The Allentown Garden Club will host Rachel Weston, culinary educator, organic gardener and author of “New Jersey Fresh: 4 Seasons From Farm to Table,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Allentown Methodist Church, 23 Church St., Allentown. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Details: www.AllentownGardenClub.net
The 2016 Junior Humanitarian contestants will host an indoor family winter festival from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center, Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold Township. The cost is $10 per child and $25 for three or more children in a family. Adults are free. Refreshments will be served. Details: www.centrastatefoundation.org/family_ winter_ festival
The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will host a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at Solo Bella, 426 Chandler Road, Jackson. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Cash only. Details www.italianamericansnj.com or 917-743-3311 or 732-861-9465.
The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will host Pranzo with La Befana in celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 3 at St. Mary’s Church, Colts Neck. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 10. The event will include a performance of the legend of La Befana, pasta and meatballs, baked goods and a goody bag for children, in addition to an auction table, 50/50 raffle, Italian music and games. Details: 732-863- 0021 or www.iaaofmc.com