“Manalapan’s Got Talent” auditions will be held on Nov 7 for individuals between the ages of 13 and 21. Audition times are as follows: ages 13-15, 4-6 p.m.; ages 16-18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; ages 19-21, 7-9 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Manalapan Community Center, 114 Route 33, Manalapan. Application fee is $5. Deadline to register is Oct 24. Final round is Dec. 5. For more information and/or an application, email MANALAPANCC@gmail.com
The Freehold Council Knights of Columbus will host an Oktoberfest dinner from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 23 at 70 E. Main St., Freehold. The menu will include salad, bread, smoked pork chops, bockwurst, bratwurst, knockwurst, spaetzle, red cabbage and dessert. Live entertainment will be provided by Smooth and Doo Wop. The cost is $18. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Details: 732-804-7095.
The Freehold Council Knights of Columbus will host its monthly community breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at 70 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. The cost for a family of four is $20. Details: 732-308-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-598-7416 or email@example.com
The Friends of the Freehold Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the library, East Main Street, Freehold. National Friends of Libraries week is Oct. 18-24. Details: 732-462-5135.
Pumpkin painting and Halloween crafts will take place from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Manalapan Community Center, Route 33, Manalapan. The $5 fee includes a pumpkin and painting supplies for the crafts. There will be face painting and a costume contest every hour. All ages are welcome to attend the festivities. Candy for American troops will be collected. Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The New Beginnings Agape Christian Center, in collaboration with the I Beseech Thee Community Development Corporation, will present the stage play “Why Black Men Hate God” at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at the church, 133 Throckmorton St., Freehold.
Congregation Sons of Israel, Manalapan, will join world Jewry on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. to mark the 20th yahrzeit (anniversary) of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. The program will include a screening of the Israeli documentary “Rabin (1922-1995) — Soldier in the Army of Peace.” The program is open to the congregation and the public free of charge. Those planning to attend are asked to inform the temple office by calling 732-446- 3000.
Sunrise Senior Living, 3A Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24. All are invited to attend.
St. Rose of Lima School, 51 Lincoln Place, Freehold, will hold a school information day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28. Details: 732-462-2646.
“Alice: An Adventure in Wonderland” on stage will be presented at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, at 2 p.m. Oct. 25. For more information, call 732-431-7220.
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.