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 “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 tfgarch@comcast.net or 732-598-7416 or weber929@msn.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 manalapancc@gmail.com

 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.

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 The Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, 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 furniture, televisions or electronics accepted. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 31. The sale will be held 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 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.

 CentraState Healthcare System will offer a cooking class for children age 6 and older from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, Freehold Township. “Adventures in Eating: Super Foods for Superheroes,” will introduce participants to healthy eating through hands-on activities and tasting samples as they prepare nutritious recipes that feature super foods. The cost is $12. Space is limited and registration is required. Details: 732-308-0570.

 The Freehold Elks Lodge, 73 W. Main St., Freehold, will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit local charities and organizations. Details: 732-431-8707.

 The First United Methodist Church, 91 W. Main St., Freehold, will show the silent film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” with organ accompaniment at 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets are $5. Children under 10 admitted free. Details: www.freeholdmethodist.org.

 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.

 The Running To Rebuild 5K run/walk will take place at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 18 at 95 Freehold Road (Route 522), Manalapan. Adult tickets are $25 and student tickets are $15. The event will raise awareness and funds to help offset the expense of at-risk youths seeking recovery from alcohol and/or drug abuse. Details: 732-673-6975 or Kathleen@RightYourLife.org.

 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 tfgarch@comcast.net or 732-598-7416 or weber929@msn.com

 CentraState Healthcare System will offer free prostate and colorectal cancer screenings at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center, 901 W. Main St., Freehold. The screenings are for men 40 years of age and older who have never had a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and have no previous diagnosis of prostate or colorectal cancer. The screening will consist of a blood draw for a PSA level as well as a rectal exam. The screening is free, but space is limited. Details: 732-308-0570.

 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. For more information, email membership@manalapantdc.org or call 732-284-7140.

 The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will host Professor Maurice Mahler as part of its ongoing “Jewish Artists” lecture series. Mahler will present a film and 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.

 The Chelsea at Manalapan, 445 Route 9 South, Manalapan, will host a free Medicare seminar for seniors at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22. All seniors are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required by Oct. 20. Details: 732-972-6200.

 The Adult and Pediatric Dental Studio, 200 Bridge Plaza Drive, Manalapan, in partnership with Foodstock 2015, will be collecting nonperishable food items now through Oct. 16. Anyone who makes a donation is invited to a free Foodstock party from 1-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Colts Neck Fire Company No. 1, 88 Route 537 West, Colts Neck. The party will feature free food and live music. Details: 732-972-0611.

 The Manalapan Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at 54 Main St., Englishtown. The meeting is open to the public.

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 The Freehold branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the West Freehold School, 100 Castronova Way, Freehold Township. Fraidy Reiss, the founder of Unchained At Last, will relate the story of her abusive arranged marriage in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community at the age of 19. Her nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping women in arranged and forced marriages through free legal assistance and the social services needed to rebuild their lives. Details: 732-521-1672.

 The Adult and Pediatric Dental Studio, 200 Bridge Plaza Drive, Manalapan, in partnership with Foodstock 2015, will be collecting nonperishable food items now through Oct. 16. Anyone who makes a donation is invited to a free Foodstock party from 1-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Colts Neck Fire Company, 88 Route 537 W., Colts Neck. The party will feature free food, drinks and live music. Details: 732-972-0611.

 The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will hold a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Spargo’s Grille, 130 Route 33, Manalapan. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Cash is preferred; no credit cards accepted. Details: 917-709-8008 or 917-743-3311 or www.italianamericansnj.com.

 Manalapan will hold a free paper shredding event on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin Lane commuter parking lot. This is a free service for Manalapan residents only. IDs will be checked. Bring old documents and confidential papers to be shredded. The Franklin Lane lot is behind the Gordons Corner Road bus stop on Route 9. Remove all metals and binder clips from paper. Maximum is 100 pounds of paper. Details: 732-446-9404

 Freehold’s own 166-year-old masonic lodge, Olive Branch Lodge No. 16, will open its doors to the public on Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon to answer questions about who the Freemasons are and what they do. All are invited to visit 2 Dutch Lane Road, Freehold, to learn the history behind this 700-year-old worldwide organization, its architecture, its traditions, its rituals, and why members place such a high value on community service and charity. Olive Branch Lodge No. 16 is the oldest continuous operating fraternal organization in Freehold and has about 180 members.

 The Freehold Memorial Day Parade Committee in conjunction with T.G.I. Friday’s, Route 9, Freehold Township, will be running a benefit day for next year’s parade on Oct. 20 from noon to 10 p.m. The parade committee will receive 20 percent of a guest’s pre-tax, pre-liquor bill as a donation. Go to the parade website at www.freeholdmemorialdayparade.com to download the flier.

The Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck, will host a presentation and performance about singer-songwriter Neil Diamond on Oct. 10 from 2-4 p.m., featuring Phil Bruschi. He calls his performances “Musical Biography Programs” and discusses the singer or songwriter’s life and sings the entertainer’s songs. “I try to make it a discussion as much as possible and speak to anybody who has seen (Diamond) in concert or read about him,” Bruschi said. He said he has been performing at area libraries for four years, but this is the first time he will be performing in Colts Neck. “I have enjoyed doing this for four years and I appreciate people, like Stephanie Laurino, the branch manager, for welcoming me with open arms,” he said. Bruschi also performs at retirement communities and lifelong learning programs, and occasionally at colleges. He will perform his Frank Sinatra program at the Howell Library on Oct. 24.

 The Chelsea at Manalapan, 445 Route 9 South, Manalapan, will host a free Medicare seminar for seniors at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Open to all seniors. Reservations required by Oct. 20. Details: 732-972-6200.

 The Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold, will host an ongoing toddler time at 10 a.m. starting Oct. 13. Beginning walkers through preschoolers are welcome to this class. This free event requires no registration or residency requirement.

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 CentraState Healthcare System will present a free physician lecture about bariatric surgery from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, Freehold Township. Dr. Michael Donaire will be the featured speaker. Space is limited and registration is required. Details: 732-308-0570.

 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 participate. Candy for American troops will be collected at the event. Details: Email manalapancc@gmail.com

 The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is looking for 10 young men or women, 12 to 18 years of age, to perform in a stage reading of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” to be presented on Nov. 22. Only two or three rehearsals are necessary. Strong stage presence a must; singing ability is a plus. For more information and to schedule an audition (dates and times are flexible), call 732-610-9189 any evening between 7-9 p.m.

 How to become financially, physically and spiritually fit in all areas of life will be hosted by Kathy Lo Bue, managing director, Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC. Lo Bue is a St. Robert Bellarmine parishioner, trustee and Finance Committee co-chair. The topic will be “Medicare and You,” presented by a certified and trained State Health Insurance Assistance Program counselor. This is a community outreach service and not a sales meeting. The program will be held from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13 in the St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Center, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Adults of all ages are invited. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 732-866-6660.

 The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will hold a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Spargo’s Grille, 130 Route 33, Manalapan. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Cash is preferred; no credit cards are accepted. Details: 917- 709-8008 or 917-743-3311 or visit www.italianamericansnj.com

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 The Freehold Borough Recreation Commission will sponsor its annual borough wide yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 26. The rain date is Sept. 27. Maps will be available to identify each yard sale location, in addition to a list of items being offered for sale. No permit is required for this free event.

 The Freehold Art Society will hold “Create A Still Life” at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan. A still life will be set up and participants are invited to draw or paint using their own materials. Beginning artists are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Details: 732-938- 6415 or freeholdartsoc@optonline.net or www.freeholdartsociety.homestead.com.

 The Chelsea at Manalapan, 445 Route 9 S., Manalapan, will host a free seminar on the financial and legal considerations of preparing for long-term care at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Light refreshments will be served. Details: 732-972-6200.

 Jamie Sklarski, a doctor of audiology who serves as northeast regional cochlear implant consumer specialist for Advanced Bionics, will describe the latest advances and enhancements in cochlear-implant technology at the Ocean-Monmouth Hearing Loss Support Group meeting 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Road, Manalapan. Meetings of the group are free and open to the public. Details: 732-657-1561.

 The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will present Jewish Journeys, an exhibit of photographs exploring Jewish locales and objects from around the world, now through December. Local photographers will be featured. A free artists’ reception will take place from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 27. Reservations are recommended. Details: 732- 252-6990 or www.jhmomc.org.

 C.A.R.E. (Companion Animal Rescue and Education) puppy adoption event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at Petco, 4345 Route 9 N., Freehold. More than 30 puppies are expected to be available. Details: www.carenj.com.

 The Perrineville Jewish Center, Millstone Township, will host a campaign aimed at teaching North American Jews to read Hebrew. “Read Hebrew Across America and Canada” is expected to reach 12,000 affiliated and unaffiliated Jews in the United States and Canada this year. The five-week program will be led by Hana Alter. No background in Hebrew is required. The first class will meet at 3 p.m. Oct. 11. The free program is open to Perrineville Jewish Center members and nonmembers. Registration is required. If interested in participating, email Inbar Robbins at pjchebrewschool@gmail.com. Registration ends Oct. 1.

 The Liberty Oak Chorus will hold two guest nights at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 in the performing arts center at Applewood Estates, 1 Applewood Drive, off Gully Road, Freehold Township. Women interested in the a capella style of singing are invited to attend. No musical experience is necessary. Reading music is not compulsory. Details: 732-252-6171 or www.libertyoakchorus.org

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 Monmouth Worship Center, 37 Vanderburg Road, Marlboro, will hold “Back to Church Sunday” at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sept. 20. This service is part of a national movement of churches across America.

 The Freehold Art Society will hold “Create A Still Life” at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Symmes Road, Manalapan. A still life will be set up and participants are invited to draw or paint using their own materials. Beginning artists are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Details: 732-938-6415.

 The Freehold Elks Lodge No. 1454, 73 W. Main St., Freehold, will host its monthly breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 20. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit local charities and organizations. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732-431-8707.

 The Manalapan Environmental Commission will host a native plant sale from 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Dreyer Pavilion at the Manalapan Recreation Center, 120 Route 522, Manalapan (across from town hall).

 Jamie Sklarski, a doctor of audiology who serves as northeast regional cochlear implant consumer specialist for Advanced Bionics, will describe the latest advances and enhancements in cochlear implant technology at the Ocean-Monmouth Hearing Loss Support Group meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Road, Manalapan. Meetings of the group are free and open to the public. Details: 732-657-1561.

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 Freehold Knights of Columbus Council 1672 will collect monetary donations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the corner of East Main Street and Broadway (Elks Point), Freehold Borough. Details: 732-513- 0761.

 The Knights of Columbus will hold a community all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at 70 E. Main St., Freehold. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Details: 732-308- 3320 or tfgarch@comcast.net or 732-598- 7416 or weber929@msn.com.

 The Freehold Memorial Day Parade Committee in conjunction with The Cabin, Route 33, Howell, will hold a benefit day for the 2016 Memorial Day parade from 5- 10 p.m. Sept. 15 at the restaurant. The parade committee will receive 20 percent of the pre-tax, pre-liquor bill as a donation. Visit www.freeholdmemorialdayparade.com to download the flyer.

 The Freehold Borough Health Department will hold a rabies vaccination event for cats and dogs from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Freehold Borough firehouse, 49 W. Main St., Freehold. Details: 732-294-2060.

 The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will host a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Russo’s On 33, 520 Route 33, Millstone Township. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Cash is preferred and credit cards are not accepted. Details: 917-709-8008 or 917-743- 3311.

 The Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold, will host “Read to the Dog!” from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Sept. 16. Details: 732-462-5135.

 St. Gabriel Parish, 100 North Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro, will host an indoor vendor and craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. Crafters are needed. Tables are $30. Details: jo1216@optonline.net

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 The Freehold Art Society will exhibit works of art at the Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold, during library hours from Sept. 2 to 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.home stead.com.

 The Martha Mary Guild of St. Mary’s Church, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck, will host a clothing and linen sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12. Details: 732-780-2666.

 The Colts Neck Lions will sponsor a free six-week diabetes education self-management workshop from 12:30-3 p.m. Sept. 16 to Oct. 21 at the Colts Neck Community Church, 25 Merchants Way, Colts Neck. Classes will be held on Sept. 16, 23 and 30; and Oct. 7, 14 and 21. Details: 732-238-5570, ext. 2062.

 The Chelsea at Manalapan, 445 Route 9 south, Manalapan, will host a free fall prevention and balance screening program for seniors at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9. Respond by Sept. 8 to 732-972-6200.

 The Freehold Borough K-8 School District Board of Education has released its meeting dates for the remainder of 2015. Except where noted, all meetings will begin at 7 p.m. at the Park Avenue Complex: Sept. 8; Sept. 28; Oct. 12; Oct. 26 (Freehold Learning Center, Dutch Lane Road); Nov. 16; Dec. 14; Jan. 4 (2016 reorganization meeting).

 The Veterans Community Alliance of New Jersey will host a day at the races to help veterans on Sept. 20 at Monmouth Park, Oceanport. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., and the first race begins at 12:50 p.m. The cost is $40 for adults; $15 for children; and free for children under 5. The cost includes lunch and beer on tap. BYOB. Details: 917-747-4312.

 The Jewish Heritage Museum, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will present Donna Maxon as Bette Midler at 2 p.m. Sept. 20. Admission is $20 for museum members; $25 for nonmembers; and $20 each for a group rate of six or more. Details: 732-252-6990.

 The Woman’s Club of Colts Neck will host an informational seminar about mental illness at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 on the lower level of the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck. Light refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m. Guest speakers will be Colts Neck Mayor James Schatzle and Sarah Jones from Nancy’s Place, a Covenant House residence in Montclair for homeless youth who have mental illness. Reservations are required. Details: 732-740- 6523 or 732-946-3474.

 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.

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

 The Indo American Community Fair will take place on Sept. 12-13 at the Hindu American Temple and Cultural Center, Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple, 31 Wooleytown Road, Marlboro, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Admission is free. The fair will feature art and painting competitions, a fancy dress competition, a dance competition, the sale of jewelry, clothes and religious items, Indian fresh food, and more. Details: 732-794-0475, 732-996-9986, 908- 670-7898 or 908-216-6501 or send an email to iacf@krishnatemple.org

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 Manalapan Township Seniors will sponsor a bus trip to the Great Jack-o’- lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton on-Hudson, N.Y., on Oct. 3. A chartered bus will leave town hall at 2:30 p.m. and return at approximately 10 p.m. The cost of the trip is $23. There will be a meal stop en route at Harold’s New York Deli, Edison. The meal is an additional expense for trip participants. Details: 732-446-8401.

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

 The Greater Monmouth County Chapter of ORT (Organization for Educational Resources and Technological Training) America is looking for bowlers for a Saturday night monthly adult mixed bowling league beginning Sept. 19. The league meets the third Saturday of each month at Howell Lanes, Howell. ORT America is a nonprofit charitable membership organization that strengthens the world-wide Jewish community by empowering people to achieve economic self-sufficiency through technological and vocational education. Details: 732-610-4909.

 The Freehold Borough Arts Council will partner with Macy’s for the 10th annual “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on Aug. 29. The event helps local charities raise funds. Macy’s has provided the FBAC with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. The FBAC will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. By purchasing a shopping pass from the FBAC, customers support local arts while enjoying a day of discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Details: 908-614-6195 or email info@freeholdborougharts.org

 The Martha Mary Guild of St. Mary’s Church, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck, will host a clothing and linen sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12. Details: 732-780-2666.

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

 St. Gabriel Parish, 100 N. Main St., Marlboro, will host an indoor craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. Vendors and crafters are needed. Tables are $30. Details: Email jo1216@optonline.net.

 Women’s Circle challah baking will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Center for Jewish Life, 176 Route 79 North, Marlboro. Couvert: $15/complimentary to partners. Join the Women’s Circle with your daughter for a hands-on challah baking experience to form and bake round raisin challah in preparation for Rosh Hashanah. RSVP to dina@cjlnj.com or 732-316-7600.

a The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will host a shofar making demonstration at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3. The shofar (ram’s horn) is sounded during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rabbi Avrohom Bernstein of Chabad Lubavitch of Western Monmouth County will lead the program for children ages 7 and up. The cost is $12. Participants will leave with their own handcrafted shofar. Advance reservations are necessary. Details: 732-252-6990.

 The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 8 (committee of the whole) and Sept. 29 (regular action meeting). The meetings will be held at 54 Main St., Englishtown. Details: 732-786-2500.

 CentraState Healthcare System will present a free lecture about bariatric surgery from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, 901 W. Main St., Freehold Township. Dr. Seun Sowemimo will lead the lecture. Registration is required. Details: 732-308-0570 or centrastate.com/healthprograms

 The Monmouth County Genealogy Society will host “Early Monmouth Families: They’re Still Around Us” at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the community center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown. Rick Geffken will discuss some of the earliest European settlers of what is now Monmouth County. The presentation is free, and anyone with an interest in local history or genealogy is welcome to attend. Geffken is a local archival historian, writer and frequent lecturer. Details: 609- 448-9515.

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 The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will host a shofar making demonstration at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3. The shofar (ram’s horn) is blown on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rabbi Avrohom Bernstein of Chabad Lubavitch of Western Monmouth County will lead the program for children ages 7 and up. The cost is $12. Participants will leave with their own handcrafted shofar. Advance reservations are necessary. Details: 732-252-6990.

 The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will meet at 7:30 Aug. 25 at the administration offices at 54 Main St., Englishtown. Details: 732-786-2500.

 The Manalapan Summer Concert Series will present “Undercover,” a dance music band for all ages, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 on the Great Lawn at the Manalapan Recreation Center, Route 522, Manalapan. Bring lawn chairs. Details: 732-446-8308.

 The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will be open to the public from 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Details: 732- 252-6990.

 The Freehold Borough Arts Council will partner with Macy’s for the 10th annual “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on Aug. 29. The event helps local charities raise funds. Macy’s has provided the FBAC with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. The FBAC will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. By purchasing a shopping pass from the FBAC, customers support local arts while enjoying a day of discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Details: 908-614-6195.

 The Monmouth County Park System’s Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Route 537, Colts Neck.

 The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 8 (committee of the whole) and Sept. 29 (regular action meeting). The meetings will be held at 54 Main St., Englishtown. Details: 732-786-2500.

 The Perrineville Jewish Center, 855 Perrineville Road, Millstone Township, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 23. The Perrineville Jewish Center is a Conservative congregation. Guests are invited to meet current members, tour the synagogue, and to speak with Rabbi Sheldon Schevelowitz and board members. Food and refreshments will be served.

 Manalapan Township Seniors will sponsor a bus trip to the Great Jack-o’- lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton on-Hudson, N.Y., on Oct. 3. A chartered bus will leave the Manalapan municipal court parking lot at 2:30 p.m. and return at approximately 10 p.m. The cost of the trip is $23. There will be a meal stop enroute at Harold’s New York Deli, Edison. The meal is an additional expense for trip participants. Details: 732-446-8401.

 The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (Sept. 3) at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732-462-8304, after 10 a.m.

 The Monmouth County Historical Association, 70 Court St., Freehold, has opened a new exhibit, “Wish You Were Here,” which celebrates summer at the shore in Monmouth County. The exhibition will remain at the museum through Labor Day weekend. Details: 732-462-1466.

 “Walk with Joe,” a memorial 5K walk honoring Patrick “Joe” Driscoll, Christopher Gray and Tom McCann, local residents who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Route 33, Manalapan. The cost to participate is $20. All proceeds will benefit local charities and nonprofit organizations for the 14th anniversary of the memorial walk. Details: www.walkwithjoe.com