Community Events and Programs

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  • Mental Health America Webinars

    Mental Health America advances the mental health and well-being of all people living in the U.S. through public education, research, advocacy and public policy, and direct service.

  • Tuesday, May 28 (Weekly)

    NJ Department of Children and Families RFP for Stabilization and Assessment Services

    The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Children’s System of Care (CSOC), announces its intent to award a contract for the provision of out-of-home Stabilization and Assessment Services for youth ages 13-17 with behavioral/emotional challenges associated with complex trauma. Response Deadline: June 5, 2024, by 12:00 P.M.

  • Tuesday, May 28 @ 12:00 PM

    Assistance Animals: Navigating the Rights of People with Disabilities Virtual

    In this webinar, DCR representatives will clarify what the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination says about assistance animals, and answer some of the questions we frequently hear from members of the public.

  • Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:00 PM in Freehold (Weekly)
    Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance
    Children & Family Health Institute

    Cancer Thriving & Surviving Workshop

    This free 6-week workshop is designed to help participants manage the effects of cancer. Offered in both English and Spanish. Dates: May 14, 21, 28 & June 4, 11, 18 6 - 8PM (597 Park Ave. Freehold, NJ). Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cancer-thriving-surviving-6-session-series-tickets-876036477687

  • Wednesday, May 29 (Weekly)

    Monmouth and Ocean CCYC May Event Calendar

    (CCYC) Monmouth and Ocean 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.

  • Wednesday, May 29 @ 10:00 AM in Toms River
    Ocean County Career Center

    Academy Bus Information Session/Job Fair

    Find your dream job at Academy Bus, the largest privately owned and operated transportation company in the U.S. Join us for an information session at Ocean County Career Center (1959 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755) on 5/29 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For questions, contact: christopher.bristow@dol.nj.gov or learn more here: https://academybus.com/careers

  • Wednesday, May 29 @ 10:30 AM
    Monmouth and Ocean CCYC

    Monmouth and Ocean CCYC Human Trafficking Webinar Virtual

    Human trafficking can affect anyone, but everyone can help prevent it. Know the signs that may indicate someone is being trafficked in your community. Join our webinar to learn more on 5/29 at 10:30 AM. 

    Meeting ID: 967 2891 2978
    Passcode: 797764
    https://zoom.us/j/96728912978pwd=ZE9uWVM3NFJpbWExODdmaVRkbk5Idz09
  • Wednesday, May 29 @ 10:30 AM
    Monmouth and Ocean CCYC

    Monmouth and Ocean CCYC Trata de Personans Virtual

    La trata de personas puede afectar a cualquiera, pero todos pueden ayudar a prevenirla. Conozca las senales que pueden indicar que alguien esta siendo victima de la trata en su comunidad. Por favor, unete a nosotros: 29 de Mayo 10:30 AM. https://zoom.us/j/96728912978pwd=ZE9uWVM3NFJpbWExODdmaVRkbk5Idz09

  • COMPASS Academy Webinar: Mental Health Awareness Month: Co-Occurring Disorders
    Wednesday, May 29 @ 6:30 PM
    Preferred Behavioral Health Group

    COMPASS Academy Webinar: Mental Health Awareness Month: Co-Occurring Disorders Virtual

    Join us for an informative and engaging free webinar for caregivers and educators. This webinar will provide information on Mental Health Awareness Month and co-occurring disorders. The presenters will discuss the awareness of co-occurring disorders, what they are and why they are important, and treatment options for co-occurring disorders. Don't miss it! This event is open to all New Jersey caregivers, including educators and mental health professionals.

  • Thursday, May 30 @ 6:00 PM in Toms River
    Bright Harbor's The Nook
    Mathis House

    Rewrite the Night Prom 2024

    Join us for a magical evening of music, dancing, food and memories! FREE to all Ocean County prom age youth (16-18), regardless of school or enrollment status. Dress code: formal or casual. RSVP required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HGHPZ5 or email thenook@brightharbor.org. 

  • Saturday, June 1 (Monthly)

    Ocean County Library YA Summer Reading Events

    Ocean County Library YA Summer Reading Events include fun and interactive activities for teens! Be sure to sign up here: https://theoceancountylibrary.libnet.info/events?r=months&n=4&a=Teens&term=undefined. Events to be held at all Ocean County Library branches throughout the summer!

  • Ocean County 4-H Cloverbud Day
    Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 AM in Toms River
    Ocean County 4-H
    Ocean County Agricultural Building

    Ocean County 4-H Cloverbud Day

    Ocean County 4-H Cloverbud Day for kids ages Kindergarten - Third Grade is scheduled for 6/1 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. $15 cost per participant. Activities include arts and crafts, games, STEM, animals and more! Location: Ocean County Agricultural Building 1623 Whitesville Rd. Toms River, NJ 08755. Register: https://tinyurl.com/Cloverbud-Day. 

  • Monday, June 3 (Week1)
    Comfort Zone Camp

    Comfort Zone Camp Upcoming Programs 2024

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a loved one. All programs are offered at no cost to families. CZC provides a safe, nurturing environment where kids can have traditional camp fun, while at the same time acquiring tools to help them cope with their loss. Upcoming programs include virtual grief groups and in-person camps.

  • Wednesday, June 5 (Weekly)
    Ocean & Monmouth County CCYC

    Monmouth and Ocean County CCYC June Calendar

    (CCYC) Monmouth and Ocean 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.

  • Thursday, June 6 @ 10:00 AM

    Play & Protect: Female Athletes & Opioids Virtual

    The importance of naloxone availability, where to access, and upcoming policy changes. With special guest speaker Jillian Loyden, former United States Women's Soccer Team Goalie.

  • Ocean's Harbor House A Starry Night Annual Art Auction
    Thursday, June 6 @ 6:00 PM in Toms River
    Rebecca Finn House

    Ocean's Harbor House A Starry Night Annual Art Auction

    Ocean's Haror House provides housing, supportive living programs and advocacy for youth and families who are homeless or in crisis.

  • Managing Your Child's Behavior: 2024 Virtual Workshops for Parents
    Thursday, June 6 @ 6:30 PM (Monthly)
    RWJ Barnabas Health

    Managing Your Child's Behavior: 2024 Virtual Workshops for Parents Virtual

    This parent workshop was developed by the child psychologists at Children’s Specialized Hospital to help parents of children ages 2-10 years learn how to manage their behavior.

  • Friday, June 7 in Jackson (Monthly)
    Jackson Township Commission for the Disabled/Handicapped
    Melvin Cottrell Senior Center

    Jackson Township Commission for the Disabled/Handicapped Free Dance Lessons

    Free dance lessons provided by the Jackson Township Commission for the Disabled/Handicapped. Available every Tuesday 7/2-8/6 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. All clients are eligible to participate! Location: Melvin Cottrell Senior Center (45 Don Connor Blvd. Jackson, NJ). RSVP by 6/24 to pdressler@jacksontwpnj.net or 732-928-3334.

  • Friday, June 7 @ 10:00 AM in Toms River
    Ocean County Health Department
    Clarion Hotel

    Teens, Trauma and Substance Use: Correlations and Considerations for Prevention Training

    Training presented by Ocean County Health Department on 6/7 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Location: Clarion Hotel (185 NJ Route 37, Toms River, NJ 08755). Breakfast and lunch provided. Register:  https://oceanhealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_exIkDYw01Z6O0AK?Q_CHL=qr

  • Autism-Related Library Programs
    Friday, June 7 @ 6:30 PM (Monthly)

    Autism-Related Library Programs

    The Ocean County Library will be hosting a series of Autism-related programs. More information to follow as programs grow closer.

  • Pick Up Brick Events
    Saturday, June 8 @ 10:00 AM (Monthly)

    Pick Up Brick Events

    Brick Township Environmental Commission are looking for residents who want to join them as they spend some time cleaning up Brick Township's beautiful parks and natural areas. Working together we can make a difference and make our community cleaner! To register, email: vpalmieri@bricktownship.net or call 732-262-1000 x1325. 

  • Saturday, June 8 @ 3:00 PM in Beachwood
    St. Paul Lutheran Church

    The Roll of the Sea

    A free choral concert featuring an exploration of the inspiration of the ocean.

  • Sunday, June 9 @ 4:00 PM in Little Egg Harb
    Forked River Presbyterian Church

    The Roll of the Sea

    A free choral concert highlighting in the inspiration of the ocean in music.

  • Monday, June 10 @ 10:00 AM

    Play & Protect: Female Athletes & Opioids Virtual

    Presented by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General & the New Jersey Prevention Network, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

  • Tuesday, June 11 (Monthly)

    NJ Division of Taxation Senior Freeze Program

    The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence (main home). To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year. Deadline for applying for 2023 is October 31, 2024.

  • Tuesday, June 11 (Monthly)

    NJ Summer EBT 2024

    In June 2024, New Jersey will launch Summer EBT, a child nutrition program intended to reduce hunger and food insecurity for children during the summer when school is not in session. Learn more by visiting: https://www.nj.gov/summerebt/

  • Wednesday, June 12 @ 10:00 AM
    Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance

    "Having Your Say" Living Will Webinar Virtual

    Allow your family to fulfill your wishes instead of making healthcare decisions. Webinar will discuss living wills and the importance of such. Attend on 6/12 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Presented by Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance. Zoom Meeting ID: 844 3785 1008 Passcode 447993

  • Affirming You! An Evening for LGBTQ+ Youth
    Wednesday, June 12 @ 6:00 PM in Toms River (Monthly)
    Clarion Hotel

    Affirming You! An Evening for LGBTQ+ Youth

    A free evening for LGBTQ+ youth on June 12 the, 2024, at 6 PM-8:30PM. 

  • Thursday, June 13 @ 5:30 PM in Toms River (Monthly)
    Bright Harbor

    Bright Harbor LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group

    All youth ages 10-14 who are either in the LGBTQ+ community or an ally are welcome to join. Refreshments, games, and educational materials will be provided. Meetings will be held on the
    Second and Fourth Monday of the month. To sign up please email: npeirano@brightharbor.org

  • Saturday, June 15 @ 2:00 PM in Whiting
    Community Reformed Church

    The Roll of the Sea

    A free choral concert highlighting the inspiration of the ocean in music.

  • Monday, June 17 @ 5:30 PM in Point Pleasant
    Ocean Road School

    Point Pleasant Borough Schools Pre-School Information Sessions

    Parents, guardians, and community members are invited to information sessions at Ocean Road School at 5:30 PM on April 25, May 20, and June 17.

  • Tuesday, June 18 @ 8:30 AM (Monthly)
    Traumatic Loss Coalition

    Managing Sudden Traumatic Loss Training

    A two-day training for those who want to join the Traumatic Loss Coalition as Lead Response Team
    Members. New Training Dates Available: June 18th & 19th (8:30am - 3:30pm) July 13th & 20th
    (8:30am - 3:30pm). 

  • Attachment Parenting
    Tuesday, June 18 @ 10:30 AM
    Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

    Attachment Parenting Virtual

    Love is at the root of everything-all learning, all parenting, all relationships. Love or the lack of it. ? The greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they're loved and capable of loving. ? From the time you were very little, you've had people who have smiled you into smiling, people who have talked you into talking, sung you into singing, loved you into loving.? Come and Learn about the Golden Key of Loving Attachment and Parenting!

  • Saturday, June 22 in Oakhurst (Monthly)
    Children's Specialized Hospital
    Rising Treetops at Oakhurst

    Children's Specialized Hospital Camp Chatterbox 2024

    Camp Chatterbox is a one week overnight camp for children and young adults, ages 5-21, who use synthesized Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. Location: Rising Treetops at Oakhurst in Monmouth County. 2024 Dates: August 11 - 17, 2024. Register here: https://csh.recdesk.com/Community/Program. 

  • Our Health to Hold: Men's Health Month
    Wednesday, June 26 @ 10:00 AM
    Ocean/Monmouth Health Alliance

    Our Health to Hold: Men's Health Month Virtual

    A series guide to Monmouth & Ocean County cancer, chronic disease & COVID-19 resources prevention, screening, social & support services. Presented by Coalition Partners. Join us! Webinars are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10AM-11AM. 

  • Summer & Water Safety with the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ
    Thursday, June 27 @ 12:00 PM
    Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

    Summer & Water Safety with the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ Virtual

    Join us as we learn about keeping the Summer fun and safe with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. Designed for families, this session discusses open water safety, safety in and around pools, proper life jacket fitting, and sun safety tips.

  • Sunday, June 30 @ 4:00 PM in Beach Haven
    Jewish Community Center of LBI

    The Roll of the Sea

    A free choral concert highlighting the inspiration of the ocean in music.

  • Saturday, July 13 @ 5:00 PM in Jackson
    Jackson Township Commission for the Disabled/Handicapped
    Jackson Mills Fire Station 54

    Jackson Township Commission for the Disabled/Handicapped Prom Night

    Jackson Township Commission for the Disabled/Handicapped is hosting a Prom Night on 7/13 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Location: Jackson Mills Fire Station 54 (465 N. County Line Rd. Jackson, NJ 08527). Open to clients over 13+. Tickets cost $10/attendee. Contact: 732-928-3334 for questions.

  • Our Health to Hold: UV Safety Month
    Wednesday, July 24 @ 11:00 AM
    Ocean/Monmouth Health Alliance

    Our Health to Hold: UV Safety Month Virtual

    A series guide to Monmouth & Ocean County cancer, chronic disease & COVID-19 resources prevention, screening, social & support services. Presented by Coalition Partners. Join us! Webinars are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10AM-11AM. 

  • Wednesday, August 7 (Monthly)

    Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance 2024 Quarterly Meeting Schedule Virtual

    Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance (OMHA) is a regional chronic disease coalition comprised of health care providers, public health professionals, caregivers, cancer survivors, volunteers and advocates from Ocean and Monmouth Counties.

  • Our Health to Hold: National Immunization Awareness Month
    Wednesday, August 28 @ 11:00 AM
    Ocean/Monmouth Health Alliance

    Our Health to Hold: National Immunization Awareness Month Virtual

    A series guide to Monmouth & Ocean County cancer, chronic disease & COVID-19 resources prevention, screening, social & support services. Presented by Coalition Partners. Join us! Webinars are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10AM-11AM. 

  • Our Health to Hold: National Prostate & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
    Wednesday, September 25 @ 10:00 AM
    Ocean/Monmouth Health Alliance

    Our Health to Hold: National Prostate & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Virtual

    A series guide to Monmouth & Ocean County cancer, chronic disease & COVID-19 resources prevention, screening, social & support services. Presented by Coalition Partners. Join us! Webinars are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10AM-11AM. 

  • Our Health to Hold: National Breast & Liver Cancer Awareness Month
    Wednesday, October 23 @ 10:00 AM
    Ocean/Monmouth Health Alliance

    Our Health to Hold: National Breast & Liver Cancer Awareness Month Virtual

    A series guide to Monmouth & Ocean County cancer, chronic disease & COVID-19 resources prevention, screening, social & support services. Presented by Coalition Partners. Join us! Webinars are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10AM-11AM. 

  • Our Health to Hold: Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    Wednesday, November 27 @ 10:00 AM
    Ocean/Monmouth Health Alliance

    Our Health to Hold: Lung Cancer Awareness Month Virtual

    A series guide to Monmouth & Ocean County cancer, chronic disease & COVID-19 resources prevention, screening, social & support services. Presented by Coalition Partners. Join us! Webinars are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10AM-11AM.