News Transcript Datebook, Oct. 5

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• The Marlboro Jewish Center will sponsor an Israel Adventure for Women from June 25 through July 6, 2017. The tour will visit traditional and off-the-beaten-path sites, and include Shabbat in Jerusalem and a stop in Tel Aviv. The itinerary includes talks with Israeli women who will bring their experiences and passions to life. Details: [email protected]
• St. Mary’s Church, Colts Neck, will continue its “Light Up a Memory” tradition in 2016. For a contribution of $10 per light, individuals may sponsor a light in memory of someone deceased or in honor of a living person. There will be a tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 10 after the 4 p.m. Mass. All are welcome to participate. The deadline to reserve a light is Nov. 27. Details: 732-780-2666.
• Experience Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. as Rat Pack impersonators Tony Sands, Johnny Petillo and Geno Monroe will perform a mix of songs, comedy, sketches and musical arrangement from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14 at Battleground Country Club, Manalapan. Tickets are $65. Call 732-462-7575. Details: www.ratpacktogetheragain.com.
• State Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey (both D-Monmouth) will host a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 at their constituent outreach office, 35 W. Main St., Freehold. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are available. Details: 732-333-0166.
• The Oasis Players cabaret troupe will return to the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 to present songs from Jewish composers which have been nominated for or received an Academy Award. Admission is $18 for museum members and $20 for non-members. To make a reservation (non-refundable), call 732-252-6990.
• Archives and History Day will take place on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan. More than 60 local and state history organizations will set-up displays about topics related to New Jersey history and their organizations. Details: www.VisitMonmouth.com/CountyClerk
• On Oct. 30, the Home Owners of Covered Bridge will host a health fair in the ballroom at Covered Bridge, 1 Amberly Drive, Manalapan. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. More than two dozen doctors and health providers will have displays, demonstrations and/or basic testing for visitors. Details: 732-536-0071.
• “Bible Bingo,” a comedy with God, games and goofy prizes, will be presented live on stage at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Manalapan High School, Church Lane, Manalapan. Tickets are $30. Proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Thomas More Parish. For tickets, call 732-972-4181 or email [email protected]
• The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will host a day trip to the Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival in Philadelphia on Oct. 15. Cost is $25 per person (includes bus transportation). Bus leaves at 8 a.m. from iPlay America, Freehold Township, and returns at approximately 6 p.m. All ages welcome on the trip. Details: Diana Cavaliere, 732-295-1666.
• The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will meet on the following dates: Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., committee of the whole; and Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., regular action meeting. Both meetings will be held at the district offices at 54 Main St., Englishtown, are open to the public.
• Companion Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) will hold its next monthly puppy adoption event at Petco, 4345 Route 9 North, Freehold Township, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 (rescheduled from Oct. 8). To view puppies, visit www.carenj.com
• A clothing drive, car wash and vendor fair will be held on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barkalow Middle School, 498 Stillwells Corner Road, Freehold Township. Vendors are being sought. Cost is $20 for a 10 x 10 space. Registration deadline is Oct. 7. Details: Email [email protected]
• A meeting of the Monmouth County Retired Educators Association will be held on Oct. 18 at Sterling Gardens, Matawan. Meet local politicians running for office at 10:30 a.m. Regular meeting at 11 a.m. A representative from the NJEA will discuss Medicare issues. Members are asked to bring a non-perishable donation for the local food bank. New members welcome. For luncheon reservations, call Sue, 732-995-7754, by Oct. 7.
• The United Presbyterian Church of Millstone will host a yard sale and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 (rain or shine). Vendors are being sought; cost is $15 per space. Early vendors get under cover in pavilion. Deadline for tables is Oct. 9. Details: 609-448-7181.
• The Battleground Historical Society will present its annual Soup Day from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Village Inn, Water Street, Englishtown. Donation of $15; reservations required. Call Kathy at 732-679-4560 by Oct 19 as seating is limited.
• The Center for Jewish Life, Marlboro, will host an event for teenagers at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 20. Teens will be welcome to make their own custom sushi rolls in the sukkah. RSVP to 732-316-7600.
• The Center for Jewish Life, Marlboro, will host Simchas Torah Live at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 24. Dance with the Torah, flags for children, a holiday meal, and more. Cost: Adults, $55; Children (2-12), $30; complimentary for partner families with reservations. Reserve a seat by Oct. 14. Details: 732-316-7600.
• The Ladies of St. Joseph, Millstone Township, will sponsor a bus trip to Lancaster, Pa., for Sight & Sound Theatres’ presentation of “Samson” on Dec. 6. Bus departs from St. Joseph Church at 9 a.m. and returns at approximately 8:30 p.m. There will be a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch smorgasbord lunch at Shady Maple and shopping time after lunch. Cost is $125 per person. Details: Rosalie, 732-490-5302.
• PJ Library is offering a free music class at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at Solomon Schechter Day School, Marlboro. Enjoy music and story time with children’s musician, and Solomon Schechter music teacher Mr. Sam. The class is for toddlers through age 8. The program is free and open to the public. RSVP required to [email protected]
•  The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, will present a Children’s Make and Take Art Journal Workshop for children and adults to make and enjoy together. The workshop will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Materials are included; bring several family photos if possible. The fee is $10 per child and the workshop is appropriate for ages 4 and up, accompanied by an adult. To make a reservation (non-refundable), call 732-252-6990.
• 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. All are welcome to attend.
• A giant yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 (rain date Oct. 9) in the front parking lot at the Park Avenue School Complex, 280 Park Ave., Freehold Borough. Vendors are being sought (no food vendors). Cost is $10 for a 10×10 space. Payment deadline, Oct. 1. Details: [email protected]
• A new cancer support group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Monmouth Worship Center, 37 Vanderburg Road, Marlboro. A prayer group will meet at 8:30 p.m. Details: 732-332-9600.
• Manalapan MRC-CERT will collect used and old clothing and other household items on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at town hall, Route 522. Items to be accepted include clothing, garments and accessories, shoes, linen (towels, sheets, blankets, small rugs, mats), small electric appliances. Pick-up of items may be able to be arranged. Details: 732-446-8345.
• The Manalapan Board of Health will sponsor a free rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats on Nov. 5 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Manalapan Recreation Center, Route 522, at the new expansion building by Field K and the spray park. The best entrance to this area of the rec center is the western entrance. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Details: 732-446-8345.
• 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 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.
• 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
• 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 (Nov. 3; no meeting in October) at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-8304, after 10 a.m.
• 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.
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