The Friends of the Plumsted Township Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will collect books on the first Saturday of the month (Oct. 3) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April through October for future book sales. Fiction, nonfiction, large print, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and jigsaw puzzles are accepted. Do not donate soiled or mildewed items. Videotapes, Readers Digest condensed books, magazines and encyclopedias are not accepted. Drop books off behind the Plumsted Township Library. Do not leave items if no one is present. Details: 609-758-0009 or 732-580-5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Mosho, an adjunct professor at Mercer County Community College, will review the American Civil War in a 90- minute presentation at the Jackson Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. The presentation will cover political, social and economic issues, major battles, medical issues and the role of women and minorities. Registration is free and open to the public. To register, call 732- 928-4400, Option 4.
Relay for Life of Jackson will hold a committee meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Sawmill room at Meridian Health Village at the intersection of South Cooks Bridge and Bennetts Mill roads, Jackson. Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors and caretakers and remembers those who passed. Details: email@example.com
The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Jackson municipal meeting room, 95 W. Veterans Highway, Jackson. Steven Kristoph, a horticulture expert and instructor at Rutgers University, will speak about perennials. Refreshments will be served. Details: 732- 928-0878.
A multi-family community yard sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Jensen’s Deep Run Community Center, Route 537, Cream Ridge.
Saint Monica’s Knights of Columbus Council 11529, Jackson, will hold its ninth annual rubber duck race at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Pine Park, Lakewood. Adopt a rubber duck for $10 and have a chance to win prizes while supporting local charities. The event will also include food, face painting and games. Corporate and individual sponsorships are available. Details: 609-458- 8810.
An Applebee’s flapjack breakfast to support Madeline Weber Ebinger, a longtime Manalapan resident who is battling cancer, will take place from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 3 at Applebee’s, 4721 Route 9 north, Howell. The cost is $10. Details: 908-839-8004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Egypt Elks Lodge No. 2457 will host a soccer shoot from 8:30-11 a.m. Oct. 3 at the lodge, 105 Lakewood Road, New Egypt. Boys and girls are invited to participate in the following age groups: 7 and under; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; and 12 and 13. Participants must bring proof of age as of Aug. 1. 2015. Details 732-928-7726 or 732-600-8442 or e-mail email@example.com.
DeBows United Methodist Church, 509 Monmouth Road (corner of Route 537 and Route 571), Jackson, will host a flea market and car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a pet blessing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3. Table space for the flea market is $10. Details: 732-928-0352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.