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ONGOING EVENTS

AAUW USED BOOKSTORE is open on Satur­days, with the exception of holiday weekends, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old First Church, 69 Kings Hwy., Middle­town. Recent releases (hard­cover and paperback), children’s books, classics, games, puzzles and more. Gift certificates are available. All proceeds provide scholarships for local women. For information, call 732-933-4855.

COMPUTER INSTRUCTION available at the Red Bank Public Library by appointment. One-hour, one-on-one sessions with knowledgeable and patient volunteers to learn computer basics or get help with more advanced topics. Free. For registration and information visit the library or call 732-842-0690.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR ADULTS 18 & OVER at Red Bank Public Library, 84 W. Front St. Free. For information, call the Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209 or visit www.lvmonmouthnj.org.

FREE BOOKS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN at the Red Bank Corps Center, 180 Newman Springs Rd., Red Bank. The books have been given to the Army by a number of donors. Center is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those wishing to obtain books should check in at the reception desk to the right in the entrance hall.

GESTATIONAL DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM at The Center for Diabetes Edu­cation at Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch. This one-session class is designed for women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Partici­pants will learn how gestational diabetes develops, the link between diet and blood glucose, how to plan healthy meals and how to use a blood glucose meter for home monitoring. A free blood glucose meter starter kit will be provided. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday. For information and/or to schedule an appointment, call 732-923-5025.

GRANDPARENT RESPITE PROGRAM provides grand­­parents, or others who are caregivers, with relief in the form of short-term child care. Respite is arranged through the Child Care Resources of Monmouth County. For eligibility guidelines and other information, call Child Care Resources at 732-918-9001 or the Monmouth County Office on Aging at 732-431-7450.

TOBACCO DEPENDENCE TREATMENT PROGRAM at Mon­mouth Medical Center, Stanley Wing, Room 214, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch. Ongoing program for individuals who wish to quit smoking and consent to a free nicotine dependence assessment and NRT counseling. For information or to schedule a free assessment appointment, call Helene Long 732-886-3149. $15 per session. Free initial assessment.

TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT CLASSES at Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch. Group classes to decrease anxiety, answer questions and provide referral information for those contemplating having total hip or knee replacement surgery. Tour the orthopedic unit, meet the staff and ask questions. For required registration and information, call the clinical coordinator at 732-923-7971 or email ddelatush@barnabashealth.org.

YOGA CLASSES FOR ADULTS at the Red Bank Public Library, 84 W. Front St., every Friday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. Led by Amy Richardson, a graduate of the institute for Therapeutic Massage and an experienced yoga instructor. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Bring your own mat. Class is on a first come, first served basis up to a total of 20 students. For information, call 732-842-0690.

CLUB MEETINGS ARTISTS WORKSHOP meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Red Bank Public Library Community Room, 84 W. Front St., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. An informal gathering for artists seeking inspiration, motivation, and a special time to devote to their work. Free and no registration required. Participants should bring their own drawing and painting materials, although oils are not permitted because of ventilation concerns. For information, call 732-842-0690.

AUDUBON SOCIETY meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, Sept. through May at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd., Fair Haven. Guest speakers address a wide variety of nature-related topics. Refreshments are provided. In addition, the group sponsors at least one field trip per month, and members receive The Osprey, the club’s bimonthly newsletter.

BANJO STRUM­MERS OF CENTRAL JERSEY OLD TIME BANJO BAND seeks members who play four-string banjos, tubas, bass guitar, sousaphones or trumpets. All ages, male and female, welcome. No auditions, come sit in and try us out. If you can read music or play by ear, we can use you. For information, call 732-462-3608.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP for Red Bank residents age 60 and over at the Red Bank Public Library, 84 W. Front St., on the last Monday of each month at 1 p.m. Hosted by the Red Bank Senior Center and the Red Bank Library. For information, call 732-842-0690.

DEBORAH HOSPITAL FOUNDATION RED BANK CHAPTER meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at the Presby­ter­ian Church, Sycamore Ave., Shrews­bury, at 11:30 a.m. For information, call Barbara Moore 732-671-9626.

DEEP CUT ORCHID SOCIETY meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls. Everyone is welcome. The program features a talk on orchids, a display table, and refreshments. For information, call 732-536-6215.

ELKS LODGE 233 meetings at 40 W. Front St., every first and third Thursday of the month at 8 p.m. For information on becoming a member, call 732-741-9771 or emailred bankelks@ verizon.net. KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER RED BANK meets every Tuesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at The Chelsea in Tinton Falls. For information, call club president Ray Peterson at 732-859-8187.

LINCROFT CHAPTER OF UNICO NATIONAL, an Italian-American service org., meets on the first Monday of each month at Ninette’s Italian Res­taur­ant & Pizzeria, 980 Shrews­bury Ave., Tinton Falls, at 7 p.m. For information, visit Lincroft unico@yahoo.com or email Bert Benedetto at the benedettofamily@verizon.net.

LITTLE SILVER SENIORS INVITE ALL SENIORS TO JOIN THEM FOR LUNCH & SOCIALIZING at Turning Point, Prospect Ave., Little Silver, on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.

MONMOUTH CIVIC CHORUS AUDITIONS and rehearsals every Wednesday at Red Bank Charter School, 58 Oakland St., Red Bank. Interested singers are invited to attend. For information, call 732-933-9333.

NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOC. (NHRA) MEETINGS at The Old Orchard Manor, 54 Monmouth Rd., Eaton­town, on the third Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Meetings are open to HR professionals and executives and include guest speakers who address critical HR issues. For information, call Judy Ebery 732-938-3421.

NJIT NETWORKING GROUP meets first and third Wednesday of the month at the Red Bank Library meeting room, 84 W. Front St., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For the experienced infor­mation tech­nology professional. For information, emailmonmouthNJITNetwkowner@ yahoogroups.com/ group/ Monmouth NJIT Network.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB meets at the Atlantic Highlands Library, 100 First Ave., on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Share favorite photos and experiences as well as gain artistic skills through critiques, workshops, exhibits and photo tours. Open to photographers of all levels. For registration and information, call 732-291-1956.

QUAKERS OF SHREWSBURY monthly meeting and collection of food donations to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties on the first Satur­day of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Shrews­bury Meetinghouse, Syca­more Ave. at Broad St., Eatontown. No perishable food, food in glass containers, or food with expired use dates. For information about the FoodBank, call 732-918-2600 or visit www.foodbankmoc. org. For information about Shrewsbury Quakers, visit www.shrewsburyquakers.org.

RED BANK PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB meets on the first Monday of the month at the Red Bank Public Library, 84 W. Front St., from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tips, discussion, and sharing of photos. For information, call John Tyler 732-768-6432.

SUPPORT GROUPS

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS for families and friends of alcoholics. Call 973-744-8686 or visit www.north jerseyal-anon.org.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 1-800-245-1377.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA MEETINGS are held on the second Wednesday of the month in the Kensington Court Assisted Living Facility, 864 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls, at 7 p.m. Facilitated by Alzheimer’s Assoc. trained social workers. For information, call 732-784-2404.

AMPUTEE MEETINGS are held on the first Monday of the month at HealthSouth Rehabi­l­ita­tion Hospital, 2 Centre Plaza, off Hope Rd., Tinton Falls, from 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Designed for amputees, their family members and caregivers. For information, call 732-460-5378.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP is held on the first Monday of every month at Cancer Support Community, 613 Hope Rd., Eatontown, from 6 to 8 p.m. For those grieving the loss of a loved one affected by cancer. For information, call 732-578-9200.

CAREGIVERS MEETINGS are held on the first Monday of each month at LiveWell Physical Therapy, Suite 5, 623 River Rd., Fair Haven, at 3 p.m. For spouses and others caring for family members who are chronically ill, disabled, or are medically frail older adults. For information, call 800-367-6274.

CENTRAL JERSEY TRANSPLANT LIFELINE GROUP meets on the second Tuesday of every month at River­view Medical Center, First Floor, at 7 p.m. The group is for anyone who has had a transplant or is awaiting one and their families. For information, call Virginia O’Keefe 732-450-1271.

JERSEY SHORE PFLAG MONTHLY TRANS­GENDER AND TRANSFAMILIES SUPPORT MEETINGS are held on the third Monday of month at the Presbyterian Church House, 352 Sycamore Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. The meetings offer support, education and advocacy of transgender individuals and their families. For information, call 908-814-2155, visit www.jerseyshore pflag.org or email jspflag@ gmail.com.

LEUKEMIA/LYMPHOMA/MYELOMA CANCERS SUPPORT GROUP is held on the third Monday of every month at Cancer Support Com­munity, 613 Hope Rd., Eatontown, from 7 to 9 p.m. For those with a leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma diagnosis and their loved ones. For information, call 732-578-9200.

LIFE AFTER CANCER SUPPORT GROUP is held on the first Tuesday of every month at Cancer Support Community, 613 Hope Rd., Eatontown, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The day cancer treatment ends a new chapter in life begins. Although treatment may be over the need for support is still there. Join other survivors in this group that focuses on living life after cancer For information, call 732-578-9200.

LOST & FOUND: A JOURNEY OF EMPATHY & SUPPORT FOR BEREAVED PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS GROUP meets on the last Thursday of the month at the MC Library, Symmes Dr., Manalapan. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For information, email lost.found–ejs@ yahoo.com.

MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP is held on the third Monday of every month at Cancer Support Com­munity, 613 Hope Rd., Eatontown, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For men with a cancer diagnosis or who are in the close supportive circle of someone touched by cancer to meet and share information, get support and experience hope. For information, call 732-578-9200.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOC. MEET­INGS are held monthly at HealthSouth Rehabil­itation Hospital, 2 Centre Plaza, Hope Rd., Tinton Falls. Open to anyone who is living with or caring for a person/child who has been diagnosed with a neuro­muscular disorder. For information and schedule of meetings, call 732-936-9940.

N.J. STROKE ACTIVITY CENTER MEETINGS are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at HealthSouth Rehabili­tation Hospital, 2 Centre Plaza, Hope Rd., Tinton Falls, from 2 to 4 p.m. Physical activity, discussion and refreshments. For information, call 732-460-6743.

PATHWAY TO HEAL MEETINGS are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at St. Michael’s Church, Living Room Com. Ctr., 3 New Court St., West End, at 7 p.m. Monmouth County divorced, widowed and singles share common problems and issues in seeking a new life after a major loss or change in life. For information, call 732-483-0360 ext. 12.

POST POLIO GROUP meets every third Monday of the month at Seabrook Village, 300 Essex Rd., Tinton Falls, at 2 p.m. For information, call Toni Wilczewski 732-229-9343.

RED BANK S-ANON FAMILY GROUP is a fellowship of relatives and friends of sexually addicted people who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. For meeting locations and information, call 267-295-2795 or visit www.sanon.org.

SENIOR WHEELS USA PROGRAM makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to senior citizens (65 yrs. old and up) and the permanently disabled at no cost to the qualified recipient. For information, call 800-246-6010.

SHORE AREA STROKE SURVIVORS MEETINGS are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at HealthSouth Rehabil­itation Hospital, 2 Centre Plaza, Hope Road, Tinton Falls, from 2 to 4 p.m. Free. For information, call 732-460-5377.

WIDOW & WIDOWERS MEETINGS are held on the first and third Sunday of each month at Holy Cross Parish office, Ward Ave.,Rumson, at 4 p.m. For information, call Maureen Reid at 732-842-9518.

YOUNG SURVIVORS MEETINGS are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Cancer Support Community, 613 Hope Rd. (Victoria Commons), Eatontown, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Facilitated by Cindy Edgar, LCSW, LCADC. For men and women, ages 21-40 with a cancer diagnosis. Group gives support, shares information and hope. For required registration and information, call 732-578-9200.

SUPPORT NEEDED

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB CAR CAMPAIGN. Cars will be sold to benefit camping programs. For information, call 800-246-0493.

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING FOR MEDI­CARE/ MEDIGAP CLIENTS. Call Elder Med, Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, at 732-530-2552, to arrange an appointment with a counselor.

OLD COSTUME JEWELRY WANTED BY LITTLE SILVER WOMEN’S CLUB to benefit the NJ Developmental Center. For information, call 732-747-2623.

MEDICARE BILLING ASSISTANCE at the Monmouth County Library, 1001 Rte. 35, Shrewsbury, from 10 a.m. to noon. Free. No reservations needed. For information, call 732-842-5995. MEDICARE/MEDIGAP COUNSELING by S.H.I.P. Free. For appointment and information, call ElderMed, Riverview Medical Center 732-450-2786.

MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING CAR CAMPAIGN. If you would like to donate your automobile or information, call 800-720-6233. Some restrictions apply.

MC ASSOC. FOR THE BLIND NEEDS DRIVERS, on a rotating basis, to assist their members in getting to their monthly dinner meetings and then taken home. Dinner meetings are held in the Wall Twp. area and take place the second Monday of the month between 6 and 8 p.m. Driver volunteers are invited to stay for the dinner. For information, call Lucy at 732-280-6655.

THE THREE WISHES INC. PROGRAM makes available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled power (electric) wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. The power wheelchairs are provided to those who can’t walk and can’t self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit is required. For information, call 800-817-1871.

WHEELCHAIR DONATIONS NEEDED. The Red Bank Elks Lodge 233 needs wheel chairs equipped with footrests for those in need. For donations, call Bob Cramer 732-495-1273. (You don’t have to be an Elk to use the lodge’s medical equipment.)