Saturday, July 10 – Cream Ridge Winery will host An Evening for Autism from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. which will include wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres while listening to live music by Steven Allen Productions. Mr. Allen wrote the rock musical "Day After Day" about families affected by autism. Receive a glass with $20 admission. Advance tickets may be purchased for $15 by calling Cream Ridge Winery at 609-259-9797. . Proceeds benefit TACA — Talk About Curing Autism. The event is rain or shine.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 9-10 – The Allentown Business Community Association is sponsoring this longtime event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Activities include live entertainment, an antique car show, a petting zoo, pony rides, make-your-own scarecrows and a Civil War encampment.
The association is looking for crafters, vendors and entertainers. Call Debra Ocasio at 609-259-4350 or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to ABCA, P.O. Box 432, Allentown, NJ 08501. You may also e-mail any questions or requests for applications to [email protected]. The deadline for applications is Aug. 30.
Continuing events
July Jams – Robbinsville is hosting this annual summer concert series at the Washington Town Center Bandstand on Lake Drive. All performances are on Tuesdays nights at 7: p.m. The schedule is as follows: July 6-Rhythm N Balloons, cool music for kids; July 13-Dave Sodano, Frank Sinatra tribute); July 20-Kindred Spirit, classic rock; July 27-Jukebox Heroes, hits from the 60s to the present. All shows are free. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Rain dates will be held on Wednesday nights. For more information, visit or call 918-0002, extension120.
Farm market – The Millstone Township Agricultural Advisory Council is sponsoring a Community Farm Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farm market will be held at the municipal parking lot located at 470 Stage Coach Road (Route 571) and will feature locally grown produce, eggs, honey, plants and flowers. For more information, contact Lori Maher at 732-446-4249, ext. 1103 or [email protected]
MOMS Clubs – The MOMS Club of Upper Freehold/Allentown holds its monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High St.. The club offers low- or no-cost monthly calendar events for all age groups that include day trips, play groups, clubs, community service projects and MOMS Night Out.
The public is welcome to come meet the club members and learn about the international, nonprofit organization that offers local, stay-at-home and part-time working moms support and the opportunity to share activities and experiences with other local moms and their children.
For more information, contact Barbara Nissinger or Jen Domen at [email protected].
Horsemen’s Association of Millstone Township This nonprofit group, which raises funds and awareness regarding equine activities, rescues, adoptions, and education, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the township Community Center, adjacent to the Fire Department on Stage Coach Road.
Discussing books – The Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library has a book discussion group that meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Registration can be done in person, by phone at 609-758-7888 or online at
Robbinsville networking – The Robbinsville Business Networking Group meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The group is intended for entrepreneurs and business owners who have school-age children, and holds family-oriented community events, sponsored by members, at local establishments.
For more information, visit Call Deena at 609-945-7330 to be invited to an upcoming meeting.
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