COA Beach Sweep to Be Held Oct. 19
Clean Ocean Action is holding its 2013 Fall Beach Sweep – rain or shine – from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at more than 60 sites across New Jersey.
Monmouth County locations for Beach Sweep include:
• Atlantic Highlands harbor at the parking lot on First Avenue
• Highlands sites: Popamora Point on Shore Drive and Snug Harbor Avenue Beach at the community center
• Middletown sites: Leonardo Public Beach South at Beach Avenue, Ideal Beach at Ocean Avenue and Bayside Parkway, and the fishing pier at Bayshore Waterfront Park
• Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion, 29 Ocean Ave.
• Red Bank participants are asked to meet at the end of Drs. James Parker Boulevard
• Sandy Hook participants can meet at parking lot D
• Sea Bright sites: Anchorage/Ferguson Beach, located just north of Rumson/Sea Bright Bridge; Sea Bright Public Beach at the municipal parking lot; and Borough Hall, 1067 Ocean Ave.
All volunteers must register as locations and details may change due to the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. Registered volunteers will be informed of all updates and changes.
Visit www.cleanoceanaction.org to learn more about how to get involved including how to collect donations, raise funds, become a beach captain or Beach Sweep sponsor.
Help End Hunger with RB CROP Walk
RED BANK – Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Red Bank Regional High School, 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver. Registration is at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 2 p.m.
Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk is a 5-mile walk/run to raise funds to fight hunger in Monmouth County and around the world. Food collection, music, banner/poster contest and fun family activities make it a great way to help those in need.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events, sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups, to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.
In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community.
For more information, visit www.redbankcropwalk.com or contact Janie Schildge at email@example.com or 732-741-0528.
During autumn’s off-peak golf season, Monmouth County Park System offers earlier matinee rates at all six of its golf locations throughout the county, including Hominy Hill in Colts Neck. The discounted matinee rates start at 1 p.m. daily.
During the off-peak season, golfers also can take advantage of the Friends and Family Golf Special at any county course Monday through Friday (holidays excluded) after 11 a.m. and on weekends and holidays starting at 1 p.m.
Free loyalty rounds, earned through the Loyal Golfer promotion, also can be redeemed at those times. Those looking to plan a mini golf outing can book one at any county course starting at 9 a.m., seven days a week.
Tee-time reservations can be made online at www.monmouthcountygolf.org after the purchase of a golf ID card. A limited number of walk-on tee times are available.
For more information regarding the Monmouth County Park System, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000. For people with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.
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The Colts Neck Reformed Church will be hosting a blood drive for the Central Jersey Blood Center from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the church’s Fellowship Hall, located upstairs in the brick Community Center. Elevator access is available at the north end of the building.
Restrictions may have changed since people have last donated so prospective donors are urged to call the Central Jersey Blood Center at 732-842-5750 if they have specific questions about eligibility.
There is always a shortage in the blood supply and donors help make a difference. Those who would like to donate can sign up for a time to donate by calling the church office at 732-462-4555 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Colts Neck Reformed Church is located at 72 County Road 537 west.
The Newcomers Club is holding a wine and beer tasting event to benefit Sea Bright Rising from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Smart Start, 786 River Road. Admission is $50 in advance, $55 at the door or a $25 donation for non-imbibing.
Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, a flight of wines, local craft beer and the chance to ask a local wine expert about favorites while mingling with friends and neighbors – all for an amazing cause. Additionally, there will be a silent auction with prizes and an open bar.
Sea Bright Rising, the club’s 2013-2014 charity, is a nonprofit organization devoted to the relief of the displaced residents and general recovery of the town of Sea Bright as a result of the devastation created by Super Storm Sandy.
The Newcomers Club was established in 1972 for the residents of Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver and Shrewsbury and provides members several monthly social events and charitable projects.
For more information, visit www.newcomersclubinc.com. or Laraine Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 66th annual Red Bank Halloween Parade will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, with a rain date of Oct. 27.
Participants are asked be at the corner of East Bergen and South streets at 1 p.m. for lineup and judging. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and will proceed down Broad Street, ending at the White Street parking lot where a party will be held with rides, prizes and more. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of best costume, best floats, and best pet costume.
Those who would like to enter a float, be a sponsor or volunteer to help are asked to contact the Red Bank Department of Parks and Recreation at 732-530-2782 or email MCrystian@ Redbanknj.org.
Raise a Mug at Tavernfest at the Historic Allen House
SHREWSBURY – The Monmouth Country Historical Association is holding its fourth annual Tavernfest celebration from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 in a tent on the grounds of the 300-year old Allen House. The Allen House, located at the corner of Broad and Sycamore streets, was the borough’s most noted tavern in its day.
In Colonial America, the tavern rivaled the church as the community’s most vital social institution. Josiah Halstead’s tavern, now known as the Allen House, served as the court, town hall, post office, dance hall and gathering place. It is the oldest surviving tavern in the county and just one of five historic sites maintained and interpreted by the association.
Several hundred Tavernfest attendees will enjoy a private viewing of the Allen House and period entertainment, followed by an all-you-can-eat-and-drink evening of local beer specially crafted by Carton Brewing, wine provided by Rumson Wine & Spirits, and award-winning barbeque provided by Local Smoke BBQ. A dessert buffet will feature tasty treats from a variety of local bakeries. Guests also will enjoy entertainment, chance games, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from this event benefit the work of the association.
Tickets are $75 per person. For additional information, to purchase tickets or learn of sponsorship opportunities, visit momouthhistory.org, or call 732-462-1466, ext. 20.
Monmouth County Historical Association is a private nonprofit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.
Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.