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TOMS RIVER







Toms River is a Township in Ocean Co., NJ. On November 7, 2006, voters approved a change of the official name of Township of Dover (or, Dover Township) to the Township of Toms River.*

 
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BRICKTOWN
Brick Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 76,119, making it the second most populous municipality in Ocean County behind Toms River Township.

After hovering for years in the top five, in 2006, the township earned the title of "America's Safest City", out of 371 cities included nationwide in the 13th annual Morgan Quitno survey.*
 
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS
Seaside Heights is a resort community, with a beach, an amusement-oriented boardwalk, and numerous clubs and bars, making it a popular destination. Seaside Heights calls itself, "Your Home For Family Fun Since 1913!" Peak months are July and August, but the season actually runs March-October.*


 
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OCEAN COUNTY NJ EVENTS   - THINGS TO DO IN OCEAN COUNTY NJ

Art works by Bill Kobasz and Tom MIller
Sunday, August 3
August 3 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocean County Artists Guild
Current work by two local artists Reception
Location: 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights
Cost: free
Phone: (732) 270-3111
Website: www.ocartistsguild.org

Carolyn Opderbeck - Alcohol Inks and watercolor Demo
Monday, August 4
August 4 7:00 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
Following our regular meeting, artist Carolyn Opderbeck will provide a demonstration of her techniques using alcohol ink and watercolor on non-porous Yupo paper to create high-intensity jewel-like colors. Light refreshments available before meeting. ALL are welcome!
Location: 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin
Cost: FREE
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

Watercolor with Don Andrews
Monday - Friday, August 4-8
August 4 - 8 9:30AM - 3:30 PM
Ocean County Artists Guild
Develop new painting techniques with this master artist.
Location: 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights
Cost: $600. plus membership
Phone: (732) 270-3111
Website: www.ocartistsguild.org

Alcohol Ink on Yupo with Carolyn Opderbeck
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 5 - 6
August 5 - 6 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
Awaken a new sense of creativity as you discover the excitement of experimenting with alcohol inks on Yupo as a medium. In this workshop you will learn the properties of the medium and watch how they blend and flow to produce high-intensity, jewel-like colors. It is a fun and easy way to create and imaginary landscape. Artist/instructor: Carolyn Opderbeck.
Location: 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin
Cost: $50/members; $75/nonmembers
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

Crazy for You
Thursday, August 9 - Sunday, August 16
August 7, 10, 13 - 14 2:00 PM; August 7 - 9, 14 - 15, 16 8:00 PM
Ocean Professional Theatre Company
Crazy For You: A high energy comedy including madcap mishaps, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music. A tale of boy meets girl in the wild west. The stage struck son of a New York banking family is sent to Deadrock, Nevada to close down the local theater. But when he falls head over heels for the owner’s daughter, he finds himself putting on a show to save the theatre and to keep his dreams of romance alive. Memorable Gershwin tunes include “I Got Rhythm,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” August 7 - August 16, 2014 Call 609-312-8306 for Reservations $35/Adults $20/Children 12 & Under All Seating is Reserved Group Packages and Gift Certificates available Free Parking Handicapped Accessible http://www.oceantheatre.org/
Location: 180 Bengal Blvd, Barnegat; Bengal Auditorium at Barnegat High School
Cost: $35/adults $20/children 12 & under
Phone: (609) 312-8306
Website: http://www.oceantheatre.org

Acrylic Painting with Jim Cordasco
Thursday, August. 7, 14, 21, 28
August 7, 14, 21, 28 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pine Shores Art association
Professional artist, Jim Cordasco shares his expertise with students, teaching the guidelines for proper acrylic painting.
Location: 94 Stafford ave., Manahawkin
Cost: $50/ members; $75/nonmembers
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

Drawing Classes with Tom Rutledge
Friday, August 8, 15, 22, 29
August 8, 15, 22, 29 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
Tom is a highly skilled artist and teacher. His drawing classes consist of figure, still life, portrait and landscape drawing. Tom is dedicated to helping students become more disciplined and to develop their own individual style
Location: 94 Stafford Ave, Manahawkin
Cost: $50/members; $75/nonmembers
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

Oil Painting (Clouds and Sky) with Linda Ramsay
Monday & Tuesday, August 11 - 12
August 11 - 12 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
Linda is a successful painter who will share her oil techniques with students in this workshop.
Location: 94 Stafford Ave, Manahawkin
Cost: $50/members; $75/nonmembers
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

The Jungle Book - presented by Ocean Professional Theatre Company
Tuesday & Wednesday,August 12- 13; Friday & Saturday August 15 - 16
August 12- 13 & 15 6:00 PM; August 16 10:00 AM
Ocean Professional Theatre Company
The Jungle Book: The jungle is jumpin' with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like "The Bare Necessities," and "I Wan'na Be Like You." With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages.
Location: 180 Bengal Blvd, Barnegat; Bengal Auditorium at Barnegat High School
Cost: $10/all tickets
Phone: (609) 312-8306
Website: http://www.oceantheatre.org

MidWeek Jazz Presents Cynthia Sayer
Wednesday, August 13
August 13 8:00 p.m.
Ocean County College Arts & Community Center
Cynthia Sayer, one of the world's foremost four-string banjoists, will be making her Ocean County College debut on this evening, riding high on the success of her new CD, "Joyride." A founding member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band,Sayer is an in-demand artist at festivals around the world and promises to generate plenty of heat on this summer night at OCC!
Location: The Arts & Community Center of Ocean County College
Cost: $22 adults/$18 senior/$12 student
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu

Local Men Who Fought In the Civil War
Saturday, August 16
August 16 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuckerton Historical Society
Pete Stemmer will talk about local men who served in the Civil War. Bring family stories, photos, memorabilia, etc to share with the group.
Location: Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, 35 Leitz Blvd., Little Egg Harbor
Cost: Free
Phone: (609) 294-1547
Website: http://www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org/

Watercolors with Mikkey Tarantino
Tuesday, August 19 & 26
August 19 & 26 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
Mikkey has won several awards for her paintings. She will help students loosen up in fun and creative ways.
Location: 94 Stafford Ave, Manahawkin
Cost: $50/members; $75/nonmembers
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

Bonnie & Clyde
Thursday, Aug 21 to Saturday, Aug 30
August 21, 24, 27, 28 2:00 PM August 21 - 23, 28, 29, 30 9:00 PM
Ocean Professional Theatre Company
Bonnie & Clyde: Armed and amorous, shameless and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure and crime hijacked the American imagination during the Great Depression. Fresh from Broadway, a thrilling musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music including “Raise a Little Hell,” “God’s Arms are Always Open,” and “You Can Do Better than Him.”
Location: 180 Bengal Blvd, Barnegat; Bengal Auditorium at Barnegat High School
Cost: $35/adults $20/children 12 & under
Phone: (609) 312-8306
Website: http://www.oceantheatre.org

Bob Andrews and others
Friday, August 22
August 22 7:00 PM
Ocean County Artists Guild
A summer's evening of music
Location: 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights
Cost: $5.00 donation requested
Phone: (732) 270-3111
Website: www.ocartistsguild.org

Sleeping Beauty
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 26 - 27; Friday & Saturday 29 - 30
August 26 -27 & 29 6:00 PM; August 30 10:00 AM
Ocean Professional Theatre Company
Sleeping Beauty: Join us in far off kingdom for this musical adaptation of the timeless classic Sleeping Beauty. What's the best way to wake up a sleeping princess? Only a kiss from her one true love of course! A charming story of caring parents, good fairies, an evil witch and her evil curse and the handsome prince who brings our story to a happy ending!
Location: 180 Bengal Blvd, Barnegat; Bengal Auditorium at Barnegat High School
Cost: $10/all tickets
Phone: (609) 312-8306
Website: http://www.oceantheatre.org

Annual Print Exhibit
Sunday, September 7
September 7 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocean County Artists Guild
View variety of recent prints featuring monoprints, intaglio and relief prints. Opening reception
Location: 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights
Cost: free
Phone: (732) 270-3111
Website: www.ocartistsguild.org

Tom Rutledge- Charcoal Drawing Demo
Monday, September 8
September 8 7:00 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
Following our regular meeting, artist Tom Rutledge will provide a demonstration of his charcoal drawing techniques. Light refreshments available before meeting. ALL are welcome! Come and join us and see what we have to offer to the community.
Location: 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin
Cost: FREE
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

Jean Uhl Spicer-watercolor
Monday - Wednesday, September 8 - 10
September 8 - 10 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Ocean County Artists Guild
Paint beautiful watercolor with this well-known artist.
Location: 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights
Cost: to be announced
Phone: (732) 270-3111
Website: www.ocartistsguild.org

Watercolor on Yupo with Lee Fricke
Tuesday, September 9, 16, 23, 30
August 9, 16, 23,30 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
One of Pine Shores most dedicated instructors will share her techniques for creating beautiful watercolor paintings on Yupo (a non-absorbent "paper").
Location: 94 Stafford Ave, Manahawkin
Cost: $50/members; $75/nonmembers
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

Watercolor on Yupo with Lee Fricke
Tuesday, September 9, 16, 23,& 30
September 9, 16, 23 & 30 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
One of Pine Shores most dedicated instructors will share her techniques for creating beautiful watercolor paintings on Yupo (a non-absorbent "paper").
Location: 94 Stafford Ave, Manahawkin
Cost: $50/members; $75/nonmembers
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

MidWeek Jazz presents The Jazz Lobsters
Wednesday, September 10
September 10 8:00 p.m.
Ocean County College Arts & Community Center
In what is becoming an annual tradition at MidWeek Jazz, the Jazz Lobsters Big Band triumphantly returns to OCC for another evning of swinging music featuring some of NJ"s top jazz musicians. Known in this region as the best of the Big Bands, this 18-piece plowerhouse ensemble has thrilled audiences throughout the state and beyond. One of Ocean County favorites!
Location: The Arts & Community Center of Ocean County College
Cost: $22 adults/$18 senior/$12 student
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu

Drawing with Charcoal - Tom Rutledge
Thursday & Friday, September 11 - 12
September 11 - 12 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
Tom is a very dedicated teacher and a skilled artist and professional illustrator. New this year, he will be instructing students in drawing with charcoal - one of the many mediums in which he is highly proficient.
Location: 94 Stafford Ave, Manahawkin
Cost: $50/members; $75/nonmembers
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

Ye Old Clamtown Antiques Flea Market
Saturday, September 13
September 13 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuckerton Historical Society
This marks its 40th year. Appraiser Table. Approx. 100 antique dealers. Selected food vendors. RAIN DATES 14th or 20th. Dealers call 609-296-2584.
Location: Tip Seaman Park, Tuckerton
Cost: Free
Phone: (609) 294-1547
Website: http://www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org/

Quilts Along the Bay
Saturday & Sunday, September 13 - 14
September 13 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; September 14 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Barnegat Historical Society
Annual quilt show and sale. This year's show will also include a display of antique dolls and doll quilts
Location: Barnegat Community Center, West Bay Avenue, Barnegat
Cost: $5.00
Phone: (960) 969-8332
Website: www.barnegathistoricalsociety.com

Watercolor Workshop (street scenes) with Robert Heyer
Thursday & Fiday, September 18 - 19
September 18 - 19 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Pine Shores Art Association
Robert Heyer is a highly skilled award-winning artist. He will share his successful techniques with students in this 2 day workshop.
Location: 94 Stafford Ave, Manahawkin
Cost: $50/members; $75/nonmembers
Phone: (609) 597-3557
Website: pineshoresartassociation.org

Acoustic Music
Friday, September 19
September 19 7:00 PM
Ocean County Artists Guild
Featuring music by the Acoustic Musicians Guild
Location: 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights
Cost: $5.00 donation requested
Phone: (732) 270-3111
Website: www.ocartistsguild.org

Pen and Ink Plus with Ken Stetz
Wednesday, September 24
September 24 7:00 PM
Ocean County Artists Guild
Watch this master of pen and ink create drawings with a shore theme and then enhance them with watercolor washes.
Location: 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights
Cost: free
Phone: (732) 270-3111
Website: www.ocartistsguild.org

The Jersey Devil and Beyond
Saturday,October 11
October 11 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuckerton Historical Society
Historian Mark Demitroff shares tales of local Folklore.
Location: Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum. 35 Leitz Blvd.,Little Egg Harbor
Cost: Free
Phone: (609) 294-1547
Website: http://www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org/

Artisan's Marketplace
Saturday - Sunday, October 18 - 19
October 18 - 19 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ocean County Artists Guild
Featuring the sale of beautiful hand made craft items from any vendor/craftspeople.
Location: 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights
Cost: free
Phone: (732) 270-3111
Website: www.ocartistsguild.org

Gettysburg
Saturday, November 15
November 15 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuckerton Historical Society
The Battle of Gettysburg.
Location: Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum. 35 Leitz Blvd., Little Egg Harbor
Cost: Free
Phone: (609) 294-1547
Website: http://www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org/

Christmas Party
Saturday, December 13
December 13 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuckerton Historical Society
Christmas Party at Little Borough Hall. Christmas in Tuckerton is something to look forward to as part of our holidays. Clam Chowder and cookies after 6:00 PM.
Location: Little Borough Hall, Tuckerton
Cost: Free
Phone: (609) 294-1547
Website: http://www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org/



 
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For more events, things to do, business directories, and more, visit our local affilate web sites:

Toms River Online - Toms River is the county seat. The dowtown area has many great events: Chili Fest, Wooden Boat Fest, Ice Cream Fest, and much more.

Bricktown Online - Brick NJ is one of the safest communities in America (it frequently wins awards for this). Brick offers water access, a great series of concerts in the park ("Summerfest"), and many great restaurants and shopping centers.

Bayville NJ Online - Bayville is an area within Berkeley Township in Ocean County,and home to Central Regional High School.

Seaside Heights NJ Online - America's original fun town -- featuring a big boardwalk, fantastic beach, and lots of nightlife.

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