The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will host a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant, 3475 Route 9, Freehold Township. The cost is $35 for society members and $45 for nonmembers. No credit cards. Details: 917-743-3311 or 732-861- 9465. Visit www.italianamericansnj.com or follow on twitter @IACSofNJ.
The Goddard School of Morganville, 50 Route 520, Marlboro, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14. Details: 732-617-8181.
Rosemont Estates of Marlboro, 246 Everton Blvd., off Wyncrest Road, Marlboro, will host a holiday bazaar in the clubhouse ballroom from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Admission and refreshments are free. All are welcome. Details: 732-834-0034.
The Freehold First Aid and Emergency Squad will hold its first 5K run at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Durand Park, 225 Randolph Road, Freehold Township. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Freehold EMS. The event will also feature food, activities and music. Details: Visit www.freeholdems.org
The Chelsea at Manalapan, 445 Route 9 South, Manalapan, will host a free retirement preparation workshop at 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Representatives of Axa Advisors, retirement specialists, will present information about life insurance, individual retirement accounts, annuities and long-term care. Light dinner will be served. Details: 732-972-6200.
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will offer a holiday boutique from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. The museum has acquired more than 20 vintage American mah jong sets from the 1940s through the 1970s, which are now being made available for purchase. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. Details: 732-252-6990 or www.jhmomc.org
The Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host a vendor sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. All are welcome. Details: 908-907-4924.
A holiday boutique offering guests crafts, jewelry, baked goods, many vendors and more will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Old Tennent Presbyterian Church, 448 Tennent Road, Manalapan. All are welcome to attend the boutique. Details: 732-446-6299.
The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will hold its annual tombola game (Italian bingo) from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 15 at Mamma Mia! Focacceria, 345 Route 9 South, Manalapan. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children, including lunch and a tombola card for a chance to win prizes. Details: 732-536-5832.
The Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, off Route 79, Marlboro, will hold its Nearly New Rummage Sale on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds of the sale benefit the various missions of the church. Details: 732-946-4247.
The C. Richard Applegate Elementary School PTO, Freehold Township, will host its inaugural Bulldog 5K and 1-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at Lake Topanemus Park, Pond Road, Freehold Township. Funds raised from this event will supplement student programming at the school. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $15 for 1-mile fun run. Details: Email Bulldog5kinfo@gmail.com or call 732-672-3879.
The Freehold Township Senior Center, 116 Jackson Mills Road, Freehold Township, will host a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732-294-2029.
A craft and vendor sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Gabriel’s Church parish hall, 100 N. Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro. The sale will feature more than 55 crafters and vendors. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manalapan Community Center, 114 Route 33, Manalapan, will offer a do-it-yourself Thanksgiving floral centerpiece class at three times on Nov. 22 — 10 a.m. to noon, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. All ages are welcome. The cost is $15. Bring a floral clipper or kitchen shear. Cris of Flower Cart Florist, Old Bridge, will teach the class. Registration is required. Details: email@example.com.
St. Peter’s Church, corner of Throckmorton and Main Streets, Freehold, will present its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 22. There will be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, handcrafted gifts for purchase and historic Freehold afghans for purchase. The afghans come in cranberry, navy and forest green and feature 10 historic locations in Freehold. Each afghan is 100 percent cotton, measures 50 x 65 inches and is made in the United States. Afghans sell for $40. Details: www.stpetersfreehold.org
Sayre Woods Bible Church, 2290 Route 9 South, Old Bridge, will present its annual outdoor holiday event, “A Drive- Through Christmas Story,” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 and from 5-9:30 p.m. Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6. This free event will also be presented in Spanish. The display features live characters, animals, holiday music and related scripture verses which can be seen and heard from a car. Details: 732-679-5989 or 732-679-4709.
• Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All are welcome. Details: 732- 685-9493.
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