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 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.  Supporters of LADACIN Network, a local nonprofit, will make a …

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 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 …

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 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will celebrate International Brain Teasers Month with humorous anecdotes from local writer Fred Weintraub at 2 p.m. Jan. 16. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Details: www.theoceancountylibrary.org or 732-928-4400.  The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host international …

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 The Jackson Library, Jackson, will host Knit-Chat-Chain volunteers at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Details: 732-928-4400.  The Jackson United Methodist Church, 68 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, will host a living nativity at 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Free soups and bread will be served at 6 p.m. and dessert will be served after the presentation. …

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 DeBows United Methodist Church, 509 Monmouth Road (Route 537), Jackson, will present a living nativity at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 12. The nativity will feature live animals and music. Details: 732-928-4475.  Living Hope Community Church will sponsor a Toys for Tots collection now through Dec. 18 at Ace Hardware, 45 Evergreen …

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 A “Star Wars” celebration will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Children age 8 and older are invited to join in a “Star Wars” celebration which will includes games, crafts, gifts and snacks. Children can dress in their favorite “Star Wars” costume. Details: 609-758-7888. …

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 The Rosenauer Elementary School PTA will host a vendor fair from 6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the school, 60 Citadel Drive, Jackson. Raffle prizes, refreshments. Details: 917-838-4816.  The New Egypt High School band and drill team will sponsor a holiday wreath sale. Live 24-inch evergreen (balsam) wreaths crafted to hang outside are $17.95. …

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 Jackson Youth Football and Cheerleading is seeking vendors and crafters for a holiday craft fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Details: Robin Weisselberg at jagsfundraising@gmail.com  The New Egypt High School band and drill team will sponsor a holiday wreath sale. Live 24-inch evergreen (balsam) wreaths crafted to …

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 Jackson Baptist Church, 360 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, will present GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays at 11 a.m. Nov. 14. This one-day faith-based seminar for those who have recently lost a loved one will include brunch, a video presentation featuring counselors and people who have experienced the loss of a loved one, and a discussion. …

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 Jackson Youth Football and Cheerleading is seeking vendors and crafters for a holiday craft fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Details: Robin Weisselberg at jagsfundraising@gmail.com  The Jackson Library, Jackson, will offer technology classes for adults. The schedule of classes is as follows: E-mail Basics – Nov. 4 …