Jan 02, 2018

Special Events for January and February 2018

January 1 through 31

“Edgy” Show: Multi-Media Artwork by Exhibiting, Associate, and General Members – at The Guild of Creative Art, 620 Broad Street, Shrewsbury. Opening reception on Sunday, January 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Let your imagination run wild, with offbeat, innovative, experimental, avant-garde, and cutting-edge artwork on display. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays except for classes. Admission and onsite parking are free. Visit www.guildofcreativeart.org or call (732) 741-1441.

 

January 11

Senior Team Trivia – 10:00 a.m. at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown. Longtime Middletown resident Bruce Doorly brings his very successful trivia game here from Florida. Seniors (age 50+) will be divided into teams that compete against each other to answer fun, basic trivia questions such as “What was Lucy’s maiden name on the ‘I Love Lucy’ show?” Senior Team Trivia will take place in the library’s Community Room. Visit www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700, ext. 320.

 

January 13

A New Year, A New Me: Prevent Injuries While Reaching Your Weight Loss Goal – 2:00 p.m. at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown. Presented by JAG Physical Therapy in the library’s Community Room. Visit www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700, ext. 320.

 

January 17

Using Nature to Nurture Your Net Worth – 7:00 p.m. at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown. “How Personality Type Affects Financial Decisions” presented by Jennifer Blake Karaczun, financial services, and Lindsey Seigle Slott, parent coach and career coach for teens. This presentation will take place in the library’s Community Room. Visit www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700, ext. 320.

 

January 20 and 21

18th-Century Sewing Workshop – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the historical Taylor-Butler House, 127 Kings Highway in the Middletown historic district. The Monmouth County Historical Association is offering an in-depth historical sewing workshop on 18th-century shifts and accessories. The workshop is based on two shifts in the extensive textile collection that date to the last quarter of the 18th century. Learn historical fabric choices, measuring for fit, cutting patterns, hand-sewing techniques, and construction methods and examine extant garments. The shift was the most basic but necessary garment for an 18th-century woman. It was her first layer underneath her many layers and doubled as her nightgown. Only basic sewing skills are required for the workshop. Tours of the house will be available during the weekend for those interested. Tickets for this two-day workshop are $95 for MCHA members and $135 for members. Bring your own materials or, if desired, a materials kit may be purchased for $50. Lunch is included both days. Limited to 12 participants. Visit www.monmouthhistory.org or call (732) 462-1466, ext. 11.

 

January 28

“Down by the Sea” Annual Ladies Luncheon and Gift Auction – 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. at McLoone’s Pier House, on the boardwalk at Pier Village in Long Branch. Hosted by the RBR BUC Backer Foundation. Come for a cozy day at the seaside in the winter featuring chance auction baskets, a three-course lunch, complimentary one-hour mimosas, cash bar, and magnificent ocean views. Tickets are $55 per person; $45 for senior citizens and RBR staff. Prepaid ticket bags, including four auction ticket sheets, are discounted for $50. Tickets can be purchased through PayPal at http://www.bucbackerfoundation.com/ladies-luncheon.html or mail a check (payable to BUC Backer Foundation) to Phyllis Sauer, 26 Crest Drive, Little Silver, NJ 07739. This popular event sells out every year, so early ticket orders are strongly encouraged. All proceeds benefit Red Bank Regional High School.

 

February 3

CSN Songs – Celebrating the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young – 8:00 p.m. at the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch. Returning to Monmouth University by popular demand for an encore engagement, CSN Songs is an ensemble of accomplished musicians who pay homage to the folk/rock legends that revolutionized music in the 1960s and ‘70s. Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young’s compositions are perfectly and respectfully reproduced as they were originally written and recorded. Relive these historical musical moments with CSN Songs’ impeccable recreations of “Suite Judy Blue Eyes,” “Ohio,” “Love the One You’re With,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Southern Man,” and many other CSN&Y treasures. Tickets are $25, $30, and $40. Visit www.monmouth.edu/MCA or call (732) 263-6889.