• The Allentown library, 16 S. Main St., Allentown, will present a program about “Estate Planning – Sorting Fact from Fiction” at 6:30 p.m. June 12. Attorney Paul R. Daniele will discuss wills, living wills, powers of attorney, estate taxes, trusts and asset protection. Daniele is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Lawyers with Purpose, a national organization that deals with estate planning. Space for the program is limited and registration is required. Register in person, online or by calling 609-259-7565.
• A meeting of the Monmouth County Retired Educators Association will be held at 11 a.m. June 5 at the Spring Lake Manor, Spring Lake. Installation of officers will take place. The annual philanthropic award will be presented. The association is collecting backpacks and school supplies for Bridges At The Shore for distribution prior to the upcoming school year, as well as non-perishable donations for the local food bank. For luncheon reservations, contact Sue at 732 995-7754 or email email@example.com before May 25. New members are always welcome.
• The Roosevelt String Band will perform the songs of Peter, Paul and Mary at 8 p.m. May 12 at Roosevelt Borough Hall, 33 North Rochdale Avenue, Roosevelt. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person; $5 for seniors and students. All are welcome to attend.
• The Cream Ridge Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. May 30 at the New Egypt firehouse, 59 Main St. New Egypt. All lot owners are invited to attend the meeting. Details: 609-758-8663.
• Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary, Upper Freehold Township, will host a flea market, craft sale and garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 23. All are welcome to attend; admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the senior dogs who reside at Marty’s Place.
A list of some of the items being sold will be available at http://www.martysplace.org beginning in early June. Individuals, families, organizations, crafters or businesses interested in participating may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• The National Council of Jewish Women, Central Jersey section, will hold its annual luncheon and fashion show from noon to 4 p.m. May 23 at the Radisson, 50 Gibson Place, Freehold Township. A hot luncheon will be served and then guests will be treated to a fashion show from Chico’s of Freehold. Admission is $36 per person. To make reservations, contact Barbara Michaels, 732-308-3431.
• The Rutgers Master Gardeners will hold their Spring Garden Days Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 at 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. Rain or shine; cash or checks accepted. All welcome to attend. Master Gardeners will provide tips for planting. Free gardening talks will be offered each day. Colorful annuals, hardy perennials, hardy vegetable plants, trees and shrubs will be available. Details: 732-303-7614 or www.visitmonmouth.com
• “Using Catholic Sources” will be the topic of the 1:30 p.m. May 20 meeting of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society at the Community Center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown. The meeting is free and open to the public. Kathleen Feighery, director of archives at the Archdiocese of New York, will discuss expanding access to Roman Catholic records in the New York area and elsewhere. Details: 732-747-0090.
• The Tri-County Chapter of Brandeis National Committee is holding an open meeting at 2 p.m. May 15 at the Allentown First Aid Squad, 70 Route 526, Allentown. Dr. Robert W. Butts, an award-winning conductor, composer and educator, will discuss the topic “The World Changed, So Did the Music.” The program is free and open to the public. It is paid for by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
• The Heart of New Jersey Chorus will hold its “Friends and Family” performance at 8 p.m. May 9 at the Millstone Township Primary School, 18 Schoolhouse Road, Millstone Township. The members of the chorus are preparing for their annual competition in Albany, N.Y., in May. Refreshments will be served. Details: 732-446-9782.
• Center Players Dessert Theater will host an evening with Medium/Intuitive Leslie Lagani at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at Center Playhouse, Freehold. Seating is extremely limited, tickets are $40, and reservations are required. Checks should be made payable to Center Players and mailed to Center Players, 35 South St., Freehold, NJ 07728, Attention: Roberta. Include name, phone number and email address. No walk-ins. Not everyone present will receive a reading during the event. Details: Roberta, 732-757-6590.
• The United Presbyterian Church of Millstone, 211 Millstone Road, will host a Vacation Bible School, “The Water of Life,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week of June 25. There will be games, music and crafts. The cost is $25 per child (children entering kindergarten through entering sixth grade). Campers must bring lunch. Snacks provided. Details: UPCM.org
• The Monmouth County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers. To qualify, an individual must be a registered voter in Monmouth County and attend a poll worker training class. Individuals will be paid $200 for working a primary election or a general election. Call 732-431-7802, ext. 7150 to register for a training class.
• Monmouth County has scheduled paper shredding events so county residents have opportunities to get rid of old documents and confidential files safely. All shredding events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows: June 16, Upper Freehold Township, 314 Route 539, municipal building. County residents may bring up to 100 pounds to be shredded. All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile truck. Documents should be free of large binder clips; staples and paper clips may be left on documents. Details: 732-683-8686, ext. 6721.
• The Fresh Air Fund is seeking area residents who would like to host a child this summer through the fund’s Friendly Towns Program. The children participate in activities with their host family during their stay. The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Children are boys and girls, ages 7 to 18. Details: Karen Medlin, 732-740-0449, or visit www.freshair.org
• 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.
• Disabled American Veterans Chapter 74, Freehold, will meet at 7 p.m. May xx at the American Legion, 62 W. Main St. Freehold. Chapter members, DAV members-at-large who are seeking a chapter and veterans with disabilities who are seeking assistance and advice are welcome to attend the meeting. Dinner of pizza and subs is provided.
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