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SPECIAL EVENTS

Brick Summerfest
Brick Summerfest is a weekly concert series at Windward Beach Park. Each show starts around 6:30 p.m and the night concludes with a fireworks show. Click bricktownship.net for more information.
The concert schedule, subject to weather:

  • Wednesday, August 23: Rubix Kube (makeup from the July 7 rainout)
  • Monday, August 28: The Amish Outlaws (makeup from July 14 rainout)

Stuff A Bus
92.7 WOBM’s Stuff A Bus is back collecting school supplies to be donated to Ocean County children in need for the upcoming school year through Saturday, August 9 at select Shop Rite locations.Pens, notebooks, rulers and more will be accepted – anything you can donate is appreciated. All of the materials will be donated directly to Ocean County students as they head back to school.

Drop Off Locations:

  • Bayville: Route 9
  • Brick: Chambers Bridge Road
  • Jackson: North County Line Road
  • Lanoka Harbor: Route 9
  • Toms River: Route 37
  • Toms River: Fischer Blvd
  • Manahawkin: Route 72
  • Manchester: Route 70
  • Waretown: Route 9

August

Thursday, August 17

Gaten’s Angels for CCD Smiles
CCD Smiles hosts their fundraiser Gaten’s Angels for CCD Smiles at Calloway’s Restaurant on Route 9 in Eagleswood starting at 5 p.m. Meet Gaten Matarazzo, Dustin on the Netflix series Stranger Things, as he helps raise awareness for Cleidocranial Dysplasia. Cleidocranial dysplasia is a condition that primarily affects the development of the bones and teeth. Call 609- 548-9812 for tickets and more information.


Friday, August 18

Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society hosts a Relay for Life event on the Wildwood Avenue Pier in Ocean Gate to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Click acsevents.org for more information.


Saturday, August 19

Art in the Park
The Toms River Artist Community presents Art in the Park in Huddy Park in Toms River from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a wide array of original visual art, music, poetry, and dance with unique, creative items available for purchase. Click trartistcommunity.org for more information.

Annual Picnic
Jackson VFW 4703 hosts their annual picnic at the Post om on Magnolia Drive in Jackson from noon until 5 p.m. featuring all you can eat food plus live music from Full Tilt. Call 732-928-0077 for tickets and more information.

Ocean of Love Benefit Concert
Music Together with Brenda and the Clarizio Music Center host a concert to benefit Ocean of Love at the Bay Head Elementary School in Bayhead starting at 2 pm. Click musictogetherwithbrenda.com or call 908-872-7949 for tickets and more information.


Saturday, August 26

Summer Blast Dinner
The Sedge Island Chapter of Ducks Unlimited holds their Summer Blast Dinner at Martell’s Waters Edge on Bayview Ave in Bayvile starting at 4 p.m. Call 732-703-4734 for tickets and more information.

Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids
The third annual Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids takes place on the boardwalk beginning with registration at noon. Pirates, seahorses, shellfish, jellyfish and mermaids walk the board to benefit Project Real. Click AsburyParkPromenadeofMermaids.com for more information.


September

Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10

Asbury Park Oysterfest
The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce presents their annual Asbury Park Oysterfest in Bradley Park in front of the Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall on Friday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy Oysters, seafood & traditional festival food, crafts, live music, activities for the kids and more. Click asburyparkchamber.com for more information.


Friday, September 8

Comedy Night
Dream Factory of the Jersey Shore hosts a Comedy Night at American Legion Post 129 on Church Road in Toms River starting at 6:30 p.m. Scheduled comedians include headliner Jimmy Graham, John Poveromo and host Mollie Sperduto. Click dreamfactoryinc.org or call 732-270-2197 for tickets and more information.


Saturday, September 9

Walk With Joe
The annual Walk With Joe memorial 5K walk takes place at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan starting at 10 .m. The Walk honors Patrick “Joe” Driscoll, a hero aboard Flight 93 on 9/11/01 along with the other passengers and crew, Chris Gray who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, and Tom McCann who lost his life responding to the scene while working for the NYC Fire Department. All of the proceeds from the walk, including monies raised from participants and sponsors are donated to numerous charities. Click walkwithjoe.com for more information.

Arcuri for SUDS Fundraiser
The 7th Annual Arcuri for SUDS Fundraiser tajes pkace at 365 Cedarcroft Drive in Brick starting at 1 p.m with live music, food and more to benefit SUDS (Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba) . SUDS trains wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan who are currently receiving PT (physical therapy) or OT (occupational therapy) in the sport of SCUBA diving. Check their Facebook page or call 908- 399-8231 for more information.

John Hogan Memorial 5K
Troop 350 holds the 4th annual John Hogan Memorial 5K at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting starting at 9 a.m.. to celebrate the life of John Hogan, a father , coach , scout leader and corrections officer. Proceeds benefit the John Hogan Memorial Scholarship presented to a Manchester High School student interested in law enforcement. Click jh5k.com for more information.


Sunday, September 10

Daniel Patrick McCann III Poker Run
Manasquan Hook & Ladder Fire Company #1 holds the Daniel Patrick McCann III Poker Run to benefit the NJ Fallen Firefighters Memorial starting at Shoreline Harley Davidson in Long Branch and ending at Manasquan Hook & Ladder #1 located at 33 Abe Vorhees Drive in Manasquan with live music, a barbeque and more, Call 732-223-0929 for more information.


Friday, September 15

Evening at the Vineyards
The CentraState Healthcare Foundation hosts their 16th annual Evenings at the Vineyards at the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Call 732-294-7099 or click centrastatefoundation.org for tickets and more information.


Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17

Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire
The Lakewood Lions Club holds their Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire at Pine Park in Lakewood starting at 10 a.m. See jousting in full combat armour and knights in hand to hand combat, Archers using the English long bow, magicians, fire eaters, belly dancers and more including merchandise for sale of the era and food. Click lakewoodrenfair.com/ for more information.


Saturday, September 16

Out of the Darkness Walk
The Central Jersey chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention holds the Jersey Shore Out of the Darkness Walk at Bar A in Lake Como starting at 9 a.m. Check their Facebook page or call 908-433-9185 for more information.


Sunday, September 17

Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake
The 10th annual Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake takes place on the beach at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch to benefit Holiday Express. The Clambake will also honor Darlene Love whose “All Alone on Christmas” is Holiday Express’ signature song. Each Christmas season, Holiday Express visits the mentally and physically disabled, the isolated, those in addiction and recovery programs, the poor and the homeless, and children with serious illnesses. Call 732-544-8010 or click holidayexpress.org for tickets and more information.


Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24

Que By The Sea
The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District holds their 9th Annual Que By The Sea BBQ Festival & Competition Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Sunday, September 24 from 10 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Grant Avenue in Seaside Heights. Enjoy live music all day, arts & crafters and more. Click exit82.com or call 732- 830-3700 for more information.


Saturday, September 23:

Touch-A-Truck
Monmouth Day Care Center holds their 8th annual Touch-A-Truck at the Red Bank Middle School located at 101 Harding Road in Red Bank from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ambulances, fire engines, military vehicles, limousines, dump trucks and other construction equipment will be displayed in the parking lot for kids to get a closer look. Click monmouthdaycarecenter1969.org, or call 732-741-4313 for tickets and more information.

Pine Beach Fire Fest II
The Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Co. hosts their Pine Beach Fire Fest II at Vista Park in Pine Beach from noon until 6 p.m. with games and fireman demonstrations. Click pbfirefest.com or call 732-773-4725 for more information.

Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society hosts their Relay For Life at Bradley Park in Asbury Park to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Click relay.acsevents.org for more information.


Sunday, September 24

Hugh Claus Memorial 5K Run/Walk
The Hugh Claus Memorial 5K Run/Walk takes place at South Seaside Park on 24th Street in Berkeley Township starting with registration at 7 a.m. to benefit the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation for Amyloidosis research and awareness. Click chipmiller.org for more information.


October

Friday, October 6

Putting for Pooches
Pitties and Pals Rescue holds their first Putting for Pooches Golf Outing at the Gambler Ridge golf course in Cream Ridge starting at noon. Click pittiesandpals.com or call 732-814-9889 for tickets and more information.


Tuesday, October 17

Putting for Pooches Golf Outing
The Pitties and Pals Rescue holds their first Putting for Pooches Golf Outing at the Gamnbler Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge starting at noon. Click Pittiesandpals.com or call 732-814-9889 for more information.


Saturday, October 21

A Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour
The H.W. Mountz School PTA holds their Taste of Spring Lake Kitchen Tour from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sample cuisine from area chefs and caterers in several Spring Lake homes. Click springlakekitchentour.com for tickets and additional information.


Sunday, October 22

5K Run & Race Walk
CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties hold their 5K Run & Race Walk at Howell High School starting at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a 1M Run & 1M Walk. Click contactoceanmonmouth.org or call 732-240-6104 for registration and more information.


Around The Shore 

Literacy New Jersey – Ocean County

Nearly 20% of adults in New Jersey cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application, decipher train or bus schedule or understand verbal instructions at work or at a doctor’s office. If you are 18 years or older and want to help these people, please contact Literacy New Jersey – Ocean County Programs. They need Volunteer Tutors to teach basic reading, writing and English comprehension skills to residents of Ocean County. Call 732-864-9646 or click LiteracyNJ.org for more information.

Lacey Township EMT Seeks Members

Have you always wanted to help others, be an important part of your community and gain invaluable experience while truly making a difference in the lives of others? They can’t offer you a pay-check but can offer rewards and experiences beyond what you would ever receive elsewhere. Lacey Township Emergency Medical Service is looking for new members who are at least sixteen years of age or older to volunteer and staff one of our ambulances. Training provided and no experience is necessary. Instead of watching EMT’s and ambulances on television become one today. Click LTEMS23.com for an application & or call 609-693-9510.

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

The the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation provides a variety of specialized services, at no charge, to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer. accomplish this through professional in-home counseling, advocacy on behalf of the families, material support such as food, clothing, toys, and household items and emergency financial relief. Call 908-322-4323 or click EmmanuelCancer.org for additional information.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors USA

Neighbors HelpingNeighbors USA is a free, peer-led volunteer job search networking and support group targeted to individuals who are actively looking for work and interested in reinvgorating their job search.Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed, underemployed individuals and recent college graduates in the fields of business, non-profit, and education, as well as persons re entering the job market, struggling small business owners and anyone looking for part-time or volunteer work. Click nhnusa.org for meeting locations around New Jersey.

The Childhood Leukemia Foundation

The Childhood Leukemia Foundation is a national nonprofit organization devoted to making a difference in lives of children battling cancer. Since their inception in 1992, their mission has remained resolute to create innovative free programs to support the emotional needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families too. Located in Brick, CLF’s welcomes groups and individuals seeking volunteer opportunities. Visit clf4kids.org or call 732-920-8860 for more infomation.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) holds volunteer training throughout New Jersey. The goal of the CASA volunteer is to facilitate placement of a child into safe, permanent home. They are looking for individuals with a desire to help children – no special background is needed. Call 732-270-6803 or visit oceancountycasa.org for more information.

The Hope Center at the House of Hope of Oceans County, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides help and hope for those who are in need. Their mission is to provide resources, referrals, food and targeted financial assistance to clients as they work to overcome life crisis. Clients come to them with a variety of needs, including shelter for the homeless or to help with other urgent needs, which are paid through their Human Needs Fund.

What if it was your friend or family member who needed life saving blood? Would you be there? TheCommunity Blood Council of New Jersey is there, a not-for-profit blood center helping save lives. Help save lives by donating blood or setting up a blood drive in your area. For more information call the Community Blood Council at 877-244-8365.

Each year, there are over 2 million poison exposures reported to Poison Control Centers across the US. The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) has been the state’s regional drug and poison information system for the past 25 years. NJPIES is a non-profit organization that offers poison emergency and drug information services to NJ residents via its hotline (1-800-222-1222). Trained health professionals (doctor, nurse, or pharmacist) are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to assist callers with poison emergencies, poison prevention information, drug information, food poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning, treatment advice following bites/stings, medication side effects and interactions, etc. All calls are free and confidential. Services are available for the hearing impaired (973-926-8008) and for those who speak languages other than English.

New Jersey’s statewide 2-1-1 Help Line is a 24/7 one-stop, non-emergency call center operated by the United Way for people seeking help & information. Easily accessible by landline, cell phone and the internet at nj211.org, calls are free & confidential with multi-lingual specialists always available. Specialists can provide information & referral services to callers about a variety of issues including basic human needs resources, support for seniors & persons with disabilities, support for children & families, employment support.

You hoped it wouldn’t happen but it has. You’ve lost your job. You’ve got a family to support. Your skills may be out of date. What do you do now? You need the personal support and services of a unique organization. Professional Services Group is ready to help. They can help you with everything from resume writing to interviewing and everything else you need to showcase your valuable skills. If the unthinkable has happened, don’t hesitate. PSG is a no-cost New Jersey Department of Labor supported volunteer organization for professionals in transition. More Info

The County Connection, located near JC Penney’s at the Ocean County Mall, is a service of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. County residents can learn about programs, services and activities available to them in Ocean County. The County Connection is open regular mall hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. For more information, call (732)288-7777 or visit the County Connection web site at co.ocean.nj.us.

Einstein’s Alley Vet Career Connect – Einstein’s Alley Vet Career Connect is designed to match members of the New Jersey National Guard, a New Jersey veteran or the spouse of a veteran the veteran, to the career that is perfectly suited to them. This initiative focuses on the individual soldier’s strengths and motivations by using a proven Personality Assessment Profile that has been used by over 25K companies to assess over 2.5 million people. This Profile objectively quantifies an individual’s competencies as well as their strengths and potential and matches those core strengths to the requirements of a job. The expected outcome is a career and not just a job – with the employer needs matched to the employee’s career desires. For more information call (609)524-1200.

Dell’Omo Realtors in located at 3455 Route 66 in Neptune is teaming with the Monmouth County SPCA to find homes for people and pets. With every home sold Dell’Omo Realtors will sponsor a pet at the shelter. The office will also act as a drop-off location for blankets, towels other items for the MSPCA’s pets. For more information call (732)531-5008 or visit dellomorealtors.com

Ocean County Hunger Relief is collecting children’s clothes, coats, & shoes (sizes infant to teen), book bags, and lunch boxes for needy children in Ocean County. There is a desperate need because the organization almost never has these items. Especially needed are baby items such as diapers, wipes, shampoo, baby wash, etc. The children receiving the donations are either very poor or homeless. Donations may be dropped off at the Hunger Relief office on North Main Street in Toms River or by calling (732) 505-HELP or by visiting ochungerrelief.org.

Jersey Shore Partnership – Did you know that bathing water quality at New Jersey’s ocean and bay beaches is checked at least once a week? Testing is done more frequently here than in any other state to make sure that our water is safe for swimming. New Jersey has set the standard for nationwide water quality testing. The Jersey Shore Partnership is New Jersey’s leading champion for beach protection and replenishment. To learn more, visit jerseyshorepartnership.com.

The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non profit, charitable organization dedicated to bringing hope and help to children in New Jersey who have been diagnosed with cancer seeks volunteers throughout the state to help them achieve this goal. Volunteer opportunities include providing material & emotional support, helping with parties & other fun activities for the children, helping with grant writing, public relations and media support, legal assistance, office help and printing services. Please call 732-458-4200 or visit ashleylaurenfoundation.org for more information.

Did you know nearly twenty percent of adults living in New Jersey cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application, decipher a train or bus schedule, or understand verbal instructions in the workplace? Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County is seeking volunteer tutors to teach basic literacy and English as a Second Language to local residents in Monmouth County. There are presently students waiting for tutors. They need your help. Training classes are being conducted now and throughout the coming months. Contact Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit www.lvmonmouthnj.org.

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