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Jan 25, 2018

Special Events for February 2018

FEBRUARY 6

BOOK DISCUSSION

7:00 PM, MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

5 NEW MONMOUTH ROAD, MIDDLETOWN

Local Author Amaka Lily will discuss her book, Shifting Allegiances: A Nigerian’s story of Nigeria, America and Culture Shock. Lily, a Nigerian American, was born in America, raised in Nigeria, and currently lives in New Jersey. She fell in love with writing as a child, and is fascinated by different cultures, race and cultural identity. The event is free and will take place in the library’s community room. For more information, visit www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700.

FEBRUARY 7

HEARTS OF HOPE BREAKFAST

8:15 AM, MOLLY PITCHER INN

88 RIVERSIDE AVENUE, RED BANK

Hearts of Hope Breakfast, supporting Collier Youth Services, will feature keynote speaker Diane Turton, founder of Diane Turton Realty. Collier Youth Services provides at-risk youth a chance to grow toward their potential in an environment that  promotes belonging, dignity, and hope. Proceeds from the event will support the Collier Residential Program. For more information, contact (732) 946-4771 ext. 213 or email events@collieryouthservices.org.

FEBRUARY 10

BOOK DISCUSSION

2:00 PM, MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

5 NEW MONMOUTH ROAD, MIDDLETOWN

Local author Kerry Gillespie discusses his book, The Mind Brain Matrix. The self-help book is centered on a non-scientific approach to the various roles the mind and the brain play in our lives. The basis for the approach is the authors’ research and experience working with patients related to stress management. It is a common-sense text that deals with stress and mindfulness and offers a new way of looking at how we live our lives. In between each chapter, suggestions are included on how to be more present in the moment, more “mindful,” which are designed to supplement the chapter material.  The event is free and will take place in the library’s community room. For more information, visit www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.

FEBRUARY 15

COMMUNITY COMMEMORATIVE CELEBRATION

12:00 PM (Doors open at 11:00 a.m.)

PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH OF RED BANK

172 SHREWSBURY AVENUE, RED BANK

The Community Collaborative Coalition of Red Bank is hosting the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Commemorative celebration. The Rev. Eric Dobson of the Fair Share Housing Center of New Jersey will be the guest speaker. The celebration will also feature the Jazz Arts Academy; One Moving Body Dance Troupe; the Performing Arts Ministry of Pilgrim; the Red Bank Regional High School Chamber Choir, and more.  A reception will immediately follow the service. All attendees are asked to bring new (unused) socks, scarves, and gloves to be donated to Project Community Cares. Project Community Cares provides clothing, resources, health screening, and hot meals to those in need in the shore area.  For more information, call (732) 747-2343.

FEBRUARY 16

HOT LATIN NIGHTS WITH THE MAMBO KINGS

8:00 PM, COUNT BASIE THEATRE

99 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings. The Mambo Kings bring some serious heat as they celebrate the sizzling music of Latin America and the United States. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning Afro-Cuban rhythms of Tito Puente to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, the Mambo Kings take you on a Latin jazz tour that will have everyone on their feet. For more information, contact (973) 624-3713 or email information@njsymphony.org.

FEBRUARY 23

TWIN LIGHTS FILM AND LECTURE

3:00 PM, MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

5 NEW MONMOUTH ROAD, MIDDLETOWN

A video documentary entitled “You Heard It Here First: the Pledge of Allegiance at the Twin Lights,” narrated by Ed Asner, will be shown in the library’s Community Room, followed by a discussion and Q&A by local historian Mark Stewart. The documentary tells the complex story of how the Pledge of Allegiance came to be – and how it arrived at the Twin Lights – through an unlikely confluence of people and events. For more information, visit www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext.  320.

MARCH 11

MONMOUTH CIVIC CHORUS WAXES POETIC

3:30 PM, OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH

101 CHELSEA AVENUE, LONG BRANCH

The award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus (MCC) will celebrate the world of poetry as it presents The Poetry of Song. The program will explore the intersection of music and poetry through the works of several American composers for chorus and chamber orchestra.  These include Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano, New Jersey-based living composer Colin Britt and others.  The poetic works of Dylan Thomas, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Rainer Maria R ilke and more will be featured. Tickets: $30 adult; $27 senior; $25 group; and $5 student. For tickets and information visit www.monmouthcivicchorus.org or call (732) 933-9333.

MARCH 19

RECIPES FOR SUCCESS

6:30 PM, NAVESINK COUNTRY CLUB

50 LUFFBURROW LANE, MIDDLETOWN

The Joe Romanowski Culinary Education Foundation (JOCEF), established in memory of chef Joseph Romanowski, is hosting its Recipes For Success fundraiser. Funds raised at the annual event are awarded as scholarships to students at the Culinary Education Center in Asbury Park. Culinary Education Center is the collaboration between Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Since the nonprofit was formed in 2014, JOCEF awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, and tickets, visit www.culinaryjoe.org