• Eighth annual craft show hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary to Laurelton Fire Company No. 1, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurelton Fire House, Route 88 west and Olden Street, Brick. All hand crafted items will be sold. Refreshments available. Details: (732) 458-7095.

• Fall Bird Walk at Allaire State Park, Route 524, Wall Township, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. (732) 938-2003.

• "Silver Lady Jewelry Sale" will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Kimball Medical Center’s Shulman Conference Center, 600 River Ave., Lake-wood. The sale will offer many items for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Kimball Medical Center Foundation. Details: (732) 886-4151.

• "Introduction to the Internet," a free program presented by Holly Higgins, computer tutor, will be held at the Howell library, 318 Old Tavern Road, from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Details: (732) 431-7242.

• New Egypt Elks, 105 Lakewood Road, Plumsted, will sponsor a Fish Fry Oct. 17 from 6-8 p.m. The cost per person is $4 for ages 5-9, $8 for ages 10 through adult, and free for children under 4. Take-out will be available as well as salad. Details: (609) 758-8700.

• Apple Festival at West Farms United Methodist Church, 153 Casino Drive, Howell, Oct. 18, 2-7 p.m. Home-made apple pie or cake, ice cream, beverages, marshmallow campfire, hayrides, rafts, plants, baked goods, food available for sale. Tickets, $6. Call (732) 938-2453 to purchase advance tickets.

• The League of Women Voters of Ocean County will meet 10:30 a.m., Oct. 18 at the Ocean County Library, Washington Street,, Toms River. The speaker will be Robert Giles, executive supervisor of the Ocean County Board of Elections. The public is welcome. Details: (732) 244-2596.

• Holiday Shopping Night, Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. at St. Veronica School, 4219 Route 9 north, Howell. 15 vendors including, Home Interiors, Doodles 4-U, Tupperware, Creative Memories and others. Proceeds will benefit the school gift auction. Refreshments. Details: (732) 938-9672.

• Need a Friend, a new social group for singles ages 40-65, will hold a "meet and eat" every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Bell Diner, Route 9, Freehold Township. Details:(732) 625-0605 or (609) 371-2113.

• The Jackson American Legion Post 504 meets the second Monday of the month at the Jackson Knights of Columbus Hall at 401 Bartley Road at 7 p.m. New and old members are welcome.