Keeping Up: Fall 2021

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When it comes to your social calendar, change is … not always good. But sometimes it’s inevitable. For updates pertaining to weather and other cancellations, visit downtownfreehold.com after 3 p.m. on the day of the event.

It’s all in the details.

Farmers Market
The DowntownFreehold.com Farmers Market brings Jersey Fresh vendors to the center of town every Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Hall of Records, 1 East Main St. Buy sun-ripened, freshly picked fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers who grow them. Held through October.

Blood Drive
New Jersey Blood Services will hold a blood drive open to the public from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold Township.

To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, call 1-800-933-2566.

For more information, visit www.nybloodcenter.org

National Rx Take Back Day
The Freehold Borough Police Department will mark the DEA’s National Rx Take Back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 with the acceptance of unwanted, unused and expired medications at headquarters, 36 Jackson St., Freehold.

A Howl-o-Ween Family Fest
A Howl-o-Ween Family Fest dog-friendly festival will be celebrated at Marty’s Place, 118 Route 526, Upper Freehold Township, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 (rain date, Oct. 24).

There will be canine costume contests, a leisurely walk, hay rides, a pet photo booth, K-9 police dog demonstrations, live music, food trucks, games, and activities for children, adults and canines.

Adults, children and dogs are welcome to dress in costume and participate in a variety of contests.

Admission is $5 for adults; children under 6 are free. All proceeds will benefit senior dogs cared for by Marty’s Place.

For more information, visit www.martysplace.org or call 609-259-1278.

Monster Mash Family Night
The Monster Mash Family Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23 in front of the Hall of Records. Admission is free.

Trunk-or-Treat
The Freehold Township Parks and Recreation Commission will hold Trunk-or-Treat from 3:30-6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Michael J. Tighe Park, 65 Georgia Road, Freehold Township.

The Spooktacular event will include safe candy trick-or-treating from the trunks of vehicles.

Participants will meet at the volleyball pavilion where they will receive a loot bag and tickets for each decorated vehicle.

Open to Freehold Township residents ages 2-14.

Halloween Parade
A Halloween parade and costume contest will be held on Oct. 31 in the Freehold Raceway parking lot on Manalapan Avenue.

Judging ends at noon. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Menorah Lighting
Join Freehold Borough for a menorah lighting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29.

Lunch with Santa
Enjoy Saturday Lunch with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 4 or 11, at Panini Grill, 31 E. Main St. Reservations required by calling 732-845-5440.

Brunch with Santa
Enjoy Sunday Brunch with Santa from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, at the American Hotel, 18 E. Main St.

Enjoy brunch specialties and grab a photo with Santa.

Call the American Hotel for more details. Reservations are required by calling 732-431-3220.

Christmas Tree Lighting
Join Freehold Borough for a Christmas tree lighting from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in front of the Hall of Records, 1 E. Main St. Rain date is Dec. 8.

The Rock and Roll Choir will perform. Court Jester will provide hot cider. The Freehold Fire Department may stop by with a special guest.

Jolley Trolley
Downtown Freehold welcomes back the Jolly Trolley.
Time slots are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10.
Saturday, Dec. 11 times are 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. or 8 p.m.
The snow date is Sunday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Visit the shop page to purchase tickets.
No refunds unless the event is cancelled.

Jolly Trolley 21+
The Jolly Trolley will be available for adults 21 and older.
Timeslots are 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Snow date is Sunday, Dec. 12.
Visit the shop page to purchase tickets.
No refunds unless the event is cancelled.

Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Sweet Lew’s Café, 6 E. Main St.

Carolers
Listen to carolers sing through the downtown from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16.

Send us your calendar listings! Please include all critical information: who, what, where, when, and how to register or get tickets (if applicable), as well as a few lines of description.

Email your listings to jamato@newspapermediagroup.com