• Jackson Memorial High School Football Awards Banquet will be held Jan. 18 from 1-5 p.m. at the Circle Landmark on Route 70 in Lakehurst. The cost for nonplayers is $22 for the buffet-style meal. All are welcome. Tickets must be ordered by Dec. 12. Call (732) 833-9298.

• Sugarplums Boutique, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. hosted by United Methodist Women of Central United Methodist Church, 729 Arnold Ave., Point Pleasant Beach. Christmas bake sale, featuring homemade cookies, fudge, peanut brittle, candy, gingerbread, jams, jellies and more. Details: (732) 892-1233.

• Pancake Breakfast hosted by Cub Scout Pack 82, Dec. 13, 8-11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria of St. Aloysius Church, Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. Pictures with Santa ($2 each) from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost for breakfast is $3 per child and $5 per adult. Details: (732) 814-8154.

• Breakfast with Santa will be hosted by the Jackson Football Parents Club Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Central Jersey Italian American Club on County Line Road in Jackson. Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. Donation of $5 for pancakes, eggs, home fries, bacon and sausage. Proceeds to benefit Jackson Memorial High School football team. Details: (732) 833-9298.

• "Covered Dish Supper and Hymn Sing," Dec. 14, 6 p.m. at DeBows United Methodist Church, at Route 571 and Route 537 in Jackson. The church will also host a Christmas Eve service Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Details: (732) 928-4475.

• Lakewood Chamber of Commerce new member orientation, 8:15 a.m. Dec. 17 in the chamber office, 395 Route 70, suite 125 in the Fleet Bank building next to Charlie Brown’s. A continental breakfast will be served. For reservations, call (732) 363-0012 by Dec. 12.

• Hanukkah luncheon, sponsored by Bat Shalom Chapter of Hadassah, will be held at Fred and Murray’s Deli, Pond Road Shopping Center, Route 9 north, Freehold, Dec. 18 at noon. There will be a menorah lighting ceremony followed by a lunch of traditional Hanukkah delicacies. The chapter meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Bella Terra, Kathleen Drive, Jackson. New members are welcome. Details: (732) 928-8555.

• Weekly dinners at the Millstone Elks Lodge No. 2613 on Burnt Tavern Road, Millstone Township. Dec. 19, Surf and Turf (reservations required for this date). $10 for children 5-12 and $12 for adults. Call (609) 259-8911 for details.

• Gift auction hosted by the Jackson Women of Today, Dec. 12 at the Larsen Firehouse, New Prospect and Larsen roads, Jackson. Items include crystal, electronics, Snowbabies, gourmet baskets and more. Proceeds will benefit community projects and the food pantry. Doors open at 2 p.m. Details: (732) 886-3062.

• Seventh Annual Toyland at the Melvin Cottrell Center (Jackson Senior Center), 45 Don Connor Blvd., Dec. 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission includes seeing Santa and visiting Grandma in her kitchen, with food samples. Craft items for sale by "elves." Details: (732) 928-2313.

• Santa will visit the Jackson Post Office Dec. 20 and be available for free pictures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted for Antonio Segui, a Jackson boy who is going through treatment for cancer. Donations can be sent to the Jackson Post Office, 915 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson 08527. An Angel tree is also in the post office lobby to donate toys to the long-term care unit of Children’s Specialized Hospital in Toms River.

• Breakfast with Santa fund-raiser for Jackson Mills Fire Company and Auxiliary, Dec. 21 at Jackson Mills Firehouse, 465 North County Line Road, Jackson, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $7, adults; $5 seniors; $4 age 4-12; under age 3 admitted free. Details: (732) 928-8949.

• Roast Beef Dinner at First Baptist Church, 240 First St. in Lakewood, Dec. 21, 12:30-2 p.m.. Donation of $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10 includes hot and cold beverages and dessert. Baked goods will be on sale. All are invited without reservations. Details: (732) 657-8972 or (732) 657-7938.

• New Year’s Eve Party at the New Egypt Elks Lodge, 105 Lakewood Road, Plumsted, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets, which can be purchased by Dec. 15 for $20 per person, include music, karaoke, dancing, party favors, appetizers, hot and cold buffet, champagne toast and continental breakfast. Call (609) 758-8700.