James Genovese, director of Milestone Group, an Atlantic Highlands-based psychotherapy and counseling practice, is offering a free program about lowering stress at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Atlantic Highlands library.
Genovese specializes in treating work and home stress, anxiety and depression, addictions, couples’ issues and PTSD.
His will deal with breaking the grip of workplace stress. He will share seven steps to regain control of your day – and your sanity. He will also present five effective techniques to instantly lower your stress.
Registration for the program and additional information about library programs is available by calling 732-291-1956. The Atlantic Highlands Public Library is in the municipal complex at 100 First Ave. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
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The Art Society of Monmouth County is having its annual luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Shore Casino Restaurant on Simon Lake Drive in the harbor marina. The price is $30 for both members and nonmembers and includes appetizers, salad, entree, dessert and coffee. There will be a cash bar and a gift basket auction. There also will be an artist demonstration by landscape artist Tony Migliaccio during the luncheon. Reservations are available by calling Toni Wilczewaki at 732-229-9343 or Lucille Dellert at 732-513-5762
The Colts Neck Reformed Church is holding a bike collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1, for Pedals for Progress. Bicycles being donated must be in working order.
Volunteers will be on site to prepare the bikes to be shipped overseas for those who need them to travel to work, healthcare, school, and even to obtain food and water. It costs $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A $10 donation per bicycle is requested toward shipping costs. All cash and material donations are fully tax deductible and a receipt will be available at the collection site. The volunteers also will accept working portable sewing machines.
Those who can’t make the collection date but have a bicycle to donate are asked to contact the church office at 732-462-4555 to arrange a drop-off time.
The Colts Neck Reformed Church is at 72 County Road 537 west. Additional information about Pedals for Progress is available at www.p4p.org.
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Join Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Jamaal Westerman for his charity golf outing on Monday, June 24, at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable organization with the mission to provide hope and help for New Jersey children and their families facing pediatric cancer. The outing, which is presented by Lunar Sports group, will feature stars from around the NFL and some of Westerman’s former teammates at Rutgers.
Information is available by visiting the website at www. lunarsportsgroup.com,www. ashley laurenfoundation.org or by calling 973-228-5500.
The Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, will be presenting a Diamond Jubilee Review Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the house of the church as part of a yearlong celebration of the church’s 60th anniversary as a parish.
The free concert will feature Deacon Juan, Seminarian Al, Nativity Contemporary Music Ensemble, Nativity Adult Choir, Nativity Children’s Choir, Casino Breakdown and Red Bank Catholic Chamber Choir.
There will also be a variety of talented local performers. All are welcome. Additional information is available by calling 732-741-1714.
The 21st Annual Central Jersey RV Show/Food Drive will be held April 26-28 at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
The RV Show is the largest sales event within the Central Jersey area.
As in past years, admission will be free with a nonperishable food donation for the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. This year the need for donations is so much greater, as local food pantries struggle to replenish food inventories in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. The donations collected at the show will benefit those in need within the local surrounding communities.
During the event, the PNC Bank Arts Center will house more than 50 recreational vehicles, including motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, expandables and toy haulers. RV enthusiasts and avid campers will have the chance to see, touch and experience the latest designs and the best brands in the industry.
The hours for the show are: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26-27; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
The Social Action film series at the Unitarian meetinghouse, 1475 W. Front St., will screen Permaculture: The Growing Edg at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.
There will be a Q & A afterward with Sean Walsh, a sustainable landscape designer.
The 45-minute film is an antidote to environmental despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. The film introduces viewers to inspiring examples of projects based on this holistic, waste-free approach to living on earth that borders on miraculous.
The screening is free. Additional information is available by contacting Dan Ciaglia at 732-284-6312 or emailing at email@example.com.
Middletown Township Public Library will present “El dia de los Ninos, El dia de los Libros – Children’s Day/Book Day” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the community room at 55 New Monmouth Road.
Songs, dances, stories and crafts to celebrate this national day of many children, many cultures, many books. The program is for children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required and maybe completed at mtpl.org.
Funding for the library’s public programs comes from the support of the Middletown Township Public Library Foundation, Inc.
Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank, along with its community partners, will host is Annual Community Unity and Blessing of the Bikes Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Pilgrim parking facility at 172 Shrewsbury Ave.
The festival will feature live entertainment, health screening, community resource services, inspirational speakers, motorcycle exhibits, vendor market, food, games, free drawings and activities for all.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Center (HIV/AIDS Residential Facility) of Asbury Park and Lunch Break Food Kitchen of Red Bank.
There will be a motorcycle ride to the festival, beginning at the Cheesequake Rest Area of the Garden State Parkway. Cyclists participating are asked to gather at 11 a.m. for registration. Vendor opportunities and further information is available by calling 732-747-2343. Attendees can bring their lawn chair and enjoy a wonderful day in the community of Red Bank.
The event is coordinated by Pilgrim’s Community Outreach, S.W.A.T. & Motorcycle Ministries. All are welcome.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Rumson/Fair Haven will be hosting a charitable rummage sale at its 17 West River Road office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27.
Donations of rummage items for the sale are needed and can be dropped off at the office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Proceeds from the rummage sale will benefit Clean Ocean Action, which is dedicated to improving water quality off the New Jersey/New York coast, and the Waves of Action “For the Shore” program, a long-term volunteer program hosting monthly cleanup days in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
The second Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office location in Rumson on 1 West River Road will also be hosting a community shredding event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Community members are invited to bring any important or confidential documents that they need to have destroyed for privacy purposes, and watch them being shredded.
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Need to “spruce” up your garden? Interested in cultivating your own vegetables, thus making the distance from “farm” to table only a few feet? Looking for a Mother’s Day present that keeps on giving?
If so, the Rumson Garden Club (RGC) plant sale is back. The RGC 2013 plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Rain or shine, the sale will be held behind Rumson Borough Hall. In addition to featuring perennials, plants and vegetables propagated in member’s gardens, the sale also will include hearty annuals.
The sale is under the leadership of Christine Hetzler, RGC president, and Diane Guidone. plant-sale chairwoman, who oversees all aspects of the sale. Guidone is being helped by Ann Hawley (graphic arts), Gwendolyn Wisely (labels and plant accounting), Rosanne Kramer, Barbara Spinelli and Anne Barnes(set-up) and Elizabeth Lilleston and Jan Glass (propagation of heirloom tomatoes).
The RGC is involved in many civic activities, including the design, planting and maintenance of miniparks and traffic islands, Dean Porter’s pond, borough hall landscaping and window boxes at the Oceanic Library. In addition, the club sponsors garden-related community education lectures by noted experts.
The Rumson Garden Club also dedicates its efforts to conservation and ecology, so it is fitting that it is teaming with the borough to coordinate the plant sale with Rumson’s recycling day.
The proceeds from the plant sale will be used to help fund Sea Bright Dunes Replenishment and Sea Bright Beautification Project, as well as other civics projects and speaker programs.
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Impatiens, a colorful, seemingly hearty go-to perennial for garden borders has fallen victim to a disease.
Those who want to learn more about the disease and what can be done are invited at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, to Bingham Hall, 40 Bingham Ave., when the Rumson Garden Club and Rumson Shade Tree Commission will co-host an hour-long talk about downy mildew by Jerry Molzon, president/owner of Molzon Landscape Nursery.
Molzon, a landscape designer, former adjunct professor of landscape construction and frequent speaker on horticulture, will discuss the impatiens blight.
He will talk about the characteristics of the disease and how to recognize signs that a plant is infected. His lecture will present solutions and alternative planting ideas as well as focus on tips on garden sanitation and ways to compensate for the loss of this gardening favorite.
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Monmouth University will host Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.
More than 100 students, employees and community members are expected to participate in the event, which begins on the steps in front of Wilson Hall.
Participants will walk 1 mile within the campus.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The walk is meant to provide a framework to bring awareness for all to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. It is open to everyone but there is an emphasis on targeting men.
Men are encouraged to literally walk 1 mile in women’s high heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate their communities and raise money for chronically underfunded rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence prevention and recovery services.
Additional information is available by contacting Mark Holfelder at 732-571-3465 or Lupita Yonkers at 732-571-3462.