For the final weekend of the year, some amusements and diversions…
Friday, December 28
RED BANK: Two River Theater hosts a performance of A Wind in the Willows Christmas at 12 p.m. and features Grammy-winning Nashville songsmith (and ex-NFL player) Mike Reid in this new take on the adventures of Mr. Toad, Badger, Mole and company. Adult tickets $50-55, 18 and under $25. Repeat performances Saturday and Sunday, also at 12. 21 Bridge Avenue.
RED BANK: Free yoga session at the Red Bank Public Library at 1 p.m. by Amy Richardson. No registration required, bring your own mat. 84 West Front Street.
RED BANK: The Avice Noblett Children’s Room at Red Bank Public Library invites kids of all ages to a free showing of Disney/Pixars Brave, starring Kelly Macdonald as the fiery-haired heroine. Start time TBA. 84 West Front Street.
Saturday, December 29
MIDDLETOWN: The American Association of University Women hosts a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. which continues every Saturday (except holidays), in the basement of the Old First Church. Thousands of bestsellers, childrens books, paperbacks, DVDs and more can be found at bargain prices. 69 Kings Highway.
LITTLE SILVER: Registration starts today for the January 26 event Build Little Silver with LEGOs. The Little Silver Historical Society invites local families to participate in the construction of a 12×18 Lego scale model of their hometown inside the community room of Embury Methodist Church from 1 to 4 p.m. Family registration is a minimum $25 donation (parents must accompany their kids). Free to those who just want to cheer on their neighbors as spectators. Register in person at Byford & Mills (38 Church Street) or call 732-224-8549. Church Street.
RED BANK: Producer and director Darryl Lawrence Willis Sr. brings his Monmouth County based Dunbar Repertory Company back to the Basie stage, with a new staging of his Christmas theatrical presentation, Black Nativity, based on the Gospel of St. Luke and the poetry of Langston Hughes that has been a local tradition. Tickets are $19.50-24.50. 99 Monmouth Street.
Sunday, December 30
RED BANK: Open mic at 8 p.m. with Rob Dye and Mike Ghegan at Jamian’s Food & Drink. 79 Monmouth Street.