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A FULL SLATE OF WEEKEND DIVERSIONS

Bill Normyle leads a Red Bank Ghost Tour in 2010. See below for details of the current edition.

A quick rundown of things to do this weekend…

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
Heads Up for 180

October is the time for women’s awareness issues; breast cancer and domestic violence share the month. At 180 Turning Lives Around, volunteers hope to give purple its due in the midst of so much pink.

“Purple is the color that signifies the bruises and shame that come from abuse inflicted by someone that you love and trust,” said Barbara Lovell-Napoli, assistant director of development at 180. Monmouth County has the second-highest incidence of domestic violence in New Jersey, Lovell-Napoli said, and the most effective tool for prevention is awareness.

Each year, former clients put on a gallery show based on 180’s art therapy program. For 2012, it’s called “Heads Up!” and opens tonight at U Gallery. On display through October 24 a will be artwork from survivors and artists who support 180’s mission.

“These pieces tell some compelling stories and are beautiful in their resolve and courageousness,” said Lovell-Napoli. The opening reception is Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. 80 Broad Street, Red Bank.

Homecoming Carnival at RFHRHS

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School will celebrate its football homecoming with a fun addition to the tradition. This year will feature a carnival on the school’s upper field. A $5 fee gets one access to a moon bounce, obstacle course, basketball challenge, joust, wrecking ball, and Euro bungee. The fee also includes BBQ food selections, glitter and henna tattoo artists, live performances by student bands, a balloon artist, stilt walker, and more. The carnival takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. before the RFH football team takes on Monsignor Donovan at 7 p.m.. 74 Ridge Road, Rumson.

Spooky Tales and Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock

Join the American Littoral Society for a walk around Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook, which is rumored to be haunted. Bring flashlights; this event takes place in dimming light between 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Complimentary cookies and cider afterward in building 18 of Officer’s Row. 18 Hartshorne Drive #1, Sandy Hook.

Haunted Theater at Brookdale Community College

Dubbed the “live AAAGGH!tion” scary walk-through, the Haunted Theater created by the Brookdale Theater Club is back at the Lincroft campus Performing Arts Center for six nights of “blood-drenched diorama and poppin’ fresh fear mongering.” Admission is $8 ($5 for BCC students). Scaring runs from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.

Red Bank Walking Lantern Ghost Tours

Jersey Shore Ghost Tours leads guided tours of the borough’s most historical haunts every Friday night through Halloween. Tickets are sold at 8 p.m. in front of the Dublin House: $10 for kids 10 and under, $12 for all others. Tours depart at 8:30. Reservations may be made by calling 732-500-6262. 30 Monmouth Street, Red Bank.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
River Read Series at Red Bank Public Library

John Petrolino and Peter Murphy will be featured in this monthly free poetry slam event at the Red Bank Public Library. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., guest artists will be spotlighted, along with the famous River Read open mic. Admission is free. 84 West Front Street, Red Bank.

Free Concert at the Red Bank Conservatory

Red Bank’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music will host a free concert of classical pieces by the acclaimed duo of Katha Zin (violin) and Iliya Filshtinsky (piano) at 4 p.m. Following immediately after, a Meet the Artists reception with refreshments. Admission is free. 50 White Street, Red Bank.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
Red Bank Halloween Parade

Revelers and floats begin assembling at 1 p.m. on East Bergen Place between Hudson Avenue and South Street for Red Bank’s annual Halloween Parade, now in its sixty-fifth year. The march starts an hour later, heading up Broad Street and over to the White Street municipal parking lot for costume judging and goodie-giveaways.

Traditional Irish Seisiun at ‘the Dub’

Presented on the first and third Sunday of every month is Irish Open Mic Night, upstairs at the Dublin House starting at 8 p.m. 30 Monmouth Street, Red Bank.

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HEARTY FAREWELL FOR HARDY
RED BANK: Council to honor DPU supervisor Rich Hardy, who retired recently after almost 39 years of keeping things running.
HOMEBOUND? READ ON…
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TAMING A BEAST OF A WEEK
RED BANK: After the second snowfall of the week, a borough family finds the perfect use for it – a Godzilla snow sculpture.
RED BANK: LIBRARY CLOSED, BUT THE HILL’S OPEN
RED BANK: Though the library was closed by a snowstorm, kids got to enjoy the riverfront property's steep slope Tuesday.
LIGHT(HOUSE) MAKEOVER
This year, getting ready for spring means a midwinter makeover for Strollo's Lighthouse in Red Bank.
TODAY: LOCAL PUPPY COMPETES ON ANIMAL PLANET’S “PUPPY BOWL”
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RED BANK: TIRED OF SKEETERS?
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SEA BRIGHT: POLAR PLUNGE FOR ST. JAMES, OTHERS
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RED BANK: RBR CLAIMS TITLE
RED BANK: Watch pure joy as the RBR boys basketball team celebrates its first B North championship in 17 years.
RED BANK: FORGET-IT FRIDAY
RED BANK: Train Station can be a lonely place Friday mornings, especially with cold rain in the forecast.
RED BANK: CROONING YOUR LOVE
RED BANK: Imagine a quartet of impeccably dressed gentlemen showing up at your beloved's workplace, singing of your love.
RED BANK: BLACK RIVER ROLLS ON
RED BANK: A 68-year-old rail freight engine can still be counted on to draw a trainspotting fan or two when it rolls through town.
RED BANK: ‘MONDAY SWEAT’ MEETS
RED BANK: Joined by the Hazlet Running Club, members of the Red Bank Run Club met for their "Monday Sweat" at Count Basie Field.
RED BANK: CARD SALE BOOSTS GYM DRIVE
RED BANK: Charter School Foundation offers student-deisgned Valentines cards to help raise funds for a gymnasium.
RED BANK: LOVE IS IN THE… WINDOW
RED BANK: Up next: Valentine's Day, and Partyline finds the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe getting ready for a surge of love and craving.
CLOSING THE BOOK ON A GREAT CAREER
The Red Bank mayor and council honored with a resolution Linda Hewitt (in red) on her retirement from the Red Bank Public Library at Thursda ...
RED BANK: RAIL COMMUTER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of the Route 35 Cooper's Bridge over the Navesink River, as seen from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank F ...
RED BANK: PROMISING PROMS
RED BANK: Prom season approaches, and Lunch Break once again steps up with its 8th annual Prom Giveaway of donated dresses.
RED BANK: DOWN BY THE RIVER
RED BANK: Partyline contributor Karly Swaim captured a gloomy mood in Riverside Gardens Park Wednesday evening.