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

 Don’t just want to sit on the beach? Check out these great events!!!

Monday July 18th:

1. 2 Old Beach Bums Present: a Tour of the Boardwalks of NJ: 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call 609-494-2480 to register.

2. Dancing Dragons: 10:30am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 8 and younger. Call 609-494-2480 to register.

3. Explorations in Acrylic: Integrating Watercolor & Oil Painting Techniques: 10am-4pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Fees vary, call 609-494-1241 to register.

4. Introduction to Fishing Knots & Rig-Making: 2pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in surf City. Call to register and for list of tools & supplies to bring, 609-494-2480.

5. Barnegat Bay Coast Camp sponsored by the American Littoral Society: through July 22 at the Maris Stella Resort & Conference Center in Harvey Cedars. 10am-3pm. Kids grades 5-8 can enjoy learning about marsh exploration, marine forensic science, and more. Cost is $250 per child and includes all materials, supplies and snacks. For more information call 732-291-0055.

6. Magical Christmas Show (through the 22nd): 7:30, 8:30, 9:30pm at Fantasy Island in Beach Haven.

7. Intro to Sea Kayaking for Ages 9-15 (through the 20th): 9:30am-12:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Fees vary, call 609-494-1241.

8. Van Grow Art Instruction Camp (through the 22nd): 9-11:30am at Sunset Park in Harvey Cedars. Children will experience working with a number of mediums. Call for registration forms, 609-494-1241.

9. Sports Around the World (through the 22nd): In Sunset Park, Harvey Cedars. For ages 5-14, run by UK Elite with the Martyn Rushmore School of Soccer.Call 908-209-2209 for more information.

10. Children’s Programs: 2:30pm at the Barnegat Light Museum on 5th Street & Central Ave. in Barnegat Light. Program is for ages 5-12 and salutes the Coast Guard dog Sinbad. Donation of $5 is requested as well as registration, call 609-361-1747.

Tuesday July 19th:

 

1. Tuesdays in the Township: Free events July 7th-Sept 6th, including a guided fun run, bike ride, and evening concert. Visit www.longbeachtownship.com for more information.

2. Flea Market/Bazaar: 9am-3pm at the Surf City Firehouse. Vendors are both indoors and outdoors.

3. Imaginative Collaboration of Color & Composition with Watercolor: 10am-3pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Fees vary, call 609-494-1241 for more information.

4. Boating Safety Course: 5-9pm at St. Francis Center in Brant Beach. Successful completion earns NJ certification to operate a motor boat or personal watercraft. Workbook is provided. Open to ages 13 and up, cost is $75. Call 609-494-8861 for more information. **Also on Thursday the 21st)

5. Labyrinth Walk (though the 21st): 10am-7pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Beach Haven. Walking the labyrinth is a spiritual act of pilgrimage, a metaphor for life’s journey. All are welcome. Clean socks or shoe coverings are required and provided if needed. Call 609-597-8540 for more information.

6. Adult Writers Group Meets: 1-3pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call are welcome, call 609-494-2480 to register.

Wednesday July 20th:

1. Wednesdays Jump In and Swim: South Jersey Running & Traithalon sponsors free instructed 1/4 mile fun swim at Bayview Park in Brant Beach. 6am, Wednesdays through August 31st.

2. Book Discussion: 7:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Subject is The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. Call 609-494-2480 to register.

3. Clay Jewelry: 9:30am-1:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Fees vary, call 609-494-1241 to register.

4. Gaming Club: 3pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Kids ages 10 and older are welcome to join in Wii games, board games and cards. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

5. Children’s Story Hour: 10:30am at the Beach Haven Library on Third Street. Children ages 3-8 are welcome. Also taking place July 27.

6. Pieceful Shores Quilters Guld Meets: 1pm at the Long Beach Township Municipal Building community room in Brant Beach. The program is “Christmas in July” by Barbara Russel. New and visiting quilters are always welcome, call Elsa Chabala at 609-607-0991 or Mary Ann Bogaczyk at 609-597-4325 for more information.

7. Intro to Stand-Up Paddling: 6-7:30pm at the St. Francis Aquatic Center in Brant Beach. Program is for ages 10 and older, call for members, $50, nonmembers, $70. Call 609-494-8861 for more information. Also taking place on August 17.

8. A.J. Meerwald Visits (through the 24th): Centre Street at the Bay in Beach Haven. Deck tours, afternoon sails and evening cruises are offered at different dates, times, and prices. Call 856-785-2060 for more information and reservation details.

Thursday July 21st:

1. 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.

2. Thursday Bay Days: June 30 thru August. Bayview Park, 68th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach. ReClam the Bay program, 10am; water seining with Alliance for a Living Ocean, 11am. For more information visit http://www.longbeachtownship.com/

3. Magic Around the World: 2pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Program is for all ages, any adults accompanying children must also register. Call 609-494-2480.

4. Origami for Beginners: 12:30-2:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Fees vary. Call 609-494-1241 to register.

5. “Our Italian Lessons:” 7:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. John and Nancy Petralia lived in Italy for a year. Admission is free. Call 609-494-1241.

Friday July 22nd:

 

1. Friday Fun Days: July 1 thru August. Bayview Park, 68th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach. Watersports are featured beginning at 5pm. Standup-paddleboard races, windsurfing contest, and “anything that floats” competition. Participants should bring their boards. For more information visit http://www.longbeachtownship.com/

2. Culture Crafts: 2pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Kids of all ages are invited. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

3. Date Night in the Food Studio: 6:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences. Thomas J. Scangarello shows how to prepare a 4 course seafood meal from start to finish. Fee varies, call 609-494-1241 to register at least one week in advance.

4. Flamework Glass Demonstration: 5-7pm at Firefly Castle, 15 North Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. Tari Zarka transforms glass rods into pieces of wearable art. Call 609-361-7700 for more information.

Saturday July 23rd:

 

1. Craft Show: 9am-3pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brant Beach. There is a classic car display by Wicked Rides. For vendor information, call Tony at 609-312-3003.

2. Pancake Breakfast: 7-10am at Terrace 1st United Methodist Church on the Beach Haven Terrace. Adults $7, kids under 11 $4. Call 609-492-9843 or 609-492-0421 for more information.

3. Juried Arts & Crafts Festival (Through Sunday the 24th): 10am-6pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. More than 150 fine artists and crafters in multiple media participate. Donation $5. **Sunday 9am-4pm.**

Sunday July 24th:

1. Boat Races: 12 noon-4:30pm in Ship Bottom on the Bay. The East Coast Boat Racing Club of NJ sponsors the event. Visit www.ecbrcnj.com.

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 8:00 PM and Saturday morning at 9:30 AM at St.Thomas of Villanova Church in Surf City while the New Synagogue is being built. Shabbat on the beach on Friday, June 24th at 5:30 PM at the beach on 24th Street, Spray Beach.

– 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)

– Terrace Tavern & Crab Shack: (609-492-9751)

Ongoing Events:

Ecotours: Fridays through August 26th, 10am-12 noon at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Topics include rain gardens, alternative energy, and more. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

Just Bead It: Offers beading classes DAILY for all ages. Our friendly, talented staff is eager to assist you in learning new techniques to handcraft your own unique jewelry! Visit www.fuession.com/workshopcalendar/njworkshopcalendar.html for more information on our classes and to view our calendar. 1305 Long Beach Blvd., North Beach Haven. Call 609-492-BEAD or email justbeaditstaff@comcast.net for additional information.

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.

Surflight presents “Grease” June 22-July 15. Mark Summers, Andrew Call and Meredith Patterson star in this family friendly show. For showtimes and information go to www.surflight.org or call 609-492-9477.

Surflight Theater presents Children’s Theater: All Shows at 6pm: Through July 19 “Alice in Wonderland,” through August 4 “Cinderella,” through August 6 Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”

Children’s Activities: Fridays through August 26th, 11am-12 noon. Shell decorating, scavenger hunts, and more. All ages are welcome, admission is free. Call 609-492-0202.

Exhibition: Steve Tobin – Master Pieces: Friday-Sunday Through August 28th at Michael Ryan Architects in Loveladies. Curated by Bridgette Mayer of Philadelphia.

Guard Start: Tuesday & Thursday July 19-29 or August 2-11. The American Red Cross program is designed for strong swimmers ages 11-14 who want to prepare to be a pool lifeguard. 9-9:45am at the St. Francis Center in Brant Beach. Cost is $40 for members, $60 for nonmembers.

Have You Ever Held a Baby Clam?: Thursdays and Fridays through August. Thursdays 5pm at the Surf City Yacht Club 10th Street Boat Ramp. Fridays 11am at the Barnegat Light municipal boat ramp and 10am at the Museum of NJ Maritime History in Beach Haven.

July 5-August 12: Harvey Cedars Lifeguard in Training Program. Fees: Ages 10-12: $75, ages 13-15: $100. Applications available at www.harveycedars.org or at borough hall.

Summer of Soul Surf Movie Series: July 1st and 29th, August 26th, 7:30-9pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Barnegat Light. For more information visit www.zionlbi.com.

Kids Kamp: Monday through Friday at 9:30am at Just Bead It in North Beach Haven and Surf City. A daily beading activity for just $8. Call 609-492-2323 for more information.

Thursdays May 5 – August 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.

Tween Classes: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7pm at Just Bead It in North Beach Haven and Surf City. Fun beading activities for ages 9-13. Call 609-492-2323 for more information.

Mah Jong: Wednesdays from 12:30-4pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library In Surf City. Some previous experience is required. Call 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.

Classes & Activities Offered: at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences. Classes vary from learning new languages to art mediums and sports lessons. Call 609-494-1241 for more information and registration.

Tuesdays June 7-28: Adult Writers Group Meets: 1-3pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. All are welcome, call 609-494-2480 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.

SwellColors: Workshops EVERY day for people of all ages in glass mosaics and hot glass beadmaking. This is a great experience for anyone to try. We also have a set schedule of classes that are a lot of fun and participants make beautiful things. 110th St. (Virginia Ave.) and Long Beach Blvd. Haven Beach, NJ 08008. For more information, you can call 609-492-3783 or email mary@swellcolors.com. You can also visit http://www.swellcolors.com/.

Haunted Legends & Ghost Walking Tours of Beach Haven: June 14 – Sept. 6. LBI Historical Museum, Engleside & Beach Aves. Adult $15. Child under 12 $8. Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7pm. Rain cancels. Reservations required. Call Maggie O’Neill at 609-709-1425 for more information.

Historical Talks: June 27th-August 22 at the LBI Historical Museum in Beach Haven. Admission is free, donations appreciated. All talks start at 7:30pm.

Walking Tours of Beach Haven: Through September 2nd. Meet at the LBI Historical Museum in Beach Haven at 10am, Tuesday tours go north of the museum, Friday tours go south. Adults at $10, children $2, walks are weather permitting. Call 609-492-0700 or 609-492-3988 for more information.

National Juried Competition: Digital Works: June 23-July 19. LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies. Opening reception June 26, 5-7pm.Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

Hands-On in the Food Studio: through September 16th at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences. Thomas J. Scangarello demontrates a variety of dishes, prices vary for members and non-members of the Foundation. Call 609-492-1241 for more information.

The Secret Lives of Clams & Oysters: Thursdays through August 25th at Bayview Park in Brant Beach, 10am. ReClam the Bay gives a hands-on presentation on shellfish and the bay. Admission is free.

Bayshore Walks & Seining: through August 26th, 10am-12 noon at the LBI Foundation of Arts & Science in Loveladies. An Ocean County naturalist leads the free activity. Participants should wear old clothes and shoes and bring insect repellent. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

Ecotours: 10am-12 noon at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Topics include rain gardens, alternative energy, birdwatching, and more. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

The Secret Lives of Clams & Oysters: Thursdays, June 23-August 25. Bayview Park, 68th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach. 10am. Free.

Jersey Shore Clay National: m.t. burton Gallery, 1819 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City. Opening reception, June 25, 6-9pm; food is presented by Plate of Surf City. June 25-July 25. Call 609-494-0006, email mtbgallery@yahoo.com, or visit http://www.mtburtongallery.com/ for more details.

Coming Soon:

July 25: Readers Beware, Books that Scare: 11am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 5-10, call 609-494-2480 to register.

July 25: Rosie the Riveter in the 21st Century: 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. The program looks at nontraditional careers for women. Panelists may include a commercial pilot, comemrcial fisherwoman and a police officer. Call 609-494-2480 to register.

July 25-28: Van Grow Art Instruction Camp: 9-11:30am at Sunset Park in Harvey Cedars. Children will experience drawing, painting, sculpture, fabric art and more. Call for registration forms, 973-541-1939.

July 25-29: The Art of Magic: 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 at Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven. Call 609-492-4000 for more information.

July 25-29: Soccer Camp: 9am-1pm at Sunset Park in Harvey Cedars. Program is operater by the Martyn Rushmore School of Soccer and is for ages 3-14. Call 973-328-0787 for more information and registration.

July 26: ALO Puppet Show: 10am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Adults accompanying children must also register. Call 609-494-2480 to register.

July 26: Book Discussion: 7:45pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. The subject is The Glass Room by Simon Mawer. Donation, $5. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 26: Silk Painting: 1-4pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Students use nontoxic fabric dyes and inks to paint a scarf. Fees vary, materials $10. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 27: Feel the Force: Jedi Training: At the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 8 and older, call 609-494-2480 to register.

July 27: Intro to Surfing: 5:30-7pm at St. Francis Aquatic Center in Brant Beach. This 2-day clinic is for ages 6 and older. $60 for members, $80 for nonmembers. Call 609-494-8861 for more information. **Also on August 3**

July 27: Fragile Twilight Press Celebrates 20 Years: 6pm at Wildflowers Too in Barnegat Light. The event features an evening of poetry and prose with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Call 609-361-8191 for more information.

July 28: How to Photograph Children and Pets: 12:30-2:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Fees vary, call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 28: Kids Night at the Firehouse: 7pm at Highpoint Firehouse in Harvey Cedars. Kids ages 3-10 are invited for an evening of ice cream, fire trucks, and first aid and police vehicles. Donation, $1. To register call 609-361-7990.

July 28: Origami for Intermediates: 12:30-2:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Fees vary, call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 29: Time to Get Dirty in the Ceramics Studio: 7-9pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Introductory projects are offered, or participants may work on their own. Fees vary, call 609-494-1241 to register.

July 29: ‘Tween Craft: Caribbean Jewelry: 3pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 10 and older, call 609-494-2480 to register.

July 29: Island Surf & Sail sponsors a Women’s Stand Up Paddle Challenge to benefit Autism Research through Pieces of the Puzzle. 6pm at Bayview Park in Brant Beach. Registration at Island Surf & Sail in Brant Beach. Call 609-494-5553 for information.

July 29: Workshop for Gardeners: Rain Gardens, Backyard Composting, Soils: 10am at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Bay Ave. Plant Co. cohosts the program. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 30: Classic Car Show: 8am-3pm at the Ship Bottom Waterfront Park at the bay, 10th St. & Shore Ave. The Oceanairs Barbershop Chorus entertains. Car registration $15. Call 609-494-2171 ext. 116 for more information.

July 30: Fresh Fish Feast: 4-8pm at Barnegat Light Firehouse. Tickets are $20.

July 30: “Shop For Katherine” Day: 1715 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. Proceeds go toward medical expenses for a 4 year old girl with leukemia. Gallery donates 10% of all sales for the day, any and all donations welcome. Call 609-494-5038 for more information.

July 30: Wine & Cheese Reception for Artist Joan Gantz: 6-8:30pm at Firefly Castle in Surf City. Call 609-361-7700 for more information.

July 30: Antiques Show (through Sunday the 31st): At St. Francis Center in Brant Beach. A wide variety of items are offered by many dealers. Admission: adult $3, children $1. Saturday 9:30am-4pm, Sunday 9:30am-3pm

July 30: Art Show & Sale: Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse are holding an art show and sale. To participate, call 609-489-9017.

July 30: Family Fun Night at Pirate Cove: 6:30pm at the IBC Mission House, 4th Street and Beach Avenue in Beach Haven.

August 3: Seashore Open House Tour: The LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies presents a tour that will showcase seven exquisite homes that capture the history of Long Beach Island. Call Carin Kirkpatrick at 980-313-4423 for information.

Health and Living Well on LBI:

– County Connection Mobile Service: 10am-4pm on Friday July 22nd at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Services include county IDs, passports, veterans services and more. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

– Beach Yoga: through September 5 at the 26th Street Beach in Spray Beach. 8:30am on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays. All welcome, regardless of experience level. Call 609-492-4906 for information.

– Beach Haven Elementary School Yoga: 9:30am at the Beach Haven Elementary School on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Price depends on number of classes attending, call 609-492-4906 for more information