Monmouth County ACTS

Winter Break Day Camp – Aberdeen

Fiorendo Sigismondi Community Center 651 Prospect Ave., Cliffwood Beach, NJ

Winter Break Day Camp - Aberdeen
Winter Break Day Camp - Aberdeen
Signing up for Winter Break programming is a great way to keep your child happy and busy when schools are closed. We will play different games and do different activities, such as arts and crafts and gym games with the children each day, it's sure to be a wonderful time!

Winter Food Festival: Virtual Program with Chef Rob

Virtual (online)

Encore! Winter Food Festival: Virtual Program with Chef Rob
6:30 PM
Join Chef Rob for an encore presentation of a Holiday-inspired cookies!

Gooey, Chocolatey Mini Cookies
Holiday Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Spiced Eggnog Cookies with a Rum Eggnog Frosting
​Find more family cooking shows on Food Festival Playlist!

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CONTACT: Programming 732 431 7220ext7222

Learn to Play Bridge: In Person Program at Eastern Branch

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

Thursday December 29, 2022
Learn to Play Bridge: In Person Program at Eastern Branch
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Play Bridge: In Person Program

Facilitated by Pat Guadagno

Join us for in-person bridge instruction with Pat Guadagno, and get in on the fun!

Absolute beginners start at 9:30 am; everyone else invited to join in at 10:00 am.

CONTACT: Eastern Reference Staff 732-683-8980
LOCATION: Eastern Branch


Monmouth Resource Net provides information to kick off 2023!

Welcome to Monmouth ResourceNet

We provide a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for the residents of Monmouth County, NJ. It is a collaboration between Monmouth ACTS  and MonmouthCares, Inc.

How can the ResourceNet help you?

Residents can find specific recreational activities, health providers, support groups, and events in your area. If you are a resident of Monmouth County, NJ, please subscribe to our Weekly Events and News.


Health Providers and Community Organizations are able to list their community and health resources, hotlines, support groups, and events.

19th Annual JSRC New Year’s Eve 2 Mile Twilight Fun Run/Walk & Party

Leggett's Sand Bar 217 1st Ave., Manasquan, NJ

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December 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
19th Annual JSRC New Year's Eve 2 Mile Twilight Fun Run/Walk & Party
Leggett's Sand Bar 217 1st Avenue, Manasquan, NJ
Let’s face it, this is the busiest time of the year but it’s also time to think about your New Year’s Resolutions.

$20 – $35

Pier Village New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

Pier Village Long Branch Long Branch

New Years Eve Fireworks Spectacular
December 31, 2022; @9pm
Pier Village
Long Branch, NJ
Ring in the New Year at Pier Village with a magnificent fireworks spectacular @9pm, and Ice Skating under the Stars.

First Day Winter Wildlife Walk – Sandy Hook

January 1, 2023. 10:00 AM. HIGHLANDS. First Day Winter Wildlife Walk. Start the new year with a search for winter wildlife around Sandy Hook Bay, NJ. The Event is FREE, but please register - the walk is only open to 25 people!

First Day Winter Wildlife Walk
Sunday, January 1, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Start the new year with a search for winter wildlife around Sandy Hook Bay, NJ. The Event is FREE
But Please Register - The walk is only open to 25 people!

Please dress for the weather. Feel free to bring binoculars. 
(Rain, snow, or strong winds will cancel the walk)

The way you choose to celebrate New Year’s Day can say a lot about the year to come, including your priorities and goals.

Start 2023 in a fun and healthy way. You’ll feel great after spending some time in the frosty fresh air along the Jersey Shore to ring in the new year!

This free guided walk along Sandy Hook Bay is a great opportunity to discover some wildlife only seen during the winter including maybe even a seal or two.

The walk begins at 10:00 am and concludes around 11:30 am, but feel free to depart anytime.

About Coastal Wildlife

Save Coastal Wildlife is a 501(c)(3) non-profit wildlife preservation organization that began in 2018. We are dedicated to educating people about coastal wildlife and the importance of protecting the ocean and estuaries, and keeping our beaches clean on the Jersey Shore - from Raritan Bay down to Delaware Bay.

Save Coastal Wildlife nonprofit was created by members of a local volunteer watershed group known as the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council. The watershed council began around 2000 as a project of the Monmouth County Planning Board. Over time, the Bayshore Watershed Council became an independent volunteer group of like-minded people who were dedicated to cleaning up the local environment along Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay. Many successful projects conducted by the watershed council involved wildlife monitoring activities including horseshoe monitoring, seal surveys and fish surveys along Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay. During 2017-2018, several members of the watershed council decided that more could be accomplished if a nonprofit was created to raise funds and create a base of citizen-science volunteers with the goal to protect coastal wildlife and educate people about local estuarine & marine wildlife throughout the State of New Jersey.


Sandy Hook Beach
Parking Lot C Hartshorne Drive
Highlands, NJ 07732
Monmouth County
Sponsored by Save Coastal Wildlife
 Registration Link
Sponsored by Save Coastal Wildlife
 Registration Link
Joe Reynolds
 Web Site

It’s a Wonderful Life presented by Classic Radio Road Show Players on Library Website

Virtual (online)

Sunday January 1, 2023 - Sunday January 8, 2023
It's a Wonderful Life presented by Classic Radio Road Show Players on Library Website
2:00 PM
Centennial Celebration Series! It's a Wonderful Life

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 the magic of this much loved story in a whole new way!

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 Foley artists. "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.

Classic Radio Road Show Players once again recreate the Golden Age of Radio. Scenes from this beloved play 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, will continue to be shown - 24/7 - through Sunday, January 8, 2023

CONTACT: Programming 732 431 7220ext7222

All Recovery Meeting – (Online) – Supporting Recovery

Virtual (online)

All Recovery Meeting – (Online)
Come with a Purpose, Leave with a Plan

All Recovery Meetings are for everyone who supports recovery. They honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. The meetings are non-denominational and offer an opportunity to focus on the hope found in recovery. Recovery does not happen alone. Join us and connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle.

All Recovery Meetings are facilitated by trained and certified IFPR Peer Recovery Specialists and provide social support for those seeking or maintaining recovery, as well as family members, friends and supporters of those who have been influenced by substance use.

All Recovery Meetings

12pm- 1pm ET
Meeting ID: 915 9276 2160
Password: freedom (all lower case)
One tap mobile: +13017158592, 91592762160#


12pm-1pm ET
Meeting ID: 115 612 901
Password: freedom (all lower case)
One tap mobile: +19292056099, 115612901#


12pm-1pm ET
Meeting ID: 804 406 743
Password: freedom (all lower case)
One tap mobile: +19292056099, 804406743#


12 pm to 1 pm ET
Meeting ID: 968 4875 7989
Password: freedom (all lower case)
One tap mobile: +19292056099, 96848757989#


12pm-1pm ET
Meeting ID: 722 363 460
Password: freedom (all lower case)
One tap mobile: +19292056099, 722363460#

“How to Prepare for a Doctor’s Appointment” – Presented by Monmouth County Council for Young Children

Virtual (online)

(CCYC) Monmouth County Council for Young
Children is a working group of parents and
community partners who share ideas and
resources. We impact change to make the
community a healthier place to raise our
children. Let’s work together to build stronger
connections for children and families.
à Our Family Advocate program can provide 1:1
assistance to help families access resources
they need
à Learn more about community resources
à Share your ideas & concerns
à Make a difference for the children in your life
à Open to all parents & community members
who live, work & care about children of
Monmouth County
To get involved in or for more information:
Monmouth CCYC
Caroline Studer
MaryBeth DeBrito
Family Advocate
Dorys Reitsma

LiveWell Center-Virtual Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Support Group

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

Virtual Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group

Are you a pregnant or new mom?

Are you feeling like motherhood isn’t what you thought it would be?

Do you have feelings of anxiety, panic, rage or sadness?

You are not alone. You could be experiencing one of the most common complications of childbirth, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, this is temporary and treatable, and we can help. We are pleased to offer our communities a safe place and a judgment-free group for new and expecting moms to connect online. We understand that during this time of COVID-19, increased isolation and increased concerns about crowds/gatherings may be preventing you from reaching out for help.

Join our virtual community, led by a Perinatal Mood Disorder certified specialist in this field, who can answer your questions, validate your feelings and concerns, and offer more resources if needed.

For more information and to be sent the link to participate in the group please register online.