Grace Lutheran Church, 200 Park Ave., Freehold, will hold a gift auction from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 12. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732-547-0948.
Freehold Elks Lodge, Council No. 1454, will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 20 at 73 W. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Details: 732-431- 8707.
The Freehold Knights of Columbus, Council No. 1672, will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at 70 E. Main St., Freehold. Proceeds from this event will benefit the council’s charities. Details: 732- 239-6372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregation Sons of Israel will host a children’s Hanukkah party from 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 at 33 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan. The event will feature a free Hanukkah concert, latkes and doughnuts. Details: 732-446-4924.
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. All are welcome. Details: 732-462-4555.
The Sisterhood of Temple Shaari Emeth will host Mah Jonggukah from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 20 at the temple, 400 Craig Road, Manalapan. The cost is $16 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Details: Email Sheryn1@aol.com
• The Freehold Knights of Columbus, Council No. 1672, will hold a Christmas tree, wreath and grave blanket sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12-13 at 70 E. Main St., Freehold. Proceeds from this event will benefit the council’s charities.
• The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will host a Christmas cocktail party from 7-11 p.m. Dec. 10 at Pub 33, 618 Park Ave., Freehold. The evening will feature entertainer Uncle Floyd. The cost is $45; cash only. Details: 917-743-3311 or 732-861-9465.
The Knights of Columbus Marlboro Council will host breakfast with Santa from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at St. Gabriel’s Church, 100 N. Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro. Santa will be available for photos with children and families. The event will also include a toy auction and craft table for children. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds will benefit local charities.
The B’nai B’rith Ketubah Unit (55+) will host its annual Hanukkah party from 1- 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at Fred and Murry’s Kosher Deli, 4345 Route 9 North, Freehold Township (Pond Road Shopping Center). The cost is $32 and includes a full deli luncheon and entertainment. Details: 908-232-0062.
The Manalapan High School Marching Band will host breakfast with Santa from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the high school, 20 Church Lane, Manalapan. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $7 for children 2-12 years old. The event will include breakfast, photos with Santa, a craft, games, storytelling and a gift basket auction. Details: Email email@example.com or MaryBethCrowley@MSN.Com.
The St. Petersburg Russian Men’s Ensemble will perform at the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold, 118 W. Main St., Freehold, at 7 p.m. Dec. 16. The ensemble will present “The All-Night Vigil” Opus 37 by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Russian folk songs. Tickets are $20. Details: 732-333- 0699.
iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold Township, will host a breakfast buffet with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19. The event will include photos with Santa, story time and interactive activities. The cost is $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children 12 and younger. Each child’s ticket comes with a $5 game card, a candy cane and coloring book. Children 2 and younger are free. Details: iPlayAmerica.com/Meet-Santa
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 Knights of Columbus Bishop John C. Reiss Council No. 15964 will hold a breakfast with Santa Claus from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the St Gabriel’s Parish gymnasium, 100 Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Santa Claus will be available for photos. Details: 732-796-3489.
The Freehold Borough K-8 School District Board of Education has released its meeting dates for the remainder of 2015. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. at the Park Avenue Complex: Dec. 14; Jan. 4 (2016 reorganization meeting).
The Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold, will host “Meet the Mechanic” at 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Students in grade six and up are invited to learn about cars and trucks. Snacks will be served. Details: www.freeholdpubliclibrary.org