“Walk for Joe” Charity 5K, Manalapan

“Walk With Joe” is an annual 5K walk honoring Patrick “Joe” Driscoll, Christopher Gray and Tom McCann, and other local area residents who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. This is the 13th year this memorial walk is being held. On September 6, 10AM, at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, join with the community to celebrate the lives of so many lost.

All of the proceeds from the walk, including monies raised from participants and sponsors are donated to numerous charities.

For registration and more information, please visit the Walk with Joe website.

Free Outdoor Music Festival Benefit for Wounded Veterans, Manalapan

VETSTOCK, a free outdoor music festival benefit for wounded veterans, will take place on Saturday  August 2nd from 12PM to 10PM. The goal of the event is to raise funds to assist in the rehabilitation of wounded veterans and their families.  The festivities will be held at the Manalapan Recreation Center.  Entertainment includes three stages with live music, custom and classic car and bike shows, family and children’s’ entertainment and business, craft and food vendors.

A great event for a wonderful cause!

National Night Out Against Crime, Manalapan

The Manalapan Police Department in conjunction with Target will be hosting Manalapan’s National Night Out, on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, from 5PM to 9PM (rain date August 6th, same hours)

According to the Manalapan Township website, “this is an annual event that is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”

This year, there will be a special appearance f from Anna and Elsa of Disney’s Frozen from 6:00 pm to 8:00.  PLUS lots of free refreshments & food, entertainment from  NJ 101.5 FM, monster truck display, helicopter landing, inflatable rides, face painting, raffles, balloon art, and LOTS MORE!!!

The event will be held in the Target Department parking lot, 55 US Highway 9 South, Manalapan.

Childrens’ Summer Programs in Manalapan

Manalapan offers some wonderful free evening events for children during the summer!
On July 29, enjoy the show ‘Hokus Pokus’ with Joe Fischer. Show time is 6:30pm.

In addition, on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30pm, through July 31st, bring your kids for Arts & Crafts. The program is appropriate for children ages 4 to 10 and is 30 minutes long.
All events take place at Manalapan Recreation Center’s Kuschick Pavilion.

Teen Leadership Committee Car Wash May 31

The Teen Leadership Committee, TLC, will be holding a car wash this Saturday, May 31st, 10:00AM at the Applebee’s on Route 9 in Manalapan.  Suggested donation is $5. Please stop by, get a wash and support this wonderful cause.

The Manalapan TLC  welcomes new members, ages 13-18. The group plans events, helps the community, and is a terrific way to meet new friends!

Cub Scout Pack 180 Packnic & Open House


Cub Scout Pack 180 is hosting a Packnic and Open House on Friday, June 6, 2014, 6:00 PM at the Old Scot’s Hall at Old Tennent Church.

They are looking for “boys entering the first through fifth grades to learn and experience life lasting skills including citizenship, athletics, games, first aid, nutrition, environment, community, not to mention outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, camping, and even friendly competition with the Pinewood Derby and the Rain Gutter regatta.”

More information here!