A holiday night shopping event will be held at New Egypt High School, Evergreen Road, Plumsted, from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 20. Admission: $3 for adults, $2 for students.

A psychic night hosted by the Central Jersey Italian American Club will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in its clubhouse at 36 Cpl. Luigi Marciante Jr. Memorial Drive, Jackson. The cost of the reading is $25. Dinner is available for an additional $5. Details: 732-534-1040.

“Battle of Russia: World War II” will be shown at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 as part of the “Why We Fight” series at the Jackson library, 2 Jackson Drive. The free program is open to the public but registration is required. Call 732-928-4400.

American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by the New Egypt Knights of Columbus will take place on Dec. 9 from 3- 8 p.m. at New Egypt High School, 117 Evergreen Road, Plumsted. Appointments are preferred. Call 800-GIVE LIFE.

H&R Block will be at the Jackson library at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 to answer questions about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The program is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration starts on Nov. 27. Details: Call 732-928-4400 or visit the Internet website at

A winter luncheon hosted for the second year by Plumsted Senior Outreach Services will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at 121 Evergreen Road, Plumsted. Cost to attend is $8 and seats are very limited. Details and registration: 609-758- 2241, ext 111. Register by Dec. 9.

The Kiwanis Club of Jackson will host its annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Whitesville Firehouse, 81 S. Hope Chapel Road, Jackson. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and includes a hot breakfast, and photos with Santa for the children. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 732- 300-8311 or by sending an email to, or they may also be purchased at the door.

Items for the Tri-Town News Datebook may be faxed to 732-780-4192.

The Central Jersey Italian American Club will hold a membership drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 in its clubhouse at 36 Cpl. Luigi Marciante Jr. Memorial Drive, Jackson. Details: 732-534-1040.

• A fundraising dinner sponsored by the Church of the Master Senior High Youth Group will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Church of the Master, 110 Salem Hill Road, Howell. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for under age 5. RSVP at 732-364-3456.

A Black Friday gift auction hosted by the Cassville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will be held Nov. 27 at the Miller fire station, 785 Miller Ave., Jackson. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and calling will start at 7 p.m. sharp. Those over age 18 are welcome to attend. Details: 732-928-3876.

Pet photos with Santa hosted by the Jackson Township Democratic Club and Ain’t Misbehaving’s Canine Sleep Over will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 at Canine Sleep Over, 156 West Commodore Blvd., Jackson. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer. A donation of $10 will benefit the Ocean County Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters and as a thank you to those who donate, one photo will be included with the opportunity to purchase more photos online from the professional photographer’s website. For an appointment, call 732-833-1000 .

The Ocean County Retired Educators Association will host its holiday luncheon at the Quality Inn, Route 37 west, Toms River, on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. Cost is $23 per person. The reservation deadline is Nov. 23. Details:

A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Adelphia Fire Company, Route 524, Adelphia section of Howell, will be held at the firehouse from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 6. Cost is $6 per person, $4 for children under age 8. Photos with Santa will be available during the pancake breakfast. Details: 732- 577-1781.