DeBows United Methodist Church, 509 Monmouth Road (Route 537), Jackson, will present a living nativity at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 12. The nativity will feature live animals and music. Details: 732-928-4475.
Living Hope Community Church will sponsor a Toys for Tots collection now through Dec. 18 at Ace Hardware, 45 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, during normal store hours. For more information, email Livinghopeonfire@gmail.com
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 with games, crafts, gifts and snacks. Children may dress in their favorite “Star Wars” costume. Details: 609-758-7888.
The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will celebrate International Brain Teasers month with humorous anecdotes from local writer Fred Weintraub at 2 p.m. Jan. 16. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Details: 732- 928-4400 www.theoceancountylibrary.org
Knights of Columbus Council No. 11529, Jackson, will hold its annual Christmas tree sale from 2-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday now through mid-December at Glory’s Market, corner of Route 526 and Cedar Swamp Road, Jackson. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and local charities.
Howell will hold a free rabies clinic for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 5 at the public works garage, 278 Old Tavern Road, Howell. Bring proof of previous rabies vaccination. All dogs and cats must be registered every year.
The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host international concert violinist David Podles with Irina Kupchik on piano at 2 p.m. Jan. 9. Details: 732-928-4400.
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 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
The Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will host a naturalist from Cattus Island in a presentation about different species of owls at 3:45 p.m. Dec. 9. Children ages 4 to 10 are invited to learn about the habitats of owls and their night vision skills. Details: 609-758-7888 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
The Plumsted Township Council for the Arts will present a gingerbread house contest from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Plumsted Township municipal building, 121 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Deliver gingerbread houses to the municipal building between 5-5:30 p.m. Details: 609-758-2241 or www.plumsted.org.