Community Events & Programs

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  • Mini Resource Fair
    Tuesday, February 20 @ 11:30 AM in LINCROFT
    Brookdale Community College - Parking Lot 5, in front of ATEC & CAR Building

    Mini Resource Fair

    Caroline Huber Holistic Wellness Center sponsors Brookdale's FREE Monthly Resource Fair that is being housed on the Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus, Parking Lot 5. Every third Tuesday of the Month.

  • Stress Reduction Thru Guided Imagery Series, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
    Tuesday, February 20 @ 1:00 PM (Bi-Weekly)
    RWJBarnabas Health

    Stress Reduction Thru Guided Imagery Series, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays Virtual

    Join us for a virtual relaxation session of guided imagery, creative visualization and breathwork. Learn techniques to practice at home, when life's daily stressors make you feel overwhelmed. Each one-hour session is led by Nadine Roberts, Integrative Mind-Body Stress Management Practitioner.

  • Family Addiction Network - The Shame and Blame Game
    Tuesday, February 20 @ 7:00 PM in West Long Branch
    Family Addiction Network
    Family Addiction Network

    Family Addiction Network - The Shame and Blame Game

    Nikki Tierney, LPC, LCADC will discuss the blame and stigma family members experience including self-stigma, public stigma, and structural stigma. In addition she will share about the ways family dynamic is affected by one members substance use and finally how the family unit can begin to heal once a family member enters recovery.

  • Positive & Productive Parenting Coaching Group Virtual Series - Thursdays
    Tuesday, February 20 @ 8:00 PM
    Hackensack Meridian Health

    Positive & Productive Parenting Coaching Group Virtual Series - Thursdays Virtual

    Hackensack Meridian Health is hosting weekly parenting seminars. Join our FREE 6-week virtual series to become an expert in Positive Parenting. 

  • Q-Spot Introduction to Yoga
    Wednesday, February 21 in Asbury Park (Weekly)
    QSpot

    Q-Spot Introduction to Yoga

    Through deep, relaxing breath and safe, introspective movement, this class will help you discover how yoga can encourage focus and peacefulness of mind and relaxation of the body. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and wear comfortable, gym-type clothes.

  • Monthly Baby Pantry
    Wednesday, February 21 @ 1:30 PM in Keansburg
    St. Ann's Church

    Monthly Baby Pantry

    The BFSC has partnered up with St. Ann's Church in Keansburg and Child Care Resource in having a Pop-Up Baby Pantry. This baby pantry will have an assortment of different baby necessities such as clothing, toys, and more. The inventory is based on community donations.

  • Jewelry Making
    Wednesday, February 21 @ 3:30 PM in Atlantic Highlands
    Monmouth County Library

    Jewelry Making

    Kids 7 and over can join Debbie in making some beaded bracelets that can be given to a loved one or kept for yourself! A gift made from the heart.

  • Tenant's Rights
    Wednesday, February 21 @ 5:00 PM
    Oceans Family Success Center

    Tenant's Rights Virtual

    This interactive session will provide an opportunity for discussions on various topics including deposits, leases, and more. To participate, please click on the provided link to register.

  • Free Financial Literacy Workshops
    Wednesday, February 21 @ 5:30 PM in Red Bank (Bi-Weekly)
    Lunch Break

    Free Financial Literacy Workshops

    These workshops, led by Chase Bank community managers Tamara Suvil and Charles Paez, focus on crucial skills like budgeting to prevent living paycheck to paycheck. Limited to 20 participants per class, this initiative is part of Lunch Break's mission to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow.

  • New Jersey Repertory Company Presents: ESSPY by Nandita Shenoy
    Thursday, February 22 in Long Branch (Monthly)
    New Jersey Repertory Company

    New Jersey Repertory Company Presents: ESSPY by Nandita Shenoy

    For over 25 years, NJRep has been presenting new plays at this critically acclaimed professional theatre just steps from the Jersey Shore. ESSPY is a comic drama by Nandita Shenoy about a young medical student embarking on a journey he never expected. Can empathy and compassion ever be taught?

  • 180's Pet Bowls Project
    Thursday, February 22 @ 5:00 PM in Long Branch
    Whitechapel Projects

    180's Pet Bowls Project

    A 180 Turning Lives Around fundraising and awareness event about the dangerous connection between animal abuse and domestic violence. 180 believes that no one should have to choose between their own personal safety and leaving their pet behind in danger.

  • Food Smarts Thursdays
    Thursday, February 22 @ 5:00 PM (Weekly)
    Oceans Family Success Center and the Community Foodbank of New Jersey

    Food Smarts Thursdays Virtual

    Join Oceans Family Success Center and Community Foodbank of New Jersey to kick off 2024 by learning tips to lead a healthy lifestyle through our program Food Smarts! Gift card drawing at the end of the last session.

  • Community Arts Center of Freehold Family Dinner and Activity
    Friday, February 23 in Freehold (Weekly)
    The Reformed Church of Freehold

    Community Arts Center of Freehold Family Dinner and Activity

    Each week will feature a meal and family activity.  Registration begins December 15, 2023.  This is a free event, and babysitting will be available for children under 5. 

  • Nurtured Heart Approach® Workshops
    Friday, February 23 @ 2:00 PM in Eatontown (Weekly)
    YMCA of Greater Monmouth County Counseling & Social Services
    YMCA of Greater Monmouth County 613 Hope Road, Building 4, Floor 2 Eatontown, NJ 07724

    Nurtured Heart Approach® Workshops

    Two free workshops - attendees may register for one or both days. The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a therapeutic method based on positive reinforcement. The goal is to inspire children and adults with challenging behaviors to appreciate interacting using supportive recognition and response. 

  • National African American Read-in Storytime
    Saturday, February 24 @ 10:00 AM in Red Bank
    United Methodist Church of Red Bank

    National African American Read-in Storytime

    The National African American Read-in is a groundbreaking effort to encourage communities to read together, centering African American books and authors. You are welcome to bring your favorite title by an African-American author to read for the group, or just join us and listen. Featuring a showing of the Oscar-nominated animated short film: Hair Love.

  • Guardianship and ABLE Accounts
    Sunday, February 25 @ 7:00 PM in Manalapan
    Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey and New Jersey State Bar Foundation

    Guardianship and ABLE Accounts

    The Friendship Circle presents a community-wide lecture series that will provide valuable insights, expertise, and knowledge on topics you care about. Please join us on Sunday, February 25 @ 7pm for our Guardianship & ABLE Accounts lecture.

  • Wall Township Veterans - Social Hour
    Monday, February 26 @ 10:30 AM in Wall Township (Monthly)
    Wall Youth Center and Community Services

    Wall Township Veterans - Social Hour

    Wall Township is proud to host monthly social events for our Veterans. For information on the townships Veterans initiative please call the Wall Youth Center and Community Services at 732-681-1375.  

  • Virtual Fair Housing Workshop
    Tuesday, February 27 @ 10:00 AM
    LALDEF

    Virtual Fair Housing Workshop Virtual

    Join us to learn about fair housing laws, consumer financial protections, predatory lending and other financial frauds. (Workshop will be conducted in Spanish) This workshop is brought to you in collaboration with New Jersey Citizen Action and New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund.

  • Virtual Fair Housing Workshop (Spanish)
    Tuesday, February 27 @ 10:00 AM
    LALDEF

    Virtual Fair Housing Workshop (Spanish) Virtual

    Join us to learn about fair housing laws, consumer financial protections, predatory lending and other financial frauds. (Workshop will be conducted in Spanish) This workshop is brought to you in collaboration with New Jersey Citizen Action and New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund.

  • COMPASS Academy Webinar: Suicide Prevention
    Wednesday, February 28 @ 6:30 PM
    Preferred Behavioral Health Group

    COMPASS Academy Webinar: Suicide Prevention Virtual

    Join us for an informative and engaging free webinar for caregivers and educators. This webinar will provide information on suicide prevention. The presenters will discuss risk factors of suicidality, how we can help to prevent teen suicide, and how to get help in a crisis. Don't miss it! This event is open to all New Jersey caregivers, including educators and mental health professionals.

  • American Heart Month Community CPR Class in Spanish
    Thursday, February 29 @ 10:00 AM in Freehold
    Children & Family Health Institute

    American Heart Month Community CPR Class in Spanish

    FREE Spanish Heartsaver CPR AED Certification Class. This is a collaboration of Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance, Freehold Area Health Department Monmouth, and Ocean County Councils for Young Children and sponsorship by Neighborhood Connections to Health.  RSVP Required. Space is limited.

  • Leap Year Bingo
    Thursday, February 29 @ 3:30 PM in Leonardo
    Bayshore Family Success Center

    Leap Year Bingo

    Join the BFSC in Leap Year Bingo! There will be prizes for all the winners and food will be offered. Pre-registration is required.

  • Volunteer Guardian Info Session
    Thursday, February 29 @ 5:00 PM
    Volunteer Guardianship One on One

    Volunteer Guardian Info Session Virtual

    Learn how you can make a difference by becoming a Volunteer Guardian. Join us for an info session that will provide an overview of what we do and how you becoming a volunteer guardian can positively impact someone's life!

  • Camden County FSO & SERV
    Thursday, February 29 @ 6:30 PM
    Camden County Family Support Organization

    Camden County FSO & SERV Virtual

    A Virtual Workshop open to all caregivers, parents, and professionals! A review of the ACES Study, Discussion of Sexual Violence and how to talk to your children about boundaries, consent, and a review of resources available on this topic.

  • IMPACT NJ Youth Task Force
    Thursday, February 29 @ 7:00 PM

    IMPACT NJ Youth Task Force Virtual

    A group of committed middle schoolers who will gain leadership skills and health information about substance use prevention to create positive changes in their communities and all of NJ!

  • Brain Injury in Children & Adolescents: A Free Training for Health and Human Service Professionals
    Tuesday, March 5 in East Hanover
    Brain Inury Alliance NJ
    Kessler Foundation

    Brain Injury in Children & Adolescents: A Free Training for Health and Human Service Professionals

    The agenda for this free training includes presentations on the Developmental Outcomes of Pediatric Brain Injury; Supporting Youth and College Students Impacted by Brain Injury; Understanding Concussion and Prevention in Youth; Panel Discussion; and a Description of NJ state services for people with brain injury. Breakfast and lunch are included.

  • Monmouth County Department of Human Services Application Assistance at Red Bank Public Library
    Thursday, March 7 @ 10:00 AM in Red Bank (Week2)
    Monmouth County Department of Human Services
    Red Bank Public Library

    Monmouth County Department of Human Services Application Assistance at Red Bank Public Library

    Speak with representatives from the Monmouth County Department of Human Services. They will answer questions and take applications for SNAP, NJ Family Care, cash assistance programs, and more. 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm

  • Grief Box of Monmouth County - A Personal Journey of Grief Recovery
    Saturday, March 9 in HIghlands
    Spiritual Beauty Center

    Grief Box of Monmouth County - A Personal Journey of Grief Recovery

    Join us for our all day program on Saturday, March 9th, 2024 from 10 AM-3 PM. This program is written for those who have lost a loved one within the past year. Or those experiencing being stuck in their grief process.

  • Bankruptcy and Student Loans Informational Webinar
    Monday, March 18 @ 10:00 AM

    Bankruptcy and Student Loans Informational Webinar Virtual

    SJLS Bankruptcy Law Coordinator Robert J. Cooper, Esq. will give an overview of the treatment of
    student loans in bankruptcy as part of a free webinar. There will be a Question and Answer period at
    the end of the webinar.

  • Webinar: Effective Community Reintegration Post Brain Injury
    Wednesday, March 20 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Webinar: Effective Community Reintegration Post Brain Injury Virtual

    This webinar will look at the challenges faced by individuals who have sustained a brain injury that may affect one's success in being able to integrate back into the community. We will dive into what encompasses community reintegration and its importance for individuals with brain injuries and their caregivers. Objectives of this webinar include identifying community reintegration activities, identifying challenges post brain injury that can affect one's ability to effectively reintegrate into the community, and identifying strategies for successful community integration activities. Presenter is Melissa Moyer, Health & Wellness Coordinator at the Opportunity Project.

  • Wednesday, March 20 @ 6:00 PM in Howell
    Howell Township Municipal Building

    "Mental Health Support: Warnings, Actions, Resources" Free Mini-Presentation and Q&A

    Free mini-presentation and Q&A to help loved ones, friends, teens, co-workers, or yourself with recognizing the warning signs of mental health challenges, responding appropriately and without judgment, and referring effective support resources.

  • Recovery Speaks Share Your Stories: Reducing Stigma To Increase Recovery
    Thursday, March 21 @ 9:30 AM in Manahawkin
    Mainland at Holiday Inn, Manahawkin

    Recovery Speaks Share Your Stories: Reducing Stigma To Increase Recovery

    Please Join Us For our 3rd Annual Share Your Stories Conference!

  • City of Long Branch Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic
    Saturday, March 23 @ 9:00 AM in Long Branch
    OEM Building

    City of Long Branch Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

    OEM Building, 205 Union Avenue

    Dogs & cats welcome. Residents & non-residents welcome.

    Please leash dogs and have cats in carriers. Dogs & Cats must be accompanied by a family member 18 or older.

    For more information call Animal Control at 732-571-5665 ext. 5260.

  • COMPASS Academy Webinar: Navigating the Treatment Space
    Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:30 PM
    Preferred Behavioral Health Group

    COMPASS Academy Webinar: Navigating the Treatment Space Virtual

    Join us for an informative and engaging free webinar for caregivers and educators. This webinar will provide information on how to navigate conversations with kids, boundary-setting, natural consequences, and positive reinforcement. The presenters will discuss when it's time to get help, the importance of family involvement in treatment, and matching treatment type to risk level. Don't miss it! This event is open to all New Jersey caregivers, including educators and mental health professionals.

  • Seed to Supper - A beginners guide to low-cost vegetable gardening
    Saturday, April 6 @ 9:00 AM in Neptune
    Fulfill's Sustainable Garden

    Seed to Supper - A beginners guide to low-cost vegetable gardening

    Saturdays, April 6-May 18
    This is a free program open to adults who want to learn to garden on a budget. Includes a 6-week workshop series to learn gardening basics. You will get to grow, tend to, and take home all the vegetables that you produce throughout the entire season.

  • Saturday, April 13 @ 8:00 AM
    The New Jersey Statewide Self-Advocacy Network

    SAVE THE DATE! The New Jersey Statewide Self-Advocacy Network's 18th Annual NJ Self-Advocacy Network Spring Luncheon Virtual

    This year's theme is A World of Opportunities and the event will take place via Zoom on Saturday, April 13. A luncheon website with additional details, including the names of this year's award winners, will be available soon.

  • Aphasia - A Loss of Language Not Intellect
    Tuesday, April 16 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Aphasia - A Loss of Language Not Intellect Virtual

    Aphasia is a language disorder that can be caused by a brain injury such as a stroke, brain tumor, accident, or brain disease. Although it can affect one's ability to speak, read, and write, aphasia alone does not affect one's intellect. In this webinar, we will provide: An overview of aphasia; Tips for communicating with someone with aphasia; Information on programs and services offered through the Adler Aphasia Center.

  • STEMGirls Weekly Workshops
    Monday, April 22 @ 5:00 PM
    STEAMpark

    STEMGirls Weekly Workshops Virtual

    April 22-June 22
    Afterschool STEM enrichment classes for 3rd to 8th-grade girls, that teach science, financial literacy, and learning to code at all levels. With supply kits mailed to students' homes and Chromebooks to borrow if needed, this is a full-year virtual program that helps students build skills that contribute to academic success while in small group classes with teachers and friends. Small tuition fee, or free to all who income qualify.

  • COMPASS Academy Webinar: Loneliness & Social Isolation: How to Foster Connection in Schools and the Community
    Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:30 PM
    Preferred Behavioral Health Group

    COMPASS Academy Webinar: Loneliness & Social Isolation: How to Foster Connection in Schools and the Community Virtual

    Join us for an informative and engaging free webinar for caregivers and educators. This webinar will provide information on navigating conversations around loneliness and social isolation with kids. The presenters will discuss the double edged sword of social media and how it keeps people connected but also can increase social isolation, promoting connection to the school community, and fostering belonging in the larger community. Don't miss it! This event is open to all New Jersey caregivers, including educators and mental health professionals.

  • Paint the Mall Purple - Free Resource Fair Hosted by HealingUS Communities
    Saturday, May 4 @ 12:00 PM in Freehold
    HealingUS
    Freehold Raceway Mall

    Paint the Mall Purple - Free Resource Fair Hosted by HealingUS Communities

    This free family-friendly event will feature guest speakers, meditation, music, yoga, drum circles, and information from community health resources. This event will provide information and 100+ resources to people who are in need of addiction and mental health services and overall wellness.

  • Monmouth Mental Health Community Fair
    Saturday, May 11 @ 11:00 AM in Neptune
    Jane H. Booker Family Health Center

    Monmouth Mental Health Community Fair

    Hackensack Meridian's Mental Health Fair in Neptune is free to the public. It will include food, music, and showcase Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s mental health services. The event will provide more than 20 community resources focused on assisting all residents of Monmouth County.

  • Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2024
    Saturday, May 18 @ 5:00 PM in Wall
    Monmouth County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council
    1923 Bailey's Corner Road

    Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2024

    Our free event is for families to learn about local mental health resources and enjoy the farm's petting zoo and other fun attractions.

  • COMPASS Academy Webinar: Mental Health Awareness Month: Co-Occurring Disorders
    Wednesday, May 29 @ 6:30 PM
    Preferred Behavioral Health Group

    COMPASS Academy Webinar: Mental Health Awareness Month: Co-Occurring Disorders Virtual

    Join us for an informative and engaging free webinar for caregivers and educators. This webinar will provide information on Mental Health Awareness Month and co-occurring disorders. The presenters will discuss the awareness of co-occurring disorders, what they are and why they are important, and treatment options for co-occurring disorders. Don't miss it! This event is open to all New Jersey caregivers, including educators and mental health professionals.

  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Evaluation and Management
    Wednesday, June 12 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Evaluation and Management Virtual

    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) can be a confusing topic for both professionals and survivors. How is it diagnosed, and what can one expect in terms of recovery and treatment? In this webinar, we will xplore the somewhat complicated definition of mTBI; Better understand how diagnosis is established via assessment; and discuss course of recovery and treatment.

  • The Central Jersey Club Scholarship Applications are Now Available
    Thursday, December 5 (Yearly)
    Central Jersey Club of NANBPWC, Inc.

    The Central Jersey Club Scholarship Applications are Now Available Virtual

    Each year, the club awards scholarships to deserving High School Seniors in the Monmouth and Ocean County areas. The scholarships are awarded at the club's annual Founders' Day Observance. Please apply no later than Friday, January 19, 2024.