All Saints’ Memorial Church, locally known as the Stone Church, at 202 Navesink Ave. in the Navesink section, is hosting its neighbors, especially those displaced or affected by Sandy, at a free dinner and movie night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 31.
The family-friendly evening of home cooking and fellowship will offer kids a chance to play before the movie and adults to chat over dinner while learning about the many resources available through the Long-Term Recovery Group.
Contractors, legal information and other resource information will be available. For more information call 732-291-0214 or visit www.allsaintsnvavesink.org.
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“Me I Am,” a mixed-media exhibit of self-portraits by students from the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School, will hold an opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Finelines building, 21 W. Lincoln Ave.
The portraits by children ages 3 to 12 will show a rich variety of themes and emotions regarding self-identity. Refreshments will be served courtesy of Zoe’s Vintage Kitchen. Exhibit will run through Friday, June 14, with hours to be announced.
Fair Haven First Aid Squad marked National EMS Week, May 19 to 25, by announcing new members who have recently joined the squad. Residents Ryan Corbett, Lisa Haskell, Nancy Hartman and Sherri Lambert have completed their first-responder training and are active members. Diane Feeney also has passed her first-responder exam and will be sworn in as a member of the Fair Haven Fire Department at its July meeting.
The theme for this year’s EMS Week was “EMS: One Mission, One Team.” The Fair Haven First Aid Squad responds to every fire department call as well as to emergency medical situations. The squad is an all-volunteer unit of the Fair Haven Fire Department and provides around-the-clock emergency medical services, land and water rescue, and emergency medical transportation for borough residents. In 2012, Fair Haven First Aid squad responded to 621 calls.
“National EMS Week reminds us that first-responders are the front line between local communities and area hospitals and we are proud to serve Fair Haven and our surrounding communities,” said Katy Frissora, FHFA president.
Those interested in being a first responder may email FHF Captain Trudy Wojciehowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Two local artists will be performing at 6 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Oceanic Free Library, 109 Avenue of Two Rivers.
Attendees will be able to enjoy a fun evening with Carly McIlvaine and Chris York, a Rumson police officer. Mcilvanine and York will be singing and discussing their Jersey Shore inspirations and their musical techniques.
Admission is free and open to the public but due to space limitations, those planning to attend are asked to register by calling the library at 732-842-2692.
The Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church is holding its annual strawberry festival from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the 352 Sycamore Ave. church.
Strawberries, strawberry desserts and other baked goods will be offered for sale along with handmade crafts, garden greens, “pre-loved” purses, shoes, jewelry, hats and scarves. The proceeds from the event will go to missions.
Additional information is available by contacting the church office at 732-747-3557 or visiting www.tpcas.org.
The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Source Foundation will hold a barbeque fundraiser Saturday, June 1, to benefit the Riyadh’na Farrow Memorial Fund.
The event takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Count Basie Field, 11 Henry St., Red Bank. The rain date is Sunday, June 2. Tickets are $10, and are available in advance or at the event.
RBR’s most difficult school year began with the sudden and shocking loss of a beloved young lady, Riyadh’na Farrow of Red Bank. Riyadh’na was a senior excited about the prospect of going to college and beginning her new life. An empty seat will be reserved for her at the RBR graduation in June.
Her school will memorialize her spirit in perpetuity with the funding of this scholarship created in her name.
The Source Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization. It fundraises for the RBR Source, the high school’s school-based youth services program, which has the mission: “To remove all obstacles that impede the success of young people in the community.”
The organization offers services to students and their families including individual, group and family counseling, preventative medical and dental care, academic support, scholarship opportunities and recreational and cultural events.
Additional information is available by contacting Suzanne Keller, the Source coordinator, at email@example.com.
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Tegan Lynch, a senior at Red Bank Regional High School, is one of three students from across the state to win a $1,000 scholarship offered by the New Jersey League of Municipalities.
The league, which serves municipal government interests in New Jersey, awarded the scholarships based on an essay contest, in which entrants wrote about their municipal government.
Participating towns from across the state, including Little Silver, received entries from their local students and then chose one entry to send to the league for final consideration. Little Silver chose Tegan’s essay from among several excellent Little Silver entries. The league then chose Tegan’s essay from among dozens of statewide entries.
Tegan plans to attend Fairfield University in Connecticut in the fall.
Monmouth County Historical Association will celebrate the birthday of King George III from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Marlpit Hall (circa 1756), 137 Kings Highway.
Within the British Empire, including the American Colonies, celebration of the King’s birthday was one of the social events of the year. Visitors can come and see how this day might have been celebrated in the home of Loyalist Edward Taylor. Historical re-enactors dressed as Edward and his wife Mary Ogborne Taylor will welcome guests.
Musical entertainment of the period, played on the harpsichord and recorder, will be presented by The Practitioners of Musick with John Burkhalter of Princeton.
Marlpit Hall was home to the prominent Loyalist Taylor family at the time of the Revolution. Many of its members were among the area’s leading politicians, farmers, merchants and landowners. Edward Taylor endured house arrest for his political position and the family lost much its fortune and influence. The house was restored, furnished and donated to Monmouth County Historical Association by Margaret Riker Haskell in 1936 when it became the first restored house museum in the region.
Light refreshments will be served and admission is free. Parking is available at the adjacent Middletown Village School.
Monmouth County Historical Association is a private nonprofit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.
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The 2nd annual 5K Run to Hear race, sponsored by the Middletown Lions Club, will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Thompson Park, Lincroft.
The event is for every level of runners or walkers. Medals and prizes will be awarded for each age group.
A special drawing for two scholarships will be held. The top prize will be $1,500 and the second one for $500. High school or college students who have finished the run – walking or running – are eligible.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. T-shirts will be given to preregistered participants.
The event raises money for hearing aids for the less fortunate and eye testing for elementary school-age students. The Middletown Lions have tested more than 4,000 students in the last few years at no charge to the community.
Additional information and registration are available at mlions.org/entryform.pdf.
The Red Bank Public Library, 84 West Front St., will host the Red Bank Chamber Ensemble when they perform in the Eisner Room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. Members of the group are Monmouth County high school students enrolled in the Red Bank Regional Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Teacher Jeffrey Boga conducts the ensemble.
The concert is free and open to all; no registration is required.
The library also will host an interactive three-part education series, “Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s,” beginning Tuesday, June 11. The series is designed specifically for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, or a related dementia, and those who support them.
Advance registration is required. Registration and additional information is available by contacting Laura Hawkins, coordinator of Early-Stage Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, at 973-586-4300.
For more information on programs at the Red Bank Public Library, visit www. lmxac.org/redbank or call 732-842-0690.
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