Community Events & Programs

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  • Bi the Way (Virtual)

    Bi the Way (Virtual)

    Bi the Way provides a dedicated space for identified and questioning bisexual+ people of all genders to discuss and share the struggles and joys of non-monosexuality.

  • Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group (1st & 3rd Wednesdays)

    Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group (1st & 3rd Wednesdays)

    Workshops, led by Beth Stamp, support facilitator, may provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings, and new ideas for moving forward after the loss of a loved one. Sessions will be conducted on Zoom and are free of charge. 

  • FREE Online Diabetes Self-Management Workshops
    Monday, October 25
    SCAN

    FREE Online Diabetes Self-Management Workshops

    Need help managing your diabetes? SCAN is here for you with free self-management workshops for Monmouth County residents ages 60+. Learn valuable life strategies that make a difference in your health and well-being.

  • Paper Shredding in Monmouth County
    Monday, October 25 @ 09:00 AM (Monthly)
    Monmouth County Towns

    Paper Shredding in Monmouth County

    All events are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM unless the trucks fill first. Please remove large binder clips; staples and small paper clips can remain. The limit per person is 100 lbs, which is the size of 4 office paper boxes or 4 large trash bags. No businesses allowed. Free to Monmouth County residents only. 

  • The Y Is Hiring - Lunch & Learn Info Session
    Monday, October 25 @ 12:00 PM
    Bayshore Family Success Center

    The Y Is Hiring - Lunch & Learn Info Session

    The YMCA’s Bayshore Family Success Center and Counseling & Social Services are hosting an information session so you can learn more about positions in our Family Care program. Come with your resume to explore opportunities.

  • Enrollment Opens for After School Recreation Program at Coastal Activity Center in Asbury Park
    Monday, October 25 @ 03:00 PM (WeekDays)
    Coastal Activities Center
    Asbury Park

    Enrollment Opens for After School Recreation Program at Coastal Activity Center in Asbury Park

     The Monmouth County Park System is now accepting enrollment into its After School Recreation Program.  Offered at the Coastal Activity Center in Asbury Park since 2003, the After School Recreation Program provides a safe and fun place for children in kindergarten through fifth grade to play and learn. 

  • CRAFT Family Workshop
    Monday, October 25 @ 06:30 PM (Weekly)
    Oceans Family Success Center

    CRAFT Family Workshop

    CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training. It teaches families and significant other strategies for helping their loved one with a substance use disorder.

  • NAMI Webinar: Psychotropic Medication Classification and How to Effectively Manage Side Effects. 
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 07:30 AM
    NAMI NJ

    NAMI Webinar: Psychotropic Medication Classification and How to Effectively Manage Side Effects. 

    Join a presentation by Dr. Azima Ashraf, medical Director at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care who will speak on psychotropic medications and how to effectively manage side effects, on October 26th. Register: http://ow.ly/YsLn50Gtvls

  • It's a SPOOK-tacular ASL Storytime!
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 10:30 AM
    Happy Hands

    It's a SPOOK-tacular ASL Storytime!

    Next Tuesday at 10:30am on ZooOOoom, we'll be getting ready for Halloween! Learn all the signs you'll need for your Tricks and Treats while we read some Halloween BooOOooks!

    Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87087062627

  • Monmouth and Union Vicinages Continue the Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 12:00 PM

    Monmouth and Union Vicinages Continue the Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

    Join us for conversations with two Hispanic legal trailblazers, Judge Lisa Miralles Walsh and Judge Lourdes Lucas. Assignment Judge Lisa P. Thornton will lead a discussion about their careers, challenges, resilience, and hope for the future!

  • Narcan Training - In Case of Overdose
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 01:00 PM (Weekly)

    Narcan Training - In Case of Overdose

    Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. All participants will receive a treatment voucher for 30 days of free substance abuse treatment, at JSAS Healthcare, Inc., to use or distribute to any person that needs medication-assisted treatment.

  • Diabetes Self-Management
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 02:00 PM (Weekly)
    SCAN

    Diabetes Self-Management

    In this informative, educational and interactive virtual workshop, attendees will learn techniques to deal with not only the physical symptoms of diabetes but also how to manage any associated negative emotions.

  • Monmouth County COVID-19 Vaccines
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 02:00 PM (Weekly)
    Brookdale Community College
    Lincroft

    Monmouth County COVID-19 Vaccines

    Walk-ins welcome ages 12 and older at Brookdale Community College! Right now is the perfect time to get fully vaccinated before the school year starts. Contribute to keeping classrooms safe & schools open by protecting you & your children against the spread of COVID-19.

  • Riding the Wave
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 05:00 PM (Weekly)
    Wholehearted Healing Collective
    West Long Branch

    Riding the Wave

    Emotional Regulation Group for children ages 8-12

  • Yoga for All Ages - Tuesdays at 6pm
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 06:00 PM (Weekly)
    RWJBarnabas Health

    Yoga for All Ages - Tuesdays at 6pm

    Now more than ever, the importance of self-care and wellness need to be part of our daily routines. If you have never practiced yoga, learn from the foundation up and build your practice. Join us, connect with people and try something new!

  • Online English as a Second Language Classes (ESL)
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Lunch Break Life Skills Program

    Online English as a Second Language Classes (ESL)

    Offered by Lunch Break Life Skills Program in partnership with Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth. Various classes offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. 

    To register, please contact Millie Diaz at 732-783-4617

  • Raising Resilient Teens in Challenging Times Virtual Parent Presentation
    Tuesday, October 26 @ 07:00 PM
    Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

    Raising Resilient Teens in Challenging Times Virtual Parent Presentation

    Are you unsure how to bring up the topic of suicide, mental illness or substance use with your child? This presentation will help you to dispel common misconceptions, address the importance of talking to your child about identifying a “Trusted Adult”, provide information on the warning signs of suicide and local resources. 

  • Morning Meditation Meeting Daily via Zoom!
    Wednesday, October 27 @ 07:30 AM (Weekly)
    Zoom

    Morning Meditation Meeting Daily via Zoom!

    Dr. Ken Verni, PsyD is a clinical psychologist and certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher. He works as a training and consulting specialist at Rutgers supporting children and families of NJ connected to the Children’s System of Care.

  • Keys for Navigating Difficult Times: Resilience and Self-Care
    Wednesday, October 27 @ 09:00 AM (Monthly)
    Family & Children's Service Advocacy

    Keys for Navigating Difficult Times: Resilience and Self-Care

    Family and Children Services is hosting a Healthy Aging Speaker Series open to those working in the field of aging.

  • Mid-Day Mindfulness & Resilience Gathering via Zoom!
    Wednesday, October 27 @ 11:15 AM (Weekly)
    Zoom

    Mid-Day Mindfulness & Resilience Gathering via Zoom!

    Feeling Stressed or Overwhelmed? You are Warmly Invited to join our  Daily Mindfulness & Resilience Gatherings with Dr. Ken Verni, Psy.D.

    OPEN TO ALL!

  • Diabetes Self Management
    Wednesday, October 27 @ 06:00 PM (Weekly)
    SCAN

    Diabetes Self Management

    In this informative, educational and interactive virtual workshop, attendees will learn techniques to deal with not only the physical symptoms of diabetes but also how to manage any associated negative emotions.

  • The Kach Program at Brookdale Community College
    Wednesday, October 27 @ 06:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    The Kach Program at Brookdale Community College

    Join The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute for a tour of the Kach (Keep Achieving) Program at Brookdale Community College. The Arc of Monmouth has collaborated with Brookdale Community College to address the needs of transitioning young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18 – 26.

  • Resources for Military Connected Families Who Have Children With Special Healthcare Needs or Disabilities
    Wednesday, October 27 @ 07:00 PM
    Exceptional Family Member Program

    Resources for Military Connected Families Who Have Children With Special Healthcare Needs or Disabilities

    Receive resources and guidance, information on low or no-cost services, help with school enrollment and transitions and more!

  • Kids Cooking with Kids
    Thursday, October 28 (Bi-Weekly)
    Bayshore Family Success Center

    Kids Cooking with Kids

    Join us on zoom for a hands on live cooking demonstration taught by kids! The menu changes each month, and is decided on by our young chefs in the making.

  • Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health 6th Annual Conference: Thursday & Friday, Oct 28 & 29, 9:00AM-12:30PM VIA Zoom
    Thursday, October 28 @ 09:00 AM
    Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health

    Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health 6th Annual Conference: Thursday & Friday, Oct 28 & 29, 9:00AM-12:30PM VIA Zoom

    This 2-day conference will cover topics such as, Behavioral Health: Forgotten Front Line Workers, Alcohol’s Impact on Health, with Emphasis on Increase of Alcohol Consumption During Covid-19 Pandemic and Marijuana: Weeding Through the Facts. Sessions will be held from 9:00-12:30 each day. 

  • West End Farmers Market
    Thursday, October 28 @ 09:00 AM (Weekly)
    Long Branch

    West End Farmers Market

    West End Market is a local farmers' market featuring fresh local produce and locally crafted food items. Thursdays starting June 17 through October.

  • Diabetes Self Management
    Thursday, October 28 @ 10:00 AM (Weekly)
    SCAN

    Diabetes Self Management

    In this informative, educational and interactive virtual workshop, attendees will learn techniques to deal with not only the physical symptoms of diabetes but also how to manage any associated negative emotions.

  • Fall Fest 2021!
    Thursday, October 28 @ 06:00 PM
    New Monmouth Baptist Church
    MIddletown

    Fall Fest 2021!

    Fall Fest is the best event of the fall season!!! NMBC is excited to partner with Middletown Police PBA to host this event where there will be a Chili Cook-Off Contest, Trunk or Treat, Field Games, Food, Crafts, Lots of Candy, and SO MUCH MORE!

  • The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series: Advocating for Your Child and Their Education
    Thursday, October 28 @ 06:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute

    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series: Advocating for Your Child and Their Education

    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute invites you to attend our 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series. This series will provide students, parents, and professionals with valuable information about trending topics in special education. Each webinar will be 45 minutes in length, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with our guest presenters.

  • What Special Education Parents Need to Know Now That S3434 Has Been Signed Support Group
    Thursday, October 28 @ 06:00 PM (Bi-Weekly)

    What Special Education Parents Need to Know Now That S3434 Has Been Signed Support Group

    CAU and Families and Children Together (FACT) hold a biweekly support group for parents and siblings of children and adults with disabilities. We meet every other Thursday at 6 p.m. Join us for peer support, discussion of ideas and opportunities, and answers to your questions about DDD services. Thank you for connecting with us!

  • Evening Stretch Yoga for All Ages - Thursdays at 6:30pm
    Thursday, October 28 @ 06:30 PM (Weekly)
    RWJBarnabas Health

    Evening Stretch Yoga for All Ages - Thursdays at 6:30pm

    Now more than ever, the importance of self-care and wellness need to be part of our daily routines. If you have never practiced yoga, learn from the foundation up and build your practice. Join us, connect with people and try something new!

  • Morbid Monmouth at the Library
    Thursday, October 28 @ 07:00 PM

    Morbid Monmouth at the Library

    Bernadette Rogoff, recognized far beyond the Monmouth County Historical Association because of her attention to details in history and presentation, will discuss the Hook of Death, wreaths of human hair, post-mortem imagery, and primitive surgical tools which were the lifesavers of earlier centuries. Not for children under the age of 14.

  • Join the City of Asbury Park for Play on Pine!
    Friday, October 29 @ 04:00 PM (Weekly)
    City of Asbury Park NJ
    Asbury Park

    Join the City of Asbury Park for Play on Pine!

    Bring the kids and join the City of Asbury Park on Friday nights in October to play on Pine Street! The street will be open for bikes, scooters and fun (and closed to through traffic). Bring your bikes, scooters and helmets, and get ready to have some fun!

  • Improving Your Schoolwork - Tutoring and Homework Help
    Saturday, October 30 @ 10:00 AM (Weekly)
    Union Beach Memorial Library
    Union Beach

    Improving Your Schoolwork - Tutoring and Homework Help

    Team up with a high school student to help you with your school work! Help is available at no cost in all subjects. Students in grades K-8 are invited to register.

  • 1830s All Hallow's Eve Celebration by The Historic Village at Allaire
    Saturday, October 30 @ 11:00 AM
    Wall Township

    1830s All Hallow's Eve Celebration by The Historic Village at Allaire

    Step back in time and celebrate Halloween with our villagers as they would have in the 19th century! Learn about Halloween's long rich history and the origin of the traditions we know of today!

  • Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic: FREE Support Group for Parents
    Sunday, October 31 @ 06:30 PM (Weekly)
    TELEHEALTH ONLY (Online)

    Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic: FREE Support Group for Parents

    This free support group is for parents who are now on the clock 24/7 because of COVID-19! Conversations are led by you! MUCCTC is a free online counseling service staffed by supervised Monmouth University clinical social work graduate interns! 

  • Critical Estate Planning Tips for Those Living With Disabilities
    Wednesday, November 3 @ 06:30 PM
    MOCEANS

    Critical Estate Planning Tips for Those Living With Disabilities

    Join MOCEANS for a discussion with TREEL & PLAN|NJ surrounding guardianships, trusts, estate planning, and more via Zoom

    Family, friends, allies, and other supports are all welcome! 

    Meeting ID: 865 8975 5610

  • Hope in the Kitchen
    Wednesday, November 3 @ 06:30 PM (Week3)
    JBJ Soul Kitchen
    Red Bank

    Hope in the Kitchen

    HOPE Sheds Light and the Recovery Advocates for the Shore (RAFTS) are partnering with JBJ Soul Kitchen to host family support meetings in a family dinner format on the third Wednesday of each month. 

  • The NJ Hope and Healing Forum
    Thursday, November 4 @ 10:00 AM (Week4)

    The NJ Hope and Healing Forum

    Learn about free emotional support services! Discover user-friendly resources including virtual support groups, counseling, helplines, texting and more. Gain access to specialized services for the frontline staff, healthcare workers, teachers, families, LGBTQ+, BIPOC communities, non-English speaking individuals and others! 

  • 911 Operator Recruitment Fair
    Saturday, November 6 @ 09:00 AM
    Monmouth County Sheriff's Office
    Freehold

    911 Operator Recruitment Fair

    Pre-requisite classes  are required to attend and are free to Monmouth County Residents. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to attend. Note:  THE NEXT RECRUITMENT FAIR IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 6TH, 2021

  • Made in Monmouth
    Saturday, November 6 @ 10:00 AM
    Brookdale Community College, Robert J. Collins Arena
    Lincroft

    Made in Monmouth

    Made In Monmouth is a program for both vendors and visitors to encourage people to shop locally and to create new and important items that the public will want to buy! All events are free to both vendors and the public.

  • A Walk in Their Shoes
    Sunday, November 7 @ 09:00 AM
    Asbury Park Boardwalk
    Asbury Park

    A Walk in Their Shoes

    Our 2nd annual "A Walk in Their Shoes" 2-mile walk on the Asbury Park boardwalk is on November 7, 2021 at 9 a.m. The walk coincides with National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and calls attention to the fact that 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness, many right here in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

  • The Howell Alliance's Kindness Rocks Program
    Tuesday, November 9 (Monthly)
    Howell Township Town Hall
    Howell

    The Howell Alliance's Kindness Rocks Program

    The Howell Alliance’s Kindness Rocks Program needs volunteers to create awareness of and eliminate substance use/mental health disorder stigmas through positive messages of hope, healing, compassion, and acceptance. 

  • Rabies Clinic - Borough of Roosevelt NJ
    Tuesday, November 9 @ 06:00 PM
    Roosevelt Borough Hall garage
    Roosevelt

    Rabies Clinic - Borough of Roosevelt NJ

    Free rabies vaccination clinics are available to Borough residents who own dogs and cats. All cats and dogs in the Borough of Roosevelt, NJ  are required to be vaccinated.

  • Perspectives on Feminism, Eating Disorders and Beyond
    Friday, November 12 - Friday, December 31
    The Renfrew Center Foundation

    Perspectives on Feminism, Eating Disorders and Beyond

    Beginning on Thursday, November 11, 2021, and available through Friday, December 31, 2021, Renfrew will bring you a virtual Conference offering up to 38 CEs/CMEs/Contact Hours, showcasing 3 exciting Keynote presentations, 6 live Master Classes, 16 on demand workshops, networking activities and many special events which have been a part of the Renfrew Conference for the past three decades. We will live-stream our three Keynote speakers: Gabourey Sidibe, award-winning actress and author, Joel Yager, MD, distinguished researcher in the field of eating disorders and Amy Banks, MD and Maureen Walker, PhD, pioneers of Relational-Cultural Theory and Feminist Therapy.

  • Employment Fair - Middletown Public Library
    Saturday, November 13 @ 10:00 AM
    Middletown Public Library
    Middletown

    Employment Fair - Middletown Public Library

    The YMCA’s Bayshore Family Success Center and The Middletown Public Library will be hosting an Employment Fair, just in time for the holidays. Bring multiple resumes and dress to impress!

  • The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series: Social Emotional Learning and the COVID Pandemic
    Tuesday, November 16 @ 06:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute

    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series: Social Emotional Learning and the COVID Pandemic

    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute invites you to attend our 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series. This series will provide students, parents, and professionals with valuable information about trending topics in special education. Each webinar will be 45 minutes in length, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with our guest presenters.

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
    Thursday, December 9 @ 09:00 AM
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing

    Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    Youth Mental Health First Ard teaches you how to identify. understand and respond to signs of
    mental illness and substance use disorders in youth This 6-hour training gives adults who work with
    youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents. 

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
    Thursday, January 13 @ 09:00 AM
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing

    Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    Youth Mental Health First Ard teaches you how to identify. understand and respond to signs of
    mental illness and substance use disorders in youth This 6-hour training gives adults who work with
    youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents. 

  • The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series: Supporting Students with ADHD
    Thursday, January 13 @ 06:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute

    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series: Supporting Students with ADHD

    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute invites you to attend our 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series. This series will provide students, parents, and professionals with valuable information about trending topics in special education. Each webinar will be 45 minutes in length, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with our guest presenters.

  • The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series:  Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) in School
    Thursday, February 10 @ 06:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute

    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series: Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) in School

    The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute invites you to attend our 2021-2022 Special Education Webinar Series. This series will provide students, parents, and professionals with valuable information about trending topics in special education. Each webinar will be 45 minutes in length, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with our guest presenters.