Weekend Fun: Breakfast Buffet with Santa, Jingle Bell Walk

Temple Shalom will also host Shabbat for the seventh night of Hanukkah and there are several fundraisers this weekend.

Ongoing Fundraisers

Washington Engine Company Christmas Tree Sale

The Washington Engine Company will continue its annual Christmas Tree Sale this weekend. Stop by Washington Engine Company on Jackson Street, just behind the Matawan Police Department for your tree Monday - Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Joseph Christmas Tree Sale

St. Joseph Council #3402 Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas Trees to help raise funds for the residents of the Bayshore area who were effective by Hurricane Sandy. Price is $30.00 for any size tree and all of the rpoceeds will go towards the relief effort in the Bayshore area.

Cliffwood VFW a Collection Site for Toys For Tots

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Cliffwood Guadalcanal VFW Post 4745 in Aberdeen Township. They will be collecting gifts for Toys For Tots each day after 12 p.m. until Dec. 22. 


Friday, Dec. 14

Sandy Relief Spaghetti Fundraiser

St. Joseph Council # 3402 will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner to raise funds for the relief effort for residents effected by Hurricane Sandy at 4 p.m. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Soda, Coffee and Cake. All of the proceeds to go towards the relief effort for the reisdent in the Bayshore area.

On The Seventh Night of Hanukkah

Join Temple Shalom in Aberdeen at 8:15 p.m. to celebrate the seventh night of Hanukkah. Bring your own menorah and eight candles and everyone can create the glow together. In addition to celebrating Shabbat and Chanukah during this service, Temple Shalom will install Cantor Debi Zeiontz. Cantor Zeiontz was raised in Manalapan and has now returned to Monmouth County. She joined the staff at the synagogue this year where she uses her gifts of music, empathy and compassion. The congregation invites the entire community to join them in witnessing Cantor Zeiontz’s installation.


Saturday, Dec. 15

Jingle Bell Walk 5K Stroll For Sandy

Looking for a way to continue helping families affected by Hurricane Sandy? As we approach the holiday season, many are looking to give back, and you can do just that with the Jingle Bell Walk. Held at Colts Neck High School, proceeds will be donated to those directly affected by Hurricane Sandy in Monmouth County. Day-of registration is $25. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K walk begins promptly at 10 a.m. 

Donor Drive for Young Marlboro Boy with Aplastic Anemia

Keith Goff, a Robertsville Firefighter in Marlboro Township, is asking for help from the community after his son was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. Sean, 2 year-old of Marlboro Township, was recently diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life. His parents have 6 other children and can use all the help that we can give them.

Open Archery at Thompson Park

If you are looking to try your hand at archery, try open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. This is a non-instructional program open to ages 8 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

The Ripple Effect: Singing to Save the World

Join us as we sing and dance to Save the World for this special "Jersey Strong" Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit show. The benefit will feature special appearances by New Jersey professional performers, including those seen on the Villagers stage. All of the proceeds will benefit the Union Beach Disaster Relief Fund, 650 Poole Avenue, Union Beach NJ 07735. Admission will be a suggested donation of $15 AND/OR bring a toy for the Toy Drive. Tickets will be sold at the door only, no online ticket sales available.


Sunday, Dec. 16

Breakfast Buffet With Santa

Enjoy a breakfast with Santa at Washington Engine Company on Sunday from 1 a.m. to 12 p.m. Breakfast costs $7 for adults and $5 for children under 10. 

Sensitive Santa Coming to Cliffwood VFW

Waiting on line in a crowded, noisy mall to see Santa & get a picture can turn a wonderful family tradition into a terrible memory for everyone when your child has special needs. Please join us at noon and see Santa in a quieter, less noisy place! Each child will receive a Candy Cane, have a picture with Santa & make a Picture Frame.


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