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May 31, 2013
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FilmOneFest presents I’m So Excited, with Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Edwards Cinemas, 82 First Ave. Following the benefit screening there will be a reception at The Painted Frame, 78 First Ave. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The Painted Frame or at the door.

FilmOneFest wishes to thank Sony Pictures Classics and Edwards Cinemas for making this special screening possible.



The Monmouth County Archives will present a workshop, entitled “Genealogy Research at the Monmouth County Archives,“ from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednes­day, June 19, at the Mon­mouth County Connection, 3544 State Highway 66, Neptune. Presented by Tara L. Christiansen, reference archi­vist of the Monmouth County Archives, the program will discuss numerous archives-record series, dating back to the 1700s, in which names of citizens are mentioned. The presentation will explain some of the most useful types of records for family research and how they can be used either online or at the archives.

The workshop is free and open to all Monmouth County residents, but registration is required and may be completed by calling 732-303-2828.



The Tower Hill Concert Series presents An Evening of Handbells at 7 p.m. June 9, at The First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank (Tower Hill), 255 Harding Road.

Under the direction of Adam Peithmann, the church’s director of music ministries, the handbell ringers will employ two 5-octave sets of bronze bells for a total of 127 bells and four octaves of choir chimes.

Heading the program are the 10 Calvin Ringers, who are students at area high schools. Their eclectic program includes arrangements of beloved hymn tunes and also secular works, such as theme music from Pirates of the Caribbean and Prisms, a whimsical composition that keeps the ringers in perpetual motion. The flamboyant Rhythmic Rip is an avant-garde work that features a percussive “drumline.” The program also includes special appearances by three of the church’s graded handbell choirs.

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The concert is presented without charge. An offering will be taken to offset expenses of the ringers’ annual summer tour. The 2013 tour includes performances at Disney World, Orlando, as well as two appearances at Winter Park, (Fla.) Presbyterian Church.

The church is handicapped-accessible.

Additional information about Tower Hill Concert Series events is available by calling 732-747-1348 or visiting www.towerhillchurch. org.



The New Jersey Environ­mental Federation is holding its open house art show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 31.

The event is being hosted by Clean Water Action and the Art Mint at the environmental group’s new offices at 198 Bright Ave.

The federation’s Belmar office was wiped out by Super Storm Sandy but thanks to the many members, the office is up and running again in Long Branch.

The evening will feature environmentally themed work from local artists, including Two River Times™ Chief Photographer Scott Longfield. The evening will feature a wine reception with light fare, door prizes and more. The reception is free and open to the public. The art will be available for sale.

Additional information is available by calling 732-963-9714.



Calling all bakers, gardeners and crafters. It’s time to start planning entries into the 2013 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition.

Staff will accept entries of art, photos, crafts, honey, needlework and canned goods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 22. Entries from senior centers will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23. Flower and vegetable entries should be delivered to the fairgrounds from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 26. Baked goods should be delivered to the fairgrounds from 9 a.m to noon Saturday, July 27.

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After judging, the winning entries in the 2013 Home & Garden Competition can be seen at the 39th Annual Monmouth County Fair. For information about on the home and garden competition, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000. People with hearing impairment may call 711, the TTY/TDD number.

The Monmouth County Fair will run July 24-28 at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township.


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