News copy history book, April 27

• Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, off Route 79, Marlborough, will reopen its thrift store Saturday, May 7. The thrift store will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon through July. New and nearby items including clothing, toys, home décor, jewelry, household items, crafts, and holiday decorations will be available for purchase. Everyone is welcome to visit the thrift store.

• Monmouth County Park System will present the musical “Camelot” produced by Mickey and Judy Productions at Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft. Musical numbers include “I Wonder What the King’s Doing Tonight,” “If I’d Ever Leave You,” and “C’est Moi.” Shows at 7 pm on May 13, 14, 20 and 21. The show is open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with two adults. The cost is $15 per person; $10 for people 55 and older and children ages 12-17. Tickets are sold at the door as space permits; However, pre-registration is recommended. To register, visit or call 732-842-4000.

• Blood Services in New Jersey, a division of the New York Blood Center, will conduct blood drives that are open to the public. The following blood drives are scheduled: May 1, Marlborough Recreational Community Center, 1996 Recreation Way, Marlborough, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; May 3, Freehold High School, 2 Robertsville Rd, Freehold Borough, 2:15-6:45 p.m.; May 13, Freehold Raceway Mall, 3710 Route 9, Freehold Township, 12:30-6:30 p.m. To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter . Deer

• Monmouth County The Park System will host Walnford Day on May 15 from 11am-5pm at Historic Walnford, Walnford Rd, Upper Hold. This family-friendly event offers visitors the opportunity to explore the historic site, see the 19th-century mill windmill in action, tour the Waln’s elegant family home and go on a horse-drawn carriage tour (1-4 p.m.). Special Guests Magnolia Street String will perform bluegrass music from 1-4pm. Entry and parking are free. Details: Visit or call 732-842-4000.

• Shalom Temple From Aberdeen Volunteers for Israel with speaker Mark Werner will take place on May 1st at 7pm. The conversation will be via Zoom. For a Zoom link and registration, call 732-566-2621 or email [email protected]. Werner volunteered at Israeli military bases for 18 years to show support for Israel. He has written about Sar-El, an organization that enables volunteers from around the world to work in a civilian capacity on Israeli military bases.

• New Fellowship It started at Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, Marlboro. Pizza with God features a pizza meal followed by music and dedication with crafts for children. Come as you are and bring dessert to share. The program will be held on the first Saturday of every month. Registration is required on the church’s Facebook page, but is not required to attend. Details: Harry Cross, 908-770-6607.

• Monmouth County The Park System will host a traditional sewing demonstration on April 30 from 1-3 p.m. at Historic Long Street Farm, Holmdale. Look at a quilter showing hand sewing. free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• 2022 Made In Monmouth, the event will take place on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. The event is free for sellers and residents. Made in Monmouth will showcase locally made products, such as baked goods, jewelry, wine, home décor and more. Interested producers and manufacturers can apply for a waiting list by contacting the Department of Economic Development by emailing [email protected] or calling 732-431-7470 for more information.

• Monmouth County The Park System will host its annual Creative Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 7 at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. This arts festival features specially selected artists’ works from pottery, photography, jewellery, painting and other media. The festival also includes live music, free activities, and art performances. Admission and parking are free. Details:

• Freehold High School The class of 1972 will celebrate their class’s 50-year reunion on July 23 at the American Hotel, Freehold Borough. Tickets are $85 per person and must be purchased in advance; No tickets will be sold at the door. The deadline for purchasing tickets is July 13. For more information, contact Sue Shrott via email at [email protected] or call 732-995-7754.

• Free ownership of Alex Lodge No. 1454 will be holding an All-U-Can-Eat Sunday Breakfast from 9-11:30 a.m. on the third Sunday of every month at Resort 73 E. Main St. , Freehold Borough. Extensive menu cooked to order. adults, $11; Children 12 and under, $5.

• Eel Freehold The Motorcycle Commission will present the New Jersey State Elks Army of Hope Poker Run 2022, in memory of Chris Malvone and veterans who have fallen and are seriously injured, on April 30, by rain or precipitation. Everyone is welcome to register from 9-11 am at Freehold Elks Lodge No. 1454, 73 E. Main St. , Freehold Borough. The poker race starts and ends at the hut. Cost is $20 per passenger and $15 per passenger, and includes poker, a 1 p.m. party for food, drinks, and a DJ. Admission to the party is only $15. Details: Kristen Reese, 347-739-6254, or Joe Bendelli, 908-635-4788.

• Mr. Rutgers Gardeners will hold a Spring Garden Day Plant Sale May 13-14 at the Monmouth County Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, through Rutgers University, 4000 Kozlowski Road, Freehold Township. Gorgeous plants and free gardening talks by Rutgers Master Gardeners will be available on both days.
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• Monmouth County Officials Schedule the following paper shredding events: August 6, Freehold Borough, Park Avenue Elementary School, 280 Park Avenue; Sept 24, Marlborough Town Hall, 1979 Township Drive; October 1, Colts Neck, Municipal Parking Lot, 124 Cedar Drive; October 8, Freehold Town Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza. All slicing events will be held from 9am to 1pm. County residents may shred up to 100 pounds of documents. Large binder clips should be removed from documents; Staples and paper clips can be kept. Information about paper shredding and recycling events can be found in the recycling section of the county’s website,, or call 732-683-8686, ext. 8967.

• Monmouth County The library offers six classes available at any time and without any prior registration on virtual yoga, highlighting breathing, movement, stretching, and other activities. Each program is offered at https://ly/MonCoLibraryYoga. Programs are presented by Stephen Russell of Becoming Sound. Interested individuals can choose their own motion path from six of the most popular video series in the library. The sessions are breathing yoga. Yoga stretches. Yoga movement yoga stretching with support. Yoga at home on the floor. And yoga at home. Individuals should consult their physician before beginning any exercise program.

• New Jersey blood services, A department of the New York Blood Center is looking for volunteers to help donors with blood drives in the area. No medical background necessary. Volunteers must be open to providing friendly customer service, be able to perform tasks as needed, and must provide proof of coronavirus vaccination prior to volunteering. You must have transportation. All training is provided, including precautions for the safety of staff and blood donors. For additional information, call or text Sharon Zeets at 732-850-8906, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To apply online as a blood drive volunteer, go to https://www.nybc .org/support-us/volunteer-nybc/volunteer app/

• Guild of Embroiders of America – Monmouth Chapter is dedicated to teaching and sharing the joys of embroidery. The organization welcomes seamstresses of all levels. Evening Zoom Sewingers will meet on the first Monday of every month at 7pm Daily Zoom Daily Sewingers will meet on the third Thursday of every month at 10am Details: Toni, 732-462-5540, or visit the website: www.mcega. Deer

• CentraState Medical The center has launched a new online grief support group led by licensed and certified grief counseling clinical social workers to assist individuals who have experienced the loss of loved ones. The group is open to adults in the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Private groups provide a safe, non-judgmental space for participants to share their feelings and struggles. Group meets via Zoom on the first and third Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. To register, call 732-303-5170 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

• Samaritan Center It operates a pantry to provide supplementary food to those in need in Manalapan, Marlborough, Morganville, Englishtown and the town of Milestone. For information, call 732-446-1142 and make an appointment. Donations of money and food are gratefully accepted to support the operation of the center.

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