Category Archives: Toms River

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show

The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show will be returning to the Toms River Elks Lodge, 600 Washington Street, Toms River, on Sunday August 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Come on out and join us for a day of kid friendly, great family fun.

We will feature the “Artist Lounge” with more than 20 artiest, writers, and creators of comics and independent books.  Guest include Joe del Beato (G.I. Joe), /bob Petrecca (Batman), Mackenzie Rose Hawk, Tom Schoendorn, Danny Kelly, Ted Riddle, Isaiah Puga, Jeremiah Kleckner.  Also on hand will be more than 36 vendors offering up everything from golden age to modern, anime, graphic novels, non-sport cards, toys, crafts, collectibles and so much more! Continue reading Jersey Shore Comic Book Show

Toms River Native Brings The Bard to Huddy Park This Summer

The Toms River Shakespeare Festival takes its inaugural steps this summer to a custom built stage at Huddy Park, in Downtown Toms River. Founder & Producing Artistic Director, Lori Garrabrant, selected The Tempest because of it’s title event – the large storm conjured by the main character – a storm similar to one faced by Toms River and surrounding areas in 2012.

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ACTIVE ADULT SUMMER SESSION OFFERS TWO-DAY ADVENTURE AT OCC

If you are 55 years of age or older, you can spend time on the beautiful Ocean County College (OCC) campus, make new friends, enjoy delicious meals, learn to write poetry, be alert to “senior scams,” discover the “second half of life,” and see a show at the planetarium!  Continuing and Professional Education will offer a two-day mini-vacation Active Adult Session: “Delight in the Joy of Summer” from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17, Novins Planetarium (Building #13), OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Seating is Limited.  Registration Required. Continue reading ACTIVE ADULT SUMMER SESSION OFFERS TWO-DAY ADVENTURE AT OCC

Local Families Welcome NYC Children

The Central and Southern New Jersey Committee will be welcoming 14 New York City children as they arrive in Toms River on 7/11/2017. Volunteer host families share their summers for up to two weeks with Fresh Air children, ages seven to 18, who leave behind the city streets to run barefoot in the grass or see the stars at night. Some children are leaving home for the first time, while others are returning to visit the same host families for consecutive summers.
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$5,000 AWARDED TO GRUNIN CENTER AT OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College received a grant of $5,000 by OceanFirst Bank of Toms River. The grant monies will be used for student scholarships of the full stage performance of the children’s opera Brundibar.

As part of the County Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy, Eli Villanueva, Los Angeles Opera Director, will take residence at the Jersey Shore this summer for a two-week intensive study and performance of Brundibar, by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krista.  Originally performed by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II, the opera tells the story of a brother and sister who join forces with a sparrow, a cat, and a dog to outwit the evil organ grinder, Brundibar.

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CRISIS HOTLINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Crisis Hotline Volunteers needed for CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties’ training beginning Tuesday, September 12, 2017, two nights a week for 6 weeks (Tuesdays & Thursdays) from 6:30-9:30 P.M.  Training will be held at Magnolia Gardens in Toms River. CONTACT is a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline that also provides information & referral to community resources.  All calls are free, confidential and anonymous. Training is free.  BECOME A VOICE TO THOSE IN DISTRESS–Make a difference in your community! – call 732-240-6104 for additional information and registration.

CELEBRATE “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” AND ATTEND A PREMIERE DINOSAUR PARTY DURING THE MONTH OF JULY AT PLANETARIUM!

Enjoy a celestial experience at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13) on the Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Please park in Parking Lot #2.  Enjoy a variety of laser, kids, and sky shows!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Patriotic Craft & Indoor Firework Laser Show (All Ages) – Saturday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m. (craft) and 11:30 a.m. (laser show), $10 all seats. Join in the celebration with an indoor fireworks display set to the songs from Laser Spirit. Using a mix of pop, classic rock, oldies, adult contemporary, and patriotic music, this motivating laser show will make you proud to be a visionary, idealist, achiever, and American! Stirring laser effects and beautiful background artwork and images come together to produce an uplifting and inspirational experience.
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