Community Bulletin Board

Arbor Day celebration at Jackson library

All are invited to the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Dr., April 28 for several programs to celebrate Arbor Day. At 10 a.m. the Ocean County Parks Department and Cattus Island Park will present “Radical Reptiles,” a program for children ages 4 to 7. A park ranger will teach attendees how reptiles live in Ocean County’s environment using live snakes and turtles. Friends of the Jackson Library will provide refreshments.

The Girl Scouts of America will be offering free tree seedlings, provided by the New Jersey Community Forestry program, to the first 90 customers who arrive from 10 a.m. to noon.

Throughout the day the short film, “Arbor Day: the Holiday that makes a difference,” will be played in the lobby.

The programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required for “Radical Reptiles.” Call (732) 928-4400, beginning April 11, to register.

Get in shape for the

summer with hypnosis

Registration is in progress for a one night Weight Control with Hypnosis Seminar scheduled by the Lakewood Community School for April 25, 7-9 p.m. at Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Ave. Learn to subconsciously curtail eating and stick to a diet through the assistance of hypnosis. Details and registration: (732) 905-3685 or

Enjoy ‘Nibbles and Creative Hors d’oeuvres’

Lakewood Community School is accepting registration for a two-night cooking class April 4 and 5 as part of the Spring Adult Enrichment Program. “Nibbles and Creative Hors d’oeuvres” will teach students to prepare various mouth-watering specialties. Class will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Ave. Details and registration: (732) 905-3685 or

Baltimore trip planned

The Lakewood Community School has scheduled a spring weekend excursion to Baltimore on May 13-14. The tour will include motorcoach transportation, overnight accommodations, one lunch, one full dinner, one buffet breakfast, a guided tour of Baltimore, admission to the aquarium, sightseeing, and shopping at the Inner Harbor, and includes all gratuities. Registration deadline is April 1. Details and reservations: (732) 905-3685.

Airport names officers

The Lakewood Airport Authority held its reorganization meeting Feb. 6 and elected the following officers: Richard T. Orne, chairman; Mitch Dolobowsky, vice chairman; Sam Flancbaum, treasurer; Patricia Sernotti, secretary; Glen Harrison, assistant secretary.

Lakewood students’

artwork honored

Several Lakewood High School students were among a group of visual artists selected to be honored at the Ocean County Teen Arts Festival held at Ocean County College, March 22-23. Adriana Kostka’s hand-colored print illustration in black and white, titled “Mary,” and Janice Rivera’s photography were chosen to be honored at the state festival. Tyler Clark’s portrait of Andy Warhol in the style of pointillism was chosen to be used in the state calendar.

Honorable mention was given to Mark Alpert for his painting of “Retro Rooster” in mixed media, Felipe Henriquez for photography, and Kathy Reyes for her ceramic coil vessel.

Income tax assistance

available at town hall

Lakewood residents can receive free income tax assistance at the Lakewood municipal building. One-on-one sessions conducted by trained AARP volunteers focus on personal income taxes of older persons in the middle and lower income ranges, especially those unable to afford professional assistance. Tax help sessions will be scheduled at the municipal building, 231 Third Street, on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. now through April 7. All tax filers and property tax rebate applicants should bring prior year tax returns, applications and other appropriate documentation to receive assistance. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 364-2500, ext. 5408.

Southard PTA will

host ‘Ladies Night Out’

The Southard School PTA will host its annual dinner and gift auction, “Ladies Night Out,” on April 21 at the Woodlake Country Club, Lakewood. Gift items will include Coach handbags, Six Flags Great Adventure three-park passes, golf packages and more. Dinner tickets are $37 each and must be purchased by March 31. Details and reservations: (732) 370-4899 or (732) 905-7647.

Local Methodist church

forms new youth group

DeBows United Methodist Church, at the corner of Route 571 and Route 537, Jackson, has formed a youth group for children presently in fifth grade and younger. Preschool-age children ages 4 and up are also welcome. The group meets Sunday afternoons from 4-5:15 p.m. Planned activities include field trips. All children residing in the Jackson community are welcome to attend. Details: (732) 928-4475.

Reverse mortgage

workshop in Lakewood

The Lakewood Community, in conjunction with Gateway Funding, has scheduled a workshop on Reverse Mortgages for senior citizens to take place April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Ave. To learn more about this program, which provides tax-free money to senior citizens 62 years of age or older, contact the Lakewood Community School at (732) 905-3685 or visit

‘Fame: The Musical’ at Lakewood High School

“Fame: The Musical” will be performed at Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Ave., April 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and again April 9 at 2 p.m. The musical is loosely based on the film “Fame,” the story of students at the Performing Arts High School in New York City. Details and ticket information: (732) 905-3519.