Tri-Town News Agenda, April 27 | SehndeWeb

• Monmouth County Park System will perform the musical ‘Camelot’, produced by Mickey and Judy Productions, in the barn at the Thompson Park Theatre, Lincroft. Musical numbers include “I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight”, “If Ever I Would Leave You”, and “C’est Moi”. Performances are at 7 p.m. on May 13, 14, 20 and 21. The show is open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with an adult. The cost is $15 per person; $10 for people aged 55 and over and children aged 12 to 17. Tickets sold at the door depending on the space available; however, pre-registration is recommended. To register, visit www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or call 732-842-4000.

• New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, will hold blood drives open to the public. The following blood drives are scheduled: May 3, Howell Donor Center, 4068 Route 9 South, Howell, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; May 4, Howell Donor Center, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; May 5, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; May 10, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; May 11, Howell Donor Center, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; May 12, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; May 17, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; May 18, Howell Donor Center, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; May 19, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; May 24, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; May 25, Howell Donor Center, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; May 26, Howell Donor Center, 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

• Historic Wainright House Museum and Craft Center, 48 Main St., Farmingdale, will host its second annual photography exhibition from June 4-25. The show is hosted by Wainright House owner Virginia Woolley and coordinated by Vicky Culver. Email Vicky Culver at Vculver@optonline.net as soon as possible if you would like to submit one or two photographs (maximum framed size approximately 11 x 14 inches). Starting May 1, hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Individuals and families interested in the breeding, training and availability of service dogs can learn more in a webinar by Canine Companions at 6:30 p.m. May 2 as part of the Library’s 2022 Autism Resource Fair of Ocean County. The Bratnik family of Ocean County will discuss their experiences raising puppies and the 18-month process to develop a
fully functional service dog. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
The non-profit organization Canine Companions trains assistance dogs for people
disabled free of charge. Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events is required to attend this free program, sponsored by the library’s Autism Resource Committee. Registrants will receive links for the Zoom presentation by email.

• Monmouth County Park System will hold a traditional quilting demonstration on April 30 from 1-3 p.m. at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. Watch a quilter demonstrate hand sewing. Free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• Made 2022 in Monmouth will take place on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. The event is free for merchants and residents. Made in Monmouth will showcase locally made products, such as baked goods, jewellery, wine, home decor and more. Interested growers and manufacturers can join the waitlist by contacting the Economic Development Division by emailing econdev@co.monmouth.nj.us or calling 732-431-7470 for more information. information.

• The Westlake Woman’s The club is offering five $500 scholarships to female residents of Jackson. The scholarships are available to qualified individuals who have been accepted into a post-secondary education or training program and who meet one of the following criteria: currently completing high school; currently working and planning to enroll in a program to improve their skills, change careers or wish to continue their studies; is not currently working, but would like to take vocational training or retraining; enrolled in a public school or vocational school in a continuing education program. Applications are available online at https://westlakeclubs.com/womens-club/womens-club-scholarship/. Applications are also available through the Jackson Library, the guidance offices of Jackson Liberty and Jackson Memorial High Schools, Ocean County Vo-Tech, and the financial aid offices of Ocean County College and Georgian Court University. The deadline for submission is May 7.

• Monmouth County Park System will host its annual Creative Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 7 at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. This juried arts festival features works by specially selected artists in pottery, photography, jewelry, paintings and other mediums. The festival also includes live music, free activities and artist demonstrations. Admission and parking are free. Details: www.MonmouthCountyParks.com

• Moose in full ownership The Motorcycle Committee will present the 2022 New Jersey State Elks Army of Hope Poker Run, in memory of Chris Malvone and other fallen and seriously injured veterans, on April 30, rain or shine. All are welcome to register from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Freehold Elks Lodge No. 1454, 73 E. Main St., Freehold Borough. The Poker Run begins and ends at the lodge. The cost is $20 per passenger and $15 per passenger, and includes the poker race, a 1 p.m. party, food, drinks, and a DJ. Admission to the party only is $15. Details: Christine Reese, 347-739-6254, or Joe Pindilli, 908-635-4788.

• Master Rutgers Gardeners will hold their Spring Garden Day plant sale May 13-14 at the Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, through Rutgers University, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. Great plants and free garden talks by Rutgers Master Gardeners will be available on both days.
Details: Visit https://monmouth.njaes.rutgers.edu/master-gardeners/

• Monmouth County Officials have planned a paper shredding event so that residents have the opportunity to safely dispose of old documents and confidential files. A shredding event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at Howell at Memorial/Adelphia School, 485 Adelphia Road (Route 524). County residents can shred up to 100 pounds. Large binder clips should be removed from documents; staples and paper clips can remain. Details: See the recycling section of the county website, www.visitmonmouth.com, or call 732-683-8686, ext. 8967.

• Monmouth County The library offers six courses available at any time and without prior registration on Virtual Yoga, highlighting breathing, movement, stretching and other activities. Each program is offered at https://ly/MonCoLibraryYoga. Programs are offered by Steven Russell of Becoming Sound. Those interested can choose their own path with moves from six of the most popular library video course series. The sessions are yoga breathing; yoga stretches; yogic movement; Yoga stretches with support; Yoga at home on the floor; and Standing Home Yoga. Individuals should consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

• New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, is looking for volunteers to assist donors at area blood drives. No medical training necessary. Volunteers must be open to providing friendly customer service, be able to complete tasks as needed, and must provide proof of COVID vaccination prior to volunteering. Must have transportation. All training is provided, including precautions to be taken for the safety of staff and blood donors. For more information, call or text Sharon Zetts at 732-850-8906, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To apply online as a blood donor volunteer, go to https://www.nybc.org/support-us/benevole-nybc/benevolat-application/

• For people who are struggling with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety, there is support available that is free, confidential and led by a trained facilitator. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brighter Days Community Wellness Center, 268 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. There are no doctors or therapists in the group, only people who live with a mental health problem. Members strive to support each other and share their stories. Details: Valerie, 610-766-0658, or visit dbsalliance.org

• Online support and a discussion group for women in the workplace is offered by the Mental Health Association of New Jersey, which has an affiliate office in Ocean County. The focus is on women who have experienced bullying or emotional, physical or sexual abuse at work. The group, Life in Waves, meets online twice a month via Zoom. Through the group, members share resources and strategies to improve their mental health. Life in Waves meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. To receive a link, call 609-652-3800 or email lifeinwaves@mhanj.org

• CentraState Medical The Center has launched a new online bereavement support group led by clinical social workers who are licensed and certified in grief counseling to help people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group is open to adult members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Private groups provide a safe, non-judgmental space for participants to share their emotions and struggles. The group meets via Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 3 p.m. To register, call 732-303-5170 or email Ametzger@Centrastate.com or Ssouza@Centrastate.com

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