News Transcript Datebook, May 31


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• The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey will hold auditions for new student musicians on June 13 at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, West Windsor. Students who play virtually any musical instrument may audition for this orchestra by registering for an audition time. Registration and all audition requirements may be found at

• The Italian American Association of Monmouth County is accepting registration for an Italian Summer Enrichment Camp to run from July 23 through Aug. 4 (Monday-Friday), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (included, lunch made by camper on premises) at St. Rose of Lima, Freehold Borough. Cost: $300 for child/grandchild of an IAA member; $350 for non-member. Ages: 5 years old to teenage.  Activities include Italian language lessons, Italian crafts, Italian games, cooking lessons and more. To register, download a form at Details: Cheryl Scuorzo, 732-536-5832.

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• A presentation about “Downsizing, Decluttering and Staging” will be held from 7-9 p.m. June 14 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Adults of all ages are invited to the free, nonsectarian presentation by Realtor Betty Anne McKenna and Anne Brunetti, a professional organizer and home stager. The discussion series is sponsored by Kathy Lo Bue, managing director, Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC. Refreshments provided. RSVP to 732-866-6660.

• A Latino dance party with the Skyline Salsa Band and DJ Caribbean Mix Entertainment will be held from 7-11:30 p.m. June 17 at St. Anthony of Padua gym, 251 Franklin St., Hightstown. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at

• Dawn Wilensky, the author of “No Ordinary Yarmulke,” will be featured at Story Time at the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, at 10:30 a.m. June 4. Cost is $3 per child (with adult supervision). Suggested ages are 3-10. Includes related craft activity. Reservations are recommended. Details: 732-252-6990.

• The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey invites members of the public to its June dinner meeting on June 8 at 7 p.m. at Frankie Fed’s, 831 Route 33, Freehold Township. The restaurant is BYOB. The cost is $35 per person for members and $45 for non-members. Cash is preferred, no credit cards. To reserve seating, call Anthony Grassi at 917-743-3311 or Richard Favara at 732-861-9465.

• The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth Country, Freehold Township, announces its next journaling series, “Our Stories, Ourselves – Jewish Journaling and More,” facilitated by Michele Bernstein Klausner. This series is based on the museum’s new exhibit, “Three Centuries of Growth and Change: A History of Jews in Monmouth County.” The workshop is held Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The fee is $5 per session. Details: 732-252-6990.

• The Statesir Cancer Center will host its 10th annual Cancer Survivors Day event on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, Freehold Township. The free event is open to anyone who has been touched by cancer and will include brunch, a discussion and demonstration of sound therapy by CentraState clinicians, a vendor fair, and other activities. Space is limited and advance registration is required by calling 855-411-CANCER.

• The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, will feature a presentation by Barry Jacobson about the 1950s TV program “Your Show of Shows” at 2 p.m. June 25. In the mid-1970s, Jacobson worked for the show’s creator, Max Liebman. Jacobson will display artifacts from and show original kinescope clips of the program. Admission is $8 for museum members and $10 for non-members. To make a reservation, call 732-252-6990.

• The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold a committee of the whole meeting at 7 p.m. June 6 at the Wemrock Brook School, Millhurst Road, Manalapan. The meeting is open to the public.

• The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold a regular action meeting at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Clark Mills School, Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan. The meeting is open to the public.

• The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold a regular action meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 27 at 54 Main St., Englishtown. The meeting is open to the public.

• The Monmouth County Audubon Society will host a bird walk to look for nesters and shorebirds on Sandy Hook in northern Monmouth County. The event will take place on June 22. Meet at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the old visitors center, just north of Lot E (1.8 miles from the park entrance). The event is open to the public and participation is free. Advance registration is not required. Dress appropriately for the weather. Pets are not permitted. Details:

• A meeting of the Monmouth County Retired Educators Association will be held on June 13 at the Spring Lake Manor, Spring Lake, at 11 a.m. Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters will discuss wills and the Surrogate’s Office. The association’s annual philanthropic award will be presented. Members are asked to bring a non-perishable donation for the food bank and school supplies for Bridges at the Shore. For luncheon reservations, contact Sue at 732 995-7754. New members are always welcome.

• The Monmouth County Retired Educators Association will sponsor a member and family picnic at Oak Tree Lodge, Wall Township, on June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, entertainment, games and activities. The cost is $5 for members; non-member guests, $35. Children under 5 are free. Guests age 5 to 11 are $15 per person. Details: Sue, 732 995-7754.

• Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, Marlboro, will host its sixth annual Family Fun Day on June 11 from noon to 5 p.m. at Black Bear Lake Camp, Millstone Township. Admission includes kosher barbeque, desserts, drinks, snacks, games, rides, prizes and activities. The event is open to the public. Adults: $40 in advance/$50 at door; children ages 4 to 14, Solomon Schechter alumni, and grandparents, $30 in advance/$40 at door; children under 4 are free. Register at fun or call 732-431-5525.

• The Monmouth County Park System is seeking vendors for its Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, Route 537, Colts Neck. Individuals, businesses, nonprofits and crafters are welcome. Vendors must provide their own table and merchandise. Cost: $30 per space. Reserve a space at Details: Al Weaver, 732-542-1642, ext. 31.

• The Jim Hall Memorial Homeless Vets Motorcycle Run and BBQ/Picnic will be held at noon June 24 at Jackson Elks Lodge No. 2744, 1059 East Veterans Highway, Jackson. Tickets are $25. Registration for the ride starts at 9 a.m. and the ride kicks off at 10 a.m. Food, beverages, entertainment by the Mangos and vendors. Proceeds of the day benefit homeless veterans. Details:

• The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will present a performance by Real Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute band, on June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Monroe Township Senior Center, Monroe Township. Tickets are $36 per person. Details: 732-252-6990 or

• Look for turtles, egrets, herons, ospreys and other wildlife during a boat tour of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Each 45-minute tour leaves from the Visitor Center, Windeler Road, Howell. Tours are offered at the top of the hour from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, May 6 through Sept. 4. Wednesday tours are offered at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. from July 5 through Aug. 30. Evening tours are offered on the first Friday of each month May through September; call 732-751-9453 as times vary for the evening tours. All tours are weather and water level dependent. The fee is $6 per adult and $4 per child age 12 and under.

• The Deep Cut Orchid Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month (June 13) at the Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls. There is a speaker, refreshments and a discussion of plants on the show table. There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcome.

• 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.

• The Freehold and Old Bridge YMCAs will co-host an outdoor yoga and meditation day retreat on June 3 from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Camp Topanemus, Route 537, Millstone Township. Registration is open now. To view the retreat schedule, visit Details: Denise Bucciero, 732-727-0704.

• The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (June 1) at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-8304, after 10 a.m.

• 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 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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