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December 14, 2012
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Auditions will be held for the Fifth Annual Sounds of the Highlands, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Singers, dancers, poets and instrumentals between the ages of 5 and 18 are encouraged to audition for the performance scheduled on March 10 at the Central Baptist Church.

The annual concert is sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council. Jose Loo has returned this year as the music director and will be backed with a band that will include Dave Crowton on guitar and Jim Mazell on drums.

The special concert offers students an opportunity to perform on a stage in front of an audience of 200 people. The singers also will have an opportunity to work with the band.

For more information, please contact Margaret Moro at mvmoro@verizon.net.



The Garden Club of Fair Haven will meet at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Youth Center on Fisk Road.

The guest speaker will be Nancy Kitchen, a nationally known floral designer whose work has included flower arrangements at the White House.

Kitchen will present large-scale flower designs as the basis for alternate designs using the same materials, creatively re-imagined.

There will be a nominal fee of $4 for guests, which will cover a luncheon.



The annual Middletown PBA Local 124 Toy Drive is under way. New toys can be brought to police headquarters at 1 Kings Highway, any of the township’s 11 fire houses or to Colonial American Bank at 1405 Route 35.

Donations can be given to Middletown police officers. Toys also are being collected by the Middletown High School North and South booster clubs, Thorne Middle School and other township schools.

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The township’s Policeman’s Benevolent Association local has contributed $1,500 toward the drive.

Toys will be distributed to Middletown Helps Its Own, Jason’s Dreams and 180 Turning Lives Around.

The 2012 toy drive runs through Dec. 20.



SandyFamilyMatch is a virtual giving tree.  This neighbor-helping-neighbor approach supports Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright families impacted by Super Storm Sandy by matching them with individuals, families and organizations who “adopt” them.

The adoption works via gift cards for groceries, gas for generators, grocery, household items, clothing, cleaning supplies, personal care items, tools, school supplies, sports equipment, bikes.

Recommended gift cards include: Target, Sears, Costco, Gap, Sports Authority, Staples, Toys ‘R’ Us, Home Depot/Lowes, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, ShopRite grocery store and gas stations.

Those interested in donating or registering for help should contact organizers through the website at http://sandyfamilymatch.wordpress.com/ or through email at sandyfamilymatch@gmail.com.



Red Bank Parks and Recreation is co-sponsoring a co-ed adult dodgeball league set to begin on Jan. 8. Games will be played at Red Bank Middle School on Tuesday nights between 8 and10 p.m.

The league is open to residents and nonresidents 21 and older. All ability levels are welcome as the emphasis is on having fun and meeting new people. The deadline to register is Jan. 2.

Additional information on how to register as an individual or full team is available by contacting league organizer Scott Cannon at 908-461-8946 or via email at cannonsportnsocialclub@verizon.net.

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