2016 Spinnaker Awards set for Jan. 28

The 24th Annual Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Spinnaker Awards will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury. New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation will be honored. A gift auction to benefit the EMACC Educational Foundation will also be featured. For more information visit http://emacc.org/2016-spinnaker-awardwinners announced/

Band to bring in 2016

Joe Hughes and his band Goldenseal will be at Rooney’s Oceanfront Crab House, 100 Ocean Ave., Long Branch, from 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. on Dec. 31. The band who also played at Rooney’s last New Year’s and will be playing there throughout the spring and summer, include Joe Hughes, lead singer and rhythm guitar; Pat …

Awards open to people with disabilities

VSA New Jersey (VSA/NJ), a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the creative power of people with disabilities, is accepting applications for the 2016 Arts Achievement Awards through Jan. 22. The annual VSA/NJ Arts Achievement Awards include the Student Arts Excellence Awards, presented to students with special needs (mainstreamed, inclusion, self-contained classes or activities), 14 …