News Transcript Datebook, June 28 –

Posted By on June 27, 2017

The Marlboro Library, Wyncrest Road, Marlboro, will present the band Rave On! in concert on July 5 featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison and other early rock and roll musicians. Free admission; ticket required; limit of four tickets per family. Details: 732-536-9406.

The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey invites members of the public to its July 13 dinner meeting at Basiles Italian Restaurant, 536 Park Ave., Freehold. Special guest Candice Guardino will speak about her new play, Italian Bred, coming to Asbury Park this summer. The July 13 dinner is $35 per person for society members and $45 for non-members. Cash is preferred, no credit cards. To reserve seating, call Anthony Grassi at 917-743-3311 or Richard Favara at 732-861-9465.

Barbara Bogner, who taught human anatomy and physiology at Middlesex County College for 24 years, will present Our Beautiful Baffling Brain as part of the 2017 Discussion Series at St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township, from 7-9 p.m. July 12. The series is sponsored by Kathy Lo Bue, managing director, Glen Eagle Advisors LLC. Adults of all ages are invited. Refreshments provided.The series is free, non-sectarian and open to the community. RSVP to 732-866-6660.

The fourth annual PJ Library Summer Carnival will take place at Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, Marlboro, from 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 6. The carnival will feature inflatable rides, games, face-painting, prizes, snacks and special guest appearances. Admission is free, but advance registration is required to attend. Details: Linda Glickstein, 732-431-5525.

The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will meet on the following dates: July 11, 7:30 p.m., committee of the whole, 54 Main St., Englishtown; and July 25, 7:30 p.m., regular action meeting, 54 Main St., Englishtown. The meetings are open to the public.

An Independence Day concert and fireworks celebration will be held on July 2 at Freehold Raceway. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Live music by NRG from 7-9 p.m. Kason Jackson will perform The Star-Spangled Banner. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Rain date July 9. Fireworks made possible by Freehold Borough, Freehold Raceway Mall, Downtown Freehold and the support of sponsors. Check for weather updates.

The Old Bridge Toastmasters Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7:15-9 p.m. at the Sayre Woods Bible Church, 2290 Route 9 South, Old Bridge. The club seeks to help individuals become better speakers and better leaders. There is no cost to attend a meeting and residents of all towns are welcome to attend. Details: 908-906-4926 or

The Monmouth County Audubon Society will host a bird walk on Sandy Hook in northern Monmouth County at 6 p.m. July 20. Open to society members and non-members. Meet at 6 p.m. in parking lot M. Follow Hartshorne Drive (the main park road) north to a right turn onto Atlantic Avenue, then right on Ford Road to parking lot M. No cost to participate. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather. Insect repellent is recommended. Details: or email

Joe Grabas, genealogist, entrepreneur and author, will present So You Want to Write a Book: Sharing Your Story and Passion at the 1:30 p.m. July 9 meeting of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society at the Community Center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown. The program is free and the public is welcome. Details: 732-747-0090.

Marlboro senior citizen artists are presenting an exhibit of their work at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive, Manalapan, during June. The group, Dabbling in the Arts, is sponsored by the Marlboro Senior Recreation Division of Marlboro Recreation. Artist Susanna Anastasia is the class instructor. The class meets from September through June.

Embroiderers Guild of America-Monmouth Chapter is dedicated to teaching and sharing the joys of needlework. Stitchers of all levels are welcome. There are sit and stitch tables at each meeting as well as special projects. Evening stitchers will meet July 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck; Day stitchers will meet July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colts Neck Community Church, 25 Merchants Way, Colts Neck. Details: Toni, 732-462-5540, or

The Freehold Borough K-8 School District Board of Education has made changes to its meeting schedule. The July 17 meeting will be moved to 7 p.m. July 18 at the Freehold Learning Center. The Aug. 7 meeting will be moved to 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Park Avenue complex. The Aug. 21 meeting will be moved to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Park Avenue complex. The Oct. 9 and Oct. 23 board meetings are cancelled. The board will meet on Oct. 16 at the Freehold Learning Center.

The Monmouth County Fair will run from July 26-30 at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. Admission is $8 per person. Children 12 and under are free. The fair gate will be open from 5-11 p.m. July 26-28; from 3-11 p.m. July 29; and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 30. Entries will be accepted for the Home and Garden competition. To download a brochure, visit

A concert to benefit Special Strides will be held at 8:30 p.m. July 7 at Congress Hill Farm, 118 Federal Road, Monroe Township. Special Strides is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of individuals with special needs through horses, therapy and affordances of a natural environment. The community is invited to the free concert. Bring blankets and chairs. Details: or 732-446-0945.

The Deep Cut Orchid Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month (July 11) at the Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls. There is a speaker, refreshments and a discussion of plants on the show table. There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcome.

The Italian American Association of Monmouth County is accepting registration for an Italian Summer Enrichment Camp to run from July 23 through Aug. 4 (Monday-Friday), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (included, lunch made by camper on premises) at St. Rose of Lima, Freehold Borough. Cost: $300 for child/grandchild of an IAA member; $350 for non-member. Ages: 5 years old to teenage. Activities include Italian language lessons, Italian crafts, Italian games, cooking lessons and more. To register, download a form at Details: Cheryl Scuorzo, 732-536-5832.

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth Country, Freehold Township, announces its next journaling series, Our Stories, Ourselves Jewish Journaling and More, facilitated by Michele Bernstein Klausner. This series is based on the museums new exhibit, Three Centuries of Growth and Change: A History of Jews in Monmouth County. The workshop is held Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The fee is $5 per session. Details: 732-252-6990.

Look for turtles, egrets, herons, ospreys and other wildlife during a boat tour of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Each 45-minute tour leaves from the Visitor Center, Windeler Road, Howell. Tours are offered at the top of the hour from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, May 6 through Sept. 4. Wednesday tours are offered at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. from July 5 through Aug. 30. Evening tours are offered on the first Friday of each month May through September; call 732-751-9453 as times vary for the evening tours. All tours are weather and water level dependent. The fee is $6 per adult and $4 per child age 12 and under.

The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (July 6) at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-8304, after 10 a.m.

New Jersey Blood Services is in need of volunteers to work blood drives in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Tasks include assisting donors with registration, watching donors for post-donation reactions and responding to their needs. Details: Jan Zepka, 732-616-8741.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will meet in the spiritual center of St. Marys Roman Catholic Church, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck, from 7:30-9 p.m. every Thursday. Details: 732-536-5826 or 732-320-0029.

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