A “Star Wars” celebration will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Children age 8 and older are invited to join in a “Star Wars” celebration which will includes games, crafts, gifts and snacks. Children can dress in their favorite “Star Wars” costume. Details: 609-758-7888.
Howell Uniformed Firefighters, I.A.F.F. Local 5015, is sponsoring a coat drive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. now through Dec. 9 at the Squankum Fire Company, 271 Squankum Road, Howell. The coat drive will benefit the Jersey Cares 20th annual coat drive.
The Jackson United Methodist Church, 68 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, will host a living nativity at 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Free soups and bread will be served at 6 p.m. and dessert will be served after the presentation. Please bring nonperishable foods. Details: 732-833-8808.
The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will present healing medium and author Anysia Kiel at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Kiel will sign copies of her book, “Discovering the Medium Within: Techniques and Stories from a Professional Psychic Medium.” Registration is required. Details: 732-928-4400.
The Jackson Relay For Life organization invites community members to attend the 2016 Relay For Life kickoff party at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Cranberry Rooms, Meridian Health Village, Bennetts Mills and Cooks Bridge roads, Jackson. Come out and see what Relay For Life is all about. Details: www.relayforlife.org/jacksonnj or 732-292- 4279.
The Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will host a balloon sculpting event for teenagers from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Cheryl Schwendel will provide instruction about how to make balloon creations with a seasonal twist. Details: 609- 758-7888.
Children ages 4-10 are invited to construct and decorate a gingerbread house for the holidays with the Teen Advisory Board from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 5 at the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Details: 609-758-7888.
Children’s author Jill Tate will read her book, “Bennie the Bear,” during story time at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend and learn about the real bear that inspired the story. In addition to a question and answer session and book signing, the event will also include a craft. Details: 609-758-7888.
The New Jersey United Christian Academy, Cream Ridge, will host Voices of New Jersey United Christian Academy from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at 73 Holmes Mill Road, Cream Ridge. Alessandra Castronovo of Millstone Township, a finalist on the “The Voice,” will be featured, along with Christian artist Jacob Rivedel. Tickets are $35. Details: 609-738-2121 or visit www.njuca.org.
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DeBows United Methodist Church, 509 Monmouth Road, Jackson, will present a living nativity at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 12. This event will feature live animals and music. Soup and refreshments will be served between performances. Details: 732- 928-4475 or www.debowsumc.org.
Bartley Healthcare, 175 Bartley Road, Jackson, will present a discussion about holiday stress and blues at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Registration is required. A light dinner will be served. Details: 732-370-4700.
Living Hope Community Church will sponsor a Toys for Tots collection from Nov. 16 through Dec. 18 at Ace Hardware, 45 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, during store hours. For more information, email Livinghopeonfire@gmail.com