RED BANK: A DAD-DAUGHTER DANCE FOR ALL

Press release from Fair Haven Girl Up Club

On Saturday, May 7, the Fair Haven Girl Up Club is hosting a glamorous Hollywood-themed Father-Daughter Fundraiser Dance for girls and dads of all ages in Monmouth County. Hosted from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Red Bank Elks Lodge (40 West Front Street), the event starts with a half-hour meet and greet “mocktail” hour outside (weather permitting) on the Navesink River waterfront. A fully catered buffet dinner will be served around 8:30 p.m., and the evening will also include fabulous raffle prizes.

The Girl Up initiative is an adolescent United Nations Jr. Foundation campaign where girls stand up for girls in need; empowering girls around the world to strive for education and transform their world. Girl Up Clubs like the one in Fair Haven volunteer their time and resources to try and help girls in places that pose daily difficulties in just being born a girl.

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RED BANK ELKS ANNOUNCE HOOPSHOOT

2013-Hoop-Shoot-Logo1Press release from Red Bank Elks Lodge

Elks believe that sporting activities for youngsters provide spirited competition, develop character, and help make new friendships. So, the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 is inviting local area youth to our free basketball HoopShoot contest, a free-throw competition, on Sunday December 28 at St. Anthony’s of Padua, Bridge Avenue and Herbert Street in Red Bank.

Scheduled for 1 pm, the competition is open to boys and girls in three age categories: 8 to 9, 10 to 11, and 12 to 13 (ages as of April 1, 2015). Scoring is based on each contestant shooting 25 free throws.

The top-scoring boy and girl will each win a trophy and the opportunity to represent the lodge at the district level competition in January.

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ELKS HOST TRTC’s ‘EXPLORATION OF JUSTICE’

GreasonSharonGildaMonmouth University professor Walter D. Greason, former Red Bank council member Sharon Lee, and Frank Talk’s Gilda Rogers are among the guest panelists discussing “The Fight for Equality in Red Bank in the 1950s and Today,” during a February 10 event at the Red Bank Elks Lodge.

Press release from Two River Theater Company

“The Fight for Equality in Red Bank in the 1950s — and Today” is the topic of a free panel discussion event on Monday, February 10, presented by Two River Theater Company and hosted at the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233, 40 West Front Street.

The 7 pm panel is the first in a series of Inside Two River humanities programs that will focus on race, the Civil Rights movement, and evolving issues of equality under the umbrella title Exploration of Justice. Panels will take place monthly in connection with Two River Theater’s production of Trouble in Mind, written by Alice Childress —the first African-American woman to have a play professionally produced in New York City. The play, directed by Jade King Carroll, will run April 5 through 24.

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WEEKEND: A HOMECOMING FOR NJ SUPERSTARS

jacquie1It’s a Count Basie Homecoming for JACQUIE LEE — seen here performing at a 2012 Rockit! concert in Red Bank — when the VOICE runner-up who wowed everyone from Jennifer Hudson to Lady Gaga returns as part of A SOULED-OUT CHRISTMAS on Saturday. Meanwhile, Ms. Lauryn Hill (below) has rescheduled her Sunday “Homecoming” show at the Basie to February 7, 2014.

Friday, December 20:

RED BANK: “Life can get pretty hectic and crazy the week before Christmas,” says Gerda Liebmann, the internationally exhibited multimedia artist who established Gallery 135 in the second-floor space shared by Red Bank Community Church. With that in mind, Liebmann comes to The Oyster Point Hotel for a special opening event that “gives everyone a chance to take a little step back from the madness, and enjoy some artwork that hopefully will induce a little serenity into their holiday season.”

view_image.aspThe artist will be present for a Friday evening reception (6 to 8 pm) for a display of encaustic paintings — an ancient technique that uses beeswax, resin and pigments melted together — that includes a set of banners based on the Christmas narrative, and abstract paintings (on wood and paper) that include tea and tea leaves. The paintings remain on display at the Bodman Place hotel through the end of December, and are available for purchase as a unique Christmas gift — call Gerda at (732)687-3580 for more info.

RED BANK:  One week after celebrating the feast days of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a procession that brought hundreds of marchers out on a frosty Red Bank evening, the Music Ministry at St Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church takes it indoors — with a special Christmas concert presented in association with the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library. The 8 pm event,   a performance of Handel’s Messiah and traditional Christmas carols, spotlights the Trenton Diocesan Festival Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Shawn T. Mack — with soloists Lauren Walters (soprano), Jody Doktor (mezzo soprano), Justin Gonzalez (tenor), and Wilbur Lewis (bass). Call (732)747-0813 ext. 10 to reserve tickets ($20.00 adults; $10.00 students). Church doors open at 7 pm as part of a silent auction and raffle of gift baskets, to benefit the Friends of the RBPL and their work on behalf of the Library.

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