DATEBOOK

 Manalapan Township Seniors will sponsor a bus trip to the Great Jack-o’- lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton on-Hudson, N.Y., on Oct. 3. A chartered bus will leave town hall at 2:30 p.m. and return at approximately 10 p.m. The cost of the trip is $23. There will be a meal stop en route at Harold’s New York Deli, Edison. The meal is an additional expense for trip participants. Details: 732-446-8401.

 The Essential Tremor Support Group will meet from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-8304, after 10 a.m.

 The Greater Monmouth County Chapter of ORT (Organization for Educational Resources and Technological Training) America is looking for bowlers for a Saturday night monthly adult mixed bowling league beginning Sept. 19. The league meets the third Saturday of each month at Howell Lanes, Howell. ORT America is a nonprofit charitable membership organization that strengthens the world-wide Jewish community by empowering people to achieve economic self-sufficiency through technological and vocational education. Details: 732-610-4909.

 The Freehold Borough Arts Council will partner with Macy’s for the 10th annual “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on Aug. 29. The event helps local charities raise funds. Macy’s has provided the FBAC with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. The FBAC will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. By purchasing a shopping pass from the FBAC, customers support local arts while enjoying a day of discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Details: 908-614-6195 or email info@freeholdborougharts.org

 The Martha Mary Guild of St. Mary’s Church, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck, will host a clothing and linen sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12. Details: 732-780-2666.

 Rosemont Estates of Marlboro, 246 Everton Blvd,, Marlboro, will host a holiday bazaar in the clubhouse ballroom from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Admission and refreshments are free. Vendors are needed. Details: 732-834-0034.

 St. Gabriel Parish, 100 N. Main St., Marlboro, will host an indoor craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. Vendors and crafters are needed. Tables are $30. Details: Email jo1216@optonline.net.

 Women’s Circle challah baking will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Center for Jewish Life, 176 Route 79 North, Marlboro. Couvert: $15/complimentary to partners. Join the Women’s Circle with your daughter for a hands-on challah baking experience to form and bake round raisin challah in preparation for Rosh Hashanah. RSVP to dina@cjlnj.com or 732-316-7600.

a The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will host a shofar making demonstration at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3. The shofar (ram’s horn) is sounded during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rabbi Avrohom Bernstein of Chabad Lubavitch of Western Monmouth County will lead the program for children ages 7 and up. The cost is $12. Participants will leave with their own handcrafted shofar. Advance reservations are necessary. Details: 732-252-6990.

 The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 8 (committee of the whole) and Sept. 29 (regular action meeting). The meetings will be held at 54 Main St., Englishtown. Details: 732-786-2500.

 CentraState Healthcare System will present a free lecture about bariatric surgery from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, 901 W. Main St., Freehold Township. Dr. Seun Sowemimo will lead the lecture. Registration is required. Details: 732-308-0570 or centrastate.com/healthprograms

 The Monmouth County Genealogy Society will host “Early Monmouth Families: They’re Still Around Us” at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the community center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown. Rick Geffken will discuss some of the earliest European settlers of what is now Monmouth County. The presentation is free, and anyone with an interest in local history or genealogy is welcome to attend. Geffken is a local archival historian, writer and frequent lecturer. Details: 609- 448-9515.

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