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 Solomon Schechter Day School, 22 School Road East, Marlboro, will host a Pop-Up Garage Sale on Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon (no early birds). Estate items, small furniture, children’s clothes, toys, bicycles, adult clothes, outerwear, shoes, housewares, collectibles, jewelry, art, and more. Limited number of tables available at $18 each (bring your own table). Free admission. Details: Linda Glickstein, 732-431-5525.

 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.

 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 Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, is offering a series of workshops on Jewish Journaling, focusing on creating, keeping and enjoying personal journals with a Jewish touch. This project will be under the direction of Michele Bernstein Klausner, a certified journal facilitator. The first group of sessions is scheduled for six Tuesday mornings, beginning Jan. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The price is $5 per session or $25 for all six sessions. Participants may attend one or more sessions. Details: 732-252-6990, or www.jhmomc.org.

 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 Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will conduct its annual reorganization/action meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at 54 Main St., Englishtown. The regular action meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Milford Brook School, 20 Globar Terrace, Manalapan. Details: 732-786-2500.

 Supporters of LADACIN Network will make a big splash to enhance the lives of infants, children and adults with disabilities at the eighth annual Polar Bear Plunge at Main Beach, Manasquan, on Jan. 16. The event will support LADACIN’s educational, therapeutic, social, residential and support services for more than 3,500 people with complex physical and developmental disabilities or delays living in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Leggett’s Sand Bar & Restaurant will host the event once again. On-site registration will begin at Leggett’s at 10:30 a.m. The ocean plunge is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate. Details: Cathy Claps, 732-493-5900, ext. 263.

 The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (Jan. 7) at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732- 462-8304, after 10 a.m.

 The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will host Carnevale, the Italian Mardi Gras festival, from 2-6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, Howell. The cost is $40 for adults and $22 for children ages 3 to 10. The cost includes lunch, music, dancing, masks and activities, in addition to an auction table and a 50/50 raffle. Costumes are optional. Details: 732-863-0021 or www.iaaofmc.com

 The Shrewsbury Chorale will host open rehearsals from 7:45-10 p.m. Jan. 5 and Jan. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft. Participants will be able to learn about the organization, meet the new guest conductor and audition for the chorale. Scores will be provided and there is no charge. The Shrewsbury Chorale, a mixed chorus serving audiences in Monmouth County, performs three yearly concerts that feature music ranging from classical to popular. Details: 732-216-3907 or www.shrewsburychorale.org

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 The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (Jan. 7) at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732- 462-8304, after 10 a.m.

 Solomon Schechter Day School, 22 School Road East, Marlboro, will host a Pop-Up Garage Sale on Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon (no early birds). Estate items, small furniture, children’s clothes, toys, bicycles, adult clothes, outerwear, shoes, housewares, collectibles, jewelry, art, and more. Limited number of tables available at $18 each (bring your own table). Food will be available for purchase. Free admission. Details: Linda Glickstein, 732- 431-5525.

 The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will conduct its annual reorganization/action meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at 54 Main St., Englishtown. The regular action meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Milford Brook School, 20 Globar Terrace, Manalapan. Details: 732-786-2500.

 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

 The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will host Carnevale, the Italian Mardi Gras festival, from 2-6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, Howell. The cost is $40 for adults and $22 for children ages 3 to 10. The cost includes lunch, music, dancing, masks and activities, in addition to an auction table and a 50/50 raffle. Costumes are optional. Details: 732-863-0021 or www.iaaofmc.com

 New Year’s Eve dinner dance held by the Old Bridge Columbian Club on Dec. 31 at 61 Pine St., Old Bridge (the Knights of Columbus meeting hall), 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $55 per person (in advance only). Details: 908-510-5693, 423-595- 8211 or 732-707-3417.

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 A New Year’s Eve dinner dance will be held by the Old Bridge Columbian Club on Dec. 31 at 61 Pine St., Old Bridge (Knights of Columbus meeting hall), from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $55 per person (in advance only). Details: 908-510-5693, 423-595-8211 or 732-707-3417.

 The First United Methodist Church, 91 W. Main St., Freehold, will host a professional reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 4 p.m. Dec. 20. The cost is $5 at the door. The reading is a one-hour presentation that will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.

 The Novo Nordisk Diabetes Center at CentraState Medical Center is offering a support group for people with diabetes and their families. The group meets on the third Wednesday of every month (Jan. 20) from 1-2 p.m. in the Jack Aaronson Conference Center in the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold Township. Details: 732-308-0570.

 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

 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 Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company, 94 Route 520, Marlboro, will host a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 20. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds will go toward the restoration of the fire company’s 1940 GMC fire engine.

 The American Association of University Women Freehold branch is accepting book donations for its 2016 book sale. With the exception of Reader’s Digest condensed books and textbooks, all book donations in good condition are appreciated. Contact Joan at 732-431-2297 for drop-off instructions. Proceeds from the book sale support scholarships for women who are returning to college and monetary awards for graduating female seniors from the Freehold Regional High School District.

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 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 ruark813@aol.com.

 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 boop211@aol.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

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 The Center for Jewish Life will host a Hanukkah carnival on Dec. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at 176 Route 79 North, Marlboro. There will be sports, arts and crafts, face painting, game booths, tattoos, moon bounces, donut decorating, a menorah lighting and a special performance by Hebrew school pupils. Admission: $15 for each child ages 2-12, which includes admission to all games and a pizza lunch. Details: 732- 316-7600.

 Hope for the Holidays will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Freehold Township Senior Center, 116 Jackson Mills Road, Freehold Township. Cost is $35 and includes an information session, “Better Tomorrows for the Homeless!” Plus brunch, live music and a gift auction. Details: www.destinysbridge.org.

 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. The cost for tickets purchased at the door is $10 for adults and $7 for children 2 to 12 years old. The event will include breakfast, photos with Santa, a craft, games, storytelling and a gift basket auction. Details MaryBethCrowley@MSN.com or boop211 @aol.com

 The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Lafayette Mills School, 66 Maxwell Lane, Manalapan. The meeting is open to the public. Details: 732-786-2500.

 The Reformed Church of Freehold, 67 W. Main St., Freehold, will host a “Holly Berry All Seasons Boutique” from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5. Details: 732-462-1717.

 A book club meeting for children ages 8 to 12 will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at JEI Learning Center, 45 N. Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro. Jenna’s Book Club: To learn … to love … to read! is a free event that includes a book discussion, related craft and snack. For more information, visit www.jeimarlboro.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.

 The Essential Tremor Support Group will meet from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-8304, after 10 a.m.

 iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold Township, will host a breakfast buffet with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5 and 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 admitted free. For more information, visit iPlayAmerica.com/Meet-Santa

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 Create a holiday painting during a free instructor-led event, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 1, at The Chelsea at Manalapan, 445 Route 9 South, Manalapan. Details: 732-972-6200.

 The American Association of University Women Freehold branch is accepting book donations for its 2016 book sale. With the exception of Reader’s Digest condensed books and textbooks, all book donations in good condition are appreciated. Contact Joan at 732-431-2297 for drop-off instructions. Proceeds from the book sale support scholarships for women who are returning to college and monetary awards for graduating female seniors from the Freehold Regional High School District.

 Sayre Woods Bible Church, 2290 Route 9 South, Old Bridge, will present its annual outdoor holiday event, “A Drive- Through Christmas Story,” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 and from 5-9:30 p.m. Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6. This free event will also be presented in Spanish. The display features live characters, animals, holiday music and related scripture verses which can be seen and heard from a car. Details: 732-679-5989 or 732-679-4709.

 The Marlboro Recreation Community Center, Wyncrest Road, will host a chocolate house decorating event from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Dec. 9. The event is for children age 3 and up; children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 4. The cost is $19 per chocolate house for Marlboro residents and $24 per house for non-residents. To register, visit https://register.communtypass.net/marlboro under “Family Programs 2015.” Details: 732-617-0100.

 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 Monmouth Worship Center will hold a children’s Christmas play at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at 37 Vanderburg Road, Marlboro. “Christmas Cupcake,” a musical, will also include a birthday cake and song for Jesus. Details: 732-332-9600.

 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 to attend is $45, cash only. Details: 917-743-3311 or 732-861-9465 or visit www.italianamericansnj.com.

 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 or visit coltsneckreformedchurch@verizon.net

 The Freehold Borough senior citizens holiday party will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Elks Lodge, 73 E. Main St., Freehold. Borough residents 62 years of age and older are invited. Caregivers will be provided. Reservations are required and are being accepted now. No takeout orders and no walk-ins at the party. Details: 732-462- 1259.

 Perrineville Jewish Center, Millstone Township, will be starting a chapter of the B’Nai B’rith Youth Organization. Teens will have the opportunity to meet and become friends with Jewish teens in other BBYO chapters. BBYO is unaffiliated with any Jewish denomination (i.e., Reform, Conservative, Orthodox) and accepts members of all backgrounds and interfaith families. Email pjchebrewschool@gmail.com for details.

 St. Rose of Lima School, 51 Lincoln Place, Freehold, will hold a breakfast and Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6. The event will feature photos with Santa, a bake sale and the chance to win prizes. Details: Srlbreakfast@gmail.com

 The Freehold Borough Arts Council will hold a craft fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Artists and crafters will sell handmade items. The event will be held in the education building of the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold, 118 W. Main St., Freehold. Admission is free. Interested artists should contact the Freehold Borough Arts Council at 732-567- 2884 or info@freeholdborougharts.org

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 The Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host a chili cook-off from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 22 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $10. All are invited to attend. Details: 732-673-1348.

 The Freehold Borough Arts Council will hold a craft fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Artists and crafters will be selling handmade items. The event will be held in the education building of the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold, 118 W. Main St. Admission is free. Interested artists should contact the Freehold Borough Arts Council at 732-567- 2884 or info@freeholdborougharts.org

 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. Details: 732- 462-4555 or coltsneckreformedchurch@verizon.net

 Mission Dance will perform at the American Hotel, Freehold, at a “Day After Thanksgiving Party.” Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and Mission Dance will play from 9 p.m. to midnight. Mission Dance performs current and classic pop music hits. Tickets are $10 at the door. The band will be collecting canned and dry goods for the Freehold Open Door food pantry. Details: 908-692-9206.

 St. Peter’s Church, corner of Throckmorton and Main streets, Freehold, will present its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 22. There will be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, handcrafted gifts for purchase and historic Freehold afghans for purchase. The afghans come in cranberry, navy and forest green and feature 10 historic locations in Freehold. Each afghan is 100 percent cotton, measures 50 x 65 inches and is made in the United States. Afghans sell for $40. All are welcome to attend. Details: www.stpetersfreehold.org.

 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 Manalapan Community Center, 114 Route 33, Manalapan, will offer a do-it-yourself Thanksgiving floral centerpiece class at three times on Nov. 22 — 10 a.m. to noon, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. All ages are welcome. The cost is $15. Bring a floral clipper or kitchen shear. Cris of Flower Cart Florist, Old Bridge, will teach the class. Registration is required. Details: manalapancc@gmail.com

 The Freehold Borough senior citizens holiday party will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Elks Lodge, 73 E. Main St., Freehold. Borough residents 62 years of age and older are invited to attend. Caregivers will be provided. Reservations are required and will be accepted after 10 a.m. Nov. 23. No takeout orders and no walk-ins at the party. Details: 732-462-1259.

 The Freehold Knights of Columbus Council No. 1672 will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at 70 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $7 for adults; $4 for children under the age of 12; and $20 for a family of four. Details: 732-431-8706.

 The Freehold Township Education Foundation will present Monte Carlo Night 4 from 6-11 p.m. Nov. 20 at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Howell. Tickets are $100 and include $100 of mock money for gambling and one sheet of 26 chances for the gift basket auction. Details: 732-682-8865 or ftefmontecarlonight@gmail.com.

 The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will offer a holiday boutique from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. The museum has acquired more than 20 vintage American mah jong sets from the 1940s through the 1970s, which are now being made available for purchase. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. Details: 732-252-6990.

 Create a holiday painting during a free instructor-led event from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Chelsea at Manalapan, 445 Route 9 South, Manalapan. Details: 732-972- 6200.

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 A craft and vendor sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Gabriel’s Church parish hall, 100 N. Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro. The sale will feature more than 55 crafters and vendors. Admission is free. Details: jo1216@optonline.net

 The Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Details: 732- 685-9493.

 Shop for the holidays at the Jamesburg Elks, 74 W. Railroad Ave., Jamesburg, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. Vendors for beauty, health, wellness, fashion accessories and foods will be at the fair. Admission is free. Money will be raised for Driven By Heroes. Visit www.drivenbyheroes.org. Details: 973-699-2122.

 The Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host a chili cook-off from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 22 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $10. Details: 732-673- 1348.

 The National Council of Jewish Women, central New Jersey, will hold a general membership meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan. Featured speaker Joseph Levy will present ”Jewish Immigration from Arab Lands.” Meeting is open to the public. Details: 732-536-3266.

 Mini-Made in Monmouth will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Manalapan Community Center, 114 Route 33 West, Manalapan. The event will feature local makers of a variety of products. There is no charge for this event which is being sponsored by the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, the Manalapan Township Committee and the Manalapan Economic Development Committee. Details: 732-431- 7470.

 Companion Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) will host a puppy adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Petco, 4345 Route 9 North, Freehold Township. Details: www.carenj.com.

 “Score A Strike Against Stigma!” a bowling party fundraiser hosted by the No Stigma Network, will be held on Nov. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Howell Lanes. Space is limited, cost is $15 per person in advance and $20 per person at the door and includes bowling shoes, two games, two slices of pizza and a soft drink. Details: 732-533- 7632 or 732-939-2092. No Stigma Network is dedicated to eliminating stigma and bias associated with mental illness through support, advocacy, education and outreach. NSN’s programs empower young adults to achieve stability, productivity and physical, mental and emotional wellness.

 The Freehold Elks Lodge, 73 W. Main St., Freehold, will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit local charities and organizations. Details: 732-431-8707.

 The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will host a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant, 3475 Route 9, Freehold. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. No credit cards. Details: 917- 743-3311 or 732-861-9465.

 The Freehold Borough senior citizens holiday party will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Elks Lodge, 73 E. Main St., Freehold. Borough residents 62 years of age and older are invited. Caregivers will be provided. Reservations are required and will be accepted after 10 a.m. Nov. 23. No takeout orders and no walk-ins at the party. Details: 732-462-1259.

 The Goddard School of Morganville, 50 Route 520, Marlboro, is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14. Details: 732-617-8181.

 On Dec. 5 the Freehold Borough Arts Council will hold a craft fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with fine artists and crafters selling handmade items. The event will be held at the Education Building of the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold, 118 W. Main St. Admission is free. Interested artists should contact the FBAC by emailing info@freeholdborougharts.org or calling 732-567- 2884.

 The First United Methodist Church, 91 W. Main St., Freehold Borough, will sponsor “Ten Thousand Villages,” a fair trade craft fair on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All of the proceeds from this sale will “create brighter futures for artisans in developing countries through meaningful work and fair wages.” Details: 732-462- 1745 or 732-431-9345.

 Beautiful Childhood: Portraits from the Permanent Collection, now on display at the Monmouth County Historical Association, has been expanded to include a number of rare and unusual pieces of children’s furniture to compliment the portraits of young children during the 19th century. The association’s museum and library is at 70 Court St., Freehold. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: Visit www.monmouthhistory.org or call 732-462-1466.

 The Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host a comedy night at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Pub fare will be available. The cost is $18 in advance and $20 at the door. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732-685-9493.

 The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Manalapan Englishtown Middle School, 155 Millhurst Road, Manalapan. The meeting is open to the public. Details: 732-786-2500.

 The Freehold First Aid and Emergency Squad will hold its first 5K run at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Durand Park, 225 Randolph Road, Freehold Township. Registration begins at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Freehold EMS. The event will also feature food, activities and music. Details: Visit www.freeholdems.org

 A holiday boutique offering guests crafts, jewelry, baked goods, many vendors and more will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Old Tennent Presbyterian Church, 448 Tennent Road, Manalapan. All are welcome. Details: 732-446-6299 or visit ot.church@verizon.net

 The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will hold its annual tombola game (Italian bingo) from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 15 at Mamma Mia! Focacceria, 345 Route 9 South, Manalapan. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children, including lunch and a tombola card for a chance to win prizes. Details: 732-536-5832.

 The C. Richard Applegate Elementary School PTO, Freehold Township, will host a Bulldog 5K and 1-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at Lake Topanemus Park, Pond Road. Funds raised will supplement student programming at the school. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $15 for 1-mile fun run. Details: 732- 672-3879 or Bulldog5kinfo@gmail.com.

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 The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will host a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant, 3475 Route 9, Freehold Township. The cost is $35 for society members and $45 for nonmembers. No credit cards. Details: 917-743-3311 or 732-861- 9465. Visit www.italianamericansnj.com or follow on twitter @IACSofNJ.

 The Goddard School of Morganville, 50 Route 520, Marlboro, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14. Details: 732-617-8181.

 Rosemont Estates of Marlboro, 246 Everton Blvd., off Wyncrest Road, Marlboro, will host a holiday bazaar in the clubhouse ballroom from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Admission and refreshments are free. All are welcome. Details: 732-834-0034.

 The Freehold First Aid and Emergency Squad will hold its first 5K run at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Durand Park, 225 Randolph Road, Freehold Township. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Freehold EMS. The event will also feature food, activities and music. Details: Visit www.freeholdems.org

 The Chelsea at Manalapan, 445 Route 9 South, Manalapan, will host a free retirement preparation workshop at 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Representatives of Axa Advisors, retirement specialists, will present information about life insurance, individual retirement accounts, annuities and long-term care. Light dinner will be served. Details: 732-972-6200.

 The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will offer a holiday boutique from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. The museum has acquired more than 20 vintage American mah jong sets from the 1940s through the 1970s, which are now being made available for purchase. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. Details: 732-252-6990 or www.jhmomc.org

 The Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host a vendor sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. All are welcome. Details: 908-907-4924.

 A holiday boutique offering guests crafts, jewelry, baked goods, many vendors and more will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Old Tennent Presbyterian Church, 448 Tennent Road, Manalapan. All are welcome to attend the boutique. Details: 732-446-6299.

 The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will hold its annual tombola game (Italian bingo) from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 15 at Mamma Mia! Focacceria, 345 Route 9 South, Manalapan. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children, including lunch and a tombola card for a chance to win prizes. Details: 732-536-5832.

 The Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, off Route 79, Marlboro, will hold its Nearly New Rummage Sale on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds of the sale benefit the various missions of the church. Details: 732-946-4247.

 The C. Richard Applegate Elementary School PTO, Freehold Township, will host its inaugural Bulldog 5K and 1-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at Lake Topanemus Park, Pond Road, Freehold Township. Funds raised from this event will supplement student programming at the school. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $15 for 1-mile fun run. Details: Email Bulldog5kinfo@gmail.com or call 732-672-3879.

 The Freehold Township Senior Center, 116 Jackson Mills Road, Freehold Township, will host a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732-294-2029.

 A craft and vendor sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Gabriel’s Church parish hall, 100 N. Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro. The sale will feature more than 55 crafters and vendors. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Details: jo1216@optonline.net

 The Manalapan Community Center, 114 Route 33, Manalapan, will offer a do-it-yourself Thanksgiving floral centerpiece class at three times on Nov. 22 — 10 a.m. to noon, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. All ages are welcome. The cost is $15. Bring a floral clipper or kitchen shear. Cris of Flower Cart Florist, Old Bridge, will teach the class. Registration is required. Details: manalapancc@gmail.com.

 St. Peter’s Church, corner of Throckmorton and Main Streets, Freehold, will present its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 22. There will be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, handcrafted gifts for purchase and historic Freehold afghans for purchase. The afghans come in cranberry, navy and forest green and feature 10 historic locations in Freehold. Each afghan is 100 percent cotton, measures 50 x 65 inches and is made in the United States. Afghans sell for $40. Details: www.stpetersfreehold.org

 Sayre Woods Bible Church, 2290 Route 9 South, Old Bridge, will present its annual outdoor holiday event, “A Drive- Through Christmas Story,” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 and from 5-9:30 p.m. Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6. This free event will also be presented in Spanish. The display features live characters, animals, holiday music and related scripture verses which can be seen and heard from a car. Details: 732-679-5989 or 732-679-4709.

• Freehold Elks and Auxiliary Lodge No. 1454 will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 at 73 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All are welcome. Details: 732- 685-9493.

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 JAR of Hope will host a fundraising gala at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Battleground Country Club, Manalapan. Tickets are $150. The event will feature a silent auction and include major league baseball memorabilia. JAR of Hope was started by Manalapan residents Jim and Karen Raffone when their 4-year-old son Jamesy was diagnosed with a rare and fatal mutation of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Details: 754-307-5061.

 St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Center, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township, will host a discussion series from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 11. “How to Become Financially, Physically and Spiritually Fit in All Areas of Your Life!” by Kathy Lo Bue, managing director, Glen Eagle Advisors, Freehold, and “The Many Faces of Grief: Diverse Responses” performed by Humanity Players, an interactive educational theater arts program that teaches understanding of and compassion for the challenges of grieving from a diverse perspective, will be featured. Adults of all ages are invited. Refreshments will be served. Details: 732-866- 6660.

 Christian Neighbors and Friends of Covered Bridge will present their fourth annual flea market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Covered Bridge ballroom, 1 Amberly Drive, Manalapan. Vendor tables are available for $15. Details: 732-972-2193 or 732-792-6325.

 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: Nov. 16; Dec. 14; Jan. 4 (2016 reorganization meeting).

 The Freehold Art Society is exhibiting works of art at the Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold, during library hours through Nov. 7. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. This event is free and open to the public. Details: 732- 938-6415 or freeholdartsoc@optonline.net or freeholdartsociety.homestead.com

 The Freehold First Aid and Emergency Squad will hold its first 5K run at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Durand Park, 225 Randolph Road, Freehold Township. Registration begins at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Freehold EMS. The event will also feature food, activities and music. For more information, visit www.freeholdems.org

 Cornerstone Calvary Chapel, 6550 Route 9, Howell, is hosting a fall festival from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 30. All are invited to attend.

 The Freehold Township Senior Center, 116 Jackson Mills Road, Freehold Township, will host a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7. Vendor tables are $15. Details: 732-294-2029.

 The Monmouth County Audubon Society will present “The Physics of Flight” by former pilot Tom Reider at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Knights of Columbus hall, 200 Fair Haven Road, Fair Haven. The public is welcome to attend the presentation. Admission is free. Details: info@monmouthaudubon.org or www.monmouthaudubon.org

 The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will present a lecture entitled “Sholem Alecheim: More Than Just Fiddler” at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Rabbi Dr. Robert E. Fierstien, adjunct professor of Jewish studies at Stockton University, Galloway, will speak about Alecheim’s literary contribution to Jewish culture. Admission is $3 for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Details: 732-252-6990 or jhmomcpr@optonline.net or visit www.jhmomc.org

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 The Freehold Township Senior Center, 116 Jackson Mills Road, Freehold Township, will host a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7. Vendor tables are $15. Details: 732-294-2029.

 Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, off Route 79, Marlboro, is accepting donations for its fall Nearly New Rummage Sale. Accepted items include men’s, women’s, and children’s gently used clothing and shoes; toys and games; bed and bath linens; housewares; art and home décor; jewelry; and books. No donations of furniture, televisions, or electronics. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 31. The sale will be Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds of the sale benefit the various missions of the church. Details: 732-946-4247.

 The Manalapan Touchdown Club will present a comedy night with Gary Michaels at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Englishtown Fire Department, 3 S. Main St., Englishtown. Joining Michaels will be three comedians from Comedy Central and Sirius. Tickets will be sold in advance for $45 per person (credit cards accepted). The evening will support the Manalapan High School football team. BYOB and bring your own food. Details: Send an email to membership@manalapantdc.org or call 732-284-7140.

 A craft and vendor sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Gabriel’s Church parish hall, 100 N. Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro. The sale will feature more than 55 crafters and vendors. Admission is free. For more information, email jo1216@optonline.net