Community Bulletin Board

Park system will hold Outdoor Adventure Expo

Discover the many wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities that abound in Monmouth County during the county park system’s Outdoor Adventure Expo. The event will take place on May 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Turkey Swamp Park, Georgia Road, Freehold Township.

Area residents are invited to try out kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, and the park system’s 25-foot climbing wall. The expo features free lectures, demonstrations, mini clinics, and nature hikes. Visitors can also try their hand at fly fishing and tying skills while youngsters can compete in a fishing derby.

Members of local outdoor adventure clubs will be on hand to answer questions and give advice as well as representatives from companies that sell outdoor recreation equipment. Admission and parking are free. The event is rain or shine. Camping is available inside the park (fee). For more information, call the park system at (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TDD/TTY number is 711.

Freehold H.S. student

invited to join society

The National Society of High School Scholars has announced that Freehold High School student Jared S. Marshall, of Marlboro, has been selected for membership. The society recognizes the top scholars in the nation and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence.

The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the Swedish Nobel family.

“On behalf of the NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Jared has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence. Jared is now a member of a unique community of scholars – a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

According to a press release, membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums, and more.

The NSHSS has awarded more the $100,000 in scholarships since it was formed in 2002.

Boy Scouts honor

Elkes and Narozanick

The Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America, held its 2007 Western Monmouth “Good Scout Award” reception recently at Battleground Country Club, Manalapan. Josh Elkes and Ted Narozanick were honored for their distinguished record of community service, participating citizenship, and volunteer work. All proceeds from the reception will help to support the Scouting program which serves more than 7,000 youths throughout Monmouth County. For more information about Scouting, call the Scout Service Center in Marlboro at (732) 536-2347 or visit the Monmouth Council Internet Web site at

‘Virtual tour of Israel’

to be held in Freehold

On May 20 from 9:15-11:15 a.m., the Religious School of Congregation Kol Am will be staging its own celebration of Israeli Independence Day at the Court Street School in Freehold Borough. The faculty and students will be presenting to the public a “virtual tour of Israel,” as it would be if they were to actually travel to Israel. The event will feature a flag ceremony, games, song and dance, as well as traditional Israeli barbecues and trips to the main tourist attractions of the country. Children wishing to participate in the arts and craft segment must bring a clean plain white T-shirt. Anyone interested in more information concerning this free “learning is fun” event or directions to the Court Street School may call (732) 792-8000.

Senior wins MHS ‘Idol’

singing competition

Rebecca Lullio of the Morganville section of Marlboro, a 17-year-old senior attending Marlboro High School won the annual MHS “Idol” singing competition. She sang Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This,” and Evanescence’s “Call Me When You’re Sober.”

Rebecca has been taking piano and vocal lessons for 11 years, is in the school’s choir, and has appeared in the school’s theater productions as well as various local talent showcases and competitions and the Monmouth County Fair. She plans to minor in voice in college this September.

Freehold AAUW book sale slated for end of June

The Freehold Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its book sale at the Reformed Church, West Main Street, Freehold Township, June 27 through June 30. Preview night is Wednesday, June 27 from 5-9 p.m. Admission is $7.

The book sale will continue Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with free admission; and Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission.

Freehold AAUW members have worked hard to collect and sort books for its annual sale, and have a large assortment to offer. Book donations are no longer being accepted for June’s sale. For more information, call Maizie Frenkiel at (732) 446-7992.

Art festival and sale

will be held June 2

On June 2, the Around the Corner Art Center will be holding an art festival and sale in the courtyard and fenced in area surrounding its building, the Solomon House in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road, Freehold Township.

Included in the festivities will be a juried art show and sale of artwork done by students of all ages. Art supply distributors and manufacturers will have their representatives on hand to discuss their products and answer questions.

There will be face painting by Snazaroo, food tasting from BaCo’s Pizzeria and LaPiazza Restaurant and live music by Kindred Spirit. The public is invited to view the show, observe fine art demonstrations, receive free giveaways and enter to win raffles. The Freehold Art Society will also be parti-cipating in the sale and exhibition of their artwork. The hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information call (732) 308-4666 or visit

Marlboro Pride Day

will spruce up town

Marlboro Pride Day is scheduled to take place on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Park cleanups and plantings will take place throughout the township.

Breakfast and lunch will be served to all participants. Worm composting and seed planting demonstrations will kick off the event at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Participants are asked to meet at the recreation building on Wyncrest Road to be divided into groups and given assignments. For more information and to preregister, call Suzanne Rubinstein at (732) 536-0188.

Freehold will host pair

of antiques festivals

The Freehold Center Partnership is inviting antiques dealers and collectors to participate in its 10th annual Spring AntiqueFest/Art Show on May 20 (rain date, May 27) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on West Main Street between Court and Throckmorton streets.

An antique should be an objet d’art having special value due to its age. It can be a decorative accessory, piece of furniture or handicraft – any piece esteemed for its artistry, beauty or period of origin. A collectible should be a rare object (one collected by investors) such as stamps, coins, oriental rugs or photographs.

There is also a Fall AntiqueFest to be held on Sept. 16 (rain date, Sept. 23). To participate in one show, the fee is $60; to participate in both shows, the fee is $95. Spaces are 15 feet wide by 5 feet deep and vendors must provide their own tables. For more information on how to apply, contact Allen Consulting, (732) 946-2711.

Boating basics course offered in Englishtown

A “Boating Basics” course will be offered by NJ Boating Safety Classes in Englishtown, May 29-30. The two evening “Boating Basics” course meets the needs of boaters and personal watercraft (PWC) operators for a basic overview of boat and PWC operation, while meeting the new state-law requirements for boating safety education certification. There will be a $60 fee, which covers the cost of the course and all materials.

The course will be held at the Brandywine Assisted Living Facility, 49 LaSatta Avenue, Englishtown. The classes will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

For additional information, call (201) 291-5976, or Kathy at (856) 816-8907; or visit the Web site at