Community Bulletin Board

Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel, will host “Restoration of Quilts” Jan. 21 from 1-3 p.m.

Textile artist Tracy Jamar will share her expertise in the restoration of quilts. Her work can be found in several major museums, such as the American Folk Art Museum. Cost is $15 per person, and registration is required.

To register, call the Monmouth County Park System at (732) 842-4000. The TTY number is 711.

Rebecca’s Reel Quilters to meet Feb. 5

Rebecca’s Reel Quilters of Poricy Park, Oak Hill Road, Middletown, will hold its next guild meeting Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at the park’s annex building.

The programs will be “Finishing Touches,” and will teach how to prepare a quilt for a show, and “Part II — Squaring Up, Borders & Troubleshoot-ing.” Attendees should bring problem quilts.

Fee is $3, and free for members.

For more information, e-mail May at

Camp volunteers needed for MDA summer camp

The Muscular Dystrophy Association in Shrewsbury is seeking summer camp volunteer counselors to help young people with neuromuscular diseases enjoy a fun-filled MDA summer camp that runs from Aug. 20-26 at Vision Camp in Spring Valley, N.Y.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between the ages of 6 and 21. Each counselor becomes a companion to a camper with a neuromuscular disease. They help campers with daily activities such as eating, bathing and dressing and recreational activities such as arts and crafts, swimming and horseback riding.

The camp is free and serves more than 4,000 campers nationwide in about 90 week-long sessions. Last year, over 4,700 volunteers helped make it all possible. The programs are funded almost entirely by individual contributors.

To obtain a volunteer application or learn about other ways to support MDA’s summer camp program, call the local MDA office at (732) 389-0855. Additional information can be found at

Ocean Township duo headed to AKC show

Ocean Township resident Alyssa Flashburg, 14, and her pharaoh hound Kelly will take part in the fifth annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Jan. 14 and 15 in Tampa, Fla. The invitation-only show will feature 2,600 contenders.

Kelly is presently ranked No. 22 in the country, and will join other top dogs competing for $225,000 in cash prizes and the title of “National Champion.” Invitations to the dog show are issued to dogs ranking in the top 25 of the dog’s breed based on year-long competition in other AKC events. Kelly won a “best of breed” competition at the 2004 National Dog Show, competed in the 2003 Westminster Dog Show, and was featured on NBC on Thanksgiving Day.

Support groups, baby fair slated at Monmouth

Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, will host the “Mother to Mother” support group Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. The sessions are free.

Pre-operative tours for pediatric patients having a surgical procedures at Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center will be Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 3-4 p.m. To register, call (732) 923-6525. Tours of the Radiation Oncology Department will be Feb. 20 from 1:30-2:30 p.m., and the second Friday of each month. To preregister, call (732) 923-6462.

A tour of the Eisenberg Family Center for expectant mothers will be Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. The bariatric surgery support group will meet Feb. 23 from 7-9 p.m. To preregister, call 1-888-724-7123. A baby fair will be Feb. 26 from 1-3 p.m., and feature a tour of the Eisenberg center, refreshments, and free gifts, and the opportunity to discuss childbirth and maternity choices with Monmouth staff.

Registration is required for all the above, which are free. To register, call (732) 923-6990 unless otherwise noted.