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November 29, 2013
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The Seniors of Little Silver will hold its next meeting and Christmas luncheon at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Women’s Club, Church Street.

The cost is $10 per person. Reservations, which must be made by Wednesday, Dec. 11, are available by calling Diane Tresente at 732-741-6932 or Dorothy Gunniss at 732-741-6687. After the lunch, the seniors will be entertained by The Monmouth Civic Chorus, singing various Christmas songs. All seniors from Monmouth County are welcome.

Additional information is available by calling Elaine Malnati, the organization president, at 732-842-4005.



Monmouth Cares and the Social Action Film Series invites the public to attend a free screening of “Fixing the Future” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1475 West Front St., Lincroft.

“Fixing the Future” documents a road trip by PBS correspondent David Brancaccio seeking people and organizations across America that are reinventing the economy through focusing on local solutions. Sustainable and innovative approaches to work and growth offer hope and renewal in challenging times. Light refreshments will be served.

Additional information is available by calling Dan Ciaglia at 732-284-6312. The organization’s website is uucmc.org.


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Parents are invited to bring their children, ages 2 to 5, for a free ABC Music & Me party to celebrate the holidays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Athena Learning Center, 1708 Route 35. “ABC Music & Me” by Kindermusik, is a research-based early childhood curriculum that uses bundled, thematic 30-minute lessons to help preschoolers from ages 18 months to 4 years old learn important language, listening and social skills.

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Reservations required and may be made by calling Jen Harrison at 732-719-4266 or visiting middletownnj.myathenalearningcenter.com.



The Monmouth County Audubon Society will host a bird walk 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, on Sandy Hook. The trip will be led by members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, all very familiar with Sandy Hook and its birds. “Many species of ducks, which breed in the Arctic, spend the winter in the area,” said Stuart Malmid, one of the leaders of the bird walk. “They seek protection in the coves along Sandy Hook and usually remain here most of the winter. In addition, hawks continue to hunt here all winter, and they’re fascinating to watch. And we don’t discount the possibility of seeing some really rare birds. It takes some time to find one rare duck in a flock of several hundred, but the more eyes searching the flock, the better our chances.”

Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 10 a.m. in Parking Lot B. The trip is open to both members and nonmembers of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, and participation is free.

Advance registration is not required. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, which can be blustery and unpredictable along the coast; wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars and field guides. In case of questionable weather, check the organization’s website the evening before the trip for updates.

Further information and directions can be obtained by visiting the club’s website at www.monmouthaudubon.org.

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