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Week of Sept. 11-Sept. 17

Special Events

The Toms River Train & Toy Show
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
presented by National Collectors Club, Inc.
Hands on train layout for children
Kids Coloring Table – Free Crayons and pictures to color
Greenberg Book Store
Show features all Gauges
free appraisals, free parking
Elks Lodge #1875, 600 Washington St., Toms River
Admission: $6, children under 10 free w/adult
Show information: 732-845-5966 (John)

2019 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo
Thursday, Oct. 17
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Free for Community Managers, Board Members and Homeowners
Attendee pre-registration is recommended
Info www.cainj.org
email Angela@CAINJ.org or call 609-588-0030

The South River PBA Cops ‘N’ Cruisers Car Show
Sept. 19, 5-9 p.m.
Main Street in Downtown South River
Show a vehicle for $10. All makes, models and years welcome. Free to spectators.
Visit the PBA on Facebook and Instagram

Somerset Patriots
vs. New Britain Bees
Sept. 20 and 21 at 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 22 at 1:05 p.m.
TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater
908-252-0700; www.somersetpatriots.com

Navratri Garba and Dandia Raas event with singer Achal Mehta
Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.
The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Tickets: Early bird special $12; regular tickets $17

8th Annual Hub City Sounds
Rock New Brunswick
Saturday, Sept. 21, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Yard, 40 College Ave., New Brunswick
The 39th Raritan River Festival
Sunday, Sept. 22, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Boyd Park, Rt. 18 North, New Brunswick
908-917-2862; www.NewBrunswickArts.org

Millstone Day
Sept. 22, 12-5 p.m.
Frogbridge Day Camp
7 Yellow Meeting House Road, Millstone

Woofstock – Responsible Dog Ownership Day
blessing of animals, ask the vet, doggie kissing booth, costume contest, dog/owner look-alike contest,
pet photos, local rescue groups and more
Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kennedy Park
732-390-7092; 732-390-7096

East Brunswick Day
Sept. 22, noon-5 p.m.
The Community Arts Center
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick

Fetch & Pounce 5K
Sunday, Sept. 22. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m.; race kick-off at 9 a.m.
The North Brunswick Community Park, 2053 U.S. Highway 130
Registration: $25
sponsorship opportunities: karmacatzendog.org/support/fetchpounce5k/

Tapping Into Your Psychic Ability with
Barbara Mackey
Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Tickets: $50. Reservations required. Space is limited.
732-224-1993; monmouthmuseum.org

Storytellers to Share Experiences Living and Working in Middlesex County Through Story Slam Event
Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.
State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
free of charge and open to all community members
RSVP: 848-932-2876; www.colab-arts.org/calendar/destinationslam

Annual Fall Rummage Sale
clothing, home goods, books, toys and more
Friday, Sept. 27, 5-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Social Center
270 Woodbridge Avenue near the Metuchen Train Station

A Spiritual Evening with Gail Lionetti
Friday, Sept. 27, 7-9:30 p.m.
Center Players
35 South St., Freehold
Price: $50 per person (plus $2 fee); no walk-ins; Registration/payment in advance is necessary. To reserve a spot call 732-462-9093 or visit www.centerplayers.org

The 20th Anniversary of the Mercer County Italian American Festival
Sept. 27 through Sept. 29, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. on Friday, noon-11 p.m. on Saturday and noon-9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday with free admission for those attending.
Mercer County Park in West Windsor
Admission to the festival: $5 adults, $4 Senior Citizens (65 and older) and free for children (12 and younger).
$5 for parking
609-631-7544; www.ItalianAmericanFestival.com

Edison Fall Family Spectacular
food, crafts, exhibitors, live music and entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo, kiddie rides, games, face painting, trackless train, sand art, pro wrestling ring, remote control car track and more
Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
1011 Amboy Ave.,  Edison

Uncovering Woodbridge History –A Public Archaeology Open House
Sept. 28 and 29, noon-4 p.m.
This open house takes visitors to the house site of Jonathan Dunham, the first miller in Woodbridge. The graveyard and historic church will be open and limited tours of the Dunham House will be offered.
650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge
Free of charge and no registration is required
732-745-3030, ext. 310; www.middlesexcountynj.gov

Harvest Home Festival
Sunday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Historic Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel
Free Admission and parking
732-946-3758; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Fright Fest
Weekends and select days Sept. 13-Nov. 3
Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson

On Stage

Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee
Presented by Monmouth Players
Sept. 21 and 28 at at 8 p.m. and Sept. 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.
The Navesink Arts Center
149 Monmouth Ave., Atlantic Highlands
Tickets: $20 general admission, $17 for seniors and students and $10 for Veterans. Reservations are required.
732-955-0335; www.monmouthplayers.net

Sept. 21-Oct .13
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
Tickets: $40-$70; $25 under age 30
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Through Sept. 29. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.
Playhouse 22
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
Tickets: $22 adults, $20 seniors and students
732-254-3939; www.playhouse22.org


Fall Concert Series
Wednesdays in September and October in front of the Hall of Records, downtown Freehold, from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Parrot Beach Sept. 18
The Great Rock N Roll Time Machine Sept. 25

Shrewsbury Chorale seeks singers under new
Music Director, Joshua Slater
The Shrewsbury Chorale announces open rehearsals
Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:45 p.m.
Accepting singers of all voice parts, age high school and up, particularly tenors. Former members are also welcome. Weekly practices on Tuesday nights from 7:45-10 p.m.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft
Scores provided. Events are free.
To schedule an audition, call 908-309-0602 or email macactor1@gmail.com.

Bruce Springsteen’s 70th Birthday Bash with “Tramps Like Us”
Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood
Tickets: $29-$500
732-367-7789; strand.org

Decade: A Neil Young Tribute for the Ages
Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.
Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts
1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township
Tickets: Adults $30; Patrons $25; High school and college students are free at the door with ID
www.etix.com, call 1-800-514-3849 or visit the box office one hour prior to showtime

Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Tribute Sept. 29
Asbury Lanes, 209 4th Ave., Asbury Park
Tickets: AsburyLanes.com, AXS.com or BoweryPresents.com

Don Pasquale
Opera-in-Concert by Boheme Opera, NJ
Presented by Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission
This timeless Italian comic opera, written by Donizetti in 1842, tells the story of a conniving old bachelor who plans to marry in order to punish his rebellious nephew Ernesto, who is in love with a young widow.
Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township
Tickets: $25 Patrons, $30 General, Free for all students (High school and college students will need to show current IDs)
Call by phone ETix 1-800-514-3849 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. EST. or 732-521-4400 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Chamber Music series
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Quartet for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Viola
Monday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library
4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township
Registration is not required. Free Admission

An Evening of Musical Favorites, Featuring Cantor Wayne Siet, accompanied by David Schlossberg
Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
The Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township
Admission: $36 per person. Paid reservations recommended.
Sponsorship: $136 (includes two tickets and an acknowledgement in the concert program)
732-252-6990; jhmomc.org/events

For Kids

Kids! Patriotic Quilts
Sept. 21, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Stop by the Children’s Room anytime from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
See how the Quilts of Valor Foundation takes your artwork and turns it into quilts for our troops.
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan
No registration needed. All ages.
732-431-7220, ext.7226; www.monmouthcountylib.org

Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Grassy Heads
Celebrate the autumn season with stories and a grow-your-own grassy head project.
Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Ages 3 and up with an adult. Registration required.
Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch
1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury
732-683-8980; www.monmouthcountylib.org


The 38th Bi-Annual New Jersey Film Festival
Fall 2019
Showcasing new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries. Select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through Oct. 13 with 7 p.m. start times.
Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick

Please call or check the website for the venue to determine if the event is taking place or has been rescheduled.




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