Atlantic Hub news briefs, Oct. 21

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Monmouth Day Care Center, Red Bank, which provide families with a safe environment that allows caretakers to work while knowing their children are well cared for, will hold a virtual 5K fundraiser from Oct. 19 through Nov. 27. Participants may complete the race at their own pace. To learn more about participation and sponsorship details, visit or contact Christina Caccamo at [email protected] or 732-741-4313.


The 18th annual RAT Rock Open Charity Golf Classic, benefiting LADACIN Network, was held on Sept. 29 at Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune. Doug Sjonvall, Howell, and Darrin Singleton, Jackson, TD Bank vice president, co-chaired the event. The event sponsor was CWR Wholesale Distribution, Bayville.

The event, which included a 50/50 raffle and a gift auction, raised more than $59,000 for LADACIN Network, according to a press release.

The award for Best Team Score went to Ron Dimsey, Joseph Dimsey, Robbie Misura and Dylan Sommer.  Other winners included Mike Decker (Men’s Longest Drive), Ashley Navin (Women’s Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin), Dan Sicknick (Beat the Pro), Rob Reda (Putting Green Contest), and Linda Frankshun (Outdrive Gotts Contest).

LADACIN Network is a nonprofit agency that provides a continuum of care for infants, children and adults with complex physical and developmental disabilities or delays. The agency serves more than 3,500 families in 14 locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, according to the press release.


The New Jersey State Museum is presenting the Autumn Evenings Series, a program of live digital events on Thursday evenings.

Join museum educators and curators as they host a discussion about a different theme each week, create a signature cocktail and end the evening with a round of trivia.

The sessions are free, but participants must register so they can be sent the private Zoom link. Visit the New Jersey State Museum website Events page to register.

The dates are:

• Oct. 22: “Ghosts of New Jersey Past.” From fossils to artifacts, cemeteries to stories of our shared history, these tales from our past may haunt us if we don’t listen closely;

• Nov. 11: “Contested Debates.” Elections are critical to our democracy, but so are the debates that precede the votes. Hear about some of New Jersey’s most heated debates from the museum’s collections.

• Nov. 19: “Feasts, Festivals and Commemorations.” Humanity’s shared sense of ceremony and ritual have guided societies for ages. The program will take a look at stories of American Thanksgiving, festivals celebrating New Jersey’s favorite fruits, and reasons why people chose to come together at certain times of year.


The Art Society of Monmouth County is being creative in continuing its mission to provide educational programs and to promote the arts, albeit online, until it is deemed safe to gather in person, according to a press release.

The art society is hosting painting parties monthly via Zoom that let people “visit” each other while discussing and/or creating their artwork.

The art society’s anniversary art exhibit will showcase members’ work from Nov. 1 through Dec. 5 online. The results of the judging will be announced at a virtual reception on Dec. 5.

Professional artist Shari Epstein will offer a program about collage painting on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. For more information and links to the art society’s activities, visit