The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, will host Professor Maurice Mahler as part of its ongoing “Jewish Artists” lecture series. Mahler will discuss the life and work of Gustav Klimt at 1 p.m. Nov. 11. Admission is $8 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Details: 732-252-6990.
Gardens, like clothing, can always look a little better with some accessories — garden bling. But like clothing, too much accessorizing is not good. Bruce Crawford, director of Rutgers Gardens and adjunct professor of landscape architecture at Rutgers, will give his thoughts about the types of accessories and how they can be tastefully incorporated into a home garden. The program will take place at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Allentown Garden Club at 7 p.m. at the Allentown Methodist Church, Church Street (next to LaPiazza). All are welcome to attend. Details: AllentownGarden- Club.net.
The late fall sessions of Dancing by the Peddie Lake with Candace Woodward- Clough, offering instruction in swing, foxtrot, waltz and Latin dancing, will be held at 112 Etra Road, Hightstown. Classes will begin Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 for four-week sessions. Beginner classes start at 7:30 p.m. and intermediate classes begin at 8:30 p.m. Class size is limited. Registration is required. The cost is $60 for the four-week session. Details: 732-995-4284 or email@example.com or www.dance.homestead.com
The New Jersey United Christian Academy, 73 Holmes Mill Road, Cream Ridge, will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732-901-5525.
Cream Ridge Equestrian Center, 850 Monmouth Road (Route 537), Cream Ridge, will celebrate Ponies and Pumpkin Day on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be pony rides and pumpkin painting. Suggested donation of $5 per child. All proceeds go to benefit Freedoms Hope Ranch. Details: 609-758-1776.
Monmouh County Park System’s Historic Walnford, 62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township, will present a program about historical headstones from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Admission and parking are free. Details: 732-842-4000, ext. 4245.
The Allentown Public Library, Main Street, will host an hour of Spooky Stories on Oct. 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Read-alouds with age-appropriate Halloweenthemed stories will be shared in groups for preschool through kindergarten and first through fourth grades. For fifth- through eighth-graders, ghost stories of Allentown will be told by a local historian who claims to know some of the ghosts! The event is free. All are welcome, but please register by calling 609-259-6575 in order to plan for refreshments. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a family ice cream treat at Swals Dairy in Allentown.
The Millstone Township Halloween Parade will be held on Oct. 25. Parking, registration and parade line-up will take place between 1:45-2 p.m. at the fields behind the Clarksburg Inn, Stagecoach Road (Route 524). The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at which time Route 524 will be closed to through traffic. Goody bags will be distributed and prizes will be awarded for scariest, funniest, prettiest, most original and most patriotic costumes. The event is being coordinated by the Millstone Township Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary and is sponsored by area businesses and organizations. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be held in the firehouse. Details: Lori Maher, 609-371-0365, or Kathleen Hart, 609-259-7795.