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March 22, 2013
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The Garden Club of Fair Haven will meet at noon Wednesday, April 3, at the Youth Center on Fisk Road.

The guest for April will be Karen Bussolini, a published photographer and garden writer. Bussolini, who has taught at the New York Botanical Gardens, will be speaking about designing gardens with silver and silver-toned plant material.

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



The Little Silver Animal Hospital Foundation for Ani­mals is sponsoring a wine tasting and gift auction from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Branches Catering in West Long Branch.

There will be wines to sample and light fare will be served. The evening includes a gift auction and a ring toss to win wines to take home.

Tickets will benefit the rescue groups of Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Tickets for Whiskers Wags and Wine can be purchased by phone at 732-842-8266, in person at the Little Silver Animal Hospital, 675 Branch Ave. or online at www.littlesilverfoundation.org.

Little Silver Animal Hospi­tal Foundation for Animals is a registered 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless pets and rescue groups in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Through fundraising and donations, the foundation supports efforts to save shelter animals that would otherwise be euthanized.



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The Seniors of Little Silver will be holding its first meeting of 2013 at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the clubhouse on Church Street.

The groups will be entertained with Irish songs and other selections by Ian Gallagher.

Monmouth County seniors are invited to come to the meeting and make new friends.

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The Art Society of Mon­mouth County will feature a free demonstration by Bob Mataranglo, a professional muralist, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Middletown Public Library, New Monmouth Road.

Matarangelo is a professional mural artist who will discuss, show his professional techniques and the planning involved in painting murals and answer any questions. He will show his works via video.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.


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The Poricy Park Conser­vancy, Middletown Town­ship Cultural and Arts Council, and Middletown’s Recreation Department will be teaming up Satuday, April 20, to put on a special Earth Day celebration.

The event will include cleanups at selected parks throughout the town, followed by a special celebration for all held at Poricy Park.

The celebration will include a musical production by Miss Sherri featuring Go Go Green, arts and crafts with recycled projects, learning workshops and more.

Any groups that are interested in cleaning up a park in a neighborhood should email Recreation Director Janet Dellett at jdellett@middletownnj.org.



The Red Bank Community Garden Committee (RBCG) was chosen as one of the recipients of a $1,000 grant to be used in the creation of Red Bank’s first community garden this spring when members attended the New Jersey Flower and Garden Show last month.

The Garden Committee is thankful for the efforts put forth by Kathleen Panepinto, from the Navesink Garden Club, who made this award possible.

The money will be deposited into an account established by the borough and will be allocated toward any initial start up expenses.

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Some of the funds will help to offset the costs of building materials for the new fence, tools, promotion and educational materials.

The RBCG, along with some local Master Garden­ers, plans to hold educational seminars for the general public about gardening and growing food locally and its impact on our environment.

Those who are interested in becoming involved in the garden community or purchasing or sponsoring a garden plot should visit the website at www.Redbanknj.org and look under Parks and Recreation or they may visit the parks and recreation department in person at borough hall, 90 Monmouth St. or call 732-741-9532 or 732-403-7924.


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