The Weekly LBI Events Are Courtesy Of The LBI Business Alliance.

Get ready for some nice spring weather and these great events!!!

Monday April 11th:

1. LBI Business Alliance Meeting: 6:30 in the upstairs of Nardi’s in Brant Beach. Light refreshments provided by John Brennan. **LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR EXCLUSIVE ‘MEMBERS ONLY” PRICING FOR LBIFEST 2011**

2. Card Party & Luncheon: 12pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall in Brant Beach. Tickets are $18 and include a hot lunch, door prizes and more. Call Trish at 609-494-1284 for more information.

3. Il Risorgimento – A Historical Overview: 6pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library. The Italian Cultural Society of LBI sponsors the program on how Italy became a country. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

4. Geneology 101: 2pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Deborah Sena presents. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

5. Friends of the Library Meet: 10am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.

Tuesday April 12th:

1. Movie, “Adam’s Rib:” 2pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

Wednesday April 13th:

1. Teen Gaming Club Meets: 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Kids 10 and older are welcome to drop in for a Wii tournament. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

2. Waking Up Your Garden After a Long Winter: 4pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Marilyn Flagler and Marilyn Thomas of the Garden Club of LBI present the program. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

3. Young Artists of LBI Art Reception: 4pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Children of the Ethel Jacobsen School display their work. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

4. Teen Advisory Board Meets: 6pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Teens ages 12-18 are welcome to give suggestions on events, programs, and more. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

Thursday April 14th:

1. Storytime: 3:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 4-7. 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.

3. After School Arts Enrichment Program Exhibition (through May 5th): At the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Science in Loveladies. Students from 9 local schools display their work. For more information, call 609-494-1241.

4. Easter Story Hour: 4-5pm at the Beach Haven Library on Third Street. For ages 3-7. Call 609-492-7081 for more information.

Friday April 15th:

1. Sail Around the World: A presentation by Nobel Prize Winner George Smith and Janet Murphy. 7pm at the NJ Maritime Museum on Dock Road. Light refreshments provided, a donation in lieu of admission is accepted. Call 609-492-0202 to make required reservation.

2. Indoor Easter Egg Hunt: 7pm at the Grace Calvary Church in Ship Bottom. Free family fun including crafts, activities, snacks, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

3. Furniture Flea Market (through Saturday the 16th): 10am-3pm at St Clare Church in Loveladies.

Saturday April 16th:

1. Science Saturday: 11am at the LBI Foundation of Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. This week’s topic is “Turtle Mania!”

2. 1pm at the Visitors Center at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in Barnegat Light. BRETT FRANKS ON FRESNEL LENSES – Brett Franks, President of the New Jersey Lighthouse Society, will talk about FRESNEL LENSES and the lens at Barnegat Lighthouse. Mr. Franks has been involved with lighthouses for over 20 years and is considered highly knowledgeable on the subject of New Jersey Lights and their lenses. Call 609-494-2016 for more information.

Sunday April 17th:

1. Beach Haven School PTA Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: 8am-12pm at Uncle Will’s Pancake House in Beach Haven.

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.

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.

March 16-April 13: Lenten Series 2011 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church on Marine Street in Beach Haven. 6pm dinners, 6:30 sessions, 7:55 compline. April 13th’s feature is “Jesus, the Gospels, and Resurrection.” Call 609-492-7571 for more information.

April 17-24th: Easter Holy Week Services at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church on Marine Street in Beach Haven. Begins Palm Sunday and continues through all of Holy Week. All are welcome. Call 609-492-7571 for more information.

Mah Jong: Every Wednesday afternoon through April 27th 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:

April 18: Brain Games: 1pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

April 18: Our Gang Players Perform “Bye Bye Birdie.” 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

April 19: 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.

April 19: Totally Toddler: 10:30am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 18-36 months with caregiver. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

April 19: A community seder hosted by the Jewish Community Center of LBI at the Maris Stella Retreat & Conference Center in Harvey Ceders at 5:30pm. All are welcome, but reservations are necessary, please call 609-492-4090.

April 20: The Art of Origami: at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. 10am for adults, 6:30pm for ages 8-16. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

April 20: Book Discussion: “Gilead” – 7:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

April 20: Reading Isn’t Ruff: 6pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

April 20: Pieceful Shores Quilting Guild Meets: 1pm at the Long Beach Township Municipal Building community room in Brant Beach. Call Mary Leonard at 609-361-7336 or Mary Ann Bogaczyk at 609-597-4325 for more information.