Conservation Foundation Holds Kids Photo/Art Contest
MONMOUTH COUNTY – Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) announces its Fall 2013 Kids Capturing Conservation Photo/Art Contest for preschools located in Monmouth County. The purpose of this contest is to increase awareness of the importance of nature and land conservation in Monmouth County.
There are two ways to win: the winning school will be awarded a grant of $1,500, the three top winning student entrants will each be awarded an exciting birthday party at Huber Woods Environmental Center in Locust (Middletown Township) and the second three winning students will each win a digital camera.
The contest invites students enrolled at registered preschools to photograph or draw a special moment in nature that is then posted by an adult family member on Monmouth Conservation Foundation’s Facebook Contest Page. The winning school will be determined by the highest percentage of entrants based on school enrollment. The student winners will be based on receiving the most social media votes.
Preschools must register on the MCF website contest registration page by June 21 for the opportunity to win the grant. The actual contest takes place in the fall, and student photo/art entries may be submitted from October 1 through October 15. Student entries must be from a preregistered preschool. Please visit our contest page for more details. To register online: MonmouthConservationFoundation.org/Capturing-Conservation. For more information, contact Lisa McKean at 732-671-7000.
Monmouth Conservation Foundation is Monmouth County’s only countywide land trust whose overarching mission is to create a permanent legacy of open space, parks, and protected natural resources for our generation, our children’s generation and future generations. Established as a 501(c) 3 in 1977, the foundation has preserved over 6,500 acres of open space, farmland, wetlands and parks throughout Monmouth County. The conservation and preservation of land creates a better quality of life – protecting the character and integrity of Monmouth County for all to appreciate and benefit from. With continued support, MCF will continue to preserve the beauty of Monmouth’s County for future generations.
The 5th Annual Atlantic Highlands Car Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 15, with June 22 as the rain date.
The event, which will run along First Avenue, usually features more than 160 cars and trucks and brings out thousands of spectators.
Handcrafters and automotive-related vendors will be set up in the park and the borough’s shops and eateries will be open.
There will be two areas of entertainment: one stage in the center of the show and another in the park. This year’s entertainment will include D.J. Riff Raff, The Battery Electric, Michael Melore & The Winjen Band, Plato Zorba, Christina Alessi, The Brigantines, Poppa John “Bug” with Gary Wright performing acoustic and Nine Below Zero.
For information about registering a vehicle or inquiring about vending, visit www.atlantichighlands.org/events/car-show or call or email Meredith at 347-528-5372 or email@example.com.
The monthly social-action film screening will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Unitarian meetinghouse, 1475 W. Front St.
The film, Living Downstream, follows scientist, professor, author and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer, its environmental links and the urgent human rights issue therein. Both personal journey and scientific-social exploration, the film is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water.
Additional information is available by calling Dan Ciaglia at 732-284-6312 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Monmouth County Park System is hosting a pottery open house from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Newman Springs Road.
Visitors can sample hand-building techniques and try the potter’s wheel.
Additional information is available by visiting www.monmouthcountyparks.com or calling 732-842-4000. For people with hearing impairment, the TDD/TTY number is 711.
The Seniors of Little Silver will have their last meeting of the season at noon Tuesday, June 25, at the Club House, Church Street.
A luncheon, prepared by Sickles Market with special treats from members, will be served at noon and the regular meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Members who would like to prepare their favorite dish to share should call Linda Rizzo, the hospitality chairwoman, at 732-741-5339.
Those attending should RSVP by June 20. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Checks, made payable to Seniors of Little Silver, should be mailed to Diane Tresente, treasurer, at 61 Seven Bridges Road, Little Silver.
Following the board meeting, board-assembled baskets will be raffled off.
Informal gatherings will be held, beginning in July, at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at The Turning Point on Prospect Street. All are welcomed.
Regular meetings will resume in the fall on Sept. 24 – the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Youth from the Middletown United Methodist Church, 924 Middletown-Lincroft Rd., will host a dinner and live band on Saturday, June 15, on church grounds to raise funds for a service mission trip to upstate New York.
Area families with youth and small children are invited to join in this fun summer evening of dinner and live music in a mix of music styles.
Every year 15 youth and six adults from the church travel to upstate New York to help fix up the homes of those in need.
Projects can include painting, roofing and building ramps, stairs or porches. The youths volunteer a week of their summer to sleep on air mattresses in schools or churches and do manual labor.
The experience goes a long way in molding character, learning new skills and building lasting friendships and relationships among themselves and the families and communities they serve.
It also moves youth forward in their academic pursuits and their service to their communities and those in need.
Additional information is available by calling 732-671-0707 or visiting the website at www.middletownumcnj.org.
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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding a book sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Old First Church, 60 King’s Highway.
Shoppers can fill bags with as many books that fit for $5 per bag. Treasures include complete sets, classics, children’s and young-adult books plus current fiction, mysteries, history titles, hardcovers and paperbacks.
Proceeds provide scholarships for local women.
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Daylily Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at Deep Cut Gardens.
Area residents are invited to visit Deep Cut Gardens, Red Hill Road, Middletown, and enjoy an assortment of daylilies. In addition to colorful displays, expert daylily growers will be on hand to discuss this hardy flower and give horticultural advice.
The event is presented by the Monmouth County Park System and the Garden State Daylily Growers.
Deep Cut Gardens is the Monmouth County Park System’s site dedicated to the home gardener. The 54 acres of gardens and greenhouses are planned as a living catalog of cultivated and native plant materials to be observed through the seasons. For more information on Deep Cut Gardens or the Monmouth County Park System, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call the Park System at 732-842-4000.
The TTY/TDD number for people with hearing impairment is 711.