The Jersey Harmony Chorus is inviting all central New Jersey women who love to sing to a three-week series of free vocal lessons on Jan. 11, 18 and 25 at 7:15 p.m. in the Princeton area. Attendees will receive instruction in the barbershop a cappella singing style from members of the awardwinning quartet, Escape. Guests may choose to attend some or all of the lessons, and will be invited to attend the regular chorus rehearsal after their private workshop. The Jersey Harmony Chorus is a part of Sweet Adelines International, an educational organization promoting four-part harmony, barbershop style, for women. The 30-member chorus performs throughout New Jersey, and was named Best Small Chorus at the 2009 regional competition. Details: Call 732-469-3983 or send an email to

• The Marlboro Middle School Jazz Band and Show Choir will hold a clothing drive fundraiser Jan. 30 at Marlboro Middle School, 355 Route 520, Marlboro. Items needed are gently used clothing (men’s, women’s and children’s), linens, stuffed animals and toys. Clothing items should be in well-tied garbage bags with toys in cardboard boxes. Donors can pull up to the school’s main entrance and volunteers will unload their cars for them. Details: email or call 732-614- 9073.

• An open public H1N1 vaccination clinic will be held Jan. 12, from 4-6 pm at the Manalapan Englishtown Middle School, 155 Millhurst Road, Manalapan. No preregistration is necessary. There are no longer any age or priority group restrictions — any person, age 6 months and over, can get vaccinated. There is no charge for the vaccination. Clinic is open to all New Jersey residents. Details: 732-446-1576 or (For determination of the type of vaccine you should be seeking, contact your private physician.)

• Monmouth Worship Center, 176 Route 79, Marlboro, will present an 11- week course on basic Christianity beginning Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Details: Call 732-332-9600 or visit the Internet website at

• The Freehold Fire Department and the Sons of the American Legion are sponsoring a fundraising dinner for firefighter Billy Anderson from 4-9 p.m. Jan. 16 at the American Legion, 62 W. Main St., Freehold. Pre-sale tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Take-out will be available. Details: 732-462-0164.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter will hold a caregiver support group meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at Brandywine Assisted Living at Howell, 100 Meridian Place, Howell. For more information call the chapter helpline at 1-800-883- 1180.

• The 2010 reorganization meeting of the Marlboro Township Council will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 7 in Town Hall.

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders is holding a sine die meeting at 11 a.m. Jan. 7 in the Monmouth County Hall of Records, Freehold Borough, to conclude business matters for the year. At 4 p.m. Jan. 7 the Board of Freeholders will hold its annual organizational meeting at the Monmouth County Police Academy, 2000 Kozloski Road, Freehold Township.

The 18th annual Antiques and Collectibles Auction sponsored by the Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, Marlboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 9 (preview 9:30 a.m.) More than 500 items will go to auction this year. Quality consignments are welcome. Food is available. Charge cards will not be accepted. Details: 732-536-4278 or 732-239- 0106. On day before or day of event, call the church at 732-946-4247.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter will hold a caregiver support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Brandywine Senior Living, 3 Meridian Circle, Colts Neck. For more information call the chapter helpline at 1-800-883-1180.

• Camp Kinder Ring, a residential sleep away camp in Dutchess County, N.Y., will host an open house in the Marlboro area on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Meet the director, head counselors and campers. Details: 845-221-2771, ext 301, or send an email to

• Monmouth County Audubon Society will meet at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church, White Street, Red Bank. The public is welcome; admission is free. Guest speaker biologist MacKenzie Hall will present “Bats — Denizens of the Night.” The program will introduce New Jersey’s bats and highlight the amazing lives of bats, their importance to the community, and the threats they face in the Garden State. Details: 732-872-2473.

Colts Neck Reformed Church, 72 Route 537, Colts Neck, invites members of the community to join a small group to read and study “The Prodigal God” by Timothy Keller. The study will last six weeks and meet in the church’s LaPenta Lounge on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 14. To participate, contact the Rev. Chris Vande Bunte at 732-462-4555.

• Jewish singles bowling event (ages 22-35 and ages 35-55) will be sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Western Monmouth on Jan. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Howell Lanes, 1002 Route 9 south, Howell. Bowlers and non-bowlers are welcome. The charge will be $18 per person in advance by Jan. 13, or $22 per person at the door. Mail check to JCCWM, 100 U.S. Highway 9, Suite 7 Manalapan, NJ 07726. E-mail or call 732-683-9303, press 3. To register online visit and click on Singles

The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will hold its committee of the whole and regular board meetings on Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at 54 Main St., Englishtown.