Town Journal: May 30 -June 6

May 30, 2014
Print Friendly


The Bikers Against Bullying event, hosted by Heroes & Cool Kids, will take place Saturday, May 31, at the Vonage Corporate Headquarters.

The rain date is June 7.

Registration for motorcyclists starts at 9 a.m.; ride begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at about 12:30 p.m. When the riders return to Vonage at 12:30 p.m., there will be a celebration that includes appearances of professional athletes Bruce Harper, Gerry Cooney, Wayne Chrebet, Stephen Baker and OJ Anderson, plus a car show, food trucks and live music from Whiskey Fueled, Lynchburg Renegade, Jenevieve Cruz & the Submissives and Dave McCarthy.

Heroes & Cool Kids is a not-for-profit organization, cofounded by Harper, a former New York Jet. The organization uses former professional athletes to teach high school students to mentor fifth- and sixth-graders in their sending districts.

Founded in 1998, the program is implemented in 65 school districts across the state of New Jersey and in Rockland County, N.Y.  Topics covered include positive lifestyle choices, bully prevention, bystander responsibility, and drug, alcohol and tobacco use prevention.

All non-participants are welcome to stop by between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy the event and at 12:30 or 1 p.m. welcome back the motorcyclists who are riding to support bullying prevention.

Further information is available by contacting cofounder Susan Rudolph at 201-641-0699 or Brian Veisz at Vonage at 732-284-8515.


The HERO Campaign, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers to prevent drunk driving tragedies, will sponsor its first Monmouth County Hero Walk on Sunday, June 8, on the  Brookdale Community College campus.

The walk is in remembrance of John R. Elliott and all victims of drunken driving tragedies, including Freehold native and former Brookdale student, Chad Horne. The Horne Family will host the walk in Chad’s memory.

Letter: Reflecting on the 'Ridge Road Run'

Elliott, a U.S. Navy ensign, was a 22-year-old resident of Egg Harbor Township when he was killed in a head-on collision with a drunken driver in July 2000, two months after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. Horne, also 22, of Freehold, was traveling home from Pennsylvania in January 2010 when he was killed by a drunken driver.

The John R. Elliott Hero Campaign has sponsored several walks including its annual Ocean City walk, which attracts more than 2,000 supporters of the Hero Campaign.

The campaign also has sponsored walks at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. with the New England Patriots, and at the University of Delaware. Sponsors, walkers and teams interested in participating can contact the campaign or register at


The David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at Monmouth Medical Center is hosting “Brainstorm: A Dialogue and Education Series,” a free seminar from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, in the Borden Auditorium in Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave.

The free seminar for those affected by all types of brain tumors, as well as those facing serious illness, will focus on understanding the role of visual rehabilitation and therapy.

Guest speakers are Norman P. Einhorn O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., of the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, and Linda Clemente, OTR/L, of the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. They will provide an overview of neuro-visual anatomy as well as discuss ***ITALhow***END we see versus ***ITALwhat***END we see. Other topics discussed during the seminar will include field loss and double vision, what happens when weird things appear and ways to improve memory.

Registration, sandwiches and snacks will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the seminar and panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. A complimentary “Art is Good” workshop will be offered free of charge in a separate room for school-age children and teens whose family members are attending the brainstorm seminar.

The Spirit of Shrewsbury

The seminar is free but registration is required as space is limited. Registrations can be made via or by calling 732-995-5315. Include name, contact information and the name(s) of all attendees.

Videos and excerpts from past Brainstorm seminars as well as resource guides are available online at


All are welcome to attend a free, hands-on Social Media Technologies Community Workshop about technology trends, social media and easy ways to use these tools in everyday life from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at All’s Saints’ MemorialChurch, aka the Stone Church, at 202 Navesink Ave.

Diocese of New Jersey Communications Director Jonathan Elliott and a team of smart and enterprising people from All Saints’ will provide tips, tricks and know-how to help understand social medial and cutting-edge technology.

Attendees are asked to bring their smartphone, tablet or laptop. Wi-Fi and light refreshments will be provided.

Additional information and registration are available by calling 732-872-1716.


The Jersey Four will perform a two-hour concert featuring their six-member band and four vocalists to recreate the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

The performance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Monmouth Reform Temple, 322 Hance Ave.

General admission is $35, with reserved seating at $55. Tickets and additional information are available by contacting Mindy or Helene at Monmouth Reform Temple, 732-747-9365. PayPal is available by copying and pasting:


If you liked this story, you’ll love our newspaper. Click here to subscribe

You may also like