Community Bulletin Board

ORT Camp Fair set for Jan. 5 in Freehold Twp.

The Piscataway Chapter of Women’s American ORT will hold its 19th annual ORT Summer Camp Fair Jan. 5 at the Freehold Gardens Hotel, Gibson Place, Freehold Township.

A second fair will be held Jan. 12 at the Sheraton Edison, Route 514, and a third camp fair is slated for Jan. 19 at the Sheraton Parsippany, Routes 287, 46 and 80. All fairs will run from noon to 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

A representative from the American Camping Association will be on hand at each fair to answer questions about how to choose a camp and to distribute pamphlets with the questions most frequently asked by parents who are trying to choose a camp for their child.

ORT will provide a free booklet containing information about contacting camps and viewing their Web pages.

A listing of the camps who have registered for the fairs, along with directions to the fairs, can be found on the group’s Web site, For more information, call ORT at (908) 686-2889.

Discussion, nature walk planned Jan. 3 in Howell

The Monmouth County Park System will host a program on "Cold Weather Wonders" Jan. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Manasquan Reservoir’s Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell.

Area residents of all ages are invited to explore how different species adjust to winter.

After a brief discussion on the different ways plants and animals protect themselves from freezing, participants will investigate winter food webs and possible homes for hibernation during a nature walk.

The cost of the program is $5.50 per person; preregistration is required.

For more information or to register, call the park system at (732) 842-4000.