Community Calendar

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July

Saturday, July 31

Summer Navesink 4 Mile
The Jersey Shore Running Club holds the inaugural Summer Navesink 4 Mile at Bodman Park in Middletown starting at 7 a.m. to benefit the Middletown Youth Athletic Associaton. Click runsignup.com for more information.

Soulsational Music & Wellness Festival
The Soulsational Music & Wellness Festival takes place at Veterans Park in Bayville from 11 a.m. – 8 a.m with music, vendors, giveaways, a silent auction and more to honor, share, and explore the many healing paths devoted to wellness on the Jersey Shore. Check their Facebook page for more information.


August

Tuesday, August 3

Jackson National Night Out
Jackson police will host their annual Natonal Night Out at the Jackson Shopping Plaza (Shop Rite) on County Line Road from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with a display of vehicles and fire trucks, Fatal Vision goggles demonstration, child identification kits, music, OEM demonstrations and more. Call 732-833-3015 for more information.


Saturday, August 7

Fight For Phil
PBA #379 hosts Fight for Phil at the Barnegat American Legion on North Main Street in Barnegat from noon until 5 p.m. with live music by Slap Happy and Wynward. Call 732-691-6131 for tickets and more information.


Sunday, August 15

Long Branch 1 Mile Ocean Swim
The City of Long Branch hosts the Long Branch 1 Mile Ocean Swim (formerly the Ray Licata Memorial Swim) takes place at Pier Village starting at 8 a.m. to benefit swimmer safety on the Long Branch beachfront. Check their Facebook page for more information.


Thursday, August 19 – Sunday, August 22

Italian Feast
The Church of Epiphany located at 615 Thiele Road in Brick hosts their 21st annual Italian Feast from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. with rides, arcade games, entertainment, a beer garden, craft vendors, raffles and more. Click churchofepiphany.org for more information.


Wednesday, August 25

Howell Township/Farmingdale 5K Run & Race Walk
The 8th annual Howell Township/Farmingdale 5K Run & Race Walk takes place at Howell High School and on the streets of Howell and Farmingdale starting at 6 p.m. to benefit CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties. Click runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Farmingdale/HowellTwpFarmingdale5KRunRaceWalk for more information.


September

Saturday, September 4

Stop, Drop & Run
Barnegat Volunteer Fire Company #1 hosts their Stop, Drop & Run 5K. 10K and 1 mile fun run at the Barnegat Township Municipal Dock starting at 8 a.m. Click station11.org for more information.


Sunday, September 12

Beach Volleyball Tournament
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal and Northern NJ hosts their 15th annual Beach Volleyball Tournament at Manasquan beach starting at 10 a.m. Form a team of six or more with friends, family, or co-workers to support one-to-one mentoring programs Click mentornj.org for more information


Saturday, September 18

Purple Angel Foundation 5K Wing Run
The Purple Angel Foundation holds their 5K Wing Run at the Trinity Bible Church on Allenwood Road in Allenwood starting at 9 a.m. The Purple Angel Foundation is is dedicated to help grant last wishes to those in between the ages of 21-65 that are battling rare terminal cancer. Click runsignup.com  for registration and more information.


Wednesday, September 22

Phenomenal Women Under 40
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore host Phenomenal Women Under 40 at the Girl Scout Program Activity Center located at 127 Yellow Brook Road in Farmingdale from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. to recognize eight emerging leaders in their fields and communities. Click GSFun.org/Phenom for more information.


Saturday, September 25

Shamrocks by the Sea Irish Festival
The Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee holds their Shamrocks by the Sea Irish Festival at the Seaside Park Marina from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Click shamrocksbythesea.com for more information.


October

Saturday, October 2

Healthy Kids Day Fall Festival
The Ocean County YMCA hosts their Healthy Kids Day Fall Festival at their facility located on West Whitty Road in Toms Rover from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy fun activities, tour the facility, Try a class, speak with a Certified Personal Trainers that provide the support and guidance needed to meet your goals and more. Click ocymca.org for more information.


Monday, October 4

Golf for Homes
Habitat for Humanity hosts their Golf For Homes at the Beacon Hill Country Club in Atlantic Highlands starting at 11:30 a.m. Click golfforhomes.givesmart.com 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 schedules 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.