2006-08-30 / Bulletin Board

Community Bulletin Board

Gala to boost Big Brothers Sept. 16 in Colts Neck

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County is gearing up for its eighth annual gala. This year's theme is Enchanted Forest Masquerade Ball. The event will be held on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. This year's fundraiser will be held at the waterfront home of Carl and Dorothy Zellers along the Swimming River in Colts Neck.

Guests will experience a night filled with dinner and dancing, a raffle drawing with a $7,800 prize that includes luxury accommodations for eight people at a villa in Palm Beach, Aruba, live music by The Tides, passed hors d'oeuvres, buffet, open bar, silent and live auctions, and much more. The event is black-tie optional, and will be an tented event under the moonlight.

According to a press release, last year's event had approximately 225 guests and raised more than $119,000 that directly helped to provide mentoring services to children and families throughout Monmouth County.

Tickets to the event are a $200 donation per person. Early sponsors for this year's gala include Battleground Country Club, Collectible Concepts Group, Captain Tracey Dell-Kathleen D. Sailing Catamaran, Eagle Oaks Golf Club, Food Circus Super Markets, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Lakewood BlueClaws, Kendis and Armand Lembo, Meridian Health System, The Morris and Clara Weshnak Foundation, Lauren O'Hara, Seaview Orthopaedics, Valeria and Luiz Ribeiro, Brenda and Eddie Trujillo, Vonage, Walsh Realty Group, and Zimmer Estate.

For reservations, raffle tickets and sponsorship information, call Beth Punzi, (732) 544.2224, Ext. 16. Raffle tickets are $25 each. Event details are also on the Internet Web site under fundraiser at www.bbbsmonmouth.org

Vendors sought for local church's yard sale

Lincroft Presbyterian Church, West Front Street and Everett Road, Lincroft section of Middletown, is seeking vendors for its yard sale, "A Harvest of Treasures and Trinkets," Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date Oct. 14).

The sale will feature baked goods, gently used books, clothing, arts and crafts, various foods, housewares, decorative accents, small furniture, and "treasures and trinkets." Proceeds will benefit the church's capital expansion to fund a dedicated youth group meeting room, choir room and additional Sunday school rooms.

For information, call Carolyn at (732) 544-0723 or e-mail cats42@comcast.net.

Women's Minis-Tree Bible study begins Sept. 7

Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft section of Middletown, will begin its fall session of Women's Minis-Tree Bible study Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Katherine Guyer will present "Adventurous Prayer" and explore aspects of prayer lives, and Charlene Stouffer will lead a Beth Moore study, "Believing God" and examine the lives of Abraham, Moses and others who lived a life believing God. Coffee and refreshments will be served, and a nursery is available at no charge.

For more information, call the church office at (732) 747-1231.

Rebecca's Reel Quilters to meet Sept. 7 at Poricy

Rebecca's Reel Quilters of Poricy Park will hold its next meeting Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at Poricy Park Nature Center, Oak Hill Road, Middletown.

Guest speaker Annette Ehly will present "Dyeing Can Be Fun." The fee is $5 for nonmembers and $3 for members, and guests and new members are welcome.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.poricypark.org.

Tickets available for Sandy Hook clambake

The Sandy Hook Foundation will hold its end-of-summer clambake 6:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the north beach pavilion at Sandy Hook (rain or shine).

The event will feature dinner, dancing to Daddy Pop, a 50/50 raffle with a prize of $5,000, and an auction. Dress is casual. Tickets are $150 in advance and $175 at the door, and 50/50 tickets are $50 each (only 200 available). Sponsorships are available ranging from $100 to $5,000.

For sponsorship information or tickets, call the Foundation at (732) 291-7733.

Middletown Scouts attain rank of Eagle Scout

Tammen Nicholson and Brian Harris, members of Boy Scout Troop 242, Middletown, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Nicholson's Eagle Scout project was to head up construction and placement of signage to and from Poricy Park Nature Center, the annex building, and Murray Farmhouse, as well as straightening several signs that were in disrepair.

Harris dedicated his Eagle Scout efforts to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown, where he directed the construction of four benches and two food collection wagons, which have increased the number of collections donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Society from one per month to four per month.

VFW 4745 announces picnic, installs officers

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 4745, 699 Cliffwood Ave., Cliffwood section of Aberdeen, will hold its annual picnic Sept. 9 from 1-7 p.m.

The event will feature foods such as hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue chicken and ribs, salads, and baked beans; and beer, wine and soda. There will also be entertainment, and a horseshoe tournament. Tickets are $20, $10 for children age 13-18, and free for children age 12 and younger. For tickets, call (732) 566-9725.

The Post's Auxiliary has installed its officers for 2006-07, with President Mary Ann Pauciello. Senior vice president is Clare Denver, and junior vice president, Danielle Banks. Irene Brenon will serve as treasurer, and Dorothy Schar as secretary. Serving as chaplain will be Carol Emm, while Cheryl Banks will serve as conductress. Dolores Hoag was named as guard, and Alice Hausmann as patriotic instructor. Trustees are Marge Anderson, three-year trustee; Trudy Conway, two-year; and Alice Hausmann, one-year.

Registration under way for Sisters golf classic

The Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey will hold its 12th annual golf classic Sept. 14 at Navesink Country Club, Navesink section of Middletown, with registration deadline Aug. 30.

Fee is $350 per person $1,400 for a foursome, which includes the lunch and dinner reception. Proceeds benefit the infirm and retired Mercy Sisters with several sisters residing at St. James Convent, Red Bank. Several sisters will be present, and a few even golfing in the event. There will also be a cocktail hour, silent auction, a hole in one contest, giveaways, and raffles. Price for just the dinner is $75. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Linda at (908) 756-0994, ext. 4006.

Candlelight service Sept. 10 at Holmdel church

Holmdel Community Church, 40 Main St., will hold a memorial candlelight service will be Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Relaxed prayer and discussion sessions led by the Rev. Rusty Eidmann-Hicks will be offered beginning Sept. 17 from 9-9:45 a.m. The reverend will lead a Bible basics class using the "Discovery" series of Kerygma bible study curriculum Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. beginning Sept. 20. A parent discussion and Bible study group will be led by Eidmann-Hicks Mondays at 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 18.

A choral concert by the Starlite Chorale, and ice cream social will be Sept. 24 (call the church for time). The chorale is a 24-singer vocal ensemble. There will be a free-will offering taken. The next trip to distribute food and clothing to the homeless living in New York City will be Sept. 29, with sorting of clothing collected Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the church. Brown bag lunches are also needed. For information on the above, call the church at (732) 946-8821.

The Community Outreach Group Inc. through the Calico Cat Food Pantry and Cupboard is seeking "back to school" donations of any size new teen and children's clothing (size are seven through 18) for area children. Donations may be dropped off at the church, or Calico Cat Cupboard, 96 Kings Highway, Middletown.

For more information, e-mail Janice at Calico1015@aol.com or call (732) 946-8525.

Center announces blood drives slated for Sept.

Central Jersey Blood Center, Shrewsbury, has announced the following local blood drives:

+ Sept. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at Lincroft Fire Company, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft section of Middletown, free T-shirt for all donors

+ Sept. 7 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Sandy Hook Parks, 74 Magruder Road

+ Sept. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at Conexant, 100 Shults Ave., Lincroft

+ Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Home Depot, 3700 Route 35 south, Hazlet

+ Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Masonic Lodge at First Methodist Church, Atlantic Avenue and Church Street, Matawan

+ Sept. 25 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, 50 Hurley Lane, Lincroft

+ Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, 5 Shore Acre Ave., Middletown.

The donation process takes about an hour. Donors must also complete a medical history interview and have a mini-physical (temperature, iron, pulse and blood pressure screening). Interested donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. All donors must present signature ID at time of registration.

Donations may also be made at Central Jersey Blood Center, 494 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury. To schedule an appointment, call the center at (732) 842-5750.

Clean Ocean Action slates two fundraisers in Sept.

Clean Ocean Action (COA), Highlands, will present the fifth annual "Ocean Golf Classic" Sept. 25 at Deal Golf & Country Club (rain date Oct. 16). Registration is requested by Sept. 8. Entry fee is $375 per player and includes a gift, use of driving range, greens fees, a golf court, on-course refreshments, lunch, a cocktail reception, and awards dinner. The dinner is also open to nongolfers at $75 per person. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

COA will present "Sunsational Seaside Affair" Sept. 15 from 6-11 p.m. at The Sea Gull's Nest Deck Restaurant, Sandy Hook. The fundraiser will feature foods by area establishments Dearborn Market, Holmdel; Anna's Italian Kitchen, Middletown; and The Sea Gull's Nest. There will also be beer and wine, music by guitarist Michael Gilhool and The Jazz Lobsters, and a gift auction. Tickets are $100 per person, and registration is requested by Sept. 10. Call Jennifer at (732) 872-0111.

'Autumn Evening by Water's Edge' Sept. 15

The Bayonet & Cross Farms advisory committee will present "An Autumn Evening by the Water's Edge" Sept. 15 from 6-11 p.m. at the Zellers' residence in Colts Neck.

The fundraiser will feature hors d'oeuvres, a dinner buffet prepared by Buona Sera Restaurant, Red Bank, and live music by The Cherubs.

The event will benefit educational and cultural arts programs and activities at Bayonet Farm, Holmdel.

The third annual Bayonet Farm music and arts festival will be Sept. 10.

Fundraiser tickets are $125 each.

For more information, call Carl at (732) 946-4443 or Marge at (732) 747-9540.

Lyra Singers in concert

at area church Sept. 7

St. Catherine's Church, 110 Bray Ave., Middletown, will welcome The Lyra Singers of St. Petersburg, Russia, in concert Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will consist of sacred and traditional music of Russia. A free-will offering will be taken.

For more information, call (732) 787-1318.

'Shop for a Cause'

tickets now available

The MOMS Club of Matawan/Aberdeen area is selling tickets for the Macy's "Shop for a Cause" fundraiser sale Sept. 16.

Ticket holders receive discounts of up to 20 percent, and a $10 coupon for every $50 purchase. Holders will also be entered into a raffle with approximately $1,000 in prizes. All proceeds will be donated to the International MOMS Club Mother to Mother Fund that aids women and families in times of need.

To purchase a ticket, call Ana at (917) 494-7924.

Tickets on sale for 'Road to Victory' fundraiser

Hazlet and Middletown Democrats will honor U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Victor Scudiery at the "Road to Victory" event Sept. 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Shore Casino, Atlantic Highlands.

The men will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Coordinator for the event will be candidate for Hazlet Township Committee Joe Belasco. Tickets are now available for the fundraiser for the Middletown Democratic Party.

For tickets, call Joe at (732) 299-6470, or Andy at (732) 513-3872, or visit www.democratscalling.blogspot.com.

Advance tickets on sale for Hazlet circus

Hazlet Recreation is selling advance tickets through Sept. 9 for the Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus, which will be held Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Beers Street Field, Hazlet (rain or shine).

The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 2-11, and $16 and $8, respectively, the day of event.

Attendees are invited to arrive at 8 a.m. to see the creation of the "Circus City," which ends at noon Sept. 10.

The circus will feature "two giant wheels of death," jugglers, wild animal acts, the Friesian Stallions trapeze act, horses, clowns, and other entertainment. For more information, call Recreation at (732) 739-0653. Tickets may be purchased at the Recreation office, 1776 Union Ave.

'Chairman's Ball' slated for Sept. 29 in Aberdeen

Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Victor V. Scudiery has announced the 17th annual "Chairman's Ball" will be Sept. 29 at Addison Park, 150 Route 35, Aberdeen. Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m., with dinner and dancing from 8-11 p.m. Music will be provided by The Infernos.

Price is $150 per person, and $250 per couple. The event is black-tie optional. For more information, call Jo-Ann at (732) 739-3232.

Women's Bible study group begins Sept. 7

Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft section of Middletown, will begin its fall session of Women's Minis-Tree Bible study Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Katherine Guyer will present "Adventurous Prayer" and explore aspects of prayer lives, and Charlene Stouffer will lead a Beth Moore study, "Believing God" and examine the lives of Abraham, Moses and others who lived a life believing God. Coffee and refreshments will be served, and nursery is available at no charge.

For more information, call the church office at (732) 747-1231.

Films at Matawan Library beginning Sept. 11

Matawan Aberdeen Public Library, 165 Main St., Matawan, will show free films during September, beginning with "Failure to Launch," Sept. 11. "The Family Stone" will be Sept. 18, and "Rumor Has It" Sept. 25, with all films at 2:30 p.m.

"In Our Own Voice: Mental Illness" will be presented Sept. 20, and ""Rework, Revise, Rewrite That Resume!" Sept. 21, with both programs at 7 p.m. Both programs are free, but registration is required.

To register, call the library at (732) 583-9100.

Re-election campaign fundraiser Oct. 7

The Friends of Larry Fink will hold a fundraiser for his re-election campaign Oct. 7 at the former Holmdel residence of Bruce Springsteen. Hosting the event will be the owners of the property, Colleen and Bob Haney. Suggested contribution is $75. For more information, call Carol at (732) 946-9064.

Sept. 11 service slated

at Matawan UMC

Matawan United Methodist Church (UMC) will hold a Sept. 11 service from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with community prayer at 7:30 p.m. Bells will also be rung. For more information, call the church at (732) 566-2996.

Watercraft course slated in Holmdel Sept. 6, 7

Coast Boating School, Toms River, will conduct a personal watercraft and safe boating course under New Jersey State law Sept. 6 and 7 from 7-10 p.m. at Boat U.S. Store, Route 35, Holmdel. For fee or to register, call (877) 262-8723.

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