Things to do in Ocean County October 1 & 2, 2011

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Things to do in Ocean County October 1 & 2, 2011

October 1 

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Annual Shark Run, Bay Head Fire House, Bridge Ave. Registration at 7 am, Race starts at 8:30 am. Enjoy the scenery and ocean as you run through a flat and fast course through the town of Bay Head. Separate kids fun races following the 5k. The annual Duck Derby immediately following the 5k and kids races. Sponsored by the Bay Head Home & School Association. $ Information: www.sharkrun5k.com- BAY HEAD

Annual Chowderfest Weekend: Merchant Mart, Taylor Avenue Ballfield, 9th St. & Taylor Ave. 10 am - 4 pm. Hundreds of vendors offer the best deals of the season. Free admission. Information: 609-494-7211 or www.visitLBIregion.com- BEACH HAVEN

South Side Johnny and his Asbury Jukes, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 8 pm. Catch a Rising Star Presents a Summer of Stars. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org- BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

17th Annual Fall Forestry Festival, Forest Resource Education Center, Don Connor Blvd. 10 am - 3 pm. Paint a pumpkin, climb a tree, cut a tree cookie, plant acorns, build a birdhouse, enjoy a hayride. Go on Bluebird and Nest Box Trail, see a sawmill and wildlife habitats, ID trees, visit Alpaca, chainsaw carving, and bee hive exhibits. Many other exhibits and activities will be offered. Information: 732-928-0987 or www.njforestrycenter.org- JACKSON

Phoenix Productions Presents: South Pacific, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. 2 & 8 pm. Fresh from an award-winning run at Lincoln Center, this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic is as delightful as when it first opened on Broadway. $ Information: 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org- LAKEWOOD

The Strand's 89th Anniversary Celebration, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. Gala from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Rodgers & Hamerstein's "South Pacific" begins at 8 pm. $ Information: 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org- LAKEWOOD

Little Egg Theatre Company Presents: "Moon Over Buffalo," Little Egg Harbor Community Center, 319 W. Calabreeze Way. 7 pm. Ken Ludwig's Hilarious Farce. $ Information: littleeggtheatreco.com- LITTLE EGG HARBOR

South African Penguin Festival, Jenkinson's Aquarium, Boardwalk & Parkway. All Day. Have a penguin party with Jenkinson’s Aquarium and SANCCOB - our partner in penguin conservation. All Ages. Included with admission. Information: 732-899-1659 or www.jenkinsons.com- POINT PLEASANT BEACH

F.I.S.H.(Fishin' in Seaside Heights), Oceanfront between the two amusement piers. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Event registration begins 9:00 am at Franklin Ave. Stage. Children's fishing tournament that promises fun for all ages! Free. Information: 1-800-732-7467 or www.seasideheightstourism.com- SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Mini Sea Glass & Art Festival, Thing - A - Drift, 406 Long Beach Blvd. 10 am - 3 pm. Event includes shard & fossil experts, art, book readings and more. Information: 609-361-1668 - SHIP BOTTOM

8th Annual "Gourmet Chefs & Designer Kitchens' Tour" Time TBA. Sponsored by the White Pine Twig for the benefit of Community Medical Center Foundation. Information: 732-557-8131 or www.cmc-foundation.org- TOMS RIVER

Fall Star Watch, The Robert J Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, College Drive, off Hooper Ave. 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Join the Amateur Astronomers of the Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area and Planetarium staff for an evening of observing the night sky, a variety of telescopes will be set up to view the moon, Saturn and other highlights of the current night sky. (weather permitting). Use parking lot #2. $ Information: 732-255-0342 or www.ocean.edu/planet.htm- TOMS RIVER

Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Rd., Rt. 532. Live county, bluegrass, and folk music. Doors Open at 6:30 pm & music begins at 7:30 pm. $ Information: 609-971-1593 or www.alberthall.org- WARETOWN

October 2  

Annual Chowderfest Weekend, Taylor Avenue Ballfield, 9th St. & Taylor Ave. 11 am - 4 pm. Admission includes unlimited chowder tasting with the opportunity for each ticket holder to vote for their favorite red and white chowder. $ Information: 609-494-7211 or www.visitLBIregion.com- BEACH HAVEN

All Hands on Deck, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 2 pm. A show that honors Veterans and celebrates America, based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO Tour to the troops in the field, featuring a 9-piece orchestra. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org- BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

20th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament, Island Beach State Park. Fishing begins at 6:30 am. Awards ceremony at 2 pm. Opportunity to learn about the sport of fishing and take advantage of a family activity. Exhibits featuring sportsmen’s clubs, conservation organizations and tackle manufacturers. $ Information: 732-793-0506 or www.njfishandwildlife.com- ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

Tony Trischka Territory, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. 7 pm Jim Murphy & The Pine Barons: 7 pm Ring of Fire Band: & 8:30 pm Tony Trischka Territory. Tony Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. $ Information: 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org- LAKEWOOD

Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. 8 pm. The program will feature two silent shorts by comedy geniuses Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, similar to a program that audiences enjoyed at the Strand back in 1922. Accompanying these films is the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra. $ Information: 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org- LAKEWOOD

Little Egg Theatre Company Presents: "Moon Over Buffalo," Little Egg Harbor Community Center, 319 W. Calabreeze Way. 7 pm. Ken Ludwig's Hilarious Farce. $ Information: littleeggtheatreco.com- LITTLE EGG HARBOR

Big Kahuna Event Series, New Egypt Speedway, 720 Route 539. Tobias SpeedSTR's, 50-Lap Sportsman, Enduro & Vintage Cars. Schedule subject to change. $ Information: 609-758-1900 or www.newegyptspeedway.net- NEW EGYPT

Car Cruise/Raffle Sales, Downtown, Arnold Ave. 5 pm - 8 pm. Antique and car show. Live Music, Dance Theater Project, Food. Information: 732-797-1456 or www.vintageautomuseum.org- POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Walk to Cure Diabetes, Carteret Ave Stage. Registration at 9 am, Walk starts at 10 am. 5 mile walkathon to raise money for research. Rain or Shine. Information: or www.jdrf.org- SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Farmer's Market, Marina Lawn, J Street & Central Ave. 11 - 5 pm. Runs Sundays September 11 - October 16. Information: 732-793-3700 ext. 105. or www.seasideparknj.org- SEASIDE PARK

Mini Sea Glass & Art Festival, Thing - A - Drift, 406 Long Beach Blvd. 10 am - 3 pm. Event includes shard & fossil experts, art, book readings and more. Information: 609-361-1668 - SHIP BOTTOM

Blessings of the Animals, Church of the Holy Spirit, 220 E. Main St. 2 pm. Information: 609-296-9618 or www.holyspirittuckerton.org - TUCKERTON

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