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February 8, 2013
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The Knollwood School’s eighth-grade graduation dance chili fundraiser will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Fair Haven Road.

The event will feature a traditional chili dinner with all homemade items including cornbread and lots of desserts.

Tickets can be bought at the door for $10 per person; children 10 and under are $5 per person. Take-out containers also are available for $10 each.

The dance will follow the graduation ceremony at Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School in June. After graduation the students return to Knollwood School by bus.

After returning to Knollwood, they all run down Third Street back to Sickles School. There – with the help of a huge parent volunteer committee – the gym is transformed into a huge party scene, theme-decorated and kept undercover until that night.

Proceeds from Chili Night, which has been a huge success in past years, go toward creating the magical atmosphere and party.



Crafters are wanted for the Monmouth County Park System’s Spring Craft Show, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Tatum Park Red Hill Road Activity Center.

The show coincides with the park system’s annual spring plant swap. Crafters can display original work only, no kit work or commercially purchased merchandise.

Applicants are asked to submit three photographs of their work. The cost is $25 per 10-by-10 space.

Interested crafters can download an application at www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-542-1642.

For the hearing impaired, the park system TTY/TDD number is 711.

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Community members will get the opportunity to refresh their driving skills, thanks to Regal Pointe Independent Living and AARP.

Regal Pointe will host a one-day AARP Safe Driver Refresher Course for defensive driving from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 1800 Route 35 South. Successful completion can result in discounts on car insurance and the elimination of one point on your license (contact your insurance agent for details).

The course is available to drivers, age 50 years and older, who have not yet completed the initial course or who have let three years pass since taking it.

The cost of the course for AARP members, with proof of membership, is $12 per person. The cost for nonmembers is $14 per person.

All participants must bring their AARP membership card (if applicable) and valid driver’s license. The event includes lunch, courtesy of Regal Pointe.

Seating is limited. The registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 11, and may be completed by calling 732-957-0083.



Jersey Shore Rose Society’s February meeting will provide information about Cooking with Roses.

Attendees will be able to discover recipes that use roses for cooking in meals during the session at the Community Room, Kensington Court Assisted Living, 864 Shrewsbury Ave.

All are welcome to the Feb. 23 meeting. A beginner’s clinic will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The main meeting will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and will include speaker Mary Hahn.

Additional information is available on the organization’s website at www.jsroses.com.

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