• A Howl-o-Ween family festival The Dog Festival will be celebrated at Marty’s Place, 118 Route 526, Upper Freehold Township, from noon to 4 p.m. on October 23 (rain date October 24).
There will be dog costume competitions, a walk, hay walks, a pet photo booth, K-9 police dog demonstrations, live music, food trucks, games and activities for the kids. , adults and dogs. Adults, children and dogs are welcome to dress up and participate in a variety of competitions. Admission is $ 5 for adults; children under 6 are free. All proceeds will go to senior dogs in the care of Marty’s Place. Details: www.martysplace.org or call 609-259-1278.
• Monmouth County The Retired Educators Association will meet at 11 a.m. on October 12 at the Jumping Brook Golf Club in Neptune. Guest speaker will be Mary Beth Beichert from
NJEA Government Relations. At 10:30 a.m., PAC approved candidates will be available for members to meet and voice their concerns. Members are encouraged to make a non-perishable donation for the food bank. For lunch reservations, contact Sue at 732-995-7754 or email [email protected] Checks payable to MCREA for $ 34 can be mailed to Sue Shrott, 162 Harbor Circle Drive, Freehold, NJ 07728, received by October 1. Check the association’s Facebook page or website, monmouthcrea.org, for updates. New
members are always welcome.
• Friends of the old Yellow Meeting House will hold its annual meeting at 2:00 p.m. on September 26 at the Meeting House, 72 Yellow Meeting House Road, Upper Freehold Township. The Old Yellow Meeting House Cemetery Association will be holding its annual meeting at 2:30 p.m. on September 26, following the Friends of the Old Yellow Meeting House annual meeting. Details: E-mail [email protected]
• Monmouth County Park System will present a windmill demonstration September 25-26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township. See the 19th century flour mill in action. Free event. Details: www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or 732-842-4000.
• The 2021 discussion series will continue with “Self-Care – Fill Your Cup – Build Your Emotional Toolbox”, presented by Diane Lang, Therapist, Educator and Life Coach. The series is sponsored by Kathy Lo Bue, Managing Director, Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC. The discussion will take place as a Zoom webinar at 6:30 p.m. on September 28. The series is free, non-sectarian, and open to the community. Call 732-866-6660 for the registration link.
• Allentown High School the 1980 and 1981 classes will hold a combined 40th reunion on October 23 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the New Egypt Elks Club. The organizers of the meeting are looking to get in touch with other classmates who would be interested in attending. Details: Todd Schmitt at [email protected]
• The village of Allentown Initiative (TAVI) invites neighborhood residents to join a special effort to sponsor local businesses. Sign up at www.allentownvinj.org to receive a weekly email featuring Allentown shops and restaurants. The email will feature unique products, services and specials offered by entrepreneurs across Allentown and Upper Freehold Township. There is no charge to participate. To register and for more information, visit www.allentownvinj.org
• Medical Center The Center has launched a new online bereavement support group run by licensed clinical social workers and certified in bereavement counseling to help those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group is open to adult members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Private groups provide a safe, non-judgmental space for participants to share their emotions and struggles. The group meets via Zoom on the first and third Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. To register, call 732-303-5170 or email [email protected] or [email protected]
• Samaritan Center, a joint ministry of the Presbyterian churches of St. Thomas More and Old Tivent, operates a pantry to provide additional food to those in need in Manalapan, Marlboro, Englishtown and Millstone Township. For more information, call 732-446-1142 and make an appointment. Donations of funds and food are gratefully accepted to support the running of the center. Volunteers are always welcome.
• Embroiderers Guild of America – Monmouth Chapter is dedicated to teaching and sharing the joys of sewing. The organization welcomes embroiderers of all levels. Evening stitchers will meet via Zoom on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Daytime stitchers will meet via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. organization
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