Thurs., May 16
   The Plumsted Township Republican Club, meet at 7:30 p.m, at the Bible Baptist Church on Magnolia Avenue in Plumsted. The meeting is open to registered Republicans and undeclared registered voters who would like to declare themselves as Republicans. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month except July, August and December.
Fri., May 17
   The Star Factor, offered by the Allentown Presbyterian Church’s Rock On Christian Kids (ROCK) Group will help participants learn how every person has a special and unique purpose through a fun and thrilling musical production. The community performance will occur on the 17th at 7 p.m. There will be an additional performance during worship services Sunday, May 19 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Church is located on 20 High Street/Route 539 in Allentown. For more information call (609) 259-7289 or visit
Sat., May 18
   Free paper shredding, hosted by Millstone Township, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4 Baird Road, Wagner Farm Park. All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile truck. Please remove large binder clips. Staples and paper clips are OK. Participants are asked not to bring more than 100 pounds of paper. Due to heavy demand, weight limit will be strictly enforced. Service will stop once truck filled. This is a free service to all county residents and is sponsored by Millstone Township and the Monmouth County Freeholders. For more information, call (732) 431-7460.
   Walk to End Brain Tumors, will take place at the New Egypt recreational field at 10 a.m. The short walk winds through Historic New Egypt. It is an easy walk that his handicap-friendly. Please join us to help raise money and awareness of this horrible disease. For more information, to register or donate, please visit
Sun., May 19
   Family Fun and Safety Day, sponsored by the Mercer County Firemen’s Association and the Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected, and Missing Children, will feature fun and important information for people of all ages. The event takes place at the west picnic area of Mercer County Park, located on Old Trenton Road in West Windsor, from noon to 3 p.m. The free event offers information on fire prevention and crime prevention in addition to music from a live DJ, face painting, pony rides, a moon bounce and games. A food vendor will be on hand. For more information visit
Tues., May 21
   Tenth annual Golf Classic, sponsored by the Robbinsville Township Education Foundation will be held at Mercer Oaks Golf Course, 725 Village Road, Princeton Junction. All proceeds benefit the students of Robbinsville Public Schools. RSVP must be completed by May 8. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information visit, or call Debbie Baer at (609) 731-7951 or Jodi Stephens at (609) 371-0071.
Wed., May 22
   Open House, will be held by the MOMS Club of Robbinsville at 10:30 a.m. at Tantum Park on Meadowbrook Road. The Club is a support group for at-home mothers living in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Our members are stay-at-home mothers or moms who work part-time and are looking for opportunities to make friends, share experiences in raising our children, give a little back to the community, and have fun! For more information, visit our website at
   Bike Night 2013, presented by the Upper Freehold/Allentown Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Byron Johnson Recreation Area on Ellisdale Road in Allentown. The rain date is Wednesday May 29. There is no entry fee, but donations are welcome. The event will feature music and food. For more information, call (609) 570-5376.
Thurs., May 23
   Coffee, Donuts and a Movie, “All Quiet on the Western Front” starring Lew Ayers, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, and Slim Summerville, 1:30 p.m., at the Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library. The branch is located at 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road. For more information call (609) 259-2150 or visit
Fri., May 24
   Toddler Tunes, music for children of all ages accompanied by an adult, 10:30 a.m., at the Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library. The branch is located at 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road. To register online, beginning May 10, visit and click on Programs.
Mon., May 27
   Allentown Memorial Day Parade, hosted by the Allentown Lions Club will be held rain or shine, starting at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to arrive by 9:30 a.m. due to Main Street and High Street Road closures. A memorial service will be held following the parade on the Allentown Grammar School grounds. Antique cars are welcome to participate in the parade. Please contact Rob Strovinsky for any parade-related questions at or at (609) 259-1886. For more information visit
   Plumsted Memorial Day Parade, will begin at 1 p.m. on North Main Street at Bright Road and continue along Main Street and Jacobstown Road to Meadowbrook Lane. Parade officials urge participants to arrive at Bright Road, from Evergreen Road, by 12 p.m. for the Parade. The American Legion, in conjunction with other organizations, will host the Memorial Day services when the parade concludes. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited and welcome to attend the Memorial Day Services. If you are interested in being part of the Memorial Day Parade, please contact Peter Ylvisaker at (609) 758-2241, ext. 132.
Sat., June 1
   National Trails Day, please join Plumsted Township, Main Street New Egypt, the Plumsted Township Environmental Commission and Plumsted Youth for Nature and the Environment for an opening day and trail clean up event at the Union Transportation Trail on from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m..The trail starts at Volunteer Park on Evergreen Road and ends at Route 537. The round trip walk is approximately two miles. Pre-registration for the trail clean up is desired but not required. Register by contacting Dominic Esposito at, or (609) 758-1848, by May 29th. Clean up volunteers should be at least 10 years old. Gloves and bags will be provided. For more information concerning this event, please contact Peter Ylvisaker at or Mary Dancer at
Sun., June 2
   Open Space Clambake Fundraiser, hosted by the Millstone Township Open Space and Farmland Preservation and Agricultural Advisory Councils will return for the seventh time to Wagner Farm Park in Millstone Township. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $30 per adult and $10 per child if purchased by May 20th. Child tickets do not include lobster. Effective May 21st the adult ticket price increases to $35. Contact Lori Maher at732) 446-4249, ext. 1103 or e-mail for more information.
Recurring events
   Winter Storytime Sessions at the Allentown Library. Stories, songs and fun activities every Thursday at the library located at 16 S. Main St., Allentown. No pre-registration required! Schedule includes: “Good Morning Storytime” from 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. for ages 3 and under with a parent or caregiver (siblings welcome); “Preschool Storytime” from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for ages 3 to 5; and “Family Storytime” from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. for all ages. For more information, call the library at 609-259-7565.
   Weekly senior games. Plumsted Senior Outreach Services, Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m., Plumsted Municipal Building lower level via elevator, 121 Evergreen Road. Play a different game every week, including Scrabble, bingo, board and card games and dominoes. For further information, call 609-758-2241, ext. 111, and leave message.
   Senior Exercise Classes, sponsored by the Plumsted Senior Outreach Service, at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the lower level of the Plumsted Municipal Building, 121 Evergreen Road. All new participants are required to submit a doctor’s permission form. To register, call 609-758-2241, ext. 111.
   Mid-day Toastmasters Club. Meets 11:30 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays each month at Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 42 Allentown-Robbinsville Road. Contact Jim Samuel at
   The Good Neighbor Fund assists area residents with emergency needs such as utility, rent and medical bills. To donate, mail check payable to Good Neighbor Fund in care of Allentown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 122, Allentown, 08501.
   Plumsted TNR Committee. Plumsted Trap, Neuter and Return Committee every Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., New Egypt Flea Market, 933 Route 536, Plumsted.
   MOMS Club of Upper Freehold/Allentown. First Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High St.; for information, contact Barbara Nissinger or Jen Domen at
   Millstone MOMS: 10 a.m., MOMS Club of Millstone Township, second Thursday of each month; for information, contact Melanie Sullivan at 732-851-5559 or or
   Discussing books. Meets 6:30 p.m., Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, first Wednesday of the month; registration can be done in person, by phone at 609-758-7888 or online at
   Book collection. Every first Saturday of the month from May through October the Friends of the Plumsted Township Library will be collecting used books for future book sales. Fiction, Nonfiction, Large Print, Children’s, CDs, DVDs, Audio Books, and Jigsaw Puzzles are accepted. Do not donate soiled, mildewed items. Video Tapes, Readers Digest Condensed books, Magazines, or Encyclopedias are not accepted. Drop off books behind The Plumsted Township Library on Evergreen Road the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Please do not leave items if no one is present. For more information call (609) 758-0009 or (732) 580-5600 or email
   Veterans Wanted. The Robbinsville American Legion Post 530 meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Robbins House, 245 Windsor Road, Windsor, NJ 08691. If interested in joining and becoming involved, or if you just want to take a look, call Mel Boyce at 609-306-1496 for more information.
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