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Wedding Road Show

April 27, 2014 - April 27, 2014

9:30am - 4pm

Premeire wedding planning event of the jsersey shore, find out more about this free self guided wedding weekend


Location: Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
265 W 9th St
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 494-7211

Splash into Summer; Surfing, Boating, Outdoor Living Expo

May 03, 2014 - May 03, 2014


 Great time and place to get your summer started where LBI Begins at the Boat Ramp in Ship Bottom!

Local Marina Boat Show, Surfing contest, Tuckerton Seaport Surfing Exhibit, REClam the Bay demos, Paddleboard demonstrations, boat safety information, mobile gaming unit for kids, Alliance for Living Ocean classes. Going to Paint Your Sole Color run on Sunday- pick up registration here!

Music from WBNJ with live broadcast - refreshments for sale to support Ship Bottom Fire Company 

 When event closes FREE mini GOLF at Hartland 3-8pm!

Location: Ship Bottom
10th Street Boat Ramp
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 494-7211

Southern Ocean County Chamber 100th Anniversary Gala Reception

May 15, 2014 - May 15, 2014

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Admission: Advance Tickets only: $30 per person or $50 per couple

Please call the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce (494-7211) to purchase your tickets. Online registration is not available for this event.  Admission is by advanced ticket purchase only.

Thursday May 15, 2014 will mark 100 years to the day of the establishment of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. The 100th Celebration Committee has planned an event to capture the spirit of the turn of the last century while focusing on the future of the region.  The Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies, will reflect a turn of the century shore style that evening with catering by Touch of Elegance that includes a lavish menu featuring shrimp cocktail, clams on the half shell, pasta stations, filet mignon, passed hor d hourves and a Viennese table.

A special Centennial Award presentation with WJRZ Radio personality Glenn Kalina serving as Master of Ceremonies will include honors for local business people and organizations who have contributed to the many aspects of making Southern Ocean County a better place to work, live and visit.  The Southern Ocean County Chamber 100th Anniversary Committee and The Boar of Directors proudly announce the Community Trailblazer Award will be dedicated to the memory of Captain John Larson for his contributions to sustainable employment and economic growth of the community, Outstanding Stewardship Award to Mr Lew Richards, Board Member and Owner of Crust & Crumb Bakery of Bay Village for his dedication to the members and efforts of the Southern Ocean County Chamber, The Next Wave Award recognizes Jillian and Todd Elsasser  of Panzone's Pizza & Pasta for their increasing involvement in leadership roles, The Heart of the Community Award will be presented to the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation for their contributions to improving the healthcare services and programs within Southern Ocean County, Timothy Kohlheim for Entrepreneur 2014 for successful launch and expansion of his restaurant Shore Fire Grille, and the Dedication to Tourism Award presented to Tuckerton Seaport for their community approach and desire to positively promote what is best in Southern Ocean County through events, programs and service.

Sponsors for the gala to date include G Anderson Agency, M & T Bank, Emeritus at Stafford, Health Village Imaging, and The SandPaper

Location: LBI Foundation for the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Boulevard
Loveladies, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 494-7211
Email: cindy@sochamber.com

Crusin for A cure Classic Bike and Car Run to benefit David's Dream & Believe

May 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Kickstands up at 11am

Admission: 25 for rider $35 rider and passenger

Enjoy the day gathering in Beach Haven with WRAT radio and bagels, take  ride through Pinelands and return to Joe Pops for Afterparty. All proceeds benefit Davids Dream & Belive Foundation in memory of FRANK PANZONE Jr.

Location: Frank Panzone Park
Taylor Avenue Ball field
Beach haven,

Ongoing Events

Bingo - St. Mary's Parish Center

July 01, 2010(No End Date)

Sundays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM

Bingo ~ St. Mary's Parish Center.. games begin at 7:00 pm.  Call for additional information.

Location: St. Mary's Parish Center
100 Bishop Lane
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: (609) 698-5531

Bingo - Manahawkin Elks Lodge

July 05, 2010(No End Date)

Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Manahawkin Elks Lodge - Bingo....  doors open at 5:00 pm, games begin at 7:00 pm.  Call for additional information.

Location: Manahawkin Elks Lodge
520 Hillard Blvd
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: (609) 597-1107

Oceanaires Barbershop Chorus ~ Informal Weekly Rehearsal

July 06, 2010(No End Date)

Every Tuesday, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Admission: Annual dues - varies by age group

Informal Weekly Rehearsal ~ Oceanaires Barbershop Chorus...  This Ocean County based award-winning men's accappella chorus welcomes men of good character who can stay on pitch and like to sing.  Members are not required to read music, and need not have prior chorus experience.  All music is learned using pre-recorded instructions! CDs provided by the chorus.  Come by some Tuesday night and check us out.  Call ahead to the number listed below just to be sure the chorus will be meeting the night you intend to stop by.  732-664-2116.  Additional information can be found on the website: www.oceanaires.net


Location: First Baptist Church of Toms River
700 Main Street
Toms River, NJ
Phone: (732) 664-2116

Island Singers Community Chorus Rehearsals

July 20, 2010(No End Date)

Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Admission: Dues are $35.00 per season for members

Island Singers Community Chorus~ The southern Ocean County Community Chorus has been performing in local venues from Lakewood to Tuckerton since 1972.  The non-profit, volunteer group has developed and matured into a quality community chorus whose concerts are FREE and held in local libraries, museums, restaurants, nursing homes and other venues.  Rehearsals are held every Tuesday night September - June.  Anyone with a pleasant voice and a desire to learn the music is welcome to join.  No auditions are necessary.  Chorus members come from the entire southern Ocean County area. 

Location: Village Lutheran Church
701 Western Ave.
Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Phone: (732) 341-8565

Ocean Bay Needle Arts

July 21, 2010(No End Date)

Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Admission: Yearly dues: $10.00

Ocean Bay Needle Arts~ Members meet to learn about different types of needlework.  Several projects are planned each year that members may choose to work on.  All are welcome, from beginner stitcher to the experienced stitcher.  Instructions will be given for all projects.  Guests may bring their own needlework projects to work on.  Bring something for lunch. Dessert and beverage is provided. 

Location: "Tip" Seaman Park
Route 9
Tuckerton, NJ 08087


April 13, 2011(No End Date)


Bingo at the Manahawkin Elks on Wednesday evenings. Doors open at 5PM and games begin at 7PM. Sandwiches and refreshments are available for sale. Kitchen closes at 8PM. Proceeds of this bingo supports special needs children.

Location: Manahawkin Elks Lodge Hall
520 Hilliard Blvd
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: (609) 597-1107
Email: melk2340@verizon.net

Kiwanis Club of LBI Meetings

January 04, 2012(No End Date)

Kiwanis Weekly Meetings

Kiwanis Club of LBI meet every wednesday morning at 9:00am. Coffee served starting at 8:00am. Meeting place is Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company 2006 Central Ave. Guest speaker each wednesday except for the first wednesday of the month with topics of interest to LBI community, every wednesday except for first wednesday of the month.

Location: Ship Bottom volunteer Fire Company
2006 Central Ave
Ship Bottom, NJ 8008

Refresh Women's Bible Study

July 09, 2013(No End Date)


Admission: FREE

Let dad take the kids miniature golfing or give him the remote for the evening then come join a few friends and be "Refreshed". REFRESH Women's Bible Study, looking at life from a fresh perspective.

Location: Island Baptist Church
215 3rd Street
Beach Haven, New Jersey 8008
Phone: (609) 425-5397
Email: ray@islandbaptist.net


September 19, 2013 - June 05, 2014

6:30 - 8 pm

Admission: $1/night or $20 for the year; free if hardship

A fun night of songs, skits, games, Bible lessons, prizes for ALL children regardless of religious denomination. Cubbies: 3 years old to grade K Sparks: Grade 1& 2 T&T: Grades 3-4-5

Location: Grace Calvary Church
1902 Long Beach Blvd
Phone: (609) 494-7777
Email: gracecalvary.net

Yoga with Malia

October 09, 2013 - June 11, 2014

10;30AM - 11:45AM

Location: Hanu Yoga Studio
Barnegat, NJ

Barnegat Memorabilia at Unshredded Nostalgia

March 21, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Several hundred pieces are on display including Photos, signs, Bill head and letter head, postcards and other ephemera.   


Location: Unshredded Nostalgia
323 South Main St, Rt.9
Barnegat, NJ 08005

April Arts 2014

April 01, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Special Programs throughout the month celebrate fine and fold art.  Check the website for updates and schedules.

Location: Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main St
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Phone: (609) 296-8868

Celebrating 50 Years of the Ford Mustang

April 01, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Wed-Fri 12-4pm/Sat 10am-4pm/Sun 12-4pm

Showcasing this American icon by presenting a collection of Mustangs throughout the years.

Location: Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ
1800 Bay Ave Bldg # 13
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Phone: (732) 899-0012

Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament

April 01, 2014 - November 30, 2014

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Admission: $20

The Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament is a New Jersey statewide, season-long, inshore, saltwater, multi-species fishing tournament that challenges anglers of all skill levels to compete for cash and prizes. Anglers can fish for 8 species, once or everyday for the entire season. Prizes are awarded for the largest catches. Proceeds go to the Fisheries Conservation Trust and the tournament is supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. Please see www.BeachNBoat.com or call 609.423.4002 for more information.

Phone: (609) 423-4002
Email: myoung@beachnboat.com

Ocean County Family Success Center

April 08, 2014 - September 30, 2014


Fun activities, programs for children and adults, information about Hurricane Sandy unmet needs.  Get beneficial community resources and be linked to services that will help you and your family.

Location: Stafford Library
Phone: (732) 557-5037

Music Mondays

April 14, 2014 - April 28, 2014

10 am

Admission: Free

Children will enjoy crafting a different musical instrument every Monday and have a blast while they shake, rattle and roll to the beat of their own instrument.--Music--Dance--Movement.

Location: Ocean County Family Sucess Center
1433 Hooper Ave -- Suite 121
Toms River, NJ
Phone: (732) 557-5037

RFA: Striped Bass Management Forum

April 23, 2014 - April 23, 2014

7 to 9 PM

Admission: Free

When it comes to striped bass, everyone's got a management answer - but what exactly is the question that fisheries managers are asking? Whether you fish by boat or by beach, if you're a New Jersey striped bass angler the time for management discussion has arrived!

Hosted by the Recreational Fishing Alliance's New Jersey Chapter (RFA-NJ), this free event features an overview of the latest Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) striped bass assessment results, current coastwide stock status, New Jersey's survey results and potential ASMFC management actions. 

The forum will offer attendees a unique glimpse at what fisheries managers discussed at the ASMFC Striped Bass Board meeting back in February. ASMFC will take up the striped bass discussion again at their spring meetings in Alexandria, VA which start on Monday, May 12th. In response, the public will be asked to comment on a series of management options this summer which are designed to meet conservation goals and targets for Atlantic Coast striped bass stocks; any changes to the recreational or commercial sector are expected to be implemented in time for the 2015 calendar year.

Location: Holiday Inn
151 Route 72
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: (888) 564-6732
Email: jhutchinson@joinrfa.org

Spring Card Game Party

April 23, 2014 - April 23, 2014

Location: St. Francis Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd.
Brant Beach, NJ 08008

Showers of Cash 50/50 Raffle-Rotary Club of Barnegat, New Jersey

April 25, 2014 - April 25, 2014

7 - 11pm

Admission: $100 Donation/$25 pp for additional guests

Donation Benefit Scholarships and Funding Local and International Projects

Ticket purchase includes; Dinner Buffet with Complimentary Beer/Wine 

Location: Captain's Inn
304 E. Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ

Annual Barnegat Townwide Yard Sale

April 26, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Location: Barnegat Township
Barnegat, NJ
Phone: (609) 698-0080 x 122

Art Show & Sale

April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Sat-10am - 4pm//Sun -10am -2pm

Admission: Free

Amateur and professional artists from the local area, Monmouth County and New York participate in the show with fine art works encompassing almost every media. these award winning artists and photographers will be showing breathtaking LBI shore scenes, including the Barnegat Lighthouse and the Shack, NJ Historical Paintings, Florida seascapes, NYC landscapes plus much more. 

Location: St Francis Community Center Gym
4700 Long Beach Blvd.
Brant Beach , NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 494-8861

Brides Night Out Wedding Road Show Kick-Off

April 26, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Location: Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Science
Loveladies, NJ

Lighthouse International Film Festival Hall of Fame Restrospective

April 26, 2014 - April 26, 2014

6-10 pm

Admission: $60 per person

Lighthouse International Film Festival celebrates a look back as it moves forward into its 6th year of a world class film festival on LBI. The celebration will include movies and moviemakers of the past five years; a buffets dinner, drinks, music & dancing, trivia contests, door prizes and presentation of our Hall of Fame guests. Ticket price is $60 per person

Location: The Dutchman's Brauhaus Upstairs
Cedar Bonnet Island
Stafford Township, New Jersey 8008

Email: moneill@maryallen.com

One Day Retreat

April 26, 2014 - April 26, 2014

9am - 5pm

Admission: $133

Please RSVP by Monday , April 14 by sending $75 deposit to Island Wellness Center

A day long experience is to help you plant new seeds into the garden of your life. 

Location: Island Welness Center
2517 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach Township, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 492-4906

Pink Your ride Day & Contest

April 26, 2014 - April 26, 2014


GET READY TO PINK YOUR RIDE!  Join us at this fun-filled family-friendly event to receive goodies to pink your ride!  Decorate your car ahead of time and bring it to be judged in our Pink Your Ride Contest for the chance to win cool prizes.  Proudly drive your "pinked"car around during the month of May to spread awareness of the importance of annual mammography.

Location: Ocean County Mall

Email: PinkYouRide.com

Xterra Jersey Devil Triatholin

April 27, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Location: Citta Scout Reservation, Jersey Shore Boy Scouts

Mustang Cruise Night

April 30, 2014 - April 30, 2014


Come check out the Mustangs.  Bring out your own classic, moving or not, to be added to this family fun night.

Location: Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ
1800 Bay Ave Bldg # 13
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Phone: (732) 899-0012

Platinum Design Studio Grand Opening Party

May 01, 2014 - May 01, 2014


Come celebrate with us, refreshments served.  Located above the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce office.

Please RSVP to 609 994-3244 or info@platinumdbc.com

Location: Platinum Design Studio
265 W 9th Street
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 994-3244

St Francis Community Center Vacation Club Registration & Orientation

May 03, 2014 - May 03, 2014


The St Francis Center's Vacation Club is LBI"s summer camp for children, ages 5-13.  Vacation Club starts on June 16 and runs through August 28.  Your child will have a great time exploring activities of arts and crafts, cooking, sports, daily swimming and weekly field-trips.  Register on May 3, space is limited.

Location: St Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd.
Brant Beach, NJ 08008
Phone: 609 494-8861 X 114

Paint Your Sole 5 Mile Run and 1 Mile Fun Run

May 04, 2014 - May 04, 2014

In Loveladies and Barnegat Light

Location: Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Science

Cinco de Mayo

May 05, 2014 - May 05, 2014


Admission: $45 per person

Join our chefs as they prepare a multiple-course meal and share their inspiring culinary techniques and philosophy.  Each course will be demonstrated by the chef in the dining room as he explains the ingredients in the menu and the recipe.  Enjoy an entertaining and informative night out and learn some new cooking skills while enjoying a great meal!  Seating is limited.

Join us for a dynamic and intimate dinner that will immerse you in the cuisine of Mexico.  Learn about the intricacies and delicacies of Mexican cuisine as the chef discusses techniques, ingredients and regional origins of each dish.

Location: Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis
261 Country Club Blvd.
Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Phone: (732) 473-3100

Flower Market

May 10, 2014 - May 10, 2014

9am to 1pm

Admission: free

Beach Haven Future Presents A ~Flower Market~ Annuals, Perennials, Grasses, Mother's Day Flowers and Soil available Planting Demonstrations during the Sale!

Location: Veteran's Bicentennial Park
Engleside and Beach Avenues
Beach Haven, NJ 8008
Phone: (609) 492-1715
Email: bhf@beachhavenfuture.com

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open House and Air Show

May 10, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Admission: FREE

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will host an Olen House and Air Show which is FREE to the public as a thank you to the tri-state region that supports the joint base throughout the year.

Headlining this year's event will be the U.S.Air Force Thunderbirds.  Additionally, the U.S.Army Golden Knights, GEICO Skytypers...and many others are scheduled to perform throughout the two day event.  A large number of current and  former military aircraft will be on display,  Fo a complete list of performers, static idplay and exhibitors, visit www.jbmdlspecialevents.com

Arrive early due to expected large attendance, parking distance and security proccessing.  As a reminder, the open house and air show is being held on a military installation and all are subject to random security screening. 

Location: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
New Jersey

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Craft Show

May 10, 2014 - May 10, 2014

9am to 3pm

Craft Fair

Location: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
367 Route 9
Waretown, NJ
Phone: 609 597-2014 or 609 698-8561

Chamber Membership Luncheon

May 13, 2014 - May 13, 2014

11:30am-Networking/12 noon Buffet Lunch

Admission: $20 with RSVP Walk-ins - $25

Please join us for networking and a delicious luncheon buffet, then go back to work feeling refreshed!

SPEAKER:  Tanek Hood from Reynolds about yearly landscape maintance.  AND--There will also be an introduction to the Community Garden that is being developed.

PLEASE RSVP: call the Chamber at (609) 494-7211 or email  cindy@sochamber.com 

All business people are invited to attend. The cost for lunch is $20.00 with a reservation, $25.00 for walk-ins. Credit card payment (VISA or MasterCard) is accepted if you are paying in advance. Otherwise, please pay by cash or check at the door.

Location: Holiday Inn
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: (609) 494-7211 x 105
Email: cindy@sochamber.com


May 17, 2014 - August 16, 2014


2014 BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE COURSE(BSC) U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers one-day Boating Safety Certificate (BSC) course. Boaters 16 years and older required to be certified by state of NJ. Course stresses safe boating practice and boating rules. To register and for more information call Joe(609)597-4876 or Ralph(609)597-1295 Course dates: Saturday April 12, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 & September 6, 2014

Location: SOCH Family Resource Center, Ocean Club
700 South Rte. 9
manahawkin, nj 8006
Phone: (609) 597-4876

Barnegat Light Town Wide Yard Sale

May 17, 2014 - May 17, 2014


Look for the Yellow Balloons

Rain date May 18. 

Barnegat Light, NJ

Barnegat Recreation Princess Party

May 17, 2014 - May 17, 2014

1 - 2:30pm

Location: Recreation Center
Barnegat, NJ
Phone: (609) 698-0080 x 122

Blakesfast Breakfast

May 17, 2014 - May 17, 2014

8:00- 10:00 am

Admission: 0

Have you heard of Geocaching yet? Do you have the "bug" yet? Geocaching if fun for families, empty nesters, kids and troops, and school groups. If you are looking for something to do with the kids or grandkids on that cloudy day this is it! Here is a chance to learn more about geocaching and meet the some new friends and pros at geocaching. Food is sold at this location.

Location: Blake's Place
100 MvKinley Ave.
Manahawkin, NJ 8050
Phone: (609) 947-1377
Email: maryann@infooptics.com

Zion Lutheran Church Spring Bazaar

May 17, 2014 - May 17, 2014

8am - 2pm

Location: Zion Lutheran Church
18th & Central
Barnegat Light, NJ

An Affair To Remember

May 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Presented by Our Gang

Location: Uncle Wills Grill
Beach Haven, New Jersey 08008

Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival

May 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014

11am - 5pm

Admission: $8-Adults/$6-Seniors/$5- children 5-12/ Under 5-free

Kick off the summer with the down home sounds of bluegrass and the sweet smell of barbecue!  Crafters, vendors, food, refreshments, family activities, demonstrations, decoy carvers, boat building.

Location: Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main St.
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Phone: (609) 296-8868

ConvexSERV's 4th Annual business After Hours Networking Event

May 21, 2014 - May 21, 2014

5:30 - 7:30pm

Location: ConvexSERV
118 N Main St
Forked River, NJ
Phone: (609) 242-1540
Email: RFeeney@convexserv.com