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Things to Do This Weekend...

Wintersowing Workshop on Saturday, January 29
Visit Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown and learn how to start hardy seeds outdoors during winter in mini-greenhouses made from recycled materials. (Registration & fee required.)

 Junior Detective: Whose toes are those? on Sunday, January 30
Nature sleuths (age 5-6) will love learning about a variety of their favorite animals as well as the tracks they make. Every special agent completes their own Animal Passport to take home. (Registration & fee required.)

Nature Detective: Whose toes are those? on Sunday, January 30
Youngsters age 7-10 are invited to become a Nature Detective! We'll learn to identify various animal tracks and make a cast of your favorite track to take home. Complete your very own Animal Case File too. (Registration & fee required.)

Neck, Shoulders, Hands & Feet Massage on Saturday, January 29
Learn how to massage the tensed part of the neck and shoulder areas, as well as the soothing and relaxing places such as hands and feet. (Registration & fee required.)

 Comfort Foods on Monday, January 31

From homemade chicken soup to potato pancakes to macaroni and cheese and more, you'll find "comfort" in these traditional favorites. Class is participatory. (Registration & fee required.)


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Thins to do this weekend in Monmouth County NJ


Paperwhite Escape on  Saturday, January 22; Tuesday, January 25; Wednesday, January 26; Thursday, January 27 and Friday, January 28 at 1pm

Stop by the Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center, Middletown, and pot a paperwhite narcissus bulb to take home and coax into bloom. Warm beverages will be provided. The cost is $5.00 per person; registration not required.


Seashore Open House on Sunday, January 23 from 1-4pm
Head over to Seven Presidents' Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch, for some fun during this Open House. Enjoy engaging hands-on activities while learning about the seashore.  See the aquatic animals on display and talk to a Park System naturalist. Visitors are invited to drop in between 1 and 4pm and enjoy this program free of charge.

Breakfast with Santa @ Monmouth Mall

Saturday December 4 @ Monmouth Mall

Advance reservations required!

Enjoy breakfast and a personal visit with Santa as he makes his way from table to table to say hello to all the good boys & girls! There's always a treat and lots of fun. Bring your camera to capture those special photo opportunities.

Space is limited! For reservations, please visit Monmouth Mall Customer Service IN PERSON.
09:00 AM To 10:00 AM

Fair Haven First Floors House Tour Mark Your Calendar Dec 10

Fair Haven First Floors House Tour

FAIR HAVEN — The Fair Haven PTA will host the semiannual house tour on Friday, Dec. 10. The Fair Haven First Floors House Tour is one of the key fundraisers for the Fair Haven School District. Each year it draws approximately 400 community members.

The 2010 holiday tour features seven distinctive Fair Haven homes, including a restored 1897 clapboard home; a 2010 shore colonial, featuring state-of-the-art detailing inside and out; a classic, craftsman style home; a custom colonial with both modern and antique furnishings; an 1810 cottage with river views and more.

Each home will feature a special holiday theme, including a “natural” Christmas, a holiday open house, New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl, and others. Tourgoers will sample some of the best local fare from popular chefs, including David Burke’s Fromagerie of Rumson, Doris and Ed’s of Highlands, Bay Avenue Trattoria of Highlands, Lusty Lobster of Highlands, Cups and Cakes of Rumson, Fair Haven’s Taste and Technique, and a special food preparation presentation from student chefs at Monmouth County Vocational Culinary School.

Two special raffle prizes will be offered. The grand prize features dinner for 10 by Chef Hernan Graces of the Raven Tea Room prepared in the winner’s home or other local home of choice. The dinner includes wine, flowers, dessert and service. Tickets for the grand prize are $10 each. The first prize is this year’s most sought-after piece of technology, the iPad. First-prize tickets are $5 each.

Proceeds from this tour are used to support the educational programs in the Fair Haven school system. The mission of the Fair Haven PTA is to promote the welfare, safety and educational development of Fair Haven’s children in the home, school and community through the cooperative efforts of parents and teachers.

Tickets can be reserved in advance by Nov. 24 for $45 per ticket, by reserving on-line at html or by mailing a check made out to the Fair Haven PTA to Erin Simpson, reservations chair, 512 Ridge Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704. Tickets will be sold the day of the tour at 1 South Woodland Drive and at 168 Grange Ave., for $50 each, beginning at 10:30 a.m. No children will be allowed on the tour, and participants will be asked to remove their shoes. For more information, or to support the Fair Haven PTA, contact house tour chairs Laurie Bratone at 732-758-9169 or Heather Boyle at 732-450-0596, or visit