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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

Event: Chanticleer
Description: Called "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker and named "Ensemble of the Year" by Musical America (2008), the San Francisco-based ensemble, Chanticleer, is known as "an orchestra of voices" for their seamless blend of its 12 male voices, ranging from counter tenor to bass.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 2/24/2015 -
Cost: Single Ticket; $40 - Grunin Series Ticket: $30 (Must purchase 3 events)
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: Emerson String Quartet
Description: The Emerson String Quartet have the ability and the instruments to produce a sweet and glossy sound--but do so sparingly. They are the recipient of numerous awards and pride themselves on their rich tone and vibrant sense of humor.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 3/22/2015 -
Cost: Single Ticket: $40 - Grunin Series Ticket: $30 (Must purchase 3 events)
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: Christopher Macchio in Concert with Simona Rodano
Description: International vocalist and tenor Christopher Macchio will be joined by Italy's own, soprano Simona Rodano, for an evening of romantic duets and solos. From Bocelli to Broadway to Buble, Macchio and Rodano will blend their styles for an evening to remember.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 2/13/2015 -
Cost: Adults: $25 - Seniors: $20 - Students: $10
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.edu

Event: Jeff Blumenkrantz In Concert
Description: Lyricist/composer, Jeff Blumenkrantz, has performed in Broadway shows such as "Into the Woods", "The Threepenny Opera" and "Damn Yankees". Blumenkrantz performs frequently at Birdland in New York City. This should prove to an exceptional evening of song.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 3/13/2015 -
Cost: Adults: $25 - Seniors: $20 - Students: $10
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: OCC Repertory Theatre Company's "August: Osage County"
Description: "August: Osage County" is a dark, hilarious play set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. The strong-willed women of the Weston family are all intelligent, sensitive women who have the uncanny ability of making each other miserable! Made into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, this play will impress with its intensity.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When:
Cost: Adults/Seniors: $15 - OCC Students: $5 High school students free with an adult admission & valid ID
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: MidWeek Jazz presents Blind Boy Paxton
Description: This charismatic, multi-instrumentalist has received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other sources. He will dazzle with an evening of stride piano, country blues, and minstrel songs, as they would have been presented in the pre WW II era.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 2/11/2015 -
Cost: Adult: $22.00 - Senior: $18.00 - Student: $12
Street: 1 College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www,ocean.eduhttp://www,ocean.edu

Event: MidWeek Jazz presents Danny Tobias & His Bixian Fig Pickers
Description: In honor of what would have been Bix Beiderbvecke's 112th birthday, cornetist, Danny Tobias, will lead an all-star band in a tribute to the "young man with a horn".
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 3/11/2015 -
Cost: Adult: $22.00 - Senior: $18.00 - Student: $12.00
Street: 1 College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: Portrait Painting in Oil by Joyce Lawrence
Description: Students will learn the visual principles of each stage of portrait development while learning the keys to getting a likeness. The class will learn how to work painting as a "whole" with value, tone, light and shadow separation covered. Class includes the live model fee and is open to Intermediate and advanced students.
Business: Pine Shores Art Association
When:
Cost: Members: $75; Non-members: $85
Street: 94 Stafford Ave
PO Box 886
Town: Manahawkin (Stafford Township)
Contact: Margaret Hartwell
Phone: 609-597-3557
Email: mmmush2000@verizon.net
Website: http://pineshoresartassociation.org

Event: Children's art instruction by Mary Walker-Baptiste
Description: Classes are designed to develop child's artistic life as well as to enhance child's innate and learned talents. Students aged 6-12 are elligible. Students introduced to art history and instruction of art fundamentals. Mary Walker-Baptiste is a certified art instructor for K-12.
Business: Pine Shores Art Association
When:
Cost: $50 plus $5 materials fee
Street: 94 Stafford Ave
PO Box 886
Town: Manahawkin (Stafford Township)
Contact: Margaret Hartwell
Phone: 609-597-3557
Email: mmmush2000@verizon.net
Website: http://pineshoresartassociation.org

Event: Beginning Pastel art instruction by Linda Coulter
Description: Students will learn the basics of pastels vibrant color, values and techniques in painting with pastels from landscapes to portraits. Emphasis is on development of individual style.
Business: Pine Shores Art Association
When:
Cost: Members: $50; non-members: $75
Street: 94 Stafford Ave
PO Box 886
Town: Manahawkin (Stafford Township)
Contact: Margaret Hartwell
Phone: 609-597-3557
Email: mmmush2000@verizon.net
Website: http://pineshoresartassociation.org

Event: Watercolor art instruction by Tom Rutledge
Description: Tom's is very experienced at painting and teaching in watercolor medium. Renowned for his realistic style as well as his attention to detail, he will show students who have a little experience how to improve their skills and experienced painters how to refine their watercolors.
Business: Pine Shores Art Association
When:
Cost: Members: $50; non-members: $75
Street: 94 Stafford Ave
PO Box 886
Town: Manahawkin (Stafford Township)
Contact: Margaret Hartwell
Phone: 609-597-3557
Email: mmmush2000@verizon.net
Website: http://pineshoresartassociation.org

Event: Introduction to Zentangle art instruction by Mary Walker-Baptiste
Description: Zentangles are artistic designs with repetitive patterns allowing all abilities to create. There are no mistakes, only opportunities. Come enjoy a relaxing day of creativity doing ink drawings.
Business: Pine Shores Art Association
When: 2/19/2015 - 9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: Members: $25; non-members: $35
Street: 94 Stafford Ave
PO Box 886
Town: Manahawkin (Stafford Township)
Contact: Margaret Hartwell
Phone: 609-597-3557
Email: mmmush2000@verizon.net
Website: http://pineshoresartassociation.org

Event: Assemblage with Heidi Sheridin
Description: Assemblage Art Exhibit : Heidi Sheridin will display her compositions of assembled art. Assemblage is two or three dimensional pieces created by putting together found objects. There will a poetry reading at 3 PM as well as a Members Show in the Studio Gallery. Exhibit runs until March 25.
Business: Ocean County Artists' Guild
When: 3/1/2015 -
Cost: Free
Street: 22 Chestnut Street
Town: Island Heights Borough
Contact: Tamara Woronczuk
Phone: 732-270-3111
Email: TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ocartistsguild.org

Event: The Music of Charlie Farrell and Clan Suibhne
Description: Listen to Greengrass acoustic music, a combination of Yank, Irish and Celtic roots. This group has played all over NJ sharing its original sounds.
Business: Ocean County Artists' Guild
When: 3/20/2015 -
Cost: $5.00 donation
Street: 22 Chestnut Street
Town: Island Heights Borough
Contact: Tamara Woronczuk
Phone: 732-270-3111
Email: TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ocartistsguild.org

Event: Mary Shannon: Beautiful Music
Description: Mary Shannon will sing Irish music, play the guitar and the Irish drum. A unique and beautiful evening.
Business: Ocean County Artists' Guild
When: 2/20/2015 -
Cost: Donation $5.
Street: 22 Chestnut Street
Town: Island Heights Borough
Contact: Tamara Woronczuk
Phone: 732-270-3111
Email: TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ocartistsguild.org

Event: Racing Car Display
Description: The Vintage Automobile Museum will feature a display of vintage racing cars and dragsters in addition to numerous items of automobilia, die-cast cars, children's riding toys, and vintage antiques.
Business: Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey
When:
Cost: Free although donations are welcome
Street: 1800 Bay Ave. (end of Meadow Ave.)
Bldg. 13
Town: Point Pleasant Borough
Contact: Ray Patnaude
Phone: 732-701-9705
Email: Rgailwarnings@aol.com
Website: http://www.vintageautomuseum.org/

Event: Brick Township Historical Society Meeting
Description: German Georgieff, the Chief Naturalist of Wells Mills County Park, will present a program about the Tuckerton, NJ Central and Pennsylvania Railroads. Using photos and historical accounts, he will highlight the features and structures that still remain in our backyard.
Business: Brick Township Historical Sociey
When: 3/10/2015 - 7:30 PM
Cost: Free, open to the public
Street: 601 Herbertsville Rd.
Town: Brick Township
Contact: Jane Fabach
Phone: 732-458-7507
Email: janefabach@comcast.net
Website: http://www.bricktwphistoricalsociety.com
Event: Emerson String Quartet
Description: The Emerson String Quartet have the ability and the instruments to produce a sweet and glossy sound--but do so sparingly. They are the recipient of numerous awards and pride themselves on their rich tone and vibrant sense of humor.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 3/22/2015 -
Cost: Single Ticket: $40 - Grunin Series Ticket: $30 (Must purchase 3 events)
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: Jeff Blumenkrantz In Concert
Description: Lyricist/composer, Jeff Blumenkrantz, has performed in Broadway shows such as "Into the Woods", "The Threepenny Opera" and "Damn Yankees". Blumenkrantz performs frequently at Birdland in New York City. This should prove to an exceptional evening of song.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 3/13/2015 -
Cost: Adults: $25 - Seniors: $20 - Students: $10
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: OCC Repertory Theatre Company's "August: Osage County"
Description: "August: Osage County" is a dark, hilarious play set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. The strong-willed women of the Weston family are all intelligent, sensitive women who have the uncanny ability of making each other miserable! Made into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, this play will impress with its intensity.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When:
Cost: Adults/Seniors: $15 - OCC Students: $5 High school students free with an adult admission & valid ID
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: MidWeek Jazz presents Danny Tobias & His Bixian Fig Pickers
Description: In honor of what would have been Bix Beiderbvecke's 112th birthday, cornetist, Danny Tobias, will lead an all-star band in a tribute to the "young man with a horn".
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 3/11/2015 -
Cost: Adult: $22.00 - Senior: $18.00 - Student: $12.00
Street: 1 College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: The Music of Charlie Farrell and Clan Suibhne
Description: Listen to Greengrass acoustic music, a combination of Yank, Irish and Celtic roots. This group has played all over NJ sharing its original sounds.
Business: Ocean County Artists' Guild
When: 3/20/2015 -
Cost: $5.00 donation
Street: 22 Chestnut Street
Town: Island Heights Borough
Contact: Tamara Woronczuk
Phone: 732-270-3111
Email: TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ocartistsguild.org

Event: Brick Township Historical Society Meeting
Description: German Georgieff, the Chief Naturalist of Wells Mills County Park, will present a program about the Tuckerton, NJ Central and Pennsylvania Railroads. Using photos and historical accounts, he will highlight the features and structures that still remain in our backyard.
Business: Brick Township Historical Sociey
When: 3/10/2015 - 7:30 PM
Cost: Free, open to the public
Street: 601 Herbertsville Rd.
Town: Brick Township
Contact: Jane Fabach
Phone: 732-458-7507
Email: janefabach@comcast.net
Website: http://www.bricktwphistoricalsociety.com

Event: Watercolor Street Scenes by Kim Weiland
Description: Kim Weiland is an artist based out of Ocean City, NJ. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Weiland studied at the Tyler College of Art where he spent a year of his education in Rome, Italy. He has long been a popular instructor at PSAA, and this year he is offering a workshop dedicated to capturing the uniqueness of street scenes.
Business: Pine Shores Art Association
When:
Cost: Members: $75; Non-members: $100
Street: 94 Stafford Ave
PO Box 886
Town: Manahawkin (Stafford Township)
Contact: Margaret Hartwell
Phone: 609-597-3557
Email: mmmush2000@verizon.net
Website: http://pineshoresartassociation.org

Event: The Hit Men featuring former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Description: The 60's - 80's were the golden era for songwriting. During these three decades, artists like Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells created hits that are woven into America's consciousness. They have united to form The Hit Men!
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 4/11/2015 -
Cost: Single Ticket: $40 - Grunin Series Ticket: $30 (Must purchase 3 events)
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: The Duquesne Univesity Tamburitzans
Description: A performance by the "Tammies" treats the audience to a breathtaking display of vibrant authentic costumes, enchanting sounds and voices, and thrilling dance movements that fuse our endeared past with the present to create an outstanding musical story of our Eastern European heritage.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 4/19/2015 -
Cost: Adults: $30 - Seniors: $25 - Students: $10
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: The New Dimensions
Description: Singing your favorite hits from the 50's through today, The New Dimensions take oldies to a "new dimension" as they bring you music from rock 'n' roll's favorite groups and singers such as Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Supremes and others.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 4/26/2015 -
Cost: Adults: $20 - Seniors/students: $10
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: OCC Repertory Theatre Co., presents "Comic Shorts"
Description: If you like a good laugh, you'll love "Comic Shorts", Ocean County College's festival of new 10-minute comedies by some of the area's best up-and-coming playwrites. Director, Gary Shaffer ("Run For Your Wife", "Nunsense", "Move Over Mrs. Markham") returns to the OCC Black Box Theatre to direct this fast-paced 90 minutes of non-stop fun!
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When:
Cost: $15 for all - $5 for OCC students with a valid ID High School students free with an adult admission and a valid ID
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: www.ocean.eduhttp://www.ocean.edu

Event: MidWeek Jazz presents Gelber & Manning
Description: Jesse Gelber plays stride piano and Kate Manning is a Brooklyn-based singer and lyricist. They specialize in ragtime and early jazz styles, and can be seen in the hit web series, "Gintown". This show is a knockout . . . rapidly paced . . . and a joy. A pleasure to have them together.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 4/8/2015 -
Cost: Adult: $22.00 - Senior: $18.00 - Student: $12.00
Street: 1 College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: Alcohol Ink Workshop with Carolyn M. Opderbeck
Description: Learn this fascinating new art technique using alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Materials are included.
Business: Ocean County Artists' Guild
When:
Cost: OCAG members $175./Non-Members $210.
Street: 22 Chestnut Street
Town: Island Heights Borough
Contact: Tamara Woronczuk
Phone: 732-270-3111
Email: TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ocartistsguild.org

Event: Basement Musicians: Tony Pileggi and Joe Zamboni
Description: The Basement Musicians play the best loved music of the 50's, 60's and 70's, classic rock, country and folk.
Business: Ocean County Artists' Guild
When: 4/24/2015 -
Cost: $5.00 donation
Street: 22 Chestnut Street
Town: Island Heights Borough
Contact: Tamara Woronczuk
Phone: 732-270-3111
Email: TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ocartistsguild.org

Event: Fine Art Show and Sale
Description: Amateur and professional artists from the local area, Monmouth County and New York participate in the show with fine art works encompassing almost every media. These award winning artists and photographers will be showing breathtaking LBI shore scenes, NJ Historical Paintings, Florida seascapes, NYC landscapes plus much more. There will be something for everyone!
Business: St. Francis Parish and Community Center
When:
Cost: Free admission.
Street: 4700 Long Beach Blvd.
Town: Brant Beach (Long Beach Township)
Contact: Lori Dudek
Phone: 609-494-8861
Email: l.dudek@stfrancislbi.org
Website: http://www.stfranciscenterlbi.org
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