IT’S ALL CRICKET, AT LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

Oceanic LibThe Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club is the setting for a roof-raising fundraiser, on behalf of Rumson’s Oceanic Free Library and scheduled for September 14.

When last we looked in on Rumson’s Oceanic Free Library, the venerable borough landmark was actively prosecuting a “Raise the Roof!” capital campaign — an endeavor dedicated to funding some needed refurbishments and refreshments of the library building, through fundraising vehicles that ranged from a Cupcake Wars challenge, to an afternoon tea with superstar decorator Mario Buatta.

On Sunday, September 14, it’s “anyone for tennis” — or perhaps a spot of cricket — as the Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club  (Tennis Court Lane in Rumson) hosts an evening benefit event for the library’s cause. Scheduled from 5 to 7:30 pm, it’s an event that promises wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, plus silent auction, 50/50 and an end-of-summer opportunity to enjoy the scenic setting of the grass-court club founded in 1877.

Tickets ($75 per person) can be reserved through the library website or in person at the library building (Ridge Road and Avenue of Two Rivers). And ladies, please — please — no heels in the clubhouse.