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Island Heights Cultural & heritage Association - Christmas Pins Past & present - November 18th, 2019
Lecture on history of vintage and current Christmas pin designers by local author, Jill Gallina. She will also have on display many of her most treasured pins.
To be held at The Fellowship Hall of Island Heights Methodist Church November 18th, at 7:00 PM. Free & open to the public. Refreshments served.
You are invited to bring your own pins for appraisal.
Contact: Bill Dudeck Phone: 908 243 0755


Craft/Vendor Fair - American Legion, Nov. 30, 2019, 10 AM to 3 PM
2025 Church Rd, Toms River, NJ Shop for all your holiday needs. Over 40 crafters/vendors.


Tickets On Sale For 36th Annual “Christmas In Island Heights” House Tour - Plus Free Holiday Boutique Featuring Handmade Gift Items

The Island Heights United Methodist Church will host its 36th annual “Christmas in Island Heights” House Tour and Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 7. Tickets for the House Tour (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) are $30.00 through December 6 and $35.00 on the day of the event. Additionally, a free Holiday Boutique (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) will feature jewelry, artwork, accessories, and other unique handmade items from area artisans.

As part of these festivities, the Church will host a Community Blessing Service on House Tour Eve, Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary. All are welcome.

On House Tour day, breakfast will be served at the Church from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. ($5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children). For a nominal fee lunch will be served, also at the Church, from noon to 4:00 p.m. and will include homemade Methodist Minestrone soup, sandwiches, and desserts. For $5.00, guests can also enjoy hot beverages and homemade sweets in a Holiday Tea Room from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Appearing on the Tour this year are six holiday-dressed homes in Island Heights, an historic riverside community and former Methodist Camp Meeting. Known for its Victorian architecture, Island Heights offers an interesting mix of old and new, and visitors can visit a unique sampling on tour day. The homes this year include:
• a stately Victorian home authentically restored to perfection and sitting high above the Toms River
• an inviting warm and cozy cottage for two built in 1900
• a beautiful and meticulously restored 1880s home
• a unique stone charmer circa 1920 containing a massive stone fireplace
• a newly custom-designed home overlooking the Toms River
• a charming eclectically decorated restored cottage.

In addition to a free Holiday Boutique at the Island Heights Elementary School (115 Summit Ave., Lake Ave. entrance), there is a free craft show at the Church along with a bake sale.

To reserve tickets, e-mail: office@ihumc.org.
Tour tickets can be purchased at the Island Heights United Methodist Church, 111 Ocean Ave., Island Heights, for $30.00 Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On the day of the Tour they will be available at either the Church or at the Island Heights Grade School (Lake Ave. Boutique Entrance) for $35.00.
Tickets can also be purchased in advance for $30.00 at one of the following locations:

• Ocean County Artist Guild, corner of Ocean and Chestnut Aves., Island Heights, Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Fastbreak Restaurant, 1635 Rt. 37 East, Toms River, every day 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Skip’s Florist, 1187 Washington St., Toms River, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Central Printing, 1501 Rt. 37 East, Toms River, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more ticket information, please call the church office at 732-929-0444, e-mail office@ihumc.org, or visit www.IHUMC.org.

The Island Heights United Methodist Church was founded in 1882 as the First Methodist Episcopal Church. The present sanctuary was built in 1925. The annual House Tour was started in 1983 by church member Joan Millard and all monies raised help fund Church improvements and missions.



Alzheimers Association - Alzheimers Support Group
Last Monday of every month from 3pm-4pm
Contact: Alisha
Phone: 732-240-0090 Ext# 2048
Email: Alisha.Foley@GenesisHCC.com
Genesis Healthcare
Memory Support Assisted Living
1351 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08753


Jersey Cares - Volunteer at People's Pantry
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-3:30
Contact: Kim Haris, Programs Coordinator
Phone: 9735331993
Email: info@jerseycares.org
Jersey Cares is a non-profit community-based organization that works to meet compelling community needs by encouraging civic engagement. We are looking for volunteers to serve at the People's Pantry in Toms River on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 12:30-3:30. Visit our website at www.jerseycares.org for additional information or to register to volunteer. Thank you.


Food Addicts Anonymous

Food Addicts Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship of men and women who are recovering from addiction to sugar, flour and wheat. We offer hope to suffering food addicts. We are recovering together one day at a time from the biochemical disease of food addiction. No fees or dues, visitors are welcome.

We meet Monday and Thursday 11:00 am in the library of The Presbyterian Church of Toms River 1070 Hooper Ave. Toms River.
Contact: Rachel Phone: 908-472-5180


Monmouth/Ocean County Adoptive Family Support Group
Our group meets the 3rd Friday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Spiritual Center of St Mary's Church.
For more information: Liz 732-473-9113


The Mothers' Center of the Jersey Shore helps you make the most out of being a mother! We offer activities and friendship for both moms and their children. We plan a fun filled calendar each month of activities for all ages, including some mom only events! We are a registered non-profit group that serves Ocean County and southern Monmouth County. We offer a one month trial membership so that you can come learn more about us. For more information please visit us at www.mcjs.org.


Families Anonymous Toms River is an international Twelve-Step, self-help program for parents, grandparents, other family & friends concerned about a loved one's use of mind-altering substances or behavior problems.
Families Anonymous meetings are open to all. No dues or fees are required, and we use first names only at meetings to preserve individual anonymity. Visitors are welcome. Group meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1528 Church Road, Toms River.

For further information, contact us at (732) 864-0548 or via email at


Safe Harbor Outreach Center is located at 600 Atlantic City Blvd. (Rt 9) in Beachwood. Along with a food pantry, we host several support / recovery groups. These groups include help for the separated & divorced (Divorce Care), for those grieving a death (Grief Share) and for people struggling with all types of addictions and compulsions (Checkpoint). Narcotics Anonymous is a welcome addition at our center, meeting here three afternoons a week. Being a ministry of Shore Vineyard Church in Beachwood the center is run solely on donations. Therefore all our services are provided free of charge. If you would like more information on any of our services, please stop by or call 732-244-3888.


Local businesses---take advantage of The Arc Employment Center, located in the Lakewood Industrial Park, 150 N. Oberlin Ave., Suite 8. The 18,000 sq. ft. facility can help area businesses with Assembly, Sorting, Labeling, Stuffing, Packaging, Tagging, Warehousing, and more! The Arc of New Jersey in Ocean County provides advocacy and direct care programs to individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities and their families. More information: (732) 363-6677.


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