A multi-family community yard sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Jensen’s Deep Run community center, Route 537, Cream Ridge.
How to become financially, physically and spiritually fit in all areas of life will be hosted by Kathy Lo Bue, managing director, Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC. Lo Bue is a St. Robert Bellarmine parishioner, trustee and Finance Committee co-chair. The topic will be “Medicare and You,” presented by a certified and trained State Health Insurance Assistance Program counselor. This is a community outreach service and not a sales meeting. The program will be held from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13 in the St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Center, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Adults of all ages are invited. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 732-866-6660.
New Jersey United Christian Academy, 73 Holmes Mill Road, Cream Ridge, will host an open house for students in grades six through 12 on Oct. 18 from 1-3 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet the school’s faculty, students and parents. Details: www.njuca.org or 609-738-2121.
The First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square in Hamilton Township will host a community lasagna dinner on Nov. 3 from 4-7 p.m. Residents of all towns are welcome to attend. Take out food or eat in. Admission to the dinner is $12 in advance and $13 at the door for adults; $4 for children ages 4-12; and free for children 3 and under. Details: 609-587-3683.
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is looking for 10 young men or women, 12 to 18 years of age, to perform in a stage reading of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” to be presented on Nov. 22. Only two or three rehearsals are necessary. Strong stage presence a must; singing ability is a plus. For more information and to schedule an audition (dates and times are flexible), call 732-610-9189 any evening between 7-9 p.m.
The New Jersey United Christian Academy, 73 Holmes Mill Road, Cream Ridge, will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24. Details: 609-738-2121.
The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Jackson municipal meeting room, 95 W. Veterans Highway, Jackson. Steven Kristoph, a horticulture expert and instructor at Rutgers University, will speak about perennials. Refreshments will be served. Details: 732-928-0878.
The Novo Nordisk Diabetes Center at CentraState Medical Center is offering a support group for people with diabetes and their families. The group will meet on the third Wednesday of every month (Oct. 21) from 1-2 p.m. in the Jack Aaronson Conference Center in the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold Township. Details: 732-308-0570.
Elks Lodge No. 2613, 22 Burnt Tavern Road, Millstone Township, will host a tricky tray at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15, including coffee, tea, dessert and five tickets for Level 1 prizes. Must be 18 years of age and older to participate. Details: 732-928-8308 or email email@example.com
Dave Benner, former resident botanist for Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and professor of Ornamental Horticulture at Delaware Valley College, will be the featured speaker at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Allentown Garden Club. His topic will be how to create natural landscapes using native plants and alternatives to grass lawns. Benner, who is a founder of Benner’s Gardens and Moss Acres, writes and lectures about landscaping and shade gardening. The meeting will be held at the Allentown Methodist Church, Church Street (next to LaPiazza) at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. Details: www.AllentownGardenClub.net
DeBows United Methodist Church, 509 Monmouth Road (corner of Route 537 and Route 571), Jackson, will host a flea market and car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a pet blessing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3. Table space for the flea market is $10. Details: 732-928-0352 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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