News Transcript Datebook, Jan. 25


• Chabad of Western Monmouth will present a talk by Rabbi Dov Greenberg, the director of Chabad at Stanford University, about issues related to Israel. Greenberg will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Asher Holmes Elementary School, 48 Menzel Lane, Marlboro. Suggested donation: $12 per person. To RSVP, call 732-972-3687.

• A Freehold Memorial Day Parade fundraiser night will be held at the Fireside Grill and Bar, 133 S. Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro, from 4-9 p.m. Feb. 21. The business will donate 15 percent of a guest’s pre-tax food bill to the parade. Visit for a flier.

• A gift basket auction to benefit the Manalapan High School Music Department will be held at the high school on Feb. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. Drawing starts at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 per person, includes one sheet of bronze level tickets, and coffee, tea, water and dessert (bring your own food; no alcohol). There will be multiple tiers with more than 200 baskets. Register in advance. Find form at or email mhsbandgiftauction@gmail.

• Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, Marlboro, will host a free PJ Library Character Breakfast and Pajama Party for children of all ages on Feb. 26 from 10-11:15 a.m. This program is free and open to the public. The children will play games with the Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Lego Batman and more. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. RSVP required to [email protected] or 732-431-5525.

• The Monmouth Community Climate Coalition will host a free viewing of the movie “Before the Flood” by Leonardo DeCaprio on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Holmdel Community Church, 40 Main St. (Route 520), Holmdel. Following the film, climate scientist Jan Dash will speak and take questions. Refreshments will be served. Details:

• The Adelphia Fire Company of Howell will hold a Valentine’s Day rose fundraiser sale from noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the firehouse, 925 Adelphia Road (Route 524), Howell.

• The American Association of University Women Freehold Branch is accepting book donations for its 2017 used book sale. With the exception of Reader’s Digest condensed books and textbooks, all books in good condition are appreciated. Books may be dropped off only between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesdays at the Freehold Savings Bank, 65 W. Main St., Freehold, or call Joan at 732-431-2297 for drop-off instructions.

• Emile De Vito of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation will present “Restoring Ecological Relationships Within New Jersey’s Forested Ecosystems” at the Monmouth County Audubon Society meeting at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Knights of Columbus hall, 200 Fair Haven Road, Fair Haven. The public is welcome; admission is free. Details:

• The Monmouth County Audubon Society will host a bird walk on Sandy Hook in northern Monmouth County on Feb. 11. The trip will be led by accomplished birders who are familiar with Sandy Hook and its birds. All are welcome; no cost to participate. Meet at 10 a.m. in parking lot near the Visitor Center (which is closed). Dress appropriately for cold temperatures and windy conditions. Details:

• On Jan. 29 at 1:30 p.m., the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, will present Make Your Own Bagels, a bagel-making demonstration and hands-on bagel making program for children (with an adult) age 4 and up. The fee is $5 per child. Participants will learn about the history of bagel making from Dean Ross, owner of Hole in One Bagel, Neptune. To make a reservation, call 732-252-6990 or visit

• The Ashley Lauren Foundation will host its sixth annual Butterfly Ball on Feb. 25 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch. The theme will be “Dancing For Our Stars.” The goal of the Ashley Lauren Foundation is to ease the journey when pediatric cancer is diagnosed by providing direct financial assistance, material assistance, emotional support and more. Details: or 732-414-1625.

• New Jersey Blood Services is in need of volunteers to work blood drives in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Tasks include assisting donors with registration, watching donors for post-donation reactions and responding to their needs. Details: Jan Zepka, 732-616-8741.

• 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]

• 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.

• Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., Class of 1967 will reunite at 6 p.m. April 23, 2017 at Gargiulo’s Restaurant, Coney Island. Details: [email protected] or 917-363-2500 or David Coleman at 732-547-2340.

• The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (Feb. 2) 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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