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

Happy Summer!!! Enjoy our Island and these great events!!

Tuesday July 5th:

 

1. Chinese Brush Painting: 9:30am-3:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Price varies for members and non-members, call 609-494-1241 for more information.

2. 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.

3. Mosaic Rings: 10-11:30am at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Price varies for members and non-members, call 609-494-1241 for more information.

4. Free Outdoor Concert: 7-9pm at Bayview Park in Brant Beach. Bring you beach chair or blanket to sit on.

5. A Van Grow Art Instruction Summer Camp: through July 8th, 9am-11:30am in Sunset Park, Harvey Cedars. Children are helped in exploring a variety of art mediums and creating great projects. Call 973-541-1939 for registration information.

Wednesday July 6th:

 

1. Free Concert: 7:30pm at Veterans Bicentennial Park on Engleside Avenue in Beach Haven. Featuring The Carnaby Street Band with pop music from the 70s. In case of bad weather, the concert will move across the street inside at the LBI Historical Association Museum.

2. Shellfish, Indians, Baymen and Pirates: The Barnegat Bay Heritage: 10am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Register by calling 609-494-2480.

3. 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.

4. Family Bingo: 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Please call to register, 609-494-2480.

5. Assistant Commissioner for Economic Growth and Green Energy at the Department of Environmental Protection Michele N. Siekerka presents at 7pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies.

6. Penning Your Past in Poetry: a Narrative Journal. Gail Fishman Gerwin leads the class at the LBI Foundation of the arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Cost of participation varies. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

6. Memoir Reading: Sugar and Sand: 3-4pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Gail Fishman Gerwin reads from and discusses her memoir. Call 609-494-1242 for more information.

7. Children’s Story Hour: 10:30am at the Beach Haven Library on Third Street in Beach Haven. Children ages 3-8 are welcome, call 609-492-7081 for more information.

Thursday July 7th:

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. Barnegat Bay Day & Go Green Expo: Noon-4pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Facepainting, t-shirt printing, alternative energy presentations and more. For more information call 609-494-1241.

3. 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; guided kayak ecotour, 2pm. For more information visit http://www.longbeachtownship.com/

4. Flea Market: 9am-3pm at the Ship Bottom Boat Ramp on Shore Avenue. More than 50 vendors are expected.

5. Lunchtime Movie: 12 noon at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

6. Reading Isn’t Ruff: 11am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. A therapy dog is present for beginner readers to come read to it. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

Friday July 8th:

 

1. Date Night in the Food Studio: From the Farm: 6:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Learn to prepare a 4-course meal from start to finish. Prices vary based on membership. Call 609-494-1241 to register, deadline is 1 week prior to event.

2. Silent Auction, Wine & Cheese Social: 6-9pm at the Surf City Firehouse. Minimum age to attend is 21, tickets are $5 in advance $8 at the door. Call 609-494-8704 for more information.

3. 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/

4. “You Look Swell” Surf Film Premier: 8-11pm at Farias’ Surf n Sport in Ship Bottom. Features local athletes. Call 609-494-7368 for more information.

5. Culture Crafts: 2pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. A drop-in activity for all ages. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

Saturday July 9th:

 

1. Yard & Bake Sale: 8am-1pm at Kynett United Methodist Church of Beach Haven, 217 Centre Street & Beach Ave. Call 609-492-0421 for more information.

2. July 9 & 10: Summer Art Show & Sale: Saturday 9:30am-4pm, Sunday 9:30am-2pm at the St. Francis Center in Brant Beach. More than 30 artists will be on display, admission is free. Call 609-494-8861 for more information.

3. Back to Nature: Clay Vessels. 10am-5pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. For teens, price varies, call 609-494-1241 for more 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 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:

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.

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 5-15: Art & Illusion: 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30pm at Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven. No show on July 4th. Call 609-492-4000 for more information.

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.

Vacation Bible School: July 11-15 at Zion Lutheran Church in Barnegat Light. Call 609-494-8676 to register.

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.

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. June 27th topic: the Fisherman’s Cottage.

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.

Surflight presents “Grease” June 22-July16. For showtimes and information go to www.surflight.org or call 609-492-9477. Don’t fogret Children’s Theatre at 6pm too!

Coming Soon:

July 11: Aboriginal Dot Painting: 3pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 8 and older. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

July 11: Silver Casted Jewelry: Rings & Things: 9:30am-3pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Prices vary. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 11: Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Adults: 8:30-9:30am at The LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Prices vary. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 11: Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Teens: 10-11am at The LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Prices vary. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 11: Friends of the Library Meet: 10am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. All are welcome. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

July 11-14: Not-So-Superficial Ceramics Class: 9:30am-4:30pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Prices vary. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 11-14: Soccer Camp: 9am-1pm at Sunset Park in Harvey Cedars. Operated by the Martin Rushmore School of Soccer, for ages 3-14. Call 973-328-0787.

July 12: Book Discussion: 7:45pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Selection is The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson. Requested donation is $5. Call 609-494-1241.

July 12: Storytime at Surf City Rita’s: 2:30pm at Rita’s Water Ice on 18th Street in Surf City. Children receive a free ice-custard. Register by calling 609-494-2480.

July 13: Bicycle Basket Class: 10am-4pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Prices vary. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 13: jewish Community Center of LBI Bazaar: 8am-3pm at Veterans Bicentennial Park in Beach Haven. Admission is free.

July 13: Know Your Island: What It Takes to Put a Sandpaper Issue Together. 10am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call 609-494-2480 to register.

July 13: Marine Mammals & Sea Turtles: 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For all ages. Call 609-494-2480 to register.

July 14: Ang Pow Fish & Chinese Bracelets: 11am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 10 and up. Call 609-494-2480 to register.

July 14: Kids Night in the Park: 6pm at Sunset Park in Harvey Cedars. Games and fun for all ages.

July 14: Miniature Golf Tournament: 10-11:45am at Island Golf on 6th Street in Surf City. Hosted by the Surf City Taxpayer Association, featuring prizes for children, teens and adults. Rain date is July 15th.

July 15: Twisted Fairytales: 10:30am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 5-10, call 609-494-2480 to register.

July 16: Crayon Suncatcher: 10-11:30am at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Prices vary, call 609-494-1241 to register. For ages 6-11.

July 16: Memoir Reading: Sugar & Sand: 3-4pm at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Call 609-494-1241 for information.

July 16: Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Teens: 10-11am at The LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Prices vary. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.

July 16: Workshops for Gardeners: Hydrangeas – Types & Care: 10am at Bay Ave. Plant Co., 1808 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. NJ certified nursery & landscape professional Heidi Hesselein of Pleasant Run Nursery in Allentown presents. Admission is free, event is rain or shine.

July 17: Bayview Park Funfest: an all day event sponsored by the New Jersey Wind & Water Sports Association.

July 18: 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.

July 29: Island Surf & Sail sponsors a Women’s Stand Up Paddle Challenge to benefit Autism Research through Pieces of the Puzzle. Registration at Island Surf & Sail in Brant Beach.

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 Cove6:30pm at the IBC Mission House, 4th Street and Beach Avenue in Beach Haven.

Health and Living Well on LBI:

– Detecting & Preventing Skin Cancer: 10am-12 noon at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. A nurse from the LBI Health Dept conducts a screening. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

– Aerobics/Group Fitness Classes: Ship Bottom Firehouse, 21st St. & Central Ave. Zumba, kickboxing, pilates, etc. 8:30am & 9:45am. June 24-Labor Day. For more information, call 609-494-1601.

– Aerobics/Group Fitness Classes: Zion Lutheran Church, 18th St. & Central Ave., Barnegat Light. Zumba, piloxing, set, weights, and boot camp circuit. Mon-Sat, 8am, June 25-Sept. 3. Call Allison at 609-713-6914.

– Yoga Classes: Beach Haven School, 7th St. & Beach Ave. Tues, Wed, & Fri at 9:30am. June 21-Aug. 21. Call 609-492-4906 for more information.

– Yoga Classes: at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Classes also include gentle yoga & balance ball, Zumba gold & yoga fusion and Pilates. Call 609-494-1241 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.

– 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