News copy history book, May 25

• The The Thursday rock concert series will premiere in 2022 on June 2 with a performance by James Maddock. All concerts take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Monmouth County Hall of Records plaza, Main Street, Freehold Borough. Concerts are free. Bring a lawn chair. Rest of the schedule is as follows: June 9, The Pat Rudy Band; June 16, Funky Uncle All-Stars; June 23, The Weeklings; June 30, Eddie Testa Band; July 7, dance mission; July 14, Joe Parakata Band; July 21, Matt Urey Band; July 28, Chuck Lambert band with Ko Moo Ji; August 4, Parrot Beach; August 11, Colossal Street Jam; August 18, Pat Guadagno & Friends; August 25, Turnstyles.

• Freehold area The Arts Council 2022 Summer Jazz, Blues, and More Concert Series will take place every Sunday through August (June 5 through August 28) from 7-9 p.m. at Downtown Freehold Gazebo, Main Street, Freehold Borough. Concerts are free. Bring a lawn chair.

• Farmers’ Market It will be held every Friday from July through October, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Monmouth County Hall of Records plaza, Main Street, Freehold Borough.

• pink ribbons From Central New Jersey will host a fashion show and noon lunch on June 16 at the Reception Center, 172 Freneau Ave. , Matwan. Tickets $55. All proceeds go directly to Susan G. Komen for local women. Details: Helen Cohen, 732-577-0303, or Joanne Stephenson, 732-252-8705.

• Shaarei Ameth Temple, 400 Craig Road, Manalapan, will host a blood drive from 3-8pm on May 31. Appointments are preferred. For an appointment, visit, sponsor code 70269, or call 800-933-2566. Notifications are accepted if spaces allow. Donors have a chance to win an interview. Sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center.

• municipal officials in Manalapan announced that the regular meeting of the township committee originally scheduled for May 25 has been canceled and rescheduled to June 1. The closed workshop session will begin at 5 p.m. and the public segment will begin at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in person only at City Hall, 120 Road 522 and Taylors Mills Road.

• Environment of Manalapan The commission will conduct the sale of the original plants on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine) at Manalapan Recreation Center, 520 Route 522, under the Dreyer Pavilion and at Echo Patio. Native plants require less fertilizer, pesticides, and watering, and are less susceptible to pests and diseases. The plants that will be available for purchase were grown locally by Stephen Kristof of Stephen Kristof Nursery. Credit cards are accepted. Everyone is welcome to attend the factory sale.

• Monmouth County The Retired Teachers Association will meet on June 14 at Spring Lake Manor, Spring Lake. The meeting will begin at 11 am Attendees may arrive early to enjoy the Federation’s 60th Jubilee celebration starting at 10:30 am A new roster of officers will be installed and the annual MCREA Charitable Awards will be presented to this year’s winners. Members are encouraged to bring non-perishable donations to the local food bank. For reservations, contact [email protected] or call 995-732-7754. Reservations must be completed before 3 June. We always welcome new members.

• Allentown in the West Monmouth County was a tube station and local historian John Fabiano will tell the story during a free 90-minute walking tour sponsored by the Allentown Village Initiative on June 18 starting at 10 a.m. in Pete Sensi Park, Main Street, Allentown. They Came for Freedom will lead participants beyond the homes, shops, cemeteries, and historical monuments that played a role in helping escaped slaves from the South reach freedom in the North. Register in advance to start a timed tour at Registrants will be set to start timings at 30-minute intervals beginning at 10 a.m. on June 18.

• 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.

• Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, off Route 79, Marlborough, reopened its thrift store on Saturday. 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 The Park System will host mill demonstrations on May 28 and 29 at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township. Watch the 19th century mill in action. Each demonstration takes about 15 minutes. free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• Monmouth County The Park System will host historic tours of Lewis Battery May 28-29 from noon to 4 p.m. at Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, in the Rocky Point section. Take a tour of the restored Historic Battery Lewis and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• Monmouth County The Park System will host a Decoration Day celebration on May 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel. Enjoy the company of family and friends as the park system honors this early American holiday. free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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 in 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.

• 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

• 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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