Monmouth County ACTS

NAMI NJ Online Connection Recovery Support Group for Adults in the LGBTQ+ Community

NAMI NJ Online Connection Recovery Support Group for Adults in the LGBTQ+ Community
Meets Sunday / 7:00 PM

Q+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets on the last Sunday of the month.

Sundays at 7 p.m. ET

NAMI Connection is a peer-led recovery support group for individuals (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who have a mental health condition. View flyer for the registration link or QR code. Contact for more information.

 Sunday / 7:00 PM
 RSVP Required
Sponsored by NAMI
 Registration Link
Jay Yudof, MS, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, NAMI New Jersey Recovery Programs Coordinator
 Web Site

Teens! Gratitude Journal Making at Holmdel Library

Teens! Gratitude Journal Making at Holmdel Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teens! Gratitude Journal Making at Holmdel Library

Presented by: Teen Programming

Attention teens! Want to start your year off right? Refresh in 2023 by making a gratitude journal where you can store your thoughts and learn more about how important it is to be thankful for the little things in your life.

For grades 6 to 12.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Teen Programming 732-946-4118
There are many spaces available.

Winter Nature Walks Casual Birder-Monmouth County Park System Program

Winter Nature Walks
Casual Birder
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

Monmouth County Park System Programs
Join a Park System Naturalist for these laid-back
morning bird walks. We’ll meander through the
parks for about an hour and a half to see what birds
we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying
birds to enjoy these walks. A limited number of
binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. We
will go even with light rain or snow so please come
dressed for the weather.
Join us on the following Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM:
December 6 at Fisherman’s Cove
December 20 at Thompson Pk Marlu Lake
January 17 at Manasquan Res Env Ctr
January 31 at Seven Presidents Pk Pavilion
February 7 at Perrineville Lake Pk Agress Rd Lot
February 21 at Bayshore Waterfront Pk

Wondrous Winter Walk at Thompson Park

Thompson Park Lincroft

Wondrous Winter Walk at Thompson Park
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
10 a.m.
Toss on your winter gear and tag along with a Park System Naturalist as you explore Thompson Park, Lincroft, in the wintertime. Meet in the Old Orchard parking lot. Open to all ages; under 18 with adult. Please Note: Sturdy footwear recommended, trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!

F-1 Students! How to Apply to Brookdale

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

F-1 Students! How to Apply to Brookdale
February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Meet a member of the International Education Center. Learn about Brookdale and our academic programs. Get help in completing your application. Ask questions about online and in-person classes. Find out about the visa application process.
Please register for this event

Add to calendar
February 2
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Categories:
Community Interest, International Center
International Education Center
View Organizer Website

Women’s Conference: He Leads Me Ocean Grove Youth Temple and Event Center

Women's Conference: He Leads Me
Ocean Grove Youth Temple and Event Center

Event by Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association

Ocean Grove Youth Temple and Event Center


Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook
Isaiah 55:8–9 says: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts.”​​​​​​​​
Have you been searching for an opportunity​​​​​​​​ for spiritual growth and renewal? To dwell in God’s presence? To worship and be challenged by like-minded believers?​​​​​​​​
Join us this February as we learn the simplicity of God’s calling to be still, crave intimacy with Jesus, and surrender to God’s will through His word. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Tickets are limited, so grab yours today! ​​​​​​​​
Open to ALL women. No specific church affiliation required. Groups welcome. 

Kids Create for Change

Kids Create for Change
Sat Feb 04 2023 at 10:30 am
T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, National Historic Landmark, 94 Drs James Parker Blvd, Red Bank, 

Guiding children from diverse backgrounds to find their voices thru artist expression and helping them to connect with each other to make a difference in their community.
Icebreaker Games
Picture Book Readings & Guest Authors
Special Guests (Barbara DiLorenzo, Diana Lee Santamaria, Culture Connection Theatre)
Artistic projects

Each participant will receive a keepsake book of the group’s artwork and stories at a celebration event on March 24th.

Program (includes lunch)
February 4, 11 & 18 - 10:30am-1:00pm
T Thomas Fortune Cultural Center
94 Drs. James Parker Blvd.
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Presentation and Celebration
March 24 - 6pm
247 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Open to submissions by kids ages 8-11 (Program limited to 20 children). Applications due by January 6, 2023. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by January 13, 2023.

Created by:
United Methodist Church of Red Bank

Cutting, Splitting and Hewing at Historic Longstreet Farm

Historic Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ

Cutting, Splitting and Hewing at Historic Longstreet Farm
Sunday, February 5, 2023

12-2:30 p.m.

Come out to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and get warmed up using a two-man saw and splitting wedge; learn how farmers used a froe to rive shingles or a broad ax to hew beams. Open to adults. FREE!

YOGA: Virtual Classes for Beginners and Beyond

Virtual (online)

YOGA: Virtual Classes for Beginners and Beyond
YOGA: virtual sessions available 24/7

Continue on your own path with refreshing new yoga sessions, available for more advanced participants, thoughtfully presented by Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound Yoga.

Yoga offers your body and mind many paths to de-stress, to improve flexibility, to unwind. Deep breathing and slow stretching movements warm the muscles, while a standing pose may build balance and strength.

You are invited to choose your own path with movements from the advanced offerings, as well as some of the most popular Library-video class beginner series, also offered by Yogi Steven.

There are the session titles for beginners: Yoga Breathing; Yoga Stretching; Yoga Movement; Yoga Stretching with Support.

These are the session titles for advanced: Yoga on the Mat; Beyond Beginner.

CONTACT: Programming 732 431 7220ext7222

Success in Autism: Filling in the Gaps-Virtual Presentation by Joni and Larry Jones-Online

Virtual (online)

Success in Autism: Filling in the Gaps-Virtual Presentation by Joni and Larry Jones
7:00 PM
Success in Autism: Filling in the Gaps
Presented by Joni and Larry Jones

According to a recent study by CDC, one out of every 34 children in New Jersey is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Joni and Lawrence Jones—two parents and longtime advocates concerning children with special needs—will discuss relevant issues concerning how to potentially build a foundation for success. The conversation will include issues relating to diagnosis and intervention, breaking through plateaus, sibling issues, parental mental health issues, handling issues when parents or other family members do not agree on plan of action and care regarding the child, and other matters. The program includes an interactive question and answer segment.
Presenters are two of the original founders of POAC (Parents of Autistic Children) Lawrence R. Jones, former NJ Superior Court Judge and Joni Jones, RN. The co-presenters are longtime public educators in the field of autism. Larry has retired from public service as a New Jersey Family Court judge. He authored the court opinion in the case of Rooney v. Wall, which addresses many issues relevant to parents, attorneys, courts, and mediators concerning children with autism. Joni is a board-certified nurse, has presented extensively for over two decades on the subject of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This program will be presented on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required. Register below for links to be emailed to you. Registration closes on the business day prior to the program at noon; Zoom Access Links will be emailed later that day.

This program is protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written agreement from the presenter, is strictly prohibited. Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

CONTACT: Programming 732 431 7220ext7222

Meditation and Stress Management for Heart Health

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

Meditation and Stress Management for Heart Health (hybrid)

Wednesday, February 8| 2 -- 2:45 p.m.

Escape the winter cold and join the LiveWell Center for FREE community health education and nutrition programs that will help you stay healthy and well!

200 Wyckoff Rd., Suite 1200, Eatontown

Join Claire Verruni, RN, CHPN, to talk about how we can manage our stress and help improve our heart health. Claire will talk about the impacts of stress on our bodies and walk the group through a calming meditation you can use to reduce those feelings of being overwhelmed.

Register Here!


AARP Tax Aide-Program at Eastern Branch

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

Thursday February 9, 2023
.AARP Tax Aide-Program at Eastern Branch
Free Income Tax preparation provided by AARP Foundation / Tax-Aide Volunteers—available for simple Federal and NJ returns only. More information regarding Tax Forms and documentation requirements is available here.

PLEASE NOTE: All taxpayers must be present when their tax return is prepared. If filing a joint return, both taxpayers must be present.

Appointments from February 1 through April 15, 2023

Face masks are required! By appointment only! To make an appointment:

• APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE by the taxpayer – Do not call the library to make an appointment; the library staff will not be able to make appointments for you.

Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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