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WEEKEND: REGATTA, TEA, A MAN IN A TREE…

on-borrowed-time-41-500x457-7032591‘On Borrowed Time’ continues its run at the Two River Theater, above. Judith Krall Russo, below, talks tea and women in history at the Eastern Branch Monmouth County Library Saturday. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, September 27:

sony-dsc-5SHREWSBURY: Alexander Saulon leads a discussion about social media sites and how to use Skype and Facebook to stay connected with family and friends at the Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library. The discussion begins at 11 a.m. 1001 Route 35 North.

RED BANK: Keep up with the Jonzes at the Walt Street Pub for some Friday night entertainment. The Jonzes are sure to please with their eclectic musical range from heavy metal to reggae, pop, dance, and more. The music begins at 8 p.m. 180 Monmouth Street.

RED BANK: Find some time to head to Two River Theatre Company to see On Borrowed Time, directed by Tony and Oscar winner Joel Grey, who starred in the play as a child more than 70 years ago. The Paul Osborn drama follows a relationship between a grandfather and his orphaned grandson and touches on life, love, death and devotion. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 – $42. 21 Bridge Avenue.

RED BANK: Red Bank’s own Phoenix Productions puts on its rendition of Damn Yankees, the musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, at Count Basie Theatre. Michael Kroll directs the story of a baseball fan who makes a deal with the devil to bring his team of underdogs victory. He soon realizes the devil throws temptation in the way in the form of a woman named Lola. Damn Yankees begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22, $26, and $36. 99 Monmouth Street.

RED BANK: Slim Chance & The Gamblers play a BYOB house party at the old Anthony Reckless Estate as a part of the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s monthly music series. Proceeds of the Reckless Steamy Nights series go to benefit the scholarship programs of the JSJBF and the Woman’s Club of Red Bank. The night of music and relaxation runs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. 164 Broad Street.

RED BANK: Country inspired Brian Bisbee rocks Molly Maguire’s Black Point Inn Friday at 9 p.m. 132 East River Road.

Saturday, September 28:

MIDDLETOWN: Residents celebrate their town at the Park and Recreational Department’s Croydon Hall for some community family fun. The daylong, rain-or-shine festival includes kids’ activities, circus performers, a classic car show, live music and more. Shuttle bus services will be available. Middletown Day runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 180 Main Street.

SHREWSBURY: Food historian and tea specialist Judith Krall Russo leads a lesson on women and tea in Victorian England at Monmouth County’s Eastern Branch Library. Krall will discuss how women were banned from purchasing tea until the early 18th century and the impact tea had on upper-class and working-class women during the Victorian Era. 1001 Route 35 North.

SHREWSBURY: This week, family story fun revolves all around the letters that make up the English language. The Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library invites children and parents ages 1 and up to enjoy Alphabet Adventures. 1001 Route 35 North.

RED BANK: Get in shape at the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Community Walk through Marine Park and Riverside Gardens. The daylong, rain-or-shine walk is kid friendly, too. Refreshments, healthy snacks, and kids activities will be abundant. When the day is done, peddle away on your potential new bike (every participant receives a raffle ticket to win a bike from the Red Bicycle Studio.) The walk begins at 10 a.m. (sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m.) Foot of Wharf Avenue.

RUMSON: On your mark, get set… race to the fourth annual Rumson Boat Race at the Navesink River. Division I Collegiate teams from Army, Rutgers, Villanova and Dad Vail champs Drexel compete for the Governor’s Cup and the Mayor’s Cup trophies. Student-athletes from the Central New Jersey Rowing Association (RFH Rowing, Rumson; St. Joseph’s High School, Metuchen; Westfield High school) will also compete in the Rumson Boat Race, if weather and conditions permit. Victory Park, Layfayette Street.

RED BANK: Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 shows appreciation for first responders with a BBQ offering free food, beer and wine to all first responders in the Red Bank area (Shrewsbury, Little Silver, Fair Haven, etc.) Cash bar available for other members of the public. Rain date is Sunday, September 29. First Responders Appreciation Day runs from 6 to 9 p.m. 40 West Front Street.

RUMSON: The E Street Shuffle, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, pays homage to the Jersey Rocker at Molly Maguire’s Black Point Inn.

Sunday, September 29:

LINCROFT: Sunday Morning Dialog at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County continues with surgeon Dr. A. Samra to discuss new treatments for common medical conditions such as carpal tunnel and basilar joint arthritis. Sunday Morning Dialogue begins at 9 a.m. 1475 West Front Street.

MIDDLETOWN: Brookdale Community College Professor Suzanne Parker gives a free presentation at the Middletown Main Library on how to improve and strengthen writing skills. “Turning your stories into Art” begins at 2 p.m.  55 New Monmouth Road.

RED BANK: The Galleria Red Bank Farmers Market presents fresh produce from local farms and highlights area eateries and unique crafts. Support the community and gain knowledge about local business development. The market runs every Sunday through November form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Corner of Bridge Avenue and West Front Street.

LINCROFT: Ina and Allen Marx of the Society of Gilders present a free presentation on the history and restoration of painted, gilded, and Asian lacquer objects as part of the exhibition “Covered in Gold.” The presentation begins at 3 p.m. 765 Newman Springs Road.

MIDDLETOWN: Stress Factory Comedy Club founder and Middletown native Vinnie Brand visits the MAC to benefit the ongoing community arts programs and activities. The standup comedy show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. 36 Church Street.

RED BANK: Test out your pipes at Open Mic with Rob Dye and Mike Ghegan. Jamian’s Food & Drink is the place to find musicians, new ideas, classic covers, and a relaxed hangout spot. Open Mic runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 79 Monmouth Street.

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