Brain Games: 1pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City. Games designed to stimulate different areas of the brain. Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Tuesday, February 7th
Free Blood Pressure Screening: 11am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City. No appointment necessary. 609-494-2480
Adult Writers Group: 1-3pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City 609-494-2480. All are welcome.
Wednesday, February 8th
Reading Isn¹t Ruff: 6pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). A therapy dog is waiting for beginning readers to come read to it. Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Book Discussion: 7:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). The subject is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Soroptimist International of LBI Meets:6:30PM-8:30PM AT Kubel¹s Too, 8200 Long Beach Blvd., Beach Haven Crest.Guests are welcome.For dinner reservation, call Lorraine at 609-698-4692
Thursday, February 9th
Music & Movement: 10:30am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). Activity for ages 2-7. Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Classic Film: ªThe Heiress: 2pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Friday, February 10th
AtlantiCare Medical Center¹s RNS Mobile Digital Mammography:LBI Health Department, 11601 Long Beach Blvd., Haven Beach. Most insurance accepted and funds are available to provide a reduced rate to women without insurance coverage.Call 800-246-2404 to make an appointment.
Saturday, February 11th
ªScience Saturdaysº The Dangers of Extinction and Loss of Diversity 11am-12pm noon at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) main building in Loveladies. Free, interactive lectures. For more information, contact the LBIF at (609) 494-1241 or visit the LBIF Science Committee¹s website at http://www.lbifscience.org/.LBIF will be giving out ªChocolate Turtlesº, a tribute to our local ecosystem and conservation, during this program.
Lighthouse International Film Society Screening ªLosing Controlº:7:00pm at LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies.A romantic comedy perfect for Valentine¹s Weekend/Chocolate Week! Valerie Weis, writer-producer-director and movie star, Miranda Kent, will appear via Skype to answer questions!$5 per person at the door.Call for more information 609-494-1241.
Monday, February 13th
LBI Business Alliance Monthly Membership Meeting: 6:30pm at Nardi's 118th Street & Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township.
Tuesday, February 14th
Watercolor Drop-ins for Seniors:9:30am-12:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). Practice your watercolor skills with expert support on hand.Bring your own materials.Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.
Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels For Your Sweetheart:3:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480).All ages welcome.Drop in.
Wednesday, February 15th
Dr. James Still: Black Doctor of the Pines:10:00am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). This illustrated lecture provides an overview of one of the most famous African American Familiesof Burlington County. Speaker, Joe Laufer, used Dr. Still¹s 1877 autobiography as his guide for this inspirational story.
Craft Club:6:00pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). Come in and practice your crafting skills!Basic sewing projects and lots more!Ages 10+.Drop in.
Saturday, February 18th
95th Annual Turkey Dinner:12pm-8pm at the Beach Haven Fire House, Amber Street & Bay Avenue.Proceeds benefit the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Co. #1.For more information, call 609-492-6007 or 609-548-6979.
Tuesday, February 21st
Storytime and Craft:3:45pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480).Registration required.All ages.
Annual Pancake Supper:5:00pm to 6:30pm at Holy Innocents' Church Martin Hall Beach Haven, NJ. Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit, Cookies. Adults $6 Children (under 10) $3. Public welcome and bring your friends. Tickets at the Church Office 9 AM to 1 PM Monday-Thursday or at the door. Phone 609- 492-7571.
Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner:5:30pm-6:30pm at Zion Lutheran Church, 18th Street & Central Avenue, Barnegat Light.Free will donation.
Fat Tuesday Celebration:6:00pm-9:00pm at St. Francis Community Center Gym, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach.Entertainment, raffle, 50/50, dinner and dancing.$25 per person.Tickets now available at St. Francis Center front desk.
Wednesday, February 22nd
Teen Advisory Board:6:00pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480).A fun was to participate in the library while earning community service hours.Plan programs and events while making new friends.New members welcome ? grades 7-12.
Gaming Club:7:00pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480).Come in and get your game on with board games, cards and Wii games.Ages 10+.Drop in.
Thursday, February 23rd
Boxes & Bubbles:10:30am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480).Stories, boxes and bubble fun for babies and toddlers.Registration required.
Friday, February 24th
County Connection Mobile Service:10am to 4pm at Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City (609-494-2480)Services incl. county IDs, passports, senior services, veterans services, consumer affairs, voter registration and parks & tourism information.
ONGOING PROGRAMS, EVENTS
Barnegat Lighthouse is Open: The # 2 tourism destination in the State Of New Jersey is open on weekends!
Watercolor Drop-ins for Seniors:Second and fourth Tuesdays, Feb. 14 through April.9:30am-12:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). Practice your watercolor skills with expert support on hand.Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.
Bike Registration Program: to reduce bicycle theft and expedite return of stolen bikes, LBI police departments have started a free program for visitors and residents to register bikes. Call for Information: Beach Haven 492-0505; Harvey Cedars 494-3036; Long Beach Township & Barnegat Light 494-3322; Ship Bottom 494-1518 and at Walters Bicycles during business hours; Surf City 494-8121
Income Tax Return Assistance: Feb. 1-April 15: St. Francis Center in Brant Beach. 11am-3pm, by appt. only; call 609-494-8861
ªScience Saturdaysº: For the sixth consecutive winter, the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) will host free, interactive lectures, which tackle today¹s most pressing and interesting environmental and sustainability issues. Saturdays from Feb. 11th through April 7th, from 11:00 am to 12 noon at the LBIF¹s main building in Loveladies.
The St. Francis Guild invites all interested in knitting, crochet, quilting, and/or other crafts to participate. Meets Wednesdays from 10am-2pm at the St. Francis Center in Brant Beach. Call Lenore Kane at 609-494-7330 for more information. New Members welcome!!
Book Discussions: Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City (609-494-2480). 2nd Wed. of each month @ 7:30pm. Check at the circulation desk for current title.
Fiction Writers Group: Forming in Beach Haven: Meets 2 Thursdays per month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Call Debi for more information 856-912-1369.
LBI Woodcarvers Association: Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm. Call 609-296-5606 for location.
Classes & Activities Offered: LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences. Classes vary from learning new languages to art mediums and sports lessons. Call 609-494-1241 for more information and registration.
Surflight Theatre Arts Resource Schools (STARS): 2012 Winter Schedule Runs Jan. 23 - Mar. 16 (8 Weeks) STARS is pleased to bring professional Musical Theatre Training to the Jersey Shore. Classes are taught by professionals from the Surflight Company at the Theatre located at Beach and Engleside Avenues in Beach Haven. PreK - 12th grade. Classes offered include Creative Dynamics, Acting I and II, Happy Feet, Musical Theatre Dance. More information can be found at http://www.surflight.org/STARS.htm.
HEALTH & LIVING WELL ON LBI
LBI Health Department
Flu Shots: Offered by Appointment, please call 609-492-1212.
Shingles Vaccine:Please call 609-492-1212 to speak witha public health nurse to make an appointment or for more information.
Child & Adolescent Health Programs: Physical exams and immunizations are available for infants and children through age 18 at the LBI Health Department. Call 609-492-1212.
Adult Health Promotion: LBI Health Department provides blood pressure screening plus health education on diet, medication and risk factors for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and breast, cervical & colon/rectal cancer.
Beach Haven Borough Hall (492-0111) 10am-11am on the 1st Monday of each month
Island Branch Ocean County Library, Surf City (494-3064) 11am-12pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month
Harvey Cedars Police Dept. (494-2843) 9:30am-10:30am on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
Barnegat Light Borough Hall (494-9196) 11am-12pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
LBI Health Dept. (361-1000 or 492-1212) 10am-11am on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
St. Francis Senior Services: Outreach workers are available to assist with a variety of senior needs. Call 609-294-1197 for more information.
WORSHIP ON LBI
Grace Calvary Church in Ship Bottom - 609-494-7777
Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church in Beach Haven - 609-492-7571 or 609-492-2108
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brant Beach - 609-494-6888
Island Baptist Church in Beach Haven - 609-492-7584
Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island - 609-492-4090 Please Note: JCC Shabbat Services are Friday evening at 7:30 PM at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Surf City while the New Synagogue is being built.
Kynett United Methodist Church of Beach Haven - 609-492-0421
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brant Beach - 609-494-8813
St. Peter's at the Light Episcopal Church in Barnegat Light - 609-494-2398
Terrace United Methodist Church in Beach Haven Terrace - 609-492-9843
Zion Lutheran Church in Barnegat Light - 609-494-8676
Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner, Feb. 21st 5:30pm-6:30pm.Free will donation.
Ash Wednesday Worship Service, Feb. 22nd at 7pm
Lenten Prayer and Soup Dinners:Wednesdays in Lent beginning February 29th at 5:30pm.
WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT & PERFORMANCES
Bayberry Inn: (609-494-8848)
Buckalew's Tavern & Restaurant: (609-492-1065)
Daddy O: (609-494-1300)
The Gateway: (609-494-1661)
Nardi's Tavern: (609-492-9538)
FOR YOUR INTEREST
Seedling Sale: Offered by the Garden Club of LBI: A variety of seedlings, grass, and fertilizer tabs. Call 609-494-5791 or visit www.thegardencluboflbi.com for more details.
St. Francis Center Community Pool Donations Sought: Send to St. Francis Swimming Pool Fund, 4700 Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach, NJ 08008.
Food Donations Needed: The St. Francis Food Pantry is accepting donations of non-perishable foods as well as detergents, soaps, and shampoo
Beach Haven Community Arts Program's Commemorative Bricks: Bricks are placed in the paths at Veterans' Bicentennial Park in Beach Haven. Donations are $50 and order forms are available at the Beach Haven Library, borough hall, Uncle Will's Pancake House, or call 609-492-8362.
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