– Wine tasting to benefit agency
The Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce in Hazlet is sponsoring a charity Wine Tasting from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Pop’s Garage, 1000 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park.
Proceeds will benefit the Community Affairs and Resource Center, a nonprofit social-service organization.
The cost is $45 per person and will include music entertainment by Strumberry Pie and light fare. For tickets, call 732-774-3282 or visit www.monmouthcountychamber.com.
For more information about the Community Affairs and Resource Center, visit www.carcnj.org.
– Casino Night fundraiser slated
The LADACIN Network will hold its annual Casino Night and Gift Auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale.
The event will support LADACIN’s educational, therapeutic, social, residential and support services to infants, children and adults with complex physical and developmental disabilities in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
The country club’s ballroom will transform into a lively casino with games of craps, roulette and poker. Prizes will include sports tickets, electronics, home goods and jewelry. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
Tickets are $75 and include a $60 chip voucher, buffet dinner and soft drinks. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information or tickets, contact Cathy Claps at 732-493-5900, ext. 263 or visit www.ladacin.org.
– Women’s society slates fundraiser luncheon
The Philoptochos Society of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean will hold its annual Fall Luncheon fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale.
Proceeds will fund the society’s local and national charitable works.
This year’s luncheon will feature the theme of “The Power of Women” and guest speaker Eleni N. Gage, author of “The Ladies of Managua,” “North of Ithaka” and “Other Waters.”
The cost is $60 per person or $550 for a table of 10 and includes lunch of fish and chicken. There will also be a gift auction, raffles and bake sale of traditional Greek goods. For reservations, call 732-531-7321.
The Philoptochos Society is the women’s nonprofit organization of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. For more information, visit www.stgeorgeap.org.
– Library to host first Comic Con Oct. 17
The Long Branch Public Library invites the public to attend its first Comic Con from 12-3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Main Library at 328 Broadway.
Cosplayers of all ages and costumes are encouraged at this event, which will feature a gaming competition, crafting, giveaways and an opportunity to preview the trailers for the most anticipated films of 2015 and 2016.
A Storm Trooper from the 501st Legion will visit and be available for photograph opportunities. Learn all about the 501st Legion, its costumes, charity work and efforts to promote reading and literacy.
Danielle Lubin of 10th Story Nails will present a “Super Hero” nail art tutorial, and one lucky grand-prize winner will receive a basket of goodies.
This program is free and open to all. For more information, call Thalia Sweet at 732-222-3900, ext. 226 or visit www.longbranchlib.org.
– Medical center slates health programs
The Monmouth Medical Center is offering Community Heath Education Programs during October. All programs will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, unless noted otherwise.
• “Sixth Annual Eatontown Community Day” will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Wolcott Park, 1 Willow Ave., Eatontown. The rain date is Oct. 17. The event will feature vendors, crafters, entertainment and free health screenings. For more information, visit www.eatontownnj.com.
• “Diabetes Self-management Series” will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 16, 23 and 30 and Nov. 6 or from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 9 and 16 at The Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center. Learn how to manage diabetes at this four-session diabetes education program. Topics will include diet, nutrition, glucose monitoring, medications, meal plans, prevention and treatment of diabetes complications, dining out and benefits of exercise. To register, call 732-923-5025. Attendees will need a doctor’s prescription for this fee-based program, which will bill Medicare or an insurance carrier.
• “Creating Health: How to Identify and Overcome 10 Hidden Obstacles to Living a Healthy Lifestyle” will be presented from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the first-floor conference room at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 2 Centre Plaza, Tinton Falls. Learn how to implement healthy lifestyle changes. To register, call 732-460-5328. Seating is limited.
• “Joint Replacement Information Session” will be held from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Monmouth Medical Center. This free program offers the latest information on hip and knee replacements, including robotic-assisted partial knee and total hip replacement. Learn what to expect before and after surgery, how to prepare yourself to achieve the best possible outcome and receive an overview of The Joint Replacement Center program. To register, call 732-923-7971.
For more information, contact The Community Health Education Department at Monmouth Medical Center at 732-923-6990.