BELMAR, NJ — Learn the basics of crochet from an experienced yarncrafter during a “Come, Learn and Play” presentation today, March 18 at Serenity Lounge, 1004 Main Street.

From noon to 4 p.m. Shannon Bird of Buybybirdie_crochet will be demonstrating the step-by-step process of crocheting, a simple repetitive craft that has been shown to soothe the mind and relax the body.

By looping yard with a hooked needle, patterned fabric pieces are created that can be crafted into a wide variety of items. For Bird, hats for adults and children, scarves, wall organizers, tooth pillows, plastic bag holders and custom-made pieces are among her popular handicraft creations.

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Stop by any time during the four-hour event, and enjoy some yogi tea and homemade coconut macaroons — and create something wonderful. There is a small fee for the crochet kit.

Angela Lim of Small Blessings High Style Boutique is also back for a second day this weekend. She will be showcasing her new mermaid collection of necklaces and bracelets — many with etched messages of the sand and surf. A true believer in wearing love, she features a wide assortment of jewelry and other glistening pieces that offer inspiration and encouragement.

Serenity Lounge is the latest offering at Serenity by the Sea Too, where participants will enjoy exploring a health topic or engage in learning a craft or artistic technique from talented professionals in their fields.

Located at 1004 Main Street directly across from Surf Taco between 10th and 11th Avenues, Serenity by the Sea Too offers a unique environment for a variety of activities and events held throughout the year.

In addition to its popular Pop Up Artisan MarketPlace presented every weekend, it features and hosts workshops, classes, walk-in artist showcases and special events throughout the week.

For a full list of events, visit its Facebook page. For coupons, discounts and updates, text waheguru to 51660.

To learn more about becoming a vendor or featured artist, or hosting workshops, classes or parties for special occasions, call 973-699-1760 or email