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Insectropolis - Bugseum of New Jersey -  Monarchs & Mimosas - September 15, 2019; 9am-11am
Join us Sept 15, from 9-11am to enjoy brunch and the magic of releasing 50 monarch butterflies at our inaugural Monarchs & Mimosas!

Along with light brunch & virgin mimosas, guests will enjoy raffle prizes, take home gifts, and an incredible butterfly release at this all ages event. The founder of Endangered Wings, Pamela Almeida, will lead the release while discussing the challenges faced by monarchs and what you can do to attract pollinators to your yard.
*The first 50 ticket holders receive guaranteed handheld release of a monarch butterfly as they begin their journey to Mexico.*

Ticket are available at: Eventbrite.com/e/63348709696
Early Bird - $20 (tix available Aug 4 - Aug 17)
General Admission - $25 (tix available Aug 18 - Sept 7)
*Rain date: In the event of rain, the brunch will commence as scheduled. The butterfly release will be postponed until Monday, Sept 16 at 6pm.

This event is made possible by our presenting sponsor: Wasielewski Financial Services, LLC.
Contact: Nicholas Kinsman
Phone: (732) 349-7090
Email: members@insectropolis.com


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County - Annual Casino Night - September 20, 2019

Annual Casino Night September 20, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Hour, 7:00 pm -11:00 pm gaming and prize drawings, at the Ramada Toms River, 2373 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755. Guests enjoy blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. This will be a fun-filled night of gaming, music, food, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and gift auction!
Your $100.00 entrance ticket includes $100 in playing chips, buffet dinner, beverages, coffee, dessert and open bar. There are several sponsorship opportunities available that will promote your business, ranging from $250 to $5,000 and many sponsorship opportunities include entrance tickets to the event. When you purchase your tickets make sure to take advantage of "The Big Deal" make a $100.00 donation any time before the event and receive $1,000. in gaming chips!
Contact: Patti Trustan Phone: 7325053400 ext. 2


Silver Ridge Park West Women's Club - Women's Club Comedy Night
Date: Saturday, September 21st
Come on out to support the Silver Ridge Park West Women's Club, and enjoy yourself at a great night of comedy featuring local professional entertainment. This event is being held Saturday, September 21st at the Silver Ridge Park West Clubhouse, located at 145 Westbrook Dr. in Toms River, NJ.

Doors open at 6:30 for food, soft drinks, coffee, tea and desserts. Admission is $25 per person - to reserve tickets, call Pat (908-917-4714) or Denise (201-835-4618).
Contact: Mollie 732-903-4386


Knights of Columbus Council 4969, Toms River Police Foundation - Comedy Night for the Community
Saturday, September 28th, 2019

The Knights of Columbus Council 4969 Ladies' Auxiliary and the Toms River Police Foundation present a dinner and comedy show featuring Joseph Anthony, who appeared on Last Comic Standing and Conan O'Brien, alongside other local professional entertainment.

This event is being held Saturday, September 28th at the Knights of Columbus hall, located at 13 Tennyson Ave. in Toms River, NJ.

Doors open at 6:30, with dinner being served at 7PM and the show starting at 8PM. Admission is $25 for the dinner and show – for tickets and info, call Samantha O’Brien (732-267-3386, obietoo@comcast.net) or Jim Everett (jev136@verizon.net).
Contact: Mollie 732-903-4386


Insectropolis - The Great Pumpkin at Insectropolis October 18, 2019

I got a rock! On October 18 from 6pm to 8pm, The Great Pumpkin returns to Insectropolis for a night of fun. During this family-friendly event, guests of all ages will enjoy an indoor treat trail, games & crafts, photos with Snoopy himself, costume contests, and showings of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Admission is $10 per person.
Contact: Nicholas Kinsman
Phone: (732) 349-7090
Email: members@insectropolis.com


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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