Community Events & Programs

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  • NJ Repertory Company Presents Popcorn Falls Opens January 12, 2023
    Sunday, February 5
    New Jersey Repertory Company
    Long Branch

    NJ Repertory Company Presents Popcorn Falls Opens January 12, 2023

    The sleepy town of Popcorn Falls is forced into bankruptcy when a neighboring town threatens to turn them into a sewage treatment plant. Their only hope - OPEN A THEATRE! Two actors play over twenty roles in a world of farce, love and desperation, proving once and for all that art can save the world.

  • Asbury Park Swim Lessons (for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)
    Sunday, February 5 @ 9:00 AM
    Boys & Girls Club
    Asbury Park

    Asbury Park Swim Lessons (for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)

    City of Asbury Park Recreation Department and Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County presents Swim Lessons (for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced). AP children ages 5-17, AP adults 18 and up. Every Saturday 1/14-2/18. Adult class: 8am-9am, youth class: 9am-10am. Fee: $25 per person(non-refundable).

  • Free Autism
    Sunday, February 5 @ 12:00 PM
    Eatontown

    Free Autism "Caregiver and Me" Program in Eatontown

    Bierman Autism Centers is launching a free 6-week "Caregiver & Me" program for families with children diagnosed with autism located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. This is an opportunity for families to come to the Bierman center weekly for activity groups.

  • Aberdeen Township Children's Arts and Crafts Class
    Sunday, February 5 @ 4:00 PM
    Fiorendo Sigismondi Community Center
    Keyport

    Aberdeen Township Children's Arts and Crafts Class

    Don't miss out on our Children's Arts and Crafts Class! Each session will feature a different project. Children will work with clay, paint, plaster and more! Classes are taught by instructors from The Art Hut.

  • We Are Loved Support Group for Resource Parents
    Sunday, February 5 @ 6:30 PM
    Trinity Church
    Red Bank

    We Are Loved Support Group for Resource Parents

    Support meetings for Resource Parents & Foster Children ages 6 to 12. “We Are Loved” is dedicated to empowering & supporting foster youth by providing a safe and loving space where every foster child has the opportunity to flourish as we create an environment based on empathy, education, new experiences, and LOVE!

  • Rock to Bach- Guitar for Kids
    Monday, February 6 @ 6:30 PM (Weekly)
    Fort Monmouth
    Tinton Falls

    Rock to Bach- Guitar for Kids

    A hands-on program designed to teach you the basics to play the songs you want to play. There is a required workbook that will be available for purchase at the first class. You bring the guitar, we'll bring the personalized instruction to each class. Nylon guitar strings are recommended for easier play.

  • Hispanic Health - (Select Tuesdays)
    Tuesday, February 7 (Bi-Weekly)

    Hispanic Health - (Select Tuesdays)

    Join us to discuss strategies and tools to address critical health issues impacting the Hispanic Community, promote a culture of inclusion and diversity, and mitigate the structural barriers that lead to health disparities.   

  • Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition  -  PCAST: An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals
    Tuesday, February 7 @ 9:00 AM
    Southern Location
    Mays Landing

    Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition - PCAST: An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals

    PCAST workshops for Winter/Spring, 2023 will be in-person workshops held at the training locations listed.

    New Jersey educators and family members will continue to access the workshop materials and resources below through the Rutgers Canvas Learning Management System. Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to the start of each course.

  • Special Education Webinar Series: Isabel Mavrides-Calderon: Advocating for Your Own Education
    Tuesday, February 7 @ 6:00 PM
    Arc Family Institute

    Special Education Webinar Series: Isabel Mavrides-Calderon: Advocating for Your Own Education

    This webinar will explore the importance of knowing your rights in advocating for your education. To do so, Isabel will provide a brief overview of an IEP and the importance of advocacy in the IEP process. Additionally, Isabel will cover topics such as standing up for yourself in the classroom and working with teachers to understand your needs.

  • Belmar Art Center's Weekly Open Mic and Music Workshop
    Tuesday, February 7 @ 7:00 PM (Weekly)

    Belmar Art Center's Weekly Open Mic and Music Workshop

    This open mic is designed for collaborators and experimentalists alike, to try new things, and be open to different possibilities.  Join singer, songwriter, and band leader Whitney Kelly with her co-host Multi-Instrumentalist Andy Demos every Tuesday Night.

  • Living With Cancer: A Group for Older Adults 65+ Weekly Support Group
    Wednesday, February 8 (Weekly)

    Living With Cancer: A Group for Older Adults 65+ Weekly Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for older adults (65+) diagnosed with cancer in New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment (which may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments, and/or advanced cancer treatment).

  • Planning for College: 529 Savings Plans with Edward Jones
    Wednesday, February 8 @ 5:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Planning for College: 529 Savings Plans with Edward Jones

    Whether your children are learning to crawl or learning to drive, you can make a college education a reality. We'll discuss: questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal, strategies to help you reach the goal, and the various savings plans available.

  • Today's Challenge, Tomorrow's Strength: A Support Group for Parents of Children with Tourette & Tic Disorders
    Wednesday, February 8 @ 8:00 PM
    NJCTS

    Today's Challenge, Tomorrow's Strength: A Support Group for Parents of Children with Tourette & Tic Disorders

    The monthly NJCTS support group is an avenue for parents who are new to a tic disorder diagnosis to seek support and guidance from parents who have more experience, as well as an opportunity for parents with more familiarity in coping with a diagnosis to also learn and seek guidance.

  • Mental Health & Aging for Adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities ECHO (IDD)
    Thursday, February 9 @ 12:00 PM

    Mental Health & Aging for Adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities ECHO (IDD)

    2nd & 4th Thursdays 12:00pm -1:00pm via Zoom Starting February 9, 2023.  Navigate the social determinants impacting the health of adults with IDD Obtain tools and strategies that help build effective relationships with your patients and their caregivers Recognize the changes associated with aging and improve patient linkages to community resources

  • Thursday, February 9 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Trauma Informed Care for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury: Being Mindful of "Silent" Complex Trauma

    The trauma related to traumatic brain injury can often be overlooked. In this free workshop, we will explore what trauma informed care is, why it's important, and how to engage in trauma informed care with survivors of traumatic brain injury in a variety of settings. Presenter: Matthew Garlinghouse, PhD

  • February Survivors Speak
    Friday, February 10 @ 10:00 AM
    Center for Family Services

    February Survivors Speak

    Virtual Support Group for those who have experienced gun violence and/or loss due to homicide. Primarily for residents of Camden and Gloucester counties, but anyone may attend.

  • PCAST:  Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings - East Orange
    Tuesday, February 14 @ 9:00 AM
    LRC North
    East Orange

    PCAST: Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings - East Orange

    This workshop will teach person-centered thinking skills and introduce tools designed to improve the quality of collaborative meetings, especially IEP meetings.

  • Are You AIRTM AwareTM? AIR® Attitudes In Reverse® Youth T-shirt Contest - Win an iPad
    Friday, February 17 (Monthly)
    New Jersey

    Are You AIRTM AwareTM? AIR® Attitudes In Reverse® Youth T-shirt Contest - Win an iPad

    Designs should be for a unisex t-shirt and must center on the “AIR® Attitudes in Reverse®” theme: Mental illness is like air. Just because you don’t see it, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. It is all around us.   Grand prize is an iPad, second place prize is a $50 Visa gift card. The deadline for design and release form submissions is April 14, 2023.

  • An Out of Africa Experience
    Sunday, February 19 @ 4:00 PM
    Triumph Brewing Company
    Red Bank

    An Out of Africa Experience

    The T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center Presents "An Out of Africa Experience" in Celebration of Black History Month. A series of events spotlighting South Africa, from the film screening of "Cry Freedom," starring Denzel Washington to the Black Wine Guy Experience (BWGE), a wine-tasting journey through Black-owned South African vineyards and more . . .

  • The DDD NJCAT – Critical for Maximizing Supports for Your Adult Child
    Wednesday, February 22 @ 6:00 PM
    Hinkle, Prior & Fischer Attorrneys at Law

    The DDD NJCAT – Critical for Maximizing Supports for Your Adult Child

    Join us as Maria Fischer, Esq. from Hinkle, Prior and Fischer gives us an overview of the NJCAT Assessment. Real-life examples will be shared. The process of appealing an inaccurate tier assignment will also be discussed.

  • Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition  -  PCAST: An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals
    Thursday, February 23 @ 9:00 AM
    Trenton

    Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition - PCAST: An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals

    PCAST workshops for Winter/Spring, 2023 will be in-person workshops held at the training locations listed.

    New Jersey educators and family members will continue to access the workshop materials and resources below through the Rutgers Canvas Learning Management System. Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to the start of each course.

  • Tourette Talk: Cultivating Calm – Principles in the Treatment and Management of Anxiety
    Thursday, February 23 @ 7:00 PM
    NJCTS

    Tourette Talk: Cultivating Calm – Principles in the Treatment and Management of Anxiety

    Psychologist Dr. Jill Richards will define the different types of anxiety that can affect us and provide an overview of the principles of treatment approaches to each

  • Budgeting 101
    Monday, February 27 @ 5:00 PM (Monthly)
    Oceans FSC
    Asbury Park

    Budgeting 101

    Learn how to keep a sustainable budget, how to save, and how to improve your credit.

  • Raising consciousness (in-person)---- Understanding the way our identity informs our positionality.
    Tuesday, February 28 @ 3:00 PM
    Brookdale Community College /ATeC 101
    Lincroft

    Raising consciousness (in-person)---- Understanding the way our identity informs our positionality.

    This event is part of the Standing in Solidarity Series (in-person) 10 workshops on equity in education, anti-oppression in organizations, and raising consciousness. Presented by Angela Kariotis, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Brookdale Community College. Free and open to the public. 

  • Crafting an Equity Lens (in-person)
    Wednesday, March 1 @ 3:00 PM
    Brookdale Community College /ATeC 101
    Lincroft

    Crafting an Equity Lens (in-person)

    This event is part of the Standing in Solidarity Series (in-person) 10 workshops on equity in education, anti-oppression in organizations, and raising consciousness. Presented by Angela Kariotis, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Brookdale Community College. Free and open to the public. 

  • The Byte Size Lunch Series: Making Assistive Technology work for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Thursday, March 2 @ 12:00 PM (Week1)
    The Community Living Education Project

    The Byte Size Lunch Series: Making Assistive Technology work for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    In easy-to-understand ‘bite size’ lunchtime conversations, we’ll show how to use these solutions in the home, the office, and in the community! Each 45-minute session will highlight one specific topic, demonstrate tools, and leave plenty of time to answer your questions. All sessions are 12:00 - 12:45pm See details for exact dates.

  • Jill's House Weekend Adventures
    Friday, March 3
    Shiloh Bible Camp
    Hewitt

    Jill's House Weekend Adventures

    Jill’s House has partnered with Camp Shiloh to bring the Weekend Adventures program to the New Jersey area.

  • Uprooting Oppression in Organizations Part 1: Interpersonal and Institutional Oppression (in-person)
    Tuesday, March 7 @ 3:00 PM
    Brookdale Community College /ATeC 101
    Lincroft

    Uprooting Oppression in Organizations Part 1: Interpersonal and Institutional Oppression (in-person)

    This event is part of the Standing in Solidarity Series (in-person) 10 workshops on equity in education, anti-oppression in organizations, and raising consciousness. Presented by Angela Kariotis, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Brookdale Community College. Free and open to the public. 

  • PCAST:  Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings - East Orange
    Thursday, March 9 @ 9:00 AM
    LRC Central
    Trenton

    PCAST: Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings - East Orange

    This workshop will teach person-centered thinking skills and introduce tools designed to improve the quality of collaborative meetings, especially IEP meetings.

  • PCAST:  Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings - Mays Landing
    Tuesday, March 21 @ 9:00 AM
    Mays Landing

    PCAST: Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings - Mays Landing

    This workshop will teach person-centered thinking skills and introduce tools designed to improve the quality of collaborative meetings, especially IEP meetings.

  • NJIMHC - New Jersey Integrated Mental Health Conference: Integrated Care for a Disintegrated World
    Thursday, June 22 @ 9:00 AM
    Brookdale Community College - Warner Student Life Center
    Lincroft

    NJIMHC - New Jersey Integrated Mental Health Conference: Integrated Care for a Disintegrated World

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS JANUARY 31st!  ?NJIMHC is a first-of-its-kind conference that brings together practitioners and leaders in mental health, behavioral health, and holistic wellness for a full day of continued education, professional development, and networking. Earn up to 6 CEUs!

  • Red Bank Porchfest 2023
    Sunday, October 1 @ 12:00 PM
    Red Bank

    Red Bank Porchfest 2023

    Stop into town for a free fun day as neighborhoods welcome musicians to play on their porches. It’s all for community spirit and supporting local artists. Walk, bike ride, skip, scooter about town –  this is an event for all ages. No food or beverages will be served but there will be plenty of spots to grab lunch or dinner downtown!

  • 2023 NJ YTC -  NJ Youth Transition Conference : Navigating the Transition Process
    Monday, October 16
    Values Into Action, NJ

    2023 NJ YTC - NJ Youth Transition Conference : Navigating the Transition Process

    Registration is now open! The NJ YTC is created for youth & young adults who experience an intellectual and/or developmental disability, their caregivers and the professionals who serve them.