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ReClam The Bay Will Hold An Open House
ReClam The Bay invites you to attend their annual open house April 25, 2017 at the Cooperative Extension of Ocean County at 7:00 P.M...

In addition to learning about the volunteer activities of ReClam The Bay, the open house presents an opportunity to learn about the Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Program (BBSRP). This program, entering its 10th year, is run by Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE), Ocean County and NJDEP Bureau of Shellfisheries with support from Ocean County, and the volunteers in of ReClam The Bay.

The meeting will be at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County, 1623 Whitesville Road (County Hwy. 527), Toms River, NJ 08755. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions call the office at 732-349-1152, and ask for further information.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County (BBBSOC) to hold Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event Sunday, April 23rd at Thunderbird Lanes, Manahawkin
starting at 12:00 noon Sunday, April 30th at Playdrome, Toms River starting at 10:30am.
Each bowler is asked to pledge a minimum $50 donation that they may personally donate or collect from family members, friends, co-workers and/or their employers, money raised from this event will be used to support BBBSOC’s one to one youth mentoring programs. So, whether you’re a non-bowler or someone who gets a strike every game, you will have a great time while making a big difference for the children in your Ocean County community.
Everyone will receive a T-shirt, enjoy pizza and beverages, and bowl two games with their family and friends or other BBBSOC supporters. There will also be lots of great door prizes. Remember it’s all about kids, a good cause, and a great time.

CEO Sue Sedivec said, “About 200 bowlers participate in this event each year. Everyone is welcome - individuals, families, senior citizens, and students. This a great family friendly event or team building event for your office or business. So come out and bowl!”
Raise your $50.00 donation on CrowdRise https://www.crowdrise.com/2017BowlforKidsSake or call 732-505-3400 if you would like additional information or have any questions. Sponsors include: Playdrome Bowling Center, Thunderbird Lanes and WOBM FM/AM.


Jersey Shore Roller Girls - JSRG Roller Derby Season Opener and Food Drive
Saturday May 13th at 6:30PM
Looking for something fun and exciting to do on a Saturday night? Join Jersey Shore Roller Girls for our SEASON OPENER at WINDING RIVER SKATING CENTER in TOMS RIVER! Cheer us on as our BLACK THUNDER battles BLUE LIGHTNING for interleague glory. Doors open at 6pm and whistle blows at 6:30pm.

Help us work to fight hunger. JSRG is partnering with Move for Hunger to collect non-perishable food items for local pantries. We will be accepting donations of boxes, cans, and assorted other items. Check out Move for Hunger's website for details on what to bring!

Adult- $10 in advance, $13 at the door
Children- $6 in advance, $9 at the door
Children 5 and under are free!

Now accepting PayPal for advance ticket sales!
Send payments to JSRGPayPal@yahoo.com with the name you want the tickets held under at WILL CALL. If you are friends or family of a skater/official, please add that as well.
Contact: Nicole Baylies Phone: 6093793566


The Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s CAREER EXPO is Saturday May 13th from 9AM-1PM at the OCVTS Brick Center, 350 Chambers Bridge Road.

This event is for high school graduates, and soon-to-be graduates looking for affordable, accelerated training programs which provide skills and real-world experience to launch a new career.

OCVTS offers one-year accelerated training programs in Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, New Home Construction, Certified Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing. These programs are full-time, hands-on training opportunities designed to launch meaningful careers. OCVTS has established partnerships with local organizations and businesses that elevate the learning process to the next level. Each of the accelerated training programs provides unique learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Get excited about your future! Come to the Career Expo and take the first step to a new career! Talk with instructors and current students. See hands-on demonstrations of what each program offers. Financial Aid representatives and admission representatives will be on hand to answer questions and assist with registration. These programs are eligible for Federal Financial Aid, Veterans Education Benefits and Unemployment Retraining Benefits.
SPECIAL ADDITION TO THIS YEAR’S EVENT! OCVTS Cosmetology students will be holding the Annual Hair Cut a Thon Fundraiser during the Career Expo! Free haircuts from 9AM-1PM! No appointment needed. Drop on by, learn about exciting career opportunities available at OCVTS AND get a great haircut! All donations received will benefit Autism Speaks.
Visit www.ocvts.org for directions and information or call 732.473.3100 x3144.


Jersey Cares - Volunteer at People's Pantry
Date_of_Event: 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.


Ocean County Artists' Guild - Painting Watercolor with Charles Reid, April 17-21, 2017

Charles Reid an internationally acclaimed painter will present an intensive 5 day workshop, 9:39-3:30. Reid, an author of many books, is a very popular teacher. There is already a wait list for this class.  Contact: Linda Wurtenberg Phone: 732-270-3111


Toms River High School North Nautical Star Theatre Company - A Colorful Adventure: An interactive staged reading of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home
Thursday, April 20, Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22
The Toms River North Nautical Star Theatre Company is proud to present this interactive show. We are so very excited to showcase Duncan’s crayons and their stories. The performance will include both audience interaction and music. Following our Saturday show we even have a meet and greet with the crayons planned. It is going to be a very colorful weekend! We hope to see you there!

Show Information
Thursday, April 20 at 6 pm
Friday, April 21 at 6 pm
Saturday, April 22 at 5 pm (followed by our Cookies with Crayons event which is an additional $3 per child, adults are free, includes a craft, snacks, and a coloring book, plus ample opportunities to get photos with the cast!)
Tickets: $5 each (purchase at the door—no advance sales)
Venue: Toms River High School North Auditorium, 1245 Old Freehold Road
Extra: We are also running a coloring contest. Printable pieces for each age group (3-4, 5-6, 7 an up) can be found online at www.trschools.com/hsnorth
Suitable for ages 3-8 years old. There will be an intermission between books.


OPEN HOUSE - ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Monday, May 8th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Don't miss this super fun FREE event for the whole family! It's an OPEN HOUSE-so everyone is invited! Make your own sundaes, Mr. Scott the Music Man, & The Fun Bus. Come and see for yourself why we were voted "Best of the Best" in Ocean County for 2016 in the Asbury Park Press. We love our families - and if you don't know us yet--come to this event and meet our fabulous, dedicated staff and the families in our community. You can learn about our Summer Camp program or our School Year programs, or just come for the fun of it! We look forward to seeing you! This is a Rain or shine event.

Location: The Peppermint Tree Child Development Center,  1571 Partridge Street, Toms River
Valerie Frost-Lewis, MS Ed. 
The Peppermint Tree Child Development Center
1571 Partridge Street
Toms River, NJ  08753

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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