for the Howell Food Pantry clients and for senior citizens of Howell who receive Meals on Wheels. All area ladies are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring a bag of non-nut Halloween treats to the meeting. Coffee and refreshments will be served. The club meets on the second Tuesday of the month from September through May. Details: Laura, 732-938-9190 or [email protected]
• The Howell Municipal Alliance will present a free life skills management program for Howell residents in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Oct. 4-19 at Kumon Learning Center, Howell. To register a child, contact [email protected] by Sept. 30.
• The Howell Women’s Club will meet on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Taunton School media center. The evening’s program will include planning to prepare Thanksgiving meals for homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels. All area ladies are welcome to attend. Coffee and refreshments will be served. The club meets on the second Tuesday of the month from September through May. Details: Laura, 732-938-9190 or [email protected]
• Adults and teenagers are welcome to attend a presentation to be given by investigators from the South Jersey Ghost Research Group to be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Jackson library. Advance registration is required. Details: 732-928-4400.
• A multi-family community yard sale will be held at Jensen’s Deep Run community center, 20 Longview Trail, Cream Ridge (Plumsted Township) on Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine). All are welcome to attend. The entrance to Jensen’s Deep Run is on Route 537, a short distance east of the Route 537 and Route 539 intersection. Proceed to stop sign; community center is on the right.
• Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center, 4645 Route 9 north, Howell, will provide complimentary children’s foot and ankle exams from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 8. There will be refreshments. Children who exhibit in-toeing, heel pain, flat feet, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, pain or tiredness of the feet or legs, limping, falling or tripping may feel free to visit the office.
• Archives and History Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan. More than 60 local and state history organizations will have displays about topics relating to New Jersey history and their organization. To become an exhibitor, call 732-308-3771.
• St. Aloysius Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, offers support groups to help people better understand their feelings and to meet others who are dealing with the same life issues. A bereavement support group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. and a divorced and separated support group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Both meetings are held in the parish office. A freewill donation of $5 is requested. Details: Email [email protected].
• The United Republican Club of Howell will meet on Oct. 18 and Nov. 15 at the Howell First Aid Squad building, 16 Kent Road, Howell. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. On Oct. 18, Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters will discuss what the surrogate’s office does – wills, adoption, powers of attorney, etc. Details: Email [email protected]
• Howell Day will be held from 1-8 p.m. Sept. 24 at Soldier Memorial Park, Howell. All are invited to enjoy children’s activities, face painting, a video game truck, free inflatable and mechanical rides, Touch-A-Truck, live entertainment, vendors, food vendors, fireworks and more. Shuttle buses available at Howell High School and at Howell Middle School South. Limited parking around the park.
• The Millstone Elks will host their first Antique and Classic Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Millstone Township Middle School, 5 Dawson Ct., Millstone Township. All years, makes and models welcome; $15 pre-registration, $20 day of show. Free admission to all spectators. Proceeds to benefit children with special needs. Music by Wolfman Jerry. Details: 732-637-8720.
• Bat Shalom Hadassah of Jackson-Howell will host a Hootenany at Doolan’s Shore Club, Spring Lake, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27. There will be entertainment, a band for dancing and a complete lunch. Music will feature a tribute to performers of the 1960s, including Peter, Paul and Mary, the Kingston Trio and more. Cost is $55 per person. Make check payable to Bat Shalom Hadassah and send to I. Goldberg, 51 Crooked Stock Road, Jackson, NJ 08527. Details: 732-833-7378.
• 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 Friends of the Plumsted Library will collect used books for a book sale. Donate fiction, nonfiction, large print, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and puzzles. No soiled or mildewed items. No video tapes, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines or encyclopedias. Drop off books behind the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1. Do not leave items if no one is present. Details: 609-758-0009 or 732-580-5600 or [email protected]
• The Jackson Township Municipal Utilities Authority will hold its public meetings at 5:30 p.m. in its administrative offices at 135 Manhattan St., Jackson, on the following dates in 2016: Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15; and on the following dates in 2017: Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 (reorganization).
• The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia will meet at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Details: 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org/nj
Items for the Datebook may be sent to [email protected]. Please submit items at least two weeks prior to a scheduled event.