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

What better way to enjoy spring on LBI than with these events? Read on!!

Monday May 9th:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Tuesday May 10th:

 

1. 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.

Wednesday May 11th:

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Thursday May 12th:

1. 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.

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.

Friday May 13th:

1. 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.

2. “Pinelands Revisited” Exhibit (through May 20th) at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Artwork is presented by members of the Princeton Artists Alliance.

Saturday May 14th:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Women’s Conference Workshop: 9:30am-1:30pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brant Beach. “Tips, Tricks and Information” covers plumbing, painting, grilling, first aid and auto maintenance. Cost is $12 and covers a light lunch. Call 609-494-6888 or 609-978-9693 to register.

6. Town-wide Garage Sale: Begins at 8am in Barnegat Light.

7. Flower Sale: 9am-1pm at St. Peter’s at the Light on 7th and Central Avenue.

8. Film, “Earthwork”: 8pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. $5 or free for Lighthouse Film Society Members. Call Christine at 571-212-3292 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.

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