Community Events and Programs

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  • Black Cancer Disparities Advisory Council

    Join us for a conversation about cancer in the Black community.

  • Body Positivity

    "Body Positive" (Body Image Group (Teens) is held on Tuesdays @ 7pm. This group is ongoing.The purpose of this group is to provide teens with the support and tools needed to develop self-love and acceptance of their bodies.

  • Daily Mindfulness & Resilience Gatherings

    Each session starts with a short practice of arriving and getting centered. Next, we transition into some gentle movements (shoulder, neck, hip rolls, stretching), followed by some invigorating movements to get blood the flowing, prior to a guided sitting meditation for the last 15 minutes.

  • Lakewood Kindergarten and Preschool Enrollment

    PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

    Who is eligible: Children 3 and 4 years old by December 31, 2022.

    KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

    Who is eligible: Children 5 years old by December 31, 2022, and resides in Lakewood

  • MEDICATION ASSISTED RECOVERY (MARA) Support Meeting

    Are you prescribed medication to treat various drug and alcohol use disorders? Many people utilize evidence-based science to aid in their recovery. At Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA), all are welcome!

  • Request for in-home vaccination

    The State of New Jersey is working to bring home health agencies that are willing and able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to their homebound clients. This survey has been developed for homebound individuals to share their information with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).

  • Virtual Parents Support Group

    Virtual Parents Support Group

    We are here for all of our families during this stressful time.

  • Tuesday, July 5 @ 09:30 AM (Weekly)
    We Rock The Spectrum
    Waretown

    Next Level Kidz Presents Story Time & Sensory Exploration

    Each week, families will engage in Story Time, Sensory Development Play, and Music/Movement lead by a certified Occupational Therapist.
    These theme based class activities promote Fine Motor, Cognitive Development, Communication, and Social Emotional skills all through play activities!

  • Tuesday, July 5 @ 06:00 PM (Bi-Weekly)
    Liberty Haven Farm
    Howell

    Cultivating Kindness

    Connect with other parents/caregivers

    Support for your wellbeing

    Increased self-esteem

    Improved mood

  • Wednesday, July 6 @ 02:00 PM

    Sleep and Well-Being

    This webinar will focus on sleep and well-being and how they affect the health and wellness of ICAC teams and their affiliates to enhance the effectiveness of those professionals in their work.

  • Thursday, July 7 @ 04:00 PM (Weekly)
    Community Affairs and Resource Center
    Lakewood

    FREE Farmer's Market

    Every THURSDAY (May 5, 2022 - October 27, 2022) at 4:00 pm

  • Thursday, July 7 @ 08:00 PM (Weekly)
    Clementon

    MEN'S GROUP

    Facilitated by Justin Croak, LSW, the group will focus on the common challenges and experiences of men in today’s society. Topics include relationships, fatherhood, self-image, vulnerability, addiction, trauma and more. Each week new topics will be introduced providing members with a space to share and process openly.

  • Friday, July 8 (Weekly)
    CCYC

    CCYC Calendar of Events- July 2022

    Ocean County Council for Young Children is a group where families come together as active leaders, along with community partners to share and learn about issues that affect the health, education and well-being of children.

  • Friday, July 8 @ 09:00 AM
    Eatontown

    Social Skills Group Ages 4 & 5

    Lighthouse Counseling will be offering a Social Skills group for children ages 4-5 .

  • A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach Alternate Fridays in English
    Friday, July 8 - Friday, December 2 @ 10:00 AM (Weekly)
    Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties

    A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach Alternate Fridays in English

    A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is more than just a parenting or educator behavior management strategy. It is a philosophy for creating healthy relationships with the people in your life. Initially created by Howard Glasser in 1992, NHA is being successfully implemented through families, classrooms, foster care, health care professionals, social workers, and criminal justice organizations that are seeking successful, early intervention techniques. The Nurtured Heart Approach consists of a set of strategies that assists children in further developing their self-regulation and has been found effective with children of all ages. It focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers, and the world around them. Children learn to understand that they will receive endless amounts of praise, energy, recognition, and reward through the positive behavior they display and this supports children to build a positive portfolio of themselves, which we call "Inner Wealth™." 6/ 3/2022 - 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM 7/1/2022 - 10:00 am to 11:00 AM 8/5/ 2022 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/2/2022 - 10: 00 AM -11:00 AM 10/ 7/2022 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/4/2022 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/2/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89246227086?pwd=WkN1Vys5dDVNQVJCM2N3eHNDdU9nUT09

  • Parenting The NHA Way
    Saturday, July 9 - Friday, December 9 @ 06:00 PM (Monthly)
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Parenting The NHA Way

    The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in "The 3 Stands™" for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways.

  • Sunday, July 10 (Monthly)
    Toms River

    CONNECTIONS

    Reducing social isolation and stigmatization for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Monday, July 11 @ 08:00 AM
    Brick Township Fire Training Academy
    Brick

    Brick Fire Camp

    The Brick Township Bureau of Fire Safety is offering a youth camp this summer for teens interested in becoming firefighters.

    The program is open only to Brick residents ages 12 to 16 years old, and there are 25 spots available.

  • Monday, July 11 @ 01:00 PM (Monthly)
    Downtown Shops
    Toms River

    Toms River Artist Community Summer Art Camp for Kids

    This is a 4 week class, running July 11, 2020 - Aug 3rd.

  • Saturday, July 16 (Monthly)
    Ocean County

    Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass FREE Summer Membership

    Teens 14-19 can work out for free all summer with us through August 31. You read that right! Sign up today to get started.

  • Ocean's Harbor House Hoops for Hope
    Saturday, July 16 @ 12:00 PM
    Toms River Intermediate East
    Toms River

    Ocean's Harbor House Hoops for Hope

    Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament on Saturday, July 16th. Two team age brackets :13-17 and 18-22.

  • Student-Led IEPs: A Path to Success
    Wednesday, July 20 @ 10:00 AM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    Student-Led IEPs: A Path to Success

    Young people are experts in their lives. Encouraging students to use their voice early helps to build self-advocacy skills. When students are involved in their IEP meetings they engage in self-determination and can practice different decision-making methods in a safe environment. Parents and schools can work together to build these skills in youth/young adults with disabilities.

  • Thursday, July 21 (Weekly)

    FREE VIRTUAL GRANT WRITING SEMINARS

    Developing a grant application can be challenging!
    To help community-based and grassroots organizations and individuals become more successful
    in competing for and securing funding for their youth justice-related programs, the Juvenile
    Justice Commission (JJC) is hosting two free Grant Writing 101 Seminars via Microsoft Teams.

  • Thursday, July 21 @ 09:30 AM
    DVR

    Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Public Forum

    Once a year, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) and the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) host public forums to provide information on available services for individuals with disabilities and receive input from the community.

  • Free Virtual Grant Writing Seminars
    Thursday, July 21 @ 10:00 AM
    NJ Office of the Attorney General, Juvenile Justice Commission, & Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Committee

    Free Virtual Grant Writing Seminars

    Help for community based and grassroots organizations and individuals become more successful in competing for and securing funding for their youth justice-related programs, the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) is hosting two free Grant Writing 101 Seminars via Microsoft Teams.

  • What Does Independence Mean to Me?
    Thursday, July 21 @ 12:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    What Does Independence Mean to Me?

    A panel of youth/young adults with disabilities will discuss what being independent means to them. Too often we discuss independence without involving young adults in the conversation. Being independent will look different to each of them and it's important for professionals and families to understand this. Let's hear from a group of young adults with disabilities discuss what independence means to them and what skills helped them towards that goal.

  • Tuesday, July 26 @ 09:00 AM
    Sea Isle City, Cape May County

    Seize the Wave

    Seize the Wave is a special surf instruction event brought to you through a collaboration between Epilepsy Services of NJ and Paul’s Purple Warriors.

  • Tuesday, July 26 @ 10:00 AM
    TOms River

    HOPE Sheds Light Summer Life Skills Camp

    Enabling Youth to give back to the community, learn new skills, and have fun

  • Free Virtual Grant Writing (2)
    Wednesday, July 27 @ 05:30 PM
    NJ Office of the Attorney General, Juvenile Justice Commission, & Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Committee

    Free Virtual Grant Writing (2)

    Help for community based and grassroots organizations and individuals become more successful in competing for and securing funding for their youth justice-related programs, the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) is hosting two free Grant Writing 101 Seminars via Microsoft Teams.

  • Monday, August 1 (Monthly)
    Concerned Persons for Adoption

    Concerned Persons for Adoption 2022 Program and Events Calendar

    Celebrating 50 Years as NJ’s First Adoption Support Group!

    Each year CPFA has four family social events, four book club meetings, virtual “Can We Talk” discussions, as well as our flagship annual conference with Rutgers University in the spring and a mini conference in the fall. We hope you will join us!

  • Sunday, August 7
    Location Pine Barrens Primitive Camp
    Waretown

    2022 Tracker Family Camp, August 7-13

    Welcome to our Tracker Family Camp - a fun-filled wilderness skills week in the Pine Barrens Primitive Camp! Our 2022 event takes place Sunday-Saturday, August 7-13.

  • Sunday, August 7
    Murray Grove
    Lanoka Harbor

    CAMPING IN THE GROVE – YOUTH SESSION

    Camping in the Grove is back!

  • Virtual Intuitive Eating Workshop
    Sunday, August 7 @ 09:00 AM
    Wholehearted Healing Collective

    Virtual Intuitive Eating Workshop

    Join us for our virtual Intuitive Eating Workshop, facilitated by Jess Brock-Pitts, MSW LCSW, LCADC, ACE CPT/GFI.

  • Sunday, August 14
    Murray Grove
    Lanoka Harbor

    CAMPING IN THE GROVE – SENIOR SESSION

    Camping in the Grove is back!

  • Monday, October 3

    2ND ANNUAL NJ YOUTH TRANSITION CONFERENCE

    EXPLORING VARIOUS OPTIONS AND RESOURCES FOR YOUTH AGES 14- 21+ WHO EXPERIENCE I/DD, THEIR CAREGIVERS & FAMILIES, AND THE PROFESSIONALS WHO SERVE THEM.

  • Wednesday, November 2 (Weekly)
    Freehold, NJ

    PSA CONTEST: YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION

    The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, in partnership with 2nd Floor Youth Helpline, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care and the New Jersey TLC, invites high school students across New Jersey to submit a public service announcement (PSA) focused on messages of hope and highlighting the 2nd Floor Youth Helpline resource.