CHRISTMAS IN JUNE, AT RUMSON FUNDER

The year-end holiday season — and the Town Lighting concert by Holiday Express that officially flips the switch to CHEER mode — are a long ways off at the moment, but for those who depend upon the good works and good vibes that the Holiday Express organization brings each year, there’s no time like the present to raise awareness and funds for the team’s round-the-calendar operations.

On the evening of Friday, June 13, Michaela and Jamie Wark open their private residence in Rumson to a casual-attire fundraiser event, for which reservations are required by June 6.

Tickets for the party that runs from 7:30 to 11 pm are $150. Reservations and directions can be obtained online here; by phone at (732)544-8010, or by sending a check (with your name and number of tickets requested) to Holiday Express, 968 Shrewsbury Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724.