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 CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties will hold a three-course lunch and show featuring comedian Jeff Norris and The Jersey Girls 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Woodlake Country Club, Lakewood. The event will also offer boutique vendors, door prizes, a mini gift auction and more. Fee is $48 and includes show and luncheon. Attendees must be at least age 18. For tickets, call 732-240-6104.

 A cut-a-thon and bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Just Your Style Salon, 21 S. Hope Chapel Road, Jackson. Cuts are $20 for women, $15 for men and $10 for children. Pink extensions are $10 for one or $15 for two. All donations will be in support of Eva, as she battles stage 4 breast cancer and liver cancer. Details: hairlynnie@aol.com.

 Howell Township First Aid and Rescue Squad No. 1, 16 Kent Road, Howell, will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11. Tables are $10 for those who bring their own table or $15 for those using the squad’s table. Call Donna at 732-552-6581 to reserve a space.

 Ghost hunting will be discussed by L’Aura Hladik Hoffman of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Jackson library, 2 Jackson Drive. Hoffman will discuss the haunted hot spots of the Garden State and New York City, based on her America’s Haunted Road Trip series. Included in this presentation are Charlie Brown’s Restaurant, the Hotel Belvidere, the Proprietary House, Snug Harbor, the Van Cortlandt Mansion and the Palace Theater. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested by calling 732-928-4400, option 4, or visiting www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

 A fall festival open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Goddard School, 178 West Veterans Highway, Jackson. All are invited for a free day of crafts, games, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce house, fun bus, fire trucks and more. Children attending in costume may participate in the costume parade at 12:45 p.m. Details: 732-833-8881.

 Historic Allentown’s annual fall festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11-12 on Main Street. The event features shopping, food, live music, activities for children, a classic car show, a beer garden, a vintage baseball game and more.