The Weekly LBI Events Are Courtesy Of The LBI Business Alliance.
As spring leads to summer, finish your spring cleaning by hitting your kitchen cabinets and donating all your extras to the St. Francis Food Pantry!! 

Monday May 2nd:

1.  Brain Games:  at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

 
Tuesday May 3rd:
 
1. Adult Writers Group Meets:  1-3pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

 

 
Thursday May 5th:

1.  Book Sale (through the 7th):  At the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Thurs & Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-noon.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

2.  Bead Happy Hour:  5-8pm at Just Bead It in North Beach Haven.  Come and learn new beading techniques and make cool spring jewelry!  Call 609-492-2323 for more information.

 
What’s Open:

Not sure what businesses are open on LBI?  Visit http://www.njlbi.com/ for a listing of over 100 Long Beach Island Businesses along with their hours of business and contact information!
Worship on Long Beach Island

–  Grace Calvary Church in Ship Bottom – 609-494-7777
–  Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Beach Haven – 609-492-7571 or 609-492-2108
–  Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brant Beach – 609-494-6888
–  Island Baptist Church in Beach Haven – 609-492-7584
–  Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island – 609-492-4090
 
Please Note:  JCC Shabbat Services are Friday Evening at 7:30 pm in St.Thomas of Villanova Church in Surf City while the New Synagogue is being built
 
–  Kynett United Methodist Church of Beach Haven – 609-492-0421
–  St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brant Beach – 609-494-8813
–  St. Peter’s at the Light Episcopal Church in Barnegat Light – 609-494-2398
–  Terrace United Methodist Church in Beach Haven Terrace – 609-492-9843
–  Zion Lutheran Church in Barnegat Light – 609-494-8676
Weekly Entertainment and Performances Found At:

–  Bayberry Inn:  (609-494-8848) 
–  Buckalew’s Tavern & Restaurant:  (609-492-1065)
–  Daddy O:  (609-494-1300)
–  The Gateway:  (609-494-1661)
–  Nardi’s Tavern:  (609-492-9538)

Ongoing Events: 

Barnegat Lighthouse is Open: The # 2 tourism destination in the State Of New Jersey is open on weekends and has reported a “full parking lot” and a great number of visitors in the past few weekends.  

Prom Dress and Accessory Collection:  Donate clean prom dresses and accessories in good wearable condition to Red Sails Salon in Surf City or Regenerate in Beach Haven.  Shoes, handbags, and cocktail/special occasion dresses are all gratefully accepted for Southern Regional High School. 

Through May 5:  After School Arts Enrichment Program Exhibition:  At the LBI Foundation of Arts & Sciences.  Students from 9 local school display their work.  Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

Tuesdays through May 31:  Adult Writers Group Meets:  1-3pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

Thursdays May 5-25:  Stitch & Bitch LBI:  1-8pm at the Museum of NJ Maritime History on Dock Road in Beach Haven.  Anyone interested in knitting or crocheting may bring supplies and join in, help is available for all wishing to learn.  Email ninamimlitsch@comcast.net.

Saturdays March 5-May 28:  Youth Arts Program for grades K-5:  at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies.  Class fees vary, call 609-494-1241 for more information.

Through May 16:  “Top That!” Contemporary ake Toppers:  m.t. burton Gallery in Surf City.  Creations by more than 30 artists are shown.  Call 609-494-0006 for more information. 

Mah Jong:  Every Wednesday afternoon May 11-25 at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City from 12:30-4pm.  Some experience is necessary.  Contact the JCC office at 609-494-2480 for more information.

Food Donations Needed:  The St. Francis Food Pantry in Brant Beach is acception donations of non-perishable foods as well as detergents, soaps, and shampoo.
 
 Womens’ Council of Realtors:  Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Bayberry Inn, 13th Street & Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom.  Call Theresa Hill at 609-597-6464 for more information.

Pottery Class: With ceramics artist Matt Burton every Tuesday from 6-9 pm or Thursdays from 1-4 pm at the M.T. Burton Gallery, 19th Street & Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. For more information call 609-494-0006.  

Seedling Sale:  Variety of seedlings offered by the Garden Club of LBI. Visit http://www.thegardencluboflbi.com/ for more information.
 
Fiction Writers Group:  Forming in Beach Haven:  Meets 2 Thursdays per month from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  Call Debi for more information 856-912-1369.
Knitting Group Meeting:  10am Wednesdays at How You Brewin on 8th Street in Surf City.  Call 609-494-2003 or visit http://www.howyoubrewin.com/ for more information.

 
Coming Soon:

May 9:  Friends of the Library Meet:  10am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.  All are welcome.

May 9:  Italian Cultural Society of LBI Meets:  6pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information. 

May 9:  Making Ice Creams & Sorbets:  6-9pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies.  Cost varies, call 509-494-1241 for more information and to register.

May 9:  Writers’ Workshop: Get that Story Moving:  1pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Kathryn Craft of Writing Partner explains the most common story-stalling mistakes and how to build a story to keep readers hooked.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information and to register.

May 10:  Music and Movement:  10:30am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  For ages 2-6.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

May 11:  Kid Movie Night:  6:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Call 609-494-2480 for title.

May 11:  Meet Children’s Author Ellice Gerson:  4pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Program is designed for ages 4-9pm.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

May 11:  The Art of Origami:  7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  For ages 8-18, call 609-494-2480 for more information.

May 11:  Understanding Islam:  10:30am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Professor Christopher Taylor of Drew University presents the program.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

May 12:  Storytime:  3:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Ages 4-8 are invited for an Asian Pacific Heritage Month story and craft.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

May 13:  Teach at the Beach:  8am-3pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies.  Program is open to all elementary, middle, and high school teachers.  Visit www.njmarineed.org.

May 13-June 20:  “Pinelands Revisited” Exhibit:  at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies.  Artwork is presented by members of the Princeton Artists Alliance.

May 14:  Science Saturday Lecture Series:  11am at the LBI Foundation of Arts & Sciences in Loveladies.  Topic is business and residential stewardship.  Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

May 14:  Crazy Chemical Creations:  10-11:30am at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies.  For grades K-5, cost varies.  Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

May 14:  Dichroic Glass Earrings:  10am-12:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies.  Cost varies, call 609-494-1241 for more information. 

May 14:  Window Box Planting:  10am at Bay Avenue Plant Co. in Surf City.  Jackie Razza presents this FREE workshop.  Call 609-361-8800 for more information.

May 19:  PTA Spring Fling Fundraiser/Auction Dinner:  6pm at Brant Beach Yacht Club.  Proceeds go towards the LBI School PTA.
May 21:  A Cherry Blossom Tea, a benefit for the Japan Earthquake Response Fund, from 11am-1pm sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 7th and Central Avenue, Barnegat Light.  Tickets are $25, call 609-494-5048 for more information.

June 3-5:  3rd Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival.  Details coming soon.

June 11th:  LBIFest at the Long Beach Township Municipal Complex and Bayview Park.  Email us at for more information, and visit http://www.lbifest.com/ to see what last year’s event was all about.  Join the 6,500 people who enjoyed last year’s festivities.
 
Health and Living Well on LBI:

–  Blood Pressure Screening:  Tuesday May 3rd, 11am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.  Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

–  St. Francis Senior Services:  Outreach workers are available to assist with a variety of senior needs.  Call 609-294-1197 for more information.

–  Senior Exercise Class & Line Dancing:  At the St. Francis center in Brant Beach.  Ladies exercise: Monday-Wednesday & Friday 9-10am, Lien Dancing: Thursday 9-10am.

–  AtlantiCare Medical Center’s RNS Mobile Digital Mammography:  Friday May 13 9:30am-4pm at the LBI Health Dept. in Haven Beach.  All major credit cards and most insurance plans are accepted.  Call for appointment 800-246-2404.
–  American Red Cross Bloodmobile:  May 13th 2-7pm at the Ethel Jacobsen School in Surf City.  Photo ID is required, call 800-GIVELIFE.

–  Free Rabies Clinic:  Saturday May 7th at the Beach Haven Firehouse 9-9:30am, Ship Bottom Firehouse 9:45-10:15am, and Barnegat Light Firehouse 10:30-11am.  Pets must be leashed or in a carrier.

–  Child & Adolescent Health Programs:  Physical exams and immunizations are available for infants and children through age 18 at the LBI Health Department.  Call 609-492-1212 for more information.

–  Well Baby Clinic:  at the LBI Health Department in Haven Beach.  Call 609-361-1000 ex 250 or 609-492-1212 for appointment and information.

–  Walking/Running Program:  Monday-Friday 8-9am in the St. Francis Center gymnasium, Brant Beach.  Call 609-494-8861 for more information.

–  Flu Shots Offered:  by appointment a the LBI Health Department, 11601 Long Beach Blvd. in Haven Beach.  Call 609-492-1212 for more information and pricing.

–  GED, Adult Basic Skills and 2nd Language Classes:  Free classes provided by the St. Francis Family Services at the St. Francis Community Center.  Call 609-597-9399 for more information.

–  Parents and Children Together Homework Program:  Mondays 6-8pm at the St. Francis Community Center in Brant Beach.  Classes are designed to teach parents the skills they need to help children with homework.  For grades 1-12.  Call 609-597-9399 for more information.

For Your Interest:

–  LBI Woodcarvers Association:  meets 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm.  Call 609-296-5606 for location.
–  LBI Swing Dance Club:  Singles or couples, beginner or expert, country, latin, etc are welcome to meet at whichever establishment has the most suitable entertainment for the week.  Call 609-494-9742 on weekends or email jtitus@erols.com on weekdays.

–  St. Francis Community Pool Donations Sought:  Send to St. Francis Swimming Pool Fund, 4700 Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach, NJ 08008.

–  Beach Haven Community Arts Program’s Commemorative Bricks:  Bricks are placed in the paths at Veterans’ Bicentennial Park in Beach Haven.  Donations are $50 and order forms are available at the Beach Haven Library, borough hall, Uncle Will’s Pancake House, or call 609-492-8362.
 
–  Ongoing classes at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences.  Visit http://www.lbifoundation.org/ for schedule and more information.

–  New Members Wanted:  The St. Francis Guild invites all interested in knitting, crochet, quilting, and/or other crafts to participate.  Meets Wednesdays from 10am-2pm at the St. Francis Center in Brant Beach.  Call Lenore Kane at 609-494-7330 for more information.
 
–  Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens Fund-Raiser:  The Garden Club of LBI offers memorial bricks to be placed in the gardens.  Call 609-494-5791 for more information.

–  St. Francis Youth Ministry:  Offers junior and senior high school age students fellowship and involvement in their community.  Call 609-494-8813, ext. 70 for more information.