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. All are invited to attend. Details: 732-673-1348.
The Freehold Borough Arts Council will hold a craft fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Artists and crafters will be selling handmade items. The event will be held in the education building of the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold, 118 W. Main St. Admission is free. Interested artists should contact the Freehold Borough Arts Council at 732-567- 2884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colts Neck Reformed Church, 72 Route 537 West, Colts Neck, will present a “Sounds of Christmas” concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Bells, instruments and the voices of the Celebration Ringers, Alleluia Jazz and Jubilation will be part of the concert. Details: 732- 462-4555 or email@example.com
Mission Dance will perform at the American Hotel, Freehold, at a “Day After Thanksgiving Party.” Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and Mission Dance will play from 9 p.m. to midnight. Mission Dance performs current and classic pop music hits. Tickets are $10 at the door. The band will be collecting canned and dry goods for the Freehold Open Door food pantry. Details: 908-692-9206.
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. All are welcome to attend. Details: www.stpetersfreehold.org.
The Freehold Art Society will exhibit artwork at the Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold, now through Feb. 6. Details: 732-938-4926.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 to attend. 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 Freehold Knights of Columbus Council No. 1672 will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at 70 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $7 for adults; $4 for children under the age of 12; and $20 for a family of four. Details: 732-431-8706.
The Freehold Township Education Foundation will present Monte Carlo Night 4 from 6-11 p.m. Nov. 20 at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Howell. Tickets are $100 and include $100 of mock money for gambling and one sheet of 26 chances for the gift basket auction. Details: 732-682-8865 or email@example.com.
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.
Create a holiday painting during a free instructor-led event from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Chelsea at Manalapan, 445 Route 9 South, Manalapan. Details: 732-972- 6200.
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