WEEKEND: PINKHATSYARDSALEFOODFEST

Red Bank becomes a bargainhunter’s paradise on Saturday. On Sunday: food, acres of food. (Click to enlarge)

As the headline suggests, the weekend that awaits is jammed with the potential for good times.

We’ve got the fifth Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale, this one making a migration from fall to spring.

We’ve got one of the inaugural events of this year’s weeklong Paint the Town Pink festivities to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

And capping it all off, rain or shine, is the first-ever Red Bank International Flavour Fest, an outdoor celebration of the wide variety of cuisines available year-round at Red Bank restaurants.

And Mother Nature appears to be in a mood to cooperate.

Details, as they used to say when that was still a two-syllable word, are just below.

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FALL CLOSEOUT FOR RED BANK YARD SALE

Goods were moved and cash changed hands as some 120 homes participated in the fourth annual edition of the Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday.

redbankgreen was there for the final fall version of this favorite, which moves to Spring next May 7 5.

Meantime, there’s the book sale today at the Red Bank Public Library, where shoppers can fill a bag with reading material for just $5. Like the yard sale, the book sale is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library, which helps pay for enhanced programs at the West Front Street facility.

AFTER NEXT ONE, YARD SALE MOVES TO SPRING

south-st-2009Activity was brisk on South Street at the 2009 event. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Red Bank’s fourth annual townwide yard sale is still more than a month away, but organizers are already looking at the fifth.

A little early to be planning next year’s, you say?

Not quite. The interval between events is getting truncated by four months.

Once this year’s sale is done on September 24 – a change from the previously reported October 1 date – so is its traditional slot in September, says Friends of the Red Bank Public Library member Audrey Oldoerp. The 2012 edition will be held in May.

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