+ Cornerstone Poetry Series presents poet and humorist Bob McKenty, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Caffe, 2 E. Main St., Freehold. Book signing and open mic following featured reading. A $3 cover includes coffee and tea. Details: (732) 239-3527 or

+ A rabies clinic for dogs and cats will be held at the Freehold firehouse, 49 W. Main St., Freehold Borough, from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 14. Dogs should be on a short leash and cats should be in a carrier. The clinic is free and open to all New Jersey residents. Details: (732) 462-7057.

+ The Freehold Area Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barkalow Middle School media center, Stillwells Corner Road, Freehold Township. The speaker will be Talia Carner. Membership in the AAUW is open to women with a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of an associate degree. Details: Marcia Saltzman, (732) 928-2478.

+ Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will hold the following meetings: Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Applewood Estates, Applewood Drive, Freehold Township; Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 91 W. Main St., Freehold. Details: (800) 883-1180.

+ A clothing sale will be held Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church, Route 34 and Phalanx Road, Colts Neck. Refreshments will be available. (732) 946-0495.

+ Gamblers Anonymous, Sept. 15, 22 and 29 from 8-9:30 p.m., at Hope Lutheran Church, 211 Elton-Adelphia Road, Freehold Township. No fees.

+ Rabbi Brooks Susman of Congregation Kol Am will conduct a Young Person Pre-School Shabbat Experience service, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Freehold School, Castronova Way and Route 537, Freehold Twp. Details: (732) 792-8000 or visit

+ A New York Style Block Party will begin at noon Sept. 16 at Solo Bella Italian Bistro, 426 Chandler Road (off Jackson Mills Road), Jackson. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mother Cabrini Home, a charity in New York that provides food and shelter to abandoned and wayward children. Entry fee of $5 includes comedy shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., a variety show at 8 p.m., battle of singers for all ages 3-6 p.m. and a clown from 4-8 p.m. Details: (732) 961-0953.

+ Garden State Horror Writers will meet Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan. Group meets third Saturday of every month. Guests, new members always welcome. Details: (848) 992-2230. Web site:

+ New Jersey Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will meet Sept. 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan.

+ Balancing Hormones Naturally, a health talk, will be held Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan. Mindy Factor, R.N., D.C. will discuss healthy solutions to PMS and menopause. Details: (732) 431-7220; free.

+ The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education will meet on Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peter M. Friedman Building, 54 Main St., Englishtown.

+ Parents Anonymous will meet Sept. 19 and 26 from 10 a.m. to noon, at Monmouth County Division of Social Services, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. No fees. Details: (732) 845-2073.

+ Free legal workshop will be held Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 23 at noon at the Juniper Business Plaza, 3499 Route 9 North, Suite 2-A, Freehold Township. Refreshments will be served. Details: Nailah, (888) 827-6257.

+ Italian American Association of Monmouth County will hold its general meeting, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Brioso Restaurant, 134 Highway 9, Marlboro. The $30 admission includes dinner buffet and wine. Details: Rob DeSalvatore, (201) 679-8535.

+ Creative Writing Workshop, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan. Details: (732) 431-7222; free.

+ Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Monmouth Chapter, will meet Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Route 34 and Phalanx Road, Colts Neck, for a “Kitchen Gadgets as Quilting and Stitching Tools” hands-on workshop. Bring lunch. Coffee, tea and dessert provided. All are welcome. Details: (732) 536-0609.

+ “Knitting Is Fun for Everyone,” Sept. 21 at Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan. Starts 7 p.m.; bring knitting needles. Details: (732) 431-7220; free.

+ Child Seat Safety inspection by MONOC will take place Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Babies “R” Us parking lot, corner of Craig Road, 17 Route 9 south, Manalapan. Details: (732) 845-2861.

+ The Freehold Art Society will hold a meeting, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Freehold Township Building, Stillwells Corner and Shanck roads, in Room 114. Jane Zdancewic will conduct a side show presentation on local wildflowers. Open to the public. Details: (732) 577-8559.