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Things to do at the Shore this Weekend

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There are so many to choose from, but here are some fun events you may want to attend.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the start of two days of high-flying, edge-of-your-seat skimboarding action at SkimBash 2012 in Sea Bright, the fourth stop on the USA Zap Pro/Am Tour. This competition attracts skimboarders from around the county and across the country competing for prizes, trophies, and money. (9 a.m. – 4 p.m Saturday at Sea Bright Municipal Beach)

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the start of the intense, heart-pounding volleyball action and entertainment festival on the beach in Belmar. It’s Jose Cuervo’s Pro Beach Volleyball’s second stop in the seven-event series. Both men and women professional beach volleyball players hit the sand in an elimination tournament that showcases some of the country’s best athletes. The finals take place Sunday as the top contenders compete for a piece of the $75,000 prize purse. (Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 5th Avenue Beach in Belmar )

Tomorrow (Saturday) begins two days of nonstop music and free family fun starting at Noon on Saturday and lasting through Sunday at 6 pm at the Rhythm at the Shore Music Festival. Local favorites will be showcasing foods, vendors will showcase their crafts and gifts, there’s a wine-tasting section and fun stuff for the kids like face painters and balloon artists, along with music from local, regional and national jazz and blues artists. (

Sunday  it’s Twin Lights Free Family Fun Day to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Twin Lights National Historic Landmark and State Historic Site in Highlands. Fun for the whole family with free parking at Henry Hudson High School. Activities include children’s pirate shows, games, pony rides,  crafts and food. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Sunday is School Days in the 1830s at Allaire Village (free) where children ages 6 – 12 and curious adults will get a taste of what it was like to attend school in the year 1836 at the Historic Village Carriage house. Led by an older student, a group of younger children would repeat the lessons for a chosen subject using their slates, pencils, and lesson books. A maximum group of 30 boys and girls may participate in each half-hour session by donning a cap or neckerchief of the period. They’ll even experience the use of authentic school materials of the 1830s. Parents can observe. (Allaire Village, Farmingdale, sunday 1 p.m. – 3:30 pm.)

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