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 The Jackson Writer’s Group will sponsor a book fair featuring local authors at 11 am Nov. 21 at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Meet local authors and learn about their work at this free program that is open to the public. Registration is requested. Details: 732-928-4400 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host GMO Free New Jersey in the presentation of the 2011 documentary “Forks Over Knives” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12. This film examines the claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict people can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting their present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Registration is requested for this free event which is open to the public. Details: 732-928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 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.

 The Jackson Library, Jackson, will host actress Michèle LaRue as she performs two stories of suspense: “The Shadows on the Wall” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and “The House That Was Not” by Elia W. Peattie. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and is being sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library. Details: 732-928- 4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 Bartley Healthcare, 175 Bartley Road, Jackson, will host a Halloween trickor treat event for children from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27. Details: 732-370-4700.

 Boy Scout Troop 258 of Howell will hold a “garage sale” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7 in the parking lot of Chick-fil-A, Route 9 north, Howell, near the Lanes Mills Road intersection. All are welcome to attend.

 The Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will host a free sixweek diabetes self-management workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10, 17 and 24 and Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Details: 609-758- 7888.

 The Elms Elementary School, 780 Patterson Road, Jackson, is seeking vendors and crafters for the winter wonderland craft fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5. Details: 732-276-6639 or send an email to carmkearns@gmail.com

 An “Alice in Wonderland” Lego craft will take place at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Howell Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell. Details: 732-946-4118.

 Martin Mosho, an adjunct professor at Mercer County Community College, will review the American Civil War in a 90- minute presentation at the Jackson Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. The presentation will cover political, social and economic issues, major battles, medical issues and the role of women and minorities. Registration is free and open to the public. To register, call 732- 928-4400, Option 4.

 Members of the Freehold Art Society will exhibit their work at the historic Wainright House and Museum, 48 Main St., Farmingdale. The exhibit can be viewed Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Details: 732-938-5432.

 The Jackson Library, Jackson, will host Rhythm and Rhyme at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6, 13 and 20. This class is for children 9 months to 3 years of age. Registration is required. Details: 732-928- 4400.

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host a drop-in craft class from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 7. Children ages 2-12 are invited to make a craft and think about thankfulness. Details: 732-928- 4400.

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 The Jackson Writer’s Group will sponsor a book fair featuring local authors at 11 am Nov. 21 at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Meet local authors and learn about their work at this free program that is open to the public. Registration is requested. Details: 732-928-4400.

 The Jackson Library, Jackson, will host actress Michèle LaRue as she performs two stories of suspense: “The Shadows on the Wall” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and “The House That Was Not” by Elia W. Peattie. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and is being sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library. Details: 732-928- 4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

 The Elms Elementary School, 780 Patterson Road, Jackson, is seeking vendors and crafters for the winter wonderland craft fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5. Details: Email carmkearns@gmail.com or call 732-276-6639.

 The United Republican Club of Howell meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month (Oct. 20) at the Howell first aid building, 16 Kent Road, Howell.

 The Jackson Township Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday (Oct. 21) of every month, unless otherwise noted, at Bella Terra, 2 Kathleen Drive, Jackson. All are welcome to attend the meeting.

 An “Alice in Wonderland” Lego craft will take place at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Howell Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell. Details: 732-946-4118.

 Bartley Healthcare, 175 Bartley Road, Jackson, will host Breakfast Bingo at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 23. Reservation are required. Details: 732-370-4700.

 The Goddard School, 178 West Veterans Highway, Jackson, will host a fall festival open house on Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free crafts, games, Fun Bus and more. Children may come in costume and participate in a costume parade at 12:45 p.m. Details: 732-833-8881.

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 The Cream Ridge Equestrian Center, 850 Route 537, Cream Ridge, will host “Ponies and Pumpkins” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 10. Pony rides, pumpkin painting. A $5 donation to benefit Freedom’s Hope Ranch is suggested. Details: 609-758-1776.

 The Goddard School, 178 West Veterans Highway, Jackson, will host a fall festival open house on Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families are invited to enjoy a free day of crafts, games, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce house, Fun Bus, fire trucks and more. Children are invited to come in costume and participate in a costume parade at 12:45 p.m. Details: 732-833-8881.

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 The Friends of the Plumsted Township Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will collect books on the first Saturday of the month (Oct. 3) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April through October for future book sales. Fiction, nonfiction, large print, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and jigsaw puzzles are accepted. Do not donate soiled or mildewed items. Videotapes, Readers Digest condensed books, magazines and encyclopedias are not accepted. Drop books off behind the Plumsted Township Library. Do not leave items if no one is present. Details: 609-758-0009 or 732-580-5600 or email plumstedfriends@comcast.net

 Martin Mosho, an adjunct professor at Mercer County Community College, will review the American Civil War in a 90- minute presentation at the Jackson Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. The presentation will cover political, social and economic issues, major battles, medical issues and the role of women and minorities. Registration is free and open to the public. To register, call 732- 928-4400, Option 4.

 Relay for Life of Jackson will hold a committee meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Sawmill room at Meridian Health Village at the intersection of South Cooks Bridge and Bennetts Mill roads, Jackson. Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors and caretakers and remembers those who passed. Details: kathyc778@aol.com

 The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Jackson municipal meeting room, 95 W. Veterans Highway, Jackson. Steven Kristoph, a horticulture expert and instructor at Rutgers University, will speak about perennials. Refreshments will be served. Details: 732- 928-0878.

 A multi-family community yard sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Jensen’s Deep Run Community Center, Route 537, Cream Ridge.

 Saint Monica’s Knights of Columbus Council 11529, Jackson, will hold its ninth annual rubber duck race at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Pine Park, Lakewood. Adopt a rubber duck for $10 and have a chance to win prizes while supporting local charities. The event will also include food, face painting and games. Corporate and individual sponsorships are available. Details: 609-458- 8810.

 An Applebee’s flapjack breakfast to support Madeline Weber Ebinger, a longtime Manalapan resident who is battling cancer, will take place from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 3 at Applebee’s, 4721 Route 9 north, Howell. The cost is $10. Details: 908-839-8004 or mrodrig784@aol.com

 The New Egypt Elks Lodge No. 2457 will host a soccer shoot from 8:30-11 a.m. Oct. 3 at the lodge, 105 Lakewood Road, New Egypt. Boys and girls are invited to participate in the following age groups: 7 and under; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; and 12 and 13. Participants must bring proof of age as of Aug. 1. 2015. Details 732-928-7726 or 732-600-8442 or e-mail animal2000@optonline.net.

 DeBows United Methodist Church, 509 Monmouth Road (corner of Route 537 and Route 571), Jackson, will host a flea market and car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a pet blessing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3. Table space for the flea market is $10. Details: 732-928-0352 or jerseysue@outlook.com.

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 A multi-family community yard sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Jensen’s Deep Run Community Center, Route 537, Cream Ridge.

 The Jackson Township Municipal Utilities Authority will be flushing water mains and fire hydrants in Jackson from 2-6 a.m. Monday through Friday beginning Sept. 28. Residents may experience temporary a reduction in water pressure and potential discoloration of water. The flushing schedule will be posted on www.jacksonmua.com. Details: 732-928-2222.

 The Republican Club of Jackson will hold a barbeque at noon on Sept. 26 at the Jackson VFW, 54 Magnolia Drive, Jackson. Tickets for the event are $10. The event is open to all Jackson residents. The Jackson Republican Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and membership is open to any registered Republican in town. Details: 732-614-6682 or toddporter62@gmail.com

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 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will present “Make it! Nautical Necklaces” at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Supplies will be provided for this free class for adults 18 and older. Details: 732-928- 4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 The Immanuel Bible Church soup kitchen will serve dinner from 5-6:45 p.m. Sept. 21 at 1244 West Farms Road, Howell. Details: 732-431-0299 or www.ibcnj.org

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will present “Make it! Beeswax Candles” at 2 p.m. Sept. 26. Supplies will be provided for this free class for adults 18 and older. Details: 732-928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 The Howell Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell, will host a free college financial planning workshop at 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Chuck Drawbaugh, founder and president of College Funding Associates, Rumson, will speak. Details: 732-938-2300.

 Saint Monica’s Knights of Columbus Council 11529, Jackson, will hold its ninth annual rubber duck race at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Pine Park, Lakewood. Adopt a rubber duck for $10 and have a chance to win prizes while supporting local charities. The event will also include food, face painting and games. Corporate and individual sponsorships are available. Details: 609-458-8810.

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 An Applebee’s flapjack breakfast to support Madeline Weber Ebinger, a longtime Manalapan resident who is battling cancer, will take place from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 3 at Applebee’s, 4721 Route 9 north, Howell. The cost is $10. Details: 908-839-8004 or mrodrig784@aol.com.

 The Republican Club of Jackson will hold a barbeque at noon on Sept. 26 at the Jackson VFW, 54 Magnolia Drive, Jackson. Tickets for the event are $10. The event is open to all Jackson residents. The Jackson Republican Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and membership is open to any registered Republican in town. Details: 732-614-6682 or send an email to toddporter62@gmail.com.

 Saint Monica’s Knights of Columbus Council 11529, Jackson, will hold its ninth annual rubber duck race at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Pine Park, Lakewood. Adopt a rubber duck for $10 and have a chance to win prizes while supporting local charities. The event will also include food, face painting and games. Corporate and individual sponsorships are available. Details: 609-458- 8810.

 Representatives of the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services will be at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, once a month from September through December to offer free services such as career counseling, vocational training, assistive technology and job coaching to individuals with a disability (physical, emotional, learning, drug dependency) that interferes with the ability to find and/or maintain employment. This program will be held on four dates: Sept. 11 from noon to 2 p.m.; Oct. 2 from noon to 2 p.m.; Nov. 6 from 1-3 p.m.; and Dec. 4 from 1-3 p.m. Registration is requested. Space is limited. Details: 732-928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

 St. Aloysius Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, will hold an indoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732- 928-0935 or 732-928-3145.

 The Jackson Library will host Lawrence Hogan of Union County College, and Jim Robinson, a veteran of the Negro Leagues, in a presentation of “Blackball,” which explores the black part of the national pastime during America’s era of segregation. The program will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Details: 732-928-4400.

 The New Jersey Wild Outdoor Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12-13 at Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area, 299 E. Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt. This is a free event. Details: Visit www.wildoutdoorexpo.com

 Bartley Healthcare, Jackson, is seeking participants to join its team in the 2015 Alzheimer Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 26. Details: 732-730- 1700, ext. 1429.

 The men’s club of the Westlake active adult community will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Westlake Golf and Country Club, 1 Pine Lake Circle, Jackson. Details: 888-712-5663 or 732-833-5006.

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 The Jackson Library, Jackson, will present “Make it! Beeswax Candles” at 2 p.m. Sept. 26. Supplies will be provided for this free class for adults 18 and older. Details: 732-928-4400.

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host two performances of “Farbissen: The Retelling of A Christmas Carol with a Jewish Twist” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 5. This free program is suitable for all ages and is open to the public. Details: 732-928-4400.

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host Lawrence Hogan of Union County College, and Jim Robinson, a veteran of the Negro Leagues, in a presentation of “Blackball,” which explores the black part of the national pastime during America’s era of segregation. The program will take place at the library at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Details: 732-928-4400.

 The New Jersey Wild Outdoor Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12-13 at Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area, 299 E. Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt. This is a free event. Details: Visit www.wildoutdoorexpo.com.

 The Jackson Rotary Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Golden Nugget casino, Atlantic City, on Sept. 27. The cost of $32 includes bus transportation, lunch and beverages on the bus, $25 in slot play from the casino, a $5 dinner coupon and a gratuity for the bus driver. The bus will leave at noon from Brookwood Plaza and will return to Jackson at 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Details: 732-207-4029 or 732-367-6284.

 The next meeting of American Legion Post 504 will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall, 401 Bartley Road, Jackson, at 7 p.m. Sept. 9. All wartime-era veterans in the area are invited to join in providing service to local veterans and their families. Honorably discharged veterans, along with those veterans from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon-Grenada, Panama or the Gulf War/War on Terrorism are eligible. Details: Commander Dave Whelan, 732-276-5921, or Wpalme@optonline.net or Rob Butcher, 732- 276-7334 or canatev@aol.com

 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 Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will present “Just Pin It!” at 2 p.m. Sept. 15. This workshop will cover the basics of setting up and using the free website Pinterest. This free class is for adults 18 and older. Registration is required. Details: 732-928- 4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will present “Make it! Nautical Necklaces” at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Supplies will be provided for this free class for adults 18 and older. Details: 732-928- 4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 The Friends of the Plumsted Township Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will collect books on the first Saturday of the month (Sept. 5) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April through October for future book sales. Fiction, nonfiction, large print, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and jigsaw puzzles are accepted. Do not donate soiled or mildewed items. Videotapes, Readers Digest condensed books, magazines and encyclopedias are not accepted. Drop books off behind the Plumsted Township Library. Do not leave items if no one is present. Details: 609-758-0009 or 732-580-5600 or email plumstedfriends@comcast.net

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 The Farmingdale Board of Education is inviting residents to meet Edith Conroy, the new superintendent and principal at the Farmingdale Public School, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 in the school’s media center, 49 Academy St., Farmingdale. Details: 732- 938-9611.

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will present “Just Pin It!” at 2 p.m. Sept. 15. This workshop will cover the basics of setting up and using the free website Pinterest. This free class is for adults 18 and older. Registration is required. Details: 732-928-4400.

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will present “Make it! Nautical Necklaces” at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Supplies will be provided for this free class for adults 18 and older. Details: 732-928- 4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 The Jackson Library, Jackson, will present “Make it! Beeswax Candles” at 2 p.m. Sept. 26. Supplies will be provided for this free class for adults 18 and older. Details: 732-928-4400.

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will present a six-week workshop on ways to manage stress, cope with depression, increase energy levels, eat healthier and maintain weight. Classes will run from 1-3:30 p.m. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7. Details: 732- 928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host a family movie afternoon at 2 p.m. Aug. 29. Children and families are welcome to see “E.T the Extra- Terrestrial.” Registration is required. Details: 732-928-4400.

 The Jackson Library Knit-Chain- Chat group is in need of yarn donations. All types of wool and synthetic yarn in any amount will be accepted. The group uses the donations to make small lap blankets, chemotherapy caps and newborn caps for patients at local health centers. The library is at 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Details: 732- 928-4400.

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 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will host a trauma recovery seminar at 2 p.m. Sept. 24. The event will include a video by Ocean Mental Health Services and a discussion about how individuals can move toward recovery. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Details: 732-928- 4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

 St. Aloysius Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, will hold an indoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12. The cost of a table is $20. Details: 732-928- 0935 or 732-928-3145.

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will present a six-week workshop on ways to manage stress, cope with depression, increase energy levels, eat healthier and maintain weight. Classes will run from 1-3:30 p.m. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7. Details: 732-928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, will serve as the host for a family movie afternoon at 2 p.m. , Aug. 29. Children and families are welcome to see “E.T the Extra-Terrestrial.” Registration is required. Details: 732-928-4400.

 Representatives of the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services will be at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, once a month from September through December to offer free services such as career counseling, vocational training, assistive technology and job coaching to individuals with a disability (physical, emotional, learning, drug dependency) that interferes with the ability to find and/or maintain employment. This program will be held on Sept. 11 from noon to 2 p.m.; Oct. 2 from noon to 2 p.m.; Nov. 6 from 1-3 p.m.; and Dec. 4 from 1-3 p.m. Registration is requested. Space is limited. Details: 732-928-4400 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 The Jackson Library Knit-Chain- Chat group is in need of yarn donations. All types of wool and synthetic yarn in any amount will be accepted. The group uses the donations to make small lap blankets, chemotherapy caps and newborn caps for patients at local health centers. The library is at 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Details: 732- 928-4400.