Reviewers’ Agenda, June 22 – centraljersey.com
• Jewish heritage The Monmouth County Museum will feature “The Jews and America’s Founding Fathers” by Rabbi Dr. Robert Fierstien on June 26 at 2 p.m. It is a Zoom program only and entry is free. The lecture will highlight the special relationship that luminaries such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton had with the Jewish people, sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but always fascinating. To make a reservation, call 732-252-6990 or visit http://www.jhmomc.org
• Members of the public are invited to a reading of the Declaration of Independence in Allentown on July 4. To celebrate America’s 246th birthday, municipal leaders from Allentown and Upper Freehold Township will join community members to publicly read the Declaration of Independence at 9 a.m. on July 4 at Pete Park Sensi Main Street. The reading is free and sponsored by The Allentown Village Initiative. Details: 609-208-9991.
• Green Leaf Pet Complex, Millstone Township partners with big names in the pet care industry to raise funds for the CentraState Healthcare Foundation. On June 25 from noon to 6 p.m., Green Leaf Pet Resort will host animal-loving attendees at its canine carnival – Paws for a Cause. Proceeds will be donated to the CentraState Healthcare Foundation. Admission is free and all furry, furry and feathered friends are encouraged to attend. There will be carnival games, dog dock dives, lure lessons, a New Jersey State Police K-9 demonstration, food trucks and more. Details: www.greenleafcaninecarnival.com
• Free and the Freehold Borough Recreation Commission will present a concert and fireworks on Independence Day at Freehold Raceway, Park Avenue on July 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at dusk. The event is free. Musical entertainment will be provided by the RockNRoll Chorus (5:45 p.m.), Lil Asmar and the Garden State Prodigies (6:20 p.m.) and RockitFish (7:15 p.m.). Kason Jackson will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner”. No pets, coolers or backpacks. Guests can bring blankets and folding beach chairs. All are welcome. For up-to-date information, visit www.freeholdboroughnj.gov
• Monmouth County Park System will present a mill demonstration at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township, June 25 and 26 at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. See a 19th century flour mill in action. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. Free event. Details: 732-842-4000.
• Monmouth County Park System will present Story Time in the Park, June 26 from 11am-11:45am at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township. Staff will read a story in front of scenic Crosswicks Creek. Bring a snack and a blanket or towel. In bad weather, the reading will take place in the entrance hall of the historic house. Open to 2-7 year olds with an adult. Free event. Details: 732-842-4000.
• Monmouth County Park System will present a display of vintage automobiles on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township. See pre-1948 automobiles on display. Time permits. Free event. Details: 732-842-4000.
• DeBows United Methodist Church, corner of Route 571 and Route 537, Jackson, will host a flea market on June 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Table space (no table) for vendors is $10. Contact Sue at 732-598-7352 to reserve a space or for more information. Additional information can be found at www.debowsumc.org
• Monmouth County The fair will be held July 27-31 at East Freehold Showgrounds, Freehold Township. Hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $8 per adult; children 17 and under are admitted free. Follow the Monmouth County Parks System on social media. Upcoming contests will be announced on the parks system’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, providing the opportunity to win admission tickets and more. The fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association. Details: www.MonmouthCountyFair.com
• DowntownFreehold.com website The Thursdays Rock Concert Series takes place every Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Monmouth County Hall of Records Square, Main Street, Freehold Borough. The concerts are free; bring a lawn chair. The schedule is as follows: June 23, The Weeklings; June 30, Eddie Testa Band; July 7, mission dance; July 14, Joe Baracata Band; July 21, Matt O’Ree Band; July 28, Chuck Lambert Band with Coo Moe Jhee; August 4, Parrot Beach; August 11, Colossal Street Jam; August 18, Pat Guadagno and Friends; August 25, Turnstyles.
• The borough in full ownership The 2022 Arts Council Jazz, Blues & More Summer Concert Series will take place every Sunday through August (June 5-August 28) from 7-9pm at the Downtown Freehold Gazebo, Main Street, Freehold Borough . The concerts are free; bring a lawn chair.
• A farmer’s market will take place every Friday from July to October, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Monmouth County Hall of Records Square, Main Street, Freehold Borough.
• Monmouth County The library offers six courses accessible at any time and without prior registration on Virtual Yoga, highlighting breathing, movement, stretching and other activities. Each program is offered at https://ly/MonCoLibraryYoga. Programs are offered by Steven Russell of Becoming Sound. Those interested can choose their own path with moves from six of the most popular library video course series. The sessions are yoga breathing; yoga stretches; yogic movement; Yoga stretches with support; Yoga at home on the floor; and Standing Home Yoga. Individuals should consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.
• The village of Allentown Initiative (TAVI) invites area residents to join in a special effort to patronize local businesses. Sign up at www.allentownvinj.org to receive a weekly email highlighting shops and restaurants in Allentown. The email will feature unique products, services and promotions offered by entrepreneurs in Allentown and Upper Freehold Township. There is no cost to participate. To register and for more information, visit www.allentownvinj.org
• Samaritan Center operates a food pantry to provide extra food to people in need in Manalapan, Marlboro, Morganville, Englishtown and Millstone Township. For more information, call 732-446-1142 and make an appointment. Cash and food donations are gratefully accepted to support the operation of the center.
• Embroiderer’s Guild of America – Monmouth Chapter is dedicated to teaching and sharing the joys of sewing. The organization welcomes embroiderers of all levels. The evening embroiderers will meet via Zoom on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Day embroiderers will meet via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Details: Toni, 732-462-5540, or visit the website: www.mcega. org
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