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Special Events for October/November 2019

Classic Car Show

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm

1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands

The Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce 2019 Fall Classic Car Show invites attendees and car enthusiasts to appreciate exquisite automobiles from every year, make and model. More than 150 cars will be on display, including domestic, imports, vintage, antique, collector, classic, muscle, hot rod, custom and trucks/commercial. The family-friendly event is free to spectators. DJ entertainment will be provided by Walter Cooper of Soundz Unlimited. Local restaurants and food trucks will offer a variety of delicious fare. Vendors will display unique merchandise for sale in Veteran’s Park. Entrance fees for show vehicles are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the event. There will be goodie bags for all participants along with trophies, prizes and awards. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 19. For more information, contact Lori Anne Oliwa at 732-757-7443 or

Wolves in Freneau Woods

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 from 7 to 8 pm

Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center

360 Monastery Lane, Aberdeen

Meet a wolfdog in person when the Monmouth County Park System hosts Wolves in Freneau Woods. This presentation features wolfdogs from Howling Woods sanctuary. Learn about these beautiful but often misunderstood animals. This program is open to all ages, those under 18 with adult. The cost is $12.50 per person. Pre-registration is required.  To register or learn more, visit or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.


Howl-o-Ween Family Fest

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 from noon to 4 pm

Marty’s Place

118 Route 526, Upper Freehold

Celebrate the joys of autumn – with or without your canine companion – and help raise funds for senior dogs at Marty’s Place Howl-o-Ween Family Fest. The third annual dog-friendly festival will include the Ruff Mudder obstacle course for dogs, canine costume contests, hay rides, K9 police dog demonstrations, live music by Buntopia, vendors, food trucks, and other fall-inspired games and activities for adults and children. Adults, children and dogs are welcome to dress in costume and participate in a variety of fun costume contests. Prizes will be awarded in many different categories, including best and scariest costumes, dog /owner duo costume, and best overall. Admission for the event is $5 for adults; children under 6 are free. All proceeds will benefit the senior dogs cared for by Marty’s Place. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information, visit or call 609-259-1278.

Thompson Park Day

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 from 11 am to 5 pm

Thompson Park

805 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft

Celebrate the season during Thompson Park Day! Thompson Park Day is the quintessential fall festival. Activities include canoeing on Marlu Lake (weather permitting), kids’ races, archery, pumpkin painting, wagon rides and so much more. Highlights of the day include a Scarecrow Contest, the Friends of the Parks’ annual Strut Your Mutt doggie costume contest, and the brand-new Spooktacular Jack O’Lantern Contest. Some activities require a fee. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711.

Open Juried Exhibition of Paintings

Throughout October and November 2019

Middletown Arts Center

36 Church St., Middletown

The New Jersey Water Color Society is proud to sponsor the 77th annual Open Juried Exhibition of Paintings from Monday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 3.  The show will be held at the Middletown Arts Center, located at 36 Church St. in Middletown. The public is welcome to see the exhibition anytime the Middletown Arts Center is open; there is no fee. On Sunday, Nov. 3, there will be a reception from 1 to 3 pm, with awards given out around 2 pm.  Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. This exhibition is comprised of original water media paintings, including watercolors, acrylics and collages (created with handmade water media) on both paper and yupo (synthetic paper). For more information about this exhibition, visit


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