Don’t Miss This Exciting Time At The Jersey Shore…. Check Out The Best Of Ocean County Events This Weekend!

Jersey Shore Tourism News9/1 – Classic Car Cruise & Art Walks – Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-2424 www.pointpleasantbeachchamber.com

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9/3 – 9/7 – Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs. Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles) Baseball Game

– FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood 732-901-7000 www.blueclaws.com

9/5 – 29th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire & Vintage Automobile Museum Car Show – Ocean County Parking Garage, Toms River 732-341-1880 www.oceancountyhistory.org

9/5 – Art’s & Craft’s Show – 6th Ave. & Central Ave., Seaside Park 732-793-3700 www.seasideparknj.org

9/5 – First Responders Night: Modifieds, Sportsman, NERS Sprints Races – New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt 609-758-1900 www.newegyptspeedway.net

Laurita PIC9/5, 9/6 – Grape STOMPing at Laurita Winery – Laurita Winery, Plumsted 609-758-8000 www.LauritaWinery.com

9/6 – Barnegat Bay Garvey and Skiff Boat Races – Barnegat Public Dock 732-496-9992 www.jerseyoutlaws.com

Casino Pier9/6 – Grandparent’s Day at Casino Pier – Casino Pier, Seaside Heights 732-793-6488 www.casinopiernj.com

9/6 – LBI Historical Association Fall Craft Fair & Market with Bake Sale – Veterans Park, ach Haven 609-492-0700 ww.lbimuseum.com

9/6 – Pickin’ on the Porch – Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, Tuckerton 609-296-8868 ww.tuckertonseaport.org

9/6 – Viking Village Art & Craft Shows– Viking Village, Barnegat Light 609-361-8039 www.vikingvillageshows.com

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There is more to the Jersey Shore, Art, Music and Culture Every Weekend

February 8
Science Saturdays: Project Terrapin, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd. 11 am –  12;30 pm. Join John Wnek, Project Terrapin, MATES Academy and discover LBI turtles including the diamondback terrapin and  their habitats, learn how to get involved with terrapin conservation and Kathy Lacey’s “hatchery project”. Programs tackles  todays’ most pressing scientific, environmental, and sustainability issues that directly affect our shore community and are  interactive and informative hands-on presentations. Presentation is geared to children. $  Information: 609-494-1241 or  www.lbifoundation.org – LOVELADIESWine and Chocolate Weekend, Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Road.  Noon – 9 pm. Exploring and enjoying our award-winning  winesand decadent desserts. Live music 1 – 5 pm – Steve and Debby Berger are a versatile duo performing everything from  songs of the Carpenters to the latest hits of today. $ Information: 609-758-8000 or  www.lauritawinery.com – NEW EGYPT

Drummers Circle, Dover-Brick First Aide Building, Rt. 35 south & 2nd Ave. 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Hand drummers, percussionists  and didgeridoo players ages 18 and older welcome.   Runs 2nd & 4th Sundays September – June.  Donation $ goes back  to the Dover-Brick First Aid Squad in appreciation for the use of the room. Information: sundaydrumcircle@hotmail.com  – NORMANDY BEACH, TOMS RIVER

Women’s Expo, Pine Belt Arena, Toms River North High School, 1245 Old Freehold Road. 11 am – 3 pm. Join us for a  fantastic day of fashion, food sampling, complimentary haircuts and styling by Sniptease. Shopping, diet and wellness,  music and entertainment, contests and prizes. Sponsored by Deborah Heart and Lung Center. Information: 732-681-9591 or  www.wjrz.com – TOMS RIVER

Winter Schedule, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, College Drive, off Hooper Ave. One World, One Sky:  Big Bird’s Adventure, 11:30 am: Wonders of the Seasonal Sky w/ Legends of the Night Sky: Orion, 1:00 pm:  Dawn of the Space Age, 2:30 pm: Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, 5:30 pm: Wonders of the Seasonal Sky, 7:00 pm and Laser iPOP, 8:30 pm. Please plan to arrive at least 15-minutes prior to show time. $  Information: 732-255-0343 or  www.ocean.edu/campus/planetarium – TOMS RIVER

A Celebration of African-American Culture and History, Ocean County Historical Society Museum, 26 Hadley Ave. 2 pm.  International storyteller, Michelle Washington Wilson, focuses on African-American folktales kept alive in the Jersey Pines. Free admission.  Refreshments served. Snow date: February 23 rd. Information: 732-341-1880 or  www.oceancountyhistory.org – TOMS RIVER

Select-A-Series presents: Lyons Chamber Players, Arts & Community Center Theatre, Ocean County College, College Drive,  off Hooper Ave. 2 pm. The Lyons Chamber Players is a New York-based ensemble committed to making classical music relevant  and accessible to today’s audiences. This ensemble artfully combines strings, winds and brass to create a rich sound with  all of the subtleties of a chamber orchestra and the power of a symphony orchestra.  $ Information: 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu – TOMS RIVER

40th Ocean County Bluegrass, Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Rd., Rt. 532. Doors open 11 am, Live Music Noon – 5 pm.   Live music entertainment featuring Heidi Olsen & the Night Sully’s Fortune, Past Times, Last Whippoorwill, Big Country,  Homemade Jam, Borderline, Lonesome Turnpike Ramblers, and Church Street Revival. $ Information:  609-971-1593 or www.alberthall.org – WARETOWN

Friday, February 7
• Cocktails & Canvas, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd. 7 pm. Grab a paintbrush  and let your creativity flow, a fun, stress free evening, BYOB. $ Information: 609-494-1241 or  www.lbifoundation.org – LOVELADIESWinter Schedule, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, College Drive, off Hooper Ave. Wonders of the Seasonal Sky w/ Legends of the Night Sky: Orion, 7:00 pm and Laser iPOP, 8:30 pm. Please plan to arrive at least 15-minutes prior to show time. $  Information: (TOMS RIVER) 732-255-0343 or  www.ocean.edu/campus/planetarium

• National Wear Red Day – MORE INFO

The Stone Pony 40th Anniversary Celebration (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Ms. Lauryn Hill at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Family Fun: Ocean Bingo Night, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, 130 Great Bay Blvd.  7 pm – 8 pm. Beat those dreary winter blues with Ocean Bingo Night. We’ll explore your knowledge of the ocean world beginning with a short, interactive presentation about oceans and wrap up with a round or two of Ocean Bingo. Evening programs are free but registration  is required for all programs. Information and registration:- (TUCKERTON) 609-812-0649 ext. 206 or  www.jcnerr.org

• CBA Fine Art & Antiques Show/Sale (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

Admit One at NJ Repertory Theater (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

Pajama Tops at First Ave Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

Baby the Musical at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO

• Shakespeare’s As You Like It at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound by Monmouth Players (Middletown) – MORE INFO

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Aberdeen) – MORE INFO

• Health Info on the Internet (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

Daughters by South Street Players (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO

• Healthy Eating Habits (Howell) – MORE INFO

• “Artists of the Jersey Shore” (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Open Skating (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Open Skating (Middletown) – MORE INFO

Saturday, February 8

The Beatles @ 50 Symposium at Monmouth University – MORE INFO

• A Valentine’s Doo Wop at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• “Waterfowl Everywhere” Walk at Sandy Hook – MORE INFO

Baby the Musical at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO

• Open Shoot Archery (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

• Bald Eagles of the Manasquan Reservoir (Howell) – MORE INFO

Daughters by South Street Players (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO

• Charles Darwin & Human Evolution (Manalapan) – MORE INFO

• Winter Ecology Walk & Talk (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO

Pajama Tops at First Ave Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• WSG Bridal Show at Branches in West Long Branch  – MORE INFO

• NYC Broadway Show, Rock of Ages, via Seastreak (Highlands) – MORE INFO

The Stone Pony 40th Anniversary Celebration (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

• Shakespeare’s As You Like It at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound by Monmouth Players (Middletown) – MORE INFO

Beauty and the Beast at Paper Moon Puppet Theatre (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO 

• Affordable Care Act: Info & Enrollment Assistance (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO

• Fine Art & Antiques Show/Sale (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

• AJ’s New Jersey Polar Dip (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• Armstrong Days Celebration at Infoage (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO

• AAUW Used Book Sale (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• ID Theft Prevention (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO

• Design & Build a Fairy Dish Garden (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Will You Be My Valentine? (Howell) – MORE INFO

• Monmouth Winter Collegiate Open T&F (WLB) – MORE INFO

Dvorak’s Rusalka at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO

Colton Kayser at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Little Love Bug Floral Design Class (Little Silver) – MORE INFO

Regina Rosenthal, Discover Secrets of Self-Care (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO

• Night at the Races (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO

• NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner-Dance (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO

• Pre-Valentine’s Day Jewelry Trunk Sale (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

• River Read Series (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Valentine Craft Party for Kids (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• “Artists of the Jersey Shore” (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Free Children’s Music Class (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

• Open Skating (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Open Skating (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Monmouth Writers Critique Session (Howell) – MORE INFO

• Frances Foundation Wine & Cheese Benefit (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

• Valarie Fund Danceathon (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

Sunday, February 9

February 9
The Beatles – A 50th Anniversary Celebration, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. 8 pm. Special anniversary  performance of The Beatles’ Abbey Road complete and unabridged featuring Denny Laine & Terry Sylvester.  Presented by  100.1 WJRZ & The Strand Theater.  $ Information: 732-367-7789 or  www.strand.org – LAKEWOOD

Wine and Chocolate Weekend, Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Road. 11:30 am – 7 pm. Exploring and enjoying our award-winning  winesand decadent desserts. Live music 1 – 5 pm – First Call is about smooth jazz and more an eclectic mix of jazz influenced  tunes from the Great American Songbook, classic R&B, Latin jazz and swing.  $ Information: 609-758-8000 or  www.lauritawinery.com – NEW EGYPT

• Bald Eagles of the Manasquan Reservoir (Howell) – MORE INFO

• Monmouth County Vacation Expo (Little Silver) – MORE INFO

Monmouth Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Shakespeare’s As You Like It at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound by Monmouth Players (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Valentine’s Day Wine Trail Weekend (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO

Baby the Musical at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO

Admit One at NJ Repertory Theater (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• CBA Fine Art & Antiques Show/Sale (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

• “Give Kids a Smile” Fair at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) – MORE INFO

• Handmade Animal Valentines (Howell) – MORE INFO

• Fashion Show & Gift Auction (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

Rock to the Top at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Korby Lenker at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Daughters by South Street Players (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO

• Wonder Jam at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

• Darwin Day Celebration (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

Silent Auction at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

• Open Skating (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Open Skating (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• “Artists of the Jersey Shore” (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

Next Weekend:

Friday, Feb. 14: Pygmalion at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO

Saturday, Feb. 15: “World’s Best Short Films” at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

Sunday, Feb. 16: George Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Allaire Village – MORE INFO

For more information on the events above click on the link or check us out on the web at www.visitthejerseyshore.com or call the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureaus Executive Director Robert Hilton at 732-244-9283.  The Jersey Shore is indeed a year round place to visit and we are much more than the shore.

 

What Happening at the Jersey Shore This Weekend? Ocean County Edition

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August 24 

Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents: Snow White, Bengal Auditorium, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. 10 am. All Seating is reserved. Free Parking & Handicapped Accessible $ Information: 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org – BARNEGAT

Barnegat Concert: American Hawk, Public Dock, East Bay Ave. 7 – 9 pm. Please bring your chairs. All concerts are free of charge. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Blvd. North, doors will open at 6:30 pm. – BARNEGAT

Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents: The Buddy Holly Story, Bengal Auditorium, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. 8 pm. Follow Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. All Seating is reserved. Free Parking & Handicapped Accessible. $ Information: 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org – BARNEGAT

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Sleeping Beauty, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 10:30 am. A delightful group of characters are assembled, that young audiences will find as enchanting as the magic in the story itself. There’s Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy and the Royal Magician who is so inept he transforms himself into a frog. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org – BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

13th Annual Lacey 5k Race & One Mile Fun Run/ Walk & Kiddie Dash, Gille Park, Manchester Ave. Registration 7 am; 1 Mile Run/Walk 8 am; 5k race 8:30 am; Kiddie Dash after 5k. Well maintained & award winning park. Prize drawing & raffles, and post race BBQ. Registration fee. Information: 609-693-1100 or www.lacey5k.com – FORKED RIVER

Trail Hikes and Guided Walks: Baymen, Island Beach State Park, Rt. 35 South. 10 am – 11 am. Meet at Interpretive Center, 7 miles past entrance. Go on a hike to learn about the people who lived here long ago. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, bug spray. Pre-registration required. $ and paid park admission. Information: 732-793-0506 or www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach – ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

Tours of Navy Lakehurst, Navy Lakehurst, Route 547. Meet at Cathedral of the Air, 264 New Hope Rd. Tour the Navy Lakehurst Information Center, the Ready Room, the POW-MIA Room, Historic Hangar One, the Hindenburg Crash Site Memorial Marker. Registration two weeks prior is mandatory. The tour is unable to accomodate unregistered walk-ins on the day of the tour due to security regulations. Wednesday tours are for DOD personal and groups 10 or more. No foreign nationals are permitted on the tours due to security reasons. 2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month April – October. 2nd Saturday of the month November – March. Information and registration: 732-818-7520 or www.nlhs.com – LAKEHURST

Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. Noon. Children’s theater performance presented by the Strand School the Arts Summer Musical Theatre Workshop. $ Information: 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org – LAKEWOOD

Minor League BASEBALL: Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies), FirstEnergy Park, Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves. 7:05 pm. Girl Scout Night Sleepover/BlueClaws Hats. Single-A baseball. Information: 732-901-7000 or www.blueclaws.com – LAKEWOOD

Big Brother/Big Sister Night, New Egypt Speedway, 720 Route 539. 6 pm. 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks. Schedule subject to change. Information: 609-758-1900 or www.newegyptspeedway.net – NEW EGYPT

Laurita Irish Festival Weekend, Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Road. Noon – 7 pm. Irish music, Irish artesian displays, corned beef and cabbage. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pop up tents. Free Admission. Information: 609-758-8000 or www.lauritawinery.com – NEW EGYPT

Summer Schedule, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, College Drive, off Hooper Ave.One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure, 11:30 am; Wonders of the Summer Sky, 1:00 pm; Bad Astronomy, 2:30 pm; Laser Beatles, 4:00 pm; Wonders of the Summer Sky, 7:00 pm and Laser Zepplin, 8:15 pm. Information: 732-255-0343 or www.ocean.edu/campus/planetarium – TOMS RIVER

Toms River Artist Community ,18 Main St. 1 – 4 pm. Local Artist Showing Selling Artwork Sculpture Jewlery Note Cards. Free Parking. Information: 732-604-8210 – TOMS RIVER

Become a Magician – Magic Workshop, TRACO Theater, 16 Washington St. 3 pm. Learn how to become a magician, show combines teaching and fun. $ Information: 732-228-7273 or www.tracotheater.com – TOMS RIVER

Carousel of Music 2013: Lakewood Jazz Ensemble, Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street. 7 pm. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. – TOMS RIVER

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August 25

Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents: The Buddy Holly Story, Bengal Auditorium, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. 2 pm. Follow Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. All Seating is reserved. Free Parking & Handicapped Accessible. $ Information: 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org – BARNEGAT

Barnegat Concert: Timeless Soundz, Public Dock, East Bay Ave. 7 – 9 pm. Please bring your chairs. All concerts are free of charge. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Blvd. North, doors will open at 6:30 pm. – BARNEGAT

Barnegat Light Historical Society’s Open House Wine & Cheese Party, Barnegat Light Museum, 5th St. & Central Ave. 5 pm. See the beautiful historical building, socialize & enjoy some wine & cheese. Open to the public. Sponsored by the Barnegat Light Historical Society. Information: 609-494-5404 or www.barnegatlight.org – BARNEGAT LIGHT

Willy Wonka, Jr., Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 6:00 pm. This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. With this show’s flexible cast size, featuring roles for all ages, this production will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination! $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org – BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Concert: Bridgit Mendler, Northern Star Arena, Six Flags Great Adventure, Rte. 537. Free with theme park admission or a season pass. Information: 732-928-1821 or www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure – JACKSON

Juan Pablo Subirana, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. 3 pm. Latin piano performance through classical, contemporary and popular music. $ Information: 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org – LAKEWOOD

Minor League BASEBALL: Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies), FirstEnergy Park, Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves. 5:05 pm. Kids Eat Free/Gift Card giveaway/Home Show Night. Single-A baseball. Information: 732-901-7000 or www.blueclaws.com – LAKEWOOD

Summer Evening Concert Series: 20th Annual Big Band Bootcamp, Gazebo, Bay Blvd. & Philadelphia Ave. Runs July thru September 1. Information: 732-793-7477 or www.lavallette.org – LAVALLETTE

Movies on the Beach: Jaws, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd. Dusk. Bring a blanket or chair. $ donation. Information: 609-494-1241 or www.lbifoundation.org – LOVELADIES

Laurita Irish Festival Weekend, Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Road. Noon – 7 pm. Irish music, Irish artesian displays, corned beef and cabbage. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pop up tents. Free Admission. Information: 609-758-8000 or www.lauritawinery.com – NEW EGYPT

Sunday Drum Circle, First Aid Building, Rt. 35 South & 2nd Ave. 1 pm. All welcome to drum with a group of people to make rhythms with unique instruments. Free. Information: sundaydrumcircle@hotmail.com – NORMANDY BEACH/TOMS RIVER

Big Joe Talent Show, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Boardwalk & Parkway. 7 pm. Family entertainment. Runs Sundays June 23 thru September 2. Information: 732-892-0600 or www.jenkinsons.com – POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Ocean County Baby Parade, boardwalk from Sherman Ave. to Dupont Ave. Noon. Baby parade contest, up to age 6, staging area located on the Boardwalk at the Aztec Ocean Resort. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

JDRF FAAN Crab Race! Breakwater Beach Waterpark, Grant & Ocean Terr. Late afternoon. Purchase a plastic crab to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Then watch as they race around the Lazy River, prizes, purchase crabs online or at the park. Information: 732-793-6488 or www.casinopiernj.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Music Mondays, Hiering Ave. 7 pm. Rock & roll, oldies, jazz, and pop concert. Bring chair or blanket. Runs Mondays July 1 – September 2. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Movies on the Beach, Hiering Ave. Dusk. Free Family friendly G rated movies on the beach. Bring chair or blanket. Runs Sundays from July 7 thru September 1. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

August 26

Reptile World, Fantasy Island Amusement Park, 320 West Seventh. 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm. A fascinating, entertaining and educational show featuring live reptiles such as a 16′ 165 lb. Albino Indian Rock Python, Alligator Snapping Turtle, South American Green Iguana, American Alligator and Cobras. Information: 609-492-4000 or www.fantasyislandpark.com – BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Harvest the Bay Crabbing, Island Beach State Park, Bathing Beach #1 Pavilion, Rt. 35 South. 10 am – Noon. Discover the fascinating life cycle of the Blue Claw Crab, its niche in the ecosystem, when and how to harvest them, and what you can do to assure their populations remain at a healthy level. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, bug spray, wear water-shoes. Pre-registration required. $ and paid park admission. Information: 732-793-0506 or www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach – ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

Princess/Pirate Tea Party, Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, 2305 Grand Central Ave. (Route 35 north). 4 pm. Performers are dressed in character (Princesses, Beauties, Princes and Pirates) as they serve a single scoop of ice cream and sing songs to their guests. Each admission includes a choice of Tiara, Wand, Prince Crown, Clown Nose or Coloring Book. Plus, each admission includes a complimentary single scoop of ice cream served along with bottomless iced tea. Appropriate for ages up to 9 yrs. old or 3rd Grade. Runs Mondays July 1 thru August 26. Information: 732-854-2779 orwww.themusicman.com – LAVALLETTE

Beach Treasure Hunt, between Newark & Trenton Ave beaches. 6 pm. Runs Monday July 1 thru August 26. Different beaches each week. No scheduled rain date. Sponsored by The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe – LAVALLETTE

Summer Series Outdoor Concerts: Fred Gaurino and Friends, Lake Manahawkin. 7 pm. Bring chair, blanket, bleachers available. Information: 609-597-0410 or www.staffordhistory.org – MANAHAWKIN

Kiddie Beach Shows: The Magic of John Bundy & Morgan, Jenkinson’s South Beach Stage, 300 Ocean Ave. 7 pm. Runs Mondays June 24 thru August 26. Information: 732-892-0600 or www.jenkinsons.com – POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Music Mondays, Hiering Ave. 7 pm. Rock & roll, oldies, jazz, and pop concert. Bring chair or blanket. Runs Mondays July 1 – September 2. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com – SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Keep checking our blog for more Monmouth and Ocean County Events.  For more information on Jersey Shore Tourism, Festivals and events you can also check out our website at http://www.visitthejerseyshore.com or call Robert Hilton Executive Director for the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau at 732-244-9283