Middle School slates scrapbook fundraiser

A scrapbooking fundraiser will be held at the Veterans Memorial Middle School, Hendrickson Ave., Brick, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 30. Proceeds will benefit the eighth-grade class and PTA programs.

All foods, snacks and drinks will be included in the $35 cost. Vendors are also needed. Details: email mands1021@comcast. net. For tickets, send a check made out to VMMS PTA to Shannon Christensen, 398 Godfrey Lake Drive, Brick, NJ 08724

MonDon slates alumni wine-tasting event

The St. Joseph/Monsignor Donovan High School Alumni Association is sponsoring a wine tasting event 7-11 p.m. Jan. 30 at the East Dover Firehouse on Fischer Boulevard in Toms River.

The event is open to all alumni, friends and family of Monsignor Donovan High School. The cost is $40 person and includes appetizers and finger foods.

For tickets, call 732-349-8801, ext. 2434, or elesperance@mondonhs.com.

Parents can join children at Bounce U

The Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation will conduct a new program at Bounce U, 1920 Swarthmore Ave., Lakewood. Parents will be able to join their child on the slide, bouncers, boxing ring and more. Children must be at least 34 inches tall to participate. The fee is $8 per child, ages 3 to 6 years.

Three separate sessions are planned: Jan. 25, noon to 1 p.m. (program No. 423326-3A); Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (program No. 423326-3B); and March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (program No. 423326-3C).

To register, send a check payable to the County of Ocean to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Must provide name, address and daytime telephone number, along with program number when registering. Details: 732- 506-9090 or visit at www.oceancountyparks.org.

Ocean County snowman contest under way

Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a Snowman Photo Contest for snowmen built this winter. Awards will be given for the most original snowman, best traditional snowman and “Just for Kids Under Five.”

All snowmen must be built this winter season. Mail your photo by March 31 to Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753, Attn: Active Recreation. Photos cannot be returned.

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors this contest. Visit www.oceancountyparks.org for details.

Homebound can now enjoy library services

Homebound Ocean County residents can borrow from the rich collection of the Ocean County Library and have those materials delivered to their home free of charge through the library’s Home Borrowers Service.

The service is available to Ocean County residents who are permanently or temporarily disabled or who lack transportation. A medical note is not required.

To enroll in the service, the homebound person just has to call his or her local branch or the Homebound and Volunteer Services Department at 732-349-6200, ext. 5530. The staff will make note of the customer’s reading preferences, including formats such as large print, regular print, audio books or music CDs, and the person’s favorite authors and genres. The library will then match the homebound customer with a trained volunteer who will set up a mutually convenient time to deliver and pick up library items.

OceanFirst will begin annual food drive

OceanFirst Bank will conduct its annual food drive through Jan. 27.

Nonperishable items may be dropped off at the bank’s following branches: Brick Branch, 321 Chambers Bridge Road; Pavilion Branch, 70 Brick Blvd.; and Adamston Branch, 385 Adamston Road.

All donations will help support the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

For more information, call 732-240- 4500.