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September 7, 2012
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This month, the Atlantic Highlands Library will introduce Baby Storytime to its children’s programs.

The library, located at Bo­ough Hall at 100 First Ave., will hold Baby Storytimes from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Wednesdays.

All little ones ages 10 to 24 months are welcome – with their parents or caregivers – to enjoy nursery rhymes, finger plays and playtime. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child. No registration is required.

For more information and to register for programs at the Atlantic Highlands Library, please call 732-291-1956. For more information on programming at the Monmouth County Library, visit the webpage at www.monmouthcountylib.org.

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All of the one-minute films selected for FilmOneFest 2012, including several shown only at the awards reception, can be viewed 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

Film lovers will have the opportunity to meet co-directors Robert O’Connor and Julie Gartenberg, as well as judges and winning film-makers at the special screening at the Paper Moon Puppet Theatre in Atlantic Highlands.

Admission, including question-and-answer session with directors, judges and filmmakers, plus light refreshments, is only $10. Seating is very limited.

Tickets can be purchased online via PayPal at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council website, www.atlantic highlandsartscouncil.org or at The Painted Frame, 77 Center Ave.



The Cancer Support Community is holding A Taste of Wellness during its open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 5, at 613 Hope Road.

Each session will feature a presentation of Fight Cancer with Your Fork! by Susan Silberstein, Ph.D. Silberstein is an author, the founder/ director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education and a nationally recognized speaker on cancer and nutrition. Attendees will hear what science says about diet and cancer prevention, the best foods for fighting cancer, how to create an inner environment unfriendly to cancer and so much more.

Paired with a healthy cooking demonstration seats are sure to fill quickly. Those who wish to attend should reserve a seat by calling Ilene Winters or Lorriane Mackin at 732-578-9200 or visit www.cscjerseyshore.org.

In addition, a program snapshot will be offered. This will give visitors the opportunity to interact with members and hear firsthand how the Cancer Support Community programs of exercise, yoga, qi-gong and support groups have enhanced their recovery.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in professional programs of emotional support, education and hope.

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The Monmouth County Master Gardener program is holding a Birds, Bugs and Beyond extravaganza from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Monmouth County Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Road.

The event will feature children’s activities that look at bugs and birds and other garden creatures through live bird and snake shows, make and take crafts, games, composting and vermicomposting (with worms), garden tours and displays that feature bees, bats, butterflies, reptiles and insects.

Monmouth County 4-H Herpetology Club members will show off their live snakes. Attendees will have a chance to hold a snake, ask questions and learn about herpetology from knowledgeable 4-H’ers.

The day also will include the opening of Insane Insects, a 4-H art show of drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture all about insects. The art show will be on display through Sept. 30 in the agricultural building.

Birds, Bugs and Beyond will be held rain or shine and is presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Ser­vice of Monmouth County, the Monmouth County Master Gardeners and the 4-H Youth Development program.

Additional information is available by calling the Monmouth County Master Gardeners at 732-303-7614.

Master Gardeners are experts in all things related to home gardening in Monmouth County and the group will host a free Master Gardener Helpline Table at the event.



Sickles Market will be holding its first-ever Biggest Tomato Contest on Saturday, Sept. 8. The weigh-in is slated for 1 p.m.

The winner will receive many “At-a-boys (or girls)” and $100 gift certificate from Sickles Market. Preregistra­tion is not required. There is no entry fee.

The rules of the Biggest Tomato Contest require that participants enter only one tomato and that it must be grown by them. Tomatoes may be green, red, pink, white, or orange. The winning tomato will be judged by weight only.

Registration in the contest grants permission for the entrant’s name and likeness to be used in the contest to related marketing materials.

“We decided to hold the Biggest Tomato Contest because we have many enthusiastic garden customers who love a bit of fun and competition,” said Bob Sickles, third generation owner of Sickles Market. “Also these types of events offer a platform for sharing information and tips among our professionals and the gardeners.

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“We anticipate that our contestants will be swapping tips on how they grew their largest tomato, too. Plus, the professionals from Coast of Maine will also have some helpful hints on growing the healthiest, most productive crops in your home gardens. And gardening enthusiasts know that it’s as important to build your soil in the fall as it is in the spring,” he said.



Red Bank Elks Lodge No. 233 will be holding its Annual Bill Connors Memorial Golf outing on Monday, Sept. 10.

The event will take place at Sun Eagles Golf Course, at Fort Monmouth in Tinton Falls with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Play is limited to first 124 that sign up.

The cost of the event is $120 per person that includes continental breakfast, green fees, cart, and steak dinner at the lodge at about 2 p.m. The steak dinner includes draft beer, wine and soda.

All money raised will benefit the lodge and all they do to support the needs of our United States veterans, special needs children and the needs of our community.

Registration for the golf outing is available online at the Red Banks Elks website: Redbankelks.org.

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The Annual Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Admission and parking are free.

Board and Monmouth streets will be closed to vehicular traffic as approximately 300 artists, crafters, retailers, merchants, restaurants and food vendors will be exhibiting their wares.

There will be inflatable rides, live music, a DJ, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, games and family fun throughout the event. The 17-piece Full-Count Jazz Band will be performing at 11:30 a.m. on Broad Street and will be followed at 2 p.m. by The Flying Dogs of Jupiter Rock Band. Other musical entertainment will be performing on Monmouth Street.

Free prizes will be given away by radio stations New Jersey 101.5-FM and Breeze Radio.

Additional information is available by visiting the website at www.streetfairs.org.

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Backward Glances, located at 43 Broad St., will be holding its Halloween costume preview day on Sunday, Sept. 9, with a portion of the sales being donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Isaac victims.

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