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This Weekend: Fire Department Open House, Stem Cell Donor Drives

Plus, Saturday is the annual Matawan Day & Food Festival!

Saturday Oct. 13

Matawan Borough Fire Department Fire Prevention Celebration

The Matawan Borough Fire Department will celebrate Fire Prevention Week with a morning of fun on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the fire department in the parking lot of Walgreens on Route 34 and Broad Street to see the borough's fire trucks, meet the firefighters, and hang out with Sparky the Fire Dog.

Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Open House

The Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Department will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 12 p.m. at their fire house located at 113 Route 34 in Old Bridge. The open house will be an exciting day for the entire family with live fire extinguishes, live vehicle extrication demos, equipment show and tell, antique fire engines, a barbeque and even an appearance from Smokey the Bear.

Matawan Day & Food Festival

This Saturday will mark the annual Matawan Day & Food Festival, with over 100 vendors and restaurants taking over Main Street for a day of fun, food and festivities. Carnival games, free children's rides, live bands, DJ's and performances by local dance companies are just some of the highlights of the day.

Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America Fishing Derby

The fishing derby at Quail Hill Scout Reservation in Manalapan is open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers, as well as their families and friends. Make sure to bring your own fishing pole and bait.

Walk For Doreen Breast Cancer Walk

Walk for Doreen, a local mother and breast cancer survivor. Doreen was diagnosed over 4 years ago, and is still undergoing treatment. But she said the strength and support of her family and friends has made her battle against breast cancer worthwhile. "Getting up in the morning and having goals to accomplish gives me strength," Doreen said on her event page.

Smiles4Shira Stem Cell Drive in Red Bank

Shira, loving wife and mother of three needs your help. Shira was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on New Year’s Eve 2010. So many with diseases like Shira’s require a stem cell transplant and are unable to find a donor to help save their lives. All it takes a the swab of your cheek, and you may be a match for one of the thousands of people who are depending on donors to save their lives.

Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

The Jersey Shore Down Syndrome Association is having its Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk on Saturday October 13. The walk is from 9 am - 1 pm, at the Wall Municipal Complex at 2700 Allaire Rd in Wall, NJ. The day will include the walk, food, prizes and fun family activities. 

Sunday, Oct. 14

Smiles4Shira Stem Cell Drive in Keyport

Shira, loving wife and mother of three needs your help. Shira was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on New Year’s Eve 2010. So many with diseases like Shira’s require a stem cell transplant and are unable to find a donor to help save their lives. All it takes a the swab of your cheek, and you may be a match for one of the thousands of people who are depending on donors to save their lives.

Christian Brothers Academy Open House

All prosepective families are invited to attend CBA's 2012 Open House on Sunday, October 14 from 12:00 to 2:30 pm. Come take a tour of the beautiful campus and school, meet faculty members and future classmates, learn about all of the student activities, and get all of your questions answered. 

Women's & Young Ladies' Empowerment Seminar

What can you take from this seminar? Affirmation that you will not be a good victim to select; personal empowerment by learning solid, tactical skills to defend yourself; insight into circumstances that can put you in harm's way and learn how to avoid them; how to effectively fight in a threatening situation.

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