Tri-Town News Datebook, October 26

• The county of Monmouth Park System will be on November 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm at the Historic Walnford, Walnford, presenting a mill show Street, Upper Freehold Township. See the 19th-century grain mill in action. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. Free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• The county of Monmouth Park System will be presenting a cookstove demonstration on November 6th from 11am to 3pm and on November 19th from 11am to 3pm at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel. See what’s being cooked on the wood-burning stove and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and cuisine have changed since the 1890s. Free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• The county of Monmouth Park System is hosting a fall craft show on November 12 from 9am to 2pm at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. More than 40 artisans will take part in the show. Admission and parking are free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• The county of Monmouth Park System will present turn of the century piano ballads on November 12th from 1pm to 3pm at the Farmhouse at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel. Free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• The county of Monmouth Park System will be demonstrating a cider making demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel on November 13th from 12:00 – 14:00. Guests can help press this year’s apple harvest into cider. Sample fresh cider and talk about other uses of cider on the farm. Free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• The county of Monmouth Park System will present accordion tunes from the 1890’s on November 19th from 1pm to 3pm at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel. Free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• The county of Monmouth Park System presents No More Grist for the Mill on November 27 from 11am to 3pm at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Township.
Celebrate the end of mill season and the start of the holidays as the mill grinds the last corn of the year. Decorate a paper stocking, take a selfie in a sleigh, and sip a cup of hot cocoa in the early 20th-century cowshed. Then explore our 18th century house and see the flour mill in action. Free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, will conduct blood drives open to the public. The following trips are scheduled: November 1, Howell Donor Center, 4068 Route 9 South, Howell, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; November 2, Howell Donor Center, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; November 3, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; 8 Nov, Howell Donor 1:30-8:30 p.m.; November 9, Howell Donor Center, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; November 10, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; November 15, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; November 16, Howell Donor Center, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; November 17, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; November 22, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; November 23, Howell Donor Center, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; November 29, Howell Donor Center, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; Nov. 30, Howell Donor Center, 7:45 am to 2:45 pm To donate blood or for information on arranging a blood donation, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org

• “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be screened on October 29th at 8pm at the Grunin Center, Toms River. The 1975 rock musical is a parodic homage to science fiction and B-horror films. The film features memorable songs and audience participation. Tickets cost $25 and include a pre-show costume contest and a live performance by Shadow Cast Friday Nite Specials. Approved prop bags will be available for purchase prior to the show. No outside props are allowed. The film is rated R (17+). For tickets, visit grunincenter.org or call 732-255-0500.

• Understand the beginnings Alzheimer’s disease and learn the steps for effective, compassionate care through an Alzheimer’s Association virtual program series
Greater New Jersey Chapter presented by the Ocean County Library. “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Understanding the Early Stage” will take place online on November 2nd, 9th and 16th at 2:00 p.m. Debby Montone will discuss signaling symptoms, effective resource planning, components of a care team, and strategies for collaboration between team members. Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events is required to participate in this free virtual program. Registered people will receive links to the Zoom presentation via email.

• The Howell Alliance and the Howell Police Department are attending the DEA’s National Drug Take-Back Day on October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Howell Police Department, 300 Old Tavern Road, Howell. Individuals can bring unwanted, unused, and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to the police department without questions asked. Electronic cigarettes can also be dropped off at the DEA collection point. Submission is anonymous. Remove or redact names of recipes. Batteries must be removed from e-cigarettes prior to dispensing and needles and syringes cannot be accepted. Details: Christa Riddle, 732-938-4500, ext. 4012 or email [email protected]

• The county of Monmouth Park System is hosting a 19th century woodworking demonstration on October 29 from 12pm to 3pm at Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel.
See how a woodworker examines his materials, works his tools and creates beautiful and functional objects. Free. Details: 732-842-4000.

• Made the holiday in Monmouth will be held on December 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Robert J. Collins Arena on the Brookdale Community College campus, Route 520, Lincroft (the original date was December 3). Vendor registration opens on September 27 at 10am. Details: 732-431-7387.

• Pigeon hospice services from New Jersey is seeking volunteers willing to make a difference with people facing the challenge of end-of-life. Volunteers devote a small amount of time each month to offering fellowship-friendly visits; Playing cards; sewing, knitting or craft projects; musical enrichment; pet therapy; and clerical or administrative assistance. Dove Hospice Services is also looking for veterans interested in providing compassion, support, and outreach to other veterans and their families. Visits can be made to people living in institutions or private homes. Ongoing training is offered. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and a COVID vaccine is required. Details: Michelle Rutigliano, 732-405-3035.

• Women of color The discussion group is an online meeting held once a month (third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.) to discuss issues, coping strategies, and resources relevant to women of color. Offered by the Mental Health Association of New Jersey. The next meeting dates are November 22nd and December 20th. Email [email protected] to receive a link.

• “A meeting of women of Color is an online group that meets once a month for all LGBTQ women of color in the Black, Indigenous, People of Color community. The group is an open discussion on several topics. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The next dates are November 3rd and December 1st. Offered by the Mental Health Association of New Jersey, the agency’s PEWS program, and the Emotional Support for Families of Color Initiative. To receive a link, email [email protected]

• For people who For those dealing with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety, free, confidential support, led by a trained facilitator, is available. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets on Wednesdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm at the Brighter Days Community Wellness Center, 268 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. There are no doctors or therapists in the group, only people living with mental illness. Members strive to support each other and share their stories. Details: Valerie, 610-766-0658 or visit dbsalliance.org

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