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. Admission is free. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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. Details: 732- 685-9493.
Shop for the holidays at the Jamesburg Elks, 74 W. Railroad Ave., Jamesburg, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. Vendors for beauty, health, wellness, fashion accessories and foods will be at the fair. Admission is free. Money will be raised for Driven By Heroes. Visit www.drivenbyheroes.org. Details: 973-699-2122.
The Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host a chili cook-off from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 22 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $10. Details: 732-673- 1348.
The National Council of Jewish Women, central New Jersey, will hold a general membership meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan. Featured speaker Joseph Levy will present ”Jewish Immigration from Arab Lands.” Meeting is open to the public. Details: 732-536-3266.
Mini-Made in Monmouth will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Manalapan Community Center, 114 Route 33 West, Manalapan. The event will feature local makers of a variety of products. There is no charge for this event which is being sponsored by the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, the Manalapan Township Committee and the Manalapan Economic Development Committee. Details: 732-431- 7470.
Companion Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) will host a puppy adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Petco, 4345 Route 9 North, Freehold Township. Details: www.carenj.com.
“Score A Strike Against Stigma!” a bowling party fundraiser hosted by the No Stigma Network, will be held on Nov. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Howell Lanes. Space is limited, cost is $15 per person in advance and $20 per person at the door and includes bowling shoes, two games, two slices of pizza and a soft drink. Details: 732-533- 7632 or 732-939-2092. No Stigma Network is dedicated to eliminating stigma and bias associated with mental illness through support, advocacy, education and outreach. NSN’s programs empower young adults to achieve stability, productivity and physical, mental and emotional wellness.
The Freehold Elks Lodge, 73 W. Main St., Freehold, will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit local charities and organizations. Details: 732-431-8707.
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. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. No credit cards. Details: 917- 743-3311 or 732-861-9465.
The Freehold Borough senior citizens holiday party will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Elks Lodge, 73 E. Main St., Freehold. Borough residents 62 years of age and older are invited. Caregivers will be provided. Reservations are required and will be accepted after 10 a.m. Nov. 23. No takeout orders and no walk-ins at the party. Details: 732-462-1259.
The Goddard School of Morganville, 50 Route 520, Marlboro, is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14. Details: 732-617-8181.
On Dec. 5 the Freehold Borough Arts Council will hold a craft fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with fine artists and crafters selling handmade items. The event will be held at the Education Building of the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold, 118 W. Main St. Admission is free. Interested artists should contact the FBAC by emailing email@example.com or calling 732-567- 2884.
The First United Methodist Church, 91 W. Main St., Freehold Borough, will sponsor “Ten Thousand Villages,” a fair trade craft fair on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All of the proceeds from this sale will “create brighter futures for artisans in developing countries through meaningful work and fair wages.” Details: 732-462- 1745 or 732-431-9345.
Beautiful Childhood: Portraits from the Permanent Collection, now on display at the Monmouth County Historical Association, has been expanded to include a number of rare and unusual pieces of children’s furniture to compliment the portraits of young children during the 19th century. The association’s museum and library is at 70 Court St., Freehold. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: Visit www.monmouthhistory.org or call 732-462-1466.
The Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host a comedy night at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Pub fare will be available. The cost is $18 in advance and $20 at the door. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732-685-9493.
The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Manalapan Englishtown Middle School, 155 Millhurst Road, Manalapan. The meeting is open to the public. Details: 732-786-2500.
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 begins at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Freehold EMS. The event will also feature food, activities and music. Details: Visit www.freeholdems.org
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. Details: 732-446-6299 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
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 C. Richard Applegate Elementary School PTO, Freehold Township, will host a Bulldog 5K and 1-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at Lake Topanemus Park, Pond Road. Funds raised will supplement student programming at the school. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $15 for 1-mile fun run. Details: 732- 672-3879 or Bulldog5kinfo@gmail.com.
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