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Peppermint Tree Child Development Center - Peppermint Tree School Open House
Please join us for our "Get Ready for School" Open House, on Friday, September 1st, 10:00 a.m. - Noon, 1571 Partridge Street, Toms River, NJ 08752
Tour our classrooms, meet our fabulous teachers and find out how your child can benefit from our programs for 2 year old through 5 year old children and our Before and After School Enrichment program for elementary school age children (bus stops here from East Dover and Cedar Grove Elementary schools). Families of current and prospective students are all welcome.

Contact: Valerie Frost-Lewis Phone: 732-929-2500


Dream Factory of Jersey Shore - Dream Factory Comedy Night! Friday, September 8th 2017

Come out and support the Dream Factory of Jersey Shore at one of the hottest comedy events in Ocean County! Headlining this show is Jimmy Graham, whose credits include Comedy Central, The Laugh Factory, as well as clubs and casinos all over NYC, Las Vegas, Chicago and more! Also appearing on this show is John Poveromo, who has opened for Jimmy Fallon and featured in the NY Times and Asbury Park Press, and host Mollie Sperduto, who was a finalist in the Tropicana A.C. Comedy Competition!

This event is being held FRIDAY, September 8TH at the George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post 129, located at 2025 Church Rd. in Toms River, NJ.

Doors open at 6:30, with buffet dinner beginning at 7pm with comedy show to follow. Admission is $50 per person and includes dinner and show. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-night-tickets-36438362122 - for additional information, you can contact dfjscomedynight17@gmail.com or call 732-270-2197.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County holds 10th Annual Casino Night
September 8, 2017

Event Details: 6:00pm at 7:00pm Cocktail hour 7:00pm - 11:00pm Gaming and prize drawing, at the beautiful Eagle Ridge Golf Club located at 2 Augusta Boulevard, Lakewood, NJ. Guests enjoy blackjack, craps, roulette and poker.  This will be a fun-filled night of gaming, music, food, 50/50 raffle and LARGE gift auction! 

Your $75 entrance ticket includes $100 in playing chips, buffet dinner, beverages, coffee, dessert and cash bar.  If you would like additional information please call 732-505-3400. Visit our website at www.bbbsoc.org.


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
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.


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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