Award-winning Filmmaker Brings Documentary about Dancer Coping with Breast Cancer to Monmouth University
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ - Filmmaker Chithra Jeyaram brings her film Foreign Puzzle; a documentary about dancer and choreographer Sharon Marroquin as she endures intensive breast cancer treatments and searches for a creative way to cope. The screening will take place in Monmouth University’s Wilson Auditorium on Friday, September 25 at 7 p.m. The film is free and open to the public. There will be a Q&A with Jeyaram immediately following the screening.
At Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area
MANASQUAN, NJ — The Monmouth County Park System invites area residents to view a lunar eclipse with a Park System Naturalist at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, 391 Third Avenue, Manasquan, at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. This total lunar eclipse is the fourth and last in a tetrad, a series of four consecutive eclipses in 2014-2015. Early stages of the penumbral eclipse start at 8:30 p.m., the partial eclipse at 9 p.m. and the full eclipse at 10:11 p.m. Experts predict this lunar eclipse will be 100% visible on the East Coast, weather permitting. Dress warmly and bring a chair or blanket to sit on for this free program.
PHOTO: The scarecrow contest will once again be part of Thompson Park Day. This year’s celebration will be held at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.
LINCROFT - From scarecrow contests to kids’ races, Thompson Park Day celebrates the season with traditional autumn activities in a beautiful park setting. Held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 18 at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, Thompson Park Day is the quintessential fall festival. Free activities include canoeing on Marlu Lake (weather permitting), pottery demonstrations, kids’ races, pie-eating contests, entertainment and more. Activities requiring registration and/or a fee are pumpkin painting, a rock climbing wall, wagon rides, rides and ceramics.
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Day returns to Croydon Hall on Saturday, September 26th from 11 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
The fall festival features family favorites such as bouncy houses and carnival games, children's activities, hayrides, live local music, a petting zoo, pony rides, and a tag sale. Visitors can get some early holiday shopping done at the new Marketplace which features local crafts and familiar festival vendors. Also new this year is an expanded Touch a Truck exhibit and mechanical rides.
The Business and Community Showcase, a major component of the day, highlights local businesses, community associations and school groups that support Middletown. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the many businesses spread across the township’s 42 square miles and meet the volunteers that work so hard to make Middletown a great place to call home.
PHOTO: Lila Rimalovski and Martin Rather will host a free discussion and signing of their new book “The High School Truth” at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft on Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of Lila Rimalovski and Martin Rather.
LINCROFT, NJ – Recent high school graduates Martin Rather and Lila Rimalovski will host a free discussion and signing of their book “The High School Truth” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Scroll and Pen Bookstore, located on Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft campus.