Monmouth County ACTS

How to Invest Your Money – Workshops

Brookdale Community College Lincroft Lot 5, MAC 214 Lincroft, NJ

How to Invest Your Money, even if you've never done it before.

4 workshops, they build off each other but join what you can.

November 28, 29, 30, December 1, 6 PM to 7:15 PM

A financial resilience intensive: Certificate of Completion given to those who attend all 4 workshops.

Demystifying investing, challenging the racial wealth gap, arming us with the tools to maneuver an inequitable money system. Just in time for the holidays! Stack your ends to make ends meet. Brunch & Budget offers dynamic presentations and illuminating resources. Check the podcast for more money matter tips.

LOCATION: Brookdale Community College Lincroft Lot 5, MAC 214


Free and open to the public.

Questions? Contact Angel Kariotis, Director of Diversity & Inclusion,


It’s a Wonderful Life: A Virtual Radio Play

Virtual (online)

Friday December 2, 2022
It's a Wonderful Life: A Virtual Radio Play
2:00 PM
Centennial Celebration Series! It's a Wonderful Life: A Virtual Radio Play

Drift back in time to the Golden Age of Radio and tune in to enjoy this holiday classic broadcast, complete with sound effects, music, and the voices of talented actors.

Classic Radio Road Show will present the feel good holiday classic "It's A Wonderful Life" premiering December 2. The virtual radio play will be available to enjoy through early January.

Experience "It’s A Wonderful Life" as a radio play, based on the classic holiday movie. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are created by a Foley artist. "It’s A Wonderful Life" is about George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. With help from a lovable angel, George will see what life would be like if he wasn't born, with the hope George will have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.

The voice actors: Duane Noch, Randall McCann, Gwen Ricks-Spenser, Sheldon Fallon, Shannon Rossi, Laurie Noch, and Michael Bürgi. Foley sound effects by Marlene Whitney.

Classic Radio Road Show Players recreate the Golden Age of Radio. Scenes from the stories are enhanced by sound effects, music, and the voices of talented actors. Live performances of the scripts by the most creative writers of the era will trigger your imagination. It's called theater of the mind.

Permission to present a program on behalf of the Virtual Library or in Library facilities is not an endorsement by the Library. This program is protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written agreement from the presenter, is strictly prohibited.

Find this program on the Library's website, premiering on Friday December 2 at 2:00 pm. It will continue to be shown through Monday, January 9, 2022

CONTACT: Programming 732 431 7220ext7222


Ocean Grove Holiday Festival

Ocean Grove Holiday Festival
December 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ocean Grove Holiday Festival – Crafters, Artisans and Live Music!

Date: December 3
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
ORGANIZER - Ocean Grove Area Chamber of Commerce
732 774 1391
View Organizer Website
VENUE - Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07753
(732) 774-1391
View Venue Website

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center Exhibit & Sale-Dec.3-10th

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center
Thompson Park
805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ

The Creative Arts Center Exhibit & Sale
Saturday, December 3-Saturday, December 10, 2022
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Exhibit & Sale Detail

Celebrate the original artwork of the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center's students and instructors during this exhibit and sale. Admission and parking are free.

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The Thompson Park Creative Arts Center features pottery & ceramics studios, as well as classrooms for painting, drawing, and other craft activities - making it the perfect artistic outlet for county residents. The Creative Arts Center was recently expanded to include The Gallery at Thompson Park, an additional studio, and outdoor patio. The gallery hosts exhibits featuring local artists throughout the year.

Pottery & Ceramics Classes
Adult Pottery at the Creative Arts Center

With about 2/3 of its space devoted to pottery and ceramics, the Center hosts several sessions of classes each year for all levels of students. Instructors provide guidance according to each student’s ability. Classes include Beginner’s Wheel Pottery, Open Pottery Workshop, Handbuilding, and Raku Pottery. Classes are also held in ceramics, with students choosing from an inventory of pre-cast items. Visit our programs & registration page for upcoming offerings.

Children's Summer Art Camp Mural Project

Other Craft Classes
Reflecting the diverse interests of county residents, the Center also offers a rich array of craft classes for adults & children as well as drawing, painting, knitting, crocheting, origami, jewelry-making, basket-making, holiday crafts, and more. The Creative Arts Center also offers programs for children. Youngsters can enjoy drawing, cartooning, painting, holiday-themed programs & summer camps.

The Center also offers activities designed for home-schooled children, as well as birthday parties for youngsters.

Painting Workshop for Adults at the Creative Art Center

Did you know? "Art and creativity teach problem-solving, which is a critical skill for success in life. By engaging in artistic activities and study, children develop confidence in their abilities, and they learn how to innovate." -

Garden State Parkway to exit 109. Southbound, turn right onto Rt. 520 west (Newman Springs Rd.); Northbound, turn left onto Rt. 520 west 2.2 miles to Park (past M.T. Thompson park and Brookdale College entrance ) on left.
State Hwy. 34 to Rt. 520 east. Southbound, turn left; northbound, turn right. Follow Rt. 520 east to Park entrance.

Holidays at the Homestead, Millstone Twp

Friends of Millstone Twp Registered Historic Properties
Sunday, December 4, 2022
2:00 PM  4:00 PM
Friends of Millstone Township Historic Registered Properties
24 Baird Road
Millstone Township NJ, 08535 United States (map)

Holidays at the Homestead

December 4, 2022

2:00 -4:00

24 Baird Road, Millstone

Meet Saint Nicholas

Decorate a tree for the birds




Lighting of the Menorah

Bring a dozen homemade cookies for the

“Best in the Barn Contest”

Check face book for updates

Breastfeeding Support Groups (in-person)-LiveWell Center

LiveWell Center 200 Wyckoff Rd. Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ

Breastfeeding Support Groups (in-person)
Monday, December 5 and 19 | 1 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, December 8, 15, 22, 29 | 1 – 3 p.m.
Join us for a free, in-person Breastfeeding Support Group offered
weekly and facilitated by a Certified Lactation Consultant at the
LiveWell Center. Promoting breastfeeding through peer support.
Call for first time registration: 862.781.3873

Programs at the LiveWell Center
200 Wyckoff Road, Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Unless otherwise noted programs are FREE and registration is required.
Please check the event description for location.
Health Education and Nutrition Programs at the LiveWell Center


Lowering Prescription Drug Costs-Eastern Branch Library

Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch 1001 Highway 35, Shrewsbury, NJ

Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This informative workshop will provide you with information on various ways to save money on prescription drugs. Beginning with some statistics on prescription use in the U.S. today, other topics addressed include prescription safety and medication tips, education on how to reduce the cost of medications, and state programs that may be available to you. More Americans are subject to the spiraling costs of medicines today, causing major concerns. Attend this educational workshop and learn how to save money on your prescriptions so you don't ever pay more than you have to.

Presented by Pat Guadagno, a licensed independent insurance agent with Senior Services of North America.

Senior Services of North America works actively with the community to bring helpful information to assist the Senior Population with their Insurance concerns.

Registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

CONTACT: Eastern Branch staff 732-683-8980
LOCATION: Eastern Branch


Free Debt Collection Webinar by South Jersey Legal Services

Virtual (online)

Free Debt Collection Webinar

Larry Brodsky, Esq. will give an overview of debt collection practice and will discuss the debt collection process, what you should do if a debt collector contacts you, what to do if you are sued by a creditor, how to answer a summons and complaint, whether a creditor can garnish your wages, whether you can negotiate your debts, and bankruptcy as a possible solution.

Tobacco and Nicotine Recovery Group (in-person)-LiveWell Center

Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center 200 Wyckoff Road, Eatontown, NJ

Tobacco and Nicotine Recovery Group (in-person)
Thursday, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 10 – 11 a.m.
Open to anyone with a nicotine or tobacco addiction who
is currently in recovery or working towards recovery. Led by
Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, topics vary weekly and
groups run on Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m. at the LiveWell Center.
To register, please contact the Quit Center at 833.795.QUIT (7848)
or email

Programs at the LiveWell Center
200 Wyckoff Road, Suite 1200, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Unless otherwise noted programs are FREE and registration is required.
Please check the event description for location.
Health Education and Nutrition Programs at the LiveWell Center


Leonardo State Marina, Nature Center-Create your own aromatherapy or beach inspired necklace

Leonardo State Marina 102 Concord Ave., Leonardo, NJ

Create your own aromatherapy or beach inspired necklace
Leonardo State Marina, Nature Center
9-Dec 5:30 PM
Description: Join us in the nature center to make your own necklace
$5 per person, preregistration required. Please call (732) 291-1333 or email

Leonardo State Marina
Marina in Middletown, New Jersey

Address: 102 Concord Ave, Leonardo, NJ 07737

Opens 9AM 

Phone: (732) 291-1333

Spanish Parent Leadership Training-MonmouthCares-Free Breakfast & Lunch

MonmouthCares 185 Sate Road Highway 36, Suite B1, West Long Branch, NJ

Spanish Parent Leadership Training

Parents are their children's most important advocates! Join Parents Inc., Father Time™ & Parents Along the Bayshore to learn how to be the most effective advocate for your family and community. A $50 Gift Card will be provided to parents who complete this training. Breakfast and Lunch Provided. All Participants will receive a Parent Leadership Training Certificate

Spanish Parent Leadership Training 1210 Flyer (1)


We Are the Future Free Basketball Drills & Skills – Freehold

Freehold Intermediate School - Gym Door #9 280 Park Ave, Freehold, NJ

We Are The Future
      NJ Non-profit Corporation #0450721301

Our Mission: Enhancing young lives with community participation and education opportunities while inspiring positive change using the power and influence of sports.

Our Vision: We strive to inspire the next generation of leaders and improve the lives of these young members of our community
as they become mentors for future generations.

Basketball Drills and Skills 

Boys and Girls
Grades 2-12

Fridays, 8-9:30pm
September through June

Park Ave./Freehold Intermediate School - Gym
Door #9 280 Park Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

Contact: 732-682-5517/