DATEBOOK

 A free rabies clinic will be conducted by Plumsted Township from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the New Egypt firehouse, 59 Main St. For a three-year immunization, proof of previous rabies vaccination or a current license must be shown. Dogs must be leashed; cats must be in a carrier. Plumsted residency is not required for a pet to receive a vaccination. Details: 609-758-2241.

 Build and decorate a gingerbread house with the Teen Advisory Board at the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6. Ages 4 through 10 are welcome to attend. Details: 609-758-7888.

 Chess Night will be held at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, at 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Chess Night is for students in grades 6-12. Registration suggested. Details: 732-928-4400.

 The Monmouth County Retired Educators Association will meet at 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Shadowbrook, Shrewsbury. Members are asked to bring a nonperishable donation for the local food bank and an unwrapped book or toy for Bridges at the Shore. For luncheon reservations, call Sue at 732-995-7754 before Dec. 2. New members are welcome.

 The Howell Senior Center, 251 Preventorium Road, Howell, will serve a Thanksgiving luncheon at noon on Nov. 25. The menu consists of soup du jour, turkey, stuffing, baked sweet potato, peas and apple pie. A donation of $2.50 is requested. For reservations, call 732-938-4500, ext. 2550, 2554 or 2559.

 “Miracle on 34th Street – Old-Fashioned Radio Show” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Details: 609- 758-7888 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

 The Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will hold a children’s storytime featuring holiday stories and a craft at 1:30 p.m. Dec 4. Appropriate for ages 3- 6. Details: 609-758-7888.

 The New Egypt High School Warrior Band and Drill Team is selling 24-inch live balsam wreaths for $17.95. Proceeds will support the band and the drill team. Wreaths will be delivered on Nov. 30. To purchase a wreath or for more information, send an email to grottod@newegypt.us.

 The Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, will offer Rhythm & Rhyme at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17. For children age 9- 36 months. Register at 732-928-4400.

 The Knights of Columbus Council 11529 from St. Monica’s Church, Jackson, will hold its annual Christmas tree sale to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and local charities. Christmas trees will be sold at Glory’s Market, corner of Route 526 and Cedar Swamp Road, Jackson, from Nov. 28 through mid-December from 2-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Details: Jamie Claudio, 732-616-7003.

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 The New Egypt High School Warrior Band and Drill Team is selling 24-inch live balsam wreaths for $17.95. Proceeds will support the band and the drill team. Wreaths will be delivered on Nov. 30. To purchase a wreath or for more information, email grottod@newegypt.us.

 Letters addressed to Santa and postmarked Nov. 24 through Dec. 12 will be forwarded to Santa by the Township of Howell. Send letters to Township of Howell, c/o Santa, PO Box 580, 4567 Highway 9 North, Howell, NJ 07731. Include a return address. Details: 732-938-4500, ext. 2106.

 “Celebration of Dogs and the People They Love,” a collection of portraits by professional photographer Michael Bagley, will be on display at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Jackson library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. Bagley has captured the heartwarming bond between caregiver canine therapy dogs and the elderly they visit. There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the dogs. Details: 732-928-4400.

 Crafters and vendors needed for a craft, bake and vendor show to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at Oak Tree Park, Jackson. Spaces are $15 each. Details: Donna Mannes, 732-534-5526.

 Crafters and vendors are needed for the Jackson Liberty Lions Band second annual craft and vendor show being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Jackson Liberty High School, 125 North Hope Chapel Road, Jackson. Spaces are $40. Set up begins at 8 a.m. and vendors must bring their own tables, which may not be larger than 6-feet long. Details: fundraising@libertylionband.com.