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CLIFTON, NJ – A Flea Market & Collectible Show will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 9 AM-4 PM, Indoors & Outdoors at Clifton High School, 333 Colfax Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. Admission: Free. Organization Sponsor: Clifton High School Wrestling Team. For information call 201-998-1144 or Do your shopping here. There will be 50+ tables displaying an array of quality merchandise such as oil & incense, sports collectibles, jewelry for all ages, clothing, dollar items, gift items, gloves & scarves, toys, antiques & collectibles & garage/2nd hand sale items  JC Promotions, Inc. is coordinating this event. JC is offering 4 free spaces to any school organization that would like to participate by having an exhibitor space to sell their items and/or promote their club are welcome to reserve one of the 4 spaces being offered. Please contact JC for a reservation. Hurry while they last.

Ocean County Library To Be Closed February 17
TOMS RIVER, NJ – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, February 17, in observance of President’s Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, February 18. We encourage our customers to use the Library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, streaming services and online classes which are available through For more information, contact the Ocean County Library through its website, or by calling 732-349-6200.

Dinner and a Movie
CLIFTON, NJ – Bring your family to the Clifton Community Recreation Center (1232 Main Ave.) for a low cost night out of dinner and a movie on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the movie, “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”, will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. The cost is $6.50 per person and covers the entrance to the movie, unlimited popcorn, juice, a small bag of your favorite movie candy and dinner provided by Gerry D’s Catering (small french fries and choice of 1 hotdog, 1 hamburger, 1 cheeseburger or 1 grilled cheese sandwich and 1 can of soda or bottled water). Seating is limited.  Pre-registration is required and can be done online at or at the Recreation Department on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue. Online registration ends on 2/17/2020.  For more information, call (973) 470-5956.

Clifton Skate Day
CLIFTON, NJ – Gather your family and friends for a fun-filled afternoon of ice-skating at Floyd Hall Ice-Skating Arena for Clifton Skate Day.  This event will be conducted on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The cost will be $5.00 per person and includes 3 hours of skating, skate rental and candy surprise.  You must have a coupon to attend the event and receive the discounted price.  Pick up coupons at the Recreation Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue.  Floyd Hall Arena is located on the campus of Montclair State University. For additional information, call (973) 470-5956 or visit

PAAA Chopin Concert
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Polish American Arts Association of Washington, D.C.  is excited to announce that Thomas Pandolfi, a pianist with international renown, will return to play for us at the Annual PAAA Chopin Concert on February 23, 2020 (2 p.m.)  at the Arts Club of Washington. Music of Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski, Wiktor Łabuński and Ignacy Jan Paderewski. By attending the concert you will not only spend an enjoyable afternoon listening to the great music of Chopin played by a world class pianist, but you will also support the PAAA Scholarship Program. We hope that you will also consider making a donation to help deserving Polish American students pursue their dreams. The Arts Club of Washington is located at 2017 I Street, NW Washington, DC 20009. Information: www.paaa
.us/events or call 703-356-5198.

Amanda Rutherford to Discuss
Living with Cystic Fibrosis at Jackson Library

JACKSON, NJ – The Ocean County Library Jackson Branch will host a program to commemorate Rare Disease Day at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 29. The program will be streamed live via Amanda Rutherford, of Brick, will share her experiences in coping with cystic fibrosis. She will also touch on the life-saving gift of an AffloVest, given by former NFL star Colton Underwood’s charitable foundation. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, inherited condition that affects about 30,000 Americans, and about 70,000 people worldwide. The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive. Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch at 732-928-4400, or visit or Register for the live stream at

12th Annual Prom Dress Drive Under Way
At All Ocean County Library Branches
TOMS RIVER, NJ – February marks the kickoff of the Ocean County Library’s 12th Annual Prom Dress Drive. All branches are accepting gently-used or new prom dresses and tuxedos during regular business hours through Friday, March 13. The drive will provide formal attire at no charge to middle and high school aged students for their schools’ spring formal events. Donations give students the opportunity to join their friends at a memorable event with confidence. Accessories, shoes, purses or bridesmaid’s dresses are not needed at this time.
Giveaways will take place at the following locations and dates:
• Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., 732-349-6200: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday March 24, Wednesday March 25, Thursday March 26.
• Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr St., 609-698-3331: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday April 2.
• Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Rd., 609-294-1197: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8.
• Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Ave., 732-363-1435: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27; 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, April 29.
Registration is not required for this free event. For more information, call 732-349-6200 or visit

Polish Heritage Society’s Annual Chopin Concert
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:30 PM, the Annual Chopin Concert sponsored by the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia will take place at the Settlement Music School in Germantown, PA.  Featured artist:  Martin Labazevitch.  For tickets contact Debbie Majka at 215-627-1391 or email:

Job Openings For Summer Programs In Clifton
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department is getting ready for another exciting summer with summer programs, specialty classes, summer concerts, family events and more.  In preparation for the summer, the Department is currently accepting applications for counselors for the Summer Programs. If you love children, sports, games, crafts, trips and the outdoors, what better way than to spend your summer working at the summer program?  Programs include Tots-O-Fun, Allsport & Summer Days in the Park. Make a difference in some young people’s lives.  The hours are great and the job is fun.   What else can you ask for during the summer!  Applicants must be 18 years of age as of June 29, 2020 or older for employment.  Great experience for college students, teachers, peer leaders and other related fields.  The job will run weekdays (M-F) beginning July 6th – August 18th  from 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Staff will be required to attend mandatory training on various evenings/days in June as well as attending CPR & 1st Aid training in mid-June.  Interested applicants must be available for the duration of the summer (no exceptions).  Please email to request an application. Print & return completed applications to the Clifton Recreation Department-900 Clifton Ave. Clifton, NJ 
07013 or by email to address listed above.

Outdoor Walk Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial
The Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial will host “Mahkoche kin: The Land,” an outdoor walk and presentation on the seasons of the Black Hills, and plant use traditions of the Lakota people. The walks are scheduled for Friday, February 28, Friday, March 27, and Friday, April 24, at 10 am and 2 pm. Join us and learn more about Lakota culture, centered upon what the earth provides. Programs start in the Museum’s Welcome Center lobby. Bring the whole family and join us for “Mahkoche kin: The Land.” (weather permitting). Darrel Red Cloud, Lakota, will lead this learning experience. Standard admission rates apply. Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s mission is to honor, protect, and preserve the culture, traditions, and living heritage of the Indians of North America. The Memorial fulfills its mission by continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and THE NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; by establishing and operating THE INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians. Crazy Horse Memorial is located at 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730. For more information call 605-673-4681 or visit