Examiner Datebook, June 13


• The American Association of University Women Freehold branch will host its annual used book sale from June 20-23 at the First United Methodist Church, 91 W. Main St., Freehold. Residents of all towns are invited to purchase books of all types: gardening, children’s classics, fantasy, mystery, nature, biography, fiction, science fiction, history, psychology and sports. The AAUW book sale has been a tradition in Freehold since 1973. Hours are June 20, 1-8 p.m. (Preview Day, admission $10 for that day only); June 21-22, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and June 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Bag Day, $5 for a bag of books). There is no admission charge June 21-23. Most books are priced at 50 cents to $2. Special books are priced higher. Proceeds are used to assist outstanding area high school female seniors and women over 25 who are returning to college to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees.

• The Monmouth County 4-H Livestock Clubs and the Monmouth County Park System invite area residents to attend the Monmouth County 4-H Spring Livestock Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Children are invited to learn about livestock animals, play games, and make crafts. Activities are free and sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County 4-H Youth Development. Details: http://monmouth.njaes.rutgers.edu/ or call 732-431-7260, ext. 7264.

• The Monmouth County Genealogy Society invites the public to enjoy “Someone Must Wash the Dishes,” an anti-suffrage satire written in 1912 and performed by professional actress Michele LaRue at 2:30 p.m. during the July 8 meeting of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society at the Community Center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown. The program is part of the genealogy society’s 30th anniversary celebration. Details: 732-747-0090.

• The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will host an Italian culture enrichment camp from July 23 to Aug. 3 (Monday-Friday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (included-lunch made by camper on premises) at the Reformed Church of Freehold, 67 W. Main St., Freehold. Cost per camper: $250 for child/grandchild of current IAA members;  $300 for non-members. Age groups: 5 years old to teenagers. Activities: Italian language lessons, Italian crafts, Italian games, Bocce, Scopa, Tombola, cooking lessons and more. Details: Cheryl Scuorzo, 732-536-5832 or www.iaaofmc.com and click on Events/Meetings.

• No Stigma Network (NSN) offers free peer support meetings and social events for community members living with mental health challenges. All support meetings take place in the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus of the CentraState Health Complex, Freehold Township. Meeting dates for June are as follows: June 15, parents support group, 7-9 p.m.; June 16, young adults support group (ages 18-30), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; June 16, adults support group (over 30), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about NSN meetings and other events, or to RSVP, visit Meetup.com/Freehold-Wellness-Meetup/. Details: nostigmanetwork.com or call Shrabanee, 732-533-7632, or Linda, 732-939-2092.

• The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey invites members of the public to its Comedy Night on June 14 at 7 p.m. at MJ’s (Buttonwood Manor), Matawan. This will be a dinner and a show featuring the comedy of Uncle Floyd and the vocal performance of the society’s own Lou Orrichio. The cost is $35 per person for members and $45 for non-members. Non-members must pay by June 11. Contact Mike Arato at 917-709-8008 or email [email protected] to reserve a spot. All non-members who attend will have the opportunity for half-price membership dues for the remainder of 2018.

• The Allentown Public Library has announced that the Allentown afghans, which were created and sold by the Women’s Association of Allentown, are now available for the first time since 2008. The afghans were designed by Joanne Tourine and show nine historic structures, including the Imlay Mansion, Gov. Newell’s home, the Presbyterian Church, Abel Cafferty’s Mill house and the iconic mill and the Allentown Baptist Church that is now home to the library. The afghans are available in hunter green, cranberry and colonial blue. They are available for purchase at the library, 16 S. Main Street. All proceeds benefit the Allentown Public Library Association in support of the library building.

• A yard sale fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30 (rain or shine) at 24 Baird Road, Millstone Township. Proceeds will support the Thomas Baird Homestead Cultural Resource Center and Agricultural Museum in Millstone Township. Donations to the sale are tax deductible. Volunteers to help on the day of the sale are needed. Donations may be brought to the Baird House barn by scheduling an appointment the week of June 11. Call 732-522-2184 to schedule a drop-off appointment. Suggested donations include toys, furniture, bicycles, housewares, tools, luggage, books, sports equipment. Details: Email [email protected] or visit www.mtfriendsofhistory.org

• The Upper Freehold-Allentown Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse will present Bike Night 2018 from 5:30 p.m. June 13 at the Roost at the Cream Ridge Golf Course, 181 Route 539, Cream Ridge. All makes and models of motorcycles are welcome. There will be door prizes, judging and awards. American and Metric bikes welcome. Music, food, beverages. All are welcome to attend. No entry fee, donations welcome. Details: Debbie Minnick, 609-758-7738, ext. 230.

• The Upper Freehold-Allentown Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse will present Car Show 2018 from 5:30 p.m. June 27 at the Roost at the Cream Ridge Golf Course, 181 Route 539, Cream Ridge. All makes and models of cars are welcome. There will be door prizes, judging and awards. Music, food, beverages. All are welcome to attend. No entry fee, donations welcome. Details: Debbie Minnick, 609-758-7738, ext. 230.

• 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 [email protected] for more information.

• 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

• 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. June 26 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.

Items for the Datebook may be sent to [email protected]. Please submit items at least two weeks prior to a scheduled event.