CentraState Healthcare System will present a free physician lecture about bariatric surgery from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, Freehold Township. Dr. Michael Donaire will be the featured speaker. Space is limited and registration is required. Details: 732-308-0570.
Pumpkin painting and Halloween crafts will take place from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Manalapan Community Center, Route 33, Manalapan. The $5 fee includes a pumpkin and painting supplies for the crafts. There will be face painting and a costume contest every hour. All ages are welcome to participate. Candy for American troops will be collected at the event. Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is looking for 10 young men or women, 12 to 18 years of age, to perform in a stage reading of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” to be presented on Nov. 22. Only two or three rehearsals are necessary. Strong stage presence a must; singing ability is a plus. For more information and to schedule an audition (dates and times are flexible), call 732-610-9189 any evening between 7-9 p.m.
How to become financially, physically and spiritually fit in all areas of life will be hosted by Kathy Lo Bue, managing director, Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC. Lo Bue is a St. Robert Bellarmine parishioner, trustee and Finance Committee co-chair. The topic will be “Medicare and You,” presented by a certified and trained State Health Insurance Assistance Program counselor. This is a community outreach service and not a sales meeting. The program will be held from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13 in the St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Center, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Adults of all ages are invited. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 732-866-6660.
The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will hold a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Spargo’s Grille, 130 Route 33, Manalapan. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Cash is preferred; no credit cards are accepted. Details: 917- 709-8008 or 917-743-3311 or visit www.italianamericansnj.com