Toms River – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com Forked River Gazette Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:41:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-Forked-River-Gazette-Logo-32x32.png Toms River – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com 32 32 OCC FOUNDATION TO HONOR OCEAN COUNTY FREEHOLDER VIRGINIA “GINNY” HAINES AS HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR – June 15 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/occ-foundation-honor-ocean-county-freeholder-virginia-ginny-haines-humanitarian-year-june-15/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/occ-foundation-honor-ocean-county-freeholder-virginia-ginny-haines-humanitarian-year-june-15/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:01:08 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34907 Save-the-Date! The Ocean County College Foundation’s 2018 Annual Scholarship Celebration will be held on Friday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. on the Ocean County College Main Campus in Toms River. Virginia “Ginny” Haines (Toms River) will be honored as Humanitarian of the Year. Scholarship Celebration proceeds will benefit the mission of the Ocean County College Foundation. “It is the Ocean County College Foundation’s great … Continue reading OCC FOUNDATION TO HONOR OCEAN COUNTY FREEHOLDER VIRGINIA “GINNY” HAINES AS HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR – June 15

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Save-the-Date! The Ocean County College Foundation’s 2018 Annual Scholarship Celebration will be held on FridayJune 15 at 6:00 p.m. on the Ocean County College Main Campus in Toms River. Virginia “Ginny” Haines (Toms River) will be honored as Humanitarian of the Year. Scholarship Celebration proceeds will benefit the mission of the Ocean County College Foundation.

“It is the Ocean County College Foundation’s great privilege to name Ginny as its Humanitarian of the Year,” said Kenneth J. Malagiere, Executive Director of the Ocean County College Foundation.

“A lifelong resident of Ocean County, Ginny is an elected member of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, bringing with her years of public service and leadership experience. Her vast knowledge in state and local politics, along with her dedication and service to the community, illustrates why Ginny has been chosen for the OCC Foundation’s highest honor,” Malagiere added.

The Ocean County College Foundation Scholarship Celebration is held annually to assist the Foundation in its mission to make higher education accessible to Ocean County residents through scholarships and awards.  The event will feature a sumptuous gourmet buffet, live entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction.  Individuals and businesses may lend support by purchasing a ticket, becoming a sponsor, or donating an auction item.

The Ocean County College Foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects.

For information on how to purchase tickets ($200 pp), become a sponsor, or donate an auction item for the 2018 Annual Scholarship Celebration, held on FridayJune 15 at 6:00 p.m., on Ocean County College’s Main Campus in Toms River, call the Ocean County College Foundation at 732-255-0492 or visit www.ocean.edu.

Virginia “Ginny” Haines Biography

A member and trustee of the Ocean County College Foundation Board, Freeholder Haines is immediate past-Chair and has served in various capacities over the years. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Toms River, Advisory Council for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Toms River Student Loan Fund Board. Freeholder Haines has worked closely with the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts, Monmouth/Ocean Foodbank, Ocean County Heart Association, United Way, and Local Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse of Ocean County. She has also served as a speaker and mentor for the Christine Todd Whitman Excellence in Public Service Series.

For the past three decades, Freeholder Haines immersed herself not only in private charities and in organizations, but has also made a commitment to local and state government. She had served on the Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority, previously serving as Chair. For the past 15 years, she has been a County Committeewoman District 9 Township of Toms River, and since the mid-1980s an Ocean County Republican State Committeewoman.  Freeholder Haines previously served as  Municipal Chair for the Township of Toms River, and a member of the National, New Jersey, and Ocean County Federation of Republican Women. She is presently a member and had served as President of the Toms River Regular Republican Organization and served on the Toms River (formerly Dover Township) Township Committee.

Among her many honors, Freeholder Haines received the Republican National Committee Mary Louise Smith Trailblazer Award, and two Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Toms River Township Republican Club and Lakewood Republican Club, as well as the New Jersey Law Enforcement Association Recognition Award. She has also been an Honoree by the Ocean County Young Republicans and Charter Member Honoree by the Barnegat Women’s Republican Club.

Freeholder Haines was named a Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and Lions Club International Foundation Melvin Jones Fellow. She was named Citizen of the Year by both the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

A strong supporter of the Scouts, Freeholder Haines was recognized with the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Women of Distinction Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, along with the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award and Loyal Buffalo Award.

An inductee into the Lakewood High School Hall of Fame, Freeholder Haines is a member of the Joshua Huddy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

As an Ocean County Freeholder, she serves as liaison to a host of county departments and agencies that help serve as a lifeline for many local citizens. As Chair of Human Services and Liaison to Social Services, she works closely with those agencies and affiliated partners in making certain that programs and services are in place to help Ocean County’s most vulnerable and needy residents. She also serves as Liaison to the Ocean County Planning Department and the Department of Information Technology. Freeholder Haines serves as the Freeholder Board’s representative to the Southern New Jersey Freeholders Association, an alternate to the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, and liaison to the Local Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

Previously, Freeholder Haines served eight years as Executive Director of the New Jersey State Lottery. She also served as Assemblywoman in the State 10th Legislative District and as a Legislative Aide for Senator Robert Singer. In the New Jersey General Assembly, she served as Assistant Majority Whip, Vice Chair of the Labor Committee, and Clerk of the New Jersey General Assembly.

Since 2004, Freeholder Haines has been the New Jersey National Republican Committeewoman and is co-Chair of the Republican National Committee Northeast Region since 2013. She also served as a delegate in 2008, 2012, and 2016 for the Republican National Convention and has represented the state on numerous committees including the Ethics, Rules, Site Selection, and Convention Credentials committees.

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IRISH-THEMED SHOWS HIGHLIGHT MARCH EVENTS AT NOVINS PLANETARIUM http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/irish-themed-shows-highlight-march-events-novins-planetarium/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/irish-themed-shows-highlight-march-events-novins-planetarium/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:36:20 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34894  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 holiday shows! SPECIAL EVENTS FOR KIDS Sat, Mar 17 – Pre-K St. Patrick’s Day PJ Party Crafts & Show (11am Party Crafts & 11:30am … Continue reading IRISH-THEMED SHOWS HIGHLIGHT MARCH EVENTS AT NOVINS PLANETARIUM

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 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 holiday shows!

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR KIDS

Sat, Mar 17 – Pre-K St. Patrick’s Day PJ Party Crafts & Show (11am Party Crafts & 11:30am Show). For our littlest astronomers (Ages 4 & under), this shorter 30-minute show is just right for the Pre-K crowd! With a St. Patrick’s Day twist, learn about the stars and planets, see some laser songs, and have a great time! Don’t forget to wear your PJs! Tickets: $10 all seats, ages 3 and up. Advance purchase is recommended as this show often sells out.

Sat, Mar 17 – St. Patrick’s Day PJ Party Crafts & Show (12:30pm Party Crafts & 1pm Show). For kids (Ages 5 & up), this 45-minute show, with a St. Patrick’s Day twist, will feature the stars and planets, laser songs, and, of course, a great time! Don’t forget to wear your PJs! Tickets: $10 all seats, ages 3 and up. Advance purchase is recommended as this show often sells out.

PREMIERE! Sat, Mar 31 – Harold Shale: The Comet with No Tail (10:30am Craft & 11am Show) Way out in space, far from Earth, there’s a place called the Ort Cloud where baby comets are born. Once they learn what they are, baby comets, also called puppy comets, need to get an orbit and a tail. Take a trip through the solar system with Harold as he makes friends searching for his orbit and help Harold discover the way to get his tail. How? You’ll Find Out!Tickets: $10 all seats, ages 3 and up. Advance purchase is recommended as this show often sells out.

Sat, Mar 31, 2pm – Scout Show! This special Scout Edition of the popular Stars from My Backyard star talk is recommended for ages 12 and under. Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more with advance reservations.

GENERAL ADMISSION SHOW

Sat, Mar 3Mar 10Mar 17Mar 24, 7pm – Wonders of the Celtic Sky Live Star TalkThis in-depth tour of our current sky over New Jersey has an added twist of St. Patrick’s Celtic Sky! Learn what the ancient Celtic People are believed to have seen when they looked at the same constellations that we see, today. This ever-changing program explores the season’s constellations, bright stars, visible planets, deep sky objects, and celestial highlights. Constellation mythology and recent events are also included.

 KIDS SHOWS

Sat, Mar 3, 2pm – Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef (Ages 4 & up). Kaluoka’hina is the enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. Colorful inhabitants have always lived in peace … until a volcano erupts and the spell is broken! Now it’s up to the young sawfish, Jake, and his paranoid pal, Shorty, to restore the magic. Children will witness a one-of-kind underwater world that is jam-packed with adventure, danger, and riddles!

Sat, Mar 3Mar 10Mar 2412:30pm – The Stars from My Backyard (Ages 4-10). Learn about the sun, moon, weather, constellations, and planets visible in the current sky. Fun stories, songs, and a passing rainstorm help make this an exciting introduction for young children.

Sat, Mar 3Mar 10Mar 2411:30am – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (Ages 4 & up). Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street! Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, North Star, Sun, and Moon.

Sat, Mar 10 & Mar 242pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (Ages 5-12). From the boiling surface of the Sun to the icy rings of Saturn, children of all ages will be mesmerized by the incredible scenery as they discover the wonder of discovery! Embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring the planets alongside their ship’s navigator, a plucky astronomy book. Learn fun and interesting facts!

LASER SHOWS

Sat, Mar 3, 8:30pm – Laser Vinyl. A fantastic musical concert representing the best of classic rock with some of the most stunning laser art! Enjoy a fantastic audio-visual event that will rock your body, mind, and soul!  Artists include AC/DC, Van Halen, Queen, Kansas, Kiss, Aerosmith, Boston, Journey, Pink Floyd, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Sat, Mar 10, 8:30pm – Laser Beatles. The “Fab Four’s” best spanning six years and 11 albums becomes the background for dazzling laser-art and spectacular effects. All ages will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles.

Sat, Mar 17, 8:30pm – Laser U2Laser U2 features the band’s timeless classic and modern hits. This musical concert is set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immerse journey through this Irish rock band’s rise and success!

Sat, Mar 24 at 8:30pm  Laser Zeppelin. Proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, Led Zeppelin’s individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the ’60s and ’70s. The group has been hailed as one of the most successful, innovative, and influential bands, alongside Pink Floyd, U2, and The Beatles.

Sat, Mar 317pm – Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. This is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful, and thought provoking with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art. Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock, and jazz sounds.

Sat, Mar 318:15pm – Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall. Pink Floyd is always a crowd favorite and The Wall is considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second top seller behind Dark Side of the Moon.

 TICKETS: $10 adults$8 Seniors/OCC Alumni$7 children 12 & under/students with ID (unless otherwise noted!). To purchase tickets, visit tickets.ocean.edu or call 732-255-0343. (For groups of 20 or more, a Group Discount may be available. Call or enter promo code GROUPDISCOUNT when ordering online.) Tickets are available at the door but advance purchase is recommended as many shows sell out!

For recorded show information, call 732-255-0342.  For the latest news, events, show trailers, laser song playlists, and schedules, visit www.ocean.edu or visit us on Facebook.

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100.1 WJRZ-FM Presents 16th Annual Women’s Expo Fashion, Food, Fun and Hourly Giveaways http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/100-1-wjrz-fm-presents-16th-annual-womens-expo-fashion-food-fun-hourly-giveaways/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/100-1-wjrz-fm-presents-16th-annual-womens-expo-fashion-food-fun-hourly-giveaways/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:21:21 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34883 The 16th Annual Women’s Expo, a free event presented by Beasley Media Group’s 100.1 WJRZ-FM, will take place Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena (formerly Pine Belt Arena) at Toms River North High School, 1245 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, N.J. The Women’s Expo sponsored by … Continue reading 100.1 WJRZ-FM Presents 16th Annual Women’s Expo Fashion, Food, Fun and Hourly Giveaways

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The 16th Annual Women’s Expo, a free event presented by Beasley Media Group’s 100.1 WJRZ-FM, will take place Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena (formerly Pine Belt Arena) at Toms River North High School, 1245 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, N.J.

The Women’s Expo sponsored by Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates and Pine Belt Cadillac and Nissan will feature many exhibitors; demonstrations; shopping; giveaways; food sampling; free haircuts and makeup lessons courtesy of The Salon and Sephora (inside JC Penney), Ocean County Mall, and the Jersey Shore Academy, Brick, a Paul Mitchell School.

Prizes include goodie bags for the first 1,000 attendees; a chance to win $100 cash every 15 minutes; $1,000 gift certificate to Michael’s Furniture, Brick; an Apple Vacation for two to the all-inclusive Occidental Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic; two $100 gift cards to Journeys Shoe Store, Ocean County Mall; a $200 Skechers gift card; pampering party for the winner and five guests in the L’Occitane Boutique; a $200 gift basket, and more.

Haircuts and Styling at the 16th annual Women’s Expo

Learn easy ways to save on the things you need so you can afford the things you want from Cindy Livesey, a “living on the cheap” expert and the founder of the wildly successful LivingRichWithCoupons.com. She will present “How to Live Rich in 2018: How to better manage your money.” Livesey’s gets 4.2 million views on her profitable website and she has a social media following of 550,000 fans. Livesey appeared on the Rachael Ray Show a SIX times – catapulting her to national fame.

(left to rt) TJ Bryan, 100.1 WJRZ’s Morning Show Host; Cindy Livesey, Owner, LivingRichWithCoupons.com; Barbara Farragher, Midday Host, 100.1 WJRZ; Matt Knight, Program Director, 100.1 WJRZ

For more complete details about the 16th Annual Women’s Expo, visit the Women’s Expo website at https://wjrz.com/2018/01/10/womens-expo or contact Marie Daley, WJRZ-FM promotions director at 609-597-1100 Ext. 204 or visit www.WJRZ.com.

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The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/jersey-shore-comic-book-show-5/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/jersey-shore-comic-book-show-5/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:22:28 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34849 The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show returns to Toms River on Sunday, March 18, 10am to 4pm. Featuring vendors, artists, writers, publishers, costume groups and crafts. Guests include artists Joe del Beato, Tom Schloendorn, Amber Keep Art, writer Isiah Puga, costume stars the Philadelphia Avengers, Dangerous Dan and the Star Wars 501st Legion. Toms River … Continue reading The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show

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The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show returns to Toms River on Sunday, March 18, 10am to 4pm. Featuring vendors, artists, writers, publishers, costume groups and crafts. Guests include artists Joe del Beato, Tom Schloendorn, Amber Keep Art, writer Isiah Puga, costume stars the Philadelphia Avengers, Dangerous Dan and the Star Wars 501st Legion.

Toms River Elks Lodge, 600 Washington Street, corner of Clifton Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753. There will be a raffle for a Thor Ragnorak poster signed by Loki himself – actor Tom Hiddleston. Plus, a costume contest with prizes for all ages. For more information, see http://www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com or call 609-242-7756.

 

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Surviving to Thriving: A Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/surviving-thriving-group-adult-survivors-sexual-abuse-assault/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/surviving-thriving-group-adult-survivors-sexual-abuse-assault/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:47:27 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34811 St. Francis Community Center Counseling Services announces a group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault. Empower yourself – unlock the skills and tools necessary to move forward and thrive in this safe, free and confidential group. The group will meet Monday’s starting March 5, 2018 and run through to May 21, 2018 from … Continue reading Surviving to Thriving: A Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault

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St. Francis Community Center Counseling Services announces a group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault. Empower yourself – unlock the skills and tools necessary to move forward and thrive in this safe, free and confidential group.


The group will meet Monday’s starting March 5, 2018 and run through to May 21, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Toms River, NJ.
Open to all residents of Ocean County 18 years and older. Please call Bianca Valentini, LSW to register and reserve your space at 609-494-1554.

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THE WORLD GOES ROUND BRINGS MUSICAL THEATRE TO GRUNIN CENTER http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/world-goes-round-brings-musical-theatre-grunin-center/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/world-goes-round-brings-musical-theatre-grunin-center/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:13:02 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34699 The Ocean County College Repertory Theatre Company will perform The World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb from March 8-11 and 15-17, in the Black Box Theatre, Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County College, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Please use Parking Lot #2. Enter the world of the distinguished and celebrated writing team of … Continue reading THE WORLD GOES ROUND BRINGS MUSICAL THEATRE TO GRUNIN CENTER

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The Ocean County College Repertory Theatre Company will perform The World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb from March 8-11 and 15-17, in the Black Box Theatre, Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County College, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Please use Parking Lot #2.

Enter the world of the distinguished and celebrated writing team of Kander and Ebb. The World Goes ’Round is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies, and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret,” “All That Jazz,” and “New York, New York,” interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.

Performance Dates/Times: Thurs, Mar 8 and Mar 15, and Fri, Mar 9 and Mar 16 at 7:30pm; Sat, Mar 10 and Mar 17 at 8pm; and Sat, Mar 10 and Sun, Mar 11 at 2pm.

Tickets: $25-$20. Visit http://grunincenter.org, call 732-255-0500, or stop by the Grunin Center Box Office at Ocean County College, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.

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Valentine Shows, Special Events, Laser Fest featured in February at Novins Planetarium http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/valentine-shows-special-events-laser-fest-featured-february-novins-planetarium/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/valentine-shows-special-events-laser-fest-featured-february-novins-planetarium/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:32:52 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34655 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 holiday shows! SPECIAL EVENTS FOR KIDS Sat, Feb 17 – Solar System Craft & The Little Star that Could (11am Craft & 11:30a.m. Show) (Ages 3 … Continue reading Valentine Shows, Special Events, Laser Fest featured in February at Novins Planetarium

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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 holiday shows!

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR KIDS

Sat, Feb 17 – Solar System Craft & The Little Star that Could (11am Craft & 11:30a.m. Show) (Ages 3 & up)Will Little Star ever find his planets? Join us to see! Tickets: $10 all seats, for ages 3 and up. Advance purchase is recommended as this show often sells out!

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Wed, Feb 14 – A Valentine’s Reception & Evening under the Stars Sky Show (6:15pm Reception & 7pm Show). Spend the evening with your special someone under the stars! Refreshments followed by a Sky Show presented by a local astronomer. Hear the stories of love and romance immortalized in the stars and delight to the sights and sounds of romantic laser songs interspersed throughout the hour-long program. Tickets: $15 all seats. Advance purchase is recommended as this show often sells out.

Sat, Feb 17 – 80’s Night Reception & Laser Retro Show (7:30pm Reception, Big Hair Contest, Trivia, and 8pm Show). Grab your leg warmers, tease your hair, and brush up on your valley-girl slang, the Planetarium is going back to the 80’s! Reminisce then enjoy a laser light tribute to 80’s music. Like, totally, you should, like totally come! Tickets: $15 all seats. Advance purchase is recommended as this show often sells out!

SPECIAL EVENT: LASER FEST!

Five of our most popular laser shows back-to-back! Multi-show and group discounts are available. Advance purchase is recommended as these shows often sell out!

Sat, Feb 245pm – Laser Beatles. The “Fab Four’s” best spanning six years and 11 albums becomes the background for dazzling laser-art and spectacular effects. All ages will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles.

Sat, Feb 246:15pm – Laser ZeppelinProclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, Led Zeppelin’s individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the ’60s and ’70s. The group has been hailed as one of the most successful, innovative, and influential bands, alongside Pink Floyd, U2, and The Beatles.

Sat, Feb 247:30pm – Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. This is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful, and thought provoking with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art. Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock, and jazz sounds.

Sat, Feb 248:45pm – Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall. Pink Floyd is always a crowd favorite and The Wall is considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second top seller behind Dark Side of the Moon.

Sat, Feb 2410pm – Laser Metallica. Metal meets lasers! And it is intense! The theater shakes with Metallica’s awesome tempos, instrumentals, themes, and sounds that are joined with laser lights. Your pulse and body will pound as the music fills both your ears and eyes.

GENERAL ADMISSION SHOWS

Sat, Feb 10, 7pm – Wonders of the Winter Sky. Join our live Planetarium presenter for an in-depth tour of the current sky over New Jersey!  This ever-changing program explores the season’s constellations, bright stars, visible planets, deep sky objects, and celestial highlights. Constellation mythology and recent events are also included. Prepare to ask questions and even answer them as our live presenter creates an informal atmosphere for your enjoyment of the current seasonal sky.

Sat, Feb 17, 2pm – Did An Asteroid Really Kill The Dinosaurs? (Ages 7 & up). Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all living species at that time, including the dinosaurs? Cosmic collisions are abundant in our solar system. See the numerous craters on worlds like the moon, Mars, and even distant Pluto. Explore the dinosaur disaster up close, supported by evidence from the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Geology Department in this planetarium production.

 KIDS SHOWS

Sat, Feb 10Feb 17, & Feb 24, and MonFeb 19, 12:30pm – The Stars from My Backyard (Ages 4-10). Learn about the sun, moon, weather, constellations, and planets visible in the current sky. Fun stories, songs, and a passing rainstorm help make this an exciting introduction for young children.

Sat, Feb 10 & Feb 24, and MonFeb 19, 11:30am – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (Ages 4 & up). Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street! Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, North Star, Sun, and Moon.

Sat, Feb 10, 2pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (Ages 5-12). From the boiling surface of the Sun to the icy rings of Saturn, children of all ages will be mesmerized by the incredible scenery as they discover the wonder of discovery! Embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring the planets alongside their ship’s navigator, a plucky astronomy book. Learn fun and interesting facts!

LASER SHOWS

Sat, Feb 10, 8:30pm – Laser Bon Jovi. After ushering in the era of pop-metal, Bon Jovi grew out of the big-haired ’80s to become one of the biggest American rock bands of its time. Bon Jovi became second only to Bruce Springsteen in defining the spirit and sound of New Jersey Rock ‘n’ Roll.

MonFeb 19, 2pm – Laser iPop. Music from your MP3 player in a spectacular laser light show! New music from today’s Pop charts mixed with a classic from the Jackson 5.

TICKETS: $10 adults$8 Seniors/OCC Alumni$7 children 12 & under/students with ID (unless otherwise noted!). To purchase tickets, visit tickets.ocean.edu or call 732-255-0343. (For groups of 20 or more, a Group Discount may be available. Call or enter promo code GROUPDISCOUNT when ordering online.) Tickets are available at the door but advance purchase is recommended as many shows sell out!

For recorded show information, call 732-255-0342.  For the latest news, events, show trailers, laser song playlists, and schedules, visit www.ocean.edu or visit us on Facebook.

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KIDS & TEENS SUMMER CAMPS OPEN HOUSE http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/kids-teens-summer-camps-open-house/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/kids-teens-summer-camps-open-house/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:09:14 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34633 Are you a parent interested in learning more about Kids & Teens programs including summer camp? Visit us and learn more! The Department of Continuing & Professional Education at Ocean County College is hosting a Kids & Teens Summer Camps Open House on Thursday, March 8 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Ground Floor, College Library (Building #3), Main Campus, College Drive, … Continue reading KIDS & TEENS SUMMER CAMPS OPEN HOUSE

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Are you a parent interested in learning more about Kids & Teens programs including summer camp? Visit us and learn more! The Department of Continuing & Professional Education at Ocean County College is hosting a Kids & Teens Summer Camps Open House on Thursday, March 8 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Ground Floor, College Library (Building #3), Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Visitors should park in Parking Lot #1. Admission is free and open to the public.

Come learn about fun and educational programs for kids and teens including summer camps and programs in art, building, engineering, dance, film, music, robotics, science, sports, theatre, and so much more!

If your child is looking for an exciting adventure then sign up for Harry Potter’s Mystery Tour or check out the new full-day adventure camp for the curious kid who likes to try new things!

Get your teen in the swim of things with S.T.E.M. aligned water sports camps like surfing, S-U-P, and bodyboarding!

For the student who likes to combine science and fun, S.T.E.M. for Girls, APP.IO, Roblox, and Hovercraft are great choices!

Help your kids and teens improve their sports play with co-ed V-Ball or Yogi Circus Camp, among other sports options!

For more information, call the Ocean County College Department of Continuing & Professional Education at 732-255-0409 or email cpeinfo@ocean.edu.

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Toms River Library Speaker Explores “The Power of Illusion” http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/toms-river-library-speaker-explores-power-illusion/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/toms-river-library-speaker-explores-power-illusion/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:20:07 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34423 Professor Claude Taylor, of Monmouth University, will host a dynamic three-part series at the Toms River Library concerning the groundbreaking PBS series “The Power of Illusion.” This three-part series asks the question, “How valid are your beliefs about the human species?”  The program examines race, science and history in society. Following the conclusion of each … Continue reading Toms River Library Speaker Explores “The Power of Illusion”

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Professor Claude Taylor, of Monmouth University, will host a dynamic three-part series at the Toms River Library concerning the groundbreaking PBS series “The Power of Illusion.”

This three-part series asks the question, “How valid are your beliefs about the human species?”  The program examines race, science and history in society.

Following the conclusion of each episode, Professor Taylor, Advisor-in-Residence for Academic Transition and Inclusion at Monmouth University, will lead the group in a community conversation.

The programs will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wed. Feb. 7, Wed. Feb. 21 and Monday Feb. 26 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St. These programs are free but registration is required. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the top and middle levels of the Toms River parking garage behind the library and all levels, anytime in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.

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Free “Great Backyard Bird Count” Event at Cattus Island County Park http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/free-great-backyard-bird-count-event-cattus-island-county-park/ http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/free-great-backyard-bird-count-event-cattus-island-county-park/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:29:37 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=34456 Ocean County Parks and Recreation and the Barnegat Bay Partnership are hosting a free Great Backyard Bird Count event on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River, New Jersey. The park is an ideal location for birding, with everything from songbirds to raptors to overwintering waterfowl. Sponsored by … Continue reading Free “Great Backyard Bird Count” Event at Cattus Island County Park

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Ocean County Parks and Recreation and the Barnegat Bay Partnership are hosting a free Great Backyard Bird Count event on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River, New Jersey. The park is an ideal location for birding, with everything from songbirds to raptors to overwintering waterfowl.

Sponsored by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages people of all ages in counting birds in local communities around the world. Scientists use the count information to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations on a global scale. In 2017, Great Backyard Bird Count participants in more than 100 countries counted more than 6,200 species of birds on more than 180,000 checklists!

Naturalists from Ocean County Parks and Recreation will start the event with a short lecture about birding at 9:00 a.m., then lead a bird walk and count starting at 9:30 a.m. Learn how to spot and identify bird species that spend the winter here and learn more about their lives in the colder months of the year. As “citizen scientists,” participants will help with the count, and the data will be submitted to Cornell and Audubon.

Everyone is welcome – from beginning birders to experts. Bring binoculars if you have them – there will also be a few pairs available for sharing. RSVP for the event by emailing Justin Linton, the Barnegat Bay Watershed Ambassador, at ambassadorwma13@gmail.com.

One of 28 National Estuary Programs, the Barnegat Bay Partnership comprises government, academic, business, and community partners working together to help protect, restore, maintain, and enhance the water quality and natural resources of the Barnegat Bay and its contributing watershed.

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